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UFC Dana White’s Contender Series Week 5 betting preview & picks

Dana White Contender Series Week 5

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When Tuesday, September 5
Where UFC Apex, United States
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UFC Dana White’s Contender Series Week 5 Betting Preview

Dana White’s Contender Series Week 5 is set to showcase a lineup of promising fighters vying for a spot in the UFC. With five exciting bouts on the card, fans can expect fireworks inside the Octagon.

Bruno Lopes vs Brendson Ribeiro

Bruno Lopes

Bruno Lopes


Brendson Ribeiro UFC betting

Brendson Ribeiro

-714.29 at Bovada MMA records +420 at Bovada
11-0-0 MMA records 14-5-0
30 Age 27
6’2″ Height 6’3″
205lbs Weight 205lbs
N/A Reach N/A
Brazil Nationality Brazil

In the light heavyweight division, Brazilian Bruno Lopes, unbeaten in 11 professional fights, faces off against compatriot Brendson Ribeiro, known for his aggressive fighting style. Both fighters are hungry for a UFC contract and are expected to deliver an action-packed affair. Light heavyweight is a division in need of fresh talent, and Lopes and Ribeiro have a chance to make their mark.

Bruno Lopes is the favourite and boasts an unbeaten record, making him a strong pick to win this fight. Consider placing him to win in round 1.

Bruno Lopes Round 1 Win


Jean Silva vs Kevin Vallejos

Jean Silva

Bruno Lopes


Kevin Vallejos UFC betting

Kevin Vallejos

+147 at Bovada MMA records -200 at Bovada
10-2-0 MMA records 11-0-0
26 Age 21
5’7″ Height 5’8″
145lbs Weight 145lbs
N/A Reach 73.2″
Brazil Nationality Argentina

Featherweights Jean Silva and Kevin Vallejos will go head-to-head in a matchup that could see one of them earn a ticket to the UFC roster. Silva, a member of the Fighting Nerds team, carries a seven-fight winning streak and is looking to prove himself on the big stage. Vallejos, just 21 years old, boasts an impressive 11-0 record and recently defeated a UFC veteran. This bout promises exciting stand-up exchanges and could be a stepping stone for the winner to enter the UFC.

There isn’t a lot between these fighters, even though the odds would say otherwise. This fight will come down to who wants it more and can withstand the punches. Take the outsider on this fight.

Jean Silva to win


Serhiy Sidey vs Ramon Tavares

Jean Silva

Serhiy Sidey


Ramon Tavares UFC betting

Ramon Tavares

-204.08 at Bovada MMA records +150 at Bovada
9-1-0 MMA records 8-1-0
27 Age 29
N/A Height N/A
135lbs Weight 135lbs
N/A Reach N/A
Canada Nationality USA

Bantamweights Serhiy Sidey and Ramon Tavares bring their skills to the Octagon in a bout that could determine their UFC fate. Sidey, a slick boxer, has shown improvement with each fight and aims to continue his winning streak. Tavares, with an 8-1 record, is a formidable opponent with notable wins. Expect a striking battle between these two bantamweights as they vie for a UFC contract.

With Dana being strict with contracts, I can’t see this fight going any other way besides an all-out brawl. Put the money on the contender who hasn’t been knocked out before.

Serhiy Sidey to win KO


Chad Hanekom vs Dylan Budka

Chad Hanekom

Chad Hanekom


Dylan Budka UFC betting

Dylan Budka

-138.89 at Bovada MMA records +110 at Bovada
9-2-0 MMA records 6-2-0
27 Age 29
6″4 Height 6″0
185lbs Weight 185lbs
75.6″ Reach 7″5
South Africa Nationality USA

Middleweights Chad Hanekom and Dylan Budka are set to face off in an intriguing matchup. Hanekom, a South African fighter, has a 9-2 record and aims to showcase his skills. Budka, a last-minute replacement, brings his wrestling background into the cage. While late switches can be challenging, both fighters are prepared to make the most of this opportunity. This fight promises to be a competitive clash.

Chad Hanekom to win by KO or Submission is the bet.

Chad Hanekom KO or Submission


Rainn Guerrero vs Dione Barbosa

Rainn Guerrero

Rainn GUerrero


Dione Barbos UFC betting

Dione Barbos

+266 at Bovada MMA records -400 at Bovada
5-1-0 MMA records 5-2-0
31 Age 31
5″6 Height 5″6
185lbs Weight 185lbs
67″ Reach 66.5″
USA Nationality Brazil

The women’s flyweight division opens the night as Rainn Guerrero squares off against Dione Barbosa. Guerrero, inspired by her teammate’s recent success on the Contender Series, enters the cage with a 5-1 record and a four-fight winning streak. Barbosa, with a 5-2 record, has faced tough competition, including UFC fighters. This fight offers a chance for one of these flyweights to shine and earn a UFC contract.

With all the stats being pretty even and Dione Barbos taking this fight on short notice, go the sportsbook outsider on this fight and take Rainn Guerrero to win.

Rainn Guerrero to win


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