Austin Lingo LFA 73 Fighter to Watch

Austin Lingo, 25 year old featherweight prospect is making his fifth appearance for the Legacy Fighting Alliance against Solo Hatley JR. Solo Hatley is another United States Featherweight prospect Lingo being an LFA veteran should get a LFA Featherweight title shot as well. Lingo has the potential to fight in the UFC or Bellator, He’s my fighter to watch for a reason.

Austin Lingo will be motivated even MORE in his fight against Solo Hatley Jr, Fighting in Dallas Texas. Trains at MMA gym powerhouse Fortis MMA in Dallas, Texas. Lingo fighting in front of family and friends.

“Oh man, it is awesome. I love to fight in my home town. It is great fighting here,” Lingo said to Sherdog.com.

Lingo training at Fortis MMA will give Lingo an advantage, Trains with world class fighters such as Geoff Neal, Diego Ferreira, Miles Johns and Damon Jackson. Giving Austin Lingo the work every single day but always improving.

In the co-main event, we have another explosive matchup with Austin Lingo taking on Solo Hatley Jr. Both of these fighters have had highlight reel knock-outs this year. Most recently, the 5’6″ Solo Hatley Jr. knocked out 6’4″ TeeJay Britton at LFA 67. His ability to overcome an 8.5″ reach disadvantage landed him a spot in the LFA 73 co-main event against the undefeated Austin Lingo. Lingo has fought five of his six professional bouts in the LFA, three of which ended with a finish. This will be an important fight not only for both the fighters, but the extremely competitive featherweight division as well.

http://www.axs.tv/sports/fights-lfa73/

Solo Hatley is the toughest test for Austin Lingo but Sayif Saud, Fortis MMA head coach will have Lingo ready for the challenge. Sayif Saud is coaching a future LFA Featherweight Champion and a future UFC featherweight.

James Nakashima One Championship: Dawn of Heroes Fighter to Watch

James Nakashima, One Championship Middleweight Prospect is fighting UFC veteran Yushin Okami at One Championship: Dawn of Heroes. Toughest fight of Nakashima career as he faces Okami who fought Anderson Silva, Rich Franklin, and Chael Sonnen. Nakashima with a win over Okami would get a One Championship Middleweight title shot, That’s why Nakashima is the fighter to watch.

Nakashima is the most underrated free agent signing for One Championship, Nakashima can be the One Championship Middleweight Champion. Entering the prime of his career at 30 years old.

James Nakashima thought a ONE Welterweight World Title shot would be awaiting him following his most recent victory.

However, instead of getting a crack at the belt, he has been given the opportunity to face a mixed martial arts legend. That has made the rising star just as satisfied.

“I do want that World Title shot, but [the matchmakers are] keeping me active, and I appreciate that. It will come. I’ve just got to keep chipping away and my World Title shot will come,” Nakashima says.

https://www.onefc.com/news/james-nakashima-has-his-eye-on-yushin-okami-and-other-big-challenges/

James Nakashima in the prime of his career, Definitely capable of beating an MMA legend Yushin Okami. Be the biggest win of Nakashima’s young career. Exciting fight to watch on the One Championship: Dawn of Heroes event.

Arman Tsarukyan Next Fight after UFC 240?

Arman Tsarukyan, 22 year old Lightweight Prospect in his second fight for the UFC had an impressive win against Olivier Aubin- Mercier. Arman has a bright future ahead of him. Grappling Mercier for three rounds shows how talented Arman is, He’ll continue to show his talents in his next fight but what is his next fight?

Arman Tsarukyan vs David Teymur

David Teymur top 20-top 25 Lightweight with a record of 8-2. Perfect fight for Arman. Teymur hasn’t fought since MAY, Definitely needs a fight soon.

Arman Tsarukyan vs Rustam Khabilov

Rustam Khabilov UFC veteran since 2012 with a UFC record of 10-2, #21 Lightweight. Rustam Khabilov hasn’t fought since February.

Arman Tsarukyan vs Drakkar Klose

Drakkar Klose #26 Lightweight will be fighting in August. Arman if he wants to wait three to four months, Fighting Drakkar Klose will be a fascinating fight to watch.

Interested to seeing who Arman’s next fight would be, UFC has a future Lightweight Champion on their hands from Armenia!!

Hakeem Dawodu next fight after UFC 240 to Continue his Journey to the Featherweight Title

Hakeem Dawodu headlined the UFC 240 prelims with a brutal kick that would knock out, Japanese prospect Yoshinori Horie. Hakeem having the spotlight on him by headlining the UFC 240 prelims, Perfect opportunity to create a bigger following for him. Hakeem popularity will continue to grow in his next fight but what is his next fight?

Dawodu should end 2019 with a five fight winning streak, Being a top 15 Featherweight. Dawodu had a significant win against a young hungry, Japanese prospect and Dawodu took advantage of it.

7 out of 9 wins came by knockout, Perfect fighter for Dana White’s expectations of what a fighter should be. Since he’s the “Perfect Fighter” will be a rising star for the featherweight division.

Throughout fight week, Hawaii’s Max Holloway had been semi-seriously referred to as the new face of Canadian MMA. In the absence of GSP, and with Rory MacDonald gone from the UFC, Holloway has taken to Canada, and fought in several main events here. It doesn’t sit well with Hakeem Dawodu, however. “Max is cool but he’s not Canadaian. I’m Canadian. How can he be the face of Canadian MMA when he’s from Hawaii?” he questioned.

“I’m the Canadian, I’m the one who’s grown up here, I’m the one who’s representing the country,” he continued. “Definitely, I’m one of the faces of the new wave of Canadian MMA, and that don’t even make sense to me.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2019/07/28/ufc-240-hakeem-dawodu-not-cool-with-holloway-being-face-of-canadian-mma/

Dawodu definitely one of the NEW faces of CANADIAN MMA!! Dawodu being the new face of Canada MMA should headline his next fight for a ESPN + event… Against who?

Hakeem Dawodu vs Makwan Amirkhani

Makwan Amirkhani beat Cage Warriors Lightweight Champion, Chris Fishgold in his last fight on the UFC on ESPN +11 card. Makwan ranked #23 Featherweight on Tapology. Com

Jun 1, 2019; Stockholm, Sweden; Makwan Amirkhani (red gloves) prior to fight against Chris Fishgold (blue gloves) at Ericsson Globe. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports

Hakeem Dawodu vs Julio Arce

Julio Arce last fight was a win against a world class featherweight, Julian Erosa. Arce hasn’t fought since May!! Arce definitely needs a fight soon, Dawodu if he’s willing to take a short notice fight..

