Asian version of the Dana White Contender Series is showcasing the best talent from Asia looking to discover future stars, future champions. Next version of Takanori Gomi, Kazushi Sakuraba,
Road to UFC has four episodes for two days. Fighters are coming from China, Japan, India, Thailand & Australia to name a few.
Will write a list of the best Five fighters to watch who potentially can become real good fighters for the UFC.
Looking forward to watch to the Road to the UFC flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight and lightweight tournaments.
“ROAD TO UFC is a tournament that features four men’s divisions – flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight and lightweight – with eight participants in each. The opening round of the tournament is consists of four episodes; each episode showcases four tournament bouts and one non-tournament bout.”https://www.ufc.com/news/everything-you-need-know-about-road-to-ufc-round-1-ufc-275-singapore
Balajin Episode 1
Favorite to win the Lightweight Tournament as he’s the best Lightweight from China as the JCK Lightweight Champion.
Biggest win is against Aziz Khaydarov before the loss Aziz was on a 15 fight winning streak.
Watching Balajin pushing forward, Pushing the pace. Opponent moving backwards than grind for takedown. Balajin does a solid job using his ground & pound ability with selective punches.
What I’ve noticed he must have superior strength, Hard to shoot back up once Balajin successfully wonthe takedown.
- Great use of cage wrestling
- Strong wrestling ability threw Charles Bennet above his head
- Pushing the pace
- Five round cardio
- Solid uppercuts
- Nasty triangle and rear naked choke
Jung Young Lee Episode 3
One of the best Featherweight prospects in the world finally getting opportunity to display his skills to the world.
Hyped to see his fight against Xie Bin (Hot Prospect for One Championship). True test for Lee to see what he’s truly made of.
However, I believe he can finish Xie Bin because of the speed and first round KO power.
Road FC Featherweight Champion reminds me of John Lineker. Fast fighter with beautiful boxing and unexpected first round KO power.
,Lee is the type of fighter Dana White will be excited about and market behind.
- 26 years old
- 7-1 record
- Road FC Featherweight Champion
- Five finishes
- Comparison John Lineker
- Beautiful boxing and leg kicks combination
Josefine Lindgren Knutsson Episode 3
Former K-1 Flyweight Grand Prix finalist in 2018. Top Five woman’s strawweight prospect can test herself against Chinese strawweight prospect Ye Dam Seo.
Lindgren the Swede can become the next great Nordic following the footsteps of Alexander Gustafsson. Training at Allstars Training Center with Khamzat Chimaev, Iliri Latifi and hungry talented prospects.
Lindgren potentially can be Joanna Jędrzejczyk of Sweden woman’s MMA or not make an impact in the UFC.
Shohei Nose Episode 4
Shohei Nose top 2 or top 3 Japanese Featherweight prospect. Current kickboxer competitor.
Fighting for great Japan promotions like Shooto, Heat and Rise Kickboxing Champion.
Asia in general has these amazing fast strikers right now and Shohei Nose is definitely one of them.
Looking forward to Shohei Nose upcoming fight against Wulijiburen former UFC fighter. Curious to see what happens.
Koyomi Matsushima Episode 2
Matsushima without a doubt the most experienced fighter on the Road to UFC cards.
Fighting for One Championship fought Martin Nguyen, Marat Gaforov and Gary Tonon in his last fight.
Real good fighter going toe to toe with Martin Nguen for two rounds, Defend chokes from Gary Tonon on the ground and takedown Marat Gaforov. Koyomi is an all-around talent.
- Speed factor
- Constant movement
- KO power
- Boxing combinations
- Solid low kicks to body
- Good cardio
- Strong wrestler without wrestling background
Think the problem with Koyomi he just needs to be more confident, Maybe change gyms. Can defeat respected UFC Featherweights.
Before signing with UFC needs to win the Road to UFC: Singapore Featherweight Tournament.