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Shavkat Rakhmonov UFC Rising Welterweight

Shavkat Rakhmonov M1 Welterweight Champion made his UFC debut at UFC 254 fighting Cowboy Oliveira. Impressively dominating Cowboy Oliveira with a first round finish which is hard to against a UFC Veteran with 20 wins.

Blown away by his performance, Watching his All-Around fighting skills in the first round. Fearless fighting Cowboy Oliveira, Shavkat looking like a seasoned UFC welterweight making his tenth UFC appereance.

However like all Russians, Ukrainians, Central Asians they’re bunch of savages, World class fighters and Shavkat Rakhmonov is no different.

Since he’s a savage called out another Cowboy.. Cowboy Cerrone.

“I’ll take a rest first, (then) get together with my team (and) think about what’s next. I beat a Brazilian ‘Cowboy’ – maybe an American ‘Cowboy’ (Donald Cerrone) is next.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/shavkat-rakhmonov-wants-donald-cerrone-cowboy-next-after-ufc-254-submission-video

Shavkat Rakmonov fighting the legend himself Donald Cerrone, Defeating him in impressive fashion will only help him rise in the UFC and the Welterweight Division.

Show that Kazakhstan is a rising MMA country, Plenty more prospects to come out of Kazakhstan and prosper in the UFC.

Shavkat Rakmonov will lead the charge for Kazakhstan, Be the Gennady Golovkin of MMA.

Christian Lee Third Title Defense is the Toughest

Christian Lee One Championship Welterweight Champion, One Championship Prodigy is FINALLY fighting in 2020. Defending his title against Iuri Lapicus at One Championship: Inside the Matrix.

Iuri Lapicus 14-0 record wins against Marat Gafurov and Shannon Wiratchai in his One Championship career. Lapicus world class grappler with submission wins trains at Team Leone Petrosyan. Learning from one of the greatest strikers in the world in Giorgio Petrosyan.

Lapicus definitely a better striker than Christian Lee which can be a problem for Lee.

Christian Lee has his hands full fighting Iuri Lapicus, Toughest title defense to date. Christian Lee can get the win but won’t be a walk through fight for him.

“I think the only reason Iuri’s still undefeated is because he hasn’t fought me yet,” Lee said Tuesday. “So you know, he’s very talented. He’s a dangerous fighter. But no, I don’t see anything special in this guy that I can’t carry through.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/10/27/one-inside-matrix-christian-lee/

Lee will see something special in Lapicus in two days October 30th, Co Main Event for One Championship: Inside the Matrix.

Johnny Eblen Bellator 250 Prospect to Watch

Bellator 250 Lima vs Mousasi if your a MMA fan is watching this fight, Clash of Champions. Looking forward to Bellator 250 because of the Lima vs Mousasi fight but there’s talented Bellator rising prospects.

Johnny Eblen American Top Team Prospect, Bellator Middleweight Prospect. University of Missouri wrestler is fighting Taylor Johnson on the prelims.

Taylor Johnson coming off the biggest win of his career defeating Ed Ruth. Taylor Johnson high off the win against the former Penn State All-American Wrestler looking for another significant win against Eblen.

However Johnny Eblen is looking for a significant win discussed as one of the Bellator Middleweight Prospects to keep an eye on. Addition to being the next generation of fighters to train at American Top Team.

Learning from the best fighters on the planet on a daily basis, Coached by Mike Brown, Conan Silveira, Muhammad Lawal.

In this audio interview with Jim Varsallone, Johnny Elben talks about the benefits of training at American Top Team. Learning from King Mo, Whose basically a mentor to Eblen now as King MO is the wrestling coach for Eblen.

“It’s honestly a lot of fun the amount of knowledge, The amount of work I can get out at American Top Team. ” Johnny Eblen.

Eblen looking forward to this Halloween weekend fight against Johnson. In for a treat with a lot of violence. Putting on a show for the fans at home.

Makoto Takahashi Rizin Future Champion & Japanese Superstar

The days of Kazushi Sakuraba, Takanori Gomi, Shinya Aoki being world champions. Kings of the MMA World, Representing Japan are long gone but maybe a rebirth of Japanese MMA is right around the corner with Tenshin Nasukawa and Makoto Takahashi.

Hardcore MMA fans of course know who Tenshin Nasukawa, MMA Prodigy who fought Floyd Mayweather.

Makoto Takahashi 11-1 record 20 years old is a rising Japanese Flyweight prospect who currently for RIZIN. Incredibly raw talent beating Flyweights with lot more experience.

Takahashi becoming Interim Deep Flyweight Champion, Defeating Yuya Shibata at 2018.

Takahashi only 20 years old has lots of room to grow but becoming Rizin Bantamweight Champion if deciding to move up in weight or become Rizin Flyweight Champion if Rizin creates a flyweight division.

20 year old MMA fighter wouldn’t be a top flyweight prospect in Japan, Records of 2-0 fighting on the regional promotion prelims..

