Scouting Prospects for the Contender Series Season 5: Part 2

Nick Browne

Lightweight | 30 | Uniontown, Pennsylvania, US | 11-1 | Win streak: 4 | 2 KO/TKOs, 5 Submissions

Browne has been at it for a while fighting some of the top regional fighters around. His loss to former UFC fighter John Gunther may throw some observers off, but to say he hasn’t learned since then would be wrong. Since that loss he hasn’t lost another fight. The level of competition he’s beat has a combined record of 64-19-1. Some notable wins are against Troy Lamson, Trey Odgen, and Sidney Outlaw. In January Browne won the LFA title. Browne could either go straight to the UFC or to the Contender Series and either would fit right.

Diego Lopes

Featherweight | 26 | Puebla de Zaragoza, México but born in Brazil | 19-3 | Win streak: 7 | 6 KO/TKOs, 11 Submissions

Lopes is a very talented fighter fighting out of Mexico. He is an important training partner of UFC contender Irene Aldana over at Lobo Gym. He’s beaten some good fighters like former UFC fighters Marci Beltran, Masio Fullen and TUF Brazil 1 winner Rony Jason. Lopes is the reigning LUX Fight League champion — an important title to hold in Mexico. Lopes is very talented and very marketable and would place in the Contender Series quite well.