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Dana White’s Contender Collection, Season 8 roster takes form


Dana White’s Contender Collection, Season 8 kicks off in lower than three months.

In latest weeks, the UFC matchmakers have been gearing up for a summer season DWCS return, anticipated to launch Aug. 13. Athletes and matchups have slowly, however certainly, been booked.

DWCS debuted in 2017 with an eight-episode inaugural season. Season 2 was held in 2018 with eight episodes, adopted by a three-episode DWCS: Brasil. In 2019, DWCS was prolonged to 10 episodes, which it has been from Season 3 onward.

Every season, the variety of fighters signed has elevated. To date, the present has produced UFC notables like bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley, Maycee Barber, Geoff Neal, Ryan Spann, Sodiq Yusuff, Jamahal Hill, Taila Santos, Johnny Walker, Alex Perez, Bo Nickal, Jailton Almeida, Jack Della Maddalena and Marina Rodriguez, amongst others.

Scroll beneath to see the newest athletes and fights booked, which have been confirmed by MMA Junkie or posted about by the fighters concerned. Most of the taking part athletes first had been reported by @MMA__Matchmaker on X. This checklist can be up to date as extra fighters and matchups are revealed.

Week 1 | Aug. 13

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 05: (R-L) Bruno Lopes of Brazil battles Brendson Ribeiro of Brazil in a light-weight heavyweight battle throughout Dana White’s Contender Collection season seven, week 5 at UFC APEX on September 05, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Picture by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC by way of Getty Pictures)

  • Middleweight: Mansur Abdul Malik (5-0) vs. Wes Schultz (6-1)
  • Welterweight: Meng Ding (34-8) vs. Islam Dulatov (10-1)
  • Gentle heavyweight: Bruno Lopes (12-1) vs. Mikheil Sazhiniani (13-2)
  • Featherweight: Icaro Brito (7-1) vs. Ernie Juarez (8-0)
  • Flyweight: An Tuan Ho (6-0) vs. Lone’er Kavanagh (6-0)

Week 2 | Aug. 20

Torrez Finney def. Yuri Panferov DWCS 66

  • Middleweight: Andreas Berg Gustafsson (10-2) vs. Pat Pytlik (9-1) (Reporter Shawn Bitter)
  • Middleweight: Torrez Finney (8-0) vs. Cameron Rowston (8-2) (Tapology)
  • Heavyweight: Hugo Cunha (8-1) vs. Rizvan Kuniev (12-2-1) (Tapology)
  • Bantamweight: Michael Imperato (12-6) vs. Cortavious Romious (8-2) (Reporter James Lynch)
  • Bantamweight: Billy Model (5-1) vs. Cody Haddon (6-1) (Tapology)

Week 3 | Aug. 27

  • Bantamweight: Adam Bramhald (13-2) vs. Malcolm Wellmaker (7-0)
  • Featherweight: Michael Aswell (9-1) vs. Bogdan Grad (13-2)
  • Flyweight: Jack Duffy (7-0) vs. Jose Ochoa (7-0) (ESPN)
  • Middleweight: Liam Anderson (6-2) vs. TBA
  • TBA

Week 4 | Sept. 3

  • Ladies’s flyweight: Shannon Clark (5-0) vs. Yuneisy Duben (5-0)
  • Middleweight: Will Currie (12-3) vs. Djorden Santos (9-1)
  • Featherweight: Austin Bashi (12-) vs. Tommy McMillen (6-0)
  • Welterweight: Quillan Salkilld (6-1) vs. Gauge Younger (8-1) (Reporter James Lynch)
  • Welterweight: Igor Cavalcanti (9-0) vs. Seok Hyun Ko (10-2)

Week 5 | Sept. 10

  • Gentle heavyweight: Raffael Cerqueira (11-0) vs. Uran Satybaldiev (7-1)
  • Light-weight: Quemuel Ottoni (12-3) vs. Kody Steele (6-0) (MMA Mania)
  • Gentle heavyeight: Yousri Belgaroui (7-3) vs. Anvarbek Daniyalbekov (8-0)
  • TBA vs. TBA
  • TBA vs. TBA

Week 6 | Sept. 17

  • Bantamweight: Quang Le (8-0) vs. Aaron Tau (8-0) (Reporter Benny P)
  • Welterweight: Daniel Frunza (8-2) vs. TBA
  • TBA vs. TBA
  • TBA vs. TBA
  • TBA vs. TBA

Week 7 | Sept. 24

  • Ladies’s strawweight: Alexia Thainara (10-1) vs. TBA
  • Gentle heavyweight: Kevin Christian (8-2) vs. TBA
  • Gentle heavyweight: Navajo Stirling (4-0) vs. TBA
  • TBA vs. TBA
  • TBA vs. TBA

Week 8 | Oct. 1

  • TBA vs. TBA
  • TBA vs. TBA
  • TBA vs. TBA
  • TBA vs. TBA
  • TBA vs. TBA

Week 9 | Oct. 8

  • TBA vs. TBA
  • TBA vs. TBA
  • TBA vs. TBA
  • TBA vs. TBA
  • TBA vs. TBA

Week 10 | Oct. 15

  • TBA vs. TBA
  • TBA vs. TBA
  • TBA vs. TBA
  • TBA vs. TBA
  • TBA vs. TBA

Confirmed fighters with out dates

  • Ladies’s strawweight: Fatima Kline (6-0)**
  • Ladies’s strawweight: Rose Conceicao (7-0)
  • Ladies’s flyweight: Alice Ardelean (9-5)
  • Flyweight: Mitch Raposo (9-1)**
  • Middleweight: Matthieu Duclos (6-2)
  • Middleweight: Heraldo Souza (9-1-1)
  • Heavyweight: Lucas Camacho (6-0)
  • Heavyweight: Arthur Lopes (6-1)

*Withdrew from bout
**Signed with UFC previous to bout

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