November 2022 Part 2 MMA Prospects to Watch

Christian Leroy Duncan

Cage Warriors headlining fighter defending his Cage Warriors Middleweight title for first time. Cage Warriors champion next swarm of English fighters to sign with UFC.

#1 England Middleweight prospect most likely continue his undefeated record against lesser Bulgarian fighter Dimitrov. Finishing the Bulgarian fighter early rounds,

Since his IMMAF days was considered England prospect to watch, Showing his future potential under the Cage Warriors potential. UFC ready in 2023 but before signing with UFC I think he needs to fight tougher European Middleweights.

Fighting Skills- Beautiful movement for Middleweight, Guy his size. Similar fighting stance to Ciryl Gane picking his shots and fighting within range. Solid offensive fighter with fast hands, Fast fighter taking advantage of his speed against opponents. Not afraid going for the kill.

Duncan possibly have solid UFC career, Defeat some UFC veterans and ride off to the sunset.

  • 6-0 record
  • 27 years old
  • Top 90 Middleweight
  • Cage Warriors Middleweight Champion
  • Biggest win against Djati Melan

Matusz Figlak

Since 2021 Polish Welterweight continues to rise since 2021. First round KO wins earned himself Cage Warriors Welterweight title shot against England MMA veteran Jim Walhead with two UFC fights and two Bellator fights. Figlak wins against the veteran that will attract UFC to signing him.

Figlak 7-1 record continues to improve with each fight. Unrecognizable prospect to future UFC fighter. Beautiful striking displays as a southpaw in his fights. Powerful fast hands which will be his ultimate weapon.

Figlak’s boxing so crisp for MMA fighters, Damaging kicks to the stomach with his linebacker legs. Enjoys putting on the pressure ,Staying on his feet. Similar fighting style to Calvin Kattar, Patricio Pitbull.

2023 will see Figlak sign with UFC and make his name be known.

  • 7-1 record
  • 5 fight winning streak
  • 27 years old
  • Brothers with Michal Figlak

Adrian Bartosinksi

Jumped on the scene fighting for Tylko Jeden (KSW version of Ultimate Fighter). Finalist on the show but was replaced by Marcin Krakowiak. However because of his skills and KO power was a guarantee signee for KSW.

Now is a future KSW Welterweight title challenger gradually built his name in 2021 after signing with KSW. Defeating three quality welterweights.

Polish fighter earned himself top five European Welterweight prospect ranking by defeating Andrej Grzebyk, Earned my respect defeating former FEN Middleweight Champion.

Looking to continue his undefeated 12-0 record against former KSW Welterweight title challenger Krystian Kaszubowski. Adrian gets through Krystian deserves to fight for the vacated KSW Welterweight title against Emil Weber Meek in 2023.

Paulo Costa like body, Movement like fullback with the additional Polish first round KO power. Adrian with the gifted skills and athleticism he can become KSW headliner, KSW Welterweight Champion. Future fights with Ion Surdu, Brian Hooi.

  • 12-0 record 27 years old
  • Tylko Jeden finalist


Japan’s #1 Flyweight prospect, One of Asia’s best prospects in 2022 coming to United States for his North America debut. In Japan was the DEEP Flyweight Champion, Fighting twice for Rizin defeated Japan veterans fighting since he was in middle school.

Crossing over to Cage Fury Fighting Championship to become CFFC Flyweight Champion. Earning himself more recognition, Fighting for one of the best feeder leagues in the world. UFC Fight Pass contracted promotion.

Expect the 22 year old prodigy to become CFFC Flyweight Champion at CFFC 114. Winning CFFC title, Defending title against flyweights Shamel Finley, Dilshod Zaripov.

Fighting style & skills- Southpaw shoot boxing fighting style, Solid timing for takedowns after boxing combinations. Quickness, Explosiveness. Strong job controlling center of the ring similar to Leon Edwards, Gunnar Nelson. Similar to these two fighters has potential to be great grappler with the willingness to learn. Off his back hunting for armbar, Top mount enjoys sticking to his opponents like glue and hitting them with small elbows.

Shinryu potential- All-Around Flyweight, Top 15 UFC Flyweight minimum. Yearly basis will see vast increase in his strength, Dominating opponents with wrestling. Gradually can become lethal Shoot-Boxing specialist. Watch out for this kid in his 25-28 years of age.

Looking forward to Makoto Takahashi CFFC debut, Highly touted flyweight prospect.

