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Underrated Brazilian 2021 Prospect Gian Siqueira

Brazil always WILL be a hot bed for MMA talent since the beginning. Next wave of Brazilian prospects coming to UFC, Bellator and One Championship. Gian Siqueira is next wave of Brazilian prospects to take over.

Most MMA fans never heard of Gian Siqueira but good for you. Siqueira Serbian Battle Championship Welterweight Champion at 26 years old. Winning the SBC Welterweight title big deal as SBC is one of the best European Promotions. Fighting heading to major promotions because of it.

“I see this fight as my passport to the UFC. The belt is vacant because the former champion of the category signed with the UFC. It is certainly the most important fight of my career and I know the chances of closing with an event like Ultimate if I win the title. So I will not let anyone end this dream. The expectation is very high, I am very well prepared and I have no doubts about the victory ”, said Gian.

https://tatame.com.br/2019/07/gian-siqueira-encara-disputa-de-cinturao-do-sbc-na-servia-como-um-passaporte-para-o-ufc-preparado/

#7th ranked Welterweight in Brazil. High level All-Around fighter. Enjoy watching his Clinch game in the center of ring and pressing forward against the cage. 26 years old but fights like a veteran. Composed inside the ring.

One of his best attributes is Gian’s quickness and cardio. Going the distance few times in his career. Split decision loss to a Russian savage Alexander Butenko 47-14-3 record.

Last fight for Gian was in 2019, Cancelled fights in M1-Challenge and Serbian Battle Championship. Hope and pray that Gian Siqueria fights for a European Promotion, Getting a few wins under his belt.

Getting comfortable fighting inside the ring against some European Welterweights. Regional Promotions are starting up now, Someone can give Gian an opportunity to fight. Winning another European Welterweight title somewhere or defending his SBC Welterweight title.

Standout win back in 2015 defeating Wellington Turman by decision at XFC International 12.

Love to see Gian Siqueira fight for Bellator. Fighting in the stacked Welterweight Division Next version of Douglas Lima. Bellator would be the perfect fight for him, Signs with UFC will just be another fighter.

Bellator would market and promote Gian Siqueira right way, Matching right fights. Mauro Ranallo commentating, Describing him as a former SBC Welterweight Champion and a top Brazilian prospect.

So many exciting fights for him with Bellator from Jason Jackson, Shamil Nikaev, Neiman Gracie, Lorenz Larkin, Yaroslav Amosov.

If I was Gian Siqueria manager I’d sign with Bellator in 2021 and have a long term successful career there.

PFL Underrated Signing Jordan Young

Professional Fighters League 2021 season begins on April 23rd. PFL signed free agents Anthony Pettis, Bubba Jenkins, Fabricio Werdum. Underrated PFL signing Jordan Young!

Jordan Young Bellator

Jordan Young youngest fighter in the PFL Light Heavyweight division. Before signing with PFL was a hot prospect for Bellator. Defeating tough fighters with undefeated records. Six fight winning streak with Bellator.. Before losing to Julius Anglickas.

Submission specialist, Choking out his opponents to victory. Leading to a current record of 11-1.

Crazy that Bellator allowed Jordan Young to leave and test free agency. Good for Jordan Young to test the market and now can make a career with Professional Fighters League. Felt disrespected by Bellator after being a hot prospect for them, Finishing fights early. Not being a boring fighter. Unfair treatment from Jordan Young’s side.

“A lot of people don’t know who I am across the MMA community because they haven’t had the opportunity to see me,” Young said. “At 25 years of age and with an 11-1 record, I think that’s kind of absurd. If you take a couple steps back, I’ve only fought two or three times a year. A lot of those fights are first-round finishes. I’m fresh. I’m healthy. I make my check and then I sit for six months and you don’t hear a word about me. That’s like the worst treatment I think you can give an up-and-coming fighter who has star potential and is winning his fights in the fashion I’m winning them, which is without being touched.

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/03/jordan-young-rips-bellator-signs-pfl-contract-short-end-stick

Jordan Young PFL 2021

American Top Team prospect, Jordan Young can prove his worth. Showing the world he’s a world class fighter defeating tough fighters. Former UFC Light Heavyweights.

Jordan Young on Pub Sports Radio asked for Chris Camozzi for his PFL debut. Definitely should be rewarded the opportunity to fight a UFC veteran. Seeing what he’s made of. Young believes himself and PFL confident in his skills as well. Signed Young for a reason, Young hungry lion looking to murder the Light Heavyweights.

 “When I signed with the PFL, they put a belief in me and I put a belief in them. They’re saying the 2021 season is going to be a go, so I’m just looking at staying focused and being the best me that I can be physically and mentally so when 2021 hits and that new season hits, I’m going to be in a great position.

://thebodylockmma.com/pfl/pfl-contender-jordan-young-the-promotion-is-doing-right-thing-with-stipends-amid-suspended-season/

Winning by submission in the early rounds. Entering the PFL tournament and leading himself to the final against expected finalist Emiliano Sordi. Pulling up the upset by defeating the PFL 2019 Light Heavyweight Champion.

Discussed as one of the best Light Heavyweights in the world. Upcoming Light Heavyweights. Building his brand, Name value radically sky rockets because of one year!! Crazy but that can happen in this wild combat sport.

