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Shavkat Rakhmonov UFC Rising Welterweight

Shavkat Rakhmonov M1 Welterweight Champion made his UFC debut at UFC 254 fighting Cowboy Oliveira. Impressively dominating Cowboy Oliveira with a first round finish which is hard to against a UFC Veteran with 20 wins.

Blown away by his performance, Watching his All-Around fighting skills in the first round. Fearless fighting Cowboy Oliveira, Shavkat looking like a seasoned UFC welterweight making his tenth UFC appereance.

However like all Russians, Ukrainians, Central Asians they’re bunch of savages, World class fighters and Shavkat Rakhmonov is no different.

Since he’s a savage called out another Cowboy.. Cowboy Cerrone.

“I’ll take a rest first, (then) get together with my team (and) think about what’s next. I beat a Brazilian ‘Cowboy’ – maybe an American ‘Cowboy’ (Donald Cerrone) is next.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/shavkat-rakhmonov-wants-donald-cerrone-cowboy-next-after-ufc-254-submission-video

Shavkat Rakmonov fighting the legend himself Donald Cerrone, Defeating him in impressive fashion will only help him rise in the UFC and the Welterweight Division.

Show that Kazakhstan is a rising MMA country, Plenty more prospects to come out of Kazakhstan and prosper in the UFC.

Shavkat Rakmonov will lead the charge for Kazakhstan, Be the Gennady Golovkin of MMA.

New & Improved Jonathan Martinez

Man oh man Johnathan Martinez impressed the hell out of me last night with his dominant striking performance against UFC veteran Frankie Saenz.

Martinez 2-2 UFC record before the win against Saenz, Not the most eye brow raising record but the win against Saenz will get more fans interested to watch his next fight.

Jonathan Martinez since changing camps from Different Breed MMA to Elevation Fight Team see the improvements in his striking game. Strength and Conditioning program at Elevation Fight Team.

Still young at 26 years old with a 12-3 record, Couple years before becoming a top 15 Bantamweight but definitely has the capabilities to be ranked if he stays focused.

2020 Jonathan Martinez

Love to see Jonathan Martinez fight two more times before 2020 is over against tough Bantamweight veterans, Test fights to see what needs to be worked on as he continues to improve at Elevation Fight Team.

Ending 2020 as a top 25 UFC Bantamweight, Starting 2021 as one of the UFC Bantamweight prospects to keep an eye on.

Congratulations on Elevation Fight Team for fixing his mistakes, Growing him as a fighter he truly impressed me last night, Looking forward to the rest of 2020 and his UFC future.

Vicente Luque Breakout Performance Against Randy Brown?

Vicente Luque rising UFC Welterweight growing and prospering since his learning loss to Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Dominant win against Niko Price and see another win tonight against tough welterweight in Randy Brown.

Will wee see a impressive performance from Luque? I believe yes!! More of a breakout performance.

He may not be ranked, but he is dangerous. It’s a challenge for me – I like challenges. My focus is to put on a dominant performance and continue climbing up the rankings.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/07/ufc-on-espn-31-vicente-luque-wary-dangerous-randy-brown

Randy Brown is no slouch, Former Ring of Combat Welterweight Champion. Signed on from Dana White Lookin for a Fight. Win over Randy Brown tonight will boost Luque notoriety and respect from the rest of the UFC Welterweight Division.

Luque been fighting with the UFC since 2015 but finally things are coming along, Learning from the success from training partners Kamaru Usman, Gilbert Burns. Luque can be the third title contender from the successful Sanford MMA Gym.

Win against Randy Brown, Sean Shelby matchup Luque against Rafael Dos Anjos, Robbie Lawler or Anthony Pettis former UFC Champions.

2020 the year of Nathaniel Wood

Nathaniel Wood England’s next generation of talent was on a hot start before losing to John Dodson. Nathaniel now can start his second hot streak, Be the year to show what he’s truly made of.

Defeated John Castaneda but his original fight was against Khabib’s cousin Umar Nurmagomedov but Umar withdrew from that fight. However Nathaniel Wood still interested in fighting Umar Nurmagomedov .

“But if the UFC want me to fight Umar next, so be it. If not, I’m sure he is going to do very well in the UFC so hopefully we can rebook it in the future.”

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/other-sports/nathaniel-wood-ufc-fight-island-john-castaneda-a4507911.html

Wood vs Nurmagomedov was a fight to be excited for Nathaniel Wood. Fighting one of the best Russian prospects, One of the best Bantamweight prospects in the world. Defeating a talented Bantamweight like Umar Nurmagomedov would boost Nathaniel Wood’s moral and give him top ten matchups.

