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Contender Series 2021: Week 2

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05.26.2021 | 9:12 PM ET

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Contender Series 2021
  • Tuesday 09.07.2021 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, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Laura Sanko
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Laura Sanko
  • MMA Bouts: 5
  • Event Links:
Bout   Info
Josh Quinlan   vs.   Logan Urban   Ends in a No Contest, Punches   0:47 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Chidi Njokuani   defeats   Mário Sousa   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   1:35 Round 3 of 3, 11:35 Total Bout Page
Saimon Oliveira   defeats   José Alday   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
C.J. Vergara   defeats   Bruno Korea   via KO/TKO, Knee to the Body   0:41 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Chad Anheliger   defeats   Muin Gafurov   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

Responses

2021.05.26 9:13 PM ET

bout announced

Bruno Korea vs. C.J. Vergara at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
2021.06.02 12:56 PM ET

bout announced

Muin Gafurov vs. Chad Anheliger at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
2021.07.17 10:39 PM ET

bout announced

Darian Weeks vs. Josh Quinlan at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
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07.27.2021 | 6:45 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 2 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 150 Points   |   Tied for 304th

Gafurov vs. Anheliger
Muin Gafurov, DEC
Gafurov is very talented, but he just lost to John Lineker at One FC, and if he deserves his chance to be in the UFC then Lineker should absolutely come back in the bantamweight division. I know he was fired because of weight issues, but he is absolutely a top 5 talent AND one of the more exciting fighters to watch, and that's a shame he can't test himself agaisnt elite competition... At least I hope he makes money.

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2021.08.07 10:51 PM ET

bout announced

Saimon Oliveira vs. Javid Basharat at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
2021.08.07 10:52 PM ET

bout announced

Mário Sousa vs. Chidi Njokuani at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
Amettxpc
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08.26.2021 | 2:18 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 66th

Sousa vs. Njokuani
Chidi Njokuani, TKO, R2
I perfectly remember Sousa's fight against Ksiazkiewicz: the Pole got the takedowns but it was the Brazilian who was mostly active with strikes from the bottom position (in addition to showing much better cardio than Ksiazkiewicz). Despite not being consistent, Chidi Njokuani faced a lot of opposition at Bellator. (I can highlight from Njokuani his victories against Max Griffin when both are starting their careers and against a Melvin Gillard who at that time was still a bit disciplined with his weight). Sousa has the advantage if the fight goes to the ground, but he believed that Njokuani could impose his experience as an MMA fighter.

Korea vs. Vergara
Bruno Korea, SUB, R1
Bruno Korea was one of the best prospects in TUF Brazil 4, his fight against Mateus Nicolau was incredible (3 Knockdowns between the two and Nicolau got a finish by Japanese necktie). Bruno Rodrigues Mesquita remained active and achieving good finishes after his participation in the TUF, I believe that the Brazilian will have the ability to take advantage of his greater veteran and the level of opposition that he has faced compared to Vergara.

Benyamin Noorzahi
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08.28.2021 | 4:19 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 0 of 0 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 878th

Oliveira vs. Basharat
Javid Basharat, TKO, R1
Basharat Ko First round

Cassadina
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08.29.2021 | 1:03 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 0 Perfect, 165 Points   |   Tied for 220th

Sousa vs. Njokuani
Chidi Njokuani, TKO, R1
Chidi Chidi Bang Bang

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2021.08.31 10:32 PM ET

bout status update

Oliveira vs. Basharat Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Mysticsosaa
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09.04.2021 | 5:04 PM ET

Predictions: 2 of 5 Winners, 0 Perfect, 115 Points   |   Tied for 529th

You Mario Sousa doubters will be in pain when he wins this bout. #SousaTime

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2021.09.05 12:03 AM ET

bout announced

Saimon Oliveira vs. José Alday at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
morales1987
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09.05.2021 | 12:24 AM ET

Anheliger,Korea,Oliviera,Sousa,Quinlan 

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PlusmoneyGod
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09.05.2021 | 12:53 AM ET

Predictions: 2 of 4 Winners, 1 Perfect, 150 Points   |   Tied for 304th

morales1987 why are those your picks if you don't mind me asking. I haven't started my research yet

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PlusmoneyGod
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09.05.2021 | 1:14 AM ET

Predictions: 2 of 4 Winners, 1 Perfect, 150 Points   |   Tied for 304th

Mysticsosaa Sousa is getting 77% of picks... not to many doubters there bro

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CrimsonChinGuru
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09.05.2021 | 9:53 AM ET

Predictions: 2 of 5 Winners, 0 Perfect, 115 Points   |   Tied for 529th

Ok, these matchups are good. Nothing crazy sticking out other than a few hidden opponents, if you are going favorites be ready to be disappointed.

* Edited at 09.05.2021, 10:45 AM ET *

CrimsonChinGuru
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09.05.2021 | 10:34 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 2 of 5 Winners, 0 Perfect, 115 Points   |   Tied for 529th

Weeks vs. Quinlan
Darian Weeks, DEC
Really like Weeks here, Quinlan isn't bad just a little hectic and all over the place. Weeks is super calm and collected, cardio and moves really well. Quinlan wins if he makes it a HIDEOUS fight and survives his cardio dropoff.