Chimaev vs Chiesa UFC Fight Night June

Khamzat Chimaev broke out in 2020. Fighter of the year nominee in 2020. Ending 2020 fighting Leon Edwards with a win can lead to a title shot. However because of this beautiful virus the fight got canceled because of Edwards testing positive than Chimaev having symptoms of Covid-19.

Leading Chimaev to be hospitalized in Las Vegas but looks to return in June. Hope everything goes as planned so we can see Chimaev fight because he seems to a special talent and Dana White knows it. Something different about the Chechen Wolf Khamzat Chimaev.

Return in June, Headlining a ESPN + Fight Night I’d love to see Khamzat Chimaev face Michael Chiesa. Chiesa since moving up to Welterweight was a life changing decision, Wins over Carlos Condit, Rafael Dos Anjos and Neil Magny. Welterweight dark horse. Facing Khamzat Chimaev as the UFC sees as the next superstar can radically help his career with a win on his third headliner.

“I enjoy fighting more than I enjoy anything else in the world,” Chiesa said. “I’m peaking at the right time,”

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

“These guys should be worried,” Chiesa said. “The next time you see me this year I’m going to be a completely different guy. I’m going to be a totally different fighter. I’m going my to prove I can be the best. I’m going to prove I can be in a number one contender fight by the end of the year.”

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

Opportunity to be a Welterweight title contender with a GREAT win against Chimaev

On the other hand Khamzat Chimaev with a win against the Dark Horse Michael Chiesa can lead to a title shot. Showing the fans, Fighters he can defeat top ten Welterweights rather than lower level fighters. according to his opponents.

Participant in the UFC Welterweight tournament, Facing the whose who of Welterweights from Covington, Edwards, Wonderboy, Masvidal.

“I want to take the belt in one year, two years … as soon as possible. I’m going to take this soon. “I’m going to finish everybody,” he said. “I always look for the finish. Smash somebody, knock somebody out. I’m born for this. My life is to be champion. I don’t think somebody is going to cause me any problems. I’ll beat everybody like I did today. I promise you guys.”

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

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

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

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

Ed Ruth vs Fabian Edwards Spring of 2021

Won’t give up on Ed Ruth just yet. Ed Ruth Penn State All-American Wrestler, One of the greatest College Wrestlers of All Time only has 11 Professional fights. 8-3 record, Two fight losing streak to Taylor Johnson which was a shocking loss.

Impressive loss against Yaroslav Amosov. Amosov is now one of the best Welterweights in the world.

Ed Ruth still has potential to be one of the best Bellator Middleweights and challenge for the title. Few Bellator fighters has the wrestling pedigree that Ed Ruth has. Wrestler mindset because of the grind of wrestling.

“My wrestling makes me feel way more comfortable, especially when I’m striking,” Ruth explained. “Just knowing that I got knocked down — OK, where’s that leg? I know I’m comfortable there. It’s almost like [Nate] Diaz. Diaz has his [Brazilian jiu-jitsu]. I’ve definitely wanted to work on my striking.

https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/2/21/21146157/ed-ruth-has-no-problem-being-patient-while-bellator-champ-douglas-lima-pursues-a-second-world-title

Seen the progression in Jason Jackson win, Loss to Amosov but had a tough loss to Tayler Johnson. Trains at American Kickboxing Academy one of the best MMA Gyms in the world. Grappling partner with Khabib. Learning from Javier Mendez, Daniel Cormier, Jon Fitch.

Hopefully with the mental improvement, Striking improvements will see a BETTER Ed Ruth. Ed Ruth next fight can be against Leon Edwards little brother Fabian Edwards. Coming off a loss to Costello Van Steenis.

Bellator returning in April, Moving to Showtime. Need some great fights to fill the Main Cards and prelims. Ed Ruth vs Fabian Edwards would be a great fight for both sides. Edwards defeating Ruth will help him rise through the Bellator Middleweight Rankings.

Ed Ruth wins against Edwards. Help Ruth in many ways. Bellator Middleweights will be on notice. Ruth 30 years old, Prime years ahead of him till 34 years old.

Looking forward to Ed Ruth 2021 Campaign and fighting Fabian Edwards which would be a GREAT fight to watch. Don’t give up on Ed Ruth can still grow and be one of the best Middleweights in the world.

Felipe Froes Most Underrated Featherweight Champion

ACA Featherweight division is stacked with future ACA champions, UFC, Bellator fighters. Top 5 Featherweight division some of the ACA Featherweights can compete with UFC, Bellator, PFL and One Championship featherweights such as … Felipe Froes

Felipe Froes ACA Career

Felipe Froes Shooto Brasil Featherweight signed with WFCA than found a home in ACA. Now ACA Featherweight Champion and one of the best featherweights non UFC. Froes winning the ACA Featherweight title in his third ACA fight and defending it once against Marat Balaev.

Fight against Balaev was impressive as Froes was getting dominated with takedowns but because of his mental strength and pure will had a comeback victory. Ending the fight with beautiful combinations against Balaev that lead to a ref stoppage.

Felipe Froes found a home in ACA, One of the best promotions in the world. See how talented he is in cross promotions like Bellator, Rizin, KSW, PFL, Combate Americas.

Froes showing the Major Promotions he’s one of the best Featherweights in the world just fights ACA.

