Who will be the next fighter to make a name for himself and become a potential superstar from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas?

Last week, William Knight, Jimmy Flick and Ronnie Lawrence earned contracts into the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Who will be the next set of fighters to earn that coveted deal on Tuesday of Dana White’s Contender Series from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas?

The show is headlined by light heavyweight prospects Al Matavao and Tafon Nchukwi. Matavao (8-2 MMA) has been in the sport for five years and competed in various MMA promotions around the United States. Out of his eight wins, six of them have come inside the distance. Nchukwi (3-0) made his professional debut in March 2019. All three victories have been via stoppage, most recently a first-round TKO over Knight. 

The UFC president likes to see fighters go for the finish instead of playing safe. Matavao, Nchukwi and the eight other fighters competing on the show will get the opportunity secure UFC contracts during Week 6 of the Contender Series.

What is Dana White’s Contender Series?

Dana White’s Contender Series keeps giving fighters on the rise opportunities to earn a contract with the UFC. The series has already helped launch the careers of Sean O’Malley, Edmen Shahbazyan, Maycee Barber, Dan Ige and Sodiq Yusuff. 

When is Dana White’s Contender Series?

  • Season 4, Week 6 date: Sept. 8
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET

The Contender Series continues with Week 6, as Matavao and Nchukwi battle in the main event, and Sherrard Blackledge faces Cameron Church in the co-feature to lead the five-fight card, with all participants aiming to impress White enough to earn a contract and change their lives. 

Dana White’s Contender Series: Season 4, Week 6 TV, live stream

Viewers can live-stream the Season 4, Week 6 show of Dana White’s Contender Series on ESPN+, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday night.

Dana White’s Contender Series: Season 4, Week 6 full fight card

  • Tafon Nchukwi vs. Al Matavao; Light Heavyweight
  • Cameron Church vs. Sherrard Blackledge; Lightweight
  • Aliaskhab Khizriev vs. Henrique Shiguemoto; Middleweight 
  • Mana Martinez vs. Drako Rodriguez; Bantamweight 
  • Khadzhi Bestaev vs. Phil Hawes; Middleweight



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