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Jason Jackson Next Fight Is… After Bellator 253

Jason Jackson STANDOUT performance fighting former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson defeating him at Bellator 253 in all together dominant performance. Benson had his moments but Jason Jackson looked a lot better.

Great spot for Jason Jackson to keep building his brand, Gaining more fans as they look forward to his next fight.

Jackson deserves top Bellator Welterweight fighters like Lorenz Larkin, Andrey Koreskov, Derek Anderson and Yaroslav Amosov. No reason to fight rising Weltereights anymore with a win against Benson Henderson.

“So taking out legend like Benson Henderson it just shows me that I can takeout the Bellator champ anyone either 155.” Jason Jackson

Not the biggest fan of calling out fighters, Prefers waiting for the next opponent.

“It doesn’t matter to me I just want to go out there and just put on a good show it doesn’t matter who when I just want to put on a good show you know I’m not out here picking and choosing because you have a lot of guys that’s ahead in the division that putting in work as well. ” Jason Jackson

Jason Jackson can fight the best of the best Bellator Welterweights since he trains with Gilbert Burns and used to train with Kamaru Usman, Vicente Luque on a daily basis.

Jason Jackson vs Andrey Koreshkov, Jackson vs Amosov, Jackson vs Larkin are all interesting fights for him.

Jackson vs Yaroslav Amosov especially. Two high high level Bellator Welterweights, I’ll be looking forward to seeing if Jackson is the toughest fight up to that point for Yaroslav Amosov.

Overall the “Ass Kicking Machine” Jason Jackson DESERVES a top Bellator Welterweight that leads to a title shot!!

Jaleel Willis Bellator First win at Bellator 253

Jaleel Willis Top Ten United States Welterweight prospect that signed with Bellator is finally making his Bellator debut against 11-2 Mark Lemminger.

Jaleel Willis is entering Bellator 253 with a 4 fight winning streak. High with confidence, Seeking a big finish in his Bellator debut as one of the Bellator welterweight prospects to watch in the future.

 “Every time I had seen Bellator come down to the South before, I was always kind of like a fly on the wall for behind the scenes stuff. Like Tito [Ortiz] came through the gym, stuff like that, got his workout in. Michael Chandler came through, King Mo. So I was always like a fly on the wall, just kind of knew that I was gonna be here. I guess the difference is, everybody was saying UFC, but me, it was more so “I told you so” — I knew it was going to be Bellator.” https://cagesidepress.com/2020/10/15/bellator-249-jaleel-willis-knew-years-ago-it-would-be-bellator-not-the-ufc-he-signed-with/

Waiting for a second Bellator offer after the fight with Patricky Pitbull was cancelled. However Bellator came calling again, Now fighting FFC Welterweight Champion Mark Lemminger.

“Standing here Bellator with a multi-fight deal in a co-main event is kind of crazy. ” Jaleel Willis

“Fighting tough competition like you know that’s what I’m here for it’s like one of my goals is to be one of the best in the world like I’m not going to get there by you know so I’m trying to pick and choose my fights and stuff like that it’s like this 2020 being the toughest year for me. ”

2020 been a tough year facing talented fighters like Vinicus De Jesus who just fought Aaron Pico. Fighting Mark Lemminger will be nothing different. End 2020 on a high note defeating a former Welterweight Champion in a stand out way. Be only the beginning for Jaleel Willis.

WILL continue to rise through the Bellator Welterweight rankings, Providing for his family with his well deserved Bellator contract.

Natan Schulte vs Tofiq Musaev Rizin Dream Fight

Professional Fighters League allowing there fighters to fight at other promotions besides UFC & Bellator. Sets up dream fights between PFL champions and rival promotions.

Schulte vs Musaev

Top 5-7 MMA promotion Rizin has one of the best Lightweights in the world Tofiq Musaev. Musaev 18-3 record IMPRESSIVE win over Patricio Pitbull that showed the MMA world how talented he is. Love to see him challenge himself fighting Natan Schulte.

Natan Schulte 20-3 PFL Lightweight Champion, 9 fight winning streak. World Class Lightweight fighter. Definitely can beat some of the best Lightweights in the world as he trains with them at American Top Team.

Schulte has wins over Chris Wade, Rashid Magomedov, Couple Russian and Eastern European savages. Entertaining fighter to watch with his pressure/ volume striking fighting style.

Schulte vs Musaev would be a three or five round war I guarantee it. PFL Champion vs Rizin Lightweight Champion both in the prime of their careers.

Hardcore fans like myself would LOVE to watch this fight, High level underrated Lightweights fighting each other.

Chance of seeing this happen is most likely slim but maybe it happens one can only dream RIGHT!!

Brendan Loughnane vs Salahdine Parnasse KSW 2021

“PFL is allowing its fighters to seek fights outside the promotion since they are on hiatus until next year, sources say. UFC and Bellator aren’t options, though,” stated the report. “Manager Malki Kawa, for example, tells me he is seeking fights for clients Brendan Loughnane and Justin Willis.”

Since PFL isn’t allowing there fighters to fight for the UFC or Bellator, KSW is one of the next best promotion options.

Malki Kawa definitely should negotiate with Martin Lewandowski(KSW Promoter) to set up a fight between Brendan Loughane vs Salahdine Parnasse (KSW Featherweight Champion) one of the best Featherweights not in the UFC or Bellator.

