Ludovit Klein Future UFC Featherweight Title Contender

Ludovit Klein underrated Slovakian MMA featherweight prospect, Similar to Calvin Kattar defeated Shane Young in the first round of his UFC debut.

Impressive UFC debut for Ludovit Klein as HE DOMINATED Shane Young with his boxing skills as Klein was a Amateur Boxing Champion in his native land Slovakia. That’s why I say Klein is very similar to Calvin Kattar as both are talented boxers.

The 25 year old Slovakian is the newest Featherweight prospect to keep an eye on, One day I guarantee you will become a UFC Featherweight Title Contender.

Like Jon Anik said “Ludovit Klein puts Slovakia on the map.” I couldn’t agree more as Klein shows there MMA prospects to sign from Slovakia.

“This is everything for me. My dream (was) to be the first Slovakian to go in the UFC and I am here now. All of Slovakia will watch me because this is a big, big moment for my country and for me.”

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

Ludovit Klein will pave the way for future Slovakian MMA fighters as he rises for the remaining year of 2020. Looking forward to his next fights in the UFC because he blown me away in his UFC debut.

Friday Night’s MMA Prospects to Watch September 25th

Everyone is excited for UFC 253 Adesanya vs Costa, The fight is finally here and I’m looking forward to it tomorrow night but there’s regional promotions with top prospects from all over the world fighting Friday night.

Said Sowma

Said Sowma top Heavyweight prospect from Florida is fighting Bobby Brents at Titan FC 64 in the Main Event. Said Sowma looking to be the future Titan FC Heavyweight Champion by beating Bobby Brents a Heavyweight with a record of 17-7.

Said Sowma is only 27 years old, Winning the Titan FC Heavyweight Title will help him go to the Dana White Contender Series when it returns.

Jack Cartwright

Jack Cartwright 25 year old #1 United Kingdom Bantamweight prospect is defending his Cage Warriors Bantamweight title against Gerardo Fanny. Fanny has a 9-1 record at 26 years old.

Cartwright with a impressive win tonight, He’ll be no longer defending his Cage Warriors Bantamweight Title as he gets signed by the UFC or Bellator.

Nariman Abbasov

Nariman Abbasov record of 24-3 top Ten Russian Lightweight prospect is defending his Fight Nights Global Lightweight Title against Mikhail Gogitidze. Fighter with a record of 14-8. Nariman Abbasov is only 26 years old with a bright future around him.

Definitely on the UFC radar.

Jose Torres At Brave CF 42 Will Show Why He’s One of the Best Flyweights

Jose Torres former UFC Flyweight, Former Titan FC Flyweight Champion is competing in the first ever Brave CF Flyweight Tournament and looking to be the Brave CF Flyweight Champion.

“Shorty” Torres is fighting CFFC Flyweight Champion Sean Santella. Toughest fight to date for Jose Torres but he’ll be more than ready to fight Sean Santella.

‘’This fight would be the typical striker vs grappler fight, but I can do it all. I’m excited to knock him out on the feet, in the first round. I am here to make a statement. Especially since it’s been like 16 or 17 months since my last fight, it is also a statement for myself. I’m going to push the pace, I’m going to be relentless on all three round, but I think it will be a first-round TKO all day’’.

http://mmauk.net/2020/09/13/jose-torres-out-to-prove-hes-the-best-flyweight-in-the-world-at-brave-cf-42/

Torres defeating the CFFC Flyweight Champion would be a significant win in his MMA career period. Gaining confidence as he moves on to the Semi-Final of the Brave CF Flyweight Tournament.

Luke Shanks Wins the Cage Warriors Flyweight Title ?

Luke Shanks England Flyweight prospect with a 5-1 record at 25 years old is challenging Samir Faiddine for the Cage Warriors Flyweight Title.

Love Luke Shanks chances in this fight. Shanks had a significant win in his last fight at Cage Warriors 107 against Pietro Menga.

A professional since November 2016 and representing Higher Level Martial Arts under the steady and skilful hand of head coach James Doolan, Luke Shanks owns a 6-1 record in seven career bouts as a professional comprised of three submissions, one knockout and two decisions. Shanks is currently 2-0 under the Cage Warriors banner and has gone on to earn a finish in four of his six professional victories. He has also competed with various promotions across the globe including Contenders, Budo FC and ACB.

http://mmauk.net/2019/10/01/across-the-pond-profile-cage-warriors-fighter-luke-shanks/

Luke Shanks will be the new Cage Warriors Flyweight Champion, Knocking out Samir Faiddine and go on to bigger and better things UFC or Bellator.

