7 UFC Dream Matches in 2021

UFC roster as a whole keeps improving yearly. World class fighters globally. Many fights to schedule in 2021 with be scheduled on Main Event slots, Featuring prelims. 2021 will be an exciting year for UFC.

Weili Zhang vs Valentina Shevchenko

Weil Zhang Queen of the Women’s Strawweight Division going to fight Carla Esparza but most likely will win this fight in dominant fashion. Fight Rose Namajunas next in mid 2021. Move up to the 125 pound Flyweight Division and face Valentina Shevchenko. Shevchenko has no challenges so Dana White better schedule this dream matchup. Champion vs Champion.

Cody Garbrandt vs TJ Dillashaw 3

Rivalry between Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw is one of my favorite rivalries in sports. Beef they have of being teammates at Team Alpha Male. Two entertaining fights as Dillashaw knocked out Cody in both fights. Continuing storyline as Cody new & improved learning striking from Mark Henry(Striking coach genius) while TJ Dillashaw returns to the Octagon after a suspension. Second fight back is against Cody Garbrandt.

Gane vs Overeem

Cyril Gane rising Heavyweight, All around talent is the #7th ranked UFC Heavyweight. Former Training Partner of Francis Ngannou is facing Junior Dos Santos. Passing of the torch fight. Win against Junior can lead to another GREAT fight against Allistar Overeem. Overeem seeking one more run for the title. Overeem can show he still has enery left in the tank facing Cyril Gane. Heavyweight in the prime of his career.

Gastelum vs Weidman

Kelvin Gastelum gave Israel Adesanya the toughest fight of his MMA career. Kelvin now on a three fight losing fight but he’s motivated entering the 2021 season, Kelvin be back better than ever as he can face former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman. Weidman one more run for the title as he believes he can be a tough matchup for Izzy.

Luque vs Maia

Vicente Luque Rising Welterweight ranked #10. 15-3 UFC record, Two fight winning streak. Earning the respect from Wonderboy Thompson. Passing of the torch fight that can lead to being a UFC welterweight contender. Defeating a Brazlian legend.

Makhachev vs Dos Anjos

Islam Makhachev( Khabib’s bestfriend and training partner) the next Khabib having a lot of trouble scheduling fights. Canceled fights from injury to testing positive for Covid-19. Islam is fighting Drew Dober as Dober is Justin Gaethje training partner. Expect Islam to defeat Dober and next fight against Rafael Dos Anjos. Dos Anjos looked spectacular in his fight against Paul Felder.

Dos Anjos 36 years old Top Ten UFC Lightweight, One more run for the title defeats Islam Makhachev. Boost him up the rankings to challenge for the UFC Lightweight Title. Islam defeats Dos Anjos moving forward, Few more fights away from being a title challenger.

Zabit Magomedsharipov vs Korean Zombie

Zabit Magomedsharipov highlight reel striking from his boxing to kickboxing, Mark Henry raves about him. Claiming he’ll be a UFC Featherweight Champion. #3 UFC Featherweight one more fight away from challenging for the Featherweight title. Perfect opponent is against Korean Zombie coming off a loss to Brian Ortega. Finally get to see Zabit fight and against one of the best Featherweights in the world. Recognized for his WARS that fans love.

Kiamrian Abbasov Reigns the One Championship Welterweight Division in 2021

Kiamrian Abbasov One Championship Welterweight Champion defended his title once against former LFA Welterweight Champion James Nakashima at One Championship Inside the Matrix 2. Putting on a solid performance against Nakashima knocking him out in the 4th round.

Anderson Silva like comeback, Abbasov shows his mental toughness to knock out James Nakashima in the fourth round. Continuing his five fight winning streak to enter the 2021 One Championship campaign.

Abbasov reigns the One Championship Welterweight division making the argument he’s one of the best Welterweights in the world even tho he fights for One Championship.

Facing rising Welterweight Tyler McGuire 12-1 record( 2-1 One FC record) . Wins against Aglian Thani and Luis Santos in One Championship career. Headlining One Championship event, 2nd title defense for Abbasov.

Prime vs Prime, Adding to the argument that Abbasov is one of the best fighters and Welterweights in the world.

Of course I believe Kiamrian Abbasov is awarded the win because of his high-level grappling, Willing to win. Facing world class fighters. Dealing with the title defense pressure.

Third title defense against James Nakashima, Wants to revenge his loss after dominating 4 rounds but Abbasov comes back. Another option is fighting Shinya Aoki, One of the legends of the MMA world. Aoki former Pride fighter, Former Dream Lightweight Champion, Former One FC Lightweight Champion. Revenge his loss to MMA veteran, Luis Santos.

Choice is Abbasov but can’t pass up an opportunity to fight Shinya Aoki. Win against Aoki builds up his legacy, Earning the respect from the MMA world(Joe Rogan, Ariel Helwani, Luke Thomas, Brendan Schaub, Weighing In Podcast and many more MMA media). Impressing everyone with a dominant performance, Three title defenses in 2021. Showing his all around skills.

Ending the year as one of the best Welterweights in the world. See if Kiamrian Abbasov wants to compete for UFC or Bellator. Stay with One Championship signing a life changing, Generational wealth deal.

LOOKING forward to 2021 for Kiamrian Abbasov. Underrated fighter who hopefully gets a lot more recognition this year.

Breakout Fighter in 2021 Ludovit Klein

Ludovit Klein Slovakia’s own can be the first UFC Champion from Slovakia. Ever since I watched Ludovit Klein’s UFC debut, I became a fan of his. Truly blown away by his performance against City Kickboxing Shane Young.

Took advantage of the short notice fight and had a stunning UFC debut at UFC 253.

“This is always my style – the high kick and demolish my opponent. I am very, very happy for everything. Maybe problem because yesterday I didn’t cut weight – I just had one week from the call from the UFC to come here. Short notice, (so) there was not so much time to cut the weight. Next time, (I will) 100 percent make weight and win the fight – everything.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/ludovit-klein-dream-head-kick-knockout-ufc-253-video

Stellar striking as Ludovit was a Slovakian Amateur Boxing Champion. Shows as he pieced apart Shane Young.

After UFC 253 highly positive he got more recognition globally as back home he’s Ireland version of Conor McGregor.

Both Ludovit and Conor have the A+ striking, Conor was the UFC Featherweight Champion and in the next five years will see Ludovit Klein become a UFC Featherweight Champion. Conor’s breakout year was in 2014 and Ludovit Klein’s year will be in 2021.

Hopefully Ludovit Klein returns to the Octagon in the next couple months, Fights guys like Billy Quarantillo, Charles Jourdain, Damon Jackson in his second UFC appearance.

Defeats, Dominates all three of those fighters. Ending the fight early with a first round knockout. Earning extra fifty thousand dollars from a performance of the night bonus.

Bump up in competition in his third fight with UFC, Potential opponents can be UFC Veterans Darren Elkins, Cub Swanson, Mawkan Amirkhani. Fighting the top 16-25 Featherweights. Elkins and Swanson fights I take with no hesitation. Featuring prelim on a UFC Pay Per View, UFC Main Card on ESPN +. Defeating Cub Swanson whose been fighting since the WEC days, Been in so many great fights. Recognizable name will only build up the name of Ludovit Klein.

MMA Media, Joe Rogan, Brendan Schaub, Ariel Helwani, Weighing In podcast, Luke Thomas, Sportscenter to start talking about him. “Mr. Highlight” Ludovit Klein.

End the year as a top 15 Featherweight with a win against Andre Fili (Team Alpha Male product), Hakeem Dawodu, Edson Barboza. All three fights are GREAT fights for fans and for Ludovit Klein. Win against any of the three will radically improve his name globally, Earning the respect of Dana White. If he was able to knock out Barboza for example, Sky rocket him to Pay Per View fights. Becoming a UFC rising STAR and fan favorite.

Awarded Breakout Fighter of the year in 2021. Remembered as the year for Ludovit Klein as 2022 challenges for the UFC Featherweight Title.

Archuleta vs Horiguchi Bellator/Rizin 2021

Bellator and Rizin(Japanese Promotion) cross promoting since 2018. Kyoji Horiguchi defending his Rizin Bantamweight Title against Darrion Caldwell twice(former Bellator Bantamweight Champion. Horiguchi can now fight the NEW Bellator Bantamweight Champion Juan Archuleta.

Horiguchi vs Archuleta better happen in 2021. Bantamweight Title Fight, Champion vs Champion. Dream matchup for HARDCORE MMA fans. Besides fighting Demetrious Johnson, My opinion is the toughest opponent for Horiguchi.

Archuleta is one talented fighter, When Bellator signed him I was more than excited. Archuleta was the King of the Cage Bantamweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, Light Welterweight Champion. Easily one of the best Bantamweights in the world with a 25-2 record, All-Around savage who trains with TJ Dillashaw.

Archuleta intrigued by the matchup against Horiguchi, Legacy fight for him.

“Who else is [Horiguchi] going to fight in Japan? You tell me,” Archuleta demanded. “Who else comes to mind with an 18 fight win-streak now. [I’ve] been dominating in and out of every fight I’ve been in. I’ve only lost one round in my whole career. I’ve only been taken down once in my whole career. Who else is he going to fight that will bring some excitement to the table?”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/06/juan-archuleta-determined-fight-kyoji-horiguchi-next-even-if-in-japan

Juan Archuleta calling out Horiguchi since his rise with Bellator. Building up the fight best as possible, Millions of viewers will be watching this fight.

When it comes to Bellator’s former bantamweight champ, Horiguchi, Archuleta was especially enthused. “HORIGUCHI!!” he bellowed during Saturday’s post-fight press conference. “I’m still coming for you baby, where you at? I’m hope you’re ready, Horiguchi. I want that fight, baby! I want that RIZIN belt! Let’s go!”

http://Bellator 246: Juan Archuleta Ready for Responsibility of Being Champion

Horiguchi on the other hand defeats Juan Archuleta, Keep adding to his legacy. Mike Brown( American Top Team) says “Horiguchi is the most underrated fighter in the world.” Definitely support Mike Brown’s opinion. Ever since Kyoji Horiguchi signed with Rizin, He radically improved but hat’s off to him. King of Japanese MMA and the face of RIZIN.

“I think he’s grossly underrated, but that happens a lot when you’re fighting outside the UFC,” Brown told MMA Junkie in a phone interview. “But if you look at his record, his pedigree – I mean, it’s incredible. He’s got a great record, and now he’s fighting at 135 where he’s much smaller than guys – I think he can fight at both weight classes (flyweight) fairly easy – but with a few extra pounds, I think him fighting at 135, it’s given him more power.

“My priority is to go get back the Bellator belt I returned. I got my Rizin belt back, and now it’s time to go after the other one,” Horiguchi said.

https://www.scmp.com/sport/martial-arts/mixed-martial-arts/article/3116089/rizin-26-kyoji-horiguchi-reigns-supreme-and

Horiguchi displayed a Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece against Kai Asakura at Rizin 26. First round knock out against Asakura, Earns back his Rizin Bantamweight Title.

Scott Coker(Bellator Promoter) and Nobuyuki Sakikibara (Rizin Promoter) better happen in 2021. Dream matchup between two of the BEST Bantamweights in the WORLD.

Miguel Baeza Ends 2021 as a Top 15 Welterweight

Miguel Baeza Alumni of the Dana White Contender Series, Finished 2020 as one of UFC Welterweight Prospects to keep an eye on. Knocking out UFC Vet Matt Brown, Spoiling his return to the octagon than defeating Takashi Sato.

“Now I’m ‘The Guy Who Beat Matt Brown,’” he said with a laugh, acknowledging that he’s getting recognized more, just not by name quite yet. “It’s not Miguel Baeza just yet; it’s ‘Hey — you beat Matt Brown, right?’

“I thought the ‘Caramel Thunder’ thing would stick too; that’s kind of one of the reasons I went for it, you know?” he added, still chuckling at his new standing as a “unknown known guy” within the MMA community. “I definitely have a little more notoriety, people see me more now — again, not as Miguel Baeza, but when you beat somebody, they recognize you a little more, so that’s a step in the right direction.”

https://www.ufc.com/news/rising-miguel-baeza-his-own-harshest-critic-blaydes-lewis-vegas-15

Caramel Thunder will stick in 2021 with more siginifcant wins such as Tim Means, Cowboy Oliveira, Jake Matthews to start off 2021.

Tim Means vs Miguel Baeza would be a FUN Fight to watch. Means impressed me a lot with his fight against Mike Perry. His jabs were doing work. Baeza facing a UFC Veteran like Tim Means will only help in the long run. Means doesn’t have the biggest name in the world but a learning experience fight, Test to see where he’s truly at.

Big win against a fighter like Tim Means will earn Dana White’s respect even more as Dana White envisions Baeza as the Puerto Rican Star. Success, Big finishes will lead to Dana White loving Baeza even more and Baeza better take advantage of that oppurtunity.

“10-0, Puerto Rican. When New York opens up again, you know what I mean? Get him fighting in New York. I’ve been talking about Puerto Rico, too. We talked about going to Puerto Rico a long time ago, I talked about building a Performance Institute in Puerto Rico, so he could be the guy. … He could be our Puerto Rican star.” Dana White

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/11/ufc-news-dana-white-praises-miguel-baeza-after-win

After a fight against Means or a UFC Veteran, Fights those top 15-25 Welterweights like Belal Muhammad, Niko Price, Robbie Lawler. With no hesitation if Sean Shelby or Mick Maynard offers the Lawler fight to Baeza he better accept the offer. PERFECT fight to build your name against one of the best Welterweights of all time. Everyone knows who Robbie Lawler is.

Disappointed that not many people know who he is… Well facing Lawler would be the right fight to build your name. Passing of the torch moment as Baeza is one of the next UFC Welterweight Champions. Breakout fight for him.

However Baeza should do what’s in his best interest but if Lawler is on the table please take it. Defeating Lawler would rank as Baeza as #15 Welterweight.

Possibly facing Belal Muhammad, Michael Chiesa, Santiago Ponzinibbio, Neil Magny by the end of 2021. Facing these WORLD CLASS fighters, All around fighters. Fights against 7-14 Welterweights, All great fights for Baeza. Pick your poison but Baeza can compete against the best of them.

Baeza is training partners with Colby Covington, Love him or hate him hes’s one of the best fighters in the world. Former Interim Welterweight Champion, Dominated Tyron Woodley, Rafael Dos Anjos and the stand up striking war with Kamaru Usman.

Baeza can train with Colby Covington than he can fight the top 15 Welterweights.

“The short-term goal is to get that ‘W,’ but the long-term goal is to be champion,” he said. “So whoever is in front of me is in front of me. It doesn’t matter if it’s top-15, top-10. Whoever it is, I’m coming after you.”

https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/11/30/21754427/ufc-vegas-15s-miguel-baeza-on-next-opponent-training-with-colby-covington

Baeza can end the year as top 15 UFC Welterweight, BREAKOUT YEAR for Miguel Baeza as a fighter and becoming the Puerto Rican star if Uncle Bobby Dana keeps his promise.

Parnasse Finally Signs with UFC in 2021?

Salahdine Parnasse arguably one of the best Featherweights in the world is the KSW Featherweight Champion. KSW is the European Version of the UFC. Selling out 40,000 seated arenas. Jan Blachowicz, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Mateusz Gamrot all fought for KSW in the past.

Parnasse is the next UFC fighter to sign with UFC and accomplish many things in the UFC. Parnasse was offered a UFC contract in the past but rejected the offer because of a low offer.

“We had longer negotiations. Of course, money was a full motivator, but we talked also about his further development.”

https://inthecage.pl/salahdine-parnasse-odrzucil-oferte-z-ufc/

However in 2021 may be different with couple title defenses. Starting off the year fighting Daniel Torres 11-4 European Featherweight(KSW 4-1) at KSW 58 on 1-30-21. Looking forward to this Featherweight clash. Two of the best Featherweights facing each other in the KSW 58 Co- Main Event.

See if Daniel Torres is a challenge to the 23 year old French Prodigy Salahdine Parnasse or Parnasse dominates the fight. Impressive win will continue to build his worth.

