Exclusive: Dusko Todorovic vs. Teddy Ash set for Contender Series on August 27

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Dana White’s Contender Series will feature a middleweight meeting between Serbian Dusko Todorovic and Canada’s Teddy Ash next month.

Three episodes in, fourteen fights decided, and nine contracts awarded, the Contender Series is here. Still, there are more fights to make toward the end of the Summer, and there are still a few announcements to be made. Sources have confirmed to Cageside Press that Dusko Todorovic will take on Teddy Ash in a middleweight clash on the August 27 edition of Dana White’s Contender Series.

Todorovic, fighting out of Belgrade, Serbia will become the first Serbian to step inside the Contender Series cage, now situated at the UFC Apex. Tovorovic is currently 8-0 with a 100% finish rate. The 25-year-old will be making his first appearance since December of 2018.

In his last fight, he won the Serbian Battle Championship middleweight title. His opponent that night was Michel Pereira, who debuted in the UFC in May and secured a first round finish. Coincidentally, Todorovic stopped Pereira in the first round.

Standing across from Todorovic this August will be Canadian Teddy Ash. Ash is 14-4 as a professional and on a two-fight win streak. “Bear” is 29-years-old, and is 5-1 in the last two years. He was scheduled against two Brazilian fighters originally before being booked opposite Todorovic.

In his last nine fights, Ash’s only loss is to former UFC fighter Dominique Steele — but one fight later, he won the rematch. Throughout his career, he’s won many titles including being the current Unified MMA middleweight and light-heavyweight champion.