ACA 118 Murad Abdulaev vs Abubakar Vagaev is the headliner but on the prelims is a specific prospect to watch who can sign with UFC or One Championship. Azam Gaforov is that prospect to watch, World class flyweight prospect born and raised Tajikistan fighting one of the best MMA promotions in the world.
Azam Gaforov 27 year old 12-1 record, Wushu Sanda fighting style. High level Flyweight is the #8th Flyweight in ACA. Fighting the 6th ranked flyweight Charles Henrique. Competitive fight, Gaforov defeats a really tough Braziian flyweight that will help him move up the rankings.
Gaforov reminds me of Brandon Moreno because of his pressure stand up striking. Looks like a pitbull, Keeps going at you!! Sweet hands, Solid takedown defense but needs to work on his stand up defense because he’ll get cracked against Moreno, Kape, France if he ever fought in the UFC.
However Azam Gaforov is VERY VERY good, Expect big things from 27 year old who will be signing with the UFC, One Championship in the near future.
Expect a significant win for Gaforov that will lead to a 2021 title shot!!
Tom Aspinall Newest UFC Heavyweight prospect riding high since his UFC debut. Significant win against Andrei Arlovski. Former UFC Heavyweight Champion and one of the UFC legends. Second round submission win.
Finally some life to the Heavyweight division after years of aging old Heavyweights. Aspinall part of the new wave of Heavyweights but pursuing the Heavyweight gold.
Few more fights away from being a Heavyweight contender, Dana White desperate for young Heavyweights that move the needle and Aspinall definitely will as time goes on.
‘I know for a fact one day I am going to hold the title’, he said last week. I don’t know when that is going to be, it could be in ten years I don’t know, but I’m just taking it as it comes.
“I want to be fighting more veterans like that because you can learn from them. I was hitting him with some clean shots. But because he’s (taken) so many shots, he knows how to ride the shots and close the distance, so you don’t land them clean. All kinds of stuff I haven’t really dealt with before, so I’d like to fight someone like him again.”
Aspinall looking to fight twice in 2021. Looking to fight Chris Daukaus or UFC Veterans. Select the matchup with the veteran and hold the matchup with Daukaus for the future.
Marcin Tybura high level striker, Murdered Greg Hardy in the standup. Fighting for the UFC since 2016. Four fight winning streak after consistent wins & losses streak. Tybura looking the best he’s ever looked.
Right fight for Tom Aspinall right now. Tybura former M1 Heavyweight Champion, UFC Veteran vs Tom Aspinall UFC Heavyweight prospect. Main Card throw down.
“If” Aspinall defeats Tybura during the post fight interview call out Chris Daukaus who looked fantastic in his last fight against Aleksei Oleinik.
Aspinall vs Daukaus would be a GREAT Heavyweight prospect fight that can be a Main Card fight. Both fighters in there prime of there career. One of many fights for them. Defeated the veterans of the MMA world, Now looking to see whose the FUTURE UFC Heavyweight Champion.
As for when he wants to return, and who he wants to fight next, he said: “I want to fight in the summer. I’d love to fight in June. I’d like a bit of Fight Island — that would be lovely.
One Championship #1 Asian Promotion lost 100’s of millions of dollars in 2020 because of covid-19. No fans in attendance. However in 2021 and next five years with the young stars they have, They’ll be perfectly fine and take One Championship new heights.
Christian Lee, MMA prodigy. One Championship Lightweight Champion. Reigning the Lightweight division at 22 years old.. Dominating his fights in stellar fashion. Scary to think Christian Lee is only 22 years old, Defeating world class fighters from Shinya Aoki and Iuri Lapicus.
Christian Lee and One Championship definitely will do GREAT business together. Future PPV Headliner vs Eddie Alvarez definitely will explode the brand of Christian Lee globally. Whose this kid from One Championship who defeated former UFC and Bellator Lightweight Champion?
Lee will be the face of One Championship for next decade, Pound for pound top 10 fighter in the world with significant wins from Eddie Alvarez, Timofey Nastyukhin, James Nakashima.
Christian Lee’s older sibling and sister is a killer. One Championship Women’s Atomweight champion. 4 title defenses. Not the biggest finisher but wins fights in dominant fashion. Attempted and failed to fight in the strawweight division, Losing two fights.
However Angela Lee has some tough future matchups against Alyona Rassohyna who impressively defeated Stamp Fairtex(Multiple time Muay Thai Champion). Angela Lee vs Alyona Rassohyna is a sick Atomweight fight that will show how talented Angela Lee is.
Chatri Sityodtong, Matt Hume continues to sign Atomwieight prospects and stack the division. Future opponents for Angela Lee.
Angela Lee will be a star, Role Model and heroine to little girls all across Asia to become aspiring fighters. Following there dreams.
Troy Worthen One Championship Bantamweight prospect, University of Central Florida All-American Wrestler. 3-1 record with One Championship. Last fight was a loss to Yasup Saadulaev, Dagestan savage with a 19-8 record. More experience inside the ring will see Worthen defeat world class fighters from Leandro Issa, Rematch with Saadulaev.
One Championship needs young hungry lions from North America and Worthen gives the North American market. Bibiano Fernandes reigned over the Bantamweight division for a long time, Time for a fighter to take the throne and Worthen potentially can do that.
Only 27 years old, Prime of his athletic career. Looking forward to Worthen’s 2021 season. Returning back in full form.
Shocked the world defeating Eddie Alvarez in the first round. Placed him on the map. Returning from injury defeated underrated Lightweight Pieter Buist at One Championship Inside the Matrix. World class fighter trains with a bunch of killers at Tiger Muay Thai. 31 years old, Four more years of excellence from him before father time catches up.
One of the toughest future matchups for Christian Lee, Four time Pankration World Champion.
Finally, Extremely excited for One Championship to sign one of the best Bantamweights in the world. Stephen Loman #1 Brave CF fighter… Brave CF fighter of the year. Future #1 Fighter from the Philippines as he’s bout to murder the Bantamweights.
Wins over Frans Mlambo, Mark Abelrado, Gary Manga. Yes Loman is the real dude. Signing with One Championship at the right time, 29 years old. Coming in fully focused to dominate and earn life changing money. Becoming an Asian star and a God in the Phillipines.
Man I’m so excited for Loman to sign with One Championship, Makes complete sense.
One Championship Welterweight Champion WILL be the Khabib for One Championship mark my words. Extremely!! Impressed with his fighting style, Way he fights. Talented fighter. Something in the water in Russia, Caucuses because there breeding world class fighters… Champions.
23-4 record wins over Yushin Okami, LFA Champion James Nakashima. Won the title against Zebaztian Kadestman.
My opinion is one of the most underrated fighters on the planet, 2021 will see Abbasov name start to explode. Defeating rising welterweights and future signings, Making them look like they were nothing.
Alexander Shabily #1 Russian Lightweight prospect at 27 years old. 19-3 record. Shabily is one of the best Lightweights in the world, All-Around world class fighter. Happy for Scott Coker and Bellator to sign Shabily, Adding talent to the Bellator Lightweight Division.
