First ever Slovakian UFC fighter, Ludovit Klein is fighting former M1- Featherweight Champion Nate Landwehr.
Klein fought in the best promotions in the world from ACA, Oktagon MMA and Cage Warriors defeating talented fighters from Europe. All of them with winning records.
Trains with Ivan Buchinger, Martin Buday at Spartakus Fight Gym.
Fighting on the MAIN CARD of Ladd vs Dumont. Ludovit Klein has the opportunity to steal the show tonight not having in this lackluster card and make a bigger name for himself against a formidable opponent.
“When I’m imagining this fight in my mind, I can see different scenarios; I just don’t know yet which one will be the winning one,” he said. “You will see it October 16th.”
Stole the show in his UFC debut by KO against Shane Young, City Kickboxing Product.
Deserved to a 50k bonus but Klein missed weight and the UFC doesn’t tolerate missing weight. There was a misunderstanding that leading to it but I’m sure Klein won’t miss weight again.
Second fight was against New Jersey’s own Mike Triziano. Klein training at Sanford MMA with the best fighters in the world from Michael Chandler, Gilbert Burns to name a few.
Judges scored 30-27 Triziano. I have no clue what fight they were watching, Ludovit Klein won the striking exchanges. Triziano didn’t make an impact with the punches. Klein was the superior grappler as he kept succeeding with takedowns.
Klein looked very good in this three round fight as you see flying down to Florida to train at Sanford MMA helped.
Joe McDonagh Cageside Press 28-29 Klein Steve Duncan mma.uno 28-29 Klein Ryan Frederick WrestlingObserver.com 28-29 Klein Keith Shillan Sherdog.com 28-29 Klein Eric Kowal MyMMANews.com 28-29 Klein
Time to face against the wild Nate Landwehr. Doubt this fight will be boring as both fighters will put on a show for the fans but Klein is the more talented fighter with grappling and Slovakian Amateur Boxing Champion.
Defeating Nate Landwehr is another win in the right direction leading to bigger fights in 2021. Right matchups in 2021 can lead to top fifteen ranking.
“I want to move forward and get to the Top 15 as soon as possible,” he said when asked what’s next. “But after the fight, I want to take some quick rest to be with my family because I have been in preparation for this fight a long time.”
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
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.”
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
MMA legal in the state of New York since 2016. Florida, California, New Jersey are the top regions for MMA talent. Now will see New York start to prosper as a hot bed for MMA talent, Athletes who wanted to become basketball players, football players, baseball players, soccer players and now transfer over to Mix Martial Arts.
We got the next generation of New York MMA fighters to watch in 2021 as they rise up the top prospect rankings.
Dylan Mantello #1 NY Prospect
#1 MMA prospect from New York trains at Longo and Weidman MMA. Fights for one of the best regional promotions… Ring of Combat.
4 wins no losses in his PROFESSIONAL career, ISKA NY Karate Champion, Triton Fights Lightweight Championas an amateur.
Challenging for the Ring of Combat Lightweight title against 5-5 John Ramirez at Ring of Combat 74 on October 22.
fully expect to be fighting for the Ring of Combat lightweight belt in October. Nobody is going to stand in my way. I train with the best in the world. Aljamain Sterling is the UFC bantamweight champion, Al Iaquinta went the distance with Khabib Nurmogamedov and has been in a bunch of crazy fights. Ray Longo is a legend and I am continuing to listen and learn and get even better. There are so many other guys that I could mention on our team, we could be here all day.”
Trains with Aljamain Sterling, Merab Dvalishvili, Ulka Sasaki, Naoki Inoue (Rizin Star Bantamweight)
Undefeated record 4-0, High level Blue Belt winning the Gold at the Buffalo Gi/No-Gi Tournament in 2018. 10 Jiu-Jitsu Competition wins under his belt so far.
“Obviously since day one, since I started fighting, I’ve had a goal to be in the UFC and be a world champion,” Piersma said. “That’s always the end goal. But also right now, I’m just more so focused on being in the gym every day, getting better, because I’ve only been fighting pro for less than a year. I’ve only been training for not even five years so far, so really I’m still really new to the sport.
