Dana White Contender Series 46 Results: 2 Fighers Earn Contracts In Historic Night

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Dana White’s Contender Series returned for another event this week as the UFC continued its attempt to find some of the top up-and-coming prospects in mixed martial arts.

Season 5 came to an end on Tuesday night with Dana White’s Contender Series 46.

In the main event, undefeated Canadian prospect Achilles Estremadura took on 21-year-old Chinese prospect Maheshate in an action-packed lightweight bout. After a thrilling three-round war, Maheshate capped off the 5th season of the series with a unanimous decision win to become the first Chinese fighter to win on the Contender Series.

The event also featured a spectacular finish from Jonas Bilharinho, who scored the first spinning wheel kick knockout in Dana White Contender Series history in a bout that also included the rare double nut shot.

When it was all said and done, the contracts were handed out to Yohan Lainesse who scored a 97 second knockout, and Maheshate.

If you missed out on Tuesday night’s action, we have you covered.

A full look at the results for Dana White’s Contender Series 46 can be seen below.

  • Maheshate def. Achilles Estremadura via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Yohan Lainesse def. Justin Burlinson via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:37
  • Erisson Ferreira de Silva def. Qiu Lun via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Jonas Bilharinho def. Canaan Kawaihae via TKO (spinning wheel kick) – Round 3, 4:00
  • Juan Puerta def. Shang Zhifa via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
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