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LFA 115 Fighter to Watch is Edwin Cooper Jr

JacksonWink MMA is one of the best MMA Gyms since the Golden Age of MMA from Diego Sanchez, George St Pierre, Carlos Condit, Tim Kennedy, Jones and part of the next generation of JacksonWink MMA fighters is Edwin Cooper Jr.

Wrestling Career

Edwin Cooper Jr before ever stepping foot inside the ring he was a COLLEGE WRESTLER at IOWA. Started out wrestling Iowa Central Community College, Winning the JUCO Championship at 149 pounds.

First Team Northern Sun Conference at 149 pounds when he transferred to Upper Iowa. 35-4 record and a runner up finish at NCAA Division 2 Championships.

Placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships to earn his first berth at the NCAA Championships… started 16 of 17 duals and was 18-11 overall at 157 pounds, including a 7-2 mark in the Big Ten and an 11-5 record in duals… … letterwinner.” Edwin Cooper Jr IOWA Profile

“The best thing I would say that I achieved at Iowa besides wrestling in the Big Ten, wrestling in Madison Square Garden, qualifying for Nationals, trying to win a team title for my team, wrestling some of the best wrestlers in the world, being in there with [Brent] Metcalf, being able to talk to guys who were mentors and father figures in my life like the Brands and Dan Gable, it was an unbelievable experience,” Cooper listed off. “Here’s the thing, anyone can go there and be there. For me, it’s going there and having a legacy and setting up a legacy for my family in the long run.”

https://www.ufc.com/news/courage-and-belief-are-keys-edwin-cooper-jr-lfa-ufc-fight-pass-read

MMA Career

Training at Jackson Wink MMA currently has a record of 4-1, Fighting for the best Feeder League Promotion in the United States. Continuing to get better as a fighter under the LFA promotion is the best bet for him right now.

Facing a 2-0 Andrew Johnson.

If I was Edwin Cooper Jr manager I’d sign him to Bellator, Building up his name and career there. Be a smart move for him.

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ACA 129 Prospects to Watch

Vitaly Slipenko #8th ACA Welterweight

Vitaly Slipenko 13-3 record 26 years old one of the best Welterweights in the ACA PROMOTION. Riding high on a 4 fight winning streak.

Talented Welterweight with accurate volume striking. Solid takedown defense to get against the Russian savage wrestlers.

Five Round cardio that doesn’t gas out, Fought this talented 10-1 Chersi Dudaev. Five round fight, Started to push the pace. Several combinations, Leg kicks. Forcing Dudaev to move backwards against the cage.

Leonardo Limberger

One of the best Brazilian Featherweights in the world. Limberger is a talented tactical featherweight, Impressive fighter to watch. No doubt will sign one of the top three MMA promotions in the following years.

He’s kinda reminds me of Brian Ortega with the way he strikes since his fight against Korean Zombie.

Chess match fight against Alexander Peduson was a impressive win for him at ACA 123.

Before signing with ACA was the SHOOTO BRASIL Featherweight Champion.

  • 15-2
  • 27 years old
  • Former Shooto Brasil featherweight champion

Bekhruz Zukhurov

Watching his ACA Full Fights, Appreciate his push the pace, Move forward fighting style. Combinations of accurate punches and kicks, In addition to his shoot for the takedowns that lead to ground & pound. Nasty disguised leg kicks.

Right now entering the prime of his career, Potential of becoming a lower version of Zabit Magomedsharipov. Recommend training at Kings MMA, Ricardo Almeida

  • 15-4
  • 28 years old
  • Foundation style of kickboxing

Pavel Gordeev

Top Ten Russian Lightweight, Trains with former UFC fighter Alexey Kunchenko at BK Arkhangel Mikhail.

Fought in top Russian Promotions from RCC, ACA, M1-Challenge. Most of his opponents all were winning records. Lately dominating his opponents with striking and grappling.

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Bellator Newest Signing Khasan Askhabov

Bellator continues to develop there roster, Signing World Class fighters from Yoel Romero, Gegard Mousasi, Ryan Bader to prospects Usman Nurmagomedov, Magomed Magomedov, Yaroslav Amosov.

Bellator newest signing flying under the radar is Khasan Askhabov, One of the best Lightweight prospects in the world!! Born in Ukraine with his twin brother Khusein Askhabov, Trains at American Top Team with the best fighters in the world under the tutelage of Mike Brown.

Khasan Askhabov High Level Grappler and Jiu-Jitsu player, Solid striking. Watching his WWFC Full Fights easily recognize he dominates fighters with his wrestling, Shoots for takedowns. Good luck stopping him.

Biggest win for Khasan was defeating Mikhail Odintsov one of the best Belarus prospects. Defending his WWFC Featherweight Title.

  • 23-2 record
  • WWFC Lightweight Champion
  • American Top Team
  • 26 years old
  • Twin Brother of Khusein Askhabov

Khasan Askhabov signed with First Round Management, Managed by Malki Kawa. One of the best managers in the MMA game.

Sweet long term investment by signing Khasan Askhabov to the Bellator Lightweight division. Potential fights against Brent Primus, Sidney Outlaw, Goiti Yamaguchi which would be a fun fight in the future. Both are very good grapplers.

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Bellator 266 Saul Rogers Moves Up to Lightweight

Former Ultimate Fighter 22 contestant would’ve been under the Ultimate Fighter Winner if he didn’t fake his VISA, Life would’ve changed forever if UFC just allowed it to happen.

Signed with Bellator, 2-2 record right now. Trouble cutting weight, Hard time fighting at Featherweight where you got to cut down to 145 pounds.

“I was killing myself getting down to 145lbs. Now I’m fighting a weight higher and much healthier.” Saul Rogers

https://www.bbc.com/sport/mixed-martial-arts/58573932

” Just focusing on plainly cutting weight when I was fighting at featherweight in the past the whole camp about making weight you know what I’m saying and all the time I’m hungry all time, I’m tired all the time and didn’t want to do anything in between and this fight camp now. “

MMA Junkie interview with Saul Rogers Bellator 266

Moving up to Lightweight definitely will help but see is he has success. First test is facing the MMA veteran with 31-11-1 Georgi Karakhanyan. Fought everyone from the sun including AJ McKee, Lance Palmer, Emmanuel Sanchez, Myles Jury.

Training at Sanford MMA with the killers from Gilbert Burns, Jason Jackson, Aung La Sang, Michael Chandler, Derek Brunson. Iron Sharpens Iron is very true and will see how good Saul Rogers can potentially be, He’s only 31 years old. PRIME years for an athlete.

“I feel like this fight is going to be fight of the night. It’s going to be a good fight. He likes to come forward, I like to come forward.”

https://www.bbc.com/sport/mixed-martial-arts/58573932

Rogers looks shredded, Way more fit cutting to 155 pounds. Curious see how this one goes. Wishing Saul Rogers the best.

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Arman Tsarukyan Go for the Kill Tonight

UFC Fight Night Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann is a fun fight to watch but this card doesn’t blow your head back. These not so popular fighters can build there name and standout from the crowd.

Arman Tsarukyan is one of my favorite fighters on the UFC roster. Most MMA fans beside hardcore fans have no clue who he is but fighting on this Fight Night card tonight can show everyone he’s a future UFC Lightweight Champion.

Toe to Toe with Islam Makhachev in his UFC debut. Ever since than became a fan of Arman.

Riding high on a three fight winning streak facing Christos Giagos 19-8 record. Expect a dominant win, Big time finish to get him more popular. ESPN pushing his KO on social media.

#14th ranked UFC Lightweight continue to rake up wins, Knocking out Giagos definitely needs to call out some top Lightweights. 2021 can be the year of Arman to rise to the top of the division if he fights Gregor Gillespie, Damir Ismagulov, Thiago Moises to name a few.

“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/

Go for the kill, Steal the show. Make an impression on the UFC as they market him as a rising star. Only 24 years old 16-2 record.

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Regional Prospects of the Week 9/16 – 9/19

Zulkarnaiyn Kamchybekov CFFC 100

Zulkarnaiyn Kamchybekov defending his CFFC Lightweight Title, Renzo Gracie Philly prospects trains with Pat Sabatini and Sean Brady. Defending his CFFC Lightweight title in tremendous fashion would catch the radar of matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard.

  • 5-1
  • 28 years old
  • 3 fight winning streak all finishes under 3 rounds

Victor Dias Titan FC 72

Titan FC Flyweight Champion potential fighter on the Dana White Contender Series facing Ryskulbek Ibraimov 19-8 flyweight.

Dias is a grapple against the cage, Take control of the positioning type of fighter. Doesn’t have the craziest striking game.

  • 9-2
  • Titan FC Flyweight Champion

Muhammadjon Naimov Titan FC 72

Elevation Fight Team prospect, Taekwondo Champion. Fought on the Dana White Contender Series is on a two fight losing steak but looking to bounce back at Titan FC 72 against Andes Ponce.

Time to get a winning streak going, Building that confidence, Showing interest from the top promotions.

  • 5-2 record
  • 27 years old
  • Elevation Fight Team
  • WAKO World Champion

Mohammed Sadok Trabelsi NFC Fight Series

German Featherweight prospect fough for German promotion GMC, fighting right now in the NFC Series Playoffs. Facing against Former Professional Fighter League featherweight Max Coga.

Naoki Inoue Rizin 30

Former UFC Flyweight, Inoue one of the favorites to win the Rizin Bantamweight Grand Prix. Can be one of Rizin’s next stars. Facing off against Yuto Hokamura in the Quaterfinals.

Inoue is on a three fight first round finishing streak, Looks to finish him as he can move on to the semis.

  • 16-2
  • 24 years old
  • Five Fight Winning Streak

Koji Takeda Rizin 30

Next generation of Japan MMA fighters, Lightweight prospect is two fights in with Rizin. Future Rizin Lightweight Title Challenger with more wins lead to a title shot.

  • 12-1 record
  • Deep Lightweight Champion
  • 26 years old
  • #1 Japan Lightweight
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UAE WARRIORS 21 & 22 PROSPECTS TO WATCH

Mohammad Yahya UAE Warriors 21

Mohammad Yahya rising Lightweight prospect from the Middle East is fighting for the UAE Warriors vacant Lightweight title.

Two fight winning streak, Fought for Bellator and Desert Force before signing with UAE WARRIORS.

Pressure fighting style, Shoots for the takedowns and gets them successfully but continues to ground & pound his opponent non stop.

Badreddine Diani UAE WARRIORS 21

3-1 MOROCCO WELTERWEIGHT PROSPECT is going to become a star prospect from Africa one day as he continues to improve EVERYDAY. Badreddine fought a Glory Kickboxing Middleweight Champion. Kept up with the stand up striking.

Impressive to watch yes he lost but shown his promise. Now Diani is fighting Abdulla Al Bousheiri 8-2 record. Shows how much they believe in Badreddine Diani’s potential.

  • 6 x african sambo champion
  • sambo champion

Rany Saadeh UAE Warriors 22

Toughest fight of his life facing one of the leaders of American Kickboxing Academy in Shawn Bunch.

Rany Saadeh is the former BAMMA Flyweight champion, Formerly fought for ACB and BAMMA before signing with UAE Warriors.

Born and raised in Germany, One of the best German prospects to watch this year.

Jarno Errens UAE WARRIORS 22

Dutch Featherweight prospect making his UAE WARRIORS DEBUT against Ali Kabdulla Kazakhstan Featherweight prospect. 11-2 record former Strength & Honour Featherweight Champion.

Last fight defeated Mert Özyildirim a top German Featherweight prospect BY UNANIMOUS DECISION.

Jarno Errens 11-2 record 26 years old is sorta a underrated prospect but winning fights under the UAE Warriors promotion will definitely help.

Ramazan Kuramagomedov UAE WARRIORS 22

Dagestan savage is only 23 years old with a 8-0 record. Fought on the biggest promotions from ACB, Professional Fighters and the Cage Fury Fighting Championship.

Won his fight on the Dana White Contender Series against Jordan Williams. Didn’t get the finish, Impress Uncle Bobby Dana enough to get signed.

However I was very impressed with his skills, Yes he’s a talented grappler like all Dagestans are but his striking definitely a nice addition to. Combines his striking with unexpected kicks while Zabit Magomedsharipov.

Yes Ramazan trains with Zabit back in Dagestan at Dag fighter but also trains in New Jersey at Ricardo Almeida BJJ with the Head Coach and genius Mark Henry.

Fighting an Argentinian Welterweight prospect Matias Juarez but good luck to him I think Ramazan will have a killer performance.

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What’s Next for Winners of Bellator 265

Logan Storley

Logan Storley lost by split decision to Yaraslav Amosov showed the improvements in his game. Facing one of the best Welterweights in the world.

Bounce back split decision win against Dante Schiro, Former LFA & One Championship fighter. Expected a dominant win against Schiro in his hometown of South Dakota but the pressure got to him.

Win is a win and Storley is the #5th Bellator Welterweight, Close to a title shot in 2021. Getting his revenge in 2021 against Yaraslav Amosov.

“It hurts your ego that you didn’t get to go do that for them, that’s why I was so disappointed. I wanted to go out there and put on an exciting show for the state of South Dakota,” Storley told the Argus Leader after not being able to get a TKO victory.

https://www.argusleader.com/story/sports/2021/08/21/im-coming-home-logan-storley-bellator-mma-take-sioux-falls/8223560002/

“I know it wasn’t the best performance, but I did that same thing with Yaroslav and made him the most exhausted he’s ever been,” said Storley. “That’s kind of my style, is grinding and adding more implements to it, to be more explosive and get damage. But he knows how deep I took him into those waters, and had him in trouble, and [Douglas] Lima didn’t do that to him.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/08/22/bellator-265-logan-storley-welterweight/

Next for Storley can face Neiman Gracie in his next fight. 4X NCAA All-American at University of Minnesota vs 2nd degree black belt under Renzo Gracie. Second most submission wins in Bellator history.

Second option is facing teammate Jason Jackson #3 Bellator Welterweight in a high level Welterweight fight. Waiting on line for a title shot. Definitely a fight worth waiting for and watching.

Third option is facing a HIGH LEVEL Bellator welterweight prospect like Jaleel Willis(LFA Welterweight Champion) 15-2 record.

Last option is sit and wait for the loser of MVP vs Douglas Lima.

Jornel Lugo vs Brian Moore

Jornel Lugo red hot since signing with Bellator. Defeating Cass Bell, Keith Lee. Top Ten Bellator Bantamweight right now. Move up few more rankings higher with wins against Leandro Higo, Brian Moore, Matheus Mattos.

Jornel Lugo responded in his post fight conference about fighting Brian Moore in Dublin on November 25th.

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Kai Kamaka Testing Free Agency

Kai Kamaka testing free agency after his UFC contract expiring. Smart move for the young Featherweight who had a tough go fighting for UFC. 1-2-1 UFC so far.

Fight of the Night against Tony Kelley, “Loss” against TJ Brown. Judges messed up the scoring on this fight many people think Kai Kamaka won, Kai Kamaka looked very good.

“Tomorrow we will be filing an appeal for the blatantly horrible decision against Kai Kamaka,” Kamaka’s manager Brian Butler wrote in a statement released to MMA Fighting. “I don’t believe I have seen one media outlet that gave that fight to TJ and from what I understand even TJ and his team say they didn’t win. There is little to no recourse on these judges not being able to do their jobs properly and for a fighter like Kai who moved his entire household from Hawaii to pursue this career, it’s simply not right.

https://www.mmamania.com/2021/5/2/22416506/kai-kamakas-team-plans-to-appeal-split-decision-loss-to-tj-brown-ufc-vegas-25

Bad luck against Danny Chavez deducting a point because of a low blow in Round 2. Judges messed this one up too, Kai Kamaka won this fight as well. Congratulations to the GREAT judges.

Finish 10-3 with UFC right now if judges scored it right but anyway time for Kamaka to test free agency and see his real value.

Any MMA promotion can sign this talented Hawaiian Featherweight, Building up the featherweight division and become a promotional rising star.

If I was Brian Butler(Kai Kamaka manager) I’d have him sign somewhere besides UFC. Time to win a Featherweight title outside the UFC and make a high earning salary as well.

Attracting the UFC to sign him seeing the radical improvements in his GAME.

“I mean on a legit update I would say it’s between Bellator and PFL right now.” I’m just gonna say I have a deal done and it was done literally the same day that the UFC decided that they weren’t gonna renegotiate.” Kai Kamaka answers on the Touch Em up podcast

https://youtu.be/xlWvIgLTG7U

Sign with Bellator or PFl facing TALENTED Featherweights every fight. Returning to Bellator in the STACKED Bellator Featherweight division, Building his name on SHOWTIME. Making money fighting in the cage and earning extra money from sponsors.