Shabily trains at American Top Team, Training partner with PFL Lightweight Champion Natan Schulte, Dustin Poirier and Jorge Masvidal. Managed by Ali Abdelaziz. Overall a great team around him.
Shabily last loss was in 2016, Ever since that loss been on a tear winning fights for Russian promotions ProFC, Fight Nights Global and ACA.
Bold statement to make but I compare Shabily to his teammate Dustin Poirier. In way there similar with there stand up fighting style, Counter striking. Looking for holes.
Bellator signed a world class fighter, Future Bellator Lightweight Champion.
Next generation of fighters to prosper from American Top Team.
Interested to see Shabily fights, Sidney Outlaw, Adam Piccolotti, Nate Andrews. These fights come to mind, Bellator debut on the prelims. Bellator commentators hyping up Shabily as one of the best Bellator signings.
Bellator rapidly growing on a yearly basis signing free agents from Gegard Mousasi, Ryan Bader, Rory MacDonald and prospects like Aaron Pico, AJ McKee, Yaroslav Amosov and many other prospects.
Bellator roster top to bottom is second best in the world. Filled with future Champions, future stars that will take Bellator to the next level.
AJ Mckee 17-0 record at 25 years old, Next generation of MMA fighters and Bellator is lucky to have him. Mckee a finalist in the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix and a millionaire if he defeats Patricio Pitbull or Emmanuel Sanchez. Life changing win for AJ Mckee if he wins the final. World class talent, All-Around fighter. One of the best Featherweights in the world.
AJ McKee’s Bellator contract is expiring but Scott Coker needs to do whatever he can to sign McKee to a long term fight deal. Bellator has a star on there hands, Amount of sponsors McKee can attract for Bellator. Pay-Per View headliner with Showtime/Bellator.
Labeled “Lebron James of MMA” Aaron Pico is the next version of George St Pierre. MMA fans, MMA journalist were doubting his talents but now on a three fight winning streak defeating talented fighters. First MMA fighter of his kind, Gold Medalist wrestler at 2013 cadet world championship. Golden Gloves winner. #1 Amateur Boxer in California.
Proof is in the pudding that this kid is a world class fighter, That Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant mentality when it comes to winning. Future Bellator Featherweight Champion. Reign the division if AJ Mckee decides to leave and sign with UFC.
Dope to see Aaron Pico do a podcast with Joe Rogan, Rogan picking Pico’s brain. Hearing the stories of Freddie Roach complimenting Pico’s boxing.
Since Khabib retired the most impressive MMA record to date is Yaroslav Amosov 25-0 record. Yaroslav in the prime of his career at 27 years old, Next five years are going to be fascinating to watch. Watching one of the best Welterweights fight for Bellator.
Douglas Lima vs Yaroslav Amosov Bellator Welterweight Title Fight I hope happens in 2021. Be one of the best Welterweight fights on paper. Amosov defeats Lima that will radically sky rocket his brand and name.
Yaroslav Amosov is one of my favorite fighters right now and 2021 will see his career rise to the next level. Defeating world class fighters like Lima, Larkin, Koreshkov in his MMA career.
Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix begins in April of 2021. My favorite to win is Vadim Nemkov. Current Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion after defeating Ryan Bader in a masterful performance. Nemkov winning the Grand Prix will make him one of the biggest stars for Bellator.
Argument as the #1 Light Heavyweight in the world and Bellator has him. Next version of Fedor Emelianenko.
Usman Nurmagomedov, Khabib’s cousin is spoked highly of from Javier Mendez as the next Bellator superstar. One of the best fighters to come out of American Kickboxing Academy. Usman Nurmagomedov has a complete different fighting style compared to his cousin.
Usman is more of a Muay Thai fighter but constant pressure.
“Expect Usman to be the Luke Rockhold of Dagestan because the guy has got it all.”
Cage Warriors #1 European Feeder League MMA promotion alumni from Dan Hardy, Conor McGregor, Antonio Silva, Gegard Mousasi, Nicolas Dalby, Nathaniel Wood and many others.
Many European prospects hungry for the opportunity to fight for Cage Warriors to build there brand. Becoming Cage Warriors Champion.
Created a wishlist of prospects Cage Warriors Promoter Graham Boylan should sign.
Jonas Magard #1 prospect from Denmark, 12-4 record. FEN Bantamweight Champion. Jonas fought for Cage Warriors once but I’d like to see a multi-fight deal. Leading to Jonas Magard fighting for the Cage Warriors Bantamweight Title. World class fighter at 28 years old.
Sam Patterson 24 year old Lightweight fights for Brave CF in a multi-fight deal. Defeated Conor McGregor’s teammate Cian Crowley. All-Around talent. After his Brave CF contract expires love to see him fight for Cage Warriors and win the Lightweight title.
Amiran Gogoladze 11-1 record at 23 years old. Several first round knockouts. Important win at EMC 5, Defeating Pavel Kusch 24-7 record in the first round. Trending knockout in Europe. One of the best Eastern Europe Welterweight prospects.
Jackson Loureiro 12-1 record at 26 years old. Former Serbian Battle Championship Lightweight Champion. One of the best Brazilian prospects in 2021. Anderson Silva found his home at Cage Rage, Now Jackson Loureiro can find his home at Cage Warriors. Dominating the Cage Warriors Lightweight, Before signing with UFC or Bellator.
Francesco Nuzzi 8-1 record at 24 years old, Italy rising prospect. Italian Cage Fighting Bantamweight Champion. Aiming to be Venator FC Bantamweight Champion. Italy continues to grow with MMA talent. Marvin Vettori leading the charge with Stefano Paterno. Francesco Nuzzi can be part of the pack.
Blaydes vs Lewis card top to bottom card is very good my opinion. Filled with prospects who can make a impact in the UFC future.
Contender Series winner, Top 5 Heavyweight prospect in the United States. 11-4 record at 28 years old. Former EFC Heavyweight Champion. Trains at Dan Henderson’s Athletic Fitness Center as he’s biggest prospect coming out of there.
First fight is against Sergey Spivak a world class fighter, Wins against Carlos Felipe and Tai Tuivasa. Curious to see how Jared Vanderaa does against Spivak.
Drako Rodriguez making his UFC debut tonight as he won a contract on the Dana White Contender Series. 7-1 record at 24 years old, Fought for King of the Cage. Tough matchup against Aiemann Zahabi.
Casey O’Neill stand out prospect, One of the best women’s prospects before fighting for UFC. Casey O’Neill is an Australian Assassin looking to murder the women’s flyweight division. Trains out Tiger Muay Thai with those killers in Thailand. Love her fighting style as she’ll carve up her opponents in a technical way. I lover her jab, Striking kills. She’ll be a problem, Casey is only 23 years old. Genuinely looking forward to her UFC debut.
UFC debut is against Shane Dobson, Riding high off the win against Mariya Agapova.
