One of the best Middleweight prospects in the United States, Knockout artist with FIVE KO’s. 7-2 record at 27 years old.
Few more wins Fremd will fighting in front of Dana White on the contender series.
Trains out of Factory X Muay Thai one the more underrated MMA gyms out there with Anthony Smith, Alexander Hernandez, Dustin Jacoby, Youssef Zalal and a bunch of other hungry fighters.
Mostly every UFC, Bellator champion loses at some point in there career. Daniel Argueta lost against Ricky Turcios on the recent Ultimate Fighter but looking for an another opportunity to fight on the Dana White Contender Series.
Fight for Bellator in 2021.
Trains out one of the best gyms in the world in Jackson Wink MMA with Greg Jackson #1 or #2 best MMA coach and trains at Gracie Barra Headquarters for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Videos training with TJ Dillashaw, Cub Swanson, Juan Archuleta at Gracie Barra BJJ.
28 years old
Jackson WINK MMA Academy
three wins by rear naked choke
3-0 at 25 years old formerly trained at Tristar GYM and now moved up to Denver to train at Factory X Muay Thai.
Next Generation of Welterweights to sign with UFC or Bellator. Similar fighting style former teammate George St Pierre with shoot boxing and the most hated man in the UFC Colby Covington.
Haris all-around Welterweight has the makings to become a LFA Welterweight Champion and making a run in the UFC or Bellator.
Been keeping an eye on Haris Talundzic for a while and looking forward to this LFAF 116 fight.
Current KSW Bantamweight Champion, Fighting for a top five MMA Promotion is defending his title for the first time against Bruno Santos.
Defeated one of the more respected European Bantamweights in Antun Racic at KSW 59.
Reminds of those lengthy quick fighters like Nathaniel Wood who fights for UFC. Similar fighting style and potential.
Challenging Sebastian Przybysz for the KSW Bantamweight Title. One of the best Brazilian Bantamweight prospects right now.
Scary part to all this Santos is only 22 years old and ALREADY challenging for the KSW Bantamweight title already.
Promising future ahead of him as he’s the next face of Brazilian Bantamweights following the paths of Jose Aldo, Renan Barao and Bibiano Fernandes.
Reminds me of Bibiano Fernandes and Marlon Moraes. ONE DAY will be watching Santos fight for a UFC/Bantamweight Title.
Maybe will see Santos upset the home crowd and win the KSW Bantamweight title.
Trains at Chute Boxe Diego Lima with Charles Oliveira, Thomas Almeida
15-0 record one of the best European Middleweight prospects is 3-0 with KSW. VERY CLOSE to a KSW Middleweight title with a win against Michał Pietrzak.
Coming off a huge win against former Titan FC Welterweight Champion Uros Jurisic.
Won’t be surprised if Musaev signs with Bellator or fights on the Dana White Contender Series. Next crop of Major Promotional signings.
17 win streak
Wushu Sanda fighting style
Trains at Golden Team with Aliyar Sarkerov 37-3 Featherweight
KSW Middleweight title contender
Part of the next crop of Brazilian signees is a very talented Featherweight whose only 22 years old with a 11-2 record.
Interim SFT Featherweight Champion in his run as one of the best Brazilian prospects.
Upcoming SFT 30 fight is against Brazilian MMA veteran Thiago Silva (20-10), Win against Silva is a win that you definitely want to have. Attracting UFC to sign you. Defeating a fighter with a lot of experience.
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.
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 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.
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
Oktagon Heavyweight Champion
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
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
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.
Kai Kamaka testing free agency after his UFC contract expiring. Smart move for the young Featherweight who had a tough go fighting for UFC. 1-2-1 UFC so far.
Fight of the Night against Tony Kelley, “Loss” against TJ Brown. Judges messed up the scoring on this fight many people think Kai Kamaka won, Kai Kamaka looked very good.
“Tomorrow we will be filing an appeal for the blatantly horrible decision against Kai Kamaka,” Kamaka’s manager Brian Butler wrote in a statement released to MMA Fighting. “I don’t believe I have seen one media outlet that gave that fight to TJ and from what I understand even TJ and his team say they didn’t win. There is little to no recourse on these judges not being able to do their jobs properly and for a fighter like Kai who moved his entire household from Hawaii to pursue this career, it’s simply not right.
Bad luck against Danny Chavez deducting a point because of a low blow in Round 2. Judges messed this one up too, Kai Kamaka won this fight as well. Congratulations to the GREAT judges.
Finish 10-3 with UFC right now if judges scored it right but anyway time for Kamaka to test free agency and see his real value.
Any MMA promotion can sign this talented Hawaiian Featherweight, Building up the featherweight division and become a promotional rising star.
If I was Brian Butler(Kai Kamaka manager) I’d have him sign somewhere besides UFC. Time to win a Featherweight title outside the UFC and make a high earning salary as well.
Attracting the UFC to sign him seeing the radical improvements in his GAME.
“I mean on a legit update I would say it’s between Bellator and PFL right now.” I’m just gonna say I have a deal done and it was done literally the same day that the UFC decided that they weren’t gonna renegotiate.” Kai Kamaka answers on the Touch Em up podcast
Sign with Bellator or PFl facing TALENTED Featherweights every fight. Returning to Bellator in the STACKED Bellator Featherweight division, Building his name on SHOWTIME. Making money fighting in the cage and earning extra money from sponsors.
Manel Kape one of the biggest signings in UFC lately former Rizin Bantamweight Champion, Superstar in Japan as he was training at AKA Thailand ran by Mike Swick (Ultimate Fighter 1 and former UFC Fighter) .
Kape started off 0-2 with UFC losing to Alexandre Pantoja and Matheus Nicolau.
However Kape FINALLY started to throw and attack. All or nothing in this fight and defeated Ode Osbourne with a first round KO. Looking like the Kape who fought for Rizin.
“I know that I will be a champion I have the characters of the champion you know I’ve been a champion and I’ll be 100% a champion in UFC this is true if everything will okay like tonight I’ll be a champion believe me.” Manel Kape
Confidence inside the Octagon can translate to a winning streak, Becoming a top 15 UFC Flyweight in 2021 or 2022.
” I should be in the top five that’s why the UFC brought me in.” Manel Kape
Dealing with adversity from the losses, Never forget where he came from. Born in Angola but immigrated to Portugal seeking a better life. Living his dream being one of the best flyweights in the world.
First goal was becoming Rizin Bantamweight Champion, Now looks to become UFC Flyweight Champion. He has all the talented in the world, All up here.
Manel Kape expecting a child this Winter that will be a extra boost mentally to become the #1 Flyweight in the world.
“I feel like I’m one of the smartest fighters in the world. I can see things that not everyone can see inside the octagon. I made this plan so perfect and everything went very well. I’m orthodox, but I can fight southpaw. I knew when I changed to orthodox, he would not see me – I would be like a ghost in front of him. I knew I’d change, and he’d move to try to attack me.”
Love to see a quick return before Winter for he can spend time with his wife. Barely any damage against Ode Osbourne. Earn as much money as possible negotiating his next contract.
Former TKO Flyweight Champion Malcom Gordon vs Manel Kape would be a fun matchup for each of them. Former champions before signing with UFC. Similar fighting styles looking for the finish in the early rounds. Definitely would watch this fight.
David Dvořák vs Manel Kape. David Dvorak #11th ranked Flyweight 20-3 record. Dvorak definitely a dangerous fighter. Flying under the radar with a 16 fight winning streak.
Sit and wait for the matchups Pantoja vs Royval, Alex Perez vs Matt Schnell.
Manel Kape end of 2021 without a doubt with the right mindset can be a flyweight title contender, Starting a UFC winning streak that can lead to a a UFC Flyweight Title shot if Kape defeats the right fighters.
