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Contender Series 2021: Week 8

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05.31.2021 | 11:48 AM ET

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Contender Series 2021
  • Tuesday 10.19.2021 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, Paul Felder
  • Ring Announcer: Cyrus Fees
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Laura Sanko
  • MMA Bouts: 5
  • Event Links:
Bout   Info
Jonny Parsons   defeats   Solomon Renfro   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Piera Rodriguez   defeats   Valesca Machado   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Caio Borralho   defeats   Jesse Murray   via KO/TKO, Strikes from the Top   1:41 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Armen Petrosyan   defeats   Kaloyan Kolev   via KO/TKO, Head Kick to Ground Strikes   4:27 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Pedro Falcão   defeats   James Barnes   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   3:55 Round 3 of 3, 13:55 Total Bout Page

Responses

2021.05.31 11:48 AM ET

bout announced

Valesca Machado vs. Piera Rodriguez at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
2021.07.28 11:52 AM ET

bout announced

Solomon Renfro vs. Jonny Parsons at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
2021.09.30 12:25 PM ET

bout announced

Armen Petrosyan vs. Kaloyan Kolev at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
2021.10.02 6:14 PM ET

bout announced

Caio Borralho vs. Jesse Murray at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
Cassadina
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10.08.2021 | 2:13 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 1 of 5 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 840th

Renfro vs. Parsons
Solomon Renfro, TKO, R1
other dude looks angry, Renfro KO

Petrosyan vs. Kolev
Kaloyan Kolev, TKO, R1
Same name as the brother of Giorgio Petrosyan but not actually him, fooled me for a second. Picking Kolev then.

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Mothswords
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10.11.2021 | 12:27 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 60th

Petrosyan vs. Kolev
Kaloyan Kolev, TKO, R1
Eff

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10.12.2021 | 7:22 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 280 Points   |   Tied for 98th

Borralho is def the pick here. ITD is probably too but Early Ml is the way to go.

"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. "

2021.10.12 7:41 PM ET

bout announced

James Barnes vs. Pedro Falcão at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
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10.15.2021 | 12:05 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 60th

Petrosyan has faced and beat better guys, including those who do what Kolev does but better, so I'll go with him. Other than that, and the WMMA fight, the favorites should have an easy time out.
Basseyekah
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10.17.2021 | 1:19 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 1 of 4 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 840th

Borralho vs. Murray
Jesse Murray
I believe jesse gonna win

mwalker_52
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10.17.2021 | 3:20 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 280 Points   |   Tied for 98th

Petrosyan vs. Kolev
Armen Petrosyan, TKO, R1
The inactivity from Kolev the main factor here.

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MadMan98
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10.17.2021 | 4:49 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 4 Winners, 0 Perfect, 165 Points   |   Tied for 568th

Machado vs. Rodriguez
Piera Rodriguez, TKO, R2
piera good prospect, machado never fought someone with more of 5 wins

Borralho vs. Murray
Caio Borralho, DEC
i pick borralho, seems better fighter

Petrosyan vs. Kolev
Kaloyan Kolev, DEC
kolev seems better fighter but inactive, this could be a problem but i take the risk

Barnes vs. Falcão
Pedro Falcão, TKO, R1
so a 39 years old barnes who fought buys with 0-14 record wants the ufc? pretty funny

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10.17.2021 | 6:02 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 315 Points   |   Tied for 19th with 5 others

Gotta love this spot for caio to really put his foot on the pedal and go for the finish. 

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2021.10.18 9:43 PM ET

weigh-in result

James Barnes: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)
2021.10.18 9:43 PM ET

weigh-in result

Pedro Falcão: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)
2021.10.18 9:43 PM ET

weigh-in result

Armen Petrosyan: 201.5 lbs (91.4 kgs)
2021.10.18 9:43 PM ET

weigh-in result

Kaloyan Kolev: 205.5 lbs (93.2 kgs)
2021.10.18 9:43 PM ET

weigh-in result

Caio Borralho: 204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs)
2021.10.18 9:43 PM ET

weigh-in result

Jesse Murray: 203.0 lbs (92.1 kgs)
2021.10.18 9:44 PM ET

weigh-in result

Valesca Machado: 115.5 lbs (52.4 kgs)
2021.10.18 9:44 PM ET

weigh-in result

Piera Rodriguez: 115.5 lbs (52.4 kgs)
MMAFORTUNETELLER
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10.18.2021 | 9:44 PM ET

GOOD LUCK BOYS!!!!



