*Featherweight's* - Mattandbenny's Unbeaten Unsigned Prospects 2015

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  1. mattandbenny

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    Hi guys. Here is Part 6 of my 2015 unbeaten unsigned prospects - The Featherweight Division!

    Previous 2015 versions are below
    Heavyweights: http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/f6...ys-unbeaten-unsigned-prospects-2015-a-2909795
    Middleweights: http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/f6...ys-unbeaten-unsigned-prospects-2015-a-2903743
    Lightweights: http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/f6...ys-unbeaten-unsigned-prospects-2015-a-2898125
    Bantamweights: http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/f6...s-unbeaten-unsigned-prospects-2015-a-2907269/
    Women: http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/f6...ys-unbeaten-unsigned-prospects-2015-a-2900173


    A quick reminder of the rules as always:

    1) They must be undefeated!
    2) They must NOT be signed to any of the three largest promotions (UFC, Bellator & WSOF)
    3) They must have fought at least once in 2014
    4) They must have had at least 3 professional fights


    Today is the time for the Featherweight division. As with lots of the lighter weight classes, it was tough to keep it to just 35 guys! Some of those that just missed out include Those just missed out on the top 35 include Tommy McCafferty (6-0), Alessandro Martins (7-0), Alex Da Silva Coelho (8-0), Valentin Benishev (9-0), Pierre Moua (7-0), Yusup Raisov (4-0), Frank Sforza (4-0), Alex Kaspary Marrento (6-0), Fabricio Jonas Silva Martins (6-0), Martin Bravo (5-0), Jamie Mullarkey (5-0), plus loads more 5-0, 4-0 & 3-0 guys (too many to mention them all)!

    Guys ineligible due to inactivity included Chris Fishgold (10-0), Deroci Barbosa (8-0), Jorge Silva (7-0), Gavin Tucker (7-0), Rodrigo Magalhaes (6-0), Angelo Catsouras (5-0), Tommy Thompson (5-0) & Olivio Acosta (4-0).

    As always i'd be interested to hear everyone's opinions on this list, both good and bad!. Also if anyone can suggest fighters that I missed out or any ages of the fighters which I couldn't find it would be appreciated.

    Enjoy Part 6!

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    1) Marat Gafurov – 10-0-0 - Ukraine – 30 Years Old
    Signed to: One FC; Finish Ratio: 70% (1 KO, 6 Sub, 3 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 31-5; Opponent Strength Rating: 10/10
    Key Wins: Mairbek Taisumov (17-3), Yuri Ivlev (20-7), Rob Lisita (14-6), Lee Morrison (13-3), Sheikh Arapkhanov (7-1), David Kozma (7-2), Vugar Bakhshiev (9-5)
    Other Details: Former M1 Featherweight Champion

    2) Luis Rafael Laurentino – 28-0-0 - Brazil – 22 Years Old

    Signed to: One FC; Finish Ratio: 91% (7 KO, 18 Sub, 3 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 20-29; Opponent Strength Rating: 6/10
    Key Wins: Claudir Dutkevis (10-2), Ranieri Bueno (9-3), Welinton Dias (6-5), Marcelo Boldrini (3-0)
    Other Details: Finished 25 of His 28 Victories

    3) Bekbulat Magomedov – 16-0-0 – Russia – 24 Years Old

    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 69% (8 KO, 3 Sub, 5 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 32-14; Opponent Strength Rating: 9/10
    Key Wins: Guan Wang (12-0), Vladimir Egoyan (7-2), Olivier Pastor (18-15), Vugar Bakhshiev (9-6), Gabriel Solorio (8-5)
    Other Details: Signed With UFC in 2013, However Contract was Cancelled due to Magomedov Still Being Under Contract With RUFF

    4) Pavel Vitruk – 12-0-0 - Russia – 24 Years Old

    Signed to: M1 Global; Finish Ratio: 42% (3 KO, 2 Sub, 7 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 20-11; Opponent Strength Rating: 7/10
    Key Wins: Olivier Pastor (17-12), Rafael Miranda (9-4), Radoslaw Piechnik (6-0), Ilya Ovechkin (3-0)
    Other Details: N/A

