9-4 record at 30 years old, #1 Bantamweight Prospect from California. Affiliated with 10 planet Jiu-Jitsu and trains at Saekson’s Muay Thai.
Former California Xtreme Fighting Championship Bantamweight Champion. Taking advantage of his jiu-jitsu skills from 10th planet by defeating Willie Gates, Chris Beal, Steve Ramirez.
Heading over to Russia, Fighting against Yuri Chobuka(10-1 Ukraine Bantamweight).
Now facing Ricardo Dias, Kings MMA product with a 9-4 record. Winning streak with Legacy Fighting Alliance definitely can lead to a contract signing with Bellator. Age is just a number and he’s in the prime age of 30 years old.
5-0 25 year old prospect from Team Alpha Male. Born in Brazil and growing up in Sacramento.
Fighting in front of LFA fans, Hardcore mma fans is the best way to build your name. Huge win with Legacy Fighting Alliance continues to make him a rising Bantamweight prospect.
Scott Coker and his team signing championship level fighters in 2020 and 2021 from Magomed Magomedov, Corey Anderson, Yoel Romero, Alexander Shabily, Usman Nurmagomedov, Sergio Pettis, Mads Burnell, Brett Johns to name a few fighter.
Bellator deepening there roster year after year. Bellator is in a great spot right now since the Showtime network deal but always can get better signing high level fighters that can be potential champions. Stealing them away from UFC!!
Some of the fighters listed definitely know and some others probably no clue about but awesome.
Roberto Soldic #1 European Welterweight prospect, New King of Croatian MMA. KSW Welterweight Champion which is a incredible accomplishment since KSW is the #1 European MMA promotion.
Soldic is only 26 years old, 18-3 record. Defeating Dez Parker former Cage Warriors fighter, Former EFC Middleweight Champion Driscus Du Plessis, Krystian Kaszubowski 7-0 Welterweight, Michał Materla KSW Middleweight Title Challenger.
Soldic is a beast and deserves to fight for a top MMA promotion.
Signing with Bellator would break the MMA internet. Selling out European arenas, Headlining Bellator events because Soldic can be a superstar for Bellator.
Soldic vs Yaroslav Amosov rematch, Clash of the European killers. Soldic split decision loss to Yaroslav back at Tech Prep in 2016.
I LOVE Rustam Kerimov, One of my favorite MMA fighters right now. One of the best Bantamweights on the planet. Former ACA Bantamweight champion only because he wants to test free agency. Rustam Kerimov is a beast.
Constant pressure start to finish like Petr Yan. Combat Sambo Fighting style.
Wins over Takeya Mizugaki, Russian prospects Oleg Borisov, Andrey Goncharov and a MASTERPIECE win against Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev for the ACA Bantamweight Title. Dominated a Russian killer start to finish.
Bellator NEEDS to sign him right now, Send a matchmaker. Russian spy. Do whatever it takes to sign Rustam Kerimov.
Bellator Bantamweight Division is stacked but can always improve. Dream fights against Sergio Pettis, Juan Archuleta, Brett Johns, Magomed Magomedov, Raufeon Stots.
“Borz” Russian Lightweight Prospect is a future ACA Lightweight Champion, Killing the ACA Lightweight Division since he signed with formely known as ACB back in 2015.
Developing this Russian savage into a future UFC/Bellator Lightweight. Easily one of the best Lightweights in the world with a record of 17-2. He’s an all around powerful talent. Talented grappler, Pin point boxing with heavy hands.
Yusuf Raisov jumped on the scene when he fought MMA veteran Luis Palomino, Defeated Russian prospect Marat Balaev, Brazilian undefeated prospect Carlos Alexandre, Undefeated Lightweight prospect Raimundo Batista.
Defeating talented fighters throughout the world. Now it’s time to defeat Bellator Lightweights. Bellator matches like Goiti Yamaguchi, Myles Jury, Brent Primus. Facing against Top Ten Bellator Lightweights.
Quick run to the Bellator Lightweight Title in 2021.
Salahdine Parnasse one of my favorite fighters to watch. French prodigy at 14-1-1 record at 23 years old. Lost to Daniel Torres for the KSW Featherweight Title. 9 out of 10 times Parnasse won, Lucky shot lead to a knockout. Rematch against Daniel Torrres regaining back his KSW Featherweight Title.
Leading back to the interest of Bellator. Signing with Bellator would be a HUGE DEAL.
Parnasse attracting the European Market as KSW IS HUGE in Europe! Becoming a Bellator superstar. French version of AJ McKee.
Former ACA Featherweight Champion, Next version of Jose Aldo. Prime of his career at 29 years old. Trains at Nova União with Jose Aldo, Eduardo Dantas, Renan Barao.
20-5 record went on a four fight winning streak before losing to Magomedkrasul Khasabulaev for the ACA Featherweight title.
Salman Zhamaldaev, Marat Balaev, Reginaldo Corvão are some of Felipe Froes wins.
Time for a change and no better than signing with Bellator. Competing in the red hot Featherweight Division.
Nkazimulo Zulu” Zulu Boy” former EFC Flyweight champion is one of the best Flyweights in Africa. Main event attraction because of his athleticism and finishing ability.
Zulu boy is 31 years old, Prime of his career dealt with two losses in a row. Losing the EFC Flyweight Title to current Cage Warriors Flyweight Champion Jake Hadley than moving up to Bantamweight, Challenging Faeez Jacobs for the EFC Bantamweight Title.
Finally in the win column after defeating Fafa Dwama at EFC 85 by triangle choke in the second round. Congratulations to Zulu Boy for the win because he’s a talented flyweight who deserves to fight at a MAJOR PROMOTION.
Fighting for Rizin or One Championship would be PERFECT for him. Rizin fans especially fans in Japan WILL Love his personality, Appreciate his fighting style as Asia loves watching the smaller fighters.
Future Rizin matchups between Tatsuki Saomoto, Tenshin Nasukawa, Makoto Takahashi. Rizin doesn’t have a Flyweight Title but Zulu Boy can be second behind the RIZIN superstar Tenshin Nasukawa. Moving up to Bantamweight for a clash against Kai Asakura, Kyoji Horiguchi, Naoki Inoue
One Championship Flyweight Division is definitely rising with Mighty Mouse coming over, Adriano Moraes One Championship Flyweight Champion defeating Demetrious Johnson. Facing Danny Kingad, Yuya Wakamatsu. Facing an abundance of Flyweight talent to face.
One Championship a new face, Attracting the South Africa and Africa market. One Championship can use Extreme Fighting Championship as a feeder league. Zulu Boy can be the STAR for the African Market for One Championship.
Congratulations to Sergio Pettis for winning the Bellator Bantamweight Title, Boxes his way to a win. Showing how much better Pettis moving up to Bantamweight. Pettis is now one of the best Bantamweights in the world after defeating Juan Archuleta(8-2 Bellator record).
“I just stuck to what I know – the basics,” Pettis said. “I stayed true to myself. I didn’t allow his movements to scare my movements. I was more worried about what I was going to do instead of what he was going to do. I was myself tonight. I was trying to flow like water and I feel like I did.”
Following his big bro Anthony Pettis to become a two belt champion, Taking advantage of the cross promotion opportunity to build his brand in Japan.
Sergio Pettis vs Kyoji Horiguchi would be a GREAT FIGHT to watch, I wish it happens 2021 or 2022 but for right now I’d love to see Pettis face off against the second best Bantamweight in the world…. Magomed Magomedov.
Magomedov ONLY fighter to defeat Petr Yan back at ACB 32 than fought Yan at ACB 57 which is a GREAT FIGHT!! Highly recommend watching. Magomed Magomedov easily one of the best Bantamweights in the world.
Undefeated with Bellator so far but needs to fight tougher competition. After two fights with Bellator definitely challenge for the Bellator Bantamweight title. Nothing else to prove!!
“Juan Archuleta and [Sergio] Pettis, they’ve got to fight. I would like to fight with the winner of this fight, or with whoever loses that fight.” That pair face off in May, with Archuleta’s 135lb title on the line.
Sergio Pettis vs Magomed Magomedov would be a great fight to watch, One of the best MMA Bantamweight fights of 2021 no matter what organization. MMA fans can see how good Sergio Pettis since the move to Bantamweight. On the other hand the world FINALLY acknowledges Magomedov and that there’s talent all over the world.
Magomedov defeats Pettis that will earn his respect and Pettis wins he’s a top ten Bantamweight no argument about it. Defeating Juan Archuleta and Magomed Magomedov only fighter to defeat Petr Yan.
Sergio Pettis becoming a star and representing the Bellator Bantamweight division.
“Big thank you to Scott Coker and Bellator for giving me this opportunity, I feel like I was on my way to becoming a champion but didn’t have the time or the star power… ” Sergio Pettis
“Bellator allows me to be myself and put no pressure on me, Allows me to put on these performances.” Sergio Pettis
I’m only a MMA journalist but hope Mike Kogan(Bellator Matchmaker) schedules a bout between Sergio Pettis vs Magomed Magomedov Summer of 2021. Clash of two different worlds and fighting styles!!
Giga Chikadze gained my respect after knocking out Cub Swanson, Chikadze is flying under the radar but after front kick knockout to the liver against the MMA veteran Cub Swanson will help Giga become a fan favorite.
YES, Became a fan of Giga Chikadze.
Giga Chikadze has one of the most underrated winning streaks in the UFC right now, Leading Chikadze to being the 10th ranked UFC Featherweight. Defeating the likes of Omar Morales, Jamall Emmers and the biggest win of his career Cub Swanson.
Training at Kings MMA, Coached by one of the best MMA head coaches…. Rafael Cordeiro. Coached some of the greatest fighters from Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Silva, Shogun Rua and now coaching Giga Chikadze. Future UFC Featherweight Title Challenger in the insanely stacked Featherweight Division.
Perfect match between fighter and student. Successful Glory Kickboxer now successful UFC Fighter
7 Day Turn Around
Giga Chikadze asked for the former Massachusetts Golden Gloves boxer Calvin Kattar or the man who steps into crazy land Max Holloway in his post fight interview.
“I’m a new guy you got to shoot your shot right, I mean you aim for max you don’t get max maybe you get Calvin Kattar.” Giga Chikadze
However doesn’t mind a quick turn around because of the lack of damage. Interested in fighting Jeremy Stephens May 8th or May 15th according to MMAjunkie journalist John Morgan.
Quick turn around the better, Showcasing his skills against a tough as nails Jeremy Stephens. Continuing to build his name with a performance of the night on the UFC Main CHopeard as UFC definitely sees him as a rising star.
” I heard there is no main event next week so it will be pleasure to headline event for me, Next I’m staying in Vegas, I’m not going nowhere. I’m in shape of no injuries. If Dana or Sean Shelby need myself I’m here and I can fight anybody.” Giga Chikadze
Hopefully Giga Chikadze fights soon and takes advantage of the new heat, Spotlight because of the highlight reel knockout. Jeremy Stephens or a top 15 Featherweight will do Giga justice.
Bellator 258 before the fight cancellations was a STACKED CARD with Yoel Romero vs Rumble Johnson, Patchy Mix vs James Gallagher, Lorenz Larkin vs Costello Van Steenis.
Many fight cancellations but Bellator 258 is one of the best Bellator cards in a while. Credit to the Bellator matchmakers for creating this card.
Exciting fights to watch, Future Bellator champions on the prelims. MAN I CAN’T WAIT I’m Genuinely Excited!!
Juan Archuleta vs Sergio Pettis
One of the best Bantamweights of 2021 so far the anticipated bout is happening, Wishing for this fight since Sergio Pettis signed with Bellator.
Juan Archuleta main training partner for TJ Dillshaw, Archuleta respected by TJ Dillashaw. Talks about how much he pushes it in practice, Makes him better. Juan Archuleta current Bellator Bantamweight Champion, Defending his title for the first time against Sergio Pettis.
Archuleta easily one of the best Bantamweights in the world just fights for Bellator so he doesn’t get the respect that he deserves but a win against Sergio Pettis gets the respect.
“He’s a well-rounded, household name that is gonna bring a fight and gonna test me to the limits. I’m excited to go to those limits, push past those limits, and he’s gonna challenge me as a martial artist,” Archuleta said. “He’s a prodigy, he’s been doing it at a young age and now he’s matured and now he’s ready to pick a game plan, stick to it and try to dictate it. And it’s my goal and my game plan to disrupt his rhythm, disrupt his path to a championship and continue on my quest.”
Sergio Pettis defeated Joseph Benavidez, Brandon Moreno, John Moraga in his UFC flyweight career. Signed with Bellator, Moving up to Bantamweight and looking better than ever defeated former CFFC Bantamweight Champion Ricky Bandejas.
“Any time we interact it’s always been love and respect man you know we ain’t got no bad blood towards each other at the end of the day this is business and you know that’s when things get interesting but yeah no bad blood towards each other. At the end of the day this is business and you know that when things get interesting.” Sergio Pettis
Juan Archuleta vs Sergio Pettis is a BANTAMWEIGHT Fight to Watch! Please watch this fight, Watching two talented fighters.
Raufeon Stots vs Josh Jill
Featuring Prelim of Bellator 258, Two Top Ten Bellator Bantamweights facing each other tonight. Both fighters need this fight to get one fight closer to pursuing the Bellator Bantamweight Title.
Raufeon Stots #4th ranked Bellator Bantamweight on a seven fight winning streak, Looking to make it eight fights defeating Josh Hill the former WSOF Bantamweight fighter. Stots a product of Roufusport MMA Academy training with Sergio Pettis, Emmanuel Sanchez on a daily basis.
Before MMA was a Division 2 All-American wrestler at Nebraska-Kearney. Mentored by the current UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman.
“I think Josh Hill is a very tough opponent,” Stots said. “I feel like we are both good at the same things, but I feel like I’m better at those things and better at putting them together.
Josh Hill before Bellator was on Ultimate Fighter Season 18, Defeating Paddy Holohan. Went to WSOF after that and had fights against Marlon Moraes twice. In between World Series of Fighting fought in regional promotions.
“I thought we were going to line up eventually, no matter what,” Hill told MMA Junkie on Wednesday. “He was still on my mind, so I was glad we were matched up. He got a replacement fight and he got the win, so I looked at that, too. I got a little bit more tape, but I’m happy.”
