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.

Dricuss Du Plessis UFC Newest Middleweight Prospect

Drisuss Du Plessis South African Middleweight prospect is the newest addition to the UFC Middleweight division and made his UFC debut last night by having a unusual left knockout against Markus Perez.

What a way to start your UFC career with a first round knock out.

Dricuss Du Plessis was well known to hardcore fans because of win against Roberto Soldic KSW 43 and former EFC Middleweight Champion. Time was soon for Du Plessis to get signed by the UFC.

“The stakes stay the same for me it’s every fight is the most important part of my life when I go out there whether it’s for about what I’m defending about where I’m making a debut it’s all the same for me and of course the nerves of winning whether it’s in the UFC whether it’s in the EFC whether it’s KSW it doesn’t matter.” Dricus Du Plessis

Go big or go home, Last fight is the most important and his last fight was impressive.

Dricuss Du Plessis is that South African gangster who doesn’t care at all. Built like a brick, Barely any body fat. He’s an absolute savage that will be a problem for the Middleweight division.

“Right now I’m in chasing that top 20 and whoever the UFC gives me next I’ll go through them and I’ll go through wherever I need you to get that belt as soon as possible.” Dricuss Du Plessis

Plessis won’t be one of those hot prospects the UFC signs that becomes a bust but more of a success story as he rises to the top of the UFC Middleweight division.

Youseff Zalal vs Ilia Topuria What a Great Fight to Watch Tonight

Youssef Zalal vs Ilia Topuria is the first fight on the Main Card of Moraes vs Sandhagen. Zalal vs Topuria is a fight that’s truly flying on the radar but fans will be aware who these two are after the fight is over!!

Youssef Zalal

Youssef Zalal UFC STAR in the making is only 24 years old, Consistently improving fight by fight as he’s very similar to the way Dominick Cruz fought with his quick movement. When Zalal is scheduled to fight I’m always watching.

Zalal is Al Montoya’s protégé as Zalal trains at the underrated gym FactoryX Muay Thai with Anthony Smith, Brandon Royval, Devonte Smith, Ian Heinisch. Learning from all different type of fighters and styles. Zalal is the next great fighter to come out of FactoryX Muay Thai.

Ilia Topuria

Ilia Topuria #1 Georgian Prospect 8-0 record, Former Cage Warriors Bantamweight Champion. Successful wins in the Brave Combat Federation. Topuria is only 23 years old. One of the best European Featherweight prospects.

Tom Aspinall Next Great UFC Heavyweight

Tom Aspinall UFC Heavyweight is making his second UFC appearance against Alan Baudot. Looking forward to watching Tyson Fury sparring partner second UFC appearance.

Guarantee you Aspinall is the next great UFC Heavyweight and the UFC Heavyweight division desperately needs him.

On the UFC 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/

Tom Aspinall Frank Mir look alike had a impressive performance against Jake Collier, No doubt Aspinall will have a second great performance as teammate Darren Till will be cheering from the far.

“He is such a fast guy for a heavyweight, you’ll hear everyone who trains with him or sees him saying it. He is so fast for a heavyweight and he dances around like nothing I’ve seen before.” Darren Till

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

Aspinall praised by his teammate Darren Till says a lot, Complimented by Brendan Schaub as a prospect to watch on the Whittaker vs Till card.

Ludovit Klein Stronger and More Humble Conor

Ludovit Klein first ever Slovakian UFC fighter is 1-0 with the UFC after defeating Shane Young in the first round with his high level striking. Even though he was disliked by Israel Adesanya because Ludovit Klein missed weight while his teammate Shane Young made weight.

 “Thirty per cent is not enough,” Adesanya complained to UFC boss Dana White inside the cage post fight. “F*** that. Some of these guys are gangsters and they are making money outside the UFC. Thirty per cent ain’t s*** to them. So don’t give them that. Make it 90 per cent and I guarantee you they will try to make the weight and not just bitch out.”

https://www.scmp.com/sport/martial-arts/mixed-martial-arts/article/3103249/ufc-253-israel-adesanya-complains-dana-white

Ludovit Klein is the ultimate professional just missed weight because it was a short notice fight. It will never happen again, Doesn’t want to disappoint his bosses Dana White and Sean Shelby. As the “Humble Conor McGregor” because of his stellar striking, Similar looks and soon to be beloved his people of Slovakia.

