Weigh-ins for Dana White’s Contender Series Season 6, Week 7 were an orderly affair, done just minutes into Monday’s weigh-in window in Las Vegas.
The story of the card might be the presence of Gabriel and Ismael Bonfim, a pair of highly touted Brazilian brothers who have been plying their trade under the Legacy Fighting Alliance banner. Welterweight Gabriel is an undefeated 12-0, while lightweight Ismael is 17-3, with both men more than deserving of a crack at the UFC.
The promotion, and MMA in general, has a long history of fighting family ties, from the Gracie family, to the Diaz brothers, to Dan and Jim Miller, to the Lauzons, and the Shevchenko sisters. Earlier this year, Mohammed Usman joined brother Kamaru in the promotion by way of The Ultimate Fighter; previously on the Contender Series, Louis and Orion Cosce won their way into the UFC on the show.
The Bonfim brothers will look to be the next set of siblings to make the big show.
Also on this week’s episode, Jimmy Lawson will have a 30 pound advantage over heavyweight opponent Karl Williams.
Full results from Monday’s Dana White’s Contender Series 53 weigh-in can be found below.
Dana White’s Contender Series Season 6, Week 7 Weigh-In Results
Light Heavyweight: Rodolfo Bellato (205) vs. Vitor Petrino (203.5)
Welterweight: Gabriel Bonfim (170) vs. Trey Waters (170.5)
Heavyweight: Jimmy Lawson (263) vs. Karl Williams (233)
Lightweight: Ismael Bonfim (156) vs. Nariman Abbasov (156)
Women’s Flyweight: Tereza Bledá (125.5) vs. Nayara Maia (126)