UFC on ESPN 28 Prospects to Watch

Melsik Baghdasaryan

Jumped on the scene fighting on the Dana White Contender Series, Beating the crap out of his opponent but Dennis Buzukja kept going because of pure well and mental strength.

However I was really impressed with his performance, HIGH LEVEL striking. Besides being a 5-1 fighter, Melsik was a Wu Lin Feng International Welterweight Kickboxing champion in 2014. K1 Welterweight Title Challenger in 2018.

“His speed and his power is unbelievable. He’s a world-class striker,” Tarverdyan said. “I believe right now when he walks in that cage on Tuesday, he’s one of the biggest punchers in the 145 division.”

https://www.ocregister.com/2020/08/31/melsik-baghdasaryan-devotes-long-hours-to-his-ufc-dream/

Melsik Baghdarsaryan trains with Edmen shahbazyan, Alfred Khashakyan.

UFC debut is against Collin Anglin, Contender Series alumnus making his UFC debut as well. One of the best Midwest Featherweight prospects.

Rafa Garcia

Rafa Garcia former Combate Americas Lightweight Champion lost his first UFC fight but had a impressive fight against Tristar Gym prospect Nasrat Hapqarast. Nothing be mad about he did a very good job in his UFC debut. Nasrat is a fighter I really respect.

Rafa Garcia facing off Chris Gruetzemacher 14-4 fighter tough dude was discovered on Ultimate Fighter Season 22. Win over Joe Lauzon.

Hope to see a better Rafa Garcia Saturday night was excited when I seen the UFC sign him.

Kai Kamaka

Xtreme Couture product since 2020 shown his potential in fight against TJ Brown. Didn’t get the win but should’ve. Kai Kamaka definitely has potential to be a Featherweight title contender in the next FEW years, Entering his prime at 26 years old.

Kai Kamaka rewarded fight of the night 50k bonus but fight against Danny Chavez will see performance of the night bonus.

“This sport can be cruel to you, but you have two choices: You can quit or you can move on. I’ve chosen to move on,” Kamaka told KHON2 sports director Rob DeMello. “My feelings about the fight have stayed the same. I still feel that I won, but that’s why I just kept going.”

https://www.khon2.com/sports/after-controversial-loss-pearl-citys-kai-kamaka-iii-seeking-redemption-at-ufc-on-espn-28/

Keeps training HARD in the gym at Xtreme Couture with Dan Ige, Brad Tavares, Punahele Soriano, Aljamain Sterling when he visited Xtreme Couture will what Kai Kamaka is truly made of.

Bellator 263 Fighters to Pay Attention too

Bellator 263 is the most hyped up, Most anticipated fight in Bellator history between the face of Bellator Patricio Pitbull vs the rising star AJ McKee.

Besides the Featherweight title fight there’s so many fighters and fights to watch looking to make a name for themselves with new viewers… Move up the Bellator rankings.

Man I can’t wait for Saturday night!!

Usman Nurmagomedov

There’s the Gracie Dynasty now the Nurmagomedov dynasty. Usman Nurmagomedov part of the next generation, Future Bellator Lightweight champion.

Usman Nurmagomedov is one talented fighter ONLY 23 years old but man he’s IMPRESSIVE to watch. The way he kicks with ease with different angles, Accurate striking. Fights like Israel Adesanya. I was blown away with Usman’s Bellator debut against Mike Hamel.

Second fight of Usman’s Bellator career is against the tough Manny Muro. Undefeated fighter in his Bellator career & Jackson Wink product.

“He’ll give me a good fight but I’m in looking for finish.”

What the Heck Podcast

“I’m working with the top tier fighters all my life since I was born basically.”

Mike Heck Podcast

Guarantee he’ll be challenging for Bellator Lightweight title in 2022!!

Chris Gonzalez

Silver Medalist 2017 Greco Roman Wrestling(US National Championship) 8th place at the World Championship for the 2016 US National Team. Training now at Team Alpha Male with Cody Garbrandt, Chad Mendes, Lance Palmer, Joseph Benavidez.

Toughest fight for Chris Gonzalez is against the Bellator veteran Goiti Yamaguchi. Must be confident in his abilities from the training at Team Alpha Male to really want to fight a tough fighter, He’s no joke.