Third title defense in the Spring of 2021 can be against KSW Fighter Max Coga. Former PFL Featherweight, GMC Featherweight Champion. 22-7 record. Fighter with lot experience. Second toughest fight in Parnasse’s career.

Another option is for KSW to sign a European Featherweight champion from Oktagon FC, GMC, Venator FC. Parnasse fighting a top ten European Featherweight prospect.

Last option is signing a former UFC fighters like Diego Brandao, Marcin Held, Steven Siler, Pat Healy. Ending 2021 fighting former UFC fighters, Winning in impressive fashion that leads to UFC having no choice to sign Parnasse to a life changing offer.

Salahdine Parnasse without a doubt will succeed in the UFC, Deserves to fight for the UFC. Fight for the UFC Featherweight Title one day, Become one of the pioneers of French MMA. Main Event in a UFC event in Paris.

Potential Parnasse has with the UFC to build his brand and be one of the best fighters in the world is endless. Many opportunities for Parnasse. I hope UFC does the right thing and offers Parnasse the right contract.

Title Shot for Arnold Allen in 2021

2020 was a year that sucked for a lot of people including Arnold Allen. Only fought once in 2020 against Nik Lentz. Cancelled fight with Jeremy Stephens. No luck for Arnold Allen as 2020 was an important year for him.

“Before everything shut down, I was trying to fight in June,” Arnold recently told MMA Junkie. “I fought in January and was like, ‘All right, I’ll take a little break, then get back, get ready to fight.’ Obviously, everything shut down. I didn’t get to train for like, I think it was eight weeks that I didn’t step foot in a gym or train or anything. That’s when they started doing ‘Fight Island’ and all that. We started making plans to work around it so we’d be able to train.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/12/ufc-news-arnold-allen-tough-2020-wants-ranked-opponent-2021

Climb to the top of the UFC Featherweight division in 2020 but 2021 is a new year, #9th UFC Featherweight can end the year as a Featherweight title contender.

Hope that happens for Arnold Allen as he’s part of the next generation of UK fighters. Ever since I started getting obsessed with MMA, Arnold Allen is a UFC fighter always kept an eye on.

Trains at BKK fighters in England but travels to Montreal to train at Tristar Gym with George St Pierre, Rory MacDonald, Kevin Lee, Mirsad Bektic, Ryan Hall and many more world class fighters. Coached by #1 MMA coach Firas Zahabi. Master of MMA. Arnold Allen one of the next fighters from Tristar to become a UFC Champion in the next couple years if everything goes as planned!!

Earned the sponsoring, Respect from UK MMA pioneer Dan Hardy.

“He’s going to be one of the pioneers of the sport one day – he’s only scratching the surface of his skills and potential so far.” Dan Hardy

“Most definitely,” he said, when asked if Allen could reach the top. “And if he does get to that belt, it’s going to be very hard for someone to take it off him.” Dan Hardy

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/dan-hardy-tips-suffolk-s-arnold-allen-as-a-future-2456902

Arnold Allen is one of the most underrated UFC fighters on the roster, 16-1 record, #9th Featherweight. Earned the respect from Dan Hardy but in 2021 can earn respect from thousands of new fans.

Finally fighting Jeremy Stephens in 2021 on a UFC PPV Main Card or a Featuring Prelim. UFC promoting Arnold Allen on UFC Embedded, UFC content as the NEXT GEN of England Fighters. Showing a impressive performance after a long wait, Starting off 2021 the RIGHT WAY.

“(Stephens or Josh Emmett) make sense,” Allen said. “I’ve done a camp for both of those guys. They both obviously fell through. (In) 2021, I’ve got to get busy. I can’t be waiting around over here fighting once a year. I’ve definitely got to get busy.”

https://47sportsclub.com/struggling-to-find-fights-arnold-allen-hopes-ufc-ranked-opponent-kicks-off-2021-schedule/

Fight against Gilbert Melendez was a breakout performance, Fight against Josh Emmett or Jeremy Stephens is the rising STAR fight.

Interesting fight to make after a win against Emmett or Stephens is facing “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung. Korean Zombie former UFC Featherweight title challenger and fan favorite is the PERFECT fight for Arnold Allen to build his name. Talks about not having the biggest name, Well Korean Zombie is well known to casuals because of his fighting style.

Defeating a top Five Featherweight will place Arnold Allen as a title contender. Deserving a title shot in 2022, Close to making his DREAM a REALITY.

Mandy Bohm Bellator Flyweight Champion in 2021

Mandy Bohm German Assassin, former TKO Flyweight Champion is 1-0 with Bellator. Showing a masterful performance in her Bellator debut at Bellator 247 defeating Griet Eeeckhout.

Smooth striking displayed in the three rounds, Added with her grappling ability.

Bohm only fought once in 2020 but potentially can fight three times in 2021. Fighting and winning the Bellator Flyweight Title. Mandy Bohm is one talented fighter and I don’t see no one defeating her.

Mandy Bohm is the next version of Joanna Jędrzejczyk. Bohm will reign over the Bellator Flyweight Division but 2021 is the beginning for something special.

Liz Carmouche vs Mandy Bohm can be booked for 2021 as this fight was cancelled in 2020 because of the coronavirus. Perfect opportunity to fight former two time UFC Women’s title challenger. Build her name off a former UFC fighter. Discussed as a future Bellator Flyweight Champion.

” I step into the Bellator cage when I say I’m ready I mean I’m ready I’m focused I’m count and I’m professional enough to um to everyone in the division it’s a game I’m not here to swim around or something like this I’m here to compete I’m here to fight the best girls in the division. That’s what I need to do I’m not just here.” Mandy Bohm

“It’s my journey, My wish to go to the top that is what I want go to the top, I know I have a lot of work, I have a lot to do but I do it everyday I never stop working and I’m sure I can I’m good but every day I’m getting better.” Mandy Bohm

Defeating Carmouche will lead to fighting Kate Jackson, Kana Watanabe or Vanessa Porto (Former Invicta FC Flyweight Champion). Fighting Vanessa Porto would be the best option for Bohm.

Carmouche vs Porto would be fun flyweight fight to watch, Porto 22-8 veteran and Amateur Boxing Champion in Brazil. Main Card Bellator fight or Co-Main Event fight. Defeating another former Flyweight Champion will help out a lot moving forward.

Mandy Bohm ends the year fighting the Bellator Flyweight Champion if it remains Juliana Velasquez or llima Lei Macfarlane wins the Bellator Flyweight title back.

Either way Bohm will make her dream a reality, Becoming a Flyweight World Champion. Will defeat Velasquez or Macfarlane. Coach John Kavanagh will have the PERFECT game plan for Bohm’s opponents. Leading to winning her title fight, Becoming the 2nd SBG Ireland Champion.

Said Nurmagomedov Breaks Out 2021

Nurmagomedov last name will build an MMA legacy from Khabib, Next generation of fighters from Umar Nurmagomedov, Said Nurmagomedov, and Usman Nurmagomedov. Said Nurmagomedov signed with the UFC in 2018 and defeated three talented Bantamweights from Justin Scoggins, Ricardo Ramos and Mark Striegl. Said quietly winning his fights, Underrated Bantamweight and Underrated Nurmagomedov. He’ll breakout … Continue reading Said Nurmagomedov Breaks Out 2021

Austin Vanderford Challenges for the Bellator Middleweight Title in 2021

Austin Vanderford building his own reputation, Instead of being Mr. Vanzant. Vanderford fought on the Contender Series but didn’t get the UFC contract. Second best option was signing with Bellator.

Since signing with Bellator in 2019 currently has a 4-0 record, Fought Vinicius De Jesus former CES Welterweight Champion on November 5th 2020. Best win of Austin Vanderford’s career so far as CES is one of the best regional promotions in the world.

Right way to end 2020 and end 2021 as the Bellator Middleweight Title challenger.

“I want people to know that I deserve it and I’m ready to fight for the title. I’m ready whenever. But we’re just going to keep on the pace and do what Bellator wants me to do. They’ve done such a great job so far. I’ve had opponents fall out and they were quick in getting me someone.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/11/bellator-251-austin-vanderford-american-top-team-move-pays-off

2021 with the right fights such as …. John Salter(8-1 Bellator record) NAIA Wrestling Champion at 147 pounds would be the perfect matchup for Vandferford. Challenging himself against a high level grappler, Second degree black belt. Gold medalist at the ADCC North American Championship in 2017.

Vanderford defeating a quality opponent like John Salter in the middle of 2021 will earn himself a contender fight against Anatoly Tokov or Costello Van Steenis. Both fights would be very interesting to watch.

Tokov currently has 29-2 record(5-0) record, #1 Bellator Middleweight. Waiting for the opportunity to fight Gegard Mousasi but Mousasi might be a participant in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix.

Tokov vs Vanderford is the Bellator Middleweight contender fight for the winter of 2021. Anatoly Tokov the heavy handed first round knock out power vs Vanderford stellar grappler. Hopefully this fight happens because MMA fans will be excited to see Tokov vs Vanderford. High level Middleweight fight.

Win against Tokov will change his life forever, Defeating one of the best Middleweights non UFC. #1 Contender for the Bellator Middleweight Title. Anticipating the fight of his life against Gegard Mousasi in 2022.

Arman Tsarukyan Earns a Contender Year in 2021

Arman Tsarukyan UFC Lightweight prospect, By far is one of my favorite MMA fighters in ANY promotion right now. One of the best UFC prospects with potential to become UFC Lightweight Champion in the next five years.

Before becoming UFC Lightweight Champion has to become a top ten Lightweight, New Years resolution for Arman Tsarukyan is being ranked in the top ten of the Lightweight division.

Starting 2021 facing off against another favorite prospect of mine Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 257, January 23 2021. Nasrat is part of the next generation of fighters from Tristar Gym. World class fighter. Haqparast vs Tsarukyan is gonna be an interesting fight to watch.

Win against the Tristar Gym prospect will start 2021 the right way. Showing off his skills at UFC 257 that blown me away in his fight with Khabib’s bestfriend Islam Makhachev. Even though he lost, Impressed me with his sprawls, grappling in his UFC debut.

Since Arman was successful against Islam fighting Nasrat Haqparast is going to be a cake walk maybe but will see at UFC 257.

Defeating Nasrat will lead to matchups against top 10- 15 matchups.

“I want to fight with [Al] Iaquinta,” was his initial reply. However, before explaining why, he switched up his answer, simply saying he wanted any ranked opponent. “I want to fight with top 15, top 10. I want to let everybody know who I am.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/07/20/ufc-fight-island-2-arman-tsarukyan/

Arman deserves a top 10-15 Lightweight, Helps with the recognition. Fighting “Raging” Al Iaquinta. Lasted five rounds with Khabib.

Arman Tsarukyan fight “Raging” Al Iaquinta is the perfect for Arman. Be interested to see if he has what it takes against a tough fighter with wins against Kevin Lee, Jorge Masvidal, Nassau Community College Wrestler. Main Card on a UFC Pay Per View, Showcasing Arman as a future UFC Lightweight Champion.

However because of how talented Arman he can defeat Al Iaquinta. Leading to more recognition and respect. Replacing Iaquinta as the #10 Lightweight.

End the year fighting the top 5-10 Lightweights, Hooker, Rafael Dos Anjos, Paul Felder. Depending how everything goes. All of those 5-10 matchups are all very exciting. Imagine fighting Rafael Dos Anjos, Sick that would be. Facing against “El Cucuy” Tony Ferguson, Old vs NEW.

Watch out for Arman Tsarukyan in 2021, Future UFC Lightweight Champion. 2021 is the breakout year for him. Finish the year as top eight Lightweight.

Special Year For Aaron Pico in 2021

Aaron Pico Finished 2020 on a three fight winning streak defeating Daniel Carey, Solo Hatley Jr and John De Jesus. Win against John De Jesus by far the BEST PERFORMANCE of his career.

Ended 2020 strong and NOW 2021 will be a SPECIAL year for Aaron Pico. Facing tougher competition, Top ten Bellator Featherweights and impressively defeating them. Earning a spot as a top ten Bellator Featherweight.

Mindset Aaron Pico has now ever since the gym move to JacksonWink changed everything for him. Greg Jackson #1 or #2 Best MMA Coach in the world says “Coaching Aaron Pico during fights is like playing a video game.”

Coaching the next George St Pierre as GSP was a former fighter at JacksonWink before moving to Tristar.

“I feel really good being out in Albuquerque. I really, really enjoy it,” Pico said. “I love Greg Jackson, ‘Six-Gun’, Coach Wink, they’ve done a really good job of breaking things down for me.

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/10/bellator-aaron-pico-benefits-jackson-wink-mma-training

100 % FUTURE Bellator Featherweight Champion, Talent Pico has and coached by Greg Jackson only a matter of time before the Bellator Featherweight title is wrapped around his waist.

“My favorite fighter right now is Kamaru Usman, and I really, really watch a lot of stripes on him,” Pico said. “Yeah, he doesn’t get a lot of knockouts, but he wins. He’s winning, he’s coming out of the fight and he’s healthy, and that’s something I put in my head. Of course, I want to be exciting, but I want to win. This is the most important thing. I want to get the W and whatever it takes to do it, I will. I want to be smart. I don’t want to be touched and I want to go home, have no marks on me and be healthy.

https://www.fr24news.com/a/2020/07/bellators-aaron-pico-inspired-by-ufc-champion-kamaru-usman-just-won.html

Pico can be the Kamaru Usman of the Bellator Featherweight Division for years to come. All- Around skills but by far his BEST is the world class wrestling.

Rematch year in 2021 calling out Adam Borics & Henry Corrales in his interview with MMAJunkie Journalist, John Morgan.

Both exciting matchups for him, Both he can defeat with ease as Aaron Pico is a changed man. Wants to fight in February, Hopefully Henry Corrales or Adam Porics accepts the offer and fights Aaron Pico. Many of us want to see those two matches.

Defeating either of them in a successful one sided butt whooping can lead to even better matchups like Daniel Weichel, Daniel Straus, Darrion Caldwell in the Spring of 2021. Displaying his best skills even his striking that KO’d John De Jesus. Respected boxing even from the likes of Freddie Roach.

 “Aaron Pico is a good enough boxer to be Miguel Cotto’s sparring partner for two of his title fights. I’m not saying just his sparring partner, his number one sparring partner. That’s how good he is in boxing.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2019/01/12/freddie-roach-talks-training-georges-st-pierre-aaron-pico-says-gsp-might-have-one-more-fight/

Possibly joining the 2021 Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix if Scott Coker decides to create one again, This time Pico better accept a slot in the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix.

Either way fighting 2-3 times in 2021 against top of the food chain Bellator Featherweights will LEAD to fighting for a title in 2022.

Impressing all the MMA fans, Earning his respect back as the Lebron James of MMA, Gaining up to a million followers because of Aaron Pico name being discussed across sports media. Mentioned on the Joe Rogan Podcast, Ariel Helwani show, CBS Sports. Showcasing his highlight reel knockouts.

Aaron Pico is part of the next generation of Bellator fighters, One day becoming one of the best fighters in the world… But all of this can go away if he doesn’t continue winning in 2021.

Sabina Mazo Flyweight Title Contender Year 2021

Sabina Mazo ” Colombian Queen” Colombian Muay Thai assassin at 23 years old in the UFC Flyweight Division with a record of 9-1 will RISE through the UFC Women’s Flyweight rankings. End the year 2021 as a UFC women’s Bantamweight title contender.

Definitely has the talents to beat high level flyweights as she was a LFA Flyweight Champion under the tutelage of KINGS MMA coach Rafael Cordeiro. Cordeiro coaching another great striker like Sabina Mazo whose very young in her craft.

Learning from one of the greatest women’s fighters EVER… Cris Cyborg.

“Every camp has something different,” Mazo said. “Something that made a difference in this camp was that I had the opportunity to train and be very close to Cris Cyborg.”

https://www.ufc.com/news/sabina-mazo-fueled-by-fire-ufc-vegas-10

2021 special year for Sabina Mazo, Earning a top 15 flyweight ranking facing off against #12th ranked Alexis Davis. Step up in competition but well equipped to defeat her on February 27th Reyes vs Prochazka.