Tom Aspinall one of the young bloods in the UFC Heavyweight division, One of the rare breeds of youth. Dana white eyes will be shining, Hoping Aspinall can pass through the legend Andrei Arlovski who seen every type of fighting style possible.
Win over Andrei Arlovski will rank Aspinall in the top 15 and have a breakout 2021.
“Of course, I have massive respect for him. But I am going to fight him the same as everybody else. He is no different to everybody else, just another guy across from me trying to take me out.
Tom Aspinall trains with Darren Till at Team Kaobon Liverpool, Training harder than ever. Acting like a real athlete instead of training for few months not really training everyday.
Ready to take it to the next level and will see his development Saturday night against Andrei Arlovski. One of the best boxers in the Heavyweight Division as he was a sparring partner with Tyson Fury.
Catching Arlovski with a several punch combination that leads to a first or a second round knockout. Be the biggest win for Aspinall’s career obviously. Watching a UFC Heavyweight Champion beyond are very eyes in the next few years.
” My speed is definitely my advantage against any heavyweight I’m just in a different speed at my weight so that’s always going to be an advantage to me.” Tom Aspinall
Aspinall sole focus is fighting Arlovski not thinking about his next fight options. Facing former champions. Dominant win against Arlovski will be a different story.
“I’m just pretty concerned on Saturday night fighting Arlovski and I’ll think about what happens after when it comes really fair enough.”
Ludovit Klein rising star from Slovakia, Former Oktagon Featherweight Champion facing off against Georgian rising star, Ilia Topuria in a Featherweight prospect clash. Two future Featherweight title contenders who are fighting May 8th in Las Vegas!!
Exciting fight to watch as both are extremely talented fighters in the European scene, Watched by millions of people in Eastern Europe. Great opportunity for both fighters especially Ludovit Klein whose underrated in my opinion.
Ludovit Klein caught my eye since knocking out City Kickboxing prospect Shane Young. Nickname is “Mr.Highlight” for a reason because of his early finishes. Leading him to becoming Oktagon Featherweight Champion, One of the best European Featherweight prospects in a long time. Now making his dream a reality fighting for the UFC.
Become a star overnight in Slovakia. Looking to aspire many other young children to become MMA fighters and to follow there dreams as well. Ludovit Klein is overlooked and underrated but the humble version of Conor McGregor will look to breakout in 2021 and a fight against Ilia Topuria will help him breakout in 2021.
“This experience has been great, Great moment.” Ludovit Klein
“That was the biggest dream in my life. I’m very happy,” Klein said in a virtual media scrum following the fight. “I have only good vibes.”
Klein fought many tough fighters in his Oktagon career but Ilia Topuria hasn’t fought the caliber of fighters Klein has. Underrated grappling and takedown defense from Klein can lead to the victory.
Klein has the stellar boxing as he was an Amateur Boxing Champion in Slovakia before fighting in MMA. Telling you guys Klein is a world beater and will see on May 8th against Ilia Topuria.
Topuria is a world class fighter, Well accomplished wrestler in Georgia but Klein can potentially get the win on May 8th. Taking advantage of the spotlight, Leading to a top ten year for Ludovit Klein.
Becoming one of my favorite fighters to watch because of his all-around skills, Will continue to see his improvements and Klein becoming a future UFC Featherweight Champion.
Topuria is a big test for Klein but get through Topuria and that sky rocket his way to the top of the UFC Featherweight Division.
BREAKOUT year for the humble Conor McGregor, Mr Highlight… Ludovit Klein. Will see it on full display on May 8th.
Khamzat Chimaev broke out in 2020. Fighter of the year nominee in 2020. Ending 2020 fighting Leon Edwards with a win can lead to a title shot. However because of this beautiful virus the fight got canceled because of Edwards testing positive than Chimaev having symptoms of Covid-19.
Leading Chimaev to be hospitalized in Las Vegas but looks to return in June. Hope everything goes as planned so we can see Chimaev fight because he seems to a special talent and Dana White knows it. Something different about the Chechen Wolf Khamzat Chimaev.
Return in June, Headlining a ESPN + Fight Night I’d love to see Khamzat Chimaev face Michael Chiesa. Chiesa since moving up to Welterweight was a life changing decision, Wins over Carlos Condit, Rafael Dos Anjos and Neil Magny. Welterweight dark horse. Facing Khamzat Chimaev as the UFC sees as the next superstar can radically help his career with a win on his third headliner.
“I enjoy fighting more than I enjoy anything else in the world,” Chiesa said. “I’m peaking at the right time,”
“These guys should be worried,” Chiesa said. “The next time you see me this year I’m going to be a completely different guy. I’m going to be a totally different fighter. I’m going my to prove I can be the best. I’m going to prove I can be in a number one contender fight by the end of the year.”
Opportunity to be a Welterweight title contender with a GREAT win against Chimaev
On the other hand Khamzat Chimaev with a win against the Dark Horse Michael Chiesa can lead to a title shot. Showing the fans, Fighters he can defeat top ten Welterweights rather than lower level fighters. according to his opponents.
Participant in the UFC Welterweight tournament, Facing the whose who of Welterweights from Covington, Edwards, Wonderboy, Masvidal.
“I want to take the belt in one year, two years … as soon as possible. I’m going to take this soon. “I’m going to finish everybody,” he said. “I always look for the finish. Smash somebody, knock somebody out. I’m born for this. My life is to be champion. I don’t think somebody is going to cause me any problems. I’ll beat everybody like I did today. I promise you guys.”
Bellator in a new era with signing with Showtime. Filling up Main Cards and prelims with GREAT fights. Mads Burnell vs Jeremy Kennedy two world class Bellator featherweights both with only one Bellator fight, Be a great fight to watch for the fans.
Mads Burnell former UFC fighter, Dominated Arnold Allen which says a lot about Burnell’s skills until getting submitted in the third round. After the loss to Arnold Allen is on a five fight winning streak. Winning the Cage Warriors Featherweight title.
“To be honest, I’ve been hot for Bellator for a couple of years. It was natural, and the opportunity was there. It was just natural. It was perfect,” said Burnell, who would later add that he believed Bellator to be “a super-cool promotion.”
World class grappler, 2014 No-Gi European Championship BJJ fights Jeremy Kennedy underrated Featherweight fought for UFC than signed with PFL. Impressive wins over Kyle Bochniak whose a savage, Steven Siler and Brazilian prospect Luis Rafael Laurentino.
Technical calculated fighter, Looks for the takedown as we see against Steven Siler. Picking the right shots. Bellator is lucky to have Jeremy Kennedy on there roster. He’s a world class fighter. Might be boring to watch but you can appreciate his skills.
“It’s a great time for me to come into Bellator. The winner of this [my fight] is going to already fought or be ahead of all these guys in the tournament. So I’m a new face, I’m a fresh face, someone that they haven’t seen and right away I can compete. Give me a top guy, beginning of next year, let the Grand Prix finish and we’ll see what goes on there after that.”
