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Season five of Dana White’s Contender Series presented by ZipRecruiter concludes with episode ten exclusively on ESPN+ Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. ET from UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
Episode nine of DWCS saw five more athletes: Gadzhi Omargadzhiev, Christian Quinonez, Karine Silva, Manuel Torres and Javid Basharat, earn highly coveted UFC contracts, bringing the total number of contracts awarded so far this season to 37.
Over five seasons, DWCS has introduced some of UFC’s top prospects from around the world, with this season’s final group of ten contenders, all looking to make their way into the UFC, meeting next Tuesday night exclusively on ESPN+, the leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service.
Following this Tuesday night’s fights, a total of 154 athletes throughout the series have earned UFC contracts, including two DWCS Season five, episode three contract earners – middleweight Albert Duraev and light heavyweight Jailton Almeida, who will be making their professional debuts at UFC 267 on October 30 and UFC Fight Night on November 13, respectively.
Dana White’s Contender Series on ESPN+, Episode Ten Bouts:
Lightweight: Maheshate Maheshate vs. Achilles Estremadura
Welterweight: Yohan Lainesse vs. Justin Burlinson
Flyweight: Qui Lun vs. Erisson Ferreira da Silva
Featherweight: Jonas Bilharinho vs. Canaan Kawaihae
Flyweight: Shang Zhifa vs. Juan Puerta