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Exciting Matchup Set for Dana White’s Contender Series

Don’t miss the thrilling matchup between Cesar Almeida and Lucas Fernando in the first week of Dana White’s Contender Series. Find out who will earn a UFC contract based on their performance in the Octagon.

The highly anticipated first week of Dana White’s Contender Series is set to kick off with a thrilling matchup between Cesar Almeida and Lucas Fernando. Both fighters successfully made weight, and the stage is now set for an intense battle in the Octagon.

The Contender Series, known for its ability to launch fighters’ careers in the UFC, will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. This event offers aspiring fighters the opportunity to earn a coveted UFC contract based on their performance.

Cesar Almeida, a seasoned kickboxer with an impressive record of 47-8-1, has been making waves in the MMA world. The 35-year-old Lotus MMA member has secured victories in his first three professional MMA appearances. Almeida’s most recent triumph was a stunning 38-second knockout of Danilo de Souza Silva at Shooto Brazil 110 in December 2021.

Lucas Fernando, on the other hand, brings a 9-1 record into the matchup with Almeida. In his last fight, Fernando claimed the Legacy Fighting Alliance middleweight title with a fourth-round knockout of Jansey Silva at LFA 154 on March 10.

The excitement surrounding this matchup is palpable, as both fighters possess incredible skill and determination. Fans can expect a thrilling display of technique and heart as Almeida and Fernando battle it out in the Octagon.

Contender Series Weigh-in Results

Fighter Weight
Cesar Almeida 185.5
Lucas Fernando 186
Tom Nolan 155
Bogdan Grad 156
Caio Machado 256
Kevin Szaflarski 260.5
Payton Talbott 135.5
Reyes Cortez Jr. 135.5
Kevin Borjas 125.5
Victor Dias 126