Number one New York Amateur Featherweight prospect with a 6-0 record. Current Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion. Defeated undefeated Andrew Geisler for the title.
Raw talent looking forward to what Brendan becomes in few years as he continues to train like a psychopath.
Cage Wars Welterweight Champion. #1 Amateur Welterweight from New York. Must be practicing Muay Thai all the time because he some nasty low kicks. Pretty quick for a stocky fighter, Built like a brick house.
Maybe in 2021 we can see Isaiah fight for Triston Fights, Ring of Combat, CFFC. Making his pro debut and having a few wins.
Former IMMAF Flyweight Champion is now fighting on the Dana White Contender Series. Former HOOSIER FCFlyweight Champion before fighting for Legacy Fighting Alliance.
Hernandez is a gritty DAWG flyweight like Brandon Moreno and I love Hernandez fighting style. Addition to being a dawg he’s a very talented fighter.
Nasty submission game, Good cardio where he can push the pace and continue to move forward.
27 years old
IMMAF Tournament Champion 2014
Hoosier FC Flyweight champion
Trains with Yair Rodriguez, Alejandro Flores, Ignacio Bahamondes at VFS Academy
Fortis MMA product. Straight dawg like the Diaz brothers. Standup and bang, To be or be killed. Made his name on the Legacy Fighting Alliance promotion.
Throws volume striking, Several punch combinations. Mexican cardio in his blood. Straight up killer, He’ll be a fan favorite in a short amount of time as the casual fans will love to watch him fight.
Garcia quit his Wells Fargo job to completely focus on his MMA career full time. Now will see an ever better Fernie Garcia as he trains with Uriah Hall, Miles Johns, Austin Lingo, Damon Jackson on a daily basis.
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.
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
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!!
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.
Jumped on the scene fighting on the Dana White Contender Series, Beating the crap out of his opponent but Dennis Buzukja kept going because of pure well and mental strength.
However I was really impressed with his performance, HIGH LEVEL striking. Besides being a 5-1 fighter, Melsik was a Wu Lin Feng International Welterweight Kickboxing champion in 2014. K1 Welterweight Title Challenger in 2018.
“His speed and his power is unbelievable. He’s a world-class striker,” Tarverdyan said. “I believe right now when he walks in that cage on Tuesday, he’s one of the biggest punchers in the 145 division.”
Melsik Baghdarsaryan trains with Edmen shahbazyan, Alfred Khashakyan.
UFC debut is against Collin Anglin, Contender Series alumnus making his UFC debut as well. One of the best Midwest Featherweight prospects.
Rafa Garcia former Combate Americas Lightweight Champion lost his first UFC fight but had a impressive fight against Tristar Gym prospect Nasrat Hapqarast. Nothing be mad about he did a very good job in his UFC debut. Nasrat is a fighter I really respect.
Rafa Garcia facing off Chris Gruetzemacher 14-4 fighter tough dude was discovered on Ultimate Fighter Season 22. Win over Joe Lauzon.
Hope to see a better Rafa Garcia Saturday night was excited when I seen the UFC sign him.
Xtreme Couture product since 2020 shown his potential in fight against TJ Brown. Didn’t get the win but should’ve. Kai Kamaka definitely has potential to be a Featherweight title contender in the next FEW years, Entering his prime at 26 years old.
Kai Kamaka rewarded fight of the night 50k bonus but fight against Danny Chavez will see performance of the night bonus.
“This sport can be cruel to you, but you have two choices: You can quit or you can move on. I’ve chosen to move on,” Kamaka told KHON2 sports director Rob DeMello. “My feelings about the fight have stayed the same. I still feel that I won, but that’s why I just kept going.”
Uros Medic WINS by first round KO, Continues to show his high level striking that earned a 50k performance of the night. Congratulations to the Serbian immigrant, Making his dreams a reality by fighting for the UFC.
Controversial late stoppage but Medic continued to put it on Aalon Cruz. UFC definitely has a STAR on there hands, Love his Kickboxing fighting style. Lovable funny personality that made Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier life on his post fight interview.
Continue to train by day because Medic is one extremely talented fighter, Next Dana White Contender Series alumnus to find success in the UFC.