Loughane 2-0 with PFL after two impressive performances. Winner on the Dana White Contender Series, 19-3 record with a pressure style fighting KSW Featherweight Champion Salahdine Parnasse. 14-0 record at 22 years old who dominated European MMA Champion Ivan Buchinger.

Loughane vs Parnasse KSW 58 Headliner for the KSW Featherweight Title would be a FUN dream fight to watch for hardcore MMA fans.

Jornel Lugo Long Term Bellator Success

Jornel Lugo 24 year old 4-0 Bantamweight Prospect fought on Bellator 252 with a impressive win against Schyler Sootho. Lugo improved as the rounds went on. Third round was his best.

Earned himself a Bellator contract with his Bellator 252 win. No brainer for Scott Coker and Rich Chau to sign Jornel Lugo.

“I’m pretty sure I should be getting a contract with that performance I mean I think I deserve one I’m four, I’m five and now so I think I deserve one.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/11/jornel-lugo-confident-contract-after-win-bellator-252-video

Jornel Lugo if he signs with Bellator will have a long promising career. First fight I watched of him and I was impressed how he mixed up his wrestling and striking.

“I hope that after this fight I’ll be getting a contract,” Lugo said. “I defiantly want to win this fight and get back in. I think February would be a good time for me. In five years I defiantly want to be fighting for a world championship. I’m not sure where I want to go but I just know I do want to prosper in my sport. Wherever that takes me I’m going to keep winning.”

https://mymmanews.com/jornel-lugo-looks-to-keep-his-winning-streak-going-at-bellator-252-and-beyond/

Jornel Lugo signs a fight deal with Bellator looking forward to him fighting Bellator Bantamweights such as Keith Lee, Eduardo Dantas, James Gallagher. Fighters he talked about going against in the future but only has 5 Professional Fights

3-5 fights to go before facing Eduardo Dantas but a fight against Keith Lee actually makes sense.

“I definitely want to keep growing I’m only 5-0 I have a lot I still have to work on but I definitely have my eyes on all of these guys. ” Jornel Lugo

Keith Lee vs Jornel Lugo definitely a fun Bellator Bantamweight Prospect to watch in the winter of 2021. See if Lugo has what it takes facing a talented prospect like Keith Lee whose Kevin Lee’s brother but making a name for himself in Bellator. Keith Lee currently has a record of 7-3.

However if Lugo doesn’t get a chance to fight Keith Lee, I’d be interested to see who Lugo faces next and in 2021. Only will improve in every fight, We can see Jornel Lugo fighting a title or being a title contender in the next 3-5 years!!

Aaron Pico Ends 2020 with a Bang!!

Aaron Pico MMA prodigy who trained with TJ Dillashaw, Juan Archuleta, Cub Swanson, Boxing advice from Freddie Roach. Talked about being a bust but decided to make a gym change.

Switching camps to Jackson Wink and now were seeing success for Aaron Pico. Back to back wins for Aaron Pico and now looking to end 2020 with a BANG against John De Jesus.

“One thing’s for sure, he’s very confident. Very good striker. I’ve seen him around here in the hotel lobby, he’s not lacking confidence. I know he’s going to come with everything he’s got, and it’s going to be a good test for me. But I feel I’m well-prepared.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/11/12/bellator-252-aaron-pico-losses/

“It’s a good feeling every time you win and you get your whole paycheck – it’s a good night. I just have to be consistent, and for me, I know what it feels like to lose in the game. I don’t take winning for granted and my team and I work our ass off so we’re prepared for Thursday.”

Aaron Pico thankful for career setbacks ahead of Bellator 252: ‘I don’t take winning for granted’

John De Jesus 13-8 record impressive win against Vladyslav Parubchenko in his Bellator debut looking to steal the show and shock the world. However Aaron Pico has all the talent in the world to become a future Bellator Featherweight Champion, That’s why we were all disappointed to him lose.

“That self-belief, that work ethic, that drive, that hunger. And that’s what’s gonna really continue to carry Aaron,” Gibson said.

https://www.ocregister.com/2020/11/10/aaron-pico-says-everythings-flowing-ahead-of-bellator-252/

The drive to be the best will help Pico take him to the top of the MMA world, Being a Bellator Featherweight Champion and a superstar. Will see it tonight as he fights John De Jesus. Showing his all around skills.

“John De Jesus Won’t Be able to breathe after the first round.” Aaron Pico

Looking forward to seeing a finish, One sided butt wooping for Aaron Pico, Ends 2020 with a bang. Starting 2021 with confidence riding high on a three fight winning streak.

Christian Lee vs Eddie Alvarez Please Set it up

Christian Lee One Championship Lightweight Champion AGAIN had another dominant performance against Iuri Lapicus with a first round finish. Predicted that Christian Lee would have his hands full with Lapicus but obviously proved me wrong.

Christian Lee only gets better with every fight and I’d love for him next fight to be against Eddie Alvarez. Since Eddie signed with One Championship, Christian Lee has been asking for this challenge.

Christian Lee calling Eddie Alvarez to fight at Madison Square Garden.

“Ever since Eddie Alvarez got signed by ONE, he’s been on my mind constantly,” Lee told the Post. “I’m hopeful he will have one more good fight, one or two more good wins and then they give him a title shot. They’ll be dying to give him that shot and it will be a good way to prove the skill and calibre of ONE Championship compared to a [former] UFC champion. So I need to put on a show when that happens.”

https://www.scmp.com/sport/martial-arts/mixed-martial-arts/article/3081446/one-championships-christian-lee-vows-finish

Theme of the Christian Lee vs Eddie Alvarez One Championship Lightweight Title Fight is the passing of the torch for Christian Lee. Showing the future for MMA. Eddie Alvarez Underground King Dream, Bellator, Bodog Welterweight Champion adds another title to his collection. Showing Eddie Alvarez is one of the best Lightweights in the world.

