Yaroslav Amosov First Title Defense ? Jason Jackson

Yaroslav Amosov Finally won the Bellator Welterweight Title against Douglas Lima, One of the best Welterweights in the world. Yaroslav Amosov continuing his undefeated record of 26-0, Showing he’s one of the best Welterweights in the world.

Start defending his Bellator Welterweight Title and Yaroslav Amosov will get the respect he deserves.

What’s Yaroslav Amosov first title defense should be against first?

Jason Jackson

Yaroslav Amosov asked for the All-Around talented Jason Jackson. Former LFA WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION, Training partners with Gilbert Burns, Vicente Luque.

Jackson on a hot streak since signing with Bellator, Defeating Jordan Mein, Benson Henderson, Neiman Gracie and Paul Daley. Can’t go wrong defeating these talented fighters. BJJ black belts and former UFC champions.

I met (Jason) Jackson. He’s a good guy. He’s a very positive man. We talked. He’s a good guy. We (said), after this fight, if I won, then maybe Jackson would be the next fight together. No problem, with a smile. I think it’s Jason Jackson.

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/06/bellator-260-yaroslav-amosov-wants-jason-jackson-over-michael-page

Jason Jackson trains with some of the best fighters in the world formerly Kamaru Usman, Michael Chandler, Gilbert Burns.

100% confident he can challenge and give Amosov the toughest fight of his life. Five Round highly technical fight constant back and forth. Not a sloppy Micky Ward vs Arturo Gatti fight but a beautiful display of Mix Martial Arts, Bringing the Bellator Welterweight division to the next level.

“And I’ll be fighting Amosov because that’s the fight everyone wants to see.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/06/bellator-260-jason-jackson-wants-title-shot-vs-yaroslav-amosov

Including myself and many MMA fans wants to see Yaroslav Amosov vs Jason Jackson. WORLD CLASS Welterweight clash!! Might see a change of a champion or we see Yaroslav Amosov defend his title successfully, Showing how talented this man is.

Do we see Amosov dominate Jason Jackson with grappling, Maybe Jackson fighting

Yaroslav Amosov vs Jason Jackson Summer of 2021 or Fall of 2021 Headlining a Bellator Showtime card.

Bellator 260 Sleeper Fight Claxton vs Gonzales

Bellator 260 headliner is Lima vs Amosov, Welterweight showdown but Bellator 260 FULL CARD is a entertaining card to watch from Main card to the beginning prelims. Excited for today’s Bellator fights.

Ty-wan Claxton vs Justin Gonzales

Ty-Wan Claxton vs Justin Gonzales is my sleeper fight for Bellator 260. Two high level Featherweights fighting on the prelims!!

Claxton 6-2 record all fights under the Bellator promotion, Claxton trains at the Colorado Gym powerhouse Elevation Fight Team with Kamaru Usman, Justin Gaethje, Cory Sandhagen to name a few killers.

Last loss was against Jay-Jay Wilson losing by split decision. Claxton a tough fighter 9th ranked Bellator Featherweight.

“There’s also a difference in the competition. Training with hard people is one thing, and then being across the cage from another guy like [Emmanuel Sanchez, or [Jay Jay] Wilson is a different animal. Being across the cage from a guy that’s like me or one of those guys will let you know real fast that you always have room to grow. So I’m looking forward to welcoming the best 145-pounder in the world come Friday night.”

https://mymmanews.com/tywan-claxton-believes-his-experience-will-allow-him-to-offer-up-a-piece-of-humble-pie-at-bellator-260/

“I’m going out there looking to be the best version of myself looking to add another one to my highlight reel.”

Claxton since the Emmanuel Sanchez loss struggling mentally and every fighter needs that mental strength to win. Claxton found himself, Changing his coaches but staying with Elevation Fight Team.

“I’m the best I feel, I feel like I’m the best version of myself you know I feel like I’m the best I’ve ever been.”

Claxton training with killers, “Iron sharpens Iron.” Making Claxton even better fighter. Mixing up the old with the new skills he learned since July 2020.

Justin Gonzales fought on the Dana White Contender Series, Obviously didn’t get the UFC contract. Gonzales to every hardcore fan is one of the best Featherweight prospects in the United States.

Justin Gonzales won the vacant LFA Featherweight Title against Jake Childers. Former Sparta Combat League Featherweight Champion. Bellator signed a big time MMA prospects.

“… You know, I’m coming to prove a point. So no disrespect to Tywan. I know he’s very tough. I’ve got much love for the guy. I don’t really know him personally, so I can’t comment on his personal life. But in that cage, man, I know I’m coming to kill, so I plan on getting the stoppage and making a statement, jumping in those rankings, and then run with it. It’s ‘The J-Train Show’ now, baby.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/06/bellator-260-justin-gonzales-debut-j-train-show

Not only Gonzales looking to defeat Claxton but looking to pursue the Bellator Featherweight Title right away!! Show the world he’s one of the best Featherweights.

Claxton vs Gonzales will be a THREE ROUND WAR and I’m definitely watching this fight. Constant technical offense!!

Bellator 260 Lima vs Amosov BEST Bellator Fight of 2021 so far!!

Bellator 260 headliner, Douglas Lima and Yaroslav Amosov is a FIGHT I’ve been waiting for since Yaroslav Amosov jumped on the scene when he defeated Ed Ruth, That’s when I started taking notice of him. Douglas Lima since 2015 become one of the best Welterweights in the world.

Douglas Lima Bellator Welterweight Champ

Douglas Lima Bellator Welterweight Champion defeated a long list of Successful fighters from Rory MacDonald, Paul Daley, Lorenz Larkin, Michael Venom Page. Currently in the prime of his career at 33 years old, Win over the 25-0 Amosov will add another win to his legacy.

“He’s definitely got a different style than a bunch of other wrestlers. But, he’s good. It’s just different styles. That’s what I said. But he’s definitely tough. But like I said, I’ve been there with every type of (wrestlers) out there like straight wrestlers, wrestler-strikers.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/06/douglas-lima-promises-to-hand-yaroslav-amosov-first-loss-laughs-off-michael-pages-accusations

“Look at the guy’s record. You can tell you’ve got to take the guy seriously,” observed Lima. “I’m a champion, I’ll fight anybody they give me. I know, he’s fought some dangerous guys. He’s a dangerous opponent, he’s been beating everybody they’ve been giving him. He’s game, he’s ready for this.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/06/10/bellator-260-douglas-lima-amosov/

“Even though a lot of people don’t know about him, I do,” Lima continued. “I’ve watched his fights, I’ve watched him come up in Bellator. I know how serious of an opponent he is, coming up in a great camp in American Top Team.” That’s the same team, of course, that Lima himself trains under, albeit at a different location.

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/06/10/bellator-260-douglas-lima-amosov/

Lima definitely fighting one of his toughest fighters to date, Unheard of fighter from Ukraine that only HARCORE MMA fans know.

Yaroslav Amosov

Next version of Khabib, 25-0 Bellator Welterweight. Yaroslav Amosov long awaited title shot after running through the Bellator Welterweight Division. Defeating Gerald Harris, Erick Silva, David Rickels, Ed Ruth, Mark Lemminger and Logan Storley.

Amosov is one of my favorite fighters to watch right now, Appreciate his pressure fighting style. Sambo fighting style that leads to his dominant wins.

I love his grappling and the way he fights like George St Pierre from striking to takedowns. Called Shoot Boxing.