“When they gave me the offer of the fight, I thought it was an ideal fight because she’s a fighter that has a lot of ground in this game,” Mazo said in Spanish on Hablemos MMA. “She’s had a name in MMA for quite some time, so for me it’s a name that can help me get to where I want to get to.

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/12/sabina-mazo-alexis-davis-ideal-fight-next-step-ufc-career

“She’s ranked 12 in the UFC women’s flyweight division, so it also aligns with what I want. It was an excellent offer.”

Displaying impressive striking performance against the VET will lead to tough fights against Joanne Calderwood, Jessica Eye or Roxanne Modaferri. Any of the three will have a difficult time fighting Sabina Mazo,

Nasty fighter in the clinch, Pieced apart JJ Aldrich she can piece apart the 6-8 women’s flyweights. Help training at a world class gym like Kings MMA, Addition to her skills and raw talent she can beat the top women’s flyweights in the world. Valentina Shevchenko I don’t know, She’s just a different animal but every one else highly possible!!

“Anyone that is going to be on the list to go to the top, I will take it and I won’t doubt it twice,” she said. “I believe in the work that I do. So I’ll take anyone on the list. “

https://www.ufc.com/news/mazos-debut-loss-opened-her-eyes-her-potential

With the hard work at Kings MMA, Impressing the matchmakers end the year 2021 fighting a top 5 women’s flyweight on a UFC Main CARD Pay Per View, Featuring prelim. Discussed as one of the UFC prospects to watch because of her rise in 2021, Training at Kings MMA and with Cris Cyborg.

Interested to see her fight Jessica Andrade, Cynthia Cavillo, Kaitlyn Chookagian and a flyweight contender fight. Seeing the progression Sabina’s made physically, mentally or skillfully in the the Flyweight title contender fight.

Magomed Magomedov 2021 Title Shot Year

EXCITED for Bellator when they signed Magomed Magomedov, ONLY fighter to defeat Petr Yan. Magomed one of the best Bantamweights non UFC/Bellator before signing with Bellator.

Now 1-0 with Bellator after a dominant wrestling performance against respected Brazilian Bantamweight prospect Mattheus Mattos.

2021 Magomed Magomedov can remain undefeated with Bellator and RISE through the Bellator Bantamweight division in 2021. Ending in 2021 Title Shot year.

Watch him beat Leandro Higo, Patchy Mix, Brett Johns, Josh Hill on his route to the top of the Bantamweight division. 100 % capable of defeating all the top Bantamweights on any given day.

2021 WILL be a full year to show what Magomed Magomedov is truly capable of.

Performance against Mattos is only a glimpse. Post fight Magomed stated “Shown 60 %.” Magomed in his fight against Mattos was dealing with injuries, Ring rust but even with that still dominated.

“I think maybe ring rust played a factor; I had some injuries in camp, but I really wanted to take the fight,” Magomedov said. “Also, it’s a new organization, my first fight here. I wanted to make sure that, you know, you have nerves and everything, so now that I’ve passed that, I think it went well.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/12/magomed-magomedov-i-was-only-able-to-show-about-60-percent-at-bellator-254

Earned his way to fighting tougher opponents after defeating Mattos, Love to see Magomed fight Josh Hill, Leandro Higo or Patrick Mix in his first fight of 2021.

Show the complete arsenal of his skills against a top Bellator Bantamweight, Even Magomed Magomedov himself said…

 “I wouldn’t mind having one more fight just to kind of open up more and really get going — and then I’m definitely ready for a title.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/12/13/bellator-254-magomed-magomedov-fight/

For example fighting a world class Bantamweight like Patrick Mix former KOTC Bantamweight Champion in the MAIN CARD of a Bellator event, Putting on an All-Around winning display will earn himself a title shot. However Magomedov vs Mix would be a GREAT fight to watch.

Impressive him against Mix or top of the food chain Bellator Bantamweight will earn him a title shot or being a title contender.

Recognized as a rising Bellator Bantamweight, Rising star that all MMA fans start to recognize.

Continue to recognize as he can challenge the Bellator Bantamweight Champion if it’s Juan Archuleta or Sergio Pettis at the tail end of 2021.

This is only a vision of how Magomed Magomedov’s 2021 season can go, May not go exactly as planned but capable of ending the year as the Bellator Bantamweight Champion.

Nathaniel Wood 2021 Top Ten Year

Nathaniel Wood, UFC Bantamweight prospect 4-2 prospect. Rising England fighter even though “Lost” to Casey Kenney in a high pace fight that I really believed Nathaniel Wood won.

Impressed with his performance fighting Casey Kenney, Shown the development of his striking and overall skills that will help Brad Pickett protégé moving forward into the year 2021.

One of my favorite fighters to watch for a reason, Truly believe in Nathaniel Wood, Being one of the best Bantamweights in the WORLD at 29,30,31 years old.

I’m only a couple of fights away from fighting for that title,’ he said. https://metro.co.uk/2020/10/22/nathaniel-wood-planning-ufc-254-fireworks-i-want-a-nice-bonus-before-christmas-13462819/

“I don’t feel my last fight was a loss but it’s MMA and sh** happens,” Wood admitted. “All I can do is bring my A-game and do the best I can.” https://www.benchwarmers.ie/exclusive-ufc-bantamweight-nathaniel-wood-eyes-top-10-ranking-spot-in-2021/223587/

Nathaniel Wood in 2021 can return back to normal fighting top 20 Bantamweights, Learning from his mistakes in the Casey Kenney fight even tho he WON and the loss to Dodson.

Nathaniel Wood 2021 SHOULD be the best year of his MMA career, Top Ten UFC Bantamweight. 2021 earning his loss back with Casey Kenney in a split decision fight but this time winning in unanimous decision.

Top Ten year for Nathaniel Wood, Next Generation of England UFC Fighters.

Troy Worthen Earns Top 5 Bantamweight Ranking With a Win against Saadulaev

Troy Worthen 7-0 One Championship Bantamweight Prospect former All American Wrestler at University of Central Florida is fighting Yasup Saadulaev #4th One Championship Bantamweight at One Championship Collision Course on Friday.

Worthen with a win against Saadulaev earns himself a top 5 One Championship Bantamweight ranking.

 I think it will probably be a first or second-round TKO. I bring pressure, my striking gets to him, he starts taking bad shots, and then I end up clipping him in the exchanges and finishing the fight. I’ll say a first or second-round TKO.

https://mmasucka.com/2020/12/16/troy-worthen-im-going-to-bring-pressure-from-the-opening-bell/

Ending 2020 as a rising Bantamweight contender. Definitely will be the toughest fight of Troy Worthen’s career but training at powerhouse MMA gym Sanford MMA coached by Henri Hooft, Training with Burns, Michael Chandler, Aung La Nsang, Martin Nguyen, Logan Storley and many more talented fighters.

Learning from these great fighters, Former champions that will help Troy Worthen maximize his potential and become One Championship Bantamweight Champion.

First step in become Bantamweight Champion is defeating Yassup Saadulaev.

I’m very well prepared and I’m very confident my preparation and I believe I’m one of the best guys in the world and I’m looking to go prove that.” Troy Worthen

Fight to watch at One Championship: Collision Course is Troy Worthen vs Yasup Saadulaev. Exciting fight to stay tuned for but I believe Worthen gets the win Friday.

#1 MMA Free Agent on the Market 2020

Remember the name Rustam Kerimov? Who is he? Rustam Kerimov former ACA Bantamweight Champion 14-0 record at 28 years old. ONLY reason he’s the former champion is because his ACA contract expired and interested in testing free agency.

My opinion Rustam Kerimov is the #1 free agent on the market right now. Yes that’s my opinion, He’s a world class fighter in the prime of his career.

Displaying masterful performances against talented Bantamweights like Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev. Best performance of his career. First round finishes against respected Bantamweight Takeya Mizugaki.

Defeating Russian savages like Oleg Borisov, Tural Ragimov, Alexander Peduson. International fighters like Francisco Maciel and Takeya Mizugaki.

Now time to fight against the best of the best Bantamweights in the world from the UFC, Bellator or One Championship. Best offer possible. Major promotions are lucky to have him as he can become there promotions champion. Argued one day as one of the best Bantamweights in the world.

A + fighter, All around skills with volume striking, Strong right hand. Addition to his outstanding grappling that impressed me the most against Dudaev.

Love to see him face guys like Jimmie Riviera, Patchy Mix, John Lineker. Show the world he can compete against the BEST Bantamweights in the top promotions.

2021 curious to see where #1 Bantamweight free agent signs than prospers to the top of the Bantamweight division.

Yusuf Raisov Future UFC/Bellator fighter Guarantee!!

Yusuf Raisov NEXT GENERATION of Russian Fighters to sign with UFC or Bellator, High level Lightweight with technical striking adding to the grappling that ALL Russians are known for. Raisov is an all around talent, One of the best Russian Lightweights and top Lightweight non UFC/Bellator.

Says a lot for a 25 year old Russian Lightweight to be #1 Russian Lightweight, Competing against a bunch of savages.

Raisov fights for #1 Russian Promotion Absolute Championship Akhmat, Lots of success there as 90 % of his fights been with ACA. Now time to continue his success with either UFC or Bellator, No way Yusuf Raisov does not get signed by UFC or Bellator.

Bound to happen, Maybe with winning the ACA Lightweight title in 2021, Revenging his loss against Artem Reznikov than fight for the ACA Lightweight title against Abdul-Aziz Abdulvakhabov.

Win against Abdul Aziz, Raisov should get the offer from either UFC or Bellator. MMA fans will love the way he fights, Talented striker who throws his combinations well but needs to work on his takedown defense as he got dominated in the wrestling department in his loss to Artem Reznikov.

However Raisov is a savage and kept fighting, Relentless mindset even though he lost all three rounds because of the takedowns. Will get the respect from Dana White and Scott Coker because of his SAVAGE mentality. Equipped with his striking ability.

UFC/Bellator Lightweight contender. Success in either promotion, No doubt in my MIND.

Expect Big Things from Rafael Fiziev 2021

Rafael Fiziev the new version of the Matrix and the newest UFC Lightweight prospect riding high on a three fight winning streak to end 2020. 2021 be a special year for Rafael Fiziev, Becoming a UFC Lightweight contender.

Up there with Israel Adesanya, Conor McGregor, Allistair Overeem, Edson Barboza one of the best strikers in the UFC. Help him tremendously moving forward as he climbs up the Lightweight rankings.

Since watching the Marc Diakiese fight, Fiziev has become one of my favorite fighters to watch. Blown away by his striking ability.

Continue to gain more fans pulling off performances similar to his three fight winning streak.

Fighting top 15-top 20 Lightweights to start off 2021 against fighters Al Iaquinta, Gregor Gillespie, Alexander Hernandez, Bobby Green. Handful of fighters to choose from.

 “It doesn’t matter who and where, I just want to stay busy next year. I’m not like a really top guy now. If you give me someone to kill, I’m ready to kill him, I’m not like Figueiredo and I’m not like Superman. No. I just want to rest a little bit and then next year, maybe three months? Just give me three months and I’m ready again.

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/12/13/ufc-256-rafael-fiziev-busy/

When the Matrix decides to return, Definitely be looking forward to him having a great fight. Earning another 50k in his bank account from a beautiful five punch combination that he learnt from Valentina Shevchenko, Petr Yan and Head Coach George Hickman.

Tiger Muay Thai high on Fiziev to become the next champion out of the world class Thailand gym.

Defining year 2021 WILL be, Fighting 2-3 times everything goes as planned can end 2021 as a top 5-8 Lightweight. All the potential in the world to accomplishment one of the hardest goals to ever pursue in becoming a UFC Lightweight Champion.

Remember 2021 for Rafael Fiziev as one of the UFC fighters to SHINE.

Romero Cotton Ends The Waiting Tonight Bellator 254

Romero Cotton NCAA Division 2 All American at Nebraska Kearney is making his fourth Bellator appearance, Long awaited return as Cotton fights Justin Sumter at Bellator 254.

Cotton continuing to progress as an all around fighter with a solid stand up game as he later on competes with the best of the best Bellator Middleweights. Solid fight for Cotton as Justin Sumter has a 7-3 record.

“He’s a competitor and has been in this game a long time – he was doing this back when I was in high school – he’s a savvy vet and he’s going to come out to fight, and I’m going to have to fight him.”

https://www.mmaweekly.com/romero-cotton-just-has-to-be-mean-at-bellator-254

Romero Cotton end 2020 the right way with a finish and have 2021 be the rise of Romero Cotton. Former D2 All-American.

“It’s crazy. This dude’s been involved in my life for almost a year now. So it’s kind of like it’s like a title bout or some shit like that. It’s been like eight months of build up. But here we are, it’s a regular bout. I’m looking forward to getting in there and finally getting a hold of him.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/12/09/romero-cotton-discusses-justin-sumter-at-bellator-254/

Impressive dominant win can lead to Cotton fighting tougher Middleweights with experience.

Next wrestling success story to come out of American Kickboxing Academy.

Looking forward to watching the D2-All American fight Sumter. First fight I watched live instead of a YouTube fight.

Bellator 254 #1 Fight Magomedov vs Mattos

Bellator 254 Main Event is Illima Lei Macfarlane vs Juliana Velasquez, Macfarlane defending her Bellator Flyweight title. Exciting fight to watch but the Co-Main Event is even more exciting with Magomed Magomedov vs Mattheus Mattos.

Bantamweight fight between two of the best Bantamweight prospects in the world, Making there Bellator debuts.

Magomed Magomedov former ACB Bantamweight Champion, Well known for defeating Petr Yan. 16-1 record at 28 years old. Combat Sambo World Champion at 90kg 2019. Finally get to watch one of the best Bantamweights in the world fighting for one of the best MMA promotions in the world.

“I have 16 victories against top opponents. I’ve never had easy fights, I’ve never had a gimmie fight. All the guys I’ve beaten are top guys,” added Magomedov, who went on to suggest that it’s the same situation for Yan. After all, the UFC champ’s only loss is to Magomedov.

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/12/08/bellator-254-magomed-magomedov-yan/

Magomed can compete with the best of the best Bantamweights. Now can fight in the STACKED Bellator Bantamweight division.

Matteus Mattos 12-1-1 record at 28 years old, Former Ultimate Fighter contestant Brazil Season 4. Fought in the ACB promotion, Only loss to Petr Yan which is 100% understandable. Trains at the Pitbull Brothers gym, Training with Patricio Pitbull, Patricky Pitbull, Leandro Higo, Henry Cejudo and coached by Captain America himself Eric Albaraccin.

Learning from two of the best MMA fighters of all time in Cejudo and Patricio Pitbull will help him tremendously moving forward in his Bellator career. Mattos is a very talented fighter and Bellator is lucky to have him.

Mattos looking forward to challenging the only fighter to defeat Petr Yan. Great fight for a Bellator debut, Co main Event Slot.

I think is a good fight for me, I mean he’s a great fighter he’s a guy who’s he is the only one who beat’s Petr Yan.”

“I mean I can’t see this fight to the decisions I want to put pressure on him and and put my aggressive game style impressed and uh I won’t hurt him into his surrenders.” Matteus Mattos

Can’t wait for this fight, Hardcore fans will be tuning in to watch this high level exchange between two of the best Non UFC Bantamweights.

Anton Turkalj Next Alexander Gustafsson

Anton Turkalj the next Alexander Gustafsson, King of Sweden MMA is fighting for the #1 Midde East Promotion, Brave Combat Federation. Turkallj is 24 years old, Nominated as the Brave CF Breakout Fighter of the year.

Turkalj looking to be the Brave CF Light Heavyweight Champion, Won both of his Brave CF Light Heavyweight fights and calling out Brave CF Middleweight world champion Mohammad Fakhreddine for the BRAVE CF Vacant Light Heavyweight Title.

Brave CF Light Heavyweight Title Fight is between Fakhreddine vs Maalem but Anton Turkalj can fight for the title next.

Mean time Anton Turkalj fights Todd Stoute for the Brave CF Light Heavyweight #1 contender spot. Fun, Intriguing fight between two high level Light Heavyweight prospects.

