Category Archives: UFC

Bellator Future Stars

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

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.

Aaron Pico

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.

Yaroslav Amosov

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.

Vadim Nemkov

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

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.”

https://www.insider.com/javier-mendez-on-new-generation-of-fighter-after-khabib-nurmagomedov-2020-10

Remember watching UFC embedded or Anatomy of Fighter… Daniel Cormier walking up to Usman Nurmagomedov and he said “I’ve heard great things about you.” Than gave Usman a big hug.

Lewis vs Blaydes Prospects to Watch Tonight

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.

Jared Vanderaa

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

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

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 vs Ilia Topuria May 8th Las Vegas

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

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.

Chimaev vs Chiesa UFC Fight Night June

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,”

https://www.krem.com/article/sports/michael-chiesa-prepares-for-ufc-fight-night-bout-vs-neil-magny/293-c907a4b5-b61c-48c3-82ac-72726080eefc

“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.”

https://www.king5.com/article/sports/spokane-native-michael-chiesa-wins-first-ufc-main-event-fight-in-unanimous-decision/293-e439e912-2cdc-4205-89ba-f66cf62a341b

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.”

https://www.insider.com/khamzat-chimaev-promises-to-smash-his-way-to-champion-status-2020-7

However “Borz” Khamzat Chimaev needs to pass by Michael Chiesa to lead to a title shot in a few more fights. Making his dream a reality of becoming a UFC Welterweight Champion.

Chiesa can end the hype of Chimaev and have a life changing win. Earning the million dollar settlement from Conor McGregor to now winning a fight against Chimaev that can lead to a title shot.

Win for each fighter changes there lives for the better, High stakes fight. Who wants it more!!

Timur Valiev Next Fight After Martin Day

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.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSMPCuZpYts

“Ready for big show, I want to fight as much as I can.” Timur Valiev

Beneil Dariush Continues his Five Fight Winning Streak

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.

https://www.ufc.com/news/healthy-beneil-dariush-firing-all-cylinders

Dariush and Rafael Cordeiro Head Coach at Kings MMA have a great partnership going as will continue to see the improvement in Dariush game. Watching another knockout in the early rounds.

Looking forward to this fight, Fight of the night written all over it. Dariush with the win, Big things ahead of him.

Manel Kape Long Awaited Debut

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%.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/02/05/ufc-vegas-18-manel-kape-one-more-fighter/

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.”

https://www.ufc.com/news/its-finally-manel-kapes-time-shine-ufc-fight-night-overeem-volkov-read

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.”

https://www.ufc.com/news/its-finally-manel-kapes-time-shine-ufc-fight-night-overeem-volkov-read

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.

https://www.ufc.com/news/its-finally-manel-kapes-time-shine-ufc-fight-night-overeem-volkov-read

I’m truly excited for this fight and Manel Kape’s long awaited debut.

LFA 98 fighters To Watch

Lucas Clay

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

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

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.

Arman Tsarukyan The Future Lightweight Champion

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

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/07/20/ufc-fight-island-2-arman-tsarukyan/

Luque Ends 2021 as UFC Title Contender

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.

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2019/11/7/20952225/vicente-luque-blames-impatience-stephen-thompson-loss-ufc-244-mma-news

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.”

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2019/11/7/20952225/vicente-luque-blames-impatience-stephen-thompson-loss-ufc-244-mma-news

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.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/05/vicente-luque-notes-lack-of-evolution-against-stephen-thompson

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 Ends 2021 Top Ten Heavyweight

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.

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

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.

7 UFC Dream Matches in 2021

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 Challenges Light Heavyweight Title in 2021

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.

https://www.scmp.com/sport/martial-arts/mixed-martial-arts/article/3116213/ufc-jiri-prochazka-warns-israel-adesanya

“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.”

https://mymmanews.com/jiri-prochazka-not-ignoring-dominick-reyes-last-performance-still-treating-as-a-top-guy/

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.

https://www.scmp.com/sport/martial-arts/mixed-martial-arts/article/3116213/ufc-jiri-prochazka-warns-israel-adesanya

Breakout Fighter in 2021 Ludovit Klein

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.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/ludovit-klein-dream-head-kick-knockout-ufc-253-video

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 Ends 2021 as a Top 15 Welterweight

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.”

https://www.ufc.com/news/rising-miguel-baeza-his-own-harshest-critic-blaydes-lewis-vegas-15

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

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/11/ufc-news-dana-white-praises-miguel-baeza-after-win

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.”

https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/11/30/21754427/ufc-vegas-15s-miguel-baeza-on-next-opponent-training-with-colby-covington

Baeza can end the year as top 15 UFC Welterweight, BREAKOUT YEAR for Miguel Baeza as a fighter and becoming the Puerto Rican star if Uncle Bobby Dana keeps his promise.