“I feel good because I have a good camp, good training, Big Motivation because it’s a title shot I think it’s a big motivation, My cut very good and I’m ready and I wait this time.”

“Many people believe Douglas Lima is in the conversation as one of the best welterweights in the world, Like top five on the planet, At worst top ten if you’re able to defeat him and become the champion where does that put you on the list. “

Lima vs Amosov Tale of the Tape

Douglas Lima vs Yaroslav Amosov Bellator Welterweight Title Fight is one of the best fights this weekend no matter UFC, Boxing, Professional Fighters League.

I’m so excited for this fight, Amosov finally gets his title shot. Possibly defeating one of the best Welterweights in the world or Douglas Lima ruins the perfect record of 25-0.

Awesome storyline behind this fight, Hope Bellator 260 gets millions of views. Best ratings possible because these two fighters deserve it.

Brendan Loughnane vs Tyler Diamond PFL 2021 #4

Professional Fighters League coming off to a fun start with Shocking losses from Anthony Pettis getting beat down by Clay Collard, Former Brave Combat Federation Featherweight champion Bubba Jenkins defeating Lance Palmer. Rory MacDonald looking like the old Rory MacDonald from his war with Robbie Lawler.

4th PFL event of 2021 headliner is Claressa Shields best women’s boxer of all time making her debut!! Whole card is fun fights with Bubba Jenkins vs Bobby Moffett, Brendan Loughnane vs Tyler Diamond.

Brendan Loughnane vs Tyler Diamond

Brendan Loughnane easily one of the most underrated Featherweights in the world, Surprised Dana White didn’t sign Brendan back on the Dana White Contender Series now he’s making a career with PFL.

“I’m going to come out exactly how i did against Moraes,,,fast, sharp, accurate, stinging shots and hell get desperate for the takedown and that’ll be all she wrote.” Brendan Loughnane

Expect a bomb knockout from Loughnane, The talented British Lightweight looking to defeat the former Ultimate Fighter contestant. #1 pick for Daniel Cormier back at Ultimate Fighter 27.

Tyler Diamond TEAM ALPHA MALE prospect, 30 years old in the prime of his career. Former college wrestler at North Dakota State University. Translated his college wrestling success into MMA. 12-1 record, Defeated Sung Bin Jo in his PFL debut. Sung Bin Jo coming from a lot of hype from South Korea.

“I’m a very good wrestler, I feel confident in my wrestling, but shoot, I might just go out there and throw bombs the whole time with his guy, I don’t even know. I’m just gonna be free-flowing in there, and I’m just gonna fight my fight intelligently.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/06/pfl-4-tyler-diamond-wrestling-or-throwing-bombs-against-loughnane

Expect a great fight from Loughnane vs Diamond, Not one sided butt whoooping. Love to see it go three rounds. Not a slugfest but a technical pressure fight.

Both fighters are high level, Doesn’t matter that they don’t fight for UFC . GREAT FIGHTERS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

Bellator 258 Remains a STACKED CARD

Bellator 258 before the fight cancellations was a STACKED CARD with Yoel Romero vs Rumble Johnson, Patchy Mix vs James Gallagher, Lorenz Larkin vs Costello Van Steenis.

Many fight cancellations but Bellator 258 is one of the best Bellator cards in a while. Credit to the Bellator matchmakers for creating this card.

Exciting fights to watch, Future Bellator champions on the prelims. MAN I CAN’T WAIT I’m Genuinely Excited!!

Juan Archuleta vs Sergio Pettis

One of the best Bantamweights of 2021 so far the anticipated bout is happening, Wishing for this fight since Sergio Pettis signed with Bellator.

Juan Archuleta main training partner for TJ Dillshaw, Archuleta respected by TJ Dillashaw. Talks about how much he pushes it in practice, Makes him better. Juan Archuleta current Bellator Bantamweight Champion, Defending his title for the first time against Sergio Pettis.

Archuleta easily one of the best Bantamweights in the world just fights for Bellator so he doesn’t get the respect that he deserves but a win against Sergio Pettis gets the respect.

“He’s a well-rounded, household name that is gonna bring a fight and gonna test me to the limits. I’m excited to go to those limits, push past those limits, and he’s gonna challenge me as a martial artist,” Archuleta said. “He’s a prodigy, he’s been doing it at a young age and now he’s matured and now he’s ready to pick a game plan, stick to it and try to dictate it. And it’s my goal and my game plan to disrupt his rhythm, disrupt his path to a championship and continue on my quest.”

https://www.ocregister.com/2021/05/06/bellator-258-juan-archuleta-excited-for-sergio-pettis-challenge/

Sergio Pettis defeated Joseph Benavidez, Brandon Moreno, John Moraga in his UFC flyweight career. Signed with Bellator, Moving up to Bantamweight and looking better than ever defeated former CFFC Bantamweight Champion Ricky Bandejas.

“Any time we interact it’s always been love and respect man you know we ain’t got no bad blood towards each other at the end of the day this is business and you know that’s when things get interesting but yeah no bad blood towards each other. At the end of the day this is business and you know that when things get interesting.” Sergio Pettis

Juan Archuleta vs Sergio Pettis is a BANTAMWEIGHT Fight to Watch! Please watch this fight, Watching two talented fighters.

Raufeon Stots vs Josh Jill

Featuring Prelim of Bellator 258, Two Top Ten Bellator Bantamweights facing each other tonight. Both fighters need this fight to get one fight closer to pursuing the Bellator Bantamweight Title.

Raufeon Stots #4th ranked Bellator Bantamweight on a seven fight winning streak, Looking to make it eight fights defeating Josh Hill the former WSOF Bantamweight fighter. Stots a product of Roufusport MMA Academy training with Sergio Pettis, Emmanuel Sanchez on a daily basis.

Before MMA was a Division 2 All-American wrestler at Nebraska-Kearney. Mentored by the current UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman.

“I think Josh Hill is a very tough opponent,” Stots said. “I feel like we are both good at the same things, but I feel like I’m better at those things and better at putting them together.

https://www.mmaweekly.com/raufeon-stots-simply-plans-to-be-better-than-bellator-258-opponent

Josh Hill before Bellator was on Ultimate Fighter Season 18, Defeating Paddy Holohan. Went to WSOF after that and had fights against Marlon Moraes twice. In between World Series of Fighting fought in regional promotions.

“I thought we were going to line up eventually, no matter what,” Hill told MMA Junkie on Wednesday. “He was still on my mind, so I was glad we were matched up. He got a replacement fight and he got the win, so I looked at that, too. I got a little bit more tape, but I’m happy.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/05/bellator-258-video-josh-hill-raufeon-stots-title-eliminator-belt-next

Logan Storley

Division One All-American wrestler at Minnesota, Runner up for the Big Ten Championships as a freshman behind Ed Ruth. Bronze Medalist at 174 pounds multiple times in the NCAA Championship.

Now Storley is 11-1, Only loss is to Yaroslav Amosov the new version of Khabib Nurmagomedov as Yaroslav Amosov has a record of 25-0. Storley showed much improvement in this fight. Definitely should’ve held his head high. Losses suck but he went toe to toe with one of the best Welterweights in the world.

Training at Sanford MMA with Gilbert Burns, Vicente Luque, Jason Jackson, Aung La Nsang, Derek Brunson on a daily basis for training partners. Only get better training with these killers every week.

Storley first fight back from the Amosov lost, Facing Team Alpha Male product Omar Hussein. 8-2 record fought for Middle East promotion UAE Warriors.