Derick Lewis vs Cyril Gane for the UFC Heavyweight Interim Title. One shot for Derick Lewis is night night for Gane. I can’t wait for this fight and card in general. Plenty fighters to watch who MAY have BRIGHT futures in the UFC.
#1 choice is the rising Lightweight, Former Muay Thai Champion Rafael Fiziev. Entering this featuring prelim fight on a three fight winning streak and facing a MMA veteran Bobby Green. Fighting since the Strikeforce days and made a big name for himself during COVID.
GREAT TEST for Fiziev to see what he’s truly made of. Fight in the right direction. PERFECT spot for a young hungry fighter to build his name on a Pay Per View card.
“This guy is very tough. He started to fight a long time ago and he has big experience. I respect all this and I respect him. But I don’t think that he has more experience than me because I have big experience in amateur fights, won them all. I’m on a good road.”
Rafael Fiziev 9-1 record vs Bobby Green 27-11-1. Obvious Bobby Green is the experienced fighter but Rafael Fiziev trains at Tiger Muay Thai with Petr Yan, Valentina Shevchenko, Timofey Nastyukhin (One Championship).
“I don’t think about finishing him; I never think about finishing opponents,” the recipient of performance bonuses in his last two fights said. “I’m ready every time for a hard fight, a long distance, and such a hard fight, not an easy fight. I stay ready for this every time. I never say, ‘Oh, it’s an easy fight, oh, I finish him.’ It’s never easy. It’s always hard work.”
Former Rizin Bantamweight Champion is 0-2 with UFC. One more chance for Kape to impress the UFC or he’s gonna be CUT from the UFC. One of the biggest UFC signings in recent years, Being the Rizin Bantamweight Champion is an accomplishment that easily attracted the UFC to sign him.
Kape has all the talent in the world but he needs to have the same confidence he had fighting for RIZIN as one of there biggest stars. Kape isn’t getting dominated biggest problem with him is striking more, Not being afraid to let it GO.
“I love watching him fight, He’s a savage, He’s a beast he’s gonna be a problem I just hope that that he gets used to the cage.” Muhammad Lawal interview with Mike Swick
“Everybody say that they can stand with me but when they feel my hands they want to shoot some takedowns… I don’t believe that we are the same level. I need to respect his left hand. He has power in his left hand, he has shown already at featherweight. But I’ve been fighting with fighters who have a lot of power in hands and nobody never knocked me down. I’m really focused for this fight and I believe I will knock out him.”
UFC prospect I’m high on fights in the Bantamweight division. Explosive Bantamweight tank built like Chad Mendes. Trains at the Texas Powerhouse Gym Fortis MMA owned by former NBA All-Star Deron Williams and ran by Sayif Saud.
Facing the experienced 21-8 Anderson dos Santos. Hopefully with a win with against dos Santos there’s a winning streak and a rising year for Miles Johns. Rewarded with a bonus tonight definitely deserves the 50k’s.
Johnny Munoz Jr
Former King of the Cage Bantamweight Champion “lost” to Nate Maness in his UFC debut. I disagreed with the decision really believe Munoz Jr won the fight, Shocked by the decision but tonight we can see FIRST UFC win.
He sees plenty of advantages for himself in this fight and is envisioning a big finish to get himself in the win column.
Traveling down to Tijuana, Mexico to train with UFC FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION Brendan Moreno.
“I’ve been going traveling a lot to Tijuana down in Mexico it’s about an hour and a half from from where I’m at so I’ve been training a lot with Brandon Moreno I was actually part of his fight camp which was real cool being able to see him succeed and accomplish.” Johnny Munoz Jr
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.”
EVERY MMA fan is excited for TJ Dillashaw vs Cory Sandhagen Main Event fight but top to bottom is a sneaky card.
Maycee Barber vs Miranda Maverick
Maycee Barber hot prospect as she was determined to become the UFC youngest champion, Taking over the throne over Valentina Shevchenko. Torn ACL stopped the momentum of Maycee Barber losing to Roxanne Modaferri than to Alexa Grasso.
“Bring it on,” Barber told MMA Junkie at a media day at the UFC Apex. “It’s been a roller coaster, but it’s been a huge learning lesson, and I’ve had a lot of fun with it. There’s going to be good times and bad times along life, and I’m ready for it all – and ready to learn and grow from it all.”
Switching camps to Team Alpha Male, Owned by Urijah Faber. Looking to change things up.
“It’s been really good, you know, California is amazing. It’s super beautiful, and I got a good tan, but the team overall, you know, is a lot of motivated people. There are people that are trying to be at the top of the UFC, and there are also people who are trying to get into the UFC and in other big promotions. I feel like there are two different levels of hunger, but they’re both hunger.”
I just love how everybody is in the same building as well and they are all on the same page which is what I need at this point in my career. I’ve also been working with Urijah Faber a lot and got some work in with Danny Castillo, Chris Holdsworth, and then all their fighters around my weight there.”
Defeating Miranda Maverick definitely help her confidence boost, Feels good to get that first win back. Barber returning to a winning streak in 2021.
Miranda Maverick former Invicta Flyweight Tournament winner, Two fight UFC winning streak at 24 years old with a 9-2 record. #13 UFC Flyweight right now and defeating the hot prospect Maycee Barber but Miranda Maverick is her own hot prospect.
“My school will be over in the fall, and then I’ll have less to worry about, so I’ll be able to put more of my focus on fighting. And I’m really excited about what I can do [as a fighter] when I have that time to focus more on training, nutrition, all of those kinds of things that lead to success in this business.”
“That’s the only fight I didn’t want because I think we are very young prospects and I think we both have a big future in this sport,” Miranda said. “She (Maycee) is already on a two-fight losing streak, she is gonna be on a three-fight losing streak.”
Maycee Barber vs Miranda Maverick is gonna be a GREAT FIGHT on paper very curious to see how these three rounds breakdown.
Punahele Soriano vs Brendan Allen
Punahele Soriano Xtreme Couture product, Contender Series alumni is on a two fight winning streak with TWO first round KO’s. Soriano 8-0 record at 28 years old. 2021 can be a MAJOR year for him to put his name out there.
“It comes with a lot of pressure, but I love to live up to that and push beyond that,” offered Soriano, who missed all of 2020 after dealing with a hip injury. “I don’t want to just be another Hawaiian with a granite chin that can hit hard — I want to be the Hawaiian that can do that and everything else; the guy that can wrestle, can grapple, can win hard rounds, and can grind it out.
“I know he comes from a good camp — they’ve got tough guys there, good coaches — but I’m just going to go out there and out-fight him. I’m not afraid to get tired. I’m not afraid to get in there and give it my all. I’m not afraid to die out there.
Brendan Allen Former LFA Middleweight Champion, Won a contract on the Dana White Contender Series. Dealt with a tough loss against Sean Strickland but defeated a REALLY GOOD Karl Roberson.
Before the loss Allen was on a three fight winning streak but can start it up again.
“If I can match that feeling again, perform that way again, I feel like it’s my time to make a run,” he added with an eye towards the future. “After this one, I’ll have fought down twice, defended my spot, and hopefully I can get a big name and get someone in the Top 10.
Switched camps to Florida Powerhouse Sanford MMA, Training with the killers of killers from Gilbert Burns, Jason Jackson(Bellator Welterweight) Michael Chandler, Derek Brunson to name a few. Learning from different styles, Coaches Henri Hooft & Greg Jones.
Iron sharpens Iron and Brendan Allen tools have definitely sharpened.
Brendan Allen vs Punahele Soriano is a GREAT Fight to WATCH two Middleweight prospects looking to becoming UFC Middleweight Champions.
Mateusz Gamrot former KSW Featherweight and KSW Lightweight champion got his first win against Scott Holtzman at UFC on ABC 2 prelims. Rewarded a 50k bonus in addition to his fighter pay.
