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Someone should have told Willian
Souza Guadalupe
that his fight was scheduled at bantamweight,
not featherweight.

Four fights remain on the first jaunt of
Dana White’s Contender Series
in 2022. The event, titled

DWCS 2022: Week 1
, held its weigh-ins on Monday with one
surprising result. While nine fighters hit their proper marks, and
a light heavyweight came in at 201 pounds, Souza tipped the scales
at 146 pounds for his bantamweight bout with Farid
Basharat
(136). The official 10-pound weight miss stands as the
highest in the short history of DWCS, surpassing Victor
Reyna
‘s seven-pound blunder during the 2019 season. As a
result, the Nevada Athletic Commission has scratched that fight
from the event’s lineup.

The featured bout of the evening will still remain as a
middleweight clash between Osman Diaz
(7-1) and Joseph
Pyfer
(8-2). Weighing 186 pounds, Diaz comes into this main
event pairing on a five-fight finish streak mostly under the
Bellator
MMA
and
Legacy Fighting Alliance
banners, needing no more than 6:54 of
a fight to record a stoppage in this run. His opponent Pyfer will
be hoping to for his second chance to make a first impression, as
he appeared on the 2020 season of DWCS and injured his elbow
against Dustin
Stoltzfus
. Since then, “Bodybagz” and his 87% finish rate –
lower than Diaz’ at a perfect 100% – rebounded from that setback by
flattening Austin
Trotman
at a 2021
Cage Fury Fighting Championships
show. Pyfer hit the scales at
an even 185 pounds on his end.

DWCS 2022, Week 1 Weigh-in Results:

Osman
Diaz
(186) vs. Joseph
Pyfer
(185)
Farid
Basharat
(136) vs. Willian
Souza Guadalupe
(146)*
Anton
Turkalj
(205) vs. Acacio
dos Santos
(201)
Dennis
Buzukja
(146) vs. Kaleio
Romero
(146)
Alessandro
Costa
(126) vs. Andres Luna
(126)

* Souza missed weight by 10 pounds and his fight has been
canceled.


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