Dana White’s Contender Series is set to return for season 5 at the end of the month.
Season 5 will officially kick off at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada with Week 1 on Tuesday, August 31. The five-fight event will stream live on ESPN+ beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET.
The main event for the season 5 opener is scheduled to take place in the light heavyweight division with Matheus Buffa (14-6) taking on undefeated Azamat Murakov (7-0).
Other bouts will take place in the flyweight, heavyweight, welterweight, and featherweight divisions.
A full look at the fight card for Dana White’s Contender Series Season 5, Week 1 can be seen below.
Dana White’s Contender Series Season 5: Week 1
Event: Dana White’s Contender Series: Season 5, Week 1
Date: Tuesday, August 31
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Venue: UFC Apex
Main Card Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
- Matheus Buffa (14-6) vs. Azamat Murakov (7-0) — light heavyweight
- Joanderson Brito (11-2-1) vs. Khusein Askhabov (23) — featherweight
- Victor Altamirano (9-1) vs. Carlos Candelario (8-0) — flyweight
- Leonardo Damiani (10-2-1) vs. AJ Fletcher (8-0) — welterweight
- Lukasz Breski (8-1-1) vs. Lorenzo Hood (12-4) — heavyweight