Froes title winning performance against Salman Zhamaldaev was impressive at it went the full five rounds. Exciting high pressure FIGHT it was. Salman the better grappler but Fores has a very good tank and solid takedown defense that lead to hitting Salman Zhamaldaev with accurate volume striking.

Definitely watch the fight on youtube because you’re in for a treat. Both fighters are dawgs, Fighter with more mental toughness won that fight. Leading to the comeback win in his first title defense against Balaev which really SHOWED how much of a savage Froes is!

Felipe Froes 2021

2021 is a new year ACA 117 and 118 events are scheduled in February, ACA 119 we can see Froes defend his ACA Featherweight title for a second time against Magomerasul Khasbulaev #1 contender or Apti Bimarzaev #5 Featherweight. Froes obvious favorite in both fights but a fight against Bimarzaev.

Cross promotions are new with Bellator vs Rizin. Man I’d love to see Felipe Froes fight KSW Featherweights like Daniel Torres(KSW Featherweight Champion) and former champion Salahdine Parnasse. Felipe Froes traveling to Warsaw, Poland for a GREAT Featherweight clash of champions.

Second cross promotion option is Felipe Froes moving up to 155 pounds and fighting Tofiq Musaev Rizin Lightweight Champion. One of the best Lightweight fighters in the world.

Froes vs Musaev would be a sick technical fight mostly stand up with some beautiful sprawls that MMA fans will appreciate.

Cross promotion Title fights less likely to happen but one man can dream right!!

Smart way for the underrated Major promotions to build there promotions brand globally amongst MMA fans with better ratings and the ACA promoter should really bring Felipe Froes around the world. Same way NWA wrestling built up Ric Flair.

2021 is a important year for Felipe Froes 29 years old, Peak years ahead of him. Genuinely curious to see what happens with Froes in 2021.

Keep An Eye On Sung Bin Jo PFL Newly Signed

Professional Fighters League fast rising MMA promotion 2020 season was stalled because of Covid-19, 2021 is a new year and PFL returns. Peter Murray PFL Chief Executive Officer and Ray Sefo PFL Promoter. PFL signed new fighters to add to the 2021 roster such as Fabricio Werdum, Cezar Ferreira and Anthony Pettis.

Underrated PFL signing is South Korean MMA star Sung Bin Jo. 9-1 record at 28 years old, Released after one fight in the UFC. Confusing to me because he’s a world class Featherweight, Competing in a stacked PFL Featherweight division.

Sung Bin Jo is one of the best Asian prospects pound for pound and this a great signing for PFL to build long term. Picture seeing Sung Bin Jo build the brand of the Professional Fighters League in Asia.

“I understand that the PFL is broadcast not only in English, but also in Spanish in the United States, so I plan to show everyone that Asians can compete at this level as well,” Jo said. “I will try to make Asian-Americans interested in the PFL after they see my performance there.”

“I am the first Korean to sign a contract with the PFL. I will set a good precedent by succeeding in the PFL, so that other Korean fighters can also dream and aspire to be on this stage and say ‘I want to be on big events like Sung Bin Jo’,” he concluded.

https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/professional-fighters-league/south-koreas-sung-bin-jo-hopes-to-draw-in-asian-american-fans-as-he-takes-his-talents-to-pfl/

South Korean successful fighters like Korean Zombie, Dong Hyun Kim, Doo Ho Choi and now Sung Bin Jo.

Sung Bin Jo definitely capable of having a successful 2021 PFL season with wins against Alex Gilpin, Sheymon Moraes but defeating the elite wrestlers like Lance Palmer and Bubba Jenkins. Reaching into the PFL Featherweight semi-finals.

Top striker out of the PFL Featherweights and the entire PFL roster.

Will see what happens possibly can challenge for the PFL Featherweight Title because of his athleticism, Powerful punching power. Overall PFL signed a star and in the next couple years can be argued as one of the best Featherweights non UFC.

Arman Tsarukyan The Future Lightweight Champion

Since I watched Arman Tsarukyan fight against Islam Makhachev I was extremely impressed with his UFC debut. Yes he lost but WOW I was blown away with his Arman’s grappling exchanges with Islam.

After watching his debut I knew right than and there that Arman will be a UFC Lightweight Champion.

Three fight winning streak since the loss to Islam. Improving every fight, Grappling dominant victories but little improvements in his striking. If Arman works on his striking, Boxing in training at Tiger Muay Thai. I really don’t see anyone beating him.

Yes there’s Islam Makhachev, Kevin Lee, Rafael Fiziev, Michael Chandler but Tsarukyan is the future. I GUARANTEE it.

2021 significant year for him, Hope he fights tougher opponents. Nasrat Haqparast pulled out of his fight because of illness but I hope that fight gets rescheduled because Nasrat is a UFC Lightweight prospect, Next generation of Tristar Gym fighters.

Edges the top 15 by the end of 2021, Continuing his three fight winning streak. Facing some UFC Lightweight veterans to build his profile.

“I want to fight with top 15, top 10. I want to let everybody know who I am.” Arman Tsarukyan

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

Newly Signed Bellator Prospect Khurshed Kakhorov

Bellator”s old ways of signing old fighters like Tito Ortiz, Shamrock. The dumb fights are over. Now signing world class fighters, Prospects from all over especially the Caucasus. Newly signed Bellator fighter is from Takijistan, Khurshed Kakhorov.

Khurshed trains out of SBG Ireland, Next generation of fighters to come out of SBG Ireland.

