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 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.”
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.
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.”
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
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.”
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 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 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 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 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.
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, 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.
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.
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 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.
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.”
“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.”
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 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.”
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.”
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 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.
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 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.
“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.”
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.”
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 MauroRanallo. 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.”
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.”
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.”
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.
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 #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”
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
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.”
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.”
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.
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 former UFC Flyweight signed with Brave Combat Federation. Defeating current UFC Fighter Amir Albazi in his Brave CF debut. Draw with former CFFC Flyweight ChampionSean 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.”
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.
Koji Takeda #1 Lightweight Prospect from Japan 12-1 record is one of the faces of Rizin(Japan’s #1 Promotion). Former Deep Lightweight Champion before signing with Rizin. Takeda making a name for himself for Rizin, Fighting for them in the prime of his career at 27 years old.
Koji Takeda defeated Takasuke Kume at Rizin 27. Unanimous decision.
Koji is the next version of Takanori Gomi and future Rizin Lightweight Champion. Showing the world he’s the best Lightweight from Japan, Become one of the faces of the Rizin Promotion.
Defeated 10 fighters with winning records
Defeated Takasume Kume Former Pancrase Lightweight Champion
12-1 record, 25 years old
Trains at Brave GYM
After the impressive win against Takasuke Kume, Revenging his ONLY loss to Damien Brown at Rizin 29 or Rizin 30.
“I blame that loss on nobody but myself. I injured my back about ten days before the fight, and it was my decision to still fight with an injured back. I was devastated with the loss and it took me time to get over it, but I was able to bounce back with the support of the people around me which I am truly grateful for.”
Showing he’s the best Lightweight Rizin has, Argument between him and Tofiq Musaev for the #1 Rizin Lightweight.
Watch out for Koji Takeda the well rounded world class fighter high level wrestler from Japan to now prosper for the #1 Japanese MMA promotion Rizin…
Fights against Damien Brown, Daron Cruickshank, Luiz Gustavo in 2021. Leading to a title shot against Tofiq Musaev. Takeda wants to compete against the best of the best fighters, Well facing Tofiq Musaev definitely help.
Facing a Bellator Lightweight like… Brent Primus, Myles Jury, Alfie Davis to name a few. Bellator/Rizin Cross Promotion if Covid-19 slows down.
Having made the decision to put education on the backburner in order to pursue his MMA dreams the 25 year old is totally committed to the sport. He wants to earn a first Rizin win and ultimately follow in the footsteps of Jiri Prochazka and Manel Kape by signing for the UFC,
Michal Figlak high level Polish Lightweight 24 year old prospect continues to impress me, Winning his fight against 5-3 Steven Hooper at Cage Warriors 120.
Figlak showed he’s one of the best European Lightweight prospects but flying under the radar. However in 2021 will see the talented Michal Figlak prosper in 2021, Winning fights in dominant fashion.
Figlak pieced apart Steven Hooper with strikes that lead to a doctor stoppage in the second round.
Winning the grappling exchanges, Striking battles, Kept his distance but counter strike.
Watch his Cage Warriors 120 masterpiece performance on UFCFightPass. which I can show you because you’ll be impressed.
Figlak continues to win and develop into a potential Cage Warriors Lightweight Champion as time goes on. Talented fighters came out of Poland and Figlak is next in line to prosper and have a successful UFC/Bellator career.
Curious to see who Cage Warriors matches up Figlak against next. How they manage him in 2021. Looking forward to the 2021 season as moves up the Lightweight rankings.
Legacy Fighting Alliance 101 was a fun card with talented prospects. LFA 102 is no different starting with the Main Event Bruno Souza vs Miles Johns. Exciting card to watch on UFC Fight Pass. Definitely looking forward to LFA 102!! List of prospects to keep an eye on who can fight for UFC. Bellator or Dana White Contender Series.
2015 Karate Champion, Protégé of Lyoto Machida is one of the best Brazilian prospects. Training at Machida Academy. Headlining first event at Legacy Fighting Alliance. Only 25 years old. 8-1 record is facing a high level Miles Johns. By far best striker on the LFA 102 CARD and one of the best Featherweight striking prospects in the United States.