Title Shot for Arnold Allen in 2021

2020 was a year that sucked for a lot of people including Arnold Allen. Only fought once in 2020 against Nik Lentz. Cancelled fight with Jeremy Stephens. No luck for Arnold Allen as 2020 was an important year for him.

“Before everything shut down, I was trying to fight in June,” Arnold recently told MMA Junkie. “I fought in January and was like, ‘All right, I’ll take a little break, then get back, get ready to fight.’ Obviously, everything shut down. I didn’t get to train for like, I think it was eight weeks that I didn’t step foot in a gym or train or anything. That’s when they started doing ‘Fight Island’ and all that. We started making plans to work around it so we’d be able to train.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/12/ufc-news-arnold-allen-tough-2020-wants-ranked-opponent-2021

Climb to the top of the UFC Featherweight division in 2020 but 2021 is a new year, #9th UFC Featherweight can end the year as a Featherweight title contender.

Hope that happens for Arnold Allen as he’s part of the next generation of UK fighters. Ever since I started getting obsessed with MMA, Arnold Allen is a UFC fighter always kept an eye on.

Trains at BKK fighters in England but travels to Montreal to train at Tristar Gym with George St Pierre, Rory MacDonald, Kevin Lee, Mirsad Bektic, Ryan Hall and many more world class fighters. Coached by #1 MMA coach Firas Zahabi. Master of MMA. Arnold Allen one of the next fighters from Tristar to become a UFC Champion in the next couple years if everything goes as planned!!

Earned the sponsoring, Respect from UK MMA pioneer Dan Hardy.

“He’s going to be one of the pioneers of the sport one day – he’s only scratching the surface of his skills and potential so far.” Dan Hardy

“Most definitely,” he said, when asked if Allen could reach the top. “And if he does get to that belt, it’s going to be very hard for someone to take it off him.” Dan Hardy

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/dan-hardy-tips-suffolk-s-arnold-allen-as-a-future-2456902

Arnold Allen is one of the most underrated UFC fighters on the roster, 16-1 record, #9th Featherweight. Earned the respect from Dan Hardy but in 2021 can earn respect from thousands of new fans.

Finally fighting Jeremy Stephens in 2021 on a UFC PPV Main Card or a Featuring Prelim. UFC promoting Arnold Allen on UFC Embedded, UFC content as the NEXT GEN of England Fighters. Showing a impressive performance after a long wait, Starting off 2021 the RIGHT WAY.

“(Stephens or Josh Emmett) make sense,” Allen said. “I’ve done a camp for both of those guys. They both obviously fell through. (In) 2021, I’ve got to get busy. I can’t be waiting around over here fighting once a year. I’ve definitely got to get busy.”

https://47sportsclub.com/struggling-to-find-fights-arnold-allen-hopes-ufc-ranked-opponent-kicks-off-2021-schedule/

Fight against Gilbert Melendez was a breakout performance, Fight against Josh Emmett or Jeremy Stephens is the rising STAR fight.

Interesting fight to make after a win against Emmett or Stephens is facing “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung. Korean Zombie former UFC Featherweight title challenger and fan favorite is the PERFECT fight for Arnold Allen to build his name. Talks about not having the biggest name, Well Korean Zombie is well known to casuals because of his fighting style.

Defeating a top Five Featherweight will place Arnold Allen as a title contender. Deserving a title shot in 2022, Close to making his DREAM a REALITY.

Shavkat Rakhmonov Ends 2021 as a Top 15 Welterweight

Shavkat Rakhmonov only 1-0(13-0) UFC Welterweight prospect, Impressively defeating Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira in the first round. Well aware who Shavkat was beforehand, M1 Welterweight Champion. Rakhmonov is the Kazakhstan assassin and he’s a UFC fighter to keep an eye on.