Prospects to Watch For Covington vs Woodley

Colby Covington vs Tyron Woodley is the fight UFC fans all been waiting for the last couple years. All of us will be impatiently waiting for this fight but the whole card is stacked with great fights.

From Rising stars like Johnny Walker to UFC Legends like Donald Cerrone to prospects like TJ Laramie.

Couple prospects to keep your eye on, They have a bright UFC future ahead of them.

TJ Laramie

TJ Laramie, Dana White Contender Series product is making his UFC debut tonight against MMA veteran Darrick Minner on the prelims.

TJ Laramie is the top Featherweight prospect from Canada. Michael Bisping saying TJ Laramie looks a lot like Cody Stamann.

He’s only 22 years old, A lot of room to grow and no better way to grow in the UFC.

Jerome Rivera

Jerome Rivera is another Dana White Contender Series alumni, 10-2 record looked really impressive in his win against Luis Rodriguez. Rivera will definitely be a problem in the Flyweight division.

Randy Costa

Randy Costa making his third UFC appearance, Last fight was against Boston Salmon in October of 2019. Been a long wait for Randy Costa. Now he can return with a impressive performance against Journey Newson.

Randy Costa trains at Lauzon Mixed Martial Arts, Coached by Joe Lauzon and Greg Rebello.

Daniel Zellhuber Mexico’s MMA Next Superstar Lux Fight League Debut

Daniel “Golden Boy” Zellhuber Mexico’s next MMA superstar is fighting on tonight’s Lux Fight League 10 event. Formerly fought for Combate Americas is making his Lux Fight League debut.

Lux Fight League you’re able to watch on UFC Fight Pass, Definitely will be watching Daniel Zellhuber.

Watching a 21 year old 8-0 Lightweight fighting Miguel Arizmendi in the Lux Fight League prelims.

Daniel Zellhuber is a raw talent who needs to be polished. However with his talent he can become a UFC or Bellator Lightweight or Welterweight Champion when he gets older.

Won’t be surprised if Daniel Zellhuber appears on the Dana White Contender Series. Dana White’s eyes would be shining when Zellhuber fights in front of him. Star written all over him!!

CFFC 85 Ramazan Kuramagomedov 7-0 record

Ramazan Kuramagomedov Russian Middleweight prospect, Appeared on the Dana White Contender Series is fighting in the co-main event of Cage Fury Fighting Championship 85.

Ramazan if he defeats Trevor Ollison tonight can make one step closer to returning to the Dana White Contender Series. Getting a second chance opportunity to get a contract from the UFC.

Ramazan won his Contender Series fight but never kept the fight standing, Dana White was disappointed as Ramazan kept on shooting for takedowns.

However with a impressive performance tonight can lead to a return on the Dana White Contender Series. Looking forward to watching Ramazan’s fight tonight.

Mikhail Odintsov Belarus First MMA Champion

Mikhail Odintsov 28 year old 18-2 Lightweight is the top prospect from Belarus and one of the best Lightweight prospects from Eastern Europe won the RCC: Road to the PFL Tournament. Added to the PFL Lightweight stable, Looking to win the 1 million dollar prize in the next season of the Professional Fighters League.

Odintsov definitely capable of winning the PFL Lightweight Tournament because of his grappling prowess as in both RCC: Road to the PFL Tournament fights, Dominating his opponents with his wrestling.

Wrestling is the key to MMA, Can control the fight beginning to end. Kept on putting the pressure against some tough Russian/Eastern Europe Lightweight prospects.

Latest win was defeating Timur Nagibin, 15-4 record Top Ten Russian Lightweight prospect. Watched Mikhail’s hands speed throughout the rounds. Cardio wasn’t an issue as he’s a beast.

Mikhail Odintsov has the right talent but not the right gym… If I was manager I’d have him travel to top MMA Gyms like American Top Team, American Kickboxing Academy, Sanford MMA, Roufusport Academy, Tristar Gym, Renzo Gracie, Nick Catone MMA. Similar training philosophy like Khabib and Zabit.

Reason why is because he needs to work on his boxing, If he was fighting higher level Lightweights, He’d have some problems. Have above average striking and he can become a PFL Lightweight Champion. Belarus can be proud of one of their own.

