Scouting Prospects for Dana White’s Contender Series Season 7

Bolaji “The Zulu Warrior” Oki

Lightweight | 27 | Belgium | 7-1 | 4 KO/TKOs, 1 Submission | Combined Opponents’ Record: 45-48

Oki jumped out to me just this year and is someone I can see targeted for this season. He did beat Nair Melikyan last October who was rumored to fight on the Contender Series last season. Oki beat Melikyan to win the Atomic FC lightweight championship which is a promotion out of Belgium. Last month he defended that title. He’s won his last seven fights after losing his pro debut.

Bernardo Sopai

Bantamweight | 22 | Stockholm, Sweden | 10-2 | 6 KO/TKOs, 3 Submission’s | Combined Opponents’ Record: 24-7-1

Sopai is a product out of Allstars Gym Sweden which is a fantastic team. Crazy enough, Sopai is only 22-years-old and a complete fighter already. The Albanian born currently lives in Sweden and is the FCR bantamweight champion. Even at a young age he has good experience and has fought good competition. This kid is a major problem with a bright future. He’s probably going to be in the UFC regardless but the Contender Series could push that this year.