Elijah Johns underrated but very talented, Explosive fighter. Younger brother of Miles Johns. Elijah world class fighter, Built like a brick. Heavy hands that will lead to knockouts. High level Featherweight prospect breakout year in 2021!!
Elijah defeating Bruno Souza in a Headlining event will put him on the map. Leading to UFC/Bellator signing. Elijah trains at Texas MMA gym powerhouse Fortis MMA. Looking forward to Souza vs Johns gonna be a good one folks.
AJ Cunningham 7-1 record at 26 years old fighting for the first time under the LFA promotion. Looking to make a name for himself tonight as he’s a rising Featherweight prospect. Best attribute is his boxing that will take him a long way into the MMA game! Impressive smart fighter to watch, Looks like a seasoned UFC veteran out there.
Keep a keen eye on AJ Cunningham for 2021.
Haris Talundžić is a prospect I’ve been watching last few years. Flying under the radar but formerly trained at Tristar Gym home of George St Pierre, Rory MacDonald, Kenny Florian, Arnold Allen, Mirsad Bektic to name a few.
Transferred Gyms to Factory X Muay Thai, Coached by Marc Montoya. One of the most underrated coaches to date. Loves his fighters to death but puts them through hard training. However the work proves himself as he has several fighters to have successful careers in MMA from Anthony Smith, Youssef Zalal, Devonte Smith.
Anthony Smith (33-14) light heavyweight James Krause (27-8) welterweight Zak Cummings (23-7) middleweight Court McGee (19-9) welterweight Devone Smith (10-2) lightweight Luigi Vendramini (8-1) welterweight Maurice Greene (8-4) heavyweight Chris Gutierrez (14-3-1) bantamweight Jonathan Martinez (11-1) bantamweight Youssef Zalal (8-2) featherweight
Now coaching Haris Talundzic, Future UFC/Bellator fighter. Yes 1-0 record at 25 years old but had a undefeated Amateur career.
Watch out for Haris Talundzic in 2021, Winning fights for LFA, CFFC, Hoosier FC, Ring of Combat. Highest payer during his regional career.
Paul Hughes Northern Ireland Featherweight prospect defeated James Hendin at Cage Warriors 120. Impressive performance first round to third round.
Hughes the faster, athletic fighter showed how talented he is. Deserving a title shot next after that win!! Waiting on line for the Morgan Charriere vs Jordan Vucenic Cage Warriors Featherweight Title(Cage Warriors 122)
Winner vs Paul Hughes sounds like a plan. Like Paul Hughes odds against Charriere the highly touted Featherweight prospect and STAR of Cage Warriors. Jordan Vucenic vs Paul Hughes be a sweet fight to watch, Hughes more quicker. Appreciate the striking ability from Hughes that can lead to a Featherweight title win.
“I’m not like I deserve that title shot let’s not beat around the bush like one more fight as a I say that’s this is a good guy against Hendin so I deserve that title shot and I will be getting it.”
Enjoy when fighters schedule there fights, Makes it so much easier for Graham Boylan(Cage Warriors Promoter) to schedule and matchmake.
After that pressure style winning performance they BETTER schedule Paul Hughes. I’m being honest I was genuinely impressed the way he fought. Skillful striker, Smart IQ. Continues to improve with each fight.
One of the next big THINGS to prosper from Ireland/Northern Ireland.
Makes sense for Paul Hughes to be #1 Contender, Marketing wise he’s a star with running his own YOUTUBE channel…. Paul Hughes MMA.
Watch out for Paul Hughes in 2021, Future UFC/Bellator signee and Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion.
Paul Hughes crafty Northern Ireland 6-1 Featherweight prospect, Three wins with Cage Warriors. Looking to make a fourth win with Cage Warriors defeating James Hendin.
