Completed MMA Bout

Diego Lopes vs. Joanderson Brito

Main Card | Featherweight · 145 lbs | Pro MMA

Joanderson Brito defeats Diego Lopes via 3 Round Decision

  • Joanderson Brito awarded UFC Contract
Joanderson "Tubarão" Brito
Diego Lopes

Round 3

11-2-1   Pro Record At Fight   19-3-0
Climbed to 12-2-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 19-4
+100 (Near Even)   Betting Odds   -120 (Near Even)
Brazil   Nationality   Brazil
Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil   Fighting out of   Puebla de Zaragoza, México
26 years, 6 months, 2 weeks, 6 days   Age at Fight   26 years, 8 months, 1 day
145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs)
5'8" (173cm)   Height   5'11" (180cm)
72.0" (183cm)   Reach   72.5" (184cm)
Chute Boxe João Emilio   Gym   Legacy MMA / Brazilian Warriors (Primary)
Lobo Gym MMA (Striking)
Contender Series 2021
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Contender Series 2021: Week 1
  • Date: Tuesday 08.31.2021 at 08:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Chris Tognoni
  • Venue: UFC APEX
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 3 of 4)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Dan Hellie, Laura Sanko, Paul Felder
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Laura Sanko
  • Lopes Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Brito Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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A third-round eyepoke from Brito led to the bout being paused, and since the fighters had commenced the third round, Brito was deducted one point and the fight went to the judges' scorecards.

Lopes vs. Brito Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 768  

Event Discussion


09.02.2021 | 11:13 AM ET

@plusmoney bro you sound drunk lol you're dumb. The show was created to find "contenders", not create some kind of farm system of bottom feeders for the prelims. That's what regional shows are for. Anyways my OP was about Brito, his fight was boring and he ended it with a foul. Give him another shot on CS but it makes the whole show look pointless if you get signed after that kind of fight.

09.03.2021 | 2:19 PM ET

ZoomerBet did you think Charles Oliviera was a contender after Paul Felder G&P him in 2016? Brandon Moreno after he got beat by Pantoja again in 2018? Point is you don't know who will be a champ or a contender 5 years down the line in the UFC or in the sport overall. Remember Bektic was a top prospect in the UFC? **** doesn't always go as scripted. Many of these fighters get into the UFC, make more connections, maybe even start using the UFC PI and get better THEN THEY BECOME CONTENDERS
Better yet... I can guarantee that an overwhelming majority of contender series winners will never be a contender or a champ.. Boston Salmon Brandon Davis Lauren Mueller Kurt Holobaugh aren't even in the UFC anymore .. those are just the laughable names. I guess they just named the show the wrong name for simpletons in the world. Contender Series should be changed to "Fighters of Interest Series" haha so you can comprehend this is a show for promising prospects that are just a level above TUF contestants. Avg age of contract recipients from Tuesday was like 26-27 years old. You'll be the first in a forum cheering for Brito, Candelario or Alta after they start winning fights

* Edited at 09.03.2021, 2:24 PM ET *


09.07.2021 | 1:01 PM ET

key word in the caption: PROSPECTS 


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