Dana White’s Contender Series will conclude it’s fourth season tonight from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Tonight’s featured bout will be between flyweights JP Buys (8-2) and Jacob Silva (6-3). Both fighters previously fought on the show as Buys attempted to earn a contract in 2017, while Silva just fought on the show in August.
One fight that is worthy is keeping an eye on is a heavyweight fight Nick Maximov (5-0) and Oscar Cota (11-2). Maximov makes this fight interesting for two reason. The first reason is that he’s a protege of the Nate and Nick Diaz. The second reason is that normally fights at light heavyweight and for this fight he weighted in at 209 pounds. Meanwhile, Cota is a big heavyweight and he hot the scale at 263.5 pounds making a difference of 54.5 pounds between the two men.
Also Tucker Lutz will appear on the card tonight. He earned on Dana White’s Contender Series over the summer, but he did not secure a UFC contract. Following his fight, White invited Lutz back for another shot at a contract and Lutz spoke to MyMMANews about that opportunity a few months ago.
The season finale will be streamed on ESPN+ starting at 8 p.m. ET.
Victoria Leonardo defeated Chelsea Hackett by TKO – Round 2 (4:41)
Tucker Lutz defeated Sherrard Blackledge by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Gloria de Paula defeated Pauline Macias by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Nick Maximov defeated Oscar Cota by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-28)
JP Buys defeated Jacob Silva by submission (Guillotine) – Round 1 (4:54)
Bold Names signed to a UFC contract