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Bellator 265 Fights and Fighters to Watch

Adam Borics vs Jay Jay Wilson

Can’t have a better Co Main event for Bellator 265 with Adam Borics vs Jay Jay Wilson. Bellator Featherweight Title Contender fight between two rising Bellator featherweights.

Adam Borics jumped on the scene when defeating Aaron Pico. Riding high after the win defeating Pat Curran, Competing in the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix defeating Mike Hamel, Erick Sanchez and impressive win against Jeremy Kennedy.

High level Featherweight training at Sanford MMA with Gilbert Burns, Michael Chandler, Vicente Luque, Jason Jackson and many more killers.

  • 17-1
  • 28 years old
  • Sanford MMA
  • 3rd ranked Bellator Featherweight

Jay Jay Wilson is a future Bellator star in the making. Impressed me a lot when he fought Pedro Carvalho. Dominated beginning to end. Looks to defeat the respected Adam Borics in the toughest fight of his life.

  • 8-0
  • 24 years old
  • #5th ranked Featherweight

Wilson defeating Borics will show this kid is no hype the real deal, Will have a bright future ahead of him.

I can’t wait for this fight. Definitely will be watching.

Logan Storley

Former Division One All- American wrestler at Minnesota, Bronze Medalist at the 2014 NCAA wrestling championship. Graduated with 119-27 College Wrestling record.

Transferring his successful college wrestling career to a MMA career. Right now having a 11-1 record. Last fight was against Yaroslav Amosov, Yes he lost but looked really good against him. Impressed how he kept going.

Definitely a learning experience for Storley, Shows he belongs with the best of the best Welterweights in the world.

Storley next fight is against Dante Schiro top 20 Welterweight prospect lost to Agilan Thani at One Championship . After leaving One Championship became Caged Aggression Welterweight Champion.

Fans will be cheering as Logan Storley in front of his hometown crowd in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Taking advantage of the momentum of the crowd to get the win and have a HOT STREAK in 2021, Pursuing the title.

Jornel Lugo

Special all around talent, Looks better and better every time he spends inside the Bellator cage. Becoming a fan of the Bellator Bantamweight prospect.

Jornel Lugo 6-0 25 years old is the 8th ranked Bellator Bantamweight, Facing off the younger brother of Kevin Lee.. Keith Lee. Keith Lee is a talented fighter in his own right.

Looking forward to Lugo fight against Keith Lee. He’s a fighter I’ll be watching, Underrated fighter on the Bellator roster. Showing his improvement inside the Bellator cage.

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Winning Streak for Manel Kape after UFC 265

Manel Kape one of the biggest signings in UFC lately former Rizin Bantamweight Champion, Superstar in Japan as he was training at AKA Thailand ran by Mike Swick (Ultimate Fighter 1 and former UFC Fighter) .

Kape started off 0-2 with UFC losing to Alexandre Pantoja and Matheus Nicolau.

However Kape FINALLY started to throw and attack. All or nothing in this fight and defeated Ode Osbourne with a first round KO. Looking like the Kape who fought for Rizin.

“I know that I will be a champion I have the characters of the champion you know I’ve been a champion and I’ll be 100% a champion in UFC this is true if everything will okay like tonight I’ll be a champion believe me.” Manel Kape

Confidence inside the Octagon can translate to a winning streak, Becoming a top 15 UFC Flyweight in 2021 or 2022.

” I should be in the top five that’s why the UFC brought me in.” Manel Kape

Dealing with adversity from the losses, Never forget where he came from. Born in Angola but immigrated to Portugal seeking a better life. Living his dream being one of the best flyweights in the world.

First goal was becoming Rizin Bantamweight Champion, Now looks to become UFC Flyweight Champion. He has all the talented in the world, All up here.

Manel Kape expecting a child this Winter that will be a extra boost mentally to become the #1 Flyweight in the world.

“I feel like I’m one of the smartest fighters in the world. I can see things that not everyone can see inside the octagon. I made this plan so perfect and everything went very well. I’m orthodox, but I can fight southpaw. I knew when I changed to orthodox, he would not see me – I would be like a ghost in front of him. I knew I’d change, and he’d move to try to attack me.”

https://news.yahoo.com/manel-kape-explains-weight-miss-175029703.html

Manel Kape Next Fight Fall 2021

Love to see a quick return before Winter for he can spend time with his wife. Barely any damage against Ode Osbourne. Earn as much money as possible negotiating his next contract.

Former TKO Flyweight Champion Malcom Gordon vs Manel Kape would be a fun matchup for each of them. Former champions before signing with UFC. Similar fighting styles looking for the finish in the early rounds. Definitely would watch this fight.

David Dvořák vs Manel Kape. David Dvorak #11th ranked Flyweight 20-3 record. Dvorak definitely a dangerous fighter. Flying under the radar with a 16 fight winning streak.

Sit and wait for the matchups Pantoja vs Royval, Alex Perez vs Matt Schnell.

Manel Kape end of 2021 without a doubt with the right mindset can be a flyweight title contender, Starting a UFC winning streak that can lead to a a UFC Flyweight Title shot if Kape defeats the right fighters.

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Magomedov vs Stots Bellator 264 High Level Matchup

Bellator 264 Main Event is Gegard Mousasi defending his Bellator Middleweight title against John Salter.

Fight I’m the most excited for at Bellator 264 is Magomed Magomedov vs Raufeon Stots. High level Bantamweight fight, Battle of the TOP FIVE Bellator Bantamweights.

The winner can face the winner of James Gallagher vs Patchy Mix.(Bellator 269)

Magomed Magomedov becoming one of my favorite fighters in all of MMA., Dominating his opponents with both Bellator fights.

Entering this fight with a record of 18-1, Trains at DagFighter in the Savage City of Dagestan.

Before signing with Bellator, Magomedov fought for the #1 Russian Promotion ACB. Becoming the ACB Bantamweight Champion after defeating Petr Yan for the Vacant ACB Bantamweight Title.

Magomedov the #1 Russian Bantamweight prospect before Bellator and now he wants to show everyone he’s one of the best Bantamweight fighters in the world. Defeating Raufeon Stots would be a feather in his cap because Stots is one talented fighter.

“My transition to Bellator has been smooth so far, I’m 2-0 in the Bellator cage,” Magomedov said at this week’s Bellator 264 media day, “and I think the winner of this fight is going to get the contender’s shot, or a title shot.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/08/12/bellator-264-magomed-magomedov-title/

“I’m very excited to fight him as well but usually whoever has to fight me usually doesn’t end well for them.” Magomed Magomedov

Raufeon Stots in the prime of his career, Killing it since Bellator signed him back in 2019. Rising to the top of the Bantamweight division. Now has the toughest test of his life.

Stots taking this fight serious as possible training with CORY SANDHAGEN.

“Cory Sandhagen is a cool dude,” Stots told MMA Junkie. “I called him out like years ago, I think before I was in the UFC, he was in the UFC making big splashes, and he needed an opponent. I called him out and then I’d seen him in an elevator, and then I was like, ‘Hey, man, I called you out a couple of weeks ago. I’m just trying to get in. Whoever I could fight.’ He hit me up on social media and was like, ‘Would you be interested in some cross training?’ And I was like, ‘F*ck yeah.’

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/08/bellator-264-raufeon-stots-trained-for-magomed-magomedov-fight-with-cory-sandhagen

“I feel like I’m better everywhere and that’s what I’ve been training so I can be better but you know the general public a lot of times like needs time to catch up you know what I mean, No one knows really he thinks he’s the best I’m the best you know I definitely this it.”

“I’m going to go out there and prove it.”

Before ever stepping inside the ring Stots was a NCAA D2-All American wrestler at Nebraska-Kearney for 2012 and 2013. Defending Magomedov’s wrestling, Grappling ability.

I genuinely have NO CLUE who WINS this fight, Both fighters have there advantages in some aspects but the matchup is perfect. I can’t wait for this fight sit on the couch and watch a high level fight. Two ferrets fighting inside the cage!!

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August 13th and 14th MMA prospects to Watch

UWC 28

Christian Quiñonez

15-3 #1 Latin American Bantamweight prospect, Born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico. Current Ultimate Warrior Challenge Mexico Bantamweight Champion, Defending the UWC Bantamweight title at UWC 28 this Friday.

Long & lengthy fighter that he uses to his advantage. Definitely deserves to fight for UFC with the rise of Brandon Moreno slowly becoming a star.

Wins over Erick Ruano 13-1, Vinicius de Oliveira Top Five Bantamweight prospect and #1 Egyptian Bantamweight Ahmed Faress.

Andres Luna Martinetti

#1 Latina American Flyweight, Part of the real first Peru MMA generation. Former FFC Flyweight Champion making his UWC debut.

  • 10-0
  • 25 years old
  • FFC flyweight champion

PFL #7

Alex Martinez

Jumped on my radar when fighting on Brave Combat Federation (Top Middle East Promotion) looking forward to his next step and signed Professional Fighters League. 1-1 with PFL, Split decision loss to former PFL Lightweight Champion Natan Schulte and a win against Loik Radzhabov.

Facing Loik Radzhabov in the PFL Lightweight Tournament Finish in the Top 4 Qualify for the Lightweight Million Prize.

  • 8-1
  • 27 years old
  • Fought for Brave CF, Ikon Fighting Federation

Magomed Umaltov

Undefeated record of 10-0, Former Eagles Fighting Championship Welterweight Champion. One of the best Russian Welterweights that signed with the PFL. Facing off against Micah Terrill in his second PFL apperance.

Trains at American Top Team with some of the best Fighters in the world. Showing his skills, Combat Sambo monster.

Combate Global

Yasmine Jauregui

Top Five Latin American Strawweight prospect, Continuing to build her name as one of the best strawweight prospects in the world.

More fights the better for Yasmine with only five pro fights, Already has the UWC Strawweight Title looking to be rewarded the Combate Americas Strawweight Title in the one night Women’s Strawweight title.

Headlining the Combate Global event facing off against Stephanie Frausto 8-7 United States Women’s prospect.

Moves on can win the 8 woman one night strawweight tournament.

CFFC 99

Criszaida Adames

Adames rising Woman’s United States Strawweight. Making her third appearance for Combate Global.

“I would place Adames as the favorite,” said Max Bretos, who serves as play-by-play commentator for Combate Global. “The quarterfinals, those fights are going to be bonkers and anything can happen. You’re going to see these girls shot out of a cannon because they know they have to get a win to move on.”

https://www.inquirer.com/sports/criszaida-adames-combate-global-mma-20210811.html

“When my manager and I talked to Will about the structure, he was all in. It’s a real test to possibly fight five, five-minute rounds but coach always has a plan to put me in the best position and I am confident in myself and excited about this unique opportunity. I’m just trying to get better and better every fight.”

https://mymmanews.com/criszaida-adames-4-0-fearless-heading-into-1-night-8-woman-tournament-at-combate-global/

Deandre Anderson

Undefeated Aabama Featherweight prospect, 152-15 Alabama High School Wrestler, State Champion wrestler. Besides MMA, Deandre Anderson boxes and kickboxes.

Won the King of the Cage World Amateur Championships and a 100k prize which is a prize rarely see in the regional scene.

Professional career built his name with the long lasting MMA promotion King of the Cage that helped many MMA fighters start there careers.

  • 4-0
  • 24 years old
  • KOTC Amateur Champion
  • Boxer and Kickboxer
  • Alabama High School State Championship wrestler

Open FC 8

Hayk Kazaryan

New fan of Armenian Featherweight prospect Hayk Kazaryan, Extremely impressive fighter. Pressure pressure fighter. Talented All-Around Skills with a 10-1 record.

Kazaryan looking to WIN the OPEN FC Bantamweight Grand Prix against one of the best Asian Bantamweight PROSPECTS… Alimardan Abdykaarov.

  • 10-1
  • 27 years old
  • 4 fight winning streak
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2021 Eastern Europe Top Ten MMA Prospects

Eastern Europe region is a thriving talent pool of killers hungry to rise from the poverty areas looking to bring there families to way better lives. Fighting from the streets to the cage. Gradually becoming some of the best prospects in Eastern Europe.

Vladimir Mineev

Every hardcore MMA fan knows whose this Elite Russian Kickboxer is… The Israel Adesanya version of Russian Kickboxing. 24-2 Kickboxing Record, Multi-Time Kickboxing Champion. Currently 31 years old in the prime of his career.

Right now is the Fight Night Global Middleweight Champion, Mineev definitely should sign with UFC, Bellator, One Championship or Rizin in 2021. Compete against the best Middleweights or Light Heavyweights.

Imagine Vladimir Mineev vs Aung La Nsang!!

  • 31 years old
  • 15-1-1
  • Fight Nights Global Middleweight Champion
  • WAKO Kickboxing Champion

Roberto Soldic

Every hardcore fan and there mother aware of Roberto Soldic, He’s one of the best Welterweights in the world. KSW Welterweight Champion. Croatian Sensation, Biggest star since Mirko Cro Cop.

Why on earth he isn’t fighting for UFC or Bellator is beyond my understanding but maybe next few years can see Soldic sign with a top THREE PROMOTION.

Defeated current UFC fighter Driscuss Du Plessis, Decision loss to current Yaraslav Amosov.

  • 18-3 record
  • 26 years old
  • 5 Fight win Streak
  • KSW Welterweight Champion
  • Final Fight Welterweight Champion

Mateusz Rebecki

Polish Powerhouse is the NUMBER ONE Polish Lightweight, 2x gold medal ADCC in Poland. High level Black Belt and current FEN Lightweight Champion. FEN is a EASTERN EUROPE High Quality promotion to get your name out there.

  • 13-1 record
  • 28 years old
  • FEN LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION
  • 2x ADCC Polish BJJ champion
  • 5x FEN Lightweight Title defenses
  • 12 finishes

Major Promotions definitely should sign this man, 28 years old, Finishing fights by KO or submission in the early rounds. Defeating quality opponents, Defending his title multiple times. He deserves a opportunity to show his skills to the world.

Khusein Askhabov

IMPRESSIVE undefeated record of 23-0, Russian Monster. One of my favorite MMA prospects around the world. Finally getting his opportunity for the UFC fighting on the Dana White Contender Series facing off a top Brazilian prospect Joanderson Brito.

All-Around SPECIAL Talent, Aggressive, Smart fighter whose going to kill everyone in the UFC Bantamweight Division.

  • 23-0
  • WFFC Bantamweight Champion
  • Trains at American Top Team/Tiger Muay Thai

Adrian Bartosiński

Rising 11-0 Polish Welterweight, Newcomer for KSW #1 Polish Promotion and European Promotion. One of the best Eastern Europe Welterweights, Future KSW Welterweight Title contender.

Vugar Karamov

Continue to keep talking about this fighter from Azerbaijan. Fighting for Rizin right now building his name out there. Lost his last fight against Yutaka Saito 15-4 record at Rizin 28 by split decision but I think Vugar won the fight by decision after winning the fight multiple times.

Before fighting for RIZIN fought for Bellator defeating a fighter Gustavo Wurlitzer. Impressed me when he defeated Kyle Aguon.

  • 14-1 record
  • Rizin Fighter
  • Bellator win
  • Four Time World Champion, Three Time European Champion Pankration

Vojto Barborik

Rising Slovakian Featherweight prospect, Successful career fighting for Oktagon, XFN and last fight was at KSW 60. Definitely underrated European Featherweight who has a major matchup in front of him!! Facing off against Ivan Buchinger former M1 Featherweight Champion, XFN Featherweight Champion.

Vojto is a talented fighter, Defeating Ivan Buchinger would catapult his career moving forward. Major promotion matchmakers would hear about Barborik defeating a respected European Featherweight with a 38-7 record.

  • 13-1
  • 28 years old
  • Six submission wins

Shamil Musaev

Rising KSW Lightweight with a undefeated record of 15-0 record. Shamil Musaev is a KSW Lightweight Title Contender after defeating former Titan FC Welterweight Champion Uros Jurisic at KSW 58. Next fight for Musaev is facing against Marian Ziółkowski the current KSW Lightweight Champion.

  • 10 time champion of Wushu Sanda Russia
  • European Wushu Sanda Champion
  • 27 years old

Few Title defenses if he defeats the KSW Lightweight Champion and a MAJOR promotion will sign him.

Khasan Askhabov

Khasan Askhabov twin brother of Khusein Askhabov is a beast in his own right, WWFC Featherweight Champion. Impressive talent, All around skills just like his twin brother.

His low kicks are lethal, Puts pressure on his opponents. Plenty tools in his toolshed as he trains down in Florida at American Top Team.

  • 26 years old
  • WWFC Featherweight Champion
  • Trains at American Top Team

Love watching his WWFC Fights on YOUTUBE, I hope he signs with UFC, Bellator or One Championship. He definitely deserves it.