Impressive Featherweight prospect with sweet leg kicks that defeated Youri Panada. Technical striker, Smart IQ. Watch out for Paul Hughes in 2021. Growing as one of the best prospects in United Kingdom.
Overall performance against Youri Panada was impressive. Takedowns, Picking his shots. Showed his potential as a future UFC/Bellator signee.
Win over Hendin leads to a title shot next in Hughes eyes against Morgan Charriere or Jordan Vucenic.
Built like a statue, Made of steel Will Currie makes his second Cage Warriors appearance against Christian Duncan. Will Currie is ONLY 22 years old. Raw talented with gifted athletic and physical abilities. Watch out for Will Currie as he makes a name for himself with Cage Warriors.
“I’ve been in the cage behind closed doors with Khamzat (Chimaev), I’ve been in the cage with (Gegard) Moussasi, (Alexander) Gustafsson, the list goes on.”
Mike Figlak one of my favorite England/UK prospects to watch for 2021. Impressed with Cage Warriors fights, Fighting style. Talented striker. Figlak flying under the radar but with early finishes under the Cage Warriors promotion will help build his name with the best Lightweight prospects in Europe.
More time in the cage, More training he’ll gradually improve. Adding more tools to the toolshed with striking, Grappling and switching his creative offense up.
Will look like a UFC ten year veteran overtime and 2021 will see the improvement in his game. Genuinely excited for this fight!!
Brave CF 48 Arabian Night is a stacked event top to bottom, Brave CF matchmakers really know how to matchmake. Signing world class prospects, Potential Brave CF champions. Brave CF has several prospects from Middle East leading first generation of Middle Eastern prospects to take charge.
Olli Santalahi touted Finnish Welterweight prospects, Fighting for the Cage Warriors version Cage(Nordic Promotion). 11-3 record at 26 years old. #1 Finland Welterweight Prospect. Olli making his Brave CF debut, Looking to become a Brave CF Welterweight Champion with his time with Brave CF.
Olli #1 Strength is wrestling, Dominating his opponents with grappling. Reminds me of Emil Weber Meek and Gunnar Nelson. Olli definitely talented prospect but needs to improve his striking. Hopefully doing that with Finnfighters Gym.
Continues to improve his striking that we see in his fight against Georges Eid “Lebanese Bulldozer” 30 years old. Trains at Tristar Lebanon.
Eid never faced a wrestler like Olli before, Olli definitely will dominate this fight. Controlling the fight for three rounds.
Maysara Mohamed newly signed #1 Middle Eastern Flyweight prospect, Winning Arabic Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight title against Mohamed Gamal 7-2 record. Two time Egyptian Kung Fu champion & four time Egyptian kickboxing champion. High level striker amongst the best strikers on the Brave CF roster.
“BRAVE CF is one of the best organizations in the world and the first in this Middle East region. It is the reason for the emergence of fighters in the East, especially the Arab world, and we are all proud to appear as BRAVE CF Fighters to the world.”
Maysara Mohamed about to become a STAR for Brave CF, Future Brave CF Flyweight Champion as he continues to improve grappling wise. Excited for this fight against Issa Salem.
Michael Aljarouj #1 French Flyweight prospect, Winning 100% Fight Flyweight title before signing with Brave CF. Only 23 years old 7-3 record.
Former PFL Fighter, XFN, Contenders Norwich Lightweight Champion signed with Brave CF. Taking advantage of free agency. Signing with #1 Middle East Promotion. Ylies Djiroun making his Brave CF debut, Exciting debut to watch. Very talented fighter now looking to pursue the Brave CF Lightweight Title, Making a name for himself.
Bantamweight rising prospect, Saidyokub Kakharamonov displayed a MASTERPIECE against Tycen Lynn. Winning the CFFC Bantamweight Title. Winning a Cage Fury Fighting Championship Title is a well accomplished title. CFFC one of the best run regional promotions in the world.
Kakharamonov cracking Tycen Lynn in the second round, Showing his powerful right hand. Seriously impressed with the win as Lynn defeated Phil Caracappa at CFFC 88. Tycen Lynn was no cake walk but Saidyokub showed he’s ready for the Dana White Contender Series or a short notice fight.
