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  1. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    I decided to make some slight tweaks to the rankings this week. Basically I was looking at some names on the list and thinking that they're really not what you could term as a prospect. So if you are older than 28 years old and have more than 20 fights then you no longer qualify as a prospect. I'll also keep doing hype train posts for them if they have a great performance, I'm just not going to rank them anymore.

    For people like that I've started doing divisional rankings on Tap anyway which you can find below

    Hellowhosthat's MMA Rankings | Tapology


    Heavyweight
    1. Sergey Bilostenniy - 25 (Russia) 8-2
    2. Mukhamed Vakhaev - 31 (Russia) 10-4-1 Vs Tony Johnson (ACA) 18th November
    3. Alikhan Vakhaev - 28 (Russia) 11-2
    4. Hugo Cunha - 28 (Brazil) 6-0
    5. Anatoly Malykhin - 33 (Russia) 10-0
    6. Bruno Cappelozza - 32 (Brazil) 14-5
    7. Kirill Kornilov - 30 (Russia) 11-0
    8. Kang Ji Won - 25 (South Korea) 5-0
    9. Thomas Petersen - 25 (USA) 5-0
    10. Renan Ferreira - 31 (Brazil) 8-2
    11. Oleg Popov - 29 (Russia) - 14-1
    12. Marcus Buchecha - 31 (Brazil) 1-0
    13. Jesus Navarrete - 24 (Mexico) 7-0
    14. Kirill Grishenko - 29 (Belarus) 5-0
    15. Alexandr Maslov - 27 (Russia) 8-1
    Light Heavyweight
    1. Murtaza Talha - 23 (Bahrain) 4-0
    2. Anton Turkalj - 25 (Sweden) 7-0
    3. Vitor Petrino - 24 (Brazil) 6-0
    4. Shamil Akhmedov - 30 (Russia) 8-0
    5. Muslim Magomedov - 26 (Russia) 10-0 VS Grigor Matevosyan (ACA) 19th November
    6. Joshua Silveira - 28 (USA) 6-0
    7. Narsudin Nasrudinov - 29 (Russia) 9-1
    8. Diyar Nurgozhay - 24 (Kazakhstan)7-0
    9. Rodolfo Bellato - 25 (Brazil) 7-1
    10. Ivan Erslan - 29 (Croatia) 10-1
    11. Marthin Hamlet Nielsen - 29 (Norway) 8-3
    12. Amirkhan Guliev - 29 (Russia) 11-1 Vs Oleg Olenichev (ACA) 5th November
    13. Jamal Pogues - 25 (USA) 8-3
    14. Elkhan Musaev - 30 (Russia) 7-1
    15. Zak Pauga - 33 (USA) 5-0
    Middleweight
    1. Vladimir Mineev - 31 (Russia) 16-1-1
    2. Salamu Abdurakhmanov - 27 (Russia) 12-1
    3. Ikram Aliaskerov - 28 (Russia) 11-1
    4. Magomedrasul Gasanov - 26 (Russia) 16-2
    5. Reinier De Ridder - 31 (Netherlands) 14-0
    6. Josh Fremd - 27 (USA) 8-2
    7. Sharaputdin Magomedov - 27 (Russia) 6-0
    8. Aaron Jeffery - 28 (Canada) 10-3
    9. Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz - 31 (Canada) 8-1 Vs Graham Park (UMMA) 17th December
    10. Hunter Colvin - 26 (USA) 3-0
    11. Mario Sousa - 24 (Brazil) 12-2
    12. Azamat Bekovev - 25 (Russia) 12-3
    13. Abdul Rakman Dzhanaev - 31 (Russia) 15-2
    14. Artem Frolov - 29 (Russia) 15-4
    15. Christian Duncan - 26 (England) 4-0
    Welterweight
    1. Roberto Soldic - 26 (Croatia) 19-3 Vs Mamed Khadilov (KSW) 18th December
    2. Gabriel Bonfim - 24 (Brazil) 11-0
    3. Solomon Renfro - 24 (USA) - 8-2
    4. Abdoul Abdouragimov - 26 (France) 12-1 Vs Alex Lohore (ARES) 11th December
    5. Shamil Musaev - 27 (Russia) 15-0-1
    6. Ramazan Kuramagomedov - 24 (Russia) 9-0
    7. Jarrah Hussein Al-Silawi - 28 (Jordan) 16-3
    8. Magomed Umalatov - 29 (Russia) 11-0
    9. Saygid Izagakhmaev - 27 (Russia) 19-2
    10. Nariman Abbasov - 27 (Azerbaijan) 27-3
    11. Denis Maher - 26 (Belarus) 8-0
    12. Samandar Murodov - 22 (Tajikistan) 7-0
    13. Felix Klinkhammer - 28 (England) 6-0
    14. Jesse Urholin - 32 (Finland) 8-0
    15. Mateusz Figlak - 26 (Poland) 6-1
    Lightweight
    1. Christian Lee - 23 (USA) 15-4
    2. Manoel Sousa - 24 (Brazil) 8-0
    3. Cristian Perez - 22 (Mexico) 6-0
    4. Matesuz Rebecki - 29 (Poland) 14-1