Gamrot a lot of hype with him, UFC eyes him as a future star. Talented world class badass Polish Lightweight.
Showing his promise at 30 years old defeating a tough fighter in Scott Holtzman. Training very hard at American Top Team with Jorge Masvidal, Dustin Poirier, Edson Barboza. Learning from some of the best fighters in the world.
Gamrot defeated the likes of Norman Parke, Kleber Koike Erbst, Mansour Barnaoui Current Road FC Lightweight Champion and now Scott Holtzman. Time to fight some Lightweights in his upcoming fight in the summer hopefully.
Gamrot vs Bobby Green
Mateusz Gamrot vs Bobby Green Summer of 2021 sign me up!! Bobby Green UFC veteran, One of the fighters of the year for 2020. Taking advantage of Fight Island to make a sweet living. Bobby Green last fight was against Thiago Moises back in October but because of weight cut fight against Jim Miller was cancelled.
Hopefully everything is fine with Green because a fight against the rising Lightweight prospect Mateusz Gamrot would be one of those fights to stay tuned, Put your phone down and watch three rounds of technical offensive fighting.
Gamrot vs Alexander Hernandez
Alexander Hernandez once was a upcoming fighter, Now a win/loss fighter. Latest lost was against Thiao Moises in February 2021. Time to return to the Octagon soon and fighting Gamrot would be no easy task but be a fun fight to watch on the prelims.
UFC on ABC 2 Marvin Vettori vs Kevin Holland Main Event but the Co Main Event is what I’m truly excited about Arnold Allen vs Sodiq Yusuff, Two high level Featherweight rising stars fighting each other in a anticipated matchup. Every hardcore MMA fan is watching this fight.
Since I started watching UFC obsessively last three years had my eyes on Arnold Allen since he defeated Makwan Amirkhani. Arnold Allen is a special all around talent from England who switches camps from BKK Fighters in England than with Tristar Gym in Montreal. Yes coached by the Phil Jackson of MMA… Firas Zahabi.
Technical All-Around fighter who continues to get better with every performance. One of the rising stars for the UFC roster in general and one of the most underrated fighters on the roster at the same.
“I like being the dark horse in the division,” Allen said. “It’s nice.”
Risen his way to the top ten of the UFC Featherweight Division defeating Gilbert Melendez, Mads Burnell, Nik Lentz under the tutelage of Firas Zahabi.
Now in the prime of his career at 27 years old looking to make a push for the UFC Featherweight Title in 2021 just needs to get passed the #11 Sodiq Yusuff who last fought and won against Andre Fili at UFC 246.
“I was a bit surprised. Obviously, I was supposed to fight Stephens, and I was expecting another veteran like that, you know – something like that or Stephens [himself],” Allen said during the UFC Vegas 23 Media day this week. “Nothing was happening, and then we got offered Sodiq, and I was like, ‘you know what?’ Yeah, that’s a perfect match-up.’”
British gentleman assassin who can be a supporting character in Peaky Blinders or a Guy Ritchie British gangster movie can definitely beat Sodiq Yusuff the #11th Featherweight but you can’t look pass the Nigerian born but Maryland raised as he trains at Team Lloyd Irvin and has wins over Andre Fili, Sheymon Moraes and Gabriel Benitez.
Don’t expect a dominant one side whoooping from Arnold Allen as both fighters are here to FIGHT, Bring there best skills on ABC channel. Expect a 29-28 win for Arnold Allen, Easily the biggest win of his MMA career that can propel him forward in the rankings.
“This is huge,” Allen told MMA Junkie at Wednesday’s UFC on ABC 2 media session at the UFC Apex. “I think this is bigger than the fights with the big names, you know? Like, this is me against another big prospect isn’t it? It’s like proving time.”
Spotlight on for Arnold Allen, Co Main Event on ABC Network. Millions of viewers watching this fight, Especially Dana White, Sean Shelby sitting in front row. Impress the boss and take advantage of the oppurtunity.
“I’m glad they put us on the Co-Main Event because I feel we deserve it.”
Well deserving of a Co-Main Event slot but defeating Sodiq Yusuff can earn the British gentleman a Main Card Pay-Per View slot!!
Apti Bimarzaev Belarus Top Featherweight 16-3 record at 28 years old, 2016 Combat Sambo World Champion at 28 years old. One of my favorite Eastern Europe MMA prospects to date because of his high level fighting ability, World Class fighter who fights for ACA.
Apti Bimarzaev 3-0 looking to make it 4-0 facing Tural Ragimov 20-5 record at ACA 120. ACA 120 headliner is Felipe Froes vs Magomedrasul Khasbulaev but please pay attention to Bimarzaev he’s a really talented fighter who can beat Top UFC or Bellator Featherweights.
Apti Bimarzaev Career
Standout win on his win record was against former Bellator, WSOF and now current Bareknuckle boxer Luis Palomino. It was a amazing technical performance that lead to a unanimous decision. Defeating Ramazan Kishev at ACA 97. Kishev talented fighter who defeated ACA prospect Askhab Zulaev which is a stand out win for Kishev.
Defeating a Brazilian undefeated fighter Rodrigo Magalhaes 10-0 at WFCA 53 before WFCA was acquired from ACB/ACA.
Proof’s in the pudding as Apti is one of the Featherweight prospects to keep an eye on for 2021 before he signs with a stellar Major Promotion from UFC, Bellator, One Championship or PFL. He’s ready for the big show!!
Apti Bimarzaev vs Tural Ragimov
Apti Bimarzaev vs Tural Ragimov will be an exciting fight to watch point blank. Tural Ragimov stand out wins against Antun Racic at M1-Challenge. Racic former KSW Bantamweight Champion. Akhmed Shervaniev 14-1 record, Current Brave CF fighter.
Ragimov will knockdown Apti few times but Apti has one of the craziest chins of all time as he got knocked down by Alexey Polpudnikov at ACA 104 but Apti is a resilient pressure, Willing to die out there type of fighter who will fight to the last second.
Go through some adversity with fights but he’s just mentally tough to never give up. Trait you can’t train only a skill you can master and Apti mastering the skill!
Apti #5th ranked ACA Featherweight #1 contender fight vs Salman Zhamaldaev next for Apti Bimarzaev.
Tobias Harila #1 Nordic Featherweight prospect at 27 years old made his Cage Warriors debut, Ground & Pound knockout against Aiden Stephen in the first round. Cage Warriors 122 Masterpiece performance.
Harila signing a multi fight deal with Cage Warriors, No regrets signing the top Nordic Featherweight prospect.
“We have been in negotiations with them for a while and we now reached an agreement that we are both happy with. Really Looking forward to the opportunity to fight on a platform like Cage Warriors. My goal is to take the belt in 2021 and then hopefully get a UFC contract. My focus right now is just to smash every FW on the roster.” says Harila.
Congratulations to Tobias Harila signing with Cage Warriors making a name himself with the best European Featherweight prospects in 2021 and 2022.
Winning fights in the first round will create a big name for Tobias Harila as Sweden, Nordic region is a underrated region for talent but fighting for CAGE WARRIORS radically helps. Putting his name out there.
Watch out for Harila in 2021 as he moves up the stacked Featherweight division as Jordan Vucenic, Morgan Charriere, Paul Hughes, Paddy Pimblett lead the Featherweight division but Harila is definitely in there with them.
Fight Club Rush Featherweight Champion defeating Fernando Flores now looking to become Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion.
Now Tobias Harila on my FightingDNA radar, Definitely should be on yours too. Entering Cage Warriors in the prime of his career.
UFC is the Premier Global MMA promotion. The Gold Standard on running a promotion. Besides there’s ten plus MMA promotions to watch or fight for. Earning solid money, Entertained by watching world class fighters. Created a list of MMA promotions to watch!