Sight to see watching Takahashi watch his rise from Flyweight prospect to Rizin Superstar. Becoming Rizin Flyweight or Rizin Bantamweight Champion needs to go a top MMA Gym in Asia like Evolve MMA in Singapore or Tiger Muay Thai.

Training at a world class GYM with some of the best fighters in the world like Petr Yan, Valentina Shevchenko, Christian Lee, Khusein Askhabov. Coached by a world class head coach like George Hickman.

He’ll only improve with the right training partners, Coaches around him. Furbishing the raw talent he has to becoming one of the best Flyweights in the world, In the next several years.

Bellator Signs Next Great Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov passing on the torch to his cousin Usman Nurmagomedov, Next GREAT Nurmagomedov to represent his family name proudly. Instead of representing the family name in the UFC will Bellator.

Usman Nurmagomedov 23 Year Old 11-0 record fighting in the Bellator Lightweight Division. Future Bellator Lightweight Champion and future Pound for Pound King.

“The guy to really look out for right now that nobody knows about is Usman Nurmagomedov – Khabib’s younger [cousin].

“He’s 10-0, all finishes. He’s an absolute killer.

“He’s a Muay Thai specialist and he’s Khabib’s brother, you understand? If you have the same blood as Khabib, you have good wrestling.

“I’m telling you, he is actually a better version than Khabib. He is better than Khabib.

“I’m telling you, people should watch for him. He’s an absolute killer.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/12327067/usman-nurmagomedov-ufc-cousin-khabib-killer/

Usman signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator but in Bellator’s best interest is to offer the best deal possible. Talent is shown in his full fights on YouTube. Fluidity in his kickboxing and punches that’s beautiful to watch.

“With today’s signing of Usman Nurmagomedov, we are making it clear that Bellator is home to the best fighters on the planet and an organization where the sport’s future stars are coming to compete,” Bellator president Scott Coker said in a press release confirming the news. “I am thrilled to have Usman join the promotion and he will be placed in an immediate position to showcase his skills and contend at 155 pounds. We hope to have him in action inside the Bellator cage by December or January.”

https://www.cbssports.com/mma/news/bellator-mma-signs-usman-nurmagomedov-cousin-of-ufc-champion-khabib-nurmagomedov-to-multi-fight-deal/

Mexican Gangster Javier Mendez speaks highly of Usman Nurmagomedov as one of the next fighters to replace Khabib when he retires. Labeling Usman as the Luke Rockhold of Dagestan, Bellator superstar.

Khabib watching his fights in the front row with his entourage, Giving his cousin advice in between rounds.

Whole team behind him, All up to Usman Nurmagomedov to conquer the Bellator Lightweight Division.

Magomed Ankalaev UFC Next Rising Light Heavyweight

Magomed Ankalaev Dagestan born and raised had his best PERFORMANCE of his life fighting Ion Cutebela in the rematch. UFC Light Heavyweight Division is there for the taking and Magomed Ankalaev can be a future Light Heavyweight Champion.

14-1 record at 28 years old, Ankalaev is a rising UFC Light Heavyweight to keep an eye on for the present and future.

May be we can see one more performance before 2020 ends fighting Nikita Krylov or Volkan Oezdemir. Each of those fights will be fantastic fights to watch. Kyrlov defeated Johnny Walker, Volkan was a former Light Heavyweight Title Challenger with a decent name.

Either way next fight should be 6-10 range on a PPV Main Card Slot again because he has an exciting fighting style to watch.

One more fight needed and Magomed Ankalaev will be UFC Light Heavyweight Contender.

2021 Ankalaev can fight the whose who of Thiago Santos which will be a GREAT fight to watch on paper, Dominick Reyes which won’t be a three round fight or a fight against Jiri Prochazka.

Light Heavyweight division needs the fountain of youth and Magomed Ankalaev can be the savior. Prime of his career rising at the top at 28, 29 years old. Danger to all of the Light Heavyweight title contenders.

Nathaniel Wood Looks for Best Performance at UFC 254

Nathaniel Wood finally returns as he’s fighting Casey Kenney on the prelims of UFC 254. Looking forward to his return fight as Nathaniel Wood is one of my favorite UFC prospects to watch. Edging the top 15 with a win against Casey Kenney.

Not only a win but a stand out win as all eyes on Khabib vs Gaethje.

‘I’m coming for it in this one,’ he said. ‘I want a nice bonus before Christmas so he better believe I’m bringing my A-game.’

https://metro.co.uk/2020/10/22/nathaniel-wood-planning-ufc-254-fireworks-i-want-a-nice-bonus-before-christmas-13462819/

A + performance will show him as the rising stars of the UFC Bantamweight division, Next Generation of England fighters from to prosper with the UFC. Start to fight top 10- 15 Bantamweights because of this short notice significant win.