Ottaman Azaitar vs Lando Vannata

Ottaman Azaitar significant second UFC win over Khama Worthy who was on a two fight win streak of his own. First round finish over Worthy that even impressed Dana White. Taking advantage of the spotlight in the co- main event of Waterson vs Hill.

“You never know how it goes,” Azaitar told reporters, including MMA Junkie, following the win. “You prepare. You give your best in the preparation, and you have to be ready for every situation in the fight. Me, I go every fight for 15 minutes and try to put my best and put my whole efforts in these 15 minutes. But sometimes it comes like in this situation.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/09/ottman-azaitar-out-to-win-the-heart-of-the-people-ufc-fight-island

Ottaman definitely gave out his best performance in his win against Khama Worthy. Will look to have another impressive performance in his third fight in the UFC.

Dana White looking to schedule a fight for Azaitar in one of the events in Abu Dhabi.

Azaitar is one of the top 35-40 UFC Lightweights currently and will continue to rise through the UFC Lightweight rankings. One fight can definitely help him rise through the rankings.

Lando Vanatta

Lando Vanatta one talented UFC Lightweight, Remembered for his fight with Tony Ferguson that put him on the map. He’s a tough fighter and to me is the right match up for Ottaman Azaitar.

I don’t expect a first round knock out against Vanatta because he’s one of the toughest Lightweights going even though his record doesn’t show it.

Last fight for Lando Vannata was against Bobby Green on August 1st. Vannata vs Azaitar can be scheduled in December in Abu Dhabi.

Love for this fight to happen!!

Alex Polizzi vs Liam McGeary

Bellator stole Alex Polizzi out of the UFC’s hands and looked impressive over former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Rafael Carvalho in his Bellator debut.

Rare for a newly signed Bellator prospect to get matched up against a top Bellator fighter. However the former LFA Light Heavyweight Champion took advantage of the opportunity and defeated Rafael Carvalho.

“Excellent opponent, and I know we’re getting to higher elite levels,” Polizzi later added. While he said he wasn’t exactly disappointed, he knows he can do even better. “Come Monday, we’re back at it in the gym, we’re looking back at this Carvalho fight saying ‘hey, we goofed up here, hey, we should have done better here,’ and we’re just looking at building on where we’re already at.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/09/13/bellator-245-alex-polizzi-snooki/

“I’m happy that Bellator gave me a shot to be in a match like this,” Polizzi said. “Not everybody gets the chance to use the skills they’ve developed. My skills just happen to be hurting people, and I’m glad to be able to use them.”

https://www.beloitdailynews.com/sports/polizzi-remains-undefeated/article_e097962c-1ac0-544c-a48c-5edf44e79d59.html

Since Alex Polizzi defeated one of the best Bellator Light Heavyweights, No reason to give him slouches.

Face another former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion in Liam McGeary who hasn’t fought since April of 2019. Wins over Tito Ortiz and Phil Davis.

Alex Polizzi vs Liam McGeary be a great fight for Polizzi second appearance in Bellator. Can happen this fall of 2020 at the Mohegan Sun or in Europe, Maybe in London for a future Bellator event.

Second win over a former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion would rise Pollizi through the Bellator Light Heavyweight rankings quickly.

Even if Liam McGeary vs Alex Polizzi doesn’t work out, Polizzi will get matched up against a super talented Bellator Light Heavyweight.

Alexander Romanov UFC Heavyweight Prospect

Alexander Romanov best available Heavyweight prospect made his UFC debut against Roque Martinez. UFC debut was a dominant win, Making easy work of Roque Martinez.

Last year been waiting for Alexander Romanov UFC debut, Seeing he got signed by the UFC. Nothing but excitement because Romanov is one talented Heavyweight as we seen his UFC debut.

Alexander Romanov is a UFC Heavyweight prospect to keep your eye on for the future as the 29 year old Heavyweight can bring some life to the UFC Heavyweight division.

Truly believe one day he’ll become a UFC Heavyweight Champion or a UFC Heavyweight title contender because of how talented he is. Defeated some tough European Heavyweights and that will translate to the UFC.

