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

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  1. mattandbenny

    mattandbenny Purple Belt Platinum Member

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    Hi guys. Here is Part 3 of my 2015 unbeaten unsigned prospects - middleweight Division!

    Previous 2015 versions are below
    The Lightweights: http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/f6...s-unbeaten-unsigned-prospects-2015-a-2898125/
    The 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 Middleweight division. In the top 10 - top 15 it is a very grapple-heavy list, with lots of good BJJ players and wrestlers. Those just missing out on the list include Markus Perez Echeimberg (4-0) (Due to being TUF Brazil 3 veteran) & Bruno Gustovic (3-0).

    Girls ineligible due to inactivity included Jake Mapes (7-0), Sergey Kovalev (6-0), Jakub Stejskal (6-0), Chris Douglass (5-0), Brent Knopp (5-0), David Ury (5-0), Patrick Weikiri (5-0), Marcus Andersson (4-0), KB Bhullar (4-0), Elton Camargo (4-0) & Luke Wild (4-0)

    I'd be interested to hear everyone's feedback and opinions as to who you think is ranked too high or too low etc. 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 3!

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    1) Oskar Piechota – 5-0-1 - Poland – 24 Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 83% (2 KO, 3 Sub, 1 Draw)
    Opponent W/L: 12-3; Opponent Strength Rating: 6/10
    Key Wins: Mattia Schiavolin (9-0)
    Other Details: 2nd Place in 2013 BJJ World No Gi Championships, Polish Grappling Champion, BJJ Brown Belt under Robert Drysdale, Has 2013 BJJ victory over Vinny Magalhaes

    2) Marcelo Nunes – 4-0-0 - Brazil – 26 Years Old

    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 100% (1 TKO, 3 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 6-11; Opponent Strength Rating: 3/10
    Key Wins: N/A
    Other Details: 2005 & 2007 BJJ World Champion, BJJ Black Belt under Robert Drysdale, 5-0 Amateur Muay Thai Record, All 4 wins in 1st round, Born in Brazil & Trains out of USA

    3) Yaroslav Amosov – 10-0-0 - Ukraine – 21 Years Old

    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 90% (6 TKO, 3 Sub, 1 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 8-6; Opponent Strength Rating: 4/10
    Key Wins: Vadim Sandulitsky (5-2)
    Other Details: 2013 Combat Sambo World Champion, 2013 Combat Sambo European Champion

    4) Nick Pica – 4-0-0 - USA – 23 Years Old

    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 100% (2 TKO, 2 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 6-4; Opponent Strength Rating: 3/10
    Key Wins: N/A
    Other Accomplishments: 2x All-American Wrestler, California State Wrestling Champion, BJJ Purple Belt, Finished All 4 Fights

    5) Maciej Rozanski – 5-0-0 - Poland – 23 Years Old

    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 80% (1 TKO, 3 Sub, 1 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 5-8; Opponent Strength Rating: 5/10
    Key Wins: Kristian Lexell (7-3), Makhumad Muradov (5-4)
    Other Accomplishments: Polish BJJ Champion, BJJ Brown Belt, Trains at Beserkers Team with Michal Materla, Karol Bedorf & Tom Narkun

    6) Alberto Pereira Uda – 7-0-0 - Brazil – 30 Years Old

    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 86% (2 KO, 4 Sub, 1 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 22-5; Opponent Strength Rating: 8/10
    Key Wins: Thiago Rela (8-2), Richardson Moreira (5-0), Wendres Da Silva (11-5), Junior Albini (4-1), Christiano Frolich (4-1)
    Other Accomplishments: N/A

    7) Michal Pasternak – 11-0-0 – Poland – 30 Years Old

    Signed to: One FC; Finish Ratio: 55% (3 KO, 3 Sub, 5 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 16-16; Opponent Strength Rating: 7/10
    Key Wins: Rafael Silva (39-15), Hracho Darpinyan (10-5)
    Other Details: Training partner of UFC fighter Krzystof Jotko