Ultimate Fighting Championship
No way UFC is #1 MMA promotion. Of course and it will always will be until Dana White decides to retire. UFC not only the #1 MMA promotions but #4th Sports Business beating NHL. UFC is a worldwide company, TV contracts in Brazil, United Kingdom, Australia. UFC has some of the biggest athletes from Conor McGregor, Israel Adesanya, Jon Jones. Formerly Khabib Nurmagomedov, Biggest Muslim athlete.
UFC signing a deal with ESPN, Skyrocketed there brand value. UFC will only grow from here. Future PPV buys up to 3 million-4 million.
UFC talent better than ever, Stacked divisions from Lightweight, Featherweight and Bantamweight. Bright future ahead of them, Congratulations to Dana White and the UFC.
Bellator since Scott Coker (Former Strike Force promoter) took over in 2014. Bellator gradually improved. Bellator moving from Paramount- CBS Sports and now Showtime. Congratulations to Bellator for the broadcast deal move, Definitely will help Bellator move in the right direction.
Great second option to watch, The days of Chael Sonnen vs Tito Ortiz, Kimbo Slice are long gone. New Era of Bellator. Bellator will continue to grow with brand value, Millions of viewers worldwide. Rising MMA stars who can defeat UFC Top Fighters.
Patricio Pitbull, Vadim Nemkov, Douglas Lima, AJ McKee, Yaroslav Amosov, Juan Archuleta, Aaron Pico leading the charge for Bellator. World Class fighters, Some of the best fighters in the world… They just fight for Bellator.
Coker and Rich Chau(Bellator Matchmaker) continues to sign top prospects from Magomed Magomedov, Usman Nurmagomedov, Alexandr Shabily, Justin Gonzales, Jaylon Bates, Many Bohm and plenty of other prospects. Future stars and champions for Bellator.
Watch out for Bellator in these next five years.
Lead by Chatri Sityodtong, #1 MMA promotion in Asia. Running since 2011. Broadcast deal with TNT and Bleacher Report. Events in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, China, Japan, Philippines. Now looking to expand in North America.
100’s millions of dollars invested from Investment firms, Backing One Championship to make it grow into a multi-billion dollar business.
Lost millions of dollars in 2020 but 2021 will be a great year for One Championship. Selling out arenas.
One Championship since the start signed world class fighters from Bibiano Fernandes(Dream Bantamweight Champion) Shinya Aoki, Ben Askren, Brandon Vera, Aung La Nsang. Signed Eddie Alvarez, Traded for Demetrious Johnson, Signed Sage Northcutt, Vitor Belfort, John Lineker
Faces of One Championship currently are Christian Lee, Aung La Nsang, Angela Lee, Giorgio Petrosyan( Kickboxer), Bibiano Fernandes, Adriano Moraes, Thanh Le and Kiamrian Abbasov.
Talented divisions from Lightweight, Bantamweight. Bright future ahead of One Championship.
Professional Fighters League
Formerly known as World Series of Fighting, Professional Fighters League promoted by Ray Sefo, CEO Peter Murray and Chairman Don Davis. PFL has a broadcast deal with ESPN.
PFL started in 2018, PFL success won’t happen overnight. Take some time to becoming a Global promotion but love what PFL is doing. Mass potential for Professional Fighters League.
Current stars Lance Palmer, Natan Schulte, Kayla Harrison, Ray Cooper. Lance Palmer one of the best Featherweights in the world.
PFL in 2020 signed Rory MacDonald, Biggest free agent signing for them. Claressa Shields #1 Boxer in the world. 2021 signed Anthony Pettis, Fabricio Werdum, Antonio Carlos Junior, Gleison Tibau. Adding depth to the 2021 roster, Mixing with upcoming prospects.
Exciting year in 2021, Looking forward to the 2021 season. Building PFL brand for the next five years.
#1 European MMA promotion KSW is a European sensation. Selling out arenas in Poland. Martin Lewandowski KSW promoter is a doing a great JOB running KSW.
Broadcast deal with DAZN, Talented roster from Roberto Soldic, Salahdine Parnasse, Daniel Torres, Mamed Khalidov, Phil De Fries, Tomasz Narkun, Norman Parke.
Polish version of Pride, Mixed with world class fighters who one day will be future UFC fighters. Roberto Soldic is one of the best Welterweights in the world.
If your a European fighter and want to make a name for yourself signing a fight deal with KSW will be the best option.
Fighting in front a MMA hardcore audience, Building your brand in front of millions viewers. Winning a KSW title is a well accomplished title.
By far the most underrated MMA promotion right now but will continue to grow with TV Deals, Signing UFC/ Bellator free agents.
Rizin Fight Federation
Rizin formally was Pride, Nobuyuki Sakakibara former Pride president started Rizin in 2015. Never looked back as Rizin continues to grow. Be a while till it becomes what Pride was but there’s gradual growth.
Several events a year from 2015-2020. Scott Coker because of his love for MMA helped out Rizin doing them a favor, Cross Promotion with Rizin.
“He had the love of the sport, he wanted to take the sport to the next level and build his brand,” Sakakibara said through translator and Rizin executive Shingo Kashiwagi. “The UFC was already a big player in the U.S., and any business needs a healthy competition, so … it was necessary to help [Coker]. It was possible because of the mutual trust and respect that we had between us.” https://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/26951089/bellator-rizin-proving-cross-promotion-healthy-mma
Rizin sending over Kyoji Horiguchi to Bellator, Defeating Former Bellator Bantamweight Champion Darrion Caldwell twice! Jiří Procházka defeated Muhammad Lawal. Tofiq Musaev masterfully defeating Patricky Pitbull.
Showing the world Rizin has a talented roster defeating world class Bellator fighters. Rizin needs to continue signing prospects to compete with top promotions on a yearly basis.
Brave Combat Federation
Brave Combat Federation #1 Middle Eastern MMA promotion Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa(Sheikh of Bahrain). Rapidly growing since 2016. Events in Bahrain, India, UAE, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Russia. Taking advantage of the financial backing signing world class fighters and prospects from Ottman Azaitar, Stephen Loman, Jose “Shorty” Torres, Muhammad Mokaev, Bubba Jenkins, Ali Bagautinov and many more fighters.
Brave CF becoming a feeder league for UFC with Khamzat Chimaev, Ottman Azaitar, Amir Albazi signing with UFC. Stephen Loman Brave CF Bantamweight Champion signing with One Championship. Bubba Jenkins signing with PFL.
Brave CF matches up great bouts, Signing world class prospects from all over them world. Bahrain Royal Family loves MMA and will offer you a fair contract.
Expand there brand globally with events in new countries from Africa, Latin America, Italy, United States.
#1 Latin America MMA promotion, Attracting the Latin American audience. Trying to be the second popular sport behind soccer. TV/Broadcast deals with Univision, DAZN, ESPN(Latin America)
Combate Americas promoting events in Latin America, Mexico, Peru, Texas, Arizona. Focused on building the sport and brand in Latin America. Attracting millions of viewers.
Copa Combate 8 man tournament events with Andres Quintana winning the Featherweight tournament. Levy Saúl Marroquín winning the Bantamweight tournament.
Combate Americas stars are Andres Quintana, Rafa Garcia, Melissa Martinez, Alejandro Flores, Andre Barquero Morera.
Signing Tito Ortiz in a fight deal, Tito Ortiz vs Alberto Del Rio. Never thought that would happen.
Combate Americas will continue to grow in Latin America signing high level prospects who go on to become champions.
Absolute Championship Akhmat
M1 Global used to be the #1 Russian MMA promotion but now it’s Absolute Championship Akhmat!
