Ten more hopefuls will attempt to earn a much coveted UFC contract by impressing UFC president Dana White tonight.
After Dana White handed out four UFC contracts last week on the Contender Series, fighters will be buoyed that an impressive showing in front of the UFC’s top brass could earn them a lucrative deal with the promotion.
For the third week running, all fighters who have competed or are sanctioned to compete have all made weight with no issues thus far in the series.
The Main Event
Episode 3 is headlined by a women’s flyweight contest between Antonina Shevchenko (5-0) and Jaimee Nievera (7-3) and it looks to be a very interesting bout.
Shevchenko is looking to follow in her sister Valentina’s footsteps who already fights in the UFC and is currently ranked #1 in the women’s flyweight division.
Antonina fights for the sixth time in her professional career and hopes to not only remain unbeaten but is looking to put on an eye catching performance.
Though decision victories help with a fighter’s record, this is an entirely different concept and Shevchenko has just one stoppage to her name and with Dana White looking on, she may need more than a unanimous decision victory to make it into the UFC.
Opposite her is Jaimee Nievara who last fought at LFA 42 and earned herself a unanimous decision victory.
In her career, she also fought for Bellator and now makes the step up in competition against a tough opponent with a well known name in mixed martial arts.
A big statement is on the line for Nivera if she can come through her toughest fight to date.
The Rest of the Card
LFA are well represented with Josh Parisian (6-2) and Jamall Emmers (13-3) fighting on the card.
Parisian is looking to earn a third victory in a row and looks to follow up his impressive TKO win over Zach Thumb back in April.
In front of him is Greg Rebello (24-8) who is looking to come back after a loss in the first season of DWTCS.
DWTCS Card (UFC Fight Pass – 1am)
Antonina Shevchenko vs. Jaymee Nievara
Austin Tweedy vs. Te’Jovan Edwards
Greg Rebello vs. Josh Parisian
Jamall Emmers vs. Julian Erosa
Tim Caron vs. Jordan Williams