Guarantee will rise through the UFC Welterweight division in 2021, Defeating Welterweights to the caliber of Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira. Wants to fight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone next.

“I really respect him a lot. Basically I was growing up watching his fights, but we’re next generations and I want to fight him because I know I can hang with him, and I know I can beat him. That’s why.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/10/26/ufc-254-shavkat-rakhmonov-cowboy/

” I did a Brazilian cowboy, and maybe American Cowboy’s next.” https://cagesidepress.com/2020/10/26/ufc-254-shavkat-rakhmonov-cowboy/

Cowboy Cerrone can be at the end of the year but fighting Welterweights like Lyman Good, Gunnar Nelson, Anthony Rocco Martin. Fight against Gunnar Nelson would be awesome fight to watch. Gunnar Nelson respected jiu-jitsu artist, Training partner with Conor McGregor would be a fun fight for him.

Anthony Rocco Martin, Solid All-Around fighter who fought Neil Magny tough but loss because Neil Magny is one of the best Welterweights in the world just very underrated. Rocco Martin fighting for the UFC since 2014, Really good fight for Shavkat Rakhmonov.

Continuing to impress the UFC viewers with his all around skills, That even gave me the respect to envision the potential for Shavkat. Becoming a 2021 top 15 UFC Welterweight journey to the top 15 is wins against Lyman Good, Anthony Rocco Martin in his first fight in 2021.

Second fight for Shavkat can be against former UFC Welterweight Champion, Robbie Lawler currently ranked #14, What an opportunity for Shavkat to build your name off a fighter like Robbie Lawler. Displaying his best skills from the striking, To Jiu Jitsu. The commentators, Analyst raving about Shavkat Rakhmonov.

Replacing Robbie Lawler’s rank as the #14 UFC Welterweight.

Ending the year facing Neil Magny, Belal Muhammad, Michael Chiesa any 6-13 ranked Welterweights. Potentially ending the year as the #6-13 UFC Welterweight.

2021 Shavkat Rankmonov can end the YEAR as top ten UFC Welterweight with the right matchups, Of course winning in impressive fashion. One of rising stars in the UFC.

Keep an eye on him for the next five years, Future UFC Welterweight Title Challenge. Top 20 MMA fighter in the world and the year 2021 gives Shavkat Rakhmonov the opportunity to showcase his skills in a full season.

TJ Dillashaw Wins Back Bantamweight Title in 2021

TJ Dillashaw one of my favorite fighters of all time, Two year suspension is almost over in January. Can’t wait for his return fight as he earns back the UFC Bantamweight Title in the talent stacked Bantamweight division.

Dillashaw getting many call outs, Several options as the Bantamweights are hungry for the opportunity to fight the former champion TJ Dillashaw.

However he’s hungrier than ever to fight, Prove the haters wrong because he made a wrongful decision. No one is perfect. Everyone deserves a second chance.

“I’m having a hard time trying to forgive myself for this,” he said in a video on Instagram (h/t TMZ). “Which I should have a hard time. But I got to man up to what I did. This is who I am. I’m a fighter … and I’m gonna have to fight my way through this one.”

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2831010-tj-dillashaw-admits-knowingly-taking-epo-i-got-to-man-up-to-what-i-did

Feel so much better putting a win under his belt fighting Jose Aldo, Rob Font, Cody Garbrandt in a return fight. Looking shredded, Training at the Treigning Lab with Aaron Pico and Juan Archuleta.

Time off was a blessing disguise to relax, Focus on himself. Now being refreshed will return with vengeance. Dillashaw like Michael Jordan & Kobe Bryant has that KILLER mentality.

Killing the Bantamweight division, One contender fight than fights for the title against whoever the UFC Bantamweight champion may be.

“The motivation for me is to have that added pressure, to have something to push for,” Dillashaw said. “I guarantee you this: I’m getting my belt back. I’ll be a three-time bantamweight champion. That’s a guarantee, and it’s going to be faster than everyone thinks, too.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/12/tj-dillashaw-guarantee-win-bantamweight-title-ufc-former-champion-return

Dillashaw right away wants for the title but makes more sense to fight once as a contender than fight Petr Yan or Aljamain Sterling for the UFC Bantamweight title.

