Smyth, 24, is the godson of Rashad Evans. Smyth (9-1-0) quadrates off tonighttime in Las Vegas against Brok Weaver (12-4-0).
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WILLIAMSTON — A 2013 Williamston High School postgraduate will get his accidental Tuesday nighttime in Las Vegas to show the global he belongs in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Devin Smyth, 24, with a 9-1-0 record, will quadrate off against Brok Weaver (12-4-0) in UFC President Dana White's Contender Series. The fighting is one of five anticipated to be message live protrusive at 8 p.m. on ESPN+ from UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The Contender Series showcases mixed soldierly arts' top prospects. Those who win their fightings have a accidental to earn a UFC roll spot.
"I've been dream astir this for a long time," Smyth told the State Journal on Tuesday afternoon. "But I'm not active to be satisfied."
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Smyth said he's the godson of Rashad Evans, a UFC legend who wrestled for Michigan State University. He met Evans several years ago at a wrestling camp held on campus.
"He would come in there and help the kids," Smyth said of Evans. "He and I just clicked."
Smyth is 5-foot-9 and nicknamed "The Prodigy." Smyth said that he weighs 171 pounds.
Weaver, 27, listed at 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, hails from McIntosh, Alabama. He is searching for his seventh straight victory, according to the UFC's website.
The website indicates Weaver has compiled eight wins in his last nine appearances.
So far this season, 23 mixed soldierly arts fightingers in the Contender Series have earned contracts, matching the total number of UFC contracts awarded throughout the series' previous season, according to the UFC's website.
During the inaugural season, 16 athletes earned UFC contracts.
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Eric Lacy is a reporter for the Lansing State Journal. Contact him at 517-377-1206 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @EricLacy.
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