Brendan Allen 15-3 Middleweight, Former LFA Middleweight Champion, Dana White Contender Series alumni. UFC record of 3-0 looking to be 4-0 with a win against the savage himself Ian Heinisch #15 Middleweight.
Win against Ian Heinisch will replace his spot at #15 and be a rising UFC Middleweight at 24 years old.
“It’s cool to see those things, but I don’t pay any attention to it,” he said of the three strong performances that carry him into Saturday’s meeting with Heinisch in Las Vegas. “It doesn’t mean anything to me right now. Every fight is my biggest fight, no matter whom it’s against and it doesn’t matter what you’ve done.
” I just want to go out there and be the guy that’s been in the gym and do what I need to do and be very calculated and take advantage of anything that he leaves open. I just want to capitalize on everything, I want to feel fear in his heart and make him second guess things really early that’s my goal every time is just instill fear make them second guess and that’s the goal Saturday night put fear in his heart and make him second why he’s there.” Brendan Allen
Brendan Allen labels Ian Heinisch a step down in competition, Will see tonight if he makes easy work of Ian Heinisch. Shows that he’s a UFC Middleweight to watch for the future.
Youssef Zalal vs Ilia Topuria is the first fight on the Main Card of Moraes vs Sandhagen. Zalal vs Topuria is a fight that’s truly flying on the radar but fans will be aware who these two are after the fight is over!!
Youssef Zalal UFC STAR in the making is only 24 years old, Consistently improving fight by fight as he’s very similar to the way Dominick Cruz fought with his quick movement. When Zalal is scheduled to fight I’m always watching.
Zalal is Al Montoya’s protégé as Zalal trains at the underrated gym FactoryX Muay Thai with Anthony Smith, Brandon Royval, Devonte Smith, Ian Heinisch. Learning from all different type of fighters and styles. Zalal is the next great fighter to come out of FactoryX Muay Thai.
Ilia Topuria #1 Georgian Prospect 8-0 record, Former Cage Warriors Bantamweight Champion. Successful wins in the Brave Combat Federation. Topuria is only 23 years old. One of the best European Featherweight prospects.
Ottaman Azaitar significant second UFC win over Khama Worthy who was on a two fight win streak of his own. First round finish over Worthy that even impressed Dana White. Taking advantage of the spotlight in the co- main event of Waterson vs Hill.
“You never know how it goes,” Azaitar told reporters, including MMA Junkie, following the win. “You prepare. You give your best in the preparation, and you have to be ready for every situation in the fight. Me, I go every fight for 15 minutes and try to put my best and put my whole efforts in these 15 minutes. But sometimes it comes like in this situation.”
Rafael Fiziev impressively defeated Marc Diakiese, Outstriked him in the three rounds. Blown away by his performance and really looking forward to his next fight. Who should Fiziev fight next?
What a sick fight this would be in my opinion, Vanatta vs Fiziev. Vanatta is a very TOUGH Lightweight, Remembered for his fight against Tony Ferguson. Lando will be a intriguing challenge to Fiziev. Fiziev vs Vanatta has fight of the night potential.
Bobby Green biggest win of his career was his last against UFC Legend Clay Guida. Now Bobby Green can fight a UFC prospect. Bobby Green 25-10 record with a lot of experience can test Fiziev’s IQ see where he’s at currently. Love this fight as well.
Coming off two significant wins off AKA prospect Luis Pena and Devonte Smith. Worthy is a rising Lightweight at 33 years old. He’s a talented fighter, Be the biggest challenge for Rafael Fiziev. Worthy vs Fiziev be a stand up fight for three rounds, See the new tools in the tool shed for Rafael Fiziev.
Overall I’m looking forward to Rafael Fiziev next fight and the future for this man, Truly blown away with his kicks. Potential to become a UFC Lightweight Champion.
Belal Muhammad riding high on a three fight winning streak, Latest win against Lyman Good in a three round war. Things are coming into fruition for Belal whose been fighting for the UFC since 2016.
Motivated and visions himself challenging for the title similar to Gilbert Burns whose on his own hot streak right after struggling for some time.
“Nowadays with ranked fighters they use some excuses because they want to hold on to their number. That’s their goal. I want to fight for the title one day and guys like Gilbert Burns, those are the guys who motivate me,” Muhammad said. “It’s all about momentum and it’s about the run you put together. You don’t need to have the longest winning streak to have a title shot, it is about being active and being ready to go anytime.”
Being active and being ready to go anytime is a smart decision for rising Welterweight Belal Muhammad, Seeking tough match ups like Santiago Ponzinnibbio
“I think the next one should be Ponzinibbio,” Muhammad said. “He hasn’t fought in a while. He’s sitting there calling out Rafael dos Anjos whose lost four of his last five and he’s a (lightweight). I feel like me and him should be fighting.
Geoff Neal #10 UFC Welterweight last fight was against Mike Perry at UFC 245. Long layoff for Geoff Neal that lead to Geoff Neal returning to his second as a server at the Texas Steakhouse.
Hungry to fight, Calling out top Welterweights such as Michael Chiesa.
“I really just want to fight Chiesa because he’s been ignoring me,” Neal told MMA Junkie. “Like, at first it was just I want to fight him just to fight him, but now I want to fight him because I feel like he’s being a (expletive). I want that Chiesa fight just off personal (expletive) because he’s acting like I’m invisible to him. I’ve been calling him out for (expletive) months. So, I want that fight. (Expletive) him.”
Fight and a win against Michael Chiesa will hopefully make Geoff Neal no longer need to be a server.
Impressive win nevertheless against Chiesa whose last win was against former UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos.
My opinion Geoff Neal defeating Chiesa will rocket him, Discussed as a future UFC Welterweight Champion.
UFC 253 Cormier vs Miocic is happening August 15th, UFC needs to stack this card top to bottom as a favor for DC. Chiesa vs Neal featuring prelim fight at UFC 253, Main Card slot is the time slots that make sense for Geoff Neal to build up his future.
Looking forward to Geoff Neal’s next fight, Hopefully he fights Michael Chiesa this summer.