ROCHESTER, NY – MAY 18: Julio Arce celebrates after his knockout victory over Julian Erosa in their featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Blue Cross Arena on May 18, 2019 in Rochester, New York. (Photo by Michael Owens/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Hakeem Dawodu vs Kevin Aguilar

Kevin Aguilar former LFA Featherweight Champion, Top 20 Featherweight, Lost to Dan Ige on ESPN +12. Aguilar is in the prime of his career at 30 years old. Dawodu vs Aguilar would be a fascinating fight to WATCH.

Love to see Hakeem Dawodu fight in the next couple months, September or October. Dawodu

Steven Nguyen Week 6 Contender Series Fighter to Watch

Steven Nguyen, Featherweight prospect from the Midwest is fighting on the Dana White Contender Series. Opportunity of a lifetime to fight in front of UFC fans and most importantly Dana White. Featherweight champion for Evolution Fighting Championship. Nguyen is the Week 6 Fighter to Watch.

“Every single fight I’ve evolved,” Nguyen told MMAWeekly.com. “I’ve learned a lot. I’m so much better than I was even just in my last fight.

“I took a little bit of a layoff, pretty much a year, but I’ve trained my ass off. I’ve improved so much that I feel like I’m at that level that I need to be. I’m ready to keep these fights going. Instead of taking these long layoffs, I’m ready to fight back-to-back and get the ball rolling more now.” https://justmma.nyc/index.php/ufc/2019/04/12/steven-nguyen-focused-on-himself-heading-into-efc-11-title-defense-24141.html

Hard work pays off, All the training when your in so much pain, Having no desire to go but you train anyways because you want to be in the UFC so bad!!

When your willing to put in the work, Know you want to be in the UFC, The Dana White Contender Series is all about who wants it more!! Five out of Nguyen six wins came by finish. Perfect fighter for Dana White Contender Series.

Steven Nguyen’s best performance will be on the Dana White Contender Series, Fighting Aalon Cruz.

Knocking out Aalon Cruz and impressing Dana White with his striking. With a KO, Nguyen would be offered a UFC contract. His dreams will become a reality.

Hakeem Dawodu UFC 240 Continues his Journey to the Featherweight Title

Hakeem Dawodu, UFC Featherweight signed in 2017. Came from the World Series of Fighting where Justin Gaethje, Marlon Moraes, David Branch, Blagoi Ivanov and Jessica Aguilar fought. Hakeem since fighting for the UFC has a record of 2-1. Next fight is at UFC 240 fighting Yoshinori Horie on the prelims. Win over Yoshinori will be a MAJOR win for Hakeem.

Hakeem while fighting for the WSOF beat Steven Siler a former UFC veteran. Most impressive win on his record. Yoshinori Horie is a Japanese Prospect who fought for historic Japan Promotion.. Pancrase.

Yoshinori Hori in his UFC debut looking to impress the UFC Fans with a devastating knockout but Hakeem can ruin Yoshinori’s UFC debut. Taking advantage of the opportunity fighting on UFC 240.

Hakeem with the world class fighting talent he has!! He’s highly capable of beating Yoshinori Hori and even top 15 ranked UFC Featherweights but because of injuries that hasn’t been the case.

“Right before I got signed, I tore my left shoulder, and I tore my right shoulder,” Dawodu said in May (via MMA Junkie). “So my last four fights, I’ve actually been fighting with torn shoulders. After my last fight, in December, with Kyle Bochniak, me and my management, my coach and also myself decided it would be a good time to nurse my injuries. I got PRP (platelet-rich plasma therapy) on my left shoulder, I got PRP on my right shoulder. Three treatments, I’m 100 percent.”

Dawodu added that he wanted a shot at a ranked opponent and that he was eager to get back to his knockout ways.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/trentreinsmith/2019/07/24/ufc-240-preview-and-picks-can-a-healthy-hakeem-dawodu-get-back-to-his-knockout-ways/#3c2637878dea

Dawodu is a tough human being to fight with both shoulders torn, Mind is definitely powerful. With a powerful mind and healed shoulders, Dawodu will be placed in the top 15 Featherweight Rankings at the end of 2019!!

Dawodu fighting in his home country of Canada will give him extra motivation… A boost to defeat the hot Japanese prospect, Yoshinori Horie.

UFC 240 version of Hakeem Dawodu will be a new improved version. The start of a journey to the UFC Featherweight Title.

Kris Moutinho CES 57: Rebello vs Haley Fighter to Watch

Kris Mouthino in his 10 fight professional career only fought for CES MMA. A top 5 regional MMA promotion. Mouthino with a 7-3 record is fighting on the CES 57 co- main event against Johnny Campbell. Mouthino has a bright future ahead of him at 27 years old, Top 5 MMA promotion will be calling his name.

Kris Moutinho in his last fight at CES 53 fought one of the best Bantamweight prospects, Tony Gravely. Sadly Mouthino lost.

Where do you want to be in twelve months?

Where everybody else in this sport wants to be, man. I want to be in the UFC. I want to be holding a belt. I want so much in the sport that goes beyond the UFC. I want to show everyone that I’m one of the best to ever do this. That’s my goal every time I go out there. I’m twenty-six, I’m still young. I’ve got a lot to learn and a lot to prove, so I’m just going to keep pushing.

https://www.fightbookmma.com/ces-53-star-kris-moutinho-i-wanna-be-the-best-to-ever-do-it/

Kris Moutinho with a win over Johnny Campbell will get another CES Bantamweight Title Shot. Most likely won’t fight Tony Gravely again because Gravely is fighting on the Dana White Contender Series, Opportunity of a lifetime.

Moutinho can get that same opportunity as Gravely with a win over Johnny Campbell, Winning the Vacant CES Bantamweight Title and defending the title couple times he’ll get the phone call from Dana White, Sean Shelby or Mick Maynard.

I can’t wait to get back out there,” the former CES title challenger says ahead of his return to action this week. “My last fight left a bitter taste in my mouth. I’m excited to turn the page with an exciting performance.”

Moutinho burst onto the New England MMA scene with four straight wins. He’s won three of his past four, including a first-round KO at CES 50. But the 26-year-old Moutinho says the best has yet to come.

“Don’t blink on fight night,” he says, smiling.

https://www.fightbookmma.com/kris-moutinho-hungry-heading-into-ces-57/

Ray Borg What’s Next after Beating Gabriel Silva?

Ray Borg returned to the octagon after dealing with so much suffering in his life such as Ray Borg’s child having brain surgery, Injured because of the Conor McGregor bus incident and missing weight. Ray Borg defeated Gabriel Silva in his debut, Dominating Silva with grappling. Borg journey to the Bantamweight Title starts now but what will be Ray Borg next fight?

Ray Borg suffering for the last couple years will be used as his motivation to climb to the top of the Bantamweight Division. Ray Borg in 2017 challenged Demetrious Johnson for the UFC Flyweight Title.

Ray Borg should fight a top 15-20 UFC Bantamweight since he was a title challenger in 2017.