ACB was founded by Mairbek Khasiev, he is one of the most respected citizens of Chechen Republic. Khasiev a sport activist and a decorated doctor with a lot of notable awards. Thanks to his efforts in 2009 the Berkut Fight Club was founded in Grozny help a lot young fighters get the opportunity to compete in the very highest level.
Mairbek Khasiev bought out promotions Tech-Krep FC, Merged with WFCA. Now ACA is one of the best promotions in the world.
ACA former fighters found success from Petr Yan, Zabit Magomedsharpiov, Askar Askarov, Anatoly Tokov, Yusup Saadulaev.
Many more talented fighters to sign with UFC, Bellator, One Championship and PFL.
Faces of ACA right now are Felipe Froes(ACA Featherweight Champion), Yusuf Raisov(Lightweight contender), Azamat Kerefov( ACA Flyweight Champion) Deivi Daniel Oliveira de Almeida (ACA Bantamweight Champion).
Former ACA Bantamweight Champion, Rustam Kerimov testing free agency. Next version of Petr Yan. Impressed by his talents. UFC or Bellator Bantamweight division is in for a rude awakening.
ACA will continue to grow in Europe, Signing savage Russians who go on to become UFC champions and title contenders.
ACA is one of my favorite MMA promotions to watch.
Overall there’s many MMA promotions besides the UFC where you can watch World Class fighters, Intense entertaining fights. Find a MMA promotion to build a career and earn a lot of money.
Next up is “Under the radar MMA promotions” from all over the world!!
MMA fans disrespect Non UFC Fighters because they don’t fight for UFC, Not beating world class fighters every time they fight. I understand why but there’s fighters in Major promotions from Bellator, One Championship, PFL, Rizin, KSW, Combate Americas, ACA, Brave CF who can defeat top ten UFC fighters right now!! Who are they? I made a wish list of fighters UFC needs to sign in 2021.
Patricio “Pitbull” Friere
Arguably the BEST Featherweight in the world, Bellator Featherweight Champion. Six Successful title defenses overall, Most wins in Bellator history with 19. Six Fight winning streak defeating world class fighters from current UFC Fighter and rival Michael Chandler, former Bellator champion Daniel Straus, KOTC former champion Juan Archuleta.
Patricio Pitbull is a world class fighter, Semi-Finalist right now against Emmanuel Sanchez in the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix. Defeats Sanchez than faces a future STAR in AJ McKee. Pitbull if he defeats AJ McKee, Grand Prix champion.
Pitbull needs to sign with UFC and show the world he’s the best Featherweight in the world. Patricio Pitbull vs Max Holloway, Pitbull vs Ortega, Pitbull vs Zabit. Dream come true for Pitbull to sign with UFC.
Douglas Lima easily one of the BEST Welterweights in the world, Since his loss to Rory MacDonald radically improved and had a dominant performance against Rory MacDonald in the second match. Knocking out Michael “Venom” Page. Winning the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix and the million dollar prize.
Lima started with Bellator in 2011, Successful career with Bellator but NOW it’s time to sign with UFC, Winning the Bellator Welterweight title, Following same route as Michael Chandler.
33 years old in the prime of his career few more years of world class fighting left. No better place than the UFC.
Vadim Nemkov arguable as the #1 Light Heavyweight in the world. Winning and dominating his fight against Ryan Bader. Showing how talented Nemkov is by defeating Ryan Bader. Masterclass performance. Impressive winning streak of Phil Davis, Liam McGeary, Rafael Carvalho and Phillipe Lins. Defeating former world champions.
UFC Light Heavyweight Division is desperate for stars and without a doubt Vadim Nemkov would be the Light Heavyweight star. Protégé for Fedor Emelianenko. Nemkov vs Reyes, Nemkov vs Blachowicz, Nemkov vs Glover.
Bellator rising star. Since Khabib retired… Most impressive record, 25-0. One of my favorite fighters in the world. Appreciate Yarsolav Amosov fighting style, Combat Sambo mixed with volume striking. Caught my eye when he OUT-Grappled Ed Ruth. Figured Ed Ruth wins but NOPE I’m wrong!
Yaroslav Amosov right now is one of the best Welterweights in the world. 2021 Amosov vs Lima, Summer of 2021. Challenging for the Bellator Welterweight title.
Only 27 years old, Match him up against top ten Welterweights from Michael Chiesa, Geoff Neal, Belal Muhammad, Sean Brady.
Winning the Bellator Welterweight title puts Amosov on notice, Signing a long term fight deal with UFC.
Timofey Nastyukhin knocked out Eddie Alvarez, In Eddie Alvarez’s One Championship debut put him on notice world wide but hardcore MMA fans was well aware of Timofey. Upcoming Tiger Muay Thai prospect, Future One Championship Lightweight Champion. Toughest future opponent for Christian Lee(One Championship Lightweight Champion) at One TNT 2 on April 14.
Former four time Pankration world champion, Tough test for Christian Lee. Lead to a victory and winning the One Championship Lightweight title. Becoming one of the best Lightweights in the world.
Earning his way to signing with UFC and fighting in the UFC Lightweight Division, Toughest division in the MMA world.
Kiamrian Abbasov One Championship Welterweight Champion, Underrated Welterweight. Extremely talented fighter, Only 27 years old. 2021 will see Abbasov dominant the division. No match for his opponents. All-Around talent. Complete savage.
I’d love to see Kiamrian Abbasov fight for UFC in 2021. Top 15-20 matchups and becoming a rising star. Pressure fighting style.
Adding some depth to the Women’s Strawweight division. Angela Lee Atomweight Champion, Wins against Mei Yamaguchi. Lee family is a bunch of killers from her mother and father being Mix Martial Artist, Christian Lee being a One Championship Lightweight Champion.
Angela Lee signing with UFC, Becomes a future STAR. UFC promotes her like crazy, Future UFC Strawweight champion. Win/Win situation. Only 24 years old.
Face of Professional Fighters League, Lance Palmer PFL two-time Featherweight Champion. 11 fight winning streak. Time to prove the world he’s one of the best Featherweights in the world. One of the most underrated Featherweights on the planet.
Ohio State All-American Wrestler, Four-Times in a row All-American. Dominating his opponents with his wrestling and ground & pound. Stand no match.
Toughest fight of his life against Arizona State All-American wrestler, Former Brave CF Featherweight & Lightweight Champion… Bubba Jenkins.
Palmer defeats Jenkins no one else is defeating Palmer. Palmer wins the PFL Featherweight title and later on signs with UFC. Testing himself against the best of the best.
PFL Women’s Lightweight Champion, One of the best Women’s fighters on the planet. Ronda Rousey training partner. Amanda Nunes Destroying her opponents, One after one. Time for a challenge and Kayla Harrison gives that challenge. Harrison wins the PFL Women’s Lightweight title than before 2021 ends, Breaking NEWS Kayla Harrison signs with UFC.
Test fight against Megan Anderson or Felicia Spencer than face Amanda Nunes.
ACA Bantamweight Champion, Combat Sambo world champion. 14-0 record, Defeating world class ACA fighters and making them look like they were nothing. Defeating former UFC fighter Takeya Mizugaki, Defeating Abdul Rakhman Dudaev for the ACB Bantamweight title. In a masterful performance.
Rustam Kerimov relinquished his ACB Bantamweight title because he wants to test free agency. UFC please sign this dude. He’s a WORLD CLASS fighter, All-Around pressure style. Kerimov definitely can face the top 25 Bantamweights right now!!
Yusuf Raisov mentioned on the Weighing In Podcast, John McCarthy called Yusuf Raisov the MOST UNDERRATED fighter. 17-2 record, 25 years old. Future ACA Lightweight Champion. Technical, High level boxer mixed with grappling. WORLD CLASS Lightweight fighting for the best Russian Promotion.
