Spotlight on Arnold Allen UFC on ABC 2

UFC on ABC 2 Marvin Vettori vs Kevin Holland Main Event but the Co Main Event is what I’m truly excited about Arnold Allen vs Sodiq Yusuff, Two high level Featherweight rising stars fighting each other in a anticipated matchup. Every hardcore MMA fan is watching this fight.

Arnold Allen

Since I started watching UFC obsessively last three years had my eyes on Arnold Allen since he defeated Makwan Amirkhani. Arnold Allen is a special all around talent from England who switches camps from BKK Fighters in England than with Tristar Gym in Montreal. Yes coached by the Phil Jackson of MMA… Firas Zahabi.

Technical All-Around fighter who continues to get better with every performance. One of the rising stars for the UFC roster in general and one of the most underrated fighters on the roster at the same.

“I like being the dark horse in the division,” Allen said. “It’s nice.”

https://www.ufc.com/news/arnold-allen-isnt-any-rush

Risen his way to the top ten of the UFC Featherweight Division defeating Gilbert Melendez, Mads Burnell, Nik Lentz under the tutelage of Firas Zahabi.

Now in the prime of his career at 27 years old looking to make a push for the UFC Featherweight Title in 2021 just needs to get passed the #11 Sodiq Yusuff who last fought and won against Andre Fili at UFC 246.

“I was a bit surprised. Obviously, I was supposed to fight Stephens, and I was expecting another veteran like that, you know – something like that or Stephens [himself],” Allen said during the UFC Vegas 23 Media day this week. “Nothing was happening, and then we got offered Sodiq, and I was like, ‘you know what?’ Yeah, that’s a perfect match-up.’”

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/04/09/ufc-vegas-23-arnold-allen-wants-prove-deserves-top-10/

British gentleman assassin who can be a supporting character in Peaky Blinders or a Guy Ritchie British gangster movie can definitely beat Sodiq Yusuff the #11th Featherweight but you can’t look pass the Nigerian born but Maryland raised as he trains at Team Lloyd Irvin and has wins over Andre Fili, Sheymon Moraes and Gabriel Benitez.

Don’t expect a dominant one side whoooping from Arnold Allen as both fighters are here to FIGHT, Bring there best skills on ABC channel. Expect a 29-28 win for Arnold Allen, Easily the biggest win of his MMA career that can propel him forward in the rankings.

“This is huge,” Allen told MMA Junkie at Wednesday’s UFC on ABC 2 media session at the UFC Apex. “I think this is bigger than the fights with the big names, you know? Like, this is me against another big prospect isn’t it? It’s like proving time.”

Spotlight on for Arnold Allen, Co Main Event on ABC Network. Millions of viewers watching this fight, Especially Dana White, Sean Shelby sitting in front row. Impress the boss and take advantage of the oppurtunity.

“I’m glad they put us on the Co-Main Event because I feel we deserve it.”

Well deserving of a Co-Main Event slot but defeating Sodiq Yusuff can earn the British gentleman a Main Card Pay-Per View slot!!

ACA 121 Prospects to Watch

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

Magomedrasul Gasanov

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

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

Amirkhan Adaev

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

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

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

Alikhan Suleymanov vs Kurban Taygibov

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

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

Definitely a Featherweight fight to watch.

Ilya Khodkevich

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

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

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

Maxim Shvets Ukraine #1 Welterweight Prospect EFC 35

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eagle Fighting Championship 35 Dakaev vs Abdurakov Fight to Watch

Khabib Nurmagomedov bought Gorilla Fighting Championship for 1 million dollars, Changed name to Eagles Fighting Championship. Looking to build one of the best Russian Promotions, Building the careers of his Russian, Dagestan cousins and brothers.

Eagle Fighting Championship 35 Co-Main Event is an exciting fight to watch!! Mehdi Dakaev vs Uzair Abdurakov.

Mehdi Dakaev defending his EFC Lightweight title after defeating Gadzhi Rabadanov for the GFC Lightweight Title. Dakaev fought for Cage Warriors losing to Jack Grant and Mickael Lebout. Now fighting for Russian Promotions.

Dakaev #16th ranked Russian Lightweight.

Uzair Abdurakov 13-0-1 record, Wrestling foundation as he’s only 25 years old. Won a Pankration tournament known as the “Battle of Amur”.

Dominates his opponents wrestling, Most of them are no match for him. Curious to see how Uzair matches up against Dakaev. Dakaev is a Chechen savage, Pitbull version of Patricio Pitbull. Chechen Warrior, Eagles Fighting Championship Lightweight Champion for a reason.

Usman Nurmagomedov Next Fight for Bellator?

Usman Nurmagomedov, Khabib’s 22 year old cousin created a striking masterpiece at Bellator 255. Blown away by his performance as he’s only a 22 year old kid but Bellator Lightweight Champion potential written all over him as time goes on. Impressed by the way he fought as everyone at American Kickboxing Academy has HIGH hopes for the young man.

“This guy he’s well rounded everywhere, Expect Father’s Plan to be executed to perfection with this kid he’s got it all.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7POuTpaFIc

“With (the) signing of Usman Nurmagomedov, we are making it clear that Bellator is home to the best fighters on the planet and an organization where the sport’s future stars are coming to compete. I am thrilled to have Usman join the promotion and he will be placed in an immediate position to showcase his skills and contend at 155 pounds.” Scott Coker Bellator Promoter and President

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/02/mma-news-usman-nurmagomedov-khabib-mike-hamel-bellator-255-debut

The guy to really look out for right now that nobody knows about is Usman Nurmagomedov — Khabib’s younger brother [cousin]. He’s 10-0, all finishes. He’s an absolute killer. He’s a Muay Thai specialist and he’s Khabib’s brother, you understand? If you have the same blood as Khabib, you have good wrestling. I’m telling you, he is actually a better version than Khabib. He is better than Khabib. I’m telling you, people should watch for him. He’s an absolute killer.He’s got it all. He’s got the striking, he’s got the grappling, he’s got the jiu-jitsu, he’s got the look, he’s got the swagger.” Ali Abdelaziz

https://www.sportskeeda.com/mma/news-undefeated-dagestan-born-mma-fighter-usman-nurmagomedov-can-better-khabib-says-ali-abdelaziz

Genuinely looking forward to Usman Nurmagomedov next fight and 2021 campaign, Fought a tough savage in Mike Hamel love to see him fight top 15-top 25 Lightweight, Top Lightweight prospects similar way Bellator did with Aaron Pico.

