KSW 62 Fight to Watch

KSW #1 Polish MMA promotion, Top European MMA promotion has another event with Light Heavyweight between Szymon Kolecki vs Akop Szostak. Mid card Main Card fight is a bantamweight battle between two of the best KSW Bantamweights. Paweł Polityło vs Bruno Santos.

Pawel Politylo

Pawel Politylo 6-2 record trains at Straight Blast Gym Ireland yes same gym as the Mega Star Conor McGregor. “Polish Eagle” is a pitbull.

Chad Mendes body type, Two fight winning streak. Defeating Czech Republic prospect David Martinik in his KSW debut.

Bruno Santos

Bruno Santos 22 years old challenged Antun Racic for the KSW Bantamweight Title in his KSW debut. Didn’t go his way but shows something to challenge one of the best European Bantamweights.

Ian Garry Ireland’s NEXT UFC FIGHTER

Conor McGregor Ireland’s most popular athlete, One of the biggest stars in the sports world today put Ireland MMA on the ma. Now there’s many MMA fighters looking to become the next Ireland UFC champion, Following the footsteps of there hero Conor McGregor.

Cage Warriors Welterweight Champion Ian Garry born and raised in Ireland has dreams of becoming a UFC champion, Close to being offered a UFC contract in 2021 no doubt about it.

“I have my eyes set on the best promotion in the world, and I want to be the best and leave a legacy. That has not changed whatsoever.

https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/other-sport/ian-garry-confident-bid-cage-24400209

Winning a Cage Warriors Welterweight Title is a incredible accomplishment before fighting for the UFC. Stepping stone in the right direction.

One of the best Welterweights not fighting for UFC.

“I want to be the greatest to ever do this,” Garry said. “Everyone in the pound-for-pound G.O.A.T. conversation has been a UFC champion and that’s exactly what I want to do. I need to take it one step at a time because I can’t look too far in the future.

https://www.lowkickmma.com/exclusive-ian-garry-dead-set-on-ufc-move-with-a-win-at-cw125/

Winning the Cage Warriors title make him more recognized, UFC wanting to sign him to continue to build the United Kingdom Market.

Dana White searching for hungry prospects looking for the finish in there fights and Ian Garry checks Dana White’s wishlist. Garry has 5 finishes in the first or second round with a 7-0 record.

7-0 record Cage Warriors Welterweight Champion 2 years old, Five Star tools. Possible next Ireland MMA star. Future UFC Fighter.

“There is no way I’m picking Bellator over the UFC. I’m in this to be the best. I don’t really care about being paid,” exclaimed Garry. “If Bellator comes to me with an offer that’s great that’s fine but I don’t really care. For me the only reason I would go to that level is if I can’t make it to the UFC or for some reason I’m not good enough to make it to the UFC. My mind is purely focused on making it to the UFC and that’s what I will do. That’s why I’m with Cage Warriors — if I didn’t wanna go to the UFC I probably would have signed with Bellator already before Cage Warriors. Cage Warriors is the proving land to the UFC, they have proven time and time again with 95 people to the UFC. I’m hoping I’m gonna be number 100.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/02/13/ian-garry-driven-22-year-old-kid-dream/

Cage Warriors Welterweight Champion has the killer instinct, Extreme confident in his kills in addition to working hard in training that lead him to become a big time Welterweight prospect.

No matter of time before signing with UFC. Defending his title once in dramatic fashion than signing UFC or maybe getting a short notice fight.

Keoni Diggs Impressive against Weichel

Bellator 261 fight of the night was Daniel Weichel vs Keoni Diggs. What a FIGHT, Wish the fight was five rounds but it’s all good. Back and forth technical stand up fight.

Daniel Weichel won by Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 30–27) but Keoni Diggs won this fight no disrespect to Weichel but Keoni Diggs beat him stastically, Won the third round. The commentators were saying Diggs won as well.

The judges messed up on this one.

Loss on Diggs record but Diggs need to keep his head held up high, I was so impressed with his striking. Continuing to stand up with Weichel. Hearing the popp in Diggs hands, See Weichel backing up.

Diggs 34 years old 9-1 record crazy improvements. Love to see more of Keoni Diggs, Next up for him can be Pedro Carvalho, Saul Rogers or Jeremy Kennedy.

Hawaii has Max Holloway, BJ Penn, Ilima Lei Macfarlane and Keoni Diggs is one of the NEXT GREAT Hawaii born MMA fighters.

You gotta pay your dues and it’s a lot of ups and downs and of course it just makes when you get to where you’re at and you’re still climbing, I’m still climbing and we’re just trying to get to where we’re at and you never know where we’re gonna end up but we just keep pushing forward, pushing forward and it definitely makes it a lot sweeter. You stop a little and think back on things like, wow.

https://www.khon2.com/sports/hawaiis-keoni-diggs-embraces-the-journey-that-has-led-him-to-bellator-261-showdown-against-featherweight-contender-daniel-weichel/

Keoni Diggs looked confident, In right mindset just sucks the judges got it wrong. Hope Scott Coker gives Diggs a solid fight, He impressed me a lot. Looking forward to Keoni’s next fight in 2021.

Shavkat Rakhmonov Second UFC Appearance UFC VEGAS 30

Shavkat Rakhmonov after ONE UFC FIGHT is becoming one of my favorite MMA fighters. I was extremely impressed with his UFC debut against the tough respected Cowboy Oliveira at UFC 254.

Before signing with UFC was the M1- Welterweight Champion, M1 is one of the best PROMOTIONS in the world.

  • 13-0 record
  • 26 years old
  • M1 Welterweight Champion
  • KZMMAF Welterweight Champion
  • Master of Sport in Combat Sambo

Awaiting his next UFC fight. No more awaiting as Shavkat is facing Michel Prazeres on the prelims of Gane vs Volkov.

Shavkat is a UFC prospect to KEEP on your radar if there’s a SHAVKAT PSA 10 card definitely buy all of them.

Defeating Michel Prazeres will lead to tougher ranked fighters top 25 ATLEAST. Fights against Carlos Condit, Tim Means, Daniel Rodriguez all make sense.

Cage Warriors 124: Justin Burlinson Prospect to Watch in Future

Cage Warriors #1 European Feeder League next event is at Cage Warriors 124 THIS FRIDAY. Headlining event is Agy Sardari defending his Cage Warriors Lightweight Title against Joe McColgan.

Co Main Event was David Bear vs Justin Burlinson. Justin Burlinson having a spectacular Cage Warriors debut. Ground and Pound TKO knockout in the second.

Justin Burlinson 2021 & 2022

Justin Burlinson rising British Welterweight 5-0 record at 24 years old. Wins before his Cage Warriors wins fought on the Bellator stage. Finishing all of his opponents.

Burlinson is flying under the radar but with the Cage Warriors win against a VERY TOUGH David Bear who fought for Brave Combat Federation before and Desert Force. Making his second Cage Warriors appearance.

2021 Burlinson can make serious noise, Becoming a Cage Warriors Welterweight title contender in 2021. Defeating the highly respect and highly Cage Warriors ranked David Bear.

Up next for Burlinson can be facing a favorite European prospect of mine Mateusz Figlak whose on a three fight winning streak.

Winner of Burlinson vs Figlak deserves a Cage Warriors Welterweight title shot as they challenge the winner of Jack Grant vs Ian Garry(Vacant cage Warriors Welterweight Title.)

June 19th 2021 MMA Prospects to Watch

Fury Fc 47

Anthony Romero

Anthony Romero one of the best Lightweight Prospects in the United States. Every hardcore MMA fan knows who this guy is. Fought on the Dana White Contender Series, Won his fight but sadly didn’t get the UFC contract.

Romero won his last fight at LFA 96 but no UFC contract. Hopefully with a first round finish Sean Shelby or Mick Maynard offers a UFC contract. Maybe Bellator comes around.

Headlining Fury FC 47 against Anderson Hutchinson.

  • 9-0
  • 24 years old
  • Ohio Combat League Lightweight Champion

UAE Warriors 20

Martun Mezhlumyan Armenia Lightweight prospect with a 11-2 record, Won the Eagles Fighting Championship Lightweight Title. Back and Forth High Level Paced fight against one of the best Eastern Europe MMA Fighters Valeriu Mircea.

