Category Archives: Prospects

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.

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 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!!

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.

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.

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!!

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.

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!!

CFFC 85 Ramazan Kuramagomedov 7-0 record

Ramazan Kuramagomedov Russian Middleweight prospect, Appeared on the Dana White Contender Series is fighting in the co-main event of Cage Fury Fighting Championship 85.

Ramazan if he defeats Trevor Ollison tonight can make one step closer to returning to the Dana White Contender Series. Getting a second chance opportunity to get a contract from the UFC.

Ramazan won his Contender Series fight but never kept the fight standing, Dana White was disappointed as Ramazan kept on shooting for takedowns.

However with a impressive performance tonight can lead to a return on the Dana White Contender Series. Looking forward to watching Ramazan’s fight tonight.

Mikhail Odintsov Belarus First MMA Champion

Mikhail Odintsov 28 year old 18-2 Lightweight is the top prospect from Belarus and one of the best Lightweight prospects from Eastern Europe won the RCC: Road to the PFL Tournament. Added to the PFL Lightweight stable, Looking to win the 1 million dollar prize in the next season of the Professional Fighters League.

Odintsov definitely capable of winning the PFL Lightweight Tournament because of his grappling prowess as in both RCC: Road to the PFL Tournament fights, Dominating his opponents with his wrestling.

Wrestling is the key to MMA, Can control the fight beginning to end. Kept on putting the pressure against some tough Russian/Eastern Europe Lightweight prospects.

Latest win was defeating Timur Nagibin, 15-4 record Top Ten Russian Lightweight prospect. Watched Mikhail’s hands speed throughout the rounds. Cardio wasn’t an issue as he’s a beast.

Mikhail Odintsov has the right talent but not the right gym… If I was manager I’d have him travel to top MMA Gyms like American Top Team, American Kickboxing Academy, Sanford MMA, Roufusport Academy, Tristar Gym, Renzo Gracie, Nick Catone MMA. Similar training philosophy like Khabib and Zabit.

Reason why is because he needs to work on his boxing, If he was fighting higher level Lightweights, He’d have some problems. Have above average striking and he can become a PFL Lightweight Champion. Belarus can be proud of one of their own.

Kyle Driscoll AKA Prospect Contender Series Debut

Kyle Driscoll AKA prospect, Part of the next generation of fighters from American Kickboxing Academy. The AKA prospect is fighting Dinis Paiva tonight on the Dana White Contender Series.

Kyle Driscoll former high school wrestling champion at Oklahoma found success on the regional scene with a record of 11-3 now can transfer that success to fighting on the Dana White Contender Series.

I never doubted myself, and that’s what makes me different. In those moments, I have more confidence and belief that I can make it to the top than ever before. Unwavering confidence. Now that I have this win streak going and my confidence is building, I’m just constantly evolving, always just building. No one can stop it. If I fought a UFC guy this weekend, he’s getting put out in the first round.

https://www.fightbookmma.com/kyle-driscoll-knocking-on-ufcs-door/

Confidence building up couple years ago, Now one of the best Featherweight prospects in the world. Prove he’s capable of succeeding on the Dana White Contender Series.

Looking forward to his fight against Dinis Paiva, Watching a talented wrestler whose an all around talent now. Training at one of the best MMA Gyms in the world in American Kickboxing Academy.

Matt Dixon Contender Series week 3 Fighter to Watch

Matt Dixon MMA Welterweight prospect that I’ve had my eyes on since fighting for XFN. My opinion Matt Dixon is the best Welterweight prospect in the United States and he’ll prove it tonight on the Dana White Contender Series.

“It’s a very exciting feeling,” Dixon, who is represented by Paradigm Sports Management, told BJPENN.com from his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “This is where I’ve always wanted to be. The UFC is the promotion that brought me to the sport. I was watching fights, watching the best fighters, watching Anderson Silva fight. That’s what actually originally made me want to be an MMA fighter, so this is huge for me.”

https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/exclusive-interviews/matt-dixon-fired-up-for-contender-series-opportunity-i-feel-like-that-contract-is-mine/

Will make his dream a reality tonight as he impresses Dana White with a dominant victory over Orion Cosce.

