Dana White's Contender Series 42 Betting Analysis

Dana White’s Contender Series 42 Betting Analysis

Another Tuesday, another round of Dana White’s Contender Series. We are now heading into Week 6 of the competition that White uses to find new talent for the UFC, although it should be noted that this event is not in fact formally affiliated with the organization. Still, it’s an annual competition that draws a lot of talented fighters looking to take a huge step forward in the pro careers. We have had some fantastic bouts through the opening 5 weeks of competition, and it looks as though we might get more of the same this Tuesday night. Let’s take a closer look at all 5 fights on the card and wager on against their MMA odds, so let’s take a moment to quickly break down each one.

MMA Betting Preview for Contender Series: Season 5, Week 6

Patrik White Vs Genaro Valdez

We get the evening rolling with what looks to be a fantastic Lightweight matchup. White opened up his pro career by winning 6 straight fights before taking his first loss. He has since bounced back with 3 straight wins to go to 9-1. While White has been good, he is still up against it here, as Valdez comes into this bout with a perfect 9-0 record. I think Valdez keeps the good times rolling with a KO win.

Shonte Barnes Vs Joseph Holmes

We have a couple of big hitters stepping into the octagon next for a Light Heavyweight bout. Barnes in 6-1-1 overall and has gone unbeaten in his last 6 fights, winning 5 and drawing the other. That draw was the only time he went the distance. Holmes lost the opening fight of his pro career, but he has since reeled off 5 straight wins. A good fight here, but I have Holmes winning by submission.

Joshua Weems Vs Fernie Garcia

A pair of very solid Bantamweight fighters are up next, with both bringing great pro records into this fight. Weems started out life as a pro with a 1-1 start, but he has since put it together, winning each of his last 7 fights. Garcia won his first 5 fights before taking a loss, but he bounced back from that with 4 straight wins. I like this one to go the distance, with Garcia getting the win.

Daniel Barez Vs Carlos Hernandez

It is the Flyweights stepping into the octagon next for what looks to be a very evenly matched fight. Barez is the more experienced of the two fighters, coming into this bout with a 12-4 record and wins in each of his last 6 fights. Hernandez lost his first fight as a pro, but he has gone unbeaten since, winning 6 in a row. A slight edge to Barez here, who I believe will get the decision win.

Shimon Smotritsky Vs Mike Malott

The final fight of the night is a Welterweight bout that will see one of these fighters try to maintain an unbeaten record. That would be Smotritsky, who comes into this one with a perfect 7-0 career mark, with just 3 of those wins coming inside the distance. Malott is 6-1-1 and while not seemingly as good as his opponent, he will put up a good fight. A very slight edge to Smotritsky.


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