Valeriu Mircea

Moldova #1 Prospect, Formerly was Eagles Fighting Championship Featherweight Champion. Now 1-1 with Brave Combat Federation, Hope he has a successful career in Brave since it’s the biggest Middle Eastern Promotion.

Now looking to be a Brave CF Lightweight Champion to attract bigger better promotions.

“Our goal is to get the long-awaited UFC contract, obviously, but as for now, I’m more than happy. My primary goal is the BRAVE belt. Who knows what will happen next.” Valeriu Mircea

https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/exclusive-interviews/valeriu-mircea-opens-up-on-journey-from-moldova-to-italy-loss-of-his-brother/
  • 26-7 record
  • 27 years old
  • #1 European Balkans Lightweight
  • Eagles Fighting Championship Featherweight Champion
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Fighting DNA Future UFC/Bellator Fighters

Plentiful of talent all over the world. Constantly watching UFC Fight Pass, YouTube to discover future UFC, Bellator, One Championship, WSOF fighters. Look for fighters who will make a impact for there promotion not have three fights and be gone.

Aryk Kazaryan

Doubt you ever heard of Ayk Kazaryan, Armenian Featherweight prospect with a record of 10-1. Winning in promotions from ACA Young Eagles and MMA Series.

Competing for the Open FC Bantamweight Title against one of the best Eastern Europe Bantamweight prospects Alimardan Abdykaarov 14-6-1 record fought for Brave CF, WEF Pro Fight.

Ayk is one talented Featherweight, All-Around style. Mixing up with grappling or striking. Depending on the fighters weaknesses.

Eastern Europe is one of the best regions for discovering future champions and Aryk Kazaryan is a fighter who will definitely be signed by the UFC or Bellator one day.

Richie Lewis

U23 Wrestling World Champion, One of the most successful wrestlers in Rutgers Wrestling History. Transferring over to MMA now has a 2-0 record fighting for the Titan FC promotion.

Richie Lewis is 27 years old training at Goat Shed Academy. Stay fighting and developing his striking under the Titan FC Promotion. Dominating his opponents with his wrestling, No one is defending Richie Lewis wrestling, Good luck with that one.

Richie Lewis would be perfect under the Bellator promotion. Building him up properly till he has above average striking.

Islam Omarov

Islam Omarov 10-0 record 24 years old born and raised in Dagestan. Rising Russian Featherweight fighting under the Russian #1 Promotion. #7th ACA Featherweight, Future ACA Featherweight Champion in the stacked ACA FEATHERWEIGHT Champion.

Last fight defeated the #8th ACA Featherweight Bibert Tumenov in a GREAT fight back and forth high pressure paced fight.

Extremely talented fighter with a bright future ahead of him, Next few years will see Islam Omarov sign with Bellator, One Championship.

Mansur Malachiev

Undefeated 10-0 record top ten Russian Flyweight fights for Eagle Fighting Championship owned and ran by Khabib. Mansur is the current EFC Flyweight Champion defeating world class Russian flyweights, Defeating all EFC flyweight opponents with submissions.

Eagle Fighting Championship definitely will be a FEEDER LEAGUE for UFC, One Championship, PFL, RIZIN with the help of Khabib and his manager Ali. Mansur definitely will be attraction potential Major Promotions.

Mohamed Said Maalem

Mohamed Said Maalem Brave CF Light Heavyweight Champion is a tank, Built like a super soldier for the Algerian Army. Maalem 12-3 record, One of the best Light Heavyweight fighters in the world not fighting for the UFC/Bellator.

Defeated Mohammad Fakhreddine (Brave CF Middleweight Champion) for the Vacant Brave CF Light Heavyweight Title at Brave CF 52.

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UFC 265 Fighters to Keep an Eye On

Derick Lewis vs Cyril Gane for the UFC Heavyweight Interim Title. One shot for Derick Lewis is night night for Gane. I can’t wait for this fight and card in general. Plenty fighters to watch who MAY have BRIGHT futures in the UFC.

Rafael Fiziev

#1 choice is the rising Lightweight, Former Muay Thai Champion Rafael Fiziev. Entering this featuring prelim fight on a three fight winning streak and facing a MMA veteran Bobby Green. Fighting since the Strikeforce days and made a big name for himself during COVID.

GREAT TEST for Fiziev to see what he’s truly made of. Fight in the right direction. PERFECT spot for a young hungry fighter to build his name on a Pay Per View card.

“This guy is very tough. He started to fight a long time ago and he has big experience. I respect all this and I respect him. But I don’t think that he has more experience than me because I have big experience in amateur fights, won them all. I’m on a good road.”

https://www.scmp.com/sport/martial-arts/mixed-martial-arts/article/3144222/ufc-265-surging-lightweight-star-rafael

Rafael Fiziev 9-1 record vs Bobby Green 27-11-1. Obvious Bobby Green is the experienced fighter but Rafael Fiziev trains at Tiger Muay Thai with Petr Yan, Valentina Shevchenko, Timofey Nastyukhin (One Championship).

“I don’t think about finishing him; I never think about finishing opponents,” the recipient of performance bonuses in his last two fights said. “I’m ready every time for a hard fight, a long distance, and such a hard fight, not an easy fight. I stay ready for this every time. I never say, ‘Oh, it’s an easy fight, oh, I finish him.’ It’s never easy. It’s always hard work.”

https://www.ufc.com/news/rafael-fiziev-display-evolution-lightweight-ufc-265-lewis-vs-gane-houston

Manel Kape

Former Rizin Bantamweight Champion is 0-2 with UFC. One more chance for Kape to impress the UFC or he’s gonna be CUT from the UFC. One of the biggest UFC signings in recent years, Being the Rizin Bantamweight Champion is an accomplishment that easily attracted the UFC to sign him.

Kape has all the talent in the world but he needs to have the same confidence he had fighting for RIZIN as one of there biggest stars. Kape isn’t getting dominated biggest problem with him is striking more, Not being afraid to let it GO.

“I love watching him fight, He’s a savage, He’s a beast he’s gonna be a problem I just hope that that he gets used to the cage.” Muhammad Lawal interview with Mike Swick

“Everybody say that they can stand with me but when they feel my hands they want to shoot some takedowns… I don’t believe that we are the same level. I need to respect his left hand. He has power in his left hand, he has shown already at featherweight. But I’ve been fighting with fighters who have a lot of power in hands and nobody never knocked me down. I’m really focused for this fight and I believe I will knock out him.”

https://www.sportskeeda.com/mma/news-i-picked-tricks-ufc-flyweight-manel-kape-training-khabib-nurmagomedov

Miles Johns

UFC prospect I’m high on fights in the Bantamweight division. Explosive Bantamweight tank built like Chad Mendes. Trains at the Texas Powerhouse Gym Fortis MMA owned by former NBA All-Star Deron Williams and ran by Sayif Saud.

Facing the experienced 21-8 Anderson dos Santos. Hopefully with a win with against dos Santos there’s a winning streak and a rising year for Miles Johns. Rewarded with a bonus tonight definitely deserves the 50k’s.

Johnny Munoz Jr

Former King of the Cage Bantamweight Champion “lost” to Nate Maness in his UFC debut. I disagreed with the decision really believe Munoz Jr won the fight, Shocked by the decision but tonight we can see FIRST UFC win.

He sees plenty of advantages for himself in this fight and is envisioning a big finish to get himself in the win column.

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/08/04/ttp-ep-285-johnny-munoz-jr-jamey-simmons-ufc-265/

Traveling down to Tijuana, Mexico to train with UFC FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION Brendan Moreno.

“I’ve been going traveling a lot to Tijuana down in Mexico it’s about an hour and a half from from where I’m at so I’ve been training a lot with Brandon Moreno I was actually part of his fight camp which was real cool being able to see him succeed and accomplish.” Johnny Munoz Jr

https://youtu.be/MYsg7hus2NY

“It’s going to be a great fight and I’m looking to showcase what Johnny Munoz is all about.” Johnny Munoz Jr

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AJ McKee vs Mads Burnell First Title Defense for AJ McKee

Congratulations on the new Bellator star AJ McKee defeating the face of Bellator Patricio “Pitbull’ Friere. AJ McKee is the new Bellator Featherweight Champion.

Now it’s time to defend his Bellator Featherweight title but against who?

Mads Burnell

Mads Burnell former UFC fighter, Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion is now 3-0 with Bellator. Defeating the GREAT Emmanuel Sanchez at Bellator 263 in a unanimous decision win. Shows how talented Mads Burnell defeated a former Bellator Featherweight title challenger, Giving Pitbull his toughest of his life.

Burnell vs Sanchez was a back & forth fight, Testament to Burnell’s mental toughness and cardio going a high paced three round fight.

“I can say hands down for sure, I’m the slickest 145er in the world,” Burnell said at the post-fight news conference. “It may seem like I’m getting hit, but I’m rolling with the punches and all that stuff. I saw the significant strikes after the fight and I was like, ‘What the hell, man?’ Of course, he hit me with a little bit, but the shots he hit me with was like nothing.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/08/bellator-263-mads-burnell-anticipates-future-showdown-against-aj-mckee

Mads Burnell in his own right is one talented dude and will give AJ McKee a tough fight. Mads Burnell definitely deserves it after beating the title contender Emmanuel Sanchez.

Questionaire “Is AJ someone that you want to take.”

Answer ” Yeah later of course if that’s who if I have to fight for the title that’s who I have to fight.”

Burnell needs to rest, Chill with his family and fall of 2021 we can see AJ McKee have his first title defense.

Burnell will give AJ Mckee a different look, Definitely a slick fighter. A chin, Has some hands. NO GI Brazilian Jiu Jitsu European Champion. Definitely one of the best Jiu-Jitsu players in the Bellator Featherweight Division.

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UFC on ESPN 28 Prospects to Watch

Melsik Baghdasaryan

Jumped on the scene fighting on the Dana White Contender Series, Beating the crap out of his opponent but Dennis Buzukja kept going because of pure well and mental strength.

However I was really impressed with his performance, HIGH LEVEL striking. Besides being a 5-1 fighter, Melsik was a Wu Lin Feng International Welterweight Kickboxing champion in 2014. K1 Welterweight Title Challenger in 2018.

“His speed and his power is unbelievable. He’s a world-class striker,” Tarverdyan said. “I believe right now when he walks in that cage on Tuesday, he’s one of the biggest punchers in the 145 division.”

https://www.ocregister.com/2020/08/31/melsik-baghdasaryan-devotes-long-hours-to-his-ufc-dream/

Melsik Baghdarsaryan trains with Edmen shahbazyan, Alfred Khashakyan.

UFC debut is against Collin Anglin, Contender Series alumnus making his UFC debut as well. One of the best Midwest Featherweight prospects.

Rafa Garcia

Rafa Garcia former Combate Americas Lightweight Champion lost his first UFC fight but had a impressive fight against Tristar Gym prospect Nasrat Hapqarast. Nothing be mad about he did a very good job in his UFC debut. Nasrat is a fighter I really respect.

Rafa Garcia facing off Chris Gruetzemacher 14-4 fighter tough dude was discovered on Ultimate Fighter Season 22. Win over Joe Lauzon.

Hope to see a better Rafa Garcia Saturday night was excited when I seen the UFC sign him.

Kai Kamaka

Xtreme Couture product since 2020 shown his potential in fight against TJ Brown. Didn’t get the win but should’ve. Kai Kamaka definitely has potential to be a Featherweight title contender in the next FEW years, Entering his prime at 26 years old.

Kai Kamaka rewarded fight of the night 50k bonus but fight against Danny Chavez will see performance of the night bonus.

“This sport can be cruel to you, but you have two choices: You can quit or you can move on. I’ve chosen to move on,” Kamaka told KHON2 sports director Rob DeMello. “My feelings about the fight have stayed the same. I still feel that I won, but that’s why I just kept going.”

https://www.khon2.com/sports/after-controversial-loss-pearl-citys-kai-kamaka-iii-seeking-redemption-at-ufc-on-espn-28/

Keeps training HARD in the gym at Xtreme Couture with Dan Ige, Brad Tavares, Punahele Soriano, Aljamain Sterling when he visited Xtreme Couture will what Kai Kamaka is truly made of.

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Bellator 263 Fighters to Pay Attention too

Bellator 263 is the most hyped up, Most anticipated fight in Bellator history between the face of Bellator Patricio Pitbull vs the rising star AJ McKee.

Besides the Featherweight title fight there’s so many fighters and fights to watch looking to make a name for themselves with new viewers… Move up the Bellator rankings.

Man I can’t wait for Saturday night!!

Usman Nurmagomedov

There’s the Gracie Dynasty now the Nurmagomedov dynasty. Usman Nurmagomedov part of the next generation, Future Bellator Lightweight champion.

Usman Nurmagomedov is one talented fighter ONLY 23 years old but man he’s IMPRESSIVE to watch. The way he kicks with ease with different angles, Accurate striking. Fights like Israel Adesanya. I was blown away with Usman’s Bellator debut against Mike Hamel.

Second fight of Usman’s Bellator career is against the tough Manny Muro. Undefeated fighter in his Bellator career & Jackson Wink product.

“He’ll give me a good fight but I’m in looking for finish.”

What the Heck Podcast

“I’m working with the top tier fighters all my life since I was born basically.”

Mike Heck Podcast

Guarantee he’ll be challenging for Bellator Lightweight title in 2022!!

Chris Gonzalez

Silver Medalist 2017 Greco Roman Wrestling(US National Championship) 8th place at the World Championship for the 2016 US National Team. Training now at Team Alpha Male with Cody Garbrandt, Chad Mendes, Lance Palmer, Joseph Benavidez.

Toughest fight for Chris Gonzalez is against the Bellator veteran Goiti Yamaguchi. Must be confident in his abilities from the training at Team Alpha Male to really want to fight a tough fighter, He’s no joke.

“A lot of that was because that’s what I’ve been telling Bellator I wanted. I don’t think they’ve given me anything more than I asked for,” Gonzalez explained. “I’ve continually asked for better competition and high-level fights, because I see myself as a high-level competitor as well. I train with some of the best guys in the world at Team Alpha Male, and I’m ready. Mentally, physically, all-around, I’m ready, and I’ve risen to the occasion thus far.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/07/27/bellator-263-chris-gonzalez-high-level/

Yamaguchi defeated fighters Daniel Weichel, Adam Piccolotti, Daron Cruickshank. Tied for most Bellator Lightweight submission wins with five, Most Bellator submission wins with Bellator.

Tales of two different fighting styles from Gonzalez wrestling to Goiti Yamaguchi Black Belt Jiu-Jitsu.

“Goiti is a really tough competitor,” Gonzalez said. “He’s been a Top 5 fighter in my eyes for the last five-plus years. He’s been fighting all the top competition, so it’s a great opportunity for me to show my worth and show that I’m a contender, and I’m here to stay, and I’m a legitimate threat for the title. I’m coming for it.”

https://www.mmaweekly.com/chris-gonzalez-wants-to-show-hes-a-legitimate-contender-at-bellator-263

Islam Mamedov

Part of the Dagestan savages, Newly signed Bellator fighter formerly fought for PFL and had a very successful career too. Mamedov has a 19-1 record for a reason. Defeated a talented fighters from Thiago Tavares (Former UFC fighter), Ylies Djiroun Contenders Norwich Lightweight Champion, Natan Schulte current PFL Lightweight Champion.

Since the man is talented fighting former Bellator Lightweight Title Challenger… Brent Primus.

“If you want to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best,” he stated. “Of course I’m happy they gave me the former champ.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/07/29/bellator-263-islam-mamedov-joined-promotion-gave-offer-couldnt-refuse/

Khasan Magomedsharipov

Last name sounds familiar… Yes the younger brother of Zabit. Khasan is one talented kid as well ONLY 20 years old with a 5-0 record.

“It was always my goal to try myself and try my skills and bring my talents to Bellator, because Bellator is one of the major organizations,” Magomedsharipov said. “It’s on the same level, I believe, as the UFC. For me, I think to debut overseas in the U.S., Bellator will be the best option for me. That’s why I picked Bellator.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/07/bellator-263-video-khasan-zabit-magomedsharipov-brother-debut-fight

Fights very similar to Zabit fighting style but just with nore experience he’ll only get better. Training with striking mastermind and pizza owner Mark Henry in New Jersey.

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Rui Chen vs Jeremy Pacatiw One Championship Battleground Under the Radar

Rui Chen One Championship Featherweight with a 9-2 record facing the newly signed Jeremy Pacatiw(Phillipines Bantamweight prospect). One Championship Fight flying under the radar.