On the mat, Romanov is a problem — and a big one at that. He uses his weight to smother guys in top position and once he’s on top, especially in mount, he’s hard to shake off. His top position is reminiscent of Derrick Lewis. For a big man Romanov moves well on top and once he lets loose on the ground and pound he will rain down heavy strikes until the ref steps in. Romanov is a submission threat but it’s sort of white belt level, submitting opponents with neck cranks and forearm chokes. Nonetheless it shows how strong the Moldovan really is. His striking would be his biggest weakness and it’s important to note that the longer the fight goes on, the bigger a problem his cardio becomes.

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/09/11/welcome-to-the-ufc-alexander-romanov-and-roque-martinez/

Looking forward to the rest of 2020 for Alexander Romamov and his UFC future. Definitely needs to improve in areas but with hard work he can become a UFC Heavyweight Champion one day.

Keith Lee Next Fight Options?

Younger brother of Kevin Lee, Keith Lee is making a name for himself in his own right with Bellator. Impressive back to back wins with Bellator by defeating American Kickboxing Academy veteran Shawn Bunch, Vinicius Zahi on the prelims of Bellator 245.

Keith Lee is a rising Bellator Bantamweight prospect in the stacked Bellator Bantamweight division, Looking forward to his future in 2020 and beyond with Bellator.

“I want a game opponent,” Lee told MMA Junkie at a post-fight news conference. “I want somebody that’s going to come in here and let me put on a show. I want somebody that other people think is a killer so I can come in here and do my thing.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/09/bellator-245-keith-lee-post-fight-reaction

Keith Lee wants tougher competition, “Game” opponents in his upcoming fights. Who can he fight in his next fights that are the “Right” match ups?

Brian Moore

Brian Moore SBG Ireland prospect 12-7 record, Six fights with Bellator is the right fight for Kevin Lee. Fighter with experience, Always brings in all of his Bellator fights.

Toby Misech

Toby Misech HUGE win over former UFC fighter Erik Perez in his last fight at Bellator 215, Loss to former Bellator Bantamweight Champion Eduardo Dantas. Appeared on the Dana White Contender Series.

Misech was supposed to fight Brian Moore in the past but the fight was cancelled. Misech vs Keith Lee would be one fun fight to watch.

Kyle Driscoll AKA Prospect Contender Series Debut

Kyle Driscoll AKA prospect, Part of the next generation of fighters from American Kickboxing Academy. The AKA prospect is fighting Dinis Paiva tonight on the Dana White Contender Series.

Kyle Driscoll former high school wrestling champion at Oklahoma found success on the regional scene with a record of 11-3 now can transfer that success to fighting on the Dana White Contender Series.

I never doubted myself, and that’s what makes me different. In those moments, I have more confidence and belief that I can make it to the top than ever before. Unwavering confidence. Now that I have this win streak going and my confidence is building, I’m just constantly evolving, always just building. No one can stop it. If I fought a UFC guy this weekend, he’s getting put out in the first round.

https://www.fightbookmma.com/kyle-driscoll-knocking-on-ufcs-door/

Confidence building up couple years ago, Now one of the best Featherweight prospects in the world. Prove he’s capable of succeeding on the Dana White Contender Series.

Looking forward to his fight against Dinis Paiva, Watching a talented wrestler whose an all around talent now. Training at one of the best MMA Gyms in the world in American Kickboxing Academy.

Juan Archuleta vs Kyoji Horiguchi Fall of 2020 ?

Juan Archuleta won the vacant Bellator Bantamweight Title against the undefeated 13-0 Patchy Mix last night at Bellator 246. Exciting five rounds to watch but congratulations to Juan Archuleta for being the new Bellator Bantamweight Champion.

Archuleta resigned with Bellator in 2019… So Juan Archuleta isn’t going anywhere. Next step for Juan Archuleta is defending his Bellator Bantamweight title in the rising Bellator Bantamweight division.

Next fight for Juan Archuleta can be against Kyoji Horiguchi(Former Rizin Bantamweight Champion) in a Bellator vs Rizin cross promotion.

Smart business decision, Scheduling his next fight into his own hands.

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

Bellator 246: Juan Archuleta Ready for Responsibility of Being Champion

Juan Archuleta vs Kyoji Horiguchi would be a great fight for both sides, Win over former Rizin Bantamweight Champion would help build Juan Archuleta’s Bellator legacy as he can be discussed as one of the best Bantamweights in the world.

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

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

Since 2019 Juan Archuleta has been calling out Kyoji Horiguchi, Maybe Scott Coker can make this fight happen once Covid-19 starts to cool down.