Makes sense since Anton already called out Todd Stoute after his Brave CF 40 impressive win.

Start 2021 Stoute vs Turkalj than the winner faces the winner of Fakhreddine vs Maalem for the Brave CF Light Heavyweight Title.

2021 is a BIG YEAR for Anton Turkalj as the Swedes are rooting for him to be the next Alexander Gustafsson. Future Brave CF Light Heavyweight Champion and future UFC fighter.

Thanh Le Underrated Featherweight Champion

Thanh Le LFA Featherweight Champion became One Championship Featherweight Champion at One Championship: Inside the Matrix defeating former Featherweight Champion Martin Nguyen in a masterful performance that lead to a third round knock out.

Continuing his four fight winning streak and can start the discussion as one of the most underrated Featherweight champions and Featherweights in the world.

Martin Nguyen is no slouch defeating Christian Lee, Eduard Folayang and went to a split decision with Bibiano Fernandes.

Thanh Le 35 years old started being a professional fighter in 2012, Since he started fighting at 27 years old we can see Thanh Le reign the One Championship Featherweight division for the next couple years.

Get the respect he deserves as the Taekwondo style fighter is a killer, One of the best Featherweight strikers in the world.

Thanh Le with impressive title defense performances against Gary Tonon Brazilian Jiu Jitsu master, Champion vs Champion against Christian Lee. Nguyen challenging for the title he once lost.

Fights against former UFC Featherweights who take advantage of free agency.

Several fights that can help build the recognition for Thanh Le before he hangs up the gloves.

Looking forward to the next three to four years of Thanh Le, Becoming one of the best Featherweights in the world.

Who signs Maycon Mendonca After Winning LFA Welterweight Title?

Maycon Mendonca LFA Welterweight Veteran since LFA 11, Headlined LFA 96 fighting Batsumberel Dagvadorj for the LFA Welterweight Title. Five round battle that ended up with a unanimous decision for Maycon Mendonca.

Mendonca won the striking exchanges, Watching technical striking at it’s finest from a very good Brazilian fighter whose the knew LFA Welterweight Champion. Dagvadorj won the grappling but Mendonca looked like the better fighter.

Since he won the LFA Welterweight Title, Time to sign with the TOP promotions from UFC, Bellator, One Championship, KSW, Rizin. Fighting the best of the best Welterweights. Mendoca prime of his career at 28 years old, Love to see him fight former LFA Welterweight Champion Jason Jackson in a Bellator fight. Roberto Soldic for the KSW Welterweight Title. James Nakashima in a One Championship fight.

I believe he can compete and defeat some talented Welterweights, Since he defeated tough Welterweights from Bobby Lee, Devin Smyth in his LFA career.

MMA fighters are prize fighters at the end of the day, Accept the best offer possible.

Me personally KSW is the place for him, Fun fight against Roberto Soldic for the KSW Welterweight Title. Fight against MMA veteran Marius Zaromskis. Quick rise to the KSW Welterweight Title but fighting in front of 20k-50k attendance.

Fighting some tough European fighters as KSW continues to grow there Welterweight division.

However Maycon Mendonca should do what’s best for him and sign who offers the MOST AMOUNT of MONEY.

Ilia Topuria 10-0 UFC Prospect

Ilia Topuria UFC Featherweight prospect with 10-0 record, Best performance last night by defeating former LFA Featherweight champion Damon Jackson in a first round knock out.

Topuria was very impressive, Even impressed Dana White with his knockout. Not awarded the 50k bonus but will get a solid check.

“So what I’m doing is, obviously those guys win $50,000. Congratulations. But I’m going to take care of (Topuria) and I’m going to take care of Hill, too. So those guys are going to get pretty decent checks,” White said.

https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/ufc/dana-white-confirms-he-will-cut-extra-bonus-checks-to-jahamal-hill-and-ilia-topuria/

Defeated Youssef Zalal, Factory X prospect in a three round decision win but showed in his second UFC Fight against Damon Jackson that he’ll be a problem for the rest of the Featherweight division for a long time.

“In my first fight, I didn’t have the chance to show the world my full potential because when you take a fight on eight days’ notice, it’s difficult to have a great performance,” said Topuria, being overly critical of a debut effort that saw him earn 29-28 scores across the board to defeat Zalal and halt the Factory X Muay Thai product’s three-fight winning streak inside the Octagon. https://www.ufc.com/news/ilia-topuria-world-know-his-name-vegas-16

First round knockout over Damon Jackson shows he’s a real problem and the Featherweights should pay attention to him.

“I’m the next champion in this weight division, and I think a lot of people know that.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/ufc-on-espn-19-ilia-topuria-recaps-brutal-knockout-damon-jackson

2021 is a big year for Ilia Topuria, Watch him rise through the UFC Featherweight division, Defeating some high level prospects and veterans to build your name.

100 % keep an eye on Ilia Topuria for 2021 and 2022, world class fighter to represent Georiga and become a Featherweight champion maybe.

One More Fight for One Championship Lightweight Title

Timofey Nastyukhin jumped on the scene with a first round KO against the “Underground King” Eddie Alvarez in the Quarterfinal of the One Championship Lightweight Grand Prix back on March 31st 2019.

Returned to the ring against Pieter Buist at One Championship Inside the Matrix 2 on November 6th 2020. Finally watching Timofey fight again, Hunting for the One Championship Lightweight Title.

“You can find positive things even during an injury. Now I am ready to get back. I am hungry and healthy, actually I have been ready to fight since January.”

https://asianmma.com/timofey-nastyukhin-discusses-injury-nightmare-and-comeback-fight/

The Russian Assassin trains with some of the best fighters in the world from Russia Top Team, Shamil Gamzatov and Sarvardzhon Khamidov. Tiger Muay Thai with Valentina Shevchenko, Petr Yan, Arman Tsarukyan, Damir Ismagulov, Rafael Fiziev and coached by one of the best MMA coaches in George Hickman.

Beginning of 2021 love to see Timofey Nastyukhin fight Iuri Lapicus former One Championship title challenger. Since Timofey is the #4th ranked One Championship Lightweight makes sense to fight Lapicus who just challenged Christian Lee for the Lightweight title.

No doubt with a win against Lapicus will LEAD him to fighting the prodigy Christian Lee.

Definitely the toughest fight for Christian Lee up to this point. Looking forward to watching Timofey fighting Christian Lee in one of the best Lightweight fights in 2021.

“Christian Lee is a prodigy of MMA. He is a rapidly developing athlete and a well-rounded fighter. It would be nice to meet him some day.”

“I love his fighting style. I’ve been watching Timofey ever since he started in ONE Championship,” he says.

“I think that would be a very exciting fight for the fans. I feel like he is a guy who gets written off because he has faced so many injuries in his career, but he is definitely a very dangerous opponent. I think after a few more fights, we could see him getting a title shot as well.”

Stamp Fairtex Future Women’s Atomweight King

Stamp Fairtex Women’s #1 Muay Thai Super flyweight, One Atomweight Muay Thai and Kickboxing Champion at 22 years old transferred over to MMA. Now has a 5-0 record in the One Championship Atomweight division.

Stamp Fairtex is the elite of the elite of striking but continuing to improve on her grappling she’ll be a One Championship Atomweight champion, One of the best women’s fighters on the planet.

For my standup, I already know everything about muay Thai,” Fairtex said. “Now I ‘m really looking forward to switching to a very strong MMA and ground fighter.”

“For this fight, I’m just going to even do better than my last fight. I want people to realize ONE is coming, and Stamp Fairtex is coming to the MMA world, too.”https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/11/stamp-fairtex-bringing-mma-to-thailand-third-one-championship-world-title

Stamp young in the MMA world with 5 pro fights but with a couple more fights can fight for the One Championship Atomweight Title. Fights against Denice Zamboanga, Mei Yamaguchi, Lin Hequin. Fighting experienced Atomweights that can test her grappling, See what she needs to work on.

“Yes, I want to be in it,” she told SCMP MMA. “I think I will just focus on MMA, but if Chatri gives me a shot at one of the belts, kickboxing or Muay Thai, OK, I want it. It’s up to Chatri and ONE Championship, but for now I want to focus on MMA.

https://www.scmp.com/sport/martial-arts/mixed-martial-arts/article/3105182/one-championship-stamp-fairtex-wants-focus

Angela Lee vs Stamp Fairtex is the Atomweight fight fans are waiting for in couple years once Stamp Fairtex improving her grappling situation. Stamp can kill Angela Lee and start to reign the Atomweight world in MMA, Kickboxing and Muay Thai.

Askhab Zulaev Future Top Russian Featherweight

Russia breeds UFC & Bellator Champions like it’s nothing, Askhab Zulaev is nothing different. 8-0 record at 22 years old fights for the UFC version of a Russian Promotion in Absolute Championship Akhmat. #8th ACA Featherweight will be a future ACA Featherweight Champion in the next couple years.

4-0 under the ACA/ACB banner will only fight the best of the best ACA Featherweights in 2020, , 2021 and 2022. Climbing up the ACA Featherweight rankings, Defeating some savage Russians and Foreign high level fighters that ACA signs to build up Askhab Zulaev.

Getting opportunities to fight former UFC Featherweight Diego Brandao in the future to build up his name.

Looking forward to seeing him fight high level Featherweights Apti Bimarzaev which will be a clash of Featherweights that can happen in 2021, Both top ten Featherweights.

Askhab Zulaev has the notorious combat sambo fighting style that’s basically a tradition in Russia.

Zulaev had a dominant performance against Otavio Dos Santos in a three round fight.

Watch out for Askhab Zulaev in 2021, Discussed as one of the best prospects in Russia in 2021. Future ACA Featherweight Champion.

Amirkhan Adaev ACA Future Lightweight Champion

Amirkhan Adaev 17-3 Russian Lightweight prospect at 30 years old fights for Absolute Championship Akhmat and is at the top of the ACA Featherweight Division as ACA is the Russian version of the UFC.

Says a lot about Amirkhan Adaev, All of his wins under the ACA/former ACB promotion. Defeating fighters with lot more experience than him as he had half the amount of fights than him.

Defeating fighters like Efrain Escudero 30-14 record, Vener Galiev 33-12 record, Jonas Boeno 30-10 record. Win over Aurel Pirtea, ACA Top Lightweight Contender. Latest win was at ACA 108 defeating Vener Galiev 33-12 record.

Winning his fights by Unanimous decision with his technical taekwondo fighting style.

Will be tuning in at ACA 116 as Amirkhan Adaev fights former UFC Fighter Hacran Dias in a BIG step up in competition that can lead to a title shot or a contract offer from UFC, Bellator, One Championship, Rizin or PFL if they need an addition to the Lightweight roster.

Gonna be watching ACA 116 , Especially to check out Amirkhan Adaev fight Hacran Dias. Interested to see if he has what it takes against a former UFC fighter in the ACA 116 Co-Main Event.

Next fight with a win for Amirkhan Adaev can be against Khuseyn Khaliev, Ranked as the #3 ACA Lightweight. Khaliev last fought at ACA 99 September 27th, Time for him to fight again in a ACA Lightweight Contender fight.

Magomed Magomedov New Bellator Bantamweight Addition

Petr Yan’s only loss is to Magomed Magomedov former ACB Champion, One of the best Bantamweights in the world with a 16-1 record signed with Bellator and remains in the Bellator Bantamweight stacked division.

Magomed one talented Dagestan fighter with a pressure fighting style that will be exciting for the fans. Definitely will be a HUGE problem in the Bellator Bantamweight division as his talent speaks for itself.

Last fight was ACB 90 on November 10th 2018 but finally will return to the ring on December 10th 2020 at Bellator 254 fighting newly signed Matheus Mattos. Looking forward to watch Magomed live instead of his former fights on YouTube.

Bellator 254, MMA fans will know who Magomed Magomedov is. Watching an all-around talent. Bunch of future fights for him from Stots, Gallagher, Pettis, Caldwell, Rizin fight with Kyoji Horiguchi. List of matchups is endless, He’s a world class fighter and Bellator is very smart to sign Magomed Magomedov.

Sasha Palatnikov Keep An Eye on Him

Sasha Palatnikov impressed me the most in his UFC debut against Louis Cosce. Rocked in the first round but has a crazy chin. Started to kill it with his striking and stuffing Louis Cosce’s takedowns.

Palatinikov’s striking is no joke with some fast hands, Accurate striking. Understand he’s 31 years old but he’s a problem for the UFC Welterweight division.

Gotta keep an eye on Sasha Palatinikov for the foreseeable future.

“I believe when given the opportunity to put on a full camp performance this was again two weeks notice, I’m really gonna highlight and I’m really gonna put on a show for the fans and I feel like this was just a small little taste of what I can really bring to the cage. “

Now imagine what he can do in a full camp, Training at Syndicate MMA. Couple years ago, 2016 trained with Kamaru Usman. Now trains with Julian Marquez, Alumni of the Dana White Contender Series.

Looking forward to watching his next fight as he’ll take advantage of the UFC opportunity to fight as thousands of MMA fighters from all over the world, Wish he was in his shoes right now. Definitely gotta keep training hard at Syndicate MMA and wait for his next call from Sean Shelby or Mick Maynard.

“I’ve been working on this for a very long time ups and downs you know just got to keep working keep following your dreams. ”

Jason Jackson Next Fight Is… After Bellator 253

Jason Jackson STANDOUT performance fighting former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson defeating him at Bellator 253 in all together dominant performance. Benson had his moments but Jason Jackson looked a lot better.

Great spot for Jason Jackson to keep building his brand, Gaining more fans as they look forward to his next fight.

Jackson deserves top Bellator Welterweight fighters like Lorenz Larkin, Andrey Koreskov, Derek Anderson and Yaroslav Amosov. No reason to fight rising Weltereights anymore with a win against Benson Henderson.

“So taking out legend like Benson Henderson it just shows me that I can takeout the Bellator champ anyone either 155.” Jason Jackson

Not the biggest fan of calling out fighters, Prefers waiting for the next opponent.

“It doesn’t matter to me I just want to go out there and just put on a good show it doesn’t matter who when I just want to put on a good show you know I’m not out here picking and choosing because you have a lot of guys that’s ahead in the division that putting in work as well. ” Jason Jackson

Jason Jackson can fight the best of the best Bellator Welterweights since he trains with Gilbert Burns and used to train with Kamaru Usman, Vicente Luque on a daily basis.

Jason Jackson vs Andrey Koreshkov, Jackson vs Amosov, Jackson vs Larkin are all interesting fights for him.

Jackson vs Yaroslav Amosov especially. Two high high level Bellator Welterweights, I’ll be looking forward to seeing if Jackson is the toughest fight up to that point for Yaroslav Amosov.

Overall the “Ass Kicking Machine” Jason Jackson DESERVES a top Bellator Welterweight that leads to a title shot!!

Raufeon Stots Fight Options after Bellator 253

Raufeon Stots continues his three fight winning streak by defeating Keith Lee( Kevin Lee’s younger brother) in a dominant performance as Stots rises through the Bellator Bantamweight rankings.

Stots is a force to be reckoned with his Division 2 All-American Wrestling and coached by Duke Roufus.

Looking forward to seeing who Stots fights next in 2021.

“I’m at a position where I’m like I want to fight the best you know I want to prove I’m the best the hard way. ” Raufeon Stots

Fights like James Gallagher “Little Lucky Charm.” Leandro Higo, Josh Hill, Patchy Mix and Sergio Pettis.

“James Gallagher is just funny, You know what I mean he’s like a little lucky charms, You got a little lucky charms on the freaking box and you know uh a fight with him is like.” Raufeon Stots

Fight against Sergio Pettis, Training Partner and teammate is interested in a fight with him since it will help move up the Bellator rankings. Fighting for a title with a win against Sergio Pettis. Business is Business.

Needs to provide for his family, Sets himself up for a future Bellator Bantameight Title Shot with a impressive win against Pettis.

However Stots will take on any challenge that leads to him climbing up the rankings, Fighting for a title one day.

” I don’t like the easy way out I want to you know take the hard fights into division and you know keep climbing and keep building my status and keep you know keep doing it the right way.