Besides the weight cut in his UFC debut it was impressive performance, Dominating Shane Young. Watching his high level striking as he was a Amateur Boxing Champion in Slovakia.

Ludovit Klein before the UFC was one of the top European Featherweight prospects as he had wins in top Europe promotions Oktagon, XFN and ACB. Now after all the years of hard work, Grinding at the gym his dreams are now a reality. Coming from humble beginnings in Slovakia now can inspire the young men and women in Slovakia.

It’s only the beginning as “Mr. Highlight” (Ludovit Klein) will be rising through the UFC Featherweight Division and my opinion can become a UFC Featherweight Champion because of his HIGH level striking.

2020 is the year for Ludovit Klein as a win against Ludovit Klein, Fight options like Nate Landwehr, Herbert Burns, Julio Arce.

Klein with a win against either of those three fighters he can fight top 20-top 25 fighters like Zubaira Tukhogov, Lerone Murphy or against of the best strikers in the UFC Edson Barboza to start off 2021. Continuing to rise through the UFC Featherweight rankings as he becomes a superstar in Slovakia because of his impressive wins. Highlight reel knockouts.

2021 love to see Ludovit Klein least fight twice against top 15 Featherweights like Dan Ige which will be a great fight but Klein has the striking advantage in that one, Striking battle against Calvin Kattar or a fight against Shane Burgos. By the end of 2021 we can see Ludovit Klein finish the year as a top ten maybe top eight UFC Featherweight, Depends on how everything goes with rankings.

2022 is year where Klein is able to be a UFC Title Contender fighting Murderer’s row of the Featherweight division like the Korean Zombie, Brian Ortega, Zabit Magomedsharipov, Yair Rodriguez, Sodiq Yusuff when he rises through the featherweight rankings. Hope he advances on his grappling because fighting Ortega, Zabit or Volkanovski if he loses to Max Holloway in a trilogy will challenges.

However Klein is one super talented Featherweight with some of the best striking in the UFC roster, Works on his grappling and his other weaknesses he has the POTENTIAL to become a UFC Featherweight Champion by 2022 because he’s an exciting fighter to watch. Title shot by the end of 2022 is the GOAL for 2022 for Klein!!

Keep an eye on Ludovit Klein for the next several years as he’s the humble version of Conor McGregor.

Ludovit Klein Future UFC Featherweight Title Contender

Ludovit Klein underrated Slovakian MMA featherweight prospect, Similar to Calvin Kattar defeated Shane Young in the first round of his UFC debut.

Impressive UFC debut for Ludovit Klein as HE DOMINATED Shane Young with his boxing skills as Klein was a Amateur Boxing Champion in his native land Slovakia. That’s why I say Klein is very similar to Calvin Kattar as both are talented boxers.

The 25 year old Slovakian is the newest Featherweight prospect to keep an eye on, One day I guarantee you will become a UFC Featherweight Title Contender.

Like Jon Anik said “Ludovit Klein puts Slovakia on the map.” I couldn’t agree more as Klein shows there MMA prospects to sign from Slovakia.

“This is everything for me. My dream (was) to be the first Slovakian to go in the UFC and I am here now. All of Slovakia will watch me because this is a big, big moment for my country and for me.”

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

Ludovit Klein will pave the way for future Slovakian MMA fighters as he rises for the remaining year of 2020. Looking forward to his next fights in the UFC because he blown me away in his UFC debut.

Prospects to Watch For Covington vs Woodley

Colby Covington vs Tyron Woodley is the fight UFC fans all been waiting for the last couple years. All of us will be impatiently waiting for this fight but the whole card is stacked with great fights.

From Rising stars like Johnny Walker to UFC Legends like Donald Cerrone to prospects like TJ Laramie.

Couple prospects to keep your eye on, They have a bright UFC future ahead of them.

TJ Laramie

TJ Laramie, Dana White Contender Series product is making his UFC debut tonight against MMA veteran Darrick Minner on the prelims.

TJ Laramie is the top Featherweight prospect from Canada. Michael Bisping saying TJ Laramie looks a lot like Cody Stamann.