Looking forward to Uros Medic next fight and 2021 season, He’s becoming one of my favorite UFC fighters ever since his Dana White Contender series fight.
“Immigration case that I have going on right now, It’s uh being worked on a national interest waiver and these guys in immigration they don’t think I’m special enough obviously they denied it so I have a right to appeal right so basically their answer to my national interest was where we are not you are as special as you are not a UFC fighter like you are today and like there’s a whole I can say but my Attorney is working on it.” Uros Medic
Medic asking to fight in Texas in front of a sold out ARENA, Hope Medic Alaskan attorney gets the job done and allows Medic to fight in Texas. Let the man earn his money, Extra cash from 50k bonuses.
Barely any damage in the fight, Quick turn around in Dallas, Houston if Uncle Bobby Dana… A.K.A Dana White persuades the Mayor to allow fans back in the arena. Maybe hand the Mayor a sweet envelope under the table, “Giving the Mayor an offer he can’t refuse. “
Medic will be the perfect fighter on the prelims because of his fighting style. Becomes a fan favorite I guarantee. Treat Medic the same way the UFC managed Khamzat Chimaev, Kevin Holland, Bobby Green in 2020. Dominant wins with barely damage than scheduling him to fight few weeks later.
Fights against Austin Lingo, Danny Chavez, Charles Rosa make perfect sense for a SECOND fight in Dallas or Houston. Tough dudes in the Featherweight division, Give Medic trouble but Medic comes out with the win.
Overall Uros Medic will have a BREAKOUT 2021, Rafael Cordeiro coached many champions from Anderson Silva, Shogun Rua, Wanderlei Silva, Rafael Das Anjos and future champion Uros Medic.
Women’s Flyweight division needs some talented fighters and Casey O’Neill is one of the flyweights to bring the division to the next level. Nickname is the “King” but will be the future QUEEN of the women’s flyweight division.
Leading the charge between her, Mariya Agapova and Sabina Mazo as Valentina Shevchenko retires.
Guarantee Casey O’Neill will breakout in 2021, Becoming a rising star and one of the next GREAT fighters to prosper from Tiger Muay Thai.
“I want to make a name for myself. I’ve not been around the sport that long in terms of age, but I really have been in terms of training. I haven’t got as many fights as I would have liked to. I’d really like to make a name for myself this year.”
To be a breakout fighter in 2021 need to have standout performances against TOUGH fighters, Manon Fiorot. Another HOT prospect, Born and raised in France. 1-0 with UFC, Future fight with Maryna Moroz on June 5th.
Manon Fiorot win or lose I’d love to see her fight Casey O’Neill. Former UAE Warriors Flyweight Champion, EFC Flyweight Champion.
Casey O’Neill with a win against Manon Fiorot WILL help her in 2021. Defeating a world class fighter, Former champion with multiple promotions.
” I’d love to fight three or four times this year you know being outside the UFC it was hard to get matches so now I want to be active, “
Future fight options after a win against Manon Fiorot can be Ariane Lipski, Five fights with UFC. Former KSW Flyweight Champion.
Casey O’Neill in one year can end in the top 10, Ending 2021 facing off against Miranda Maverick, Gillian Robertson or Cynthia Cavillo. All three fights will be GREAT fights. Win over Maverick, Hot women’s flyweight prospect. Gillian Robertson UFC Veteran and Cynthia Cavillo trains now at AKA and is the women’s version of Nick Diaz. Scrappy cardio fighter.
Places her as a top ten women’s Flyweight, Slotted as a featuring prelim, Main Card slot as DANA WHITE becomes aware they have something!
Casey O’Neill home is in Australia. Hotbed for talent and one day we can see her becoming a UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion. 2021 is where we see the rise of the future champion.
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.”
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 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.
Joseph Lowry former CFFC Lightweight Champion, 9-1 record, Top Northeast Lightweight prospect is fighting Nikolas Motta 11-3 record, CFFC Lightweight Champion, Contestant on the Dana White Contender Series.
Obviously Dana White Contender Series doesn’t award fight of the night bonuses but Lowry vs Motta is a GREAT FIGHT to watch. Two of the best Lightweight Prospects in the world. Former CFFC Lightweight Champions fighting each other.