Josh Hill vs Rauefon Stots is a fight that makes sense to start 2021 or end of 2020. Hill 20-3 record 33 years old, Fought for WSOF and TKO. Last win was at Bellator 244 defeating Erik Perez. Two of the best rising Bellator Bantameights fighting each other on a main card.

Jaleel Willis Bellator First win at Bellator 253

Jaleel Willis Top Ten United States Welterweight prospect that signed with Bellator is finally making his Bellator debut against 11-2 Mark Lemminger.

Jaleel Willis is entering Bellator 253 with a 4 fight winning streak. High with confidence, Seeking a big finish in his Bellator debut as one of the Bellator welterweight prospects to watch in the future.

 “Every time I had seen Bellator come down to the South before, I was always kind of like a fly on the wall for behind the scenes stuff. Like Tito [Ortiz] came through the gym, stuff like that, got his workout in. Michael Chandler came through, King Mo. So I was always like a fly on the wall, just kind of knew that I was gonna be here. I guess the difference is, everybody was saying UFC, but me, it was more so “I told you so” — I knew it was going to be Bellator.” https://cagesidepress.com/2020/10/15/bellator-249-jaleel-willis-knew-years-ago-it-would-be-bellator-not-the-ufc-he-signed-with/

Waiting for a second Bellator offer after the fight with Patricky Pitbull was cancelled. However Bellator came calling again, Now fighting FFC Welterweight Champion Mark Lemminger.

“Standing here Bellator with a multi-fight deal in a co-main event is kind of crazy. ” Jaleel Willis

“Fighting tough competition like you know that’s what I’m here for it’s like one of my goals is to be one of the best in the world like I’m not going to get there by you know so I’m trying to pick and choose my fights and stuff like that it’s like this 2020 being the toughest year for me. ”

2020 been a tough year facing talented fighters like Vinicus De Jesus who just fought Aaron Pico. Fighting Mark Lemminger will be nothing different. End 2020 on a high note defeating a former Welterweight Champion in a stand out way. Be only the beginning for Jaleel Willis.

WILL continue to rise through the Bellator Welterweight rankings, Providing for his family with his well deserved Bellator contract.

Natan Schulte vs Tofiq Musaev Rizin Dream Fight

Professional Fighters League allowing there fighters to fight at other promotions besides UFC & Bellator. Sets up dream fights between PFL champions and rival promotions.

Schulte vs Musaev

Top 5-7 MMA promotion Rizin has one of the best Lightweights in the world Tofiq Musaev. Musaev 18-3 record IMPRESSIVE win over Patricio Pitbull that showed the MMA world how talented he is. Love to see him challenge himself fighting Natan Schulte.

Natan Schulte 20-3 PFL Lightweight Champion, 9 fight winning streak. World Class Lightweight fighter. Definitely can beat some of the best Lightweights in the world as he trains with them at American Top Team.

Schulte has wins over Chris Wade, Rashid Magomedov, Couple Russian and Eastern European savages. Entertaining fighter to watch with his pressure/ volume striking fighting style.

Schulte vs Musaev would be a three or five round war I guarantee it. PFL Champion vs Rizin Lightweight Champion both in the prime of their careers.

Hardcore fans like myself would LOVE to watch this fight, High level underrated Lightweights fighting each other.

Chance of seeing this happen is most likely slim but maybe it happens one can only dream RIGHT!!

JP Buys Earned Second Chance on Contender Series

JP Buys since losing on the Dana White Contender Series went on a 4 fight winning streak becoming Extreme Fighting Championship Bantamweight Champion. Latest win at LFA 78 earned him the right to fight on the Dana White Contender Series.

JP Buys now fighting Jacob Silva on Week 10 of the Dana White Contender Series at Flyweight. Looking forward to watch Buys return because he’s a super talented Bantamweight/Flyweight prospect with a entertaining pressure fighting style.

Fit well in the UFC Flyweight Division if rewarded the contract.

“I want to thank the UFC, I want to thank Mick, I want to thank my coach, It’s not often where you get guys you multiple chances, I mean it’s all been out of my control but yeah I’m really grateful that they keep giving me the opportunity and I’m really excited to showcase my skills set and hopefully impress them and make it worth their while. “

” I see myself winning by a finish to be honest you know.”

JP Buys dealing with adversity from visas that lead to two fight cancellations against Nate Smith but Buys believed that he’ll get the contract.

” I know my time is going to come and at the end of the day when the time is right things will fall in place for you.”

Non stop grinding at Fortis MMA & Coach Quan University waiting for the opportunity to fight on the Contender Series.

Now JP Buys is making his dream a reality, One step close for fighting for the UFC. Being a provider for his future family as him and Cheyanne Buys can both fight for the UFC.

Brendan Loughnane vs Salahdine Parnasse KSW 2021

“PFL is allowing its fighters to seek fights outside the promotion since they are on hiatus until next year, sources say. UFC and Bellator aren’t options, though,” stated the report. “Manager Malki Kawa, for example, tells me he is seeking fights for clients Brendan Loughnane and Justin Willis.”

Since PFL isn’t allowing there fighters to fight for the UFC or Bellator, KSW is one of the next best promotion options.

Malki Kawa definitely should negotiate with Martin Lewandowski(KSW Promoter) to set up a fight between Brendan Loughane vs Salahdine Parnasse (KSW Featherweight Champion) one of the best Featherweights not in the UFC or Bellator.

Loughane 2-0 with PFL after two impressive performances. Winner on the Dana White Contender Series, 19-3 record with a pressure style fighting KSW Featherweight Champion Salahdine Parnasse. 14-0 record at 22 years old who dominated European MMA Champion Ivan Buchinger.

Loughane vs Parnasse KSW 58 Headliner for the KSW Featherweight Title would be a FUN dream fight to watch for hardcore MMA fans.

Jornel Lugo Long Term Bellator Success

Jornel Lugo 24 year old 4-0 Bantamweight Prospect fought on Bellator 252 with a impressive win against Schyler Sootho. Lugo improved as the rounds went on. Third round was his best.

Earned himself a Bellator contract with his Bellator 252 win. No brainer for Scott Coker and Rich Chau to sign Jornel Lugo.

“I’m pretty sure I should be getting a contract with that performance I mean I think I deserve one I’m four, I’m five and now so I think I deserve one.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/11/jornel-lugo-confident-contract-after-win-bellator-252-video

Jornel Lugo if he signs with Bellator will have a long promising career. First fight I watched of him and I was impressed how he mixed up his wrestling and striking.

“I hope that after this fight I’ll be getting a contract,” Lugo said. “I defiantly want to win this fight and get back in. I think February would be a good time for me. In five years I defiantly want to be fighting for a world championship. I’m not sure where I want to go but I just know I do want to prosper in my sport. Wherever that takes me I’m going to keep winning.”

https://mymmanews.com/jornel-lugo-looks-to-keep-his-winning-streak-going-at-bellator-252-and-beyond/

Jornel Lugo signs a fight deal with Bellator looking forward to him fighting Bellator Bantamweights such as Keith Lee, Eduardo Dantas, James Gallagher. Fighters he talked about going against in the future but only has 5 Professional Fights

3-5 fights to go before facing Eduardo Dantas but a fight against Keith Lee actually makes sense.

“I definitely want to keep growing I’m only 5-0 I have a lot I still have to work on but I definitely have my eyes on all of these guys. ” Jornel Lugo

Keith Lee vs Jornel Lugo definitely a fun Bellator Bantamweight Prospect to watch in the winter of 2021. See if Lugo has what it takes facing a talented prospect like Keith Lee whose Kevin Lee’s brother but making a name for himself in Bellator. Keith Lee currently has a record of 7-3.

However if Lugo doesn’t get a chance to fight Keith Lee, I’d be interested to see who Lugo faces next and in 2021. Only will improve in every fight, We can see Jornel Lugo fighting a title or being a title contender in the next 3-5 years!!

Aaron Pico Ends 2020 with a Bang!!

Aaron Pico MMA prodigy who trained with TJ Dillashaw, Juan Archuleta, Cub Swanson, Boxing advice from Freddie Roach. Talked about being a bust but decided to make a gym change.

Switching camps to Jackson Wink and now were seeing success for Aaron Pico. Back to back wins for Aaron Pico and now looking to end 2020 with a BANG against John De Jesus.

“One thing’s for sure, he’s very confident. Very good striker. I’ve seen him around here in the hotel lobby, he’s not lacking confidence. I know he’s going to come with everything he’s got, and it’s going to be a good test for me. But I feel I’m well-prepared.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/11/12/bellator-252-aaron-pico-losses/

“It’s a good feeling every time you win and you get your whole paycheck – it’s a good night. I just have to be consistent, and for me, I know what it feels like to lose in the game. I don’t take winning for granted and my team and I work our ass off so we’re prepared for Thursday.”

Aaron Pico thankful for career setbacks ahead of Bellator 252: ‘I don’t take winning for granted’

John De Jesus 13-8 record impressive win against Vladyslav Parubchenko in his Bellator debut looking to steal the show and shock the world. However Aaron Pico has all the talent in the world to become a future Bellator Featherweight Champion, That’s why we were all disappointed to him lose.

“That self-belief, that work ethic, that drive, that hunger. And that’s what’s gonna really continue to carry Aaron,” Gibson said.

https://www.ocregister.com/2020/11/10/aaron-pico-says-everythings-flowing-ahead-of-bellator-252/

The drive to be the best will help Pico take him to the top of the MMA world, Being a Bellator Featherweight Champion and a superstar. Will see it tonight as he fights John De Jesus. Showing his all around skills.

“John De Jesus Won’t Be able to breathe after the first round.” Aaron Pico

Looking forward to seeing a finish, One sided butt wooping for Aaron Pico, Ends 2020 with a bang. Starting 2021 with confidence riding high on a three fight winning streak.

Bellator Must Steal Nikolas Motta

Dana White Contender Series Week 9 had some talented fighters such as Nikolas Motta CFFC Lightweight Champion who had a slug fest win against former CFFC Lightweight Champion Joseph Lowry.

Motta looked impressive in the short notice fight but still needs work, Gotta be more defensive because against high level strikers he’ll get knocked out. Leaving himself a little open for the easy shots.

On the other hand Nikolas Motta is a KILLER from Brazil. He’s a potential title contender and since Dana White didn’t offer the UFC contract, Scott Coker can offer the Bellator contract.

Be a big mistake if Bellator doesn’t sign Motta. Motta is only going to progress from here as he’s entering the prime of his career at 27 years old. No better than to sign Motta as he can face the world class Bellator Featherweights. Showing what he’s truly made of.

Imagine what Nikolas Motta can do to Bellator Lightweights with a full training camp, Being that killer that he says he is.

Motta has wins over Lowry, Juan Gonzalez, Cesar Balmaceda, Joe Solecki. I’d love to see him fight Brent Primus, Adam Piccolotti, Jaleel Willis in his beginning Bellator fights if he signs with Bellator.

Bellator definitely NEEDS to sign Nikolas Motta.

Lowry vs Motta Week 9 Contender Series Fight to Watch

Joseph Lowry former CFFC Lightweight Champion, 9-1 record, Top Northeast Lightweight prospect is fighting Nikolas Motta 11-3 record, CFFC Lightweight Champion, Contestant on the Dana White Contender Series.

Obviously Dana White Contender Series doesn’t award fight of the night bonuses but Lowry vs Motta is a GREAT FIGHT to watch. Two of the best Lightweight Prospects in the world. Former CFFC Lightweight Champions fighting each other.

Joseph Lowry fighting for a second chance on the Dana White Contender Series. Looking for that UFC contract.

Nikolas Motta traveling from Brazil to New Jersey to train at Ricardo Almeida Jiu-Jitsu. Now can get awarded a UFC contract with a knock out, submission win. Living the American Dream, Next Brazilian to sign with the UFC.

Definitely will be paying attention to this fight that can be on the prelims of a UFC Fight Night or a Bellator prelims. I have no clue who wins this fight!!

Christian Lee vs Eddie Alvarez Please Set it up

Christian Lee One Championship Lightweight Champion AGAIN had another dominant performance against Iuri Lapicus with a first round finish. Predicted that Christian Lee would have his hands full with Lapicus but obviously proved me wrong.

Christian Lee only gets better with every fight and I’d love for him next fight to be against Eddie Alvarez. Since Eddie signed with One Championship, Christian Lee has been asking for this challenge.

Christian Lee calling Eddie Alvarez to fight at Madison Square Garden.

“Ever since Eddie Alvarez got signed by ONE, he’s been on my mind constantly,” Lee told the Post. “I’m hopeful he will have one more good fight, one or two more good wins and then they give him a title shot. They’ll be dying to give him that shot and it will be a good way to prove the skill and calibre of ONE Championship compared to a [former] UFC champion. So I need to put on a show when that happens.”

https://www.scmp.com/sport/martial-arts/mixed-martial-arts/article/3081446/one-championships-christian-lee-vows-finish

Theme of the Christian Lee vs Eddie Alvarez One Championship Lightweight Title Fight is the passing of the torch for Christian Lee. Showing the future for MMA. Eddie Alvarez Underground King Dream, Bellator, Bodog Welterweight Champion adds another title to his collection. Showing Eddie Alvarez is one of the best Lightweights in the world.

Christian Lee with a win will SHOW he’s one of the best Lightweights in the world defeating a hall of famer like Eddie Alvarez.

Lee vs Alvarez will be one of the biggest Lightweight Title Fights in One Championship History that can help the promotion moving forward with getting more attention, New fans.

Julius Anglickas vs Liam McGeary Bellator 2021

Julius Anglickas, Rising Bellator Light Heavyweight defeated former LFA Light Heavyweight Champion Alex Polizzi at Bellator 251 . Biggest win of his career so far.

Anglickas needs a step up in competition and Liam McGeary former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion is the PERFECT opponent. Last time McGeary fought was in April of 2019. Definitely needs to return to action soon and the 29 year old Anglickas would love that oppurtunity.

“I put trust in my coaches if they think I’m ready for the next big thing great I’ll go for it and my time ill come. “

“I don’t know how many guys who talk too much at people’s champions so sure they’re gonna get big fights but I know I’m gonna get big fights just because people are gonna like me they know I’m not gonna be like just talking trash I’m gonna be like family friendly or everybody to watch on TV and I think that matters most. ”

Since Julius Anglickas isn’t the biggest trash talker, Respectfully call out a guy like Liam McGeary. Julius Anglickas vs Liam McGeary sign me up in the beginning of January, Main Card Slot fight.

Brendan Allen Top 15 Middleweight with Win

Brendan Allen 15-3 Middleweight, Former LFA Middleweight Champion, Dana White Contender Series alumni. UFC record of 3-0 looking to be 4-0 with a win against the savage himself Ian Heinisch #15 Middleweight.

Win against Ian Heinisch will replace his spot at #15 and be a rising UFC Middleweight at 24 years old.

“It’s cool to see those things, but I don’t pay any attention to it,” he said of the three strong performances that carry him into Saturday’s meeting with Heinisch in Las Vegas. “It doesn’t mean anything to me right now. Every fight is my biggest fight, no matter whom it’s against and it doesn’t matter what you’ve done.

https://www.ufc.com/news/brendan-allen-tunnel-vision-santos-teixeira-vegas-13

So far this is the biggest fight of his life fighting Ian Heinisch, Step in the right direction.

Stealing the show at UFC Fight Night Teixeira vs Santos with the performance of his life.

“I’m going to let it show on Fight Night. ” https://www.ufc.com/news/brendan-allen-tunnel-vision-santos-teixeira-vegas-13

” I just want to go out there and be the guy that’s been in the gym and do what I need to do and be very calculated and take advantage of anything that he leaves open. I just want to capitalize on everything, I want to feel fear in his heart and make him second guess things really early that’s my goal every time is just instill fear make them second guess and that’s the goal Saturday night put fear in his heart and make him second why he’s there.” Brendan Allen

Brendan Allen labels Ian Heinisch a step down in competition, Will see tonight if he makes easy work of Ian Heinisch. Shows that he’s a UFC Middleweight to watch for the future.

