Dana White’s Contender Series, Season 6 roster quickly filling out, dates officially set

Dana White’s Contender Series, Season 6 roster quickly filling out, dates officially set

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Dana White’s Contender Series, Season 6 is on the horizon.

Tuesday, the UFC-owned and controlled sub-promotion received licensure from the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) to hold events from July 26-Sept. 27 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. If one episode is held per week, that would mean 10 episodes total for the upcoming season.

DWCS debuted in 2017 with an eight-episode inaugural season. Season 2 was held in 2018 with eight episodes, followed by a three-episode DWCS: Brasil. In 2019, DWCS was extended to 10 episodes for its third season. The length was repeated in 2020, 2021, and now the upcoming season.

Each season, the number of fighters signed has increased. Thus far, the show has produced UFC notables including Sean O’Malley, Maycee Barber, Geoff Neal, Ryan Spann, Sodiq Yusuff, Jamahal Hill, Taila Santos, Johnny Walker, Alex Perez, and Marina Rodriguez among others.

While the promotion has yet to make any official announcements regarding the upcoming season, various fighters’ participation has been confirmed.

Scroll below to see the lineup for each episode. The fights listed have been either confirmed by MMA Junkie or the fighters themselves on social media. The list will be updated in the coming days

Episode 1 – July 26

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 11: (L-R) Joe Pyfer punches Dustin Stoltzfus in a middleweight fight during week two of Dana White’s Contender Series season four at UFC APEX on August 11, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC)

Middleweight: Ozzy Diaz (7-1) vs. Joe Pyfer (8-2) (My MMA News)Flyweight: Alessandro Costa (10-2) vs. Andres Luna Martinetti (12-0) (El Universo)Flyweight: Clayton Carpenter (5-0) vs. Stephen Erceg (8-1) (Cageside Press)Bantamweight: Farid Basharat (8-0) vs. Willian Souza (11-1) (Combate)TBA vs. TBA

Episode 2 – Aug. 2

Image via CES MMA

Welterweight: Billy Goff (7-2) vs. Shimon Smotritsky (8-1)Featherweight: Francis Marshall (5-0) vs. Connor Matthews (5-0)Heavyweight: Waldo Cortes-Acosta (6-0) vs. Dan Suzart (9-1) (MMA Na Voz)Flyweight: Shannon Ross (13-5) vs. Vinicius Salvador (13-4)Lightweight: Charlie Campbell (6-1) vs. Chris Duncan (8-1)

Episode 3 – Aug. 9

Women’s strawweight: Sandra Lavado (10-2) vs. Karolina Wojcik (8-2) (Diario AS)Heavyweight: Caio Machado (6-1-1) vs. Paulo Renato Jr. (10-1) (MMA reporter Shawn Bitter)Lightweight: Rodrigo Lidio (12-2) vs. Mateusz Rebecki (15-1)Featherweight: Anvar Boynazarov (3-0) vs. TBATBA vs. TBA

Episode 4 – Aug. 16

Middleweight: Claudio Ribeiro (9-2) vs. Ivan Valenzuela (8-1) (ESPN Deportes)Women’s bantamweight: Hailey Cowan (6-2) vs. Claudia Leite (7-2)Bantamweight: Jose Johnson (14-7) vs. TBALightweight: Ahmad Hassanzada (8-1) vs. Nazim Sadykhov (6-1)Lightweight: Esteban Ribovics (10-0) vs. TBA

Episode 5 – Aug. 23

Women’s strawweight: Rayanne Amanda (11-5) vs. Denise Gomes (5-1) (Combate)Flyweight: Jesus Santos Aguilar (7-1) vs. Erisson Ferreira da Silva (11-1) (Combate)TBA vs. TBATBA vs. TBATBA vs. TBA

Episode 6 – Aug. 30

Women’s strawweight: Viktoriya Dudakova (5-0) vs. Maria Silva (8-0)Middleweight: SD Dumas (6-0) vs. Matej Penaz (6-0)TBA vs. TBATBA vs. TBATBA vs. TBA

Episode 7 – Sept. 6

Light heavyweight: Rodolfo Bellato (8-1) vs. Vitor Petrino (6-0) (MMA Fighting)Women’s flyweight: Tereza Bleda (5-0) vs. Nayara Maia (6-0-1)TBA vs. TBATBA vs. TBATBA vs. TBA

Episode 8 – Sep. 13

TBA vs. TBATBA vs. TBATBA vs. TBATBA vs. TBATBA vs. TBA

Episode 9 – Sept. 20

TBA vs. TBATBA vs. TBATBA vs. TBATBA vs. TBATBA vs. TBA

Episode 10 – Sept. 27

TBA vs. TBATBA vs. TBATBA vs. TBATBA vs. TBATBA vs. TBA

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