” I always say I’m going to fight like I’m the number one ranked guy in the world.” Logan Storley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S4xQMZHz0I

Johnny Elben vs Daniel Madrid

Johnny Elben American Top Team product is 7-0 at 29 years old. Rising Bellator Middleweight Prospect.

“I think I’m going to get a finish. I don’t know which round it is. I’ll stick to the game plan and do what I need to do, and if I get the finish, I get the finish, if not I think I’ll get a unanimous decision.”

https://www.mmaweekly.com/johnny-eblen-thinks-hes-going-to-finish-daniel-madrid-at-bellator-258

Facing Daniel Madrid 18-6 Middleweight at 37 years old. Fought everywhere from Legacy Fighting Alliance, King of the Cage, M1-Challenge.

Daniel Madrid coming here to see if Eblen can win and is capable of becoming a Bellator Middleweight Champion one day. Daniel Madrid can ruin the hype and take advantage of the Bellator opportunity.

Rest of Bellator Fights to Watch

Patricky Pitbull, Older brother of Patricio Pitbull returning to the ring after tearing his ACL in his fight with Tofiq Musaev at Rizin 20. Patricky Pitbull facing Peter Queally in a Lightweight Clash. Pitbull Brothers Gym vs SBG Ireland BEEF happening.

The Lightweight Clash finally happening, Won’t be surprised if there’s pushing and shoving in the aftermath. It’s a good story overall.

Michael “Venom” Page finally facing tough competition in Derek Anderson, #6th Bellator Welterweight. Wins over Patricky Pitbull, Saad Awad and looks to crack Venom Page. Derek Anderson is no slouch as he enters this fight on a three winning streak, 17-3 record.

Lorenz Larkin vs Rafael Carvalho former Bellator Middleweight Champion. Larkin moving down to Welterweight but this will be a fun fight to WATCH. Crazy this fight is on the prelims.

Patchy Mix lost to Juan Archuleta in the Vacant Bellator Bantamweight Title fight but Mix is a grappling wizard. Watching artwork on it’s finest. He’s an all around talent with a 13-1 record. Super excited that Bellator signed him as he was the King of the Cage Bantamweight Champion.

Mix was supposed to fight James Gallagher but replacement fighter is former UFC fighter Albert Morales. Released from UFC than went on to become Lights Out Xtreme Fighting Bantamweight Champion.

Lyoto Machida protégé Weber Almeida is fighting

GREAT Bellator 258 Card

Please watch this CARD from start to finish, Bellator doing a really good job with matches the days of Tito Ortiz, Kimbo Slice, Ken Shamrock is over. Bellator is in a new era under Scott Coker.

Now Bellator can increase there viewership under Showtime.

Brendan Allen Rematch vs Sean Strickland Makes Sense July of 2021

Brendan Allen first round submission win against the respected Karl Roberson on the prelims of UFC 261. One of the best performances of his career so far.

Showcasing his skills. Striking looked really good, Sweet shape. Excited for Brendan Allen next fight…

Rematch against Sean Strickland makes sense. Revenging his loss as Brendan Allen had a bad night at the house getting knocked out by Strickland.

“I knew it was a fluke,” Allen told MMA Junkie on Monday. “He got lucky. He hit me with a lucky shot. I was out of position, I was out of position. I wasn’t in a good spot to take the punch – something that I never do. I never dip that hard, and I don’t know why I did it. I made the wrong read and got caught.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/04/ufc-261-brendan-allen-wants-sean-strickland-rematch-fluke-loss

Change of scenery from Roufusport MMA Academy to Sanford MMA down in Florida. Training with Michael Chandler, Gilbert Burns, Jason Jackson, Aung La Nsang to name a few GREAT fighters. “Iron sharpens Iron” and Brendan Allen will have a REALLY GOOD 2021. He’s a talented fighter.

“Now that I’m here and everything has gone so great and everyone has taken me in, I feel like this is a great fit for me. I think it’s a permanent move for me at this point.”

https://www.ufc.com/news/brendan-allen-tunnel-vision-santos-teixeira-vegas-13

Suggesting a different outcome against Strickland. No disrespect to Sean Strickland but there’s levels to this game.

“That I should have f*ck Sean Strickland up,” Brendan Allen told James Lynch for MMASucka.com. “There were just things that I didn’t do. I made the wrong read in the second and I got caught. I always say before every fight, every interview, no matter what, I feel like that’s the only way these guys can beat me, is to catch me. So, he caught me. Nine out of 10 times that fight doesn’t go that way, but that’s the one time that it mattered and he caught me.”

https://mmasucka.com/2021/04/13/brendan-allen-karl-roberson/

According to Brendan Allen… Strickland had a lucky night but Allen truly believes he’ll defeat Strickland if he’s awarded the opportunity.

” I want to beat the brakes off Strickland.”

Defeating Sean Strickland next will continue his rise in the UFC Middleweight Division. Hopefully UFC matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard schedule a rematch, July 2021.

One of the Best Lightweight Fights of the Year ONE on TNT 2

One of the most underrated Lightweight fights of 2021 and best fights of the year is headlining One on TNT 2. Christian Lee current One Championship Lightweight Championship vs Timofey Nastyukhin.

Christian Lee vs Timofey Nastyukhin

Christian Lee, King of One Championship. Superstar of One Championship, Reigning over the Lightweight division defeated Former Deep Featherweight Champion, Kazuki Tokudome former Pancrase Lightweight Champion, Former Dream Lightweight Champion, One Championship Lightweight Champion.

Obviously a successful MMA career, Defeating top notch fighters. Former Champions but guess what he’s a kid 22 years old defeating fighters ten years older than him but Christian Lee part of the next generation of MMA fighters.

WORLD CLASS Lightweight facing Timofey Nastyukhin defeated Eddie Alvarez former UFC/Bellator Lightweight Champion in a unexpected loss but there was a lot of hype and discussion about Timofey being a talented Lightweight who trains at Tiger Muay Thai with Valentina Shevchenko, Petr Yan, Arman Tsarukyan and many other killers.

Timofey is a former FILA Pankration world champion, Defeated Eduard Folayang former URCC Welterweight Champion and Gold Medalist in Wushu.

Yeah so on paper this fight will be bananas!! Probably toughest challenge to date for Christian Lee as he ran through everyone since his four fight winning streak.

“Timofey and I, we are similar in a sense that we both go for the finish,” Lee said. “However, I feel that my skills are much greater in every area, so what I’m going to do is mix it up, play through the full range of mixed martial arts, and I feel that my game will match up with his, and I’ll be able to exploit a weakness.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/04/one-on-tnt-ii-christian-lee-confident-easy-finish

“I think the fight is going to start very quickly,” Lee said. “There’s going to be a lot of action early on, and I’m going to end the fight in the first round with a finish.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/04/one-on-tnt-ii-christian-lee-confident-easy-finish

Christian Lee sees through Nastyukhin, Early finish. Beating him and continuing his One Championship Lightweight Title reign. Which is so crazy because he’s only 22 years old.

However I don’t think this fight will be a early finish for Christian Lee, Be a five round fight by decision. Worth their time watching a five round fight, TWO of the best Lightweights in the world.