Tajikistan assassin personified, Skillful striker. More of a stand up style compared to Khabib’s pressure grappling style.

Four of his wins were fighting for the top German promotion, GMC. Won the European Fight Masters Bantamweight title.

Raw talent who only get better as time goes on, Test his abilities against Bellator prospects or Bantamweights with the exact experience as Khurshed.

Watching his GMC fights you can see with more time in the GYM he can be one of the best Bellator Bantamweight strikers.

GMC 18 win against Stipe Brcic was his best performance. Solid takedown performance as he’s good with sprawls. Solid-All Around performance.

Looking forward to watching Khurshed Kakhorov in Bellator. Once everything gets going for him, Prime of his career he’ll be one of the best Bellator Bantamweights. Proof is in the pudding just a matter of time.

Bellator Most Underrated Featherweight…

Saul Rogers former Ultimate Fighter Season 22 contestant who could’ve fought in the Lightweight final if the UFC didn’t fight out he falsified his Visa documents but oh well you’ll do anything to accomplish your dream.

Since Ultimate Fighter fought for ACB(#1 Russia Promotion) and now with Bellator. 1-1 with Bellator, The loss was to Daniel Weichel(2x Bellator Featherweight Title challenger). Understand that loss to Weichel he’s a German assassin.

However at Bellator 248 rear naked choked, Arbi Mezhidov. Arbi 13-4 Austrian Featherweight prospect who trains with Aleksandr Rakic. Arbi’s manager called him the next Bellator star but Saul Rogers ended the hype real fast.

“This is where I needed to be and I can showcase to all of my UK fans what I’m capable of and I feel like this is going to be give me that boost I need to become a world champion which I have no doubt in my mind I will be world champion.”

Couple more wins under his belt he can fight for the Bellator Featherweight title but wants to be alternate in the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix.

Saul Rogers vs Robert Whiteford “Battle of Britain” was scheduled to happen three times. Whiteford pulling out of the fight. Rogers had enough with waiting, Wants tougher challenges that can help rise through the Bellator Featherweight division.

“I want the guys in the tournament or the guys who are getting knocked out in the tournament because I consider them the best guys in the division and I feel like they’re going to be the closest to the belt.”

Rogers definitely has the skills to defeat Henry Corrales which would be a great fight, Adam Borics. Two Grand Prix qualifiers or fight Jeremy Kennedy newly signed Bellator fighter, Mads Burnell (former Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion).

Many upcoming fight options for Rogers as he’s in full form with a way better healthy mindset. Envisions becoming Bellator Featherweight Champion and 2021 will be the Featherweight contender.

“If your mind’s not there you’re not going to perform so that was my biggest thing from that I kind of looked myself in the mirror and thought what do you really want to do, You want to do this you want to be world champion enough, I sat there and I thought you know what I really do want to be world champion I believe my skill set and that’s what I’m carrying forth now, That’s why I’m screaming for these titles.”

Wasn’t for the false visa, Saul Rogers could’ve been a UFC Featherweight title challenger. One of the stars for England MMA but he can be a star for Bellator. Building his brand to the maximum value.

Following the ways of SBG teammate Conor McGregor of taking advantage the spotlight humanly as possible, Calling his shots. Interested in headlining an event in Manchester in 2021 against a Featherweight contender that can lead to challenging for the Featherweight title.

Breakout year for Saul Rogers I guarantee it, End of the year will be a top 5 Bellator featherweight at least!! Easily one of the most underrated featherweights in the world, He’s just been under the radar but won’t be for long.

2021 Top Ten North American Prospects to Watch

MMA talent consistently improving on a yearly basis, Fighters showcasing there talents on the regional scene, Dana White Contender Series. Made a list of MMA prospects from North America that under the radar instead of the Matt Dixon’s, Andre Quintana’s of the world. Really is so many under the radar prospects from here that will sign with a Top 3 Promotion in 2021.

Evan Elder

Evan Elder, Sanford MMA prospect. Elder 4-0 record at 23 years old. Three wins with Shamrock FC and latest win was at LFA 88. 2021 will be a significant year, Displaying impressive performances at whatever promotion he fights at. Coming from a wrestling and grappling background, Training his jiu jitsu at Nick Diaz Academy in Stockton. Evan Elder transition striking really improved in his LFA 88 fight.

2021 will be a breakout year for Evan Elder. Fights for Dana White Contender Series or signs with Bellator!!

Whether it be Shamrock or another organization, I’m going to conquer whoever they put in front of me until I get seen.”

https://www.flocombat.com/articles/6396025-shamrock-fc-316s-evan-elder-inspired-by-teammate-kamaru-usman

Mo Miller

Mo Miller Strong Style Fight Team(Stipe Miocic Gym) Bantamweight prospect with 5-0 record at 28 years old. Division 2 All American wrestler at Notre Dame College. Dominant wrestling performances that lead to a viral slam knockout at LFA 96. Picture seeing the Bantamweight prospect fighting in the Dana White Contender Series or awarded a UFC contract.

Christian Rodriguez

Roufusport MMA Academy one of the best MMA Gyms in the world. Christian Rodriguez only 23 years old, 4-0 record. Two back to back wins with Legacy Fighting Alliance. Early finishes. Watch Rodriguez latest LFA 93 fight on https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=343759470064817&ref=watch_permalink. Rodriguez in his fight against John Pham looks like a seasoned veteran in there as he displayed an impressive performance.

