Giga Chikadze gained my respect after knocking out Cub Swanson, Chikadze is flying under the radar but after front kick knockout to the liver against the MMA veteran Cub Swanson will help Giga become a fan favorite.
YES, Became a fan of Giga Chikadze.
Giga Chikadze has one of the most underrated winning streaks in the UFC right now, Leading Chikadze to being the 10th ranked UFC Featherweight. Defeating the likes of Omar Morales, Jamall Emmers and the biggest win of his career Cub Swanson.
Training at Kings MMA, Coached by one of the best MMA head coaches…. Rafael Cordeiro. Coached some of the greatest fighters from Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Silva, Shogun Rua and now coaching Giga Chikadze. Future UFC Featherweight Title Challenger in the insanely stacked Featherweight Division.
Perfect match between fighter and student. Successful Glory Kickboxer now successful UFC Fighter
7 Day Turn Around
Giga Chikadze asked for the former Massachusetts Golden Gloves boxer Calvin Kattar or the man who steps into crazy land Max Holloway in his post fight interview.
“I’m a new guy you got to shoot your shot right, I mean you aim for max you don’t get max maybe you get Calvin Kattar.” Giga Chikadze
However doesn’t mind a quick turn around because of the lack of damage. Interested in fighting Jeremy Stephens May 8th or May 15th according to MMAjunkie journalist John Morgan.
Quick turn around the better, Showcasing his skills against a tough as nails Jeremy Stephens. Continuing to build his name with a performance of the night on the UFC Main CHopeard as UFC definitely sees him as a rising star.
” I heard there is no main event next week so it will be pleasure to headline event for me, Next I’m staying in Vegas, I’m not going nowhere. I’m in shape of no injuries. If Dana or Sean Shelby need myself I’m here and I can fight anybody.” Giga Chikadze
Hopefully Giga Chikadze fights soon and takes advantage of the new heat, Spotlight because of the highlight reel knockout. Jeremy Stephens or a top 15 Featherweight will do Giga justice.
Taking advantage of his first opportunity in the UFC Main Event. Knocking out Dominick Reyes that can trend on MMA twitter, Sports twitter. Building his name more and more as the UFC has a Light Heavyweight STAR in the making.
“If the title fight will be after one or two fights doesn’t matter for me it’s the most important the journey the learning of the journey in UFC. “
Jiri wins over Muhammad Lawal, Current Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Vadim Nemkov, Fabio Maldonado in his Rizin career. Win over Volkan Oezdemir in his UFC debut.
Knocking out opponents left and right in the first round. UFC, Dana White and his crew be foaming out the mouth if Jiri can crack Dominick Reyes early.
Facing the winner of Jan Blachowicz vs Glover Teixeira next, No need to wait anymore.
Brendan Allen first round submission win against the respected Karl Roberson on the prelims of UFC 261. One of the best performances of his career so far.
Showcasing his skills. Striking looked really good, Sweet shape. Excited for Brendan Allen next fight…
Rematch against Sean Strickland makes sense. Revenging his loss as Brendan Allen had a bad night at the house getting knocked out by Strickland.
“I knew it was a fluke,” Allen told MMA Junkie on Monday. “He got lucky. He hit me with a lucky shot. I was out of position, I was out of position. I wasn’t in a good spot to take the punch – something that I never do. I never dip that hard, and I don’t know why I did it. I made the wrong read and got caught.”
Change of scenery from Roufusport MMA Academy to Sanford MMA down in Florida. Training with Michael Chandler, Gilbert Burns, Jason Jackson, Aung La Nsang to name a few GREAT fighters. “Iron sharpens Iron” and Brendan Allen will have a REALLY GOOD 2021. He’s a talented fighter.
“Now that I’m here and everything has gone so great and everyone has taken me in, I feel like this is a great fit for me. I think it’s a permanent move for me at this point.”
Suggesting a different outcome against Strickland. No disrespect to Sean Strickland but there’s levels to this game.
“That I should have f*ck Sean Strickland up,” Brendan Allen told James Lynch for MMASucka.com. “There were just things that I didn’t do. I made the wrong read in the second and I got caught. I always say before every fight, every interview, no matter what, I feel like that’s the only way these guys can beat me, is to catch me. So, he caught me. Nine out of 10 times that fight doesn’t go that way, but that’s the one time that it mattered and he caught me.”
Brendan Allen former LFA Middleweight Champion, Contender Series alumni was on a three fight winning streak defeating Kevin Holland, Kyle Daukaus and Tom Breese. Defeating tough Middleweights before losing to Sean Strickland.
“I think emotionally it was really tough to have it taken away from me again and I really didn’t know who Sean Strickland was, to be honest. I thought it was going to be a cakewalk,” Allen told UFC.com. “It was tough for me to wrap my head around missing out on the Top 15 opportunity. That was some immaturity there.”
Brendan Allen switched gyms from Roufusport MMA Academy to Sanford MMA training with some of the best fighters in the world… Gilbert Burns, Vicente Luque, One Championship Light Heavyweight Champion and Heavyweight Champion Aung La Nsang, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, Jason Jackson and Logan Storley. To name a few killers.
“Now that I’m here and everything has gone so great and everyone has taken me in, I feel like this is a great fit for me. I think it’s a permanent move for me at this point.”
“It’s good. We’ve got a lot of good guys in the room, as always at Sanford, (and) good coaches. It couldn’t be any better, I’m just taking care of my body and trying to be the best ‘me’ come fight night.”
Training with champions, Future champions, UFC & Bellator fighters will make Brendan Allen rise in 2021.
Making the best of UFC 261 facing Andre Roberson, Winning by knockout, Dominant fashion or a DAWG three round war. It doesn’t matter a win is a win.
“I’m just going to let it come. I’m going to win every transition, every scramble, every exchange, and as long as I do that, I’ll be good to go. I’m going to win the fight, as long as I do those things and they add up, I’ll be just fine, and I’ll win the fight. If the finish comes, it’ll come. I got to the point where I was really looking for that in the last few fights and it didn’t happen.”
Jacob Malkoun UFC Middleweight Prospect 5-1 record fought a very tough Abdul Razak Alhassan in a dominant performance with wrestling, Pressure against the cage, Ground & Pound.
Getting his first win of many UFC fights. Training with the KILLER Australian Assassin Robert Whittaker. Confident he can compete with the best of the best UFC Middleweights.
“There was a never a question about my skill set I’ve always had my coaches believed in me more than I believe in myself really they just put in my brain so I’ve always had a high skill set training with Robert Whittaker all the time so I know where I am but I just got to prove it on the stage it’s easy to train and be good in the gym but to get in the cage and do it is another thing and I just showed that prove to myself that I can do it.” Jacob Malkoun
Hope Malkoun returns this summer of 2021 fighting tough UFC Middleweights, Getting much experience as possible inside the cage. Improving more and more.
“I just want to get better first,” Malkoun said. “I don’t want to keep jumping in. I’ve got a lot of gaps to fill. There’s no easy fight in the UFC. I can’t just keep jumping and say, ‘Oh, I’m the best’ because I won one fight. I’ve got to keep getting better. So whatever the coaches think (I should do next), we’ll go back, regroup, and we’ll see what happens from there.”
“Losing is part of the sport the only way to get better.”
Hopefully the last loss for a while, Malkoun is a very talented fighter, Definitely his cardio will be a strong skillset that will help him in 2021 and his UFC journey. Developing a strong mindset, Becoming fearless inside the cage will only make him stronger.
However 5-1 record pro record, Winning ADCC Asian Trials in Jiu-Jitsu is crazy. This dude’s a beast just needs to fight more.
“I want to have at least one more fight but I want to go back to the gym when I get home keep grinding and trotting along so I can build that skill set see I’ve got some animals in my division so if I want to get to the next level just want to keep pushing through.”
