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Contender Series 2021: Week 3

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04.19.2021 | 12:14 AM ET

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Contender Series 2021
  • Tuesday 09.14.2021 at 08:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: ESPN+
  • Promotion: Dana White's Contender Series
  • Ownership:
  • Venue: UFC APEX
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Dan Hellie, Laura Sanko, Michael Bisping
  • Ring Announcer: Justin Bernard
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Laura Sanko
  • MMA Bouts: 6
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Bout   Info
Jailton Almeida   defeats   Nasrudin Nasrudinov   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   1:49 Round 2 of 3, 6:49 Total Bout Page
Mo Miller   defeats   Brandon Lewis   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Albert Duraev   defeats   Caio Bittencourt   via Submission, Neck Crank   3:29 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Łukasz Brzeski   defeats   Dylan Potter   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   3:51 Round 3 of 3, 13:51 Total Bout Page
Jack Della Maddalena   defeats   Ange Loosa   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jasmine Jasudavicius   defeats   Julia Polastri   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

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KyleH
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09.14.2021 | 11:01 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 6 Winners, 0 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 219th

Brzeski, Jasmine and Miller deserve another shot at DWCS, no contracts for them imo

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KyleH
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09.14.2021 | 11:02 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 6 Winners, 0 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 219th

Oprah White is back

"There's 3 things in life that excite me. A woman, of course. Dinosaurs, and the violence of the Octagon" - GSP

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09.14.2021 | 11:02 PM ET

@Jakey1988

Predictions: 1 of 6 Winners, 0 Perfect, 65 Points   |   Tied for 866th

Of course Khabib's style doesn't always work... I said that before while he was fighting that he stacked all the advantages in his favor. 
***cutting down 45-55 lbs to gain weight advantage
***refusing to move up in weight to challenge the champion at welterweight to show you are pound for pound.
***cherry picking fighters who were weak against wrestlers but heavy striking

BJ Penn recently called out Khabib -- for not being pound or pound best nor best LW
KyleH
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09.14.2021 | 11:03 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 6 Winners, 0 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 219th

Khabib is clearly the best LW but not GOAT

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KyleH
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09.14.2021 | 11:04 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 6 Winners, 0 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 219th

6 contracts???

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KyleH
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09.14.2021 | 11:06 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 6 Winners, 0 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 219th

Wow Miller is the odd man out

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09.14.2021 | 11:07 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 6 Winners, 2 Perfect, 275 Points   |   Tied for 174th

I understand it. But 110% should not have taken the Canadian, had no hands. Especially if he didn't pick up Mo cause he "needed work."

* Edited at 09.14.2021, 11:07 PM ET *

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09.14.2021 | 11:08 PM ET

@firefist

Predictions: 4 of 6 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 396th

I agree, kahbib clearly missed weight for the the Justin gathje fight but it was abu Dhabi so they leewayed him for missing weight and the towel trick saved him..if he comes back I don't want to see him at 155 only at 170.

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KyleH
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09.14.2021 | 11:09 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 6 Winners, 0 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 219th

Jasmine had the weakest win imo, strange to see her get in over Mo

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09.14.2021 | 11:10 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 6 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 396th

15 fighters get signed and now 10+ fighters get cut. **** you Oprah White

"Mirko smooth"

Cheeseball
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09.14.2021 | 11:11 PM ET

@FireFist45

Predictions: 4 of 6 Winners, 2 Perfect, 275 Points   |   Tied for 174th

Why should he feel obligated to go for double champ status? Plenty of champs have not done it before him. Were they "refusing to show they are pound for pound"?  Also how was he cherry picking strikers??? He fought a prime RDA and beat everyone they put in front of him. Your logic is dead.

* Edited at 09.14.2021, 11:21 PM ET *

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Trymex
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09.14.2021 | 11:13 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 6 Winners, 2 Perfect, 325 Points   |   Tied for 32nd with 17 others

IMO, they should give WAY less contracts. Like imagine if only Jack and Almeida got contracts, they would be instant hyped prospects. It kinda waters down everything giving 5 contracts every week.
Jakey1988
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09.14.2021 | 11:14 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 6 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 396th

Dana really just handing out too many contracts while cutting many fighters to make room for these guys. 

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Michael315Scarn
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09.14.2021 | 11:20 PM ET

Predictions: 3 of 6 Winners, 0 Perfect, 150 Points   |   Tied for 746th

The more contracts the better. Almeida and Duraev are dangerous! I would have given Miller a contract. He’ll be in the UFC in a year either way. 

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2021.09.14 11:20 PM ET

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Contender Series 2021
FireFist45
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09.14.2021 | 11:21 PM ET

Predictions: 1 of 6 Winners, 0 Perfect, 65 Points   |   Tied for 866th

I called it... 5 contracts 

this great !!  Love the fights !!   
expect big things from these guys ... if not they can be cannon fodder for the TUF guys 
xxzzl27
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09.14.2021 | 11:44 PM ET

Good
MikeLovesTacos XD
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09.15.2021 | 1:25 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 6 Winners, 0 Perfect, 280 Points   |   Tied for 139th

It's maddening to see what they're doing with these shows. We're 3 events in and they've given out, what, 14 contracts? Pathetic. 

The only genuinely elite talent they've signed this season so far is Albert Duraev - and the fact that he had to go through the Contender Series is absurd anyway. They're signing people that literally would barely make an LFA main card. All while passing on genuinely good fighters like Mo Miller because of the fact he wrestled. Hearing the red tomato **** Dana explaining why he passed up on him was pure cringe. He "isn't ready" ***** *** do you mean. The dude is a stud. He's not the most exciting, but who tf cares, I thought the whole point of this **** promotion was to showcase the best FIGHTERS? Clearly not. 

It's gonna drive me nuts when the next batch of releases get announced and a bunch of actually talented fighters get let go simply because they're on more expensive contracts. Good fighters, for the most part, will be purged for these subpar Contender Series signings soon... all because they're on cheap contracts and willing to be underpaid. Sad. 

But yes, Duraev is a good signing. The only elite signing of the season.

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09.15.2021 | 1:38 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 6 Winners, 1 Perfect, 225 Points   |   Tied for 322nd

I missed Almeida vs Nasrudinov live as I had to go to work, but what an amazing performance from Almeida. He outwrestled Nasrudinov beautifully. Future ranked LHW imo.

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09.15.2021 | 4:24 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 6 Winners, 2 Perfect, 275 Points   |   Tied for 174th

Understandable to be upset with giving some people contracts, but saying Duraev is the only "elite" guy they signed. Is a joke to say the least.

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09.15.2021 | 9:17 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 6 Winners, 1 Perfect, 225 Points   |   Tied for 322nd

the only logic behind it is...the ufc needs new meat for the grinder on a constant basis. 

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