“I can fight next week, tomorrow, anytime. I’m not even injured, I can make weight in three days. Short notice, long notice, it doesn’t matter. If they call me, I answer the phone. Contender Series, that’s like one step closer. If you go to Contender Series, you don’t want to go to a decision. You want to impress, Dana White is there.”
Rafa Garcia FINALLY Signs with UFC!! I’m so excited for this UFC signing and UFC debut of Rafa Garcia. Why I’m so excited?
Combate Americas Lightweight Career
Rafa Garcia is one of the most underrated UFC signings for 2021 because of his success at Combate Americas before asking for his release to sign with UFC.
8 out of 12 wins are from Combate Americas. Winning the Combate Americas Lightweight title against Humberto Bandenay(18-7 record), #1 Peru Lightweight Prospect at Combate 55:Mexcali.
Displaying masterful performances against Estevan Payan 17-12 record, First round rear-naked choke. First round knockout against Bellator, WSOF LaRue Burley at Combate 24.
Rafa Garcia overall defeated tough Lightweight prospects and defeating them in the first round, second round. Leading to becoming one of the faces of Combate Americas #1 Latin American MMA Promotion.
Reminds me of Eddie Alvarez. Label Garcia “Mexican Version of Eddie Alvarez.”
Rafa Garcia UFC Debut
Rafa Garcia UFC debut is against Tristar Gym prospect Nasrat Haqparast, 12-3 record. 4-2 UFC record. Nasrat first fight was against Don Madge, However because of Visa Issues, Madge withdrew.
Rafa Garcia now can take advantage of the opportunity leading to a UFC debut against a high level opponent.
Yes Nasrat Hapqarast is a world class fighter, Coached by Firas Zahabi. One of my favorite UFC prospects for 2021. Rafa Garcia 100% win this fight, Letting the world know and MMA fans he’ll make instant impact.
Trains with killers at the Treigning Lab with TJ Dillashaw, Cub Swanson, Bellator Bantamweight Champion Juan Archuleta, Brian Ortega Coached by MMA genius and nerd Duane Ludwig.
Rafa Garcia was a training partner for Justin Gaethje during the Khabib Nurmagomdeov training camp. Shows how talented Rafa Garcia is when Justin Gaethje selects you as a training partner.
I CAN”T tell you enough how excited I am for Rafa Garcia UFC debut, Long wait but FINALLY here.
Legacy Fighting Alliance is the premier feeder league promotion, Dominick Reyes, Cory Sandhagen, Brandon Moreno to name a few fighters who fought for LFA. Winning a LFA title is the route to the Legacy Fighting Alliance.
LFA 101 no titles on the line but sweet solid fights Friday night. Watching future UFC, Bellator fighters at LFA 101.
Tee Cummnins Bareknuckle Boxer, One win with Bareknuckle Boxing. 2-0 MMA record is facing Anthony Kalani. Tee Cummins trains with Bellator Lightweight prospect Jaleel Willis at Memphis Judo & Jiu Jitsu.
“I know I’ve put in the work. I know I have the ability. I feel like this is what I’m meant to do. I plan to fight my fight, fighting to the best of my capabilities, and that being my route to victory.”
Tee Cummins wants to fight three-four times in 2021 maybe have four fights with Legacy Fighting Alliance to make a name for yourself.
Treston Vines 4-0 record, 24 years old. First round knockouts 3 out of the 4 wins.
Treston Vines great athlete, Faster than his opponents gets the job easily. Looking for an early finish against Julin Fuller. Vines All-Around talent with Mass potential. Hopefully makes a name for himself for the Legacy Fighting Alliance.
Mark Climaco 4-0 record, American Kickboxing Academy prospect. 23 years old. Rising flyweight prospect looking to have a significant 2021 to put some respect on his name. : Ultimate Warrior Challenge Mexico fight against Igor Siqueira. 6-0 flyweight. Dominated Siqueria start to finish, Takedowns leading to Ground & Pound.
