Don’t miss the highly anticipated lightweight clash between Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady and George Hardwick at Week 2 of Dana White’s Contender Series. Catch all the action on ESPN+!
Week 2 of Dana White’s Contender Series is set to kick off with an exciting lightweight clash between Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady and George Hardwick. Al-Selwady, riding a four-bout winning streak, will face off against Hardwick, who has won his last eight bouts. The event will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and will be broadcasted on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. Read on for more details and fight results.
|Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady vs. George Hardwick
|Ibo Aslan vs. Paulo Renato Jr.
|Hyder Amil vs. Emrah Sonmez
|Eduarda Moura vs. Janaina Silva
|Cameron Smotherman vs. Charalampos Grigoriou
Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady vs. George Hardwick
The highly anticipated main event of the evening will feature a lightweight clash between Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady and George Hardwick. Al-Selwady, representing Fortis MMA, enters the Contender Series on a four-bout winning streak. His last victory came against Mike Murphy at Fury FC 75, where he claimed the promotion’s 155-pound belt. Hardwick, on the other hand, has been dominant in his professional career, winning 12 out of his 13 appearances. He has also defended the lightweight title twice in Cage Warriors Fighting Championship.
Week 2 Schedule
This week’s Contender Series will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The event will be broadcasted on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. Here is the schedule for the night:
- Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady vs. George Hardwick
- Ibo Aslan vs. Paulo Renato Jr.
- Hyder Amil vs. Emrah Sonmez
- Eduarda Moura vs. Janaina Silva
- Cameron Smotherman vs. Charalampos Grigoriou
Emrah Sonmez Misses Weight
During the weigh-ins, Emrah Sonmez failed to make weight for his featherweight clash against Hyder Amil. The Nevada State Athletic Commission did not clear Sonmez to continue cutting weight, resulting in a fine and the fight proceeding as scheduled. Sonmez will be fined a percentage of his purse for the weight miss.