    5) Herbert Burns – 5-0-0 - Brazil – 26 Years Old

    Signed to: One FC; Finish Ratio: 60% (0 KO, 3 Sub, 2 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 16-7; Opponent Strength Rating: 9/10
    Key Wins: Hiroshige Tanaka (10-1), Honorio Banario (8-4), Edward Kelly (5-0), Harris Sarmiento (36-25)
    Other Details: BJJ Black Belt, BJJ No-Gi World Champion, 4x BJJ Bo-Gi Brazilian Champion, Trains at Evolve MMA

    6) Rasul Mirzaev – 8-0-0 - Russia – 28 Years Old

    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 63% (2 KO, 3 Sub, 3 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 15-9; Opponent Strength Rating: 8/10
    Key Wins: Masanori Kanehara (18-9), Yerzhan Estanov (10-2), James Saville (12-6), Marat Pekov (6-1), Evgeni Khavilov (3-0)
    Other Details: 2010 Combat Sambo World Champion, Trains Partner of Vitaly Minakov, Ali Bagautinov & Gasan Umalatov, Signed With Bellator in 2012 but Released Due to Legal Problems (Mirzaev in Prison for Manslaughter)

    7) Andre Harrison – 7-0-0 - USA – 26 Years Old

    Signed to: Titan FC; Finish Ratio: 37% (2 KO, 1 Sub, 5 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 19-11; Opponent Strength Rating: 9/10
    Key Wins: Jeff Lentz (9-3), Matias Vazquez (10-2), Aaron Neveu (8-2), Ruben Rey (6-4)
    Other Details: Perfect 5-0 Amateur Record, Former ROC Featherweight Champion (Before Leaving for Titan FC), Former Division 2 Wrestler, Training Partner of UFC Fighters Costas Philippou, Ryan LaFlare & Gian Villante

    8) Marcelo Mafra – 6-0-0 - Brazil – 31 Years Old

    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 83% (1 KO, 4 Sub, 1 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 10-13; Opponent Strength Rating: 6/10
    Key Wins: Kris Armbrister (7-3)
    Other Details: BJJ Black Belt under Demian Maia, 2014 BJJ World No-Gi Champion, 5 of 6 Wins in Less Than 3 Minutes, Born in Brazil but Trains Out of USA

    9) Martin Buschkamp – 8-0-0 - Germany – 24 Years Old

    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 75% (0 KO, 6 Sub, 2 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 17-9; Opponent Strength Rating: 6/10
    Key Wins: Filip Macek (8-4), Davide Baneschi (4-0), Matheus Lahdemasi (12-8), Vugar Bakhshiev (9-8)
    Other Details: BJJ Brown Belt, German BJJ Champion, 4-1 Amateur Record, Originally Born in Brazil, Brother is Also an MMA Fighter

    10) Michael Tobin – 9-0-0 - Australia – 22 Years Old

    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 89% (0 KO, 8 Sub, 1 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 14-7; Opponent Strength Rating: 5/10
    Key Wins: Johnny Walker (5-2), Callum Lewis (7-4), David Greaves (4-1)
    Other Details: Judo Black Belt, 5x Australian Judo Champion, 2x Australian BJJ Champion, 2-0 Amateur Record

    11) Jarrett Rouse – 4-0-0 – USA – 24 Years Old

    Signed to: Legacy FC; Finish Ratio: 75% (1 KO, 2 Sub, 1 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 7-6; Opponent Strength Rating: 4/10
    Key Wins: Javier Minjarez (4-1), Tavares Collins (4-2)
    Other Details: Perfect 9-0 Amateur Record, 22-0 Kickboxing Record, 3-0 Pro Boxing Record

    12) Magomed Idrisov – 4-0-0 - Russia – 25 Years Old

    Signed to: M1 Global; Finish Ratio: 50% (2 KO, 0 Sub, 2 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 12-3; Opponent Strength Rating: 8/10
    Key Wins: Alexander Butenko (21-7), Yuri Maia (12-2), Vugar Kyarimov (4-2)
    Other Details: European Wushu Sanda Champion