Coaching style of coach Javier Mendez. Will see if Mark Climaco is the next generation of fighters to prosper from American Kickboxing Academy.
Miguel Jacob 4-0 record, Only 23 years old. Brazilian Welterweight prospect. Win under the Bellator banner. First fight on the Bellator 238 prelims. Successful Amateur Kickboxer now looking to be a successful MMA fighter. No better way to prove his worth and value fighting against AJ Nichols.
Trains at Blachouse MMA with Brian Ortega, Bubba Jenkins, Maycon Mendonca, Sheymon Moraes.
Bellator 238 fight against David Pacheco, Jacob carved him up with high level boxing. Reminds me a little bit of Douglas Lima.
Cage Fury Fighting Championship one of the best regional promotions, Gold Standard for running a regional promotion. Sean Brady, Jimmie Rivera, Aljamain Sterling to name a few former CFFC champions.
Watching a few UFC. Bellator fighters at CFFC 92. Pretty cool to watch them rise through the regional scene.
Alberto Trujillo underrated Flyweight prospect, Trains at Alliance MMA with Dominick Cruz, Phil Davis, Jeremy Stephens. Alberto Trujillo defeated Fan Favorite Santo Curatolo for the CFFC Flyweight title.
Trulijjo is flying under the radar, Defending his CFFC title against Phumi Nkuta(Serra/Longo Gym prospect) .
Saidyokub co main event slot fighting for the CFFC Bantamweight title, 7-2 25 year old prospect, Trains at Team Top Notch. Home of Ricardo Lamas. Coming off a huge knockout against Askar Askar, 10-0 record. One of the best Bantamweight prospects.
Fast rising Featherweight prospect 4-0 record. Roufusport MMA Academy prospect trains with killers from Anthony & Sergio Pettis, Emmanuel Sanchez, Ben Askren and many others. Two wins under the Legacy Fighting Alliance, Pro debut at Bellator 221.
Christian Rodriguez is ONLY 23 years old. Promising future ahead of him, Facing Charalampos Grigoriou 4-2 Bantamweight prospect.
Keep an eye on Christian Rodriguez, Future generation of Roufusport MMA Academy. Duke Roufus allowed him to train full time for a reason they believe in him and will see another tremendous performance out of him at CFFC 92.
Leading to regional title shots in 2021, Fighting LFA, Ring of Combat, CFFC, Titan FC.
Watch CFFC 92 on UFC Fight Pass! In for a treat top to bottom.
UFC is the Premier Global MMA promotion. The Gold Standard on running a promotion. Besides there’s ten plus MMA promotions to watch or fight for. Earning solid money, Entertained by watching world class fighters. Created a list of MMA promotions to watch!
Ultimate Fighting Championship
No way UFC is #1 MMA promotion. Of course and it will always will be until Dana White decides to retire. UFC not only the #1 MMA promotions but #4th Sports Business beating NHL. UFC is a worldwide company, TV contracts in Brazil, United Kingdom, Australia. UFC has some of the biggest athletes from Conor McGregor, Israel Adesanya, Jon Jones. Formerly Khabib Nurmagomedov, Biggest Muslim athlete.
UFC signing a deal with ESPN, Skyrocketed there brand value. UFC will only grow from here. Future PPV buys up to 3 million-4 million.
UFC talent better than ever, Stacked divisions from Lightweight, Featherweight and Bantamweight. Bright future ahead of them, Congratulations to Dana White and the UFC.
Bellator since Scott Coker (Former Strike Force promoter) took over in 2014. Bellator gradually improved. Bellator moving from Paramount- CBS Sports and now Showtime. Congratulations to Bellator for the broadcast deal move, Definitely will help Bellator move in the right direction.
Great second option to watch, The days of Chael Sonnen vs Tito Ortiz, Kimbo Slice are long gone. New Era of Bellator. Bellator will continue to grow with brand value, Millions of viewers worldwide. Rising MMA stars who can defeat UFC Top Fighters.
