Dana White’s Contender Series Weigh-In Results: Leon Shahbazyan vs. Brok Weaver Scrapped
By: Tristen Critchfield Jun 17, 2019
Dana White’s Contenders Series will kick off its third season with
a shorter-than-usual card after one bout was scratched during
Shahbazyan was deemed medically unfit to continue his weight
cut, and as a result, his proposed welterweight clash with Brok Weaver
was canceled. It’s the first time since the Contender Series’
inception that a matchup has been scrapped. The card will move
forward with four fights.
All of the eight other scheduled competitors made weight without
issue, including Punahele
Soriano (186 pounds) and Jamie
Pickett (186), who will square off in the featured contest of
the evening at middleweight. Soriano is unbeaten in five
professional appearances, with all of his victories coming by way
of knockout, technical knockout or submission. Pickett’s lone loss
in his last eight appearances came to Charles
Byrd on the inaugural Contender Series episode in July
Dana White’s Contender Series will take place at the UFC Apex venue
in Las Vegas on Tuesday and streams on ESPN+ beginning at 8 p.m.
ET/5 p.m. PT. Competitors on the Contender Series will have a
chance to earn a UFC contract based on their performance.