Joseph Lowry fighting for a second chance on the Dana White Contender Series. Looking for that UFC contract.
Nikolas Motta traveling from Brazil to New Jersey to train at Ricardo Almeida Jiu-Jitsu. Now can get awarded a UFC contract with a knock out, submission win. Living the American Dream, Next Brazilian to sign with the UFC.
Definitely will be paying attention to this fight that can be on the prelims of a UFC Fight Night or a Bellator prelims. I have no clue who wins this fight!!
Adrian Yanez miniature version of Jorge Masvidal, Dana White Contender Series alumni with one of the fastest knock outs is making his UFC debut tonight against Alaska FC Bantamweight Champion Victor Rodriguez.
Yanez looking for a first round exciting finish in his UFC debut, To impress Dana White but also Yanez father whose looking far above as his father always believed he can sign with the UFC.
“Whenever my dad would drive me to practice, on the freeway that we would take we’d see the Toyota Center in Houston and he’d tell me, ‘You’re gonna be fighting in there one day,’” recalled Yanez. “My dad had that much belief in me before I even went pro. He knew I was gonna be here.”
Fought his way to the UFC, Never giving up on his dream to the UFC. Making his dream a reality.
“Right after the fight I had that ‘whoa’ factor that I hit my dream,” he said. “My dream was to get a UFC contract and for me to hit that goal was amazing. I was on this high. And then the next day when I woke up, I went back home and I had this switch where I said, I’m here, but my next thing I have to do is to prove that I belong. So it’s not even a glow; I’m still trying to prove my worth and October 31st, I’m gonna go in there and show everybody that I belong here.”
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.”
Mateusz Gamrot KSW Lightweight Champion signed with the UFC on September 16th, Long awaited UFC signing for MMA hardcore fans because all of us know how talented Gamrot is. Making our dream become a reality tonight.
No longer creating dream matchups as Gamrot fights on the prelims against Guram Kutateladze. Gamrot can steal the show and show the casual fans, He’s one of the biggest UFC signings in the last decade.
“We’ve got some really interesting fights on this card and the one I’m watching out for the most is Mateusz Gamrot because he’s an undefeated fighter, 17-0, and making his UFC debut,” Hardy told Insider this week.
Drisuss Du Plessis South African Middleweight prospect is the newest addition to the UFC Middleweight division and made his UFC debut last night by having a unusual left knockout against Markus Perez.
What a way to start your UFC career with a first round knock out.
Dricuss Du Plessis was well known to hardcore fans because of win against Roberto Soldic KSW 43 and former EFC Middleweight Champion. Time was soon for Du Plessis to get signed by the UFC.
“The stakes stay the same for me it’s every fight is the most important part of my life when I go out there whether it’s for about what I’m defending about where I’m making a debut it’s all the same for me and of course the nerves of winning whether it’s in the UFC whether it’s in the EFC whether it’s KSW it doesn’t matter.” Dricus Du Plessis
Go big or go home, Last fight is the most important and his last fight was impressive.
Dricuss Du Plessis is that South African gangster who doesn’t care at all. Built like a brick, Barely any body fat. He’s an absolute savage that will be a problem for the Middleweight division.
“Right now I’m in chasing that top 20 and whoever the UFC gives me next I’ll go through them and I’ll go through wherever I need you to get that belt as soon as possible.” Dricuss Du Plessis
Plessis won’t be one of those hot prospects the UFC signs that becomes a bust but more of a success story as he rises to the top of the UFC Middleweight division.
Tom Aspinall UFC Heavyweight is making his second UFC appearance against Alan Baudot. Looking forward to watching Tyson Fury sparring partner second UFC appearance.
Guarantee you Aspinall is the next great UFC Heavyweight and the UFC Heavyweight division desperately needs him.
On the UFC heavyweight division… I don’t think there are very many good heavyweights out there right now to be honest. I feel confident that I’ll work my way up the ranks, but at the right pace. I’m not trying to rush into anything, but I don’t see anything out there that makes me second guess myself or anything like that.
Tom Aspinall Frank Mir look alike had a impressive performance against Jake Collier, No doubt Aspinall will have a second great performance as teammate Darren Till will be cheering from the far.
