Five Regional Fights to Watch in July 2022

Italo Gomes vs Wellington Prado LFA 136

LFA 136 headliner is a fight between Italo Gomes vs Wellington Prado. Main event fight between two of the best Brazilians.

Italo Gomes Top Ten Brazilian Featherweight prospect on his way signing with UFC. Gomes looks very good lately on a three fight winning streak.

Dominated 17-4 Melquizael Costa at LFA 132 with nonstop grappling and pressure.

Defeats opponents with his fast pace and conditioning. For a Brazilian he’s a very good wrestler.

Wellington Prado special talent at 22 years old part of the next generation of Brazilian MMA Fighters to make an impact with UFC/Bellator.

#1 Brazilian Featherweight Prospect on pace to signing with UFC in 2022 with few more big wins. Win over Gomes defending his takedowns will impress Sean Shelby!

Gomes look to use his wrestling, Press Prado against the cage and Prado would love to keep the striking on the feet. Continue to move around the pocket and not get caught with takedowns.

Felipe Froes vs Islam Omarov ACA 141

Froes vs Omarov easily can be a fight on the UFC prelims but main card fight on ACA.

Felipe Froes former ACA Featherweight Champion defeated Featherweight prospects like Zhamaldaev (17-1) Marat Balaev.

One of the top fighters out of Nova Uniao currently with Jose Aldo, Renan Barao, Matheus Nicolau.

  • Heavy focused striker with volume punches
  • Pop in his hands
  • Defending takedowns
  • Solid wrestling sprawls
  • Fast Low Leg Kicks
  • Mixing up punches & low leg kicks

Islam Omarov one of the biggest Featherweight prospects in 2022.

Part of the next generation of Dagestani MMA fighters to sign with UFC.

Extremely impressed Omarov’s All-Around Skills at 25 years old, continuing to get better.

Islam Omarov

  • 11-0 record
  • 25 years old
  • Biggest win against Islam Omarov
  • Pressure wrestling, Nonstop grappling against the cage
  • Great cardio
  • Strong Dagestani Wrestling background

ACA Featherweight High Level Fight July 22, Looking forward to watching two top of food chain fighters facing each other.

Kyle Driscoll vs George Hardwick Cage Warriors 141

Cage Warriors Lightweight Title Fight is the Cage Warriors 141 headliner.

Former Oklahoma State Wrestler, Trains out of the accomplished American Kickboxing Academy. Grinding in training with Luke Rockhold, Ed Ruth, Kyle Crutchmer. Using the wrestler’s mindset in practice and winning fights.

Driscoll 13-3 record fought on Dana White Contender Series, Combate Americas and Cage Warriors. Fought tough fighters but toughest matchup is no question against George Hardwick.

“This is the accumulation of a lifetime of hard work. I’m going to fly into enemy territory, handle my business and hop on a plane back to the States with the CW title.” Kyle Driscoll

Using his accomplished OSU wrestling to his advantage to control the pace and dominate. Mixing up with leg kicks and 1 & 2 punch combinations.

Driscoll opponent George Hardwick, Featherweight prospect I am genuinely high on. Continuing to improve in his five fight winning streak.

Hardwick crafty fella on his feet with volume amount of jabs, upper cuts. Several punch combinations. Best performance against Dean Trueman is the “Perfect” characteristic of Hardwick’s fighting style.

Appreciate his aggressive, Fight hard gritty fighting style. Strong ability to obtain pressure and pressure fighters.

Hard time defending takedowns from guys like Lukasz Kopera & Madars Fleminas, Driscoll most likely get takedown Hardwick.

Kyle Driscoll vs George Hardwick is a clash of two different fighting styles. Driscoll Oklahoma State Wrestler compared to stand up striker Hardwick.

Dauren Ermekov vs Gamzat Khiramagomedov EFC 48

Tale of the tape is two high level Middleweights from the Caucuses region trying to make a name for themselves in a collab promotion Eagle Fighting Championship & Naiza FC (Kazakhstan #1 Promotion).

EFC Middleweight Title Fight will be a fun one.

Dauren Ermekov born and trains at Erkin Kush with current UFC Bantamweight Sergey Morozov. Watch his fights and learn right away has a Pankration Fighting Style.

Ranked as top five Central Asia Middleweight, #1 Kazakhstan Middleweight.

Defeated undefeated Middleweights – Sergey Kalinin, Artur Guseinov, Umakhanov.

Loss to top Russian Middleweight Vladimir Mineev, Losing in the striking exchanges but fought hard for three rounds. Absorbing punches and leg kicks, Returning with a strike or two.

Solid showcase against WELL KNOWN Middleweight prospect.

Gamzat Khiramagomedov 10-1 record background Sambo fighting style obvious in his fights.

Defeated Bakhtiyar Abbasov former One Championship fighter, Jae Young Kim MMA veteran.

28 years old now gradually getting better, Becoming more physically strong. Love to see Gamzat fighting consistently.

Story of the fight is Sambo vs Pankration.

Asu Almabaev vs Zach Makovsky Brave CF 60

Kazakhstan #2 Flyweight prospect vs former UFC/Bellator fighter Drexel University wrestler Zach Malkovsky.

Almabaev on everyone’s radar right now fighting for Brave Combat Federation, Dominating opponents with his stellar grappling ability.

Submitting opponents with his best Jiu-Jitsu move – Rear naked choke. Asu Almabaev chasing to become inaugural Brave CF Flyweight Champion in the talented flyweight division.

15-2 record wins 11 fight winning streak defeating solid fighters like Doskalchuk, Magaramov but no question biggest win against Zach Makovsky.

Must needed win will lead to Sean Shelby signing him.

Zach Makovsky fought the toughest flyweights in the world, Might have one more title run in him before calling it a career.

Defending the takedowns in the first round can lead to dominating the three-round fight. Allowing Zach to push forward, Solid strikes while Almabaev can’t win with grappling tonight.

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