Billy Meyer Week 3 of October Prospects to Watch

Francesco Patron Manzo

Mexico born and raised, Straight killer fighting on October 15th, Lux Fight League 17 Main Event fight against current Lux Fight League Bantamweight Champion Marco Beltran (Former UFC fighter and Ultimate Fighter).

Defeating former UFC fighter Beltran would be a awesome win that can help Manzo fight on the Dana White Contender Series. Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard are scouting the world to fill there Tuesday Night Cards and Manzo can fill a slot.

Dana White wants to find finishers, Non-Boring fighters and he fits the bill.

  • 8-0 25 years old
  • 4 First Round finishes
  • Two knockouts
  • 4 submission wins

Yun Jae Jung

Rising South Korean Lightweight prospect, Reminds me of Current PFL Lightweight Champion Natan Schulte and Drew Dober because of their stocky built and power fighting style.

Moving up to the Welterweight Division to fight Syuk Hyun Ko for the AFC Welterweight Title (6-1 record) three first round finishes.

Mateusz Rębecki FEN 36

Defending his FEN Lightweight Title is one of the best Lightweight prospects in Europe. Defeating killers on his 10 fight winning streak.

“Rębecki’s current run is very impressive. He’s not only defeating but finishing some of the best Lightweight competition available in Europe, including the reigning KSW Lightweight champion. His signing should be a no-brainer, and he’d be a great addition to the murderer’s row that is the UFC Lightweight division.”

@Grabaka_Hitman

Winning against fighters with (30-12) Fabiano Silva, Magomed Magomedov (12-2), Kaik Brito Brazilian Lightweight prospect 12-1.

5x FN Lightweight Title Defenses. Facing one of his toughest test at FEN 36 Aigun Akmedov 22-2 record.

Background in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 2x ADCC Poland Gold Medalist.

Time for Bellator, UFC, One Championship go through a bidding war for one of the best Lightweights not contracted with the top 3 promotions.

Comparison- Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler

Kirill Kornilov

Russian Heavyweight prospect and Kickboxer with a 6-0 record is headlining RCC: Intro 16 against 21-8 Ednaldo Oliveira.

UFC needs new Heavyweights desperately and Kornilov can help. He’s a very good striker, Entertaining the fans with his striking.

Renat Khavalov

Student of Abdulmunap Nurmagomedov, Training at his Khabib’s father academy in Dagestan is the current Eagles Fighting Championship Bantamweight Champion. Renat Khavalov undefeated Bantamweight prospect flying under the radar.

Every fighter he fought all had winning records. Renat’s pro debut fought a fighter with a 10-7 record. In his short stint as an amateur fought in the Russian MMA Championships.

Khabib and Ali are pushing there Dagestan friends to fight for UFC, Bellator and One Championship. Renat is one of those kids that will fight for one of the top 3 promotions as the talent speaks for itself.

Magomed Suleymanov

Raw potential, Magomed Suleymanov has the makings to become a VERY VERY GOOD Featherweight. Watch this kid rise and rise every year. Must be under 23 years old.

All-Around skills who will be a killer in the next following years.

Mansur Dzhamburaev

Well Rounded 24 year old Welterweight. Watching his ACA young eagles fights you can hear the pop in this Russian savage hands. Hits like a mack truck.

  • Fought for ACA Young Eagles, WFCA
  • 26 years old
  • 9-2 record


Diego Lopes Fury FC 52

Part of the next generation of Brazilian MMA fighters to chase top 3 MMA titles is Diego Lopes.

Looks to bounce back in win against Nate Richardson at Fury FC 52 for the FFC Featherweight title.

“I don’t feel that the defeat affected me,” Lopes said. “I am a fighter who takes advantage of everything. I know that I had many mistakes in this last fight, but I am not going to make mistakes again. I think that with a full camp I can show what I am capable of

https://www.ufc.com/news/diego-lopes-bounces-back-dwcs-ufc-fight-pass-read

One of the best Featherweight prospects in the world. 19-4 record fought on the Dana White Contender Series and loss against Joanderson Brito in a short notice fight.