Watching a future UFC Welterweight Champion, All around talented fighter similar fighting styles to Kamaru USman and George St Pierre. He’s the next best thing to come out of the United States and will see it tonight.

Nothing but happy for Matt Dixon he’s a really great guy and a talented Welterweight prospect with a bright future ahead of him.

Brave CF Future Champions 2020 & Beyond

Brave Combat Federation becoming one of the best MMA promotions in the world, Signing top prospects like Khamzat Chimaev, Illia Topuria, Amir Albazi that move on to the UFC. Brave CF continues to sign top prospects that have potential to become Brave CF Champions such as…

Muhammad Mokaev

Muhammad Mokaev two time IMMAF Junior World Champion, Amateur record of 23-0 is 1-0 with Brave CF in the Bantamweight Division at 20 years old. Be couple years before Mokaev challenges for the Brave CF Bantamweight Title. However Brave CF have there hands on one of the best Bantamweight prospects in the world even with a 1-0 record.

Jose Torres

Former UFC Flyweight Jose Torres released from the UFC is now 1-0 with Brave CF. Torres is no 36 year old Flyweight he’s a hungry 28 year old Flyweight looking for a new start with Brave Combat Federation. Become the first Brave CF Flyweight Champion.

Abdul Hussein

7-1 record 3 fight winning streak with Brave CF in the Bantamweight division. Back to back wins by Ninja Choke. Future Brave Bantamweight Champion as he’s one of the top Nordic MMA prospects right now.

Mochamed Machaev

Mochamed Machaev 9-0 record at 20 years old is 3-0 in the Brave CF Featherweight Division. Seriously surprised most MMA fans don’t know about this kid because he’s one of the best Featherweight prospects in the world who will become Brave CF Featherweight Champion.

Alex Martinez

Alex Martinez 6-0 record at 26 years old is 2-0-1 with Brave CF. One of the best Canada Lightweight prospects even though he was born in Paraguay but moved to Canada to train at Champion Gym.

Kai Kamaka UFC 252 Debut

Kai Kamaka, Zane Kamaka’s little brother is making his UFC debut at UFC 252. Hawaii continues to grow talented MMA fighters such as Max Holloway, Brad Tavares, Ray Cooper, Zane Kamaka and Kai Kamaka now.

Now making his dream a reality by signing with the UFC. Taking advantage of the 11 day notice fight, Making the most of it with a impressive performance. Showing Dana White and Sean Shelby they made the right decision.

“There are a lot of people that’s proud back home and they see how hard I work Max I’m just glad that I can be the one to do it right now,” Kamaka told KHON2 Sports Director Rob DeMello. “That’s the way I look at it. I’m just the guy, I’m just the one representing on Saturday and it could be any one of us. Anyone of us from Hawaii, anyone of us from especially my family and so I’m just glad I got the opportunity.”

https://www.khon2.com/sports/you-have-to-go-out-and-get-it-hawaiis-kai-kamaka-iii-will-make-ufc-debut-this-saturday-after-rolling-the-dice-in-las-vegas/

Looking forward to Kai Kamaka’s debut he’s a talented underrated MMA prospect, Part of the next generation of Hawaiian born MMA fighters.

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.

Second Chance for Anthony Adams

Anthony Adams rewarded a second chance on the Dana White Contender Series but because of a impressive first round knock out against Josh Cavan at Legacy Fighting Alliance.

32 year old MMA prospects rare to get offered an opportunity to fight on the Dana White Contender Series, However Anthony Adams is one talented Middleweight prospect. Anthony Adams is the former Sparta Combat League Middleweight Champion, Defeating tough Middleweight prospects.

Trains at Elevation Fight Team with Justin Gaethje, Drew Dober, Allistair Overeem, Neil Magny, Cory Sandhagen on a daily basis. Helps a lot when your training with some of the best fighters in the world, Advantage fighting another top Middleweight prospect.

What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I have been dreaming and manifesting that moment since the day I first punched someone in the face in the cage. So, basically, it means everything.

https://www.fightbookmma.com/get-to-know-dana-whites-contender-series-fighter-anthony-sugafoot-adams/

Anthony Adams I believe he’ll get the win and the finish tonight, Impressing Dana White, Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard enough to get a UFC contract.

