2020 the year of Nathaniel Wood

Nathaniel Wood England’s next generation of talent was on a hot start before losing to John Dodson. Nathaniel now can start his second hot streak, Be the year to show what he’s truly made of.

Defeated John Castaneda but his original fight was against Khabib’s cousin Umar Nurmagomedov but Umar withdrew from that fight. However Nathaniel Wood still interested in fighting Umar Nurmagomedov .

“But if the UFC want me to fight Umar next, so be it. If not, I’m sure he is going to do very well in the UFC so hopefully we can rebook it in the future.”

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/other-sports/nathaniel-wood-ufc-fight-island-john-castaneda-a4507911.html

Wood vs Nurmagomedov was a fight to be excited for Nathaniel Wood. Fighting one of the best Russian prospects, One of the best Bantamweight prospects in the world. Defeating a talented Bantamweight like Umar Nurmagomedov would boost Nathaniel Wood’s moral and give him top ten matchups.

“I just want to get in there and do what I do best, but I do want to prove to the UFC that I do belong in there with the top 15, the top 10,” Wood said.  I hope that they haven’t lost faith in me after my last fight and as I say to myself, I just lost by making a mistake, but I’ll be back and I’ll be back stronger.”https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/other-sports/nathaniel-wood-ufc-fight-island-john-castaneda-a4507911.html

End the year fighting John Dodson in a rematch. Revenging his loss as Wood admits to making mistakes and looking pass Dodson. However it’s a different story.

“John Dodson hat’s off to him, he beat me that night, but I’ve come away now and I’ve improved as a fighter,” Wood said. “I’ve looked at the holes in my game and I’ve worked on them and now I’m not going to be rushing. I’m not going to be going in there trying to finish the fight desperately. I’m going to pick my shots, pick him apart and look for the finish when it comes.”

https://www.ufc.com/news/nathaniel-wood-wont-rush-greatness-ufc-fight-island-3

Masterful performance defeating John Dodson end the year as a top 15 UFC Bantamweight. Rising Bantamweight star, Discussed as a future UFC Bantamweight Champion.

2020 the Year for Nathaniel Wood.

Stots vs Gallagher Bellator Fightsphere

Raufeon Stots Bellator Bantamweight prospect wants tougher competition, Asking for top Bantamweight opponents but in the past claims fighters like James Gallagher turned down fights.

Stots may be on to something when it comes to fighters avoiding him. With Mix lined up with Juan Archuleta from the looks of things, he made a play to land a fight with James Gallagher. “The StrabAnimal” declined.

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/07/27/bellator-242-raufeon-stots-opponents/

I  know James Gallagher needed an opponent late notice, (and) I got a message back that they’re not interested. I had a fight for Japan … and I don’t know what happened with that. 

https://www.fightful.com/mma/raufeon-stots-claims-several-fighters-turned-down-bouts-against-him

Since Stots been asking for tougher opponents, Fighting James Gallagher this summer at the fightsphere. James Gallagher needs tougher competition as well fighting lower level fighters to challenge for a Bellator Bantamweight Title.

Stots vs Gallagher can be a main event fight, main card fight viewers watching two potential Bellator Bantamweight Champions.

Jason Jackson Next Fight Options

Jason Jackson coming off a significant dominant 30-27 win against Jordan Mein. Best win of his Bellator career, Riding high on a two fight winning streak. Back to back wins against tough veteran fighters. Looking forward to the next fight for the Bellator Welterweight prospect.

“I learned so much from the Ed Ruth fight,” said Jackson, who lost a decision to the Bellator standout in his promotional debut in October 2019. “Even though I felt like I won the fight, that’s a lesson that came to me.”

https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/7/24/21336293/before-bellator-242-sanford-mma-fighter-jason-jackson-dodged-covid-19-with-roots-diet

What are the best fights for Jason Jackson?

Erick Silva

Jason Jackson since he’s becoming the veteran killer lately can fight another UFC veteran Erick Silva. Silva fought the whose who of fighters and Jason Jackson defeating another veteran will help his Bellator career moving forward.

Lorenz Larkin

Larkin one of the best Welterweights in the world leaving the UFC to sign with Bellator is on a 4 fight winning streak. Interesting fight between two all around welterweights. Fight that can build Jason Jackson’s name see where he’s at against the best of the best.