Division One All-American wrestler at Minnesota, Runner up for the Big Ten Championships as a freshman behind Ed Ruth. Bronze Medalist at 174 pounds multiple times in the NCAA Championship.
Now Storley is 11-1, Only loss is to Yaroslav Amosov the new version of Khabib Nurmagomedov as Yaroslav Amosov has a record of 25-0. Storley showed much improvement in this fight. Definitely should’ve held his head high. Losses suck but he went toe to toe with one of the best Welterweights in the world.
Training at Sanford MMA with Gilbert Burns, Vicente Luque, Jason Jackson, Aung La Nsang, Derek Brunson on a daily basis for training partners. Only get better training with these killers every week.
Storley first fight back from the Amosov lost, Facing Team Alpha Male product Omar Hussein. 8-2 record fought for Middle East promotion UAE Warriors.
” I always say I’m going to fight like I’m the number one ranked guy in the world.” Logan Storley
Johnny Elben American Top Team product is 7-0 at 29 years old. Rising Bellator Middleweight Prospect.
“I think I’m going to get a finish. I don’t know which round it is. I’ll stick to the game plan and do what I need to do, and if I get the finish, I get the finish, if not I think I’ll get a unanimous decision.”
Facing Daniel Madrid 18-6 Middleweight at 37 years old. Fought everywhere from Legacy Fighting Alliance, King of the Cage, M1-Challenge.
Daniel Madrid coming here to see if Eblen can win and is capable of becoming a Bellator Middleweight Champion one day. Daniel Madrid can ruin the hype and take advantage of the Bellator opportunity.
Rest of Bellator Fights to Watch
Patricky Pitbull, Older brother of Patricio Pitbull returning to the ring after tearing his ACL in his fight with Tofiq Musaev at Rizin 20. Patricky Pitbull facing Peter Queally in a Lightweight Clash. Pitbull Brothers Gym vs SBG Ireland BEEF happening.
The Lightweight Clash finally happening, Won’t be surprised if there’s pushing and shoving in the aftermath. It’s a good story overall.
Michael “Venom” Page finally facing tough competition in Derek Anderson, #6th Bellator Welterweight. Wins over Patricky Pitbull, Saad Awad and looks to crack Venom Page. Derek Anderson is no slouch as he enters this fight on a three winning streak, 17-3 record.
Lorenz Larkin vs Rafael Carvalho former Bellator Middleweight Champion. Larkin moving down to Welterweight but this will be a fun fight to WATCH. Crazy this fight is on the prelims.
Patchy Mix lost to Juan Archuleta in the Vacant Bellator Bantamweight Title fight but Mix is a grappling wizard. Watching artwork on it’s finest. He’s an all around talent with a 13-1 record. Super excited that Bellator signed him as he was the King of the Cage Bantamweight Champion.
Mix was supposed to fight James Gallagher but replacement fighter is former UFC fighter Albert Morales. Released from UFC than went on to become Lights Out Xtreme Fighting Bantamweight Champion.
Lyoto Machida protégé Weber Almeida is fighting
GREAT Bellator 258 Card
Please watch this CARD from start to finish, Bellator doing a really good job with matches the days of Tito Ortiz, Kimbo Slice, Ken Shamrock is over. Bellator is in a new era under Scott Coker.
Now Bellator can increase there viewership under Showtime.
Dana White Contender Series returning in June, Discovering future stars fighting in front of millions of viewers as they look to sign with UFC.
Sean O’Malley, Geoff Neal, Jim Crute, Edmen Shahbazyan, Brendan Allen all alumni’s of the Dana White Contender Series. Time for the next batch of MMA prospects to sign and fight on the Dana White Contender Series.
Created a Wishlist of MMA fighters UFC should offer an opportunity to fight on the Dana White Contender Series. Impressing Dana White, Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard.
Part 1 of many!!
Andres Quintana Combate Americas Featherweight Champion, Winning the Combate Americas Featherweight Tournament with a 100k prize. Quintana one of the best Featherweight prospects in the United States. Skillful talented crafty fighter with submission wins, Underrated striking.
Quintana last fight was a loss against Bruno Cannetti back at Combate 42. August 23rd, 2019. Long wait to return to the fight game and what better way than fight in front of a whole entire new audience!!
29 years old, 18-3 record. Successful Featherweight prospect, Time to fight on the Dana White Contender Series. Defeated former Dana White Contender Series prospect Alejandro Flores.
Khusein Askhabov INCREDIBLE record of 23-0, WWFC Bantamweight Champion. One of the best Bantamweight prospects in the world. Former Combat Sambo Champion and Karate Champion. Askhabov is a KILLER, Why on earth he isn’t signing with UFC or Bellator is beyond me but hopefully he fights for UFC this year.
First step in fighting for UFC is on the Dana White Contender Series. Facing a high level Bantamweight prospect that can be a FIGHT on the UFC prelims.
Khusein is a high level grappler but can throw the hands when needed. Defeated former Cage Warriors fighter Donovan Desmae.
Oh by the way trains with TWO POWERHOUSE Gyms in American Top Team and Tiger Muay Thai. He’s the next star to come out of both gyms. Learning from current UFC Champions right now as Askhabov on paper is a future UFC champion.
Brazil’s Next Generation of MMA fighters, Leading the charge is Joanderson Brito. Brazil’s #1 Featherweight prospect. 11-2 record at 26 years old. Fusion FC Lightweight Champion defeated a 24-7 Johnny Iwasaki. Later on signing with Legacy Fighting Alliance, Knocking out Jose “Chepe” Mariscal in the first round.
Exciting fighter to watch as Dana White would love his fast pace electric fighting style.
Rustam Kerimov, EASILY one of my favorite MMA fighters in the world. Former ACA Bantamweight Champion only because he wants to test free agency… Sign with UFC. Rustam Kerimov is a WORLD CLASS Bantamweight fighter, Easily one of the best Bantamweights not with UFC.
All-Around special fighter, Pressure kickboxing and takedowns. Dominating opponents from former UFC veteran Takeya Mizugaki. Defeated Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev for the ACA Bantamweight Title in a masterful performance that I’ve watched multiple times. Defeated Team Nogueira prospect Francisco Maciel, Current Top Ten Russian Featherweight Prospect Andrey Goncharov.
Africa’s MMA superstar not signed with UFC is Igeu Kabesa. Remember the name Igeu Kabesa, Believe he’ll be a future UFC title contender. Electrifying, World Class Main event attraction as he’s the EFC Featherweight Champion. Reigning over the EFC Featherweight Division. Igeu Kabesa has star written all over him and we can discover him on Season 5 of the Dana White Contender Series.
List of opponents he defeated is current Bellator fighter Peter Queally, Current UFC fighter Danny Henry who defeated Hakeem Dawodu and Daniel Teymur.
KSW Strawweight Champion with a 8-2 record. One of the best strawweight MMA prospects in Europe. Fought in EFC Worldwide to Venator FC. Split decision loss to Cheyanne Buys at EFC Worldwide 74. Crafty strawweight with balanced all around skills.
Love to see Karolina Wojcik fight on the Dana White Contender Series facing a top Strawweight prospect from the United States.
Taking advantage of his first opportunity in the UFC Main Event. Knocking out Dominick Reyes that can trend on MMA twitter, Sports twitter. Building his name more and more as the UFC has a Light Heavyweight STAR in the making.
“If the title fight will be after one or two fights doesn’t matter for me it’s the most important the journey the learning of the journey in UFC. “
Jiri wins over Muhammad Lawal, Current Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Vadim Nemkov, Fabio Maldonado in his Rizin career. Win over Volkan Oezdemir in his UFC debut.
Knocking out opponents left and right in the first round. UFC, Dana White and his crew be foaming out the mouth if Jiri can crack Dominick Reyes early.
Facing the winner of Jan Blachowicz vs Glover Teixeira next, No need to wait anymore.
April 30th and May 1st, Friday and Saturday is filled with talented prospects looking to make a impression on UFC matchmakers and Bellator matchmakers. Watching prospects from LFA, CES, Okatagon, Mexico promotions.
Terrance McKinney former contestant of the Dana White Contender Series 8-3 record at 26 years old. McKinney is a Lightweight prospect, Fought for promotions Conquest of the Cage, Front Street Fights and now making his Legacy Fighting Alliance debut.
McKinney former College Wrestler at Chadron State, Fila Junior National All-American. Junior College #1 wrestler with North Idaho College.
One night changed everything as McKinney and his friends experimented with Mushrooms and LSD, Cops caught them in the act and they decided to flee the scene. Leading to madness as McKinney went through a window. Sent to Ambulance as his heart beat stopped.
“My head went through a window,” McKinney said. “I almost cut my neck off, because I pulled my head back through the glass after I fell through it. I was so overwhelmed by the drugs that I fainted.”
“I honestly didn’t know what happened,” McKinney recalled. “I thought I was still sitting on the couch tripping. It felt like I just woke up from a dream. I didn’t even know how I got to the hospital. I was like, ‘What the heck did I do? I’m at the hospital.’ I was freaking out. ‘What happened?’ I didn’t know what was going on. I had random people’s clothes on and a poop stain from being Tased.”
Life changing moment for the better as now Terrance McKinney can fight for UFC, Bellator 2021. Watch out for McKinney in 2021. Breakout year for him.
McKinney is definitely a talented fighter, Super fast compared to his opponents, Fast hands. Reminds me of a lighter version of Randy Brown.
Cheyden Leialoha Hawaii’s #1 Bantamweight prospect 7-2 record at 27 years old. Tough losses to Raufeon Stots and John Castaneda but Leialoha is talented Bantamweight, Opportunity to fight for LFA. Moving up to Featherweight facing Edwin Chavez 4-0.
Cheyden is training partners with Max Holloway at Gracie Technics. Former X-1 Bantamweight Champion.
” I’m excited to give this guy his first loss I feel like he hasn’t fought really any tough competition.”
Blasco #2 Latin America Welterweight Prospect, #1 Prospect from Venezuela. 14-3 record at 25 years old. OFC Welterweight Champion, Looking to be UWC WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION. Blasco is a super talented fighter, Smooth all-around skills. Best attribute is his grappling.
21 year old Ecuador Welterweight, Incredibly raw talent. One of the next big prospects coming out of Latin America. 10-0 record already beating up grown men basically as a teenager. This kid will only get better as time goes on. Fighting on UFC Fight Pass will help build his name. Dana White Contender Series will be a scheduled bout soon.
Roman Paulus 20 years old 3-0 record has a VERY PROMISING Future with Oktagon, Leading to be a headliner for Oktagon in a few years. Roman is a Lightweight prospect from Slovakia who definitely will rise in 2021. Oktagon promoters, His management team schedule Roman least two more times in 2021 to build his name.
Roman not gonna lie reminds me of Rory MacDonald. Very similar fighting style with technical pin point striking, Picking his shots. Body shape is similar as well but Roman’s body will continue to develop as he’s only 20 years old.
Marthin Hamlet Neilsen former Cage Warriors Light Heavyweight Title Challenger, Losing to Modestas Bukauskas in a fight he was winning with grappling, Pressure against the cage until the fourth round happened with a knockout.
“I believe that we [were] very close, if I got to win the title, I will be competing in Denmark for UFC,” Hamlet explained. “I won the three first rounds [against Bukauskas] and then I ruin it in the round four and I got TKO’ed. But I believe that loss came at the right time and I needed that to see I’m not ready for that big promotion. And as I said before, we’re finally here and I’m ready to go.”
Neilsen 6-1 record at 29 years old, Only a 6-1 record but is a WORLD CLASS WRESTLER from Norway. 7 time NORWAY Wrestling Champion, 15 World Cup Medals and Bronze Medalist in the European Championship.
Talented Norwegian wrestler looking to have a successful PFL career.
Neilsen will show he’s only getting better facing DAN SPOHN, Former Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Contestant, Bellator fighter and current PFL Light Heavyweight. Dan Spohn has a 18-7 record, The Experience may get to Neilsen but definitely training hard in the gym. Body looking FANTASTIC.
Training partners with #7 UFC Middleweight Jack Hermansson at Frontline Academy. Bellator Light Heavyweight Karl ”King” Albrektsson.
It’s very inspiring to train with Jack Hermansson and Emil Meek. They show that it’s possible. I also have other great fighters there, Cage Warriors signed Mohsen Bahari, Kenneth Bergh and Håkon Foss. Kenneth is in my weight class and he is a tough fighter who is really helping me raising the bar at every workout together.
Iron sharpens Iron and will see if Martin Hamlit Neilsen sharpened his tools in his fight against Dan Spohn. Defeats Dan Spohn will gain confidence and can be a DARK HORSE of the PFL Light Heavyweight Division.
“I believe it will be a great fight, but to be honest with you … he’s 37 he’s, he’s on the end of his career,” Hamlet said. “I’m on the rise now, so I feel like I will end him in the first or second round. It will be good to pick up the three points for the victory. And three or two bonus points you know, to secure the quarterfinals.”
Ion Surdu Romanian’s Top Middleweight Prospect, Fights for #1 European MMA promotion KSW.
Surdu record of 11-3 at 26 years old. 1-1 with KSW, Fighting in the middleweight division.
Latest win was at KSW 60 defeating Kacper Koziorzębski in a dominant performance that lead to a first round head kick knockout. Highlight reel knockout that trended on MMA twitter.
Ion Surdu slowly on the rise in 2020 but fighting for KSW can help build his name. Pursuing the KSW Middleweight Title as he keeps getting better.
Training at Ankos MMA Poznań with some killers. Former KSW Lightweight Champion Norman Parke, Makhmud Muradov UFC Middleweight, Dawid Śmiełowski 8-0 record Polish Featherweight Prospect.
Definitely has errors in his game, Clean up his game more in 2021 because Ion Surdu definitely can be a KSW Middleweight Champion in the next few years.
Watching more masterful performances like we saw at KSW 60. Winning streak leading to a KSW title shot, Building his name as one of the best European Middleweight Prospects.
Dana White, Sean Shelby definitely will take a liking to him as he’s a young hungry fighter. Attracting another region in Romania.
One of the upcoming Moldovan MMA prospects to fight for UFC, Bellator or One Championship in the next following years. Looking forward to Surdu 2021 season as he faces KSW middleweights from Patrik Kincl, Tomasz Drwal, Andrzej Grzebyk.