Christian Lee with a win will SHOW he’s one of the best Lightweights in the world defeating a hall of famer like Eddie Alvarez.

Lee vs Alvarez will be one of the biggest Lightweight Title Fights in One Championship History that can help the promotion moving forward with getting more attention, New fans.

Makhmud Muradov UFC Middleweight Keep An Eye On

Makhmud Muradov 2-0 UFC Middleweight, Record of 24-6 at 30 years old. Born and raised in Uzbekistan is now one of my favorite MMA fighters to watch. Watched his Oktagon Fights on YouTube, Both UFC Fights and I was really impressed with his performances.

Never really paid attention to his UFC fights but now I will because he’s one world class fighter from Uzbekistan. This dude from Uzbekistan has all the skills to be a UFC Middleweight Title Contender one day.

Perfect time to enter the UFC in the PRIME of his career. 2020 & 2021 will see Muradov quietly rise through the UFC Middleweight Rankings.

Muradov was suppose to fight Kevin Holland but Muradov withdrew from that fight. Was looking forward to that fight because according to Dana White, Kevin Holland is a star but I believe Muradov would’ve ruined the party.

Hopefully Holland vs Muradov is scheduled again because that will be a GREAT fight to watch. Coming out party for Muradov I guarantee it.

Even if Muradov doesn’t fight Holland, Fights against Krzysztof Jotko, Brad Tavares, Marvin Vettori are PERFECT for Muradov to get his name out there and climb up the rankings.

Muradov as you can see in his fight against Wendell Oliveira, Shows a masterful performance at OKTAGON 13.

Definitely keep an eye on Makhmud Muradov for the seeable future, 2020, 2021 and 2022. In for a treat whenever he fights.

Vugar Kyaramov #1 Azerbaijan Prospect

Something in the water in Russia, Caucuses because there’s so many talented fighters who can become KILLERS in the UFC or Bellator. Vugar Kyaramov is fighting out Azerbaijan and he’s one of those killers.

Vugar Kyaramov top 150 Featherweight in the world, #1 Ukraine Featherweight with a 15-3 record at 28 years old.

All around talent as Vugar was a successful Wushu fighter, Four time World Champion, Three Time European Champion. Silver Medalist at the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games for Wushu.

Currently fighting for top ten MMA Organization in Rizin as he last fought at Rizin 21 against Kyle Aguon.

If Rizin in the future creates a Featherweight division put Vugar on the top of your list for becoming a Rizin Featherweight Grand Prix Champion.

However Vugar can be signed to UFC, Bellator, One Championship or the Professional Fighters League. Vugar is a fighter to watch for 2020 & 2021.

Mads Burnell Second Chance with Second Greatest Promotion

Mads Burnell former UFC fighter released signed with Cage Warriors, Eventually becoming Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion after three wins with Cage Warriors.

Since he became Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion was one of the hottest Featherweight prospects in the world. Think UFC would give Burnell another chance but Bellator would sign Mads Burnell instead.

“To be honest, I’ve been hot for Bellator for a couple of years. It was natural, and the opportunity was there. It was just natural. It was perfect,” said Burnell, who would later add that he believed Bellator to be “a super-cool promotion.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/10/09/bellator-248-mads-burnell-why-bellator/

Bellator signed no 35 year old UFC Featherweight, Instead Burnell is only 26 year old. Now aiming to be the Bellator Featherweight Champion.

Before coming Bellator Featherweight Champion has to fight some tough Featherweights. Bellator debut is against Darko Banovic.

Impressive win against Darko Banovic will help Burnell quickly to get interesting fights as he can rise through the Bellator Featherweight rankings.

Me personally looking forward to Mads Burnell Bellator career. Nothing wrong having a second chance with the second greatest promotion!!

William Meyer Top Ten MMA Prospects October 2020

Talent has never been better in MMA. High caliber athletes transferring into MMA. MMA has come a long way in a short amount of time. All over the world there’s future UFC & Bellator Champions such as…

Andres Quintana

Andres Quintana #1 Featherweight prospect in the United States was the former Combate Americas Featherweight Champion. Currently 29 years old, In the prime of his career with a 18-3 record. Accomplished everything on the regional scene. Time to get signed by the UFC or Bellator!!

Anthony Romero

Anthony Romero Lightweight Prospect fought on the Dana White Contender Series but didn’t get the contract. Even though he didn’t get the offer, Romero is one of the best Lightweight prospects in the world. Since UFC isn’t signing him time to sign with Bellator.

Romero is only 23 years old as well. He’ll have a long promising UFC or Bellator career!!

Rafa Garcia

Requested his release from his former promotion Combate Americas as he accomplished everything for them and wants to challenge himself with the best of the best!! 12-0 record at 25 years old . #1 Lightweight prospect in Latin America!! Hope he signs with the UFC!!

Melissa Martínez

Melissa Martínez Combate Americas Flyweight Strawweight Champion. One of the best strawweight prospects in the world. No doubt doesn’t she get signed by the UFC. Her time is coming as she’s highly ranked on tapology. Com!!