2021 will see Christian Rodriguez hopefully fight on the Legacy Fighting Alliance Main Cards or any top regional promotion. This kid is really talented and will only improve from here. Breakout year in 2021.

Daniel Zellhuber

If you don’t know now you know Daniel Zellhuber is the next Mexican Superstar. Ryan Garcia of MMA. Everyone pays attention to top prospects from United States but pay attention to Mexico because of one name Daniel Zellhuber. Zellhuber 10-0 record at 21 years old built his recognition at Combate Americas. Muay Thai fighting style but incredibly raw just needs to train at a TOP MMA GYM like Sanford MMA, Kings MMA, Tristar Gym. Zellhuber is bound for greatness.

Zellhuber takes that next step in 2021 training at a top gym, Fighting for UFC/Bellator.

Kyran Cameron

Kyran Cameron All-Around Welterweight Canada prospect at 27 years old. One of the upcoming Welterweight prospects in CANADA. Fighting for BTC Fight Promotion(Ontario Promotion). Trains at rising Canada gym, Parabellum MMA with Anthony Romero, Aaron Jeffery.

Troy Green

Troy Green 4-0 Welterweight Northeast prospect, All wins fighting for Ring of Combat promotion. Leading to Troy Green becoming the ROC Welterweight Champion at ROC 71 after defeating John Ramirez. Even though Troy Green is the ROC Welterweight champ, He’s not ranked highly on /https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/64128-troy-green. However in 2021 with big ROC wins against Northeast Welterweight prospects we can see him get recognition, Opportunity to fight for Dana White Contender Series.

Andre Bargquero Morera

Andre Barquero Morera Bantamweight prospect from Costa Rica is under the radar but watch out for him in 2021. Became aware of him when he fought Sean Santella(21-7 flyweight) for the CFFC Flyweight Title. Morera got dominated but showed me how courageous he was to accept that fight against a veteran. Morera now fights for Combate Americas but moved up to the Bantamweight weight class.

Morera in 2021 hopefully fights couple times, Rising up the Combate Americas Bantamweight division and wins the Bantamweight gold. 25 year old Costa Rican Bantamweight prospect keeps getting better as time goes on, No doubt in my mind will see Morera sign with the UFC or Bellator in the next couple years.

Carlos Matos

Carlos Matos #1 Caribbean Welterweight Prospect 8-0 record at 24 years old. One of the most underrated Welterweight prospects in North America. Long lengthy welterweight similar to Randy Brown and Michael Chiesa. Matos manager should do his best to schedule him fights with Combate Americas or a regional promotion like CFFC, LFA, ROC, Titan Fights, XFN to build his reputation more.

Elijah Johns

Elijah Johns, Miles Johns little brother is slowly making a name for himself. 5 fight winning streak with Legacy Fighting Alliance. Elijah is a Featherweight PITBULL, Leading to finishes under the LFA promotion. Right now has a 7-1 record but record will improve in 2021. Maybe winning a LFA Featherweight title by the end of 2021 or beginning of 2022.

Elijah Johns will be getting the call to the Dana White Contender Series for sure it’s just a matter of time but love to see him fight for LFA once or twice.

Jamie Siraj

One of the most under the radar North America prospects is Jamie Siraj who fights out of Canada. Yes trains at Tristar Gym with the Phil Jackson of MMA coaching…. Firas Zahabi. Fights for Rise FC promotion, Last time Siraj fought was in 2019. Cancelled fight with Chad Anheliger, Top Canada Featherweight prospect. Hopefully at Rise FC 6 we can see Siraj return and fight Chad Anheliger.

Genaro Valdez

Mexico always producing talented fighters and Genaro Valdez, 28 Year old Genaro Valdez is a rising Mexican Lightweight with a 6-0 record. Submission & grappling specialist that lead to rear naked choke wins. Valdez in his last two fights fought for Mexican promotion Lux Fight League. LFL you can watch on UFC Fight Pass. Valdez will be winning the Lux Fight League Lightweight Title in 2021.

Jiri Procházka Challenges Light Heavyweight Title in 2021

Jiri Procházka former Rizin Light Heavyweight Champion looked like a UFC Light Heavyweight Champion in his UFC debut against Volkan  Oezdemir at UFC 251. Last time Jiri fought was at UFC 251.

Hungry to return to the Octagon, No better return than fighting Dominick Reyes in the Main Event. Easily one of the best fights of the year on paper. Whoever wins this fight in position challenging for the UFC Light Heavyweight Title.

Even though Dominick Reyes “Won” against Jon Jones I can see Jiri winning this fight in a early finish because of the first round KO power he has. Jiri has a lot more experience with 30 fights in total. Disappointed when he lost to Jan Blachowicz. Seems like he didn’t have the right mindset entering that fight.

“I’m looking forward to the fight,” Prochazka said. “He has a very special style. With my team we work on that, and I’m happy for that because it’s the change in my preparing, and I like these changes because it’s not the same like last time.

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

“I need to grow my style, it’s motivation for me and I like that. I’m happy to be challenged by this guy who is one of the best on the planet. I just wanna show I’m much better than him. It’s more than just some moving, punching. It’s about strategy, breathing, emotions you feel in a fight. It’s more than the physical game you play in the cage.”

