Dana White’s Contender Series wrapped up its fifth season on Tuesday at the UFC Apex with a five-fight card that resulted in two fighters being awarded UFC contracts.
In the fight card’s main event, lightweight Maheshate defeated Achilles Estremadura by unanimous decision after facing adversity early in the fight. With the win, the 21-year old Chinese fighter earned a shot in the UFC.
Only one other contract was handed out on Tuesday. Welterweight Yohan Lainesse scored a first-round knockout over Justin Burlinson and punched his ticket to the UFC.
UFC president Dana White announced the contract winners following the event. Watch the video below.
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Dana White’s Contender Series Seasons 5, Week 10 Results:
- Maheshate def. Achilles Estremadura by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Yohan Lainesse def. Justin Burlinson by knockout (punches) at 1:37, R1
- Erisson Ferreira de Silva def. Qiu Lun by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Jonas Bilharinho def. Canaan Kawaihae by TKO (spinning wheel kick) at 4:00, R2
- Juan Puerta def. Shang Zhifa by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)