‘Definitely, after Casey Kenny, if I can get someone in the top 10, I don’t care where they’re ranked, say number 5, I’m only a couple of fights away from fighting for that title,’ he said.

https://metro.co.uk/2020/10/22/nathaniel-wood-planning-ufc-254-fireworks-i-want-a-nice-bonus-before-christmas-13462819/?ito=cbshare

Agree with Nathaniel Wood, Dominant impressive performance should lead to matchups against Merab, Sean O’ Malley, Rob Font. He has a couple options to select from but he can’t look pass Casey Kenney.

Looking forward to his fight against Casey Kenney but the future as well.

Altynbek Mamashev Kyrgyzstan to UFC

Russia & Caucuses region develops some of the greatest MMA fighters in the world because that part of the world breeds savages and this man Altynbek Mamashev from Kyrgyzstan is one of the next fighters from the Caucuses to sign with the UFC.

Altynbek Mamashev 15-1 record 27 or 28 years old won his last fight by first round in his ACA debut. Dominating performance against Goity Dazaev that will will lead to more fights with one of the best promotions in the world.

Absolute Championship Akhmat Welterweight Champion is Murad Abdulaev 19-4 record, Will see Mamashev climb up the ACA rankings and fight for the ACA Welterweight Title against Murad Abdulaev.

Fighting against Fernando Gonzalez, Jesse Taylor, Ali Bagov, Abubakar Vagaev in his journey to the ACA Welterweight Title.

Mamashev definitely can defeat Abdulaev as Mamashev is the most talented Welterweight on the ACA roster. Winning the ACA welterweight title will put him on notice with UFC matchmakers Sean Sheby & Mick Maynard.

No doubt UFC doesn’t sign Mamashev he has an exciting fighting style to watch. Potential top 10-top 15 UFC welterweight in the future.

Yaroslav Amosov Road to Becoming #1 Welterweight in the World

Yaroslav Amosov Bellator Welterweight title contender impressed the hell out of me with his IMPRESSIVE win against Ed Ruth where I believed Ruth was going to dominate Amosov because of his Penn State All-American Wrestling.

However I was hundred percent proved wrong and blown away by Yaroslav Amosov performance. The way Amosov was sprawling, Challenging Ed Ruth takedowns was nothing short of amazing. Watching the Amosov vs Ed Ruth couple times, Each time Amosov continues to impress me even more.

Amosov second best undefeated record of 24-0, Bellator wins over Gerald Harris, Ed Ruth, Erick Silva, David Rickels and a VERY underrated win over a younger Roberto Soldic. Yaroslav Amosov because of the Bellator success is the #1 Contender for the Bellator Welterweight Title.

Douglas Lima Bellator Welterweight Champion is fighting Gegard Mousasi for the Bellator Middleweight Title. Depending what happens with Lima and Mousasi, Yaroslav Amosov will be waiting on line. Instead of having his hand in his pants, Waiting patiently he can fight some top Bellator Welterweights.

Jason Jackson former LFA Welterweight Champion fought Ed Ruth to a split decision loss but had his best win of his career by defeating Jordan Mein at Bellator 242.

Neiman Gracie 4th Generation of the Gracie Family Dynasty, 10-1 record, Wins over Ed Ruth, Jon Fitch. Lost to Rory MacDonald but looked really impressive for five rounds. Shown improvements in his striking in that fight.

Andrey Koreshkov Former Bellator Welterweight Champion, Win over Lorenz Larkin, Benson Henderson, Lyman Good. Russian vs Ukrainian would be a #1 Contender fight to watch.

Win over each of the four listed LEADS to a title shot against Douglas Lima.

Bellator 2021 Douglas Lima vs Yaroslav Amosov SIGN ME UP. Main Event on CBS Sports Network that Bellator should spend millions of dollars marketing wise because Lima vs Amosov is one of the best Welterweight fights on paper.

Amosov because of his All-Around talent. No weaknesses can defeat top 5 Welterweight in the world Douglas Lima. I won’t be surprised in a close five round decision fight that Yaroslav Amosov wins.

However if Yaroslav Amosov wins, Amosov can POTENTIALLY defend his Bellator Welterweight Title for a while. Being the George St Pierre of the Bellator Welterweight Division.

Defending his title against Lima, Koreshkov, Larkin, Michael “Venom” Page, Ed Ruth. Racking up the defense wins.

Yaroslav Amosov in the prime of his career 28-34 years old defending his title against the BEST Bellator Welterweight can be talked about as the #1 Welterweight in the world. Who can argue against several title defenses against world class welterweights as Bellator I’m sure will sign former UFC Welterweights and top Welterweight prospects in these next several years.

Bellator has there future STAR Yaroslav Amosov, Future number one Welterweight in the world.

Rustam Kerimov Dagfighter Next Champion

Rustam Kerimov MOST Successful Russian Bantamweight prospect, ACA Bantamweight Champion is the next UFC, Bellator or One Championship title holder from DagFighter. Following the footsteps of Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Kerimov 14-0 record, ACA Bantamweight Champion with win over Takeya Mizugaki that was a first round dominant performance. Most impressive win of his MMA career. Unanimous decision win over Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev, Former WFCA Bantamweight Champion. At the time had a 22-4 record when Dudaev lost to Kerimov.

