Week 8 of Dana White’s Contender Series Season 6 was once again a family affair, though there were no siblings competing at the event this time out.
Instead, DWCS 54 (for those counting) featured Farid Basharat, an undefeated bantamweight prospect and brother of Javid Basharat, who won his way into the UFC last season.
Javid, like his brother, was undefeated, and had won his UFC debut earlier this year. With Javid fighting this weekend at UFC Vegas 60, it was a big week for the brothers from Afghanistan, with Farid getting the chance to start things off on the right foot on Tuesday.
Farid had been expected to compete earlier this year, and even weighed in for his fight with Willian Souza. Unfortunately, Souza badly missed weight, and the fight did not proceed, resulting in Basharat being booked for a fight this week against Allan Begosso.
Begosso, an LFA veteran, was coming off a single win in July.
Weigh-ins for Dana White’s Contender Series 54 take place Monday in Las Vegas. Full results can be found below.
Dana White’s Contender Series Season 6, Week 8 Weigh-In Results
Bantamweight: Allan Begosso (135.5) vs. Farid Basharat (135.5)
Middleweight: Ikram Aliskerov (186) vs. Mário Sousa (185.5)
Lightweight: Trevor Peek (156) vs. Malik Lewis (156)
Women’s Strawweight: Bruna Brasil (115) vs. Marnic Mann (115.5)
Bantamweight: Brandon Lewis (135.5) vs. Daniel Marcos (136)