Both Jeremy Kennedy and Mads Burnell will be trouble for the rest of the Bellator Featherweight division. Experienced fighters, World class fighters in the prime of there careers. Looking to make a name for themselves in the second best MMA organization in the world.
ACA Featherweight Division top 5 Featherweight division in the world. Leading the charge is Felipe Froes ACA Featherweight Division. Featherweight division has young hungry lions looking to sign with UFC, Bellator, One Championship, PFL to improve there lives for the better.
Featherweight fight I’d love to see is Andrey Goncharov 15-3 record, #7th ACA Featherweight. Extremely talented, Exciting fighter to watch. In for a treat. Faces Askhab Zulaev 8-1 record at 23 years old. Zulaev is one of the most underrated Russian prospects in 2021. Impressive with his performances in his ACA career.
Featherweight clash between Andrey Goncharov vs Askhab Zulaev would be a GREAT fight to watch. World class featherweights, Future fighters who will one day sign with UFC, Bellator.
Goncharov striking fighting style, Consistent on standing up as he cracked Adlan Bataev in the second round.
Zulaev on the other hand shoots for the takedown and executes his striking when seeing an opening.
Two different fighting styles make a GREAT fight to watch for ACA in 2021.
Jaleel Willis former LFA Welterweight Champion, One of the best Welterweight prospects before signing with Bellator. Congratulations to Bellator signing Willis rather than UFC.
Willis defeated former Final Fight Champion Mark Lemminger in a three round Unanimous decision. Looking forward to Jaleel’s next fight as he’ll have a successful run with Bellator.
Shamil Nikaev Bellator Welterweight prospects, Former Welterweight fighting for ACA is 1-0 with Bellator and 10-0 overall. Nikaev trains at powerhouse gym Sanford MMA. Respected by his coach Henri Hooft. Trains with Burns, Michael Chandler, Logan Storley, Vicente Luque.
Bunch of killers at Sanford MMA. Nikaev is currently rehabing and couple months he’ll be healed. Ready to go.
Shamil Nikaev first Bellator fight was a GREAT WAR against Kemran Lachinov. However the mentally tough Nikaev fought injured but pushed through the pain.
Jaleel Willis from selling T-Shirts at a carnival to now fighting for the #2 Bellator promotion.
Jaleel Willis is a DAWG in his own right, World class fighter. Well accomplished regional fighter. Motivated to be a provider for his family, Grinding at the gym and at work. All in on becoming the best fighter he can possibly be.
Jaleel Willis former high school wrestler in his hometown fighting Chechen wolf Shamil Nikaev. Pressure fighting style like Yaroslav Amosov on paper would be a GREAT fight to watch this summer of 2021.
Willis vs Nikaev on Bellator prelims or first bout on a Main Card.
New era of Bellator, Switching networks to Showtime. Bringing back the nostalgia of Strikeforce. Fights like Willis vs Nikaev is what will bring Bellator to the next level. Top to bottom cards with GREAT fights instead of Tito Ortiz vs Chael Sonnen.
Mateusz Gamrot former KSW Featherweight and Lightweight Champion lost his first fight in the UFC but the sky’s the limit for Gamrot. Before signing with UFC was one of the best Lightweight prospects in the world. Now he can show he’s one of the best UFC Lightweights.
Gamrot vs Bobby Green
Gamrot last fight was in October 2020. Time for a fight soon!! Fight against Bobby Green, UFC Lightweight Veteran. One of the fighters who took advantage of Covid-19 with quick turn around fights.
Bobby Green wins over Lando Vanatta, Josh Thomson, Clay Guida. Green is one of those fighters who always come out and puts on a performance, Win or lose. He’s a name and Mateusz Gamrot defeats Bobby Green, Man that would really help.
UFC is high on Gamrot and I completely understand, One of the best Lightweights in the world. Judges screwed him out of a loss and scheduled bout… Fighting Bobby Green April 2021.
– It wasn’t mine fight. This is nonsense, “no 1 bulshit”. I am an honest man, you know. Both me and this guy worked hard, but when it came to that verdict … it wasn’t my fight. How many times has this guy brought me down? I am sorry to say this, but it was not my match. I don’t know how the judges scored this fight. Thanks a lot of course, but I’m not happy because it’s not what I expected. Gamrot brother, you are a fighter, thank you very much. I’ve already told you this, you won this fight, it was yours – said Kutateladze after the fight.
Gamrot doesn’t need to fight UFC fighters with 10-0 records, Lower ranked opponents. Match him up against Mateusz Gamrot and see what he does!! KSW Featherweight and Lightweight Champion for a reason. UFC sees the talent there and fighting a tough as nails fighter like Bobby Green will see what he’s all about.
Won’t give up on Ed Ruth just yet. Ed Ruth Penn State All-American Wrestler, One of the greatest College Wrestlers of All Time only has 11 Professional fights. 8-3 record, Two fight losing streak to Taylor Johnson which was a shocking loss.
Impressive loss against Yaroslav Amosov. Amosov is now one of the best Welterweights in the world.
Ed Ruth still has potential to be one of the best Bellator Middleweights and challenge for the title. Few Bellator fighters has the wrestling pedigree that Ed Ruth has. Wrestler mindset because of the grind of wrestling.
“My wrestling makes me feel way more comfortable, especially when I’m striking,” Ruth explained. “Just knowing that I got knocked down — OK, where’s that leg? I know I’m comfortable there. It’s almost like [Nate] Diaz. Diaz has his [Brazilian jiu-jitsu]. I’ve definitely wanted to work on my striking.
Seen the progression in Jason Jackson win, Loss to Amosov but had a tough loss to Tayler Johnson. Trains at American Kickboxing Academy one of the best MMA Gyms in the world. Grappling partner with Khabib. Learning from Javier Mendez, Daniel Cormier, Jon Fitch.
Hopefully with the mental improvement, Striking improvements will see a BETTER Ed Ruth. Ed Ruth next fight can be against Leon Edwards little brother Fabian Edwards. Coming off a loss to Costello Van Steenis.
Bellator returning in April, Moving to Showtime. Need some great fights to fill the Main Cards and prelims. Ed Ruth vs Fabian Edwards would be a great fight for both sides. Edwards defeating Ruth will help him rise through the Bellator Middleweight Rankings.
Ed Ruth wins against Edwards. Help Ruth in many ways. Bellator Middleweights will be on notice. Ruth 30 years old, Prime years ahead of him till 34 years old.
Looking forward to Ed Ruth 2021 Campaign and fighting Fabian Edwards which would be a GREAT fight to watch. Don’t give up on Ed Ruth can still grow and be one of the best Middleweights in the world.
Endless amount of underrated world class fighters all over the world. Champions who aren’t appreciated enough. Can make 10 parts of the most underrated MMA fighters in the world. By the way this is no specific order.
Vadim Nemkov, Fedor Emelianenko protege is the #1 Light Heavyweight in the world in my opinion. World class fighter. Since signing with Bellator defeated the best of the best with Phil Davis. Masterclass performance against Ryan Bader. Winning the Bellator Light Heavyweight title. Now competing in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix. Nemkov 12-2 record.
