ESPN+ subscribers are about to get even more UFC content.
UFC announces Dana White’s Contender Series will return for season four — this time exclusively on ESPN+.
For MMA content alone, ESPN+ is a heck of a deal, with exclusive UFC cards, UFC pay-per-view access, specials, fight archives, Professional Fighters League (PFL), and now, DWCS. Full statement from UFC/ESPN:
Las Vegas – The hit show Dana White’s Contender Series officially returns for its fourth season featuring a lineup of new and returning athletes looking for their chance to impress Dana White and make their UFC dreams come true by competing to earn a spot on the UFC roster.
Season four is scheduled for 10 Tuesday night episodes, with the first taking place on Tuesday, August 4 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with all five bouts streaming exclusively on ESPN+.
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Over its past three seasons, Dana White’s Contender Series has introduced some of UFC’s top prospects from around the world, including launching the UFC careers for such athletes as Sean O’Malley, Edmen Shahbazyan, Dan Ige, Maycee Barber, Sodiq Yusuff and more. To this day, eight Dana White’s Contender Series alums have competed in UFC main or co-main events and 16 signees are currently in the top 15 of their respective divisions, making it one of the most successful talent-discovery shows in UFC history.
Confirmed bouts for Episode 1 of Season 4:
Light heavyweight: Ty Flores vs. Dustin Jacoby
Lightweight: Ken Cross vs. Damonte Robinson
Lightweight: Uros Medic vs. Mikey Gonzalez
Flyweight: Luis Rodriguez vs. Jerome Rivera
Lightweight: Jordan Leavitt vs. Luke Flores
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