  • 28 years old
  • 11-2 record
  • 8 first round finishes
  • Fought for UAE Warriors, ACB, M-1 Global

Amiran Gogoladze 11-1 record at 23 years old, #1 Georgian Welterweight Prospect. Making his UAE Warriors debut as he came into this fight with several first round finishes. Nickname is the sniper for a reason.

Amiran opponent is Handesson Ferreira, Former PFL Wleterweight. If Amiran wants to catch the eye of the UFC or Bellator defeating a former PFL Fighter will help get a contract.

Rizin 28 Fighters to Watch

Rizin Fighting Federation returning June 13th with some of there biggest superstars from Tenshin Nasukawa, Kai Asakura to there rising stars from Tofiq Musaev, Naoki Inoue and lastly prospects like Vugar Karamov.

Entertaining MMA card to watch, Any fighter out there who wants to build there name in a whole other country Rizin is perfect for you.

Rizin becoming a feeder league for UFC with Jiri Prochazaka and Manel Kape signing with UFC. Plenty more where that came from to sign with UFC or Bellator.

What are the fighters to watch?

Tofiq Musayev

Tofiq Musayev won the Rizin Lightweight Grand Prix by displaying a impressive performance in the Rizin Lightweight Grand Prix final against Patricky Friere. Brother of Patricio Pitbull. Win over Patricky showed Musayev is one of the best Lightweights in the world doesn’t matter he fights for Rizin.

Musayev 18-3 record at 31 years old, Riding high on a 14 fight winning streak. Defeating talented fighters in his Rizin career from Johnny Case, Daron Cruickshank and Damien Brown.

Huge fan of Musayev he’s a world class, Top Lightweight and now fighting for the first ever Rizin Lightweight title against Roberto De Souza 11-1 Brazilian Lightweight BJJ Black Belt competing in the biggest tournaments all over the world.

Naoki Inoue Rizin Rising Star

Ranked #1 Bantamweight on tapology.com out of Japan. Inoue 15-1 record only 23 years old. Formerly fought for UFC but maybe a bit too early as not every fighter at a young age can handle fighting for the biggest MMA promotion in the world. Dealing with the mental pressure fighting for the UFC.

Currently training at Longo & Weidman MMA with Ulka Sasaki & Dennis Buzukja.

Seeing success right now, Three fight winning streak with Rizin. Competing in the 2021 Rizin Bantamweight Grand Prix Tournament. Looking to build his name in winning the Grand Prix which is a huge deal to hardcore fans going through a 16 man tournament and being the last man standing.

Everyone loved the Pride tournaments in the 2000’s and glad to see Rizin continue that tradition.

Naoki Inoue first round opponent is Shinataro Ishiwatari 26-8-4 record. Looking forward to Inoue fight as Rizin continues to build Inoue as a rising RIZIN star.

“The motivation is totally different, how I approach this fight mentally is totally different. I want tough competition and if that gets people excited then it kills two birds with one stone.”

https://asianmma.com/naoki-inoue-full-of-confidence-ahead-of-rizin-bantamweight-grand-prix/

Vugar Karamov

Vugar Karamov jumped on my radar while watching Rizin fights on YouTube. Watched Vugar dominate Kyle Aguon in every aspect of the fight. Beautiful sambo fighting style. Hear the pop in his hands. The technical powerful takedowns.

Currently top ten Eastern Europe Featherweight at 29 years old is challenging Yutaka Saito for the Rizin Featherweight Title.

Vugar winning the Rizin Featherweight Title against a Rizin Champion, Former Shooto Lightweight Champion WILL BE A BIG DEAL for Vugar to build his name.

Sign with a Major Promotion from UFC, Bellator or One Championship.

UFC 263 Hakeem Dawodu vs Movsar Evolev

UFC 263 Headliner is Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori for the UFC Middleweight Title. Co-Main Event is Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno UFC Flyweight Title.

UFC 263 Sleeper fight is Hakeem Dawodu vs Mosvar Evolev two Featherweights looking to pursue the UFC Featherweight top ten in 2021. Future Featherweight title contenders.

Hakeem Dawodu

Hakeem Dawodu before signing with UFC fought for World Series of Fighting, Successful UFC signing as Hakeem is now 5-1. Entering this UFC 263 fight on a five fight winning streak. One of the most underrated UFC winning streaks right now.

Dawodu from underrated to rising star in 2021 with a significant standout win against the tough talented Mosvar Evolev the former M1-Bantamweight Champion.

“I think he’s gonna come and try and strike for a little bit until he feels uncomfortable, and then he’s gonna start shooting for the stars,” Dawodu said. “And then I see myself stuffing his takedown or him falling into a submission and then me doing what I usually do, just making it a ‘Mean Hakeem’ fight and laying a beating on him and making him quit.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/06/ufc-263-hakeem-dawodu-hopes-finish-propels-top-10

Hakeem has the advantage in the athletic department leading to a win, Knocking out Evolev with a quick combination because of his speed.

“No doubt, once I win this fight, it’s top-10 status,” Dawodu said. “You can’t deny me. I think you’ve gotta put me in the contender (category). You’ve gotta put me in the video game. That’s how I see this playing out.”

https://calgarysun.com/sports/mma/ufc-263-dawodu-ready-for-whats-next

Movsar Evloev

Mosvar Evloev former M1-Bantamweight Champion remains undefeated in the UFC with a record of 14-0. One of the hottest UFC prospects to date at 27 years old. Wins over Nik Lentz, Mike Grundy, Enrique Barzola. Now looking for his biggest win against Hakeem Dawodu.

High level wrestler and techincal boxer. Born and raised in Russia. Trains at Tiger Muay Thai with the killers from Valentina Shevchenko, Petr Yan to name a few.

” I think I can fight someone top five top ten it’s good step for me and I will take this chance

“I’m ready to defeat everyone in my division I will be champion.”

Believes Dawodu isn’t ready for his wrestling skills, Having the advantage in the wrestling department. Ready to show the world he’s a future Featherweight Champion with a dominant performance against the talented Hakeem Dawodu.

Dana White Big Dreams for Miguel Baeza

UFC Main Event is Rozenstruik vs. Sakai but the fighter to pay attention too is Miguel Baeza. Even Dana White is paying attention to him as the UFC believes in Baeza.

MIGUEL BAEZA jumped on the scene when he knocked out Matt Brown back in MAY OF 2020 when UFC returned.

Baeza before the knockout was knocked down in the fight but because of Miguel Baeza’s mental toughness got the win. SWEET COMBINATIONS.

Baeza now has his toughest fight to date against Santiago Ponzinibbio one of the best Welterweights in the world.

So when they gave me Santiago, I liked it because now it’s a step up of competition and now I get to really step in and go to war with somebody.

“I think I can get the finish. I think Ponzinibbio is a tough guy, but I think, again, I have all the tools to finish him.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/06/ufc-fight-night-189-video-miguel-baeza-predicts-finish-vs-santiago-ponzinibbio

Baeza defeats Ponzinibbio that will make Baeza a rising star and a potential UFC Welterweight Contender. UFC and DANA WHITE seems to love Baeza. FIRST PUERTO RICAN MMA SUPERSTAR.

“The kid’s a stud man. 10-0. Puerto Rican. When New York opens up again, get him fighting in New York. I’ve been talking about Puerto Rico too. We’ve talked about going to Puerto Rico a long time ago. I talked about building a Performance Institute in Puerto Rico. He could be the guy. He could be our Puerto Rican star,” White added.

The stud trains with COLBY COVINGTON at MMA Masters.

“Colby Covington, he’s a good guy,” Baeza said. “I know that everybody’s gonna get on him with all the stuff he’s saying. He’s a different person in the gym. He’s only pushed us to get better.”

https://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Miguel-Baeza-Praises-Teammate-Colby-Covington-Hes-a-Different-Person-in-the-Gym-176466

COLBY COVINGTON pushing Baeza in practice will only make Baeza a better fighter.

“I know he’s a tough guy he’s gonna throw hard but I think that I have everything it takes to beat him. “

2021 can be a significant year for MIGUEL BAEZA, CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS FIGHT.