Kerimov comes from the Russian tradition of Combat Sambo as he’s a world class grappler with underrated kicking game. Aggressive, Push the pace type of fighter. Not gonna see knockouts but more dominant three or five round victories.

Watch his fight against Dudaev and that’s the best version of Rustam Kerimov that you’ll see. Rustam Kerimov is a pitbull and a world class fighter. Makes sense why’s he a top 50 Bantamweight in the world.

Kerimov in 2020, 2021 signs with UFC, Bellator or One Championship facing the best Bantamweights in the world. Bantamweight Champion in the making!!

Christian Edwards Bellator Future Light Heavyweight Champion

Jackson Wink easily one of the best MMA Gyms in the world with Jon Jones leading the way and becoming a mentor now to future Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Christian Edwards.

“It’s definitely surreal for me for sure,” Edwards told MMA Junkie on Tuesday. “I’ve been watching fights since I was 11 years old. I think it’s humbling to think that I have that kind of support from somebody so great. He invited me out. I didn’t even ask. He just invited me to his house. He said, ‘Let’s watch tape on this guy. Let’s study and let’s work some counters for this guy.’ I’m really grateful that he did that. It means a lot to me.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/10/bellator-249-christian-edwards-jon-jones-film-session

Christian Edwards 23 years old is part of the next generation of Jackson Wink, Looking to represent his gym well. Becoming the second Light Heavyweight Champion from Jackson Wink.

Jon Jones sees what everyone else sees, Talent is there and in the next couple years Christian Edwards will be rising through the Bellator Light Heavyweight division.

Christian Edwards 4-0 with Bellator had his best performance so far by defeating Hamza Salim. Looking forward to Edwards next couple fights with Bellator, Wondering what matchups he’ll get.

“Any chance you say to your manager hey I want insert big name guy.” MMA Reporter

“Um like I said you know I’m just gonna let my coaches and my manager decide what’s next for me, And I trust that they have my best interest in mine and even if I do feel that I’m ready for those big name guys, You know I feel that my manager knows what’s best and if he thinks I need one more guy like Hamza Selene than you know that’s fine.” Christian Edwards

Christian Edwards definitely can defeat top Bellator Light Heavyweights but let’s ride this train, Building up the name of Christian Edwards with impressive all around wins.

John McCarthy comparing Edwards to Jon Jones. Bellator version of Jon Jones as Christian Edwards has all the potential in the world. Looking forward to watching his rise!!

Jonathan Martinez Continues to Impress

Jonathan Martinez accepted a short notice fight against Thomas Almeida. Obviously a decision he doesn’t regret as he displayed his best performance.

Continues to impress me as I became a huge fan of his once he fought Frankie Saenz. Loving his Taekwondo fighting style, Mixing up the striking exchanges as he learns from the great coach Al Montoya at Factory X Muay Thai.

Definitely trains hard on a daily basis as it was shown last night fighting Almeida, Whose no slouch as a couple years ago was the hot Bantamweight prospect.

“Yeah like I want people to know who I am you know like all these every time I fight like no one even knows who I am you know I just go in there and win and it’s just like another win for me I just want people to know who I am like you know hopefully tonight.” Jonathan Martinez

Martinez having one of the best performances of the night definitely increase his social media followers, More fans and another fight against a top 25- 35 Bantamweight such as Eddie Wineland, Bryan Caraway or Jack Shore will help in that department.

However Martinez has a great team around him, His management will select the best fight options for him.

Looking forward to Martinez next couple fights as he continues to rise through the Bantamweight rankings.

Jonathan Martinez Biggest Win Tonight

Jonathan Martinez was extremely impressive in his last fight against Frankie Saenz. Developed his striking at his recent home Factory X Muay Thai.

Even though had his best win, Missed weight and now will take a short notice Featherweight fight to battle against Thomas Almeida who couple years ago was the “NEXT BIG Thing” in the Bantamweight Division.

Toughest test for Martinez yet but he’s ready for the task at hand as underrated Head Coach Al Montoya will have Martinez be more than ready.

Take advantage of the short notice opportunity and get the BIGGEST win of his career so far. Not regretting accepting a fight.

“I’m really excited to go in there and stuff it was difficult I mean I just said short notice.” Jonathan Martinez

“I’m always training all the time so it’s not a big deal honestly so I’m always in the gym even if I have a fight and stuff I’m always in there all the time so to me it’s not a short notice fight.”

Martinez looking to engage in a street fight rather than a MMA fight against Almeida, Looking for a significant finish to steal the show. Be one of the stars of the NIGHT.

Win against Thomas Almeida will radically rise Jonathan Martinez through the Bantamweight rankings.

Mateusz Gamrot UFC Debut Finally

Mateusz Gamrot KSW Lightweight Champion signed with the UFC on September 16th, Long awaited UFC signing for MMA hardcore fans because all of us know how talented Gamrot is. Making our dream become a reality tonight.

