Dana White’s Contender Series Set for Fifth Season Debut on Aug. 31

By: Tristen Critchfield
Jul 18, 2021


The fifth season of Dana White’s Contender Series will kick off later this summer.

The promotion announced on Saturday night that the show will premiere on Aug. 31 with a card headlined by a heavyweight clash between Matheus Scheffel and Azamat Murzakanov. After that event, four other Contender Series fights were confirmed for the following four weeks through September.

The remaining featured bouts for the announced Contender Series cards are as follows: Darian Weeks vs. Josh Quinlan at welterweight on Sept. 7; Jailton Junior vs. Nasrudin Nasrudinov at light heavyweight on Sept. 14; Chris Duncan vs. Manuel Gaxhja at lightweight on Sept. 21 and Lukasz Sudolski vs. Ihor Potieria at light heavyweight on Sept. 28.

Dana White’s Contender Series airs Tuesdays on ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

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