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UFC’s ‘Contender Series’ continues with three Brazilian-inspired episodes

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Even though Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) just wrapped its second season “Tuesday Night Contender Series,” the world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion is eager to keep the ball rolling.

This time, though, the online streaming program, which normally comprises eight episodes, will focus on Brazilian fighters only and air on Brazilian pay-per-view (PPV) network, Combate, according to It will only last three episodes, though, as well as air on Friday evenings (not Tuesdays).

Here are the scheduled line ups:

Episode 1 (Aug. 24, 2018)

Heavyweight: Marcos Conrado vs. Augusto Sakai
Strawweight: Sarah Frota vs. Maiara Amanajas
Middleweight: Antonio Arroyo vs. Diego Henrique
Bantamweight: Mayra Bueno vs. Mayana Kellem
Flyweight: Gustavo Gabriel vs. Rogerio Bontorin

Episode 2 (Aug. 31, 2018)

Middleweight: Leonardo Silva vs. Marcio Alexandre
Strawweight: Marina Rodriguez vs. Maria Oliveira
Middleweight: Andre Muniz vs. Bruno Assis
Light heavyweight: Luiz Henrique da Silva vs. Johnny Walker
Flyweight: Taila Santos vs. Estefani Almeida

Episode 3 (Sept. 7, 2018)

Middleweight: Thiago Moises vs. Gleidson Cutis
Bantamweight: Gisele Moreira vs. Dayana Silva
Bantamweight: Mabelly Lima vs. Luana Carolina
Light heavyweight: Vinicius Moreira vs. John Allan
Flyweight: Allan Nascimento vs. Raulian Paiva

The three “Contender Series: Brazil” episodes will be streamed on Fight Pass at a later date to be determined. The show was reportedly taped earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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