2021.10.18 9:45 PM ET

weigh-in result

Solomon Renfro: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)
2021.10.18 9:45 PM ET

weigh-in result

Jonny Parsons: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs)
Michael315Scarn
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10.19.2021 | 12:31 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 60th

Renfro vs. Parsons
Solomon Renfro, TKO, R1
Renfro's speed will be the difference. Parsons has demonstrated he has a good chin, he might test Renfro's this fight.

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DivineUlt
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10.19.2021 | 3:39 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 0 Perfect, 230 Points   |   Tied for 252nd

Kolev has fought low competition with many of his opponents having negative records. 7 OF HIS OPPONENTS he’s faced have negative records. Very surprised majority on here have him to win while the bookies have Armen as the slight fav to win

Ill take Armen. Seems to be the slightly better fighter, has been more active, and fought tougher competition 

* Edited at 10.19.2021, 4:02 AM ET *

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Tap867
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10.19.2021 | 4:43 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 190 Points   |   Tied for 413th

Barnes vs. Falcão
Pedro Falcão, TKO, R2
Gimme Falcao.

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Tap867
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10.19.2021 | 4:46 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 190 Points   |   Tied for 413th

Renfro vs. Parsons
Solomon Renfro, TKO, R2
Gimme Renfro.

Machado vs. Rodriguez
Piera Rodriguez, DEC
Gimme Rodriguez.

Borralho vs. Murray
Caio Borralho, SUB, R2
Looks like UFC wanna give Caio some airtime....

Petrosyan vs. Kolev
Kaloyan Kolev, DEC
Hmm. Perhaps Kolev can stretch this one out?

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DamienHandel420
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10.19.2021 | 4:52 AM ET

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 205 Points   |   Tied for 341st

One thing I say is that both guy in the main event will beat both prime Anderson or GSP

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Hadrian Caesar
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10.19.2021 | 5:22 AM ET

No

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 316th

I get the point you're trying to make about the sport progressing but thats a bit too far fetched imo

* Edited at 10.19.2021, 5:22 AM ET *

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Amettxpc
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10.19.2021 | 6:11 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 129th

Machado vs. Rodriguez
Piera Rodriguez, TKO, R2
Piera began his career at the UCC, trained and lived in Panama for many years. In her last fight she beat Svetlana Gotsyk a Ukrainian fighter from the American Top Team with a very good record (13-4) and with the experience of having faced fighters like Weili Zhang, Lena Ovchynnikova and Magdaléna Šormová (2x). As Machado is a Striker with a high percentage of KO, Rodriguez must be cautious but make respect in striking to bring the fight to the ground and seek to finish with ground and pound. This week may be the biggest for MMA in my country with the possibility of Piera landing a contract in the UFC, as well as the fight on Saturday of Joselyne Edwards against Jessica Rose-Clark

thebluedash
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10.19.2021 | 6:21 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 255 Points   |   Tied for 162nd

Interesting how Petrosyan is an underdog on Tapology votes. I think people might be surprised.

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penderhippy
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10.19.2021 | 9:29 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 129th

just goes to show you how much faith people put into records without actually looking at them, the guy is a certified can crusher, out those 10 wins, 6 of his opponent were 0-0 or had losing records, and the guy hasn't fought since August of 2019 while our boy Petrosyan fought this year in January, June & July. Should be a banger!!! parlayed all the favorites, let's do this!!!
DivineUlt
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10.19.2021 | 9:40 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 0 Perfect, 230 Points   |   Tied for 252nd

Kolev is a huge can crusher, i guess people haven’t noticed that yet

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MMAWiseGuy
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10.19.2021 | 9:41 AM ET

So James Barnes is over a Team Quest still?

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