Contender Series Weigh-in Results: Edson Gomez Misses Mark for Welterweight Bout

By Tristen Critchfield Nov 3, 2020
One fighter missed weight on Tuesday for the latest edition of Dana White’s Contender Series.

Edson Gomez tipped the scales at 174 pounds for his welterweight clash against Ignacio Bahamondes (168.5). The fight will go forward as planned, but Gomez has been fined 20 percent of his purse. Meanwhile, all of the other six competitors slated to compete hit their contracted marks.

There were other issues with Wednesday’s card: A strawweight clash between Pauline Macias and Gloria de Paula has been postponed to a Contender Series event on Nov. 17 after de Paula tested positive for COVID-19. De Paula revealed the news on social media.

Dana White’s Contender Series takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Wednesday and airs on UFC Fight Pass at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The card will be headlined by a light heavyweight tilt between Bruno Oliveira (203) and Carlos Ulberg (202).

Oliveira, 36, has won eight of his first nine professional outings. He last appeared at Titan FC 55, where he scored a 53-second stoppage of current UFC talent Jared Gooden.

Anchored at City Kickboxing where he’s a primary sparring partner of Israel Adesanya, the 29-year-old Ulberg will be making his first MMA appearance since 2018, when he earned a unanimous verdict over John Martin Fraser at Eternal MMA 40. Ulberg also has professional kickboxing experience.

Dana White’s Contender Series Weigh-in Results:

Bruno Oliveira (203) vs. Carlos Ulberg (202)
Ignacio Bahamondes (168.5) vs. Edson Gomez (174)*
Luis Saldana (146) vs. Vince Murdock (145.5)
Harry Hunsucker (249.5) vs. Jared Vanderaa (263.5)

*Gomez missed weight by three pounds and was fined 20 percent of his purse.
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