Sidney Outlaw

Sidney Outlaw underrated Bellator Lightweight 2-1 Bellator record 15-4 record 28 years old. Defeated Roger Huerta, Adam Piccolotti, Cesar Balmaceda in a catchweight fight at CFFC 74. Trains at American Top Team with Jorge Masvidal, Dustin Poirier, Yoel Romero, Edson Barboza. Basically a bunch of killers to ruin your day but make your day better.

Outlaw vs Usman Nurmagomedov would be a SICK SICK fight to watch. Outlaw very talented fighter the fight against Michael Chandler never should’ve happened but it happened.

Myles Jury

Myles Jury former UFC Veteran, 19-5 record. Two more fights on Bellator deal. Defeated Brandon Girtz and Georgi Karakhanyan in his Bellator career. Jury vs Nurmagomedov would be a fun fight to watch. Facing a UFC fighter, Experienced fighter.

Troy Lamson

Signing Troy Lamson add some depth to the Bellator Lightweight division easily. 13-4 record, Defeated Robert Hale a former PFL fighter. Trains at Sanford MMA with Robbie Lawler, Gilbert Burns, Jason Jackson, Michael Chandler. Lamson vs Usman be a fun fight to watch, Facing one of the best Lightweight prospects in the United States.

Adam Piccolotti

Bellator veteran, 12-4 record. Fought everyone from Benson Henderson, Sidney Outlaw, Goiti Yamaguchi. Nice fight to build your name off. Defeating a tough dude who gives a challenge to Usman.

Usman Nurmagomedov 2021 Campaign

Usman Nurmagomedov 2021 campaign definitely looking forward to it, If Usman isn’t injured June or July latest I’d love to see him fight a quality talented opponent who can challenge Usman because once again this kid is talented. Coaches from Javier Mendez, Khabib and Umar Nurmagomedov on the side. All faith in the world with him being the next GREAT Nurmagomedov.

AKA head coach Javier Mendez was immediately blown away when he first saw him in action and believes he’s the most ‘gifted fighter’ he’s ever had.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/14171923/khabib-usman-nurmagomedov-bellator/

Magomed Magomedov Top Five Opponent Next

Magomed Magomedov dominant performance at Bellator 255, Rear naked choke in the second round. Showing his talents against replacement Cee-Jay Hamilton as he was no match for the Russian killer.

Fight wasn’t even close as Magomedov suplexed Hamilton end of the first round. Constant pressure from grappling to ground & pound. Magomedov continues to impress me.

Magomedov ranked #5 in the new Bellator Bantamweight rankings but no way in hell he should be!! This dude is a stud and a half. Defeating Petr Yan once and having one of the best Bantamweight fights ever at ACB 57. Watched ACB 57, Twenty times so far because of the high level striking, sprawls, grappling exchanges. Every MMA fan needs to watch this fight.

“I should be even higher”

Fought two tough opponents in his Bellator career from Mattheus Mattos and Cee-Jay Hamilton. Time for a top five opponent.

“I would like to fight someone from the top five I want to fight forward, Want to tell Archuleta I’m coming for him.” Magomed Magomedov

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLtboV1uGac

Training with killers with Zabit Magomedsharipov, Marlon Moraes, Cody Garbrandt, Frankie Edgar, Eddie Alvarez and coached by one of the best MMA coaches Mark Henry. Respected A LOT by the MMA world and MMA fighters because of he’s a striking coach genius.

“I take a lot from him and he gave me a lot of advice. He showed me a lot of my mistakes on the ground. I would like to be on the ground like Khabib and on my feet like Zabit.”

“I’m grateful that they accepted me in their camp and allowed me to train with them. It was a great camp – you saw a lot of things on the ground tonight that I learned in this camp.

https://www.rt.com/sport/520040-magomed-magomedov-bellator-fight/

Magomedov Next Opponents?

Top Ten Bellator Bantamweights all facing each other at Bellator 258m Juan Archuleta is defending his Bellator Bantamweight Title for the first time against Sergio Pettis in a highly touted MMA fight to watch at Bellator 258. Magomedov can jump over the top five Bantamweights and challenge for a title next. I’d love to see Archuleta vs Magomedov, Constant pressure from both fighters. Two savages who train with some of the best fighters in the world as Archuleta trains with TJ Dillashaw, Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega.

Magomedov can face former UFC flyweight Sergio Pettis, Defeating a world class fighter. Former UFC fighter to build his legacy. Place his name on the map.

Third Slot Main Card fight is James Gallagher vs Patchy Mix which is a fight I’m very curious about to see how talented Gallagher is because Mix is no joke, Eyes on him for a while since his time as King of the Cage Bantamweight Champion.

Raufeon Stots vs Josh Hill Prelims of Bellator 258, Top Ten Bantamweights facing each other. Both highly skilled, World Class fighters. Every MMA fan needs to watch this fight. Josh Hill and Raufeon Stots are both underrated fighters. Stots Division 2 All-American wrestler at University of Nebraska- Kearney. Stots can be a challenge to Magomedov because of his wrestling background.

Stots before signing with Bellator was one of the best Bantamweight prospects. Josh Hill, Former Ultimate Fighter contestant, Former PFL fighter who defeated Bekbulat Magomedov. Two wins under Bellator defeating former UFC fighter Erik Perez & tough fighter Vinicius Zani.

Overall Magomedov deserves a top five opponent next, No disrespect to former opponents but he’s so good. All-Around special Dagestan talent. Future Bellator Bantamweight Champion and will see him win the title in 2021.

Bellator 255 Prospects to Watch

Bellator 255 Tonight Headliner is Patricio Pitbull vs Emmanuel Sanchez Featherweight Grand Prix Semi-Final Fight. Bellator 255 is STACKED no lie top to bottom. Extremely excited for this card and Bellator’s upcoming cards.

Prospects to watch on this card that are potential Title Contenders, Top five fighters in there division for Bellator. Core fighters for Bellator in the future.

Tyrell Fortune

One of the young bloods for the Bellator Heavyweight Division, Fortune facing Jack May as Matt Matrione withdrew from the fight. Perfect fight for Fortune to fight a UFC Vet like Mitroine. However he can dominate Jack May the top Heavyweight prospect from the Northeast. May and Fortune fought each other back at Bellator 245 but no contest because of accidental low blow.

Leading to trash talking lately by Fortune and May on Instagram.

