All good things must come to an end, which is what we will be seeing this coming Tuesday with Season 5 of Dana White’s Contender Series. All told, there are 37 contracts up for grabs this season, so this will be the last chance for fighters to impress and maybe find their way into the UFC. As we have mentioned in the past, while there are potential UFC spots up for grabs, this event is not actually affiliated with the organization. There are 5 fights set to go on the final card of the series and it’s going to be interesting to see if any of the fighters taking part on Tuesday night will show up on a future UFC card. Let’s take a look at all 5 fights for Week 10 so you can get ready to make your bets against the MMA odds.
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Zhifa Shang Vs Juan Puerta
We have a set of veteran fighters stepping into the octagon for what looks to be a very good Flyweight matchup. Shang comes in with a 32-7 record and a 20-fight win streak that stretches all the way back to 2016. Puerta is 22-6 overall and on a run that has seen him win each of his last 11 fights. This is a fantastic matchup, but I am giving a slight edge to Puerta.
Jonas Bilharinho Vs Canaan Kawaihae
It’s a Featherweight bout up next, with both of these fighters still relatively early in their respective pro careers. Bilharino is 8-1-1 overall and on a run that has seen him win 4 of his last 5 fights. Kawaihae is 6-1 and on a 2-fight win streak after losing the first fight of his pro career. I like Bilharinho to get the win here via KO.
Lun Qiu Vs Erisson Ferreira
We have a Flyweight bout up next, with both fighters on solid winning streaks ahead of this one. Qui is 14-7 overall and has reeled off 3-straight wins after experiencing a bit of a losing skid. Ferreira won his first 6 fights before taking a loss. He bounced back from that and comes in on a 4-fight win streak. I like Ferreira to keep rolling with a KO win.
Yohan Lainesse Vs Justin Burlinson
Something has to give in this Welterweight bout, as both fighters are coming in with unblemished records. Lainesse is 7-0, with 5 of his wins coming in the early rounds. Burlinson is 6-0 and has never had to go beyond the 2nd round in any of those victories. This should be a close one, but I think it will be Lainesse who get the win by decision.
Achilles Estremadura Vs Maheshate
The evening ends with a Lightweight bout that I think looks certain to go the distance given how evenly matched these fighters are. Estremadura has been perfect to start his pro career, winning each of his first 7 fights. Maheshate lost the opening fight of his pro career, but he has won all 5 fights since. I think he is in a little over his head here, so I think he comes out on the wrong end.