Brendan Allen first round submission win against the respected Karl Roberson on the prelims of UFC 261. One of the best performances of his career so far.
Showcasing his skills. Striking looked really good, Sweet shape. Excited for Brendan Allen next fight…
Rematch against Sean Strickland makes sense. Revenging his loss as Brendan Allen had a bad night at the house getting knocked out by Strickland.
“I knew it was a fluke,” Allen told MMA Junkie on Monday. “He got lucky. He hit me with a lucky shot. I was out of position, I was out of position. I wasn’t in a good spot to take the punch – something that I never do. I never dip that hard, and I don’t know why I did it. I made the wrong read and got caught.”
Change of scenery from Roufusport MMA Academy to Sanford MMA down in Florida. Training with Michael Chandler, Gilbert Burns, Jason Jackson, Aung La Nsang to name a few GREAT fighters. “Iron sharpens Iron” and Brendan Allen will have a REALLY GOOD 2021. He’s a talented fighter.
“Now that I’m here and everything has gone so great and everyone has taken me in, I feel like this is a great fit for me. I think it’s a permanent move for me at this point.”
Suggesting a different outcome against Strickland. No disrespect to Sean Strickland but there’s levels to this game.
“That I should have f*ck Sean Strickland up,” Brendan Allen told James Lynch for MMASucka.com. “There were just things that I didn’t do. I made the wrong read in the second and I got caught. I always say before every fight, every interview, no matter what, I feel like that’s the only way these guys can beat me, is to catch me. So, he caught me. Nine out of 10 times that fight doesn’t go that way, but that’s the one time that it mattered and he caught me.”
Brendan Allen former LFA Middleweight Champion, Contender Series alumni was on a three fight winning streak defeating Kevin Holland, Kyle Daukaus and Tom Breese. Defeating tough Middleweights before losing to Sean Strickland.
“I think emotionally it was really tough to have it taken away from me again and I really didn’t know who Sean Strickland was, to be honest. I thought it was going to be a cakewalk,” Allen told UFC.com. “It was tough for me to wrap my head around missing out on the Top 15 opportunity. That was some immaturity there.”
Brendan Allen switched gyms from Roufusport MMA Academy to Sanford MMA training with some of the best fighters in the world… Gilbert Burns, Vicente Luque, One Championship Light Heavyweight Champion and Heavyweight Champion Aung La Nsang, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, Jason Jackson and Logan Storley. To name a few killers.
“Now that I’m here and everything has gone so great and everyone has taken me in, I feel like this is a great fit for me. I think it’s a permanent move for me at this point.”
“It’s good. We’ve got a lot of good guys in the room, as always at Sanford, (and) good coaches. It couldn’t be any better, I’m just taking care of my body and trying to be the best ‘me’ come fight night.”
Training with champions, Future champions, UFC & Bellator fighters will make Brendan Allen rise in 2021.
Making the best of UFC 261 facing Andre Roberson, Winning by knockout, Dominant fashion or a DAWG three round war. It doesn’t matter a win is a win.
“I’m just going to let it come. I’m going to win every transition, every scramble, every exchange, and as long as I do that, I’ll be good to go. I’m going to win the fight, as long as I do those things and they add up, I’ll be just fine, and I’ll win the fight. If the finish comes, it’ll come. I got to the point where I was really looking for that in the last few fights and it didn’t happen.”
Professional Fighters League returns tonight on ESPN 2, Looking forward to the PFL return. Anthony Pettis PFL debut against former UFC fighter and Top Rank boxer Clay Collard. Talented card top to bottom with prospects making there Professional Fighters League.
Mikhail Odintsov Belarus Top Prospect, Talented Lightweight prospect at `18-2 record. Winning the PFL Russian International Series to fight in the Professional Fighters League.
Odintsov is a prospect I’ve had my eyes on in 2020, Finally fighting for one of the best MMA promotions. Making his name on ESPN 2.
Sung Bin Jo
Sung Bin Jo South Korea’s next superstar with a 9-1 record, 28 years old. Cut in his first fight with UFC which makes no sense but time for Sung Bin Jo to take advantage of the new opportunity with Professional Fighters League. Definitively a underrated prospect.
Sung Bin Jo Kickboxing background lead to wins in the Professional Fighters League. Facing Tyler Diamond former Ultimate Fighter Season 27 contestant and Team Alpha Male prospect.
“I’m not setting huge goals right now because I’m focusing solely on the steps in front of me at the PFL and my first match against Tyler Diamond, though I’m aware the biggest threat at featherweight is Lance Palmer — the two-time winner of this tournament.
Favorite to win Ultimate Fighter Season 27, Hype behind him since he trained at Team Alpha Male. Prime of his career at 30 years old, Looking to make Professional Fighters League his home.
“I’m expecting to go in there and just be me,” Diamond told Cageside Press ahead of the bout. “Be mean and violent, look for the finish. Find every opportunity to grind this win out, do whatever the hell I gotta do to win,” Diamond continued. “I got to go in there and freaking just be me.”
Alex Martinez Paraguay rising prospect, 7-0 record at 26 years old. Two wins under Brave Combat Federation. Martinez one of the best Lightweight prospects in North America, Wins at Brave CF, Hoosier FC and Ikon Fighting Federation.
“We were going to take a random fight anywhere just to stay active, but at the same time we knew it was time to jump up to a bigger promotion just because we were at a higher level,” Martinez said in an interview with MMA Empire.
“The opponents they were putting in front of us, we weren’t destroying, but we were doing our thing. It’s time to go for the big dogs.”
Bubba Jenkins Penn State and Arizona State All-American Wrestler. Gold Medalist wrestler in the 2011 NCAA College Wrestling Championship by defeating Penn State Wrestler David Taylor.
“I wrestled him multiple times in college, but if you know anything about the NCAA, they don’t like to pay their athletes. So all I could afford was a Big Mac and an orange soda, and that’s all I was looking forward to after any match,” said Jenkins. “One time I had Palmer on the menu, and I beat him, ate him up a lot, and I was quickly at the next McDonalds order that Big Mac and an orange soda.”
Jenkins because of his wrestling success lead to him to a successful Bellator career, Signing with Brave Combat Federation and winning the Brave CF Featherweight Title.
Bubba Jenkins looking to give the biggest win of his career by defeating Lance Palmer. Showing the MMA world he’s one of the best Featherweights in the world
“Be massive I’m known as the champ killer, In college I beat nine national champions, Ten national champions, I’ve gone to other organizations and beaten their champions right off the bat this is not something new to me, Would be massive. Palmer is a tough fighter, 11-0 record.” Bubba Jenkins
“I think the athleticism, Speed the power that I bring is going to disrupt a lot of his plans and I don’t think he’ll come forward as much as you know he would like to say that.”
“I’m about to finish Palmer is going to put me in top ten highlights.”
Lance Palmer one of the BEST Featherweights in the world, Looking to reign PFL Featherweight Division and win another million dollar prize.
“I feel like I’m going to finish him. I don’t know what round, I don’t care to care to make a prediction honestly but, um, I agree if he catches me and knocks me out is the only way he can win this fight,” Palmer said.
Lance Palmer training with TJ Dillashaw, Juan Archuleta now training with Frankie Edgar in New Jersey with Striking Coach genius Mark Henry. Nick Catone MMA Gym.
Lance Palmer vs Bubba Jenkins is a FEATHERWEIGHT fight to watch, Two of the BEST FEATHERWEIGHTS facing each other. Highest of levels wrestling wise going at it. Hardcore fans are all waiting for it Friday Night.
Jacob Malkoun UFC Middleweight Prospect 5-1 record fought a very tough Abdul Razak Alhassan in a dominant performance with wrestling, Pressure against the cage, Ground & Pound.
Getting his first win of many UFC fights. Training with the KILLER Australian Assassin Robert Whittaker. Confident he can compete with the best of the best UFC Middleweights.
“There was a never a question about my skill set I’ve always had my coaches believed in me more than I believe in myself really they just put in my brain so I’ve always had a high skill set training with Robert Whittaker all the time so I know where I am but I just got to prove it on the stage it’s easy to train and be good in the gym but to get in the cage and do it is another thing and I just showed that prove to myself that I can do it.” Jacob Malkoun
Hope Malkoun returns this summer of 2021 fighting tough UFC Middleweights, Getting much experience as possible inside the cage. Improving more and more.
“I just want to get better first,” Malkoun said. “I don’t want to keep jumping in. I’ve got a lot of gaps to fill. There’s no easy fight in the UFC. I can’t just keep jumping and say, ‘Oh, I’m the best’ because I won one fight. I’ve got to keep getting better. So whatever the coaches think (I should do next), we’ll go back, regroup, and we’ll see what happens from there.”
“Losing is part of the sport the only way to get better.”
Hopefully the last loss for a while, Malkoun is a very talented fighter, Definitely his cardio will be a strong skillset that will help him in 2021 and his UFC journey. Developing a strong mindset, Becoming fearless inside the cage will only make him stronger.
However 5-1 record pro record, Winning ADCC Asian Trials in Jiu-Jitsu is crazy. This dude’s a beast just needs to fight more.
“I want to have at least one more fight but I want to go back to the gym when I get home keep grinding and trotting along so I can build that skill set see I’ve got some animals in my division so if I want to get to the next level just want to keep pushing through.”
Steve Mowry rising Bellator Heavyweight prospect, One of Fightingdna Bellator prospects to watch in 2021 because he’s a very talented boxer, Overall fighter. Reminds me of Stipe Miocic.
Mowry continues to win in early finish style in the first round against Shaun Asher on the Bellator 257 Main Card. Getting better with every win as he trains Florida Gym powerhouse Sanford MMA. Training partners are Rumble Johnson, Aung La Nsang, Stefan Struve and coached by genius Henri Hooft.
“You don’t ever really feel more prepared for a fight than you would when you just got done sparing with Anthony Johnson, so that would be my big one. But being in a room with Kamaru [Usman] and Robbie [Lawler], two of the best welterweights to ever do it, it definitely gives you perspective, it gives you kind of like a direction, it kind of sets the standard on what you should be focusing on, what you shouldn’t be focusing on.”
Since no Vasell or Mitrione… Javy Ayala is a fight to schedule this Summer. Ayala Bellator Heavyweight veteran fought everyone from Valentin Moldavsky, Win over Frank Mir, Sergei Kharitonov win. He’s a tough fighter, #10 Bellator Heavyweight.
“I’m having a kid in July so I’d like to you know either get a quick turnaround or I’d like to have you know.”
Mads Burnell former UFC fighter, Former Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion is 2-0 with Bellator after a impressive win against a respected Bellator featherweight Saul Rogers on the Bellator 257 prelims.
Burnell respectfully asked for Daniel Weichel in his post fight interview with John McCarthy. All for a fight between Burnell vs Weichel… European Clash it would be.
Daniel Weichel 40-12 record wins over Emmanuel Sanchez, Saul Rogers which is a great fight to watch, Desmond Green, Former Bellator Champion Pat Curran.
Defeating Weichel replaces his ranking as the #5th Bellator Featherweight, One or two more fights away from a Bellator Featherweight Title shot.
Mads Burnell is reborn ever since being released in 2018. Winning Cage Warriors Featherweight Title, 2-0 with Bellator and very close to a title shot.
“[Borics] is a very tough fighter. We just got done with Pedro Carvalho, so I’ll be going back to my camp, and we’ll come up with a plan to put on a dominant performance against him — so I can definitely solidify my title position.”
Bellator 257 is a STACKED card on Showtime Network. Headlined with Vadim Nemkov Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion one of the best Light Heavyweights in the world vs former UFC Light Heavyweight Phil Davis. First round of the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix.
Beginning to end there’s great fights, Highly recommend watching Bellator 257!! Many fights and fighters to watch.
Nemkov vs Davis
Vadim Nemkov since signing with Bellator in 2017 been on a tear defeating current UFC Heavyweight, Former PFL Heavyweight ChampionPhilipe Lins, Former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Liam McGeary, Former UFC Fighter Phil Davis, Former Bellator Middleweight Champion Rafael Carvalho and Ryan Bader.
Nemkov is Fedor Emelianenko protégé, Nemkov is one of the best Light Heavyweights in the world. Nemkov can beat Dominick Reyes, Aleksandr Rakic, Anthony Smith but he’s making a career with Bellator.
All-Around Special Talent at 28 years old, One of the best fighters in the world.
Phil Davis Former Penn State Four Time All-American Wrestler, Former UFC Light Heavyweight defeated Glover Teixeira, Lyoto Machida, Emmanuel Newton and many other talented fighters.
Davis has a loss against Nemkov but ignoring the loss, Time for revenge.
“I don’t care; I don’t care,” Davis told MMA Junkie. “For me to look back and think, ‘Oh, they should’ve gave that to me,’ that’s a waste of my time and my energy. I’ll never get better doing that. I’m all about getting better and winning fights, so why even calculate that into my existence? I’m good. Judges have a tough job. They said I didn’t win; I didn’t win.”
Daivs 36 years old, Making one more run for the Bellator Light Heavyweight title.
Julius Anglickas former LFA Light Heavyweight Champion, 29 years old with a 9-1 record. 2-0 record with Bellator, Defeating Jordan Young and Alex Polizzi. Two high level Bellator Light Heavyweights. Anglickas not competing in the Bellator Light Heavyweight grand prix but is the #5th Bellator Light Heavyweight.
Watch out for Anglickas in 2021.
Steve Mowry Bellator Heavyweight Prospect, 8-0 record at 28 years old. Sanford MMA prospect trains with Michael Chandler, Gilbert Burns, Aung La Nsang, Vicente Luque, Jason Jackson, Anthony Johnson, Stefan Struve. Coached by Henri Hooft.
Mowry is one of my favorite Bellator prospects, He’s a very talented fighter. Talented technical boxer for a guy his size at six foot eight. Pieced apart Shawn Teed in his latest Bellator 249 fight.
Watch out for Steve Mowry in 2021.
Nemkov vs Karl Albrektsson
Viktor Nemkov 30-7 record, Older brother of Vadim Nemkov at 34 years old. Former M1 Light Heavyweight Champion, Former PFL fighter finally signs with Bellator in his Bellator debut against Karl Albrektsson.