“For me, I feel that I’m the No. 1 lightweight in the world,” Lee said. “I’m confident in my abilities. If all these top fighters weren’t signed to other organizations and we did a grand prix for all the top lightweights in the world, I feel like I would be sitting on top of that. I absolutely believe I would come out on top against any lightweight.”

https://www.mmafighting.com/2021/4/14/22378721/one-champion-christian-lee-i-do-believe-that-i-am-the-best-lightweight-fighter-in-the-world

Feel like if Christian Lee dominates, Masterpiece performance against Timofey Nastyukhin callout Eddie Alvarez. Defeats him he really should consider signing with Bellator or UFC. Proving #1 Lightweight in the world.

Timofey Nastyukhin defeats Christian Lee, Expect an automatic rematch which would be GREAT business for One Championship. Millions of views on TNT, Building the promotion of One Championship in North America.

Magomed Magomedov Top Five Opponent Next

Magomed Magomedov dominant performance at Bellator 255, Rear naked choke in the second round. Showing his talents against replacement Cee-Jay Hamilton as he was no match for the Russian killer.

Fight wasn’t even close as Magomedov suplexed Hamilton end of the first round. Constant pressure from grappling to ground & pound. Magomedov continues to impress me.

Magomedov ranked #5 in the new Bellator Bantamweight rankings but no way in hell he should be!! This dude is a stud and a half. Defeating Petr Yan once and having one of the best Bantamweight fights ever at ACB 57. Watched ACB 57, Twenty times so far because of the high level striking, sprawls, grappling exchanges. Every MMA fan needs to watch this fight.

“I should be even higher”

Fought two tough opponents in his Bellator career from Mattheus Mattos and Cee-Jay Hamilton. Time for a top five opponent.

“I would like to fight someone from the top five I want to fight forward, Want to tell Archuleta I’m coming for him.” Magomed Magomedov

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLtboV1uGac

Training with killers with Zabit Magomedsharipov, Marlon Moraes, Cody Garbrandt, Frankie Edgar, Eddie Alvarez and coached by one of the best MMA coaches Mark Henry. Respected A LOT by the MMA world and MMA fighters because of he’s a striking coach genius.

“I take a lot from him and he gave me a lot of advice. He showed me a lot of my mistakes on the ground. I would like to be on the ground like Khabib and on my feet like Zabit.”

“I’m grateful that they accepted me in their camp and allowed me to train with them. It was a great camp – you saw a lot of things on the ground tonight that I learned in this camp.

https://www.rt.com/sport/520040-magomed-magomedov-bellator-fight/

Magomedov Next Opponents?

Top Ten Bellator Bantamweights all facing each other at Bellator 258m Juan Archuleta is defending his Bellator Bantamweight Title for the first time against Sergio Pettis in a highly touted MMA fight to watch at Bellator 258. Magomedov can jump over the top five Bantamweights and challenge for a title next. I’d love to see Archuleta vs Magomedov, Constant pressure from both fighters. Two savages who train with some of the best fighters in the world as Archuleta trains with TJ Dillashaw, Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega.

Magomedov can face former UFC flyweight Sergio Pettis, Defeating a world class fighter. Former UFC fighter to build his legacy. Place his name on the map.

Third Slot Main Card fight is James Gallagher vs Patchy Mix which is a fight I’m very curious about to see how talented Gallagher is because Mix is no joke, Eyes on him for a while since his time as King of the Cage Bantamweight Champion.

Raufeon Stots vs Josh Hill Prelims of Bellator 258, Top Ten Bantamweights facing each other. Both highly skilled, World Class fighters. Every MMA fan needs to watch this fight. Josh Hill and Raufeon Stots are both underrated fighters. Stots Division 2 All-American wrestler at University of Nebraska- Kearney. Stots can be a challenge to Magomedov because of his wrestling background.

Stots before signing with Bellator was one of the best Bantamweight prospects. Josh Hill, Former Ultimate Fighter contestant, Former PFL fighter who defeated Bekbulat Magomedov. Two wins under Bellator defeating former UFC fighter Erik Perez & tough fighter Vinicius Zani.

Overall Magomedov deserves a top five opponent next, No disrespect to former opponents but he’s so good. All-Around special Dagestan talent. Future Bellator Bantamweight Champion and will see him win the title in 2021.

Bellator 255 Neiman Gracie vs Jason Jackson Fight of the Night

Bellator is back!! Bellator 255 is a stacked card from main event to prelims. Co Main Event Neiman Gracie vs Jason Jackson. Fight of the night written all over it. TWO of the best Bellator Welterweights facing each other.

Genuinely excited for this FIGHT, Two future Bellator Welterweight title challengers.

Neiman Gracie

“If it is done right, then I am glad Bellator is doing this,” Gracie told us. “It’ll be great to see who is fighting for a title, who should fight who next. To be a top five in the Bellator welterweight division is amazing, it is the toughest division in Bellator.Neiman Gracie

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/03/31/bellator255-neiman-gracie-ready-for-title-contender-fight-with-jason-jackson/

Neiman Gracie part of the next generation of Gracie’s. Impressive wins upsetting Ed Ruth and defeating Jon Fitch. Lost to Rory MacDonald but showed a lot of promise. Neiman is now #3rd ranked Welterweight while Jason Jackson is #6 Bellator Welterweight.

Neiman obviously a great grappler but training at one of the best MMA gyms Kings MMA. Coached by Rafael Cordeiro one the best MMA coaches. Trained Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Silva, Shogun Rua, Rafael Dos Anjos, Rafael Dos Anjos. Neiman training with Marvin Vettori, Kelvin Gastelum, Rafael Dos Anjos during training weeks.

Gradually becoming one of the best Welterweights on the planet. Gradually improving his striking and overall game.

“I think what happens there is something that Master Rafael Cordeiro says, that champions just walk around with champions,” Gracie said. “We surround ourselves with people who have the same mentality and the same mindset and the same goal and everybody is pushing everyone forward. I think it makes a difference.”

https://www.ocregister.com/2021/03/31/bellator-255-neiman-gracie-out-to-prove-hes-more-than-a-name/amp/

“Jason’s a good opponent. He’s very good, he’s a good striker and he has a good takedown defense,” Gracie said. “I feel that he’s pretty good everywhere, but if I’m able to get the fight where I want and get the positions I w ant on the floor, I believe that nobody in the world is safe. And I can beat any one of them.”

https://www.ocregister.com/2021/03/31/bellator-255-neiman-gracie-out-to-prove-hes-more-than-a-name/amp/

Neiman can defeat a Penn-State All American wrestler, One of the best College Wrestlers he can stop Jackson’s takedowns.

Confident in his abilities if Jackson is on the floor, Jackson definitely will be in trouble there. Neiman looking forward to showing Bellator fans he’s READY for a title shot.

Jason Jackson

Jason Jackson former LFA Welterweight Champion and Titan FC Welterweight Champion. Pursuing to win the Bellator Welterweight Title. Becoming one of the best Welterweights on the planet. Training with some of the best Welterweights on the planet at Sanford MMA. Formerly with Kamaru Usman now trains at Trevor Witmann’s Gym. Trains currently with Gilbert Burns, Vicente Luque, Logan Storley and Michael Chandler.

No boring training partners as “Iron sharpens Iron”. All the hard sparring days leading to the success in his Bellator career. Split Decision lost to Ed Ruth than defeating Kiichi Kunimoto, Jordan Mein, Benson Henderson and look to defeat Neiman Gracie.