Brave CF, KSW, LFA & More Prospects June 4th and June 5th

LFA 109

Terrance McKinney 9-3 Lightweight prospect, Former contestant on the Dana White Contender Series. Lost his fight on the Dana White Contender Series but a win against the Puerto Rican Lightweight prospect will lead to a second opportunity.

Askar Askar one of the best Bantamweight prospects in the United States. Askar 11-1 record at 26 years old, Defeating Kevin Wirth, Alberto Martinez Jr in his MMA career. Signed with UFC but because of medical issues never fought Cody Stamann.

Back to back LFA wins will lead to a UFC oppurtunity or Bellator.

Battlefield Fight League

Caio Machado vs Chris Larsen BFL Heavyweight Title Fight. Caio Machado Brazilian Heavyweight trains in Vancouver. One of the best Heavyweight prospects in Canada. 4-1 record at 26 years old with first round KO wins.

Defending his title against 5-1 Chris Larsen Heavyweight prospect.

Kyran Cameron 5-0 Canada Welterweight prospect, Rising Welterweight Prospect from North America. Challenging the BFL Welterweight Title against Dejan Kajic. Winning the BFL Welterweight title helps with signing on the Dana White Contender Series.

KSW 61

Salahdine Parnasse one of my FAVORITE prospects to watch in the world. Easily one of the best Featherweights in the world, Doesn’t matter to me if he fights for KSW the #1 European MMA promotion.

Parnasse lost to Daniel Torres, Losing the KSW Featherweight title in a lucky knockout. Rematch happens guarantee the fight would be way different.

Salahdine Paransse is a French prodigy at 23 years old, 14-1-1 record defeating the likes of European MMA superstar Ivan Buchinger in a a MASTERCLASS performance.

Looking forward to Paransse returning back to the win column against Filip Pejić the former FFC Featherweight Champion. Now 2-2 with KSW. Win against Pejic leads to a KSW Featherweight Title Shot.

Brave CF 51

Brave Combat Federation 51 event in Belarus, Showcasing the best Belarus prospects!!

Denis Maher Belarus Middleweight prospect at 26 years old, Sweet left hand. Striking focused fighter 7-0 record. Former WMMAA European Champion, Amateur Champion.

Sam Patterson 6-1 Lightweight prospect at 25 years old, Facing toughest test yet against former Brave CF Lightweight champion Ylies Djiroun. Sam Patterson part of the next generation of England MMA.

Yanis Ghemmouri 9-1 record 26 years old, High level All-Around fighter from France. Training at the powerhouse European Gym Bulgarian Top Team training with Amin Ayoub, Morgan Charriere, Benoit Saint Denis. Bunch of killers to train with. Yanis is one of the best European Featherweight prospects, Flying under the radar.

Next Generation of MMA lead by Muhammad Mokaev 4-0 record, Dominated the Amateur ranks before going pro. Combined record of 28-0. Next version of Khabib Nurmagomedov. Ready for this… 20 years old. Looking forward to Mokaev second fight with Brave CF.

Caleb Hall Elevation Fight Team Prospect LFA Debut

Caleb Hall, 24 year old Welterweight prospect part of the next generation of Elevation Fight Team prospects to prosper as he follows the paths of teammates, Cory Sandhagen, Neil Magny, Kamaru Usman.

Iron sharpens Irons and Hall has been sharpening his skills on daily basis with the surplus of training partners he has at his disposable.

“I have really developed my skills training alongside athletes like Justin Gaethje, Cory Sandhagen, Neil Magny, Kamaru Usman and many other fighters that are on the come up. ” Caleb Hall

The 2-0 Elevation Fight Team prospect is making his Legacy Fighting Alliance debut. Legacy Fighting Alliance is the premier feeder league promotion in the United States, Major opportunity for Caleb Hall. Credit to his MMA manager Brian Hamper of Sucker Punch Entertainment to get this opportunity for his client.

“I am extremely grateful for Brian Hamper of Sucker Punch Entertainment for getting me this opportunity and I am going to maximize this platform and show them the best version of me. ” Caleb Hall

Opponent is Jacobi Jones All-American wrestler from Colorado State University Pueblo.

Was named RMAC Freshman of the Year and All-RMAC First Team…He compiled an 18-7 overall record with four falls in his freshman season. He recorded a perfect 5-0 record with one fall in RMAC duals. The Omaha, Nebraska native totaled a team-best 41 takedowns. Jones won his first collegiate event, as he went 4-0 at the DoubleTree Open Nov. 8. He finished second at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Holiday Inn Open Nov. 22..

https://gothunderwolves.com/sports/wrestling/roster/jacobi-jones/4502

Caleb Hall despise the wrestling accomplishments isn’t afraid of Jacobi Jones. Confident in his abilities to get the job done at LFA 109.

“I think Jacobi is a good fighter but lacks an overall skill set for MMA. I think he will try to test it on the feet, and once he realizes that is not where he is going to win this fight, He is gong to try to wrestle me right away. I see him over committing, Gassing out and getting finished in the third round. ” Caleb Hall

Win over a former College All-American wrestler, Successful high school wrestler under the LFA stage is the right way to start 2021!! Sky’s the limit for Caleb Hall and 2021 is a year for him to become a rising Welterweight prospect from the United States.

What are your goals for 2021?

I am going to stay undefeated as a professional fighter. I plan on fighting two more times this year and hope to have my name put in the hat for the UFC soon.

Looking forward to the former Army veteran LFA debut, Talented Welterweight fighter. Have a serious obsession and Caleb Hall is a welterweight prospect to keep an eye on for 2021 and the foreseeable future.

Legacy Fighting Alliance 109 starts at 9 pm this Friday PLEASE WATCH

Tucker Lutz Looks to Put on a Show UFC 262

Tucker Lutz, Product out of the Dana White Contender Series is making his awaited debut tonight at UFC 262 against the tough Kevin Aguilar with a 17-4 record.

Coming into this fight with a 11 fight winning streak, Looking to make it 12 fight winning streak as he defeats his toughest opponent to date Kevin Aguilar.

Before signing with UFC and on the Dana White Contender Series, Lutz was one of the best Lightweight Prospects in the United States. Fighting for regional promotion Shogun Fights and winning the Shogun Fights Lightweight Title.

Biggest win before UFC was against Francisco Isata 12-5 record, Regional Fighter.

Opportunity to fight for the #1 MMA organization, Former Shogun Fights Lightweight Champion and now looks to become UFC Featherweight Champion in a few years.

“The pursuit of that world title… that’s always been my goal, to be a UFC world champion and nothing has changed,” Lutz told me in response to what drives him to get up every morning in order to train.

http://www.backsportspage.com/tucker-lutz-is-driven-to-be-world-champion-nothings-changed/

Bellator MUST Signings 2021

Scott Coker and his team signing championship level fighters in 2020 and 2021 from Magomed Magomedov, Corey Anderson, Yoel Romero, Alexander Shabily, Usman Nurmagomedov, Sergio Pettis, Mads Burnell, Brett Johns to name a few fighter.

Bellator deepening there roster year after year. Bellator is in a great spot right now since the Showtime network deal but always can get better signing high level fighters that can be potential champions. Stealing them away from UFC!!

Some of the fighters listed definitely know and some others probably no clue about but awesome.

Roberto Soldic

Roberto Soldic #1 European Welterweight prospect, New King of Croatian MMA. KSW Welterweight Champion which is a incredible accomplishment since KSW is the #1 European MMA promotion.

Soldic is only 26 years old, 18-3 record. Defeating Dez Parker former Cage Warriors fighter, Former EFC Middleweight Champion Driscus Du Plessis, Krystian Kaszubowski 7-0 Welterweight, Michał Materla KSW Middleweight Title Challenger.

Soldic is a beast and deserves to fight for a top MMA promotion.

Signing with Bellator would break the MMA internet. Selling out European arenas, Headlining Bellator events because Soldic can be a superstar for Bellator.

Soldic vs Yaroslav Amosov rematch, Clash of the European killers. Soldic split decision loss to Yaroslav back at Tech Prep in 2016.