“He is such a fast guy for a heavyweight, you’ll hear everyone who trains with him or sees him saying it. He is so fast for a heavyweight and he dances around like nothing I’ve seen before.” Darren Till
Ludovit Klein underrated Slovakian MMA featherweight prospect, Similar to Calvin Kattar defeated Shane Young in the first round of his UFC debut.
Impressive UFC debut for Ludovit Klein as HE DOMINATED Shane Young with his boxing skills as Klein was a Amateur Boxing Champion in his native land Slovakia. That’s why I say Klein is very similar to Calvin Kattar as both are talented boxers.
The 25 year old Slovakian is the newest Featherweight prospect to keep an eye on, One day I guarantee you will become a UFC Featherweight Title Contender.
Like Jon Anik said “Ludovit Klein puts Slovakia on the map.” I couldn’t agree more as Klein shows there MMA prospects to sign from Slovakia.
“This is everything for me. My dream (was) to be the first Slovakian to go in the UFC and I am here now. All of Slovakia will watch me because this is a big, big moment for my country and for me.”
Colby Covington vs Tyron Woodley is the fight UFC fans all been waiting for the last couple years. All of us will be impatiently waiting for this fight but the whole card is stacked with great fights.
From Rising stars like Johnny Walker to UFC Legends like Donald Cerrone to prospects like TJ Laramie.
Couple prospects to keep your eye on, They have a bright UFC future ahead of them.
TJ Laramie, Dana White Contender Series product is making his UFC debut tonight against MMA veteran Darrick Minner on the prelims.
TJ Laramie is the top Featherweight prospect from Canada. Michael Bisping saying TJ Laramie looks a lot like Cody Stamann.
He’s only 22 years old, A lot of room to grow and no better way to grow in the UFC.
Jerome Rivera is another Dana White Contender Series alumni, 10-2 record looked really impressive in his win against Luis Rodriguez. Rivera will definitely be a problem in the Flyweight division.
Randy Costa making his third UFC appearance, Last fight was against Boston Salmon in October of 2019. Been a long wait for Randy Costa. Now he can return with a impressive performance against Journey Newson.
Randy Costa trains at Lauzon Mixed Martial Arts, Coached by Joe Lauzon and Greg Rebello.
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.
Rhys Mckee Northern Ireland top prospect Cage Warriors Welterweight and former BAMMA Lightweight Champion signed with the UFC. Dream has become a reality, UFC debut is against Khamzat Chimaev. Grapple heavy fighter.
Khamzat Chimaev is the favorite in this fight as he dominated John Phillips in his UFC debut. Even though Chimaev is a talented wrestler I believe that Rhys Mckee will get the win on July 25th.
See a third round finish for Rhys Mckee by a numerous amount of punches. McKee nickname is the skeleton because of his skinny frame but don’t judge a book by it’s cover, He’s a Northern Ireland savage.
Last win was against Hakon Fross in Cage Warriors was a impressive performance, First round knock out but the fight before that against Perry Andre Goodwin. Three round spectacle where you seen no quit in the Skeletor. Really watched his heart and desire in that fight.
Fight was a grinder, Bloody fight but Rhys Mckee was mentally stronger to get the win.
Since Rhys Mckee has been in some wars, Title fights for the best feeder league promotion in Europe I believe Rhys Mckee shocks people and defeats Khamzat Chimaev.
Youssef “Moroccan Devil” Zalal 23 years old is 2-0 with the UFC in the Featherweight division. Coached by Marc Montoya, Trains at growing MMA Gym Factory X.
Last fight was against Jordan Griffin last Saturday, Hooker vs Poirier. Winning the fight by unanimous decision. Impressive win for Zalal who coming into this fight had 10 fights.
Zalal stuffing the take downs, Staying composed under the constant pressure. Improvements in his striking ability with his knees.
Since Youssef Zalal barely got damaged Saturday, Zalal can quickly return by fighting at Yas Island against another tough Featherweight. Zalal doesn’t mind short notice fights anyway
“I definitely like to stay busy,” said Zalal. “I like short notices. I feel like it doesn’t put all that pressure into training or that stuff at all. For me I love staying busy and having as many fights as possible.”