Slovakia’s MMA superstar Ludovit Klein, Former Oktagon, Cage Warriors and ACB ( Now known as ACA) fighter. Before UFC was one of the best European Featherweight prospects, Now is 1-0 with UFC after knocking out City Kickboxing own Shane Young in the first round. Displaying a masterclass boxing performance that IMPRESSED me A LOT.
“That was the biggest dream in my life. I’m very happy,”
Now can Klein display another boxing performance against Ultimate Fighter Season 27 winner Mike Triziano on May 8th prelims of Dillashaw vs Sandhagen.
Ludovit Klein, UFC Featherweight prospect looking to breakout in 2021. Rising to the top 15 of the UFC Featherweight division and facing a Ultimate Fighter Winner definitely help him pursue his goals in 2021.
Klein born and raised in Slovakia but flew to Florida to train at one of the best MMA gyms in the world, Sanford MMA. Training with champions from Robbie Lawler, Great fighters like Gilbert Burns, Michael Chandler, Adam Borics. Learning new skills from one of the best coaches in the MMA game, Henri Hooft.
Training at Sanford MMA, WILL only make the “humble Conor McGregor” better. Leading to dominant performances like will see on May 8th against Mike Triziano.
“It was one of the best training camp in my life for sure.” Ludovit Klein
Since it was one of his best training camps expect a early finish from the first ever Slovakian UFC fighter. Ludovit Klein is flying under the radar right now but a highlight reel knockout with his smooth boxing skills can lead to it trending on social media. Millions of viewers watching the highlight over and over again.
Earning another 50k, Performance of the night bonus as his family, friends, Supporters back in Slovakia will be watching to cheer on there hero.
“I’m very proud to represent my country.” Ludovit Klein
Continue to represent Slovakia well on May 8th against Mike Triziano. Genuinely looking forward to this fight for Ludovit Klein, Watch out for him in 2021!!
Arnold Allen displayed another techincally skilled dominant performance against a world class talented Featherweight Sodiq Yusuff. Continues to get better and better with every fight, Arnold Allen won by unanimous decision. Congratulations to the “Almighty” Arnold Allen defeating the #11th UFC Featherweight.
Continuing his 8 fight UFC winning streak, Longest active winning streak in the UFC Featherweight Division.
Allen knocked down Yusuff with punches few times but didn’t get the knockout but a tactics fight it was. Hope no injuries for the British Gentleman assassin because I’d love to see him fight this Summer of 2021.
“Definitely want to go upwards and I think with this performance definitely should be upwards, I’ve had a few guys I was booked to fight that were ranked five or ten, So I mean why not push pass that and chase for something. ” Arnold Allen post fight interview
Arnold Allen vs the Loser of Korean Zombie vs Dan Ige
Arnold Allen continues to chase the Featherweight title in 2021, Defeated Sodiq Yusuff now can face the loser of Dan Ige vs Korean Zombie which will be a straight up brawl.
Korean Zombie #5th UFC Featherweight, Fan Favorite, Fight of the night King vs Arnold Allen the rising British Featherweight who needs a win against a name. Facing Korean Zombie in the UFC Pay-Per View Main Card, UFC ESPN Plus Headliner would be the perfect opportunity for Arnold Allen.
Defeating a WEC fighter memorable fight against Leonard Garica, UFC Featherweight Title challenger against Jose Aldo.
Dan Ige Xtreme Couture product, Heavy handed pitbull and alumni of the Daba Hot streak before the loss against Calvin Kattar. Defeated Edson Barboza, Mirsad Bektic, Kevin Aguilar, Danny Henry. Dan Ige vs Arnold Allen would be a great fight but Allen has the win. He’s the better all-around fighter.
Arnold Allen 2021 campaign
Facing two talented fighters like Korean Zombie or Dan Ige would be a great opportunity to move up the UFC rankings. UFC promoting Arnold Allen, More public relations to build the name of Arnold Allen. Not the biggest trash talker in the world but let the technical skilled winning doing the talking.
Getting the respect he deserves in 2021. Few more fights away from challenging for the UFC Featherweight title.
Vicente Luque rising UFC Welterweight since the loss to Wonderboy Thompson on a three fight winning streak after defeating Tyron Woodley. Dealing with some adversity beginning of the first round with punches and pressure against the cage.
Luque kept composed leading to combinations and a submission win. STANDOUT for Vicente Luque against one of the best Welterweights of all time.
“It was a super exciting to fight a guy that was a champion I used to watch a lot and be a fan of.” Vicente Luque
Luque vs Chiesa
Vicente Luque replaces Woodley #7th Welterweight ranking. #6th Welterweight is Michael Chiesa, Dark horse of the Welterweight division. Riding high since his return to Welterweight and becoming an analyst.
“I really want a high level opponent right now.” Vicente Luque
Defeating Carlos Condit, Diego Sanchez, Neil Magny and Rafael Dos Anjos. All world class fighter, Recognizable names in the UFC.
Luque vs Chiesa would be a GREAT fight to watch on a UFC Fight Night, UFC Pay-Per View. Three rounds of non stop action between two high level killers. Fight of the Night bonus written all over it.
” I always like to have the most eyes on me on my fights and being the co main event.” Vicente Luque
Millions of eyes will be watching Luque vs Chiesa on a Pay-Per View. Fighting in front of a sold out arena in either Texas or Florida.
Both fighters need this fight desiring to become UFC Welterweight title contenders. Who wants it more DAWG fight.
Sean Shelby or Mick Maynard please set this fight up!! Imagine fighting in front of a crowd.
Major win for Nasrat Hapqarast, Defeating a world class fighter in Rafa Garcia… Combate Americas Lightweight Champion. Showing his heavy hands, Hearing the pop every time he hit Rafa Garcia.
Nasrat looked GREAT in the first round but Garcia is a DAWG!! Continued putting pressure on Nasrat. Leading to a unanimous decision. Overall a great fight as Rafa Garcia was one of the best prospects from Mexico.
“My team, we are always like this. When we get the name, it doesn’t matter his record, doesn’t matter his experience, we always take him very seriously,” Haqparast said. “He had nothing to lose. He had five days’ notice, six days’ notice, stepped in … It was a good experience also for me to fight a guy like this: tough, a little bit shorter than me, in a smaller Octagon … It was a good experience.”
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.
MMA fans disrespect Non UFC Fighters because they don’t fight for UFC, Not beating world class fighters every time they fight. I understand why but there’s fighters in Major promotions from Bellator, One Championship, PFL, Rizin, KSW, Combate Americas, ACA, Brave CF who can defeat top ten UFC fighters right now!! Who are they? I made a wish list of fighters UFC needs to sign in 2021.
Patricio “Pitbull” Friere
Arguably the BEST Featherweight in the world, Bellator Featherweight Champion. Six Successful title defenses overall, Most wins in Bellator history with 19. Six Fight winning streak defeating world class fighters from current UFC Fighter and rival Michael Chandler, former Bellator champion Daniel Straus, KOTC former champion Juan Archuleta.
Patricio Pitbull is a world class fighter, Semi-Finalist right now against Emmanuel Sanchez in the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix. Defeats Sanchez than faces a future STAR in AJ McKee. Pitbull if he defeats AJ McKee, Grand Prix champion.
Pitbull needs to sign with UFC and show the world he’s the best Featherweight in the world. Patricio Pitbull vs Max Holloway, Pitbull vs Ortega, Pitbull vs Zabit. Dream come true for Pitbull to sign with UFC.
Douglas Lima easily one of the BEST Welterweights in the world, Since his loss to Rory MacDonald radically improved and had a dominant performance against Rory MacDonald in the second match. Knocking out Michael “Venom” Page. Winning the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix and the million dollar prize.