Rui Chen

Rui Chen 9-2 record is a definitely tough fighter, Fast hands. Last loss fought in a SLUGFEST against Won Il Kwon. Three rounds of action pact striking. See the high level striking in Asia compared to the United States.

We got the Korean Zombie and now the Chinese Zombie in Chen Rui.

“I’ll keep my own pace on fighting and push forward to make him feel pressure. I’ll try to control him in my own distance and find my best shot to finish him by my stand-up fighting skills. I think I can finish him by my punch and fist because he’s not a powerful striker,” he said.

https://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/07/27/21/mma-chen-rui-out-to-spoil-jeremy-pacatiws-one-debut

Jeremy Pacatiw

Before signing with One Championship signed with Middle East powerhouse MMA promotion Brave Combat Federation. Trains at Team Lakay with Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon & Stephen Loman on a daily basis. Team Lokay is like the American Kickboxing Academy of the Phillipines.

“I want to put on a good show. That’s the impression I want to leave in my ONE debut. I have to give it my all and put it all on the line so the fans and officials can enjoy what they’ll see.”

https://asianmma.com/jeremy-pacatiw-says-it-is-win-at-all-costs-when-he-makes-his-one-championship-debut/
  • 10-4 record
  • 25 years old
  • Defeated Keith Lee current Bellator Bantamweight

Last fight and win defeated former Brave CF Bantamweight title challenger Felipe Efrain in a fast pace fight.

Jeremy has the advantage with the quickness, Striking and absorbing punches. Definitely will be a force to reckoned with in the One Championship Featherweight.

Exciting signing for One Championship.

“I’ll say now that they will see a different breed of Jeremy Pacatiw, a much better version of me,” said the fighter of his push heading into his ONE debut.

https://www.bworldonline.com/team-lakays-pacatiw-set-for-one-championship-debut/

“Of course there’s pressure. It’s my debut, it’s natural,” he said. “However, it’s up to me to stay focused and overcome that pressure to get that win and put on a great show for the fans watching at home.”

https://www.spin.ph/mma/jeremy-pacatiw-raring-to-make-a-name-for-himself-in-one-a2437-20210730
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Five MMA Prospects to Keep an Eye On

Mix Martial Arts talent is growing all over the world as regional promotions discover the future UFC, Bellator and One Championship champions. I’m always looking for future champions that Major Promotions can sign, Fascinated by next prospects become champions or title challengers. Maybe some of the prospects I’ve researched will become some of the best fighters in the world in NEXT FIVE YEARS.

Farid Basharat

Farid Basharat 6-0 prospect is a very talented Bantamweight prospect from England. Younger brother of Javid Basharat. Trains out of the same gym in London Shootfighters that’s very underrated GYM from Michael “Venom” Page, Amir Albazi, Bellator prospect Norbert Novenyi Jr.

Farid Basharat I believe is better than his brother Javid.I love Farid’s fighting style, Looking for the finish. Quick hands, Southpaw.

Even though Basharat didn’t get the finish he got a dominant performance against Marco Zanetti at Contenders Norwich 29 and latest win was against Janne Elonen-Kulmala at rising MMA promotion Oktagon.

Masterful performance at Oktagon 26 with a third round submission.

Janne Elonen-Kulmala is in the top five of Nordic Bantamweight prospects. Definitely a win you want in your career that can impress the UFC, Bellator or One Championship matchmakers.

Solomon Renfro

Building his brand and name under the Cage Fury Fighting Championship, Rising Welterweight prospect at at 24 years old. Solomon Renfro is built like a TANK!! Wouldn’t want to get hit by him. Back to back wins by first round knockout.

Opportunity on the Dana White Contender Series to sign with UFC and fight the top Hawaiian prospect Johnny Parsons.

Ismael Bonfim

Top Ten Brazilian Lightweight prospect showcased his skills at LFA 111 defeated the rising Brazilian Lightweight prospect, Rangel De Sa. Awesome technical stand up fight. Rangel doing the unexpected kicks, Missing his shots because of Ismael Bonfim stand up defense.

Ismael has very good… B+ fighter IQ, Not taking dumb shots. Being careful but picking his shots. Can tell he has some dawg in his hands but didn’t get the knockout against the difficult Rangel De Sa.

  • 15-3
  • 25 years old
  • Five finishes

Watch out for Ismael Bonfim in 2021 the UFC, Bellator or One Championship will sign him.

Levi Mowles

Easily the #1 United States Bantamweight prospect, Levi Mowles is next in line for a opportunity on the Dana White Contender Series. 15-4 record 26 years old.

Latest win was against Teruto Ishihara former UFC fighter defeating him by first round rear-naked choke.

  • Former CFFC Bantamweight Champion
  • Atlas Fight Bantamweight Champion
  • Three Legacy Fighting Alliance wins
  • Defeated Jimmy Flick & Adrian Yanez

William Gomis

French top Five Featherweight prospect displayed a impressive win against the highly touted Swedish Featherweight prospect Tobias Harila. William Gomis definitely a fast athletic featherweight, Quick hands. Unorthodox fighting style kinda like Michael “Venom” Page.

  • 7-2 record
  • 25 years old
  • Trains at Atch Academy with Salahdine Parnasse(Former KSW Featherweight Champion)

William Gomis definitely will be a future UFC, Bellator Featherweight fighter in the next few years maybe capturing the Cage Warriors Featherweight Title or a regional title will help get him signed.

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Next fight for Adrian Yanez after Defeat of Phillips?

Mini looking version of Jorge Masvidal… Adrian Yanez has been knocking out opponents since we discovered him on the Dana White Contender Series.

Since signing with UFC has been on a three fight win knockout streak. Defeating former Alaska FC Bantamweight Victor Rodriguez, former Combate Americas Bantamweight Champion and Randy Costa whose a tough dude not like he’s easy.

Adrian Yanez is the REAL DEAL, Not superstar level but definitely can be a fan favorite. He has those street DAWGS in there hands.

“For me, I’m still going to try to punch him in the face and do whatever I can to get the win. When you’re in there, it’s you or him, and to me, I’m always thinking it has to be me. I have to win and be the guy that comes out on top. The first part of that was definitely because Randy was doing such a good job.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/07/adrian-yanez-confident-face-randy-costa-again-ufc-espn-27-video

Adrian Yanez definitely going to win more with the dawgs in his hands, He’s very very GOOD and I watch MMA all the time.

27 years old, Rising UFC Bantamweight prospect with exciting fights and finishes. Skies the limit for Adrian Yanez, He’s a top 20-25 UFC Bantamweight. Really looking forward to seeing what’s in stored for Adrian Yanez in 2021.

“Hopefully, I can get two more fights in after this fight. It would set me up somewhere in a top-25 fight for the 2022 year, so I can really just dig my feet into the ground, grind and work my way up to the top-15, top-5, and hopefully the belt. That’s my plans, and I’m sticking to it.”

https://mmasucka.com/2021/07/16/adrian-yanez-randy-costa-to-bring-dog-out/

What’s Next for Adrian Yanez?

Timur Valiev

Timur Valiev former WSOF Bantamweight signed with UFC, First fight was a knockout loss than now TWO back to back dominant wins. 18-2 record, Prime of his career. From the hard part of Dagestan that have something under the water over there because they breed WORLD CLASS fighters.

Gold Medalist in the European Pankration Champion and Pankration World Champion.

Valiev vs Yanez would be fun fight to watch, TWO different styles which can be very interesting.

Tony Gravely

Former #1 United States Bantamweight prospect, Won SEVERAL regional bantamweight titles. On a two fight winning streak fought everyone from Merab Dvalishvili, Ricky Bandejas, Patchy Mix in his MMA career.

Trains with killers at American Top Team. All the success lead him to fighting for UFC.

Louis Smolka

Louis Smolka UFC Fifteen Fight veteran was going to fight Sean O’ Malley but Smolka got a staph infection. Louis Smolka is definitely a tough guy fought all the talented fighters, Adrian Yanez can definitely see where’s he at talent wise. What needs to be fixed.

Smolka is a dawg and will put everything on the line in the Octagon. Definitely can be another slug fest in the making.

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MMA Prospects to Watch July 24 & July 25th

Farid Bashrat

Farid Bashrat London Shootfighters Bantamweight prospect flying to Czech Republic to fight on Oktagon 26 facing Janne Elonen-Kulmala Top Finland Bantamweight prospect with a 16-8-1 record.

Farid Bashrat brother Javid Bashrat is a 10-0 Lightweight prospect from England. Farid last fight was at Contender Norwich 29 dominating Marco Zannetti. Farid has that Lyoto Machida and old Conor McGregor taekwondo fighting style.

Levi Mowles

Levi Mowles 14-4 #1 Bantamweight prospect from United States. Former CFFC Bantamweight Champion, Atlas Fights Bantamweight Champion. No doubt Levi Mowles is going on the Dana White Contender Series in 2021, Next step in MMA career.

Levi next fight is facing Teruto Ishihara former UFC Bantamweight. Test fight for Levi to see he’s talented enough to face UFC fighters.

Ryoji Kudo

Ryoji Kudo 10-1-1 record 28 years old, Seven Fight Winning streak with a three round FIRST ROUND KO streak. Fought on the One Warrior Series where Rich Franklin discover next prospects for One Champion.

Ryoji Kudo prime of his career, Talented southpaw striker. This dude is an animal, Continues to PRESSURE his opponents. Watching his fights started making me become a fan of him. Focus on his standup but has solid Jiu-Jitsu game.

Ryoji Kudo fighting for the VACANT SHOOTO Featherweight Title. Looking to become one of the best Japan prospects sign with UFC, Bellator or One Championship in 2021.

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UFC on ESPN 27 Fights to Watch

EVERY MMA fan is excited for TJ Dillashaw vs Cory Sandhagen Main Event fight but top to bottom is a sneaky card.

Maycee Barber vs Miranda Maverick

Maycee Barber hot prospect as she was determined to become the UFC youngest champion, Taking over the throne over Valentina Shevchenko. Torn ACL stopped the momentum of Maycee Barber losing to Roxanne Modaferri than to Alexa Grasso.

“Bring it on,” Barber told MMA Junkie at a media day at the UFC Apex. “It’s been a roller coaster, but it’s been a huge learning lesson, and I’ve had a lot of fun with it. There’s going to be good times and bad times along life, and I’m ready for it all – and ready to learn and grow from it all.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/07/ufc-on-espn-27-maycee-barber-unshaken-by-recent-struggles

Switching camps to Team Alpha Male, Owned by Urijah Faber. Looking to change things up.

“It’s been really good, you know, California is amazing. It’s super beautiful, and I got a good tan, but the team overall, you know, is a lot of motivated people. There are people that are trying to be at the top of the UFC, and there are also people who are trying to get into the UFC and in other big promotions. I feel like there are two different levels of hunger, but they’re both hunger.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/07/22/maycee-barber-relocated-california-training-team-alpha-male/

I just love how everybody is in the same building as well and they are all on the same page which is what I need at this point in my career. I’ve also been working with Urijah Faber a lot and got some work in with Danny Castillo, Chris Holdsworth, and then all their fighters around my weight there.”

https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/exclusive-interviews/maycee-barber-explains-move-to-team-alpha-male-im-not-going-to-sit-around-and-wait-for-people-or-beg-them-to-come-on-this-journey-with-me/

Defeating Miranda Maverick definitely help her confidence boost, Feels good to get that first win back. Barber returning to a winning streak in 2021.

Miranda Maverick former Invicta Flyweight Tournament winner, Two fight UFC winning streak at 24 years old with a 9-2 record. #13 UFC Flyweight right now and defeating the hot prospect Maycee Barber but Miranda Maverick is her own hot prospect.

“My school will be over in the fall, and then I’ll have less to worry about, so I’ll be able to put more of my focus on fighting. And I’m really excited about what I can do [as a fighter] when I have that time to focus more on training, nutrition, all of those kinds of things that lead to success in this business.”

https://sports.yahoo.com/ph-d-candidate-miranda-maverick-juggling-studies-with-promising-ufc-career-001533278.html

“I’m still pretty young in this sport and I’ve got a lot ahead of me. The key is to keep learning and getting better and I do feel I’ll be better [Saturday] than the last version of me you saw.”

https://sports.yahoo.com/ph-d-candidate-miranda-maverick-juggling-studies-with-promising-ufc-career-001533278.html

“That’s the only fight I didn’t want because I think we are very young prospects and I think we both have a big future in this sport,” Miranda said. “She (Maycee) is already on a two-fight losing streak, she is gonna be on a three-fight losing streak.”

https://www.essentiallysports.com/mma-ufc-news-its-a-bad-matchmaking-miranda-maverick-explains-why-ufc-shouldnt-have-booked-her-against-maycee-barber/

Maycee Barber vs Miranda Maverick is gonna be a GREAT FIGHT on paper very curious to see how these three rounds breakdown.

Punahele Soriano vs Brendan Allen

Punahele Soriano Xtreme Couture product, Contender Series alumni is on a two fight winning streak with TWO first round KO’s. Soriano 8-0 record at 28 years old. 2021 can be a MAJOR year for him to put his name out there.

“It comes with a lot of pressure, but I love to live up to that and push beyond that,” offered Soriano, who missed all of 2020 after dealing with a hip injury. “I don’t want to just be another Hawaiian with a granite chin that can hit hard — I want to be the Hawaiian that can do that and everything else; the guy that can wrestle, can grapple, can win hard rounds, and can grind it out.

https://www.ufc.com/news/punahele-soriano-wants-be-new-breed-ufc-fight-night-sandhagen-dillashaw-read

“I know he comes from a good camp — they’ve got tough guys there, good coaches — but I’m just going to go out there and out-fight him. I’m not afraid to get tired. I’m not afraid to get in there and give it my all. I’m not afraid to die out there.

https://www.ufc.com/news/punahele-soriano-wants-be-new-breed-ufc-fight-night-sandhagen-dillashaw-read

Brendan Allen Former LFA Middleweight Champion, Won a contract on the Dana White Contender Series. Dealt with a tough loss against Sean Strickland but defeated a REALLY GOOD Karl Roberson.

Before the loss Allen was on a three fight winning streak but can start it up again.

“If I can match that feeling again, perform that way again, I feel like it’s my time to make a run,” he added with an eye towards the future. “After this one, I’ll have fought down twice, defended my spot, and hopefully I can get a big name and get someone in the Top 10.

https://www.ufc.com/news/brendan-allen-done-wasting-time-middleweight-ufc-fight-night-sandhagen-vs-dillashaw-read

Switched camps to Florida Powerhouse Sanford MMA, Training with the killers of killers from Gilbert Burns, Jason Jackson(Bellator Welterweight) Michael Chandler, Derek Brunson to name a few. Learning from different styles, Coaches Henri Hooft & Greg Jones.

Iron sharpens Iron and Brendan Allen tools have definitely sharpened.

Brendan Allen vs Punahele Soriano is a GREAT Fight to WATCH two Middleweight prospects looking to becoming UFC Middleweight Champions.

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Mateusz Gamrot Fighter to Watch UFC Vegas 31

I was extremely excited when UFC signed Mateusz Gamrot former KSW Featherweight and KSW Lightweight Champion. One of the best European prospects before signing with UFC.

Gamrot making his third UFC appearance against the UFC veteran Hardest hitting 145 pounder Jeremy Stephens.

“Jeremy has a very big name in the United States and I am very happy about this,” said Gamrot, detailing why he’s excited to share the cage with the battle-tested veteran on Saturday night at the UFC APEX. “He is very experienced, a UFC legend, and it is a pleasure to fight with him because if I win, my name jumps up to the next level.

https://www.ufc.com/news/mateusz-gamrot-obsessed-winning-belt-ufc-vegas-31

UFC is high on Mateusz Gamrot as he’s a hungry fighter in the prime of his career at 30 years old.

2021 can be a huge year for Gamrot pursuing the UFC Lightweight Title, Defeating a respected fighter like Jeremy Stephens.

“My dream is No. 1 the world championship,” Gamrot stated. “This is my goal. Of course, money is very important but for me, I need to become champion.”

https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/9/17/21441108/mateusz-gamrot-conquered-two-divisions-in-ksw-now-hes-ready-to-conquer-the-world

Training at the POWERHOUSE MMA Gym American Top Team iron sharpens iron and Gamrot will look to be better than ever even during his KSW title run days.

My big goal is of course winning the belt of the lightweight division. I don’t know when, but for sure I will be UFC champion in the future.” For now, however Gamrot will take it step by step. “This Saturday, if I win against Jeremy, big jump, and I would like the next opponent [to be] maybe top 20, top 15, because I think I deserve it.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/07/15/ufc-vegas-31-mateusz-gamrot-ready-everything-stephens-even-weigh-ins/

Looking forward to Gamrot fight, Huge fan of him was always waiting for UFC to sign him as he can be part of next generation of UFC Lightweights.