“It was an amazing feeling, knowing that I’ve seen this guy in every promotion there is and maintained top fighter [status],” Jackson told FanSided MMA. “So it’s a good feeling to know that [I have] a name like Benson Henderson under belt.”

https://fansided.com/2021/03/31/bellator-255-jason-jackson-feels-he-can-defend-well-against-neiman-gracies-grappling/

Expected Jason Jackson to be top 3 Welterweight easily, Replacing Neiman or Michael “Venom” Page. Time to prove the journalist wrong he’s a top three Welterweight.

I’m kind of confused myself by the rankings,” he continued, not understanding how he dropped to the #6 spot in the newly unveiled official rankings after the promotion originally had him ranked in the top five. “I’ve just got to fight. I’ve got a big opportunity to fight the number three guy, which I consider number one. And once I beat him, then there’s no more question.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/04/01/bellator-255-jason-jackson/

Jackson disadvantaged with the Jiu-Jitsu but training hard at Sanford MMA to make sure grappling won’t be an issue.

“No secret to that [Gracie’s strategy]. I have to be stingy, make him wrestle when I want to wrestle,” Jackson said. “Definitely been working with Rory MacDonald a lot get some good insight and working with the legend — Robbie Lawler — and working with the best striking coach, best wrestling coach. Sanford MMA’s got everything you need.

https://fansided.com/2021/03/31/bellator-255-jason-jackson-feels-he-can-defend-well-against-neiman-gracies-grappling/

Winning a fight, Co-Main Event Fight at Bellator 255 in front of a new audience at Showtime. Time to steal the show, Calling out Douglas Lima, Yaroslav Amosov. However NEEDS a Impressive Performance to win and get the respect he deserves.

Eldar Eldarov vs Benoit Saint Denis Brave CF Super Lightweight Title Fight

Impressive performance for the French prospect, Benoit Saint Denis. Biggest win of his CAREER defeating former Brave CF Lightweight Champion… Luan Santiago.

Showing his real talents with 7 professional fights. 7-0 record for the 25 year old Super Lightweight fighter. Stay composed as Luan Santiago putting more pressure in the 1st round than second round, Benoit dominated leading to the submission.

“I always wanted to fight Eldar and I hope we can do it as soon as possible. He’s a great champion, but it’s my goal, my life, I will be the next world champion”, St. Denis said in his post-fight interview.

Eldar Eldarov vs Benoit Saint Denis

Benoit deserves a title shot after that resilient win, Defeating a talented Lightweight fighter one of the best Brazilian prospects. Faces the Brave CF Super Lightweight Champion Eldar Eldarov, Khabib’s friend. One of the faces for Brave Combat Federation.

World Class fighter, Former Combat Sambo World Champion. Benoit Saint Denis definitely have his hands full against Eldarov but be a fun PPV fight to watch.

Eldar Eldarov 13-2 record vs Benoit Saint Denis 7-0 record. High level fight between two hungry Lightweight prospects. Eldarov looking to build his resume before he signs with UFC and Benoit Saint Denis who renewed his Brave CF deal looking to become Super Lightweight Champion.

Chimaev vs Chiesa UFC Fight Night June

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,”

https://www.krem.com/article/sports/michael-chiesa-prepares-for-ufc-fight-night-bout-vs-neil-magny/293-c907a4b5-b61c-48c3-82ac-72726080eefc

“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.”

https://www.king5.com/article/sports/spokane-native-michael-chiesa-wins-first-ufc-main-event-fight-in-unanimous-decision/293-e439e912-2cdc-4205-89ba-f66cf62a341b

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.”

https://www.insider.com/khamzat-chimaev-promises-to-smash-his-way-to-champion-status-2020-7

However “Borz” Khamzat Chimaev needs to pass by Michael Chiesa to lead to a title shot in a few more fights. Making his dream a reality of becoming a UFC Welterweight Champion.

Chiesa can end the hype of Chimaev and have a life changing win. Earning the million dollar settlement from Conor McGregor to now winning a fight against Chimaev that can lead to a title shot.

Win for each fighter changes there lives for the better, High stakes fight. Who wants it more!!

Ed Ruth vs Fabian Edwards Spring of 2021

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.

https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/2/21/21146157/ed-ruth-has-no-problem-being-patient-while-bellator-champ-douglas-lima-pursues-a-second-world-title

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.

Beneil Dariush Continues his Five Fight Winning Streak

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.

https://www.ufc.com/news/healthy-beneil-dariush-firing-all-cylinders

Dariush and Rafael Cordeiro Head Coach at Kings MMA have a great partnership going as will continue to see the improvement in Dariush game. Watching another knockout in the early rounds.

Looking forward to this fight, Fight of the night written all over it. Dariush with the win, Big things ahead of him.

Aaron Pico vs Adam Borics 2 Spring of 2021

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.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnM19xdFj9A

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.

KSW 58 Musaev vs Jurisic Welterweight Contender Fight

Third Fight on the KSW 58 Main Card is a GREAT Welterweight fight, Shamil Musaev(KSW Welterweight Contender) vs Uros Jurisic(Former Titan FC Welterweight Champion). Definitely a Welterweight fight to stay tuned that can be a fight on a UFC card, Main Card fight on Bellator but it’s on the Main Card of KSW 58.

Uros Jurisic

Uros Jurisic European Middleweight undefeated prospect, Trains out of American Top Team with a bunch of killers.

“I can’t wait to make that walk to the KSW cage,” Jurisic said in a prepared statement. “I have worked hard all my career to become a champion from a huge organization like KSW. I feel like I can make KSW my true home, and I will ensure to deliver for the KSW fans!”

https://www.mmafighting.com/2021/1/6/22217162/tuf-vet-ex-titan-fc-champ-uros-jurisic-signs-with-ksw

Training with those killers hopefully helps with defeating his tough opponent Shamil Musaev. Jurisic with a impressive win against Shamil Musaev will lead to a KSW Welterweight Title and facing off against Roberto Soldic.

 “I believe I am the very best welterweight on the KSW roster!” Jurisic said. https://mmasucka.com/2021/01/06/ksw-signs-undefeated-uros-jurisic/

Latest win was against Walter Gahadza(18-5) record at Bellator 247. In a masterclass performance that lead to a rear naked choke in the first round.

Smart decision for Uros Jurisic to sign a multi-fight deal with KSW, Fighting in front of his Eastern Europe fans and fighting against a world class European Welterweight prospect.

Shamil Musaev

Shamil Musaev European Lightweight and Welterweight prospect at 27 years old is undefeated 14-0. Rising KSW prospect with the oppurtunity to face Roberto Soldic. Facing off against Former Titan FC Welterweight Champion.

Born and raised in Russia trains at Golden Team against Russian savages Aliyar Sarkerov, Magomed Ismailov.

The talented Shamil Musaev at KSW 54 was scheduled to fight Mateusz Gamrot but because of Musaev knee injury that fight wouldn’t happen. Shows how much KSW believes in Musaev that he can challenge Gamrot for the KSW Lightweight Title.

7 UFC Dream Matches in 2021

UFC roster as a whole keeps improving yearly. World class fighters globally. Many fights to schedule in 2021 with be scheduled on Main Event slots, Featuring prelims. 2021 will be an exciting year for UFC.

Weili Zhang vs Valentina Shevchenko

Weil Zhang Queen of the Women’s Strawweight Division going to fight Carla Esparza but most likely will win this fight in dominant fashion. Fight Rose Namajunas next in mid 2021. Move up to the 125 pound Flyweight Division and face Valentina Shevchenko. Shevchenko has no challenges so Dana White better schedule this dream matchup. Champion vs Champion.