Lima started with Bellator in 2011, Successful career with Bellator but NOW it’s time to sign with UFC, Winning the Bellator Welterweight title, Following same route as Michael Chandler.
33 years old in the prime of his career few more years of world class fighting left. No better place than the UFC.
Vadim Nemkov arguable as the #1 Light Heavyweight in the world. Winning and dominating his fight against Ryan Bader. Showing how talented Nemkov is by defeating Ryan Bader. Masterclass performance. Impressive winning streak of Phil Davis, Liam McGeary, Rafael Carvalho and Phillipe Lins. Defeating former world champions.
UFC Light Heavyweight Division is desperate for stars and without a doubt Vadim Nemkov would be the Light Heavyweight star. Protégé for Fedor Emelianenko. Nemkov vs Reyes, Nemkov vs Blachowicz, Nemkov vs Glover.
Bellator rising star. Since Khabib retired… Most impressive record, 25-0. One of my favorite fighters in the world. Appreciate Yarsolav Amosov fighting style, Combat Sambo mixed with volume striking. Caught my eye when he OUT-Grappled Ed Ruth. Figured Ed Ruth wins but NOPE I’m wrong!
Yaroslav Amosov right now is one of the best Welterweights in the world. 2021 Amosov vs Lima, Summer of 2021. Challenging for the Bellator Welterweight title.
Only 27 years old, Match him up against top ten Welterweights from Michael Chiesa, Geoff Neal, Belal Muhammad, Sean Brady.
Winning the Bellator Welterweight title puts Amosov on notice, Signing a long term fight deal with UFC.
Timofey Nastyukhin knocked out Eddie Alvarez, In Eddie Alvarez’s One Championship debut put him on notice world wide but hardcore MMA fans was well aware of Timofey. Upcoming Tiger Muay Thai prospect, Future One Championship Lightweight Champion. Toughest future opponent for Christian Lee(One Championship Lightweight Champion) at One TNT 2 on April 14.
Former four time Pankration world champion, Tough test for Christian Lee. Lead to a victory and winning the One Championship Lightweight title. Becoming one of the best Lightweights in the world.
Earning his way to signing with UFC and fighting in the UFC Lightweight Division, Toughest division in the MMA world.
Kiamrian Abbasov One Championship Welterweight Champion, Underrated Welterweight. Extremely talented fighter, Only 27 years old. 2021 will see Abbasov dominant the division. No match for his opponents. All-Around talent. Complete savage.
I’d love to see Kiamrian Abbasov fight for UFC in 2021. Top 15-20 matchups and becoming a rising star. Pressure fighting style.
Adding some depth to the Women’s Strawweight division. Angela Lee Atomweight Champion, Wins against Mei Yamaguchi. Lee family is a bunch of killers from her mother and father being Mix Martial Artist, Christian Lee being a One Championship Lightweight Champion.
Angela Lee signing with UFC, Becomes a future STAR. UFC promotes her like crazy, Future UFC Strawweight champion. Win/Win situation. Only 24 years old.
Face of Professional Fighters League, Lance Palmer PFL two-time Featherweight Champion. 11 fight winning streak. Time to prove the world he’s one of the best Featherweights in the world. One of the most underrated Featherweights on the planet.
Ohio State All-American Wrestler, Four-Times in a row All-American. Dominating his opponents with his wrestling and ground & pound. Stand no match.
Toughest fight of his life against Arizona State All-American wrestler, Former Brave CF Featherweight & Lightweight Champion… Bubba Jenkins.
Palmer defeats Jenkins no one else is defeating Palmer. Palmer wins the PFL Featherweight title and later on signs with UFC. Testing himself against the best of the best.
PFL Women’s Lightweight Champion, One of the best Women’s fighters on the planet. Ronda Rousey training partner. Amanda Nunes Destroying her opponents, One after one. Time for a challenge and Kayla Harrison gives that challenge. Harrison wins the PFL Women’s Lightweight title than before 2021 ends, Breaking NEWS Kayla Harrison signs with UFC.
Test fight against Megan Anderson or Felicia Spencer than face Amanda Nunes.
ACA Bantamweight Champion, Combat Sambo world champion. 14-0 record, Defeating world class ACA fighters and making them look like they were nothing. Defeating former UFC fighter Takeya Mizugaki, Defeating Abdul Rakhman Dudaev for the ACB Bantamweight title. In a masterful performance.
Rustam Kerimov relinquished his ACB Bantamweight title because he wants to test free agency. UFC please sign this dude. He’s a WORLD CLASS fighter, All-Around pressure style. Kerimov definitely can face the top 25 Bantamweights right now!!
Yusuf Raisov mentioned on the Weighing In Podcast, John McCarthy called Yusuf Raisov the MOST UNDERRATED fighter. 17-2 record, 25 years old. Future ACA Lightweight Champion. Technical, High level boxer mixed with grappling. WORLD CLASS Lightweight fighting for the best Russian Promotion.
Relentless pressure, Boxing style. UFC matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard 100% know who Yusuf Raisov is. Sign before Bellator or One Championship does. Star written all over him. Born and raised in Grozny, Russia.
Next generation of Russian World Champions.
Igeu Kabesa #1 African prospect, EFC Worldwide Featherweight Champion. 13x South Africa Wrestling Champion. Win against SBG Ireland fighter Peter Queally, Danny Henry current UFC fighter.
There been rumors of Kabesa signing with UFC. NOW 2021 Igeu Kabesa signs with UFC. Future UFC Featherweight Champion because of his athleticism, Wrestling pedigree.
Roberto Soldic KSW Welterweight Champion, Next version of Mirko Cro Cop. Born and raised in Croatia. Easily one of the best European Welterweight prospects. Accomplished Welterweight fighter, Final Fight Championship Welterweight Champion, Superior FC Welterweight Champion. 4-0 Boxing Record.
“I said Cro Cop right away because it was that kick. It was just that, a patient fighter who gets his opponents to that point. Right after the match he jumped on the cage, he looked at me and started yelling that he will be the champ and I believe him. I can’t wait to see his progress, he’s incredibly exciting” said Hardy.
Trains at UFD Dussledorf with Hector Lombard. Antun Racic KSW Bantamweight Champion, David Zawada, Gleison Tibau and many European high level prospects.
Soldic future UFC Champion if he signs with UFC. No doubt about it. Winning a KSW title is high prestige. KSW is the best European MMA promotion. Now he can fight for the premier MMA organization.
Casey Kenney lost to Dominick Cruz on the UFC 259 Featuring prelims, Yes he lost in a close fight but showed improvements in a tough fight against one of the best Bantamweights of all time. Former UFC Bantamweight Champion, WEC Bantamweight Champion.
Boost up in competition, UFC believed in him. Now time to take a step back and face a top 15-top 20 Bantamweight…. Face Nathaniel Wood.
Nathaniel Wood vs Casey Kenney happened at UFC 254, Prelims bout. High paced, Constant action fight that went three rounds. My opinion Nathaniel Wood won that fight by split decision, Judges scored it wrong.
Time for a rematch, Two HIGH LEVEL Bantamweight rising stars facing each other in the summer of 2021. Pay-Per View Bout or UFC Fight Night. Rewarded a fight of the night bonus.
UFC definitely can tell a story about the controversial fight, Wood and Kenney trash talk on social media, MMA interviews. Building the fight MUCH AS POSSIBLE before the fight happens.
UFC commentators, UFC analyst definitely will be excited for this fight, FIGHT of the NIGHT potential.
Nathaniel Wood remains one of my favorite fighters. Yes he lost to John Dodson but was winning the rounds till he made a mistake in the third round, Dodson being a veteran took advantage of the opportunity and knocked out the “Prospect”.
Brad Pickett’s protégé Nathaniel Wood will show his advancements from the Kenney fight at UFC 259. Challenging the Nine time Judo Champion. High School wrestling champion in Indiana.
