Dana White’s Contender Series 2022 - Season Six Week Two - Odds, Predictions, Picks

Written by: Jean Marc Valente
Updated October 14, 2022
6 min read
  • UFC president Dana White frustrated by week one performances
  • Smotritski returns to the show for a second chance at a UFC contract
  • Undefeated Heavyweight Waldo Cortes-Acosta opens as biggest favourite on the card at -400
  • Someone’s 0 has got to go as Marshall and Matthews put undefeated streaks on the line in the featherweight fight.

Dana Whites Contender Series 2022 Season Six Week Two 2 8 2022

DWCS – Season Six – Week 2 Fight Card

Charlie Campbell vs Chris Duncan – Lightweight Bout

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Charlie “The Cannibal” Campbell TALE OF THE TAPE Chris “The Problem” Duncan
27 Age 29
6‘0“ (183cm) Height 5‘10“ (178cm)
72.0” (183cm) Reach 71.5” (182cm)
United States Nation Scotland
Longo and Weidman MMA Team MXP Fitness
6-1-0 Record 8-1-0
5 Wins Current Streak 1 Win


Odds +130


Charlie Campbell enters this bout riding a five fight winning streak which he put together on the regional scene fighting at promotions such as Bellator and CFFC.

He has displayed vicious leg kicks on more than one occasion and even won two of his professional MMA fights by leg kick TKO.

Campbell has faced a decent level of competition throughout his career so far, but It was his first round knockout win over Guillerme dos Santos at CFFC that earned him this shot at a UFC contract.

Campbell’s opponent, Scottish lightweight fighter Chris Duncan, makes his second appearance on the contender series after falling short on his first fight one the show.

He was finished in the second round of his contender series fight against Viacheslav Borschev who knocked him out with a left hook.

Campbell was an undefeated pro leading up to that fight, and even won the following fight at UFL 8 where he defeated Jonathan Carlos by unanimous decision.

For the most part, these two guys are fight finishers with an appetite for knockouts so this fight will most likely take place within striking range.

Our Pick

Charlie Campbell to win by KO/TKO/DQ in round one

Shannon Ross vs Vinicius Salvador – Flyweight Bout

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Shannon “The Turkish Delight” Ross TALE OF THE TAPE Vinicius “Fenomeno” Salvador
33 Age
5‘6“ (168cm) Height
Australia Nation Brazil
Platinum Boxing Club Team Ribas Family
13-5-0 Record 13-4-0
1 Win Current Streak 3 Wins


Odds +185


Shannon Ross is a veteran of the sport and has been competing in pro MMA fights since way back in 2010, starting off on the regional scene in Australia.

He has several knockout and decision wins on his record and prefers to keep the fight on the feet whenever possible.

His most recent fight was two years ago on the main card of UAE warriors: 14 where he defeated Donavon Frelow by unanimous decision.

His opponent, Vinicius Salvador has an almost identical level of experience in mixed martial arts competition and has competed on the regional scene in Brazil since 2014.

Salvador utilizes a combination of kickboxing and muay thai to break his opponents down in search of a knockout finish.

Both of these fighters have lost by submission so expect them both to be reluctant to take things to the ground.

Our Pick

Vinicius “Fenomeno” Salvador to win by KO/TKO/DQ in round three

Francis Marshall vs Connor Matthews – Featherweight Bout

Francis Marshall TALE OF THE TAPE Connor “The Controller” Matthews
23 Age 30
5‘9“ (175cm) Height 5‘8“ (173cm)
Reach 71.0” (180cm)
United States Nation United States
Pellegrino Mixed Martial Arts Team Lauzon Mixed Martial Arts
5-0-0 Record 5-0-0
10 Wins Current Streak 6 Wins


Odds +100


Both fighters enter the UFC’s apex with undefeated records on the line and are both up against their toughest respective opponents to date.

Francis Marshall has a couple of knockouts on his amateur record but four of his five pro wins came by way of rear naked choke, alongside a single unanimous decision win.

Connor Matthews is also a master of the rear naked choke and has finished the last three of his five opponents with the Brazilian jiu jitsu submission.

With both fighters specialising in submissions, they may cancel each other out in the grappling department and end up having a wild scrap on the feet.

Our Pick

Francis Marshall to win by submission in round two

Waldo Cortes-Acosta vs Danilo Suzart – Heavyweight Bout

Waldo Cortes-Acosta TALE OF THE TAPE Danilo “Dan” Suzart
30 Age 31
6‘4“ (193cm) Height 6‘0“ (183cm)
80.0” (203cm) Reach
Dominican Republic Nation Brazil
Ultimate Kombat Fitness Team LIFE MMA
6-0-0 Record 9-1-0
8 Wins Current Streak 3 Wins


Odds +310


Yet another potential barn burner lined up here in the second fight of the night between a Dominican boxing specialist in Waldo Cortes-Acosta, and Danilo Suzart, a Brazilian powerhouse notorious for first round finishes.

Cortes-Acosta started off his MMA career on the regional scene in south america before recently having a two fight knockout streak on LFA.

Danilo Suzart is currently on a good run of form after bouncing back from a majority decision loss back in 2019, and his current three fight winning streak includes two first round knockouts as well as a decision win.

Both of these fighters like to keep things on the feet so expect a knockout when these two heavyweights collide on Tuesday night.

Our Pick

Waldo Cortes-Acosta to win by KO/TKO/DQ in round one

Billy Goff vs Shimon Smotritski – Welterweight Bout

Billy Goff TALE OF THE TAPE Shimon “Assassin” Smotritski
24 Age 21
5‘10“ (178cm) Height 6‘2“ (187cm)
72.0” (183cm) Reach 74.0” (188cm)
United States Nation Israel
Dexter MMA Team Teampact Holon
7-2-0 Record 8-1-0
5 Wins Current Streak 1 Win


Odds +160


To start off the event we have a matchup between yet another pair of skilled strikers with several finishes recorded on their pro MMA resume.

Billy Goff won his last three fights by TKO and will likely be looking for more of the same in this, the most important fight of his career.

Shimon “Assassin” Smotriski recently earned a second round ground and pound win over William Macario at RCC 10.

This is Smotriski’s second shot at a UFC contract since losing to Mike Mallot by first round guillotine choke submission on the contender series last year.

Our Pick

Billy Goff to win by KO/TKO/DQ in round two

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DWCS  2022 – Season 6, Week 2 Information
Event Dana Whites Contender Series – Season 6, Week 2
Location UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Date / Time Tuesday 2nd August – 7pm ET
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