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Contender Series 2021: Week 7

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05.24.2021 | 2:35 PM ET

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Contender Series 2021
  • Tuesday 10.12.2021 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: Brendan Fitzgerald, Dominick Cruz, Paul Felder
  • Ring Announcer: Cyrus Fees
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Laura Sanko
  • MMA Bouts: 5
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Bout   Info
Christian Rodriguez   defeats   Junior Cortez   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Martin Buday   defeats   Lorenzo Hood   via KO/TKO, Knee to the Head   4:56 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Jake Hadley   defeats   Mitch Raposo   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   3:11 Round 2 of 3, 8:11 Total Bout Page
Slava Borshchev   defeats   Chris Duncan   via KO/TKO, Left Hook   0:28 Round 2 of 3, 5:28 Total Bout Page
Maria Silva   defeats   Kathryn Paprocki   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

Responses

2021.05.24 2:37 PM ET

bout announced

Silvana Gómez Juárez vs. Maria Silva at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
2021.05.25 11:26 AM ET

bout announced

Hugo Cunha vs. Martin Buday at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
2021.06.02 9:36 PM ET

bout announced

Anton Turkalj vs. Kaloyan Kolev at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
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08.12.2021 | 3:36 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 0 of 0 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 873rd

Turkalj vs. Kolev
Kaloyan Kolev, TKO, R1
Kolev is going to finish Turkaljs big mouth after 69 seconds in the first round. Fast punch and then its over for ever for Turkalj...

2021.09.18 8:20 PM ET

bout announced

Junior Cortez vs. Christian Rodriguez at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
2021.09.18 8:21 PM ET

bout announced

Bin Xie vs. Olivier Murad at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
2021.09.28 9:12 PM ET

bout announced

Jake Hadley vs. Mitch Raposo at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
2021.09.28 9:15 PM ET

bout status update

Cunha vs. Buday Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
2021.09.28 9:36 PM ET

bout status update

Turkalj vs. Kolev Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
2021.09.28 9:36 PM ET

bout status update

Cunha vs. Buday Changed from Cancelled to Confirmed
2021.10.06 12:09 AM ET

bout status update

Juárez vs. Silva Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
2021.10.06 12:10 AM ET

bout status update

Xie vs. Murad Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
2021.10.06 12:11 AM ET

bout announced

Chris Duncan vs. Viacheslav Borshchev at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
2021.10.06 12:11 AM ET

bout status update

Cunha vs. Buday Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
2021.10.06 12:11 AM ET

bout announced

Lorenzo Hood vs. Martin Buday at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
2021.10.07 4:10 PM ET

bout announced

Kathryn Paprocki vs. Maria Silva at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
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10.08.2021 | 2:44 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 305 Points   |   Tied for 57th

Why only 2% on Paprocki? is Maria Silva some type of killer I don't know of?
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10.08.2021 | 2:24 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 200 Points   |   Tied for 625th

Hadley vs. Raposo
Mitch Raposo, DEC
Hadley probably wins but he looks like a skinhead and fought Reece Street and fighting Reece makes me root against you at all times

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10.09.2021 | 8:39 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 0 Perfect, 150 Points   |   Tied for 748th

Cortez vs. Rodriguez
Christian Rodriguez, TKO, R1
CeeRod Representing Roufusport Academy 

* Edited at 10.09.2021, 8:39 PM ET *

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10.10.2021 | 8:15 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 513th

Borshchev vs Duncan
Slava Borshchev, TKO, R2
This guy has very big potential.

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10.10.2021 | 9:23 AM ET

Skinhead

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 310th

You also look like a skinhead, stop judging people you don’t know.
MadMan98
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10.10.2021 | 11:23 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 0 Perfect, 230 Points   |   Tied for 471st

Cortez vs. Rodriguez
Christian Rodriguez, TKO, R1
same, in this card there's a lot of can eater

Hood vs. Buday
Martin Buday, TKO, R2
buday easy fight, hood deceiving record, only bums

Hadley vs. Raposo
Jake Hadley, TKO, R2
hadley very good fighter, raposo fight only bums

Duncan vs. Borshchev
Chris Duncan, TKO, R1
duncan so much better than this bum who fought only bums

Paprocki vs. Silva
Maria Silva, TKO, R2
maria better record and better opponent, easy fight

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10.10.2021 | 2:17 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 513th

Cortez vs. Rodriguez
Christian Rodriguez, TKO, R2
Rodriguez hunts for subs and has a nice aggressive standup game. Can’t see this going past round 2, Cortez tends to drop his hands when he throws and people were connecting on his chin at will. If not fixed Rodriquez will put him out.