“Basic Well-Rounded” Casey Kenney
Casey Kenney calling Nathaniel Wood a basic well rounded fighter but I’m sure he was impressed with Nathaniel Wood. Wood showed his promise of being a UFC Bantamweight title contender in the next few years.
Nathaniel Wood revenging his loss to Casey Kenney, Not handing the fight to the judges. Winning by early submission or dominant performance.
On the other hand Casey Kenney, Rising star. Former LFA Bantamweight Champion can hand the “Prospect” a sixth loss.
Both fighters NEED this win, Moves them up the STACKED Bantamweight rankings. Shows whose the future champion one day!
Rematch Casey Kenney vs Nathaniel Wood, Schedule this bout for the summer of 2021.
Uros Medic WINS by first round KO, Continues to show his high level striking that earned a 50k performance of the night. Congratulations to the Serbian immigrant, Making his dreams a reality by fighting for the UFC.
Controversial late stoppage but Medic continued to put it on Aalon Cruz. UFC definitely has a STAR on there hands, Love his Kickboxing fighting style. Lovable funny personality that made Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier life on his post fight interview.
Continue to train by day because Medic is one extremely talented fighter, Next Dana White Contender Series alumnus to find success in the UFC.
Looking forward to Uros Medic next fight and 2021 season, He’s becoming one of my favorite UFC fighters ever since his Dana White Contender series fight.
“Immigration case that I have going on right now, It’s uh being worked on a national interest waiver and these guys in immigration they don’t think I’m special enough obviously they denied it so I have a right to appeal right so basically their answer to my national interest was where we are not you are as special as you are not a UFC fighter like you are today and like there’s a whole I can say but my Attorney is working on it.” Uros Medic
Medic asking to fight in Texas in front of a sold out ARENA, Hope Medic Alaskan attorney gets the job done and allows Medic to fight in Texas. Let the man earn his money, Extra cash from 50k bonuses.
Barely any damage in the fight, Quick turn around in Dallas, Houston if Uncle Bobby Dana… A.K.A Dana White persuades the Mayor to allow fans back in the arena. Maybe hand the Mayor a sweet envelope under the table, “Giving the Mayor an offer he can’t refuse. “
Medic will be the perfect fighter on the prelims because of his fighting style. Becomes a fan favorite I guarantee. Treat Medic the same way the UFC managed Khamzat Chimaev, Kevin Holland, Bobby Green in 2020. Dominant wins with barely damage than scheduling him to fight few weeks later.
Fights against Austin Lingo, Danny Chavez, Charles Rosa make perfect sense for a SECOND fight in Dallas or Houston. Tough dudes in the Featherweight division, Give Medic trouble but Medic comes out with the win.
Overall Uros Medic will have a BREAKOUT 2021, Rafael Cordeiro coached many champions from Anderson Silva, Shogun Rua, Wanderlei Silva, Rafael Das Anjos and future champion Uros Medic.
Women’s Flyweight division needs some talented fighters and Casey O’Neill is one of the flyweights to bring the division to the next level. Nickname is the “King” but will be the future QUEEN of the women’s flyweight division.
Leading the charge between her, Mariya Agapova and Sabina Mazo as Valentina Shevchenko retires.
Guarantee Casey O’Neill will breakout in 2021, Becoming a rising star and one of the next GREAT fighters to prosper from Tiger Muay Thai.
“I want to make a name for myself. I’ve not been around the sport that long in terms of age, but I really have been in terms of training. I haven’t got as many fights as I would have liked to. I’d really like to make a name for myself this year.”
To be a breakout fighter in 2021 need to have standout performances against TOUGH fighters, Manon Fiorot. Another HOT prospect, Born and raised in France. 1-0 with UFC, Future fight with Maryna Moroz on June 5th.
Manon Fiorot win or lose I’d love to see her fight Casey O’Neill. Former UAE Warriors Flyweight Champion, EFC Flyweight Champion.
Casey O’Neill with a win against Manon Fiorot WILL help her in 2021. Defeating a world class fighter, Former champion with multiple promotions.
” I’d love to fight three or four times this year you know being outside the UFC it was hard to get matches so now I want to be active, “
Future fight options after a win against Manon Fiorot can be Ariane Lipski, Five fights with UFC. Former KSW Flyweight Champion.
Casey O’Neill in one year can end in the top 10, Ending 2021 facing off against Miranda Maverick, Gillian Robertson or Cynthia Cavillo. All three fights will be GREAT fights. Win over Maverick, Hot women’s flyweight prospect. Gillian Robertson UFC Veteran and Cynthia Cavillo trains now at AKA and is the women’s version of Nick Diaz. Scrappy cardio fighter.
Places her as a top ten women’s Flyweight, Slotted as a featuring prelim, Main Card slot as DANA WHITE becomes aware they have something!
Casey O’Neill home is in Australia. Hotbed for talent and one day we can see her becoming a UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion. 2021 is where we see the rise of the future champion.
Dana White Contender Series discovered Sean O’Malley, Geoff Neal, Sodiq Yusuff, Johnny Walker, Grant Dawson and now discovered Uros Medic.
Extremely impressed with his Dana White Contender Series performance. Dominated the whole round leading to a first round knockout. From that moment on became one of my favorite prospects, Star written all over him as time goes on.
First round KO lead to Uncle Bobby Dana A.K.A Dana White signing Medic. Now Medic makes his UFC debut at UFC 259 on the prelims against Aalon Cruz.
“Put my number on speed-dial.” This mentality is exactly what White wants to see in a fighter, as he said afterwards” Uros Medic
Mentality of anytime anywhere is a mentality Dana White loves, Especially early finishes from a exciting fighter. Uros Medic is the DREAM fighter for Dana White and will see why at UFC 259.
First round knockout from a high level kickboxer that immigrated from Serbia to Kings MMA in California.
Kings MMA lead by Rafael Cordeiro, One of the BEST MMA coaches right now. Coached Anderson Silva, Shogun Rua one of my favorite fighters of all time, Rafael Dos Anjos, Kelvin Gastelum and the BADDEST Man on the Planet Mike Tyson.
Training under that tutelage will 100% help Uros Medic in the long term.
Bellator rapidly growing on a yearly basis signing free agents from Gegard Mousasi, Ryan Bader, Rory MacDonald and prospects like Aaron Pico, AJ McKee, Yaroslav Amosov and many other prospects.
Bellator roster top to bottom is second best in the world. Filled with future Champions, future stars that will take Bellator to the next level.
AJ Mckee 17-0 record at 25 years old, Next generation of MMA fighters and Bellator is lucky to have him. Mckee a finalist in the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix and a millionaire if he defeats Patricio Pitbull or Emmanuel Sanchez. Life changing win for AJ Mckee if he wins the final. World class talent, All-Around fighter. One of the best Featherweights in the world.
AJ McKee’s Bellator contract is expiring but Scott Coker needs to do whatever he can to sign McKee to a long term fight deal. Bellator has a star on there hands, Amount of sponsors McKee can attract for Bellator. Pay-Per View headliner with Showtime/Bellator.
Labeled “Lebron James of MMA” Aaron Pico is the next version of George St Pierre. MMA fans, MMA journalist were doubting his talents but now on a three fight winning streak defeating talented fighters. First MMA fighter of his kind, Gold Medalist wrestler at 2013 cadet world championship. Golden Gloves winner. #1 Amateur Boxer in California.
Proof is in the pudding that this kid is a world class fighter, That Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant mentality when it comes to winning. Future Bellator Featherweight Champion. Reign the division if AJ Mckee decides to leave and sign with UFC.
Dope to see Aaron Pico do a podcast with Joe Rogan, Rogan picking Pico’s brain. Hearing the stories of Freddie Roach complimenting Pico’s boxing.
