Ian Garry Ireland’s NEXT UFC FIGHTER

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

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

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

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

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

One of the best Welterweights not fighting for UFC.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keoni Diggs Impressive against Weichel

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

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

The judges messed up on this one.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shavkat Rakhmonov Second UFC Appearance UFC VEGAS 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cage Warriors 124: Justin Burlinson Prospect to Watch in Future

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

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

Justin Burlinson 2021 & 2022

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

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

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

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

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

Yaroslav Amosov First Title Defense ? Jason Jackson

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

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

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

Jason Jackson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 19th 2021 MMA Prospects to Watch

Fury Fc 47

Anthony Romero

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

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

Headlining Fury FC 47 against Anderson Hutchinson.

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

UAE Warriors 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aleksa Camur

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Casey O’Neill

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aaron Pico vs Top Ten Opponents Options

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

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

Begin his rise to the Bellator Featherweight Title in 2021.

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

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

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

Adam Borics

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

Pico before the knockout was doing pretty well.

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

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

Mads Burnell

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

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

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

Emmanuel Sanchez

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

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

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

Rizin 28 Fighters to Watch

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

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

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

What are the fighters to watch?

Tofiq Musayev

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

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

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

Naoki Inoue Rizin Rising Star

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vugar Karamov

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

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

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

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

UFC 263 Hakeem Dawodu vs Movsar Evolev

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

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

Hakeem Dawodu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Movsar Evloev

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

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

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

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

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

Bellator 260 Sleeper Fight Claxton vs Gonzales

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

Ty-wan Claxton vs Justin Gonzales

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aaron Pico Continues his Title Run against Aiden Lee Bellator 260

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

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

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

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

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

Change to JacksonWink Changed Everything

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

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

“I feel really good being out in Albuquerque. I really, really enjoy it,” Pico said. “I love Greg Jackson, ‘Six-Gun’, Coach Wink, they’ve done a really good job of breaking things down for me.

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/10/bellator-aaron-pico-benefits-jackson-wink-mma-training

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aaron Pico Ready for Title Run

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Douglas Lima Bellator Welterweight Champ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yaroslav Amosov

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

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

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

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

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

Lima vs Amosov Tale of the Tape

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

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

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

Brendan Loughnane vs Tyler Diamond PFL 2021 #4

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

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

Brendan Loughnane vs Tyler Diamond

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dana White Big Dreams for Miguel Baeza

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The stud trains with COLBY COVINGTON at MMA Masters.

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

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

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

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

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

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

LFA 109

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

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

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

Battlefield Fight League

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

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

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

KSW 61

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

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

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

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

Brave CF 51

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

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

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

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

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

Terrance McKinney & Askar Askar LFA 109 Prospects to Watch

Terrance McKinney headlining the LFA 109 event facing Michael Irizarry Ortiz Puerto Rican Lightweight prospect. Michael Irizarry Ortiz is in for a rude awakening as Terrance McKinney is red hot right now with two back to back 1st round knockouts under 30 seconds.

Cheering for Terrance McKinney as a young man was hanging out with friends getting into trouble. Drinking and experimenting with drugs, Lead to chased by cops and Terrance going through the cops window. Almost dying inside the ambulance truck but someone from above was looking out for him.

Now Terrance McKinney several years later is fighting for the Legacy Fighting Alliance, VERY close to signing with UFC or Bellator.

“I honestly didn’t know what happened,” McKinney recalled. “I thought I was still sitting on the couch tripping. It felt like I just woke up from a dream. I didn’t even know how I got to the hospital. I was like, ‘What the heck did I do? I’m at the hospital.’ I was freaking out. ‘What happened?’ I didn’t know what was going on. I had random people’s clothes on and a poop stain from being Tased.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/07/dana-white-contender-series-terrance-mckinney-nearly-died-drug-use

“It would mean the world to me, but this is just another fight for me,” McKinney said. “I’ve got bigger goals than that. My goal is to have the UFC belt. Until then, I’m not satisfied. Until then, I’ll be working three practices a day until I get to where I really want to be.

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/07/dana-white-contender-series-terrance-mckinney-nearly-died-drug-use

Highlight reel knockouts definitely lead to UFC matchmakers and Bellator matchmakers giving Terrance a call. Dana White loves entertaining fighters.

Askar Askar one of the best Bantamweight prospects in the world, Especially in the United States. 11-1 record at 26 years old. Signed with UFC but because of medical issues couldn’t fight Cody Stamann in his UFC debut.

Defeating a talented Justin Wetzell 6-1 record, Product out of Elevation Fight Team.

Back to Back LFA wins can lead to Askar signing with UFC or Bellator.

“Now that Ramadan just ended, I knew in my mind that I was going to fight sometime in June,” Askar said. “I was thinking late June, maybe mid-June, but it came early June. So I wasn’t mad at it, you know what I mean? I just had to put myself right in the camp. But, yeah, if I win this, I see, you know, either Contender Series or a late-notice call, you know? In my mind, I’m going to try to stay as ready as possible after, you know?”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/06/ufc-news-askar-askar-lfa-109-release-heart-medical-failure-release

Impressed me a lot inside his last fight against Kevin Wirth, Dominating the three rounds in standup, Takedowns.

Caleb Hall Elevation Fight Team Prospect LFA Debut

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What are your goals for 2021?

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

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

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