    13) Khusein Askhabov – 9-0-0 - Russia – 19 Years Old

    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 67% (2 KO, 4 Sub, 3 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 7-6; Opponent Strength Rating: 5/10
    Key Wins: Benjamin Brander (7-1)
    Other Details: Twin Brother is Also an MMA Fighter

    14) Greger Forsell – 6-0-1 - Finland – ?? Years Old

    Signed to: Cage; Finish Ratio: 43% (0 KO, 3 Sub, 3 Dec, 1 Draw)
    Opponent W/L: 17-6; Opponent Strength Rating: 7/10
    Key Wins: Tommi Marttinen (5-0), Agoney Romero (3-0)
    Other Details: BJJ Black Belt, Former European BJJ Champion, Finnish BJJ Champion

    15) Arman Ospanov – 6-0-0 - Kazakhstan – 25 Years Old

    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 83% (4 KO, 1 Sub, 1 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 9-3; Opponent Strength Rating: 7/10
    Key Wins: Alexey Polpudnikov (12-2), JP Reese (11-7)
    Other Details: N/A

    16) Alexander Matmuratov – 4-0-0 - Russia – 25 Years Old

    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 25% (0 KO, 1 Sub, 3 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 9-5; Opponent Strength Rating: 4/10
    Key Wins: D’Juan Owens (11-7)
    Other Details: Russian Karate Champion

    17) Shane Burgos – 5-0-0 - USA – 23 Years Old

    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 100% (1 KO, 4 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 11-4; Opponent Strength Rating: 7/10
    Key Wins: Bill Algeo (6-1), Donald Ooton (5-1)
    Other Details: Perfect 7-0 Amateur Record, Trains with Uriah Hall, Louis Gaudinot & Lyman Good, Finished All 5 Opponents

    18) Sam Toomer – 9-0-0 - USA – 27 Years Old

    Signed to: RFA; Finish Ratio: 67% (3 KO, 3 Sub, 3 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 12-8; Opponent Strength Rating: 6/10
    Key Wins: Daniel Aguilar (10-3), Altair Alencar (7-2), Miguel Torres (4-3)
    Other Details: Training Partner of KJ Noons

    19) Geovane Nascimento Barbosa – 6-0-0 - Brazil – 21 Years Old

    Signed to: Jungle Fight; Finish Ratio: 33% (2 KO, 0 Sub, 4 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 7-4; Opponent Strength Rating: 5/10
    Key Wins: Antonio Tavares Filho (15-2)
    Other Details: N/A

    20) Kyle Nelson – 6-0-0 - Canada – 23 Years Old

    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 50% (1 KO, 2 Sub, 3 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 14-2; Opponent Strength Rating: 5/10
    Key Wins: Ainsley Robinson (5-2), Alexander Halkias (4-1), Heelan Reece (3-0), Maxime Dubois (3-0)
    Other Details: 6-1 Amateur Record
     
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    21) Jason Soares – 7-0-0 - USA – 25 Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 100% (1 KO, 6 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 14-9; Opponent Strength Rating: 6/10
    Key Wins: JP Reese (11-8), John De Jesus (6-4), Randy Barroso (6-6)
    Other Details: N/A

    22) Andre Tieva – 8-0-0 – USA – 25 Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 88% (3 KO, 4 Sub, 1 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 8-18; Opponent Strength Rating: 4/10
    Key Wins: Ben Pierre-Saint (6-0)
    Other Details: Perfect 6-0 Amateur Record, Training Partner of Mike Richman

    23) Jameson Pantoja Reis – 16-0-0 – Brazil – 22 Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 100% (1 KO, 15 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 8-7; Opponent Strength Rating: 3/10
    Key Wins: N/A
    Other Details: Finished All 16 Fights

    24) Daniel Teymur – 3-0-0 - Sweden – 26 Years Old
    Signed to: N/A; Finish Ratio: 100% (2 KO, 1 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 7-4; Opponent Strength Rating: 3/10
    Key Wins: N/A
    Other Details: Swedish Kickboxing Champion, 27-4 K1 Record, Trains at Allstars Training Centre With UFC Fighters Nico Musoke, Magnus Cedenblad & Niklas Backstrom

