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Contender Series 2022: Week 10

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05.17.2022 | 4:22 PM ET

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Contender Series 2022
  • Tuesday 09.27.2022 at 08:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: ESPN+
  • Promotion: Dana White's Contender Series
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  • Venue: UFC APEX
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Laura Sanko, Brendan Fitzgerald, Paul Felder
  • Ring Announcer: Justin Bernard
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Laura Sanko
  • MMA Bouts: 5
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Bout   Info
Bo Nickal   defeats   Donovan Beard   via Submission, Triangle Choke   0:52 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Sam Patterson   defeats   Vinicius Cenci   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   4:18 Round 2 of 3, 9:18 Total Bout Page
Jack Jenkins   defeats   Freddy Emiliano Linares   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   4:30 Round 3 of 3, 14:30 Total Bout Page
Rafael Ramos Estevam   defeats   João Elias   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   2:25 Round 2 of 3, 7:25 Total Bout Page
Mateus Mendonça   defeats   Ashiek Ajim   via KO/TKO, Right Cross and Hammerfist   0:48 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page

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2022.06.15 1:29 AM ET

bout announced

Rafael Ramos Estevam vs. João Elias at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
2022.08.13 8:12 PM ET

bout announced

Bo Nickal vs. Donovan Beard at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
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08.14.2022 | 2:49 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 965th

Nickal vs. Beard
Bo Nickal, SUB, R1
Donovan is better than both of Bo’s previous opponents by some margin but I don’t see it mattering all that much

2022.08.16 2:47 PM ET

bout announced

Freddy Emiliano Linares vs. Jack Jenkins at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
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08.16.2022 | 2:58 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 98th



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08.17.2022 | 9:07 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 98th



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08.18.2022 | 11:25 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 98th



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2022.09.07 12:32 AM ET

bout announced

Ashiek Ajim vs. Mateus Mendonça at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
2022.09.07 12:36 AM ET

bout announced

Rafael Ramos Estevam vs. João Elias at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
2022.09.07 12:38 AM ET

bout announced

Sam Patterson vs. Vinicius Cenci at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
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09.07.2022 | 9:24 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 934th

6'4 lightweight is a bad sign. I see Patterson getting ko'd badly at some point if he gets signed to the ufc 
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09.19.2022 | 2:36 PM ET

Anyone have footage of Cenci?
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09.20.2022 | 1:37 AM ET

Predictions: 2 of 2 Winners, 0 Perfect, 100 Points   |   Tied for 1210th

Bo nickals going to get dusted in the ufc 😂😂😂😂😂
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09.20.2022 | 4:03 PM ET

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 965th

No disrespect intended but what makes you think that will be the case?

* Edited at 09.20.2022, 4:03 PM ET *

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09.20.2022 | 7:48 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 703rd

Dude fights at Middlewieght where Gerald Meerschart is still out wrestling people..

Definitely don't see him being "dusted" by damn near anybody in the UFC.

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09.20.2022 | 9:39 PM ET

Predictions: 2 of 2 Winners, 0 Perfect, 100 Points   |   Tied for 1210th

Can’t rush into ufc so I guess we’ll see 
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09.20.2022 | 10:26 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 703rd

I don't think you understand Bo Nickal is already in the UFC..

Donavan is a sacrificial lamb... Tracy Hardy had is back within mins with a Rear Naked... who tf is Tracy Hardy?

* Edited at 09.20.2022, 10:27 PM ET *

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09.20.2022 | 10:35 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 703rd

Tracy Hardy and Miles Lee

Donovan Beard was already being controlled on the ground within 40 seconds.

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09.20.2022 | 10:45 PM ET

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 0 Perfect, 180 Points   |   Tied for 1079th

Sam Patterson had bigger exams that he passed and in my opinion this is material for top 15 great grappling, uses his length in scramble and stand up top level.

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* Edited at 09.20.2022, 10:45 PM ET *

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09.20.2022 | 10:59 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 965th

Patterson vs. Cenci
Vinicius Cenci, TKO, R1
Patterson got that tall mans defense. From the 1 fight I’ve seen online Cenci has got some power in his hands, he’s at a good camp too. Patterson looks pretty good in most areas but the defense is the thing I’m concerned with

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09.21.2022 | 2:03 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 5 Winners, 4 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 3rd with 3 others

I would't say he is rushing into the UFC man has wrestled his entire life. A 3 time national champion at that and has worked with Jorge Masvidal one of the best strikers in the game. Man has a long successful career ahead of him. 
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09.21.2022 | 9:00 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 330 Points   |   Tied for 249th

