South America 2021 Prospects to Watch

Joanderson Brito

Joanderson Brito broke out after his win leg kick knockout win against Jose Mariscal at LFA 65. Sadly last time, Brito fought was at LFA 65. Brito who reminds me of Jose Aldo I hope fights in 2021 because he’s one of the best Featherweight prospects in the world. Fight in a Brazilian promotion, Combate Americas, Russian Promotion or Legacy Fighting Alliance. MMA fans deserve to watch the 25 year old Featherweight prospect fight.

Daniel Marcos

Daniel Marcos 12-0 record 27 years old, #1 Latin America Bantamweight. 300 Sparta Bantamweight Champion. Wish he fought a bigger regional promotion before signing with UFC or Bellator for we can see his fights.

Maycon Mendoca

Maycon Mendoca impressed me a lot in his win against Dagvadorj at LFA 96. Volume accurate striking, Crazy chin. Winning the LFA Welterweight Title at the prime of his career at 28 years old. Reminds me of Dustin Poirier for some reason. 5 fight winning streak, All wins fighting for LFA. Time for UFC to sign Mendoca, Easily one of the best Welterweights available.

Eduardo Matias Torres

Eduardo Matias Torres, Rising Star and prospect out of Chile. 11-0 25 year old Bantamweight. Chilean assassin with crafty boxing and sneaky leg kicks as you watch in his win Combate 38 win against Rodrigo Vera. Needs to work on his grappling because when he faces high level grapplers it will be over for him. Torres only 25 years old has that Cory Sandhagen technical fighting style. My opinion switching gyms to like Team Alpha Male would help tremendously.

Esteban Riboviccs

Watching a future UFC Featherweight or Lightweight Champion before our eyes. 9-0 record. Big time finisher with first round finishes by submission or knockout. Type of fighter the UFC matchmaker love to sign on the Dana White Contender Series.

Diego Lopes

Future star coming out Brazil. Remember the name Diego Lopes. 18-3 record fighting for the upstart Lux Fight League. Lopes is the Lux Fight League Featherweight Champion, Defending his title twice. Time to get that call from UFC, UFC debut or fight on the Dana White Contender Series. Talented submission artist with early finishes by submission.

Michael Morales

Colombia rising MMA hotspot as Michael Morales 10-0 20 year old Welterweight is part of that next generation of Colombia MMA. Crazy only 20 years old and already one of the best Latin America prospects. That’s insane!! Looks promising, Poised beyond his years. Future UFC Welterweight Champion if he stays focused. I’d love to see him fight for Combate Americas, Lux Fight League or Legacy Fighting Alliance to build more exposure for himself. Signing with UFC is bound to happen.

Andres Luna Martinetti

Andres Luna Martinetti 9-0 record at 25 years old is part of the next generation of Colombia MMA as well. Lengthy Bantamweight similar to Cory Sandhagen with body style and technical striking. One of the best Bantamweight prospects from Latin America.

Karla Elizabeth Sanchez Lozano

Karla Lozano is a pitbull like Frankie Edgar and Tatiana Suarez. Don’t so many Latin America wrestlers like her. Only 5-0 record at 23 years old, Few more years before she gets a call from Sean Shelby. However impressive masterclass win against Sandra Lavado in the FFC Women’s Strawweight Grand Prix final. Maybe earn a UFC contract by signing with Combate Americas and moving up to the flyweight division, Fighting Melissa Martinez which is one of the best women’s fights on paper.

Mario Sousa

Mario Sousa put me on notice when he fought on the Dana White Contender Series. Impressive striking, All around talent but didn’t get signed because of no finish. However he’s a world class talent and he’ll get a second chance to impress Uncle Bobby Dana, Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard. Future UFC Middleweight Title Challenger. Mario Sousa is only 24 years old, 12-1 record. Only will get better as time goes on. Really wish I was able to upload the Dana White Contender Series fight to see how talented he is against world class Middleweight prospects.

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