Makhmud Muradov UFC Middleweight Keep An Eye On

Makhmud Muradov 2-0 UFC Middleweight, Record of 24-6 at 30 years old. Born and raised in Uzbekistan is now one of my favorite MMA fighters to watch. Watched his Oktagon Fights on YouTube, Both UFC Fights and I was really impressed with his performances.

Never really paid attention to his UFC fights but now I will because he’s one world class fighter from Uzbekistan. This dude from Uzbekistan has all the skills to be a UFC Middleweight Title Contender one day.

Perfect time to enter the UFC in the PRIME of his career. 2020 & 2021 will see Muradov quietly rise through the UFC Middleweight Rankings.

Muradov was suppose to fight Kevin Holland but Muradov withdrew from that fight. Was looking forward to that fight because according to Dana White, Kevin Holland is a star but I believe Muradov would’ve ruined the party.

Hopefully Holland vs Muradov is scheduled again because that will be a GREAT fight to watch. Coming out party for Muradov I guarantee it.

Even if Muradov doesn’t fight Holland, Fights against Krzysztof Jotko, Brad Tavares, Marvin Vettori are PERFECT for Muradov to get his name out there and climb up the rankings.

Muradov as you can see in his fight against Wendell Oliveira, Shows a masterful performance at OKTAGON 13.

Definitely keep an eye on Makhmud Muradov for the seeable future, 2020, 2021 and 2022. In for a treat whenever he fights.

Said Nurmagomedov Breaks Out 2021

Nurmagomedov last name will build an MMA legacy from Khabib, Next generation of fighters from Umar Nurmagomedov, Said Nurmagomedov, and Usman Nurmagomedov.

Said Nurmagomedov signed with the UFC in 2018 and defeated three talented Bantamweights from Justin Scoggins, Ricardo Ramos and Mark Striegl.

Said quietly winning his fights, Underrated Bantamweight and Underrated Nurmagomedov. He’ll breakout in 2021 and finish the year as a top 15 Bantamweight in the STACKED Bantamweight division.

I called out Sean O’Malley but he went silent.” “I want someone top 10, Top 15.” Said Nurmagomedov

Technically sound Said Nurmagomedov is a fun fighter to watch, Similar to Cory Sandhagen who had a great 2020. Now Said can follow in the foosteps of Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Said next fights can be Marlon Vera who recently lost to Jose Aldo, Cody Stamann who lost to Jimmie Rivera in July. Facing the top 10- top 15 Bantamweights.

Hopefully fighting in January in a short notice fight or February against a top ten to top fifteen opponent.

Definitely can compete against the best Bantamweights in the world, Winning UFC fights and ACA fights.(#1 Russian Promotion) Watching his fight against Mark Striegl, Blown me away how talent he is!! Mark Striegl before signing with UFC was one of the best Featherweight prospects, URCC Featherweight Champion.

Defeating Marlon Vera, Cody Stamann will help Said be ranked in the top 15. Leading to fighting UFC Vets Jimmie Rivera, Raphael Assuncao or Pedro Munhoz.

ANY of the three fights will help tremendously. Facing world class Bantamweights will ruin a fight in a split second with the wrong move. However I believe will take advantage of the new spotlight on the Main Card and have a impressive performance. Fight against Jimmie Rivera would be a great fight on paper as beating a guy like Jimmie gives you that confidence.

Last fight is against the Creme de la creme, Facing fighters like Jose Aldo, Marlon Moraes, Dominick Cruz. Personally pick a fight against Dominick Cruz which would be a sick technically sound Bantamweight fight.

Defeating top 4-8 Bantamweights at the end of 2021 will lead to a title shot or being a title contender in 2022.

Starting the year edging the top 15 and finishing the year as a title contender. Watch out for Said Nurmagomedov in the stacked Bantamweight division.

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Newly Signed Bellator Prospect Khurshed Kakhorov

Bellator”s old ways of signing old fighters like Tito Ortiz, Shamrock. The dumb fights are over. Now signing world class fighters, Prospects from all over especially the Caucasus. Newly signed Bellator fighter is from Takijistan, Khurshed Kakhorov. Khurshed trains out of SBG Ireland, Next generation of fighters to come out of SBG Ireland. Tajikistan assassin … Continue reading Newly Signed Bellator Prospect Khurshed Kakhorov

Luque Ends 2021 as UFC Title Contender

Vicente Luque Rising UFC Welterweight, Top Ten UFC Welterweight now because of his best year in 2020. Impressive striking display wins against Niko Price where he beat the hell out of Niko Price than a impressive win against Randy Brown( former ROC Welterweight Champion).

Luque my Dark Horse of the UFC Welterweight Division will challenge for the UFC Welterweight title in 2021. Finally earning the spotlight that he deserves. Going on six fight winning streaks before losing to Wonderboy Thompson.

Earning the respect from Wonderboy for having the pure will to not give up, Hitting Luque with shots but Vicente Luque kept pushing forward, Striking well against Wonderboy whose one of the best strikers in the world

“I think patience is the biggest lesson I take from this fight,” Luque said. “Many times we think we can solve something through brute force and will. There, I learned that I had all the will and it wasn’t enough, he beat me with technique and experience. I’ll keep that in mind so I can work on it and evolve.

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2019/11/7/20952225/vicente-luque-blames-impatience-stephen-thompson-loss-ufc-244-mma-news

I went against one of the best in the world and I was awarded a ‘fight of the night’ bonus for the third time this year, That’s my style’s merit, I was able to put on pressure even against a technical guy, I landed good shots. I showed I’m on the right path. Now I want to rest and correct a lot of things.”

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2019/11/7/20952225/vicente-luque-blames-impatience-stephen-thompson-loss-ufc-244-mma-news

Definitely will evolve training at Sanford MMA with Gilbert Burns, Michael Chandler. Learning from one of the best MMA coaches Henri Hooft. Understanding he fought one of the best Welterweights in the world and needs to advance the holes in the game. Wants to be a world champion, Focus on his weaknesses.

“I fought four times last year, I watched those four fights, and I don’t look so different from one to the other, so guys can read me. If I’m always doing the same things, I have to add to that. I’m not going to stop doing what I’m good at, but I need to add new things, so that’s what I’ve been working on. I also put on some boxing. Boxing is great, and I’ve been doing a lot of work with a boxing coach and get some hand speed, so that’s good.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/05/vicente-luque-notes-lack-of-evolution-against-stephen-thompson

Talent is their for Vicente Luque, Selected to be on Ultimate Fighter for reason because the UFC matchmakers and scouts seen a champion out of him. He’s a world class talent and with a couple fights Luque can challenge for the UFC Welterweight Title.

Luque first fight can be against former UFC Welterweight Champion, Robbie Lawler who still to this day trains like a savage. Every MMA fan recognizes the name Robbie Lawler. Yes Lawler #13 ranked Welterweight while Luque #10th ranked.

Win against Lawler build up the name of Luque, Needs that much as possible. Build his brand, Help the UFC marketing team promoting his name on UFC promos.

Next fight options can be … Loser of Chiesa vs Magny, Rematch against Wonderboy Thompson. Storyline of the new & improved Vicente Luque looking to revenge his loss. Welterweight contender fight.

Hopefully with the advancements in his boxing he can defeat the UFC Welterweight Title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Revenging his loss on a UFC Main Card, UFC ESPN + event headliner.

Breakout performance, Biggest win of his UFC career as Wonderboy is one of the toughest fighters to face because of his difficult Kickboxing fighting style.

Ranked possibly as a top FIVE UFC Welterweight now can fight the top 5 UFC Welterweights depending whose champion, Not injured, Coming off losses. Exciting fight options from Colby Covington, Leon Edwards, Gilbert Burns or Khamzat Chimaev.

I don’t want to select a third fight for him but ANY of the top 5 Welterweights will lead to Luque challenging for the UFC Welterweight Title.

Expect big things from Vicente Luque, Many great fights for him in the STACKED UFC Welterweight Division. Ends 2021 as a UFC Welterweight Title contender.

Rizin Bantamweight Wishlist 2021

Rizin Bantamweight Champion Kyoji Horiguchi is the King of Rizin. Defeating all the opponents he came across, Needs some better competition to give Horiguchi a challenge. Many talented Bantamweights Rizin can sign right now in 2021.

Stephen Loman is the #1 Fighter for Brave Combat Federation. Brave CF Bantamweight Champion, Multiple defenses against future One FC or Bellator fighters such as Frans Mlambo, Gary Mangat. He’s a world class fighter as much as they come. Wonder if he loves Brave CF or paying them life changing money because the top 3 MMA promotions would love to have him. Loman vs Horiguchi, Loman vs Asakura, Loman vs Patchy Mix would be great matchups to see how talented he is.

Rizin better sign him, Do whatever they can. 7-8 fight deal, Millions of dollars because another promotion will sign him.

Rustam Kerimov

ACA is the #1 Russian MMA promotion in my opinion with talented fighters from Petr Yan, Zabit Magomedsharipov, Askar Askarov Anatoly Tokov. Rustam Kerimov is the next GREAT fighter to leave ACA. Kerimov is one of my favorite fighters to watch because of his all-around aggressive pressure fighting style. Kerimov in the prime of his career at 29 years old. Love to see him straight away fight Kyoji Horiguchi, Fight Bellator fighters. I’m telling you he’s a world class fighter.

Daniel Oliveira

Japan loves there Brazilians since the days of Kazushi Sakuraba fighting the Gracie Family. Rizin needs a world class Brazilian fighter to add to there roster and Daniel Oliveira fits that perfectly. Daniel Oliveira 28-7 record ACA Bantamweight Champion. Daniel doing well for himself fighting for ACA but with a large deal on the table offered from Rizin, He’ll take it in a heart beat. 33 years old Oliveira, Couple years left in his prime would be perfect for Rizin. Sick matchups for hardcore fans.

Khusein Askhabov

Why Khusein Askhabov isn’t in the UFC/Bellator is beyond me because Khusein has one of the best records in MMA. 23-0 record at 25 years old.#1 Ukraine Bantamweight prospect, WWFC Bantamweight Champion. Khusein trains at two of the best MMA gyms in the world… American Top Team as Mike Brown and Dan Lambert recognize his greatness. Second gym he trains at is Tiger Muay Thai coached by George Hickman, Valentina Shevchenko, Petr Yan. Askhabov before signing with UFC can fight for Rizin making a name for himself fighting the best Bantamweights in the world.

Ary Farias world class Jiu-Jitsu artist, Competing in the Pan-American Jiu-Jitsu Competitions. Fighting in the best promotions from ACB, LFA. Defeating Johnny Campbell, 20-12 record at Taura MMA 10. Farias is one of the best Brazilian Bantamweights.

Allan Begosso Team Alpha Male prospect 5-0 record at 25 years old. Born and raised in Brazil. Upcoming Brazilian prospect, What perfect place than to make your name fighting for Rizin one of the best MMA promotions. Begosso fighting Rizin Bantamweight veterans or upcoming Japanese prospects.

Tom Aspinall Ends 2021 Top Ten Heavyweight

Tom Aspinall, 9-2 Heavyweight is a 27 year old UFC Heavyweight Prospect but in 2021 ends year as a top ten UFC Heavyweight. Finally a fresh new face in the old man UFC Heavyweight Division.

Aspinall two UFC wins will have many more to come as he’s a sparring partner with Tyson Fury. Teammate with Darren Till. Says a lot to be a sparring partner with Tyson Fury, Doesn’t choose anyone to spar with.

“That was brilliant, it completely changed my mindset spending a lot of time with Tyson because he takes it for what it is.

“He doesn’t take stuff too serious, he doesn’t go in there with his ego and all that kind of stuff so for a young man, I think I was about 22 at the time, it was just good to be around someone like that.

https://talksport.com/sport/boxing/737226/who-tom-aspinall-height-weight-speed-heavyweight-ufc-debut-spars-tyson-fury-trains-darren-till/

Fast hands, Quick Heavyweight at Six Foot 6 is fighting former UFC Heavyweight Champion back in 2005 Andrei Arlovski on February 20th. Major step in competition as Arlovski fought every fighting style imaginable, Top UFC Heavyweights so… Aspinall definitely has his hands full but if Aspinall defeats not even knock out Andrei Arlovski man oh man he’ll RISE through the Heavyweight Division.

“I don’t think there are very many good heavyweights out there right now to be honest. I feel confident that I’ll work my way up the ranks, but at the right pace. I’m not trying to rush into anything, but I don’t see anything out there that makes me second guess myself or anything like that.” https://talksport.com/sport/mma/770295/tom-aspinall-ufc-heavyweight/

Uncle Bobby Dana’s eyes will be shining knowing they have a young hungry lion in the Heavyweight Division. Entertaining fighting style. Next version of Stipe Miocic.

Next version of Stipe… Tom Aspinall can fight the Polish assassin Marcin Tybura #15 Heavyweight, Blagoy Ivanov Top 13 or lastly Augusto Sakai who lost to Allistair Overem on September 5th.

Aspinall facing off Sakai #9 Heavyweight(Former Bellator Heavyweight, Dana White Contender Series alumni). Aspinall vs Sakai both UFC Heavyweights in the prime of there career. Main Card fight.

Aspinall finishes the year as a top ten UFC Heavyweight, Rising star and potential UFC Heavyweight Champion.

Bellator Prospects to Watch 2021

Bellator last couple years signing world class prospects from all over the world that are potential Bellator title contenders. Hats off to Bellator matchmakers signing and discovering some talented prospects. 2021 will be watching several prospects become rising stars.

Aaron Pico

Aaron Pico the next version of George St Pierre will rise to the top of the Bellator Featherweight division. Revenging his losses against Adam Borics & Henry Corrales. Showing the world he’s new & improved. Displaying dominant performances against his opponents. Mindset Pico has right now, Feel like he’ll be unstoppable. Proving the haters wrong as yes, Pico will one day be a Bellator Featherweight Champion. 2021 Aaron Pico will breakout.

Magomed Magomedov

Magomed Magomedov easily one of the best Bantamweights in the world before signing with Bellator. Memorable fights with Petr Yan, Defeating Yan once. Only person to defeat Yan. Bellator debut grapple dominant win against Matteus Mattos. Entering Bellator at 29 years old in the PRIME of his career. Magomed arguably competing in the #1 Bellator division. Interesting fights for him Josh Hill, Raufeon Stots, Patchy Mix. Truly excited for the 2021 season for Magomed Magomedov. Everyone is in for a treat as he defeats some of the best Bantamweights in the world!!

Mandy Bohm

Mandy Bohm former TKO Flyweight Champion is a German Assassin, Future Bellator women’s flyweight champion. Bohm rise through the Bellator flyweight division quickly. Cancelled fight against Liz Carmouche because of Covid-19. Bellator matchmaker, Rich Chau should schedule this fight again. Build up the profile of Mandy Bohm, SBG Ireland prospect. Defeating… Former UFC Women’s flyweight title challenger. Fight options like Alejandra Lara, Kate Jackson, Vanessa Porto. Fight against Denise Keilholtz would be a fight I’d want to see. Keilholtz multiple time kickboxing champion vs TKO Flyweight Champion.

Usman Nurmagomedov

Khabib’s younger cousin, Usman Nurmagomedov signed with Bellator. Current record of 11-0, Next great Nurmagomedov. Spoked highly of from Khabib, Javier Mendez. Next generation of American Kickboxing Academy prospects. Future Bellator Lightweight Champion. No fights with Bellator but I’m extremely excited for Usman’s debut and 2021 campaign.

Opposite fighting style of Khabib as he’s a Muay Thai fighter.

Usman, who I started training, has got so much talent. He’s so young, so strong – I believe he is going to be the biggest superstar out of all them.” Javier Mendez

https://www.rt.com/sport/509399-javier-mendez-khabib-nurmagomedov-career-reflection/

Soren Bak

Former Cage Warriors Champ Champ, Featherweight and Lightweight Champion signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator. World class Lightweight who could’ve signed with UFC but decided to take better all-around offer. Wins over Paddy Pimblett, Morgan Charriere, Talented grappler. Future Bellator Lightweight Champion or Lightweight contender. Fights against Sidney Outlaw, Brent Primus, Myles Jury in 2021.