“If someone starts disrespecting you, you feel motivated to put them in their place,” Fortune said. “That’s really all it is. I’m not a disrespectful person. I’m not going to message somebody and talk sh*t to them just because I want to fight them, especially if I was already in the cage with them. I think it’s just a dumb ploy on his part.”

“I was like, ‘Put Jack May up in here because this p*ssy wants to keep talking. He wants to fight me, obviously,’” Fortune said. “He already had his opportunity and he quit, so let’s give him another one.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/04/mma-news-bellator-255-tyrell-fortune-vs-jack-may-blood-expletives-rematch-rivarly-animosity-low-blow

Fortune can now put a stamp on May’s name with a dominant performance with grappling as he was an All-American wrestler at Grand Canyon University. Mixing that with training at Sanford MMA with a bunch of killers from Gilbert Burns, Michael Chandler, Vicente Luque, Rumble Johnson and many more killers can lead to a significant year for Fortune.

Bellator has a lot of hype on the 30 year old Heavyweight. Defeat May to start off 2021 the right way leading to fighting tougher Heavyweight opponents. Rematch with Timothy Johnson doesn’t hurt or a fight against Matt Mitrione.

Usman Nurmagomedov

Usman Nurmagomedov, Lineage of the Nurmagomedov family. Khabib’s cousin, Similar body style but a different fighting style. Usman focuses on kickboxing. Trains at American Kickboxing Academy with Khabib, Islam Makhachev, Luke Rockhold, Ed Ruth and many upcoming prospects.

Javier Mendez compares Usman Nurmagomedov to Luke Rockhold, Claiming Usman is going to be a Bellator superstar!!

Bellator debut is on the Main Card, Facing Mike Hamel. Hamel split decision loss against Adam Borics. Hamel is a tough dude but will see a dominant impressive performance. Showing he’s one of the next great Nurmagomedov’s.

“I have my debut, I have my opponent and after that we will see,” Nurmagomedov said. “Of course I would like to be a champion and I would like to be a champion in every organization I fight in.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/03/bellator-255-khabib-nurmagomedov-cousin-usman-debut-lightweight-prospect

“He’s 10-0, all finishes. He’s an absolute killer. He’s a Muay Thai specialist and he’s Khabib’s brother, you understand? If you have the same blood as Khabib, you have good wrestling. I’m telling you, he is actually a better version than Khabib. He is better than Khabib. I’m telling you, people should watch for him. He’s an absolute killer. He’s got it all. He’s got the striking, he’s got the grappling, he’s got the jiu-jitsu, he’s got the look, he’s got the swagger.” Ali Abdelaziz Khabib’s Manager

https://www.sportskeeda.com/mma/news-khabib-nurmagomedov-claims-cousins-usman-abubakar-next-line-possibly-hinting-upcoming-ufc-fights

Magomed Magomedov

Magomed Magomedov ONLY fighter to defeat Petr Yan, Former ACB Bantamweight Champion. All-Around Talent easily one of the best Bantamweights in the world. 17-1 record, Dominated Mattheus Mattos in his Bellator debut. Second fight against Cee Jay Hamilton, Top Ten Bantamweight prospect with a 15-7 record. Talented fighter but Hamilton has his hands full against a world class Russian savage.

Ranked #5 Bellator Bantamweight but should be ranked #2 or #3 Bantamweight but with a few more wins we can see his ranking increase.

“I didn’t show my full skill set in that fight but this time I’m very prepared I don’t have any injuries I feel very great and I’m looking for a finish and I will guarantee you this fight will be very entertaining for the fans. “

Definitely looking forward to Magomedov’s second appearance, Going to be a great one!!

Chris Gonzalez

Team Alpha Male product 5-0 impressed me a lot fighting Vladimir Tokov in a great prelim fight that went back & forth. Now Chris Gonzalez facing Roger Huerta once was the next big thing, Cover of Sports Illustrated but gradually went down hill. However still fighting 24-12 record faced off Eddie Alvarez, Benson Henderson, Gray Maynard.

See if Gonzalez has what it takes to defeat the MMA veteran Roger Huerta.

“At the end of the day it’s all about getting your hand raised. I’m always going to happy with myself for getting the job done, whether it’s a highlight finish or a tough fight.”

https://www.mmaweekly.com/chris-gonzalez-shares-his-bellator-255-game-plan

“I’m always working on things that I need to improve on and keep the white belt mentality, but the game plan is always the same: go in there and create pressure, hit him more than he hits me, end up on top, ground and pound him and get him out of there or do that for 15 minutes straight.”

https://www.mmaweekly.com/chris-gonzalez-shares-his-bellator-255-game-plan

2016 Greco-Roman World Team Member, Junior College All-American wrestler. Advantage with wrestling and the wrestler mindset, Watch out for Chris Gonzalez in 2021.

Bellator 255 Beginning to End is a stacked card, Exciting card to watch because of the talented fighters and prospects. Future champions. Pitbull vs Sanchez!!

Bellator 255 Neiman Gracie vs Jason Jackson Fight of the Night

Bellator is back!! Bellator 255 is a stacked card from main event to prelims. Co Main Event Neiman Gracie vs Jason Jackson. Fight of the night written all over it. TWO of the best Bellator Welterweights facing each other.

Genuinely excited for this FIGHT, Two future Bellator Welterweight title challengers.

Neiman Gracie

“If it is done right, then I am glad Bellator is doing this,” Gracie told us. “It’ll be great to see who is fighting for a title, who should fight who next. To be a top five in the Bellator welterweight division is amazing, it is the toughest division in Bellator.Neiman Gracie

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/03/31/bellator255-neiman-gracie-ready-for-title-contender-fight-with-jason-jackson/

Neiman Gracie part of the next generation of Gracie’s. Impressive wins upsetting Ed Ruth and defeating Jon Fitch. Lost to Rory MacDonald but showed a lot of promise. Neiman is now #3rd ranked Welterweight while Jason Jackson is #6 Bellator Welterweight.

Neiman obviously a great grappler but training at one of the best MMA gyms Kings MMA. Coached by Rafael Cordeiro one the best MMA coaches. Trained Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Silva, Shogun Rua, Rafael Dos Anjos, Rafael Dos Anjos. Neiman training with Marvin Vettori, Kelvin Gastelum, Rafael Dos Anjos during training weeks.

Gradually becoming one of the best Welterweights on the planet. Gradually improving his striking and overall game.