Ray Borg vs Thomas Almeida

Ray Borg vs Thomas Almeida is a fight that makes sense. Thomas Almeida ranked #15 in UFC Bantamweight Division. Thomas Almeida couple years ago was a future UFC champion but has fallen off. However Almeida is still a world class young fighter at 27 years old.

Ray Borg vs Ricky Simon

Ricky Simon recently got knocked out in 46 seconds by Urijah Faber. Ricky Simon before losing to Faber, Had a 3 fight winning streak. Future UFC Bantamweight Champion without a doubt, Only 26 years old and Borg is 25 years old.

Either Thomas Almeida or Ricky Simon are the two perfect challengers for Ray Borg. Hope Ray Borg gets a top 15 opponent where he can climb to the top of the UFC Bantamweight Division. Wish Ray Borg nothing but the best in his MMA career.

Arman Tsarukyan UFC 240 Fighter to Watch

Arman Tsarukyan, UFC Fighter at 22 years old lost in his UFC debut against Islam Makhachev in a 3 round fight. Arman shouldn’t be down on himself as Islam was the #14 ranked UFC Lightweight. Arman upcoming fight wouldn’t be against a ranked Lightweight but fighting Olivier Aubin- Mercier. Interesting fight for Arman to see how far Arman has grown, That’s why Arman is my fighter to watch.

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – APRIL 20: (R-L) Arman Tsarukyan of Russia punches Islam Makhachev of Russia in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Yubileyny Sports Palace on April 20, 2019 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Tsarukyan, from Russia, made his promotional debut in April at UFC on ESPN+ 7, but dropped a unanimous decision to Islam Makhachev. Prior to that, the 22-year-old had a 12-fight winning streak that included eight finishes.

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/05/olivier-aubin-mercier-vs-arman-tsarukyan-ufc-240-edmonton-canada

Tsarukyan looking to start a UFC winning streak and nine finishes against Olivier Aubin- Mercier. Training hard at Tiger Muay Thai & MMA being coached by George Hickman. Arman without a doubt will look better than ever as he trains with Mairbek Taisumov, Alexey Kunchenko, and Timofey Nastyukhin.

Arman Tsarukyan has beaten good competition including former UFC fighters Junior Assuncao, Takenori Sato, and Felipe Oliviera. Tsarukyan is a great addition to the UFC’s lightweight division. At only 22, he has a very high ceiling.

https://cagesidepress.com/2019/04/06/welcome-ufc-arman-tsarukyan/

Arman will add another impressive win to his career by beating Olivier Aubin Prince Mercier. Showing Dana White and the MMA world that he’s one of the pound for pound UFC prospects.

Bubba Jenkins Rising Star for Brave CF Headlines Brave CF 24

Bubba Jenkins former Bellator fighter and a Division One All- American for Arizona State is making his Brave CF Featherweight Title Defense against Lucas Martins. Bubba last fight was his Brave CF debut, Beat Elias Boudegzdame the Brave CF Featherweight Champion. Excited for Bubba Jenkins next fight against Lucas Martins is a exciting fight to watch, Looking forward to watch Jenkins world class fighting talents.

Jenkins has signed a multi-fight deal with Brave CF and is looking to become more than just the face of that promotion.

“I’m trying to be an international face. I plan to capitalize on the spotlight. I’ll be able to coach and speak wrestling for years to come. Going overseas and conquering really gives me an opportunity to be a face not only in America but elsewhere.”

https://mmasucka.com/2018/09/05/brave-cf-16s-bubba-jenkins-wants-to-become-an-international-face/

Bubba Jenkins definitely can be the STAR of Brave CF, Sending Jenkins to London to be the main event for Brave CF 24. Brave CF believes in Jenkins a lot.

Martins (20-4), who competed in three different weight classes in the UFC, became the Brave interim lightweight champion with a victory over Luan Santiago in April 2018, but lost the belt after injuring his knee in the first round against Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady in November. The Brazilian was riding a four-fight winning streak as a featherweight before moving up to 155 pounds.

https://www.mmafighting.com/2019/6/19/18691482/bubba-jenkins-brave-cf-featherweight-title-lucas-martins-london

Bubba Jenkins using his Arizona State All- American Wrestling to control the fight, The pace and dominate Lucas Martins. Jenkins with a win over Martins will increase his stardom with Brave CF and internationally, Recognizing Jenkins as one of the top 50 Featherweights in the world.

The VIP list for BRAVE Combat Federation’s invite-only, exclusive event on July 25th, keeps growing. A few more big names have been added to BRAVE 24: London, a once-in-a-lifetime experience set to empower the sport of mixed martial arts by connecting it to the highest level of businessmen, politicians, celebrities and influencers from around the world.

Former MMA fighter and Light Heavyweight contender Jimi Manuwa will be in attendance to witness a turning point for the sport in Europe, as he will watch the highest level of mixed martial arts from around the world from a VIP standpoint.

Also appearing in the luxurious fight night is former fighter turned commentator Dan Hardy

http://mmauk.net/2019/07/17/jimi-manuwa-and-dan-hardy-among-names-confirmed-to-attend-brave-24-london/

Bubba Jenkins has successful people from all around the world watching a rising star fight for rising MMA promotion… Brave Combat Federation. Jenkins having the perfect challenger

The champ has launched an extraordinary attack on his future foe, calling him a villain and referring to himself as “the hero the people need”. He has also compared himself to a king and claimed Lucas could “climb the mountain” all he wanted, and he would still be the champion.

 “People watch movies, and they look for the hero, they look for the villain, not understanding that some of these heroes were placed in that position just by straight-up destiny and that some of these villains chose to be that. This villain chose to come after me, knowing that I am the hero of my division, knowing that I am the king. I sit at the top seat, the highest seat only holds one, so he can continue being the villain, climbing the mountain after me. And I’ll continue to reign”, exclaimed Jenkins.

With regards to having a prediction for the fight, the American world champion has guaranteed that Martins won’t make it to the bell, and claimed he would be finished either in round two or round four.

“If he doesn’t do what he is supposed to do, he doesn’t make it to round two. But if he comes for war, wanting more, he counts the lights, and snores in four”, says Jenkins.

https://www.fightbookmma.com/champion-bubba-jenkins-launches-scathing-attack-on-villain-lucas-mineiro-ahead-of-brave-24/

Jenkins believes he’ll dominate Martins, Even tho Martins was a Brave CF Lightweight Champion. Jenkins is the King of the Brave Combat Federation and the Brave CF Featherweight Champion. Jenkins will help grow BRAVE CF and will become a star on Brave CF 24.

Jackson Loureiro Future FC 7 Prospect to Watch #4

Jackson Loureiro, Brazilian Lightweight Prospect at 24 years old upcoming fight is at Future FC 7. Future FC is a top 5 Brazilian MMA promotion with a stable of Brazilian prospects, Jackson Loureiro is one of them. Jackson is the co- main event fighting his toughest opponent, Anderson Ferreira( 13-1 record) and that’s why Jackson is my prospect to watch.

