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Favorite Prospects?

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  1. ArtemV Gold Belt

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    As the title suggests, who are your favorite prospects going forward in 2020?

    It wasn't too long ago that Yan was my pick for top prospect; now look at him- on the cusp of a title shot after one more win against Sterling/Moraes should do it.

    I would pick:
    Umar Nurmagomedov (12-0), he has done just fine against lower-leveled competition - he has beaten fellow prospects and fighters with good records compiled from their respective regional scenes. I would expect Umar to debut on a Russian card in the summer, or possibly on the rumored Kazakhstan show later on.

    Movsar Evloev (12-0), same situation with Nurmagomedov; however, Evloev is a former M1 champion and has went all five rounds, even getting a fifth round finish in a title defense; Evloev has also had success against UFC-level competition which is a good sign. He has a really strong all-round game, especially with takedowns and top control. He has a tough test next month vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade at UFC 248 - hopefully he will step up and get a finish with his gradual improvement.

    Who else would you pick to be a top prospect?

    I heard that there is a young-tattooed Brazilian who fights in the welterweight division of Bellator.....
     
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    Not young, but Raoni Barcelos is really good, one of the best bantamweights in UFC.
     
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    I want to see Nunes vs Spencer.
     
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    I think Yan has transcended prospect territory. Shahbazyan is a good pick, though. I cannot wait for him to fight Brunson (and hopefully finish Brunson).
     
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    I hear good things too.
     
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    Nathaniel Wood fighting this Saturday. BW
    Magomed Ankalaev LHW
    Geoff Neal WW
    Rakic LHW
    Ciryl Gane HW
    Ion Cutelaba LHW
    Edmen Shahbazyan MW
    Marvin Vettori MW
    Punahele Soriano MW
    Makhmud Muradov MW
    Bryce Mitchell FW
    Arnold Allen FW

    Some guys that just popped up in my head. But there is probably a lot more than that. I like to watch all of those guys fight.
     
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    Joey Davis is a great suggestion
     
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    I think Joey Davis is a better prospect, because he hasn't got ktfo twice and because Davis is actually still a prospect, and not a bust
     
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    7 guys with no wiki pages , prospect at best. Pico fought at the wrong weight and ignored his wrestling background. Hea been humbled now and is looking good
     
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    Li Jiangliang? A guy who has been in the UFC for 6 years and has 3 losses to mediocre competition and no wins over anyone notable?
     
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    Raoni barcelos
    Damir ismagulov
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    Ismagulov looked sharp in his last fight. I wish he'd hurry up and get another fight booked.
     
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    Hard to think of any aside from Edmen.

    I will pay attention to flashy Michel 170'er and Johnny Walker.
     
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    Walkers not a prospect
     

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