Cory McKenna Cage Warriors to Contender Series

Cory McKenna #1 European Female MMA prospect with 4 wins on Cage Warriors is taking her next big step fighting on the Dana White Contender Series.

McKenna 21 years old can be the next big thing in woman’s MMA.

Born and raised in Wales but cross trains at Team Alpha Male learning from Urijah Faber, Lance Palmer, Joseph Benavidez. Learning from some of the greatest fighters in the world.

Definitely will help in the long term and it will help right now training at Team Alpha Male will help tonight fighting Vanessa Demopolous. Top female strawweight prospect in the United States. 4 wins in the Legacy Fighting Alliance.

Cross-training with different gyms is crucial, in my opinion, for any fighter. You get to experience so many different styles and coaching methods/views. Team Alpha Male is one of the top gyms in the world and I am ever grateful for how much work they all put into myself and my training to help me reach that world-class level.

https://www.overtimeheroics.net/index.php/2020/02/14/interview-with-cage-warriors-cory-mckenna/

McKenna can be the next successful female fighter from the United Kingdom following the footsteps of Joanne Calderwood. Looking forward to her fight on the Dana White Contender Series.

Jerome Rivera Contender Series Week 1

Jerome Rivera 25 year old top southwest flyweight prospect is fighting Luis Rodriguez. Flyweight match up I’m looking forward to but more looking forward to Rivera.

Legacy Fighting Alliance wins, Defeating tough flyweight prospects will get him the win tonight. Lost to Brandon Royval but looks to revenge his loss if signs with the UFC.

“I think for me the key to victory is staying composed, fighting like a professional, seeing everything coming at me, and sticking to my game plan. If I strike the way I should and grapple the way I’m planning to, execute my game plan, I think it’s going to be a good night for me.”

https://www.mmaweekly.com/jerome-rivera-expecting-a-good-night-for-him-at-dana-whites-contender-series-week-1

Continuing his two fight winning streak to a three fight winning streak. Flyweight division needs talented flyweights and Jerome Rivera is definitely one fighter UFC needs to sign. Dream come true for all UFC Fighters.

“It would just be a dream come true,” Rivera said. “It would just really feel like all this hard work, all those hours spent in the gym, all the hours away from my family and friends, it would just give me that sense of accomplishment. Like, ‘OK, this was all for a good reason.’ Even if I don’t get to the UFC, I told everybody, like, if this is my last fight on (Tuesday), I’m just very thankful for this.

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/08/jerome-rivera-defeated-adversity-dana-white-contender-series-27-ufc

Fabio Cherant LFA 86 Fighter to Watch

Fabio Cherant Light Heavyweight prospects trains at Sityodtong Boston, Contestant on the Dana White Contender Series. Cherant is fighting Erick Murray Jr at LFA 86.

“Knocking him the f*ck out. You know the fight game is a strange game, anything can happen. I just see myself hurting him really early and I’m not gonna explain how or what I’m gonna do, I just see myself hurting him really early. Do I capitalize? I don’t know I just see myself finishing the fight.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/07/23/cherant-plans-to-finish-murray-jr-prove-he-belongs-in-ufc/

Big time trending knock out trending on twitter because of UFC Fight Pass will give Cherant another opportunity on the Dana White Contender Series.

Winning a fight in the Legacy Fighting Alliance is a prospect accomplishment. Impress the UFC with an offer as Cherant is one of the rising Light Heavyweight prospects.

Watch at LFA 86 the best version of Fabio Cherant so far. Looking forward to his LFA debut.

Rhys McKee Wins against Chimaev

Rhys Mckee Northern Ireland top prospect Cage Warriors Welterweight and former BAMMA Lightweight Champion signed with the UFC. Dream has become a reality, UFC debut is against Khamzat Chimaev. Grapple heavy fighter.

Khamzat Chimaev is the favorite in this fight as he dominated John Phillips in his UFC debut. Even though Chimaev is a talented wrestler I believe that Rhys Mckee will get the win on July 25th.

See a third round finish for Rhys Mckee by a numerous amount of punches. McKee nickname is the skeleton because of his skinny frame but don’t judge a book by it’s cover, He’s a Northern Ireland savage.

Last win was against Hakon Fross in Cage Warriors was a impressive performance, First round knock out but the fight before that against Perry Andre Goodwin. Three round spectacle where you seen no quit in the Skeletor. Really watched his heart and desire in that fight.