Roberto Soldic

A fighter I wrote about several times because of his success in one of the best MMA promotions, KSW. Soldic is 25 years old with a 17-3 record. Easily one of the best Welterweights not in the UFC. I hope the UFC, Bellator or One Championship signs him. Fighting the best of the best fighters!!

Salahdine Parnasse

French MMA prodigy, Salahdine Parnasse is one of my favorite prospects to watch. The kid is only 22 years old and masterfully defeated one of the most successful European fighters in Ivan Buchinger. KSW Featherweight Champion has a 14-0 record. Looking forward to his next couple fights with KSW against tough fighters from Europe or MMA veterans!!

Khusein Askhabov

Khusein Askhabov impressive record of 20-0 as one of the best Bantamweights in the world. Fights for #1 MMA promotion WFFC in Ukraine. Wins over successful Brazilian fighters, European fighters. Basically dominating them as he’s an all around fighter. Trains at Tiger Muay Thai and American Top Team. Why Askhabov isn’t fighting for the UFC or Bellator is beyond me.

Joanderson Brito

Joanderson Brito #1 Brazilian MMA prospect in the Lightweight division is one of the best Lightweight prospects in the world. Traveled to Val, Colorado to fight José Mariscal at LFA 65 with a high reel knock out. Will see Brito the 25 year old sign with the UFC. Next generation of Brazilians.

Mochamed Machaev

Mochamed Machaev is a very underrated MMA prospect who fights for Brave CF which is now becoming a MMA hotbed of talent. Machaev is only 20 years old with a winover Shoaib Yousaf.

Igeu Kabesa

Igeu Kabesa #1 Africa Prospect is the Extreme Fighting Championship Featherweight Champion. Multiple time wrestling champion. Successful wins over Karlo Caput, Peter Queally, Danny Henry. One day will see him have successful wins over UFC or Bellator fighters as well. 26 years old, Time is now to fight against the best Featherweights in the world!!

These fighters I listed aren’t ranked in no specific order there just my favorite mma prospects all over the world. Hope they fight for UFC, Bellator or even One Championship!!

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.

Friday Night’s MMA Prospects to Watch September 25th

Everyone is excited for UFC 253 Adesanya vs Costa, The fight is finally here and I’m looking forward to it tomorrow night but there’s regional promotions with top prospects from all over the world fighting Friday night.

Said Sowma

Said Sowma top Heavyweight prospect from Florida is fighting Bobby Brents at Titan FC 64 in the Main Event. Said Sowma looking to be the future Titan FC Heavyweight Champion by beating Bobby Brents a Heavyweight with a record of 17-7.

Said Sowma is only 27 years old, Winning the Titan FC Heavyweight Title will help him go to the Dana White Contender Series when it returns.

Jack Cartwright

Jack Cartwright 25 year old #1 United Kingdom Bantamweight prospect is defending his Cage Warriors Bantamweight title against Gerardo Fanny. Fanny has a 9-1 record at 26 years old.

Cartwright with a impressive win tonight, He’ll be no longer defending his Cage Warriors Bantamweight Title as he gets signed by the UFC or Bellator.

Nariman Abbasov

Nariman Abbasov record of 24-3 top Ten Russian Lightweight prospect is defending his Fight Nights Global Lightweight Title against Mikhail Gogitidze. Fighter with a record of 14-8. Nariman Abbasov is only 26 years old with a bright future around him.

Definitely on the UFC radar.

Luke Shanks Wins the Cage Warriors Flyweight Title ?

Luke Shanks England Flyweight prospect with a 5-1 record at 25 years old is challenging Samir Faiddine for the Cage Warriors Flyweight Title.

Love Luke Shanks chances in this fight. Shanks had a significant win in his last fight at Cage Warriors 107 against Pietro Menga.

A professional since November 2016 and representing Higher Level Martial Arts under the steady and skilful hand of head coach James Doolan, Luke Shanks owns a 6-1 record in seven career bouts as a professional comprised of three submissions, one knockout and two decisions. Shanks is currently 2-0 under the Cage Warriors banner and has gone on to earn a finish in four of his six professional victories. He has also competed with various promotions across the globe including Contenders, Budo FC and ACB.

http://mmauk.net/2019/10/01/across-the-pond-profile-cage-warriors-fighter-luke-shanks/

Luke Shanks will be the new Cage Warriors Flyweight Champion, Knocking out Samir Faiddine and go on to bigger and better things UFC or Bellator.

Daniel Zellhuber Mexico’s MMA Next Superstar Lux Fight League Debut

Daniel “Golden Boy” Zellhuber Mexico’s next MMA superstar is fighting on tonight’s Lux Fight League 10 event. Formerly fought for Combate Americas is making his Lux Fight League debut.

Lux Fight League you’re able to watch on UFC Fight Pass, Definitely will be watching Daniel Zellhuber.

Watching a 21 year old 8-0 Lightweight fighting Miguel Arizmendi in the Lux Fight League prelims.

Daniel Zellhuber is a raw talent who needs to be polished. However with his talent he can become a UFC or Bellator Lightweight or Welterweight Champion when he gets older.

Won’t be surprised if Daniel Zellhuber appears on the Dana White Contender Series. Dana White’s eyes would be shining when Zellhuber fights in front of him. Star written all over him!!

CFFC 85 Ramazan Kuramagomedov 7-0 record

Ramazan Kuramagomedov Russian Middleweight prospect, Appeared on the Dana White Contender Series is fighting in the co-main event of Cage Fury Fighting Championship 85.