Defeated former UFC fighters Marco Beltran, Rony Jason in his winning streak of runs in the Lux Fight League Featherweight title run.

Diego Lopes is fighting a high level kickboxer fought in the Glory Kickboxing Promotion Nate Richardson. Fought in the Legacy Fighting Alliance promotion and is now making his Fury FC debut.

Lopes defeats this high level striker that will be a great bounce back win and a call back to the Dana White Contender Series.

Levi Mowles Fury FC 52

Number one Bantamweight prospect in the United States is destined to fight for the Dana White Contender Series.

Won Bantamweight titles all over the world from Cage Fury Fighting Championship, Atlas Fights and now looking to become the Fury FC Bantamweight Champion by facing the MMA veteran Johnny Campbell coming of a win against Henry Corrales at Bellator 258.

  • 15-4 record
  • 26 years old
  • CFFC Bantamweight Champion, Atlas Fighting Champion
  • Wins over Adrian Yanez, Jimmy Flick.

“I feel like in all my fights, the goal has been to make a statement, and it’s not so much make a statement as in something flashy as it is in being entertaining,” Mowles said. “I want to be someone that people want to watch, regardless of it’s the first time you’ve ever seen me or it’s the 20th. I feel like that’s what keeps people around, and whether you’re the greatest in the world or you’re a middle-of-the-road guy, if people want to watch you fight, that’s what it is to me.

“For me, to make a statement would just be go out there and do what I always do, and that’s for me to be exciting for everyone.”

https://cffc.tv/news/2020/10/23/levi-mowles-aims-for-big-show-but-more-focused-on-capturing-that-cowboy-vibe

Max Rohskopf

We all love a comeback story and Max Rohskopf returning to the UFC or signing a Bellator contract would be awesome to watch. Cheering for Max as he’s one talented fighter just had a bad night in the house.

Wish him the best and hope he wins tonight with a sweet statement win against Jordan Bailey.

Fighting for Cage Warriors as they begin to build there promotional brand in the United States. Max won his last fight against Jeff Creighton at Cage Warriors 126.

“I’m pumped to be able to fight for such a dope organisation!” he said. I want to go out there and put a show on for everybody and show all the hard work I’ve been putting in. This is a fight for the fans and for my family, I’m going out there to do damage and win. There is nothing in the world like winning for a top tier organization like Cage Warriors. This is just the beginning!” Max Rohskopf https://www.fightersonlymag.com/latest-news/max-rohskopf-aiming-for-back-to-back-wins-at-cage-warriors-130/

DWCS 2021 Week 7 Fighters to Watch

Exciting card to watch, MMA prospects I’ve been watching for a while that I believe can be future UFC champions or least title challengers one day. Definitely will be watching these fights.

Christian Rodriguez

Christian Rodriguez is a prospect I’ve been watching since LFA 82 back in 2019. Since than became a fan of him.

Trains out of Roufusport MMA Academy with Anthony Pettis, Emmanuel Sanchez, Raufeon Stots, Sergio Pettis, Ben Askren, Brendan Allen. Training partners with Anthony Pettis.

Fast rising Bantamweight prospect. Next version of Anthony Pettis as he’ll only get better with Five Professional fights.

Facing off MMA lab product Junior Cortez.

Dana White will be watching a star Tuesday Night, Future UFC star.

Martin Buday

Fighting for one of the best MMA promotions in Europe, Oktagon MMA. Buday was the Oktagon Heavyweight Champion.

Defeating most opponents by knockout because of his Heavyweight KO power. With a clean right hand to the jaw good luck getting up after that one.

Built like Daniel Cormier and a Silverback. 29 years old, Prime of his career. UFC Heavyweight Division is scarce on young talented heavyweights. Buday can definitely help the division.

  • 29 years old
  • 8-1
  • 4 KO’s
  • Oktagon Heavyweight Champion

Mitch Raposo

Brought more exposure to his name when fighting on the Ultimate Fighter Season 28. Lost the Exhibition Fight but the talent and stardom is there.

