DWCS 2019 Week 5 Full Breakdown and Predictions

Dana White's Contender Series DWCS Sean Woodson
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Dana White’s Contender Series (DWCS) is back for its third season and we have a full breakdown of each fight plus predictions for the fifth episode.

Featherweight: Sean Woodson vs. Terrance McKinney

Tale of the Tape

Sean Woodson
78″ Reach
St. Louis, Missouri
Wolves’ Den

Terrance McKinney
74″ Reach
Spokane, Washington

Pros and Cons

Sean Woodson


  • Good jab and knees
  • Solid takedown defense
  • Uses a lot of feints
  • Good Muay Thai
  • Underrated wrestling
  • Dangerous off his back
  • Good output
  • Switches stances often


  • Keeps hands low
  • Slowly returns hands to defensive position
  • Can be too calm
  • Power lacks

Terrance McKinney


  • Excellent wrestling
  • Good grappling
  • Good ground-and-pound
  • Fast starter
  • Smooth transitions
  • No cons

Who has the Advantage?

Striking: Woodson
Speed: McKinney
Knockout Power: McKinney
Chin: Even
Kickboxing: Woodson
Footwork: Even
Wrestling: McKinney
Grappling: McKinney
Submissions: McKinney
Cardio: Woodson


Of what I’ve watched on McKinney, I’ve been really impressed. He’s a great wrestler and very effective once on the mat. Woodson is taking this fight on short notice and I think is a tougher test than what Adli Edwards was stylistically. Woodson is a huge featherweight but I don’t think his distance control can keep McKinney from advancing. Now Woodson has had excellent takedown defense thus far but McKinney is a top-level wrestler. Woodson has the output but he holds his hands low and does some other things wrong. We haven’t seen a lot of McKinney on the feet but Woodson is no world-beater in striking. The pick is McKinney.

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