Rafa Garcia, Mexican version of Eddie Alvarez. Pitbull personified. Former Combate Americas Lightweight Champion, Only former because he wants to test free agency sign with UFC or Bellator. 12-0 record at 26 years old. One of the best Lightweights out there.
Juan Archuleta signed with Bellator back in 2018, Becoming Bellator Bantamweight Champion. Training partner with TJ Dillashaw. Defending his title against Sergio Pettis. Win against Pettis will lead to Archuleta becoming one of the best Bantamweights in the world. Impressive 25-2 record. Looking forward to Juan Archuleta 2021 and 2022 season.
Sabina Mazo former LFA Women’s Flyweight Champion, Trains at KINGS MMA is a rising UFC Women’s Flyweight. Colombian Assassin and one day will be a UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. Extremely talented striker. Trains with Cris Cyborg. Only 23 years old, Plenty years ahead of her 9-1. Moving up to the Bantamweight division. 2021 is an important year for Sabina Mazo.
ACA Featherweight Champion, Felipe Froes about to reign the Featherweight division for couple years. Froes is a world class Featherweight, Happy he found a home in Russia. Great fights against Marat Balaev, Showing that DAWG in him like the Diaz Brothers and Jorge Masvidal. Very underrated Featherweight.
Talent Pool of MMA is incredible, World class fighters. Champions all over the world who can compete with the very best UFC fighters. Be blown away how many talented MMA fighters there are around the world if you take the time and discover them.
Recognize Kyoji Horiguchi name from his UFC days. Signed with the upstart Rizin MMA promotion and was a life changing move. Kyoji is one of the best fighters on the planet now. Rizin Bantamweight Champion and Bellator Bantamweight Champion before giving up because of injuries. Now the STAR of Rizin and congratulations to him for learning prizefighter first. Regaining his Rizin Bantamweight title against Kai Asakura in a masterful performance.
Will never know how talented Bibiano Fernandes is, Competing against UFC Featherweight and UFC Bantamweight Champions. Bibiano Fernandes is one of the best fighters of all time whose reaching the end of his career at 40 years old. Former Dream Featherweight Champion and current One Championship Bantamweight Champion who had 8 title defenses before losing to Kevin Belingon but regained it. Bibiano is Demetrious Johnson training partner as he trains at AMC Pankration with Matt Hume.
Ohio State Wrestling hall of famer, Division One All American Lance Palmer is one of the best Featherweights in the world. Two time PFL Featherweight Tournament champion, WSOF Featherweight Champion. Absolute animal, Savage basically. Dominates everyone with his world class wrestling and ground & pound. Good luck stopping him.
KSW WELTERWEIGHT Champion for the #1 European MMA promotion , Roberto Soldic is a world class fighter at 26 years old. Went three rounds with Yaroslav Amosov at Tech Krep FC but lost. Impressive win against Driscus Du Plessis South African #1 Welterweight prospect. Soldic five fight winning streak will see Soldic sign with the UFC.
Former Combate Americas Featherweight Champion Andres Quintana is the #1 Featherweight prospect. 29 years old 18-3 record, Defeating Alejandro Flores in the first round for the Combate Americas Featherweight tournament final. Flores is the #1 Mexican Featherweight. Will be seeing Quintana sign with UFC/ Bellator in 2021.
Igeu Kabesa easily #1 Fighter from Africa! Africa MMA is about to take over and Kabesa will be leading the next charge. 12-1 record at 27 years old. EFC Featherweight Champion(Five Total Title Defenses). World CLASS wrestler, Read he was a 20 time South African Wrestling Champion. Kabesa I hope signs with UFC/ Bellator in 2021 to show his world class around talents. In for a treat.
Weighing In Podcast with John McCarthy and Josh Thomson had a fan question who are the most underrated MMA fighters in the world.
McCarthy underrated fighter was Yusuf Raisov whose arguably one of the best Featherweights in the world. Future ACA Featherweight Champion, 17-2 record at 25 years old. All-Around special fighter. MMA fans will truly appreciate his talents and his fighting style. Beautiful striking, Way he grapples. Right now Raisov can beat a lot of UFC/PFL Featherweights. Looking forward to Yusuf Raisov fighting for UFC or Bellator.
Josh Thomson underrated fighter he chose was Yaroslav Amosov. Whoever is reading this if you haven’t heard of Yaraslov Amosov please watch his full fights, Highlights because he’s one of the best Welterweights in the world. Trains at American Top Team with Jorge Masvidal, Dustin Poirier, Douglas Lima, Magomed Magomedkerimov. Best MMA record since Khabib retired, 25-0 record. Defeated Ed Ruth, Gerald Harris, Logan Storley, Roberto Soldic(KSW Welterweight Champion). Amosov is a top 3 Bellator Welterweight contender and will challenge Douglas Lima for the title.
Russian savage, Rustam Kerimov is a savage. Former ACA Bantamweight Champion is one of the best bantamweights in the world. 14-0 record at 29 years old. Made world class fighters look like Amateurs. Defeated Takeya Mizugaki, Oleg Borisov, Tural Ragimov. Only former champion because he wants to test free agency. UFC, Bellator, One Championship will be lucky to have this assassin.
Future UFC fighter Tofiq Musaev was the Rizin Grand Prix Lightweight Champion defeating Patricky Pitbull(Patricio Pitbull brother) in the Grand Prix final. Musayev one of the best Lightweights in the world. Musayev is a impressive world class skilled fighter. He has very high level striking. I love watching Tofiq Musayev fight.
Kiamrian Abbasov One Championship Welterweight Champion is one of the best welterweights in the world. Abbasov till Father time is knocking on the door will be Welterweight champion. Reiging over the division for a while. Man he’s a world class fighter. Very underrated but as time goes on will appreciate Kiamrian Abbasov.
Khabib Nurmagomedov made a Business move in buying Gorilla Fighting Championship for 1 million dollars and changing the name to Eagles Fighting Championship. Congratulations to Khabib and now creating one of the best MMA regional promotions. Scouting department for UFC, Bellator, One Championship, PFL, Rizin & Brave CF.
Fighters to watch at EFC 33 who can sign a contract in a major promotion.
Faridun Odilov 28 year old Takijistan Middleweight prospect, EFC Middleweight Champion. Nickname is the terminator for a reason, Odliov is a grappling savage. Built like a brick from the country of Takijistan. Definitely can have a career in PFL.
Mansur Malachiev vs Ruslan Sariev
Mansur Malachiev EFC Bantamweight Champion, Underrated Bantamweight prospect in the prime of his career definitely will get a call to the big show Rizin, Brave CF, Bellator with a couple more title defenses. He’s a talented grappler with underrated striking that has potential to be a real skill as time goes on.
Ruslan Sariev 12-0 24 year old Kazakhstan assassin, Fast pace fighter. Quick speed that catch opponents if there few steps behind. One of the best Kazakhstan flyweights in the world. Ruslan will have a promising future as time goes on. He needs to gain some weight, Ten pounds of muscle at best because he can be one of the best pound for pound flyweights one DAY.