Cody Garbrandt vs TJ Dillashaw 3

Rivalry between Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw is one of my favorite rivalries in sports. Beef they have of being teammates at Team Alpha Male. Two entertaining fights as Dillashaw knocked out Cody in both fights. Continuing storyline as Cody new & improved learning striking from Mark Henry(Striking coach genius) while TJ Dillashaw returns to the Octagon after a suspension. Second fight back is against Cody Garbrandt.

Gane vs Overeem

Cyril Gane rising Heavyweight, All around talent is the #7th ranked UFC Heavyweight. Former Training Partner of Francis Ngannou is facing Junior Dos Santos. Passing of the torch fight. Win against Junior can lead to another GREAT fight against Allistar Overeem. Overeem seeking one more run for the title. Overeem can show he still has enery left in the tank facing Cyril Gane. Heavyweight in the prime of his career.

Gastelum vs Weidman

Kelvin Gastelum gave Israel Adesanya the toughest fight of his MMA career. Kelvin now on a three fight losing fight but he’s motivated entering the 2021 season, Kelvin be back better than ever as he can face former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman. Weidman one more run for the title as he believes he can be a tough matchup for Izzy.

Luque vs Maia

Vicente Luque Rising Welterweight ranked #10. 15-3 UFC record, Two fight winning streak. Earning the respect from Wonderboy Thompson. Passing of the torch fight that can lead to being a UFC welterweight contender. Defeating a Brazlian legend.

Makhachev vs Dos Anjos

Islam Makhachev( Khabib’s bestfriend and training partner) the next Khabib having a lot of trouble scheduling fights. Canceled fights from injury to testing positive for Covid-19. Islam is fighting Drew Dober as Dober is Justin Gaethje training partner. Expect Islam to defeat Dober and next fight against Rafael Dos Anjos. Dos Anjos looked spectacular in his fight against Paul Felder.

Dos Anjos 36 years old Top Ten UFC Lightweight, One more run for the title defeats Islam Makhachev. Boost him up the rankings to challenge for the UFC Lightweight Title. Islam defeats Dos Anjos moving forward, Few more fights away from being a title challenger.

Zabit Magomedsharipov vs Korean Zombie

Zabit Magomedsharipov highlight reel striking from his boxing to kickboxing, Mark Henry raves about him. Claiming he’ll be a UFC Featherweight Champion. #3 UFC Featherweight one more fight away from challenging for the Featherweight title. Perfect opponent is against Korean Zombie coming off a loss to Brian Ortega. Finally get to see Zabit fight and against one of the best Featherweights in the world. Recognized for his WARS that fans love.

Archuleta vs Horiguchi Bellator/Rizin 2021

Bellator and Rizin(Japanese Promotion) cross promoting since 2018. Kyoji Horiguchi defending his Rizin Bantamweight Title against Darrion Caldwell twice(former Bellator Bantamweight Champion. Horiguchi can now fight the NEW Bellator Bantamweight Champion Juan Archuleta.

Horiguchi vs Archuleta better happen in 2021. Bantamweight Title Fight, Champion vs Champion. Dream matchup for HARDCORE MMA fans. Besides fighting Demetrious Johnson, My opinion is the toughest opponent for Horiguchi.

Archuleta is one talented fighter, When Bellator signed him I was more than excited. Archuleta was the King of the Cage Bantamweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, Light Welterweight Champion. Easily one of the best Bantamweights in the world with a 25-2 record, All-Around savage who trains with TJ Dillashaw.

Archuleta intrigued by the matchup against Horiguchi, Legacy fight for him.

“Who else is [Horiguchi] going to fight in Japan? You tell me,” Archuleta demanded. “Who else comes to mind with an 18 fight win-streak now. [I’ve] been dominating in and out of every fight I’ve been in. I’ve only lost one round in my whole career. I’ve only been taken down once in my whole career. Who else is he going to fight that will bring some excitement to the table?”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/06/juan-archuleta-determined-fight-kyoji-horiguchi-next-even-if-in-japan

Juan Archuleta calling out Horiguchi since his rise with Bellator. Building up the fight best as possible, Millions of viewers will be watching this fight.

When it comes to Bellator’s former bantamweight champ, Horiguchi, Archuleta was especially enthused. “HORIGUCHI!!” he bellowed during Saturday’s post-fight press conference. “I’m still coming for you baby, where you at? I’m hope you’re ready, Horiguchi. I want that fight, baby! I want that RIZIN belt! Let’s go!”

http://Bellator 246: Juan Archuleta Ready for Responsibility of Being Champion

Horiguchi on the other hand defeats Juan Archuleta, Keep adding to his legacy. Mike Brown( American Top Team) says “Horiguchi is the most underrated fighter in the world.” Definitely support Mike Brown’s opinion. Ever since Kyoji Horiguchi signed with Rizin, He radically improved but hat’s off to him. King of Japanese MMA and the face of RIZIN.

“I think he’s grossly underrated, but that happens a lot when you’re fighting outside the UFC,” Brown told MMA Junkie in a phone interview. “But if you look at his record, his pedigree – I mean, it’s incredible. He’s got a great record, and now he’s fighting at 135 where he’s much smaller than guys – I think he can fight at both weight classes (flyweight) fairly easy – but with a few extra pounds, I think him fighting at 135, it’s given him more power.

“My priority is to go get back the Bellator belt I returned. I got my Rizin belt back, and now it’s time to go after the other one,” Horiguchi said.

https://www.scmp.com/sport/martial-arts/mixed-martial-arts/article/3116089/rizin-26-kyoji-horiguchi-reigns-supreme-and

Horiguchi displayed a Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece against Kai Asakura at Rizin 26. First round knock out against Asakura, Earns back his Rizin Bantamweight Title.

Scott Coker(Bellator Promoter) and Nobuyuki Sakikibara (Rizin Promoter) better happen in 2021. Dream matchup between two of the BEST Bantamweights in the WORLD.

Juan Archuleta VS Sergio Pettis Bellator 2021

Juan Archuleta new Bellator Bantamweight Champion after outpointing Patrick Mix at Bellator 246 looking to defend his Bellator Bantamweight title for the first time.

No better defending against Sergio Pettis. Pettis 2-0 with Bellator so far. Juan Archuleta vs Sergio Pettis would be one of the most anticipating Bantamweight fights in the MMA world of 2021. Archuleta showing he’s one of the best Bantamweights in the world with a win against Sergio Pettis.

Our next fight, we’re shooting for the first of the year. The the first card back (after the new year) against Sergio Pettis. That’s the fight I originally wanted for the belt,” Archuleta said.

https://www.yardbarker.com/general_sports/articles/juan_archuleta_will_defend_bellator_title_against_sergio_pettis_in_2021/s1_15032_33150635

“He’s a gamer,” Archuleta said. “He’s been in there with the best – the best 125ers in the world. That’s what he’s going to bring. He’s going to bring experience, he’s going to bring talent, and I see me beating him. Don’t get me wrong – I think it’s a great matchup for myself. But it’s going to be a hell of a fight. It’s one of the fights that I wanted to have for the vacant title, anyway, but Bellator and myself thought Patchy had a little better momentum in the organization, and so that was the contender. And so now I’m going to be able to prove to myself and to Bellator that I’m the best.”

Sergio Pettis on Juan Archuleta

Sergio Pettis 2-0 with Bellator facing Juan Archuleta would be one of his toughest opponents UFC and Bellator. Defeating Archuleta shows Pettis all along was better fighting in the Bantamweight division. Found a new home in Bellator.