  • 22 years old 14-1 record
  • DEEP Flyweight Champion
  • Two wins for Rizin, Win for Bellator

Mitch Raposo

Cheering for this Massachusetts born fighter, Right mindset, Figuring out his fighting personality and this kid will be a killer.

Jumped on the scene fighting for Ultimate Fighter, Showcasing his potential in his loss. Returning to UFC Octagon against Jake Hadley on the Dana White Contender Series. Bad matchup, Outclassed against Jake Hadley on the Dana White Contender Series.

Believe in his potential, However want him to take it fight by fight. Winning CES Bantamweight Title against Flavio Carvalho be step in right direction.

Trains at Regiment Training Center in Massachusetts, Smartly seeked better training at Xtreme Couture in October. Training with filled roster of Bantamweights, Flyweights- Patchy Mix, Amir Albazi, Manel Kape, Cody Stamann.

Sparring with all these incredible fighters only make this kid better. Learning from the abundance amount of coaches to fix the errors in his game, Raposo and the coaches figuring out his fighting style. Hopefully with traveling to Las Vegas will watch new improved Bantamweight fighter.

  • 6-1 record 24 years old
  • Ultimate Fighter contestant, Fought on Dana White Contender Series
  • Cross trained at Xtreme Couture

Muslim Magomedov

UFC and Bellator Light Heavyweights are very fortunate ACA is US sanctioned. #1 Light Heavyweight prospect in the world reigning over the ACA Light Heavyweight division. Winning fights by his combat sambo fighting style, Complete domination.

Looking to continue his undefeated record against Oleg Olenichev, Outclass Oleg with pace and control of the three round fight. Hunting for top submissions or KO.

Standout wins include Chris Camozzi, Leonardo Silva. Win over Oleg would be feather in his cap, Defeating top five Russian Light Heavyweight. Watch Muslim pressure Oleg to the cage than single leg takedown, Sticking to him like glue and throwing small shots to the body


Brazil #1 Bantamweight prospect is headlining SFT 38 (Brazil Regional Promotion), Defending SFT Bantamweight Title against Brazilian Luan Matheus. In addition to continuing his 9 fight winning streak.

Long winning streak includes beating badass Brazilian fighters with striking heavy offense similar to Marlon Vera. Straight line accurate strikes to the body, Clinching strikes to the body against the cage. Depending on the matchup can look like the hammer but fights against strong grappler’s will get dominated.

Ben 10 Laurenco does great job using his five foot ten height and long arms to beat opponents inside the pocket with strikes.

Appreciate his fighting style and striking displays against Brazilian opponents. SFT Bantamweight Champion manager might receive a call from Major Promotion in 2023.

  • 15-3 record 28 years old
  • #1 Brazilian Bantamweight prospect
  • Fought for Jungle Fight
  • SFT Bantamweight Champion
  • 9 fight winning streak

George Hardwick

United Kingdom #1 Lightweight prospect becoming household name in the prospect world. Winning the Cage Warriors Lightweight title against Former Tulsa University wrestler transferred over to American Kickboxing Academy.

Defeating Kyle Driscoll at Cage Warriors 141 is the biggest win of Hardwicks career so far. Hardwick proved to everyone why he deserves a UFC contract. Pushing his mind mentally to dark place never been before. Bloody face, Body killing him with the look in his eyes.

Rounds 2-4 fight was going back and forth, Hardwick show’d throughout the fight he was the better fighter. Fundamental striking, Fighter IQ, Creative combinations and constant pressuring movement for example stood out. However his opponent is a straight savage with the D-1 wrestling mentality.

Hardwick finally broke Driscoll in the 4th round. George hopes he can break title fight challenger Chris Bungard in first round. Beautiful victory that will attract UFC to sign him.

Following the same philosophy as Paddy Pimblett, Not rushing signing with UFC. Rather time the signing right, Rack up title defense wins, Sell out Cage Warriors shows earning percentage of ticket sales. Lastly continue to improve as MMA fighter that once he signs makes a run for the Lightweight title.

“I want to have defenses. I’ve seen some champions that win the belt and then they just sit on the sidelines. I’ve seen some champions win this and think it’s a ticket to the UFC. They sat on their arse for like two years. You only get one career. You don’t want to lose two years of fights. I’m a competitor first. I want to compete. I want to go through the competitive process as much as possible.” George Hardwick

Believe Hardwick will become mainstay in the UFC, One day becoming title contender.

  • 10-1 record 25 years old
  • Cage Warriors Lightweight Champion
  • Biggest wins include Kyle Driscoll, Dean Trueman
  • Fought for Bellator twice

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