“I think what happens there is something that Master Rafael Cordeiro says, that champions just walk around with champions,” Gracie said. “We surround ourselves with people who have the same mentality and the same mindset and the same goal and everybody is pushing everyone forward. I think it makes a difference.”

https://www.ocregister.com/2021/03/31/bellator-255-neiman-gracie-out-to-prove-hes-more-than-a-name/amp/

“Jason’s a good opponent. He’s very good, he’s a good striker and he has a good takedown defense,” Gracie said. “I feel that he’s pretty good everywhere, but if I’m able to get the fight where I want and get the positions I w ant on the floor, I believe that nobody in the world is safe. And I can beat any one of them.”

https://www.ocregister.com/2021/03/31/bellator-255-neiman-gracie-out-to-prove-hes-more-than-a-name/amp/

Neiman can defeat a Penn-State All American wrestler, One of the best College Wrestlers he can stop Jackson’s takedowns.

Confident in his abilities if Jackson is on the floor, Jackson definitely will be in trouble there. Neiman looking forward to showing Bellator fans he’s READY for a title shot.

Jason Jackson

Jason Jackson former LFA Welterweight Champion and Titan FC Welterweight Champion. Pursuing to win the Bellator Welterweight Title. Becoming one of the best Welterweights on the planet. Training with some of the best Welterweights on the planet at Sanford MMA. Formerly with Kamaru Usman now trains at Trevor Witmann’s Gym. Trains currently with Gilbert Burns, Vicente Luque, Logan Storley and Michael Chandler.

No boring training partners as “Iron sharpens Iron”. All the hard sparring days leading to the success in his Bellator career. Split Decision lost to Ed Ruth than defeating Kiichi Kunimoto, Jordan Mein, Benson Henderson and look to defeat Neiman Gracie.

“It was an amazing feeling, knowing that I’ve seen this guy in every promotion there is and maintained top fighter [status],” Jackson told FanSided MMA. “So it’s a good feeling to know that [I have] a name like Benson Henderson under belt.”

https://fansided.com/2021/03/31/bellator-255-jason-jackson-feels-he-can-defend-well-against-neiman-gracies-grappling/

Expected Jason Jackson to be top 3 Welterweight easily, Replacing Neiman or Michael “Venom” Page. Time to prove the journalist wrong he’s a top three Welterweight.

I’m kind of confused myself by the rankings,” he continued, not understanding how he dropped to the #6 spot in the newly unveiled official rankings after the promotion originally had him ranked in the top five. “I’ve just got to fight. I’ve got a big opportunity to fight the number three guy, which I consider number one. And once I beat him, then there’s no more question.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/04/01/bellator-255-jason-jackson/

Jackson disadvantaged with the Jiu-Jitsu but training hard at Sanford MMA to make sure grappling won’t be an issue.

“No secret to that [Gracie’s strategy]. I have to be stingy, make him wrestle when I want to wrestle,” Jackson said. “Definitely been working with Rory MacDonald a lot get some good insight and working with the legend — Robbie Lawler — and working with the best striking coach, best wrestling coach. Sanford MMA’s got everything you need.

https://fansided.com/2021/03/31/bellator-255-jason-jackson-feels-he-can-defend-well-against-neiman-gracies-grappling/

Winning a fight, Co-Main Event Fight at Bellator 255 in front of a new audience at Showtime. Time to steal the show, Calling out Douglas Lima, Yaroslav Amosov. However NEEDS a Impressive Performance to win and get the respect he deserves.

CFFC 94 Solomon Renfro Prospect to Watch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brave CF 50 Prospect to Watch: Anton Turkalj

Brave CF 50 is a stacked card from the Super Welterweight title fight to the Flyweight Co-Main Event. Brave Combat Federation continues to put on great events.

Several prospects to watch but paying close attention to Swedish Light Heavyweight prospect Anton Turkalj.

Anton Turkalj

Anton Turkalj is the next GENERATION of Swedish MMA prospects. Only 24 years old with a 6-0 record. Two straight wins under the Brave CF Promotion with a first round finish and a rear naked choke. Defeating an 8-0 Ibo Aslan with a rear naked choke.

Turkalj is the #1 Nordic Light Heavyweight prospect according to Tapology.Com and close to becoming a Brave CF Light Heavyweight Title Contender with a few more fights.

Successful Amateur Career with a 11-2 record under the IMMAF European Championships.

Grappling with Alexander Gustafsson the GOD of Swedish MMA in a exhibition match that went the distance.

Now looking to match his Amateur career with his Brave CF career, Fighting Konstantin Soldatov. 5-1 record from Kazakhstan.

Win over Soldatov leads to matchups against Mohammed Said Maalem 11-3 record and Todd Stoute 11-6 record.

Defeating Stoute leads to a title shot, Awaiting the winner of Mohammed Said Maalem vs Mohammad Fakhreddine Brave CF Light Heavyweight Title Fight.

Brave CF 50 Super Welterweight Title Fight is a GREAT ONE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adrian Bartosinski KSW Newest Welterweight Prospect

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fighting tough KSW Welterweights with experience under KSW.

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

Jordan Vucenic vs Paul Hughes Cage Warriors Featherweight Title Fight?

Jordan Vucenic split decision win, Defeating the star of French MMA Morgan Charriere for the Cage Warriors Featherweight Title. Congratulations to Jordan Vucenic winning the title in a razor thin fight.

Hardcore MMA fans were all watching this fight on UFC Fight Pass, Exciting matchup to watch at Cage Warriors 122.

Cage Warriors 120 watched Paul Hughes piece apart James Hendin in the Co-Main Event. Impressive fighter to watch, Appreciate his technical fighting style. Skillful fighter similar fighter to Cory Sandhagen but he’s a Featherweight.

Paul Hughes part of the next generation of Ireland MMA prospects to watch in the next few years as he signs with UFC or Bellator.

Vucenic vs Hughes

Jordan Vucenic vs Paul Hughes happened at Cage Warriors 119 as Vucenic won by split decision. Hughes improved since that loss, Impressing me a lot with his win against James Hendin.

Hughes deserves a rematch, Challenging for the Cage Warriors Featherweight Title. England vs Ireland Cage Warriors Headliner at Cage Warriors 125 June 26th, Giving each fighter enough time to train and recover.

“I’m not like I deserve that title shot let’s not beat around the bush like one more fight as a I say that’s this is a good guy against Hendin so I deserve that title shot and I will be getting it.”

Rematch can be a different result, Love to watch this fight happen. Either Jordan Vucenic owns Paul Hughes or Paul Hughes revenges the loss!!