Since Khabib retired the most impressive MMA record to date is Yaroslav Amosov 25-0 record. Yaroslav in the prime of his career at 27 years old, Next five years are going to be fascinating to watch. Watching one of the best Welterweights fight for Bellator.
Douglas Lima vs Yaroslav Amosov Bellator Welterweight Title Fight I hope happens in 2021. Be one of the best Welterweight fights on paper. Amosov defeats Lima that will radically sky rocket his brand and name.
Yaroslav Amosov is one of my favorite fighters right now and 2021 will see his career rise to the next level. Defeating world class fighters like Lima, Larkin, Koreshkov in his MMA career.
Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix begins in April of 2021. My favorite to win is Vadim Nemkov. Current Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion after defeating Ryan Bader in a masterful performance. Nemkov winning the Grand Prix will make him one of the biggest stars for Bellator.
Argument as the #1 Light Heavyweight in the world and Bellator has him. Next version of Fedor Emelianenko.
Usman Nurmagomedov, Khabib’s cousin is spoked highly of from Javier Mendez as the next Bellator superstar. One of the best fighters to come out of American Kickboxing Academy. Usman Nurmagomedov has a complete different fighting style compared to his cousin.
Usman is more of a Muay Thai fighter but constant pressure.
“Expect Usman to be the Luke Rockhold of Dagestan because the guy has got it all.”
Blaydes vs Lewis card top to bottom card is very good my opinion. Filled with prospects who can make a impact in the UFC future.
Contender Series winner, Top 5 Heavyweight prospect in the United States. 11-4 record at 28 years old. Former EFC Heavyweight Champion. Trains at Dan Henderson’s Athletic Fitness Center as he’s biggest prospect coming out of there.
First fight is against Sergey Spivak a world class fighter, Wins against Carlos Felipe and Tai Tuivasa. Curious to see how Jared Vanderaa does against Spivak.
Drako Rodriguez making his UFC debut tonight as he won a contract on the Dana White Contender Series. 7-1 record at 24 years old, Fought for King of the Cage. Tough matchup against Aiemann Zahabi.
Casey O’Neill stand out prospect, One of the best women’s prospects before fighting for UFC. Casey O’Neill is an Australian Assassin looking to murder the women’s flyweight division. Trains out Tiger Muay Thai with those killers in Thailand. Love her fighting style as she’ll carve up her opponents in a technical way. I lover her jab, Striking kills. She’ll be a problem, Casey is only 23 years old. Genuinely looking forward to her UFC debut.
UFC debut is against Shane Dobson, Riding high off the win against Mariya Agapova.
Ludovit Klein rising star from Slovakia, Former Oktagon Featherweight Champion facing off against Georgian rising star, Ilia Topuria in a Featherweight prospect clash. Two future Featherweight title contenders who are fighting May 8th in Las Vegas!!
Exciting fight to watch as both are extremely talented fighters in the European scene, Watched by millions of people in Eastern Europe. Great opportunity for both fighters especially Ludovit Klein whose underrated in my opinion.
Ludovit Klein caught my eye since knocking out City Kickboxing prospect Shane Young. Nickname is “Mr.Highlight” for a reason because of his early finishes. Leading him to becoming Oktagon Featherweight Champion, One of the best European Featherweight prospects in a long time. Now making his dream a reality fighting for the UFC.
Become a star overnight in Slovakia. Looking to aspire many other young children to become MMA fighters and to follow there dreams as well. Ludovit Klein is overlooked and underrated but the humble version of Conor McGregor will look to breakout in 2021 and a fight against Ilia Topuria will help him breakout in 2021.
“This experience has been great, Great moment.” Ludovit Klein
“That was the biggest dream in my life. I’m very happy,” Klein said in a virtual media scrum following the fight. “I have only good vibes.”
Klein fought many tough fighters in his Oktagon career but Ilia Topuria hasn’t fought the caliber of fighters Klein has. Underrated grappling and takedown defense from Klein can lead to the victory.
Klein has the stellar boxing as he was an Amateur Boxing Champion in Slovakia before fighting in MMA. Telling you guys Klein is a world beater and will see on May 8th against Ilia Topuria.
Topuria is a world class fighter, Well accomplished wrestler in Georgia but Klein can potentially get the win on May 8th. Taking advantage of the spotlight, Leading to a top ten year for Ludovit Klein.
Becoming one of my favorite fighters to watch because of his all-around skills, Will continue to see his improvements and Klein becoming a future UFC Featherweight Champion.
Topuria is a big test for Klein but get through Topuria and that sky rocket his way to the top of the UFC Featherweight Division.
BREAKOUT year for the humble Conor McGregor, Mr Highlight… Ludovit Klein. Will see it on full display on May 8th.
Khamzat Chimaev broke out in 2020. Fighter of the year nominee in 2020. Ending 2020 fighting Leon Edwards with a win can lead to a title shot. However because of this beautiful virus the fight got canceled because of Edwards testing positive than Chimaev having symptoms of Covid-19.
Leading Chimaev to be hospitalized in Las Vegas but looks to return in June. Hope everything goes as planned so we can see Chimaev fight because he seems to a special talent and Dana White knows it. Something different about the Chechen Wolf Khamzat Chimaev.
Return in June, Headlining a ESPN + Fight Night I’d love to see Khamzat Chimaev face Michael Chiesa. Chiesa since moving up to Welterweight was a life changing decision, Wins over Carlos Condit, Rafael Dos Anjos and Neil Magny. Welterweight dark horse. Facing Khamzat Chimaev as the UFC sees as the next superstar can radically help his career with a win on his third headliner.
“I enjoy fighting more than I enjoy anything else in the world,” Chiesa said. “I’m peaking at the right time,”
“These guys should be worried,” Chiesa said. “The next time you see me this year I’m going to be a completely different guy. I’m going to be a totally different fighter. I’m going my to prove I can be the best. I’m going to prove I can be in a number one contender fight by the end of the year.”
Opportunity to be a Welterweight title contender with a GREAT win against Chimaev
On the other hand Khamzat Chimaev with a win against the Dark Horse Michael Chiesa can lead to a title shot. Showing the fans, Fighters he can defeat top ten Welterweights rather than lower level fighters. according to his opponents.
Participant in the UFC Welterweight tournament, Facing the whose who of Welterweights from Covington, Edwards, Wonderboy, Masvidal.
“I want to take the belt in one year, two years … as soon as possible. I’m going to take this soon. “I’m going to finish everybody,” he said. “I always look for the finish. Smash somebody, knock somebody out. I’m born for this. My life is to be champion. I don’t think somebody is going to cause me any problems. I’ll beat everybody like I did today. I promise you guys.”
Timur Valiev Russian Bantamweight prospect, Successful career with Professional Fighters League and Gorilla Fighting Championship. Valiev second UFC fight was a dominant grappling performance with barely any damage taken.
Looking forward to Valiev’s next fight which could be scheduled in the next month if ready for a quick turn around but the Russian Frankie Edgar is ready for it.
Valiev physically looked great, Gained more muscle lost some love handles. Valiev 17-2 record definitely needs tougher competition as he’s good for it.
Cancelled fight with Julio Arce was the RIGHT fight for Valiev, Possibly reschedule Valiev vs Arce in March…
Fight options such as Darren Elkins, Herbert Burns, Alex Caceres. Top 25 Featherweights. Timur Valiev fighting lesser level opponents won’t show what he’s truly made of. Valiev was one of the best Bantamweights in the world before moving up to the Featherweight division.
Mirsad Bektic vs Timur Valiev would be a sick fight to watch, Bektic is on a losing streak but he always brings his best and we all remember Bektic for putting that whooping on Darren Elkins until Elkins brought out the DAWG in him.
