Week eight of Dana White’s Contender Series Season 6 saw Farid Basharat finally get a chance to step into the cage.
Originally scheduled to compete on the show in July, a weight miss and withdrawal by opponent Willian Souza led to the cancellation of Basharat’s fight, putting his UFC dreams on hold. However, the week eight timing may have worked out for the best: brother Javid, already a UFC fighter who appeared on DWCS last season, fights later this week at UFC Vegas 60.
Thus Farid gets to kick things off for the fighting sibling duo on Tuesday, and hopefully maintain the pair’s undefeated record (Farid was 8-0 to start the night, Javid 12-0). Standing in Basharat’s way on Tuesday was LFA veteran Allan Begosso.
Also in action at DWCS 54, Malik Lewis — who we did a profile on earlier this year as part of our Before They Are Relevant series.
Dana White’s Contender Series 54 takes place Tuesday, September 13, 2022 airing live on ESPN+ in the U.S., and on UFC Fight Pass elsewhere. The event takes place as always at the UFC Apex; full results can be found below.
Dana White’s Contender Series Season 6, Week 8 Results
Bantamweight: Farid Basharat def. Allan Begosso via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Middleweight: Ikram Aliskerov def. Mário Sousa R1 2:09 Submission (Kimura)
Lightweight: Trevor Peek def. Malik Lewis via R2 2:37 TKO
Women’s Strawweight: Bruna Brasil def. Marnic Mann via R2 4:33 KO
Bantamweight: Daniel Marcos def. Brandon Lewis via Unanimous Decision (30-27×3)