Ramazan if he defeats Trevor Ollison tonight can make one step closer to returning to the Dana White Contender Series. Getting a second chance opportunity to get a contract from the UFC.

Ramazan won his Contender Series fight but never kept the fight standing, Dana White was disappointed as Ramazan kept on shooting for takedowns.

However with a impressive performance tonight can lead to a return on the Dana White Contender Series. Looking forward to watching Ramazan’s fight tonight.

Mikhail Odintsov Belarus First MMA Champion

Mikhail Odintsov 28 year old 18-2 Lightweight is the top prospect from Belarus and one of the best Lightweight prospects from Eastern Europe won the RCC: Road to the PFL Tournament. Added to the PFL Lightweight stable, Looking to win the 1 million dollar prize in the next season of the Professional Fighters League.

Odintsov definitely capable of winning the PFL Lightweight Tournament because of his grappling prowess as in both RCC: Road to the PFL Tournament fights, Dominating his opponents with his wrestling.

Wrestling is the key to MMA, Can control the fight beginning to end. Kept on putting the pressure against some tough Russian/Eastern Europe Lightweight prospects.

Latest win was defeating Timur Nagibin, 15-4 record Top Ten Russian Lightweight prospect. Watched Mikhail’s hands speed throughout the rounds. Cardio wasn’t an issue as he’s a beast.

Mikhail Odintsov has the right talent but not the right gym… If I was manager I’d have him travel to top MMA Gyms like American Top Team, American Kickboxing Academy, Sanford MMA, Roufusport Academy, Tristar Gym, Renzo Gracie, Nick Catone MMA. Similar training philosophy like Khabib and Zabit.

Reason why is because he needs to work on his boxing, If he was fighting higher level Lightweights, He’d have some problems. Have above average striking and he can become a PFL Lightweight Champion. Belarus can be proud of one of their own.

Brave CF Future Champions 2020 & Beyond

Brave Combat Federation becoming one of the best MMA promotions in the world, Signing top prospects like Khamzat Chimaev, Illia Topuria, Amir Albazi that move on to the UFC. Brave CF continues to sign top prospects that have potential to become Brave CF Champions such as…

Muhammad Mokaev

Muhammad Mokaev two time IMMAF Junior World Champion, Amateur record of 23-0 is 1-0 with Brave CF in the Bantamweight Division at 20 years old. Be couple years before Mokaev challenges for the Brave CF Bantamweight Title. However Brave CF have there hands on one of the best Bantamweight prospects in the world even with a 1-0 record.

Jose Torres

Former UFC Flyweight Jose Torres released from the UFC is now 1-0 with Brave CF. Torres is no 36 year old Flyweight he’s a hungry 28 year old Flyweight looking for a new start with Brave Combat Federation. Become the first Brave CF Flyweight Champion.

Abdul Hussein

7-1 record 3 fight winning streak with Brave CF in the Bantamweight division. Back to back wins by Ninja Choke. Future Brave Bantamweight Champion as he’s one of the top Nordic MMA prospects right now.

Mochamed Machaev

Mochamed Machaev 9-0 record at 20 years old is 3-0 in the Brave CF Featherweight Division. Seriously surprised most MMA fans don’t know about this kid because he’s one of the best Featherweight prospects in the world who will become Brave CF Featherweight Champion.

Alex Martinez

Alex Martinez 6-0 record at 26 years old is 2-0-1 with Brave CF. One of the best Canada Lightweight prospects even though he was born in Paraguay but moved to Canada to train at Champion Gym.

Khamzat Chimaev Chechen UFC Welterweight Champion

Khamzat Chimaev 2-0 with the UFC. Two wins in 11 days is rising Welterweight prospect to keep an eye on. Superb grappling similar to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Potential to be UFC Welterweight Champion in the next 3-4 years if everything goes as planned.

“People can say what they want, for me it doesn’t matter. I’m Khamzat Chimaev. I’m going to be champion, I’m going to be number one pound-for-pound and everyone’s going to talk about me.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rt.com/sport/495856-ufc-khamzat-chimaev-history/amp/

Chimaev definitely doesn’t lack the confidence as it’s a key to becoming a UFC Welterweight Champion. Doesn’t lack training at a top gym as well.

Chimaev trains at All Star Training Center with Alexander Gustafsson, Illir Latifi, David Teymur, Daniel Teymur.

“Very good, he’s a future world champ for sure,” said Gustafsson, who trains out of Allstars Gym in Stockholm with Chimaev. “He loves this, this is his life. He’s gonna go all the way. He’s my main sparring partner right now. He pushes me all day.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.scmp.com/sport/martial-arts/mixed-martial-arts/article/3094243/alexander-gustafsson-says-training-partner

Praised by Alexander Gustafsson means a lot, Means a lot from one of the best fighters in the world who sparred with the best of the best.

Work ethic, The talent and the mental toughness Khamzat Chimaev has all the makings to become the first born UFC Champion from Chechnya.

In 2020 love to see Khamzat Chimaev fight two more times against tougher Welterweights just to test him.

Belal Muhammad vs Ponzinibbio September

Belal Muhammad riding high on a three fight winning streak, Latest win against Lyman Good in a three round war. Things are coming into fruition for Belal whose been fighting for the UFC since 2016.

Motivated and visions himself challenging for the title similar to Gilbert Burns whose on his own hot streak right after struggling for some time.

