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The signing frenzy of the 2021 Dana White's Contender Series rolls on, and this week it is the lighter weight divisions that need to make room, for the most part.
This Tuesday’s offering from Las Vegas includes a pair of undefeated UK prospects in English lightweight Jake Hadley and Scottish bantamweight/flyweight Chris Duncan, both of whom are favored in their matchups. The biggest favorite on the card — in both senses of the word — is the hulking Martin Buday. The 6-foot-5 Slovak bruiser, who cuts significant weight to make the heavyweight limit, is on a seven-fight win streak since his 2017 loss to future “TUF” winner Juan Espino. Still just 29 years old, “Badys” would slot in comfortably with the youth movement currently taking over the UFC heavyweight division.
Dana White’s Contender Series 2021: Week 7 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Oct. 12, and airs live on ESPN+ at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
THE LINEUP135: Reyes Cortez Jr. (5-1) vs. Christian Rodriguez (5-0)
HW: Lorenzo Hood (12-4) vs. Martin Buday (8-1)
125: Jake Hadley (7-0) vs. Mitch Raposo (5-0)
155: Chris Duncan (7-0) vs. Viacheslav Borshchev (4-1)
115: Kathryn Paprocki (3-1) vs. Maria Silva (6-0)
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