Patricio Pitbull, Vadim Nemkov, Douglas Lima, AJ McKee, Yaroslav Amosov, Juan Archuleta, Aaron Pico leading the charge for Bellator. World Class fighters, Some of the best fighters in the world… They just fight for Bellator.
Coker and Rich Chau(Bellator Matchmaker) continues to sign top prospects from Magomed Magomedov, Usman Nurmagomedov, Alexandr Shabily, Justin Gonzales, Jaylon Bates, Many Bohm and plenty of other prospects. Future stars and champions for Bellator.
Watch out for Bellator in these next five years.
Lead by Chatri Sityodtong, #1 MMA promotion in Asia. Running since 2011. Broadcast deal with TNT and Bleacher Report. Events in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, China, Japan, Philippines. Now looking to expand in North America.
100’s millions of dollars invested from Investment firms, Backing One Championship to make it grow into a multi-billion dollar business.
Lost millions of dollars in 2020 but 2021 will be a great year for One Championship. Selling out arenas.
One Championship since the start signed world class fighters from Bibiano Fernandes(Dream Bantamweight Champion) Shinya Aoki, Ben Askren, Brandon Vera, Aung La Nsang. Signed Eddie Alvarez, Traded for Demetrious Johnson, Signed Sage Northcutt, Vitor Belfort, John Lineker
Faces of One Championship currently are Christian Lee, Aung La Nsang, Angela Lee, Giorgio Petrosyan( Kickboxer), Bibiano Fernandes, Adriano Moraes, Thanh Le and Kiamrian Abbasov.
Talented divisions from Lightweight, Bantamweight. Bright future ahead of One Championship.
Professional Fighters League
Formerly known as World Series of Fighting, Professional Fighters League promoted by Ray Sefo, CEO Peter Murray and Chairman Don Davis. PFL has a broadcast deal with ESPN.
PFL started in 2018, PFL success won’t happen overnight. Take some time to becoming a Global promotion but love what PFL is doing. Mass potential for Professional Fighters League.
Current stars Lance Palmer, Natan Schulte, Kayla Harrison, Ray Cooper. Lance Palmer one of the best Featherweights in the world.
PFL in 2020 signed Rory MacDonald, Biggest free agent signing for them. Claressa Shields #1 Boxer in the world. 2021 signed Anthony Pettis, Fabricio Werdum, Antonio Carlos Junior, Gleison Tibau. Adding depth to the 2021 roster, Mixing with upcoming prospects.
Exciting year in 2021, Looking forward to the 2021 season. Building PFL brand for the next five years.
#1 European MMA promotion KSW is a European sensation. Selling out arenas in Poland. Martin Lewandowski KSW promoter is a doing a great JOB running KSW.
Broadcast deal with DAZN, Talented roster from Roberto Soldic, Salahdine Parnasse, Daniel Torres, Mamed Khalidov, Phil De Fries, Tomasz Narkun, Norman Parke.
Polish version of Pride, Mixed with world class fighters who one day will be future UFC fighters. Roberto Soldic is one of the best Welterweights in the world.
If your a European fighter and want to make a name for yourself signing a fight deal with KSW will be the best option.
Fighting in front a MMA hardcore audience, Building your brand in front of millions viewers. Winning a KSW title is a well accomplished title.
By far the most underrated MMA promotion right now but will continue to grow with TV Deals, Signing UFC/ Bellator free agents.
Rizin Fight Federation
Rizin formally was Pride, Nobuyuki Sakakibara former Pride president started Rizin in 2015. Never looked back as Rizin continues to grow. Be a while till it becomes what Pride was but there’s gradual growth.
Several events a year from 2015-2020. Scott Coker because of his love for MMA helped out Rizin doing them a favor, Cross Promotion with Rizin.
