Dana White’s Contender Series, Season 6, Week 3: Three Fighters Earn Contract, Bo Nickal Offered Another Fight This Season for Contract

Tonight was the third episode of the 6th season of Dana White’s Contender Series and here’s how it went.

After last week’s episode ended with Chris Duncan, Vinicius Salvador, Francis Marshall, Waldo Cortes-Acosta, Billy Goff and Shannon Ross earning contracts, we get to see who signs with the UFC this week.

The first bout was a Women’s Strawweight bout between Karolina Wójcik vs. Sandra Lavado

Despite being at a height and reach disadvantage, Wojcik found ways to control the center of the cage, but the first round didn’t offer much in terms of effective striking as the fighters looked to figure each other out. Wojcik stuck with a similar game plan in the second round and secured a takedown on Lavado. Needing a finish, Lavado appeared to want to up her striking output and despite the finish not being the ending, it would go to the scorecards.

Result: Karolina Wojcik def. Sandra Lavado via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

The second bout of the night was a men’s Flyweight bout between Clayton Carpenter vs. Edgar Chairez.
Striking exchanges were filled with some clean punches and kicks from both as they moved around the octagon. Chairez kept things on the feet, where he would land a few big shots before the end of the first. Carpenter was able to complete a takedown and take full mount with less than a half minute remaining. Chairez did well to avoid major damage from ground and pound before the horn. Carpenter continued to excel in the 3rd and final round as the pressure from Chairez slowed. The wrestling game of Carpenter led to another big takedown. From here he’d control and land a couple elbows to close out the fight.

Result: Clayton Carpenter def. Edgar Chairez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

The third bout was a Featherweight bout between Erik Silva vs. Anvar Boynazarov.

Silva didn’t waste any time getting the fight to the ground, putting Boynazarov on his back just seconds into the fight. Once top position was secured, he went to work with hard strikes until referee Mike Beltran jumped in to stop the bout in the first round. A contract should be earned by Silva after this huge win.

Result: Erik Silva def. Anvar Boynazarov via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:32

The fourth bout was a Heavyweight bout between Jamal Pogues vs. Paulo Renato Jr.

After getting into the clinch after their first exchanges, Pogues and Renato Jr. separated and continued to trade strikes as the round continued. Pogues displayed a snappy left jab while Renato Jr. added kicks with a combinations of punches. In the second round, the left hands continued from Pogues while Renato Jr. was a little more successful with his striking, including an attack on the lead left leg. The 3rd round saw the intensity ramp up a bit. Pogues worked behind the jab as Renato Jr. continued to chop at the lead leg as they circled around the cage trading strikes before the end of the round and fight.

Result: Jamal Pogues def. Paulo Renato Jr. via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

The fifth and final bout of the night was at Middleweight between Bo Nickal vs. Zachary Borrego.

Five seconds into the fight, Nickal took Borrego to the canvas. A couple of ground and pound strikes connected, but Borrego was able to scramble back to his feet. Nickal didn’t give him much time or room to breathe and a few moments later the rear-naked choke was clamped on and the tap followed.

Contracts earned: Clayton Carpenter, Erik Silva and Jamal Pogues.

Note: Dana White offers Bo Nickal a second fight this season on the Contender Series to earn a contract.

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