“A lot of that was because that’s what I’ve been telling Bellator I wanted. I don’t think they’ve given me anything more than I asked for,” Gonzalez explained. “I’ve continually asked for better competition and high-level fights, because I see myself as a high-level competitor as well. I train with some of the best guys in the world at Team Alpha Male, and I’m ready. Mentally, physically, all-around, I’m ready, and I’ve risen to the occasion thus far.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/07/27/bellator-263-chris-gonzalez-high-level/

Yamaguchi defeated fighters Daniel Weichel, Adam Piccolotti, Daron Cruickshank. Tied for most Bellator Lightweight submission wins with five, Most Bellator submission wins with Bellator.

Tales of two different fighting styles from Gonzalez wrestling to Goiti Yamaguchi Black Belt Jiu-Jitsu.

“Goiti is a really tough competitor,” Gonzalez said. “He’s been a Top 5 fighter in my eyes for the last five-plus years. He’s been fighting all the top competition, so it’s a great opportunity for me to show my worth and show that I’m a contender, and I’m here to stay, and I’m a legitimate threat for the title. I’m coming for it.”

https://www.mmaweekly.com/chris-gonzalez-wants-to-show-hes-a-legitimate-contender-at-bellator-263

Islam Mamedov

Part of the Dagestan savages, Newly signed Bellator fighter formerly fought for PFL and had a very successful career too. Mamedov has a 19-1 record for a reason. Defeated a talented fighters from Thiago Tavares (Former UFC fighter), Ylies Djiroun Contenders Norwich Lightweight Champion, Natan Schulte current PFL Lightweight Champion.

Since the man is talented fighting former Bellator Lightweight Title Challenger… Brent Primus.

“If you want to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best,” he stated. “Of course I’m happy they gave me the former champ.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/07/29/bellator-263-islam-mamedov-joined-promotion-gave-offer-couldnt-refuse/

Khasan Magomedsharipov

Last name sounds familiar… Yes the younger brother of Zabit. Khasan is one talented kid as well ONLY 20 years old with a 5-0 record.

“It was always my goal to try myself and try my skills and bring my talents to Bellator, because Bellator is one of the major organizations,” Magomedsharipov said. “It’s on the same level, I believe, as the UFC. For me, I think to debut overseas in the U.S., Bellator will be the best option for me. That’s why I picked Bellator.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/07/bellator-263-video-khasan-zabit-magomedsharipov-brother-debut-fight

Fights very similar to Zabit fighting style but just with nore experience he’ll only get better. Training with striking mastermind and pizza owner Mark Henry in New Jersey.

Rui Chen vs Jeremy Pacatiw One Championship Battleground Under the Radar

Rui Chen One Championship Featherweight with a 9-2 record facing the newly signed Jeremy Pacatiw(Phillipines Bantamweight prospect). One Championship Fight flying under the radar.

Rui Chen

Rui Chen 9-2 record is a definitely tough fighter, Fast hands. Last loss fought in a SLUGFEST against Won Il Kwon. Three rounds of action pact striking. See the high level striking in Asia compared to the United States.

We got the Korean Zombie and now the Chinese Zombie in Chen Rui.

“I’ll keep my own pace on fighting and push forward to make him feel pressure. I’ll try to control him in my own distance and find my best shot to finish him by my stand-up fighting skills. I think I can finish him by my punch and fist because he’s not a powerful striker,” he said.

https://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/07/27/21/mma-chen-rui-out-to-spoil-jeremy-pacatiws-one-debut

Jeremy Pacatiw

Before signing with One Championship signed with Middle East powerhouse MMA promotion Brave Combat Federation. Trains at Team Lakay with Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon & Stephen Loman on a daily basis. Team Lokay is like the American Kickboxing Academy of the Phillipines.

“I want to put on a good show. That’s the impression I want to leave in my ONE debut. I have to give it my all and put it all on the line so the fans and officials can enjoy what they’ll see.”

https://asianmma.com/jeremy-pacatiw-says-it-is-win-at-all-costs-when-he-makes-his-one-championship-debut/
  • 10-4 record
  • 25 years old
  • Defeated Keith Lee current Bellator Bantamweight

Last fight and win defeated former Brave CF Bantamweight title challenger Felipe Efrain in a fast pace fight.

Jeremy has the advantage with the quickness, Striking and absorbing punches. Definitely will be a force to reckoned with in the One Championship Featherweight.

Exciting signing for One Championship.