Russian Frankie Edgar Timur Valiev trains with some of the best fighters in the world such as Frankie Edgar, Corey Anderson, Lance Palmer and coached by underrated head coach Nick Catone. Formely trained at Ricardo Almeida Jiu Jitsu with Eddie Alvarez, Marlon Moraes. Learning from coaching genius Mark Henry whose highly respected for his striking knowledge.
Knowledge amongst some of the best fighters, best coaches in the world.
Curious to see what Timur Valiev next fight is because in the next year and a half we can see him climb up the Featherweight rankings. Top 5-8 Featherweight in the world.
“I want to fight before Ramadan, 145, 135 lets go… Island, Alaska I don’t care. Julio Arce would be best for this.”
Beneil Dariush underrated Lightweight has a five fight winning streak entering his fight Carlos Diego Ferreira. Opponent he already defeated but like Dariush, Ferreira has progressed since than.
Ferreira has a six fight winning streak defeating fighters like Pettis, Rustam Khabilov.
Dariush vs Ferreira is on the MAIN CARD of Allistair Overeem vs Alexander Volkov. Exciting fight for MMA fans.
Great fight on paper but I believe Dariush gets the win tomorrow night. Since the winning streak started for Dariush became an Iranian assassin. Becoming one of the best Lightweights in the world.
Win over Carlos Diego Ferriera leads to title shot in 2021, Finally making a dream a reality of being a UFC champion.
Dariush has more skills to his arsenal especially in his striking.
“The problem with recognition is that it comes with a lot of drama,” he said. “I like being under the radar. I like fighting high-level competition and being under the radar. I don’t need much (in terms of publicity and recognition). I just want to continue to work my way up to the title and become a champion.
Manel Kape former Rizin Bantamweight CHAMPION after defeating Kai Asakura for the Bantamweight title at Rizin 20 in a masterful performance knocking Asakura in the second round, Leading to signing with the UFC.
Kape dropping down to the flyweight division and first opponent is Alexandre Pantoja #5th flyweight. Obvious step up in competition since his loss to Kyoji Horiguchi but Kape is up to the challenge as he’s highly respected amongst his training partners at AKA Thailand.
“I’m looking for a great battle. I know Pantoja’s a tough guy,” he stated. “But I see some limitations in his game that I can take good advantage of.” As to what those limitations are, Kape explained that he is a smarter, more complete fighter, while Pantoja is limited by being a slower fighter than the competition Kape has previously faced. “He has nothing that I’ve never seen before in his game,” said Kape. “But always, I never underestimate nobody. Never. But I’m sure that I’m better than him, 100%.”
Manel Kape calling out Cody Garbrandt, Deiveson Figueiredo in MMA interviews. Making his name heard across social media platforms, MMA interviews. Building his name with the casual fans, Understanding he’s one of the best Non-UFC fighters.
Spotlight is on Manel Kape fighting in the Main Card, UFC promoting Manel Kape as one of the best fighters in the world. Champion from another organization as he’s coming here to prove that the best fighters don’t have to fight for the UFC.
“This year will be a blessed year for me,” said Kape. “Hopefully, by the end of the year, I have the belt. This is what I see, this is my goal, and this is what I’ve been working towards for such a long time.”
Definitely has what it takes to become a UFC Flyweight Champion creating a legacy for himself. Training at AKA Thailand with Mike Swick now AKA San Jose with Javier Mendez. Some of the best fighters in the world. Iron sharpens iron.
“I will keep my training there at AKA Thailand, but for camps, I will be here in America,” explained Kape, who carries a three-fight winning streak and 15-4 record into his debut on Saturday night. “I found an amazing coach and amazing sparring partners here.
“We have more intensity,” he said of the difference between his two training situations. “I have better partners, better coaches because the coaches here have been in the fight business a long time and they show me new things. The little details make all the difference — in the intensity of the sparring, in the training — and what I have here is a bunch of training partners that all compete at a high level.”
High level training hopefully helps because there’s no easy fights in the UFC but Kape is ready for the challenge!!
Kape confident in his skills that we should expect a dominant performance… Masterclass.
“Fans can expect a master class, and a smart game,” he said when asked what those getting their introduction to his skills and abilities will see on Saturday night. “I want to show and I want to prove that I’m the best fighter in the world.
Lucas Clay 6-1 record, Midwest Welterweight prospect trains at growing Missouri gym St. Charles MMA with Julius Anglickas. Lucas Clay is fighting America Kickboxing Academy prospect JJ Okanovich. Okanovich won his fight on the Dana White Contender Series but no UFC contract.
Clay’s last fight was against Craig Fruth at Hoosier Fight Championship 41, In a grappling battle till the last round as triangle choked Fruth for the win.
Clay is the underdog but with a upset win can help out his career tremendously.
Richard Palencia one of the most underrated flyweight prospects at 30 years old. 8-0 record, Wins at LFA and Combate Americas. Trains at underrated powerhouse gym MMA Lab.
Joshua Silveira 3-0 Light Heavyweight prospect, Top Light Heavyweight prospect in Arizona, Florida. Second appearance under the LFA banner. 2021 important year for him as Joshua can get signed by UFC, Bellator or PFL. Instead of fighting in the regional scene.
Since I watched Arman Tsarukyan fight against Islam Makhachev I was extremely impressed with his UFC debut. Yes he lost but WOW I was blown away with his Arman’s grappling exchanges with Islam.
After watching his debut I knew right than and there that Arman will be a UFC Lightweight Champion.
Three fight winning streak since the loss to Islam. Improving every fight, Grappling dominant victories but little improvements in his striking. If Arman works on his striking, Boxing in training at Tiger Muay Thai. I really don’t see anyone beating him.
Yes there’s Islam Makhachev, Kevin Lee, Rafael Fiziev, Michael Chandler but Tsarukyan is the future. I GUARANTEE it.
2021 significant year for him, Hope he fights tougher opponents. Nasrat Haqparast pulled out of his fight because of illness but I hope that fight gets rescheduled because Nasrat is a UFC Lightweight prospect, Next generation of Tristar Gym fighters.
Edges the top 15 by the end of 2021, Continuing his three fight winning streak. Facing some UFC Lightweight veterans to build his profile.
“I want to fight with top 15, top 10. I want to let everybody know who I am.” Arman Tsarukyan
Vicente Luque Rising UFC Welterweight, Top Ten UFC Welterweight now because of his best year in 2020. Impressive striking display wins against Niko Price where he beat the hell out of Niko Price than a impressive win against Randy Brown( former ROC Welterweight Champion).
Luque my Dark Horse of the UFC Welterweight Division will challenge for the UFC Welterweight title in 2021. Finally earning the spotlight that he deserves. Going on six fight winning streaks before losing to Wonderboy Thompson.
Earning the respect from Wonderboy for having the pure will to not give up, Hitting Luque with shots but Vicente Luque kept pushing forward, Striking well against Wonderboy whose one of the best strikers in the world
“I think patience is the biggest lesson I take from this fight,” Luque said. “Many times we think we can solve something through brute force and will. There, I learned that I had all the will and it wasn’t enough, he beat me with technique and experience. I’ll keep that in mind so I can work on it and evolve.
I went against one of the best in the world and I was awarded a ‘fight of the night’ bonus for the third time this year, That’s my style’s merit, I was able to put on pressure even against a technical guy, I landed good shots. I showed I’m on the right path. Now I want to rest and correct a lot of things.”
Definitely will evolve training at Sanford MMA with Gilbert Burns, Michael Chandler. Learning from one of the best MMA coaches Henri Hooft. Understanding he fought one of the best Welterweights in the world and needs to advance the holes in the game. Wants to be a world champion, Focus on his weaknesses.