All-Around Bantamweight prospect, Reminds me of “TJ Dillashaw” because of his fighting style and the way he’s built. Focuses on standing up but was a Durfee High School wrestler in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Trains out of” Regiment Training Center“with Yorgan Da Castro, Lauzon Mixed Martial Arts with Randy Costa, Kyle Bochniak, Nate Andrews and bunch of other New England MMA prospects.

Showing impressive dominant performances like the fight against Ron Leon at Cage Titans 47. The KO win against Zachary Burhans showing the pop in his hands like Cody Garbrandt.

Raposo contender series fight is against Cage Warriors Flyweight Champion Jake Hadley. Easily will be toughest test for Raposo. See if he has what it takes to defeat Hadley as he moves down to flyweight.

Rewarded a UFC contract must win in dramatic fashion to impress the Boss of all bosses Dana White.

“It’s going to be a great fight but I’m too fast, and he’s never fought a wrestler or grappler like me. Everyone he’s fought are primarily strikers or just pretty good everywhere. I feel like I can compete with the best guys everywhere and that’s hard to deal with. We will see how it plays out, but this fight is going to be a banger. I promise you that.” Mitch Raposo interview with the Scrap.Co https://www.thescrap.co/top-of-the-class-mitch-raposo-is-primed-to-bring-a-title-to-new-england/

Raposo is only 22-years-old and he’s already so well rounded. Just imagine what the next few years will look like. Sct

Chris Duncan

Scottish like to fight and Chris Duncan definitely does. Duncan is a Scottish Warrior as he finishes his opponent with his right hand in the 1st or 2nd round.

100 % Finishing Rate which is glowing to Dana White’s eyes.

Winning fights early with Bellator and smaller regional promotions.

Duncan had aspirations to fight for Bellator but now can fight for the best PROMOTION in the world continuing his finishing rate streak

William Meyer Prospects to Watch for October 9th and October 10th

Regional promotions all over the world, Presenting there fighters to everyone. Showing the future signings for UFC, Bellator and One Championship. Several fighters/prospects flying under the radar right now but with big wins can move on to being the top prospects coming out of there region.

David Onama

Trains at rising gym Glory MMA & Fitness with Grant Dawson, Tim Elliot, Training with James Gallagher, Darrick Minner, Jeff Molina UFC Flyweight and coached by one of the best new coaches James Krause. Building a GREAT gym in Missouri.

David Onama is the next successful fighter to come out of Glory MMA & Fitness no doubt about it. He’s flying under the radar for sure as tapology. com ranks him as a top 30 United States Lightweight prospect.

Fighting for promotion Fighting Alliance Championship in Missouri. Facing Brad Robinson 5-1 Lightweight for FAC Lightweight Title.

“By the end of 2021, I will be in the UFC for sure. All my hard work I’ve been putting in, it’s definitely gonna pay off pretty soon.”

https://mmasucka.com/2021/02/28/david-onama-plans-to-reach-ufc-in-2021/

Onama winning the FAC Lightweight title is a step in the direction. Onama and his management team at Iridium sports agency needs to bring him to a LFA, CFFC promotion. Showing how he’s one of the best United States Lightweight prospects.

Freddy Emiliano Linares

Linares, Colombian Featherweight prospect is fighting in the Budo Sento Championship Featherweight Grand Final. Budo Sento Championship struck a deal with UFC Fight Pass.

24 years old 6-1 record, Six finishes. Linares is a straight dawg from Colombia. Volume push the pace, Come forward punching similar to Colby Covington, Nate Diaz.

Linares is a very good fighter, Move on to Combate Americas and fight for the Featherweight title there. Building your brand on a bigger audience with Univision and CBS sports Combate Global.

Decide to move his gym to VFS Academy with Yair Rodriguez, Alejandro Flores, Ignacio Bahamondes.

Saba Bolaghi

Successful German wrestler, One of the best of late in German wrestling history transferred over to MMA. Now one of the best German MMA fighters, 13-2 record. Former German MMA Championship Featherweight Champion.

Dana White doesn’t like older fighters whose 32 years old. UFC isn’t the only promotion in town, Bellator, One Championship can sign this German savage.

German version of Chad Mendes. Stocky pitbull, One of the best Featherweight wrestlers in the world of MMA.

