The event did undergo one late change when Landon Quinones Stewart was forced to exit the event due to a positive COVID-19 test. As a result, Natan Levy will step in to face Shaheen Santana in a 160-pound catchweight affair. Levy tipped the scales at 159 pounds, while Santana checked in at 158.
The Contender Series takes place on Tuesday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and streams on UFC Fight Pass at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. ET. The card is headlined by a middleweight clash between Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz (184.5) and Mario Filipe de Sousa (185.5).
The Winnipeg-based Ksiazkiewicz is unbeaten in eight professional appearances thus far. He last competed in November 2019, when he scored a first-round submission of Guilherme Miranda. All but one of his victories have come inside the distance.
Sousa has lost just once in 12 career bouts. The 24-year-old Brazilian went 3-0 in 2019 and has finished seven of his wins by KO or TKO and four via submission.
Dana White’s Contender Series Weigh-in Results:Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz (184.5) vs. Mario Filipe de Sousa (185.5)
Shaheen Santana (158) vs. Natan Levy (159)
Joseph Lowry (155) vs. Nikolas Motta (155)
Luana Pinheiro (115.5) vs. Stephanie Frausto (115)
Danny Sabatello (135.5) vs. Taylor Moore (135.5)