Dana White’s Contender Series: Next Level is a brand new series that documents the life of a UFC contract winner through their first fight in the UFC. You can watch Episode 1 in the video above.
The series features DWCS season 5 winner, CJ Vergara (9-2-1) fighting out of San Antonio, Texas, who finished his opponent with a first-round KO. He will now have the opportunity to step into the Octagon and face Ode Osbourne (9-4) fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
UFC 268: Usman vs Covington 2 will take place Saturday, Nov. 6 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, N.Y. All bouts will be simulcast on ESPN+ in English and Spanish beginning at 6:15 p.m. ET/3:15 p.m. PT with the ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass prelims. The prelims will continue exclusively on ESPNews, ESPN Deportes & ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT followed by the ESPN+ Pay-Per-View main card that will kick off at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
UFC 268 Fight Card: Usman vs. Covington 2:
Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET
- Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington – for vacant welterweight title
- Rose Namajunas vs. Zhang Weili – for women’s strawweight title
- Michael Chandler vs. Justin Gaethje
- Shane Burgos vs. Billy Quarantillo
- Frankie Edgar vs. Marlon Vera
ESPNews, ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET
- Andreas Michailidis vs. Alex Pereira
- Bobby Green vs. Al Iaquinta
- Chris Curtis vs. Phil Hawes
- Nassourdine Imavov vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET
- Ian Garry vs. Jordan Williams
- Chris Barnett vs. Gian Villante
- John Allan vs. Dustin Jacoby
- Melsik Baghdasaryan vs. Bruno Souza
- Ode Osbourne vs. CJ Vergara
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