Dana White’s Contender Series 53 took place September 6, 2022 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
• Rodolfo Bellato vs. Vitor Petrino: Vitor Petrino def. Rodolfo Bellato via KO (punches) at 3:36 of Round 2.
• Gabriel Bonfim vs. Trey Waters: Gabriel Bonfim def. Trey Waters via submission (Von Flue choke) at 4:13 of Round 1.
• Jimmy Lawson vs. Karl Williams: Karl Williams def. Jimmy Lawson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
• Ismael Bonfim vs. Nariman Abbasov: Ismael Bonfim def. Nariman Abbasov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
• Tereza Bleda vs. Nayara Maia: Tereza Bleda def. Nayara Maia via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26).