He’s only 22 years old, A lot of room to grow and no better way to grow in the UFC.

Jerome Rivera

Jerome Rivera is another Dana White Contender Series alumni, 10-2 record looked really impressive in his win against Luis Rodriguez. Rivera will definitely be a problem in the Flyweight division.

Randy Costa

Randy Costa making his third UFC appearance, Last fight was against Boston Salmon in October of 2019. Been a long wait for Randy Costa. Now he can return with a impressive performance against Journey Newson.

Randy Costa trains at Lauzon Mixed Martial Arts, Coached by Joe Lauzon and Greg Rebello.

Ottaman Azaitar vs Lando Vannata

Ottaman Azaitar significant second UFC win over Khama Worthy who was on a two fight win streak of his own. First round finish over Worthy that even impressed Dana White. Taking advantage of the spotlight in the co- main event of Waterson vs Hill.

“You never know how it goes,” Azaitar told reporters, including MMA Junkie, following the win. “You prepare. You give your best in the preparation, and you have to be ready for every situation in the fight. Me, I go every fight for 15 minutes and try to put my best and put my whole efforts in these 15 minutes. But sometimes it comes like in this situation.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/09/ottman-azaitar-out-to-win-the-heart-of-the-people-ufc-fight-island

Ottaman definitely gave out his best performance in his win against Khama Worthy. Will look to have another impressive performance in his third fight in the UFC.

Dana White looking to schedule a fight for Azaitar in one of the events in Abu Dhabi.

Azaitar is one of the top 35-40 UFC Lightweights currently and will continue to rise through the UFC Lightweight rankings. One fight can definitely help him rise through the rankings.

Lando Vanatta

Lando Vanatta one talented UFC Lightweight, Remembered for his fight with Tony Ferguson that put him on the map. He’s a tough fighter and to me is the right match up for Ottaman Azaitar.

I don’t expect a first round knock out against Vanatta because he’s one of the toughest Lightweights going even though his record doesn’t show it.

Last fight for Lando Vannata was against Bobby Green on August 1st. Vannata vs Azaitar can be scheduled in December in Abu Dhabi.

Love for this fight to happen!!

Alexander Romanov UFC Heavyweight Prospect

Alexander Romanov best available Heavyweight prospect made his UFC debut against Roque Martinez. UFC debut was a dominant win, Making easy work of Roque Martinez.

Last year been waiting for Alexander Romanov UFC debut, Seeing he got signed by the UFC. Nothing but excitement because Romanov is one talented Heavyweight as we seen his UFC debut.

Alexander Romanov is a UFC Heavyweight prospect to keep your eye on for the future as the 29 year old Heavyweight can bring some life to the UFC Heavyweight division.

Truly believe one day he’ll become a UFC Heavyweight Champion or a UFC Heavyweight title contender because of how talented he is. Defeated some tough European Heavyweights and that will translate to the UFC.

On the mat, Romanov is a problem — and a big one at that. He uses his weight to smother guys in top position and once he’s on top, especially in mount, he’s hard to shake off. His top position is reminiscent of Derrick Lewis. For a big man Romanov moves well on top and once he lets loose on the ground and pound he will rain down heavy strikes until the ref steps in. Romanov is a submission threat but it’s sort of white belt level, submitting opponents with neck cranks and forearm chokes. Nonetheless it shows how strong the Moldovan really is. His striking would be his biggest weakness and it’s important to note that the longer the fight goes on, the bigger a problem his cardio becomes.

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/09/11/welcome-to-the-ufc-alexander-romanov-and-roque-martinez/

Looking forward to the rest of 2020 for Alexander Romamov and his UFC future. Definitely needs to improve in areas but with hard work he can become a UFC Heavyweight Champion one day.

Joe Solecki UFC Prospect to Watch

Joe Solecki Alumni of the Dana White Contender Series defeated Matt Wiman in his UFC debut. Now looking to make it two wins in the UFC.

Solecki is fighting Austin Hubbard tonight on the prelims of Munhoz vs Edgar. Solecki vs Hubbard was supposed to happen before but Solecki withdrew from the fight because he tested positive for COVID-19.