Karl Albrektsson 27 years old 10-3 record former Rizin Light Heavyweight. Early win over Vadim Nemkov.
Saul Rogers vs Mads Burnell
Saul Rogers vs Mads Burnell is the FIGHT of the NIGHT Bellator 257. TWO of the best Bellator Featherweights facing each other in the second fight of Bellator 257. Which is crazy, Shows how stacked this card is!!
Saul Rogers 2-1 Bellator record 14-3 record at 31 years old. Ultimate Fighter 22 fighter, Defeated Billy Quarantillo, Ryan Hall, Marcin Wrzosek in his Ultimate Fighter exhibitions but because of visa issues wouldn’t fight in the Ultimate Fighter final. Easily would’ve been a Ulimate Fighter final winner and compete in the UFC right now but things in happen. Now fighting for Bellator.
Rogers lost to Daniel Weichel in a decision but was a GREAT fight. Weichel 39-11 record while Rogers had 15 pro fights. Rogers did well with striking that was a back & forth fight. Now Rogers can make a name of himself facing former UFC fighter Mads Burnell.
Mads Burnell 14-3 record 27 years old, 1-2 record with UFC but signed with Cage Warriors. Winning the Cage Warriors Featherweight title than signed with Bellator. Burnell on a five fight winning streak looking to make it six against Saul Rogers.
Mads Burnell taking advantage of the opportunity to fight for the 2nd best MMA promotion in the world. Defeating a VERY talented Saul Rogers helps in 2021, Looking for a Bellator Featherweight title.
Jay Jay Wilson
A lot of hype around the “Maori Kid” Jay Jay Wilson, Outstanding Jiu-Jitsu player. Black Belt World Champion at Alliance Jiu Jitsu under Johnny Faria at San Diego. 7-0 record at 23 years old defeated Ty-Wan Claxton, Sergio Debari and now facing Pedro Carvalho SBG Ireland prospect.
“[Carvalho] is definitely a big step up for me,” Wilson said. “He’s the biggest name I’ve fought, and I feel like I have more weapons to beat him.”
Toughest for the “Maori Kid”, However Jay Jay Wilson all around talent with developing striking skills. Will only get better from here with training!!
“I’m super excited about this fight,” Wilson told Cageside Press ahead of the fight. “[Carvalho]’s ranked the number four fighter, he’s no slouch. Fight camp has gone amazing, I’m feeling the greatest I’ve ever felt,” Wilson continued. “I’m ready to keep my undefeated streak going.”
Jay Jay gets passed Pedro Carvalho would be a great start to 2021. Gradual hype for the future Bellator star.
Overall Bellator 257 is a STACKED CARD top to bottom, One of the best Bellator cards in a while. Nemkov vs Davis, Corey Anderson second Bellator fight, Paul Daley vs Sabah Homasi, Steve Mowry, Viktor Nemkov.
Saul Rogers vs Mads Burnell Bellator Fight of the Night written all over it. TWO HIGH LEVEL fighters in a technical Featherweight Clash
PLEASE watch Belltor 257 helping out the fighters and Bellator becoming a close second to UFC.
Bellator continues to add depth to there roster signing world class fighters consistently last few years. Newest signings are two killers from different countries that can become top five fighters in their division in the future. Bellator signed Maycon Mendoca and Islam Mamedov.
Maycon Mendoca Current LFA Welterweight Champion after defeating Batsumberel Dagvadorj in a Welterweight Clash that earned him the LFA Welterweight Title. He’s a very good all around fighter at 28 years old, 11-4 record. Five fight winning streak after a three fight losing streak.
Wanted Bellator to sign Mendoca because he’d a be a GREAT addition to the Bellator Welterweight Division. Future matchups against Jason Jackson, Jaleel Willis, Logan Storley.
Maycon Mendonca trains at KINGS MMA with Marvin Vettori, Kelvin Gastelum, Rafael Dos Anjos, Neiman Gracie.
Looking forward to Maycon Mendonca Bellator debut and who he matches up against.
“This guy’s a beast, man. I want to see this guy on a bigger show,” Neiman Gracie said.
Islam Mamedov Russian Lightweight savage, Dagestan born and raised fought for Professional Fighters League with Eight PFL/WSOF wins. Defeating current PFL Lightweight Champion Natan Schulte, Former UFC fighter Thiago Tavares, Ylies Djiroun top French MMA prospect.
19-1 record, 31 years old entering Bellator in the prime of his career.
Mamedov is a combat sambo world champion, Ground & pound expert and looking to take his talents to Bellator. Competing with the best Lightweights from Patricky Pitbull, Goiti Yamaguchi. Training with Dagestan friends from Khabib, Islam, Umar, Usman and so many other great fighters.
Khabib replacing his father Abdulmunap as HEAD COACH, Trainer of Eagles MMA. Helping many Dagestan fighters achieve there MMA dreams. Looking to make Islam Mamedov a Bellator Lightweight title challenger.
Genuinely curious to see how Islam Mamedov matches up against Bellator Lightweight competition in July.
“I hope we’ll have fans again in the building in July,” Nurmagomedov stated. “I look forward to meeting the Bellator fans there and supporting Usman and Islam.”
One of the most underrated Lightweight fights of 2021 and best fights of the year is headlining One on TNT 2. Christian Lee current One Championship Lightweight Championship vs Timofey Nastyukhin.
Christian Lee vs Timofey Nastyukhin
Christian Lee, King of One Championship. Superstar of One Championship, Reigning over the Lightweight division defeated Former Deep Featherweight Champion, Kazuki Tokudome former Pancrase Lightweight Champion, Former Dream Lightweight Champion, One Championship Lightweight Champion.
Obviously a successful MMA career, Defeating top notch fighters. Former Champions but guess what he’s a kid 22 years old defeating fighters ten years older than him but Christian Lee part of the next generation of MMA fighters.
WORLD CLASS Lightweight facing Timofey Nastyukhin defeated Eddie Alvarez former UFC/Bellator Lightweight Champion in a unexpected loss but there was a lot of hype and discussion about Timofey being a talented Lightweight who trains at Tiger Muay Thai with Valentina Shevchenko, Petr Yan, Arman Tsarukyan and many other killers.
Timofey is a former FILA Pankration world champion, Defeated Eduard Folayang former URCC Welterweight Champion and Gold Medalist in Wushu.
Yeah so on paper this fight will be bananas!! Probably toughest challenge to date for Christian Lee as he ran through everyone since his four fight winning streak.
“Timofey and I, we are similar in a sense that we both go for the finish,” Lee said. “However, I feel that my skills are much greater in every area, so what I’m going to do is mix it up, play through the full range of mixed martial arts, and I feel that my game will match up with his, and I’ll be able to exploit a weakness.”
Christian Lee sees through Nastyukhin, Early finish. Beating him and continuing his One Championship Lightweight Title reign. Which is so crazy because he’s only 22 years old.
However I don’t think this fight will be a early finish for Christian Lee, Be a five round fight by decision. Worth their time watching a five round fight, TWO of the best Lightweights in the world.
“For me, I feel that I’m the No. 1 lightweight in the world,” Lee said. “I’m confident in my abilities. If all these top fighters weren’t signed to other organizations and we did a grand prix for all the top lightweights in the world, I feel like I would be sitting on top of that. I absolutely believe I would come out on top against any lightweight.”
Feel like if Christian Lee dominates, Masterpiece performance against Timofey Nastyukhin callout Eddie Alvarez. Defeats him he really should consider signing with Bellator or UFC. Proving #1 Lightweight in the world.
Timofey Nastyukhin defeats Christian Lee, Expect an automatic rematch which would be GREAT business for One Championship. Millions of views on TNT, Building the promotion of One Championship in North America.
Adam Borics the rising Bellator Featherweight on a three fight winning streak after defeating former UFC and PFL fighter Jeremy Kennedy at Bellator 256. Fighting in a very tactical three round fight where the trial of error is limited.
Best win of his MMA career so far. Dealing with a tough loss against Darrion Caldwell but continuing to mature and grow as a fighter with Sanford MMA, Down at Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
“I’ve been going to Florida since 2017,” Borics told the media. “Every time I went, I was staying just one month. This time I stayed two and a half months. I want to be the best in the world. I have so much motivation, I dream big. At Sanford MMA we are a family.”
“I have the best coaches in the world at Sanford MMA, so I’m ready for everybody,” he excalimed Friday.
Training at Sanford MMA with Michael Chandler, Gilbert Burns, Formerly Kamaru Usman, Jason Jackson, Vicente Luque, Rumble Johnson, Martin Nguyen, Aung La Nsang and many more killers. Iron sharpens Iron, Makes everyone better including Adam Borics.
Now Borics is ready for a title, Awaiting the winner of Patricio Pitbull vs AJ McKee.
” I feel like I’m ready for a title shot I have eight or night fights with Bellator so yeah I would like to fight for the title next.”
“You know if it takes a while get back in there and Emmanuel Sanchez or someone else, Let’s see when’s the final.” Adam Borics
Hungry to fight three times a year, Looking to stay active instead of fighting once a year.
“I would like to fight one more or two times so I’m gonna fight just maximum three times a year because you know fighting in in 145 four times it’s a not easy cut you know.”
Cut is worth it fighting for the Bellator Featherweight title, Earning little more extra money because of a title fight. More sponsorship money.
Life changing fight if Adam Borics can defeat Patricio Pitbull or AJ McKee. Two of the best Featherweights in the world.
Summer of 2021 is when the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix should happen then the winner faces Adam Borics during fall.
Makes sense for Borics to get one more fight in before a title shot, Facing Emmanuel Sanchez, Daniel Weichel to name a few fighters.
My ultimate goal is to become a world champion. After that, I’m definitely going to help the next generation.”
Slovakia’s MMA superstar Ludovit Klein, Former Oktagon, Cage Warriors and ACB ( Now known as ACA) fighter. Before UFC was one of the best European Featherweight prospects, Now is 1-0 with UFC after knocking out City Kickboxing own Shane Young in the first round. Displaying a masterclass boxing performance that IMPRESSED me A LOT.
“That was the biggest dream in my life. I’m very happy,”
Now can Klein display another boxing performance against Ultimate Fighter Season 27 winner Mike Triziano on May 8th prelims of Dillashaw vs Sandhagen.
Ludovit Klein, UFC Featherweight prospect looking to breakout in 2021. Rising to the top 15 of the UFC Featherweight division and facing a Ultimate Fighter Winner definitely help him pursue his goals in 2021.
Klein born and raised in Slovakia but flew to Florida to train at one of the best MMA gyms in the world, Sanford MMA. Training with champions from Robbie Lawler, Great fighters like Gilbert Burns, Michael Chandler, Adam Borics. Learning new skills from one of the best coaches in the MMA game, Henri Hooft.
Training at Sanford MMA, WILL only make the “humble Conor McGregor” better. Leading to dominant performances like will see on May 8th against Mike Triziano.
“It was one of the best training camp in my life for sure.” Ludovit Klein
Since it was one of his best training camps expect a early finish from the first ever Slovakian UFC fighter. Ludovit Klein is flying under the radar right now but a highlight reel knockout with his smooth boxing skills can lead to it trending on social media. Millions of viewers watching the highlight over and over again.
Earning another 50k, Performance of the night bonus as his family, friends, Supporters back in Slovakia will be watching to cheer on there hero.
“I’m very proud to represent my country.” Ludovit Klein
Continue to represent Slovakia well on May 8th against Mike Triziano. Genuinely looking forward to this fight for Ludovit Klein, Watch out for him in 2021!!
Arnold Allen displayed another techincally skilled dominant performance against a world class talented Featherweight Sodiq Yusuff. Continues to get better and better with every fight, Arnold Allen won by unanimous decision. Congratulations to the “Almighty” Arnold Allen defeating the #11th UFC Featherweight.
Continuing his 8 fight UFC winning streak, Longest active winning streak in the UFC Featherweight Division.
Allen knocked down Yusuff with punches few times but didn’t get the knockout but a tactics fight it was. Hope no injuries for the British Gentleman assassin because I’d love to see him fight this Summer of 2021.
“Definitely want to go upwards and I think with this performance definitely should be upwards, I’ve had a few guys I was booked to fight that were ranked five or ten, So I mean why not push pass that and chase for something. ” Arnold Allen post fight interview
Arnold Allen vs the Loser of Korean Zombie vs Dan Ige
Arnold Allen continues to chase the Featherweight title in 2021, Defeated Sodiq Yusuff now can face the loser of Dan Ige vs Korean Zombie which will be a straight up brawl.
Korean Zombie #5th UFC Featherweight, Fan Favorite, Fight of the night King vs Arnold Allen the rising British Featherweight who needs a win against a name. Facing Korean Zombie in the UFC Pay-Per View Main Card, UFC ESPN Plus Headliner would be the perfect opportunity for Arnold Allen.
Defeating a WEC fighter memorable fight against Leonard Garica, UFC Featherweight Title challenger against Jose Aldo.
Dan Ige Xtreme Couture product, Heavy handed pitbull and alumni of the Daba Hot streak before the loss against Calvin Kattar. Defeated Edson Barboza, Mirsad Bektic, Kevin Aguilar, Danny Henry. Dan Ige vs Arnold Allen would be a great fight but Allen has the win. He’s the better all-around fighter.
Arnold Allen 2021 campaign
Facing two talented fighters like Korean Zombie or Dan Ige would be a great opportunity to move up the UFC rankings. UFC promoting Arnold Allen, More public relations to build the name of Arnold Allen. Not the biggest trash talker in the world but let the technical skilled winning doing the talking.
Getting the respect he deserves in 2021. Few more fights away from challenging for the UFC Featherweight title.
Ignacio Bahamondes Chile’s Top Ten prospects, Dana White Contender alumni making his UFC debut at 23 years old facing the UFC veteran John Makdessi.
Makdessi is a tough UFC Welterweight, Fighting since 2011 for UFC. Fought everyone from Donald Cerrone, Lando Vannata, Daron Cruickshank. Now faces the hungry Chilean Welterweight, Looking to defeat a UFC vet in a impress manner to jumpstart his UFC career.
