There’s certainly an interesting mix of fights on week six of Dana White’s Contender Series this year.
Cage Fury FC featherweight champion Blake Bilder kicks off the card, looking to make the jump to the UFC against Canada’s Alex Morgan. Fighting out of TriStar in Montreal, Morgan has two wins over UFC alum T.J. Laramie, and one of his losses came against current featherweight star Charles Jourdain.
Mateusz Rebecki, who holds the FEN lightweight championship and is ranked the #1 lightweight out of Poland according to Tapology, also features on the card. And in the featured fight of the evening, Japanese welterweight Yusaku Kinoshita takes on Jose Souza, a former middleweight making the drop to 170 for his DWCS opportunity.
Souza enters the night as an undefeated fighter; Kinoshita’s lone loss came via DQ, after holding the cage while delivering head stomps at RIZIN Trigger 1st. Head stomps are legal under the RIZIN rule set, holding the cage to do so, however, is not.
Weigh-ins for Dana White’s Contender Series 52 take place Monday in Las Vegas. Full results can be found below.
Dana White’s Contender Series Season 6, Week 6 Weigh-In Results
Welterweight: Yusaku Kinoshita (171) vs. José Henrique Souza (171)
Middleweight: Matěj Peňáz (185) vs. Sedriques Dumas (184.5)
Lightweight: Mateusz Rębecki (155.5) vs. Rodrigo Lídio (155)
Women’s Strawweight: Viktoriya Dudakova (116) vs. Maria Silva (115)
Featherweight: Alex Morgan (144.5) vs. Blake Bilder (145.5)