Hood vs. Buday
Martin Buday, TKO, R2
Hood fights cans, watch his Mario Miranda fight. How many different substances you think this guy has been on, look at how much extra weight he’s put on in those 12 years and he already looked like a brick ****house. I think Buday wastes no time either takes him down (if he goes that route it will take longer due to the heavy build of Hood.) or walks him down, don’t think he has much to worry about.

Hadley vs. Raposo
Jake Hadley, DEC
Toughest matchup on the card, don’t know how I feel about Raposo dropping to flyweight especially with a solid striker, that has a decent ground game. If Hadley keeps this on the feet I think this will look very similar to Raposo’s TUF fight; Getting outstruck on the feet and panicking to get this fight to the ground, Hadley should be able to survive on the ground and win the standup war. Unless Hadley gets controlled on the ground for 8-10 mins can’t see Raposo winning this one.

Duncan vs. Borshchev
Chris Duncan, TKO, R1
Slava has nice low kicks and feints, likes to fight at range with what seems to be little power. Duncan has power and aggression doesn’t seem to use his ground game that much unless he hurts you on the feet. Slava tends to fight too much like a kickboxer and lets the looping power shots connect flush.

Paprocki vs. Silva
Maria Silva, TKO, R3
Paprocki’s game is lacking in the standup where Silva shines, but she is tough with a pretty good BJJ game. Silva standup is fast and vicious; also does not to appear that her ground game is lacking with good takedowns and dangerous GNP. Only way Paprocki wins is a cheeky sub, other than that can see her toughness making the fight last longer than it should.

* Edited at 10.10.2021, 2:35 PM ET *

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10.10.2021 | 8:13 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 310th

Duncan vs. Borshchev
Chris Duncan, TKO, R1
I'm really looking forward to the prospect of seeing Chris Duncan in the UFC as he's always been entertaining in Bellator. The downside of course is that he'd be thrown into the ridiculously packed Lightweight division and even if he dropped down to Featherweight (which I think he's a bit too big to realistically achieve anyway), that division is still stacked. If he gets the contract, I'd like to see him try to jump up to Welterweight as I feel that he'd be at a more natural weight for him in a slightly easier division.

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10.11.2021 | 2:59 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 3 Winners, 2 Perfect, 225 Points   |   Tied for 492nd

Hadley vs. Raposo
Jake Hadley, DEC
The case of Mitch Raposo is very curious: In the last season of TUF Raposo was the first selection of Alexander Volkanovski, after this Raposo felt like the favorite to win the TUF but in his first fight he was clearly defeated by Liudvik Sholinian. After this, Raposo had a hard time assimilating the defeat during the season, because although his record was still 5-0 (because the fights in the TUF are exhibition bouts) he knew that for him and for the others he no longer had that aura to be undefeated. Raposo has faced low opposition so far, this was going to start to change when he was scheduled to fight at LFA 101 against Pololu Nakanelua (who at the time was undefeated 4-0) but right then he entered TUF. When all the aforementioned happened and added to the fact that the man who clearly beat him in the TUF (Sholinian) was beaten 30-27 by Jack Shore who despite not being ranked is considered a prospect, I thought Raposo would decide to continue fighting in circuits like LFA or Titan FC, perfect their techniques in their MMA Gym before thinking of any new chance to fight in the UFC. But no, he will move down the weight class to fight in DWCS against an opponent with a longer track record and who is already conditioned in the weight class. Jake Hadley is 7-0 as a professional and during his career he has won the flyweight championships of the EFC (South African promoter) and the Cage Warriors. I think Hadley brought out his experience by striking out Raposo and keeping the fight on his feet for as long as possible. Hadley is a very well rounded fighter and is sure to be a great addition to flyweight. For his part, I think that Mitch Raposo is trying too soon to have that second chance to enter the UFC, he is a 22-year-old fighter with potential, but also with many things to polish.

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10.11.2021 | 11:43 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 240 Points   |   Tied for 427th

@Amettxpc Raposo vs Sholinian was in bantamweight too.  You re right but this division fits better in Raposo cause for Bantamweight is too small and like you said he hasnt reach his top level. 