Relentless pressure, Boxing style. UFC matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard 100% know who Yusuf Raisov is. Sign before Bellator or One Championship does. Star written all over him. Born and raised in Grozny, Russia.
Next generation of Russian World Champions.
Igeu Kabesa #1 African prospect, EFC Worldwide Featherweight Champion. 13x South Africa Wrestling Champion. Win against SBG Ireland fighter Peter Queally, Danny Henry current UFC fighter.
There been rumors of Kabesa signing with UFC. NOW 2021 Igeu Kabesa signs with UFC. Future UFC Featherweight Champion because of his athleticism, Wrestling pedigree.
Roberto Soldic KSW Welterweight Champion, Next version of Mirko Cro Cop. Born and raised in Croatia. Easily one of the best European Welterweight prospects. Accomplished Welterweight fighter, Final Fight Championship Welterweight Champion, Superior FC Welterweight Champion. 4-0 Boxing Record.
“I said Cro Cop right away because it was that kick. It was just that, a patient fighter who gets his opponents to that point. Right after the match he jumped on the cage, he looked at me and started yelling that he will be the champ and I believe him. I can’t wait to see his progress, he’s incredibly exciting” said Hardy.
Trains at UFD Dussledorf with Hector Lombard. Antun Racic KSW Bantamweight Champion, David Zawada, Gleison Tibau and many European high level prospects.
Soldic future UFC Champion if he signs with UFC. No doubt about it. Winning a KSW title is high prestige. KSW is the best European MMA promotion. Now he can fight for the premier MMA organization.
Casey Kenney lost to Dominick Cruz on the UFC 259 Featuring prelims, Yes he lost in a close fight but showed improvements in a tough fight against one of the best Bantamweights of all time. Former UFC Bantamweight Champion, WEC Bantamweight Champion.
Boost up in competition, UFC believed in him. Now time to take a step back and face a top 15-top 20 Bantamweight…. Face Nathaniel Wood.
Nathaniel Wood vs Casey Kenney happened at UFC 254, Prelims bout. High paced, Constant action fight that went three rounds. My opinion Nathaniel Wood won that fight by split decision, Judges scored it wrong.
Time for a rematch, Two HIGH LEVEL Bantamweight rising stars facing each other in the summer of 2021. Pay-Per View Bout or UFC Fight Night. Rewarded a fight of the night bonus.
UFC definitely can tell a story about the controversial fight, Wood and Kenney trash talk on social media, MMA interviews. Building the fight MUCH AS POSSIBLE before the fight happens.
UFC commentators, UFC analyst definitely will be excited for this fight, FIGHT of the NIGHT potential.
Nathaniel Wood remains one of my favorite fighters. Yes he lost to John Dodson but was winning the rounds till he made a mistake in the third round, Dodson being a veteran took advantage of the opportunity and knocked out the “Prospect”.
Brad Pickett’s protégé Nathaniel Wood will show his advancements from the Kenney fight at UFC 259. Challenging the Nine time Judo Champion. High School wrestling champion in Indiana.
“Basic Well-Rounded” Casey Kenney
Casey Kenney calling Nathaniel Wood a basic well rounded fighter but I’m sure he was impressed with Nathaniel Wood. Wood showed his promise of being a UFC Bantamweight title contender in the next few years.
Nathaniel Wood revenging his loss to Casey Kenney, Not handing the fight to the judges. Winning by early submission or dominant performance.
On the other hand Casey Kenney, Rising star. Former LFA Bantamweight Champion can hand the “Prospect” a sixth loss.
Both fighters NEED this win, Moves them up the STACKED Bantamweight rankings. Shows whose the future champion one day!
Rematch Casey Kenney vs Nathaniel Wood, Schedule this bout for the summer of 2021.
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.
UFC 259 CARD overall is STACKED from Israel Adesanya vs Jan Blachowicz, Nunes vs Anderson and Yan vs Sterling. Prelims there very interesting fights to watch so stay tuned! High level fighters looking to win performances of the nights and get more eyes on them.
Urijah Faber’s protégé Song Yadong moved from China to Team Alpha Male. Training with Cody Garbrandt, Andre Fili, Cub Swanson, Joseph Benavidez, Lance Palmer, Chad Mendes. Urijah Faber speaks highly of Song Yadong as a future Champion.
“Before training with Urijah,” explained Song Yadong, he was “more of a striker in MMA.” Which meant he “didn’t grapple much, didn’t wrestle much.” Now, he’s learning different techniques, strategies, and “a different approach in the fight from Urijah.”
Song Yadong 23 years old one of the best Bantamweights UFC has continuing to grow as a fighter is facing Kyler Phillips. Solid fighter, Fought on the Dana White Contender Series but I believe Song Yadong has the win and have the performance of his life.
“It feels very special. I have a huge number of people backing me, and I feel I have to give a great performance for them.”
Dagestan born and raised, Askar Askarov Flyweight title challenger is facing the respected UFC Veteran Joseph Benavidez. Life changing fight for Askarov if he can defeat a very recognized UFC name, Win leads to a title shot. Askarov is one of the most underrated fighters on the UFC roster, All-Around talent. Looking forward to a great performance by Askarov that builds his brand!
Israel Adesanya training partner, Carlos Ulberg won a UFC contract on the Dana White Contender Series. King in the Ring Kickboxing Champion. Carlos Ulberg facing Kennedy Nzechukwu on UFC prelims.
“I basically did exactly what he had done,” Ulberg said. “And I’m hoping to do and follow the blueprint that he’s done with the UFC as well. Now that he’s set that standard, it makes a bit easier for me to understand and to know the road.”
Might be the next UFC Light Heavyweight Champion but will see the UFC debut, First episode of his UFC journey.
Sean Brady 13-0 Welterweight prospect, CFFC Welterweight Champion. Three fight winning streak is facing Jake Matthews, Fight of the Night written all over it. 50k bonus. Sean Brady is a savage and definitely underrated but a impressive win against Jake Matthews will help in the rankings. Calling out few fighters that actually make sense instead of asking for like Chiesa or Wonderboy.
Became a fan since his first round Knockout on the Dana White Contender Series. See star written ALL OVER HIM. Successful career at Alaska FC and as a Kickboxer. Trains at KINGS MMA, One of the best MMA gyms in the world.
Finally get to watch Uros Medic UFC debut, Been waiting for his UFC debut ever since Dana White signed him. Curious to see how his UFC debut pans out, Earns the hype or gets a surprising loss.
Be one of the most exciting fighters because of his Kickboxing fighting style.
Ludovit Klein rising star from Slovakia, Former Oktagon Featherweight Champion facing off against Georgian rising star, Ilia Topuria in a Featherweight prospect clash. Two future Featherweight title contenders who are fighting May 8th in Las Vegas!!
Exciting fight to watch as both are extremely talented fighters in the European scene, Watched by millions of people in Eastern Europe. Great opportunity for both fighters especially Ludovit Klein whose underrated in my opinion.
Ludovit Klein caught my eye since knocking out City Kickboxing prospect Shane Young. Nickname is “Mr.Highlight” for a reason because of his early finishes. Leading him to becoming Oktagon Featherweight Champion, One of the best European Featherweight prospects in a long time. Now making his dream a reality fighting for the UFC.
Become a star overnight in Slovakia. Looking to aspire many other young children to become MMA fighters and to follow there dreams as well. Ludovit Klein is overlooked and underrated but the humble version of Conor McGregor will look to breakout in 2021 and a fight against Ilia Topuria will help him breakout in 2021.
“This experience has been great, Great moment.” Ludovit Klein
“That was the biggest dream in my life. I’m very happy,” Klein said in a virtual media scrum following the fight. “I have only good vibes.”