“I’ll say now that they will see a different breed of Jeremy Pacatiw, a much better version of me,” said the fighter of his push heading into his ONE debut.

https://www.bworldonline.com/team-lakays-pacatiw-set-for-one-championship-debut/

“Of course there’s pressure. It’s my debut, it’s natural,” he said. “However, it’s up to me to stay focused and overcome that pressure to get that win and put on a great show for the fans watching at home.”

https://www.spin.ph/mma/jeremy-pacatiw-raring-to-make-a-name-for-himself-in-one-a2437-20210730

Five MMA Prospects to Keep an Eye On

Mix Martial Arts talent is growing all over the world as regional promotions discover the future UFC, Bellator and One Championship champions. I’m always looking for future champions that Major Promotions can sign, Fascinated by next prospects become champions or title challengers. Maybe some of the prospects I’ve researched will become some of the best fighters in the world in NEXT FIVE YEARS.

Farid Basharat

Farid Basharat 6-0 prospect is a very talented Bantamweight prospect from England. Younger brother of Javid Basharat. Trains out of the same gym in London Shootfighters that’s very underrated GYM from Michael “Venom” Page, Amir Albazi, Bellator prospect Norbert Novenyi Jr.

Farid Basharat I believe is better than his brother Javid.I love Farid’s fighting style, Looking for the finish. Quick hands, Southpaw.

Even though Basharat didn’t get the finish he got a dominant performance against Marco Zanetti at Contenders Norwich 29 and latest win was against Janne Elonen-Kulmala at rising MMA promotion Oktagon.

Masterful performance at Oktagon 26 with a third round submission.

Janne Elonen-Kulmala is in the top five of Nordic Bantamweight prospects. Definitely a win you want in your career that can impress the UFC, Bellator or One Championship matchmakers.

Solomon Renfro

Building his brand and name under the Cage Fury Fighting Championship, Rising Welterweight prospect at at 24 years old. Solomon Renfro is built like a TANK!! Wouldn’t want to get hit by him. Back to back wins by first round knockout.

Opportunity on the Dana White Contender Series to sign with UFC and fight the top Hawaiian prospect Johnny Parsons.

Ismael Bonfim

Top Ten Brazilian Lightweight prospect showcased his skills at LFA 111 defeated the rising Brazilian Lightweight prospect, Rangel De Sa. Awesome technical stand up fight. Rangel doing the unexpected kicks, Missing his shots because of Ismael Bonfim stand up defense.

Ismael has very good… B+ fighter IQ, Not taking dumb shots. Being careful but picking his shots. Can tell he has some dawg in his hands but didn’t get the knockout against the difficult Rangel De Sa.

  • 15-3
  • 25 years old
  • Five finishes

Watch out for Ismael Bonfim in 2021 the UFC, Bellator or One Championship will sign him.

Levi Mowles

Easily the #1 United States Bantamweight prospect, Levi Mowles is next in line for a opportunity on the Dana White Contender Series. 15-4 record 26 years old.

Latest win was against Teruto Ishihara former UFC fighter defeating him by first round rear-naked choke.

  • Former CFFC Bantamweight Champion
  • Atlas Fight Bantamweight Champion
  • Three Legacy Fighting Alliance wins
  • Defeated Jimmy Flick & Adrian Yanez

William Gomis

French top Five Featherweight prospect displayed a impressive win against the highly touted Swedish Featherweight prospect Tobias Harila. William Gomis definitely a fast athletic featherweight, Quick hands. Unorthodox fighting style kinda like Michael “Venom” Page.

  • 7-2 record
  • 25 years old
  • Trains at Atch Academy with Salahdine Parnasse(Former KSW Featherweight Champion)

William Gomis definitely will be a future UFC, Bellator Featherweight fighter in the next few years maybe capturing the Cage Warriors Featherweight Title or a regional title will help get him signed.

Next fight for Adrian Yanez after Defeat of Phillips?

Mini looking version of Jorge Masvidal… Adrian Yanez has been knocking out opponents since we discovered him on the Dana White Contender Series.

Since signing with UFC has been on a three fight win knockout streak. Defeating former Alaska FC Bantamweight Victor Rodriguez, former Combate Americas Bantamweight Champion and Randy Costa whose a tough dude not like he’s easy.

Adrian Yanez is the REAL DEAL, Not superstar level but definitely can be a fan favorite. He has those street DAWGS in there hands.

“For me, I’m still going to try to punch him in the face and do whatever I can to get the win. When you’re in there, it’s you or him, and to me, I’m always thinking it has to be me. I have to win and be the guy that comes out on top. The first part of that was definitely because Randy was doing such a good job.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/07/adrian-yanez-confident-face-randy-costa-again-ufc-espn-27-video

Adrian Yanez definitely going to win more with the dawgs in his hands, He’s very very GOOD and I watch MMA all the time.

