Lineup Official for Opening Week of Dana White’s Contender Series
By: Tristen Critchfield Jul 20, 2020
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first card for Season 4 of Dana White’s Contender Series is now
The lineup was announced during UFC Fight Night 172 over the
weekend and will be headlined by a lightweight clash between
Church and Jose Flores.
Dana White’s Contender Series kicks off on Aug. 4 and takes place
at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It will air on ESPN+ beginning at 8
p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Church, 29, is unbeaten in four professional outings. Most
recently, he submitted Alejandro
Sanchez with a rear-naked choke in the second round of a
catchweight bout at Combate Americas “Stockton” on Dec. 13.
Church’s first three professional triumphs came under the World
Fighting Championship banner – all via TKO inside of two
Also a veteran of Combate Americas, Flores came up short in his
first Contender Series appearance, falling to current UFC talent
Frevola by rear-naked choke on Season 1. The Mission, Texas,
native rebounded to post back-to-back submission wins over Eduardo
Bustillos and Clarence
Brown in Combate Americas last year to run his career mark to