Rustam Kerimov

I LOVE Rustam Kerimov, One of my favorite MMA fighters right now. One of the best Bantamweights on the planet. Former ACA Bantamweight champion only because he wants to test free agency. Rustam Kerimov is a beast.

Constant pressure start to finish like Petr Yan. Combat Sambo Fighting style.

Wins over Takeya Mizugaki, Russian prospects Oleg Borisov, Andrey Goncharov and a MASTERPIECE win against Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev for the ACA Bantamweight Title. Dominated a Russian killer start to finish.

Bellator NEEDS to sign him right now, Send a matchmaker. Russian spy. Do whatever it takes to sign Rustam Kerimov.

Bellator Bantamweight Division is stacked but can always improve. Dream fights against Sergio Pettis, Juan Archuleta, Brett Johns, Magomed Magomedov, Raufeon Stots.

Yusuf Raisov

“Borz” Russian Lightweight Prospect is a future ACA Lightweight Champion, Killing the ACA Lightweight Division since he signed with formely known as ACB back in 2015.

Developing this Russian savage into a future UFC/Bellator Lightweight. Easily one of the best Lightweights in the world with a record of 17-2. He’s an all around powerful talent. Talented grappler, Pin point boxing with heavy hands.

Yusuf Raisov jumped on the scene when he fought MMA veteran Luis Palomino, Defeated Russian prospect Marat Balaev, Brazilian undefeated prospect Carlos Alexandre, Undefeated Lightweight prospect Raimundo Batista.

Defeating talented fighters throughout the world. Now it’s time to defeat Bellator Lightweights. Bellator matches like Goiti Yamaguchi, Myles Jury, Brent Primus. Facing against Top Ten Bellator Lightweights.

Quick run to the Bellator Lightweight Title in 2021.

Salahdine Parnasse

Salahdine Parnasse one of my favorite fighters to watch. French prodigy at 14-1-1 record at 23 years old. Lost to Daniel Torres for the KSW Featherweight Title. 9 out of 10 times Parnasse won, Lucky shot lead to a knockout. Rematch against Daniel Torrres regaining back his KSW Featherweight Title.

Leading back to the interest of Bellator. Signing with Bellator would be a HUGE DEAL.

Parnasse attracting the European Market as KSW IS HUGE in Europe! Becoming a Bellator superstar. French version of AJ McKee.

Felipe Froes

Former ACA Featherweight Champion, Next version of Jose Aldo. Prime of his career at 29 years old. Trains at Nova União with Jose Aldo, Eduardo Dantas, Renan Barao.

20-5 record went on a four fight winning streak before losing to Magomedkrasul Khasabulaev for the ACA Featherweight title.

Salman Zhamaldaev, Marat Balaev, Reginaldo Corvão are some of Felipe Froes wins.

Time for a change and no better than signing with Bellator. Competing in the red hot Featherweight Division.

Zulu Boy Should Sign with Rizin or One Championship in 2021

Nkazimulo Zulu” Zulu Boy” former EFC Flyweight champion is one of the best Flyweights in Africa. Main event attraction because of his athleticism and finishing ability.

Zulu boy is 31 years old, Prime of his career dealt with two losses in a row. Losing the EFC Flyweight Title to current Cage Warriors Flyweight Champion Jake Hadley than moving up to Bantamweight, Challenging Faeez Jacobs for the EFC Bantamweight Title.

Finally in the win column after defeating Fafa Dwama at EFC 85 by triangle choke in the second round. Congratulations to Zulu Boy for the win because he’s a talented flyweight who deserves to fight at a MAJOR PROMOTION.

Fighting for Rizin or One Championship would be PERFECT for him. Rizin fans especially fans in Japan WILL Love his personality, Appreciate his fighting style as Asia loves watching the smaller fighters.

Future Rizin matchups between Tatsuki Saomoto, Tenshin Nasukawa, Makoto Takahashi. Rizin doesn’t have a Flyweight Title but Zulu Boy can be second behind the RIZIN superstar Tenshin Nasukawa. Moving up to Bantamweight for a clash against Kai Asakura, Kyoji Horiguchi, Naoki Inoue

One Championship Flyweight Division is definitely rising with Mighty Mouse coming over, Adriano Moraes One Championship Flyweight Champion defeating Demetrious Johnson. Facing Danny Kingad, Yuya Wakamatsu. Facing an abundance of Flyweight talent to face.

One Championship a new face, Attracting the South Africa and Africa market. One Championship can use Extreme Fighting Championship as a feeder league. Zulu Boy can be the STAR for the African Market for One Championship.

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.

Ante Delija PFL 2021 #3 Prospect to Watch

Ante Delija dark horse of the PFL Heavyweight Division is one of the best European Heavyweight Prospect. Record of 17-3 at 30 years old. Protégé of Mirko Cro Cop, Trains at Gladiator Cage in Croatia.

Delija fought in the biggest European MMA Promotion, KSW. Defeating Oli Thompson former UFC & Bellator Heavyweight. Defeated Ricardo Prasel former Aspera FC Heavyweight Champion at Rizin 10. Valentijn Overeem at Night of the Gladiators 9.

Big wins before signing with Professional Fighters League.

Delija is a all around balanced fighter but is a MONSTER with ground & pound. Once his opponents drop to the floor it’s game… set… match. VERY GOOD ground & pound.

Delija is a monster at six foot five, I believe can compete in the PFL Heavyweight final. Under the radar prospect as there’s Fabricio Werdum, Justin Willis, Mohammed Usman but he can breakout under this PFL Heavyweight Tournament.

Facing Bruno Henrique Cappelozza former Rizin fighter, Jungle Fight fighter. Looking forward to Ante Delija second fight with Professional Fighters League.

Dana White Contender Series Season 5 Wishlist Part 1

Dana White Contender Series returning in June, Discovering future stars fighting in front of millions of viewers as they look to sign with UFC.

Sean O’Malley, Geoff Neal, Jim Crute, Edmen Shahbazyan, Brendan Allen all alumni’s of the Dana White Contender Series. Time for the next batch of MMA prospects to sign and fight on the Dana White Contender Series.

Created a Wishlist of MMA fighters UFC should offer an opportunity to fight on the Dana White Contender Series. Impressing Dana White, Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard.

Part 1 of many!!

Andres Quintana

Andres Quintana Combate Americas Featherweight Champion, Winning the Combate Americas Featherweight Tournament with a 100k prize. Quintana one of the best Featherweight prospects in the United States. Skillful talented crafty fighter with submission wins, Underrated striking.

Quintana last fight was a loss against Bruno Cannetti back at Combate 42. August 23rd, 2019. Long wait to return to the fight game and what better way than fight in front of a whole entire new audience!!

29 years old, 18-3 record. Successful Featherweight prospect, Time to fight on the Dana White Contender Series. Defeated former Dana White Contender Series prospect Alejandro Flores.

Khusein Askhabov

Khusein Askhabov INCREDIBLE record of 23-0, WWFC Bantamweight Champion. One of the best Bantamweight prospects in the world. Former Combat Sambo Champion and Karate Champion. Askhabov is a KILLER, Why on earth he isn’t signing with UFC or Bellator is beyond me but hopefully he fights for UFC this year.

First step in fighting for UFC is on the Dana White Contender Series. Facing a high level Bantamweight prospect that can be a FIGHT on the UFC prelims.

Khusein is a high level grappler but can throw the hands when needed. Defeated former Cage Warriors fighter Donovan Desmae.

Oh by the way trains with TWO POWERHOUSE Gyms in American Top Team and Tiger Muay Thai. He’s the next star to come out of both gyms. Learning from current UFC Champions right now as Askhabov on paper is a future UFC champion.

Joanderson Brito

Brazil’s Next Generation of MMA fighters, Leading the charge is Joanderson Brito. Brazil’s #1 Featherweight prospect. 11-2 record at 26 years old. Fusion FC Lightweight Champion defeated a 24-7 Johnny Iwasaki. Later on signing with Legacy Fighting Alliance, Knocking out Jose “Chepe” Mariscal in the first round.

Exciting fighter to watch as Dana White would love his fast pace electric fighting style.

