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All 5 Superstars Who Earned Their UFC Contract September 2023: Names, Age, Height

8 months ago By Sports Desk

In the high-stakes world of mixed martial arts, earning a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a dream come true for many aspiring fighters. Dana White’s Contender Series serves as a proving ground where fighters showcase their skills and make a compelling case for their spot on the prestigious UFC roster. The September 2023 edition of Dana White’s Contender Series witnessed five exceptional talents earning their UFC contracts, each with their own unique attributes and backgrounds. Let’s take a closer look at these rising superstars.

1. Dione Barbosa

Age: 31

Height:5’6″ (167.64 cm)

Weight Class: Flyweight (125 lbs/56.7 kg)

Dione Barbosa, a Brazilian Olympian, displayed her ground dominance with a submission victory via armbar at 4:35 of the first round. This win extended her winning streak to three, showcasing her potential in the flyweight division.

2. Jean Silva

Age: 26

Height:5’7″ (170.18 cm)

Weight Class: Featherweight (65 kg)

Jean Silva, representing Brazil, secured a unanimous decision victory (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) against Kevin Vallejos. His power and experience proved too much for his opponent, adding to the Fighting Nerds’ successful run in the series.

3. Dylan Budka

Age: 23

Height: 5’11” (180.34 cm)

**Weight Class:** Middleweight (185 lbs/83.91 kg)

Middleweight contender Dylan Budka triumphed via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) against Chad Hanekom. While the fight was contested in close quarters, Budka’s short-notice replacement from Ohio displayed effective bursts throughout the match.

4. Serhiy Sidey

Age: 27

Height:  5’10” (177.8 cm)

Weight Class: Bantamweight (61 kg)

Ukraine’s Serhiy Sidey showcased his striking prowess with a first-round TKO victory over Ramon Taveras. With a record of 10-1 and a six-fight winning streak, Sidey is a top prospect in the bantamweight division.

5. Brendson Ribeiro

Age: 27

Height: 6’3″ (190.5 cm)

Weight Class:  Light Heavyweight (203 lbs/92.08 kg)

In an explosive matchup between Brazilian light heavyweights, Brendson Ribeiro emerged victorious with a TKO via strikes at 3:47 of the first round. Ribeiro’s win extended his winning streak to three, solidifying his presence in the light heavyweight division.

These five fighters have proven their mettle on Dana White’s Contender Series, earning their coveted UFC contracts. As they transition to the Octagon, fans can anticipate thrilling performances and potential title contention from these promising superstars. The future of the UFC looks brighter with the addition of these talented athletes.

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