Ed Ruth Rematch

Jason Jackson vs Ed Ruth happened already at Bellator 231. Jason Jackson lost by split decision but some believe including Jason himself thinks he won that close three round fight. Since the win was controversial. Schedule this fight again at the fightsphere between Bellator welterweight prospects.

Aspinall vs Sergey Spivak

Tom Aspinall made quick work of Jake Collier in 45 seconds, Took advantage of the extra time and called out Sergey Spivak which is rare to see from UFC newcomers.

Love to see UFC fighters ask for there next fight and hopefully Aspinall receives the match up against a tough heavyweight in Sergey Spivak.

Be a interesting fight to watch as well for Tom Aspinall against Spivak who has wins over Tai Tuivasa and Tony Lopez. Former WWFC Heavyweight Champion.

Aspinall vs Spivak can be scheduled in August if Aspinall is hungry to fight again, Show why he’s one of the rising Heavyweight prospects.

Hopefully this fight happens as Aspinall can bring some new life to the Heavyweight division.

Rhys McKee Drops to Lightweight

Drew Gooden mentioned after the loss to Khamzat Chimaev to drop down to Lightweight and I completely agree. Rhys McKee is a very talented prospect but fighting at Welterweight in the UFC is too much.

Rhys McKee dropping down at Lightweight is the perfect weight class for him as he can compete against the other UFC Lightweights. Having a height advantage, Length advantage.

See a new and improved Rhys McKee if he makes that decision even tho the weight cut will be tougher, However it will help McKee in the long run if he wants a successful UFC career.

Rhys McKee was the former BAMMA Lightweight Champion. Accomplishment to have as a European MMA prospect.

Hope McKee makes the right decision and heads down to the 155 pound division. Showing what he’s truly made against the best Lightweights in the world.

Khamzat Chimaev Chechen UFC Welterweight Champion

Khamzat Chimaev 2-0 with the UFC. Two wins in 11 days is rising Welterweight prospect to keep an eye on. Superb grappling similar to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Potential to be UFC Welterweight Champion in the next 3-4 years if everything goes as planned.

“People can say what they want, for me it doesn’t matter. I’m Khamzat Chimaev. I’m going to be champion, I’m going to be number one pound-for-pound and everyone’s going to talk about me.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rt.com/sport/495856-ufc-khamzat-chimaev-history/amp/

Chimaev definitely doesn’t lack the confidence as it’s a key to becoming a UFC Welterweight Champion. Doesn’t lack training at a top gym as well.

Chimaev trains at All Star Training Center with Alexander Gustafsson, Illir Latifi, David Teymur, Daniel Teymur.

“Very good, he’s a future world champ for sure,” said Gustafsson, who trains out of Allstars Gym in Stockholm with Chimaev. “He loves this, this is his life. He’s gonna go all the way. He’s my main sparring partner right now. He pushes me all day.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.scmp.com/sport/martial-arts/mixed-martial-arts/article/3094243/alexander-gustafsson-says-training-partner

Praised by Alexander Gustafsson means a lot, Means a lot from one of the best fighters in the world who sparred with the best of the best.

Work ethic, The talent and the mental toughness Khamzat Chimaev has all the makings to become the first born UFC Champion from Chechnya.

In 2020 love to see Khamzat Chimaev fight two more times against tougher Welterweights just to test him.

Tom Aspinall UFC Prospect to Watch

Tom Aspinall England Heavyweight prospect making his UFC debut tonight against Jake Collier, Matchup in Aspinall’s favor as I see a first round knockout to begin his UFC career.

Tom Aspinall

  1. 7-2 record
  2. 27 years old
  3. Team Kaobon Liverpool
  4. Six First Round Knockouts
  5. Trains with Darren Till
  6. Sparring Partner of Tyson Fury

Tom Aspinall high praised by Darren Till as he says “Aspinall is one of the best Heavyweights in the world.”

“He is such a fast guy for a heavyweight, you’ll hear everyone who trains with him or sees him saying it. He is so fast for a heavyweight and he dances around like nothing I’ve seen before.

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

Tom Aspinall 27 year old Heavyweight prospect with high level boxing from sparring with Tyson Fury and Darren Till will have a long successful career in the UFC. Don’t think it will be a three fight UFC career but a UFC Heavyweight Title run.