“This is a big opportunity for me against a tough opponent in Juan Archuleta,” Pettis told MMA Junkie Radio. “I think he’s only been defeated like two times or three times, so big name for me to go out there and add to my resume. Being 27 years old now, I think this is the perfect time for me to go out there and showcase my skills and show the world what I’ve been working on these past, I guess, almost 10 years now.”

Sergio Pettis in 2021 can make a name for himself instead of being Anthony Pettis little brother. Scott Coker wrapping the Bellator Bantamweight title around Pettis waist.

Pettis vs Archuleta

Sergio Pettis vs Juan Archuleta would be one very fascinating fight to watch. Both fighters are talented, Coached well as well. Pettis coached by Duke Roufus, Archuleta coached by Duane Ludwig.

The areas of weakness between them is very small. Pettis is more of a volume striker, Technically sound while Juan Archuleta is more powerful, Basically a Pitbull. All American Junior College Wrestler and wrestled at Purdue.

I have no clue whose gonna win this fight because of the high levelness. One error, Wrong move can lead to a knock out.

Both fighters MUST bring there A game or it will be a one sided dominant performance.

Hope Bellator markets this Bantamweight title fight like crazy because it will be a special fight to watch, Mark on your calendar for 2021.

Youseff Zalal vs Ilia Topuria What a Great Fight to Watch Tonight

Youssef Zalal vs Ilia Topuria is the first fight on the Main Card of Moraes vs Sandhagen. Zalal vs Topuria is a fight that’s truly flying on the radar but fans will be aware who these two are after the fight is over!!

Youssef Zalal

Youssef Zalal UFC STAR in the making is only 24 years old, Consistently improving fight by fight as he’s very similar to the way Dominick Cruz fought with his quick movement. When Zalal is scheduled to fight I’m always watching.

Zalal is Al Montoya’s protégé as Zalal trains at the underrated gym FactoryX Muay Thai with Anthony Smith, Brandon Royval, Devonte Smith, Ian Heinisch. Learning from all different type of fighters and styles. Zalal is the next great fighter to come out of FactoryX Muay Thai.

Ilia Topuria

Ilia Topuria #1 Georgian Prospect 8-0 record, Former Cage Warriors Bantamweight Champion. Successful wins in the Brave Combat Federation. Topuria is only 23 years old. One of the best European Featherweight prospects.

Ludovit Klein Future UFC Featherweight Title Contender

Ludovit Klein underrated Slovakian MMA featherweight prospect, Similar to Calvin Kattar defeated Shane Young in the first round of his UFC debut.

Impressive UFC debut for Ludovit Klein as HE DOMINATED Shane Young with his boxing skills as Klein was a Amateur Boxing Champion in his native land Slovakia. That’s why I say Klein is very similar to Calvin Kattar as both are talented boxers.

The 25 year old Slovakian is the newest Featherweight prospect to keep an eye on, One day I guarantee you will become a UFC Featherweight Title Contender.

Like Jon Anik said “Ludovit Klein puts Slovakia on the map.” I couldn’t agree more as Klein shows there MMA prospects to sign from Slovakia.

“This is everything for me. My dream (was) to be the first Slovakian to go in the UFC and I am here now. All of Slovakia will watch me because this is a big, big moment for my country and for me.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/ludovit-klein-dream-head-kick-knockout-ufc-253-video

Ludovit Klein will pave the way for future Slovakian MMA fighters as he rises for the remaining year of 2020. Looking forward to his next fights in the UFC because he blown me away in his UFC debut.

Friday Night’s MMA Prospects to Watch September 25th

Everyone is excited for UFC 253 Adesanya vs Costa, The fight is finally here and I’m looking forward to it tomorrow night but there’s regional promotions with top prospects from all over the world fighting Friday night.

Said Sowma

Said Sowma top Heavyweight prospect from Florida is fighting Bobby Brents at Titan FC 64 in the Main Event. Said Sowma looking to be the future Titan FC Heavyweight Champion by beating Bobby Brents a Heavyweight with a record of 17-7.

Said Sowma is only 27 years old, Winning the Titan FC Heavyweight Title will help him go to the Dana White Contender Series when it returns.

Jack Cartwright

Jack Cartwright 25 year old #1 United Kingdom Bantamweight prospect is defending his Cage Warriors Bantamweight title against Gerardo Fanny. Fanny has a 9-1 record at 26 years old.

Cartwright with a impressive win tonight, He’ll be no longer defending his Cage Warriors Bantamweight Title as he gets signed by the UFC or Bellator.

Nariman Abbasov

Nariman Abbasov record of 24-3 top Ten Russian Lightweight prospect is defending his Fight Nights Global Lightweight Title against Mikhail Gogitidze. Fighter with a record of 14-8. Nariman Abbasov is only 26 years old with a bright future around him.

Definitely on the UFC radar.

Jose Torres At Brave CF 42 Will Show Why He’s One of the Best Flyweights

Jose Torres former UFC Flyweight, Former Titan FC Flyweight Champion is competing in the first ever Brave CF Flyweight Tournament and looking to be the Brave CF Flyweight Champion.

“Shorty” Torres is fighting CFFC Flyweight Champion Sean Santella. Toughest fight to date for Jose Torres but he’ll be more than ready to fight Sean Santella.

‘’This fight would be the typical striker vs grappler fight, but I can do it all. I’m excited to knock him out on the feet, in the first round. I am here to make a statement. Especially since it’s been like 16 or 17 months since my last fight, it is also a statement for myself. I’m going to push the pace, I’m going to be relentless on all three round, but I think it will be a first-round TKO all day’’.

http://mmauk.net/2020/09/13/jose-torres-out-to-prove-hes-the-best-flyweight-in-the-world-at-brave-cf-42/

Torres defeating the CFFC Flyweight Champion would be a significant win in his MMA career period. Gaining confidence as he moves on to the Semi-Final of the Brave CF Flyweight Tournament.

Luke Shanks Wins the Cage Warriors Flyweight Title ?

Luke Shanks England Flyweight prospect with a 5-1 record at 25 years old is challenging Samir Faiddine for the Cage Warriors Flyweight Title.

Love Luke Shanks chances in this fight. Shanks had a significant win in his last fight at Cage Warriors 107 against Pietro Menga.

A professional since November 2016 and representing Higher Level Martial Arts under the steady and skilful hand of head coach James Doolan, Luke Shanks owns a 6-1 record in seven career bouts as a professional comprised of three submissions, one knockout and two decisions. Shanks is currently 2-0 under the Cage Warriors banner and has gone on to earn a finish in four of his six professional victories. He has also competed with various promotions across the globe including Contenders, Budo FC and ACB.

http://mmauk.net/2019/10/01/across-the-pond-profile-cage-warriors-fighter-luke-shanks/

Luke Shanks will be the new Cage Warriors Flyweight Champion, Knocking out Samir Faiddine and go on to bigger and better things UFC or Bellator.

Daniel Zellhuber Mexico’s MMA Next Superstar Lux Fight League Debut

Daniel “Golden Boy” Zellhuber Mexico’s next MMA superstar is fighting on tonight’s Lux Fight League 10 event. Formerly fought for Combate Americas is making his Lux Fight League debut.

Lux Fight League you’re able to watch on UFC Fight Pass, Definitely will be watching Daniel Zellhuber.

Watching a 21 year old 8-0 Lightweight fighting Miguel Arizmendi in the Lux Fight League prelims.

