UFC ‘Contender Collection’ outcomes: Reside stream play-by-play updates – Season 5, Ep. 1

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It’s that time of year again.

Dana White’s “Contender Series” returns tonight (Tue, August 31, 2021) for a fifth season on the ESPN + airwaves, beginning with a largely international cast of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC hopefuls).

At the main light heavyweight event, the undefeated Brave CF champion Azamat Murzakanov (9-0) will face Brazilian Matheus Scheffel (14: 6), who won gold from Future FC in his most recent outing. Down at the featherweight division, Diego Lopes (19-3) makes a short-term appearance to risk his winning streak in seven fights against Joanderson Brito (11-2-1). LFA flyweight champion Victor Altamirano (9-1) will also play against late replacement Carlos Candelario (8-0), while Mississippi’s AJ Fletcher (8-0) will take on Italian Leonardo Damiani (10-2-1) meets.

At the event, Lukasz Brzeski previously faced Dylan Potter in the opener, but the fight was postponed over the weekend.

Quick results from the ‘Contender Series’:

Azamat Murzakanov versus Matheus Scheffel
Diego Lopes versus Joanderson Brito
Victor Altamirano vs. Carlos Candelario
AJ Fletcher versus Leonardo Damiani

‘Contender Series’ play-by-play results:

205 lbs .: Azamat Murzakanov vs. Matheus Scheffel

Round one:

Round two:

Round three:

Bottom line:


145 lbs .: Diego Lopes vs. Joanderson Brito

Round one:

Round two:

Round three:

Bottom line:


125 lbs .: Victor Altamirano vs. Carlos Candelario

Round one:

Round two:

Round three:

Bottom line:


170 lbs .: AJ Fletcher vs. Leonardo Damiani

Round one:

Round two:

Round three:

Bottom line:


Further news and information about the “Contender Series” can be found in our comprehensive archive here.