“Nowadays with ranked fighters they use some excuses because they want to hold on to their number. That’s their goal. I want to fight for the title one day and guys like Gilbert Burns, those are the guys who motivate me,” Muhammad said. “It’s all about momentum and it’s about the run you put together. You don’t need to have the longest winning streak to have a title shot, it is about being active and being ready to go anytime.”

https://www.ufc.com/news/belal-muhammad-finds-peace-octagon-ufc-fight-night-vegas-3

Being active and being ready to go anytime is a smart decision for rising Welterweight Belal Muhammad, Seeking tough match ups like Santiago Ponzinnibbio

“I think the next one should be Ponzinibbio,” Muhammad said. “He hasn’t fought in a while. He’s sitting there calling out Rafael dos Anjos whose lost four of his last five and he’s a (lightweight). I feel like me and him should be fighting.

https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/ufc/belal-muhammad-believes-ufc-rankings-need-to-be-abolished-calls-out-santiago-ponzinibbio-colby-covington/

Ask and you shall receive, Belal Muhammad that be the right fight for him and Santiago Ponzinnibbio. Smart business move for him, Calling out fighters instead of sitting on your hands waiting.

Ponzinnibbio vs Muhammad can be a main card fight on a September Fight Night, Main Card Slot for UFC 254.

Defeating a top Welterweight like Santiago Ponzinnibbio who before the injuries was on his way to challenging for the title will be a SIGNIFICANT win his Belal’s career moving forward.

Cross Promotion MMA Fights I Missed Lol

Since there’s so many talented MMA Fighters all over the world from different MMA Promotions!! More matchups to look at.

Ray Cooper vs Albert Tumenov

Ray Cooper the Third is the PFL Welterweight Champion. Wins over Jake Shields twice, Charles “Crazy” Bennett. Three Time State Wrestler in Hawaii. 20-7 record is a solid fighter.

Albert Tumenov former UFC Welterweight signed with ACB. Becoming the ACB Welterweight Champion. Tumenov has wins over Lorenz Larkin and Alan Jouban.

Emiliano Sordi vs Vadim Nemkov

Emiliano Sordi PFL Light Heavyweight Champion is making a career for himself at Professional Fighters league.

Vadim Nemkov Future Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion is a training partner for Fedor Emelianenko. Impressive winning streak over Phil Davis, Liam McGeary. Nemkov is 27 years old.

Phil De Fries vs Brandon Vera

Phil De Fries KSW Heavyweight Champion. UFC veteran. 18-6 record. I highly doubt he will ever sign with the UFC but it’s cool he built a career with KSW.

Brandon Vera former UFC Light Heavyweight moves to One Championship. Since signing with One Championship became the Heavyweight Champion. Defeated Cage Warriors Heavyweight Champion Mauro Cerilli.

Kiamrian Abbasov vs Jarrah Al-Selawe

Kiamrian Abbasov is the One Championship Welterweight Champion. Defeated Yushin Okami, Zebaztian Kadestam former One Championship Welterweight Champion. He’s one of the best Welterweights in the world.

Jarrah Al- Selawe is the Brave CF Welterweight Champion. Successful career in Brave CF. Love to see him build his profile.

Stephen Loman vs Kai Asakura

Stephen Loman Brave CF Bantamweight Champion. Main attraction for Brave CF. Loman has wins over Gary Mangat, Frans Mlambo. UFC should definitely sign him.

Kai Asakura the Rizin Bantamweight Champion. One of the best Bantamweights not fighting for the UFC. Wins over Ulka Susaki, Kyoji Horiguchi, Manel Kape.

Tofiq Musaev vs Mansour Barnaoui

Tofiq Musaev Rizin Lightweight Grand Prix Champion by defeating Patricio Pitbull. UFC has there eyes on him. Incredible 2019/2020 run with Rizin.

Mansour Barnaoui 19-4 record Road FC Lightweight Champion. Successful career for Road FC. Losses to Ivan Buchinger, Mateusz Gamrot.

One Championship Future Atomweight Star

Philippines market essential for One Championship. Talented champions like Kevin Belingnon, Eduard Folayang, and Brandon Vera. Next star champion is 23 year old Atommweight Denice Zamboanga.

  1. Wins over Mei Yamaguchi( Former Deep Featherweight Champion)
  2. Trains at Fairtex Gym
  3. 7-0
  4. 2-0 with One Championship

Denice since beating Mei Yamaguchi, Ranked as a contender for the Atommweight title against Angela Lee. One Championship star and the sibling of Christian Lee.

“I actually didn’t expect to be facing Angela Lee soon. It’s a good thing that it’s a big challenge for me,” Zamboanga says. “My strength against her will be my agility. But I want to be a surprise against her. Each fight there is a different Denice. I want to shock everyone and show a different Denice against Angela Lee. People are shocked that I’ll be fighting her so fast – two fights and a title fight. This is very special to me, and I promise I will surprise.”

https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/other/one-championship-denice-zamboanga-plotting-angela-lees-downfall-with-stamp-fairtex/ar-BB12BLOt

Denice is a pitbull, Watch her fight a veteran like Mei Yamaguchi and not be afraid of the challenge of fighting Mei Yamaguchi.

Training with Stamp Fairtex, One Championship Atomweight Muay Thai Champion. 22 year old One Championship rising star. Stamp and Denice are training partners, Helping out with Denice striking game to defeat Angela Lee.

Denice defeats Angela Lee, Denice will become a star in Asia and a role model to the little girls in Asia who get inspired to become fighters or to pursue whatever dreams they have.