Daniel Zellhuber is a raw talent who needs to be polished. However with his talent he can become a UFC or Bellator Lightweight or Welterweight Champion when he gets older.

Won’t be surprised if Daniel Zellhuber appears on the Dana White Contender Series. Dana White’s eyes would be shining when Zellhuber fights in front of him. Star written all over him!!

Alex Polizzi vs Liam McGeary

Bellator stole Alex Polizzi out of the UFC’s hands and looked impressive over former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Rafael Carvalho in his Bellator debut.

Rare for a newly signed Bellator prospect to get matched up against a top Bellator fighter. However the former LFA Light Heavyweight Champion took advantage of the opportunity and defeated Rafael Carvalho.

“Excellent opponent, and I know we’re getting to higher elite levels,” Polizzi later added. While he said he wasn’t exactly disappointed, he knows he can do even better. “Come Monday, we’re back at it in the gym, we’re looking back at this Carvalho fight saying ‘hey, we goofed up here, hey, we should have done better here,’ and we’re just looking at building on where we’re already at.”

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“I’m happy that Bellator gave me a shot to be in a match like this,” Polizzi said. “Not everybody gets the chance to use the skills they’ve developed. My skills just happen to be hurting people, and I’m glad to be able to use them.”

https://www.beloitdailynews.com/sports/polizzi-remains-undefeated/article_e097962c-1ac0-544c-a48c-5edf44e79d59.html

Since Alex Polizzi defeated one of the best Bellator Light Heavyweights, No reason to give him slouches.

Face another former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion in Liam McGeary who hasn’t fought since April of 2019. Wins over Tito Ortiz and Phil Davis.

Alex Polizzi vs Liam McGeary be a great fight for Polizzi second appearance in Bellator. Can happen this fall of 2020 at the Mohegan Sun or in Europe, Maybe in London for a future Bellator event.

Second win over a former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion would rise Pollizi through the Bellator Light Heavyweight rankings quickly.

Even if Liam McGeary vs Alex Polizzi doesn’t work out, Polizzi will get matched up against a super talented Bellator Light Heavyweight.

Valentin Moldavsky Defeats Big Country

Valentin Moldavsky 9-1 Bellator Heavyweight, 4 wins with Bellator is fighting “Big Country” Roy Nelson the man with one of the craziest chins of all time at Bellator 244. Looking forward to watching Moldavsky face a former UFC Heavyweight.

Test fight for Moldavsky as the 28 year old is one of the Bellator Heavyweight prospects who can become Bellator Heavyweight Champion.

“I don’t know if this win will get me closer to a title, or get me to a title,” Moldavsky said at the Bellator 244 media day this week. “For now, I’m just focusing on winning this fight.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/08/20/bellator-244-valentin-moldavsky-stand-big-country/

Definitely can win this fight, 2018 Combat Sambo Gold Medalist and trains with one of the greatest MMA fighters in Fedor Emelianenko at Team Fedor. Valentin is Fedor’s protege and mentor.

Valentin Moldavsky with a win over Roy Nelson on the Bellator 244 Main Card is a significant win for him right now.

Can help move up the Bellator Heavyweight rankings, Top Five Bellator Heavyweight. One more win and challenge for the title.

Santo Curatolo Next Flyweight on the Contender Series

Santo Curatolo top ten Flyweight from the United States is fighting for the vacant Cage Fury Fighting Championship Flyweight Title against James Mancini. Biggest fight of his life up to this point.

Winning the CFFC Flyweight Title is life changing because Cage Fury Fighting Championship is one of the best regional promotions in the world.

“[This fight] means a lot, it determines whether I go to the next level or not, which means everything to me,” explained Curatolo. “All the preparation, my whole life, comes down to this moment.”

https://www.silive.com/sports/2020/08/island-native-santo-curatolo-set-for-mma-title-fight-ahead-of-potential-ufc-contract.html

Next CFFC Flyweight Champion winning the title can potentially mean offered a fight on the Dana White Contender Series or a fight on a UFC card.

Santo Curatalo definitely a fighter to watch this week as one of the top 100 prospects from the United States, Trains at one of the best MMA Gyms in Nick Catone MMA & Fitness.

Looking forward to this fight for the Staten Island Native, Bringing the CFFC Flyweight Title back home.

Vicente Luque Breakout Performance Against Randy Brown?

Vicente Luque rising UFC Welterweight growing and prospering since his learning loss to Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Dominant win against Niko Price and see another win tonight against tough welterweight in Randy Brown.

Will wee see a impressive performance from Luque? I believe yes!! More of a breakout performance.

He may not be ranked, but he is dangerous. It’s a challenge for me – I like challenges. My focus is to put on a dominant performance and continue climbing up the rankings.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/07/ufc-on-espn-31-vicente-luque-wary-dangerous-randy-brown

Randy Brown is no slouch, Former Ring of Combat Welterweight Champion. Signed on from Dana White Lookin for a Fight. Win over Randy Brown tonight will boost Luque notoriety and respect from the rest of the UFC Welterweight Division.

Luque been fighting with the UFC since 2015 but finally things are coming along, Learning from the success from training partners Kamaru Usman, Gilbert Burns. Luque can be the third title contender from the successful Sanford MMA Gym.

Win against Randy Brown, Sean Shelby matchup Luque against Rafael Dos Anjos, Robbie Lawler or Anthony Pettis former UFC Champions.

Jason Jackson Next Fight Options

Jason Jackson coming off a significant dominant 30-27 win against Jordan Mein. Best win of his Bellator career, Riding high on a two fight winning streak. Back to back wins against tough veteran fighters. Looking forward to the next fight for the Bellator Welterweight prospect.

“I learned so much from the Ed Ruth fight,” said Jackson, who lost a decision to the Bellator standout in his promotional debut in October 2019. “Even though I felt like I won the fight, that’s a lesson that came to me.”

https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/7/24/21336293/before-bellator-242-sanford-mma-fighter-jason-jackson-dodged-covid-19-with-roots-diet

What are the best fights for Jason Jackson?

Erick Silva

Jason Jackson since he’s becoming the veteran killer lately can fight another UFC veteran Erick Silva. Silva fought the whose who of fighters and Jason Jackson defeating another veteran will help his Bellator career moving forward.

Lorenz Larkin

Larkin one of the best Welterweights in the world leaving the UFC to sign with Bellator is on a 4 fight winning streak. Interesting fight between two all around welterweights. Fight that can build Jason Jackson’s name see where he’s at against the best of the best.

Ed Ruth Rematch

Jason Jackson vs Ed Ruth happened already at Bellator 231. Jason Jackson lost by split decision but some believe including Jason himself thinks he won that close three round fight. Since the win was controversial. Schedule this fight again at the fightsphere between Bellator welterweight prospects.

Aspinall vs Sergey Spivak

Tom Aspinall made quick work of Jake Collier in 45 seconds, Took advantage of the extra time and called out Sergey Spivak which is rare to see from UFC newcomers.

Love to see UFC fighters ask for there next fight and hopefully Aspinall receives the match up against a tough heavyweight in Sergey Spivak.

Be a interesting fight to watch as well for Tom Aspinall against Spivak who has wins over Tai Tuivasa and Tony Lopez. Former WWFC Heavyweight Champion.

Aspinall vs Spivak can be scheduled in August if Aspinall is hungry to fight again, Show why he’s one of the rising Heavyweight prospects.

Hopefully this fight happens as Aspinall can bring some new life to the Heavyweight division.