5 Fight Card
Tuesday, November 10th at 8:00 PM (UFC Apex)
Dana White’s Contender Series 35 takes place on Tuesday night in the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
This is a five fight card with fighters at the end of the night learning if they did enough to earn a UFC contract.
Mario Sousa (-141) vs. Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz (+119)
Mario Sousa and Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz face off in a middleweight battle and this might be the best fight of the entire season in the contender series. These are two fighters who have a lot of power and I expect this fight to be finished in the first round. The official play is for the fight to end in the first round, but it’s also a lean to Ksizkiewicz on the money line.
Natan Levy (-115) vs. Shaheen Santana (-115)
Landon Quinones was originally supposed to face off with Shaheen Santana in this fight, but Quinones tested positive so in steps Natan Levy. This fight will be fought at a catchweight bout. Levy comes into this fight with a perfect 5-0 record and his background is in karate. Levy won his first two fights by finish but since that point he has won all three fights by decision. Shaheen Santana sits with a perfect 6-0 record and he looks to finish his fights by submission. Levy on short notice is going to put himself in bad position and Santana will lock in the submission. Back Santana on the money line.
Joe Lowry (+130) vs. Nikolas Motta (-160)
Joe Lowry and Mikolas Motta face off in a lightweight battle. Motta was apart of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil while Lowry was on the contender series in 2018. Both of these guys compete in the CFFC and if it wasn’t for this fight they might face off in the championship of that federation. Motta currently holds that title and Lowry is going to struggle like he did in 2018. Back Nickolas Motta on the money line.
Stephanie Frausto (+190) vs. Luana Pinheiro (-260)
Stephanie Frausto and Luana Pinheiro face off in a women’s strawweight bout. Pinheiro is the younger fighter and also has a two inch height advantage. Frausto is more tested coming into this fight, but Pinheiro is the more well rounded fighter and she is going to get the job done. Back Pinheiro to win this fight by decision.
Taylor Moore (+390) vs. Danny Sabatello (-515)
Danny Sabatello and Taylor Moore face off in a bantamweight bout. Sabatello was a wrestler at Purdue and his only loss came against current UFC fighter Irwin Rivera. Moore has won three fights in a row and he has been good at finishing his fight. This fight should be a lot closer to a pick em and Moore is getting overlooked in this fight. Back Moore at big plus money.