27 years old, Rising UFC Bantamweight prospect with exciting fights and finishes. Skies the limit for Adrian Yanez, He’s a top 20-25 UFC Bantamweight. Really looking forward to seeing what’s in stored for Adrian Yanez in 2021.

“Hopefully, I can get two more fights in after this fight. It would set me up somewhere in a top-25 fight for the 2022 year, so I can really just dig my feet into the ground, grind and work my way up to the top-15, top-5, and hopefully the belt. That’s my plans, and I’m sticking to it.”

https://mmasucka.com/2021/07/16/adrian-yanez-randy-costa-to-bring-dog-out/

What’s Next for Adrian Yanez?

Timur Valiev

Timur Valiev former WSOF Bantamweight signed with UFC, First fight was a knockout loss than now TWO back to back dominant wins. 18-2 record, Prime of his career. From the hard part of Dagestan that have something under the water over there because they breed WORLD CLASS fighters.

Gold Medalist in the European Pankration Champion and Pankration World Champion.

Valiev vs Yanez would be fun fight to watch, TWO different styles which can be very interesting.

Tony Gravely

Former #1 United States Bantamweight prospect, Won SEVERAL regional bantamweight titles. On a two fight winning streak fought everyone from Merab Dvalishvili, Ricky Bandejas, Patchy Mix in his MMA career.

Trains with killers at American Top Team. All the success lead him to fighting for UFC.

Louis Smolka

Louis Smolka UFC Fifteen Fight veteran was going to fight Sean O’ Malley but Smolka got a staph infection. Louis Smolka is definitely a tough guy fought all the talented fighters, Adrian Yanez can definitely see where’s he at talent wise. What needs to be fixed.

Smolka is a dawg and will put everything on the line in the Octagon. Definitely can be another slug fest in the making.

MMA Prospects to Watch July 24 & July 25th

Farid Bashrat

Farid Bashrat London Shootfighters Bantamweight prospect flying to Czech Republic to fight on Oktagon 26 facing Janne Elonen-Kulmala Top Finland Bantamweight prospect with a 16-8-1 record.

Farid Bashrat brother Javid Bashrat is a 10-0 Lightweight prospect from England. Farid last fight was at Contender Norwich 29 dominating Marco Zannetti. Farid has that Lyoto Machida and old Conor McGregor taekwondo fighting style.

Levi Mowles

Levi Mowles 14-4 #1 Bantamweight prospect from United States. Former CFFC Bantamweight Champion, Atlas Fights Bantamweight Champion. No doubt Levi Mowles is going on the Dana White Contender Series in 2021, Next step in MMA career.

Levi next fight is facing Teruto Ishihara former UFC Bantamweight. Test fight for Levi to see he’s talented enough to face UFC fighters.

Ryoji Kudo

Ryoji Kudo 10-1-1 record 28 years old, Seven Fight Winning streak with a three round FIRST ROUND KO streak. Fought on the One Warrior Series where Rich Franklin discover next prospects for One Champion.

Ryoji Kudo prime of his career, Talented southpaw striker. This dude is an animal, Continues to PRESSURE his opponents. Watching his fights started making me become a fan of him. Focus on his standup but has solid Jiu-Jitsu game.

Ryoji Kudo fighting for the VACANT SHOOTO Featherweight Title. Looking to become one of the best Japan prospects sign with UFC, Bellator or One Championship in 2021.

UFC on ESPN 27 Fights to Watch

EVERY MMA fan is excited for TJ Dillashaw vs Cory Sandhagen Main Event fight but top to bottom is a sneaky card.

Maycee Barber vs Miranda Maverick

Maycee Barber hot prospect as she was determined to become the UFC youngest champion, Taking over the throne over Valentina Shevchenko. Torn ACL stopped the momentum of Maycee Barber losing to Roxanne Modaferri than to Alexa Grasso.

“Bring it on,” Barber told MMA Junkie at a media day at the UFC Apex. “It’s been a roller coaster, but it’s been a huge learning lesson, and I’ve had a lot of fun with it. There’s going to be good times and bad times along life, and I’m ready for it all – and ready to learn and grow from it all.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/07/ufc-on-espn-27-maycee-barber-unshaken-by-recent-struggles

Switching camps to Team Alpha Male, Owned by Urijah Faber. Looking to change things up.

