Weightings for Dana White’s Contender Series Season 6 Week 7 were an orchestrated affair that took place just minutes before Monday’s weigh-in window in Las Vegas.
The story of the card may be the presence of Gabriel and Ismael Bonfim, a pair of highly touted Brazilian brothers who ply their trade under the Legacy Fighting Alliance banner. Welterweight Gabriel is undefeated at 12-0 while lightweight Ismael is 17-3, both more than deserving of success in the UFC.
The promotion, and MMA in general, has a long history of fighting family ties, from the Gracie family, to the Diaz brothers, to Dan and Jim Miller, to the Lauzons and the Shevchenko sisters. Earlier this year, Mohammed Usman joined brother Kamaru in the promotion via The best fighter; previously on the Contender Series, Louis and Orion Cosce earned their way into the UFC on the show.
The Bonfim brothers will look like the next sibling group to hit the big show.
Also on this week’s episode, Jimmy Lawson will have a 30 pound advantage over heavyweight opponent Carl Williams.
Complete results from Monday’s Dana White’s Contender Series 53 weigh-ins can be found below.
Dana White’s Contender Series Season 6 Week 7 Weigh-in Results
Light Heavyweight: Rodolfo Bellato (205) vs. Vitor Petrino (203.5)
Welterweight: Gabriel Bonfime (170) vs. Trey Waters (170.5)
Heavyweight: Jimmy Lawson (263) vs. Carl Williams (233)
Lightweight: Ismael Bonfim (156) vs. Nariman Abbasov (156)
Women’s flyweight: Teresa Bleda (125.5) vs. Nayara Maya (126)