DWCS week 7: Vitor Petrino vs. Rodolfo Bellato official weigh-in results.
Dana White’s Contender Series rolls into week 7 on Monday, Sept. 5, with the fighters stepping on the scale hoping for a fourth consecutive week of five contract winners.
Last week saw five more contracts earned with four stoppages. On Tuesday night, 10 hungry contenders, including two highly-touted Brazilian brothers, look to keep the momentum going.
The feature fight of the night is a light heavyweight rematch between Brazils Rodolfo Bellato (8-1) and Vitor Petrino (6-0). Bellato is on a three-fight win streak, all by stoppage since his lone loss to Petrino. The undefeated Petrino has been a bit busier since winning five fights, with only one going to the scorecards. The rematch carries much more than revenge or bragging rights; a UFC contract is on the line.
The card starts with a women’s flyweight battle between unbeaten fighters Tereza Bledá (5-0) and Nayara Maia (7-0-1). Bledá is Tapology’s No. 3 ranked woman pound for pound in Eastern Europe. In comparison, Maia is Tapology’s top-ranked woman in Latin America, pound for pound.
Sandwiched between the Bonfim brothers is a heavyweight bout between Jimmy Lawson (4-1) and Kevin Szaflarski(11-1). Lawson, the former Penn St. wrestler, has finished all four wins with strikes. Poland’s Szaflarski has won 11 fights in a row, last losing in 2015.
Two Brazilians, Gabriel and Ismael Bonfim, will look to become the next pair of brothers in the UFC. First, the older brother Ismael Bonfim (17-3) faces off against Nariman Abbasov (28-3) at lightweight. Bonfim, Tapology’s No. 2 ranked Brazilian lightweight, hasn’t lost since 2014 at the hands of Renato Moicano. Abbasov is Tapology’s top-ranked Russian lightweight and welterweight and is on a 13-fight win streak.
The younger Bonfim brother, Gabriel (12-0), battles Trey Waters (6-0) at welterweight. The undefeated Bonfim, Tapology’s No. 9 ranked Brazilian welterweight, has never seen the judge’s scorecards. Waters has only needed the judges once in six contests, so don’t leave your seats during this one.
DWCS week 7 official weigh-in results
- Light heavyweight: Rodolfo Bellato () vs. Vitor Petrino ()
- Welterweight: Gabriel Bonfim () vs. Trey Waters ()
- Heavyweight: Jimmy Lawson () vs. Kevin Szaflarski ()
- Lightweight: Ismael Bonfim () vs. Nariman Abbasov ()
- Flyweight: Tereza Bledá () vs. Nayara Maia ()