“It’s been really good, you know, California is amazing. It’s super beautiful, and I got a good tan, but the team overall, you know, is a lot of motivated people. There are people that are trying to be at the top of the UFC, and there are also people who are trying to get into the UFC and in other big promotions. I feel like there are two different levels of hunger, but they’re both hunger.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/07/22/maycee-barber-relocated-california-training-team-alpha-male/

I just love how everybody is in the same building as well and they are all on the same page which is what I need at this point in my career. I’ve also been working with Urijah Faber a lot and got some work in with Danny Castillo, Chris Holdsworth, and then all their fighters around my weight there.”

https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/exclusive-interviews/maycee-barber-explains-move-to-team-alpha-male-im-not-going-to-sit-around-and-wait-for-people-or-beg-them-to-come-on-this-journey-with-me/

Defeating Miranda Maverick definitely help her confidence boost, Feels good to get that first win back. Barber returning to a winning streak in 2021.

Miranda Maverick former Invicta Flyweight Tournament winner, Two fight UFC winning streak at 24 years old with a 9-2 record. #13 UFC Flyweight right now and defeating the hot prospect Maycee Barber but Miranda Maverick is her own hot prospect.

“My school will be over in the fall, and then I’ll have less to worry about, so I’ll be able to put more of my focus on fighting. And I’m really excited about what I can do [as a fighter] when I have that time to focus more on training, nutrition, all of those kinds of things that lead to success in this business.”

https://sports.yahoo.com/ph-d-candidate-miranda-maverick-juggling-studies-with-promising-ufc-career-001533278.html

“I’m still pretty young in this sport and I’ve got a lot ahead of me. The key is to keep learning and getting better and I do feel I’ll be better [Saturday] than the last version of me you saw.”

https://sports.yahoo.com/ph-d-candidate-miranda-maverick-juggling-studies-with-promising-ufc-career-001533278.html

“That’s the only fight I didn’t want because I think we are very young prospects and I think we both have a big future in this sport,” Miranda said. “She (Maycee) is already on a two-fight losing streak, she is gonna be on a three-fight losing streak.”

https://www.essentiallysports.com/mma-ufc-news-its-a-bad-matchmaking-miranda-maverick-explains-why-ufc-shouldnt-have-booked-her-against-maycee-barber/

Maycee Barber vs Miranda Maverick is gonna be a GREAT FIGHT on paper very curious to see how these three rounds breakdown.

Punahele Soriano vs Brendan Allen

Punahele Soriano Xtreme Couture product, Contender Series alumni is on a two fight winning streak with TWO first round KO’s. Soriano 8-0 record at 28 years old. 2021 can be a MAJOR year for him to put his name out there.

“It comes with a lot of pressure, but I love to live up to that and push beyond that,” offered Soriano, who missed all of 2020 after dealing with a hip injury. “I don’t want to just be another Hawaiian with a granite chin that can hit hard — I want to be the Hawaiian that can do that and everything else; the guy that can wrestle, can grapple, can win hard rounds, and can grind it out.

https://www.ufc.com/news/punahele-soriano-wants-be-new-breed-ufc-fight-night-sandhagen-dillashaw-read

“I know he comes from a good camp — they’ve got tough guys there, good coaches — but I’m just going to go out there and out-fight him. I’m not afraid to get tired. I’m not afraid to get in there and give it my all. I’m not afraid to die out there.

https://www.ufc.com/news/punahele-soriano-wants-be-new-breed-ufc-fight-night-sandhagen-dillashaw-read

Brendan Allen Former LFA Middleweight Champion, Won a contract on the Dana White Contender Series. Dealt with a tough loss against Sean Strickland but defeated a REALLY GOOD Karl Roberson.

Before the loss Allen was on a three fight winning streak but can start it up again.

“If I can match that feeling again, perform that way again, I feel like it’s my time to make a run,” he added with an eye towards the future. “After this one, I’ll have fought down twice, defended my spot, and hopefully I can get a big name and get someone in the Top 10.

https://www.ufc.com/news/brendan-allen-done-wasting-time-middleweight-ufc-fight-night-sandhagen-vs-dillashaw-read

Switched camps to Florida Powerhouse Sanford MMA, Training with the killers of killers from Gilbert Burns, Jason Jackson(Bellator Welterweight) Michael Chandler, Derek Brunson to name a few. Learning from different styles, Coaches Henri Hooft & Greg Jones.

Iron sharpens Iron and Brendan Allen tools have definitely sharpened.

Brendan Allen vs Punahele Soriano is a GREAT Fight to WATCH two Middleweight prospects looking to becoming UFC Middleweight Champions.