“John is a very experienced fighter, (but) I also have my experience,” Bahamondes said. “He has more experience in the UFC, and that’s the biggest organization, so I think that’s the factor that’s most in his favor. But to be honest, my team and I couldn’t have asked for a better fight.
“This is a fight that’s going to push us to the limit and is going to position us very well in the division. So what better way to debut against John Makdessi, who’s a fighter people know. I’m ready to test myself and show what I got.”
Ignacio fought everywhere on the regional scene from Combate Americas, Legacy Fighting Alliance and Lux Fight League. Defeating Chris Brown not the Music superstar… Jon Jones teammate at JacksonWink at LFA 90 put Ignacio on notice.
Leading to fighting on the Dana White Contender Series defeating first round knockout artist Edson Gomez with a highlight kneel knockout in the second round.
Dana White loves offensive strikers and Ignacio Bahamondes is definitely a talented striker from Contender Series fight to watching him fight for LFA, Combate Americas.
Learning the tradition from his family members before him to be a world class striker!! Bahomondes family are a bunch of killers. Read this crazyness.
“His father, Manuel, began training in the striking arts at age 16. He is a former South American WKN kickboxing champion. He’s also a black belt in kempo karate and he’s run a karate academy in Santiago – Team Bahamondes – for almost 35 years.”
“Ignacio’s paternal grandfather was a professional boxer in Chile. And on his mother’s side, Ignacio’s great-grandfather, Raul Carabantes, was an accomplished Chilean boxer in the 1930s and ’40s. “El Estilista Valdiviano” retired with 82 professional bouts and was a South American champion. He also competed in Madison Square Garden in 1941, where he lost to Holman Williams. The Ring Magazine labeled Carabantes as the best Latin American boxer of his time.”
Bellator 256 prelims been entertaining to watch, Becoming a new fan of Nainoa Dung after a dominant boxing performance with sweet hooks to the body that even impressed John McCarthy and MauroRanallo. Boxing is his best skill and it really showed against a tough dude Mikey Williams who kept going after all those hard shots.
Naiona Dung stand out Bellator prospect on the Bellator 256 prelims, Lead to resigning with Bellator after that boxing performance. No more losing streak now!! Start a winning streak and a stand out 2021 season for the 22 year old kid.
“I’m still learning I’m still growing you know I’m 22 years old this was my sixth pro fight you know I’m a young veteran but just a student of the game ahead of my class.” Naiona Dung Post Fight Press Conference Bellator 256
Best performance yet for the Sanford MMA product under the tutelage of MMA Coach Henri Hooft, Training with a handful of killers from Michael Chandler, Gilbert Burns, Omar Morales, Vicente Luque, Adam Borics, Michael Johnson, Jason Jackson.
Learning from the killers of Sanford MMA helped him deal with losses, Understanding how to be a professional but still only 22 years old fighting for the second best MMA promotion in the world.
“In my past fights I felt like I was not only fighting my opponent but fighting myself you know just being young on this big stage like not too many people say but it’s scary you know like I’ll admit it and like but once I step in that cage everything goes away and I’m just doing what I love which is fighting.” Nainoa Dung Bellator 256.”
Hawaii is a talented country of warriors from BJ Penn, Max Holloway, Illima-Lei Macfarlane, Brad Tavares, Ray Cooper, Dan Ige, Yancy Medeiros and now Naiona Dung. Following the footsteps of the talented Hawaiian strikers.
Genuinely looking forward to Nainoa Dung’s 2021 season, Man I was impressed with his win tonight. No brainer for Bellator to resign him and match him up against quality Bellator opponents.
Bright future for Nainoa Dung, Future Bellator Lightweight contender as Bellator continues to promote and build up the prospect.
UFC on ABC 2 Marvin Vettori vs Kevin Holland Main Event but the Co Main Event is what I’m truly excited about Arnold Allen vs Sodiq Yusuff, Two high level Featherweight rising stars fighting each other in a anticipated matchup. Every hardcore MMA fan is watching this fight.
Since I started watching UFC obsessively last three years had my eyes on Arnold Allen since he defeated Makwan Amirkhani. Arnold Allen is a special all around talent from England who switches camps from BKK Fighters in England than with Tristar Gym in Montreal. Yes coached by the Phil Jackson of MMA… Firas Zahabi.
Technical All-Around fighter who continues to get better with every performance. One of the rising stars for the UFC roster in general and one of the most underrated fighters on the roster at the same.
“I like being the dark horse in the division,” Allen said. “It’s nice.”
Risen his way to the top ten of the UFC Featherweight Division defeating Gilbert Melendez, Mads Burnell, Nik Lentz under the tutelage of Firas Zahabi.
Now in the prime of his career at 27 years old looking to make a push for the UFC Featherweight Title in 2021 just needs to get passed the #11 Sodiq Yusuff who last fought and won against Andre Fili at UFC 246.
“I was a bit surprised. Obviously, I was supposed to fight Stephens, and I was expecting another veteran like that, you know – something like that or Stephens [himself],” Allen said during the UFC Vegas 23 Media day this week. “Nothing was happening, and then we got offered Sodiq, and I was like, ‘you know what?’ Yeah, that’s a perfect match-up.’”
British gentleman assassin who can be a supporting character in Peaky Blinders or a Guy Ritchie British gangster movie can definitely beat Sodiq Yusuff the #11th Featherweight but you can’t look pass the Nigerian born but Maryland raised as he trains at Team Lloyd Irvin and has wins over Andre Fili, Sheymon Moraes and Gabriel Benitez.
Don’t expect a dominant one side whoooping from Arnold Allen as both fighters are here to FIGHT, Bring there best skills on ABC channel. Expect a 29-28 win for Arnold Allen, Easily the biggest win of his MMA career that can propel him forward in the rankings.
“This is huge,” Allen told MMA Junkie at Wednesday’s UFC on ABC 2 media session at the UFC Apex. “I think this is bigger than the fights with the big names, you know? Like, this is me against another big prospect isn’t it? It’s like proving time.”
Spotlight on for Arnold Allen, Co Main Event on ABC Network. Millions of viewers watching this fight, Especially Dana White, Sean Shelby sitting in front row. Impress the boss and take advantage of the oppurtunity.
“I’m glad they put us on the Co-Main Event because I feel we deserve it.”
Well deserving of a Co-Main Event slot but defeating Sodiq Yusuff can earn the British gentleman a Main Card Pay-Per View slot!!
Absolute Championship Akhmat leading MMA promotion having another event ACA 121, Stacking CARD with world class fighters that will sign with UFC, Bellator, PFL or One Championship in the next few years.
Nikola Dipchikov 20-7 record at 36 years old vs Magomedrasul Gasanov 15-2 record at 27 years old for the ACA Interim Middleweight Title.
Gasanov upcoming Russian Middleweight prospect defeated Respected Russian Middleweight Artem Frolov, Former M1-Challenge Middleweight Champion. Life changing moment for the 27 year old to win the ACA Middleweight Title.
Amirkhan Adaev one of my favorite Russian prospects for 2021, World CLASS fighter has the fight of his life at ACA 121 facing Hacran Dias. Hacran Dias former UFC fighter, Making his second appearance with ACA.
Adaev taekwondo fighting style, Not the biggest puncher more of a technical accurate striker with talented grappling that executes the wins. Six fight winning enter the fight with Hacran Dias. Defeating talented fighter from the 33-12 Vener Galiev, Former PFL fighter Brian Foster and Efrain Escuedero former UFC fighter.
Win against Dias will only boost Adaev’s name as UFC or Bellator will be calling his manager to sign him. Leading to ACA Lightweight Title Shot in 2021. Adaev will have a promising future I guarantee it!!
Alikhan Suleymanov vs Kurban Taygibov
Alikhan Suleymanov 12-3 Russian Featherweight trains out Russian Powerhouse Gym Berkut FC. Talented Featherweight prospect with nasty striking impressed by the way he carved up Ermek Tlauov with leg kicks and punches. Tough grappler as well but all Russians are basically. One of the best 100 Featherweights in the world.
Alikhan’s opponent is Eagles MMA prospect… YES where Khabib, Zabit and Islam, Nurmagomedov’s train for fun. Lost his last fight because of arm injury but this dude is a talented SAMBO fighter, Standout win against Former ACA Featherweight Champion Felipe Froes. Reminds me of Eddie Alvarez and Frankie Edgar he just has that DAWG in him that will see against Alkihan.
Definitely a Featherweight fight to watch.
Belarus Lightweight Prospect at 24 years old 6-0 record, Combat Sambo Belarus National Team fighter. Combat Sambo Champion is a underrated Eastern Europe prospect but fighting for ACA, Defeating tough Russian savages and climbing up the rankings will help him get there.
Watched his fight at Fight Nights Global, Solid All-Around fighter from the Muay Thai clinch game, Hitting knees well, Defending takedowns. Going in and out of sprawls that were fun to watch. Looks like a seasoned fighter just needs more experience. He’s a killer and one of the Belarus prospects to watch.
Handful prospects to watch at ACA 121, Watching Future Champions looking to prosper for Absolute Championship Akhmat.
Maxim Shvets Ukraine #1 Welterweight Prospect 18-3 record at 27 years old is making his Eagle Fighting Championship debut fighting all over Russia. Besides being a successful MMA fighter, Kickboxing champion and Combat Sambo World Champion. All-Around successful fighter who can make it to the big shows like UFC, Bellator and One Championship.
Shvets dominated former UFC fighter Leandro Silva, American Top Team product in a impressive showing from grappling to selective striking. Earning the respect from MMA journalist to defeat a former UFC fighter in a dominant way. Staying composed throughout the five rounds as Shvets knew he can spread his name around the MMA world if he can defeat a Former UFC fighter. Up for the challenge OF COURSE.
Before fighting Silva defeated Brazilian Welterweight prospect Flavio Pina 16-3 record at the time, Choked him out in the second round.
Shvets now on a 7 fight winning streak looking to extend his winning streak to 8 wins as he defeats Zaur Isaev 10-2 who defeated Alexander Butenko 49-13 record in the first round, Back in 2019.
Looking to win another title, MMA title before signing with UFC. Khabib owning the promotion, Ali Abdelaziz as his manager he can help many fighters sign with UFC. Maxim Shvets one of those fighters who can compete in the UFC. Defeating tough Welterweight veterans.
Watch out for Maxim Shvets 2021 season as he earns a title shot for Eagle Fighting Championship, Future EFC Welterweight Champion.
Usman Nurmagomedov, Khabib’s 22 year old cousin created a striking masterpiece at Bellator 255. Blown away by his performance as he’s only a 22 year old kid but Bellator Lightweight Champion potential written all over him as time goes on. Impressed by the way he fought as everyone at American Kickboxing Academy has HIGH hopes for the young man.
“This guy he’s well rounded everywhere, Expect Father’s Plan to be executed to perfection with this kid he’s got it all.”
“With (the) signing of Usman Nurmagomedov, we are making it clear that Bellator is home to the best fighters on the planet and an organization where the sport’s future stars are coming to compete. I am thrilled to have Usman join the promotion and he will be placed in an immediate position to showcase his skills and contend at 155 pounds.” Scott Coker Bellator Promoter and President
The guy to really look out for right now that nobody knows about is Usman Nurmagomedov — Khabib’s younger brother [cousin]. He’s 10-0, all finishes. He’s an absolute killer. He’s a Muay Thai specialist and he’s Khabib’s brother, you understand? If you have the same blood as Khabib, you have good wrestling. I’m telling you, he is actually a better version than Khabib. He is better than Khabib. I’m telling you, people should watch for him. He’s an absolute killer.He’s got it all. He’s got the striking, he’s got the grappling, he’s got the jiu-jitsu, he’s got the look, he’s got the swagger.” Ali Abdelaziz
Genuinely looking forward to Usman Nurmagomedov next fight and 2021 campaign, Fought a tough savage in Mike Hamel love to see him fight top 15-top 25 Lightweight, Top Lightweight prospects similar way Bellator did with Aaron Pico.
Sidney Outlaw underrated Bellator Lightweight 2-1 Bellator record 15-4 record 28 years old. Defeated Roger Huerta, Adam Piccolotti, Cesar Balmaceda in a catchweight fight at CFFC 74. Trains at American Top Team with Jorge Masvidal, Dustin Poirier, Yoel Romero, Edson Barboza. Basically a bunch of killers to ruin your day but make your day better.
Outlaw vs Usman Nurmagomedov would be a SICK SICK fight to watch. Outlaw very talented fighter the fight against Michael Chandler never should’ve happened but it happened.
Myles Jury former UFC Veteran, 19-5 record. Two more fights on Bellator deal. Defeated Brandon Girtz and Georgi Karakhanyan in his Bellator career. Jury vs Nurmagomedov would be a fun fight to watch. Facing a UFC fighter, Experienced fighter.
Signing Troy Lamson add some depth to the Bellator Lightweight division easily. 13-4 record, Defeated Robert Hale a former PFL fighter. Trains at Sanford MMA with Robbie Lawler, Gilbert Burns, Jason Jackson, Michael Chandler. Lamson vs Usman be a fun fight to watch, Facing one of the best Lightweight prospects in the United States.
Bellator veteran, 12-4 record. Fought everyone from Benson Henderson, Sidney Outlaw, Goiti Yamaguchi. Nice fight to build your name off. Defeating a tough dude who gives a challenge to Usman.
Usman Nurmagomedov 2021 Campaign
Usman Nurmagomedov 2021 campaign definitely looking forward to it, If Usman isn’t injured June or July latest I’d love to see him fight a quality talented opponent who can challenge Usman because once again this kid is talented. Coaches from Javier Mendez, Khabib and Umar Nurmagomedov on the side. All faith in the world with him being the next GREAT Nurmagomedov.
AKA head coach Javier Mendez was immediately blown away when he first saw him in action and believes he’s the most ‘gifted fighter’ he’s ever had.
Magomed Magomedov dominant performance at Bellator 255, Rear naked choke in the second round. Showing his talents against replacement Cee-Jay Hamilton as he was no match for the Russian killer.
Fight wasn’t even close as Magomedov suplexed Hamilton end of the first round. Constant pressure from grappling to ground & pound. Magomedov continues to impress me.
