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Dana White's Contender Series: How to watch and stream, plus full analysis

Dana White's Contender Series is back at UFC Apex for Season 5 every Tuesday. Chris Unger/Getty Images

In 2017, the UFC launched Dana White's Contender Series in order to find talent to add to its roster. Through its first four seasons, the promotion awarded 117 fighter contracts, including a record 37 last season.

Here we go again.

Season 5 began Aug. 31 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, and five more contracts were awarded -- on a night with just four fights. The two episodes to follow also each saw five more fighters getting contracts. Then came a week with four new deals, and last week the UFC handed out two more.

The show is back on Tuesday night, with five more fights.

Will the UFC discover the next Jimmy Crute, Geoff Neal or Sean O'Malley? They're the best among the fighters who have found their way onto the UFC roster via the four seasons of the Contender Series so far.

All of the fights are on ESPN+ starting at 8 p.m. ET.

Watch Season 5, Week 6 here


How to watch the fights

Watch on ESPN+. Download the ESPN App | WatchESPN | TV schedule

Don't have ESPN+? Get it here.

There's also FightCenter, which offers live updates for all fight cards.


Tuesday's fight card

ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET
Welterweight: Shimon Smotritsky vs. Mike Malott
Men's flyweight: Daniel Barez vs. Carlos Hernandez
Catchweight (139 pounds): Josh Weems* vs. Fernie Garcia
Middleweight: Joseph Holmes vs. Shonte Barnes
Lightweight: Genaro Valdez vs. Patrik White
* = originally a men's bantamweight bout; Weems missed weight


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