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Lowry vs Motta Week 9 Contender Series Fight to Watch

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 Make Father Proud Tonight

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.” 

https://www.ufc.com/news/adrian-yanez-is-fulfilling-his-dream-ufc-vegas-12#:~:text=In%20February%202016%2C%20Adrian%20Yanez,decision%20win%20over%20Ryan%20Hollis.

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.”

https://www.ufc.com/news/adrian-yanez-is-fulfilling-his-dream-ufc-vegas-12#:~:text=In%20February%202016%2C%20Adrian%20Yanez,decision%20win%20over%20Ryan%20Hollis.

October 31st Yanez fighting on the prelims underneath his favorite fighter Anderson Silva. Couldn’t be a better way to make a UFC debut. 50k bonus showing a Spider Silva display of striking.

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.

Mateusz Gamrot UFC Debut Finally

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.

https://www.insider.com/watch-mateusz-gamrot-on-fight-island-dan-hardy-says-2020-10

Gamrot former KSW Lightweight Champion will impress the viewers tonight, Make easy work of Guram as he puts the UFC Lightweight division on notice.

“The lightweight division in the UFC is the most dangerous,” Gamrot said. “A lot of dangerous guys. Two times more than other categories but I am ready.”

https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/9/17/21441108/mateusz-gamrot-conquered-two-divisions-in-ksw-now-hes-ready-to-conquer-the-world

Looking for all challenges, Defeating these challenges and becoming a title contender one day.

“My dream is No. 1 the world championship,” Gamrot stated. “This is my goal. Of course, money is very important but for me, I need to become champion.”

https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/9/17/21441108/mateusz-gamrot-conquered-two-divisions-in-ksw-now-hes-ready-to-conquer-the-world

Gamrot is highly capable of becoming the third Polish UFC champion following the likes of Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jan Blachowicz.

We are excited about him. We are excited to get him in here and see what he can do. Yeah, very excited.” Jan Blachowicz

https://www.lowkickmma.com/dana-white-excited-about-arrival-of-former-two-divsion-ksw-champion-mateusz-gamrot/

Mateusz Gamrot, All- Around Polish talent definitely can reach the top of the UFC Lightweight Division and he can prove it tonight.

Dricuss Du Plessis UFC Newest Middleweight Prospect

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 Next Great UFC Heavyweight

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.

https://talksport.com/sport/mma/770295/tom-aspinall-ufc-heavyweight/

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

https://talksport.com/sport/boxing/737226/who-tom-aspinall-height-weight-speed-heavyweight-ufc-debut-spars-tyson-fury-trains-darren-till/

Aspinall praised by his teammate Darren Till says a lot, Complimented by Brendan Schaub as a prospect to watch on the Whittaker vs Till card.

Ludovit Klein Future UFC Featherweight Title Contender

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.”

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/ludovit-klein-dream-head-kick-knockout-ufc-253-video

Ludovit Klein will pave the way for future Slovakian MMA fighters as he rises for the remaining year of 2020. Looking forward to his next fights in the UFC because he blown me away in his UFC debut.

Prospects to Watch For Covington vs Woodley

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

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

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

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 Next Fight Options ?

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?

Lando Vanatta

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

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.

Khama Worthy

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 Wins against Chimaev

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.

UFC Signs Top Australian Prospect This summer ?

Australia and New Zealand rapidly growing with MMA talent from Israel Adesanya, Robert Whittaker, Dan Hooker, Alexander Volkanovski, George Sotiropoulos.

Now there’s Theo Christakos #1 top Australia/New Zealand prospect is the Australia FC Welterweight Champion and former Brace Welterweight Champion.

Since Dana White and Sean Shelby is desperate for talent, Some fighters having trouble flying I’m sure Theo Christakos will do anything he can to become a UFC fighter.

This summer Theo Christakos can sign with the UFC making his dream become a reality. Debut on the prelims, Built up as the next great fighter for Australia.

Youssef Zalal Next fight Yas Island?

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.”

https://www.mmaweekly.com/youssef-zalal-up-for-the-challenge-against-jordan-griffin-at-ufc-on-espn-12

Dana White loves quickly returning young promising fighters back in the Octagon and Youssef Zalal is one of those promising fighters.

Zalal approved on his first home and needs to pay off the mortgage, Fighting quickly will help pay off the mortgage and even better fight out his contract.

Impressive performance at Yas Island as United Arab Emirates has 100,000 Moroccans can be leverage for his next contract.

Youssef Zalal one of the UFC prospects that I’m HIGH on and looking forward to in the future.