Spring of 2021 Vucenic title defense against Paul Hughes!

Eldar Eldarov vs Benoit Saint Denis Brave CF Super Lightweight Title Fight

Impressive performance for the French prospect, Benoit Saint Denis. Biggest win of his CAREER defeating former Brave CF Lightweight Champion… Luan Santiago.

Showing his real talents with 7 professional fights. 7-0 record for the 25 year old Super Lightweight fighter. Stay composed as Luan Santiago putting more pressure in the 1st round than second round, Benoit dominated leading to the submission.

“I always wanted to fight Eldar and I hope we can do it as soon as possible. He’s a great champion, but it’s my goal, my life, I will be the next world champion”, St. Denis said in his post-fight interview.

Eldar Eldarov vs Benoit Saint Denis

Benoit deserves a title shot after that resilient win, Defeating a talented Lightweight fighter one of the best Brazilian prospects. Faces the Brave CF Super Lightweight Champion Eldar Eldarov, Khabib’s friend. One of the faces for Brave Combat Federation.

World Class fighter, Former Combat Sambo World Champion. Benoit Saint Denis definitely have his hands full against Eldarov but be a fun PPV fight to watch.

Eldar Eldarov 13-2 record vs Benoit Saint Denis 7-0 record. High level fight between two hungry Lightweight prospects. Eldarov looking to build his resume before he signs with UFC and Benoit Saint Denis who renewed his Brave CF deal looking to become Super Lightweight Champion.

Vicente Luque vs Michael Chiesa Next Fight?

Vicente Luque rising UFC Welterweight since the loss to Wonderboy Thompson on a three fight winning streak after defeating Tyron Woodley. Dealing with some adversity beginning of the first round with punches and pressure against the cage.

Luque kept composed leading to combinations and a submission win. STANDOUT for Vicente Luque against one of the best Welterweights of all time.

“It was a super exciting to fight a guy that was a champion I used to watch a lot and be a fan of.” Vicente Luque

Luque vs Chiesa

Vicente Luque replaces Woodley #7th Welterweight ranking. #6th Welterweight is Michael Chiesa, Dark horse of the Welterweight division. Riding high since his return to Welterweight and becoming an analyst.

“I really want a high level opponent right now.” Vicente Luque

Defeating Carlos Condit, Diego Sanchez, Neil Magny and Rafael Dos Anjos. All world class fighter, Recognizable names in the UFC.

Luque vs Chiesa would be a GREAT fight to watch on a UFC Fight Night, UFC Pay-Per View. Three rounds of non stop action between two high level killers. Fight of the Night bonus written all over it.

” I always like to have the most eyes on me on my fights and being the co main event.” Vicente Luque

Millions of eyes will be watching Luque vs Chiesa on a Pay-Per View. Fighting in front of a sold out arena in either Texas or Florida.

Both fighters need this fight desiring to become UFC Welterweight title contenders. Who wants it more DAWG fight.

Sean Shelby or Mick Maynard please set this fight up!! Imagine fighting in front of a crowd.

Apti Bimarzaev Pay Attention ACA 120

Apti Bimarzaev Belarus Top Featherweight 16-3 record at 28 years old, 2016 Combat Sambo World Champion at 28 years old. One of my favorite Eastern Europe MMA prospects to date because of his high level fighting ability, World Class fighter who fights for ACA.

Apti Bimarzaev 3-0 looking to make it 4-0 facing Tural Ragimov 20-5 record at ACA 120. ACA 120 headliner is Felipe Froes vs Magomedrasul Khasbulaev but please pay attention to Bimarzaev he’s a really talented fighter who can beat Top UFC or Bellator Featherweights.

Apti Bimarzaev Career

Standout win on his win record was against former Bellator, WSOF and now current Bareknuckle boxer Luis Palomino. It was a amazing technical performance that lead to a unanimous decision. Defeating Ramazan Kishev at ACA 97. Kishev talented fighter who defeated ACA prospect Askhab Zulaev which is a stand out win for Kishev.

Defeating a Brazilian undefeated fighter Rodrigo Magalhaes 10-0 at WFCA 53 before WFCA was acquired from ACB/ACA.

Proof’s in the pudding as Apti is one of the Featherweight prospects to keep an eye on for 2021 before he signs with a stellar Major Promotion from UFC, Bellator, One Championship or PFL. He’s ready for the big show!!

Apti Bimarzaev vs Tural Ragimov

Apti Bimarzaev vs Tural Ragimov will be an exciting fight to watch point blank. Tural Ragimov stand out wins against Antun Racic at M1-Challenge. Racic former KSW Bantamweight Champion. Akhmed Shervaniev 14-1 record, Current Brave CF fighter.

Ragimov will knockdown Apti few times but Apti has one of the craziest chins of all time as he got knocked down by Alexey Polpudnikov at ACA 104 but Apti is a resilient pressure, Willing to die out there type of fighter who will fight to the last second.

Go through some adversity with fights but he’s just mentally tough to never give up. Trait you can’t train only a skill you can master and Apti mastering the skill!

Apti #5th ranked ACA Featherweight #1 contender fight vs Salman Zhamaldaev next for Apti Bimarzaev.

Muhammad Mokaev Russian Prodigy Debuts at Brave CF 49

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ian Garry Ireland Next Sensation

Ian Garry continues to make a name for himself for the #1 European Feeder League Cage Warriors. 5 straight knockout wins in either the first or second round.

Cage Warriors 122 win was nothing different as he defeated Rostem Akman on the prelims. Punches & Head Kick knockout. Akman had a short stay in the UFC but still fought there, UFC doesn’t sign just anyone…

Ian Garry qualified in the Cage Warriors Welterweight Tournament, Defeating Akman moves him to the Cage Warriors Welterweight final. Facing Jack Grant for the title. Exciting matchup to watch Ireland vs England.

Winning the Cage Warriors Title makes the Ireland sensation one step closer to making his dreams a reality, Signing with UFC but needs to defeat Jack Grant first before he signs on the dotted line with the premier MMA organization.

“Since I fought here in my pro debut I’ve been saying I’m going to be the champ I’m going to the UFC and I’m going to leave a legacy. There is nothing changing that anyone steps in my way is going to get put down and wiped out. “

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKyLz5QPELk

Started with Cage Warriors and will finish with Cage Warriors before signing with UFC. Shows how talented of a promotion Cage Warriors is, Developing future champions and future stars.

