What are the Best Regional Fights to Watch July 2022?

Always interested in the regional promotions cards as they showcase the future UFC/Bellator talent; Fascinated by the prospects.

July is getting hotter and the promotions cards are heatin up.

Ary Farias vs Michinori Tanaka LFA 138

LFA 138 headliner is an exciting grappler vs grappler matchup.

Tale of the tap Ary Farias born and raised in Brazil with 11-3 record. Top Five Brazilian Bantamweight, Competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions, Rolling with Mikey Musumeci & AJ Agazarm.

Farias like every MMA fighter has dream signing with UFC, Dana White Contender Series has started, Several more weeks to go. Mick and Sean always looking for entertaining upcoming talent.

Win over Michinori Tanaka former UFC fighter with short stint can be appealing victory for Mick or Sean give you an opportunity.

Farias vs Tanaka is grappling fan’s dream. Tanaka began practicing Judo since he was 14 years old.

LFA 138 starts on August 5th 9pm.

Sam Creasey vs Stipe Brcic Cage Warriors 142

Cage Warriors Flyweight Title Fight is a great one between two of the best European Flyweights.

Creasey long time Cage Warriors veteran since 2016 defending title for first time. Great performance at Cage Warriors 129 defeating Luke Shanks showing his versatility in striking, ground control and his raw strength.

Look to use his advantages against the #1 Croatian prospect Stipe Brcic Current EMC Flyweight and EMC Bantamweight Champion. Wins the title he’ll put his name on the map.

Stipe trains at German Gym, UFD Gym with Roberto Soldic, Antun Racic, Joilton Lutterbach. Great training partners to have on a weekly basis.

Exciting matchup in the Cage Warriors Flyweight Division.

August 13 Cage Warriors 142 arrives.

Magomedrasul Gadzhiev vs EFC 49

EFC 49 Co Main Event is for the Vacant EFC Flyweight Title. Tale of the tape is two Russian Flyweights fighting at a fast pace technical fight.

Magomedrasul Gadzhiev– Undefeated Dagestan product out of Golden Team Gym with Shamil Musaev (KSW Middleweight) reminds me of Askar Askarov Top 3 UFC Flyweight.

Gadzhiev fights at a fast pace, Looks are deceiving but the skinny 23 year old has stupid strength with beautiful technical grappling. Addition with decent simple striking he can be SERIOUS problem.

Perfect timing for shooting takedowns, Displaying a wrestling clinic against Magomed Magomedov.

Irgit Oveenchi is the opponent all-around MMA fighter. Pressure pressure fight like most Russians. Single leg takedowns center of the ring, Shooting for takedowns against the cage. Clinching in the center with quick strikes.

Appreciates fighters like him who continue to attack and fight hard for three rounds.

Rustam Kerimov vs Tomáš Deák ACA 142

Kerimov vs Deak can be scheduled on a UFC card but scheduled for ACA 142 Main Card.

No question Rustam Kerimov is #1 or top Five Bantamweight prospect. Highly touted fighter who can defeat UFC, Bellator Bantamweights any given day.

All-Around MMA fighter truly appreciate watching because of the technical aspect. Dominating very good opponents with ease sometimes.

Undefeated 16-0 record list of wins includes Takeya Mizugaki, Defeating TWO former ACA Bantamweight Champions Addul- Rakhman Dudaev and Daniel Oliveira.

Defeating Dudaev for the ACA Bantamweight Title was against Dudaev and was round of applause performance. Absolutely amazing as Dudaev was the ACA Champion but Kerimov kept on pressuring and fighting.

Kerimov one of my favorite fighters in the world but might not get signed because of ACA sanctions, Contract obligations. However maybe he can sign with One Championship. Deserves to get a global opportunity.

Tomas Deak is a tough Slovakian fighter, Former Oktagon Bantamweight Champion. AMC Bantamweight Champion and now 2-1 with ACA.

Stocky Bantamweight like Frankie Edgar. Doesn’t wow you with athletic ability but a tough gritty Bantamweight.

Huseyn Aliev vs Nate Richardson Fury FC 67

Fury FC Featherweight title fight is the Fury FC 67 Headliner.

Azerbaijan Featherweight prospect vs Former Glory Kickboxer. Two different fighting styles but will be interesting fight.

Huseyn Aliev- Current Fury FC Featherweight Champion after defeating top five Featherweight prospect Andres Quintana at Fury FC. Freestyle wrestling background, Pressure fighters with wrestling against the cage with powerful takedowns.

Wild overhand rights, Not the best striking in the world but has pretty good leg kicks. Body isn’t physically appearing but has that five round cardio from running in the mountains.

Nate Richardson- former Glory Kickboxer has a 9-3 record biggest win that I respect is against Diego Lopes Top Notch Brazilian Featherweight prospect, Former Lux Fight League Featherweight Champion.

Richardson with the High Level Kickboxing background can first round KO Aliev and get a contract to fight on the Dana White Contender Series.

Paris Moran vs Joshua Thawng

Co-Main Event Fury FC 67 is a flyweight fight, Two of the rising United States flyweight prospects going at it to make a name for themselves.

Both hungry to be rewarded a Fury FC Flyweight title shot and fight on the Dana White Contender Series.

Paris Moran- Fighting in front of his hometown crowd of of Texas, Family and friends cheering for him as they usually do. 7-1 record defeating recognizable names like Nate Smith (Factory X) and Anthony Do.

Crisp 1 & 2 combinations with low leg kicks. Straight jabs, Smooth slick fighter. Reminds me of Tim Elliot, Matt Schnell.

Considered top 100 flyweight in the world.

Joshua Thawng- 20 year old with five wins by finishes. 1st and 2nd round finishes. Explosive power and speed noticable right away.

Raw talents but needs to learn how to have great takedown defense. Fundamental striking. Mixing up combinations.

Maybe in his training camp trained and listened to his coaches on the improvements that need to be made!!

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