Louriero is returning to Future FC after defending the Serbian Battle Champion Lightweight title against Stefan Zvijer. Beating the top prospects the Eastern Balkans has to offer.

Excited for Jackson Loureiro next fight against Anderson Ferreira. Getting a Future Fc Lightweight Title Shot and later on a UFC/Bellator offer.

Nate Andrews Rebirth against Rashid Magomedov PFL #5

Nate Andrews, CES Lightweight Champion at 35 years old finally got an opportunity to fight for a Top 5 Promotion in the Professional Fighters League. Andrews lost to Chris Wade in his PFL debut in a five round fight. Andrews in his next fight against Rashid Magomedov will be reborn and look better than ever.

Chris Wade def. Nate Andrews via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Nate Andrews had a five round fight with Chris Wade. Giving Wade a tough challenge. Andrews didn’t get demolished but wasn’t his best self. Wade was very impressed with Nate Andrews and his fighting skills.

Andrews will go back to the drawing board at the New England Combat MMA gym and analyze the mistakes Andrews he made. Work hard everyday at the New England Combat MMA gym because Andrews is fighting Rashid Magomedov. Magomedov a former UFC Lightweight Fighter with a record 5-1 in the UFC.

Apr 15, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Rashid Magomedov (Blue Gloves) reacts to victory against Bobby Green (Red Gloves) during UFC Fight Night at the Sprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Definitely hardest challenge in Nate Andrews career. Andrews is a CES Lightweight Champion and before signing with the PFL was one of the top United States Prospects. Pound for Pound top ten.

“I have some amazing people around me, some people that have helped me get here. I travel too, get some great work in with Joe [Lauzon] and all the guys over there [at Lauzon MMA]. They come to Tri-Force as well, so we all get great work in.”

Many of Lauzon MMA’s stable are of the same management as Nate Andrews: Top Game Management. This allows him to build relationships with great fighters from not only his gym but all over. This includes current UFC fighters such as Rob Font, Calvin Kattar, Kyle Bochniak, and more.

“We all started around the same time. They got their opportunity before I did, but I learn from them, they keep me positive.” Andrews believes working with these fighters not only continues to grow his game, but keeps his hopes always high and head up. “You know they say it to me all the time, ‘I’ve been there,’ they know I’m going to get the call, they know how good my resume is.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2019/01/29/nate-andrews-ces-interview-ufc/

Nate Andrews WILL be READY for Rashid Magomedov on PFL #5, Showing Rashid he’s a reborn Nate Andrews that will win the PFL Lightweight Tournament and the MILLION DOLLAR PRIZE.

Amir Albazi Brave CF 24 Prospect to Watch #3

Amir Albazi, Top Five Flyweight Prospect fights for Brave CF the best Middle Eastern Promotion. Next Brave CF appearance is at Brave CF 24 fighting Irish Flyweight Blaine O’ Driscoll. Tough fight for Amir as Blaine is a top five prospect from the United Kingdom. Testing to see where Amir is at in his career and for that reason Amir is my prospect to watch.

Amir Albazi besides being a world class Flyweight Fighter has an amazing story. Refugee from Iran that fled to Sweden looking for a better life.

Born in Iraq, Albazi was forced to flee the country during the war, in search of a better life. He and his family spent two years in different places until they settled in Sweden, a radical change from the life he left behind.

Unable to speak the language, and shocked with the cultural differences, Amir lashed out. He is the first one to admit that the move made him become more rebellious. That meant getting into street fights whenever he could. However, that all changed when he crossed paths with MMA, the sport that would change his life.

“After we moved to Sweden, it was hard. Not being able to speak the language and being the new kid in a new country got me in a lot of street fights. Violence was my only answer at the time. I grew up as an immigrant kid in Stockholm. My parents didn’t have it great economically, so I had to learn how to take care of myself (…) I found out about MMA and turned something negative into something positive”, says Albazi.

Albazi without a doubt made MMA into a positive by becoming one of the top FLYWEIGHT prospects in the world. Albazi upcoming fight against Blaine O’ Driscoll will show that Albazi is a future UFC flyweight. Excited for his next fight and the future for Albazi.

George Hickman Underrated Coach #4

George Hickman Head Coach at Tiger Muay Thai, One of the rising MMA Gyms. Hickman retired MMA fighter, Retired in 2016 would become the head coach of Tiger Muay Thai. Coaching some of the best fighters in the world such as Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko which is a great coach- fighter relationship they have. Hickman is one of the most underrated mma head coaches.

Tiger Muay Thai & MMA continues to be one of the top martial arts gyms in the world, and head coach George Hickman is guiding the camp’s warriors to great success.

Since the start of 2018, Hickman has cornered a slew of top martial artists in ONE Championship, including Tiffany “No Chill” TeoKairat “The Kazakh” AkhmetovEmilio “The Honey Badger” Urrutia, and Timofey Nastyukhin.

Hickman coaches easily one of the best Women MMA fighters on the planet in Valentina Shevchenko. UFC flyweight Champion.

Besides coaching Shevchenko, Hickman some world class fighters.

Petr Yan

Petr Yan # 4 UFC Bantamweight. Future UFC Champion without a doubt.

Daniel Hooker

Daniel Hooker pioneer of New Zealand MMA, Top 15 UFC Lightweight.

Timofey Nastyukhin

Timofey shocked the world by beating Eddie Alvarez for One Championship. Top 5 One Championship Lightweight.

Arman Tsarukyan

Arman, Top Five Lightweight Prospect lost to Islam Makhachev in his UFC debut.

Ivan Shtyrkov

Ivan top ten Heavyweight Prospect, Will never fight for the UFC because of steroids but is now fighting for Rizin.

Bang Tiger Muay Thai and George Hickman have an incredible gym, Ran by a world class head coach in George Hickman. Coaching future champions. Hickman is an underrated coach for a reason.

Arnold Allen Next Fight After Gilbert Melendez?

Arnold Allen, Top 15 UFC Featherweight headlined the UFC 239 prelims by impressively beating Gilbert Melendez. Win over a legend like Gilbert Melendez is a great addition to his resume. Arnold Allen showed how talented he is when fighting Melendez. Promising future, Future UFC Featherweight Champion. Excited for his next fight but what will it be?

Allen on what he wants next

“This win has to put me in a ranking position. Everyone’s been saying they’re surprised I’m not ranked yet. If I don’t get ranked, I don’t know what’s going on.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/07/arnold-allen-better-be-ranked-after-gilbert-melendez-win-ufc-239-video

Arnold Allen in the latest UFC Rankings, Allen is ranked #12 UFC Featherweight. Allen soon to be on his way for the UFC Featherweight Title Shot!! Before getting the title shot must face top ten Featherweights.