Logan Storley

Logan Storley 4 time All-American Wrestler out of Minnesota transferred over to MMA. Trains out Sanford MMA, Sparring partners with Michael Chandler and Robbie Lawler. Stories of giving his teammates like Gilbert Burns, Jason Jackson, Vicente Luque trouble. Explains why he went to a split decision with Yaroslav Amosov. Massive potential for Logan Storley he just needs to fight more consistently. Hopefully Storley and his team can schedule couple fights for him in 2021 because it will be a breakout year for Storley. Impressed me a lot in his fight against Amosov.

Joey Davis

Joey Davis Division Two All-American wrestler from Notre Dame College. 8-0 record at 27 years old. Successful wrestler transferred over to Bellator. Trains out of Team Bodyshop MMA with AJ McKee. Dominant performance against CFFC fighter Bobby Lee impressed me a lot. Looking forward to his 2021 campaign. Watch the advancements in his striking as he’ll have the world class grappling forever. Hope he fights tougher opponents in 2021.

Dalton Rosta

Dalton Rosta blown me away in his last fight against Ty Gwerder. Yes even though he’s built like Hercules, Remained energized till the last second of the third round. Rosta moved camps to American Top Team, Competing with the best fighters in the world on a daily basis. Rosta boxing since he was a teenager. Only 25 years old will continue to get better. Can’t wait for the 2021 season for Rosta he’s an all-around talent. Fights against Will Fleury, Charlie Ward.

Julius Anglickas

Julius Anglickas Light Heavyweight prospect, Former LFA Light Heavyweight Champion. Won his fight on the Dana White Contender Series. Impressive Bellator win on his record against former LFA Light Heavyweght Champion Alex Polizzi. 2021 significant year for Anglickas. Possible spot on the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix. Prime of his career at 29 years old.

Johnny Eblen

Korean Canelo because of his heavy right hand, Johnny Eblen trains out of American Top Team. 7-0 record 29 years old. 2021 will be a big year for the former Missouri wrestler. Eblen next generation of fighters to come out of American Top Team. Earned the respect from coach Muhammad Lawal as he’s one of the coaches for American Top Team. Helps out Johnny Eblen during his training camps.

“King Mo is a legend. One of the best to ever do it. I enjoyed training and learning from him during his career. Excited for his future as a coach. He has so much knowledge. It’s a great addition to ATT’s coaching staff.” https://mmasucka.com/2019/06/15/career-muhammed-king-mo-lawal/

Newly Signed Bellator Prospect Khurshed Kakhorov

Bellator”s old ways of signing old fighters like Tito Ortiz, Shamrock. The dumb fights are over. Now signing world class fighters, Prospects from all over especially the Caucasus. Newly signed Bellator fighter is from Takijistan, Khurshed Kakhorov.

Khurshed trains out of SBG Ireland, Next generation of fighters to come out of SBG Ireland.

Tajikistan assassin personified, Skillful striker. More of a stand up style compared to Khabib’s pressure grappling style.

Four of his wins were fighting for the top German promotion, GMC. Won the European Fight Masters Bantamweight title.

Raw talent who only get better as time goes on, Test his abilities against Bellator prospects or Bantamweights with the exact experience as Khurshed.

Watching his GMC fights you can see with more time in the GYM he can be one of the best Bellator Bantamweight strikers.

GMC 18 win against Stipe Brcic was his best performance. Solid takedown performance as he’s good with sprawls. Solid-All Around performance.

Looking forward to watching Khurshed Kakhorov in Bellator. Once everything gets going for him, Prime of his career he’ll be one of the best Bellator Bantamweights. Proof is in the pudding just a matter of time.

Bellator Most Underrated Featherweight…

Saul Rogers former Ultimate Fighter Season 22 contestant who could’ve fought in the Lightweight final if the UFC didn’t fight out he falsified his Visa documents but oh well you’ll do anything to accomplish your dream.

Since Ultimate Fighter fought for ACB(#1 Russia Promotion) and now with Bellator. 1-1 with Bellator, The loss was to Daniel Weichel(2x Bellator Featherweight Title challenger). Understand that loss to Weichel he’s a German assassin.

However at Bellator 248 rear naked choked, Arbi Mezhidov. Arbi 13-4 Austrian Featherweight prospect who trains with Aleksandr Rakic. Arbi’s manager called him the next Bellator star but Saul Rogers ended the hype real fast.

“This is where I needed to be and I can showcase to all of my UK fans what I’m capable of and I feel like this is going to be give me that boost I need to become a world champion which I have no doubt in my mind I will be world champion.”

Couple more wins under his belt he can fight for the Bellator Featherweight title but wants to be alternate in the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix.

Saul Rogers vs Robert Whiteford “Battle of Britain” was scheduled to happen three times. Whiteford pulling out of the fight. Rogers had enough with waiting, Wants tougher challenges that can help rise through the Bellator Featherweight division.

“I want the guys in the tournament or the guys who are getting knocked out in the tournament because I consider them the best guys in the division and I feel like they’re going to be the closest to the belt.”

Rogers definitely has the skills to defeat Henry Corrales which would be a great fight, Adam Borics. Two Grand Prix qualifiers or fight Jeremy Kennedy newly signed Bellator fighter, Mads Burnell (former Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion).

Many upcoming fight options for Rogers as he’s in full form with a way better healthy mindset. Envisions becoming Bellator Featherweight Champion and 2021 will be the Featherweight contender.

“If your mind’s not there you’re not going to perform so that was my biggest thing from that I kind of looked myself in the mirror and thought what do you really want to do, You want to do this you want to be world champion enough, I sat there and I thought you know what I really do want to be world champion I believe my skill set and that’s what I’m carrying forth now, That’s why I’m screaming for these titles.”

Wasn’t for the false visa, Saul Rogers could’ve been a UFC Featherweight title challenger. One of the stars for England MMA but he can be a star for Bellator. Building his brand to the maximum value.

Following the ways of SBG teammate Conor McGregor of taking advantage the spotlight humanly as possible, Calling his shots. Interested in headlining an event in Manchester in 2021 against a Featherweight contender that can lead to challenging for the Featherweight title.

Breakout year for Saul Rogers I guarantee it, End of the year will be a top 5 Bellator featherweight at least!! Easily one of the most underrated featherweights in the world, He’s just been under the radar but won’t be for long.

2021 Top Ten North American Prospects to Watch

MMA talent consistently improving on a yearly basis, Fighters showcasing there talents on the regional scene, Dana White Contender Series. Made a list of MMA prospects from North America that under the radar instead of the Matt Dixon’s, Andre Quintana’s of the world. Really is so many under the radar prospects from here that will sign with a Top 3 Promotion in 2021.

Evan Elder

Evan Elder, Sanford MMA prospect. Elder 4-0 record at 23 years old. Three wins with Shamrock FC and latest win was at LFA 88. 2021 will be a significant year, Displaying impressive performances at whatever promotion he fights at. Coming from a wrestling and grappling background, Training his jiu jitsu at Nick Diaz Academy in Stockton. Evan Elder transition striking really improved in his LFA 88 fight.

2021 will be a breakout year for Evan Elder. Fights for Dana White Contender Series or signs with Bellator!!

Whether it be Shamrock or another organization, I’m going to conquer whoever they put in front of me until I get seen.”

https://www.flocombat.com/articles/6396025-shamrock-fc-316s-evan-elder-inspired-by-teammate-kamaru-usman

Mo Miller

Mo Miller Strong Style Fight Team(Stipe Miocic Gym) Bantamweight prospect with 5-0 record at 28 years old. Division 2 All American wrestler at Notre Dame College. Dominant wrestling performances that lead to a viral slam knockout at LFA 96. Picture seeing the Bantamweight prospect fighting in the Dana White Contender Series or awarded a UFC contract.

Christian Rodriguez

Roufusport MMA Academy one of the best MMA Gyms in the world. Christian Rodriguez only 23 years old, 4-0 record. Two back to back wins with Legacy Fighting Alliance. Early finishes. Watch Rodriguez latest LFA 93 fight on https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=343759470064817&ref=watch_permalink. Rodriguez in his fight against John Pham looks like a seasoned veteran in there as he displayed an impressive performance.

2021 will see Christian Rodriguez hopefully fight on the Legacy Fighting Alliance Main Cards or any top regional promotion. This kid is really talented and will only improve from here. Breakout year in 2021.

Daniel Zellhuber

If you don’t know now you know Daniel Zellhuber is the next Mexican Superstar. Ryan Garcia of MMA. Everyone pays attention to top prospects from United States but pay attention to Mexico because of one name Daniel Zellhuber. Zellhuber 10-0 record at 21 years old built his recognition at Combate Americas. Muay Thai fighting style but incredibly raw just needs to train at a TOP MMA GYM like Sanford MMA, Kings MMA, Tristar Gym. Zellhuber is bound for greatness.

Zellhuber takes that next step in 2021 training at a top gym, Fighting for UFC/Bellator.

Kyran Cameron

Kyran Cameron All-Around Welterweight Canada prospect at 27 years old. One of the upcoming Welterweight prospects in CANADA. Fighting for BTC Fight Promotion(Ontario Promotion). Trains at rising Canada gym, Parabellum MMA with Anthony Romero, Aaron Jeffery.

Troy Green

Troy Green 4-0 Welterweight Northeast prospect, All wins fighting for Ring of Combat promotion. Leading to Troy Green becoming the ROC Welterweight Champion at ROC 71 after defeating John Ramirez. Even though Troy Green is the ROC Welterweight champ, He’s not ranked highly on /https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/64128-troy-green. However in 2021 with big ROC wins against Northeast Welterweight prospects we can see him get recognition, Opportunity to fight for Dana White Contender Series.

Andre Bargquero Morera

Andre Barquero Morera Bantamweight prospect from Costa Rica is under the radar but watch out for him in 2021. Became aware of him when he fought Sean Santella(21-7 flyweight) for the CFFC Flyweight Title. Morera got dominated but showed me how courageous he was to accept that fight against a veteran. Morera now fights for Combate Americas but moved up to the Bantamweight weight class.

Morera in 2021 hopefully fights couple times, Rising up the Combate Americas Bantamweight division and wins the Bantamweight gold. 25 year old Costa Rican Bantamweight prospect keeps getting better as time goes on, No doubt in my mind will see Morera sign with the UFC or Bellator in the next couple years.

Carlos Matos

Carlos Matos #1 Caribbean Welterweight Prospect 8-0 record at 24 years old. One of the most underrated Welterweight prospects in North America. Long lengthy welterweight similar to Randy Brown and Michael Chiesa. Matos manager should do his best to schedule him fights with Combate Americas or a regional promotion like CFFC, LFA, ROC, Titan Fights, XFN to build his reputation more.

Elijah Johns

Elijah Johns, Miles Johns little brother is slowly making a name for himself. 5 fight winning streak with Legacy Fighting Alliance. Elijah is a Featherweight PITBULL, Leading to finishes under the LFA promotion. Right now has a 7-1 record but record will improve in 2021. Maybe winning a LFA Featherweight title by the end of 2021 or beginning of 2022.

Elijah Johns will be getting the call to the Dana White Contender Series for sure it’s just a matter of time but love to see him fight for LFA once or twice.

Jamie Siraj

One of the most under the radar North America prospects is Jamie Siraj who fights out of Canada. Yes trains at Tristar Gym with the Phil Jackson of MMA coaching…. Firas Zahabi. Fights for Rise FC promotion, Last time Siraj fought was in 2019. Cancelled fight with Chad Anheliger, Top Canada Featherweight prospect. Hopefully at Rise FC 6 we can see Siraj return and fight Chad Anheliger.

Genaro Valdez

Mexico always producing talented fighters and Genaro Valdez, 28 Year old Genaro Valdez is a rising Mexican Lightweight with a 6-0 record. Submission & grappling specialist that lead to rear naked choke wins. Valdez in his last two fights fought for Mexican promotion Lux Fight League. LFL you can watch on UFC Fight Pass. Valdez will be winning the Lux Fight League Lightweight Title in 2021.

Jiri Procházka Challenges Light Heavyweight Title in 2021

Jiri Procházka former Rizin Light Heavyweight Champion looked like a UFC Light Heavyweight Champion in his UFC debut against Volkan  Oezdemir at UFC 251. Last time Jiri fought was at UFC 251.

Hungry to return to the Octagon, No better return than fighting Dominick Reyes in the Main Event. Easily one of the best fights of the year on paper. Whoever wins this fight in position challenging for the UFC Light Heavyweight Title.

Even though Dominick Reyes “Won” against Jon Jones I can see Jiri winning this fight in a early finish because of the first round KO power he has. Jiri has a lot more experience with 30 fights in total. Disappointed when he lost to Jan Blachowicz. Seems like he didn’t have the right mindset entering that fight.

“I’m looking forward to the fight,” Prochazka said. “He has a very special style. With my team we work on that, and I’m happy for that because it’s the change in my preparing, and I like these changes because it’s not the same like last time.

https://www.scmp.com/sport/martial-arts/mixed-martial-arts/article/3116213/ufc-jiri-prochazka-warns-israel-adesanya

“I need to grow my style, it’s motivation for me and I like that. I’m happy to be challenged by this guy who is one of the best on the planet. I just wanna show I’m much better than him. It’s more than just some moving, punching. It’s about strategy, breathing, emotions you feel in a fight. It’s more than the physical game you play in the cage.”

Have a gut feeling Jiri will get the Win and become a rising star.

“I don’t ignore that [performance vs. Blachowicz]. Because it was a nice fight with Blachowicz. And I think it’s a big opportunity for me. I treat Reyes like a top fighter in the UFC and in the world. So it’s an opportunity for me to fight with him and win this fight.”

https://mymmanews.com/jiri-prochazka-not-ignoring-dominick-reyes-last-performance-still-treating-as-a-top-guy/

Big spot facing former Light Heavyweight title challenger, Taking advantage of the Main Event opportunity on February 27th.

Win against Reyes leads to a fight against Thiago Santos or Glover Teixeira. Jiri Prochazka vs Santos(If defeats Rakic) or Teixeira in a #1 contender fight. All great fights that Jiri has potential to win because of his world class striking. Top of the food chain Light Heavyweights are at the tail end of there career while Jiri is 27 years old.

Confident in his skills that he can beat all of the best Light Heavyweights. 100% he can. 2022 Winter Jiri can challenge the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Israel Adesanya or Jan Blachowicz if he pulls off the upset.

Jiri is looking forward to the challenge of facing against UFC Next Superstar and potential champ champ Israel Adesanya.

“Every time when there is some special guy, with some special style, and with special power, I’d like to compete [against] him,” Prochazka said. “I’d like to challenge this guy because I’m enjoying not just myself, I’m enjoying to connect [with] that guy and to think about how to put you sleep.

https://www.scmp.com/sport/martial-arts/mixed-martial-arts/article/3116213/ufc-jiri-prochazka-warns-israel-adesanya

Soren Bak Ends 2021 as Bellator Lightweight #1 Contender

Soren Bak, Former Cage Warriors Featherweight and Cage Warriors Lightweight Champion decided to sign with Bellator instead of UFC.

“Yeah, there is some truth to that,” Bak told MMA Junkie. “But the real truth is we were looking for the best deal we could find anywhere. Not just financially or looking at long at the term, but all the way around. Bellator had the best deal on the table – the best opportunity.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/11/bellator-europe-6-soren-bak-bellator-over-ufc-explains-why

Good for him to sign with Bellator as Bellator will do a better job with one of the best European prospects. Winning a Cage Warriors title is the greatest accomplishment for a MMA prospect.

Former Cage Warriors champion is 1-0 with Bellator. Defeating Terry Brazier in his Bellator debut in 2019. No fights since 2020 because of Covid-19 but hopefully with 2021 we see Soren Bak pursuing the Bellator Lightweight Title in 2021.

“As of right now, I’m aiming to climb the ladder and rankings as quickly as possible,” explained Bak. “I work with long-term goals and that’s fitting since my contract is for multiple fights. When I’ve solidified my place in the Bellator division, I see no reason not to go for yet another belt!”

