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DWCS Season 5: Candelario Punches Ticket Back to Vegas Following Win at CES 63

Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer"

New Britain, Connecticut Flyweight Carlos "The Cannon" Candelario (8-0, Underdog MMA) ended a 4 year hiatus from competition earlier this month in Springfield, Massachusetts with a dominant Unanimous Decision victory over Miguel Restrepo (5-5-1) at CES 63. Candelario not only answered questions about his health; following an ACL tear in his Contender Series bout with Ronaldo Candido in 2017, but also answered any questions about his ever evolving prospect status, shutting out Restrepo over three dominant rounds in the CES 63 Co-Main event live on UFC Fightpass. It wasn't long after the Decision was rendered at CES 63 that Candelario would receive the call back to the Vegas desert, as he looks to capitalize on a second chance to fight in front of UFC brass at the UFC's Apex in Las Vegas tonight on Season 5 of the Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series.