No longer creating dream matchups as Gamrot fights on the prelims against Guram Kutateladze. Gamrot can steal the show and show the casual fans, He’s one of the biggest UFC signings in the last decade.

“We’ve got some really interesting fights on this card and the one I’m watching out for the most is Mateusz Gamrot because he’s an undefeated fighter, 17-0, and making his UFC debut,” Hardy told Insider this week.

https://www.insider.com/watch-mateusz-gamrot-on-fight-island-dan-hardy-says-2020-10

Gamrot former KSW Lightweight Champion will impress the viewers tonight, Make easy work of Guram as he puts the UFC Lightweight division on notice.

“The lightweight division in the UFC is the most dangerous,” Gamrot said. “A lot of dangerous guys. Two times more than other categories but I am ready.”

https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/9/17/21441108/mateusz-gamrot-conquered-two-divisions-in-ksw-now-hes-ready-to-conquer-the-world

Looking for all challenges, Defeating these challenges and becoming a title contender one day.

“My dream is No. 1 the world championship,” Gamrot stated. “This is my goal. Of course, money is very important but for me, I need to become champion.”

https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/9/17/21441108/mateusz-gamrot-conquered-two-divisions-in-ksw-now-hes-ready-to-conquer-the-world

Gamrot is highly capable of becoming the third Polish UFC champion following the likes of Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jan Blachowicz.

We are excited about him. We are excited to get him in here and see what he can do. Yeah, very excited.” Jan Blachowicz

https://www.lowkickmma.com/dana-white-excited-about-arrival-of-former-two-divsion-ksw-champion-mateusz-gamrot/

Mateusz Gamrot, All- Around Polish talent definitely can reach the top of the UFC Lightweight Division and he can prove it tonight.

Steve Mowry Bellator’s Version of Stipe

Steve Mowry Bellator Heavyweight prospect, Sanford MMA prospect increased his record to 8 wins last night on the Main Card at Bellator 249 by defeating Shawn Teed.

First round Ground & Pound finish, My opinion was his best performance yet as his boxing was very crisp. Fluid striking beginning to end in the first round.

Not to go overboard but Mowry looked like Stipe Miocic in there last night because Miocic has that world class boxing. Mowry is Bellator’s version of Stipe Miocic just watch and see.

Couple more Bellator wins, Depending what happens with the Bellator Heavyweight Division, Mowry with injuries, Mowry can fight for the Bellator Heavyweight Title.

“No I’m not a name guy I don’t say names, I don’t bully, I don’t name call everybody, Everybody that I put in the cage with I’m gonna try to take out. ” Steve Mowry

“Getting on the main card I really feel like if there was gonna be time to do it it was today, You know Shawn Teed was a champion in promotion before this.” Steve Mowry

Mowry continuing to stack up wins against Heavyweight prospects like Shawn Teed he’ll rise through the Bellator rankings. Watch and see Bellator’s version of Stipe Miocic become the Bellator #1 Contender in 2021!!

Christian Rodriguez Next Gen of Roufusport MMA Academy

Duke Roufus one of the BEST MMA Head Coaches, Coaching Anthony Pettis, Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren to becoming world champions. Next UFC Champion is Christian Rodriguez.

Christian Rodriguez 3-0 record at 22 years old is looking to increase his win record to 4 wins tonight on the prelims of LFA 93. Looking for a big finish against 2-0 John Pham.

Rodriguez not scared of the spotlight in his professional debut fought on the prelims of Bellator 221. Dominating his opponent looking like his teammate Anthony Pettis with his striking.

All wins coming by first round finishes and will continue that first round finish streak by defeating Pham. Stealing the show at LFA 93 as Pat Miletich talks about how talented he is, Next Generation of Roufusport MMA Academy. Next Anthony Pettis!!

Ricky Bandejas At Bellator 249 Starts a Hot Streak

Ricky Bandejas former CFFC Bantamweight Champion, Bellator record of 3-3 looking to bounce back start a hot streak against Leandro Higo, Bellator record of 1-4. Former Ultimate Fighter contestant.

“I’m hoping Thursday we can get the win, we come full circle and we redeem all of those losses.”

https://mymmanews.com/ricky-bandejas-hopes-to-come-full-circle-at-bellator-249/

Bandejas the hot Bantamweight prospect has struggled since signing with Bellator but looking to change everything, Prove the haters wrong with a significant exciting finish against Leandro Higo.

Reporter asked question “Since we last spoke to you there’s obviously been a champion crown in your division did you watch that fight what did you think of it were you surprised with who won?

“Having been in there with both men it’s kind of like, Man you know that guys got gold around his waist, We had a close fight like you know I’m not that far away from being able to have that be me.” Ricky Bandejas Bellator 249 Media Day

“Yeah absolutely you know um both those guys are lost to but uh you know just shows that we’re that close.” Ricky Bandejas

Couple wins Ricky Bandejas first defeating Leandro Higo in impressive fashion can help lead Bandejas down that path. Doing whatever it takes to get that Bellator Bantamweight title shot in 2021 or 2022.

