Earning a contract to fight in the UFC is a dream for mixed martial artists across the globe and that can be achieved with an impressive performance in Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. A summer sensation for the promotion recently, Season 4 began on August 4 and through eight weeks, 30 fighters have earned contracts.
Originally, fighters had to earn their way into the UFC as a prospect through The Ultimate Fighter but the Contender Series that began four years ago provided another avenue to fight in the Octagon – by impressing UFC president Dana White in a one-off fight.
Some notable names that have come through DWTNCS are: Sean O’Malley, Maycee Barber, Edmen Shahbazyan, Dan Ige, Geoff Neal and Greg Hardy.
Online sportsbook Bovada has released odds for the Week 9 fights. There are five scheduled, with 8-1 bantamweight Danny Sabatello as the largest favorite at -700 over 10-4 Taylor Moore, who comes back at +450. The tightest line is in the main event in the middleweight division with 11-1 Mario Filipe de Sousa (-140) favored over 8-0 Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz (+110).
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DWTNCS Week 9 Betting Odds
|Mario Filipe de Sousa||-140|