Allen mentioned on the Ariel Helwani show, How it was refreshing to be fighting in Las Vegas on UFC 239. Fights for Allen in the future should be only main cards and headlining main events.

Allen thinks that he can change that all by having a productive 2019. In fact, he thinks a shot at the top 10 should be right around the corner if he can correct some things. 

“I think that’s the main thing, getting active, stringing a few together,” Allen said. “Stop getting injured and stop getting sick and all that crap.”

In an ideal world, Allen would like to have a much busier year than in the past. In each of the past four years, he’s only fought once per year. 

“Three seems like a good number, “Allen said. “I’d like to get out three times at least.” 

https://www.flocombat.com/articles/6395361-ufc-londons-arnold-allen-wants-at-least-three-fights-in-2019

Arnold Allen vs Renato Moicano

Renato Moicano, BJJ Black Belt and #10 ranked Featherweight. Moicano lost to Chan-Sung- Jung, Knocked out under a minute in the first round. Moicano loss happened on June 22. The timing would be perfect for both fighters.

Arnold Allen vs Jeremy Stephens

Jeremy Stephens more known for the moment with Conor McGregor than being an MMA Fighter. Stephens #8 ranked Featherweight. Lost to Zabit Magomedsharipov in March. Stephens hasn’t fought since March and definitely needs a fight in the Summer. Arnold Allen barely got damaged and fighting Stephens would be the perfect opportunity.

Arnold Allen vs Renato Moicano, Arnold Allen vs Jeremy Stephens are the best options for Arnold Allen to continue his journey to the Featherweight Title. Fighting against Top Ten UFC Featherweights instead of lower ranked opponents. Excited for Arnold Allen’s next fight.

Ode Osbourne “Jamaican Sensation” Picasso of MMA Dana White Contender Series is a UFC Champion and a UFC STAR

Ode ” Jamaican Sensation” Osbourne appeared on week 4 of the Dana White Contender Series. Osbourne was the most impressive fighter on the week 4 card. Ode will be fighting in the UFC Bantamweight Division. Ode stood out because of his impressive striking and being an all around martial artist. Personally for me I see Osbourne as a star and UFC champion!!

Ode Osbourne beat his toughest opponent, Armando Villarreal who had a record of 5-1 and had 3 Legacy Fight Alliance fights. Osbourne armbarred Villarreal in the first round. Ode Osbourne def. Armando Villarreal via verbal submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:39 .

Ode Osbourne absolutely is talented and has potential to be a champion but a STAR as WELL!! Ode knows how to talk and sell his fights by calling himself the “Jamaican Sensation” and the “Picasso.” Star written all over him.

Ode Osbourne having an amazing story of being an immigrant from Jamaica, Dreamt of being something better than what he is now. Ode is living his dream right now of being a UFC fighter. Not only a UFC fighter but is a math teacher for 6th graders.

Ode is living his American Dream but his dream hasn’t even started. Journey truly begins with his UFC debut and climbing up the UFC Bantamweight Rankings. Being offered the UFC Bantamweight Title Shot. Becoming a UFC Star.

Gabriel Silva UFC Debut Dana White Looking for a Fight

Gabriel Silva, Signed on the Austin, Texas episode of “Dana White Looking for a Fight” Gabriel Silva impressed Dana White at LFA 63 against Nate Jefferman that Silva would get signed. Gabriel Silva is dropping down to Bantamweight to fight Ray Borg for his UFC Debut. Fighting on the card of Dos Anjos vs Edwards. Excited to watch Silva’s debut against Ray Borg.

Gabriel Silva in his Legacy Fighting Alliance debut against Jake Hefferman was impressive. Knocked out Hefferman in the first round which lead to Dana White signing Silva.

Gabriel Silva, Brazilian Prospect from Brazil who fought for the best Brazilian MMA promotion in Jungle Fight. Trains at Team Noguiera. Silva is the brother of former UFC fighter Erick Silva.

Before fighting Hefferman fought a Featherweight Prospect, Kamil Lebowski. Winning in unanimous decision. Gabriel Silva has two impressive wins in his young career.

Gabriel Silva will be looking to shock the world on July 20th as he fights Ray Borg, Looking to win by unanimous decision, Devastating knockout, or a submission that makes Ray Borg quit.

Billy Quarantillo Dana White Contender Series Week 5 Fighter To Watch

Billy Quarantillo, King of the Cage Lightweight Champion is beginning the Week 5 Card of the Dana White Contender Series. Quarantillo is fighting Kamuela Kirk. Quarantillo fighting on the Dana White Contender Series is the biggest opportunity of his life. Even tho Billy is 30 years old is my prospect to watch!!

Quarantillo is 11-2 as a professional and on a four-fight win streak. He was a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter Season 22 but came short against Saul Rogers. Since his stint on TUF, Quarantillo has gone 5-1. In the process, he won the KOTC lightweight championship.

https://cagesidepress.com/2019/04/19/exclusive-kamuela-kirk-billy-quarantillo-contender-series-july-2nd/

Not usual Dana White is interesting in signing prospects that are 29,30,31 years old but Dana is giving Quarantillo a shot to get a UFC contract. Gave him a shot for a reason because he’s a top United States Featherweight Prospect.

Dana White is looking for finishers, Constant pressure and Quarantillo is the perfect fighter for that. 8 out of 11 wins came by knockout or submission.

Quarantillo impresses the boss Dana White he’ll get signed by Dana White. Being signed by the UFC will change everything, No more getting paid two grand. Life will change forever.

Hope Billy Quarantillo gets signed by the UFC because he deserves it, Lightweight Champion for King of the Cage. Star for the King of the Cage. Paid his dues in the regional circuit and can start his journey in the UFC.

Luis Rafael Laurentino PFL #5 Fighter to Watch

Luis Rafael Laurentino, Top Featherweight Prospect from Brazil is making his second PFL appearance against Lance Palmer. Be the toughest fight of Luis career but he’s definitely up for the challenge. Luis is a top 5 PFL 2019 Signing, Brings a lot of promise and that’s the reason why he’s my Fighter to Watch.

First PFL appearance, Luis knocked out Jeremy Kennedy(Top Canada Featherweight Prospect) in the first round 0:23. Yes Luis knocked out his opponent in 23 seconds. Most impressive win of Luis career.

WIN against Lance Palmer will be the best win in his career, Probably biggest win in PFL history. Lance Palmer the PFL 2018 Featherweight Champion, One of the best Featherweights on the planet and a 4 Time All-American Wrestler at Ohio State.

Fascinating fight to watch for Luis to see how talented he truly is against a world class Featherweight. Luis will definitely challenge Lance Palmer as Luis is one of the best Featherweights in the world.