Azamat Kerefov Russian Flyweight To Keep an Eye On

Russian the MMA hotbed of talent for a while will continue to breed UFC, Bellator or One Championship champions and Azamat Kerefov is one of them.

Azamat Kerefov Top Ten Russian Flyweight on Tapology. Com but I believe he’s the best Russian flyweight prospect now since Tagir Ulanbekov signed with UFC.

Kerefov has a undefeated record of 13-0 at 26 years old, All- around fighter besides the stellar grappling has above average striking. Aggressive style of fighting that’s exciting to watch.

Azamat Kerefov is in his 13-0 career has defeated some guys like Takeshi Kasugai who had a 22-4-1 record at the time while Kerefov only had 8 fights in his career.

Kerefov is ranked as the #29 Flyweight in the world and will continue to move up the rankings as he continues to fight the best flyweights available that ACA offers.

Kerefov is a flyweight prospect to keep an eye on!! Watch out for him because he’s going to get signed by the UFC, Bellator or One Championship.

Jackson Loureiro Brazil Next Generation

Jackson Loureiro Brazil Top Ten Lightweight prospect is one talented fighter at 25 years old with a 11-1 record. Jackson Loureiro Lightweight prospect to keep an eye on.

Loureiro all around fighter with sneak & crafty Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Nasty leg kicks as you watch in his Serbian Battle Championship Fight against Slobodan Maksimovic.

Instead of having most of his success, Fighting for Serbian Battle Championship. Becoming SBC Lightweight Champion, Defeating some guys with winning records. Showing his best skills in my opinion when fighting for Serbian Battle Championship.

Jackson Loureiro is now fighting for the vacant Future MMA Featherweight Title against Elismar Lima #1 Brazilian Featherweight Prospect.

Win against Lima at Future MMA 12 in the Main Event Featherweight Title Fight will help Jackson Loureiro fight on the Dana White Contender Series: Brazil because he’s super talented!!

Looking forward to watching Future MMA 12 in some way, Shape or form.

Vugar Kyaramov #1 Azerbaijan Prospect

Something in the water in Russia, Caucuses because there’s so many talented fighters who can become KILLERS in the UFC or Bellator. Vugar Kyaramov is fighting out Azerbaijan and he’s one of those killers.

Vugar Kyaramov top 150 Featherweight in the world, #1 Ukraine Featherweight with a 15-3 record at 28 years old.

All around talent as Vugar was a successful Wushu fighter, Four time World Champion, Three Time European Champion. Silver Medalist at the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games for Wushu.

Currently fighting for top ten MMA Organization in Rizin as he last fought at Rizin 21 against Kyle Aguon.

If Rizin in the future creates a Featherweight division put Vugar on the top of your list for becoming a Rizin Featherweight Grand Prix Champion.

However Vugar can be signed to UFC, Bellator, One Championship or the Professional Fighters League. Vugar is a fighter to watch for 2020 & 2021.

Dricuss Du Plessis UFC Newest Middleweight Prospect

Drisuss Du Plessis South African Middleweight prospect is the newest addition to the UFC Middleweight division and made his UFC debut last night by having a unusual left knockout against Markus Perez.

What a way to start your UFC career with a first round knock out.

Dricuss Du Plessis was well known to hardcore fans because of win against Roberto Soldic KSW 43 and former EFC Middleweight Champion. Time was soon for Du Plessis to get signed by the UFC.

“The stakes stay the same for me it’s every fight is the most important part of my life when I go out there whether it’s for about what I’m defending about where I’m making a debut it’s all the same for me and of course the nerves of winning whether it’s in the UFC whether it’s in the EFC whether it’s KSW it doesn’t matter.” Dricus Du Plessis

Go big or go home, Last fight is the most important and his last fight was impressive.

Dricuss Du Plessis is that South African gangster who doesn’t care at all. Built like a brick, Barely any body fat. He’s an absolute savage that will be a problem for the Middleweight division.

“Right now I’m in chasing that top 20 and whoever the UFC gives me next I’ll go through them and I’ll go through wherever I need you to get that belt as soon as possible.” Dricuss Du Plessis

Plessis won’t be one of those hot prospects the UFC signs that becomes a bust but more of a success story as he rises to the top of the UFC Middleweight division.

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.

Tom Aspinall Next Great UFC Heavyweight

Tom Aspinall UFC Heavyweight is making his second UFC appearance against Alan Baudot. Looking forward to watching Tyson Fury sparring partner second UFC appearance.

Guarantee you Aspinall is the next great UFC Heavyweight and the UFC Heavyweight division desperately needs him.

