Four seasons after his Dana White’s Contender Series debut, Carlos Candelario will step into the cage in entrance of the UFC president for the second time.
At DWCS 37, Candelario (8-0) will exchange Vinicius Salvador to tackle LFA flyweight champion Victor Altamirano (9-1) on the five-fight card. The occasion serves because the season 5 premiere and takes place on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Two individuals with data of the matchup not too long ago knowledgeable MMA Junkie of the change however requested to stay nameless because the promotion has but to make an official announcement.
Candelario, 30, made a triumphant return from a four-year absence when he defeated Miguel Restrepo through unanimous choice at CES 63 on Aug. 6. The battle was his first since his look on Dana White’s Contender Series, Season 1 in 2017 when he defeated Ronaldo Candido through unanimous choice. In that battle, Candelario didn’t earn a UFC deal and he suffered a knee damage that knocked him out of motion for fairly a while.
Mexico’s Altamirano, 30, received the vacant LFA flyweight championship in February when he defeated DWCS alumnus Nate Smith through unanimous choice. The victory prolonged his successful streak to a few.
With the change, the DWCS 37 lineup contains:
- Azamat Murzakanov vs. Matheus Scheffel
- Khusein Askhabov vs. Joanderson Brito
- Victor Altamirano vs. Carlos Candelario
- Leonardo Damiani vs. A.J. Fletcher
- Lukasz Brzeski vs. Lorenzo Hood