Contender Series Weigh-in Results: Ty Flores, Dustin Jacoby Cleared for Featured Bout
By: Tristen Critchfield Aug 3, 2020
Flores and Dustin
Jacoby hit their contracted marks on Monday ahead of their
featured light heavyweight bout on the Season 4 premiere of Dana
White’s Contender Series.
Flores tipped the scales at 204.5 pounds, while Jacoby checked in a
203.5 pounds. All but one of the 10 fighters set to compete on Week
1 of the Contender Series made weight without issue. Only Damonte
Robinson, who weighed 157 pounds on his first attempt for a
lightweight clash with Kenneth
Cross (155.5), initially missed the mark. Robinson was given an
additional hour to make weight and even after shaving his head,
still came in heavy at 156.5 pounds.
Dana White’s Contender Series takes place at the UFC Apex in Las
Vegas on Tuesday and streams on ESPN+ beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m.
Flores enters the matchup on a five-bout winning streak that
includes four victories inside the distance. The 26-year-old
Missouri native has compiled a 7-2 career mark while competing for
organizations such as Shamrock FC, Legacy Fighting Alliance and
Resurrection Fighting Alliance.
Jacoby, meanwhile, is a well-traveled veteran with experience in
the UFC, Bellator, World Series of Fighting and Titan FC. He also
competed in Kickboxing for Glory. Jacoby competed in MMA for the
first time in more than four years at Sparta Combat League 74,
where he outpointed UFC vet Cody East in