Exciting changes have been made to Dana White’s Contender Series 59 card. Find out about the canceled bout and the revised card featuring talented fighters. Don’t miss the live streaming on ESPN+!
A sudden change has been made to the Dana White’s Contender Series (DWCS) 59 card. The highly anticipated flyweight bout between Felipe Dos Santos and Luciano Pereira has unfortunately been canceled due to medical issues for Pereira. This unexpected development has left fans disappointed, but the show must go on.
In a Tweet, MMA publication MMA Junkie shared the news, stating that Dos Santos weighed in as a formality. The cancellation of this bout has resulted in the card featuring just four contests instead of the usual five.
Despite this setback, Dana White’s Contender Series 59 still promises to deliver an exciting night of fights. Let’s take a closer look at the revised card and the fighters who will be showcasing their skills.
Dana White’s Contender Series 59 Full Card
Isis Verbeek vs. Josefine Knutsson
The women’s strawweight division will witness an intriguing clash between Dutch fighter Isis Verbeek and the undefeated Josefine Knutsson. Verbeek, with a record of 4-1, will be looking to make a statement against her tough opponent.
Luis Pajuelo vs. Robbie Ring
Peruvian fighter Luis Pajuelo, part of the rising wave of talent from his country, will go head-to-head with American Robbie Ring in the 145 lbs division. Pajuelo, with a record of 7-1, will be aiming to continue his winning streak.
Kaik Brito vs. Oban Elliot
Brazilian fighter Kaik Brito, boasting a solid 16-4 record, will welcome Welshman Oban Elliot to the octagon in a welterweight clash. Both fighters will be looking to make a statement and secure a victory.
Eli Arnonov vs. Zach Reese
The featured bout of the night will showcase Israeli fighter Eli Arnonov against American Zach Reese. Both fighters are undefeated and have been highly regarded as prospects to watch. This is a golden opportunity for them to prove their worth.
The fighters competing at DWCS 59 should take inspiration from Sean O’Malley, a former DWCS alum who recently became the UFC bantamweight champion. O’Malley’s success serves as a reminder that anything is possible, and this platform can be a stepping stone to greatness.
Don’t miss the action-packed Dana White’s Contender Series 59, which will be available for live streaming on ESPN+ in the United States. Tune in on Tuesday, August 22nd at 8 pm ET to witness these talented fighters battle it out for a chance to earn a UFC contract.