“I just want to get in there and do what I do best, but I do want to prove to the UFC that I do belong in there with the top 15, the top 10,” Wood said.  I hope that they haven’t lost faith in me after my last fight and as I say to myself, I just lost by making a mistake, but I’ll be back and I’ll be back stronger.”https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/other-sports/nathaniel-wood-ufc-fight-island-john-castaneda-a4507911.html

End the year fighting John Dodson in a rematch. Revenging his loss as Wood admits to making mistakes and looking pass Dodson. However it’s a different story.

“John Dodson hat’s off to him, he beat me that night, but I’ve come away now and I’ve improved as a fighter,” Wood said. “I’ve looked at the holes in my game and I’ve worked on them and now I’m not going to be rushing. I’m not going to be going in there trying to finish the fight desperately. I’m going to pick my shots, pick him apart and look for the finish when it comes.”

https://www.ufc.com/news/nathaniel-wood-wont-rush-greatness-ufc-fight-island-3

Masterful performance defeating John Dodson end the year as a top 15 UFC Bantamweight. Rising Bantamweight star, Discussed as a future UFC Bantamweight Champion.

2020 the Year for Nathaniel Wood.

Roosevelt Roberts Fighter to Watch Blaydes vs Volkov

Roosevelt Roberts Dana White Contender Series alumni is 4-1 looking to make it 5-1 against UFC veteran Jim Miller. Without a doubt will be the toughest fight in his life but with a breakout performance will be a rising Lightweight prospect.

“I remember watching Jim Miller,” he said. “He’s been around for a while. He wasn’t one of the guys that I modeled my fighting after, but I’ve watched him fight. That dude’s tough and it’s going to be an amazing fight. I feel like me standing in that cage looking across from him, he’s gonna bring out the best in me and I’ve got to go out there and make it happen.”

https://www.ufc.com/news/roosevelt-roberts-planning-coming-out-party-ufc-fight-night-vegas-3

Jim Miller has seen it all since his days of WEC, Fighter IQ and having the experience will give himself the advantage against rising Lightweight Roosevelt Roberts.

However Roosevelt Roberts is fully confident of his abilities to go out there and be rewarded performance of the night.

“He’s human. He bleeds just like I bleed, he’ll go to sleep just like I’ll go to sleep, he’ll get knocked out just like I get knocked out,” Roberts told us. It’s not all about cage time, he suggested. “I don’t care how many times he’s been in there. I’ve been fighting my whole life. I haven’t been fighting MMA my whole life, but I’ve been fighting my whole life. So it don’t matter. He’s just human.”

https://cagesidepress.com/2020/06/19/ufc-espn-11-roosevelt-roberts-experience/

Opportunity right here for Roosevelt Roberts to build your name off a WEC fighter, UFC vet. Showing his talents from striking to grappling.

“I think my striking is better than his. I think I’m faster. Matter of fact, I know I’m faster. I can’t say really that my jiu-jitsu … he’s a black belt, I can’t disrespect the black belt he has. I wouldn’t do that. I definitely think I match up pretty well with Jim Miller.”

https://www.ocregister.com/2020/06/19/for-roosevelt-roberts-the-fight-continues-in-the-ufc/

Win over Jim Miller gives Roosevelt Roberts the opportunity to call out top 15 Lightweights and continue to make 2020 the best year of his life!!

United States Prospects UFC can sign ASAP !!

UFC is desperate for talent at the MOMENT in the United States as traveling is difficult for foreign fighters. Time for the UFC to sign the best fighters in the world such as..

Kyle Daukaus

#1 Middleweight Prospect in the United States, CFFC Middleweight Champion. Won his fight on the Dana White Contender Series but Dana think he needs more time. However his time is right now to sign with the UFC.

Fighting on the prelims against UFC Middleweight veterans. Tough match up for most Middleweights because of his grappling ability.

27 years old, Time for him to finally fight for the UFC.

Andres Quintana

Combate Americas former Featherweight Champion is one of the best Featherweight Prospects in the world. Featherweight I’m extremely high on has all the makings to become a UFC Featherweight Champion.

Prime of his career at 28 years old. Quintana can fill in for a summer fight in 2020. UFC commentating team telling the viewers he was a Combate Americas Featherweight Champion, Main Event attraction.

Trains at Luttrell’s MMA with Steve Garcia Jr and Jordan Espinosa.