Rizin & Brazil Prospects

Rizin Fight Federation last couple years is growing with Bellator/Rizin events. Kyoji Horiguchi being the STAR of Rizin. Love to see Rizin become the modern day Pride. Rizin signing fighters from Brazil that are new version of Wanderlei, Shogun, Ricardo Arona and Anderson Silva.

Rizin should learn from the days of Pride and sign the TOP Brazilian prospects.

Signing future Rizin Bantamweight Championships like Carlos Augusto da Silva, Gustavo Erak, Herbeth Sousa.

Brazilian Bantamweight Prospects fighting Kyoji Horiguchi, Kai Asakura, Takeya Mizugaki.

Sign Brazilian Lightweights like Luan Santiago which should on the top of their list. Luan Santiago vs Tofiq Musaev, Luan Santiago vs Patricio Pitbull, Luan Santiago vs Daron Cruickshank.

All of them would be incredible fights.

Rizin signing 20 Brazilian Prospects that have potential to become Rizin champions, Best Lightweights, Light Heavyweights, Bantamweights not fighting for the UFC.

Nobuyuki Sakakibara mission NEEDS to be signing the Pound for Pound Prospects from Brazil.

Top Young Featherweights in the world 2020

Max Holloway, Brian Ortega, Yair Rodriguez, Patricio Pitbull, Martin Nguyen some of the best Featherweights in the world. In the world there’s next group of Featherweights motivated to become UFC, One Championship and Bellator Champions!!

Arnold Allen

Arnold Allen one of my favorite UFC prospects is 16-1. 7-0 with the UFC. Trains at Tristar Gym coached by Firas Zahabi. Arnold Allen has all the potential to become the UFC Featherweight Champion by 2021.

Part of the next wave of talent to come from England. Arnold Allen is 26 years old. Wins over Gilbert Melendez, Jordan Rinaldi, Makwan Amirkhani. Arnold Allen vs Josh Emmett is next when Covid- 19 is over.

Sodiq Yusuff

Next Nigeria UFC Champion is Sodiq Yusuff. Alumni of the Dana White Contender Series. Impressively defeated Andre Fili in his last fight. 11-1 (4-0) with the UFC. Trains at Team Loyd Irvin with James Vick. Can’t wait when Yusuff fights Top Ten UFC Featherweights.


AJ Mckee JR

AJ Mckee Jr is the Hottest Featherweight prospect since Max Holloway. Competing in the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix and defeated Derek Campo so far in the first round. Will fight Darrion Caldwell next in the semi- final. AJ Mckee Jr is predicted to win the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix.

Once AJ Mckee Jr wins the Grand Prix nobody will be beating him for a while. He’s a special talent.

Bryce Mitchell

Bryce “Thug Nasty” Mitchell is part of the Ultimate Fighter 27 season. 12-0 record. Upcoming UFC Featherweight prospect by the end of 2020 can be ranked in the top 15. Bryce Mitchell is also a potential fan favorite, He’s hilarious with post fight interviews.

Grant Dawson

Dana White Contender Series alumni is 3-0 with UFC. Trains at Glory MMA & Fitness coached by James Krause as he grows his MMA gym. Impressive grappler at 26 years old has some time before he can becomes a UFC Featherweight Title Challenger.

Adam Borics

Sadly lost to Darrion Caldwell in the 1st round of the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix but one loss won’t hurt you. Jumped on the scene when he viciously knocked out Aaron Pico. Borics is 26 years old with so much potential it’s crazy!! Borics vs Mckee JR will be a three fight trilogy similar to Lima vs Koreshkov.

Salahdine Parnasse

Guys whoever is reading this please look up Salahdine Parnasse on YouTube or watch KSW on DAZN. Parnasse is a prodigy at 22 Years OLD. #1 European Prospect as Salahdine is the KSW Featherweight Champion. He’s a incredible fighter to watch. Hope and pray that UFC or Bellator signs this kid.

Chase Hooper

Ben Askren’s son Chase Hooper is only 20 years old is fighting for the UFC. Chase Hooper is yell of a grappler but has a long way to go before anything happens. His journey to the Featherweight Title is going to be something special to watch.

Pedro Carvalho

Sleeper of the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix trains out of SBG Ireland. Pedro is 24 years old and is fighting Patricio Pitbull in the 1st round. Pedro has wins over Sam Sicilia and Derek Campos.

Aaron Pico

Might think I’m retarded but I still believe that Aaron Pico has all the makings to become a Bellator Featherweight Champion. Pico looked great in his last fight. Coached by the Phil Jackson of MMA in Greg Jackson will look better than ever in 2020. Pico is a prodigy, All- Around Fighter with wrestling, boxing and jiu jitsu.

Be a sin to the MMA world if he doesn’t win the Bellator Featherweight Title.

Nasrat Haqparast Next Fight Will See Him Bounce Back

Nasrat Haqparast UFC Lightweight Prospect I’m extremely high on, Tristar Gym prospect coached by Firas Zahabi got knocked out by Drew Dober in the second round. Nasrat entered the octagon with confidence and left the octagon with disappointment.

Nasrat 24 Years old is no where near finished. Room to grow, Advance his mix martial art disciplines with Firas Zahabi and win his upcoming fight in the spring or fall of 2020. Fight before Dober, Nasrat looked fantastic against Joaquim Silva. Really seen his all around, UFC Lightweight Champion potential.

Lightweight Champion is still their even after a loss to Drew Dober and Nasrat was the favorite.