Fight was a grinder, Bloody fight but Rhys Mckee was mentally stronger to get the win.

Since Rhys Mckee has been in some wars, Title fights for the best feeder league promotion in Europe I believe Rhys Mckee shocks people and defeats Khamzat Chimaev.

UFC July 18th & July 19th Signings

Nathan Maness

Nathan Maness Canada’s Top Bantamweight prospect, Former TKO Bantamweight Champion at 29 years old. Perfect age to enter the UFC in the prime of his career.

UFC debut is against former flyweight title challenger Ray Borg. Maness is capable of defeating UFC Bantamweights, Defeating Canada Bantamweight prospects.

Rhys Mckee

Rhys McKee former BAMMA Lightweight Champion, Cage Warriors prospect at 24 years old is one word… SAVAGE. Big wins for Cage Warriors against Jefferson George and Hakon Foss.

First fight is against Khamzat Chimaev on July 25th. Chimaev dominated his last opponent John Phillips but not against McKee he’s a talented welterweight prospect.

Ilia Topuria

Ilia Topuria, Labeled him as a future Brave CF Featherweight Champion but that achievement is no longer as he’s now signed with the UFC. Topuria has a record of 8-0 at 23 years old.

OVERALL looking to watching all three of these prospects. All over the world MMA is growing talent wise and it will continue. Exciting prospects to keep an eye on at Fight Island.

LFA 85 Fight to Watch

Legacy Fighting Alliance having there second event since Covid 19. LFA 85 headlined by Sam Hughes vs Vanessa Demopoulos for the LFA women’s Strawweight title.

Hughes vs Demopoulos fight is intriguing to watch but the fight I’m looking forward to watching tonight is Ignacio Bahamondes vs Chris Brown.

Ignacio Bahamondes vs Chris Brown

Ignacio Bahamondes Lightweight prospect from Chile at 22 years old. Wins in Comabate Americas and Lux Fight League. Biggest win of Ignacio’s career so far is against Mexico Lightweight prospect Hugo Flores.

Chris Brown Jackson Wink MMA prospect is 31 years old, Lost to Carrington Banks back at LFA 80 but hungry to fight again. Defeating Latin American lightweight prospect.

Bahamondes vs Chris Brown has fight of the night written all over it. Exciting match up tonight!

Justin Gonzales Season 4 Contender Series

Justin Gonzales NOW new LFA Featherweight Champion after defeating prospect Jake Childers at LFA 84 Friday Night, Next fight may not be for Legacy Fighting Alliance… Instead of fighting on the Dana White Contender Series.

Dana White, Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard searching for potential UFC fighters all over the world and they have one Justin Gonzales.

Gonzales can redeem himself after not impressing Dana White enough on Season 3. However with defeating Jake Childers by knock out in the 4th round, Staying strong and composed for all four rounds will see a new and improved Justin Gonzales.

They [UFC] did invite me back. They told me last season, ‘Hey man, we would love to have you back. Maybe we can do some stuff a little different, see what we can do about getting you that contract.’”

Justin Gonzales expects a call from Dana White and he deserves it after becoming the LFA Featherweight champion, Highest achievement for a MMA prospect.

UFC Signs Top Australian Prospect This summer ?

Australia and New Zealand rapidly growing with MMA talent from Israel Adesanya, Robert Whittaker, Dan Hooker, Alexander Volkanovski, George Sotiropoulos.

Now there’s Theo Christakos #1 top Australia/New Zealand prospect is the Australia FC Welterweight Champion and former Brace Welterweight Champion.

Since Dana White and Sean Shelby is desperate for talent, Some fighters having trouble flying I’m sure Theo Christakos will do anything he can to become a UFC fighter.

This summer Theo Christakos can sign with the UFC making his dream become a reality. Debut on the prelims, Built up as the next great fighter for Australia.

UFC Signs Khamzat Chimaev

July 9th UFC signs Brave CF prospect Khamzat Chimaev 26 year old grappling dominant fighter 6-0 record.

Chimaev trains at the Allstar Training Center in Stockholm, Sweden. Training partners such as David Teymur and Daniel Teymur. Doesn’t spar with but learns from Alexander Gustafsson and Ilir Latiffi.

