Week 8 of Dana White’s Challenger Season 6 it was once again a family affair, although this time there were no siblings competing in the event.
Instead, DWCS 54 (for those counting) featured Farid Basharat, an undefeated bantamweight prospect and brother of Javid Basharat, who earned his way to the UFC last season.
Javid, like his brother, was undefeated and won his UFC debut earlier this year. With Javid fighting this weekend at UFC Vegas 60, it’s been a big week for the Afghan brothers, with Farid getting the chance to start things off on the right foot on Tuesday.
Farid was expected to compete earlier this year and even took part in his battle with Willian Souza. Unfortunately, Souza missed weight badly and the fight did not go ahead, leading to Basharat being booked for a fight this week against Allan Begosso.
Begoso, an LFA veteran, managed just one win in July.
Dana White’s Contender Series 54 weigh-ins take place Monday in Las Vegas. Full results can be found below.
Dana White’s Contender Series Season 6 Week 8 Weigh-In Results
Lightweight: Alan Begoso vs Farid Basharat
Middle category: Ikram Aliskerov vs. Mario Sousa
A cure: Trevor Peek vs. Malik Lewis
Women’s Lightweight: Bruna Brazil vs. Marnick Mann
Lightweight: Brandon Lewis vs. Daniel Marcos