Rustam Kerimov

Rustam Kerimov, EASILY one of my favorite MMA fighters in the world. Former ACA Bantamweight Champion only because he wants to test free agency… Sign with UFC. Rustam Kerimov is a WORLD CLASS Bantamweight fighter, Easily one of the best Bantamweights not with UFC.

All-Around special fighter, Pressure kickboxing and takedowns. Dominating opponents from former UFC veteran Takeya Mizugaki. Defeated Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev for the ACA Bantamweight Title in a masterful performance that I’ve watched multiple times. Defeated Team Nogueira prospect Francisco Maciel, Current Top Ten Russian Featherweight Prospect Andrey Goncharov.

Igeu Kabesa

Africa’s MMA superstar not signed with UFC is Igeu Kabesa. Remember the name Igeu Kabesa, Believe he’ll be a future UFC title contender. Electrifying, World Class Main event attraction as he’s the EFC Featherweight Champion. Reigning over the EFC Featherweight Division. Igeu Kabesa has star written all over him and we can discover him on Season 5 of the Dana White Contender Series.

List of opponents he defeated is current Bellator fighter Peter Queally, Current UFC fighter Danny Henry who defeated Hakeem Dawodu and Daniel Teymur.

Karolina Wójcik

KSW Strawweight Champion with a 8-2 record. One of the best strawweight MMA prospects in Europe. Fought in EFC Worldwide to Venator FC. Split decision loss to Cheyanne Buys at EFC Worldwide 74. Crafty strawweight with balanced all around skills.

Love to see Karolina Wojcik fight on the Dana White Contender Series facing a top Strawweight prospect from the United States.

April 30th, May 1st MMA Prospects to Watch

April 30th and May 1st, Friday and Saturday is filled with talented prospects looking to make a impression on UFC matchmakers and Bellator matchmakers. Watching prospects from LFA, CES, Okatagon, Mexico promotions.

LFA 106

Terrance McKinney former contestant of the Dana White Contender Series 8-3 record at 26 years old. McKinney is a Lightweight prospect, Fought for promotions Conquest of the Cage, Front Street Fights and now making his Legacy Fighting Alliance debut.

McKinney former College Wrestler at Chadron State, Fila Junior National All-American. Junior College #1 wrestler with North Idaho College.

One night changed everything as McKinney and his friends experimented with Mushrooms and LSD, Cops caught them in the act and they decided to flee the scene. Leading to madness as McKinney went through a window. Sent to Ambulance as his heart beat stopped.

“My head went through a window,” McKinney said. “I almost cut my neck off, because I pulled my head back through the glass after I fell through it. I was so overwhelmed by the drugs that I fainted.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/07/dana-white-contender-series-terrance-mckinney-nearly-died-drug-use

“I honestly didn’t know what happened,” McKinney recalled. “I thought I was still sitting on the couch tripping. It felt like I just woke up from a dream. I didn’t even know how I got to the hospital. I was like, ‘What the heck did I do? I’m at the hospital.’ I was freaking out. ‘What happened?’ I didn’t know what was going on. I had random people’s clothes on and a poop stain from being Tased.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/07/dana-white-contender-series-terrance-mckinney-nearly-died-drug-use

Life changing moment for the better as now Terrance McKinney can fight for UFC, Bellator 2021. Watch out for McKinney in 2021. Breakout year for him.

McKinney is definitely a talented fighter, Super fast compared to his opponents, Fast hands. Reminds me of a lighter version of Randy Brown.

Cheyden Leialoha

Cheyden Leialoha Hawaii’s #1 Bantamweight prospect 7-2 record at 27 years old. Tough losses to Raufeon Stots and John Castaneda but Leialoha is talented Bantamweight, Opportunity to fight for LFA. Moving up to Featherweight facing Edwin Chavez 4-0.

Cheyden is training partners with Max Holloway at Gracie Technics. Former X-1 Bantamweight Champion.

” I’m excited to give this guy his first loss I feel like he hasn’t fought really any tough competition.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d1ohTQKxio

UWC Mexico 26

Leonardo Blasco

Blasco #2 Latin America Welterweight Prospect, #1 Prospect from Venezuela. 14-3 record at 25 years old. OFC Welterweight Champion, Looking to be UWC WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION. Blasco is a super talented fighter, Smooth all-around skills. Best attribute is his grappling.

Michael Morales

21 year old Ecuador Welterweight, Incredibly raw talent. One of the next big prospects coming out of Latin America. 10-0 record already beating up grown men basically as a teenager. This kid will only get better as time goes on. Fighting on UFC Fight Pass will help build his name. Dana White Contender Series will be a scheduled bout soon.

Oktagon 23

Roman Paulus

Roman Paulus 20 years old 3-0 record has a VERY PROMISING Future with Oktagon, Leading to be a headliner for Oktagon in a few years. Roman is a Lightweight prospect from Slovakia who definitely will rise in 2021. Oktagon promoters, His management team schedule Roman least two more times in 2021 to build his name.

Roman not gonna lie reminds me of Rory MacDonald. Very similar fighting style with technical pin point striking, Picking his shots. Body shape is similar as well but Roman’s body will continue to develop as he’s only 20 years old.

PFL 2021 #1 Prospects to Watch

Professional Fighters League returns tonight on ESPN 2, Looking forward to the PFL return. Anthony Pettis PFL debut against former UFC fighter and Top Rank boxer Clay Collard. Talented card top to bottom with prospects making there Professional Fighters League.

Mikhail Odintsov

Mikhail Odintsov Belarus Top Prospect, Talented Lightweight prospect at `18-2 record. Winning the PFL Russian International Series to fight in the Professional Fighters League.

Odintsov is a prospect I’ve had my eyes on in 2020, Finally fighting for one of the best MMA promotions. Making his name on ESPN 2.

Sung Bin Jo

Sung Bin Jo South Korea’s next superstar with a 9-1 record, 28 years old. Cut in his first fight with UFC which makes no sense but time for Sung Bin Jo to take advantage of the new opportunity with Professional Fighters League. Definitively a underrated prospect.

Sung Bin Jo Kickboxing background lead to wins in the Professional Fighters League. Facing Tyler Diamond former Ultimate Fighter Season 27 contestant and Team Alpha Male prospect.

“I’m not setting huge goals right now because I’m focusing solely on the steps in front of me at the PFL and my first match against Tyler Diamond, though I’m aware the biggest threat at featherweight is Lance Palmer — the two-time winner of this tournament.

https://www.insider.com/korean-falcon-gives-impassioned-stop-asian-hate-speech-before-pfl-2021-4

Tyler Diamond

Favorite to win Ultimate Fighter Season 27, Hype behind him since he trained at Team Alpha Male. Prime of his career at 30 years old, Looking to make Professional Fighters League his home.

“I’m expecting to go in there and just be me,” Diamond told Cageside Press ahead of the bout. “Be mean and violent, look for the finish. Find every opportunity to grind this win out, do whatever the hell I gotta do to win,” Diamond continued. “I got to go in there and freaking just be me.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/04/20/pfl-1-tyler-diamond-will-mean-violent-friday/

Alex Martinez

Alex Martinez Paraguay rising prospect, 7-0 record at 26 years old. Two wins under Brave Combat Federation. Martinez one of the best Lightweight prospects in North America, Wins at Brave CF, Hoosier FC and Ikon Fighting Federation.

“We were going to take a random fight anywhere just to stay active, but at the same time we knew it was time to jump up to a bigger promotion just because we were at a higher level,” Martinez said in an interview with MMA Empire.

“The opponents they were putting in front of us, we weren’t destroying, but we were doing our thing. It’s time to go for the big dogs.”

https://mmaempire.ca/news/alex-martinez-pfl-1/

Bellator Latest Signings Medonca & Mamedov

Bellator continues to add depth to there roster signing world class fighters consistently last few years. Newest signings are two killers from different countries that can become top five fighters in their division in the future. Bellator signed Maycon Mendoca and Islam Mamedov.

Maycon Mendoca

Maycon Mendoca Current LFA Welterweight Champion after defeating Batsumberel Dagvadorj in a Welterweight Clash that earned him the LFA Welterweight Title. He’s a very good all around fighter at 28 years old, 11-4 record. Five fight winning streak after a three fight losing streak.