Have a gut feeling Jiri will get the Win and become a rising star.

“I don’t ignore that [performance vs. Blachowicz]. Because it was a nice fight with Blachowicz. And I think it’s a big opportunity for me. I treat Reyes like a top fighter in the UFC and in the world. So it’s an opportunity for me to fight with him and win this fight.”

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

Big spot facing former Light Heavyweight title challenger, Taking advantage of the Main Event opportunity on February 27th.

Win against Reyes leads to a fight against Thiago Santos or Glover Teixeira. Jiri Prochazka vs Santos(If defeats Rakic) or Teixeira in a #1 contender fight. All great fights that Jiri has potential to win because of his world class striking. Top of the food chain Light Heavyweights are at the tail end of there career while Jiri is 27 years old.

Confident in his skills that he can beat all of the best Light Heavyweights. 100% he can. 2022 Winter Jiri can challenge the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Israel Adesanya or Jan Blachowicz if he pulls off the upset.

Jiri is looking forward to the challenge of facing against UFC Next Superstar and potential champ champ Israel Adesanya.

“Every time when there is some special guy, with some special style, and with special power, I’d like to compete [against] him,” Prochazka said. “I’d like to challenge this guy because I’m enjoying not just myself, I’m enjoying to connect [with] that guy and to think about how to put you sleep.

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

Soren Bak Ends 2021 as Bellator Lightweight #1 Contender

Soren Bak, Former Cage Warriors Featherweight and Cage Warriors Lightweight Champion decided to sign with Bellator instead of UFC.

“Yeah, there is some truth to that,” Bak told MMA Junkie. “But the real truth is we were looking for the best deal we could find anywhere. Not just financially or looking at long at the term, but all the way around. Bellator had the best deal on the table – the best opportunity.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/11/bellator-europe-6-soren-bak-bellator-over-ufc-explains-why

Good for him to sign with Bellator as Bellator will do a better job with one of the best European prospects. Winning a Cage Warriors title is the greatest accomplishment for a MMA prospect.

Former Cage Warriors champion is 1-0 with Bellator. Defeating Terry Brazier in his Bellator debut in 2019. No fights since 2020 because of Covid-19 but hopefully with 2021 we see Soren Bak pursuing the Bellator Lightweight Title in 2021.

“As of right now, I’m aiming to climb the ladder and rankings as quickly as possible,” explained Bak. “I work with long-term goals and that’s fitting since my contract is for multiple fights. When I’ve solidified my place in the Bellator division, I see no reason not to go for yet another belt!”

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2019/10/30/20939006/two-division-cw-champ-soren-bak-reveals-why-he-signed-with-bellator-instead-of-ufc

“I fully expect to move up the ladder as is the case any time you move into an organisation like Bellator, or Cage Warriors.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/mma/9997033/bellator-cage-warrios-soren-bak/

Bak is highly capable of moving up the Bellator Lightweight ladder, Defeating Morgan Charriere whose the next big thing in Cage Warriors, Paddy Pimblett, Alexander Jacobsen.

“Even though I have a good record and good run coming in I know I have to prove myself in front of new opposition. I fully expect I am capable of reaching what I did at Cage Warriors.”

https://www.mmafighting.com/2019/9/24/20882541/two-time-cage-warriors-champion-soren-bak-signs-exclusive-deal-with-bellator

Fighting opponents like Peter Queally, Adam Piccolotti, Kane Mousah, Charlie Leary. Basically Bellator veterans in his second fight, First fight in 2021.

Showcasing his all around skills with an impressive finish or a dominant three round win.

Second fight in 2021 can be former Ultimate Fighter contestant, UFC Fighter Myles Jury, Nate Andrews, Sidney Outlaw in the Bellator Main Cards. Bellator really focusing on making the prelims, Main Card fights interesting & high level as possible. Soren Bak former Cage Warriors Double Champ fights… Sidney Outlaw former Ring of Combat Welterweight and Lightweight Champion.

Bak vs Outlaw be a high level prospect fight that hardcore MMA addicts will love to watch. Basically watching two potential Bellator Lightweight Champions fighting each other. Bak wins this fight that would earn the respect from Scott Coker and Rich Chau(Bellator matchmaker).

End the year fighting former Bellator Lightweight Champion Brent Primus in a #1 Contender Fight. Bak vs Primus Co-Main Event Fight.

Fans back home in Denmark will be all staying tuned to watch Bak face the former Bellator Lightweight Champion. Defeating Primus can have Bak face Patricio “Pitbull” Friere in 2022.

One year Bak can rise to the top of the Bellator Lightweight Division.

Breakout Fighter in 2021 Ludovit Klein

Ludovit Klein Slovakia’s own can be the first UFC Champion from Slovakia. Ever since I watched Ludovit Klein’s UFC debut, I became a fan of his. Truly blown away by his performance against City Kickboxing Shane Young.

Took advantage of the short notice fight and had a stunning UFC debut at UFC 253.

“This is always my style – the high kick and demolish my opponent. I am very, very happy for everything. Maybe problem because yesterday I didn’t cut weight – I just had one week from the call from the UFC to come here. Short notice, (so) there was not so much time to cut the weight. Next time, (I will) 100 percent make weight and win the fight – everything.”

