MMA legal in the state of New York since 2016. Florida, California, New Jersey are the top regions for MMA talent. Now will see New York start to prosper as a hot bed for MMA talent, Athletes who wanted to become basketball players, football players, baseball players, soccer players and now transfer over to Mix Martial Arts.
We got the next generation of New York MMA fighters to watch in 2021 as they rise up the top prospect rankings.
Dylan Mantello #1 NY Prospect
#1 MMA prospect from New York trains at Longo and Weidman MMA. Fights for one of the best regional promotions… Ring of Combat.
4 wins no losses in his PROFESSIONAL career, ISKA NY Karate Champion, Triton Fights Lightweight Champion as an amateur.
Challenging for the Ring of Combat Lightweight title against 5-5 John Ramirez at Ring of Combat 74 on October 22.
fully expect to be fighting for the Ring of Combat lightweight belt in October. Nobody is going to stand in my way. I train with the best in the world. Aljamain Sterling is the UFC bantamweight champion, Al Iaquinta went the distance with Khabib Nurmogamedov and has been in a bunch of crazy fights. Ray Longo is a legend and I am continuing to listen and learn and get even better. There are so many other guys that I could mention on our team, we could be here all day.”https://mymmanews.com/the-quiet-man-dylan-mantello-on-a-special-path-and-refuses-to-be-stopped/
- 4-0 record
- Ring of Combat Lightweight title challenger
- Trains with Aljamain Sterling, Merab Dvalishvili, Ulka Sasaki, Naoki Inoue (Rizin Star Bantamweight)
Undefeated record 4-0, High level Blue Belt winning the Gold at the Buffalo Gi/No-Gi Tournament in 2018. 10 Jiu-Jitsu Competition wins under his belt so far.
“Obviously since day one, since I started fighting, I’ve had a goal to be in the UFC and be a world champion,” Piersma said. “That’s always the end goal. But also right now, I’m just more so focused on being in the gym every day, getting better, because I’ve only been fighting pro for less than a year. I’ve only been training for not even five years so far, so really I’m still really new to the sport.https://cffc.tv/news/2021/9/30/rookie-of-the-year-jonathan-piersma-enters-cffc-101-seeking-fourth-win-in-first-year-as-pro
- 25 years old
- Blue Belt
- Jiu-Jitsu Competition winner Buffalo Tournament
- former football player
Number one New York Amateur Featherweight prospect with a 6-0 record. Current Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion. Defeated undefeated Andrew Geisler for the title.
Raw talent looking forward to what Brendan becomes in few years as he continues to train like a psychopath.
Cage Wars Welterweight Champion. #1 Amateur Welterweight from New York. Must be practicing Muay Thai all the time because he some nasty low kicks. Pretty quick for a stocky fighter, Built like a brick house.
Maybe in 2021 we can see Isaiah fight for Triston Fights, Ring of Combat, CFFC. Making his pro debut and having a few wins.