Gadzhi Rabadanov Top Ten Russian Lightweight former PFL Lightweight, Won his fight against MMA veteran Steven Siler. Dominating Siler on the ground. Now fights for EFC. Like his fighting style of standing up and mixing with grappling. Similar to Islam Makhachev, Petr Yan. Few more wins lead to signing with a promotion like Rizin, Bellator.
Andre Harrison Former WSOF Featherweight Champion, Titan FC Featherweight Champion. One of the few fighters to defeat Lance Palmer is no longer fighting for the Professional Fighters League he’s a free agent. Many options for Andre Harrison and TAKE ADVANTAGE of the opportunity.
WSOF 35 Lance Palmer vs Andre Harrison Million views plus on YouTube. One of the most underrated MMA names to date.
One MMA promotion definitely will offer a high six figures, PPV Buys incentive contract and Andre Harrison will be more than happy to take it. Any promotion will be lucky to have him as well Andre Harrison top 40-top 50 Featherweight in the world.
Bellator & Harrison
#1 option for Andre Harrison is to sign with the second best MMA promotion in the world. Bellator is growing and growing, Featherweight division is stacked with Patricio Pitbull, AJ Mckee, Emmanuel Sanchez, Aaron Pico, Darrion Caldwell, Daniel Weichel and many more upcoming Featherweights.
Andre Harrison signing with Bellator would be one of the best Bellator signings. Long successful career with Bellator. Works both ways.
Saul Rogers Bellator underrrated Featherweight vs Andre Harrison is a fun fight to watch for a Bellator debut. Fighting Adam Borics as well. So many fight options for Andre Harrison if he signed with Bellator and they offer sweet deals. Addition to sponsorships.
Andre Harrison & One Championship
One Championship Featherweights division is for strikers, Grappling is there biggest weakness for most of them and if Andre Harrison wants to win Featherweight title for one of the best MMA organizations in the world I’d definitely sign with One Championship.
Andre Harrison striking has gotten better but with Harrison’s college wrestling background it would be easy pickens for him. Plus One Championship offered Eddie Alvarez multi-million dollar deal, Harrison would get a nice pay cheque.
Sick fights against Martin Nguyen, Thanh Le One Championship Featherweight Champion, Gary Tonon. Dominating that division for a while and making a lot more money than fighting for PFL.
KSW & Andre Harrison
KSW #1 European MMA promotion signing Andre Harrison would dramatically help KSW. KSW is underrated promotion as it become a feeder league for UFC with Mateusz Gamrot, Jan Blachowicz, Alexander Gustafsson signing there. Now it’s time for KSW to sign a big time free agent.
KSW Featherweight division has three killers, Salahdine Parnasse former KSW Featherweight Champion, Daniel Torres KSW Featherweight Champion, Max Coga who fought for PFL.
Me personally be a dream fight for Andre Harrison vs Salahdine Parnasse. Sign me up please!! Parnasse world class Featherweight who can beat most UFC Featherweights. Got hit with a lucky shot by Daniel Torres.
Brave CF & Andre Harrison
Middle East #1 promotion, Owned by Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa and the Bahrain Royal Family. Brave CF is a rapid growing MMA promotion with Khamzat Chimaev, Amir Albazi, Ottaman Azaitar and many others would be signing with BRAVE CF.
Andre Harrison signing with BRAVE CF would be life changing money, Fighting in front of sold out crowds. Earning millions of dollars.
Good fights against Lucas Martins, Akhmed Magomedov, Erick Da Silva. Brave CF continues to sign world class prospects around the world, Harrison if he wants competition will have many Featherweights to choose from.
Andre Harrison can be the face of Brave CF for the foreseeable future. Dream come true for Andre Harrison.
Timur Valiev Russian Bantamweight prospect, Successful career with Professional Fighters League and Gorilla Fighting Championship. Valiev second UFC fight was a dominant grappling performance with barely any damage taken.
Looking forward to Valiev’s next fight which could be scheduled in the next month if ready for a quick turn around but the Russian Frankie Edgar is ready for it.
Valiev physically looked great, Gained more muscle lost some love handles. Valiev 17-2 record definitely needs tougher competition as he’s good for it.
Cancelled fight with Julio Arce was the RIGHT fight for Valiev, Possibly reschedule Valiev vs Arce in March…
Fight options such as Darren Elkins, Herbert Burns, Alex Caceres. Top 25 Featherweights. Timur Valiev fighting lesser level opponents won’t show what he’s truly made of. Valiev was one of the best Bantamweights in the world before moving up to the Featherweight division.
Mirsad Bektic vs Timur Valiev would be a sick fight to watch, Bektic is on a losing streak but he always brings his best and we all remember Bektic for putting that whooping on Darren Elkins until Elkins brought out the DAWG in him.
Russian Frankie Edgar Timur Valiev trains with some of the best fighters in the world such as Frankie Edgar, Corey Anderson, Lance Palmer and coached by underrated head coach Nick Catone. Formely trained at Ricardo Almeida Jiu Jitsu with Eddie Alvarez, Marlon Moraes. Learning from coaching genius Mark Henry whose highly respected for his striking knowledge.
Knowledge amongst some of the best fighters, best coaches in the world.
Curious to see what Timur Valiev next fight is because in the next year and a half we can see him climb up the Featherweight rankings. Top 5-8 Featherweight in the world.
“I want to fight before Ramadan, 145, 135 lets go… Island, Alaska I don’t care. Julio Arce would be best for this.”
ACA Featherweight division is stacked with future ACA champions, UFC, Bellator fighters. Top 5 Featherweight division some of the ACA Featherweights can compete with UFC, Bellator, PFL and One Championship featherweights such as … Felipe Froes
Felipe Froes ACA Career
Felipe Froes Shooto Brasil Featherweight signed with WFCA than found a home in ACA. Now ACA Featherweight Champion and one of the best featherweights non UFC. Froes winning the ACA Featherweight title in his third ACA fight and defending it once against Marat Balaev.
Fight against Balaev was impressive as Froes was getting dominated with takedowns but because of his mental strength and pure will had a comeback victory. Ending the fight with beautiful combinations against Balaev that lead to a ref stoppage.
Felipe Froes found a home in ACA, One of the best promotions in the world. See how talented he is in cross promotions like Bellator, Rizin, KSW, PFL, Combate Americas.
Froes showing the Major Promotions he’s one of the best Featherweights in the world just fights ACA.
Froes title winning performance against Salman Zhamaldaev was impressive at it went the full five rounds. Exciting high pressure FIGHT it was. Salman the better grappler but Fores has a very good tank and solid takedown defense that lead to hitting Salman Zhamaldaev with accurate volume striking.
Definitely watch the fight on youtube because you’re in for a treat. Both fighters are dawgs, Fighter with more mental toughness won that fight. Leading to the comeback win in his first title defense against Balaev which really SHOWED how much of a savage Froes is!
