Professional Fighters League Roster revealed

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  1. TheBrownRanger

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    http://mmajunkie.com/2018/04/profes...roster-reveal-wsof-millionaire-tournament-mma

    Rosters were revealed just now. The biggest surprise was this:
    - Blagoi Ivanov, former WSOF Heavyweight champion, is NOT in the HW roster.

    Heavyweight:
    Caio Alencar
    Francimar Barroso
    Daniel Gallemore
    Josh Copeland
    Jake Heun
    Denis Goltsov
    Valdrin Istrefi
    Shawn Jordan
    Mike Kyle
    Jack May
    Jared Rosholt
    Nick Rossborough

    Light-Heavyweight:
    Jamie Abdallah
    Bazigit Ataev
    Jason Butcher
    Rakim Cleveland
    Maxim Grishin
    Brandon Halsey
    Vinny Magalhaes
    Ronny Markes
    Sean O'Connell
    Smealinho Rama
    Dan Spohn
    Rashid Yusupov

    Middleweight:
    Shamil Gamzatov
    Anderson Goncalves
    Eddie Gordon
    Rex Harris
    John Howard
    Andre Lobato
    Abus Magomedov
    Bruno Santos
    Sadibou Sy
    Louis Taylor
    Gasan Umalatov
    Danillo Villefort

    Welterweight:
    Paul Bradley
    Ray Cooper
    Pavel Kusch
    Abubakar Nurmagomedov
    Jake Shields
    Rick Story
    Herman Terrado
    Bojan Velickovic
    Yuri Villefort
    Jonatan Westin
    David Zawada
    Joao Zeferino

    Lightweight:
    Will Brooks
    Luiz Firmino
    Brian Foster
    Jason High
    Yuki Kawana
    Islam Mamedov
    Rashid Magomedov
    Ramsey Nijem
    Natan Schulte
    Thiago Tavares
    Chris Wade
    Robert Watley

    Featherweight:
    Alexandre Almeida
    Max Coga
    Lee Coville
    Marcos Galvao
    Andre Harrison
    Magomed Idrisov
    Bekbulat Magomedov
    Nazareno Malegarie
    Lance Palmer
    Steven Siler
    Jumabieke Tuerxun
    Timur Valiev
     
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    LHW looks like a good one.
     
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    Light-Heavyweight looks surprisingly good.

    I would say the strongest is maybe Welterweight. The weakest weight class of this bunch is definitely Middleweight.
     
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    My predictions for champions would probably be:

    Heavyweight: Caio Alencar
    Light-Heavyweight: Brandon Halsey
    Middleweight: Shamil Gamzatov
    Welterweight: Abubakar Nurmagomedov
    Lightweight: Rashid Magomedov
    Featherweight: Andre Harrison
     
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    not a bad lineup imo.

    Wasnt a big fan of WSOF in its later stages but this season concept has potentional and they have the talent in some of these divisions to make this brand legitimate.

    The thing is can they stay afloat long enough to finish this tournament? Cant help but wonder, with the oversaturation currently in mma ( mostly ufc ) has PFL any chance to succeed? Sure most hardcore mma fans wil tune in if possible to watch PFL but i cant imagine seeing the casual fan massively tuning in to watch a bunch of guys they have never or vaguely heard of compete on a show that isnt the ufc or Bellator.
     
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    A lot of names that should be in the UFC btw. would deserve it more than some fighters current UFC fighters.
    Think the ufc missed a lot of opportunities there.

    PFL seems to have really good scouting.
    But I would prefer when the elite of MMA would fight in one league and not be divided up on many organizations. Especially not in organizations like PFL that nobody watches.
     
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    WSOF helped build some truly awesome champions, like Justin Gaethje and Marlon Moraes.
    I hope we get more of that going forward.
     
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    My picks:

    Heavyweight: Denis Goltsov
    Light Heavyweight: Rashid Yusupov
    Middleweight: Shamil Gamzatov
    Welterweight: Abubakar Nurmagomedov
    Lightweight: Will Brooks
    Featherweight: Andre Harrison
     
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    Bazigit Ataev? I haven't heard from this guy in years. Probably the first MMA fighter ever to win by KO from a spinning back kick.
     
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    I have a sneaking feeling the winner of all of these tournaments is gonna be some random guy not in any of these brackets that filled in for someone injured (who himself replaced someone injured) in the tournament's second or third round.
     
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    Ivanov vs. Goltsov would be a killer.
     
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    Russians will dominate if they can get visa.
     
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    Rashid Magomedov will murder Brooks
     
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    Where does Ivanov go now? Really only UFC or Bellator
     
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    Has to be ufc since Ali abdel aziz is his manager
     
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    Those HW and LHW tournaments are NOT jumping out at me. Fairly weak.

    Gets better in the lower weight classes.
     
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    Nice good stuff.

    My picks would probably be:
    HW: Goltsov
    LHW: Yusupov
    MW: Gamzatov
    WW: Nurmagomedov
    LW: Robert Watley
    FW: Andre Harrison
     
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    Actually agree with all of these except LW. I'm a big fan of Will but I just don't think his confidence is gonna be where it needs to be to get through this tourney. I'd take Rashid and Watley over him for sure.
     
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    205 is surprisingly good!
     
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    LW and FW are tough to pick, especially LW. I can't argue against picking Watley or Rashid either.
     
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