Dana White's Contender Series 45 results: Five more score UFC deals in action-packed night

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie was on scene and reporting live from Tuesday’s Dana White’s Contender Series 45 event, where five more fighters scored UFC contracts. Dana White’s Contender Series cards see prospects fighting for the opportunity to sign a UFC deal, with UFC president Dana White on hand to make the decisions. In the featured bout, undefeated Russian middleweight Gadzhi Omargadzhiev (13-0) kept his career record perfect while taking on Brazil’s Jansey Silva (7-2). The UFC Apex hosts Tuesday’s card, which streams on ESPN+. The Dana White’s Contender Series 45 lineup includes: Gadzhi Omargadzhiev def. Jansey Silva via submission (kneebar) – Round 1, 4:19 Christian Quinonez def. Xiao Long via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Javid Basharat def. Oron Kahlon via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 4:12 Karine Silva def. Yan Qihui via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 1:44 Manuel Torres def. Kolton Englund via TKO (punch, elbows) – Round 1, 2:10 Olivier Murad def. Xie Bin via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) Gallery Photos: Dana White's Contender Series 45 official weigh-ins and faceoffs view 18 images Xie Bin vs. Olivier Murad #DWCS 45 kicks off with a special six-fight lineup right now. First up, it's Xie Bin (8-2) vs. Olivier Murad (5-0) at featherweight. https://t.co/ItKvCpqQdA pic.twitter.com/M8EqZbKUrU — MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) October 27, 2021 In the night’s first contest, featherweight Olivier Murad (6-0) earned a hard-fought split-decision win over Xie Bin (8-3). Murad was aggressive from the start, rushing forward to fire punches and refusing his taller opponent space to work. Bin eventually changed levels, creating a scramble that saw him claim top position by settling into his opponent’s guard. It took Murad a few minutes, but he was eventually able to crawl back to his feet, where he was again aggressive with strikes, driving in big left hands and firing off a few wild knees. With one minute remaining, Bin was able to take the fight to the floor once more, and he finished the round working from side control. Murad again landed a heavy left hand early in the second, buckling his opponent’s knees, but Bin refused to go away. After being tagged a second time, Bin shot forward and was again able to drive Murad to the canvas. Bin enjoyed a couple minutes of top time but didn’t do much with the position before Murad was able to sweep and move back to the feet. After some back-and-forth action in the striking department, Bin again moved inside and took the fight down in the final minute, moving immediately to side control and finishing with a few big elbows at the end of the frame. It was Murad who scored an early takedown in the third, but he wasn’t able to establish the position for long. Bin worked quickly back to his feet and then drove forward for his own takedown, settling in his opponent’s guard. Again, Bin wasn’t especially effective on top, but he was able to maintain the position. Murad did his best to tie things up underneath, but he wasn’t working to get back to his feet. Eventually, with 90 seconds left, Murad was able to scramble up, but the final exchanges weren’t overwhelmingly in his favor. In the end, Murad was awarded a split-decision win, 28-29, 29-28 and 29-28. Unfortunately for Murad, the result was not enough to earn him a UFC deal. Still undefeated

Dana White's Contender Series 45 results: Five more score UFC deals in action-packed night

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie was on scene and reporting live from Tuesday’s Dana White’s Contender Series 45 event, where five more fighters scored UFC contracts.

Dana White’s Contender Series cards see prospects fighting for the opportunity to sign a UFC deal, with UFC president Dana White on hand to make the decisions.

In the featured bout, undefeated Russian middleweight Gadzhi Omargadzhiev (13-0) kept his career record perfect while taking on Brazil’s Jansey Silva (7-2).

The UFC Apex hosts Tuesday’s card, which streams on ESPN+.

The Dana White’s Contender Series 45 lineup includes:

  • Gadzhi Omargadzhiev def. Jansey Silva via submission (kneebar) – Round 1, 4:19
  • Christian Quinonez def. Xiao Long via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Javid Basharat def. Oron Kahlon via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 4:12
  • Karine Silva def. Yan Qihui via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 1:44
  • Manuel Torres def. Kolton Englund via TKO (punch, elbows) – Round 1, 2:10
  • Olivier Murad def. Xie Bin via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Xie Bin vs. Olivier Murad

In the night’s first contest, featherweight Olivier Murad (6-0) earned a hard-fought split-decision win over Xie Bin (8-3).

Murad was aggressive from the start, rushing forward to fire punches and refusing his taller opponent space to work. Bin eventually changed levels, creating a scramble that saw him claim top position by settling into his opponent’s guard. It took Murad a few minutes, but he was eventually able to crawl back to his feet, where he was again aggressive with strikes, driving in big left hands and firing off a few wild knees.

With one minute remaining, Bin was able to take the fight to the floor once more, and he finished the round working from side control.

Murad again landed a heavy left hand early in the second, buckling his opponent’s knees, but Bin refused to go away. After being tagged a second time, Bin shot forward and was again able to drive Murad to the canvas. Bin enjoyed a couple minutes of top time but didn’t do much with the position before Murad was able to sweep and move back to the feet.

After some back-and-forth action in the striking department, Bin again moved inside and took the fight down in the final minute, moving immediately to side control and finishing with a few big elbows at the end of the frame.

It was Murad who scored an early takedown in the third, but he wasn’t able to establish the position for long. Bin worked quickly back to his feet and then drove forward for his own takedown, settling in his opponent’s guard. Again, Bin wasn’t especially effective on top, but he was able to maintain the position. Murad did his best to tie things up underneath, but he wasn’t working to get back to his feet.

Eventually, with 90 seconds left, Murad was able to scramble up, but the final exchanges weren’t overwhelmingly in his favor. In the end, Murad was awarded a split-decision win, 28-29, 29-28 and 29-28.

Unfortunately for Murad, the result was not enough to earn him a UFC deal.

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