Magomedov ranked #5 in the new Bellator Bantamweight rankings but no way in hell he should be!! This dude is a stud and a half. Defeating Petr Yan once and having one of the best Bantamweight fights ever at ACB 57. Watched ACB 57, Twenty times so far because of the high level striking, sprawls, grappling exchanges. Every MMA fan needs to watch this fight.
“I should be even higher”
Fought two tough opponents in his Bellator career from Mattheus Mattos and Cee-Jay Hamilton. Time for a top five opponent.
“I would like to fight someone from the top five I want to fight forward, Want to tell Archuleta I’m coming for him.” Magomed Magomedov
Training with killers with Zabit Magomedsharipov, Marlon Moraes, Cody Garbrandt, Frankie Edgar, Eddie Alvarez and coached by one of the best MMA coaches Mark Henry. Respected A LOT by the MMA world and MMA fighters because of he’s a striking coach genius.
“I take a lot from him and he gave me a lot of advice. He showed me a lot of my mistakes on the ground. I would like to be on the ground like Khabib and on my feet like Zabit.”
“I’m grateful that they accepted me in their camp and allowed me to train with them. It was a great camp – you saw a lot of things on the ground tonight that I learned in this camp.
Top Ten Bellator Bantamweights all facing each other at Bellator 258m Juan Archuleta is defending his Bellator Bantamweight Title for the first time against Sergio Pettis in a highly touted MMA fight to watch at Bellator 258. Magomedov can jump over the top five Bantamweights and challenge for a title next. I’d love to see Archuleta vs Magomedov, Constant pressure from both fighters. Two savages who train with some of the best fighters in the world as Archuleta trains with TJ Dillashaw, Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega.
Magomedov can face former UFC flyweight Sergio Pettis, Defeating a world class fighter. Former UFC fighter to build his legacy. Place his name on the map.
Third Slot Main Card fight is James Gallagher vs Patchy Mix which is a fight I’m very curious about to see how talented Gallagher is because Mix is no joke, Eyes on him for a while since his time as King of the Cage Bantamweight Champion.
Raufeon Stots vs Josh Hill Prelims of Bellator 258, Top Ten Bantamweights facing each other. Both highly skilled, World Class fighters. Every MMA fan needs to watch this fight. Josh Hill and Raufeon Stots are both underrated fighters. Stots Division 2 All-American wrestler at University of Nebraska- Kearney. Stots can be a challenge to Magomedov because of his wrestling background.
Stots before signing with Bellator was one of the best Bantamweight prospects. Josh Hill, Former Ultimate Fighter contestant, Former PFL fighter who defeated Bekbulat Magomedov. Two wins under Bellator defeating former UFC fighter Erik Perez & tough fighter Vinicius Zani.
Overall Magomedov deserves a top five opponent next, No disrespect to former opponents but he’s so good. All-Around special Dagestan talent. Future Bellator Bantamweight Champion and will see him win the title in 2021.
Bellator 255 Tonight Headliner is Patricio Pitbull vs Emmanuel Sanchez Featherweight Grand Prix Semi-Final Fight. Bellator 255 is STACKED no lie top to bottom. Extremely excited for this card and Bellator’s upcoming cards.
Prospects to watch on this card that are potential Title Contenders, Top five fighters in there division for Bellator. Core fighters for Bellator in the future.
One of the young bloods for the Bellator Heavyweight Division, Fortune facing Jack May as Matt Matrione withdrew from the fight. Perfect fight for Fortune to fight a UFC Vet like Mitroine. However he can dominate Jack May the top Heavyweight prospect from the Northeast. May and Fortune fought each other back at Bellator 245 but no contest because of accidental low blow.
Leading to trash talking lately by Fortune and May on Instagram.
“If someone starts disrespecting you, you feel motivated to put them in their place,” Fortune said. “That’s really all it is. I’m not a disrespectful person. I’m not going to message somebody and talk sh*t to them just because I want to fight them, especially if I was already in the cage with them. I think it’s just a dumb ploy on his part.”
“I was like, ‘Put Jack May up in here because this p*ssy wants to keep talking. He wants to fight me, obviously,’” Fortune said. “He already had his opportunity and he quit, so let’s give him another one.”
Fortune can now put a stamp on May’s name with a dominant performance with grappling as he was an All-American wrestler at Grand Canyon University. Mixing that with training at Sanford MMA with a bunch of killers from Gilbert Burns, Michael Chandler, Vicente Luque, Rumble Johnson and many more killers can lead to a significant year for Fortune.
Bellator has a lot of hype on the 30 year old Heavyweight. Defeat May to start off 2021 the right way leading to fighting tougher Heavyweight opponents. Rematch with Timothy Johnson doesn’t hurt or a fight against Matt Mitrione.
Usman Nurmagomedov, Lineage of the Nurmagomedov family. Khabib’s cousin, Similar body style but a different fighting style. Usman focuses on kickboxing. Trains at American Kickboxing Academy with Khabib, Islam Makhachev, Luke Rockhold, Ed Ruth and many upcoming prospects.
Javier Mendez compares Usman Nurmagomedov to Luke Rockhold, Claiming Usman is going to be a Bellator superstar!!
Bellator debut is on the Main Card, Facing Mike Hamel. Hamel split decision loss against Adam Borics. Hamel is a tough dude but will see a dominant impressive performance. Showing he’s one of the next great Nurmagomedov’s.
“I have my debut, I have my opponent and after that we will see,” Nurmagomedov said. “Of course I would like to be a champion and I would like to be a champion in every organization I fight in.”
“He’s 10-0, all finishes. He’s an absolute killer. He’s a Muay Thai specialist and he’s Khabib’s brother, you understand? If you have the same blood as Khabib, you have good wrestling. I’m telling you, he is actually a better version than Khabib. He is better than Khabib. I’m telling you, people should watch for him. He’s an absolute killer. He’s got it all. He’s got the striking, he’s got the grappling, he’s got the jiu-jitsu, he’s got the look, he’s got the swagger.” Ali Abdelaziz Khabib’s Manager
Magomed Magomedov ONLY fighter to defeat Petr Yan, Former ACB Bantamweight Champion. All-Around Talent easily one of the best Bantamweights in the world. 17-1 record, Dominated Mattheus Mattos in his Bellator debut. Second fight against Cee Jay Hamilton, Top Ten Bantamweight prospect with a 15-7 record. Talented fighter but Hamilton has his hands full against a world class Russian savage.
Ranked #5 Bellator Bantamweight but should be ranked #2 or #3 Bantamweight but with a few more wins we can see his ranking increase.
“I didn’t show my full skill set in that fight but this time I’m very prepared I don’t have any injuries I feel very great and I’m looking for a finish and I will guarantee you this fight will be very entertaining for the fans. “
Definitely looking forward to Magomedov’s second appearance, Going to be a great one!!
Team Alpha Male product 5-0 impressed me a lot fighting Vladimir Tokov in a great prelim fight that went back & forth. Now Chris Gonzalez facing Roger Huerta once was the next big thing, Cover of Sports Illustrated but gradually went down hill. However still fighting 24-12 record faced off Eddie Alvarez, Benson Henderson, Gray Maynard.
See if Gonzalez has what it takes to defeat the MMA veteran Roger Huerta.
“At the end of the day it’s all about getting your hand raised. I’m always going to happy with myself for getting the job done, whether it’s a highlight finish or a tough fight.”
“I’m always working on things that I need to improve on and keep the white belt mentality, but the game plan is always the same: go in there and create pressure, hit him more than he hits me, end up on top, ground and pound him and get him out of there or do that for 15 minutes straight.”
Bellator is back!! Bellator 255 is a stacked card from main event to prelims. Co Main Event Neiman Gracie vs Jason Jackson. Fight of the night written all over it. TWO of the best Bellator Welterweights facing each other.
Genuinely excited for this FIGHT, Two future Bellator Welterweight title challengers.
“If it is done right, then I am glad Bellator is doing this,” Gracie told us. “It’ll be great to see who is fighting for a title, who should fight who next. To be a top five in the Bellator welterweight division is amazing, it is the toughest division in Bellator.” Neiman Gracie
Neiman Gracie part of the next generation of Gracie’s. Impressive wins upsetting Ed Ruth and defeating Jon Fitch. Lost to Rory MacDonald but showed a lot of promise. Neiman is now #3rd ranked Welterweight while Jason Jackson is #6 Bellator Welterweight.
Neiman obviously a great grappler but training at one of the best MMA gyms Kings MMA. Coached by Rafael Cordeiro one the best MMA coaches. Trained Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Silva, Shogun Rua, Rafael Dos Anjos, Rafael Dos Anjos. Neiman training with Marvin Vettori, Kelvin Gastelum, Rafael Dos Anjos during training weeks.
Gradually becoming one of the best Welterweights on the planet. Gradually improving his striking and overall game.
“I think what happens there is something that Master Rafael Cordeiro says, that champions just walk around with champions,” Gracie said. “We surround ourselves with people who have the same mentality and the same mindset and the same goal and everybody is pushing everyone forward. I think it makes a difference.”
“Jason’s a good opponent. He’s very good, he’s a good striker and he has a good takedown defense,” Gracie said. “I feel that he’s pretty good everywhere, but if I’m able to get the fight where I want and get the positions I w ant on the floor, I believe that nobody in the world is safe. And I can beat any one of them.”
Neiman can defeat a Penn-State All American wrestler, One of the best College Wrestlers he can stop Jackson’s takedowns.
Confident in his abilities if Jackson is on the floor, Jackson definitely will be in trouble there. Neiman looking forward to showing Bellator fans he’s READY for a title shot.
Jason Jackson former LFA Welterweight Champion and Titan FC Welterweight Champion. Pursuing to win the Bellator Welterweight Title. Becoming one of the best Welterweights on the planet. Training with some of the best Welterweights on the planet at Sanford MMA. Formerly with Kamaru Usman now trains at Trevor Witmann’s Gym. Trains currently with Gilbert Burns, Vicente Luque, Logan Storley and Michael Chandler.
No boring training partners as “Iron sharpens Iron”. All the hard sparring days leading to the success in his Bellator career. Split Decision lost to Ed Ruth than defeating Kiichi Kunimoto, Jordan Mein, Benson Henderson and look to defeat Neiman Gracie.
“It was an amazing feeling, knowing that I’ve seen this guy in every promotion there is and maintained top fighter [status],” Jackson told FanSided MMA. “So it’s a good feeling to know that [I have] a name like Benson Henderson under belt.”
Expected Jason Jackson to be top 3 Welterweight easily, Replacing Neiman or Michael “Venom” Page. Time to prove the journalist wrong he’s a top three Welterweight.
I’m kind of confused myself by the rankings,” he continued, not understanding how he dropped to the #6 spot in the newly unveiled official rankings after the promotion originally had him ranked in the top five. “I’ve just got to fight. I’ve got a big opportunity to fight the number three guy, which I consider number one. And once I beat him, then there’s no more question.”
Jackson disadvantaged with the Jiu-Jitsu but training hard at Sanford MMA to make sure grappling won’t be an issue.
“No secret to that [Gracie’s strategy]. I have to be stingy, make him wrestle when I want to wrestle,” Jackson said. “Definitely been working with Rory MacDonald a lot get some good insight and working with the legend — Robbie Lawler — and working with the best striking coach, best wrestling coach. Sanford MMA’s got everything you need.
Winning a fight, Co-Main Event Fight at Bellator 255 in front of a new audience at Showtime. Time to steal the show, Calling out Douglas Lima, Yaroslav Amosov. However NEEDS a Impressive Performance to win and get the respect he deserves.
Solomon Renfro rising Welterweight prospect out of the Northeast, Trains at Tiger Schulman with Jimmie Rivera, Lyman Good and Mike Triziano. Making a career at Cage Fury Fighting Championship for now. Pursuing the CFFC Welterweight Title but journey to the Welterweight title continues against Nick Alley.
Solomon Renfro big dreams ahead of him, On his Instagram profile Future UFC and WBC Champion. Aspiring to be one of the greatest combat sport athletes.
Solomon Renfro former training partner with Patchy Mix, Former King of the Cage Bantamweight Champion and now one of the best Bantamweight fighters.
“I can perform and fight anywhere – on the feet, on the ground, in the corners, (and) in the clinch. My jiu-jitsu is great. My wrestling is great. My sambo is great. My boxing, kickboxing, muay thai – I’m confident in all those areas. And my fight I.Q. is awesome, also. I train like a dog every single day. I mean, like, all (expletive) day. … It’s like an all day thing. But I know that’s how you’ve got to train to be one of the greatest of all time.”
“I really want to go to the UFC. Honestly, no other fights on the regional scene interest me. I can’t even put a name out there that I’m interested in. I’m ready for the UFC. I’m competing at a very high level every day. I’ve been competing at a very high level since the day I started doing MMA. I feel like with one more win, it has to come. I don’t see how I couldn’t. I see guys on the UFC roster with 4-0 records or 4-3. I saw another guy get in there with a record that’s 5-2 recently. I don’t see why I’m not ready.
Solomon Renfro confident in his abilities, Training with killers everyday. Truly believes he can become one of the best Welterweights of all time but winning a CFFC Welterweight Title WILL lead to signing with the UFC. Fighting with the best of the best Welterweights.
CFFC 94 prospect to watch and a 2021 Prospect to Watch as his name value will rise through the prospect rankings I guarantee it. Definitely a talented fighter.
Brave CF 50 is a stacked card from the Super Welterweight title fight to the Flyweight Co-Main Event. Brave Combat Federation continues to put on great events.
Several prospects to watch but paying close attention to Swedish Light Heavyweight prospect Anton Turkalj.
Anton Turkalj is the next GENERATION of Swedish MMA prospects. Only 24 years old with a 6-0 record. Two straight wins under the Brave CF Promotion with a first round finish and a rear naked choke. Defeating an 8-0 Ibo Aslan with a rear naked choke.
Turkalj is the #1 Nordic Light Heavyweight prospect according to Tapology.Com and close to becoming a Brave CF Light Heavyweight Title Contender with a few more fights.
Successful Amateur Career with a 11-2 record under the IMMAF European Championships.
Grappling with Alexander Gustafsson the GOD of Swedish MMA in a exhibition match that went the distance.
Now looking to match his Amateur career with his Brave CF career, Fighting Konstantin Soldatov. 5-1 record from Kazakhstan.