Luis with a win over Lance Palmer and Movlid Khaybulaev loses his next fight, Luis will be in first place of the PFL FEATHERWEIGHT Standings.

Luis Rafael Laurentino

  • 34-1 record
  • 26 years old
  • #54 Featherweight in the World
  • Serbian Battle Championship Featherweight Champion

Alexander Hernandez UFC on ESPN 4:Dos Anjos vs Edwards Fighter to Watch

Alexander Hernandez, One of the hottest prospects fighting in the Lightweight Division lost to Donald Cerrone. Hernandez got a taste of his own medicine by disrespecting a legend, Donald Cerrone. Hopefully Hernandez got humbled by the lost and returned to the gym!! Showing the new skills he worked on against a UFC veteran in Francisco Trinaldo.

Alexander Hernandez fights out of San Antonio and his upcoming fight is in San Antonio. Fighting in front of training partners, Family, Friends will give Hernandez some extra motivation.  Hernandez lives and trains in San Antonio, Texas, as a member of the Ohana Academy.

Losing to Donald Cerrone, Humbled him. Taught Hernandez he needs a lot of work to do!! Flaws in his game.

In an Instagram post, Hernandez thanked Cerrone for the experience and said it taught him he needs to “learn to fight” and perhaps even change his approach to the game.

http://n an Instagram post, Hernandez thanked Cerrone for the experience and said it taught him he needs to “learn to fight” and perhaps even change his approach to the game.

“Congratulations @cowboycerrone. You taught me something invaluable in defeat,” Hernandez posted with a picture of himself post-fight, showing the damage Cerrone did to his face. “Perhaps the best/worst thing that ever happened to me was a 42 second knockout debut. I go into every fight feeling untouchable and expecting a repeat of the same occurrence. I prepare myself in the moments prior for an execution in the first round and not a fight. I need to learn to fight. I need to address my approach. I brought the fight to Cerrone and where he made adjustments, I did not. Experience is a costly bitch.

https://mmajunkie.com/2019/01/alexander-hernandez-says-cowboy-cerrone-taught-him-he-needs-to-learn-to-fight-ufc-brooklyn

Hernandez, 26 years old still has a lot of promise. A loss can devastate a fighter or a loss can be the best thing for the fighter. Hernandez loss was the best thing for him. Work hard everyday at the Ohana Academy, Learning the mistakes in his fighting.

No slouch at all, Ranked #13 in the Lightweight Division. Beat Beneil Dariush and Olivier Aubin-Mercier. Potential to be a UFC Lightweight Champion because he’s extremely talented.

Win over Francisco Trinaldo would place Alexander Hernandez in the top Ten. Fighter to Watch for Edwards vs Dos Anjos event, 2019 and in the future!!

Kevin Syler Contender Series Week 4 Fighter to Watch

Kevin Syler, 25 years old fighting out of Bolivia. One of the top PROSPECTS in Latin America will be fighting on the Dana White Contender Series against Lance Lawrence. Excited for Kevin Syler’s Fight!!

Kevin Syler trains at a MMA Gym powerhouse in American Top Team when he moved to Florida.

He made a decision that when he finished high school, he would move to the U.S. His brother relocated to Boca Raton about three years ago and trained at the American Top Team gym. Syler’s biggest challenge was staying focused while in Bolivia. https://mmajunkie.com/2014/03/fight-path-kevin-syler-followed-brother-from-bolivia-to-american-top-team

Learning new skills at probably the best MMA gym in the world, Working on being signed by the UFC by winning his fight on the Contender Series.

Kevin Syler undefeated in his mma career will look to continue his undefeated streak by beating Lance Lawrence and impressing Dana White enough to be signed!!

Bellator 2019 and the Future Should Build the Bottom of Their Roster

Bellator since Scott Coker became the promoter of Bellator has made a lot of progress, Signing Rory MacDonald, Ryan Bader, Gegard Mousasi which increased Bellator popularity. Bellator signed some world main event fighters but lack in signing world prelim fighters. In other words Bellator doesn’t fill up the bottom of their roster and they SHOULD!!!!!!

One of the main differences between Bellator and the UFC is the rosters. UFC cards are always stacked top to bottom and that’s where Bellator goes wrong. Bellator prelim cards have fighters with records of 3-1, 4-1, 7-4 and they’re not good fighters. In order to compete with UFC, Bellator immediately needs to build their bottom roster.!

The talent today has never been better, All over the world you can DISCOVER fighters who can fill up your prelim cards that can become Bellator Champions. No excuses anymore!! Bellator can sign fighters from the Professional Fighters which is basically a feeder league for the UFC, The PFL fighters can headline the prelim cards.

Bellator right now can sign fighters in the prime of their careers but fight in Promotions only hardcore MMA fans know about. Sign Fighters from the POLISH promotion KSW, Middle East Promotion Brave CF, M1 Global (Russian Promotion).

Other option is signing prospects from the Legacy Fighting Alliance, Cage Warriors, Titan FC, King of the Cage, BAMMA, Cage Fury Fighting Championship, Extreme Fighting Championship and many more world class regional promotions. Rather than the UFC signing them!!

Bellator is owned by Viacom, Mass Media Conglomerate. Multi Billion Dollar company. Bellator can offer contracts world class fighters from regional promotions and top ten promotions. Competing with the UFC when it comes to bidding wars!! Offering better pay to prospects and champion fighters will attract them way lot more.

Bellator should do everything in their power to fill up their roster to compete with the UFC. They can accomplish that goal by signing champions from other promotions besides the UFC, Sign top prospects from Cage Warriors and Legacy Fighting Alliance. Money isn’t an issue for Bellator they just need to go out and do it!!!!!

Mirsad Bektic 2019 UFC Featherweight Title Run!

Mirsad Bektic, UFC Featherweight at 28 years old who had the crazy fight with Darren Elkins is fighting on UFC on ESPN +13 against Josh Emmett which is no easy task.! However Bektic trains at Tristar Gym, Coached by the master himself Firas Zahabi. Bektic with a win over Josh Emmett will definitely place him in the top ten featherweight rankings and in a discussion as a Featherweight Contender.

Bektic coached by Firas Zahabi will help maximize Bektic potential and being a UFC Featherweight Champion. Bektic at 28 years old capable beating Max Holloway and the top ten featherweights on his best day!

“As far as can I beat them now? Yes, I can beat them now,” Bektic told MMA Junkie Radio. “But I’m getting better daily. I’m better today than I was yesterday. So I always have a mentality I can get better, I’m always open-minded, I listen to what people suggest to do and I try it and if it works for me, it works for me. If it doesn’t, I let it go and I keep getting better. When that time comes, I’m going to be better than I’m going to be Saturday night, and next year I’m going to be twice as good as, hopefully, I am this year. I believe you can’t just be stagnate.” https://www.fightful.com/mma/mirsad-bektic-says-he-can-beat-any-featherweight

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JUNE 09: (R-L) Mirsad Bektic of Bosnia celebrates after defeating Ricardo Lamas in their featherweight fight during the UFC 225 event at the United Center on June 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Bektic on a two fight win streak, Latest win against Ricardo Lamas who faced Jose Aldo for the Featherweight Title.