On the UFC heavyweight division…
I don’t think there are very many good heavyweights out there right now to be honest. I feel confident that I’ll work my way up the ranks, but at the right pace. I’m not trying to rush into anything, but I don’t see anything out there that makes me second guess myself or anything like that.

https://talksport.com/sport/mma/770295/tom-aspinall-ufc-heavyweight/

Tom Aspinall Frank Mir look alike had a impressive performance against Jake Collier, No doubt Aspinall will have a second great performance as teammate Darren Till will be cheering from the far.

“He is such a fast guy for a heavyweight, you’ll hear everyone who trains with him or sees him saying it. He is so fast for a heavyweight and he dances around like nothing I’ve seen before.” Darren Till

https://talksport.com/sport/boxing/737226/who-tom-aspinall-height-weight-speed-heavyweight-ufc-debut-spars-tyson-fury-trains-darren-till/

Aspinall praised by his teammate Darren Till says a lot, Complimented by Brendan Schaub as a prospect to watch on the Whittaker vs Till card.

Mads Burnell Second Chance with Second Greatest Promotion

Mads Burnell former UFC fighter released signed with Cage Warriors, Eventually becoming Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion after three wins with Cage Warriors.

Since he became Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion was one of the hottest Featherweight prospects in the world. Think UFC would give Burnell another chance but Bellator would sign Mads Burnell instead.

“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.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/10/09/bellator-248-mads-burnell-why-bellator/

Bellator signed no 35 year old UFC Featherweight, Instead Burnell is only 26 year old. Now aiming to be the Bellator Featherweight Champion.

Before coming Bellator Featherweight Champion has to fight some tough Featherweights. Bellator debut is against Darko Banovic.

Impressive win against Darko Banovic will help Burnell quickly to get interesting fights as he can rise through the Bellator Featherweight rankings.

Me personally looking forward to Mads Burnell Bellator career. Nothing wrong having a second chance with the second greatest promotion!!

Southeast MMA Prospects to Keep An Eye on in 2020

Looked through Tapology. Com US Southeast Pound for Pound rankings, Researching prospects who have the potential to be successful fighters in UFC or Bellator. There’s some talented young fighters in the South to keep an eye on.

Said Sowma

6-1 record Said Sowma at 27 years old is the Titan FC Heavyweight Champion after recently defeating Bobby Brents with a 17-7 record. #1 Heavyweight in Florida. In the next season of the Dana White Contender Series will see Said Sowma appear or get a long term deal with Bellator. He’s one of the top Heavyweight prospects.

Shaheen Santana

Shaheen Santana 29 year old Lightweight prospect with a 6-0 record is flying under the radar as the MMA Gym he trains at MMA Masters is flying under the radar as well. Trains with Ricardo Lamas, Rafael Alves, Miguel Baeza and I believe used to train with Colby Covington as well. Talented Jiu-Jitsu game with Five Submissions.

AJ Fletcher

AJ Fletcher 23 year old Welterweight Prospect with a 5-0 career. Rising prospect because of his success in the regional scene, Last win was against Christopher Anthony 10-9 record. Fletcher is part of the future for Louisiana MMA as he becomes one of the best Southeast MMA prospects.

Justin Vazquez

Justin Vazquez 5-1 record at 28 years old top 20 Featherweight in Florida, Top 200 Featherweight in the United States. Born and raised in New York City but trains in Miami, Florida at Freedom Fighters with some talented prospects as well. Definitely a rising MMA Gym in Florida.

William Meyer Top Ten MMA Prospects October 2020

Talent has never been better in MMA. High caliber athletes transferring into MMA. MMA has come a long way in a short amount of time. All over the world there’s future UFC & Bellator Champions such as…

Andres Quintana

Andres Quintana #1 Featherweight prospect in the United States was the former Combate Americas Featherweight Champion. Currently 29 years old, In the prime of his career with a 18-3 record. Accomplished everything on the regional scene. Time to get signed by the UFC or Bellator!!

Anthony Romero

Anthony Romero Lightweight Prospect fought on the Dana White Contender Series but didn’t get the contract. Even though he didn’t get the offer, Romero is one of the best Lightweight prospects in the world. Since UFC isn’t signing him time to sign with Bellator.

Romero is only 23 years old as well. He’ll have a long promising UFC or Bellator career!!

Rafa Garcia

Requested his release from his former promotion Combate Americas as he accomplished everything for them and wants to challenge himself with the best of the best!! 12-0 record at 25 years old . #1 Lightweight prospect in Latin America!! Hope he signs with the UFC!!

Melissa Martínez

Melissa Martínez Combate Americas Flyweight Strawweight Champion. One of the best strawweight prospects in the world. No doubt doesn’t she get signed by the UFC. Her time is coming as she’s highly ranked on tapology. Com!!

Roberto Soldic

A fighter I wrote about several times because of his success in one of the best MMA promotions, KSW. Soldic is 25 years old with a 17-3 record. Easily one of the best Welterweights not in the UFC. I hope the UFC, Bellator or One Championship signs him. Fighting the best of the best fighters!!