“He wants to fight me because he knows that’s his way to the title,” Dillashaw said. “That title shot is mine. He wants to fight me because he wants to get to the title, and that’s great. He should try and do that. But I’m trying to get that title fight. If I have to fight someone else, it better be in the top five.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/12/tj-dillashaw-guarantee-win-bantamweight-title-ufc-former-champion-return

“No, nothing’s changed for me,” Aldo told ESPN when asked if Dillashaw’s drug test changed his opinion of him. “I see him for his qualities. I see him as a champion and everything he did in the Octagon. He just made a mistake.”

“I think it will be a very good test for myself because he’s very good on his feet and I like his style standing up so it’s going to be a good test,” Aldo added.

https://thebodylockmma.com/ufc/jose-aldo-can-look-past-tj-dillashaw-failed-drug-test-he-just-made-a-mistake/

Jose Aldo vs TJ Dillashaw set that fight up, What a GREAT return fight. Makes sense for TJ as well, Fighting a former UFC Featherweight Champion, Recently defeated Marlon Vera. Dillashaw was intrigued on fighting him when he heard Aldo dropped down to 135 pounds.

Petr Yan vs TJ Dillashaw or Dillashaw vs Sterling both great fights. Yan vs Dillashaw especially in the striking department but Dillashaw is the winner in all of these.

in 2021 Dillashaw will earn his place as the #1 Bantamweight in the world.

Arman Tsarukyan Earns a Contender Year in 2021

Arman Tsarukyan UFC Lightweight prospect, By far is one of my favorite MMA fighters in ANY promotion right now. One of the best UFC prospects with potential to become UFC Lightweight Champion in the next five years.

Before becoming UFC Lightweight Champion has to become a top ten Lightweight, New Years resolution for Arman Tsarukyan is being ranked in the top ten of the Lightweight division.

Starting 2021 facing off against another favorite prospect of mine Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 257, January 23 2021. Nasrat is part of the next generation of fighters from Tristar Gym. World class fighter. Haqparast vs Tsarukyan is gonna be an interesting fight to watch.

Win against the Tristar Gym prospect will start 2021 the right way. Showing off his skills at UFC 257 that blown me away in his fight with Khabib’s bestfriend Islam Makhachev. Even though he lost, Impressed me with his sprawls, grappling in his UFC debut.

Since Arman was successful against Islam fighting Nasrat Haqparast is going to be a cake walk maybe but will see at UFC 257.

Defeating Nasrat will lead to matchups against top 10- 15 matchups.

“I want to fight with [Al] Iaquinta,” was his initial reply. However, before explaining why, he switched up his answer, simply saying he wanted any ranked opponent. “I want to fight with top 15, top 10. I want to let everybody know who I am.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/07/20/ufc-fight-island-2-arman-tsarukyan/

Arman deserves a top 10-15 Lightweight, Helps with the recognition. Fighting “Raging” Al Iaquinta. Lasted five rounds with Khabib.

Arman Tsarukyan fight “Raging” Al Iaquinta is the perfect for Arman. Be interested to see if he has what it takes against a tough fighter with wins against Kevin Lee, Jorge Masvidal, Nassau Community College Wrestler. Main Card on a UFC Pay Per View, Showcasing Arman as a future UFC Lightweight Champion.

However because of how talented Arman he can defeat Al Iaquinta. Leading to more recognition and respect. Replacing Iaquinta as the #10 Lightweight.

End the year fighting the top 5-10 Lightweights, Hooker, Rafael Dos Anjos, Paul Felder. Depending how everything goes. All of those 5-10 matchups are all very exciting. Imagine fighting Rafael Dos Anjos, Sick that would be. Facing against “El Cucuy” Tony Ferguson, Old vs NEW.

Watch out for Arman Tsarukyan in 2021, Future UFC Lightweight Champion. 2021 is the breakout year for him. Finish the year as top eight Lightweight.

Nathaniel Wood 2021 Top Ten Year

Nathaniel Wood, UFC Bantamweight prospect 4-2 prospect. Rising England fighter even though “Lost” to Casey Kenney in a high pace fight that I really believed Nathaniel Wood won.

