The UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts week nine of the 2020 season of Dana White’s Contender Series on ESPN+ . This week ten more competitors do battle in hopes of impressing Dana White enough to earn a UFC contract.
In the main event unbeaten Canadian submission artist Mariusz “The Iron Pol” Ksiazkiewicz faces Brazil’s Mario Sousa, who has 100% finishing rate. Unbeaten fighters meet in the co-main event as on a couple days’ notice Natan Levy faces Shaheen Santana. Fighters back on the Contender Series for the second time meet in the featured fight as Joseph Lowry faces Nikolas Motta. Brazilian finisher Luana Pinheiro battles Stephanie Frausto, who has one of her eight wins by decision. The card starts with Danny Sabatello who’s won two in a row against Taylor Moore who’s on a three-fight win streak.
- Middleweight Bout: Mario Sousa (12-1) def. Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz (8-1) by (30-27, 29-28 x2) unanimous decision
- Catchweigth 160 lb. Bout: Natan Levy (6-0) def. Shaheen Santana (6-1) by technical submission (arm triangle choke) 0:55 R3
- Lightweight Bout: Nikolas Motta (12-2) def. Joseph Lowry (9-2) by (30-27 x3) unanimous decision
- Women’s Strawweight Bout: Luana Pinheiro (8-1) def. Stephanie Frausto (8-7) by TKO (punches) 2:48 R1
- Bantamweight Bout: Danny Sabatello (9-1) def. Taylor Moore (10-5) by (30-27, 30-26, 30-25) unanimous decision
This week Dana awarded contracts to Luana Pinheiro, Nikolas Motta, & Natan Levy.