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2019/10/30/20939006/two-division-cw-champ-soren-bak-reveals-why-he-signed-with-bellator-instead-of-ufc

“I fully expect to move up the ladder as is the case any time you move into an organisation like Bellator, or Cage Warriors.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/mma/9997033/bellator-cage-warrios-soren-bak/

Bak is highly capable of moving up the Bellator Lightweight ladder, Defeating Morgan Charriere whose the next big thing in Cage Warriors, Paddy Pimblett, Alexander Jacobsen.

“Even though I have a good record and good run coming in I know I have to prove myself in front of new opposition. I fully expect I am capable of reaching what I did at Cage Warriors.”

https://www.mmafighting.com/2019/9/24/20882541/two-time-cage-warriors-champion-soren-bak-signs-exclusive-deal-with-bellator

Fighting opponents like Peter Queally, Adam Piccolotti, Kane Mousah, Charlie Leary. Basically Bellator veterans in his second fight, First fight in 2021.

Showcasing his all around skills with an impressive finish or a dominant three round win.

Second fight in 2021 can be former Ultimate Fighter contestant, UFC Fighter Myles Jury, Nate Andrews, Sidney Outlaw in the Bellator Main Cards. Bellator really focusing on making the prelims, Main Card fights interesting & high level as possible. Soren Bak former Cage Warriors Double Champ fights… Sidney Outlaw former Ring of Combat Welterweight and Lightweight Champion.

Bak vs Outlaw be a high level prospect fight that hardcore MMA addicts will love to watch. Basically watching two potential Bellator Lightweight Champions fighting each other. Bak wins this fight that would earn the respect from Scott Coker and Rich Chau(Bellator matchmaker).

End the year fighting former Bellator Lightweight Champion Brent Primus in a #1 Contender Fight. Bak vs Primus Co-Main Event Fight.

Fans back home in Denmark will be all staying tuned to watch Bak face the former Bellator Lightweight Champion. Defeating Primus can have Bak face Patricio “Pitbull” Friere in 2022.

One year Bak can rise to the top of the Bellator Lightweight Division.

Jason Jackson Challenges for title in 2021

Jason Jackson former Titan FC and LFA Welterweight Champion had his best year in 2020. Defeating former UFC Veteran Jordan Mein and former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson.

Jackson showing the MMA world he’s one of the best Welterweights in the world. 2021 Jackson can challenge for the Bellator Welterweight Title because of the success in 2020.

Top 5 Bellator Welterweight Jason Jackson has options from Andrey Koreshkov, Lorenz Larkin, Neiman Gracie to start 2021. Fights against any of them can lead to a Bellator Welterweight Title Shot against Lima or Amosov.

“So taking out legend like Benson Henderson it just shows me that I can take out the Bellator champ.”

“I’m not out here picking and choosing because you have a lot of guys that’s ahead in the division that putting in the work as well so if I have to work I’m not willing to get nothing easy I want to work to mine so when I know it’s there nobody can tell me nobody can take it from me because I worked for and I earned it.

Defeating world class Welterweights like Lorenz Larkin, Former UFC Welterweight in February or March no doubt deserves that title shot.

Basically can label Jason Jackson the UFC Killer continuing his spree of fighting former UFC fighters.

Continuing to build his profile, Earn his respect with a win against Lorenz Larkin. Help in the promotion, Build up of a fight between Jackson vs Lima or Jackson vs Amosov.

One more fight away from Jason Jackson fighting for the Bellator Welterweight Title

Juan Archuleta VS Sergio Pettis Bellator 2021

Juan Archuleta new Bellator Bantamweight Champion after outpointing Patrick Mix at Bellator 246 looking to defend his Bellator Bantamweight title for the first time.

No better defending against Sergio Pettis. Pettis 2-0 with Bellator so far. Juan Archuleta vs Sergio Pettis would be one of the most anticipating Bantamweight fights in the MMA world of 2021. Archuleta showing he’s one of the best Bantamweights in the world with a win against Sergio Pettis.

Our next fight, we’re shooting for the first of the year. The the first card back (after the new year) against Sergio Pettis. That’s the fight I originally wanted for the belt,” Archuleta said.

https://www.yardbarker.com/general_sports/articles/juan_archuleta_will_defend_bellator_title_against_sergio_pettis_in_2021/s1_15032_33150635

“He’s a gamer,” Archuleta said. “He’s been in there with the best – the best 125ers in the world. That’s what he’s going to bring. He’s going to bring experience, he’s going to bring talent, and I see me beating him. Don’t get me wrong – I think it’s a great matchup for myself. But it’s going to be a hell of a fight. It’s one of the fights that I wanted to have for the vacant title, anyway, but Bellator and myself thought Patchy had a little better momentum in the organization, and so that was the contender. And so now I’m going to be able to prove to myself and to Bellator that I’m the best.”

Sergio Pettis on Juan Archuleta

Sergio Pettis 2-0 with Bellator facing Juan Archuleta would be one of his toughest opponents UFC and Bellator. Defeating Archuleta shows Pettis all along was better fighting in the Bantamweight division. Found a new home in Bellator.

“This is a big opportunity for me against a tough opponent in Juan Archuleta,” Pettis told MMA Junkie Radio. “I think he’s only been defeated like two times or three times, so big name for me to go out there and add to my resume. Being 27 years old now, I think this is the perfect time for me to go out there and showcase my skills and show the world what I’ve been working on these past, I guess, almost 10 years now.”

Sergio Pettis in 2021 can make a name for himself instead of being Anthony Pettis little brother. Scott Coker wrapping the Bellator Bantamweight title around Pettis waist.

Pettis vs Archuleta

Sergio Pettis vs Juan Archuleta would be one very fascinating fight to watch. Both fighters are talented, Coached well as well. Pettis coached by Duke Roufus, Archuleta coached by Duane Ludwig.

The areas of weakness between them is very small. Pettis is more of a volume striker, Technically sound while Juan Archuleta is more powerful, Basically a Pitbull. All American Junior College Wrestler and wrestled at Purdue.

I have no clue whose gonna win this fight because of the high levelness. One error, Wrong move can lead to a knock out.

Both fighters MUST bring there A game or it will be a one sided dominant performance.

Hope Bellator markets this Bantamweight title fight like crazy because it will be a special fight to watch, Mark on your calendar for 2021.

Timofey Nastyukhin vs Christian Lee 2021

Timofey Nastyukhin SHOCKED the MMA world defeating Eddie Alvarez with a first round knock out, Eddie Alvarez debut. Nastyukhin 9-2 One Championship record. One of the best Lightweights in the world and currently #3 One Championship Lightweight.

Deserves to fight Christian Lee next and will be the toughest opponent that Christian Lee has ever faced. Lee dominated his last opponent Iuri Lapicus in the first round.

“Give me a title shot, please. I am ready,” Nastyukhin said.

https://www.onefc.com/news/nastyukhin-dominates-buist-in-lightweight-world-title-eliminator/

Nastyukhin with his first round knockout power can be the biggest challenge for Christian Lee. Is Christian Lee able to withstand Timofey’s hands?

Will see in 2021 if Christian Lee is capable of defeating the STAR of One Championship Christian Lee.

“I think that would be a very exciting fight for the fans. I feel like he is a guy who gets written off because he has faced so many injuries in his career, but he is definitely a very dangerous opponent. I think after a few more fights, we could see him getting a title shot as well.”

https://www.onefc.com/news/christian-lee-welcomes-an-old-rival-and-top-contenders-in-2020/

Completely agree with Christian Lee, Lee vs Nastyukhin would be an exciting Lightweight fight not for One Championship but in all of MMA Lightweight title fights. Two very high level fighters challenging each other to see whose the better fighter.

Christian Lee vs Timofey Nastyukhin I feel personally will be a five round decision fight, Both fightersare super talented to give up mistakes and lose by a knock out. Expect this fight to be a trilogy.

Lee vs Nastyukhin can help One Championship tremendously in terms of viewers, Christian Lee defending his Lightweight title against Timofey Nastyukhin the fighter who ruined Eddie Alvarez debut.

Hope this fight happens in 2021, Hardcore fans deserve it. Don’t expect to see Christian Lee dominate Timofey Nastyukhin, He’ll surprise people showing the world he’s one of the best Lightweights in the world. All he needs is that One Championship Lightweight Title wrapped around his waist.

Shavkat Rakhmonov Ends 2021 as a Top 15 Welterweight

Shavkat Rakhmonov only 1-0(13-0) UFC Welterweight prospect, Impressively defeating Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira in the first round. Well aware who Shavkat was beforehand, M1 Welterweight Champion. Rakhmonov is the Kazakhstan assassin and he’s a UFC fighter to keep an eye on.

Guarantee will rise through the UFC Welterweight division in 2021, Defeating Welterweights to the caliber of Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira. Wants to fight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone next.

“I really respect him a lot. Basically I was growing up watching his fights, but we’re next generations and I want to fight him because I know I can hang with him, and I know I can beat him. That’s why.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/10/26/ufc-254-shavkat-rakhmonov-cowboy/

” I did a Brazilian cowboy, and maybe American Cowboy’s next.” https://cagesidepress.com/2020/10/26/ufc-254-shavkat-rakhmonov-cowboy/

Cowboy Cerrone can be at the end of the year but fighting Welterweights like Lyman Good, Gunnar Nelson, Anthony Rocco Martin. Fight against Gunnar Nelson would be awesome fight to watch. Gunnar Nelson respected jiu-jitsu artist, Training partner with Conor McGregor would be a fun fight for him.

Anthony Rocco Martin, Solid All-Around fighter who fought Neil Magny tough but loss because Neil Magny is one of the best Welterweights in the world just very underrated. Rocco Martin fighting for the UFC since 2014, Really good fight for Shavkat Rakhmonov.

Continuing to impress the UFC viewers with his all around skills, That even gave me the respect to envision the potential for Shavkat. Becoming a 2021 top 15 UFC Welterweight journey to the top 15 is wins against Lyman Good, Anthony Rocco Martin in his first fight in 2021.

Second fight for Shavkat can be against former UFC Welterweight Champion, Robbie Lawler currently ranked #14, What an opportunity for Shavkat to build your name off a fighter like Robbie Lawler. Displaying his best skills from the striking, To Jiu Jitsu. The commentators, Analyst raving about Shavkat Rakhmonov.

Replacing Robbie Lawler’s rank as the #14 UFC Welterweight.

Ending the year facing Neil Magny, Belal Muhammad, Michael Chiesa any 6-13 ranked Welterweights. Potentially ending the year as the #6-13 UFC Welterweight.

2021 Shavkat Rankmonov can end the YEAR as top ten UFC Welterweight with the right matchups, Of course winning in impressive fashion. One of rising stars in the UFC.

Keep an eye on him for the next five years, Future UFC Welterweight Title Challenge. Top 20 MMA fighter in the world and the year 2021 gives Shavkat Rakhmonov the opportunity to showcase his skills in a full season.

TJ Dillashaw Wins Back Bantamweight Title in 2021

TJ Dillashaw one of my favorite fighters of all time, Two year suspension is almost over in January. Can’t wait for his return fight as he earns back the UFC Bantamweight Title in the talent stacked Bantamweight division.

Dillashaw getting many call outs, Several options as the Bantamweights are hungry for the opportunity to fight the former champion TJ Dillashaw.

However he’s hungrier than ever to fight, Prove the haters wrong because he made a wrongful decision. No one is perfect. Everyone deserves a second chance.

“I’m having a hard time trying to forgive myself for this,” he said in a video on Instagram (h/t TMZ). “Which I should have a hard time. But I got to man up to what I did. This is who I am. I’m a fighter … and I’m gonna have to fight my way through this one.”

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2831010-tj-dillashaw-admits-knowingly-taking-epo-i-got-to-man-up-to-what-i-did

Feel so much better putting a win under his belt fighting Jose Aldo, Rob Font, Cody Garbrandt in a return fight. Looking shredded, Training at the Treigning Lab with Aaron Pico and Juan Archuleta.

Time off was a blessing disguise to relax, Focus on himself. Now being refreshed will return with vengeance. Dillashaw like Michael Jordan & Kobe Bryant has that KILLER mentality.

Killing the Bantamweight division, One contender fight than fights for the title against whoever the UFC Bantamweight champion may be.

“The motivation for me is to have that added pressure, to have something to push for,” Dillashaw said. “I guarantee you this: I’m getting my belt back. I’ll be a three-time bantamweight champion. That’s a guarantee, and it’s going to be faster than everyone thinks, too.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/12/tj-dillashaw-guarantee-win-bantamweight-title-ufc-former-champion-return

Dillashaw right away wants for the title but makes more sense to fight once as a contender than fight Petr Yan or Aljamain Sterling for the UFC Bantamweight title.

“He wants to fight me because he knows that’s his way to the title,” Dillashaw said. “That title shot is mine. He wants to fight me because he wants to get to the title, and that’s great. He should try and do that. But I’m trying to get that title fight. If I have to fight someone else, it better be in the top five.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/12/tj-dillashaw-guarantee-win-bantamweight-title-ufc-former-champion-return

“No, nothing’s changed for me,” Aldo told ESPN when asked if Dillashaw’s drug test changed his opinion of him. “I see him for his qualities. I see him as a champion and everything he did in the Octagon. He just made a mistake.”

“I think it will be a very good test for myself because he’s very good on his feet and I like his style standing up so it’s going to be a good test,” Aldo added.

https://thebodylockmma.com/ufc/jose-aldo-can-look-past-tj-dillashaw-failed-drug-test-he-just-made-a-mistake/

Jose Aldo vs TJ Dillashaw set that fight up, What a GREAT return fight. Makes sense for TJ as well, Fighting a former UFC Featherweight Champion, Recently defeated Marlon Vera. Dillashaw was intrigued on fighting him when he heard Aldo dropped down to 135 pounds.

Petr Yan vs TJ Dillashaw or Dillashaw vs Sterling both great fights. Yan vs Dillashaw especially in the striking department but Dillashaw is the winner in all of these.

in 2021 Dillashaw will earn his place as the #1 Bantamweight in the world.

Luke Trainer Bellator Light Heavyweight Prospect

Luke Trainer 4-0 Light Heavyweight prospect born and raised in England. The 24 year old signed with Bellator, 1-0 under the Bellator banner. Last fight was at Bellator Euro Series 8 on September 26th 2020.

“This kid is full of potential. He’s very technical, very skilful, and for me the main thing he has the right mindset and work ethic to not just achieve great things in Europe, but I believe this guy can push worldwide and become a household name,” he said. “Obviously there’s still a lot of work to do – he knows he’s got a lot of work to do – and he’s up for the challenge. So I honestly see exciting things for this guy.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/11/bellator-signs-english-duo-luke-trainer-and-andrew-fisher-to-bolster-european-series-roster

Brad Pickett is one of Luke’s coaches and Pickett has high hopes for the young lad, Truly believes in him. Says a lot when coming from Brad Pickett whose one of the UK pioneers.

Winning a one day tournament at EuroFightNight (John Kavanagh MMA promotion) to earn himself a Bellator contract shows how bad he wants to be a champion, Testing himself against the best of the best Light Heavyweights.

No way Bellator will match him up against Corey Anderson, Phil Davis but match ups against Bellator Light Heavyweight prospects Tyree Fortune, Alex Polizzi to name a few.

“I’m not about to call out Phil Davis, Ryan Bader, or Nemkov because I know I’m not ready for that I need a few more fights to show Bellator I’m good to go for the belt the belt is my goal to be world champion is my one and only goal.” Luke Trainer

This kid will rise in 2021 with a full season of Bellator. Fighting on the CBS Sports Network.

Only get better as he continues to train like a savage, Seeking the Bellator GOLD.

“I’m young in my career I feel like I’m only getting better I’m gonna get more and more dangerous.” Luke Trainer

“It’s killed or be killed I’m here to challenge myself I’m here to live my best life so I want to compete against the best in the world.” Luke Trainer

Luke Trainer one of the best Bellator Light Heavyweight prospects, Stay tuned for him in 2021-2024 as he rises to the top of the division!!

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