Win over Soldatov leads to matchups against Mohammed Said Maalem 11-3 record and Todd Stoute 11-6 record.
Defeating Stoute leads to a title shot, Awaiting the winner of Mohammed Said Maalem vs Mohammad Fakhreddine Brave CF Light Heavyweight Title Fight.
Brave CF 50 headliner is an exciting fight to watch as one of the faces of Brave Combat Federation is fighting a former UFC Welterweight.
Jarrah Hussein Al-Silawi Brave CF Super Welterweight Champion vs Ismail Naurdiev.
Toughest fight in Jarrah’s Brave CF career as he faces Ismail Naurdiev a young talented 24 year old old Welterweight looking to make a name for himself under the Brave CF promotion.
Jarrah Hussein Al-Silawi resigned with Brave CF, Defeating Naurdiev will show the world he’s one of the most underrated Welterweight fighters on the planet.
“I’ve beaten guys that have gone on to the UFC,” Al-Silawi told MMA Junkie. “The fact that he’s an ex-UFC fighter gives me an opportunity to prove that I can beat any fighter that comes from any organization. Ismail has a great record and was in the UFC, and that just gives me motivation and reason to beat him.”
Naurdiev defeated the likes of Michel Prazeres and Siyar Bahadurzada, Fought for ACA, EMC and UFC. Making his Brave CF debut, Looking to make a stamp on the #1 Middle Eastern Promotion.
Jarrah Hussein defending his Brave CF Super Welterweight Title for the second time, Representing Brave CF and the Middle East. Motivating young men and women to become MMA fighters. Yes you can defeat a UFC fighter!!
I feel I am better than him in all aspects. But he needs to understand that he is not coming and taking the title away from me. He is in for a battle, and I will keep my title in the end.”
Defeating a high level Middle Eastern Welterweight prospect will do wonders for his career moving forward if he wants to sign with UFC or sign a deal with Bellator or One Championship which would be sick to see!!
Many people are cheering for Jarrah or seeing him as the favorite but Ismail Naurdiev is looking to prove everyone wrong, Stealing the show in the Brave CF 50 Main Event.
Brave CF debut with a bang, Dominant performance, Knockout win. Ismail Naurdiev nickname is “Austrian Wonderboy” for a reason.
‘‘’Honestly, I didn’t watch his fights, just a couple of moments. But I think he’s more of a striker. I saw his wrestling is really bad, and he has some skills in jiu-jitsu, but not that high of a level. He’s more of a striker, he likes to kick a lot. He has basic striking, but nothing I haven’t seen before, so I’m not surprised’’, says Naurdiev.
Adrian Bartosinski Polish Welterweight prospect 10-0 record at 25 years old. Debut at KSW 59: Fight Code March 20th defeating Spanish Welterweight prospect Lionel Padilla in the third round.
Roberto Soldic is the KSW Welterweight Champion but in next few years we can see Adrian Bartosinski becoming a KSW Welterweight Title Contender.
On his journey to winning the KSW Welterweight Title winning fights in the first round, Similar way he did before signing with KSW.
Fighting for promotions under KSW Tylko Jeden. Wirtuoz Challenge and Fight Exclusive Night.
KSW high on Adrian Bartosinski obviously after promoting him under smaller promotions. Exciting fighter to watch with first round finishes.
Bartosinski flying under the radar but in 2021 will see him gradually talked about as a top ten-twenty European Welterweight Prospect.
Second fight with KSW can happen at KSW 61, Spring of 2021 as KSW likes to space out there events. KSW 61 Adrian Bartosinski will be talked about as one of the prospects to watch, Facing Ion Surdu, Christian Eckerlin former GMC Middleweight Champion at KSW 61.
Fighting tough KSW Welterweights with experience under KSW.
Watch out Adrian Bartosinski for KSW as one of the rising European Welterweight Prospects.
Jordan Vucenic split decision win, Defeating the star of French MMA Morgan Charriere for the Cage Warriors Featherweight Title. Congratulations to Jordan Vucenic winning the title in a razor thin fight.
Hardcore MMA fans were all watching this fight on UFC Fight Pass, Exciting matchup to watch at Cage Warriors 122.
Cage Warriors 120 watched Paul Hughes piece apart James Hendin in the Co-Main Event. Impressive fighter to watch, Appreciate his technical fighting style. Skillful fighter similar fighter to Cory Sandhagen but he’s a Featherweight.
Paul Hughes part of the next generation of Ireland MMA prospects to watch in the next few years as he signs with UFC or Bellator.
Vucenic vs Hughes
Jordan Vucenic vs Paul Hughes happened at Cage Warriors 119 as Vucenic won by split decision. Hughes improved since that loss, Impressing me a lot with his win against James Hendin.
Hughes deserves a rematch, Challenging for the Cage Warriors Featherweight Title. England vs Ireland Cage Warriors Headliner at Cage Warriors 125 June 26th, Giving each fighter enough time to train and recover.
“I’m not like I deserve that title shot let’s not beat around the bush like one more fight as a I say that’s this is a good guy against Hendin so I deserve that title shot and I will be getting it.”
Rematch can be a different result, Love to watch this fight happen. Either Jordan Vucenic owns Paul Hughes or Paul Hughes revenges the loss!!
Spring of 2021 Vucenic title defense against Paul Hughes!
Impressive performance for the French prospect, Benoit Saint Denis. Biggest win of his CAREER defeating former Brave CF Lightweight Champion… Luan Santiago.
Showing his real talents with 7 professional fights. 7-0 record for the 25 year old Super Lightweight fighter. Stay composed as Luan Santiago putting more pressure in the 1st round than second round, Benoit dominated leading to the submission.
“I always wanted to fight Eldar and I hope we can do it as soon as possible. He’s a great champion, but it’s my goal, my life, I will be the next world champion”, St. Denis said in his post-fight interview.
Eldar Eldarov vs Benoit Saint Denis
Benoit deserves a title shot after that resilient win, Defeating a talented Lightweight fighter one of the best Brazilian prospects. Faces the Brave CF Super Lightweight Champion Eldar Eldarov, Khabib’s friend. One of the faces for Brave Combat Federation.
World Class fighter, Former Combat Sambo World Champion. Benoit Saint Denis definitely have his hands full against Eldarov but be a fun PPV fight to watch.
Eldar Eldarov 13-2 record vs Benoit Saint Denis 7-0 record. High level fight between two hungry Lightweight prospects. Eldarov looking to build his resume before he signs with UFC and Benoit Saint Denis who renewed his Brave CF deal looking to become Super Lightweight Champion.
Vicente Luque rising UFC Welterweight since the loss to Wonderboy Thompson on a three fight winning streak after defeating Tyron Woodley. Dealing with some adversity beginning of the first round with punches and pressure against the cage.
Luque kept composed leading to combinations and a submission win. STANDOUT for Vicente Luque against one of the best Welterweights of all time.
“It was a super exciting to fight a guy that was a champion I used to watch a lot and be a fan of.” Vicente Luque
Luque vs Chiesa
Vicente Luque replaces Woodley #7th Welterweight ranking. #6th Welterweight is Michael Chiesa, Dark horse of the Welterweight division. Riding high since his return to Welterweight and becoming an analyst.
“I really want a high level opponent right now.” Vicente Luque
Defeating Carlos Condit, Diego Sanchez, Neil Magny and Rafael Dos Anjos. All world class fighter, Recognizable names in the UFC.
Luque vs Chiesa would be a GREAT fight to watch on a UFC Fight Night, UFC Pay-Per View. Three rounds of non stop action between two high level killers. Fight of the Night bonus written all over it.
” I always like to have the most eyes on me on my fights and being the co main event.” Vicente Luque
Millions of eyes will be watching Luque vs Chiesa on a Pay-Per View. Fighting in front of a sold out arena in either Texas or Florida.
Both fighters need this fight desiring to become UFC Welterweight title contenders. Who wants it more DAWG fight.
Sean Shelby or Mick Maynard please set this fight up!! Imagine fighting in front of a crowd.
Apti Bimarzaev Belarus Top Featherweight 16-3 record at 28 years old, 2016 Combat Sambo World Champion at 28 years old. One of my favorite Eastern Europe MMA prospects to date because of his high level fighting ability, World Class fighter who fights for ACA.
Apti Bimarzaev 3-0 looking to make it 4-0 facing Tural Ragimov 20-5 record at ACA 120. ACA 120 headliner is Felipe Froes vs Magomedrasul Khasbulaev but please pay attention to Bimarzaev he’s a really talented fighter who can beat Top UFC or Bellator Featherweights.
Apti Bimarzaev Career
Standout win on his win record was against former Bellator, WSOF and now current Bareknuckle boxer Luis Palomino. It was a amazing technical performance that lead to a unanimous decision. Defeating Ramazan Kishev at ACA 97. Kishev talented fighter who defeated ACA prospect Askhab Zulaev which is a stand out win for Kishev.
Defeating a Brazilian undefeated fighter Rodrigo Magalhaes 10-0 at WFCA 53 before WFCA was acquired from ACB/ACA.
Proof’s in the pudding as Apti is one of the Featherweight prospects to keep an eye on for 2021 before he signs with a stellar Major Promotion from UFC, Bellator, One Championship or PFL. He’s ready for the big show!!
Apti Bimarzaev vs Tural Ragimov
Apti Bimarzaev vs Tural Ragimov will be an exciting fight to watch point blank. Tural Ragimov stand out wins against Antun Racic at M1-Challenge. Racic former KSW Bantamweight Champion. Akhmed Shervaniev 14-1 record, Current Brave CF fighter.
Ragimov will knockdown Apti few times but Apti has one of the craziest chins of all time as he got knocked down by Alexey Polpudnikov at ACA 104 but Apti is a resilient pressure, Willing to die out there type of fighter who will fight to the last second.
Go through some adversity with fights but he’s just mentally tough to never give up. Trait you can’t train only a skill you can master and Apti mastering the skill!
Apti #5th ranked ACA Featherweight #1 contender fight vs Salman Zhamaldaev next for Apti Bimarzaev.
Muhammad Mokaev #1 Amateur Bantamweight Prospect 22-0 record signed with Brave Combat Federation. Looking to make a name for himself for the BEST Middle Eastern Promotion today.
Mokaev finally making his Brave CF debut against a formidable opponent with a 7-1 record. 3-1 record with Brave CF, Top Nordic Flyweight. Brave could’ve matched him up against a 1-0 opponent but they scheduled a bout against a talented flyweight prospect who can ruin Mokaev’s debut.
Everyone hardcore fan is WATCHING Mokaev’s debut as all of us are excited to watch his Brave CF debut. Longtime wait since we heard the signing announcement.
“At flyweight, I feel like so strong. I feel even faster. I sparred with Jose “Shorty” Torres, three times we sparred with him. You’ll have to speak to him about the last sparring. We had good rounds, I’m ready for the flyweight (division) I’m at that level now. I’m ready”
Mokaev trains at KHK MMA Team in Bahrain, Tiger Muay Thai for Strength & Conditioning and Went over to Coconut Creek Florida to train with American Top Team. All the hype in the world for the Russian Prodigy but immigrated over to Manchester, England at Twelve Years Old.
“Muhammad Mokaev for me is the new norm of MMA,” Shahid stated. “Having huge experience at the amateur level, we have to acknowledge that Mokaev is special.’ Brave CF President Mohammed Shahid
Coming from humble beginnings, Mokaev family making ends meat to survive but through the suffering is where you truly find yourself. Never forgetting those hard times will get Mokaev through the dance. Training Six hours a day, Staying disciplined through all the attention, Fame and fortune gradually.
“I came to UK as a refugee and I was getting like £5 a day. Me and my father on £5 a day, it’s like maybe $6-7, and it’s like you have to split this for food and clothes and Internet for your phone. It’s not enough. I was hungry.”
Mokaev is the real deal, Won’t be a bust as he’s a special talent to be the next Khabib Nurmagomedov in his own way. Only 20 years old but a seasoned UFC veteran. Future star for Brave CF, Future Bantamweight Champion.
“Me and Khabib are different people, I think. When I fought in amateurs, people knew me, like my charisma is different to Khabib’s. “My charisma is different [than] Khabib’s because people found out about Khabib maybe when he was on a like a 26-fight winning streak, maybe 27. People knew about me when I was [on] like my third amateur fight. The difference when I get to that level, you will see the difference.”
Ian Garry continues to make a name for himself for the #1 European Feeder League Cage Warriors. 5 straight knockout wins in either the first or second round.
Cage Warriors 122 win was nothing different as he defeated Rostem Akman on the prelims. Punches & Head Kick knockout. Akman had a short stay in the UFC but still fought there, UFC doesn’t sign just anyone…
Ian Garry qualified in the Cage Warriors Welterweight Tournament, Defeating Akman moves him to the Cage Warriors Welterweight final. Facing Jack Grant for the title. Exciting matchup to watch Ireland vs England.
Winning the Cage Warriors Title makes the Ireland sensation one step closer to making his dreams a reality, Signing with UFC but needs to defeat Jack Grant first before he signs on the dotted line with the premier MMA organization.
“Since I fought here in my pro debut I’ve been saying I’m going to be the champ I’m going to the UFC and I’m going to leave a legacy. There is nothing changing that anyone steps in my way is going to get put down and wiped out. “
Started with Cage Warriors and will finish with Cage Warriors before signing with UFC. Shows how talented of a promotion Cage Warriors is, Developing future champions and future stars.
Ian Garry is that future star as Conor McGregor is on his way out soon. Someone needs to take the throne and why not Ian Garry?
“Cage Warriors is a well oiled machine and they know exactly what to do exactly with talent like me. They build fighters young fighters, Talented people they build them up to ranks give the test time and time again.”
Ian Garry vs Jack Grant headlining Cage Warriors event this summer? Who wants it more. Garry expected favorite can’t look pass the MMA veteran who fought and defeated the whose who of European prospects. Perry Andre Goodwin, Mehdi Dakaev.
However the confident Irishman truly believes “He’ll spark” Jack Grant, Leading to a UFC contract.
Curious to see what happens but I know one thing Ian Garry bout to be a Ireland MMA star!!
Tobias Harila #1 Nordic Featherweight prospect at 27 years old made his Cage Warriors debut, Ground & Pound knockout against Aiden Stephen in the first round. Cage Warriors 122 Masterpiece performance.