Mateusz Gamrot Fighter to Watch UFC Vegas 31

I was extremely excited when UFC signed Mateusz Gamrot former KSW Featherweight and KSW Lightweight Champion. One of the best European prospects before signing with UFC.

Gamrot making his third UFC appearance against the UFC veteran Hardest hitting 145 pounder Jeremy Stephens.

“Jeremy has a very big name in the United States and I am very happy about this,” said Gamrot, detailing why he’s excited to share the cage with the battle-tested veteran on Saturday night at the UFC APEX. “He is very experienced, a UFC legend, and it is a pleasure to fight with him because if I win, my name jumps up to the next level.

https://www.ufc.com/news/mateusz-gamrot-obsessed-winning-belt-ufc-vegas-31

UFC is high on Mateusz Gamrot as he’s a hungry fighter in the prime of his career at 30 years old.

2021 can be a huge year for Gamrot pursuing the UFC Lightweight Title, Defeating a respected fighter like Jeremy Stephens.

“My dream is No. 1 the world championship,” Gamrot stated. “This is my goal. Of course, money is very important but for me, I need to become champion.”

https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/9/17/21441108/mateusz-gamrot-conquered-two-divisions-in-ksw-now-hes-ready-to-conquer-the-world

Training at the POWERHOUSE MMA Gym American Top Team iron sharpens iron and Gamrot will look to be better than ever even during his KSW title run days.

My big goal is of course winning the belt of the lightweight division. I don’t know when, but for sure I will be UFC champion in the future.” For now, however Gamrot will take it step by step. “This Saturday, if I win against Jeremy, big jump, and I would like the next opponent [to be] maybe top 20, top 15, because I think I deserve it.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/07/15/ufc-vegas-31-mateusz-gamrot-ready-everything-stephens-even-weigh-ins/

Looking forward to Gamrot fight, Huge fan of him was always waiting for UFC to sign him as he can be part of next generation of UFC Lightweights.

KSW 62 Fight to Watch

KSW #1 Polish MMA promotion, Top European MMA promotion has another event with Light Heavyweight between Szymon Kolecki vs Akop Szostak. Mid card Main Card fight is a bantamweight battle between two of the best KSW Bantamweights. Paweł Polityło vs Bruno Santos.

Pawel Politylo

Pawel Politylo 6-2 record trains at Straight Blast Gym Ireland yes same gym as the Mega Star Conor McGregor. “Polish Eagle” is a pitbull.

Chad Mendes body type, Two fight winning streak. Defeating Czech Republic prospect David Martinik in his KSW debut.

Bruno Santos

Bruno Santos 22 years old challenged Antun Racic for the KSW Bantamweight Title in his KSW debut. Didn’t go his way but shows something to challenge one of the best European Bantamweights.

Bellator 262 Prospects to Watch: Law & Eblen

Bellator been stacking cards lately since there Showtime contract. Headliner for Bellator 262 is Juliana Velasquez defending her Bellator Flyweight title against Denise Keilholtz multi-time Kickboxer.

Multiple underrated fights to watch and future title challengers for Bellator.

Johnny Eblen

Former nickname is Korean Canelo because of his heavy hands, Aiming for the striking instead of the high level wrestling.

Johnny Eblen trains at American Top Team with Bellator Welterweight Champion Yaraslav Amosov, Austin Vanderford. Daily basis training with killers on a daily basis only makes you better, Pushing you to the limits.

“I feel like I’ve been evolving as a human as a whole,” said Eblen. “I’ve been making adjustments with my lifestyle and how I train, how I think about training, and how I think about everyday habits in general.

“I still have to make more adjustments, but for this year I’ve made a lot of changes in my life for the better and you can definitely tell it’s transferring over to my performances.”

https://www.mmaweekly.com/johnny-eblen-expects-to-put-it-on-travis-davis-at-bellator-262

Eblen comes from Missouri University, Former champions like Tyron Woodley, Michael Chandler & Ben Askren used to wrestle there.

Eblen looks to become the next success story coming out of Missouri. 29 years old 8-0 record.

Cody Law

Bright prospect from American Top Team, Former Division 2 All American wrestler. Scott Coker signed Cody Law with NO PRO Fights, 5-0 Amateur record and now a 3-0 Bellator record. Gradually building the name of Cody Law same way Bellator did with AJ McKee, Now look where he is.

“(I need to) get the finish,” Law said. “I’m really focused on getting finishes and improving. My last fight, I made a lot of mistakes and I’m looking to improve, show a better version of myself, and always get the finish.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/07/bellator-262-video-cody-law-dustin-poirier-good-person-ufc-264