“I can look at my wife, look at that child and know it doesn’t matter if you’re motivated or not, that is a very short-term feeling and I think people look too much into that, you got to get the work done,” Solecki said. “I have a family. This is my job. I have to answer the bell, I have to answer the call. I definitely think I would have had a great night that night.” https://mmasucka.com/2020/08/18/joe-solecki-expects-to-answer-bell-against-austin-hubbard/

“I’m super pumped it got rebooked,” Solecki said. “He’s definitely a great opponent and I get to fight him coming off a win now too

https://mmasucka.com/2020/08/18/joe-solecki-expects-to-answer-bell-against-austin-hubbard/

Now Joe Solecki tested negative without putting his young family in harm can show his talents to Dana White, Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard.

“I’ve got to dial in and clock in for 15 hard minutes,” Solecki said. “That’s really it. Being alert, being in the fight, fighting for every single exchange and position. If I pull ahead I can’t let him back into the fight, or if I fall behind I have to stay in the fight

Impressive win over Austin Hubbard former LFA Lightweight Champion will be a big win for him moving forward. Fighting tough UFC Lightweights in his next fights.

Joe Solecki is a UFC prospect to keep an eye on, Underrated Lightweight. He’s a grinder.

Merab Dvalishvili vs Marlon Vera October 2020

Two top 15 underrated Bantamweights won their fights at UFC 252, Now I’m looking forward to Merab Dvalishvilli fighting Marlon Vera. Merab calling out Marlon Vera in his post fight interview with Joe Rogan.

Marlon Vera had the biggest win of his career by defeating UFC star Sean O ‘ Malley who we all predicted to win but Marlon Vera surprised us with a shocking upset. Taking advantage of the spotlight and the most of it last night.

Now we have an exciting top 15 Bantamweight match up between two talented Bantamweights Merab Dvalishvilli vs Marlon Vera. Scheduled fight in October on a UFC Fight Night Main Card.

Fight of the night potential, Close fight odds because of there latest wins at UFC 252.

Interesting fight to watch because of Marlon Vera’s quickness, See if Vera is a challenge to take down because of Merab’s wrestling talents. Does Marlon Vera what have it takes to compete with Merab’s five round cardio?

We will find the answers in the fall of 2020.

Phillipines Prospect Mark Striegl signs with UFC

Mark Striegl former One Championship Bantamweight, Current URCC Featherweight Champion and Combat Sambo Gold Medalist at the South East Asia Games.

32 year old’s UFC Newcomer debut is against another newcomer in Timur Valiev former PFL Fight who had a 8-1 record. MMA prospect that I’ve been looking forward to watching compete in the UFC.

Both fighters are making there MMA dreams a reality as they fight on UFC Fight Night: Munhoz vs Edgar prelims.

Even though Timur Valiev is the more exciting, Interesting prospect with more notoriety don’t count out Mark Striegl. Understand Valiev comes from the MMA hotbed of Russia where Russia grows and prospers savages.

However Phillipines is a underrated country for growing fighters such as Brandon Vera, Stephen Loman(Brave CF Bantamweight Champion),

“Everyone knows that when I go out there it’s never boring so they can expect an action-packed fight. This is an explosive Russian fighter from the mountains of Dagistan and I’m from the mountains of Baguio so it’s gonna be a wild fight,” said Striegl.

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/sports/2020/8/14/Fil-Am-MMA-fighter-Mark-Striegl-makes-UFC-debut-on-August-22-.html

Agree with Mark Striegl that this fight will be wild but I believe he’ll get the win on August 22nd. He’s a talented Philippines prospect with a win win over Kai Kara France which says a lot because we all know how talented Kai is.

Wins in the third best MMA promotion, One Championship help as well. Accomplished everything on the Asia Scene now it’s time for Striegl to show what he’s made of in a short notice fight against Timur Valiev.

“I’m just taking advantage of the opportunity. You have to keep trying if this is your passion. I fought everywhere but the UFC is the promotion that has eluded me in my career. And now I’m trying to make this happen,” he said.

https://www.bworldonline.com/filipino-mma-fighter-mark-striegl-excited-over-possible-ufc-debut/

Kai Kamaka UFC 252 Debut

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

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

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

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

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