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Dana White's Contender Series Season 7 Week 6 Betting Preview: Eduardo Neves vs. Jhonata Diniz

September 12, 2023


Eduardo Neves and Jhonata Diniz are set to demonstrate their talents during the highly anticipated week six of Dana White's Contender Series. These two formidable heavyweights promise an exciting spectacle, making it a standout betting opportunity.


  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Tuesday August 22, 2023

  • Main Card: 8:00 PM ET

  • Watch on: ESPN+

Eduardo Neves Betting Preview

Neves is currently on a two-fight win streak coming into this matchup, which was a first round TKO against Hyago Silva back in March of this year at Legacy Fighting Alliance 154. His two recent wins were after his first career loss, which was a battle in DWCS.

Looking at his seven wins so far, they are all knockouts. Four of those seven have occurred in the first round and his only defeat was by submission. 

“Bbzao” has primarily battled with LFA, where he has a 3-0 record against solid competition. As long as the fight does not go to the ground, he seems to have an advantage.

Neves is currently ranked as the fifth best heavyweight fighter out of Brazil. This will be interesting to see these two competing with their rankings on the line.

Jhonata Diniz Betting Preview

Diniz is undefeated through five professional bouts so far in his career. His recent success was a first round TKO against Rodrigo Duarte back at Imortal FC 12 in March earlier this year.

Within those five wins on his resume, all of them have come by knockout. In addition, each knockout has ended within the first round.

While he has five MMA bouts under his belt, he has a background in kickboxing that is the foundation of his fighting style. In MMA, he has bounced around different fighting organizations with only two fights repeating at the Imortal FC promotion.

Diniz is currently ranked as the 22nd best professional experience from Brazil. This is a perfect time to show his MMA skills and to progress in his career.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline odds from MyBookie shows that Jhonata Diniz is a slight favorite to win this showdown. Both fighters stack up well on paper, indicating this could be a close battle.


  • Eduardo Neves: +124

  • Jhonata Diniz: -160

This fight will be close if the two happen to make it to a decision. All it will take is one good clip to knock one of them out.

They both seem to have the power to end a fight early. Diniz has looked great in his MMA fights, but has struggled in some of his kickboxing matches. Overall, Neves has slightly more experience in MMA and could make the difference in this fight.

Spooky Express Pick: Take Eduardo Neves to Win at +124