 I want to have a run at the title and win the title. I don’t want to just go in and then get knocked out and leave straight away and get back to square one. I’m trying to learn from other people’s mistakes, especially UK guys. A lot of UK guys go in, win one, lose two and that’s it; they’re gone and you never hear from them again. I didn’t want to be that guy.”

https://www.ufc.com/news/tom-aspinall-making-most-his-postponed-debut

Aspinall all around heavyweight with high level boxing, quickness for a Heavyweight, Brown Belt in BJJ, 3 Time British BJJ Champion, Success in Cage Warriors gives me the reason for prospect to watch. Heavyweight prospect to keep an eye on in 2020.

Rhys McKee Prospect to Watch UFC Fight Night

Rhys Mckee short notice fight against Khamzat Chimaev who dominated John Phillips in his UFC debut. Everyone is high on Chimaev but Rhys McKee is my prospect to watch because he’s the former BAMMA Lightweight Champion, Fights for Cage Warriors.

McKee is a savage and a talented fighter, Will see McKee defeat Chimaev and rise in 2020.

“I never would have signed that contract unless I was coming home with anything less than a win. Again, I’m really not here to get a nice new tracksuit. I’m here to take the win.”

https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/ufc/rhys-mckee-ufc-fight-island-22412154

Fight against Perry Goodwin, Goodwin would take down McKee but because of McKee sneaky jiu-jitsu would do a Guillotine choke on the ground. Believe McKee will challenge Chimaev wrestling.

Impressive win against Chimaev in his UFC debut on the main card slot is a great way to begin your UFC career instead of a boring dragging fight.

All the makings to become a star, Taking advantage of the new eyes on him.

“And I believe he will become a big star of the UFC. The UFC ones will love him.”

https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/sport/other-sport/rhys-mckee-ufc-debut-see-18650842

Spotlight won’t be big for Rhys McKee as he’s confident in his all around skills that will defeat Chimaev tonight.

Stots deserves tougher competition

Raufeon Stots deserves tougher competition after dominating Cass Bell last night at Bellator 242. Needs Bantamweights who can challenge Stots wrestling.

Stots wants to fight the best Bellator Bantamweights to rise up the Bellator Bantamweight rankings as it’s well deserved.

Raufeon Stots next fight should be match ups against Frans Mlambo, Eduardo Dantas, Ricky Bandejas.

See if Stots has what it takes to compete against top Bellator Bantamweights.

Ty- Wan Claxton Bellator 242 Prospect To Watch

Ty-Wan Claxton Bellator 242 Fighter to Watch, Division 2 All- American wrestler and Division One wrestler at the University of Ohio is fighting Bellator Featherweight prospect Jay Jay Wilson.

Jay Jay Wilson 5-0 record as Ty-Wan has 6-1 record. Prospect fight I’m looking forward to but Claxton will win this fight, Impress Scott Coker and the Bellator matchmakers to match him against top Bellator featherweights.

“I’m going to stop him,” he stated. “If he makes it to the second round, he’ll be done in the second. I’ll finish him in the second, maybe ground and pound most likely because I have a feeling he’s going to be trying to pull guard a lot. He says he wants to stand and bang, but I don’t think he wants to stand and bang, but I do.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/07/bellator-242-tywan-claxton-eyes-finish-jay-jay-wilson

Claxton confident in skills as he trains at some of the best fighters in the world at Elevation Fight Team. Training at Elevation Fight Team and his athletic talents even complimented by Kenny Florian.

“I spent the time throughout COVID seeing where I was going to lay my roots and I decided to do that Denver,” Claxton said during the Bellator 242 media day on Wednesday. After being stuck with fellow fighter A.J. Matthews in lockdown, “I grew a lot during the quarantine,” he added. “I think that it was kind of a blessing in disguise for me to be able to slow down, not be fighting as much, and grow as a fighter. It was all positive things.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/07/22/ty-wan-claxton-pissed-off-rate-my-jiu-jitsu-im-a-white-belt-about-to-whoop-your-a/

Watch a new improved Ty-Wan Claxton Friday night, Show the new tools in the tool shed that he’s worked on since Covid-19. Show the Bellator viewes that he isn’t just a wrestler but a all around Featherweight.

Ricky Bandejas Defeats Pettis Bellator 242

Ricky Bandejas Bellator Bantamweight has the biggest fight of his life against Sergio Pettis. Headlining Bellator 242 tonight. Sergio Pettis is a world class fighter went to a decision against Henry Cejudo, Defeated Joseph Benavidez.