Klein fought many tough fighters in his Oktagon career but Ilia Topuria hasn’t fought the caliber of fighters Klein has. Underrated grappling and takedown defense from Klein can lead to the victory.
Klein has the stellar boxing as he was an Amateur Boxing Champion in Slovakia before fighting in MMA. Telling you guys Klein is a world beater and will see on May 8th against Ilia Topuria.
Topuria is a world class fighter, Well accomplished wrestler in Georgia but Klein can potentially get the win on May 8th. Taking advantage of the spotlight, Leading to a top ten year for Ludovit Klein.
Becoming one of my favorite fighters to watch because of his all-around skills, Will continue to see his improvements and Klein becoming a future UFC Featherweight Champion.
Topuria is a big test for Klein but get through Topuria and that sky rocket his way to the top of the UFC Featherweight Division.
BREAKOUT year for the humble Conor McGregor, Mr Highlight… Ludovit Klein. Will see it on full display on May 8th.
Khamzat Chimaev broke out in 2020. Fighter of the year nominee in 2020. Ending 2020 fighting Leon Edwards with a win can lead to a title shot. However because of this beautiful virus the fight got canceled because of Edwards testing positive than Chimaev having symptoms of Covid-19.
Leading Chimaev to be hospitalized in Las Vegas but looks to return in June. Hope everything goes as planned so we can see Chimaev fight because he seems to a special talent and Dana White knows it. Something different about the Chechen Wolf Khamzat Chimaev.
Return in June, Headlining a ESPN + Fight Night I’d love to see Khamzat Chimaev face Michael Chiesa. Chiesa since moving up to Welterweight was a life changing decision, Wins over Carlos Condit, Rafael Dos Anjos and Neil Magny. Welterweight dark horse. Facing Khamzat Chimaev as the UFC sees as the next superstar can radically help his career with a win on his third headliner.
“I enjoy fighting more than I enjoy anything else in the world,” Chiesa said. “I’m peaking at the right time,”
“These guys should be worried,” Chiesa said. “The next time you see me this year I’m going to be a completely different guy. I’m going to be a totally different fighter. I’m going my to prove I can be the best. I’m going to prove I can be in a number one contender fight by the end of the year.”
Opportunity to be a Welterweight title contender with a GREAT win against Chimaev
On the other hand Khamzat Chimaev with a win against the Dark Horse Michael Chiesa can lead to a title shot. Showing the fans, Fighters he can defeat top ten Welterweights rather than lower level fighters. according to his opponents.
Participant in the UFC Welterweight tournament, Facing the whose who of Welterweights from Covington, Edwards, Wonderboy, Masvidal.
“I want to take the belt in one year, two years … as soon as possible. I’m going to take this soon. “I’m going to finish everybody,” he said. “I always look for the finish. Smash somebody, knock somebody out. I’m born for this. My life is to be champion. I don’t think somebody is going to cause me any problems. I’ll beat everybody like I did today. I promise you guys.”
Professional Fighters League fast rising MMA promotion 2020 season was stalled because of Covid-19, 2021 is a new year and PFL returns. Peter Murray PFL Chief Executive Officer and Ray Sefo PFL Promoter. PFL signed new fighters to add to the 2021 roster such as Fabricio Werdum, Cezar Ferreira and Anthony Pettis.
Underrated PFL signing is South Korean MMA star Sung Bin Jo. 9-1 record at 28 years old, Released after one fight in the UFC. Confusing to me because he’s a world class Featherweight, Competing in a stacked PFL Featherweight division.
Sung Bin Jo is one of the best Asian prospects pound for pound and this a great signing for PFL to build long term. Picture seeing Sung Bin Jo build the brand of the Professional Fighters League in Asia.
“I understand that the PFL is broadcast not only in English, but also in Spanish in the United States, so I plan to show everyone that Asians can compete at this level as well,” Jo said. “I will try to make Asian-Americans interested in the PFL after they see my performance there.”
“I am the first Korean to sign a contract with the PFL. I will set a good precedent by succeeding in the PFL, so that other Korean fighters can also dream and aspire to be on this stage and say ‘I want to be on big events like Sung Bin Jo’,” he concluded.
South Korean successful fighters like Korean Zombie, Dong Hyun Kim, Doo Ho Choi and now Sung Bin Jo.
Sung Bin Jo definitely capable of having a successful 2021 PFL season with wins against Alex Gilpin, Sheymon Moraes but defeating the elite wrestlers like Lance Palmer and Bubba Jenkins. Reaching into the PFL Featherweight semi-finals.
Top striker out of the PFL Featherweights and the entire PFL roster.
Will see what happens possibly can challenge for the PFL Featherweight Title because of his athleticism, Powerful punching power. Overall PFL signed a star and in the next couple years can be argued as one of the best Featherweights non UFC.
UFC roster as a whole keeps improving yearly. World class fighters globally. Many fights to schedule in 2021 with be scheduled on Main Event slots, Featuring prelims. 2021 will be an exciting year for UFC.
Weili Zhang vs Valentina Shevchenko
Weil Zhang Queen of the Women’s Strawweight Division going to fight Carla Esparza but most likely will win this fight in dominant fashion. Fight Rose Namajunas next in mid 2021. Move up to the 125 pound Flyweight Division and face Valentina Shevchenko. Shevchenko has no challenges so Dana White better schedule this dream matchup. Champion vs Champion.
Cody Garbrandt vs TJ Dillashaw 3
Rivalry between Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw is one of my favorite rivalries in sports. Beef they have of being teammates at Team Alpha Male. Two entertaining fights as Dillashaw knocked out Cody in both fights. Continuing storyline as Cody new & improved learning striking from Mark Henry(Striking coach genius) while TJ Dillashaw returns to the Octagon after a suspension. Second fight back is against Cody Garbrandt.
Gane vs Overeem
Cyril Gane rising Heavyweight, All around talent is the #7th ranked UFC Heavyweight. Former Training Partner of Francis Ngannou is facing Junior Dos Santos. Passing of the torch fight. Win against Junior can lead to another GREAT fight against Allistar Overeem. Overeem seeking one more run for the title. Overeem can show he still has enery left in the tank facing Cyril Gane. Heavyweight in the prime of his career.
Gastelum vs Weidman
Kelvin Gastelum gave Israel Adesanya the toughest fight of his MMA career. Kelvin now on a three fight losing fight but he’s motivated entering the 2021 season, Kelvin be back better than ever as he can face former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman. Weidman one more run for the title as he believes he can be a tough matchup for Izzy.
Luque vs Maia
Vicente Luque Rising Welterweight ranked #10. 15-3 UFC record, Two fight winning streak. Earning the respect from Wonderboy Thompson. Passing of the torch fight that can lead to being a UFC welterweight contender. Defeating a Brazlian legend.
Makhachev vs Dos Anjos
Islam Makhachev( Khabib’s bestfriend and training partner) the next Khabib having a lot of trouble scheduling fights. Canceled fights from injury to testing positive for Covid-19. Islam is fighting Drew Dober as Dober is Justin Gaethje training partner. Expect Islam to defeat Dober and next fight against Rafael Dos Anjos. Dos Anjos looked spectacular in his fight against Paul Felder.
Dos Anjos 36 years old Top Ten UFC Lightweight, One more run for the title defeats Islam Makhachev. Boost him up the rankings to challenge for the UFC Lightweight Title. Islam defeats Dos Anjos moving forward, Few more fights away from being a title challenger.
Zabit Magomedsharipov vs Korean Zombie
Zabit Magomedsharipov highlight reel striking from his boxing to kickboxing, Mark Henry raves about him. Claiming he’ll be a UFC Featherweight Champion. #3 UFC Featherweight one more fight away from challenging for the Featherweight title. Perfect opponent is against Korean Zombie coming off a loss to Brian Ortega. Finally get to see Zabit fight and against one of the best Featherweights in the world. Recognized for his WARS that fans love.