    8) Neal Ewing – 5-0-0 - USA – 29 Years Old

    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 100% (2 KO, 3 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 5-3; Opponent Strength Rating: 4/10
    Key Wins: Ricardo Juan McCall (4-0)
    Other Details: Training Partner of UFC fighters Sean Spencer, Matt Hobar & Damon Jackson, Finished all 5 fights

    9) Toni Markulev – 8-0-0 - Bulgaria – 27 Years Old

    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 100% (5 KO, 3 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 10-8; Opponent Strength Rating: 4/10
    Key Wins: Georgi Valentinov (6-2)
    Other Details: 2013 Sanda Kickboxing World Champion, 2012 Sanda Kickboxing European Champion, Finished all 8 fights

    10) Gustavo Henrique Kuhn – 7-0-0 - Brazil – 34 Years Old

    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 100% (4 TKO, 3 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 7-6; Opponent Strength Rating: 4/10
    Key Wins: Willian Alves (3-0)
    Other Details: 18-3 Professional Muay Thai Record, Taekwando Black Belt, BJJ Purple Belt, Finished all 7 fights

    11) Alessio Di Chirico – 6-0-0 – Italy – 24 Years Old

    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 100% (2 KO, 4 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 3-2; Opponent Strength Rating: 3/10
    Key Wins: Cristian Magro (5-2)
    Other Details: Gold Medal at IMMAF World Championships 2014 at 205 pounds, 3-0 Amateur Record, Finished all 6 fights

    12) Shamil Abdulaev – 3-0-0 - Russia – 24 Years Old

    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 0% (0 TKO, 0 Sub, 3 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 6-2; Opponent Strength Rating: 5/10
    Key Wins: Alexey Shopavolav (9-3)
    Other Accomplishments: Former Welterweight, Russian MMA Champion as Amateur

    13) Eric Spicely – 5-0-0 - USA – 28 Years Old

    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 80% (2 KO, 2 Sub, 1 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 5-4; Opponent Strength Rating: 3/10
    Key Wins: Nuri Shakir (17-20)
    Other Details: BJJ Brown Belt

    14) Miles Anstead – 5-0-0 - Canada – 27 Years Old

    Signed to: MFC; Finish Ratio: 60% (1 TKO, 2 Sub, 2 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 8-9; Opponent Strength Rating: 6/10
    Key Wins: Jared McComb (7-3), Teddy Ash (4-1)
    Other Details: 3-1 Amateur Record

    15) Vitaly Bigdash – 5-0-0 - Russia – 30 Years Old

    Signed to: Pro FC; Finish Ratio: 100% (3 TKO, 2 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 10-11; Opponent Strength Rating: 6/10
    Key Wins: Charles Andrade (28-10), Pavel Pokatilov (12-6), Yuriy Shtembulak (3-0)
    Other Details: Finished All 5 Opponents
     
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  2. mattandbenny

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    16) Hisaki Kato – 4-0-0 - Japan – 32 Years Old
    Signed to: Heat; Finish Ratio: 100% (4 TKO, 0 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 10-8; Opponent Strength Rating: 6/10
    Key Wins: Yusuke Sakashita (9-4), Yuki Niimura (6-2), Yuta Nakamura (12-17)
    Other Details: 2010 & 2012 Kudo Daido Juko Champion, Knocked Out All 4 Opponents, Originally Born in France

    17) Julio Cesar Araujo Fernandes – 7-0-0 - Brazil – 24 Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 86% (1 TKO, 5 Sub, 1 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 9-4; Opponent Strength Rating: 5/10
    Key Wins: Ariel Machado (6-2)
    Other Details: Trains at Chute Boxe, Has 5 Submissions in 1st Round

    18) Alexandre Hoffmann – 6-0-0 - Brazil – 28 Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 100% (6 TKO, 0 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 6-4; Opponent Strength Rating: 3/10
    Key Wins: Ivan Galaz (6-6)
    Other Details: Knocked Out All 6 Opponents in 1st round