“He had the love of the sport, he wanted to take the sport to the next level and build his brand,” Sakakibara said through translator and Rizin executive Shingo Kashiwagi. “The UFC was already a big player in the U.S., and any business needs a healthy competition, so … it was necessary to help [Coker]. It was possible because of the mutual trust and respect that we had between us.” https://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/26951089/bellator-rizin-proving-cross-promotion-healthy-mma
Rizin sending over Kyoji Horiguchi to Bellator, Defeating Former Bellator Bantamweight Champion Darrion Caldwell twice! Jiří Procházka defeated Muhammad Lawal. Tofiq Musaev masterfully defeating Patricky Pitbull.
Showing the world Rizin has a talented roster defeating world class Bellator fighters. Rizin needs to continue signing prospects to compete with top promotions on a yearly basis.
Brave Combat Federation
Brave Combat Federation #1 Middle Eastern MMA promotion Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa(Sheikh of Bahrain). Rapidly growing since 2016. Events in Bahrain, India, UAE, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Russia. Taking advantage of the financial backing signing world class fighters and prospects from Ottman Azaitar, Stephen Loman, Jose “Shorty” Torres, Muhammad Mokaev, Bubba Jenkins, Ali Bagautinov and many more fighters.
Brave CF becoming a feeder league for UFC with Khamzat Chimaev, Ottman Azaitar, Amir Albazi signing with UFC. Stephen Loman Brave CF Bantamweight Champion signing with One Championship. Bubba Jenkins signing with PFL.
Brave CF matches up great bouts, Signing world class prospects from all over them world. Bahrain Royal Family loves MMA and will offer you a fair contract.
Expand there brand globally with events in new countries from Africa, Latin America, Italy, United States.
#1 Latin America MMA promotion, Attracting the Latin American audience. Trying to be the second popular sport behind soccer. TV/Broadcast deals with Univision, DAZN, ESPN(Latin America)
Combate Americas promoting events in Latin America, Mexico, Peru, Texas, Arizona. Focused on building the sport and brand in Latin America. Attracting millions of viewers.
Copa Combate 8 man tournament events with Andres Quintana winning the Featherweight tournament. Levy Saúl Marroquín winning the Bantamweight tournament.
Combate Americas stars are Andres Quintana, Rafa Garcia, Melissa Martinez, Alejandro Flores, Andre Barquero Morera.
Signing Tito Ortiz in a fight deal, Tito Ortiz vs Alberto Del Rio. Never thought that would happen.
Combate Americas will continue to grow in Latin America signing high level prospects who go on to become champions.
Absolute Championship Akhmat
M1 Global used to be the #1 Russian MMA promotion but now it’s Absolute Championship Akhmat!
ACB was founded by Mairbek Khasiev, he is one of the most respected citizens of Chechen Republic. Khasiev a sport activist and a decorated doctor with a lot of notable awards. Thanks to his efforts in 2009 the Berkut Fight Club was founded in Grozny help a lot young fighters get the opportunity to compete in the very highest level.
Mairbek Khasiev bought out promotions Tech-Krep FC, Merged with WFCA. Now ACA is one of the best promotions in the world.
ACA former fighters found success from Petr Yan, Zabit Magomedsharpiov, Askar Askarov, Anatoly Tokov, Yusup Saadulaev.
Many more talented fighters to sign with UFC, Bellator, One Championship and PFL.
Faces of ACA right now are Felipe Froes(ACA Featherweight Champion), Yusuf Raisov(Lightweight contender), Azamat Kerefov( ACA Flyweight Champion) Deivi Daniel Oliveira de Almeida (ACA Bantamweight Champion).
Former ACA Bantamweight Champion, Rustam Kerimov testing free agency. Next version of Petr Yan. Impressed by his talents. UFC or Bellator Bantamweight division is in for a rude awakening.
ACA will continue to grow in Europe, Signing savage Russians who go on to become UFC champions and title contenders.
ACA is one of my favorite MMA promotions to watch.
Overall there’s many MMA promotions besides the UFC where you can watch World Class fighters, Intense entertaining fights. Find a MMA promotion to build a career and earn a lot of money.
Next up is “Under the radar MMA promotions” from all over the world!!