Ian Garry is that future star as Conor McGregor is on his way out soon. Someone needs to take the throne and why not Ian Garry?

“Cage Warriors is a well oiled machine and they know exactly what to do exactly with talent like me. They build fighters young fighters, Talented people they build them up to ranks give the test time and time again.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKyLz5QPELk

Ian Garry vs Jack Grant headlining Cage Warriors event this summer? Who wants it more. Garry expected favorite can’t look pass the MMA veteran who fought and defeated the whose who of European prospects. Perry Andre Goodwin, Mehdi Dakaev.

However the confident Irishman truly believes “He’ll spark” Jack Grant, Leading to a UFC contract.

Curious to see what happens but I know one thing Ian Garry bout to be a Ireland MMA star!!

Tobias Harila Nordic Top Featherweight Breaks out 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Japan’s Top Lightweight Koji Takeda

Koji Takeda #1 Lightweight Prospect from Japan 12-1 record is one of the faces of Rizin(Japan’s #1 Promotion). Former Deep Lightweight Champion before signing with Rizin. Takeda making a name for himself for Rizin, Fighting for them in the prime of his career at 27 years old.


Koji Takeda defeated Takasuke Kume at Rizin 27. Unanimous decision.

Koji is the next version of Takanori Gomi and future Rizin Lightweight Champion. Showing the world he’s the best Lightweight from Japan, Become one of the faces of the Rizin Promotion.

  • Defeated 10 fighters with winning records
  • Defeated Takasume Kume Former Pancrase Lightweight Champion
  • 12-1 record, 25 years old
  • Trains at Brave GYM

After the impressive win against Takasuke Kume, Revenging his ONLY loss to Damien Brown at Rizin 29 or Rizin 30.

“I blame that loss on nobody but myself. I injured my back about ten days before the fight, and it was my decision to still fight with an injured back. I was devastated with the loss and it took me time to get over it, but I was able to bounce back with the support of the people around me which I am truly grateful for.”

https://asianmma.com/koji-takeda-wants-to-erase-memories-of-maiden-defeat-at-rizin-24/

Showing he’s the best Lightweight Rizin has, Argument between him and Tofiq Musaev for the #1 Rizin Lightweight.

Watch out for Koji Takeda the well rounded world class fighter high level wrestler from Japan to now prosper for the #1 Japanese MMA promotion Rizin…

Fights against Damien Brown, Daron Cruickshank, Luiz Gustavo in 2021. Leading to a title shot against Tofiq Musaev. Takeda wants to compete against the best of the best fighters, Well facing Tofiq Musaev definitely help.

Facing a Bellator Lightweight like… Brent Primus, Myles Jury, Alfie Davis to name a few. Bellator/Rizin Cross Promotion if Covid-19 slows down.

Having made the decision to put education on the backburner in order to pursue his MMA dreams the 25 year old is totally committed to the sport. He wants to earn a first Rizin win and ultimately follow in the footsteps of Jiri Prochazka and Manel Kape by signing for the UFC,

https://asianmma.com/koji-takeda-wants-to-erase-memories-of-maiden-defeat-at-rizin-24/

Me personally Tofiq Musaev vs Koji Takeda is a Rizin Lightweight DREAM Fight I hope happens in 2021. GREAT for Rizin I’ll definitely order the pay-per-view like a degenerate MMA hardcore fan.

Takeda is a special talent, Leading the charge for Japan MMA in the future. Looking forward to Takeda 2021 campaign.

Felipe Froes Last Title Defense ACA 120

Felipe Froes ACA Featherweight Champion, One of Brazil’s best fighters. Next version of Jose Aldo, Trains with the Brazilian Killers at Nova Uniao.

Froes making a name for himself with the #1 Russian Promotion at the prime age of 29 years old facing the Russian savages from Dagestan. Impressive gritty performances especially against Marat Balaev whose a bulldog with takedowns but Froes continued to pressure with pure will knocked out Balaev in the third round.

Showing his high level accurate pin point striking. Froes is one of my favorite prospects to watch and will continue to be one of the STARS of ACA, Main Event at ACA 120 against Magomedrasul Khasbulaev.

Khasbulaev #1 Russian Featherweight, 32-8 record is no easy picnic for Felipe Froes but Froes is one of the best Featherweights in the world. Curious to see how this fight plays out for favoriting Felipe Froes in this fight.

“For Froes, the battle with Khasbulaev is the final one under the current contract with ACA. Negotiations on a new agreement will take place at the end of the tournament, ”added Yatsenko.

https://www.en24news.com/now/2021/03/aca-head-replies-if-froes-will-continue-to-featherweight-rt-in-russian.html

Felipe Froes free agent after ACA 120 fight win or loss. Froes will become one of the highest prized free agents in MMA. UFC, Bellator, One Championship, PFL, Rizin and KSW all bidders on the ACA Featherweight Champion.

Any Major Promotion lucky to have one of the best Featherweights in the world who can defeat there top Featherweights on any given day.

Curious to see where Froes signs in 2021….

Adrian Yanez vs Trevin Jones Set it Up Sean Shelby

Adrian Yanez earns 50 g’s baby because of the right hand knockout in the third round. Dominant kickboxing style performance against former Combate Americas Bantamweight Champion Gustavo Lopez.

Yanez one of the successful Dana White Contender Series fighters to prosper, Watch out for him in 2021.

I’m living my dream. I quit my job, I’m dedicated to this full-time, I’m living the dream that I set out for myself and I worked hard to get there. Why am I nervous? And the nerves went away once I started thinking that way.”

https://www.ufc.com/news/adrian-yanez-living-moment-ufc-fight-night-brunson-holland-read

“Putting all the chips on my table” is how he put it. Believing in himself. “I know I can do this. And I’m going to go out there and keep proving it. For me, to be able to quit my full time job and do MMA full time has been the biggest blessing.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2021/03/19/ufc-vegas-22-adrian-yanez-bet/

Yanez showing he’s All IN on UFC. Michael Bisping on commentary said he needs tougher opponents and facing a tough talented Trevin Jones.

Trevin Jones vs Adrian Yanez be a SWEET sick fight to watch, Sean Shelby(UFC matchmaker and Dana White’s right hand man) should schedule this fight for Summer of 2021.

High stakes for both fighters, Needing this win to move up the rankings and impress everyone in 2021.

Yanez the faster the better boxer but don’t sleep on Trevin Jones. Talented fighter who defeated Mario Bautista, Fought all over the world.