Nasrat Hapqarast coached by Firas Zahabi one of the MMA masterminds will have Nasrat the rising star of Tristar Gym look better than ever.

“Firas Zahabi in my opinion is the smartest coach in the game,” said Haqparast. “He’s like a genius; he’s so smart about everything and the results speak for themselves. The improvements I’ve made since I have been with Firas have been incredible.

https://www.ufc.com/news/nasrat-haqparast-ready-war

Humble beginnings as a Afghanistan refugee who went to Germany, Not forgetting where he came from will motivate Nasrat even more to come back stronger. Early days of childhood being a Afghanistan refugee and the trauma he must of experienced only makes him stronger mentally.

Advantage during the hard weeks of training and in the Octagon.

Nasrat upcoming fight whenever Dana White is allowed to schedule events, Positive Nasrat will be scheduled in July, August or September UFC events.

UFC Heavyweight Future Heavyweight Champion Ciryl Gane

Francis Ngannou protege Ciryl Gane is a future UFC Heavyweight Champion in the old Heavyweight Division. Gane is an all around talent, Prime of his career at 29 years old. Trains with Francis Ngannou at the MMA Factory in France.

Gane told MMA Junkie. “I think things are already progressing pretty well for me. It’s only been five years that I started combat sports, so things are going well for me.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/12/ciryl-gane-likes-career-progression-ahead-of-ufc-busan

Gane upcoming fight is against Shamil Abdulrakhimov at UFC 249. Tough fight for Gane as Shamil has a record of 20-5 while Gane has 6 fights.

However Ciryl Gane is world class talent using all the tools in MMA to defeat and demolish his opponents. Win for Gane is a win for the Heavyweight Division as the division is desperate for some youth.

Oct 26, 2019; Singapore, SINGAPORE; Ciryl Ganes (red gloves) fights Don’Tale Mayes (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Singapore Indoor Arena. Mandatory Credit: Paul Miller-USA TODAY Sports

2020 will see the rise of Cyril Gane fighting top 15 UFC Heavyweights, End of the year will see Ciryl Gane be one of the rising stars in the UFC because of his exciting fighting style!!

STEVE MOWRY Bellator Heavyweight prospect Bellator 239

Steve Mowry 7-0 with Bellator, Trains at Hardknocks 365 with Aung La Nsang, Kamaru Usman and Michael Johnson. Hardknocks 365 has a future Bellator Heavyweight Champion in Steve Mowry. Underrated Heavyweight at the moment but a fight vs Rudy Schaffroth will get Mowry noticed.

“Not today, maybe not tomorrow, but there’s going to be a time when Steve Mowry’s name is synonymous with one of the best of all time,”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/10/steve-mowry-bold-prediction-bellator-231-best-of-all-time-video

“The only thing that separates me from the dudes that were in the (heavyweight grand prix) tournament is just fights. All those dudes, they have a lot of, ‘Been there, done that’ mileage on them. They’ve fought the best dudes. Even if it wasn’t all heavyweights the dudes in that bracket were super skilled and tough guys. Before too long I think I can be there.”https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/10/bellator-231-steve-mowry-close-title-contention

Win over Rudy Scaffroth 6-1 Heavyweight put Mowry’s name in contention in 2020, Few more wins and will be discussed. Training at Hard Knocks 365, Coached by top 5 or top ten head coach Henri Hooft lead Mowry to the promise land by becoming Bellator Heavyweight Champion.

Scott Coker schedule bouts with Mowry against top ten Bellator Heavyweights Frank Mir, Matt Mitrione, Roy Nelson. Fighting Heavyweights with a name to build your name off of. Fighting in upcoming main cards in 2020.

2020 exciting year for Steve Mowry.

Next Fight for 33 year old Daniel Rodriguez after Defeating Tim Means

Daniel Rodriguez even at 33 years old was signed by the UFC. Fighting on the Dana White Contender Series but didn’t get signed because of his age. However signed by the UFC and defeated Tim Means with a impressive rear naked choke. What’s next for Daniel Rodriguez?

Daniel Rodriguez defeating a top 30 UFC Welterweight is a impressive way to win and start your UFC career. Fight options for Daniel Rodriguez is his second fight should be against.

  • Dhiego Lima 15-7
  • Emil Meek 9-4
  • Nordine Taleb 15-7
  • Chance Rencountre

Rodriguez fighting tough top 25-50 Welterweights in the world is the best route for Daniel Rodriguez UFC career.

Picking apart UFC fighters in the stand up game just the way Daniel Rodriguez did to Tim Means.

Brok Weaver debut ESPN +25 Anderson vs Blachowicz

Brok Weaver 2019 Dana White Contender Series fighter makes his debut against Rodrigo Vargas in the main card of the Anderson vs Blachowicz. Major opportunity for Brok Weaver to make a statement and to show him as a Welterweight Prospect.

Brok Weaver Regional Career

Weaver pre UFC fought for Southeast Regional MMA promotion Island Fights fighting regional prospects. High level prospects like Sean O’ Malley, Geoff Neal and Edmen Shabazyan most of the time run through the regional circuit but Brok Weaver struggled.

Fighters would give up with losses, Not winning any titles but Weaver kept training and fighting.

Eventually having a six fight winning streak that attracted UFC!

Weaver UFC

Weaver UFC career begins on February 15th vs Rodrigo Vargas. Weaver will he part of the successful Dana White Contender Series alumni, Be a rising prospect in the UFC Welterweight division or a bust that goes 0-3 in the UFC.