What’s Next for Shavkat Rakhmonov & Nick Maximov?

MVP of the UFC Fight Night Card was the man Shavkat Rakhmonov Kazakhstan pride and joy is #15th UFC Welterweight and one of the most talented fighters on the roster. Gradually becoming a rising star, Time to prove his skills and value against top 15-20 welterweights.

Geoff Neal

Geoff Neal defeated Santiago Ponzinibbio in the best win of his career at UFC 269. Neal finally coming into his own really entering his prime at 31 years old, Taking advantage of his former football strength ability.

Neal wants to make an impression right now no better than defeating Shavkat. Fight will stand on the feet, Be very interesting fight to watch.

Michael Chiesa

Chiesa back to back tough losses against Sean Brady and Vicente Luque. Chiesa made a smart move by going up to Welterweight, Wins against Carlos Condit, Neil Magny and the biggest win against former Lightweight Champion Rafael Does Anjos.

Yes he loss twice in a row but still a very good fighter and will defeat a lot of the UFC or Bellator Welterweights.

He’s an all-around great fighter, Can’t pick out his weaknesses he always brings his best no matter what and really can be a difficult test for Shavkat.

Styles make fights, Shavkat and Chiesa would a intriguing fight to watch.

Daniel Rodriguez

Coming off a huge win against Kevin Lee, Rodriguez is an entertaining fighter to watch. Protégé of Donald Cerrone training at the BMF Ranch.

Stand and bang fight in front of you, Brining the pressure. Testing Shavkat’s striking ability. See if he able to accept the pressure not being overwhelmed when a opponent wants to move forward.

Nick Maximov Fight Options

Nick Maximov Clackamas Community College Wrestler, Finishing third in the country. California High School Wrestling Champion.

Protégé of the Diaz Brothers is what they hate because of the wrestling heavy background. However is wrestling key to winning fights.

Defeated Punahele Soriano in his best win with wrestling but didn’t do must damage, Barely striked. If the man wants to be wrestling first at least attack on the bottom like Khabib, Islam and GSP.

Time to give Maximov real challenges testing his takedowns and test his striking ability.

Alessio Di Chirico

Tough fighter, Fighting with the UFC since 2016. Focuses on his striking rather than grappling. Alessio is on his way out but has experience so let’s have Maximov become more entertaining and earn 50k bonus.

Duško Todorović

Last fight was against Maki Pitolo knocking him out in the first round on the December 4th Font vs Aldo card. Dequan Townsend, Michel Pereira are his wins.

Dusko is a very good fighter coming from the Dana White Contender Series. Enjoying his fighting style where he comes to fight. Impressed the way he fought Mike Ash on the contender series.

Makhmud Muradov

Muradov all around talented Middleweight, Very good striking ability as the highlights speak for himself. Before signing with UFC as one of the best Middleweight prospects.

25-7 record. Nick Maximov truly that confident in himself will see against Muradov.

Phil Hawes

Phil Hawes not schedule for a fight right now, Last fight was against Chris Curtis. Wild exchange that lead to a first round KO.

Selected Phil Hawes because he was successful college wrestler national 197 lb junior-college wrestling title at Iowa Central Community College. Hawes can 100% challenge Maximov wrestling.

Phil Hawes flew over to Thailand to practice his Muay Thai.

Hawes has a record of 11-3 record. Very Good UFC Middleweight just had a tough loss to Chris Curtis. Easily can bounce back and a fight vs Nick Maximov would be very interesting in my opinion.

I wanna say that Nick Maximov is a very good UFC Middleweight fighter, Becomes a better striker just like Colby Covington using his wrestling and the cardio. Drowning his opponents for three-five rounds.

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