Jiri Procházka former Rizin Light Heavyweight Champion looked like a UFC Light Heavyweight Champion in his UFC debut against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 251. Last time Jiri fought was at UFC 251.
Hungry to return to the Octagon, No better return than fighting Dominick Reyes in the Main Event. Easily one of the best fights of the year on paper. Whoever wins this fight in position challenging for the UFC Light Heavyweight Title.
Even though Dominick Reyes “Won” against Jon Jones I can see Jiri winning this fight in a early finish because of the first round KO power he has. Jiri has a lot more experience with 30 fights in total. Disappointed when he lost to Jan Blachowicz. Seems like he didn’t have the right mindset entering that fight.
“I’m looking forward to the fight,” Prochazka said. “He has a very special style. With my team we work on that, and I’m happy for that because it’s the change in my preparing, and I like these changes because it’s not the same like last time.
“I need to grow my style, it’s motivation for me and I like that. I’m happy to be challenged by this guy who is one of the best on the planet. I just wanna show I’m much better than him. It’s more than just some moving, punching. It’s about strategy, breathing, emotions you feel in a fight. It’s more than the physical game you play in the cage.”
Have a gut feeling Jiri will get the Win and become a rising star.
“I don’t ignore that [performance vs. Blachowicz]. Because it was a nice fight with Blachowicz. And I think it’s a big opportunity for me. I treat Reyes like a top fighter in the UFC and in the world. So it’s an opportunity for me to fight with him and win this fight.”
Big spot facing former Light Heavyweight title challenger, Taking advantage of the Main Event opportunity on February 27th.
Win against Reyes leads to a fight against Thiago Santos or Glover Teixeira. Jiri Prochazka vs Santos(If defeats Rakic) or Teixeira in a #1 contender fight. All great fights that Jiri has potential to win because of his world class striking. Top of the food chain Light Heavyweights are at the tail end of there career while Jiri is 27 years old.
Confident in his skills that he can beat all of the best Light Heavyweights. 100% he can. 2022 Winter Jiri can challenge the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Israel Adesanya or Jan Blachowicz if he pulls off the upset.
Jiri is looking forward to the challenge of facing against UFC Next Superstar and potential champ champ Israel Adesanya.
“Every time when there is some special guy, with some special style, and with special power, I’d like to compete [against] him,” Prochazka said. “I’d like to challenge this guy because I’m enjoying not just myself, I’m enjoying to connect [with] that guy and to think about how to put you sleep.
Soren Bak, Former Cage Warriors Featherweight and Cage Warriors Lightweight Champion decided to sign with Bellator instead of UFC.
“Yeah, there is some truth to that,” Bak told MMA Junkie. “But the real truth is we were looking for the best deal we could find anywhere. Not just financially or looking at long at the term, but all the way around. Bellator had the best deal on the table – the best opportunity.”
Good for him to sign with Bellator as Bellator will do a better job with one of the best European prospects. Winning a Cage Warriors title is the greatest accomplishment for a MMA prospect.
Former Cage Warriors champion is 1-0 with Bellator. Defeating Terry Brazier in his Bellator debut in 2019. No fights since 2020 because of Covid-19 but hopefully with 2021 we see Soren Bak pursuing the Bellator Lightweight Title in 2021.
“As of right now, I’m aiming to climb the ladder and rankings as quickly as possible,” explained Bak. “I work with long-term goals and that’s fitting since my contract is for multiple fights. When I’ve solidified my place in the Bellator division, I see no reason not to go for yet another belt!”
Fighting opponents like Peter Queally, Adam Piccolotti, Kane Mousah, Charlie Leary. Basically Bellator veterans in his second fight, First fight in 2021.
Showcasing his all around skills with an impressive finish or a dominant three round win.
Second fight in 2021 can be former Ultimate Fighter contestant, UFC Fighter Myles Jury, Nate Andrews, Sidney Outlaw in the Bellator Main Cards. Bellator really focusing on making the prelims, Main Card fights interesting & high level as possible. Soren Bak former Cage Warriors Double Champ fights… Sidney Outlaw former Ring of Combat Welterweight and Lightweight Champion.
Bak vs Outlaw be a high level prospect fight that hardcore MMA addicts will love to watch. Basically watching two potential Bellator Lightweight Champions fighting each other. Bak wins this fight that would earn the respect from Scott Coker and Rich Chau(Bellator matchmaker).
End the year fighting former Bellator Lightweight Champion Brent Primus in a #1 Contender Fight. Bak vs Primus Co-Main Event Fight.
Fans back home in Denmark will be all staying tuned to watch Bak face the former Bellator Lightweight Champion. Defeating Primus can have Bak face Patricio “Pitbull” Friere in 2022.
One year Bak can rise to the top of the Bellator Lightweight Division.
2020 was a year that sucked for a lot of people including Arnold Allen. Only fought once in 2020 against Nik Lentz. Cancelled fight with Jeremy Stephens. No luck for Arnold Allen as 2020 was an important year for him.
“Before everything shut down, I was trying to fight in June,” Arnold recently told MMA Junkie. “I fought in January and was like, ‘All right, I’ll take a little break, then get back, get ready to fight.’ Obviously, everything shut down. I didn’t get to train for like, I think it was eight weeks that I didn’t step foot in a gym or train or anything. That’s when they started doing ‘Fight Island’ and all that. We started making plans to work around it so we’d be able to train.”
Climb to the top of the UFC Featherweight division in 2020 but 2021 is a new year, #9th UFC Featherweight can end the year as a Featherweight title contender.
Hope that happens for Arnold Allen as he’s part of the next generation of UK fighters. Ever since I started getting obsessed with MMA, Arnold Allen is a UFC fighter always kept an eye on.
Trains at BKK fighters in England but travels to Montreal to train at Tristar Gym with George St Pierre, Rory MacDonald, Kevin Lee, Mirsad Bektic, Ryan Hall and many more world class fighters. Coached by #1 MMA coach Firas Zahabi. Master of MMA. Arnold Allen one of the next fighters from Tristar to become a UFC Champion in the next couple years if everything goes as planned!!
Earned the sponsoring, Respect from UK MMA pioneer Dan Hardy.
“He’s going to be one of the pioneers of the sport one day – he’s only scratching the surface of his skills and potential so far.” Dan Hardy
“Most definitely,” he said, when asked if Allen could reach the top. “And if he does get to that belt, it’s going to be very hard for someone to take it off him.” Dan Hardy
Arnold Allen is one of the most underrated UFC fighters on the roster, 16-1 record, #9th Featherweight. Earned the respect from Dan Hardy but in 2021 can earn respect from thousands of new fans.
Finally fighting Jeremy Stephens in 2021 on a UFC PPV Main Card or a Featuring Prelim. UFC promoting Arnold Allen on UFC Embedded, UFC content as the NEXT GEN of England Fighters. Showing a impressive performance after a long wait, Starting off 2021 the RIGHT WAY.
“(Stephens or Josh Emmett) make sense,” Allen said. “I’ve done a camp for both of those guys. They both obviously fell through. (In) 2021, I’ve got to get busy. I can’t be waiting around over here fighting once a year. I’ve definitely got to get busy.”
Fight against Gilbert Melendez was a breakout performance, Fight against Josh Emmett or Jeremy Stephens is the rising STAR fight.
Interesting fight to make after a win against Emmett or Stephens is facing “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung. Korean Zombie former UFC Featherweight title challenger and fan favorite is the PERFECT fight for Arnold Allen to build his name. Talks about not having the biggest name, Well Korean Zombie is well known to casuals because of his fighting style.
Defeating a top Five Featherweight will place Arnold Allen as a title contender. Deserving a title shot in 2022, Close to making his DREAM a REALITY.
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.