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Dana White’s Contender Series lineups announced for week 1 and week 3 ahead of Aug. 8 debut

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The complete lineups for week 1 and week 3 of Dana White’s Contender Series for season 7 have been officially announced, with a slight change to the debut event on August 8.

Over the past few years, The Contender Series has been a significant platform for launching numerous UFC careers, resulting in exponential growth in the roster after almost every episode. Notable fighters such as former UFC light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill and Sean O’Malley, who is set to compete for the bantamweight title at UFC 292 in Boston, got their start on The Contender Series.

For the first week’s card, there was a change in the opening bout, with Kevin Borjas now facing Victor Dias instead of Rickson Zenidim.

Here’s the lineup for the first week of The Contender Series, starting at an earlier time of 7 p.m. ET on ESPN+:

  • Middleweight: Cesar Almeida vs. Lucas Fernando
  • Lightweight: Tom Nolan vs. Bogdan Grad
  • Heavyweight: Kevin Szaflarski vs. Caio Machado
  • Bantamweight: Payton Talbott vs. Junior Cortez
  • Flyweight: Victor Dias vs. Kevin Borjas

Additionally, the full lineup for The Contender Series in week 3 was also revealed during the broadcast of UFC 291 on Saturday, and that card is scheduled for August 22, airing at the regular time of 8 p.m. ET on ESPN+:

  • Middleweight: Eli Aronov vs. Zach Reese
  • Welterweight: Kaik Brito vs. Oban Elliott
  • Women’s Strawweight: Isis Verbeek vs. Josefine Knutsson
  • Featherweight: Luis Paluelo vs. Robbie King
  • Flyweight: Felipe Dos Santos vs. Luciano Pereira

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC prospects

Q: When will Dana White’s Contender Series Season 7 begin?

A: Dana White’s Contender Series Season 7 is set to debut on August 8.

Q: What time will the first week’s card start?

A: The first week’s card will start at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

Q: Who are some of the successful fighters who started their careers on The Contender Series?

A: Notable fighters like Jamahal Hill and Sean O’Malley began their careers on The Contender Series.

Q: Was there a change in the lineup for the first week’s card?

A: Yes, there was a slight change in the opening bout. Kevin Borjas will now face Victor Dias instead of Rickson Zenidim.

Q: When will The Contender Series week 3 take place?

A: The Contender Series week 3 is scheduled for August 22.

Q: What time will the card for week 3 air?

A: The card for week 3 will air at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

Q: Where can I watch The Contender Series?

A: The Contender Series can be watched on ESPN+.

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