Wanted Bellator to sign Mendoca because he’d a be a GREAT addition to the Bellator Welterweight Division. Future matchups against Jason Jackson, Jaleel Willis, Logan Storley.

Maycon Mendonca trains at KINGS MMA with Marvin Vettori, Kelvin Gastelum, Rafael Dos Anjos, Neiman Gracie.

Looking forward to Maycon Mendonca Bellator debut and who he matches up against.

“This guy’s a beast, man. I want to see this guy on a bigger show,” Neiman Gracie said.

https://www.dailynews.com/2021/04/13/bellator-signs-lfa-champion-maycon-mendonca/

Islam Mamedov

Islam Mamedov Russian Lightweight savage, Dagestan born and raised fought for Professional Fighters League with Eight PFL/WSOF wins. Defeating current PFL Lightweight Champion Natan Schulte, Former UFC fighter Thiago Tavares, Ylies Djiroun top French MMA prospect.

19-1 record, 31 years old entering Bellator in the prime of his career.

Mamedov is a combat sambo world champion, Ground & pound expert and looking to take his talents to Bellator. Competing with the best Lightweights from Patricky Pitbull, Goiti Yamaguchi. Training with Dagestan friends from Khabib, Islam, Umar, Usman and so many other great fighters.

Khabib replacing his father Abdulmunap as HEAD COACH, Trainer of Eagles MMA. Helping many Dagestan fighters achieve there MMA dreams. Looking to make Islam Mamedov a Bellator Lightweight title challenger.

Genuinely curious to see how Islam Mamedov matches up against Bellator Lightweight competition in July.

“I hope we’ll have fans again in the building in July,” Nurmagomedov stated. “I look forward to meeting the Bellator fans there and supporting Usman and Islam.”

Ignacio Bahamondes UFC Debut at ABC 2

Ignacio Bahamondes Chile’s Top Ten prospects, Dana White Contender alumni making his UFC debut at 23 years old facing the UFC veteran John Makdessi.

Makdessi is a tough UFC Welterweight, Fighting since 2011 for UFC. Fought everyone from Donald Cerrone, Lando Vannata, Daron Cruickshank. Now faces the hungry Chilean Welterweight, Looking to defeat a UFC vet in a impress manner to jumpstart his UFC career.

“John is a very experienced fighter, (but) I also have my experience,” Bahamondes said. “He has more experience in the UFC, and that’s the biggest organization, so I think that’s the factor that’s most in his favor. But to be honest, my team and I couldn’t have asked for a better fight.

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/04/dwcs-standout-ignacio-bahamondes-relishes-high-expectations-for-ufc-debut

“This is a fight that’s going to push us to the limit and is going to position us very well in the division. So what better way to debut against John Makdessi, who’s a fighter people know. I’m ready to test myself and show what I got.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/04/dwcs-standout-ignacio-bahamondes-relishes-high-expectations-for-ufc-debut

Ignacio fought everywhere on the regional scene from Combate Americas, Legacy Fighting Alliance and Lux Fight League. Defeating Chris Brown not the Music superstar… Jon Jones teammate at JacksonWink at LFA 90 put Ignacio on notice.

Leading to fighting on the Dana White Contender Series defeating first round knockout artist Edson Gomez with a highlight kneel knockout in the second round.

Dana White loves offensive strikers and Ignacio Bahamondes is definitely a talented striker from Contender Series fight to watching him fight for LFA, Combate Americas.

Learning the tradition from his family members before him to be a world class striker!! Bahomondes family are a bunch of killers. Read this crazyness.

“His father, Manuel, began training in the striking arts at age 16. He is a former South American WKN kickboxing champion. He’s also a black belt in kempo karate and he’s run a karate academy in Santiago – Team Bahamondes – for almost 35 years.”

“Ignacio’s paternal grandfather was a professional boxer in Chile. And on his mother’s side, Ignacio’s great-grandfather, Raul Carabantes, was an accomplished Chilean boxer in the 1930s and ’40s. “El Estilista Valdiviano” retired with 82 professional bouts and was a South American champion. He also competed in Madison Square Garden in 1941, where he lost to Holman Williams. The Ring Magazine labeled Carabantes as the best Latin American boxer of his time.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/12/ufcs-ignacio-bahamondes-determined-to-further-family-combat-sports-legacy?utm_source=ground.news&utm_medium=referral

Bahamondes family has successful kickboxer, Boxer and now we can see a successful MMA fighter making a career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Looking forward to watching his UFC debut and his 2021 season. Watching a technical striking display, Looking to make his Father and Grandfather proud.

New Fan of Nainoa Dung after Bellator 256 Win

Bellator 256 prelims been entertaining to watch, Becoming a new fan of Nainoa Dung after a dominant boxing performance with sweet hooks to the body that even impressed John McCarthy and Mauro Ranallo. Boxing is his best skill and it really showed against a tough dude Mikey Williams who kept going after all those hard shots.

Naiona Dung stand out Bellator prospect on the Bellator 256 prelims, Lead to resigning with Bellator after that boxing performance. No more losing streak now!! Start a winning streak and a stand out 2021 season for the 22 year old kid.

“I’m still learning I’m still growing you know I’m 22 years old this was my sixth pro fight you know I’m a young veteran but just a student of the game ahead of my class.” Naiona Dung Post Fight Press Conference Bellator 256

Best performance yet for the Sanford MMA product under the tutelage of MMA Coach Henri Hooft, Training with a handful of killers from Michael Chandler, Gilbert Burns, Omar Morales, Vicente Luque, Adam Borics, Michael Johnson, Jason Jackson.

Learning from the killers of Sanford MMA helped him deal with losses, Understanding how to be a professional but still only 22 years old fighting for the second best MMA promotion in the world.

“In my past fights I felt like I was not only fighting my opponent but fighting myself you know just being young on this big stage like not too many people say but it’s scary you know like I’ll admit it and like but once I step in that cage everything goes away and I’m just doing what I love which is fighting.” Nainoa Dung Bellator 256.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW4hPo-Bxrk

Hawaii is a talented country of warriors from BJ Penn, Max Holloway, Illima-Lei Macfarlane, Brad Tavares, Ray Cooper, Dan Ige, Yancy Medeiros and now Naiona Dung. Following the footsteps of the talented Hawaiian strikers.

Genuinely looking forward to Nainoa Dung’s 2021 season, Man I
was impressed with his win tonight. No brainer for Bellator to resign him and match him up against quality Bellator opponents.

Bright future for Nainoa Dung, Future Bellator Lightweight contender as Bellator continues to promote and build up the prospect.

ACA 121 Prospects to Watch

Absolute Championship Akhmat leading MMA promotion having another event ACA 121, Stacking CARD with world class fighters that will sign with UFC, Bellator, PFL or One Championship in the next few years.

Magomedrasul Gasanov

Nikola Dipchikov 20-7 record at 36 years old vs Magomedrasul Gasanov 15-2 record at 27 years old for the ACA Interim Middleweight Title.

Gasanov upcoming Russian Middleweight prospect defeated Respected Russian Middleweight Artem Frolov, Former M1-Challenge Middleweight Champion. Life changing moment for the 27 year old to win the ACA Middleweight Title.

Amirkhan Adaev

Amirkhan Adaev one of my favorite Russian prospects for 2021, World CLASS fighter has the fight of his life at ACA 121 facing Hacran Dias. Hacran Dias former UFC fighter, Making his second appearance with ACA.

Adaev taekwondo fighting style, Not the biggest puncher more of a technical accurate striker with talented grappling that executes the wins. Six fight winning enter the fight with Hacran Dias. Defeating talented fighter from the 33-12 Vener Galiev, Former PFL fighter Brian Foster and Efrain Escuedero former UFC fighter.

Win against Dias will only boost Adaev’s name as UFC or Bellator will be calling his manager to sign him. Leading to ACA Lightweight Title Shot in 2021. Adaev will have a promising future I guarantee it!!

