- Tuesday 09.07.2021 at 08:00 PM ET
- U.S. Broadcast: ESPN+
- Promotion: Dana White's Contender Series
- Venue: UFC APEX
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
- Enclosure: Cage
- TV Announcers: Dan Hellie, Laura Sanko, Daniel Cormier
- Ring Announcer: Laura Sanko
- Post-Fight Interviews: Laura Sanko
- MMA Bouts: 5
Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts
Quinlan vs. Urban (5), Oliveira vs. Alday (3), Gafurov vs. Anheliger (1)
Sousa vs. Njokuani (4), Korea vs. Vergara (2)
09.08.2021 | 4:45 AM ET
UFC should only sign 2-3 people, Maybe 4 if it a great week. Bantamweight is a shark tank of talent which is Also have maybe 30-40 fighter I rate very highly. They don’t need them unless they gonna give guys easy wins
* Edited at 09.08.2021, 6:22 AM ET *
09.08.2021 | 6:45 AM ET
09.08.2021 | 3:29 PM ET
The point of the Contender Series was to find some diamonds in the rough. A lot of MMA fighters are "good" but the Contender Series was created to find the hidden talent who was more than "good" and had potential to be seriously great.
Now in this new season they've had 9 fights and signed 10 fighters to the UFC. It's pathetic and defeats the purpose of what made the concept cool in the beginning. The UFC is content with mediocrity nowadays, and their roster is seriously starting to show as much.
* Edited at 09.08.2021, 3:32 PM ET *
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