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DWCS week 5: Eduardo Neves is the fighter to watch

The undefeated knockout artist Eduardo Neves is one fighter to keep an eye on during DWCS week 5.

Dana White’s Contender Series returns on Tuesday, Aug. 23, for another night of action. 10 fighters vying for a shot at a highly coveted UFC contract will battle inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV.

One fighter to keep an eye on is the undefeated Brazilian knockout artist Eduardo “Bbzão” Jose Neves (5-0). Hailing from João Pessoa, Paraíba, this 22-year-old heavyweight’s five wins all come by way of knockout. He is a considerable favorite for DWCS week 5’s headlining fight at -285.

Although his opponent Michael Parkin (5-0) has an identical resume with five knockouts, there is a stark contrast in the level of opposition each man has faced. Neves’ combined opponent record is a solid 12-5, with three of five fighters being undefeated. On the other hand, Parkin has never faced a single fighter with a winning record. Parkin’s combined opponent record is a lopsided 18-46.

Out of his five professional wins, three of Neves’ opponents were undefeated before their fight

Neves’ last two fights have been in the LFA, where he knocked out both of his opponents just one minute into the first round. Those stellar performances have garnered attention among fans, fighters, and coaches while boosting him up the rankings to become Tapology‘s No. 30-ranked Brazilian heavyweight.

Although the numbers are on Neves’ side, in the 265-pound division, one punch or kick can end it all. Both Neves and Parkin have proven their knockout power in all of their MMA fights, and the DWCS week 5 headliner should be no different.

Other matchups for DWCS week 5 include strawweights Denise Gomes vs. Rayanne Amanda, bantamweights Josh Wang-Kim vs. Cameron Saaiman, flyweights Erisson Ferreira vs. Jesus Santos Aguilar, and welterweights Amiran Gogoladze vs. Darrius Flowers.

Dana White’s Contender Series takes place on Tuesday nights from the UFC APEX and can be watched on ESPN+ live. Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your results and highlights.

 

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