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.
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.
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.
PFL 2020 Season has some new faces such as Rory MacDonald, Jordan Young, Marcin Held and Ante Delija. Whose Ante Delija?
Ante Delija Regional Career
Ante Delija is a Croatian Heavyweight 29 years old fighting for underrated MMA promotions such as KSW by defeating Oil Thompson, Lost to Marcin Tybura at M1, Defeated Valentin Overeem at Night of the Gladiators and Ricco Rodriguez.
Ante Delija was rising and rising as one of the top European Heavyweight Prospects, Defeating MMA veteran Heavyweight Oil Thompson really placed Ante Delija as one of the top Heavyweight Prospects.
In 2020 if he didn’t get signed by PFL would fight Phil De Fries for the KSW Heavyweight Title. Fighting on KSW Main Event in Poland.
Delija (16-3) enters the bout with wins in each of his last two outings. He handed Brazilian Ricardo Prasel the first defeat of his MMA career at Rizin FF 10 in May 2018 before signing with the PFL for their 2019 heavyweight season.
Sleeper signing of the PFL 2020 season is Ante Delija. Writers aren’t talking about Delija but I’m telling you right now he’s an absolute savage at six foot five and similar body type to Cain Velasquez.
Experience fighting for KSW and Rizin will help him out.
Congratulations for PFL to signing Ante Delija, Stealing Delija from UFC and Bellator.
PFL has a collection of talented Heavyweights such as Justin Willis, Mohammed Usman, Denis Goltsov, Jared Rosholt.
All the PFL Heavyweights fights for Ante Delija are extremely fascinating and I can’t wait to watch them.
Justin Willis the favorite to win the PFL Heavyweight Tournament Title but Ante Delija is the PFL Heavyweight underdog. He can win the PFL Heavyweight Title and take home the 1 million dollar prize.