Rising Sweden prospect Khamzat Chimaev rewarded Swedish breakout fighter of the year because of his success for Brave CF. Now continue that success in the UFC by fighting SBG Ireland Fighter John Phillips.

Phillips will have his hands full as Chimaev is a great grappling who lifts his opponents and takes them down across the ring.

Chimaev (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is one of Europe’s top welterweight prospects. Moving up to middleweight for his promotional debut, Chimaev will look to keep his six-fight finishing streak alive. Chimaev was supposed to challenge for the Brave CF title in April in Stockholm, Sweden, but the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/07/khamzat-chimaev-tapped-as-replacement-to-fight-john-phillips-at-ufc-on-espn-13

Chimaev fighting on the prelims of Ige vs Kattar. Looking forward to Khamzat Chimaev UFC debut and his future.

LFA 84 Prospect to Watch Christian Rodriguez

Christian Rodriguez Roufusport MMA Academy rising prospect with a 3-0 record at only 22 years old is appearing for the second time on Legacy Fighting Alliance.

LFA 83 is there returning event after a long layoff from Covid-19. Rodriguez fighting in front of hardcore MMA fans who are looking forward to watching the future UFC/Bellator fighters.

Christian Rodriguez is included as a UFC/Bellator fighter because of his talents will watch tomorrow night on UFC FIGHT PASS.

Looking forward to watching Rodriguez fight tonight as he grows and prospers in 2020 for LFA or a Midwest MMA promotion.

MMA Prospects that can Sign on Season 4 of the Contender Series

Matt Dixon

Matt Dixon is the best Welterweight or one of the best welterweight prospects in the United States. Last win was against Justin Patterson at LFA 83. XFN Welterweight Champion. Currently has a record of 9 wins and zero losses. 24 years old. All around fighter who can fight for the UFC right now.

Carlton Minus

Carlton Minus Alaska’s Top Prospect and one of the best welterweight prospects in the United States. 10-1 record at 27 years old even has a win over Justin Buchholz. Time for Minus to fight on the Contender Series.

Kyle Driscoll

American Kickboxing Academy prospect has a 11-3 record, Top 1-5 Featherweight prospect in the United States. Been around the regional scene with wins in XFN, LFA and Combate Americas. Kyle Driscoll is 26 years old, We can see him fight on the contender series with the help of Daniel Cormier.

Jaleel Willis

Top 1-5 Welterweight is on a three fight winning streak after losing to Harvey Park. Willis currently has a 12-2 record at 28 years old. Win in Bellator and World Series of Fighting. The two losses of Park and Kyle Stewart may hurt him but he’s a talented welterweight prospect.

Mateusz Gamrot Signs With UFC End of 2020

Mateusz Gamrot KSW Featherweight Champion and former KSW Lightweight Champion, Hottest Featherweight & Lightweight NOT in the UFC. However by end of 2020 Mateusz Gamrot can sign with the UFC, One of the hottest UFC free agent signings in a while.

KSW 53 Gamrot is challenging Norman Parke KSW Lightweight Champion on July 11th.

Gamrot defeats Parke for a second time at KSW 53 maybe Gamrot talks with his management team about resigning from KSW and negotiating a contract with UFC.

Accomplished everything for KSW, Time to move on for bigger and better things.

“Respects to KSW,” Jedrzejczyk said. “To be honest, they taught a Polish fan to watch MMA, so they have a great respect and gratitude from me.”

“UFC matchmakers and Dana White track these events, because they want to catch some talents and bring them to UFC.

“There are plenty of great fighters in KSW. In example, Mateusz Gamrot, great polish talent, who is currently training with me in American Top Team.”

https://www.mmanytt.com/latest-news/joanna-jedrzejczyk-ufc-tracks-ksw-talent-mateusz-gamrot/

Joanna Jedrzejczyk endorsing Mateusz Gamrot to sign with the UFC says a lot about his talents and being fully capable to compete against the best Lightweights and Featherweights in the world.

In the prime of his career at 29 years old 15-0 record, KSW former Featherweight and KSW Lightweight Champion be a sin to the MMA world if he doesn’t get signed by the UFC before it’s too late.

2020 the year for Mateusz Gamrot to sign with UFC.