Be one of these fights to be excited about on the prelims because it will be a GREAT three round fights, Two Bantamweight prospects facing each other.

Michal Figlak Keep an Eye on 2021 Cage Warriors

Michal Figlak high level Polish Lightweight 24 year old prospect continues to impress me, Winning his fight against 5-3 Steven Hooper at Cage Warriors 120.

Figlak showed he’s one of the best European Lightweight prospects but flying under the radar. However in 2021 will see the talented Michal Figlak prosper in 2021, Winning fights in dominant fashion.

Figlak pieced apart Steven Hooper with strikes that lead to a doctor stoppage in the second round.

Winning the grappling exchanges, Striking battles, Kept his distance but counter strike.

Watch his Cage Warriors 120 masterpiece performance on UFCFightPass. which I can show you because you’ll be impressed.

Figlak continues to win and develop into a potential Cage Warriors Lightweight Champion as time goes on. Talented fighters came out of Poland and Figlak is next in line to prosper and have a successful UFC/Bellator career.

Curious to see who Cage Warriors matches up Figlak against next. How they manage him in 2021. Looking forward to the 2021 season as moves up the Lightweight rankings.

LFA 102 Stacked Card Top to Bottom

Legacy Fighting Alliance 101 was a fun card with talented prospects. LFA 102 is no different starting with the Main Event Bruno Souza vs Miles Johns. Exciting card to watch on UFC Fight Pass. Definitely looking forward to LFA 102!! List of prospects to keep an eye on who can fight for UFC. Bellator or Dana White Contender Series.

Bruno Souza

2015 Karate Champion, Protégé of Lyoto Machida is one of the best Brazilian prospects. Training at Machida Academy. Headlining first event at Legacy Fighting Alliance. Only 25 years old. 8-1 record is facing a high level Miles Johns. By far best striker on the LFA 102 CARD and one of the best Featherweight striking prospects in the United States.

Elijah Johns

Elijah Johns underrated but very talented, Explosive fighter. Younger brother of Miles Johns. Elijah world class fighter, Built like a brick. Heavy hands that will lead to knockouts. High level Featherweight prospect breakout year in 2021!!

Elijah defeating Bruno Souza in a Headlining event will put him on the map. Leading to UFC/Bellator signing. Elijah trains at Texas MMA gym powerhouse Fortis MMA. Looking forward to Souza vs Johns gonna be a good one folks.

AJ Cunningham

AJ Cunningham 7-1 record at 26 years old fighting for the first time under the LFA promotion. Looking to make a name for himself tonight as he’s a rising Featherweight prospect. Best attribute is his boxing that will take him a long way into the MMA game! Impressive smart fighter to watch, Looks like a seasoned UFC veteran out there.

Keep a keen eye on AJ Cunningham for 2021.

Haris Talundžić

Haris Talundžić is a prospect I’ve been watching last few years. Flying under the radar but formerly trained at Tristar Gym home of George St Pierre, Rory MacDonald, Kenny Florian, Arnold Allen, Mirsad Bektic to name a few.

Transferred Gyms to Factory X Muay Thai, Coached by Marc Montoya. One of the most underrated coaches to date. Loves his fighters to death but puts them through hard training. However the work proves himself as he has several fighters to have successful careers in MMA from Anthony Smith, Youssef Zalal, Devonte Smith.

Anthony Smith (33-14) light heavyweight
James Krause (27-8) welterweight
Zak Cummings (23-7) middleweight
Court McGee (19-9) welterweight
Devone Smith (10-2) lightweight
Luigi Vendramini (8-1) welterweight
Maurice Greene (8-4) heavyweight
Chris Gutierrez (14-3-1) bantamweight
Jonathan Martinez (11-1) bantamweight
Youssef Zalal (8-2) featherweight

Now coaching Haris Talundzic, Future UFC/Bellator fighter. Yes 1-0 record at 25 years old but had a undefeated Amateur career.

Watch out for Haris Talundzic in 2021, Winning fights for LFA, CFFC, Hoosier FC, Ring of Combat. Highest payer during his regional career.

Cage Warriors Paul Hughes Deserves Title Shot

Paul Hughes Northern Ireland Featherweight prospect defeated James Hendin at Cage Warriors 120. Impressive performance first round to third round.

Hughes the faster, athletic fighter showed how talented he is. Deserving a title shot next after that win!! Waiting on line for the Morgan Charriere vs Jordan Vucenic Cage Warriors Featherweight Title(Cage Warriors 122)

Winner vs Paul Hughes sounds like a plan. Like Paul Hughes odds against Charriere the highly touted Featherweight prospect and STAR of Cage Warriors. Jordan Vucenic vs Paul Hughes be a sweet fight to watch, Hughes more quicker. Appreciate the striking ability from Hughes that can lead to a Featherweight title win.

“I’m not like I deserve that title shot let’s not beat around the bush like one more fight as a I say that’s this is a good guy against Hendin so I deserve that title shot and I will be getting it.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhk3VSi-Ujc

Enjoy when fighters schedule there fights, Makes it so much easier for Graham Boylan(Cage Warriors Promoter) to schedule and matchmake.

After that pressure style winning performance they BETTER schedule Paul Hughes. I’m being honest I was genuinely impressed the way he fought. Skillful striker, Smart IQ. Continues to improve with each fight.

One of the next big THINGS to prosper from Ireland/Northern Ireland.

Makes sense for Paul Hughes to be #1 Contender, Marketing wise he’s a star with running his own YOUTUBE channel…. Paul Hughes MMA.

Watch out for Paul Hughes in 2021, Future UFC/Bellator signee and Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion.

Cage Warriors 120 Prospects to Watch

Paul Hughes

Paul Hughes crafty Northern Ireland 6-1 Featherweight prospect, Three wins with Cage Warriors. Looking to make a fourth win with Cage Warriors defeating James Hendin.

Impressive Featherweight prospect with sweet leg kicks that defeated Youri Panada. Technical striker, Smart IQ. Watch out for Paul Hughes in 2021. Growing as one of the best prospects in United Kingdom.

Overall performance against Youri Panada was impressive. Takedowns, Picking his shots. Showed his potential as a future UFC/Bellator signee.

Win over Hendin leads to a title shot next in Hughes eyes against Morgan Charriere or Jordan Vucenic.

Will Currie

Built like a statue, Made of steel Will Currie makes his second Cage Warriors appearance against Christian Duncan. Will Currie is ONLY 22 years old. Raw talented with gifted athletic and physical abilities. Watch out for Will Currie as he makes a name for himself with Cage Warriors.