    25) Maike Linhares Galvao Amorim – 7-0-0 - Brazil – ?? Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 100% (4 KO, 3 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 9-2; Opponent Strength Rating: 5/10
    Key Wins: Victor Hugo Silva (9-3), Lucas Caio (5-2)
    Other Details: Student of Rani Yahya, Training Partner of UFC Fighter Renato Moicano & One FC’s Adriano Moraes, Finished All 7 Fights

    26) Matej Kuznik – 9-0-0 – Czech Republic – 19 Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 78% (3 KO, 4 Sub, 2 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 6-6; Opponent Strength Rating: 2/10
    Key Wins: Michel Lebduska (3-0)
    Other Details: N/A

    27) Jeremy Kennedy – 6-0-0 – Canada – 22 Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 83% (3 KO, 2 Sub, 1 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 5-4; Opponent Strength Rating: 2/10
    Key Wins: N/A
    Other Details: 8-1 Amateur Record, BJJ Purple Belt, Trains in Thailand

    28) Pedro Falcao – 6-0-0 – Brazil – 22 Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 83% (2 KO, 3 Sub, 1 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 6-6; Opponent Strength Rating: 2/10
    Key Wins: N/A
    Other Details: BJJ Black Belt, Trains at Nova Uniao With the Likes of Jose Aldo, Renan Barao & Eduardo Dantas

    29) Abdurahman Temirov – 6-0-0 - Russia – ?? Years Old
    Signed to: One FC; Finish Ratio: 100% (1 KO, 5 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 5-0; Opponent Strength Rating: 4/10
    Key Wins: Rustam Aliev (5-0)
    Other Details: Finished All 6 Opponents in 1st Round

    30) Guilherme Costa – 5-0-0 – Brazil – ?? Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 80% (1 KO, 3 Sub, 1 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 5-6; Opponent Strength Rating: 4/10
    Key Wins: Thiago Misael (4-2)
    Other Details: Perfect 10-0 Amateur Record, Trains at American Tom Team With The Likes of Robbie Lawler, Melvin Guillard & Jorge Masvidal

    31) Ray Wood – 5-0-0 - USA – 25 Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 100% (3 KO, 2 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 12-4; Opponent Strength Rating: 6/10
    Key Wins: Gabriel Baino (6-1), Lenny Wheeler (6-2)
    Other Details: 5-1 Amateur Record, Trains With UFC Fighter Sara McMann

    32) Ilfat Amirov – 4-0-0 - Russia – 24 Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 75% (1 KO, 2 Sub, 1 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 4-2; Opponent Strength Rating: 5/10
    Key Wins: Artak Nazaryan (15-3)
    Other Details: N/A

    33) Greg Severs – 6-0-0 – England – 28 Years Old
    Signed to: BAMMA; Finish Ratio: 67% (3 KO, 1 Sub, 2 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 7-7; Opponent Strength Rating: 5/10
    Key Wins: Andy Craven (4-0), Jamie Reynolds (5-3)
    Other Details: Perfect 5-0 Amateur Record, Trains at Team Kaebon

    34) Alexander Peduson – 7-0-0 - Russia – 22 Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 43% (1 KO, 2 Sub, 4 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 6-2; Opponent Strength Rating: 4/10
    Key Wins: Sergey Rodnov (4-0)
    Other Details: N/A

    35) Kenny Jordan – 5-0-0 – USA – 27 Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 40% (1 KO, 1 Sub, 3 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 10-4; Opponent Strength Rating: 6/10
    Key Wins: Dustin Neace (23-21), Bobby Moffett (4-0), Taureen Bourgess (12-8)
    Other Details: 3-0 Amateur Record

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    Wow, when I was researching about him the only things relating to UFC I found were from 2013 when he signed but the contract got cancelled. I guess I made a big whoopsie on that one!
     
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    Isnt Japa a BW?
     
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    Also Japa signed with OneFC? Last I heard he signed with TItan.
     
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    He was fighting at BW in 2013 but his last 3 fights have all been at 145 pounds.
     
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    Thanks. But when did he sign with OneFC?
     
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    He hasnt, thats me copying the layout from number 1 and forgetting to edit that part lol... Edited!
     

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