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KSW 62 Fight to Watch

KSW #1 Polish MMA promotion, Top European MMA promotion has another event with Light Heavyweight between Szymon Kolecki vs Akop Szostak. Mid card Main Card fight is a bantamweight battle between two of the best KSW Bantamweights. Paweł Polityło vs Bruno Santos.

Pawel Politylo

Pawel Politylo 6-2 record trains at Straight Blast Gym Ireland yes same gym as the Mega Star Conor McGregor. “Polish Eagle” is a pitbull.

Chad Mendes body type, Two fight winning streak. Defeating Czech Republic prospect David Martinik in his KSW debut.

Bruno Santos

Bruno Santos 22 years old challenged Antun Racic for the KSW Bantamweight Title in his KSW debut. Didn’t go his way but shows something to challenge one of the best European Bantamweights.

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Bellator 262 Prospects to Watch: Law & Eblen

Bellator been stacking cards lately since there Showtime contract. Headliner for Bellator 262 is Juliana Velasquez defending her Bellator Flyweight title against Denise Keilholtz multi-time Kickboxer.

Multiple underrated fights to watch and future title challengers for Bellator.

Johnny Eblen

Former nickname is Korean Canelo because of his heavy hands, Aiming for the striking instead of the high level wrestling.

Johnny Eblen trains at American Top Team with Bellator Welterweight Champion Yaraslav Amosov, Austin Vanderford. Daily basis training with killers on a daily basis only makes you better, Pushing you to the limits.

“I feel like I’ve been evolving as a human as a whole,” said Eblen. “I’ve been making adjustments with my lifestyle and how I train, how I think about training, and how I think about everyday habits in general.

“I still have to make more adjustments, but for this year I’ve made a lot of changes in my life for the better and you can definitely tell it’s transferring over to my performances.”

https://www.mmaweekly.com/johnny-eblen-expects-to-put-it-on-travis-davis-at-bellator-262

Eblen comes from Missouri University, Former champions like Tyron Woodley, Michael Chandler & Ben Askren used to wrestle there.

Eblen looks to become the next success story coming out of Missouri. 29 years old 8-0 record.

Cody Law

Bright prospect from American Top Team, Former Division 2 All American wrestler. Scott Coker signed Cody Law with NO PRO Fights, 5-0 Amateur record and now a 3-0 Bellator record. Gradually building the name of Cody Law same way Bellator did with AJ McKee, Now look where he is.

“(I need to) get the finish,” Law said. “I’m really focused on getting finishes and improving. My last fight, I made a lot of mistakes and I’m looking to improve, show a better version of myself, and always get the finish.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/07/bellator-262-video-cody-law-dustin-poirier-good-person-ufc-264
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Ian Garry Ireland’s NEXT UFC FIGHTER

Conor McGregor Ireland’s most popular athlete, One of the biggest stars in the sports world today put Ireland MMA on the ma. Now there’s many MMA fighters looking to become the next Ireland UFC champion, Following the footsteps of there hero Conor McGregor.

Cage Warriors Welterweight Champion Ian Garry born and raised in Ireland has dreams of becoming a UFC champion, Close to being offered a UFC contract in 2021 no doubt about it.

“I have my eyes set on the best promotion in the world, and I want to be the best and leave a legacy. That has not changed whatsoever.

https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/other-sport/ian-garry-confident-bid-cage-24400209

Winning a Cage Warriors Welterweight Title is a incredible accomplishment before fighting for the UFC. Stepping stone in the right direction.

One of the best Welterweights not fighting for UFC.

“I want to be the greatest to ever do this,” Garry said. “Everyone in the pound-for-pound G.O.A.T. conversation has been a UFC champion and that’s exactly what I want to do. I need to take it one step at a time because I can’t look too far in the future.

https://www.lowkickmma.com/exclusive-ian-garry-dead-set-on-ufc-move-with-a-win-at-cw125/

Winning the Cage Warriors title make him more recognized, UFC wanting to sign him to continue to build the United Kingdom Market.

Dana White searching for hungry prospects looking for the finish in there fights and Ian Garry checks Dana White’s wishlist. Garry has 5 finishes in the first or second round with a 7-0 record.

7-0 record Cage Warriors Welterweight Champion 2 years old, Five Star tools. Possible next Ireland MMA star. Future UFC Fighter.

“There is no way I’m picking Bellator over the UFC. I’m in this to be the best. I don’t really care about being paid,” exclaimed Garry. “If Bellator comes to me with an offer that’s great that’s fine but I don’t really care. For me the only reason I would go to that level is if I can’t make it to the UFC or for some reason I’m not good enough to make it to the UFC. My mind is purely focused on making it to the UFC and that’s what I will do. That’s why I’m with Cage Warriors — if I didn’t wanna go to the UFC I probably would have signed with Bellator already before Cage Warriors. Cage Warriors is the proving land to the UFC, they have proven time and time again with 95 people to the UFC. I’m hoping I’m gonna be number 100.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/02/13/ian-garry-driven-22-year-old-kid-dream/

Cage Warriors Welterweight Champion has the killer instinct, Extreme confident in his kills in addition to working hard in training that lead him to become a big time Welterweight prospect.

No matter of time before signing with UFC. Defending his title once in dramatic fashion than signing UFC or maybe getting a short notice fight.

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Keoni Diggs Impressive against Weichel

Bellator 261 fight of the night was Daniel Weichel vs Keoni Diggs. What a FIGHT, Wish the fight was five rounds but it’s all good. Back and forth technical stand up fight.

Daniel Weichel won by Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 30–27) but Keoni Diggs won this fight no disrespect to Weichel but Keoni Diggs beat him stastically, Won the third round. The commentators were saying Diggs won as well.

The judges messed up on this one.

Loss on Diggs record but Diggs need to keep his head held up high, I was so impressed with his striking. Continuing to stand up with Weichel. Hearing the popp in Diggs hands, See Weichel backing up.

Diggs 34 years old 9-1 record crazy improvements. Love to see more of Keoni Diggs, Next up for him can be Pedro Carvalho, Saul Rogers or Jeremy Kennedy.

Hawaii has Max Holloway, BJ Penn, Ilima Lei Macfarlane and Keoni Diggs is one of the NEXT GREAT Hawaii born MMA fighters.

You gotta pay your dues and it’s a lot of ups and downs and of course it just makes when you get to where you’re at and you’re still climbing, I’m still climbing and we’re just trying to get to where we’re at and you never know where we’re gonna end up but we just keep pushing forward, pushing forward and it definitely makes it a lot sweeter. You stop a little and think back on things like, wow.

https://www.khon2.com/sports/hawaiis-keoni-diggs-embraces-the-journey-that-has-led-him-to-bellator-261-showdown-against-featherweight-contender-daniel-weichel/

Keoni Diggs looked confident, In right mindset just sucks the judges got it wrong. Hope Scott Coker gives Diggs a solid fight, He impressed me a lot. Looking forward to Keoni’s next fight in 2021.

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Shavkat Rakhmonov Second UFC Appearance UFC VEGAS 30

Shavkat Rakhmonov after ONE UFC FIGHT is becoming one of my favorite MMA fighters. I was extremely impressed with his UFC debut against the tough respected Cowboy Oliveira at UFC 254.

Before signing with UFC was the M1- Welterweight Champion, M1 is one of the best PROMOTIONS in the world.

  • 13-0 record
  • 26 years old
  • M1 Welterweight Champion
  • KZMMAF Welterweight Champion
  • Master of Sport in Combat Sambo

Awaiting his next UFC fight. No more awaiting as Shavkat is facing Michel Prazeres on the prelims of Gane vs Volkov.

Shavkat is a UFC prospect to KEEP on your radar if there’s a SHAVKAT PSA 10 card definitely buy all of them.

Defeating Michel Prazeres will lead to tougher ranked fighters top 25 ATLEAST. Fights against Carlos Condit, Tim Means, Daniel Rodriguez all make sense.

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Cage Warriors 124: Justin Burlinson Prospect to Watch in Future

Cage Warriors #1 European Feeder League next event is at Cage Warriors 124 THIS FRIDAY. Headlining event is Agy Sardari defending his Cage Warriors Lightweight Title against Joe McColgan.

Co Main Event was David Bear vs Justin Burlinson. Justin Burlinson having a spectacular Cage Warriors debut. Ground and Pound TKO knockout in the second.

Justin Burlinson 2021 & 2022

Justin Burlinson rising British Welterweight 5-0 record at 24 years old. Wins before his Cage Warriors wins fought on the Bellator stage. Finishing all of his opponents.

Burlinson is flying under the radar but with the Cage Warriors win against a VERY TOUGH David Bear who fought for Brave Combat Federation before and Desert Force. Making his second Cage Warriors appearance.

2021 Burlinson can make serious noise, Becoming a Cage Warriors Welterweight title contender in 2021. Defeating the highly respect and highly Cage Warriors ranked David Bear.

Up next for Burlinson can be facing a favorite European prospect of mine Mateusz Figlak whose on a three fight winning streak.

Winner of Burlinson vs Figlak deserves a Cage Warriors Welterweight title shot as they challenge the winner of Jack Grant vs Ian Garry(Vacant cage Warriors Welterweight Title.)

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Yaroslav Amosov First Title Defense ? Jason Jackson

Yaroslav Amosov Finally won the Bellator Welterweight Title against Douglas Lima, One of the best Welterweights in the world. Yaroslav Amosov continuing his undefeated record of 26-0, Showing he’s one of the best Welterweights in the world.

Start defending his Bellator Welterweight Title and Yaroslav Amosov will get the respect he deserves.

What’s Yaroslav Amosov first title defense should be against first?

Jason Jackson

Yaroslav Amosov asked for the All-Around talented Jason Jackson. Former LFA WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION, Training partners with Gilbert Burns, Vicente Luque.

Jackson on a hot streak since signing with Bellator, Defeating Jordan Mein, Benson Henderson, Neiman Gracie and Paul Daley. Can’t go wrong defeating these talented fighters. BJJ black belts and former UFC champions.

I met (Jason) Jackson. He’s a good guy. He’s a very positive man. We talked. He’s a good guy. We (said), after this fight, if I won, then maybe Jackson would be the next fight together. No problem, with a smile. I think it’s Jason Jackson.

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/06/bellator-260-yaroslav-amosov-wants-jason-jackson-over-michael-page

Jason Jackson trains with some of the best fighters in the world formerly Kamaru Usman, Michael Chandler, Gilbert Burns.

100% confident he can challenge and give Amosov the toughest fight of his life. Five Round highly technical fight constant back and forth. Not a sloppy Micky Ward vs Arturo Gatti fight but a beautiful display of Mix Martial Arts, Bringing the Bellator Welterweight division to the next level.

“And I’ll be fighting Amosov because that’s the fight everyone wants to see.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/06/bellator-260-jason-jackson-wants-title-shot-vs-yaroslav-amosov

Including myself and many MMA fans wants to see Yaroslav Amosov vs Jason Jackson. WORLD CLASS Welterweight clash!! Might see a change of a champion or we see Yaroslav Amosov defend his title successfully, Showing how talented this man is.

Do we see Amosov dominate Jason Jackson with grappling, Maybe Jackson fighting

Yaroslav Amosov vs Jason Jackson Summer of 2021 or Fall of 2021 Headlining a Bellator Showtime card.

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June 19th 2021 MMA Prospects to Watch

Fury Fc 47

Anthony Romero

Anthony Romero one of the best Lightweight Prospects in the United States. Every hardcore MMA fan knows who this guy is. Fought on the Dana White Contender Series, Won his fight but sadly didn’t get the UFC contract.

Romero won his last fight at LFA 96 but no UFC contract. Hopefully with a first round finish Sean Shelby or Mick Maynard offers a UFC contract. Maybe Bellator comes around.

Headlining Fury FC 47 against Anderson Hutchinson.

  • 9-0
  • 24 years old
  • Ohio Combat League Lightweight Champion

UAE Warriors 20

Martun Mezhlumyan Armenia Lightweight prospect with a 11-2 record, Won the Eagles Fighting Championship Lightweight Title. Back and Forth High Level Paced fight against one of the best Eastern Europe MMA Fighters Valeriu Mircea.

  • 28 years old
  • 11-2 record
  • 8 first round finishes
  • Fought for UAE Warriors, ACB, M-1 Global

Amiran Gogoladze 11-1 record at 23 years old, #1 Georgian Welterweight Prospect. Making his UAE Warriors debut as he came into this fight with several first round finishes. Nickname is the sniper for a reason.

Amiran opponent is Handesson Ferreira, Former PFL Wleterweight. If Amiran wants to catch the eye of the UFC or Bellator defeating a former PFL Fighter will help get a contract.

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UFC Vegas 29 Prospects to Watch: Camur & O’Neill

Fight of the Night WAR will be happening with Dan Ige vs Korean Zombie. Dan Ige looking to become a top ten Featherweight in 2021. Fighters like Aleksa Camur and Casey O’Neill looking to become top ten fighters in the next following years.

Aleksa Camur

Stipe Miocic protégé Aleksa Camur making his third appearance after losing to William Knight at UFC 253. Stipe Miocic kept calling Dana White while watching Camur on the Dana White Contender Series. Knocking out his opponent with a flying knee.

Camur 1-1 with the UFC but looking to a hot start to 2021 with a win against Nick Negumereanu.

“Obviously, I love a quick finish. A quick finish is awesome. A decision, you know, it is what it is. But, a three-round war or a five-round war, whether it’s like the main event or an undercard fight, I’d love that. I’d have fun doing that.”

https://www.sportskeeda.com/mma/news-i-wanna-find-rival-aleksa-camur-talks-fight-bucket-list-ahead-bout-nick-negumereanu-ufc-vegas-29-exclusive

I train with Stipe as much as I can. He’s a huge help for my career. He hits hard, so I know going into fights that these guys aren’t going to hit as hard as he does. He guides me inside and outside of the octagon – not only Stipe, but the whole team at Strong Style.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/01/aleksa-camur-credits-stipe-miocic-ready-for-ufc-246-video

Quick finish can lead to better fights for the prospect out of Strong Style Fight Team. Becoming one of the rising prospects for the UFC Light Heavyweight Division.

Casey O’Neill

Gradually becoming one of my favorite prospects to watch. Before signing with UFC was one of the best Women’s Flyweight prospects in the world. Training at Xtreme Couture with Dan Ige, Coached by one of the best MMA coaches Eddie Barraco.

“I feel like the community of people at Xtreme Couture and 10th Planet is small, but they’re super close to each other,” O’Neill said. “Everybody is willing to help you out and give you time and give you their body to be a partner. Eddie (Barraco) has all the time in the world for me to hold pads and everything, so it’s a very friendly environment, and they make you feel at home straight away. Being an outsider, you don’t always get that, but I felt it straight away here.”

Casey O’Neil can really make a mark in the Flyweight Division as she carves her opponents with technical Muay Thai. Right now one of the most talented flyweights.

“I look at my division and I see myself as one of the top five in the division, and with experience and time I’m going to prove that to everybody else. Obviously I’m super young and I have a lot of time to grow, but I’m definitely one of the most talented people in the flyweight division, in my opinion.

https://www.ufc.com/news/casey-oneill-prefers-a-slow-burn-to-the-top-ufc-vegas-29

Only 23 years old, Casey O’Neill can have a long promising UFC Women’s flyweight career, Challenging for the title. Really looking forward to this fight for Casey O’Neill and her 2021 UFC campaign.

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Aaron Pico vs Top Ten Opponents Options

It’s official Pico becoming a future Bellator Featherweight Champion, Aaron Pico looks like a world beater ever since switching camps to JacksonWink. Pico on a four fight winning streak DOMINATING his opponents with finishes.

Pico defeating tough fighters like Daniel Carey, Solo Hatley, Aiden Lee but now it’s time to defeat top ten opponents.

Begin his rise to the Bellator Featherweight Title in 2021.

” I feel like I’m one of the best fighters in Bellator it sounds so cliche but everybody wants to call people out but the fact of the matter is that you never know what goes behind closed doors, I don’t know what goes that’s why I have a manager.” Aaron Pico

“These guys, Henry Corrales, Zack Freeman, Adam Borics, they fought me when I knew nothing about the game,” Pico told reporters at the Bellator 260 post-fight news conference. “I mean, I laugh at the stuff I used to think about before a fight.

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/06/bellator-260-aaron-pico-ready-to-start-avenging-losses

Adam Borics

Aaron Pico vs Adam Borics 2 two of the best and brightest Bellator featherweights. Aaron Pico lost to Adam Borics back at Bellator 222. Getting cracked with a jumping knee knockout but ANYONE will get knocked out after that shot.

Pico before the knockout was doing pretty well.