Next fight is against Frenchman Abou Tounkara 7-1 record trains with Salahdine Parnasse, Fabacary Diatta, Cage Warriors prospect William Gomis at Atch Academy.

Alain Ilunga

Future hotbed of MMA talent is Africa. We got the first showing with Israel Adesanya, Francis Ngannou and Kamaru Usman. Alain Ilunga part of the next group of African MMA fighters.

Current Extreme Fighting Championship Lightweight Champion, Riding high on a 8 fight winning streak before losing four fights in a row.

Ilunga is one of the best prospects to come out of Africa. Defending his title at EFC: Fight Night.

Very good low kicks, Raw athleticism that will help him defeat a bunch of Lightweights.

Reminds me a lot of Beneil Dariush and Bellator’s Islam Mamedov. Similar fighting style but his quickness will play an advantage.

Watch out for Ilunga in 2021 and 2022.

Hughes vs Charriere Cage Warriors 128 Title Fight

Morgan Charriere Cage Warriors superstar and former Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion is looking to be current Featherweight Champion when he faces the talented Paul Hughes.

Both fighting for the Vacated Cage Warriors Featherweight Title.

This fight is so good that it can be on the PRELIMS of a UFC card or Bellator card. Both fighters can be signed by the top five MMA promotions.

Morgan Charriere

Coming off a loss in a back and forth fight against Jordan Vucenic. Yes he lost but Morgan looked GREAT as well. Morgan is one talented All-Around fighter born and raised in France. Shows the promising future of France MMA.

Doesn’t have this appealing record of 16-8 but he’s a world beater defeating talented fighters such as Perry Goodwin, Julien Graco. See if Morgan has what it takes to defeat one of Ireland’s best prospects.

“This fight is the road back to my title.” Morgan Charriere

https://cagewarriors.com/morgan-charriere-vs-paul-hughes-to-headline-cw-128/

“I don’t care about the interim title, the opponent or anything. I’m just focusing on winning and putting on a performance.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/09/paul-hughes-vs-morgan-charriere-interim-featherweight-title-fight-cage-warriors-128-main-event

Winning the Featherweight title again will help build his reputation even more as one of the best Featherweights not signed by UFC or Bellator. Attracting the UFC or Bellator to sign him.

Promotions lucky to sign him with his crazy YOUTUBE and social media following. Can only imagine the amount of views his debut would get!!

Paul Hughes

Ireland rising Featherweight prospect with a 7-1 record, One of the most talented Featherweights on the roster.

Nasty leg kicks, Fast sneaky hands. He likes to push the pace, Pretty good footwork. Submission game is one of his attributes that lead to many future submission wins.

“I had to go through hell to get to heaven in three weeks I’m gonna reap the awards I’m gonna be champion of the world at 24 years old and man it’s gonna be sweet.” Paul Hughes

Will see if the training through hell at Fight Academy Ireland with Bellator’s Karl Moore, Current Cage Warriors Lightweight Champion Joe McColgan, Rhys McKee is worth it by getting the upset at Cage Warriors 128.

Big Test for Nathan Fletcher Cage Warriors 127

Nathan Fletcher upcoming England Bantamweight prospect is fighting for the Cage Warriors Bantamweight title. Facing off against former Bellator fighter Dominique Wooding.

Big test for Nathan Fletcher to see what he’s made of, Fighting a former Bellator fighter. In addition to headlining a Cage Warriors event.

Winning a Cage Warriors Bantamweight title is a major accomplishment that can attract buyers UFC and Bellator to sign him, They always want to sign the best and brightest of Britain.

“My career so far with Cage Warriors has been amazing,” Fletcher stated. “I turned pro with the organization just over two years ago, and since then I’ve run through every opponent I’ve taken on. This one is going to be no different. You can expect another dominant performance, and I’ll be leaving the cage with another finish and a shiny new belt.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/09/dominique-wooding-vs-nathan-fletcher-vacant-bantamweight-title-main-event-cage-warriors-127-jack-cartwright

Fletcher is undefeated with a 6-0 record. Finishing opponents with submissions.

Nathan Fletcher is one high level Jiu-Jitsu artist to make that extra cash should compete in No-Gi Competitions.