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2021.10.11 1:49 PM ET

weigh-in result

Kathryn Paprocki: 115.5 lbs (52.4 kgs)
2021.10.11 1:49 PM ET

weigh-in result

Maria Silva: 116.0 lbs (52.6 kgs)
2021.10.11 1:50 PM ET

weigh-in result

Chris Duncan: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs)
2021.10.11 1:50 PM ET

weigh-in result

Viacheslav Borshchev: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)
2021.10.11 1:50 PM ET

weigh-in result

Jake Hadley: 127.0 lbs (57.6 kgs)
2021.10.11 1:50 PM ET

weigh-in result

Mitch Raposo: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs)
2021.10.11 1:50 PM ET

weigh-in result

Lorenzo Hood: 257.5 lbs (116.8 kgs)
2021.10.11 1:50 PM ET

weigh-in result

Martin Buday: 264.5 lbs (120.0 kgs)
2021.10.11 1:51 PM ET

weigh-in result

Junior Cortez: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs)
2021.10.11 1:51 PM ET

weigh-in result

Christian Rodriguez: 138.0 lbs (62.6 kgs)
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10.11.2021 | 3:02 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 300 Points   |   Tied for 64th

Pretty sure @Scullybully is Anton Turkalj. Good luck dude!

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10.11.2021 | 3:27 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 513th

Hadley and Rodriguez missed weight.... wow..


Probably the two most interesting prospects on the card, will be interesting if Dana signs them or has them come back.

* Edited at 10.11.2021, 3:43 PM ET *

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10.11.2021 | 4:00 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 3 Perfect, 300 Points   |   Tied for 64th

Duncan 92% . Be careful  50/50
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10.11.2021 | 4:55 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 513th

Hadley missed weight smh, excited to see White Kong in the UFC but they can't give him a contract now, no matter how good his performance might be

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10.11.2021 | 5:14 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 240 Points   |   Tied for 427th

Cortez vs. Rodriguez
Christian Rodriguez, DEC
Christian Rodriguez is a complete fighter by his. Jr Cortez is not bad fighter at all but in LFA he hasnt a good perfomance and Christian Rodriguezis more dominant in all the aspecs imo

Hood vs. Buday
Martin Buday, TKO, R2
Lorenzo Hood suffera against Grapplers and good competition cause he only won by KO 1st round against poor competition. Despite of Buday is a decent fighter in the stand up with the grappling advantage

Hadley vs. Raposo
Jake Hadley, DEC
This is the proper weight for Raposo. This is a similar matchup like Sholinian vs Raposo(Hadley is young too) Hadley faces better competition, his skill kn grappling are pretty good.

Duncan vs. Borshchev
Chris Duncan, DEC
The stand up game is probably for Borachev, but he hasnt nothing else. Probably the 2 cuttin weight affect to Duncan but he is strong enough to win this guy

Paprocki vs. Silva
Maria Silva, TKO, R2
1st fight of Silva in 2 years but she is a strong and complete muay thai fighter with pretty level

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10.11.2021 | 5:18 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 134th

Hood vs. Buday
Martin Buday, TKO, R1
This is gonna be sloppy AF!!! Praying for an early finish!! 🙏

Hadley vs. Raposo
Jake Hadley, TKO, R2
Hadley is 1 of the best prospects in the UK. Look out for Jack Cartwright too! I expect a finish here. Jake is a violent little bastard!!!

Duncan vs. Borshchev
Chris Duncan, SUB, R2
Isn't Borshchev a former high level kickboxer? I know that sometimes means absolutely nothing but I think I remember commentator making a big deal of it when he was fighting on an LFA card? Hopefully Chris is sensible here, takes it to the ground and doesn't get into a kickboxing match with a decent kickboxer. Anyway, MON THE SCOTS!!!! GET INTAE HIM!!!

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10.11.2021 | 6:09 PM ET

weight

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 232nd

Hadley and Rodriguez missed weight


Chris Duncan made weight 3 times in 7 days, last tuesday. Saturday. and again today. Has to effect him
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10.11.2021 | 6:11 PM ET

Chris Duncan

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 232nd

made  weight sat too
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10.11.2021 | 6:50 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 232nd

Yup I’m fading Duncan, Slava is no slouch. Same thing happened to Trevin Jones made weight 3 times in a small time span and he faded bad in the fight. Didn’t look like himself


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