Salahdine Parnasse

French MMA prodigy, Salahdine Parnasse is one of my favorite prospects to watch. The kid is only 22 years old and masterfully defeated one of the most successful European fighters in Ivan Buchinger. KSW Featherweight Champion has a 14-0 record. Looking forward to his next couple fights with KSW against tough fighters from Europe or MMA veterans!!

Khusein Askhabov

Khusein Askhabov impressive record of 20-0 as one of the best Bantamweights in the world. Fights for #1 MMA promotion WFFC in Ukraine. Wins over successful Brazilian fighters, European fighters. Basically dominating them as he’s an all around fighter. Trains at Tiger Muay Thai and American Top Team. Why Askhabov isn’t fighting for the UFC or Bellator is beyond me.

Joanderson Brito

Joanderson Brito #1 Brazilian MMA prospect in the Lightweight division is one of the best Lightweight prospects in the world. Traveled to Val, Colorado to fight José Mariscal at LFA 65 with a high reel knock out. Will see Brito the 25 year old sign with the UFC. Next generation of Brazilians.

Mochamed Machaev

Mochamed Machaev is a very underrated MMA prospect who fights for Brave CF which is now becoming a MMA hotbed of talent. Machaev is only 20 years old with a winover Shoaib Yousaf.

Igeu Kabesa

Igeu Kabesa #1 Africa Prospect is the Extreme Fighting Championship Featherweight Champion. Multiple time wrestling champion. Successful wins over Karlo Caput, Peter Queally, Danny Henry. One day will see him have successful wins over UFC or Bellator fighters as well. 26 years old, Time is now to fight against the best Featherweights in the world!!

These fighters I listed aren’t ranked in no specific order there just my favorite mma prospects all over the world. Hope they fight for UFC, Bellator or even One Championship!!

Ludovit Klein Stronger and More Humble Conor

Ludovit Klein first ever Slovakian UFC fighter is 1-0 with the UFC after defeating Shane Young in the first round with his high level striking. Even though he was disliked by Israel Adesanya because Ludovit Klein missed weight while his teammate Shane Young made weight.

 “Thirty per cent is not enough,” Adesanya complained to UFC boss Dana White inside the cage post fight. “F*** that. Some of these guys are gangsters and they are making money outside the UFC. Thirty per cent ain’t s*** to them. So don’t give them that. Make it 90 per cent and I guarantee you they will try to make the weight and not just bitch out.”

https://www.scmp.com/sport/martial-arts/mixed-martial-arts/article/3103249/ufc-253-israel-adesanya-complains-dana-white

Ludovit Klein is the ultimate professional just missed weight because it was a short notice fight. It will never happen again, Doesn’t want to disappoint his bosses Dana White and Sean Shelby. As the “Humble Conor McGregor” because of his stellar striking, Similar looks and soon to be beloved his people of Slovakia.

Besides the weight cut in his UFC debut it was impressive performance, Dominating Shane Young. Watching his high level striking as he was a Amateur Boxing Champion in Slovakia.

Ludovit Klein before the UFC was one of the top European Featherweight prospects as he had wins in top Europe promotions Oktagon, XFN and ACB. Now after all the years of hard work, Grinding at the gym his dreams are now a reality. Coming from humble beginnings in Slovakia now can inspire the young men and women in Slovakia.

It’s only the beginning as “Mr. Highlight” (Ludovit Klein) will be rising through the UFC Featherweight Division and my opinion can become a UFC Featherweight Champion because of his HIGH level striking.

2020 is the year for Ludovit Klein as a win against Ludovit Klein, Fight options like Nate Landwehr, Herbert Burns, Julio Arce.

Klein with a win against either of those three fighters he can fight top 20-top 25 fighters like Zubaira Tukhogov, Lerone Murphy or against of the best strikers in the UFC Edson Barboza to start off 2021. Continuing to rise through the UFC Featherweight rankings as he becomes a superstar in Slovakia because of his impressive wins. Highlight reel knockouts.

2021 love to see Ludovit Klein least fight twice against top 15 Featherweights like Dan Ige which will be a great fight but Klein has the striking advantage in that one, Striking battle against Calvin Kattar or a fight against Shane Burgos. By the end of 2021 we can see Ludovit Klein finish the year as a top ten maybe top eight UFC Featherweight, Depends on how everything goes with rankings.

2022 is year where Klein is able to be a UFC Title Contender fighting Murderer’s row of the Featherweight division like the Korean Zombie, Brian Ortega, Zabit Magomedsharipov, Yair Rodriguez, Sodiq Yusuff when he rises through the featherweight rankings. Hope he advances on his grappling because fighting Ortega, Zabit or Volkanovski if he loses to Max Holloway in a trilogy will challenges.

However Klein is one super talented Featherweight with some of the best striking in the UFC roster, Works on his grappling and his other weaknesses he has the POTENTIAL to become a UFC Featherweight Champion by 2022 because he’s an exciting fighter to watch. Title shot by the end of 2022 is the GOAL for 2022 for Klein!!

Keep an eye on Ludovit Klein for the next several years as he’s the humble version of Conor McGregor.

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.