Dana White’s Contender Series Episode 7 Tonight Exclusively on ESPN+


Dana White’s Contender Series Episode 7 Tonight Exclusively on ESPN+

Season Six Continues Every Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET from UFC APEX in Las Vegas

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Dana White’s Contender Series, Presented by ZipRecruiter, continues exclusively on ESPN+ tonight, September 6th at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, live from UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Season six continues to showcase promising fighters as episode six wrapped up once again with five new contracts. Six weeks, 25 contracts awarded, and three straight weeks with every victorious competitor getting called to the Octagon. The action is not over as Tuesday’s episode will bring more contenders back for their shot into the UFC with the main event featuring a Light Heavyweight rematch between Brazilians Vitor Petrino (6-0) and Rodolfo Bellato (8-1). Petrino is ready to showcase that nothing has changed and that he’s ready for another win. Bellato is ready to overcome his only loss in his professional career and fight next to the best in the world.

Dana White’s Contender Series on ESPN+, Episode Seven Fights:

Light Heavyweight Featured: Vitor Petrino vs. Rodolfo Bellato



Lightweight: Ismael Bonfim. vs.  Nariman Abaasov

Welterweight: Gabriel Bonfim vs. Trey Waters

Dana White’s Contender Series introduces some of UFC’s top prospects from around the world in a ten-episode season, with new episodes available every Tuesday evening through September 27 exclusively on ESPN+. Showcasing approximately five bouts in each episode, prospects compete for the chance to earn a contract with UFC.

The series has launched the careers of many athletes including “Suga” Sean O’Malley, Ryan Spann, Maycee “The Future” Barber, Johnny Walker and Marina Rodriguez. Within the past two years, Alex Perez has challenged for UFC men’s flyweight title and Taila Santos took a shot at the women’s flyweight belt. Also, Jamahal Hill continues to climb the rankings. In all, 156 fighters have earned UFC contracts on the show, and over a dozen are now in the promotion’s rankings.


Ardi Dwornik

I oversee all facets of ESPN’s corporate communications for Tennis and Combat Sports.
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