Pettis favorite against Ricky Bandejas but I believe Bandejas surprises the odd makers with a knockout against Sergio Pettis. Bandejas is confident in himself as well.

“I’m excited,” Bandejas said. “He’s been in there with the best and mixed up with the best guys at bantamweight and at 125, so I get to test myself against him. It’s going to be exciting.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/07/ricky-bandejas-bellator-242-main-event-sergio-pettis-title-shot

Looking to continue to his two fight winning streak as he transferred gyms over to American Top Team. Finally seeing the success come along, The hard work training at powerhouse gym American Top Team.

“The biggest misconception is I don’t want people thinking I left because I lost twice in a row. This is something I was always thinking about and I think this is going to help. I just needed some change, you know, I was stuck in a rut and that’s it. I’ve come here (to ATT) and I can start fresh. Let’s hope I can rattle off a kill streak.”

https://www.mmamania.com/2019/8/22/20759241/ricky-bandejas-interview-american-top-team-ahmet-kayretli-fight-bantamweight-bellator-225-dazn-mma

Training with some of the best fighters in the world at American Top Team will help Bandejas tremendously against Sergio Pettis. Knockout or a decision win in the biggest fight of his life.

Fabio Cherant LFA 86 Fighter to Watch

Fabio Cherant Light Heavyweight prospects trains at Sityodtong Boston, Contestant on the Dana White Contender Series. Cherant is fighting Erick Murray Jr at LFA 86.

“Knocking him the f*ck out. You know the fight game is a strange game, anything can happen. I just see myself hurting him really early and I’m not gonna explain how or what I’m gonna do, I just see myself hurting him really early. Do I capitalize? I don’t know I just see myself finishing the fight.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/07/23/cherant-plans-to-finish-murray-jr-prove-he-belongs-in-ufc/

Big time trending knock out trending on twitter because of UFC Fight Pass will give Cherant another opportunity on the Dana White Contender Series.

Winning a fight in the Legacy Fighting Alliance is a prospect accomplishment. Impress the UFC with an offer as Cherant is one of the rising Light Heavyweight prospects.

Watch at LFA 86 the best version of Fabio Cherant so far. Looking forward to his LFA debut.

Kelvin Gastelum Drops Down to Welterweight?

Kelvin Gastelum riding high… Now riding low after a three fight losing streak. Sucks to see for Kelvin because he’s such a talented fighter with all the potential to become a UFC Middleweight or UFC Welterweight Champion which to me is the better option.

Gastelum Down to Welterweight

Kelvin Gastelum needs a change, Not change gyms but a drop down in weight. Fighting in the Middleweight division is too hard for him. Fighting against Till, Adesanya, Romero. Drop down to welterweight he’ll fit perfect there.

Be faster, Little bit stronger than some of the welterweights. His punches will be more effective. Kelvin fighting at 185 pounds at five foot nine is too small.

Kelvin Gastelum moving down to welterweight we can see challenge for a UFC Welterweight Title. Imagine the fights against Tyron Woodley, Colby Covington, Leon Edwards, Kamaru Usman. Return to welterweight in his next fight.

Watch the Kelvin Gastelum of old who defeated Jacare Souza and knocked out Michael Bisping.

However to drop down to welterweight NEEDS to have a strict diet, Lay off the junk food most of the time. Love to see Kelvin build some muscle, Lose some baby fat. Be in the best shape of his life entering his athletic prime.

Kelvin Gastelum can stand and bang with Israel Adesanya for five rounds than he CAN fight the best welterweights in the world.

“I know people at home are going through worse things than I ever was, going through their own personal battles. Here I am on the other side. I worked through my own personal demons. I’m OK.”

https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/7/16/21327216/kelvin-gastelum-explains-how-he-had-to-battle-some-demons-after-disappointing-2019-campaign

Battling some personal demons after the Till loss and I’m sure is dealing with problems again but I hope he stays strong mentally because he’s that talented. Please move down a weight class and fight in the welterweight division.

Rafael Fiziev Next Fight Options ?

Rafael Fiziev impressively defeated Marc Diakiese, Outstriked him in the three rounds. Blown away by his performance and really looking forward to his next fight. Who should Fiziev fight next?

Lando Vanatta

What a sick fight this would be in my opinion, Vanatta vs Fiziev. Vanatta is a very TOUGH Lightweight, Remembered for his fight against Tony Ferguson. Lando will be a intriguing challenge to Fiziev. Fiziev vs Vanatta has fight of the night potential.

