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Accomplished Fall River MMA fighter setting his sights on UFC contract as part of Contender Series



A Fall River man is continuing to try and achieve his dream of netting a UFC deal with a scheduled fight where the UFC head will be handing out contracts in its Contender Series.

Mitch Raposo, who fights out of the Regiment Training Center, is 9-1, 25 years old, and a graduate from Durfee High School. Mitch started training at 12 years old and has won multiple championships in kickboxing, wrestling, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. At 18 he started fighting in MMA where he won the Cage Titans Flyweight Championship on April 14, 2018.

According to ESPN, “in 2017, the UFC launched Dana White’s Contender Series in order to find talent to add to its roster.” The promotion has awarded over 120 fighter contracts.

Raposo is no stranger to the Contender Series as his lone loss came against undefeated Jake Hadley in the 2021 season. He has also previously fought in the UFC series The Return of The Ultimate Fighter®

The Contender Series 2024 is set to begin on August 13 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, according to Tapology.

Fall River’s Yorgan de Castro secured his UFC contract in the Contender Series in 2019.

All of the fights will take place on ESPN+ starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.



  1. Big fan

    May 9, 2024 at 10:20 pm

    Wow. Quite a record! Good luck 👍🏻

  2. Keith

    May 10, 2024 at 2:57 am

    Go get them all go Fall River

  3. Keith

    May 11, 2024 at 10:59 am

    Representing Fall River good luck Mitch Raposa

  4. Thomas

    May 12, 2024 at 11:02 am

    Go get that contract Mitch 👍

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