Dana White’s Contender Series is back for another run.
The UFC’s prospect showcase returns for a seventh season on Aug. 8, with a card headlined by middleweights Cesar Almeida (3-0) and Lucas Fernando (9-1). Almeida is an accomplished kickboxer who is yet to lose in his MMA career, while Fernando recently won a vacant Legacy Fighting Alliance title.
Season 7 of DWCS airs live on ESPN+, with the first two episodes at 7 p.m. ET and the remainder of the season at 8 p.m. ET.
The Contender Series has seen UFC President Dana White award contracts to a number of notable names since it began in 2017, including UFC light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill, top bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley, and blue-chip middleweight prospect Bo Nickal.
See the full lineup for the DWCS Season 7 premiere below.
Middleweight: Cesar Almeida vs. Lucas Fernando
Lightweight: Tom Nolan vs. Bogdan Grad
Heavyweight: Kevin Szaflarski vs. Caio Machado
Bantamweight: Payton Talbott vs. Junior Cortez
Flyweight: Rickson Zenidim vs. Kevin Borjas