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.
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.
Mark Striegl former One Championship Bantamweight, Current URCC Featherweight Champion and Combat Sambo Gold Medalist at the South East Asia Games.
32 year old’s UFC Newcomer debut is against another newcomer in Timur Valiev former PFL Fight who had a 8-1 record. MMA prospect that I’ve been looking forward to watching compete in the UFC.
Both fighters are making there MMA dreams a reality as they fight on UFC Fight Night: Munhoz vs Edgar prelims.
Even though Timur Valiev is the more exciting, Interesting prospect with more notoriety don’t count out Mark Striegl. Understand Valiev comes from the MMA hotbed of Russia where Russia grows and prospers savages.
However Phillipines is a underrated country for growing fighters such as Brandon Vera, Stephen Loman(Brave CF Bantamweight Champion),
“Everyone knows that when I go out there it’s never boring so they can expect an action-packed fight. This is an explosive Russian fighter from the mountains of Dagistan and I’m from the mountains of Baguio so it’s gonna be a wild fight,” said Striegl.
Agree with Mark Striegl that this fight will be wild but I believe he’ll get the win on August 22nd. He’s a talented Philippines prospect with a win win over Kai Kara France which says a lot because we all know how talented Kai is.
Wins in the third best MMA promotion, One Championship help as well. Accomplished everything on the Asia Scene now it’s time for Striegl to show what he’s made of in a short notice fight against Timur Valiev.
“I’m just taking advantage of the opportunity. You have to keep trying if this is your passion. I fought everywhere but the UFC is the promotion that has eluded me in my career. And now I’m trying to make this happen,” he said.
July 9th UFC signs Brave CF prospect Khamzat Chimaev 26 year old grappling dominant fighter 6-0 record.
Chimaev trains at the Allstar Training Center in Stockholm, Sweden. Training partners such as David Teymur and Daniel Teymur. Doesn’t spar with but learns from Alexander Gustafsson and Ilir Latiffi.
Rising Sweden prospect Khamzat Chimaev rewarded Swedish breakout fighter of the year because of his success for Brave CF. Now continue that success in the UFC by fighting SBG Ireland Fighter John Phillips.
Phillips will have his hands full as Chimaev is a great grappling who lifts his opponents and takes them down across the ring.
Chimaev (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is one of Europe’s top welterweight prospects. Moving up to middleweight for his promotional debut, Chimaev will look to keep his six-fight finishing streak alive. Chimaev was supposed to challenge for the Brave CF title in April in Stockholm, Sweden, but the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mateusz Gamrot KSW Featherweight Champion and former KSW Lightweight Champion, Hottest Featherweight & Lightweight NOT in the UFC. However by end of 2020 Mateusz Gamrot can sign with the UFC, One of the hottest UFC free agent signings in a while.
KSW 53 Gamrot is challenging Norman Parke KSW Lightweight Champion on July 11th.
Gamrot defeats Parke for a second time at KSW 53 maybe Gamrot talks with his management team about resigning from KSW and negotiating a contract with UFC.
Accomplished everything for KSW, Time to move on for bigger and better things.
“Respects to KSW,” Jedrzejczyk said. “To be honest, they taught a Polish fan to watch MMA, so they have a great respect and gratitude from me.”
“UFC matchmakers and Dana White track these events, because they want to catch some talents and bring them to UFC.
“There are plenty of great fighters in KSW. In example, Mateusz Gamrot, great polish talent, who is currently training with me in American Top Team.”
Rafa Garcia vacated his Combate Americas Lightweight title as he said it’s time to move on. Move on to the UFC please!!
Rafa Garcia is one of the top Lightweight Prospects in the world. Since I started blogging a year ago I’ve been consistently writing about Rafa Garcia. Calling him the Mexican Eddie Alvarez because he’s a pitbull.
UFC signs Rafa Garcia this will be one of the biggest UFC free agent signings of 2020.
PFL 2020 season is cancelled, PFL fighters unable to fight but need to provide for there families. UFC is up and running,
Specific fighters from the PFL who are truly capable of competing with UFC fighters. One of the PFL fighters is Bubba Jenkins.
Bubba Jenkins Brave CF Featherweight Champion, All American Wrestler at Arizona State and Penn State, Former Bellator fighter. Looking better than ever now in a three fight winning streak.
Continue to look at his best by signing with the UFC and fighting the top 20-25 UFC Featherweights.
Definitely will be a challenge because of his division one wrestling background. Advancements in striking since his days of Bellator will become a PROBLEM.
Bubba Jenkins defeating Goiti Yamaguchi, Former Brave CF Featherweight Champion Lucas Martins.
Will add more impressive wins to his career if he signs with the UFC.
Ali Abdelaziz Dominance MMA Manager, #1 MMA Manager is loyal to his clients and will do everything he can to make them wealthy, Achieve there dreams. Represents Bubba Jenkins and he’ll do everything he can to bring him to the UFC in 2020.
Professional Fighters League cancelled there 2020 season. PFL Fighters unable to fight but Brett Okamato ask Dana White post UFC 250 about signing PFL Women’s Lightweight Champion Kayla Harrison.
Dana White says he’s interested in signing Kayla Harrison but doesn’t know if Kayla is ready for top competition. UFC might not sign Kayla Harrison but can sign PFL Lightweight Champion Natan Schulte.
Natan Schulte two time PFL Lightweight Champion is 28 years old, Multi millionaire trains at American Top Team. No doubt in my mind Natan Schulte can face top competition.
”I’ve proven throughout this season here at PFL that I deserve to fight among the best,” Schulte said. “To leave a promotion where I made a million dollars this year to fight for another promotion, it has to be fighting the best in another big promotion, UFC or Bellator. I really believe I can fight the top 5 of the UFC and Bellator, for sure.”
Rafa Garcia #1 Latin American Prospect, Home grown from Mexico is the Combate Americas Champion after defeating Humberto Bandenay at Combate 55. Rafa Garcia is one of the main attractions for Combate Americas. Garcia is 25 years old and in the next couple years will see Rafa sign with the UFC.
Rafa Garcia has wins over Erick Gonzalez, Estevan Payan Latin America Prospects. 12-0 record successfully defeating his opponents for the #1 Latin America MMA Promotion.
Impressive wins can lead to Rafa Garcia to fight for UFC. Offered a fight on the Dana White Contender Series fighting another Top Lightweight Prospect.
No doubt Rafa Garcia doesn’t get signed by the UFC. Bound to happen as a decorated fighter Rafa Garcia signs with the UFC can become a potential UFC Lightweight Champion.
Similar to Eddie Alvarez I call him the “Mexican Eddie Alvarez” because he’s a pitbull.
Hope and pray Uncle Bobby Dana signs Rafa Garcia!! Accomplished it all for Combate Americas, Time to accomplish more fighting for the UFC.