Contender Series Weigh-in Results: Hashem Arkhagha Comes in Three Pounds Heavy

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 20, 2021
One fighter missed weight ahead of Week 4 of Dana White’s Contender Series on Monday morning.

Hashem Arkhagha, who is slated to face Athlone Dobson in the card’s featured bout, tipped the scales at 189 pounds for their middleweight matchup. Dobson had no such difficulties, checking in at 184.5 pounds. The other eight fighters slated to compete all hit their contracted marks, as well.

The Contender Series takes place on Tuesday night at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and airs via ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. 

A native of Jordan, Arkhagha has kicked off his professional tenure with six consecutive triumphs, with four wins coming via KO/TKO and two via submission. “Cavaca” last appeared at UAE Warriors 13, where he knocked out Yuri Fraga 2:27 into the opening round of their September 2020 encounter. 

Dobson, meanwhile, is 5-0 with one no contest thus far in his burgeoning career. The Powell, Ohio, native has four first-round finishes to his credit, including a 35-second KO of Kailan Hill in his most recent outing at Strike Hard Productions 57 this past November. 

Contender Series Weigh-in Results:

*Hashem Arkhagha (189) vs. A.J. Dobson (184.5)
Michael Morales (170) vs. Nikolay Veretennikov (171)
Steven Nguyen (145.5) vs. Theo Rlayang (146)
Kleydson Rodrigues (126) vs. Santo Curatolo (125.5)
Jacob Rosales (155) vs. Victor Martinez (156)

Arkhagha missed weight by three pounds.
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