Sousa vs. Njokuani
Chidi Njokuani, TKO, R2
Wondering what everybody is seeing in Sousa. Chidi is a wayyy better striker and Sousa can't get anybody to the ground unless he pulls guard and they join him, just trys to throw you against the cage in the clinch but doesn't do any work with it. SOUSA IS A SETUP!

Oliveira vs. Alday
Saimon Oliveira, SUB, R2
Alday's ground game is not UFC ready, he also seems to get caught a lot. Oliveira vs Ary Farias shows how much of a killer this dude is, he should've lost in the 1st round; fought his way to a DEC Loss.

Korea vs. Vergara
Bruno Korea, SUB, R1
Bruno Korea should be the biggest favorite after film. Dude has killer standup and killer subs fighting those fooking DOG in Brazil. Vergara literally showed me NOTHING, Bruno loves to hurt you than hop on a SUB could def be a KO if Vergara can't take a good one.

Gafurov vs. Anheliger
Muin Gafurov, TKO, R2
Wonder what people see in Anheliger. Gafurov in all the film i watched has nice power, good takedown defense and literally does not go forward and only throws counters. Anheliger tends to get lazy, drop his off hand or gets repetitive with his in and out movement; that overhand or left hook from Gafurov will put Chad down if connects.

* Edited at 09.05.2021, 10:55 AM ET *

Mysticsosaa
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09.05.2021 | 10:45 AM ET

Predictions: 2 of 5 Winners, 0 Perfect, 115 Points   |   Tied for 529th

Still 23% of people plus others that don't even know what tapology is... bree

"No one’s ever beat Khabib in a round. In all the years that he’s been here with me, the nine years, non one’s ever beat him, never. So if Islam is winning a round here and there, how good is Islam. "

GuruCalzado
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09.05.2021 | 1:59 PM ET

Predictions: 2 of 3 Winners, 0 Perfect, 100 Points   |   Tied for 698th

Darian Weeks is out of the fight due to Covid Protocols. Quinlan is getting a replacement. Logan Urban

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2021.09.05 7:38 PM ET

bout status update

Weeks vs. Quinlan Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
2021.09.05 7:38 PM ET

bout announced

Josh Quinlan vs. Logan Urban at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
jrscolwell
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09.05.2021 | 9:14 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 66th

Quinlan vs. Urban
Josh Quinlan, TKO, R1
It sucks that not only is covid cancelling fights, but its making it so that the only viable short-term replacements are regional can-crusher types like Urban or the Dylan Potter guy who almost stepped in against Brzeski last week.

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09.05.2021 | 9:38 PM ET

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 200 Points   |   Tied for 104th

Even if Anheliger doesn't win. It's very hard not to be impressed with his career turnaround. He was 2-5 before his winstreak. However, he worked hard and improved eventually going on a 8 fight winstreak. 

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Liam56perez
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09.05.2021 | 10:55 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 2 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 150 Points   |   Tied for 304th

Oliveira vs. Alday
Saimon Oliveira, SUB, R1
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CrimsonChinGuru
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09.06.2021 | 4:55 AM ET

Predictions: 2 of 5 Winners, 0 Perfect, 115 Points   |   Tied for 529th

Logan Urban looking good on film..
Dang this is going to be a close and crazy fight after watching both of their films, wild when they both start going!

* Edited at 09.06.2021, 5:08 AM ET *

Kaladze
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09.06.2021 | 8:56 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 66th

Quinlan vs. Urban
Josh Quinlan, TKO, R1
Chek my predictions in telegram channel t.me/underdog.mma

Sousa vs. Njokuani
Chidi Njokuani, TKO, R3
Chek my predictions in telegram channel t.me/underdog.mma

Oliveira vs. Alday
Saimon Oliveira, SUB, R2
Chek my predictions in telegram channel t.me/underdog.mma

Korea vs. Vergara
Bruno Korea, SUB, R1
Chek my predictions in telegram channel t.me/underdog.mma

Gafurov vs. Anheliger
Muin Gafurov, TKO, R1
Chek my predictions in telegram channel t.me/underdog.mma

PlusmoneyGod
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09.06.2021 | 10:59 AM ET

Predictions: 2 of 4 Winners, 1 Perfect, 150 Points   |   Tied for 304th

Seeing so many casuals picking Chidi is reassuring me that Sousa will win. I've watched Sousa and now I'm gonna watch Chidi but idk.... I've never seen someone go from actually fighting Bellator contenders (and losing) to the Contender series. If Chidi was actually good, UFC would've signed him straight to the roster based on the Bellator competition he's stood up against. 

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PlusmoneyGod
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09.06.2021 | 11:00 AM ET

Predictions: 2 of 4 Winners, 1 Perfect, 150 Points   |   Tied for 304th

Bruno Korea might be the lock of the night.

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TheShagger
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09.06.2021 | 4:27 PM ET

Predictions: 1 of 5 Winners, 0 Perfect, 65 Points   |   Tied for 789th

This Saimon fella looks like ****. His only good skill i ve seen is jumping into guillotines. In the ary fight his best opponent he got manhandled for 3 rounds. The only round he mustered any offense was round 1 when ary made a horrible mistake going to an armbar with his back against the cage which allowed salmon to get on top of him and cut him badly. And after that he couldnt do anything even with ary bleeding badly and tiring. 94 per cent going with him. I dont know maybe its me it looks like alday all day.

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