    19) Rob Wilkinson – 7-0-0 - Australia – 22 Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 100% (3 TKO, 4 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 10-6; Opponent Strength Rating: 5/10
    Key Wins: Gerhard Voigt (6-4), Rick Alchin (7-8)
    Other Details: Finished all 7 opponents in 1st round

    20) Strahinja Gavrilovic – 5-0-0 - Canada – 27 Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 80% (3 TKO, 1 Sub, 1 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 8-5; Opponent Strength Rating: 5/10
    Key Wins: Johan Romming (9-4)
    Other Accomplishments: N/A

    21) Jose Aparecido Santos Gomes – 6-0-0 - Brazil – 28 Years Old
    Signed to: Jungle Fight; Finish Ratio: 67% (3 TKO, 1 Sub, 2 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 11-2; Opponent Strength Rating: 6/10
    Key Wins: Walison Pereira (5-0), Luis Alexandre Funari (4-0)
    Other Details: BJJ Black Belt, 4 of 6 wins in Less Than 3 minutes

    22) Miles Hunsinger – 4-0-0 - USA – 24 Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 100% (1 TKO, 3 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 3-1; Opponent Strength Rating: 2/10
    Key Wins: N/A
    Other Accomplishments: 3-0 Amateur Record, Protégé of Mike Pyle, Finished All 4 Fights

    23) Oluwale Bamgbose – 3-0-0 - USA – 27 Years Old
    Signed to: ROC; Finish Ratio: 100% (3 TKO, 0 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 3-1; Opponent Strength Rating: 2/10
    Key Wins: N/A
    Other Details: Trains at Xtreme Couture

    24) Ferdinando Acerra – 5-0-0 - USA – 30 Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 100% (3 TKO, 2 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 4-7; Opponent Strength Rating: 2/10
    Key Wins: N/A
    Other Accomplishments: 6-1 Amateur Record, Is a Sergeant in US Air Force

    25) David Bear – 5-0-0 - France – 24 Years Old
    Signed to: 100% Fight; Finish Ratio: 60% (1 TKO, 2 Sub, 2 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 10-9; Opponent Strength Rating: 4/10
    Key Wins: Rudy Sauodi (4-4)
    Other Details: Training Partner of Christian M’Pumbu & Karl Amoussou

    26) Derek Williams – 5-0-0 - USA – 26 Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 100% (2 KO, 3 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 9-7; Opponent Strength Rating: 5/10
    Key Wins: Travis Sveum (7-6)
    Other Details: 14-7 Amateur Record (with 13 finishes), Finished All 5 Fights

    27) Brendan Kornberger – 5-0-0 - Canada – 30 Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 80% (4 TKO, 0 Sub, 1 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 12-7; Opponent Strength Rating: 5/10
    Key Wins: Brad Stewart (7-2)
    Other Details: Knocked out 4 of 5 opponents

    28) Michael Beaumont – 3-0-0 - England – 25 Years Old
    Signed to: UCMMA; Finish Ratio: 100% (3 TKO, 0 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 9-0; Opponent Strength Rating: 5/10
    Key Wins: Mark Armstrong (5-0), Alex Montagnani (5-0)
    Other Details: 2-0 amateur record, Brother is Also an Undefeated MMA Fighter, Knocked out all 3 opponents

    29) Umar Vakhaev – 4-0-0 - Russia – 22 Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 75% (0 TKO, 3 Sub, 1 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 5-5; Opponent Strength Rating: 3/10
    Key Wins: Submitted 3 of 4 opponents in 1st round
    Other Details: Trains Out of Same Camp as UFC Fighter Ruslan Magomedov

    30) Luke Wright – 3-0-0 - Australia – ?? Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 100% (2 TKO, 1 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 7-3; Opponent Strength Rating: 4/10
    Key Wins: N/A
    Other Accomplishments: 2013 Australian Golden Gloves Winner, 2-0 Amateur Record