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

Stellar striking as Ludovit was a Slovakian Amateur Boxing Champion. Shows as he pieced apart Shane Young.

After UFC 253 highly positive he got more recognition globally as back home he’s Ireland version of Conor McGregor.

Both Ludovit and Conor have the A+ striking, Conor was the UFC Featherweight Champion and in the next five years will see Ludovit Klein become a UFC Featherweight Champion. Conor’s breakout year was in 2014 and Ludovit Klein’s year will be in 2021.

Hopefully Ludovit Klein returns to the Octagon in the next couple months, Fights guys like Billy Quarantillo, Charles Jourdain, Damon Jackson in his second UFC appearance.

Defeats, Dominates all three of those fighters. Ending the fight early with a first round knockout. Earning extra fifty thousand dollars from a performance of the night bonus.

Bump up in competition in his third fight with UFC, Potential opponents can be UFC Veterans Darren Elkins, Cub Swanson, Mawkan Amirkhani. Fighting the top 16-25 Featherweights. Elkins and Swanson fights I take with no hesitation. Featuring prelim on a UFC Pay Per View, UFC Main Card on ESPN +. Defeating Cub Swanson whose been fighting since the WEC days, Been in so many great fights. Recognizable name will only build up the name of Ludovit Klein.

MMA Media, Joe Rogan, Brendan Schaub, Ariel Helwani, Weighing In podcast, Luke Thomas, Sportscenter to start talking about him. “Mr. Highlight” Ludovit Klein.

End the year as a top 15 Featherweight with a win against Andre Fili (Team Alpha Male product), Hakeem Dawodu, Edson Barboza. All three fights are GREAT fights for fans and for Ludovit Klein. Win against any of the three will radically improve his name globally, Earning the respect of Dana White. If he was able to knock out Barboza for example, Sky rocket him to Pay Per View fights. Becoming a UFC rising STAR and fan favorite.

Awarded Breakout Fighter of the year in 2021. Remembered as the year for Ludovit Klein as 2022 challenges for the UFC Featherweight Title.

Archuleta vs Horiguchi Bellator/Rizin 2021

Bellator and Rizin(Japanese Promotion) cross promoting since 2018. Kyoji Horiguchi defending his Rizin Bantamweight Title against Darrion Caldwell twice(former Bellator Bantamweight Champion. Horiguchi can now fight the NEW Bellator Bantamweight Champion Juan Archuleta.

Horiguchi vs Archuleta better happen in 2021. Bantamweight Title Fight, Champion vs Champion. Dream matchup for HARDCORE MMA fans. Besides fighting Demetrious Johnson, My opinion is the toughest opponent for Horiguchi.

Archuleta is one talented fighter, When Bellator signed him I was more than excited. Archuleta was the King of the Cage Bantamweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, Light Welterweight Champion. Easily one of the best Bantamweights in the world with a 25-2 record, All-Around savage who trains with TJ Dillashaw.

Archuleta intrigued by the matchup against Horiguchi, Legacy fight for him.

“Who else is [Horiguchi] going to fight in Japan? You tell me,” Archuleta demanded. “Who else comes to mind with an 18 fight win-streak now. [I’ve] been dominating in and out of every fight I’ve been in. I’ve only lost one round in my whole career. I’ve only been taken down once in my whole career. Who else is he going to fight that will bring some excitement to the table?”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/06/juan-archuleta-determined-fight-kyoji-horiguchi-next-even-if-in-japan

Juan Archuleta calling out Horiguchi since his rise with Bellator. Building up the fight best as possible, Millions of viewers will be watching this fight.

When it comes to Bellator’s former bantamweight champ, Horiguchi, Archuleta was especially enthused. “HORIGUCHI!!” he bellowed during Saturday’s post-fight press conference. “I’m still coming for you baby, where you at? I’m hope you’re ready, Horiguchi. I want that fight, baby! I want that RIZIN belt! Let’s go!”

http://Bellator 246: Juan Archuleta Ready for Responsibility of Being Champion

Horiguchi on the other hand defeats Juan Archuleta, Keep adding to his legacy. Mike Brown( American Top Team) says “Horiguchi is the most underrated fighter in the world.” Definitely support Mike Brown’s opinion. Ever since Kyoji Horiguchi signed with Rizin, He radically improved but hat’s off to him. King of Japanese MMA and the face of RIZIN.

“I think he’s grossly underrated, but that happens a lot when you’re fighting outside the UFC,” Brown told MMA Junkie in a phone interview. “But if you look at his record, his pedigree – I mean, it’s incredible. He’s got a great record, and now he’s fighting at 135 where he’s much smaller than guys – I think he can fight at both weight classes (flyweight) fairly easy – but with a few extra pounds, I think him fighting at 135, it’s given him more power.

“My priority is to go get back the Bellator belt I returned. I got my Rizin belt back, and now it’s time to go after the other one,” Horiguchi said.

https://www.scmp.com/sport/martial-arts/mixed-martial-arts/article/3116089/rizin-26-kyoji-horiguchi-reigns-supreme-and

Horiguchi displayed a Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece against Kai Asakura at Rizin 26. First round knock out against Asakura, Earns back his Rizin Bantamweight Title.

Scott Coker(Bellator Promoter) and Nobuyuki Sakikibara (Rizin Promoter) better happen in 2021. Dream matchup between two of the BEST Bantamweights in the WORLD.

