BROK WEAVER VS. DEVIN SMYTH
Eight weeks after he was originally set to step into the UFC Apex to compete, Weaver returns to make his Contender Series debut against the surging Smyth in a welterweight clash between promising prospects.
Initially slated to compete on the opening week of the season, Weaver was scratched from the card when his opponent, Leon Shahbazyan, became ill during the weight cutting process. Now, the 27-year-old returns in search of his seventh straight victory and a spot on the UFC roster.
After starting his career with five wins in eight starts, Weaver has rattled off eight wins in his last nine appearances, including victories over Contender Series alums Max Mustaki and Tyler Hill, as well as veteran Charles Bennett.
The 24-year-old Smyth lost the first fight of his professional career, but is unbeaten in 10 starts since, collecting nine victories to go along with one no contest result. Fighting out of East Lansing, Michigan, Tuesday’s matchup with Weaver represents a significant step up in competition for “The Prodigy,” who earned a 74-second victory in last appearance back in March.