Fletcher believes he’ll match up well against Wooding but not only Wooding but the best Bantamweights in the world.

Training with Paddy” the Baddy” Pimblett, Chris Fishgold, Matthew Bonner at Next General MMA Liverpool. Looks to be the next Cage Warriors champ from the rising Liverpool gym.

CFFC 92 Prospects to Watch

Cage Fury Fighting Championship one of the best regional promotions, Gold Standard for running a regional promotion. Sean Brady, Jimmie Rivera, Aljamain Sterling to name a few former CFFC champions.

Watching a few UFC. Bellator fighters at CFFC 92. Pretty cool to watch them rise through the regional scene.

Alberto Trujillo

Alberto Trujillo underrated Flyweight prospect, Trains at Alliance MMA with Dominick Cruz, Phil Davis, Jeremy Stephens. Alberto Trujillo defeated Fan Favorite Santo Curatolo for the CFFC Flyweight title.

Trulijjo is flying under the radar, Defending his CFFC title against Phumi Nkuta(Serra/Longo Gym prospect) .

Saidyokub Kakharamonov

Saidyokub co main event slot fighting for the CFFC Bantamweight title, 7-2 25 year old prospect, Trains at Team Top Notch. Home of Ricardo Lamas. Coming off a huge knockout against Askar Askar, 10-0 record. One of the best Bantamweight prospects.

Christian Rodriguez

Fast rising Featherweight prospect 4-0 record. Roufusport MMA Academy prospect trains with killers from Anthony & Sergio Pettis, Emmanuel Sanchez, Ben Askren and many others. Two wins under the Legacy Fighting Alliance, Pro debut at Bellator 221.

Christian Rodriguez is ONLY 23 years old. Promising future ahead of him, Facing Charalampos Grigoriou 4-2 Bantamweight prospect.

Keep an eye on Christian Rodriguez, Future generation of Roufusport MMA Academy. Duke Roufus allowed him to train full time for a reason they believe in him and will see another tremendous performance out of him at CFFC 92.

Leading to regional title shots in 2021, Fighting LFA, Ring of Combat, CFFC, Titan FC.

Watch CFFC 92 on UFC Fight Pass! In for a treat top to bottom.

Christian Rodriguez Next Gen of Roufusport MMA Academy

Duke Roufus one of the BEST MMA Head Coaches, Coaching Anthony Pettis, Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren to becoming world champions. Next UFC Champion is Christian Rodriguez.

Christian Rodriguez 3-0 record at 22 years old is looking to increase his win record to 4 wins tonight on the prelims of LFA 93. Looking for a big finish against 2-0 John Pham.

Rodriguez not scared of the spotlight in his professional debut fought on the prelims of Bellator 221. Dominating his opponent looking like his teammate Anthony Pettis with his striking.

All wins coming by first round finishes and will continue that first round finish streak by defeating Pham. Stealing the show at LFA 93 as Pat Miletich talks about how talented he is, Next Generation of Roufusport MMA Academy. Next Anthony Pettis!!

Santo Curatolo Next Flyweight on the Contender Series

Santo Curatolo top ten Flyweight from the United States is fighting for the vacant Cage Fury Fighting Championship Flyweight Title against James Mancini. Biggest fight of his life up to this point.

Winning the CFFC Flyweight Title is life changing because Cage Fury Fighting Championship is one of the best regional promotions in the world.

“[This fight] means a lot, it determines whether I go to the next level or not, which means everything to me,” explained Curatolo. “All the preparation, my whole life, comes down to this moment.”

https://www.silive.com/sports/2020/08/island-native-santo-curatolo-set-for-mma-title-fight-ahead-of-potential-ufc-contract.html

Next CFFC Flyweight Champion winning the title can potentially mean offered a fight on the Dana White Contender Series or a fight on a UFC card.

Santo Curatalo definitely a fighter to watch this week as one of the top 100 prospects from the United States, Trains at one of the best MMA Gyms in Nick Catone MMA & Fitness.

Looking forward to this fight for the Staten Island Native, Bringing the CFFC Flyweight Title back home.