Impressed with his performance fighting Casey Kenney, Shown the development of his striking and overall skills that will help Brad Pickett protégé moving forward into the year 2021.

One of my favorite fighters to watch for a reason, Truly believe in Nathaniel Wood, Being one of the best Bantamweights in the WORLD at 29,30,31 years old.

I’m only a couple of fights away from fighting for that title,’ he said. https://metro.co.uk/2020/10/22/nathaniel-wood-planning-ufc-254-fireworks-i-want-a-nice-bonus-before-christmas-13462819/

“I don’t feel my last fight was a loss but it’s MMA and sh** happens,” Wood admitted. “All I can do is bring my A-game and do the best I can.” https://www.benchwarmers.ie/exclusive-ufc-bantamweight-nathaniel-wood-eyes-top-10-ranking-spot-in-2021/223587/

Nathaniel Wood in 2021 can return back to normal fighting top 20 Bantamweights, Learning from his mistakes in the Casey Kenney fight even tho he WON and the loss to Dodson.

Nathaniel Wood 2021 SHOULD be the best year of his MMA career, Top Ten UFC Bantamweight. 2021 earning his loss back with Casey Kenney in a split decision fight but this time winning in unanimous decision.

Top Ten year for Nathaniel Wood, Next Generation of England UFC Fighters.

Expect Big Things from Rafael Fiziev 2021

Rafael Fiziev the new version of the Matrix and the newest UFC Lightweight prospect riding high on a three fight winning streak to end 2020. 2021 be a special year for Rafael Fiziev, Becoming a UFC Lightweight contender.

Up there with Israel Adesanya, Conor McGregor, Allistair Overeem, Edson Barboza one of the best strikers in the UFC. Help him tremendously moving forward as he climbs up the Lightweight rankings.

Since watching the Marc Diakiese fight, Fiziev has become one of my favorite fighters to watch. Blown away by his striking ability.

Continue to gain more fans pulling off performances similar to his three fight winning streak.

Fighting top 15-top 20 Lightweights to start off 2021 against fighters Al Iaquinta, Gregor Gillespie, Alexander Hernandez, Bobby Green. Handful of fighters to choose from.

 “It doesn’t matter who and where, I just want to stay busy next year. I’m not like a really top guy now. If you give me someone to kill, I’m ready to kill him, I’m not like Figueiredo and I’m not like Superman. No. I just want to rest a little bit and then next year, maybe three months? Just give me three months and I’m ready again.

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/12/13/ufc-256-rafael-fiziev-busy/

When the Matrix decides to return, Definitely be looking forward to him having a great fight. Earning another 50k in his bank account from a beautiful five punch combination that he learnt from Valentina Shevchenko, Petr Yan and Head Coach George Hickman.

Tiger Muay Thai high on Fiziev to become the next champion out of the world class Thailand gym.

Defining year 2021 WILL be, Fighting 2-3 times everything goes as planned can end 2021 as a top 5-8 Lightweight. All the potential in the world to accomplishment one of the hardest goals to ever pursue in becoming a UFC Lightweight Champion.

Remember 2021 for Rafael Fiziev as one of the UFC fighters to SHINE.

What’s Next for the Kyrgyzstan Assassin Rafael Fiziev ?

Rafael Fiziev rising Lightweight continues to rise as he a nasty punch combination against the respected Renato Moicano. Ending the fight in a first round finish. Shows how talented Rafael Fiziev is defeating Moicano,

Fiziev has UFC Lightweight Champion potential written all over him. We can see that in his next fight.

Whose next for the Kyrgyzstan assassin?

Fiziev called out Al Iaquinta on Twitter post fight against Moicano. Fighting on the same card as his Tiger Muay Thai teammate Petr Yan. Love this fight for Fiziev, Smart prizefighter business move to call out Al Iaquinta who has a name after lasting five rounds with Khabib.

 “it doesn’t matter who and where, I just want to stay busy next year.” “I’m not like a really top guy now. If you give me someone to kill, I’m ready to kill him.”

“I’m not like Figueiredo and I’m not like Superman. No. I just want to rest a little bit and then next year, maybe three months? Just give me three months and I’m ready again.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/12/13/ufc-256-rafael-fiziev-busy/

However it’s better to call out fighters, Create your own fights to make Dana White, Mick Maynard, Sean Shelby life a lot easier.