Bobby Green

Bobby Green biggest win of his career was his last against UFC Legend Clay Guida. Now Bobby Green can fight a UFC prospect. Bobby Green 25-10 record with a lot of experience can test Fiziev’s IQ see where he’s at currently. Love this fight as well.

Khama Worthy

Coming off two significant wins off AKA prospect Luis Pena and Devonte Smith. Worthy is a rising Lightweight at 33 years old. He’s a talented fighter, Be the biggest challenge for Rafael Fiziev. Worthy vs Fiziev be a stand up fight for three rounds, See the new tools in the tool shed for Rafael Fiziev.

Overall I’m looking forward to Rafael Fiziev next fight and the future for this man, Truly blown away with his kicks. Potential to become a UFC Lightweight Champion.

Rhys McKee Wins against Chimaev

Rhys Mckee Northern Ireland top prospect Cage Warriors Welterweight and former BAMMA Lightweight Champion signed with the UFC. Dream has become a reality, UFC debut is against Khamzat Chimaev. Grapple heavy fighter.

Khamzat Chimaev is the favorite in this fight as he dominated John Phillips in his UFC debut. Even though Chimaev is a talented wrestler I believe that Rhys Mckee will get the win on July 25th.

See a third round finish for Rhys Mckee by a numerous amount of punches. McKee nickname is the skeleton because of his skinny frame but don’t judge a book by it’s cover, He’s a Northern Ireland savage.

Last win was against Hakon Fross in Cage Warriors was a impressive performance, First round knock out but the fight before that against Perry Andre Goodwin. Three round spectacle where you seen no quit in the Skeletor. Really watched his heart and desire in that fight.

Fight was a grinder, Bloody fight but Rhys Mckee was mentally stronger to get the win.

Since Rhys Mckee has been in some wars, Title fights for the best feeder league promotion in Europe I believe Rhys Mckee shocks people and defeats Khamzat Chimaev.

Amir Albazi vs Tim Elliot Next Weekend?

Amir Albazi UFC newest Flyweight prospect defeated Malcom Gordon TKO Flyweight Champion, Looking pretty damn good with a first round triangle choke against a really talented flyweight prospect.

Looking forward to watching Amir Albazi second appearance in the UFC and maybe… Returns to the Octagon in August because of the first round finish and less damage we can see Albazi fight.

Since Albazi is top 20 Flyweight, Interested in Albazi fighting Tim Elliot a crafty flyweight veteran who challenged Mighty Mouse for the flyweight title. Elliot #13 Flyweight, TOUGH SOB will be intriguing to watch for Albazi.

Watching Albazi fight Tim Elliot is the perfect fight for Albazi against a world class flyweight who always gives his best in the Octagon.

Mike Graves Bellator Summer signing?

Bellator returns to action Bellator 242 July 24th. Excited for Bellator return, Watch some of the best fighters in the world. However some of Bellator’s fighters will have trouble traveling to Bellator events because of Covid 19, Since that’s the case Bellator needs to start signing fighters to fill there cards.

Mike Graves Titan FC Welterweight Champion is the right prospect for the Bellator to sign right now, Match up against top 10 Bellator Welterweights.

Former UFC Welterweight released because of domestic violence needs a second chance, No better second chance than to sign with the second best MMA promotion.

Becoming a Titan FC Welterweight Champion is no easy task and Graves deserves an opportunity show why he can become a Bellator Welterweight Champion with wins of Vicente Luque, Jason Jackson and Randy Brown.

Mike Graves changed since 2016, Bellator should definitely sign him in July!!

Arman Tsarukyan VS Drew Dober October ?

Arman Tsarukyan shows another incredible performance by defeating tough Lightweight Davi Ramos. Watched improvements in his striking besides his already stellar grappling.

Already looking forward to his next fight and a suggestion I have for him is Drew Dober. Arman called out Al Iaquinta but that’s next after Dober.

“Next fight, I want to fight with top 15, top 10 guys – maybe (Al) Iaquinta because he is a very strong guy and he fought with Khabib Nurmagomedov. I want to fight with him because it’s a good fight for me.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/07/arman-tsarukyan-wants-al-iaquinta-because-of-khabib-ufc-fight-island-video

Deserves only top 15 opponents after challenging Islam Makhachev in his UFC debut.