“I fought four times last year, I watched those four fights, and I don’t look so different from one to the other, so guys can read me. If I’m always doing the same things, I have to add to that. I’m not going to stop doing what I’m good at, but I need to add new things, so that’s what I’ve been working on. I also put on some boxing. Boxing is great, and I’ve been doing a lot of work with a boxing coach and get some hand speed, so that’s good.”
Talent is their for Vicente Luque, Selected to be on Ultimate Fighter for reason because the UFC matchmakers and scouts seen a champion out of him. He’s a world class talent and with a couple fights Luque can challenge for the UFC Welterweight Title.
Luque first fight can be against former UFC Welterweight Champion, Robbie Lawler who still to this day trains like a savage. Every MMA fan recognizes the name Robbie Lawler. Yes Lawler #13 ranked Welterweight while Luque #10th ranked.
Win against Lawler build up the name of Luque, Needs that much as possible. Build his brand, Help the UFC marketing team promoting his name on UFC promos.
Next fight options can be … Loser of Chiesa vs Magny, Rematch against Wonderboy Thompson. Storyline of the new & improved Vicente Luque looking to revenge his loss. Welterweight contender fight.
Hopefully with the advancements in his boxing he can defeat the UFC Welterweight Title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Revenging his loss on a UFC Main Card, UFC ESPN + event headliner.
Breakout performance, Biggest win of his UFC career as Wonderboy is one of the toughest fighters to face because of his difficult Kickboxing fighting style.
Ranked possibly as a top FIVE UFC Welterweight now can fight the top 5 UFC Welterweights depending whose champion, Not injured, Coming off losses. Exciting fight options from Colby Covington, Leon Edwards, Gilbert Burns or Khamzat Chimaev.
I don’t want to select a third fight for him but ANY of the top 5 Welterweights will lead to Luque challenging for the UFC Welterweight Title.
Expect big things from Vicente Luque, Many great fights for him in the STACKED UFC Welterweight Division. Ends 2021 as a UFC Welterweight Title contender.
Tom Aspinall, 9-2 Heavyweight is a 27 year old UFC Heavyweight Prospect but in 2021 ends year as a top ten UFC Heavyweight. Finally a fresh new face in the old man UFC Heavyweight Division.
Aspinall two UFC wins will have many more to come as he’s a sparring partner with Tyson Fury. Teammate with Darren Till. Says a lot to be a sparring partner with Tyson Fury, Doesn’t choose anyone to spar with.
“That was brilliant, it completely changed my mindset spending a lot of time with Tyson because he takes it for what it is.
“He doesn’t take stuff too serious, he doesn’t go in there with his ego and all that kind of stuff so for a young man, I think I was about 22 at the time, it was just good to be around someone like that.
Fast hands, Quick Heavyweight at Six Foot 6 is fighting former UFC Heavyweight Champion back in 2005 Andrei Arlovski on February 20th. Major step in competition as Arlovski fought every fighting style imaginable, Top UFC Heavyweights so… Aspinall definitely has his hands full but if Aspinall defeats not even knock out Andrei Arlovski man oh man he’ll RISE through the Heavyweight Division.
“I don’t think there are very many good heavyweights out there right now to be honest. I feel confident that I’ll work my way up the ranks, but at the right pace. I’m not trying to rush into anything, but I don’t see anything out there that makes me second guess myself or anything like that.” https://talksport.com/sport/mma/770295/tom-aspinall-ufc-heavyweight/
Uncle Bobby Dana’s eyes will be shining knowing they have a young hungry lion in the Heavyweight Division. Entertaining fighting style. Next version of Stipe Miocic.
Next version of Stipe… Tom Aspinall can fight the Polish assassin Marcin Tybura #15 Heavyweight, Blagoy Ivanov Top 13 or lastly Augusto Sakai who lost to Allistair Overem on September 5th.
Aspinall facing off Sakai #9 Heavyweight(Former Bellator Heavyweight, Dana White Contender Series alumni). Aspinall vs Sakai both UFC Heavyweights in the prime of there career. Main Card fight.
Aspinall finishes the year as a top ten UFC Heavyweight, Rising star and potential UFC Heavyweight Champion.
UFC roster as a whole keeps improving yearly. World class fighters globally. Many fights to schedule in 2021 with be scheduled on Main Event slots, Featuring prelims. 2021 will be an exciting year for UFC.
Weili Zhang vs Valentina Shevchenko
Weil Zhang Queen of the Women’s Strawweight Division going to fight Carla Esparza but most likely will win this fight in dominant fashion. Fight Rose Namajunas next in mid 2021. Move up to the 125 pound Flyweight Division and face Valentina Shevchenko. Shevchenko has no challenges so Dana White better schedule this dream matchup. Champion vs Champion.
Cody Garbrandt vs TJ Dillashaw 3
Rivalry between Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw is one of my favorite rivalries in sports. Beef they have of being teammates at Team Alpha Male. Two entertaining fights as Dillashaw knocked out Cody in both fights. Continuing storyline as Cody new & improved learning striking from Mark Henry(Striking coach genius) while TJ Dillashaw returns to the Octagon after a suspension. Second fight back is against Cody Garbrandt.
Gane vs Overeem
Cyril Gane rising Heavyweight, All around talent is the #7th ranked UFC Heavyweight. Former Training Partner of Francis Ngannou is facing Junior Dos Santos. Passing of the torch fight. Win against Junior can lead to another GREAT fight against Allistar Overeem. Overeem seeking one more run for the title. Overeem can show he still has enery left in the tank facing Cyril Gane. Heavyweight in the prime of his career.
Gastelum vs Weidman
Kelvin Gastelum gave Israel Adesanya the toughest fight of his MMA career. Kelvin now on a three fight losing fight but he’s motivated entering the 2021 season, Kelvin be back better than ever as he can face former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman. Weidman one more run for the title as he believes he can be a tough matchup for Izzy.
Luque vs Maia
Vicente Luque Rising Welterweight ranked #10. 15-3 UFC record, Two fight winning streak. Earning the respect from Wonderboy Thompson. Passing of the torch fight that can lead to being a UFC welterweight contender. Defeating a Brazlian legend.
Makhachev vs Dos Anjos
Islam Makhachev( Khabib’s bestfriend and training partner) the next Khabib having a lot of trouble scheduling fights. Canceled fights from injury to testing positive for Covid-19. Islam is fighting Drew Dober as Dober is Justin Gaethje training partner. Expect Islam to defeat Dober and next fight against Rafael Dos Anjos. Dos Anjos looked spectacular in his fight against Paul Felder.
Dos Anjos 36 years old Top Ten UFC Lightweight, One more run for the title defeats Islam Makhachev. Boost him up the rankings to challenge for the UFC Lightweight Title. Islam defeats Dos Anjos moving forward, Few more fights away from being a title challenger.
Zabit Magomedsharipov vs Korean Zombie
Zabit Magomedsharipov highlight reel striking from his boxing to kickboxing, Mark Henry raves about him. Claiming he’ll be a UFC Featherweight Champion. #3 UFC Featherweight one more fight away from challenging for the Featherweight title. Perfect opponent is against Korean Zombie coming off a loss to Brian Ortega. Finally get to see Zabit fight and against one of the best Featherweights in the world. Recognized for his WARS that fans love.
Jiri Procházka former Rizin Light Heavyweight Champion looked like a UFC Light Heavyweight Champion in his UFC debut against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 251. Last time Jiri fought was at UFC 251.
Hungry to return to the Octagon, No better return than fighting Dominick Reyes in the Main Event. Easily one of the best fights of the year on paper. Whoever wins this fight in position challenging for the UFC Light Heavyweight Title.
Even though Dominick Reyes “Won” against Jon Jones I can see Jiri winning this fight in a early finish because of the first round KO power he has. Jiri has a lot more experience with 30 fights in total. Disappointed when he lost to Jan Blachowicz. Seems like he didn’t have the right mindset entering that fight.
