Dana White’s Contender Series 43: Best photos from Las Vegas

Check out these photos from Dana White’s Contender Series 43 from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, which featured a bantamweight bout between Reyes Cortez and Christian Rodriguez. (Photos courtesy of UFC/Josh Hedges) (Gallery updated throughout the event)

Maria Silva Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Maria Silva prepares to fight Kathryn Paprocki in a strawweight…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Maria Silva prepares to fight Kathryn Paprocki in a strawweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Kathryn Paprocki Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Kathryn Paprocki prepares to fight Maria Silva in a strawweight…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Kathryn Paprocki prepares to fight Maria Silva in a strawweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Kathryn Paprocki vs. Maria Silva – Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: (R-L) Maria Silva punches Kathryn Paprocki in a strawweight fight…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: (R-L) Maria Silva punches Kathryn Paprocki in a strawweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Kathryn Paprocki vs. Maria Silva – Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: (L-R) Maria Silva punches Kathryn Paprocki in a strawweight fight…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: (L-R) Maria Silva punches Kathryn Paprocki in a strawweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Maria Silva Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Maria Silva reacts after her victory over Kathryn Paprocki in…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Maria Silva reacts after her victory over Kathryn Paprocki in a strawweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Viacheslav Borshchev Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Viacheslav Borshchev prepares to fight Chris Duncan in a lightweight…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Viacheslav Borshchev prepares to fight Chris Duncan in a lightweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Chris Duncan Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Chris Duncan prepares to fight Viacheslav Borshchev in a lightweight…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Chris Duncan prepares to fight Viacheslav Borshchev in a lightweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Viacheslav Borshchev vs. Chris Duncan – Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: (R-L) Viacheslav Borshchev knocks out Chris Duncan in a lightweight…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: (R-L) Viacheslav Borshchev knocks out Chris Duncan in a lightweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Viacheslav Borshchev vs. Chris Duncan – Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: (L-R) Viacheslav Borshchev knocks out Chris Duncan in a lightweight…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: (L-R) Viacheslav Borshchev knocks out Chris Duncan in a lightweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Viacheslav Borshchev Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Viacheslav Borshchev reacts after his knockout victory over Chris Duncan…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Viacheslav Borshchev reacts after his knockout victory over Chris Duncan in a lightweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Jake Hadley Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Jake Hadley prepares to fight Mitch Raposo in a flyweight…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Jake Hadley prepares to fight Mitch Raposo in a flyweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Mitch Raposo Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Mitch Raposo prepares to fight Jake Hadley in a flyweight…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Mitch Raposo prepares to fight Jake Hadley in a flyweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Jake Hadley vs. Mitch Raposo – Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: (L-R) Jake Hadley punches Mitch Raposo in a flyweight fight…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: (L-R) Jake Hadley punches Mitch Raposo in a flyweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Jake Hadley vs. Mitch Raposo – Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Jake Hadley secures a rear choke submission against Mitch Raposo…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Jake Hadley secures a rear choke submission against Mitch Raposo in a flyweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Jake Hadley Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Jake Hadley reacts after his submission victory over Mitch Raposo…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Jake Hadley reacts after his submission victory over Mitch Raposo in a flyweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Martin Buday Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Martin Buday prepares to fight Lorenzo Hood in a heavyweight…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Martin Buday prepares to fight Lorenzo Hood in a heavyweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Lorenzo Hood Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Lorenzo Hood prepares to fight Martin Buday in a heavyweight…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Lorenzo Hood prepares to fight Martin Buday in a heavyweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Lorenzo Hood vs. Martin Buday – Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: (R-L) Martin Buday punches Lorenzo Hood in a heavyweight fight…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: (R-L) Martin Buday punches Lorenzo Hood in a heavyweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Lorenzo Hood vs. Martin Buday – Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Martin Buday elbows Lorenzo Hood in a heavyweight fight during…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Martin Buday elbows Lorenzo Hood in a heavyweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Martin Buday Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Martin Buday reacts after his victory over Lorenzo Hood in…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Martin Buday reacts after his victory over Lorenzo Hood in a heavyweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Christian Rodriguez Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Christian Rodriguez prepares to fight Reyes Cortez in a bantamweight…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Christian Rodriguez prepares to fight Reyes Cortez in a bantamweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Reyes Cortez Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Reyes Cortez prepares to fight Christian Rodriguez in a bantamweight…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Reyes Cortez prepares to fight Christian Rodriguez in a bantamweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Reyes Cortez vs. Christian Rodriguez – Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: (R-L) Christian Rodriguez punches Reyes Cortez in a bantamweight fight…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: (R-L) Christian Rodriguez punches Reyes Cortez in a bantamweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Reyes Cortez vs. Christian Rodriguez – Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: (R-L) Christian Rodriguez punches Reyes Cortez in a bantamweight fight…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: (R-L) Christian Rodriguez punches Reyes Cortez in a bantamweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Reyes Cortez vs. Christian Rodriguez – Dana White’s Contender Series 43

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Christian Rodriguez reacts after his victory over Reyes Cortez in…

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 12: Christian Rodriguez reacts after his victory over Reyes Cortez in a bantamweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five, week seven at UFC APEX on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

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