Fighting Drew Dober, Justin Gaethje’s training partner will be the perfect fight at the perfect time for Arman Tsarukyan. Test fight to see where he’s at in couple months against a very talented rising Lightweight… Drew Dober.

Win over Drew Dober will tremendously help Arman’s career, Get more fans interested in who this 23 year old is. Help in the long run when scheduled for fights.

UFC July 18th & July 19th Signings

Nathan Maness

Nathan Maness Canada’s Top Bantamweight prospect, Former TKO Bantamweight Champion at 29 years old. Perfect age to enter the UFC in the prime of his career.

UFC debut is against former flyweight title challenger Ray Borg. Maness is capable of defeating UFC Bantamweights, Defeating Canada Bantamweight prospects.

Rhys Mckee

Rhys McKee former BAMMA Lightweight Champion, Cage Warriors prospect at 24 years old is one word… SAVAGE. Big wins for Cage Warriors against Jefferson George and Hakon Foss.

First fight is against Khamzat Chimaev on July 25th. Chimaev dominated his last opponent John Phillips but not against McKee he’s a talented welterweight prospect.

Ilia Topuria

Ilia Topuria, Labeled him as a future Brave CF Featherweight Champion but that achievement is no longer as he’s now signed with the UFC. Topuria has a record of 8-0 at 23 years old.

OVERALL looking to watching all three of these prospects. All over the world MMA is growing talent wise and it will continue. Exciting prospects to keep an eye on at Fight Island.

Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno Next Flyweight Title Fight

Deiveson Figueiredo the NEW UFC Flyweight Champion defeated Joseph Benavidez again in the first round by submission. Deiveson showing his hands and crafty submission game last night.

Flyweight Division according to Dana White isn’t over and the Flyweight division ill continue. Since that’s the news what’s next for Deiveson?

I have the answer for you, Defend his flyweight title for the first time against #3 ranked flyweight Brandon Moreno.

Brandon Moreno riding high on a three fight winning streak with wins over future flyweight champion Kai Kara France and top ten flyweight Jussier Formiga.

The win against Kai Kara France impressed me the most personally because Kai has all the capabilities to become a UFC Flyweight Champion, Moreno as well can be a UFC Flyweight Champion if he defeats Deiveson.

“Mick [Maynard], please, watch the fight again and tell me why I don’t deserve to fight for the title next,” Moreno shouted in the empty arena with UFC matchmaker Mick Maynard keeping a close eye on the action. “I have the pen in the locker room. I can give you the pen if you want.”

https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/3/14/21180012/ufc-brasilia-results-brandon-moreno-calls-for-title-shot-after-statement-win-over-jussier-formiga

Moreno than ready to fight for a title shot, Waiting for the opportunity to make his dream into a reality.

Figueiredo vs Moreno UFC Flyweight Title Fight can happen in the fall of 2020. Hopefully this fight happens!

Grant Dawson Opportunity to Shine

Grant Dawson entering the octagon on a six fight winning streak, Interested making it a seven fight winning streak by defeating Nad Narimani. Dawson vs Narimani on the prelims of Benavidez vs Figueiredo.

“I am a finisher,” Dawson said. “I think that when I finish Nad, I’ll be 16-1 with 15 finishes and they have to give me somebody in the top 15. I really feel like that is what will push me over the top with these fair-weather fans.”

https://www.ufc.com/news/grant-dawson-wants-to-win-everyones-respect-fight-island

Former Dana White Contender Series alumni Grant Dawson continues to rise through the Featherweight rankings since his UFC debut in 2019. Early finish for Grant Dawson will rank Dawson in the top 25 UFC Featherweights becoming a contender series success story.

Dawson with a big finish against a tough fighter will impress Dana White, Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard enough that he can get rewarded a top 15 Featherweight matchup shortly.

Quick finish means quick return for the Dana White Contender Series alumni!

Malcom Gordon vs Amir Albazi Fight of the Night Potential

UFC signed two of the TOP Flyweight prospects in the world Malcom Gordon TKO Flyweight Champion and Amir Albazi TOP European Flyweight. Both of them are high level flyweights and guess what they’re fighting tonight.

Malcom Gordon vs Amir Albazi Fight of the Night potential that’s going under the radar because both are making they’re UFC debuts.

Malcom Gordon

Malcom Gordon TKO former Flyweight Champion has a 12-3 record defeating Russian flyweight Yoni Sherbatov, which is best win so far in his career. Top flyweight prospect in Canada, North America.