Brazil always WILL be a hot bed for MMA talent since the beginning. Next wave of Brazilian prospects coming to UFC, Bellator and One Championship. Gian Siqueira is next wave of Brazilian prospects to take over.
Most MMA fans never heard of Gian Siqueira but good for you. Siqueira Serbian Battle Championship Welterweight Champion at 26 years old. Winning the SBC Welterweight title big deal as SBC is one of the best European Promotions. Fighting heading to major promotions because of it.
“I see this fight as my passport to the UFC. The belt is vacant because the former champion of the category signed with the UFC. It is certainly the most important fight of my career and I know the chances of closing with an event like Ultimate if I win the title. So I will not let anyone end this dream. The expectation is very high, I am very well prepared and I have no doubts about the victory ”, said Gian.
#7th ranked Welterweight in Brazil. High level All-Around fighter. Enjoy watching his Clinch game in the center of ring and pressing forward against the cage. 26 years old but fights like a veteran. Composed inside the ring.
One of his best attributes is Gian’s quickness and cardio. Going the distance few times in his career. Split decision loss to a Russian savage Alexander Butenko 47-14-3 record.
Last fight for Gian was in 2019, Cancelled fights in M1-Challenge and Serbian Battle Championship. Hope and pray that Gian Siqueria fights for a European Promotion, Getting a few wins under his belt.
Getting comfortable fighting inside the ring against some European Welterweights. Regional Promotions are starting up now, Someone can give Gian an opportunity to fight. Winning another European Welterweight title somewhere or defending his SBC Welterweight title.
Standout win back in 2015 defeating Wellington Turman by decision at XFC International 12.
Love to see Gian Siqueira fight for Bellator. Fighting in the stacked Welterweight Division Next version of Douglas Lima. Bellator would be the perfect fight for him, Signs with UFC will just be another fighter.
Bellator would market and promote Gian Siqueira right way, Matching right fights. Mauro Ranallo commentating, Describing him as a former SBC Welterweight Champion and a top Brazilian prospect.
So many exciting fights for him with Bellator from Jason Jackson, Shamil Nikaev, Neiman Gracie, Lorenz Larkin, Yaroslav Amosov.
If I was Gian Siqueria manager I’d sign with Bellator in 2021 and have a long term successful career there.
Endless amount of underrated world class fighters all over the world. Champions who aren’t appreciated enough. Can make 10 parts of the most underrated MMA fighters in the world. By the way this is no specific order.
Vadim Nemkov, Fedor Emelianenko protege is the #1 Light Heavyweight in the world in my opinion. World class fighter. Since signing with Bellator defeated the best of the best with Phil Davis. Masterclass performance against Ryan Bader. Winning the Bellator Light Heavyweight title. Now competing in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix. Nemkov 12-2 record.
Rafa Garcia, Mexican version of Eddie Alvarez. Pitbull personified. Former Combate Americas Lightweight Champion, Only former because he wants to test free agency sign with UFC or Bellator. 12-0 record at 26 years old. One of the best Lightweights out there.
Juan Archuleta signed with Bellator back in 2018, Becoming Bellator Bantamweight Champion. Training partner with TJ Dillashaw. Defending his title against Sergio Pettis. Win against Pettis will lead to Archuleta becoming one of the best Bantamweights in the world. Impressive 25-2 record. Looking forward to Juan Archuleta 2021 and 2022 season.
Sabina Mazo former LFA Women’s Flyweight Champion, Trains at KINGS MMA is a rising UFC Women’s Flyweight. Colombian Assassin and one day will be a UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. Extremely talented striker. Trains with Cris Cyborg. Only 23 years old, Plenty years ahead of her 9-1. Moving up to the Bantamweight division. 2021 is an important year for Sabina Mazo.
ACA Featherweight Champion, Felipe Froes about to reign the Featherweight division for couple years. Froes is a world class Featherweight, Happy he found a home in Russia. Great fights against Marat Balaev, Showing that DAWG in him like the Diaz Brothers and Jorge Masvidal. Very underrated Featherweight.