Dana White's Contender Series 43 results: Three more secure UFC deals, including one who missed weight

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie was on scene and reporting live from Tuesday’s Dana White’s Contender Series 43 event, where three more fighters earned UFC deals. 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, featherweight prospects clashed with undefeated Roufusport MMA product Christian Rodriguez (6-0) scoring a decision win over Arizona’s Reyes Cortez (5-2). While Rodriguez cruised to a decision win, he missed weight at Monday’s official weigh-ins and subsequently was not awarded a UFC deal. However, that same scenario played out differently with a different fighter. The UFC Apex hosts Tuesday’s card, which streams on ESPN+. The full lineup includes: Christian Rodriguez def. Reyes Cortez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Martin Buday def. Lorenzo Hood via TKO (knee, punches) – Round 1, 4:56 Jake Hadley def. Mitch Raposo via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:11 Viacheslav Borshchev def. Chris Duncan via knockout (punch) – Round 2, 0:28 Maria Silva def. Kathryn Paprocki via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Gallery Photos: Dana White's Contender Series 43 official weigh-ins and faceoffs view 15 images Kathryn Paprocki vs. Maria Silva #DWCS 43 is live now on @ESPNPlus. We kick things off in the strawweight division with Maria Silva vs. Kathryn Paprocki. Full results: https://t.co/bonXn7Tj0p pic.twitter.com/Wjc3I9A8S4 — MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) October 13, 2021 In the night’s first contest, strawweight Maria Silva (7-0) kept her career record perfect with a dominant decision win over late replacement Kathryn Paprocki (3-2). The women looked to engage quickly at the start of the contest. Punches and kicks were traded in tight as both danced lightly on the feet. Silva eventually pressed forward and held double underhooks as she pushed the action to the cage, though she struggled to do much with the position, and referee Jason Herzog brought them back to the center of the cage. On the restart, it was once again a spirited exchange to start, but Silva was quick to clinch, peppering with dirty boxing inside. For her part, Paprocki returned fire as best she could while stuck against the cage, and the two remained upright. Silva letting strikes fly in the first

Dana White's Contender Series 43 results: Three more secure UFC deals, including one who missed weight

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie was on scene and reporting live from Tuesday’s Dana White’s Contender Series 43 event, where three more fighters earned UFC deals.

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, featherweight prospects clashed with undefeated Roufusport MMA product Christian Rodriguez (6-0) scoring a decision win over Arizona’s Reyes Cortez (5-2). While Rodriguez cruised to a decision win, he missed weight at Monday’s official weigh-ins and subsequently was not awarded a UFC deal.

However, that same scenario played out differently with a different fighter.

The UFC Apex hosts Tuesday’s card, which streams on ESPN+. The full lineup includes:

  • Christian Rodriguez def. Reyes Cortez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Martin Buday def. Lorenzo Hood via TKO (knee, punches) – Round 1, 4:56
  • Jake Hadley def. Mitch Raposo via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:11
  • Viacheslav Borshchev def. Chris Duncan via knockout (punch) – Round 2, 0:28
  • Maria Silva def. Kathryn Paprocki via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Kathryn Paprocki vs. Maria Silva

In the night’s first contest, strawweight Maria Silva (7-0) kept her career record perfect with a dominant decision win over late replacement Kathryn Paprocki (3-2).

The women looked to engage quickly at the start of the contest. Punches and kicks were traded in tight as both danced lightly on the feet. Silva eventually pressed forward and held double underhooks as she pushed the action to the cage, though she struggled to do much with the position, and referee Jason Herzog brought them back to the center of the cage.

On the restart, it was once again a spirited exchange to start, but Silva was quick to clinch, peppering with dirty boxing inside. For her part, Paprocki returned fire as best she could while stuck against the cage, and the two remained upright.

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