Amir Albazi

Amir Albazi is the top European Flyweight prospect who trains at London Shootfighters. Two wins in Bellator by defeating Jamie Powell and Iuri Bejanari.

Took his talents to Brave CF, Challenging but lost to former UFC Flyweight Jose Torres in his Brave CF debut. After losing to Jose Torres defeated flyweight prospect Ryan Curtis.

Arman Tsarukyan UFC Fight Night Fighter To Watch

Arman Tsarukyan 23 year old UFC Lightweight Prospect is making his third appearance fighting Davi Ramos on the prelims of Benavidez vs Figueiredo.

Many prospects on the card tonight but Arman Tsarukyan is a Lightweight prospect to pay very close attention to because in his UFC debut fought Islam Makhachev, Challenging his grappling to the best of his ability.

Arman impressed the hell out of me even tho he lost to Islam. Since his loss he’s continued to improve all around training at Tiger Muay Thai in Thailand.

Tonight myself and the viewers will be watching a future UFC Lightweight Champion in the next five years because of how talented this kid is.

Kattar One More Fight Away, What’s next?

Calvin Kattar one more fight away from challenging for the UFC Featherweight title. Next fight for Calvin Kattar after defeating Dan Ige is fighting the winner of Yair Rodriguez and Kattar’s former opponent Zabit Magomedsharipov.

Fighting either Yair or Zabit will be intriguing fights to watch.

Kattar definitely improved since his loss to Zabit, Be a challenge to Zabit in the second fight as he stopped Dan Ige takedowns, Improved on his boxing. Kattar will be the underdog in his fight with Zabit but I won’t be surprised if Kattar defeats Zabit.

Kattar vs Yair would be a hell of a fight in the fall of 2020. Back and forth action watching the best striking in the featherweight division. Impressive win over taekwondo black belt Yair Rodriguez.

Either win will place Kattar next in line to challenge the UFC Featherweight champion.

Post fight Calvin Kattar called out Alexander Volkanovski which is a smart business decision with the spotlight on him but I doubt Kattar gets Volkanovski next.

Instead to build his name more, Fighting on a UFC PPV Main Card in the fall against Yair or Zabit will the best thing for him moving forward.

Maybe with a brutal knockout he’ll get a increase in fans that will help build the future featherweight title fight in 2021.

LFA 85 Fight to Watch

Legacy Fighting Alliance having there second event since Covid 19. LFA 85 headlined by Sam Hughes vs Vanessa Demopoulos for the LFA women’s Strawweight title.

Hughes vs Demopoulos fight is intriguing to watch but the fight I’m looking forward to watching tonight is Ignacio Bahamondes vs Chris Brown.

Ignacio Bahamondes vs Chris Brown

Ignacio Bahamondes Lightweight prospect from Chile at 22 years old. Wins in Comabate Americas and Lux Fight League. Biggest win of Ignacio’s career so far is against Mexico Lightweight prospect Hugo Flores.

Chris Brown Jackson Wink MMA prospect is 31 years old, Lost to Carrington Banks back at LFA 80 but hungry to fight again. Defeating Latin American lightweight prospect.

Bahamondes vs Chris Brown has fight of the night written all over it. Exciting match up tonight!

UFC Flyweight Division 2020 & 2021 reborn

UFC Flyweight Division probably one of the least popular divisions even when Demetrious Johnson was conquering but I have a feeling for the rest of 2020 and 2021 will see the flyweight division be reborn because of a group of young flyweights and latest free agent signings.

UFC Young Flyweights

Flyweight division has some talented young fighters who have potential to become UFC Flyweight Champions in the next couple years and lift up the flyweight division.

Brandon Moreno #3 Flyweight is 26 years old impressed the hell out of me when fighting Kai Kara France. Even at flyweight Brandon Moreno have some heavy hands and can be a problem in the future. Moreno in 2020 challenge the winner of Benavidez vs Figueiredo.

Askar Askarov #7th Flyweight at 27 years old 11-0 record, Former ACB Flyweight Champion. Only three fights with the UFC but Askarov has a promising career.

Kai Kara France 21-8 record top ten Flyweight at 27 years old trains at GYM of the YEAR City Kickboxing, Learning from two UFC champions, Top Lightweight and being coached by Eugene Bareman. In his last fight seen a new and improved Tyson Nam, This fall will see Kai Kara France return fighting on the prelims of Adesanya vs Costa card. Potential UFC Flyweight Champion.