” I wanna start making my revenge tour for sure, I’m not a good loser, I don’t like losing. I grabbed my nuts and fought those guys when I knew nothing I fought Henry Corrales when I only had what six fights I fought Adam Borics only had like seven fights these guys had way more experience.”

Fighting Adam Borics might expect a different result. Aaron Pico is a different person mentally and physically.

Mads Burnell

Mads Burnell former UFC fighter 2-0 with Bellator after defeating Saul Rogers. Mads Burnell is a pretty good fighter, Talented grappler. Top ten Bellator Featherweight.

Defeating a former UFC fighter, Former Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion would be a feather in it’s cap. Showing how much Aaron Pico improved in two years defeating Mads Burnell.

Aaron Pico vs Mads Burnell would be a fun fight to watch.

Emmanuel Sanchez

Former Bellator Featherweight Title Challenger. One of the best Featherweights in the world. Had the best fight against Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 209. #2 ranked Bellator Featherweight.

20-5 record is training partners with Anthony Pettis, Tyron Woodley, Sergio Pettis, Paul Felder.

Passing down the torch moment as the rising Bellator superstar faces the Bellator veteran. Former Bellator Featherweight Title Challenger. Defeating a guy like Emmanuel Sanchez EASILY lead to a title shot next.

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Rizin 28 Fighters to Watch

Rizin Fighting Federation returning June 13th with some of there biggest superstars from Tenshin Nasukawa, Kai Asakura to there rising stars from Tofiq Musaev, Naoki Inoue and lastly prospects like Vugar Karamov.

Entertaining MMA card to watch, Any fighter out there who wants to build there name in a whole other country Rizin is perfect for you.

Rizin becoming a feeder league for UFC with Jiri Prochazaka and Manel Kape signing with UFC. Plenty more where that came from to sign with UFC or Bellator.

What are the fighters to watch?

Tofiq Musayev

Tofiq Musayev won the Rizin Lightweight Grand Prix by displaying a impressive performance in the Rizin Lightweight Grand Prix final against Patricky Friere. Brother of Patricio Pitbull. Win over Patricky showed Musayev is one of the best Lightweights in the world doesn’t matter he fights for Rizin.

Musayev 18-3 record at 31 years old, Riding high on a 14 fight winning streak. Defeating talented fighters in his Rizin career from Johnny Case, Daron Cruickshank and Damien Brown.

Huge fan of Musayev he’s a world class, Top Lightweight and now fighting for the first ever Rizin Lightweight title against Roberto De Souza 11-1 Brazilian Lightweight BJJ Black Belt competing in the biggest tournaments all over the world.

Naoki Inoue Rizin Rising Star

Ranked #1 Bantamweight on tapology.com out of Japan. Inoue 15-1 record only 23 years old. Formerly fought for UFC but maybe a bit too early as not every fighter at a young age can handle fighting for the biggest MMA promotion in the world. Dealing with the mental pressure fighting for the UFC.

Currently training at Longo & Weidman MMA with Ulka Sasaki & Dennis Buzukja.

Seeing success right now, Three fight winning streak with Rizin. Competing in the 2021 Rizin Bantamweight Grand Prix Tournament. Looking to build his name in winning the Grand Prix which is a huge deal to hardcore fans going through a 16 man tournament and being the last man standing.

Everyone loved the Pride tournaments in the 2000’s and glad to see Rizin continue that tradition.

Naoki Inoue first round opponent is Shinataro Ishiwatari 26-8-4 record. Looking forward to Inoue fight as Rizin continues to build Inoue as a rising RIZIN star.

“The motivation is totally different, how I approach this fight mentally is totally different. I want tough competition and if that gets people excited then it kills two birds with one stone.”

https://asianmma.com/naoki-inoue-full-of-confidence-ahead-of-rizin-bantamweight-grand-prix/

Vugar Karamov

Vugar Karamov jumped on my radar while watching Rizin fights on YouTube. Watched Vugar dominate Kyle Aguon in every aspect of the fight. Beautiful sambo fighting style. Hear the pop in his hands. The technical powerful takedowns.

Currently top ten Eastern Europe Featherweight at 29 years old is challenging Yutaka Saito for the Rizin Featherweight Title.

Vugar winning the Rizin Featherweight Title against a Rizin Champion, Former Shooto Lightweight Champion WILL BE A BIG DEAL for Vugar to build his name.

Sign with a Major Promotion from UFC, Bellator or One Championship.

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UFC 263 Hakeem Dawodu vs Movsar Evolev

UFC 263 Headliner is Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori for the UFC Middleweight Title. Co-Main Event is Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno UFC Flyweight Title.

UFC 263 Sleeper fight is Hakeem Dawodu vs Mosvar Evolev two Featherweights looking to pursue the UFC Featherweight top ten in 2021. Future Featherweight title contenders.

Hakeem Dawodu

Hakeem Dawodu before signing with UFC fought for World Series of Fighting, Successful UFC signing as Hakeem is now 5-1. Entering this UFC 263 fight on a five fight winning streak. One of the most underrated UFC winning streaks right now.

Dawodu from underrated to rising star in 2021 with a significant standout win against the tough talented Mosvar Evolev the former M1-Bantamweight Champion.

“I think he’s gonna come and try and strike for a little bit until he feels uncomfortable, and then he’s gonna start shooting for the stars,” Dawodu said. “And then I see myself stuffing his takedown or him falling into a submission and then me doing what I usually do, just making it a ‘Mean Hakeem’ fight and laying a beating on him and making him quit.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/06/ufc-263-hakeem-dawodu-hopes-finish-propels-top-10

Hakeem has the advantage in the athletic department leading to a win, Knocking out Evolev with a quick combination because of his speed.

“No doubt, once I win this fight, it’s top-10 status,” Dawodu said. “You can’t deny me. I think you’ve gotta put me in the contender (category). You’ve gotta put me in the video game. That’s how I see this playing out.”

https://calgarysun.com/sports/mma/ufc-263-dawodu-ready-for-whats-next

Movsar Evloev

Mosvar Evloev former M1-Bantamweight Champion remains undefeated in the UFC with a record of 14-0. One of the hottest UFC prospects to date at 27 years old. Wins over Nik Lentz, Mike Grundy, Enrique Barzola. Now looking for his biggest win against Hakeem Dawodu.

High level wrestler and techincal boxer. Born and raised in Russia. Trains at Tiger Muay Thai with the killers from Valentina Shevchenko, Petr Yan to name a few.

” I think I can fight someone top five top ten it’s good step for me and I will take this chance

“I’m ready to defeat everyone in my division I will be champion.”

Believes Dawodu isn’t ready for his wrestling skills, Having the advantage in the wrestling department. Ready to show the world he’s a future Featherweight Champion with a dominant performance against the talented Hakeem Dawodu.

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Bellator 260 Sleeper Fight Claxton vs Gonzales

Bellator 260 headliner is Lima vs Amosov, Welterweight showdown but Bellator 260 FULL CARD is a entertaining card to watch from Main card to the beginning prelims. Excited for today’s Bellator fights.

Ty-wan Claxton vs Justin Gonzales

Ty-Wan Claxton vs Justin Gonzales is my sleeper fight for Bellator 260. Two high level Featherweights fighting on the prelims!!

Claxton 6-2 record all fights under the Bellator promotion, Claxton trains at the Colorado Gym powerhouse Elevation Fight Team with Kamaru Usman, Justin Gaethje, Cory Sandhagen to name a few killers.

Last loss was against Jay-Jay Wilson losing by split decision. Claxton a tough fighter 9th ranked Bellator Featherweight.

“There’s also a difference in the competition. Training with hard people is one thing, and then being across the cage from another guy like [Emmanuel Sanchez, or [Jay Jay] Wilson is a different animal. Being across the cage from a guy that’s like me or one of those guys will let you know real fast that you always have room to grow. So I’m looking forward to welcoming the best 145-pounder in the world come Friday night.”

https://mymmanews.com/tywan-claxton-believes-his-experience-will-allow-him-to-offer-up-a-piece-of-humble-pie-at-bellator-260/

“I’m going out there looking to be the best version of myself looking to add another one to my highlight reel.”

Claxton since the Emmanuel Sanchez loss struggling mentally and every fighter needs that mental strength to win. Claxton found himself, Changing his coaches but staying with Elevation Fight Team.

“I’m the best I feel, I feel like I’m the best version of myself you know I feel like I’m the best I’ve ever been.”

Claxton training with killers, “Iron sharpens Iron.” Making Claxton even better fighter. Mixing up the old with the new skills he learned since July 2020.

Justin Gonzales fought on the Dana White Contender Series, Obviously didn’t get the UFC contract. Gonzales to every hardcore fan is one of the best Featherweight prospects in the United States.

Justin Gonzales won the vacant LFA Featherweight Title against Jake Childers. Former Sparta Combat League Featherweight Champion. Bellator signed a big time MMA prospects.

“… You know, I’m coming to prove a point. So no disrespect to Tywan. I know he’s very tough. I’ve got much love for the guy. I don’t really know him personally, so I can’t comment on his personal life. But in that cage, man, I know I’m coming to kill, so I plan on getting the stoppage and making a statement, jumping in those rankings, and then run with it. It’s ‘The J-Train Show’ now, baby.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/06/bellator-260-justin-gonzales-debut-j-train-show

Not only Gonzales looking to defeat Claxton but looking to pursue the Bellator Featherweight Title right away!! Show the world he’s one of the best Featherweights.

Claxton vs Gonzales will be a THREE ROUND WAR and I’m definitely watching this fight. Constant technical offense!!

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Aaron Pico Continues his Title Run against Aiden Lee Bellator 260

Aaron Pico was the hottest MMA prospect, First ever “Blue Chip” prospect. Lebron James of MMA. Started to be considered a bust losing to Corrales & Borics.

Simply put, Aaron has all the makings of MMA’s next great superstar, and to have him here at Bellator MMA is something special. Like many of us in the MMA community, Aaron is someone we’ve been watching closely over the last few years, and after sitting down with Bob Cook and his team, getting a chance to meet Aaron, and hearing his long-term aspirations, the fit became very obvious.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Pico#Bellator_MMA

Pico no longer considered a bust as Bellator has there superstar, Three fight winning streak. Next version of George St Pierre.

Pico next fight is against the tough Aiden Lee 9-4 Former Cage Warriors Tournament Featherweight Champion.

Change to JacksonWink Changed Everything

Aaron Pico formerly trained at Team Bodyshop MMA with AJ McKee & Joey Davis. Needed a change of scenery as he started to lose and get knocked out.

Matchmade in heaven moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico and started to train at JacksonWink. One of the best MMA gyms in the world from Jon Jones, BJ Penn, Holly Holm, Tim Kennedy, Carlos Condit to name a few.

“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

“right now I need to learn how to fight, that’s the most important thing. I have all the raw talents. But I don’t know how to fight completely yet. But that’s why I’m with Greg and that’s why I’m with all the coaches, to learn how to fight.” https://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Aaron-Pico-Moved-to-JacksonWink-to-Learn-How-to-Fight-156625

Pico started to win by defeating Daniel Carey, Solo Hatley Jr and John De Jesus. Dominant his opponents masterfully defeating John De Jesus showing how talented Aaron Pico. Really looking like George St Pierre with his Shoot Boxing fighting style.

Every great fighter needs a great coach, Goes hand and hand. GSP has Firas Zahabi, Anderson Silva has Rafael Cordeiro and Mighty Mouse has Matt Hume. Now Aaron Pico has Greg Jackson.

“That’s why I have my manager, that’s why I have my coaches,” Pico said. “I really trust my team. I can honestly say Ali is one of the best managers in the world, really cares about his fighters and I have nothing but good things to say about him.”

https://www.mmafighting.com/2021/6/10/22525474/aaron-pico-puts-faith-manager-coaches-lead-career-after-learning-harsh-reality-im-not-invincible

“With everything that happened the way it did, it led to here and it’s the best thing that could have happened to me,” said Pico, whose struggles led him to moving to Albuquerque and training full-time at Jackson Wink MMA. “I know I always say that, but I like to always remind myself that so many blessings came out of everything that happened and I’m at a good place mentally.”

https://www.dailynews.com/2021/06/09/aaron-pico-excited-for-bellator-260-then-fatherhood/

Aaron Pico Ready for Title Run

Aaron Pico first fight of 2021 is against the former Cage Warriors fighter Aiden Lee, Pico definitely the favorite in this fight but Lee is a tough British fighter who fought Saul Rogers, Ludovit Klein, Donovan Desmae.

“I’m a good fighter, I’m a really good fighter and I believe in myself. I believe I can beat anybody in the world. I truly believe that.

“I’m really growing mentally and I’m around the game I’m even doing this, and you know the press and media, It’s all part of the job in the beginning kind of scared a little bit”

Aaron Pico even though he’s a skillful, Athletic MMA prodigy anyone can lose from a lucky knockout, Messing up in the fight. Getting too aggressive but Pico looks to dominate Lee start finish.

“Anywhere this fight goes, I can beat him, whether it be grappling, the ground and pound or on the feet,” Pico said. “I think he’s very susceptible to the overhand right, the hooks to the body. He’s very panicky when his back’s against the fence and when guys are crowding him, he doesn’t know what to do. So I feel like if I take the fight anywhere, it’s gonna be good.”

https://www.dailynews.com/2021/06/09/aaron-pico-excited-for-bellator-260-then-fatherhood/

Get passed Aiden Lee, Title run for Aaron Pico as he can rematch Adam Borics as Pico ranked #6. Borics ranked #3.

Pico vs Borics two of the next future stars, Bellator Featherweight title contenders. Whoever wins can challenge for the Bellator Featherweight title next.

Aaron Pico can have the best year of his life, Challenging for the Bellator Featherweight Title. Becoming the next superstar for Bellator, Showcasing his overall-all around skills in 2021.

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Bellator 260 Lima vs Amosov BEST Bellator Fight of 2021 so far!!

Bellator 260 headliner, Douglas Lima and Yaroslav Amosov is a FIGHT I’ve been waiting for since Yaroslav Amosov jumped on the scene when he defeated Ed Ruth, That’s when I started taking notice of him. Douglas Lima since 2015 become one of the best Welterweights in the world.

Douglas Lima Bellator Welterweight Champ

Douglas Lima Bellator Welterweight Champion defeated a long list of Successful fighters from Rory MacDonald, Paul Daley, Lorenz Larkin, Michael Venom Page. Currently in the prime of his career at 33 years old, Win over the 25-0 Amosov will add another win to his legacy.

“He’s definitely got a different style than a bunch of other wrestlers. But, he’s good. It’s just different styles. That’s what I said. But he’s definitely tough. But like I said, I’ve been there with every type of (wrestlers) out there like straight wrestlers, wrestler-strikers.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/06/douglas-lima-promises-to-hand-yaroslav-amosov-first-loss-laughs-off-michael-pages-accusations

“Look at the guy’s record. You can tell you’ve got to take the guy seriously,” observed Lima. “I’m a champion, I’ll fight anybody they give me. I know, he’s fought some dangerous guys. He’s a dangerous opponent, he’s been beating everybody they’ve been giving him. He’s game, he’s ready for this.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/06/10/bellator-260-douglas-lima-amosov/

“Even though a lot of people don’t know about him, I do,” Lima continued. “I’ve watched his fights, I’ve watched him come up in Bellator. I know how serious of an opponent he is, coming up in a great camp in American Top Team.” That’s the same team, of course, that Lima himself trains under, albeit at a different location.

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/06/10/bellator-260-douglas-lima-amosov/

Lima definitely fighting one of his toughest fighters to date, Unheard of fighter from Ukraine that only HARCORE MMA fans know.

Yaroslav Amosov

Next version of Khabib, 25-0 Bellator Welterweight. Yaroslav Amosov long awaited title shot after running through the Bellator Welterweight Division. Defeating Gerald Harris, Erick Silva, David Rickels, Ed Ruth, Mark Lemminger and Logan Storley.

Amosov is one of my favorite fighters to watch right now, Appreciate his pressure fighting style. Sambo fighting style that leads to his dominant wins.

I love his grappling and the way he fights like George St Pierre from striking to takedowns. Called Shoot Boxing.

“I feel good because I have a good camp, good training, Big Motivation because it’s a title shot I think it’s a big motivation, My cut very good and I’m ready and I wait this time.”

“Many people believe Douglas Lima is in the conversation as one of the best welterweights in the world, Like top five on the planet, At worst top ten if you’re able to defeat him and become the champion where does that put you on the list. “

Lima vs Amosov Tale of the Tape

Douglas Lima vs Yaroslav Amosov Bellator Welterweight Title Fight is one of the best fights this weekend no matter UFC, Boxing, Professional Fighters League.