“I’ve been in the cage behind closed doors with Khamzat (Chimaev), I’ve been in the cage with (Gegard) Moussasi, (Alexander) Gustafsson, the list goes on.”

https://cagewarriors.com/will-currie-i-am-the-great-white-shark/

Mike Figlak

Mike Figlak one of my favorite England/UK prospects to watch for 2021. Impressed with Cage Warriors fights, Fighting style. Talented striker. Figlak flying under the radar but with early finishes under the Cage Warriors promotion will help build his name with the best Lightweight prospects in Europe.

More time in the cage, More training he’ll gradually improve. Adding more tools to the toolshed with striking, Grappling and switching his creative offense up.

Will look like a UFC ten year veteran overtime and 2021 will see the improvement in his game. Genuinely excited for this fight!!

Brave CF 48 Prospects to Watch

Brave CF 48 Arabian Night is a stacked event top to bottom, Brave CF matchmakers really know how to matchmake. Signing world class prospects, Potential Brave CF champions. Brave CF has several prospects from Middle East leading first generation of Middle Eastern prospects to take charge.

Olli Santalahti

Olli Santalahi touted Finnish Welterweight prospects, Fighting for the Cage Warriors version Cage(Nordic Promotion). 11-3 record at 26 years old. #1 Finland Welterweight Prospect. Olli making his Brave CF debut, Looking to become a Brave CF Welterweight Champion with his time with Brave CF.

Olli #1 Strength is wrestling, Dominating his opponents with grappling. Reminds me of Emil Weber Meek and Gunnar Nelson. Olli definitely talented prospect but needs to improve his striking. Hopefully doing that with Finnfighters Gym.

Continues to improve his striking that we see in his fight against Georges Eid “Lebanese Bulldozer” 30 years old. Trains at Tristar Lebanon.

Eid never faced a wrestler like Olli before, Olli definitely will dominate this fight. Controlling the fight for three rounds.

Maysara Mohamed

Maysara Mohamed newly signed #1 Middle Eastern Flyweight prospect, Winning Arabic Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight title against Mohamed Gamal 7-2 record. Two time Egyptian Kung Fu champion & four time Egyptian kickboxing champion. High level striker amongst the best strikers on the Brave CF roster.

“BRAVE CF is one of the best organizations in the world and the first in this Middle East region. It is the reason for the emergence of fighters in the East, especially the Arab world, and we are all proud to appear as BRAVE CF Fighters to the world.”

https://www.fightbookmma.com/maysara-mohamed-thrilled-for-an-opportunity-with-the-arab-mma-superstar-maker-brave-cf/

Maysara Mohamed about to become a STAR for Brave CF, Future Brave CF Flyweight Champion as he continues to improve grappling wise. Excited for this fight against Issa Salem.

Michael Aljarouj

Michael Aljarouj #1 French Flyweight prospect, Winning 100% Fight Flyweight title before signing with Brave CF. Only 23 years old 7-3 record.

Yiles Djiroun

Former PFL Fighter, XFN, Contenders Norwich Lightweight Champion signed with Brave CF. Taking advantage of free agency. Signing with #1 Middle East Promotion. Ylies Djiroun making his Brave CF debut, Exciting debut to watch. Very talented fighter now looking to pursue the Brave CF Lightweight Title, Making a name for himself.

  • 28 years old
  • 17-6 record
  • Former PFL Lightweight
  • Bulgarian Top Team Gym(Top European Gym)

Dominant Performance by Saidyokub Kakharamonov at CFFC 92

Bantamweight rising prospect, Saidyokub Kakharamonov displayed a MASTERPIECE against Tycen Lynn. Winning the CFFC Bantamweight Title. Winning a Cage Fury Fighting Championship Title is a well accomplished title. CFFC one of the best run regional promotions in the world.

Kakharamonov cracking Tycen Lynn in the second round, Showing his powerful right hand. Seriously impressed with the win as Lynn defeated Phil Caracappa at CFFC 88. Tycen Lynn was no cake walk but Saidyokub showed he’s ready for the Dana White Contender Series or a short notice fight.

“I can fight next week, tomorrow, anytime. I’m not even injured, I can make weight in three days. Short notice, long notice, it doesn’t matter. If they call me, I answer the phone. Contender Series, that’s like one step closer. If you go to Contender Series, you don’t want to go to a decision. You want to impress, Dana White is there.”

https://mymmanews.com/saidyokub-kakharamonov-staying-ready-for-dwcs-after-cffc-title-win/

Saidyokub DESERVES to fight for a Major Promotion, UFC or Bellator. Someone will be calling soon.

  • 8-2 record
  • 25 years old
  • #24 U.S bantamweight
  • #1 New Jersey Bantamweight
  • Win against undefeated Askar Askar 10-0

One of Saidyokub losses comes from fighting Umar Nurmagomedov at PFL 2018 #7.

After two significant back to back wins, Time for Saidyokub to get a shot with the big shows. Definitely can compete with UFC & Bantamweight Fighters right now.

Masterful Performance by Diego Lopes Lux Fight League 12

Finished watching Lux Fight League 12 Main Event Diego Lopes vs Masio Fullen on UFC Fight Pass. One man domination by Diego Lopes. MASTERFUL Performance by the Brazilian Featherweight prospect.

Lux Fight League Featherweight Champion Diego Lopes risen in value, Brazilian prospect rankings with that performance. Not exaggerating it was a GREAT performance.

Impressed me with his striking, Picking the right shots mixing with the pressure!! Pressuring Fullen to the cage with jumping knees. Diego Lopes on the ground looks like a world class jiu jitsu artist. Leading to a beautiful armbar in the third round.

Best performance by Diego Lopes, Defending his Lux Fight League Featherweight title for the 2nd time.

Diego Lopes born in Brazil, Hot bed since the beginning of MMA, Diego Lopes is part of the next generation of Brazilian MMA fighters. Future UFC/Bellator Featherweight Title contender.

After that performance time for Dana White and his matchmakers, Scott Coker and his matchmakers to sign Diego Lopes. Wish Bellator signs him but whoever pays more is what I’m for!!

Exciting fighter to watch, STAR written all over him as Diego Lopes continues to make a name for himself in one of the best Latin American MMA promotions.

  • 26 years old
  • 19-3 record
  • #6 Latin America Featherweight Prospect
  • 10 first round finishes
  • Win against Rony Jason former UFC fighter
  • Comparison Charles Oliveira