01 Jan Full lineups for Dana White’s Contender Series Week 6, Week 7 announced
Two more cards have been finalized for Season 4 of Dana White’s Contender Series.
During Saturday’s UFC Vegas 8 show, the five-fight lineups for Week 6 and Week 7 of the ongoing prospect showcase were announced, with a light heavyweight bout between Tafon Nchukwi and Al Matavao headlining Week 6 (Sept. 8) and a middleweight bout between Gregory Rodrigues and Nassourdine Imavov headlining Week 7 (Sept. 15).
The Sept. 8 co-main event sees undefeated lightweights Cameron Church and Sherrard Blackledge face off. Also of note is the return of middleweight Phil Hawes, who previously competed on the Contender Series in 2017 and has also made appearances for Bellator and on the qualification round of The Ultimate Fighter 23.
The Sept. 15 co-main event features Tajikistan’s Muhammadjon Naimov facing Collin Anglin in a featherweight bout. Recent Invicta FC: Phoenix Series 3 bantamweight tournament winner Taneisha Tennant faces pro boxing veteran Danyelle Wolf in a featherweight bout. This will be Wolf’s first pro MMA bout.
Dana White’s Contender Series airs every Tuesday and is currently available exclusively on the ESPN+ streaming service.
See the full lineups for Week 6 and Week 7 of the Contender Series below:
Light Heavyweight: Tafon Nchukwi (3-0) vs. Al Matavao (8-2)
Lightweight: Cameron Church (4-0) vs. Sherrard Blackledge (4-0)
Middleweight: Phil Hawes (7-2) vs. Khadzhimurat Bestaev (10-3)
Bantamweight: Mana Martinez (6-1) vs. Drako Rodriguez (6-1)
Middleweight: Aliaskhab Khizriev (12-0) vs. Henrique Shiguemoto (13-3-1)
Middleweight: Gregory Rodrigues (7-2) vs. Nassourdine Imavov (8-2)
Featherweight: Muhammadjon Naimov (5-0) vs. Collin Anglin (7-1)
Welterweight: Korey Kuppe (8-3) vs. Michael Lombardo (10-2, 1 NC)
Featherweight: Danyelle Wolf (0-0) vs. Taneisha Tennant (3-0)
Featherweight: Kyle Driscoll (11-3) vs. Dinis Paiva (13-7)