Brandon Royval former LFA Flyweight Champion, Factory X prospect has one win of tough SOB Tim Elliot. Watch out for Royval rise in the next couple years.

UFC Flyweight Signings

Manel Kape one of the hottest free agent signings was the Rizin Bantamweight Champion, Three fight winning streak coming into the UFC. Found himself lately with Rizin. Excited to see his future career with the UFC. Kape will RISE quickly in 2020 and contend for a flyweight title in 2021, He’s a talented fighter.

Malcom Gordon TKO Flyweight Champion signed with Brave Combat Federation to win the inaugural Brave CF Flyweight Tournament. However plans changed and now is in the UFC.

Amir Albazi Brave CF Flyweight, European prospect, Bellator fighter signed with UFC at 26 years old as it was bound to happen eventually! Albazi in the next couple years will be a problem. Trains at London Shoot Fighters.

Corey Anderson VS Jiri Prochazka

Former Rizin Light Heavyweight Champion Jiri Prochazka KNOCKED OUT Volkan Oezdemir in the second round, UFC 251 Fighter to watch for a reason and now 1-0 with UFC.

Barely any damage in the fight, Dana White loves turning specific fighters around quickly and we can see Jiri Prochazka return this summer.

Since Volkan Oezdemir #7th Light Heavyweight, Jiri Prochazka should fight top TEN Light Heavyweights only.

Next opponent can be possibly Corey Anderson whose last fight was against Jan Blachowicz. Corey Anderson continue to have a chip on his shoulder as UFC builds up Jiri Prochazka as one of the best Light Heavyweights in the world.

Easily the toughest fight of Jiri Prochazka’s MMA career, Be able to defend Corey’s Anderson’s wrestling. If Jiri is capable of stuffing take downs than we ourselves a fight.

Jiří Procházka UFC 251 Fighter To Watch!!

Jiri Prochazka UFC hottest free agent signing is making UFC debut tonight. Exciting news as a MMA fan that Jiri got signed by the UFC because Jiri before UFC was one of the best Light Heavyweights in the world.

Rizin Light Heavyweight Champion, Defeating Muhammad Lawal, Fabio Maldonado, C.B Dollaway, Satoshi Ishii, Vadim Nemkov in his Rizin career. Wins against former UFC fighters and Bellator prospect Vadim Nemkov.

Success as a Rizin Light Heavyweight is my reason for him being UFC 251 Fighter to watch, Watch and see Jiri knock out or defeat Volkan Oezdemir.

Jiri Prochazka tonight fighting on the featuring prelim of UFC 251, Most viewers besides the hardcore’s have no clue who he is but a 1st or 2nd round knockout can impress the casuals.

Looking forward to his debut tonight and his UFC future.

Justin Gonzales Season 4 Contender Series

Justin Gonzales NOW new LFA Featherweight Champion after defeating prospect Jake Childers at LFA 84 Friday Night, Next fight may not be for Legacy Fighting Alliance… Instead of fighting on the Dana White Contender Series.

Dana White, Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard searching for potential UFC fighters all over the world and they have one Justin Gonzales.

Gonzales can redeem himself after not impressing Dana White enough on Season 3. However with defeating Jake Childers by knock out in the 4th round, Staying strong and composed for all four rounds will see a new and improved Justin Gonzales.

They [UFC] did invite me back. They told me last season, ‘Hey man, we would love to have you back. Maybe we can do some stuff a little different, see what we can do about getting you that contract.’”

Justin Gonzales expects a call from Dana White and he deserves it after becoming the LFA Featherweight champion, Highest achievement for a MMA prospect.

UFC Signs Top Australian Prospect This summer ?

Australia and New Zealand rapidly growing with MMA talent from Israel Adesanya, Robert Whittaker, Dan Hooker, Alexander Volkanovski, George Sotiropoulos.

Now there’s Theo Christakos #1 top Australia/New Zealand prospect is the Australia FC Welterweight Champion and former Brace Welterweight Champion.

Since Dana White and Sean Shelby is desperate for talent, Some fighters having trouble flying I’m sure Theo Christakos will do anything he can to become a UFC fighter.

This summer Theo Christakos can sign with the UFC making his dream become a reality. Debut on the prelims, Built up as the next great fighter for Australia.