Bektic took home a split-decision win, 29-28, 28-29 and 30-27.

“I know everyone was looking forward to this fight, and I’m fighting a guy in his hometown, so you always have to worry a little when the decision is split,” Bektic said after the win. “However, I thought I had done more and had been more dominant throughout each round to get the job done. https://mmajunkie.com/2018/06/ufc-225-results-mirsad-bektic-stifles-ricardo-lamas-takes-home-hard-fought-split-call

“My one loss was to a veteran, and Ricardo Lamas has been around for a long time, fighting some of the best in the world. I mean, this is a guy who fought (Jose) Aldo, so I wanted to learn from my mistakes in the (Darren) Elkins fight and really bring the fight to him. https://mmajunkie.com/2018/06/ufc-225-results-mirsad-bektic-stifles-ricardo-lamas-takes-home-hard-fought-split-call

Mirsad Bektic in the HIGHLIGHT video, Talks about becoming a Featherweight Champion because of the self confidence he has on himself. Belief that Firas Zahabi will coach him to get a Featherweight Title Shot and become Featherweight Champion.

Nov 17, 2012; Montreal, QC, Canada; Georges St-Pierre poses for a photo with his team after winning the Welterweight Championship bout against Carlos Condit at UFC 154 at the Bell Centre. St-Pierre defeated Condit by unanimous decision. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Bektic next step in getting the Featherweight Title Shot is by beating Josh Emmett and CALLING out a top five Featherweight. Excited to see Bektic improvements against a world class fighter in Josh Emmett.

Ed Ruth’s Next Fight after Bellator 224 ?

Ed Ruth win against Kiichi Kunimoto is the most impressive win of his career. Ruth showed a lot of promise in his latest win, Working on his striking that would eventually knockout Kunimoto. Ed Ruth beating a former UFC fighter and a Pancrase Welterweight Title Challenger reveals Ruth he can face tough competition but who should he fight next?

Ed Ruth was in the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix but lost to Neiman Gracie. Bellator has confidence in Ruth he can face the top Bellator Welterweights and Bellator should give Ruth the top ten Welterweights.

“It meant a lot to compete in this tournament,” he said. “It shows how much potential they see in me, you look at the names involved and my name is in the mix, pretty amazing. I’d love to compete in another in my career.” https://fansided.com/2019/07/12/ed-ruth-was-riding-a-high-until-reality-hit-after-first-pro-loss/

Ed Ruth vs Neiman Gracie 2

Grappler vs Grappler. Ruth can revenge his loss against Neiman Gracie. Ruth looked better than ever against Kiichi Kunimoto, Even though Neiman Gracie lost against Rory MacDonald made a lot of improvements. Perfect fight for them as Ruth fought on Bellator 224 and Neiman on Bellator 222, Timing is perfect.

Ed Ruth vs David Rickles

David Rickles is a Bellator Welterweight Veteran with a record of 15-5 with Bellator. Rickles a top ten Bellator Welterweight. Rickles like Kiichi Kunimoto has a lot of experience. Ruth facing a fighter like David Rickles will test Ruth to see what improvements needs to be made and to show the progress. Win over Rickles will place Ruth in the top ten.

Ed Ruth vs Austin Vanderford

Austin Vanderford more known for being the fiance of Paige Van Zant than being a world class Bellator Fighter. Vanderford made an appearance on the Dana White Contender Series, Didn’t get the UFC contract but Bellator signed him!! Austin has a record of 7-0 and has the potential to be a Bellator Welterweight Champion.

Ed Ruth vs Erick Silva

Erick Silva Former UFC Fighter, Top 100 Welterweight in the world would be a great fight for Ed Ruth. Erick would give Ruth the toughest fight in his career as Silva faced Jon Fitch whose a world class wrestler. Silva would challenge Ruth’s Wrestling. Win over Silva would definitely place Ruth in the top ten, Fight in the 2019 Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix.

Ed Ruth next fight I hope is a competitive one, Bellator Fighter with a lot of experience . Challenge Ruth’s wrestling instead of being demolished. Ruth next fight should put Ruth on notice as a future Bellator Welterweight Champion!!

Future Impact for MMA Free Agency 2019 and Beyond!

Ryan Bader, Rory MacDonald signing with Bellator, Eddie Alvarez signing with One Championship, Justin Gaethje and Marlon Moraes signing with the UFC in the last five years. Becoming free agents and taking advantage of there free agency opportunity. In the last five years we’ve really seen the impact free agency has for the fighters and the MMA promotions. What is the future impact for MMA free agency?

Eddie Alvarez signing with One Championship was the best decision in his life by setting himself up financially for the rest of his life, Creating generational wealth for kids and grandchildren. Eddie believes every fighter should test the market for free agency!

Ryan Bader signing with Bellator was a brilliant decision, Bader a multi millionaire and a double champ for Bellator. Bader best win in his career was for Bellator, Knocking out Fedor Emelianenko under a minute. Bader signing worked out for Bader and Bellator.

Rory MacDonald arguably best Welterweight on the planet signing over to Bellator, Increases the popularity for Bellator. People start to watch Bellator because Rory signed with Bellator. Free Agency doesn’t only help the fighters but the promotions as well.

Perfect example is Kyoji Horiguchi UFC free agenct signing with Rizin, Kyoji Horiguchi the star for Rizin( Former promotion known as Pride) would become the Bellator Bantamweight Champion after beating Darrion Caldwell for the second time on Bellator 222. Rizin signing Kyoji Horiguchi was the best move for them, Other MMA promotions should follow Rizin.

UFC isn’t the only promotion in town anymore, There’s Bellator, One Championship, Professional Fighters League, Rizin, Brave FC(Top Middle East Promotion) and KSW(Polish Promotion). These promotions will be looking to sign UFC free agents to compete with the UFC and Bellator, Willing to go through bidding wars to sign them. KSW signing a crop of UFC/Bellator free agents to increase their popularity.

Free Agency now with several promotions will make fighters RICH because of bidding wars. Bidding wars can make MMA free agency interesting just like NBA free agency. Seeing where the UFC Welterweight Champion now free agent will sign. MMA Free Agency for the future can create interest, Trending Free Agent signing news where a UFC champion signs with a lesser known promotion. MMA Free Agency can create a lot of buzz which best for MMA.

Overall MMA Free Agency is here to stay because it impacts the fighters tremendously, Achieving their goal of becoming wealthy. Not only doesn’t help the fighters but the promotions by signing former UFC Champions to their promotion will make their promotion grow! Free Agency will create a never ending buzz of free agency news! MMA Free Agency will have a impact that last forever.