I’m so excited for this fight, Amosov finally gets his title shot. Possibly defeating one of the best Welterweights in the world or Douglas Lima ruins the perfect record of 25-0.

Awesome storyline behind this fight, Hope Bellator 260 gets millions of views. Best ratings possible because these two fighters deserve it.

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Brendan Loughnane vs Tyler Diamond PFL 2021 #4

Professional Fighters League coming off to a fun start with Shocking losses from Anthony Pettis getting beat down by Clay Collard, Former Brave Combat Federation Featherweight champion Bubba Jenkins defeating Lance Palmer. Rory MacDonald looking like the old Rory MacDonald from his war with Robbie Lawler.

4th PFL event of 2021 headliner is Claressa Shields best women’s boxer of all time making her debut!! Whole card is fun fights with Bubba Jenkins vs Bobby Moffett, Brendan Loughnane vs Tyler Diamond.

Brendan Loughnane vs Tyler Diamond

Brendan Loughnane easily one of the most underrated Featherweights in the world, Surprised Dana White didn’t sign Brendan back on the Dana White Contender Series now he’s making a career with PFL.

“I’m going to come out exactly how i did against Moraes,,,fast, sharp, accurate, stinging shots and hell get desperate for the takedown and that’ll be all she wrote.” Brendan Loughnane

Expect a bomb knockout from Loughnane, The talented British Lightweight looking to defeat the former Ultimate Fighter contestant. #1 pick for Daniel Cormier back at Ultimate Fighter 27.

Tyler Diamond TEAM ALPHA MALE prospect, 30 years old in the prime of his career. Former college wrestler at North Dakota State University. Translated his college wrestling success into MMA. 12-1 record, Defeated Sung Bin Jo in his PFL debut. Sung Bin Jo coming from a lot of hype from South Korea.

“I’m a very good wrestler, I feel confident in my wrestling, but shoot, I might just go out there and throw bombs the whole time with his guy, I don’t even know. I’m just gonna be free-flowing in there, and I’m just gonna fight my fight intelligently.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/06/pfl-4-tyler-diamond-wrestling-or-throwing-bombs-against-loughnane

Expect a great fight from Loughnane vs Diamond, Not one sided butt whoooping. Love to see it go three rounds. Not a slugfest but a technical pressure fight.

Both fighters are high level, Doesn’t matter that they don’t fight for UFC . GREAT FIGHTERS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

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Dana White Big Dreams for Miguel Baeza

UFC Main Event is Rozenstruik vs. Sakai but the fighter to pay attention too is Miguel Baeza. Even Dana White is paying attention to him as the UFC believes in Baeza.

MIGUEL BAEZA jumped on the scene when he knocked out Matt Brown back in MAY OF 2020 when UFC returned.

Baeza before the knockout was knocked down in the fight but because of Miguel Baeza’s mental toughness got the win. SWEET COMBINATIONS.

Baeza now has his toughest fight to date against Santiago Ponzinibbio one of the best Welterweights in the world.

So when they gave me Santiago, I liked it because now it’s a step up of competition and now I get to really step in and go to war with somebody.

“I think I can get the finish. I think Ponzinibbio is a tough guy, but I think, again, I have all the tools to finish him.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/06/ufc-fight-night-189-video-miguel-baeza-predicts-finish-vs-santiago-ponzinibbio

Baeza defeats Ponzinibbio that will make Baeza a rising star and a potential UFC Welterweight Contender. UFC and DANA WHITE seems to love Baeza. FIRST PUERTO RICAN MMA SUPERSTAR.

“The kid’s a stud man. 10-0. Puerto Rican. When New York opens up again, get him fighting in New York. I’ve been talking about Puerto Rico too. We’ve talked about going to Puerto Rico a long time ago. I talked about building a Performance Institute in Puerto Rico. He could be the guy. He could be our Puerto Rican star,” White added.

The stud trains with COLBY COVINGTON at MMA Masters.

“Colby Covington, he’s a good guy,” Baeza said. “I know that everybody’s gonna get on him with all the stuff he’s saying. He’s a different person in the gym. He’s only pushed us to get better.”

https://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Miguel-Baeza-Praises-Teammate-Colby-Covington-Hes-a-Different-Person-in-the-Gym-176466

COLBY COVINGTON pushing Baeza in practice will only make Baeza a better fighter.

“I know he’s a tough guy he’s gonna throw hard but I think that I have everything it takes to beat him. “

2021 can be a significant year for MIGUEL BAEZA, CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS FIGHT.

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Brave CF, KSW, LFA & More Prospects June 4th and June 5th

LFA 109

Terrance McKinney 9-3 Lightweight prospect, Former contestant on the Dana White Contender Series. Lost his fight on the Dana White Contender Series but a win against the Puerto Rican Lightweight prospect will lead to a second opportunity.

Askar Askar one of the best Bantamweight prospects in the United States. Askar 11-1 record at 26 years old, Defeating Kevin Wirth, Alberto Martinez Jr in his MMA career. Signed with UFC but because of medical issues never fought Cody Stamann.

Back to back LFA wins will lead to a UFC oppurtunity or Bellator.

Battlefield Fight League

Caio Machado vs Chris Larsen BFL Heavyweight Title Fight. Caio Machado Brazilian Heavyweight trains in Vancouver. One of the best Heavyweight prospects in Canada. 4-1 record at 26 years old with first round KO wins.

Defending his title against 5-1 Chris Larsen Heavyweight prospect.

Kyran Cameron 5-0 Canada Welterweight prospect, Rising Welterweight Prospect from North America. Challenging the BFL Welterweight Title against Dejan Kajic. Winning the BFL Welterweight title helps with signing on the Dana White Contender Series.

KSW 61

Salahdine Parnasse one of my FAVORITE prospects to watch in the world. Easily one of the best Featherweights in the world, Doesn’t matter to me if he fights for KSW the #1 European MMA promotion.

Parnasse lost to Daniel Torres, Losing the KSW Featherweight title in a lucky knockout. Rematch happens guarantee the fight would be way different.

Salahdine Paransse is a French prodigy at 23 years old, 14-1-1 record defeating the likes of European MMA superstar Ivan Buchinger in a a MASTERCLASS performance.

Looking forward to Paransse returning back to the win column against Filip Pejić the former FFC Featherweight Champion. Now 2-2 with KSW. Win against Pejic leads to a KSW Featherweight Title Shot.

Brave CF 51

Brave Combat Federation 51 event in Belarus, Showcasing the best Belarus prospects!!

Denis Maher Belarus Middleweight prospect at 26 years old, Sweet left hand. Striking focused fighter 7-0 record. Former WMMAA European Champion, Amateur Champion.

Sam Patterson 6-1 Lightweight prospect at 25 years old, Facing toughest test yet against former Brave CF Lightweight champion Ylies Djiroun. Sam Patterson part of the next generation of England MMA.

Yanis Ghemmouri 9-1 record 26 years old, High level All-Around fighter from France. Training at the powerhouse European Gym Bulgarian Top Team training with Amin Ayoub, Morgan Charriere, Benoit Saint Denis. Bunch of killers to train with. Yanis is one of the best European Featherweight prospects, Flying under the radar.

Next Generation of MMA lead by Muhammad Mokaev 4-0 record, Dominated the Amateur ranks before going pro. Combined record of 28-0. Next version of Khabib Nurmagomedov. Ready for this… 20 years old. Looking forward to Mokaev second fight with Brave CF.

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Caleb Hall Elevation Fight Team Prospect LFA Debut

Caleb Hall, 24 year old Welterweight prospect part of the next generation of Elevation Fight Team prospects to prosper as he follows the paths of teammates, Cory Sandhagen, Neil Magny, Kamaru Usman.

Iron sharpens Irons and Hall has been sharpening his skills on daily basis with the surplus of training partners he has at his disposable.

“I have really developed my skills training alongside athletes like Justin Gaethje, Cory Sandhagen, Neil Magny, Kamaru Usman and many other fighters that are on the come up. ” Caleb Hall

The 2-0 Elevation Fight Team prospect is making his Legacy Fighting Alliance debut. Legacy Fighting Alliance is the premier feeder league promotion in the United States, Major opportunity for Caleb Hall. Credit to his MMA manager Brian Hamper of Sucker Punch Entertainment to get this opportunity for his client.

“I am extremely grateful for Brian Hamper of Sucker Punch Entertainment for getting me this opportunity and I am going to maximize this platform and show them the best version of me. ” Caleb Hall

Opponent is Jacobi Jones All-American wrestler from Colorado State University Pueblo.

Was named RMAC Freshman of the Year and All-RMAC First Team…He compiled an 18-7 overall record with four falls in his freshman season. He recorded a perfect 5-0 record with one fall in RMAC duals. The Omaha, Nebraska native totaled a team-best 41 takedowns. Jones won his first collegiate event, as he went 4-0 at the DoubleTree Open Nov. 8. He finished second at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Holiday Inn Open Nov. 22..

https://gothunderwolves.com/sports/wrestling/roster/jacobi-jones/4502

Caleb Hall despise the wrestling accomplishments isn’t afraid of Jacobi Jones. Confident in his abilities to get the job done at LFA 109.

“I think Jacobi is a good fighter but lacks an overall skill set for MMA. I think he will try to test it on the feet, and once he realizes that is not where he is going to win this fight, He is gong to try to wrestle me right away. I see him over committing, Gassing out and getting finished in the third round. ” Caleb Hall

Win over a former College All-American wrestler, Successful high school wrestler under the LFA stage is the right way to start 2021!! Sky’s the limit for Caleb Hall and 2021 is a year for him to become a rising Welterweight prospect from the United States.

What are your goals for 2021?

I am going to stay undefeated as a professional fighter. I plan on fighting two more times this year and hope to have my name put in the hat for the UFC soon.

Looking forward to the former Army veteran LFA debut, Talented Welterweight fighter. Have a serious obsession and Caleb Hall is a welterweight prospect to keep an eye on for 2021 and the foreseeable future.

Legacy Fighting Alliance 109 starts at 9 pm this Friday PLEASE WATCH

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Manny Vazquez Favorite to Win Combate Bantamweight Tournament

Manny Vazquez before signing with Combate Americas was one of the best Bantamweight prospects in the United States. Last couple years was dealing with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Batting with his life everyday will make the Combate Americas 8 Man Tournament easier.

My favorite to win the Combate Americas Bantamweight Tournament in the one night tournament. Best Jiu-Jitsu practitioner out of all the Bantamweights. Trains under the 10th planet Jiu-Jitsu Academy.

Former Legacy Fighting Championship Bantamweight Champion by defeating Ricardo Ramos for the Legacy Bantamweight Title. Lost his fight on the Dana White Contender Series.

Overall Vazquez fought tough talented fighters on the regional circuit. He deserves a tournament win after everything he been through.

Winning the tournament will lead to signing with Bellator or UFC.

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Bellator 259 Fights To Watch

Bellator 259 is a STACKED CARD filled with young fighters. Excited to watch these young hungry fighters looking to build there names on Showtime. Bellator continues to get better.

Fabian Edwards vs Austin Vanderford

Mr. Van Zant… Austin Vanderford is making a name for himself for Bellator. Fought on the Dana White Contender Series but didn’t get signed. However everything happens for a reason. Now Vanderford is few more fights away from fighting for the Bellator Middleweight Title.

4-0 under the Bellator promotion. Defeating Leon Edwards younger brother will be the biggest win of his MMA career.

Vanderford aiming for the best year of his MMA career so far.

“Fabian is a very tough opponent. I think he’s very well skilled. He’s good everywhere. So, it’s going to take me being on my game, but I’m going to go out there make it a gritty fight. I’m going to make it dirty, grimy, and, you know, we will test his will and test his gas tank.

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/05/18/bellator-259-austin-vanderford-is-ready-to-put-hands-on-fabian-edwards-and-move-closer-to-the-title/

Fabian Edwards last fight was against Costello Van Steenis in a split decision lost back at Bellator Euro Series 8. Looking to jump back in the win column, Close to a title shot as well defeated Vanderford.

“I just feel happy, if I’m being honest. I’m in a good place, my weight is in a good place. It’s the best it’s ever been.

https://www.the-sun.com/sport/2926182/bellator-259-fabian-edwards-austin-vanderford-paige-van-zant/

Willis vs Mendonca

Jaleel Willis former LFA Welterweight Champion was one of the best MMA prospects before signing with Bellator. Now found a home at 29 years old.

” This is a big opportunity in terms of amount of eyeballs that are gonna be on the main card on showtime.” Jaleel Willis

Facing former LFA Welterweight Champion Maycon Mendonça. Brazilian Welterweight Prospect. Clash of the LFA Welterweight Champions.

Maycon Mendonça is 30 years old, Entertaining fight against Batsumberel Dagvadorj at LFA 96. Mendonca is a savage and is making his Bellator debut.

Definitely looking forward to this fight.

Grant Neal vs Tyree Fortune

Grant Neal 5-0 Light Heavyweight, Colorado 5A High School Wrestling Champion. Former Tuff-N-UFF Light Heavyweight Champion.

“My opponent is a game opponent and has done everything he’s needed to do to be undefeated at this point, so I’m excited for this upcoming challenge,” Neal said of Fortune. “I know that everything that I’ve done in camp so far is very pointed and centered around getting the job done. It’s really just focusing on getting better.

https://www.mmaweekly.com/grant-neal-excited-to-show-his-growth-against-tyree-fortune-at-bellator-259

Tyree Fortune American Top Team product is 5-0 with Bellator at 30 years old.

Fortune was a two-time state wrestling champion in high school, captured a pair of junior college national titles and won an NCAA championship at Grand Canyon University — a Division II school in Phoenix — before attempting to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Brett Johns vs Danny Sabatello

High level Bantamweight Fight on the prelims of Bellator 259. Can’t believe this fight is on the prelims.

Brett Johns former UFC Bantamweight 5-2 UFC record, Former Titan FC Bantamweight Champion. Looking to become one of the best Bellator Bantamweights.

Danny Sabatello easily one of the best Bantamweight prospects in the world, Titan FC Bantamweight Champion. Fought on the Dana White Contender Series. American Top Team product is making his Bellator debut.

“I’m gonna beat the sh*t out of the guy,” Sabatello said on MMA Fighting’s What the Heck. “I’m very confident that there’s no way that this guy can beat me. The only way he does beat me is if he catches me, I just think my defense is too intact for him to catch me. I don’t see on the feet him posing me any problems and then obviously on the ground I’m a better grappler.

https://www.mmafighting.com/2021/5/20/22442570/bellator-danny-sabatello-puts-bantamweight-champion-sergio-pettis-on-notice-ill-f-ck-that-guy-up

Shabily vs Davis

Long awaited Bellator debut, Bellator signed one of the best Russian prospects. Alexander Shabily #1 Russian Lightweight prospect, Fought on the biggest Russian promotions from Fight Nights Global, ACB, PRO FC.

Shabily 19-3 record is a super talented Lightweight grappler, First round knockout power. Sambo style fighting. Man I’m so excited for his debut. He’s a SAVAGE. Future Bellator Lightweight Champion.

Russian version of Dustin Poirier.

Alfie Davis British Lightweight, Four Fight Winning Streak. Talented Standup striker, Leg kick artist with his crazy leg kick knockouts. 14-3 record, Undefeated with Bellator but he’ll have his hands full.

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Tucker Lutz Looks to Put on a Show UFC 262

Tucker Lutz, Product out of the Dana White Contender Series is making his awaited debut tonight at UFC 262 against the tough Kevin Aguilar with a 17-4 record.

Coming into this fight with a 11 fight winning streak, Looking to make it 12 fight winning streak as he defeats his toughest opponent to date Kevin Aguilar.

Before signing with UFC and on the Dana White Contender Series, Lutz was one of the best Lightweight Prospects in the United States. Fighting for regional promotion Shogun Fights and winning the Shogun Fights Lightweight Title.

Biggest win before UFC was against Francisco Isata 12-5 record, Regional Fighter.

Opportunity to fight for the #1 MMA organization, Former Shogun Fights Lightweight Champion and now looks to become UFC Featherweight Champion in a few years.

“The pursuit of that world title… that’s always been my goal, to be a UFC world champion and nothing has changed,” Lutz told me in response to what drives him to get up every morning in order to train.

http://www.backsportspage.com/tucker-lutz-is-driven-to-be-world-champion-nothings-changed/

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LFA 107 Prospects to Watch

George Garcia

9-4 record at 30 years old, #1 Bantamweight Prospect from California. Affiliated with 10 planet Jiu-Jitsu and trains at Saekson’s Muay Thai.

Former California Xtreme Fighting Championship Bantamweight Champion. Taking advantage of his jiu-jitsu skills from 10th planet by defeating Willie Gates, Chris Beal, Steve Ramirez.