Nickal vs. Beard
Bo Nickal, TKO, R1
Bo smesh

Patterson vs. Cenci
Sam Patterson, SUB, R1
Patterson is liable to get cracked but they’re giving him a can

Linares vs. Jenkins
Jack Jenkins, DEC
Jenkins is super well rounded. Really solid fighter

Ramos Estevam vs. Elias
Rafael Ramos Estevam, TKO, R2
Not impressed with Elias

Ajim vs. Mendonça
Mateus Mendonça, TKO, R3
Ajim is super dangerous for the first round then he fades

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09.21.2022 | 10:21 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 965th

Linares vs. Jenkins
Freddy Emiliano Linares, TKO, R2
I think Linares is the less technical fighter but he comes with some aggression that will get to Jack imo

Ramos Estevam vs. Elias
Rafael Ramos Estevam, DEC
Elias is exciting and is pretty decent but Rafael looks like another solid Nova Uniao fighter

Ajim vs. Mendonça
Mateus Mendonça, TKO, R2
Ashiek looks like an exciting fighter but in his fights its clear that if he doesn't get that 1st round finish, he has a tendency to gas. Mendonca also has the advantage of being in one of the best gyms in Brazil at Chute Boxe who has been bringing some killers into the ufc

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09.21.2022 | 9:43 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 5 Winners, 0 Perfect, 180 Points   |   Tied for 1079th

Nickel v. Beard
Bo Nickal, TKO, R1
Beard is better than Bo’s other opponents, but has been controlled before by lesser opponents. Where lesser opponents control, Bo will dominate and finish.


Patterson v. Censi
Sam Patterson, SUB, R1
Patterson’s defense is a mess, but Censi is probably not the guy to expose that. He’ll likely grapple early and get caught by the lankier, more creative grappler in Patterson.


Linares v. Jenkins
Freddy Emiliano Linares, SUB, R1
Jenkins is good, but seems to make mistakes under pressure. If Linares, a good athlete, puts it on him early and forces a mistake, I could see him capitalizing for an early finish.


Ramos Estevam v. Elias
João Elias, DEC
I like Elias’ pressure game and he seems to enjoy a war, and Ramos Estevam, while impressive, is relatively untested. Think he has a good start and fades late here.


Ajim v. Mendonça
Mateus Mendonça, SUB, R2
Ajim has BIG power, but pretty questionable durability and a not-so-good gas tank. If Mateus is smart and doesn’t get caught early, he drags Ajim to the floor and submits him early round 2.

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09.22.2022 | 3:42 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 5 Winners, 3 Perfect, 400 Points   |   Tied for 28th with 3 others

Patterson vs. Cenci
Sam Patterson, TKO, R1
Patterson is sick

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09.22.2022 | 4:47 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 0 Perfect, 230 Points   |   Tied for 877th

Nickal vs. Beard
Bo Nickal, TKO, R1
Yeah no it's Bo here... he takes it, though Donovan will be a much tougher opponnent then the 2 fights before, I think it's a perfect match for him to enter the UFC fought a young wolf in Zachery and now will fight a experienced MMA fighter in Donovan

Patterson vs. Cenci
Sam Patterson, TKO, R1
Listen I'm really not a fan of not keeping your gaurd up especially being a tall guy like that and not chunking your chin too...But Patterson really manages distance well and actually uses something tall fighters always forget...height advanteges, Patterson has a really really decent resume and fought some real competition all arround the world with Brave, so this is just another thursday(movies refference) for him, confident in Sam, Cenci is really that avarage South-American with low level competition fighter, and they don't do well in DWCS this season.

Linares vs. Jenkins
Jack Jenkins, TKO, R2
I'm not often quickly impressed, don't get me wrong Linares is quite good, but that's maybe due to his opponents he fought and he got dropped by a random hook in the gonzalez fight. If Jack is thouching you he'll ******* hurth you man, Jack is so well rounded like it should be illegal, Jack has really good TD defense, you can't rock that guy and is so so so technical. I'm ****riding but Jenkins gets it done, Linares has nothing more the pressure to offer Jack and Jack will piece him up. he tends to throw calf kicks and jab a straight and those hurth so much man look at the Jason fight, made the man give up due to his calf kicks and pieced up Rod Costa in his latest fight whom I see similarities with Linares in.

Ramos Estevam vs. Elias
João Elias, DEC
Not really convinced, I mean Elias looks decent but sloppy sometimes. Hope he wins. not a confident pick though.

Ajim vs. Mendonça
Mateus Mendonça
Mendonca is very decent, Ajim is a bum in my eyes, dunno why, his style is not confident at all altough I give credit where it's due and admit he must pack KO Power. but Cardio concerns here? Mendonca a nother non confident pick.


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