Harila signing a multi fight deal with Cage Warriors, No regrets signing the top Nordic Featherweight prospect.
“We have been in negotiations with them for a while and we now reached an agreement that we are both happy with. Really Looking forward to the opportunity to fight on a platform like Cage Warriors. My goal is to take the belt in 2021 and then hopefully get a UFC contract. My focus right now is just to smash every FW on the roster.” says Harila.
Congratulations to Tobias Harila signing with Cage Warriors making a name himself with the best European Featherweight prospects in 2021 and 2022.
Winning fights in the first round will create a big name for Tobias Harila as Sweden, Nordic region is a underrated region for talent but fighting for CAGE WARRIORS radically helps. Putting his name out there.
Watch out for Harila in 2021 as he moves up the stacked Featherweight division as Jordan Vucenic, Morgan Charriere, Paul Hughes, Paddy Pimblett lead the Featherweight division but Harila is definitely in there with them.
Fight Club Rush Featherweight Champion defeating Fernando Flores now looking to become Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion.
Now Tobias Harila on my FightingDNA radar, Definitely should be on yours too. Entering Cage Warriors in the prime of his career.
Jose “Shorty” Torres former UFC Flyweight signed with Brave Combat Federation. Defeating current UFC Fighter Amir Albazi in his Brave CF debut. Draw with former CFFC Flyweight ChampionSean Santella.
Shorty Torres now looking to become the main face of Brave Combat Federation by winning the Brave CF Flyweight Tournament.
First opponent in the Brave CF Flyweight Tournament was a rematch against Sean Santella. Unfortunately Santella is injured and now Blaine O’ Driscoll replaces.
O’ Driscoll SBG Ireland Prospect, Bellator fighter now with Brave CF. Former WWFC Flyweight Champion. 9-3 record. Definitely one of toughest fights in Shorty Torres career but Jose is one of the best flyweights in the world.
“It sucks having a last-minute opponent change but this is something I’m used to, especially fighting in the amateurs in the IMMAF you fight five times in six days. You don’t find out your next opponent until the day of. This is a completely different mix up with O’Driscoll cause he’s a stand up fighter. He’s Irish. I know he’s tough. He’s had three fights in Bellator and he’s a game opponent. It’s seven or eight days’ notice and he took the fight against me. He’s doing this for the great opportunity and I’m just excited to meet him in general.”
He’ll prove he is against O’Driscoll who has another thing coming. Training at American Top Team with a bunch of killers, Learning from great coaches starting with Din Thomas.
Mix with Torres talents, Quickness, Fast hands. He can beat top flyweights on any given day. Torres ready for the Ireland challenge, Moving round further into the Flyweight Tournament. Exciting matchup to watch for hardcore MMA fans.
Shorty Torres is a Pitbull and is my favorite to win the Brave CF Flyweight Tournament. Yes I know there’s world class Flyweights competing but Torres is something different.
Continuing to show how talented he is against SBG Ireland Prospect.
Torres said it would mean the “world” to him to win the BRAVE CF flyweight title.
Koji Takeda #1 Lightweight Prospect from Japan 12-1 record is one of the faces of Rizin(Japan’s #1 Promotion). Former Deep Lightweight Champion before signing with Rizin. Takeda making a name for himself for Rizin, Fighting for them in the prime of his career at 27 years old.
Koji Takeda defeated Takasuke Kume at Rizin 27. Unanimous decision.
Koji is the next version of Takanori Gomi and future Rizin Lightweight Champion. Showing the world he’s the best Lightweight from Japan, Become one of the faces of the Rizin Promotion.
Defeated 10 fighters with winning records
Defeated Takasume Kume Former Pancrase Lightweight Champion
12-1 record, 25 years old
Trains at Brave GYM
After the impressive win against Takasuke Kume, Revenging his ONLY loss to Damien Brown at Rizin 29 or Rizin 30.
“I blame that loss on nobody but myself. I injured my back about ten days before the fight, and it was my decision to still fight with an injured back. I was devastated with the loss and it took me time to get over it, but I was able to bounce back with the support of the people around me which I am truly grateful for.”
Showing he’s the best Lightweight Rizin has, Argument between him and Tofiq Musaev for the #1 Rizin Lightweight.
Watch out for Koji Takeda the well rounded world class fighter high level wrestler from Japan to now prosper for the #1 Japanese MMA promotion Rizin…
Fights against Damien Brown, Daron Cruickshank, Luiz Gustavo in 2021. Leading to a title shot against Tofiq Musaev. Takeda wants to compete against the best of the best fighters, Well facing Tofiq Musaev definitely help.
Facing a Bellator Lightweight like… Brent Primus, Myles Jury, Alfie Davis to name a few. Bellator/Rizin Cross Promotion if Covid-19 slows down.
Having made the decision to put education on the backburner in order to pursue his MMA dreams the 25 year old is totally committed to the sport. He wants to earn a first Rizin win and ultimately follow in the footsteps of Jiri Prochazka and Manel Kape by signing for the UFC,
Felipe Froes ACA Featherweight Champion, One of Brazil’s best fighters. Next version of Jose Aldo, Trains with the Brazilian Killers at Nova Uniao.
Froes making a name for himself with the #1 Russian Promotion at the prime age of 29 years old facing the Russian savages from Dagestan. Impressive gritty performances especially against Marat Balaev whose a bulldog with takedowns but Froes continued to pressure with pure will knocked out Balaev in the third round.
Showing his high level accurate pin point striking. Froes is one of my favorite prospects to watch and will continue to be one of the STARS of ACA, Main Event at ACA 120 against Magomedrasul Khasbulaev.
Khasbulaev#1 Russian Featherweight, 32-8 record is no easy picnic for Felipe Froes but Froes is one of the best Featherweights in the world. Curious to see how this fight plays out for favoriting Felipe Froes in this fight.
“For Froes, the battle with Khasbulaev is the final one under the current contract with ACA. Negotiations on a new agreement will take place at the end of the tournament, ”added Yatsenko.
Felipe Froes free agent after ACA 120 fight win or loss. Froes will become one of the highest prized free agents in MMA. UFC, Bellator, One Championship, PFL, Rizin and KSW all bidders on the ACA Featherweight Champion.
Any Major Promotion lucky to have one of the best Featherweights in the world who can defeat there top Featherweights on any given day.
Michal Figlak high level Polish Lightweight 24 year old prospect continues to impress me, Winning his fight against 5-3 Steven Hooper at Cage Warriors 120.
Figlak showed he’s one of the best European Lightweight prospects but flying under the radar. However in 2021 will see the talented Michal Figlak prosper in 2021, Winning fights in dominant fashion.
Figlak pieced apart Steven Hooper with strikes that lead to a doctor stoppage in the second round.
Winning the grappling exchanges, Striking battles, Kept his distance but counter strike.
Watch his Cage Warriors 120 masterpiece performance on UFCFightPass. which I can show you because you’ll be impressed.
Figlak continues to win and develop into a potential Cage Warriors Lightweight Champion as time goes on. Talented fighters came out of Poland and Figlak is next in line to prosper and have a successful UFC/Bellator career.
Curious to see who Cage Warriors matches up Figlak against next. How they manage him in 2021. Looking forward to the 2021 season as moves up the Lightweight rankings.
Legacy Fighting Alliance 101 was a fun card with talented prospects. LFA 102 is no different starting with the Main Event Bruno Souza vs Miles Johns. Exciting card to watch on UFC Fight Pass. Definitely looking forward to LFA 102!! List of prospects to keep an eye on who can fight for UFC. Bellator or Dana White Contender Series.
2015 Karate Champion, Protégé of Lyoto Machida is one of the best Brazilian prospects. Training at Machida Academy. Headlining first event at Legacy Fighting Alliance. Only 25 years old. 8-1 record is facing a high level Miles Johns. By far best striker on the LFA 102 CARD and one of the best Featherweight striking prospects in the United States.
Elijah Johns underrated but very talented, Explosive fighter. Younger brother of Miles Johns. Elijah world class fighter, Built like a brick. Heavy hands that will lead to knockouts. High level Featherweight prospect breakout year in 2021!!
Elijah defeating Bruno Souza in a Headlining event will put him on the map. Leading to UFC/Bellator signing. Elijah trains at Texas MMA gym powerhouse Fortis MMA. Looking forward to Souza vs Johns gonna be a good one folks.
AJ Cunningham 7-1 record at 26 years old fighting for the first time under the LFA promotion. Looking to make a name for himself tonight as he’s a rising Featherweight prospect. Best attribute is his boxing that will take him a long way into the MMA game! Impressive smart fighter to watch, Looks like a seasoned UFC veteran out there.
Keep a keen eye on AJ Cunningham for 2021.
Haris Talundžić is a prospect I’ve been watching last few years. Flying under the radar but formerly trained at Tristar Gym home of George St Pierre, Rory MacDonald, Kenny Florian, Arnold Allen, Mirsad Bektic to name a few.
Transferred Gyms to Factory X Muay Thai, Coached by Marc Montoya. One of the most underrated coaches to date. Loves his fighters to death but puts them through hard training. However the work proves himself as he has several fighters to have successful careers in MMA from Anthony Smith, Youssef Zalal, Devonte Smith.
Anthony Smith (33-14) light heavyweight James Krause (27-8) welterweight Zak Cummings (23-7) middleweight Court McGee (19-9) welterweight Devone Smith (10-2) lightweight Luigi Vendramini (8-1) welterweight Maurice Greene (8-4) heavyweight Chris Gutierrez (14-3-1) bantamweight Jonathan Martinez (11-1) bantamweight Youssef Zalal (8-2) featherweight
Now coaching Haris Talundzic, Future UFC/Bellator fighter. Yes 1-0 record at 25 years old but had a undefeated Amateur career.
Watch out for Haris Talundzic in 2021, Winning fights for LFA, CFFC, Hoosier FC, Ring of Combat. Highest payer during his regional career.
Ante Delija dark horse of the PFL Heavyweight Division is one of the best European Heavyweight Prospect. Record of 17-3 at 30 years old. Protégé of Mirko Cro Cop, Trains at Gladiator Cage in Croatia.
Delija fought in the biggest European MMA Promotion, KSW. Defeating Oli Thompson former UFC & Bellator Heavyweight. Defeated Ricardo Prasel former Aspera FC Heavyweight Champion at Rizin 10. Valentijn Overeem at Night of the Gladiators 9.
Big wins before signing with Professional Fighters League.
Delija is a all around balanced fighter but is a MONSTER with ground & pound. Once his opponents drop to the floor it’s game… set… match. VERY GOOD ground & pound.
Delija is a monster at six foot five, I believe can compete in the PFL Heavyweight final. Under the radar prospect as there’s Fabricio Werdum, Justin Willis, Mohammed Usman but he can breakout under this PFL Heavyweight Tournament.
Facing Bruno Henrique Cappelozza former Rizin fighter, Jungle Fight fighter. Looking forward to Ante Delija second fight with Professional Fighters League.
Mikhail Odintsov Belarus #1 prospect, One of the best European Lightweights signed with Professional Fighters League after winning the 2020 PFL International Qualifier Series Russian Final.
Odintsov former WWFC Lightweight Champion. Looking to become the PFL Lightweight Champion, Facing current PFL Lightweight fighter Akmet Aliev. Making the best of signing with PFL.
Fighting in front of new viewership, ESPN!!
Mikhail Odintsov all-around talented fighter, Talented striker, Really good takedown defense. Constant pressure fighter with a pace. Dominated Timur Nagibin 15-4 record in the PFL Russian Series Final.
Mikhail Odintsov is a dark horse of the PFL Lightweight Division, Definitely watch him in PFL 2021 season.
Lance Gibson Jr Bellator Lightweight prospect is now 2-0 with Bellator after a impressive performance. Gibson looked really good at Bellator 257 as he showed striking, grappling and fighter IQ. Aware of who Lance Gibson Jr was but definitely keeping an eye on Lance Gibson Jr for the 2021 Bellator season.
“I’m gonna recover obviously get back in there work on some stuff that I need to improve from just this experience right now I’m already picking it apart so that’s what makes me great.” Lance Gibson Jr
Lance Gibson Jr trains at Gibson MMA with his stepmom former Bellator Women’s Featherweight Champion Julia Budd and coached by his father Lance Gibson.
There son is a talented Bellator Lightweight prospect, Promising future ahead of him just needs to train more. More activity in the cage meaning throwing more!!
Showing his combinations, Impressing fans with his offense.
“Get back in here as soon as possible get better rest recover actually improve over that time to get back in here.” Lance Gibson Jr
Lance Gibson Jr hope a quick turnaround, Face a tough fighter with experience. Fixing the mistakes he made in his fight against Marcus Surin.
Mateusz Gamrot former KSW Featherweight and KSW Lightweight champion got his first win against Scott Holtzman at UFC on ABC 2 prelims. Rewarded a 50k bonus in addition to his fighter pay.
Gamrot a lot of hype with him, UFC eyes him as a future star. Talented world class badass Polish Lightweight.
Showing his promise at 30 years old defeating a tough fighter in Scott Holtzman. Training very hard at American Top Team with Jorge Masvidal, Dustin Poirier, Edson Barboza. Learning from some of the best fighters in the world.
Gamrot defeated the likes of Norman Parke, Kleber Koike Erbst, Mansour Barnaoui Current Road FC Lightweight Champion and now Scott Holtzman. Time to fight some Lightweights in his upcoming fight in the summer hopefully.
Gamrot vs Bobby Green
Mateusz Gamrot vs Bobby Green Summer of 2021 sign me up!! Bobby Green UFC veteran, One of the fighters of the year for 2020. Taking advantage of Fight Island to make a sweet living. Bobby Green last fight was against Thiago Moises back in October but because of weight cut fight against Jim Miller was cancelled.
Hopefully everything is fine with Green because a fight against the rising Lightweight prospect Mateusz Gamrot would be one of those fights to stay tuned, Put your phone down and watch three rounds of technical offensive fighting.
Gamrot vs Alexander Hernandez
Alexander Hernandez once was a upcoming fighter, Now a win/loss fighter. Latest lost was against Thiao Moises in February 2021. Time to return to the Octagon soon and fighting Gamrot would be no easy task but be a fun fight to watch on the prelims.