“I’m looking forward to the fight,” Prochazka said. “He has a very special style. With my team we work on that, and I’m happy for that because it’s the change in my preparing, and I like these changes because it’s not the same like last time.
“I need to grow my style, it’s motivation for me and I like that. I’m happy to be challenged by this guy who is one of the best on the planet. I just wanna show I’m much better than him. It’s more than just some moving, punching. It’s about strategy, breathing, emotions you feel in a fight. It’s more than the physical game you play in the cage.”
Have a gut feeling Jiri will get the Win and become a rising star.
“I don’t ignore that [performance vs. Blachowicz]. Because it was a nice fight with Blachowicz. And I think it’s a big opportunity for me. I treat Reyes like a top fighter in the UFC and in the world. So it’s an opportunity for me to fight with him and win this fight.”
Big spot facing former Light Heavyweight title challenger, Taking advantage of the Main Event opportunity on February 27th.
Win against Reyes leads to a fight against Thiago Santos or Glover Teixeira. Jiri Prochazka vs Santos(If defeats Rakic) or Teixeira in a #1 contender fight. All great fights that Jiri has potential to win because of his world class striking. Top of the food chain Light Heavyweights are at the tail end of there career while Jiri is 27 years old.
Confident in his skills that he can beat all of the best Light Heavyweights. 100% he can. 2022 Winter Jiri can challenge the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Israel Adesanya or Jan Blachowicz if he pulls off the upset.
Jiri is looking forward to the challenge of facing against UFC Next Superstar and potential champ champ Israel Adesanya.
“Every time when there is some special guy, with some special style, and with special power, I’d like to compete [against] him,” Prochazka said. “I’d like to challenge this guy because I’m enjoying not just myself, I’m enjoying to connect [with] that guy and to think about how to put you sleep.
Ludovit Klein Slovakia’s own can be the first UFC Champion from Slovakia. Ever since I watched Ludovit Klein’s UFC debut, I became a fan of his. Truly blown away by his performance against City Kickboxing Shane Young.
Took advantage of the short notice fight and had a stunning UFC debut at UFC 253.
“This is always my style – the high kick and demolish my opponent. I am very, very happy for everything. Maybe problem because yesterday I didn’t cut weight – I just had one week from the call from the UFC to come here. Short notice, (so) there was not so much time to cut the weight. Next time, (I will) 100 percent make weight and win the fight – everything.”
Stellar striking as Ludovit was a Slovakian Amateur Boxing Champion. Shows as he pieced apart Shane Young.
After UFC 253 highly positive he got more recognition globally as back home he’s Ireland version of Conor McGregor.
Both Ludovit and Conor have the A+ striking, Conor was the UFC Featherweight Champion and in the next five years will see Ludovit Klein become a UFC Featherweight Champion. Conor’s breakout year was in 2014 and Ludovit Klein’s year will be in 2021.
Hopefully Ludovit Klein returns to the Octagon in the next couple months, Fights guys like Billy Quarantillo, Charles Jourdain, Damon Jackson in his second UFC appearance.
Defeats, Dominates all three of those fighters. Ending the fight early with a first round knockout. Earning extra fifty thousand dollars from a performance of the night bonus.
Bump up in competition in his third fight with UFC, Potential opponents can be UFC Veterans Darren Elkins, Cub Swanson, Mawkan Amirkhani. Fighting the top 16-25 Featherweights. Elkins and Swanson fights I take with no hesitation. Featuring prelim on a UFC Pay Per View, UFC Main Card on ESPN +. Defeating Cub Swanson whose been fighting since the WEC days, Been in so many great fights. Recognizable name will only build up the name of Ludovit Klein.
MMA Media, Joe Rogan, Brendan Schaub, Ariel Helwani, Weighing In podcast, Luke Thomas, Sportscenter to start talking about him. “Mr. Highlight” Ludovit Klein.
End the year as a top 15 Featherweight with a win against Andre Fili (Team Alpha Male product), Hakeem Dawodu, Edson Barboza. All three fights are GREAT fights for fans and for Ludovit Klein. Win against any of the three will radically improve his name globally, Earning the respect of Dana White. If he was able to knock out Barboza for example, Sky rocket him to Pay Per View fights. Becoming a UFC rising STAR and fan favorite.
Awarded Breakout Fighter of the year in 2021. Remembered as the year for Ludovit Klein as 2022 challenges for the UFC Featherweight Title.
Miguel Baeza Alumni of the Dana White Contender Series, Finished 2020 as one of UFC Welterweight Prospects to keep an eye on. Knocking out UFC Vet Matt Brown, Spoiling his return to the octagon than defeating Takashi Sato.
“Now I’m ‘The Guy Who Beat Matt Brown,’” he said with a laugh, acknowledging that he’s getting recognized more, just not by name quite yet. “It’s not Miguel Baeza just yet; it’s ‘Hey — you beat Matt Brown, right?’
“I thought the ‘Caramel Thunder’ thing would stick too; that’s kind of one of the reasons I went for it, you know?” he added, still chuckling at his new standing as a “unknown known guy” within the MMA community. “I definitely have a little more notoriety, people see me more now — again, not as Miguel Baeza, but when you beat somebody, they recognize you a little more, so that’s a step in the right direction.”
Caramel Thunder will stick in 2021 with more siginifcant wins such as Tim Means, Cowboy Oliveira, Jake Matthews to start off 2021.
Tim Means vs Miguel Baeza would be a FUN Fight to watch. Means impressed me a lot with his fight against Mike Perry. His jabs were doing work. Baeza facing a UFC Veteran like Tim Means will only help in the long run. Means doesn’t have the biggest name in the world but a learning experience fight, Test to see where he’s truly at.
Big win against a fighter like Tim Means will earn Dana White’s respect even more as Dana White envisions Baeza as the Puerto Rican Star. Success, Big finishes will lead to Dana White loving Baeza even more and Baeza better take advantage of that oppurtunity.
“10-0, Puerto Rican. When New York opens up again, you know what I mean? Get him fighting in New York. I’ve been talking about Puerto Rico, too. We talked about going to Puerto Rico a long time ago, I talked about building a Performance Institute in Puerto Rico, so he could be the guy. … He could be our Puerto Rican star.” Dana White
After a fight against Means or a UFC Veteran, Fights those top 15-25 Welterweights like Belal Muhammad, Niko Price, Robbie Lawler. With no hesitation if Sean Shelby or Mick Maynard offers the Lawler fight to Baeza he better accept the offer. PERFECT fight to build your name against one of the best Welterweights of all time. Everyone knows who Robbie Lawler is.
Disappointed that not many people know who he is… Well facing Lawler would be the right fight to build your name. Passing of the torch moment as Baeza is one of the next UFC Welterweight Champions. Breakout fight for him.
However Baeza should do what’s in his best interest but if Lawler is on the table please take it. Defeating Lawler would rank as Baeza as #15 Welterweight.
Possibly facing Belal Muhammad, Michael Chiesa, Santiago Ponzinibbio, Neil Magny by the end of 2021. Facing these WORLD CLASS fighters, All around fighters. Fights against 7-14 Welterweights, All great fights for Baeza. Pick your poison but Baeza can compete against the best of them.
Baeza is training partners with Colby Covington, Love him or hate him hes’s one of the best fighters in the world. Former Interim Welterweight Champion, Dominated Tyron Woodley, Rafael Dos Anjos and the stand up striking war with Kamaru Usman.
Baeza can train with Colby Covington than he can fight the top 15 Welterweights.
“The short-term goal is to get that ‘W,’ but the long-term goal is to be champion,” he said. “So whoever is in front of me is in front of me. It doesn’t matter if it’s top-15, top-10. Whoever it is, I’m coming after you.”