Alikhan Suleymanov vs Kurban Taygibov

Alikhan Suleymanov 12-3 Russian Featherweight trains out Russian Powerhouse Gym Berkut FC. Talented Featherweight prospect with nasty striking impressed by the way he carved up Ermek Tlauov with leg kicks and punches. Tough grappler as well but all Russians are basically. One of the best 100 Featherweights in the world.

Alikhan’s opponent is Eagles MMA prospect… YES where Khabib, Zabit and Islam, Nurmagomedov’s train for fun. Lost his last fight because of arm injury but this dude is a talented SAMBO fighter, Standout win against Former ACA Featherweight Champion Felipe Froes. Reminds me of Eddie Alvarez and Frankie Edgar he just has that DAWG in him that will see against Alkihan.

Definitely a Featherweight fight to watch.

Ilya Khodkevich

Belarus Lightweight Prospect at 24 years old 6-0 record, Combat Sambo Belarus National Team fighter. Combat Sambo Champion is a underrated Eastern Europe prospect but fighting for ACA, Defeating tough Russian savages and climbing up the rankings will help him get there.

Watched his fight at Fight Nights Global, Solid All-Around fighter from the Muay Thai clinch game, Hitting knees well, Defending takedowns. Going in and out of sprawls that were fun to watch. Looks like a seasoned fighter just needs more experience. He’s a killer and one of the Belarus prospects to watch.

Handful prospects to watch at ACA 121, Watching Future Champions looking to prosper for Absolute Championship Akhmat.

Maxim Shvets Ukraine #1 Welterweight Prospect EFC 35

Maxim Shvets Ukraine #1 Welterweight Prospect 18-3 record at 27 years old is making his Eagle Fighting Championship debut fighting all over Russia. Besides being a successful MMA fighter, Kickboxing champion and Combat Sambo World Champion. All-Around successful fighter who can make it to the big shows like UFC, Bellator and One Championship.

Shvets dominated former UFC fighter Leandro Silva, American Top Team product in a impressive showing from grappling to selective striking. Earning the respect from MMA journalist to defeat a former UFC fighter in a dominant way. Staying composed throughout the five rounds as Shvets knew he can spread his name around the MMA world if he can defeat a Former UFC fighter. Up for the challenge OF COURSE.

Before fighting Silva defeated Brazilian Welterweight prospect Flavio Pina 16-3 record at the time, Choked him out in the second round.

Shvets now on a 7 fight winning streak looking to extend his winning streak to 8 wins as he defeats Zaur Isaev 10-2 who defeated Alexander Butenko 49-13 record in the first round, Back in 2019.

Looking to win another title, MMA title before signing with UFC. Khabib owning the promotion, Ali Abdelaziz as his manager he can help many fighters sign with UFC. Maxim Shvets one of those fighters who can compete in the UFC. Defeating tough Welterweight veterans.

Watch out for Maxim Shvets 2021 season as he earns a title shot for Eagle Fighting Championship, Future EFC Welterweight Champion.

CFFC 94 Solomon Renfro Prospect to Watch

Solomon Renfro rising Welterweight prospect out of the Northeast, Trains at Tiger Schulman with Jimmie Rivera, Lyman Good and Mike Triziano. Making a career at Cage Fury Fighting Championship for now. Pursuing the CFFC Welterweight Title but journey to the Welterweight title continues against Nick Alley.

Solomon Renfro big dreams ahead of him, On his Instagram profile Future UFC and WBC Champion. Aspiring to be one of the greatest combat sport athletes.

Solomon Renfro former training partner with Patchy Mix, Former King of the Cage Bantamweight Champion and now one of the best Bantamweight fighters.

“I can perform and fight anywhere – on the feet, on the ground, in the corners, (and) in the clinch. My jiu-jitsu is great. My wrestling is great. My sambo is great. My boxing, kickboxing, muay thai – I’m confident in all those areas. And my fight I.Q. is awesome, also. I train like a dog every single day. I mean, like, all (expletive) day. … It’s like an all day thing. But I know that’s how you’ve got to train to be one of the greatest of all time.”

“I really want to go to the UFC. Honestly, no other fights on the regional scene interest me. I can’t even put a name out there that I’m interested in. I’m ready for the UFC. I’m competing at a very high level every day. I’ve been competing at a very high level since the day I started doing MMA. I feel like with one more win, it has to come. I don’t see how I couldn’t. I see guys on the UFC roster with 4-0 records or 4-3. I saw another guy get in there with a record that’s 5-2 recently. I don’t see why I’m not ready.

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/ufc-bellator-5-fighters-on-verge-of-signing-december-wins

Solomon Renfro confident in his abilities, Training with killers everyday. Truly believes he can become one of the best Welterweights of all time but winning a CFFC Welterweight Title WILL lead to signing with the UFC. Fighting with the best of the best Welterweights.

CFFC 94 prospect to watch and a 2021 Prospect to Watch as his name value will rise through the prospect rankings I guarantee it. Definitely a talented fighter.

Brave CF 50 Super Welterweight Title Fight is a GREAT ONE

Brave CF 50 headliner is an exciting fight to watch as one of the faces of Brave Combat Federation is fighting a former UFC Welterweight.

Jarrah Hussein Al-Silawi Brave CF Super Welterweight Champion vs Ismail Naurdiev.

Toughest fight in Jarrah’s Brave CF career as he faces Ismail Naurdiev a young talented 24 year old old Welterweight looking to make a name for himself under the Brave CF promotion.

Jarrah Hussein Al-Silawi resigned with Brave CF, Defeating Naurdiev will show the world he’s one of the most underrated Welterweight fighters on the planet.

“I’ve beaten guys that have gone on to the UFC,” Al-Silawi told MMA Junkie. “The fact that he’s an ex-UFC fighter gives me an opportunity to prove that I can beat any fighter that comes from any organization. Ismail has a great record and was in the UFC, and that just gives me motivation and reason to beat him.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/03/brave-cf-50-jarrah-al-silawi-pre-fight-interview

Naurdiev defeated the likes of Michel Prazeres and Siyar Bahadurzada, Fought for ACA, EMC and UFC. Making his Brave CF debut, Looking to make a stamp on the #1 Middle Eastern Promotion.

Jarrah Hussein defending his Brave CF Super Welterweight Title for the second time, Representing Brave CF and the Middle East. Motivating young men and women to become MMA fighters. Yes you can defeat a UFC fighter!!

I feel I am better than him in all aspects. But he needs to understand that he is not coming and taking the title away from me. He is in for a battle, and I will keep my title in the end.”

https://www.lowkickmma.com/exclusive-brave-cfs-jarrah-al-silawi-talks-title-fight-with-ismail-naurdiev/

Defeating a high level Middle Eastern Welterweight prospect will do wonders for his career moving forward if he wants to sign with UFC or sign a deal with Bellator or One Championship which would be sick to see!!

Many people are cheering for Jarrah or seeing him as the favorite but Ismail Naurdiev is looking to prove everyone wrong, Stealing the show in the Brave CF 50 Main Event.

Brave CF debut with a bang, Dominant performance, Knockout win. Ismail Naurdiev nickname is “Austrian Wonderboy” for a reason.

‘‘’Honestly, I didn’t watch his fights, just a couple of moments. But I think he’s more of a striker. I saw his wrestling is really bad, and he has some skills in jiu-jitsu, but not that high of a level. He’s more of a striker, he likes to kick a lot. He has basic striking, but nothing I haven’t seen before, so I’m not surprised’’, says Naurdiev.

https://bravecf.com/news/ismail-naurdiev-fires-shots-at-champ-al-silawi-ahead-of-historic-brave-cf-50-bad-wrestler-basic-striker-

Naurdiev will show he’s the better fighter, Stealing the throne and become the next GREAT Super welterweight champion.

Jarrah Hussein Al-Silawi vs Ismail Naurdiev can be a UFC prelim fight this is how good of a fight on paper this is. I have no clue who wins this fight but only way to find out is watch it on FITE TV.

Adrian Bartosinski KSW Newest Welterweight Prospect

Adrian Bartosinski Polish Welterweight prospect 10-0 record at 25 years old. Debut at KSW 59: Fight Code March 20th defeating Spanish Welterweight prospect Lionel Padilla in the third round.