Felipe Froes 2021
2021 is a new year ACA 117 and 118 events are scheduled in February, ACA 119 we can see Froes defend his ACA Featherweight title for a second time against Magomerasul Khasbulaev #1 contender or Apti Bimarzaev #5 Featherweight. Froes obvious favorite in both fights but a fight against Bimarzaev.
Cross promotions are new with Bellator vs Rizin. Man I’d love to see Felipe Froes fight KSW Featherweights like Daniel Torres(KSW Featherweight Champion) and former champion Salahdine Parnasse. Felipe Froes traveling to Warsaw, Poland for a GREAT Featherweight clash of champions.
Second cross promotion option is Felipe Froes moving up to 155 pounds and fighting Tofiq Musaev Rizin Lightweight Champion. One of the best Lightweight fighters in the world.
Froes vs Musaev would be a sick technical fight mostly stand up with some beautiful sprawls that MMA fans will appreciate.
Cross promotion Title fights less likely to happen but one man can dream right!!
Smart way for the underrated Major promotions to build there promotions brand globally amongst MMA fans with better ratings and the ACA promoter should really bring Felipe Froes around the world. Same way NWA wrestling built up Ric Flair.
2021 is a important year for Felipe Froes 29 years old, Peak years ahead of him. Genuinely curious to see what happens with Froes in 2021.
Beneil Dariush underrated Lightweight has a five fight winning streak entering his fight Carlos Diego Ferreira. Opponent he already defeated but like Dariush, Ferreira has progressed since than.
Ferreira has a six fight winning streak defeating fighters like Pettis, Rustam Khabilov.
Dariush vs Ferreira is on the MAIN CARD of Allistair Overeem vs Alexander Volkov. Exciting fight for MMA fans.
Great fight on paper but I believe Dariush gets the win tomorrow night. Since the winning streak started for Dariush became an Iranian assassin. Becoming one of the best Lightweights in the world.
Win over Carlos Diego Ferriera leads to title shot in 2021, Finally making a dream a reality of being a UFC champion.
Dariush has more skills to his arsenal especially in his striking.
“The problem with recognition is that it comes with a lot of drama,” he said. “I like being under the radar. I like fighting high-level competition and being under the radar. I don’t need much (in terms of publicity and recognition). I just want to continue to work my way up to the title and become a champion.
Manel Kape former Rizin Bantamweight CHAMPION after defeating Kai Asakura for the Bantamweight title at Rizin 20 in a masterful performance knocking Asakura in the second round, Leading to signing with the UFC.
Kape dropping down to the flyweight division and first opponent is Alexandre Pantoja #5th flyweight. Obvious step up in competition since his loss to Kyoji Horiguchi but Kape is up to the challenge as he’s highly respected amongst his training partners at AKA Thailand.
“I’m looking for a great battle. I know Pantoja’s a tough guy,” he stated. “But I see some limitations in his game that I can take good advantage of.” As to what those limitations are, Kape explained that he is a smarter, more complete fighter, while Pantoja is limited by being a slower fighter than the competition Kape has previously faced. “He has nothing that I’ve never seen before in his game,” said Kape. “But always, I never underestimate nobody. Never. But I’m sure that I’m better than him, 100%.”
Manel Kape calling out Cody Garbrandt, Deiveson Figueiredo in MMA interviews. Making his name heard across social media platforms, MMA interviews. Building his name with the casual fans, Understanding he’s one of the best Non-UFC fighters.
Spotlight is on Manel Kape fighting in the Main Card, UFC promoting Manel Kape as one of the best fighters in the world. Champion from another organization as he’s coming here to prove that the best fighters don’t have to fight for the UFC.
“This year will be a blessed year for me,” said Kape. “Hopefully, by the end of the year, I have the belt. This is what I see, this is my goal, and this is what I’ve been working towards for such a long time.”
Definitely has what it takes to become a UFC Flyweight Champion creating a legacy for himself. Training at AKA Thailand with Mike Swick now AKA San Jose with Javier Mendez. Some of the best fighters in the world. Iron sharpens iron.
“I will keep my training there at AKA Thailand, but for camps, I will be here in America,” explained Kape, who carries a three-fight winning streak and 15-4 record into his debut on Saturday night. “I found an amazing coach and amazing sparring partners here.
“We have more intensity,” he said of the difference between his two training situations. “I have better partners, better coaches because the coaches here have been in the fight business a long time and they show me new things. The little details make all the difference — in the intensity of the sparring, in the training — and what I have here is a bunch of training partners that all compete at a high level.”
High level training hopefully helps because there’s no easy fights in the UFC but Kape is ready for the challenge!!
Kape confident in his skills that we should expect a dominant performance… Masterclass.
“Fans can expect a master class, and a smart game,” he said when asked what those getting their introduction to his skills and abilities will see on Saturday night. “I want to show and I want to prove that I’m the best fighter in the world.
Magomed Magomedov former ACB Bantamweight Champion defeated Matteus Mattos in his Bellator debut at Bellator 254. Dominant grappling win as he was only at “60%.”
“I felt great, but I feel like I was basically about 60 percent,” Magomedov told MMA Junkie through an interpreter at the Bellator 254 post-fight news conference. “I basically just showed that I could wrestle, but what I didn’t show was how I mix it up in the standup and so forth.”
Curious to see what Magomedov is like at 100% against a world class fighter Brett Johns.
Yes Brett Johns fights for Bellator now since his UFC contract expired and like a SMART prizefighter tested free agency. Brett Johns 5-2 UFC record defeated Joe Soto, Tony Gravely, Five round losses to Aljamain Sterling and Pedro Munhoz.
What a welcoming debut for Brett Johns to fight Magomed Magomedov easily one of the best Bantamweights in the world.
Brett Johns defeats Magomed Magomedov in the Spring of 2021 that will move him up in the Bantamweight rankings and qualify in the Bantamweight grand prix if there was one in 2021.
Magomedov wins that shows he can defeat another UFC fighter as he’ll be on watch by Juan Archuleta as a future Bellator Bantamweight title challenger.
Bantamweight fight to schedule in 2021 I hope to see this dream fight become a reality. High level grappling, striking by two of the best Bantamweights in the world.
Aaron Pico rejuvenated since switching gyms to Jackson Wink MMA Academy. Three fight winning streak leading into 2021 wants to revenge his losses against Henry Corrales vs Adam Borics.
Adam Borics is highly touted trains out of Sanford MMA, Bounced back strong after the hard loss to Darrion Caldwell.
Henry Corrales is a solid fighter but Adam Borics is even better. Aaron Pico vs Adam Borics in April, May of 2021 would a GREAT fight for both fighters.
Aaron Pico REVENGES his loss to Adam Borics, Showing the continued haters and doubters that he can DEFEAT world class Featherweights.
“I would love to fight Adam Borics.” Aaron Pico interview with MyMMANews
” I wanna start making my revenge tour for sure, I’m not a good loser, I don’t like losing. I grabbed my nuts and fought those guys when I knew nothing I fought Henry Corrales when I only had what six fights I fought Adam Borics only had like seven fights these guys had way more experience.”
