Scouting Prospects for Dana White’s Contender Series Season 7

Cameron “The Baby-Faced Killer” Smotherman

Bantamweight | 25 | Houston, Texas, US | 8-3 | 5 KO/TKOs | Combined Opponents’ Record: 41-30

Smotherman has been a different animal this past year. He’s a winner of his last four and he’s night and day better as opposed to how his skills were in early 2022. Last February he won the Fury FC bantamweight title. He began his Fury FC career back as an amateur and ended his stint as an amateur winning the title there too. Smotherman has done enough in Texas so he needs his chance on a bigger stage.

Eli “The Israeli Tank” Aronov

Middleweight | 26 | Arad, Israel | 6-0 | 2 KO/TKOs, 2 Submission’s | Combined Opponents’ Record: 16-3

Aronov wrestled from the young age of twelve and later in life came to MMA. He’s arguably the best hope of representing his country Israel in the UFC. In late 2019, Bellator went to Israel for an event. Aronov fought on that card and came out as the winner. Although that was a big deal, it was his most recent fight that was the biggest win of his career. He travelled to Canada and finished Contender Series alum Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz who was on the verge of a UFC call-up. Aronov has had trouble getting another fight so hopefully, they come to him for a Contender Series bout.