FIGHTS against Al Iaquinta, Gregor Gillespie who hasn’t fought since Kevin Lee knockout, Alexander Hernandez all make sense. Start 2021 right way against a top 15 opponent!!

Ilia Topuria 10-0 UFC Prospect

Ilia Topuria UFC Featherweight prospect with 10-0 record, Best performance last night by defeating former LFA Featherweight champion Damon Jackson in a first round knock out.

Topuria was very impressive, Even impressed Dana White with his knockout. Not awarded the 50k bonus but will get a solid check.

“So what I’m doing is, obviously those guys win $50,000. Congratulations. But I’m going to take care of (Topuria) and I’m going to take care of Hill, too. So those guys are going to get pretty decent checks,” White said.

https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/ufc/dana-white-confirms-he-will-cut-extra-bonus-checks-to-jahamal-hill-and-ilia-topuria/

Defeated Youssef Zalal, Factory X prospect in a three round decision win but showed in his second UFC Fight against Damon Jackson that he’ll be a problem for the rest of the Featherweight division for a long time.

“In my first fight, I didn’t have the chance to show the world my full potential because when you take a fight on eight days’ notice, it’s difficult to have a great performance,” said Topuria, being overly critical of a debut effort that saw him earn 29-28 scores across the board to defeat Zalal and halt the Factory X Muay Thai product’s three-fight winning streak inside the Octagon. https://www.ufc.com/news/ilia-topuria-world-know-his-name-vegas-16

First round knockout over Damon Jackson shows he’s a real problem and the Featherweights should pay attention to him.

“I’m the next champion in this weight division, and I think a lot of people know that.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/ufc-on-espn-19-ilia-topuria-recaps-brutal-knockout-damon-jackson

2021 is a big year for Ilia Topuria, Watch him rise through the UFC Featherweight division, Defeating some high level prospects and veterans to build your name.

100 % keep an eye on Ilia Topuria for 2021 and 2022, world class fighter to represent Georiga and become a Featherweight champion maybe.

Casey O’ Neil UFC’s Women’s Flyweight Problem

Casey O Neil #1 Australia Women’s prospect at 23 years old, Fights in the flyweight division signed with the UFC on October 19th. Casey dominated on the Australia regional scene becoming Eternal MMA women’s strawweight champion than would travel to the UAE on September 25th to fight Christina Stelliou.

Remains undefeated with a 5-0 record as Casey trains at one of the best gyms in the WORLD at Tiger Muay Thai, Valentina Shevchenko, Petr Yan, Timofey Nastyukhin and many more talented fighters.

“I gave everything up. I did have a job [as a barista] until August last year, and I just decided [to go] all-in. I took everything I owned and moved to Thailand with one suitcase. Obviously I don’t have very much money at the moment, but that doesn’t really matter to me. All that matters to me is making it. I believe in myself 100 percent.

https://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/Prospect-Watch-Casey-ONeill-166809

“This is it. I put everything into [MMA]. I don’t have the time, or mental capacity for anything else. Where you’re here at Thailand, training at Tiger, you’re training 2-3 times a day. The only other thing I do is sleep. When you want to make it…”

https://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/Prospect-Watch-Casey-ONeill-166809

Training like a savage helps in the long term, Achieving your dream to becoming a UFC Fighter which is one of the hardest goals to ever pursue. A lot more to achieve but fighting for the UFC is a stepping stone.

Being a UFC Flyweight Champion is the ultimate goal as she’s a super talented fighter, Scrappy fight. Talented grappling artist. Continues to train hard everyday at Tiger Muay Thai and she’s gonna be a real problem.

Talent is their but furbishing her striking, Defensive game she’ll be a tough matchup.

2020 might get lucky and see Casey O’Neill fight but if not, 2021 will be one of the UFC prospects to watch as she RISES through the UFC women’s flyweight division.

Shavkat Rakhmonov UFC Rising Welterweight

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nathaniel Wood Looks for Best Performance at UFC 254

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Altynbek Mamashev Kyrgyzstan to UFC

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jonathan Martinez Continues to Impress

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jonathan Martinez Biggest Win Tonight

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mateusz Gamrot UFC Debut Finally

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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