Handesson Ferreira Dark Horse for the PFL Welterweight Title

Handesson Ferreira, Top Professional Fighters League Welterweight with a PFL record of 4-1 and one of the top Welterweights not in the UFC or Bellator is my Dark Horse to win the PFL Welterweight Title.

Ferreira was a semi- finalist last year on the Professional Fighters League but lost to Ray Cooper. Ferreira looks better than ever however against Bojan Veličković.

Ferreira winning by unanimous decision, Beating Bojan who was a Former UFC Fighter gives Ferreira lot more confidence. Showing he can beat Former UFC Fighters.

Boy Doido” has beaten some of the best welterweights in Brazil over the past years, collecting belts left and right. He was listed as one of the best prospects in his native country in 2016 among talents like Poliana Botelho, Viviane Pereira, Luan Chagas, Amanda Lemos and Bruna Ellen https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/10/20/17989248/twenty-seconds-playoffs-handesson-ferreira-retirement-pfl-rick-story

Ferreira entered the PFL late in the 2018 season as an alternate, but he immediately made an impact. At PFL 7, he secured the 3rd fastest knockout of the season, a 20-second TKO of Paul Bradley. Ferreira then went on to advance past Rick Story in the quarterfinals, which set up a rematch with Ray Cooper III, who Ferreira had defeated one year earlier pre-PFL. He lost the rematch against Cooper, but he’s back this season and looking for more. Ferreira’s nickname is “Boy Doido”, which means “Crazy Boy”. https://www.pflmma.com/person/handesson24082018155108

Handesson Ferreira is my dark horse to win the PFL Welterweight Title because of the experience he has and the he’s a world class fighter. Competing with UFC Fighters in his career and winning the fights.

Uroš Jurišic Titan FC Welterweight Champion Contender Series ?

Uroš Jurišic, Titan FC Welterweight Champion. Top Welterweight in the state of Florida and in the Southeast. He’s a force to be reckoned with, Fighting for one of the best Regional Promotions in the World. Uroš should fight for this year Dana White Contender Series.

At just 26 years of age, Uroš Jurišic is a fascinating talent to behold. The Slovenian finisher is undefeated as a professional, trains out of a dominant, experienced gym, has competed on the Ultimate Fighter, and has fought for a major regional promotion with ties to UFC Fight Pass.  https://www.flocombat.com/articles/6527963-flocombat-prospect-of-the-week-uros-jurisic

Uroš at the perfect age to enter the UFC, 26 years old. Champion for Titan FC and has the potential to being a UFC Welterweight Champion. First step in being in the UFC is fighting on the Dana White Contender Series.

Gary Mangat Fighter to Watch One Championship:Masters of Destiny

Gary Mangat, Recently Signed with One Championship in 2019. Gary one of the top Asia Bantamweights, Now will be showing his top prospect talents to One Championship fans. Gary Mangat will be fighting Abro Fernandes.

Gary Mangat is an experienced fighter, Winning a Bantamweight Title before signing with One Championship.

The 32-year-old, who trains out of Xtreme Couture and 10th Planet Las Vegas in the United States, is the top pound-for-pound Indian mixed martial artist in the world.

A Battlefield Fight League Featherweight Champion, he holds a stellar professional record of 13-2

https://www.onefc.com/articles/indias-gurdarshan-mangat-plans-to-overwhelm-toni-tauru-in-myanmar/

Mangat had a impressive One Championship debut against Toni Tauru, One Championship Veteran. Knocking out Toni in the third round and will look to have impressive second One Championship Appearance.

Gary Mangat stopped former Cage Warriors Bantamweight champion Toni Tauru in the third round of his debut fight with the promotion. The Indian-Canadian athlete has now finished 10 out of his 14 wins by stoppage. https://keylockmma.com/fights-to-make-after-one-championship-reign-of-valor/

Gary Mangat at 32 years old will look to make 2019 an impressive year for One Championship, Climbing up the Bantamweight Rankings. Getting the Title Shot.

John Crouch MMA Lab Underrated MMA Coach #3

John Crouch, Head Coach of the MMA LAB. Crouch is one of the most underrated MMA coaches in the world, Coaching former UFC Champions and some of the hottest prospects in the world!!

John Crouch started out the head jiu jitsu instructor for MMA Lab in 2006 but now is the head coach for one of the most underrated mma GYMS.

In 2006 John Crouch moved to Glendale, Arizona becoming the head instructor of the Jiu Jitsu and MMA team at the MMA Lab where he coached a number of top level MMA fighters such as Mitch Clarke, Alex Caceres, Jamie Varner, John Moraga, Alvin Robinson, TUF season 9 winner Efrain Escudero and UFC lightweight superstar Benson Henderson. With a hard work/no nonsense approach to  training Crouch steadily asserted himself as one of the prime MMA coaches in the world. https://www.bjjheroes.com/bjj-fighters/john-crouch

Crouch now coaches some of the best fighters on the planet such as Benson Henderson and rising star in the UFC Sean O’ Malley.

The head MMA coach and BJJ instructor at The MMA Lab in Glendale, Arizona – which trains elite fighters like former UFC and WEC lightweight champion “Smooth” Benson Henderson – started his hand-to-hand combat path later in life because of a thoughtful gift.https://www.ufc.com/news/john-crouch-band-nerd-black-belt

Crouch has the right system for coaching for the fighters to maximize there potential.

Crouch, along with Joe Ervin and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson are the co-owners of the Glendale, AZ. based facility where the belief in hard work producing results is the core philosophy. It takes dedication to chisel out the best version of yourself, and Crouch and his team make it the primary focus of the daily grind. 

“It’s all about working hard and putting out a consistent effort through time,” Crouch told Bleacher Report in an exclusive interview. “Doing your best at all times while staying positive is very important. It’s such a hard sport. MMA is very demanding on you both physically and psychologically.”

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/1293782-the-mma-lab-on-the-rise-building-champions

Fighters Crouch Coaches

Benson Henderson top fighter at MMA Lab, Owner of the MMA Lab. UFC Lightweight Champion, Defended Belt 4 Times and was the WEC Lightweight Champion. Now Henderson looking to be the Bellator Welterweight Champion.

Sean O’ Malley, Rising Star for the UFC. Future UFC Bantamweight Champion. Sky is the limit for him. 24 years old.

James Nakashima, One Championship Fighter. Undefeated. Former LFA Welterweight Champion.

John Moraga UFC Veteran Flyweight. Top Ten UFC Flyweight.

Drakkar Klose, 4-1 UFC Record. Prime of his career at 31 years old. 2019 looking to be an amazing year for Klose looking to be in the top ten.

From his coaching resume, Crouch is one of the most underrated coaches in mma today. Crouch will be coaching future champions because of the system he runs which is all about hard work.