Two fighters from this season of Dana White Contender Series already have fights booked.
During week six of Dana White Contender Series, the broadcast announced Jack Della Maddalena would be fighting Warlley Alves in early 2022. Last week, the UFC announced via press release that the pair would be fighting on January 22, at UFC 270.
Maddalena (10-2) defeated Ange Loose in a tremendous fight to receive an Ultimate Fighting Championship contract. The Australian fighter is riding a 10-fight win streak with nine finishes. He snapped his 100% finish streak in his last outing.
In January, Alves (14-5) returned from a lengthy layoff and finished hot prospect Mounir Lazzez in less than three minutes with a body kick. In his last outing, he got knocked out by a debuting Jeremiah Wells at UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov. The Brazilian has alternated wins and losses in his last six fights.
MMA Junkie was first to report the news that Viacheslav Borshchev will debut against Dakota Bush on January 15 at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Chikadze. Both fighters would confirm the news on their Instagram.
Borshchev (5-1) received a contract after knocking out Chris Duncan on week seven Dana White Contender Series. He is riding a three-fight win streak, with all three of those wins coming by way of TKO.
Bush (8-3) will be looking for his first UFC win in January. He lost a unanimous decision to Austin Hubbard at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Gastelum in April. Bush was scheduled to fight Zhu Rong in September; however, he tested positive for COVID-19, and the fight was scrapped.