Heading over to Russia, Fighting against Yuri Chobuka(10-1 Ukraine Bantamweight).

Now facing Ricardo Dias, Kings MMA product with a 9-4 record. Winning streak with Legacy Fighting Alliance definitely can lead to a contract signing with Bellator. Age is just a number and he’s in the prime age of 30 years old.

Allan Begosso

5-0 25 year old prospect from Team Alpha Male. Born in Brazil and growing up in Sacramento.

Fighting in front of LFA fans, Hardcore mma fans is the best way to build your name. Huge win with Legacy Fighting Alliance continues to make him a rising Bantamweight prospect.

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Bellator MUST Signings 2021

Scott Coker and his team signing championship level fighters in 2020 and 2021 from Magomed Magomedov, Corey Anderson, Yoel Romero, Alexander Shabily, Usman Nurmagomedov, Sergio Pettis, Mads Burnell, Brett Johns to name a few fighter.

Bellator deepening there roster year after year. Bellator is in a great spot right now since the Showtime network deal but always can get better signing high level fighters that can be potential champions. Stealing them away from UFC!!

Some of the fighters listed definitely know and some others probably no clue about but awesome.

Roberto Soldic

Roberto Soldic #1 European Welterweight prospect, New King of Croatian MMA. KSW Welterweight Champion which is a incredible accomplishment since KSW is the #1 European MMA promotion.

Soldic is only 26 years old, 18-3 record. Defeating Dez Parker former Cage Warriors fighter, Former EFC Middleweight Champion Driscus Du Plessis, Krystian Kaszubowski 7-0 Welterweight, Michał Materla KSW Middleweight Title Challenger.

Soldic is a beast and deserves to fight for a top MMA promotion.

Signing with Bellator would break the MMA internet. Selling out European arenas, Headlining Bellator events because Soldic can be a superstar for Bellator.

Soldic vs Yaroslav Amosov rematch, Clash of the European killers. Soldic split decision loss to Yaroslav back at Tech Prep in 2016.

Rustam Kerimov

I LOVE Rustam Kerimov, One of my favorite MMA fighters right now. One of the best Bantamweights on the planet. Former ACA Bantamweight champion only because he wants to test free agency. Rustam Kerimov is a beast.

Constant pressure start to finish like Petr Yan. Combat Sambo Fighting style.

Wins over Takeya Mizugaki, Russian prospects Oleg Borisov, Andrey Goncharov and a MASTERPIECE win against Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev for the ACA Bantamweight Title. Dominated a Russian killer start to finish.

Bellator NEEDS to sign him right now, Send a matchmaker. Russian spy. Do whatever it takes to sign Rustam Kerimov.

Bellator Bantamweight Division is stacked but can always improve. Dream fights against Sergio Pettis, Juan Archuleta, Brett Johns, Magomed Magomedov, Raufeon Stots.

Yusuf Raisov

“Borz” Russian Lightweight Prospect is a future ACA Lightweight Champion, Killing the ACA Lightweight Division since he signed with formely known as ACB back in 2015.

Developing this Russian savage into a future UFC/Bellator Lightweight. Easily one of the best Lightweights in the world with a record of 17-2. He’s an all around powerful talent. Talented grappler, Pin point boxing with heavy hands.

Yusuf Raisov jumped on the scene when he fought MMA veteran Luis Palomino, Defeated Russian prospect Marat Balaev, Brazilian undefeated prospect Carlos Alexandre, Undefeated Lightweight prospect Raimundo Batista.

Defeating talented fighters throughout the world. Now it’s time to defeat Bellator Lightweights. Bellator matches like Goiti Yamaguchi, Myles Jury, Brent Primus. Facing against Top Ten Bellator Lightweights.

Quick run to the Bellator Lightweight Title in 2021.

Salahdine Parnasse

Salahdine Parnasse one of my favorite fighters to watch. French prodigy at 14-1-1 record at 23 years old. Lost to Daniel Torres for the KSW Featherweight Title. 9 out of 10 times Parnasse won, Lucky shot lead to a knockout. Rematch against Daniel Torrres regaining back his KSW Featherweight Title.

Leading back to the interest of Bellator. Signing with Bellator would be a HUGE DEAL.

Parnasse attracting the European Market as KSW IS HUGE in Europe! Becoming a Bellator superstar. French version of AJ McKee.

Felipe Froes

Former ACA Featherweight Champion, Next version of Jose Aldo. Prime of his career at 29 years old. Trains at Nova União with Jose Aldo, Eduardo Dantas, Renan Barao.

20-5 record went on a four fight winning streak before losing to Magomedkrasul Khasabulaev for the ACA Featherweight title.

Salman Zhamaldaev, Marat Balaev, Reginaldo Corvão are some of Felipe Froes wins.

Time for a change and no better than signing with Bellator. Competing in the red hot Featherweight Division.

One Championship Revolution: Lito Adiwang

Lito Adiwang

Rising One Championship Flyweight prospect was discovered on Rich Franklin’s One Championship Warrior Series. Powerful puncher, I call him the Filipino Version of John Lineker.

Knocking out his opponents in the first round as Dan Hardy claims he’s the wildest fighter in One Championship.

Trains at Lakay Central Gym (American Top Team version of the Philippines) with Eduard Folayang, Joshua Pacio, Stephen Loman.

  • 28 years old
  • Two-time Philippine National Wushu Champion
  • 7 first round KO’s

“Coach Mark [Sangiao] has diligently worked with me in preparing me for this, and like in my past wins, I can say that this will be another highlight win for us.”

https://tiebreakertimes.com.ph/tbt/adiwang-guarantees-highlight-win-on-one-revolution/219432

Expect a rising star year for the 28 year old Filipino Flyweight. Knockout win against Hexigetu Hexi, Future matchups against Top Five flyweights or compete in the One Championship Flyweight Tournament.

“If I win this fight, yes, I want to face someone in the top 5 and if given a chance I want to face the no.1 in the rankings to prove myself,”” https://www.overtimeheroics.net/2021/09/13/lito-adiwang-shares-his-plans-ahead-of-one-revolution-bout/

Lakay Central Gym can add another champion Lito Adawang to becoming a future One Championship Flyweight Champion.

“Fans can expect an exciting show every time I step in the circle by me giving my very best in every fight. I am happy to be labelled as one of Team Lakay’s next big stars and I’m on my way to proving it and to making the ‘future star’ the present and the fantasies a reality.”

https://asianmma.com/lito-adiwang-looking-to-maintain-hot-streak-at-one-inside-the-matrix-part-iii/

Bellator 266 Prospects

Christian Edwards Jackson Wink

Christian Edwards one of two Jacksonwink Scholarship fighters. Becoming part of the next generation of Jackson Wink MMA Academy fighters. Bellator luck to have signed him.

Undefeated record of 5-0, Coming off a win against EFC Light Heavyweight Champion Simon Biyong. Win in the right direction.

Bellator built up the name of AJ McKee, Aaron Pico, James Gallagher and now time for Christian Edwards to rake up wins. Big time KO’s on the big time Bellator stage.

“As an opponent, I’m not looking past him in any way, shape, or form, but also at the same time, like, as an opponent, like skill-wise is not there with me. Like, not even close if being honest,” Edwards said. “He is very confident, which I like, you know what I mean? Like, he’s confident, and he genuinely thinks it will be a competitive fight. I want him to think that because I want him to bring his best. I want the best Ben Parrish.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/09/16/bellator-266-christian-edwards-is-glad-his-ben-parrish-saga-is-almost-over-ive-thought-about-hurting-this-man-for-too-long/

“After this fight I’ll be 6-0 all under Bellator, and the guys I’ve fought aren’t like chumps or anything, they’re not like scrubs, they’re not like the Top 10 guys. I am elite, so I want to fight someone else elite. I’ll just wait until they give me someone who’s elite; in the Top 10.”

https://www.sports-addict.net/en/article/bellator/christian-edwards-heads-into-bellator-266-believing-that-he-s-destined-for-greatness/61401e6816c7050009fdc6cd

Grant Neal

Grant Neal rising Bellator Light Heavyweight prospect, 6-0 record all under Bellator. Built like a BRICK. Former two time Colorado state champion in wrestling, D-2 wrestler. He’s a killer. High level athlete.

“I’m not here just to be here I’m here to make noise, I’m here to go for the title. I believe that beating the guy front of you is the most important and continuing to do that, Winning every fight I think that will be important in projecting myself forward.” Grant Neal Bellator 266 media day

“My official prediction is absolute violence. It is going to be a violent fight. It is going to be vicious, and I’m going to be in pursuit of a finish. I know that Alex is going to be a game dance partner, and I know he’s looking to do the same thing to me. So I’m excited about this fight. I’m excited to have a very tough opponent. And I know that we’re going to put on an absolute show,” Neal said.

cagesidepress.com/2021/09/15/bellator-266-grant-neal-hopes-to-be-on-the-main-card-soon-but-says-you-need-exciting-guys-on-the-prelims-too/

Facing Alex Polizzi former LFA Light Heavyweight Champion at Bellator 266. Toughest fight of his career. Looking forward to this fight. See who moves up the ranks.

ACA 127 Featherweight Showdown

Absolute Championship Akhmat is the #1 Russian MMA Prospect, Future UFC fighters, Future Bellator fighters facing the best Eastern Europe prospects in the world.

ACA 127 is a GREAT card but there’s one fight I’m really looking forward to watching…

Andrey Goncharov vs Apti Bimarzaev is a ACA Featherweight showdown Top Five Featherweight matchup.

Apti Bimarzaev

Easily one of my favorite MMA Featherweight prospects. Number one Belarus prospect, He’s a world class fighter and can fight in the UFC, PFL, One Championship or Bellator right now.

Wins over Luis Palomino( Fought Justin Gaethje WSOF) #6 ACA Featherweight Tural Ragimov. Riding high 13 fight winning streak and now close to challenging the ACA Featherweight title.

Sambo fighting style, Easy avoiding shots but needs to be careful when fighting for a MAJOR 4 promotion where he’ll get hit hard.

However he’s a world class fighter and will give many fighters problems because of his grappling ability, Defensive striking. Pressuring the center of the ring.

Andrey Goncharov

Gradually rising up the Russian ranks now an upcoming Featherweight prospect. Riding high on a five fight winning streak. Knocking out opponents or putting on dominant impressive performances.

Force to be reckoned with in the next generation of Russian MMA.

Goncharov vs Apti Bimarzaev will be a ACA Featherweight classic and I can’t watch to watch this fight!!

8/27 -8/29 2021 Prospects to Watch USA Regional Scene

Alejandro Flores PFL 2021 #9

One of the best Latin American Featherweight prospects!! Behind Andres Quintana as the second best Featherweight.

Made his name under Campbell McLaren promotion Combate Americas. 19-3 record Levy Saúl Marroquín, Victor Madrigal for wins that are respected Latin American prospects.

Now fighting in front of a new audience with the Professional Fighters League opportunity to build his brand in the United States.

  • 19-3
  • 30 years old
  • Combate Americas Featherweight Grand Prix finalist
  • #2 Mexican Featherweight prospect

Joe Giannetti Cage Titans 49

Former Ultimate Fighter 27 Lightweight finalist fighting on the regional scene fought for LFA and now fighting for the Cage Titans Lightweight title against Darius Estell.

Always cheering for Joe Giannetti he’s a stud and a savage. Cage Titans Lightweight Champion maybe gets a shot under a MAJOR promotion like Professional Fighters League, Combate Americas, KSW, Rizin or One Championship. Whatever brings the most money to the table.

  • 9-4=1
  • Ultimate Fighter Season 27 finalist
  • Has a Tiktok account

Lisa Verzosa

Lisa Verzosa rising Bantamweight prospect fought basically of her fights under the Invicta FC promotion. Lisa one step closer to fighting for UFC when she fights Taneisha Tennant for the Invicta FC Bantamweight Title.

Lisa is a pitbull stocky like Amanda Nunes, Heavy hands looking forward to watching her Co-Main Event fight.

Bruno Souza LFA 114

Karate World Champion transferred his Karate success to the ring now fighting for the LFA Featherweight title with a 9-1 record right now. Defeated Elijah Johns(Miles Johns little brother) at LFA 102.

Next version of Lyoto Machida, Trains at Machida academy.

Winning the LFA Featherweight Title can compete on the Dana White Contender Series winning a UFC contract.

Charles Johnson LFA 114

Charles Johnson one of the best flyweights in the world, Current LFA Flyweight Champion. Winning the LFA Flyweight title against Yuma Horiuchi at LFA 100.

LFA 100 Johnson vs Horiuchi is a GREAT Flyweight fight constant pressure between them. Testament to Charles Johnson defeating a high level flyweight prospect.

  • 9-2 record
  • LFA Flyweight Champion
  • trains at AKA Thailand

Hope he gets a opportunity on the Dana White Contender Series with a win.

João Camilo LFA 114

Nova União Goiás prospect 7-4 record prime of his career at 29 years old. Top Ten Flyweight Prospect in the United States.

Elmar Umarov LFA 114

St Charles MMA prospect trains with Julius Anglickas, Lucius “Cassius” Clay. Elmar Umarov 3-0 prospect hope grows in 2021 fighting for Legacy Fighting Alliance.

Dominant wrestler, Murdering his opponents. Born and raised in Russia now seeking a better life training hard at St Charles MMA.

  • 3-0
  • St Charles MMA
  • Amateur record 6-0

UFC Vegas 34 Fighters to Watch

Looking forward to the Main Event of Jared Cannonier vs Kelvin Gastelum but this is a sneaky good card with some fights to watch to keep you tuned in until the main event.

Trevin Jones vs Saidyokub Kakhramonov

Trevin Jones 13-6 record looked really good in his LAST fight against Mario Bautista. Three fight winning streak.

UFC debut for the CFFC Bantamweight Champion Saidyokub Kakhramonov 8-2 record. Trains at Team Oyama with Marlon Vera, Alex Perez, Louis Smolka.

Vinc Pichel vs Austin Hubbard

13-2 Underrated UFC Lightweight ONLY TWO LOSSES are to Rustam Khabilov and Gregor Gillespie. Nothing but ashamed of Vinc Pichel. Fought on Ultimate Fighter Season 15 final losing to Al Iaquinta.

“I feel like I outmatch him everywhere, whether it’s striking, grappling, or even cage control and fight IQ,” Pichel told MMASucka. “I’m looking to finish the fight. I’m definitely not looking to fight 15 minutes. I’m going to be looking to finish him the whole time.” https://mmasucka.com/2021/08/15/vinc-pichel-vs-austin-hubbard/

“I’m not looking to fight him for 15 minutes. I’m looking to finish this kid. I want to go out there and make a statement. Normally, I like to beat the hell out of guys. I’ll grind them out and make them regret taking the fight, as you saw with Jim Miller. I tried to finish him, but Jim Miller is a hard guy to finish. I wasn’t able to finish him, so I just bruted him like I normally do. ” https://mmasucka.com/2021/08/15/vinc-pichel-vs-austin-hubbard/

38 years old facing off the former LFA Lightweight Champion… Austin Hubbard the 29 year old fighter.

3-3 UFC record looking to have the best fight of his life against the UFC vet Vinc Pichel

“I believe this is going to be a three-round war and one of those fights that has Fight of the Night potential,” he continued. “I’m confident where I’m at that I’m going to win that three-round war, but I’m definitely not taking this challenge lightly. From the fights I’ve watched and the things I’ve seen, he’s going to be there, he’s going to be bringing it, and I’m just really looking forward to this challenge.”

https://www.ufc.com/news/austin-hubbard-thrilled-challenge-vinc-pichel-ufc-fight-night-cannonier-gastelum

Win over Pichel helps Austin Hubbard test free agency, Building his value. Showing he defeated a very tough fighter before leaving UFC.

Pantoja vs Royval

Alexandre Pantoja #3 Flyweight coming off a win against Former Rizin Bantamweight Champion Manel Kape. VERY CLOSE to a UFC Flyweight Title.

“I want to deserve my opportunity and this fight is going to give me that opportunity.” Alexandre Pantoja

https://www.ufc.com/news/alexandre-pantoja-wants-earn-his-big-opportunities-ufc-vegas-34

Brandon Royval LFA Flyweight Champion 12-5 record defeated Kai Kara France, Tim Elliot in his UFC career.

“I have to go in there and make a statement,” Royval said. “I plan on finishing him. A finish over him also shows I’m the deadliest guy in the division.” https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/exclusive-interviews/brandon-royval-expects-to-finish-the-scariest-flyweight-in-alexandre-pantoja-and-earn-rematch-with-brandon-moreno-theres-unfinished-business/

Two flyweights going at it, HIGH LEVEL flyweights looking to challenge for the UFC Flyweight Title in 2021. FIGHT OF THE NIGHT.