Parnasse Finally Signs with UFC in 2021?

Salahdine Parnasse arguably one of the best Featherweights in the world is the KSW Featherweight Champion. KSW is the European Version of the UFC. Selling out 40,000 seated arenas. Jan Blachowicz, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Mateusz Gamrot all fought for KSW in the past.

Parnasse is the next UFC fighter to sign with UFC and accomplish many things in the UFC. Parnasse was offered a UFC contract in the past but rejected the offer because of a low offer.

“We had longer negotiations. Of course, money was a full motivator, but we talked also about his further development.”

https://inthecage.pl/salahdine-parnasse-odrzucil-oferte-z-ufc/

However in 2021 may be different with couple title defenses. Starting off the year fighting Daniel Torres 11-4 European Featherweight(KSW 4-1) at KSW 58 on 1-30-21. Looking forward to this Featherweight clash. Two of the best Featherweights facing each other in the KSW 58 Co- Main Event.

See if Daniel Torres is a challenge to the 23 year old French Prodigy Salahdine Parnasse or Parnasse dominates the fight. Impressive win will continue to build his worth.

Third title defense in the Spring of 2021 can be against KSW Fighter Max Coga. Former PFL Featherweight, GMC Featherweight Champion. 22-7 record. Fighter with lot experience. Second toughest fight in Parnasse’s career.

Another option is for KSW to sign a European Featherweight champion from Oktagon FC, GMC, Venator FC. Parnasse fighting a top ten European Featherweight prospect.

Last option is signing a former UFC fighters like Diego Brandao, Marcin Held, Steven Siler, Pat Healy. Ending 2021 fighting former UFC fighters, Winning in impressive fashion that leads to UFC having no choice to sign Parnasse to a life changing offer.

Salahdine Parnasse without a doubt will succeed in the UFC, Deserves to fight for the UFC. Fight for the UFC Featherweight Title one day, Become one of the pioneers of French MMA. Main Event in a UFC event in Paris.

Potential Parnasse has with the UFC to build his brand and be one of the best fighters in the world is endless. Many opportunities for Parnasse. I hope UFC does the right thing and offers Parnasse the right contract.

Arman Tsarukyan Earns a Contender Year in 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nathaniel Wood 2021 Top Ten Year

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Troy Worthen Earns Top 5 Bantamweight Ranking With a Win against Saadulaev

Troy Worthen 7-0 One Championship Bantamweight Prospect former All American Wrestler at University of Central Florida is fighting Yasup Saadulaev #4th One Championship Bantamweight at One Championship Collision Course on Friday.

Worthen with a win against Saadulaev earns himself a top 5 One Championship Bantamweight ranking.

 I think it will probably be a first or second-round TKO. I bring pressure, my striking gets to him, he starts taking bad shots, and then I end up clipping him in the exchanges and finishing the fight. I’ll say a first or second-round TKO.

https://mmasucka.com/2020/12/16/troy-worthen-im-going-to-bring-pressure-from-the-opening-bell/

Ending 2020 as a rising Bantamweight contender. Definitely will be the toughest fight of Troy Worthen’s career but training at powerhouse MMA gym Sanford MMA coached by Henri Hooft, Training with Burns, Michael Chandler, Aung La Nsang, Martin Nguyen, Logan Storley and many more talented fighters.

Learning from these great fighters, Former champions that will help Troy Worthen maximize his potential and become One Championship Bantamweight Champion.

First step in become Bantamweight Champion is defeating Yassup Saadulaev.

I’m very well prepared and I’m very confident my preparation and I believe I’m one of the best guys in the world and I’m looking to go prove that.” Troy Worthen

Fight to watch at One Championship: Collision Course is Troy Worthen vs Yasup Saadulaev. Exciting fight to stay tuned for but I believe Worthen gets the win Friday.

Who signs Maycon Mendonca After Winning LFA Welterweight Title?

Maycon Mendonca LFA Welterweight Veteran since LFA 11, Headlined LFA 96 fighting Batsumberel Dagvadorj for the LFA Welterweight Title. Five round battle that ended up with a unanimous decision for Maycon Mendonca.

Mendonca won the striking exchanges, Watching technical striking at it’s finest from a very good Brazilian fighter whose the knew LFA Welterweight Champion. Dagvadorj won the grappling but Mendonca looked like the better fighter.

Since he won the LFA Welterweight Title, Time to sign with the TOP promotions from UFC, Bellator, One Championship, KSW, Rizin. Fighting the best of the best Welterweights. Mendoca prime of his career at 28 years old, Love to see him fight former LFA Welterweight Champion Jason Jackson in a Bellator fight. Roberto Soldic for the KSW Welterweight Title. James Nakashima in a One Championship fight.

I believe he can compete and defeat some talented Welterweights, Since he defeated tough Welterweights from Bobby Lee, Devin Smyth in his LFA career.

MMA fighters are prize fighters at the end of the day, Accept the best offer possible.

Me personally KSW is the place for him, Fun fight against Roberto Soldic for the KSW Welterweight Title. Fight against MMA veteran Marius Zaromskis. Quick rise to the KSW Welterweight Title but fighting in front of 20k-50k attendance.

Fighting some tough European fighters as KSW continues to grow there Welterweight division.

However Maycon Mendonca should do what’s best for him and sign who offers the MOST AMOUNT of MONEY.

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!!