    31) Krzysztof Golec – 4-0-0 - Poland – ?? Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 50% (1 TKO, 1 Sub, 2 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 5-5; Opponent Strength Rating: 3/10
    Key Wins: Dan Edwards (12-11)
    Other Details: N/A

    32) Stoyan Dimitrov – 4-0-0 - Bulgaria – ?? Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 50% (2 TKO, 0 Sub, 2 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 3-6; Opponent Strength Rating: 3/10
    Key Wins: N/A
    Other Details: N/A

    33) Maika Graf – 4-0-0 - USA – ?? Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 100% (4 TKO, 0 Sub)
    Opponent W/L: 2-7; Opponent Strength Rating: 3/10
    Key Wins: N/A
    Other Details: Knocked out all 4 opponents in less than 3 minutes, In the US Army

    34) Manuel Meraz – 5-0-0 - USA – 36 Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 60% (3 TKO, 0 Sub, 2 Dec)
    Opponent W/L: 1-4; Opponent Strength Rating: 2/10
    Key Wins: N/A
    Other Details: 6-1 Amateur Record

    35) Lauro Everton Santos – 5-0-0 - Brazil – ?? Years Old
    Signed to: Unsigned; Finish Ratio: 100% (3 TKO, 1 Sub, 1 DQ)
    Opponent W/L: 0-5; Opponent Strength Rating: 1/10
    Key Wins: N/A
    Other Accomplishments: N/A

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  3. Paul L

    Paul L Gassed Belt Platinum Member

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    I totally agree with your #1 pick, Oskar is ridiculous and has flown under the radar for awhile.
     
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    mattandbenny Purple Belt Platinum Member

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    Yea i think he'll almost certainly be fighting for a big promotion later this year. A young unbeaten middleweight that holds a no-gi BJJ win over a much larger Vinny Magalhaes... They would be silly not to sign him.
     
  5. CDF47

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    Another great list of prospects mattandbenny. You do a great job at this.
     
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    Pasternak is very impressive.
     
  7. Polex

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    Great list man, as soon as I saw that Piechota defeated Schiavolin I knew he could be in the list but I never guessed he would be at the top ( I thought Pereira Uda will be #1).

    I also think that Hisaki Kato should be in the top 10.

    So Ewing and Pasternak are making the move down to MW?

    Great job as always
     
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    mattandbenny Purple Belt Platinum Member

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    To be honest if Hisaki Kato was 24 years old he would probably be a top 5 guy, it was just his age that made me rank him lower - he's still a solid guy, but he really could do with being signed by a large organisation sooner rather than later. No doubt he's a great striker though.

    Pasternak fought his ONE FC debut at 188 pounds, so i though it was fairer to include him at MW rather than LHW. According to tapology Ewing has fought his last 3 fights at Middleweight.
     
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    MW desperately needs new talent. Cool list.
     
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    where'd you have Luc Bondole before he signed with Bellator?
     
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    Hey mattandbenny I was also expecting to see Andrew Todhunter somwhere in your list hehe
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Girls ineligible due to inactivity included Jake Mapes (7-0), Sergey Kovalev (6-0), Jakub Stejskal (6-0), Chris Douglass (5-0), Brent Knopp (5-0), David Ury (5-0), Patrick Weikiri (5-0), Marcus Andersson (4-0), KB Bhullar (4-0), Elton Camargo (4-0) & Luke Wild (4-0)

    That's some list of 'Girls' to upset.....
     
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    Great list. I have the privilege of being trained by your #2 Marcelo Nunes every day. He has unlimited potential and will hopefully be fighting for the UFC sometime in 2015.
     
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    @ PLMMA 47: Zi
     
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    Yandiev brothers. Abukar (27 years old) and Adam (26 years old). Abukar was signed by M-1 and will debut at M-1 Challenge 56, April 10. Both have judo base.

    Abukar:

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    Adam:

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