Prospects on the Radar 2022

Jung Hyun Lee

Number one South Korean Flyweight part of the next wave of South Korean MMA fighters.

Bright young prospect talent speaks for itself while watching his fights.

  • Strengths
  • Quickness
  • Hand Speed
  • Volume Accurate striking
  • Throwing combinations mixture of punches and flying knees
  • Needs to Improve
  • striking defense
  • Become more cautious inside the pocket
  • Lessen down the wildness
  • Conditioning start running

Currently fighting for #1 South Korea Promotion Road FC. Looking forward to when Jung Hyun Lee signs with One Championship, Rizin or Brave CF.

Azat Maksum

Caucuses region will dominate MMA for next decade most likely, Azat Maksum might be part of that domination.

Born and trains down in Kazakhstan.

Started building his name under Brave Combat Federation defeating fighters Flavio de Queiroz (12-3 record) and Michael Aljarouj (7-3 record)

Taking advantage of his wrestling background to control the pace and control time feet and ground.

Fighting four times in 2021 see the improvements in his striking where it won’t ruin his career for a Major Four Promotion.

Aljarouj fight at Brave CF 48 showed when he’s struggling to get takedowns he can strike competently.

  • Strengths
  • Wrestling/ Timing to shoot
  • Conditioning
  • Underrated submission game off his back
  • Striking movements
  • Weakness
  • Add a striking repertoire
  • Gain muscle to compete with the best Flyweights

Nick Fiore

New England Cartel lead by Tyson Chartier coaches Calvin Kattar, Rob Font and RISING New England prospect Nick Fiore.

Fiore trains however at Renzo Gracie New Hampshire. Fiore from time to time competes in Grappling competitions such as a KASAI.

Last win was at Combat Zone 75 winning the Combat Zone Lightweight Title.

Fiore can stay at Combat Zone and defend his title or move on to CES MMA fighting on UFC Fight Pass, Chasing the CES Lightweight Title.

Helps so much being coached by a top ten to top twenty MMA Coach in Tyson Chartier, Learning how how to box at a high level. Opportunities to spar with Kattar, Font.

Giuseppe Ruggeri

#1 Featherweight prospect out of Italy is currently signed to Cage Warriors.

Defeating Dean Trueman (Cage Warriors Veteran) in a three round battle.

The three round win showed Ruggeri’s high motor to compete for three rounds against a tough veteran.

Under the radar prospect is only 22 years old with raw talent. Ruggeri trains at Aurora Mixed Martial Arts in Italy but I’d pick a bigger gym like SBG Ireland, Great Britain Top Team (Brad Pickett Gym), Allstar Training Center (Khamzat Chimaev).

Pick these gyms for they can fine tune his striking skills such as angles, more movement instead of being stiff. In addition to simple combinations because from the fight I watched against Dean Trueman he’s a pretty good MMA wrestler.

  • Strengths
  • MMA wrestling towards cage
  • High motor
  • Conditioning
  • Strong for Featherweight
  • Room to grow only 22 years old
  • Weaknesses
  • Boxes stiff, Needs to open up more
  • Boxing ability
  • Improve Jiu-Jitsu

Richie Lewis

Wrestling is the key to MMA success and Richie Lewis might have a successful MMA career because of his well accomplished wrestling background.

  • First Ever U23 Gold Medalist in the World Championships
  • NCAA Qualifier out of Rutgers University
  • 28-7 record
  • 5th place in Big Ten Championships

So far is 2-0 record barely fighting because fighters have no desire to get dominated for three rounds. However hopefully his managers have him fight at least two more times in 2022.

Training like a Psychopath down at Sanford MMA five days a week figuring out his striking game, Fine tuning everything and at 28-29 years old can fight for UFC or Bellator.

  • 27 years old
  • 2-0 record
  • Wants 4 More Fights before signing with UFC
  • Sanford MMA

Hilario Silva

Trains down at Chute Boxe Diego Lima with Charles Oliveira, Thomas Almeida, Allan Nascimento, Mayra Bueno Silva.

Rising Brazilian talent is ONLY 22 years old but has the potential to have a good Professional Career and make a good living.

Raw talent is there and decent star quality to attract the Brazil, South American market.

  • Strengths
  • Accurate striking within range
  • Quickness around the ring
  • Combinations
  • Aggressive style
  • Ability to take shots
  • Weaknesses
  • Striking Defense
  • Absorbs unnecessary shots punches and leg kicks
  • Boxing, Kickboxing

Hilario Silva if he eats, sleeps and trains MMA he’ll have a successful UFC career following in the footsteps of Charles Oliveria and the Chute Boxe Academy fighters. Work on Kickboxing, Add more muscle and weight to his lean frame.

I’d love to see Silva sign a deal with Shooto Brazil, Standout Fight Tournament or fight overseas.

Tereza Bleda

Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard is always searching for talented women fighters to become future title challengers in there weight classes.

Will watch a future Women’s Flyweight Title Challenger fight on the Dana White Contender Series.

#1 European Women’s Prospect current Oktagon Women’s Flyweight Champion.

19 years old, Yes got that right 19 years old already one of the best women’s prospects in the world. Defeating girls 8-10 years old older than her.

Tereza Bleda is one talented fighter undefeated record of 5-0, Three first round finishes. Taking advantage of her grappling ability shooting for takedowns than submit.

  • Strengths
  • Wrestling (Shooting for takedowns)
  • Jiu-Jitsu(Black Belt potential)
  • Long reach, Good Size
  • Raw Potential
  • Killer instinct
  • Absorbs shots
  • Good power
  • Weaknesses
  • Kickboxing/ Boxing
  • In the pocket movement
  • Footwork

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