After an exciting batch of fights last week, Dana White Contender Series is back with a bang this Tuesday, featuring a collection of highly promising prospects hoping to achieve a UFC contract by the end of the night. DWCS is vastly becoming MMA fighters best route into the UFC.
Eduardo Neves vs Michael Parkin – Heavyweight Bout
The main event of the evening features two undefeated knockout machines, and I would not expect to see past the first round when English heavyweight Michael Parkin (5-0) takes on Brazilian Prospect Eduardo “Bbzao” Neves (5-0).
Eduardo Neves (5-0)
At just 22 years of age, Neves has the potential of becoming the youngest heavyweight on the UFC roster, by a long distance. Neves, who last fought in March, most recently fought for LFA, where he won both of his fights by 1st round KO. “Bbzao” has won all 5 of his fights by KO and will be hoping to continue this run against Michael Parkin.
Michael Parkin (5-0)
After a disappointing night for the Brits last week, Parkin is hopeful to achieve a different result than fellow countrymen Jack Cartwright and Thomas Paull. At 26 years of age, Parkin owns the clean-cut record of 5-0, winning all 5 fights by KO. The fighter, who last fought in May, has fought for companies Almighty Fighting Championship, and most recently Rise and Conquer, where he last fought in May. Parkin will be looking to join standout countryman Tom Aspinall in the UFCs heavyweight division.
Amiran Gogoladze vs Darrius Flowers – Welterweight Bout
Amiran Gogoladze (14-2)
At just 24 years old, Georgian brawler Amiran Gogoladze has plenty of experience under his belt. Fighting out in Georgia for GFC (Georgia Fighting Championship), Gogoladze amassed ten finishes during his European run. “The Sniper” has plenty of momentum on his side, coming off of three 1st round finishes. The UFC has recently seen a surge of Georgian fighters take over, most noticeably the likes of Merab Dvalishvili, Ilia Topuria, and Giga Chikadze. Will Gogoladze manage to join the list?
Darrius Flowers (11-5-1)
Standing in Gogoladze’s way is the #1 ranked middleweight in Iowa, Darrius Flowers. Flowers, 27, last fought in May where he capped off his LFA career with a company record of 4-1. “Beast Mode” has finished 8 of his 11 victories, 7 of which being KOs, Flowers is a man that could end a fight any second. Coming off a 3 fight win streak, it’ll be interesting to see who takes the victory in what looks to be a certified banger!
Erisson Ferreira vs Jesus Santos Aguilar – Flyweight Bout
Erisson Ferreira da Silva (11-1)
No stranger to the contender series, Erisson “Gato” Ferreira last competed on the 2021 week 10 episode of the show, where he took a decision victory, but failed to earn a contract. All 10 of Ferreira’s victories came by KO before his decision victory last November. Riding a 5 fight win streak, Ferreira has some real momentum on his side, despite the 31-year-old not fighting since his last DWCS bout. With a resume consisting of multiple wins in Jungle Fight, Ferreira is one of the most promising flyweights coming out of Brazil.
Jesus Santos Aguilar (7-1)
Following Brandon Moreno’s recent prosperity in the flyweight division, Jesus Santos Aguilar is hoping to mirror the fellow Mexican native’s success. Aguilar, 26, is riding a 7 fight win streak, in which 5 fights ended with a submission. The Mexican hasn’t fought in over a year, and most recently fought in Combate.
Denise Gomes vs Rayanne Amanda – Strawweight Bout
Denise Gomes (5-1)
Gomes started her professional career in 2017 at just 17 years of age. Gomes would go on to lose her debut bout and would then take a 4-year break until her next fight in 2021. Since then, the now 22-year-old Brazilian has gone 5-0 and most recently fought in the all-women promotion Invicta. Gomes, who last fought in March, is a powerhouse in the division, finishing 4/5 victories by KO. Gomes will certainly be one to watch in the Strawweight division, especially being only 22.
Rayanne Amanda (11-5)
Rayanne Amanda (27) is in the best form of her 7-year-long career, coming off of 4 straight wins. The Brazilian is best known for her work on the ground, from her 9 finishes, 7 have come from submissions, and remarkably, 6 of those submission victories were earned using her signature armbar. Amanda will certainly want this fight to get to the mat.
Josh Wang-Kim vs Cameron Saaiman – Bantamweight Bout
Josh Wang-Kim (5-1)
“Twin Dragon” Josh Wang-Kim has fought for some big companies early on in his career, fighting for both Cage Warriors and LFA. Wang-Kim most recently fought in May, where he fought in the inaugural UNF card, taking a round 1 rear naked choke victory. The 29-year-old American Bantamweight has only ever suffered one defeat in his professional career, and it came by disqualification after he used illegal elbows. Wang-Kim will certainly be looking for a finish on Tuesday night, with 4 out of 5 of his victories not going the distance.
Cameron Saaiman (5-0)
The bantamweight champion in his native South Africa, the 21-year-old owns a spotless record of 5 wins and 0 losses. Saaiman will be fighting outside of the African promotion Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) for the first time in his young career. Cameron has finished 4 of his five fights so far and looks to extend his undefeated streak this Tuesday. He looks to join Team CIT teammate Dricus Du Plessis in the UFC and make some more noise on a global level for South Africa.
DWCS takes place tomorrow in the Apex Centre in Las Vegas. Let us know your thoughts on the scheduled card.
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