Andres Quintana is a challenge to the Featherweight division.

Rafa Garcia

I call him Eddie Alvarez because he’s a Mexican Pitbull. Watch his fights and you’ll understand why. Rafa is the Combate Americas Lightweight Champion, Might have to drop to Featherweight because of his height similar to Chad Mendes.

However Rafa Garcia is a very good fighter and the UFC will be lucky to have him.

Rafa Garcia is 12-0 at 25 years old.

Matt Dixon

Matt Dixon is a fighter I’m really high on. 9-0 record at 24 years old is one of the best Welterweight Prospects in the United States. Xtreme Fight Night Welterweight Champion and is 1-0 with LFA.

Matt Dixon is an all around talent, Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards type of talent. Dixon can grow and prosper in the UFC Welterweight Division this summer fighting tough welterweights.

Mike Graves

American Top Team is one of the best MMA Gyms in the world for a reason. Training some of the best fighters in the world, Future UFC or Bellator Champions.

With Mike Graves it’s nothing different. Mike Graves is the Titan FC Welterweight Champion, #1 Southeast MMA Promotion.

Mike Graves is 29 years old, Prime of his career with a 9-1 record. Graves was a former UFC Welterweight who had wins over Randy Brown and Vicente Luque.

Reason why he’s not in the UFC anymore is because of a domestic violence arrest in 2016.

Beautiful comeback story where Mike Graves made mistakes but now is a different man. Never loss his second opportunity to fight for the UFC.

POST UFC 250 Fights to Schedule 2020 & 2021

UFC 251 is stacked with Usman vs Burns, Yan vs Aldo and Volkanovski vs Holloway. However there’s dream matchups that await in 2020 and 2021. Headlining UFC Events.

Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington

Leon Edwards is getting screwed in all of this. Fight that was suppose to happen is fighting Tyron Woodley in London but coronavirus prevented it. Leon Edwards wants top five opponents only.

Perfect opponent to be truly tested is against Colby “Chaos” Covington the villain of the UFC. Leon Edwards can build his brand off of Colby. In addition to showing he’s a potential UFC Welterweight Champion.

Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington would be a fun five round fight to watch. Interesting to watch.

Dominick Reyes vs Jon Jones

Completely understand that Jon Jones is desiring that fight with Francis Ngannou but if that fight doesn’t happen…

Dominick Reyes vs Jon Jones should be next fight. I truly believe that Reyes won 3-2. Controversial fight and the controversial fight can end this fall.

Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa

Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa is the UFC Middleweight Title Fight that MUST happen now since Paulo Costa is healthy.

Costa will pressure Adesanya. Costa defeated Yoel Romero in a great fight that put Paulo Costa on notice.

Israel Adesanya is the next star of the UFC. Building his legacy by fighting the next Face of Brazil MMA Paulo Costa.

Shevchenko vs Zhang

Dream fight for the women’s division is Valentina Shevchenko vs Weill Zhang.

Valentina Shevchenko is gonna murder the Flyweight Division. After the murdering can fight Weili Zhang.

Two of the best female fighters on the planet. Shevchenko challenging for the UFC Strawweight Title.

Covington vs Masvidal

Masvidal not getting the fight with Usman. Since that fight isn’t happening. Next option is Covington vs Masvidal.

The build up of the fight will be absolutely hysterical, Addition to the fight itself.

Volkanovski vs Cejudo

One of the main reasons Henry Cejudo retired is pay. Talked about the low pay in his fights with Brendan Schaub that wasn’t on video.

The only fight that will make Cejudo return is challenging for the UFC Featherweight Title. Fighting Alexander Volkanovski. Set this fight up!!

Moraes vs Garbrandt

Cody Garbrandt looked like the Cody of old but the Cody of new with his cross training with Ricardo Almeida & Mark Henry.

Garbrandt vs Marlon Moraes is the next fight to make. Contender fight for the UFC Bantamweight Title. Next in line after Sterling.

Garbrandt vs TJ Dillashaw

I understand Cody Garbrandt lost twice to TJ but because of the rebirth in Cody I’d love see a trilogy fight with TJ Dillashaw.

Dillashaw returns in January. Give Dillashaw one fight than have him fight his rival Cody Garbrandt. Showing no love to each other

Ferguson vs McGregor

Tony Ferguson already training because he’s a different kind of human being. Called out McNuggets in the past and now it’s the time to have that fight.

Conor Mcgregor and Tony Ferguson #1 Contender Fight for the Lightweight Division.