ACA 130 Fighters to Watch

Talented fighters all over Russia aspiring to make better lives for themselves and families. Wanting to be the next Fedor, Khabib, Islam, Zabit. Bunch of fighters on this ACA 130 card that have the potential to become future UFC, Bellator, One Championship fighters in the next few years.

Abubakar Vagaev

20-3 record, One of the best Russian Welterweight prospects. Will show he’s one of the best prospects defending his ACA Welterweight Title against Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov 14-5 record.

Vagaev is one talented wrestler, Once he takes you down good luck getting up as he’s built like a brick made of Russian steel. Mixes up the Dominant wrestling with some low kicks and jabs.

Definitely needs to develop his striking more if he wants to compete against high level UFC fighters.

Wins over foreign fighters Fernando Gonzalez(28-17 record), Yasubey Enomoto (21-11)

Islam Omarov

Rising Featherweight prospect with a undefeated record. Born and raised in the breeding ground of Dagestan. He’s one the next bright prospects to come out of Dagestan.

Coming off a huge win against top ten ACA Featherweight Bibert Tumenov.

Comparison- Chad Mendes

Felipe Froes

Former ACA Featherweight Champion looking to bounce back after losing his ACA FEATHERWEIGHT title against Magomedrasul Khasbulaev.

Froes is one of the best Featherweights to not fight for the UFC or Bellator. He’s a very good fighter and any luck promotion to have him as a contracted fighter.

Compared to Jose Aldo because of his size and fighting style. Trains at the same gym Nova União.

  • 20-5 record
  • 29 years old
  • Former ACA Featherweight Champion
  • Fought for ACA, WFCA, SHOOTO Brasil

Rustam Kerimov

One of the best Bantamweights in the world. One of my favorite fighters in the world. Kerimov was the former ACA Bantamweight champion, ONLY REASON was to test free agency. Now he’s returning to pursue the title again.

First opponent since his return is Daniel Oliveira former ACA Bantamweight Champion. 28-8 record fought all over Brazil before signing with ACA and finding a successful career there.

His talent stood out to me when Rustam Kerimov defeated Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev for the ACA Bantamweight Title in a masterful performance. Showed his strong composed mindset, Addition to his high level combat sambo skills.

Defeated former UFC fighters Takeya Mizugaki, Francisco Maciel, A younger Andrey Goncharov whose one of the best Russian Featherweight prospects right now in his ACA title run.

Dominated Maciel in his ACA title defense, Winning by referee stoppage in the first round.

Amirkhan Adaev

Lightweight version of Zabit Magomedsharipov. Expressing his high level taekwondo in the ACA promotion.

One of the best Russian Lightweights, Without a doubt will be signed by the UFC, Bellator in the following years.

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