Roberto Soldic is the KSW Welterweight Champion but in next few years we can see Adrian Bartosinski becoming a KSW Welterweight Title Contender.

On his journey to winning the KSW Welterweight Title winning fights in the first round, Similar way he did before signing with KSW.

Fighting for promotions under KSW Tylko Jeden. Wirtuoz Challenge and Fight Exclusive Night.

KSW high on Adrian Bartosinski obviously after promoting him under smaller promotions. Exciting fighter to watch with first round finishes.

Bartosinski flying under the radar but in 2021 will see him gradually talked about as a top ten-twenty European Welterweight Prospect.

Second fight with KSW can happen at KSW 61, Spring of 2021 as KSW likes to space out there events. KSW 61 Adrian Bartosinski will be talked about as one of the prospects to watch, Facing Ion Surdu, Christian Eckerlin former GMC Middleweight Champion at KSW 61.

Fighting tough KSW Welterweights with experience under KSW.

Watch out Adrian Bartosinski for KSW as one of the rising European Welterweight Prospects.

Muhammad Mokaev Russian Prodigy Debuts at Brave CF 49

Muhammad Mokaev #1 Amateur Bantamweight Prospect 22-0 record signed with Brave Combat Federation. Looking to make a name for himself for the BEST Middle Eastern Promotion today.

Mokaev finally making his Brave CF debut against a formidable opponent with a 7-1 record. 3-1 record with Brave CF, Top Nordic Flyweight. Brave could’ve matched him up against a 1-0 opponent but they scheduled a bout against a talented flyweight prospect who can ruin Mokaev’s debut.

Everyone hardcore fan is WATCHING Mokaev’s debut as all of us are excited to watch his Brave CF debut. Longtime wait since we heard the signing announcement.

“At flyweight, I feel like so strong. I feel even faster. I sparred with Jose “Shorty” Torres, three times we sparred with him. You’ll have to speak to him about the last sparring. We had good rounds, I’m ready for the flyweight (division) I’m at that level now. I’m ready”

https://mymmanews.com/undefeated-muhammad-mokaev-on-125lb-debut-at-brave-cf-49/

Mokaev trains at KHK MMA Team in Bahrain, Tiger Muay Thai for Strength & Conditioning and Went over to Coconut Creek Florida to train with American Top Team. All the hype in the world for the Russian Prodigy but immigrated over to Manchester, England at Twelve Years Old.

“Muhammad Mokaev for me is the new norm of MMA,” Shahid stated. “Having huge experience at the amateur level, we have to acknowledge that Mokaev is special.’ Brave CF President Mohammed Shahid

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/06/immaf-world-champion-muhammed-mokaev-signs-for-brave-cf

Coming from humble beginnings, Mokaev family making ends meat to survive but through the suffering is where you truly find yourself. Never forgetting those hard times will get Mokaev through the dance. Training Six hours a day, Staying disciplined through all the attention, Fame and fortune gradually.

“I came to UK as a refugee and I was getting like £5 a day. Me and my father on £5 a day, it’s like maybe $6-7, and it’s like you have to split this for food and clothes and Internet for your phone. It’s not enough. I was hungry.”

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/21/sport/muhammad-mokaev-refugee-mma-dagestan-cmd-spt-intl/index.html

Mokaev is the real deal, Won’t be a bust as he’s a special talent to be the next Khabib Nurmagomedov in his own way. Only 20 years old but a seasoned UFC veteran. Future star for Brave CF, Future Bantamweight Champion.

“Me and Khabib are different people, I think. When I fought in amateurs, people knew me, like my charisma is different to Khabib’s.
“My charisma is different [than] Khabib’s because people found out about Khabib maybe when he was on a like a 26-fight winning streak, maybe 27. People knew about me when I was [on] like my third amateur fight. The difference when I get to that level, you will see the difference.”

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/21/sport/muhammad-mokaev-refugee-mma-dagestan-cmd-spt-intl/index.html

“I believe I will be [the greatest of all time],” says Mokaev confidently, before reassuring fans that they will be able to watch him in the UFC “next year.”

Can’t tell you enough how truly excited I am for this debut, 2020 season for Muhammad Mokaev the Russian Protege of Manchester!!

Tobias Harila Nordic Top Featherweight Breaks out 2021

Tobias Harila #1 Nordic Featherweight prospect at 27 years old made his Cage Warriors debut, Ground & Pound knockout against Aiden Stephen in the first round. Cage Warriors 122 Masterpiece performance.

Harila signing a multi fight deal with Cage Warriors, No regrets signing the top Nordic Featherweight prospect.

“We have been in negotiations with them for a while and we now reached an agreement that we are both happy with. Really Looking forward to the opportunity to fight on a platform like Cage Warriors. My goal is to take the belt in 2021 and then hopefully get a UFC contract. My focus right now is just to smash every FW on the roster.” says Harila.

https://www.mmaviking.com/cage-warriors-signs-top-swedish-prospect-tobias-harila/

Congratulations to Tobias Harila signing with Cage Warriors making a name himself with the best European Featherweight prospects in 2021 and 2022.

Winning fights in the first round will create a big name for Tobias Harila as Sweden, Nordic region is a underrated region for talent but fighting for CAGE WARRIORS radically helps. Putting his name out there.

Watch out for Harila in 2021 as he moves up the stacked Featherweight division as Jordan Vucenic, Morgan Charriere, Paul Hughes, Paddy Pimblett lead the Featherweight division but Harila is definitely in there with them.

Fight Club Rush Featherweight Champion defeating Fernando Flores now looking to become Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion.

Now Tobias Harila on my FightingDNA radar, Definitely should be on yours too. Entering Cage Warriors in the prime of his career.

Jose “Shorty” Torres Shows He’s One of the Best Flyweights Brave CF 49

Jose “Shorty” Torres former UFC Flyweight signed with Brave Combat Federation. Defeating current UFC Fighter Amir Albazi in his Brave CF debut. Draw with former CFFC Flyweight Champion Sean Santella.

Shorty Torres now looking to become the main face of Brave Combat Federation by winning the Brave CF Flyweight Tournament.

First opponent in the Brave CF Flyweight Tournament was a rematch against Sean Santella. Unfortunately Santella is injured and now Blaine O’ Driscoll replaces.

O’ Driscoll SBG Ireland Prospect, Bellator fighter now with Brave CF. Former WWFC Flyweight Champion. 9-3 record. Definitely one of toughest fights in Shorty Torres career but Jose is one of the best flyweights in the world.

“It sucks having a last-minute opponent change but this is something I’m used to, especially fighting in the amateurs in the IMMAF you fight five times in six days. You don’t find out your next opponent until the day of. This is a completely different mix up with O’Driscoll cause he’s a stand up fighter. He’s Irish. I know he’s tough. He’s had three fights in Bellator and he’s a game opponent. It’s seven or eight days’ notice and he took the fight against me. He’s doing this for the great opportunity and I’m just excited to meet him in general.”

https://www.mmafighting.com/2021/3/24/22344874/jose-shorty-torres-documents-wild-journey-to-compete-at-brave-cf-49-losing-opponent-sean-santella

He’ll prove he is against O’Driscoll who has another thing coming. Training at American Top Team with a bunch of killers, Learning from great coaches starting with Din Thomas.

Mix with Torres talents, Quickness, Fast hands. He can beat top flyweights on any given day. Torres ready for the Ireland challenge, Moving round further into the Flyweight Tournament. Exciting matchup to watch for hardcore MMA fans.

Shorty Torres is a Pitbull and is my favorite to win the Brave CF Flyweight Tournament. Yes I know there’s world class Flyweights competing but Torres is something different.

Continuing to show how talented he is against SBG Ireland Prospect.

Torres said it would mean the “world” to him to win the BRAVE CF flyweight title.

https://mmasucka.com/2021/03/17/jose-torres-brave-cf-49-santella-rematch/

Fighting former UFC fighters Ali Bagautinov and Dustin Ortiz in the semi-finals if Torres beats Blaine O’ Driscoll.

Brave CF 49 Stacked Card top to bottom but looking forward to Jose “Shorty” Torres vs Blaine O’ Driscoll.