Adam Borics can continue his winning streak and ends.. Aaron Pico’s. On paper this a sick fight to watch, Storyline behind this fight would be entertaining to watch if Bellator markets and story tells correctly.
On the other hand Aaron Pico is a monster and finally now reaching his potential. Next George St Pierre and with a revenge win against Adam Borics is a win in the right direction.
Spring of 2021 Aaron Pico vs Adam Borics two of the best Bellator Featherweight prospects.
Stamp Fairtex #5 ranked Women’s Atomweight for One Championship is the main event fighter for One Championship: Unbreakable 3.
Step up in competition as Stamp Fairtex faces Alyona Rassohyna 12-4 record one of the best Women’s European prospects. WWFC Atomweight Champion before signing with One Championship.
Chatri Sityodtong believes in Stamp Fairtex as she’s part of the future for One Championship. Test fight for her, See if Fairtex has what it takes to become a Atomweight Champion.
Fairtex wins this fight against Alyona she’ll fight the top five atomweights such as Mei Yamaguchi and Lin Hiquin.
Definitely capable of winning this fight as Stamp Fairtex easily one of the best strikers or the BEST women’s striker in the world, Not even One Championship. One Championship Muay Thai and Kickboxing Atomweight Champion.
Motivated more than ever because of losing her One Championship Muay Thai title. Looking to return gain more confidence defeating one of the best Atomweight prospects in the WORLD.
Stamp Fairtex is an assassin and one of the next MMA stars, Definitely will be watching One Championship Unbreakable 3 especially for her. Step up in competition but I’m sure she accepts the challenge.
Loss is a loss but Logan Storley loss to Yaroslav Amosov really impressed me. Toughest fight Yaroslav Amosov ever had and Storley continued to challenge Amosov till the last second. Winning sprawls, Stuffing takedowns. Hitting Amosov in those three rounds.
Looking back at that fight you’ll see the improvements in Storley and one day he will challenge for the Bellator Welterweight title.
Logan Storley vs Neiman Gracie
Logan Storley vs Neiman Gracie would be the perfect fight for both fighters. Storley coming off a loss doesn’t need to fight a guy like Lorenz Larkin or Andrey Koreshkov. Neiman Gracie a world class Jiu-Jitsu player, Next generation of Gracies would be a challenge to Storley.
Challenging Storley’s Division One Minnesota Grappling to the best of his ability.
Neiman Gracie facing a highly respected Logan Storley, Trains at Sanford MMA with Gilbert Burns, Vicente Luque, Derek Brunson. Stories of Storley winning wrestling practices, Winning spars against Sanford MMA fighters. A lot of hope with Storley.
Neiman can stop that hype down in Florida and start a winning streak that can lead to a title shot. Neiman one of the most underrated fighters Bellator has!!
Win over Ed Ruth, Jon Fitch and a decision loss to Rory MacDonald. No easy customer. Neiman Gracie is leading the next generation of the Gracie Family.
Days of UFC old timers, Circus fights with Bellator are done. New era of Bellator with Scott Coker, Neiman Gracie vs Logan Storley would be a Main Card fight on a UFC Event and would be a sick fight on a Bellator Main Card as well.
Sign me up!! Neiman Gracie vs Logan Storley Spring of 2021
Bellator Bantamweight division number one or number two most talented division in Bellator. Leading with Juan Archuleta Bellator Bantamweight Champion, Sergio Pettis, Magomed Magomedov Former ACB Bantamweight Champion, James Gallagher, Patchy Mix and many more talented Bantamweights.
Since the division is STACKED top to bottom, Many dream fights to schedule in 2021 why not have a Bellator Bantamweight Grand Prix?
Time to create one since the Heavyweight division and now the Featherweight division is almost done with there tournament.
Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix finals are next with AJ Mckee waiting for the Patricio Pitbull vs Emmanuel Sanchez fight. After the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix Finals is over, Scott Coker should announce the next Grand Prix… Bantamweight Grand Prix.
Broadcast move to CBS Sports Network help the Bellator tremendously in the next five years, Most importantly help the fighters BRANDS. Many of the Bellator Bantamweights don’t have the recognition and all eyes on them with a Grand Prix. Headlines of surprising upsets and the stories behind the fighters.
To be honest with you it’s a no brainer from Bellator’s standpoint. MMA fans will be watching high level fights from Juan Archuleta fighting Magomed Magomedov, Brett Johns vs James Gallagher, Sergio Pettis vs Raufeon Stots. I can literally make a LONG list of matches because how stacked the division is.
Casual fans, Yes even them will truly appreciate the talent of the Bantamweight fighters. What they bring to the cage. High level fighting at it’s finest.
Depending on the Covid-19 situation invite Kyoji Horiguchi Rizin Bantamweight Bantamweight Champion, Kai Asakura Former Rizin Bantamweight Champion to the Grand Prix which would be SICK to watch. Makes the Bellator Bantamweight Grand Prix even more interesting… Seeing who the #1 Bellator Bantamweight is and one of the best Bantamweights in the world.
Professional Fighters League fast rising MMA promotion 2020 season was stalled because of Covid-19, 2021 is a new year and PFL returns. Peter Murray PFL Chief Executive Officer and Ray Sefo PFL Promoter. PFL signed new fighters to add to the 2021 roster such as Fabricio Werdum, Cezar Ferreira and Anthony Pettis.
Underrated PFL signing is South Korean MMA star Sung Bin Jo. 9-1 record at 28 years old, Released after one fight in the UFC. Confusing to me because he’s a world class Featherweight, Competing in a stacked PFL Featherweight division.
Sung Bin Jo is one of the best Asian prospects pound for pound and this a great signing for PFL to build long term. Picture seeing Sung Bin Jo build the brand of the Professional Fighters League in Asia.
“I understand that the PFL is broadcast not only in English, but also in Spanish in the United States, so I plan to show everyone that Asians can compete at this level as well,” Jo said. “I will try to make Asian-Americans interested in the PFL after they see my performance there.”
“I am the first Korean to sign a contract with the PFL. I will set a good precedent by succeeding in the PFL, so that other Korean fighters can also dream and aspire to be on this stage and say ‘I want to be on big events like Sung Bin Jo’,” he concluded.
South Korean successful fighters like Korean Zombie, Dong Hyun Kim, Doo Ho Choi and now Sung Bin Jo.
Sung Bin Jo definitely capable of having a successful 2021 PFL season with wins against Alex Gilpin, Sheymon Moraes but defeating the elite wrestlers like Lance Palmer and Bubba Jenkins. Reaching into the PFL Featherweight semi-finals.
Top striker out of the PFL Featherweights and the entire PFL roster.
Will see what happens possibly can challenge for the PFL Featherweight Title because of his athleticism, Powerful punching power. Overall PFL signed a star and in the next couple years can be argued as one of the best Featherweights non UFC.