    5. Roberto Satoshi Souza - 31 (Brazil) 12-1
    6. Milson Castro - 31 (Brazil) 14-3
    7. Rae Yoon Ok - 30 (South Korea) - 16-3
    8. Yusuf Raisov - 26 (Russia) 18-2 Vs Artem Reznikov (ACA) 17th December
    9. Vasily Takhtay - 25 (Kazakhstan) 9-0
    10. Adam Masaev - 21 (Russia) 7-0
    11. Lucas Almeida - 30 (Brazil) 12-1
    12. Iuri Lapicus - 25 (Moldova) 15-1
    13. Martun Mezhlumyan - 28 (Armenia) 12-2
    14. Alex Martinez - 27 (Paraguay) 8-2
    15. Chris Duncan - 27 (Scotland) 7-1
    Featherweight
    1. Islam Omarov - 24 (Russia) 10-0
    2. Timur Khizriev - 25 (Russia) 11-0
    3. Saladhine Parnasse - 23 (France) 15-1-1 Vs Daniel Torres (KSW) 18th December
    4. Movlid Khaybulaev - 30 (Russia) 19-0
    5. Bibert Tumenov - 24 (Russia) 10-2
    6. Tae Kyun Kim - 27 (South Korea) 9-0
    7. Gabriel Santos - 24 (Brazil) 8-0
    8. Jung Young Lee - 25 (South Korea) 7-1
    9. Edwin Cooper Jr - 28 (USA) 5-1
    10. Paul Hughes - 24 (Northern Ireland) 8-1
    11. Diego Lopes - 26 (Brazil) 19-5
    12. Daniel Torres - 27 (Austria/Brazil) 12-4 Vs Salahdine Parnasse (KSW) 18th December
    13. Alikhan Suleimanov - 27 (Russia) 14-2
    14. Robert Ruchala - 23 (Poland) 6-0
    15. Alexander Kovalev - 24 (Belarus) 10-0
    Bantamweight
    1. Rustam Kerimov - 29 (Russia) 15-0
    2. Renat Khavalov - 23 (Russia) 5-0
    3. Herberth Sousa - 27 (Brazil) 15-1
    4. Kai Asakura - 27 (Japan) 18-3
    5. Vinicius De Oliveira - 25 (Brazil) 17-2
    6. Mo Miller - 29 (USA) 6-0 Vs Johnny Campbell (FFC) 14th November
    7. Jack Cartwright - 27 (England) 10-0
    8. Mateus Mendonca - 22 (Brazil) 9-0
    9. Alberto Montes - 27 (Venezuela) 5-0
    10. Magomedgadzhi Sirazhudinov - 25 (Russia) 10-1
    11. Levi Mowles - 26 (USA) 16-4
    12. Marcos Breno - 23 (Brazil) 14-2
    13. Ruslan Sariev - 24 (Kazahkstan) 12-1
    14. Francesco Nuzzi - 25 (Italy) 9-1
    15. Khuseyn Shaykhaev - 24 (Russia) 11-0 Vs Pavel Vitruk (ACA) 5th November
    Flyweight
    1. Tatsuro Taira - 21 (Japan) 9-0 Vs Alfredo Muiad (VTJ) 6th November
    2. Rafael Ramos - 24 (Brazil) 10-0
    3. Azamat Kerefov - 30 (Russia) 15-0
    4. Jean Matsumoto - 21 (Brazil) 9-0
    5. Phumi Nkuta - 25 (USA) 4-0 Vs Jason Eastman (CFFC) 17th December
    6. Yuya Wakamatsu - 26 (Japan) 14-4
    7. Kurban Gadzhiev - 29 (Russia) 17-4
    8. Murad Magomedov - 25 (Russia) 11-0
    9. Muhammad Mokaev - 21 (England) 6-0
    10. Azat Maksum - 26 (Kazakhstan) 13-0
    11. Mansur Malachiev - 29 (Russia) 10-0
    12. Santo Curatolo - 26 (USA) 6-2
    13. Alden Coria - 23 (USA) 5-0
    14. Mitch Raposo - 22 (USA) 5-1
    15. Aren Akopyan - 27 (Russia) 12-2-1
    Womens Batamweight +
    1. Kayla Harrison - 31 (USA) 12-0
    2. Chelsea Chandler - 29 (USA) 3-1
    3. Evelyn Martins - 19 (Brazil) 2-0
    4. Lucia Szabova - 23 (Slovakia) 6-0
    5. Dariya Zheleznyakova - 25 (Russia) 5-0
    6. Taneisha Tennant - 32 (USA) 4-1
    7. Genah Fabian - 31 (New Zealand) 4-2
    8. Dakota Ditcheva - 22 (England) 2-0 Vs Ugiloy Nasimova (UKFC) 27th November
    9. Lisa Verzosa - 25 (USA) 6-2
    10. Abigail Montes - 21 (Mexico) 3-0
    11. Paula Cristina - 26 (Brazil) 5-0
    12. Melissa Croden - 29 (Canada) 2-1
    13. Hope Chase - 22 (USA) 3-1
    14. Ekaterina Shakalova - 24 (Ukraine) 6-1
    15. Luana Santos - 21 (Brazil) 1-0
    Womens Flyweight
    1. Tereza Bleda - 19 (Czech Republic) 4-0
    2. Jingnan Xiong - 33 (China) 16-2
    3. Stephanie Geltmacher - 31 (USA) 5-1
    4. Julia Polastri - 22 (Brazil) 8-3
    5. Mayra Cantuaria - 32 (Brazil) 9-3-1
    6. Brogan Sanchez - 32 (USA) 7-2
    7. Jamey-Lyn Horth Wessels - 31 (Canada) 4-0
    8. Brena Cardoza - 27 (Brazil) 5-1
    9. Laura Fontoura -20 (Brazil) 6-0
    10. Lucrezia Ria - 29 (Italy) 8-3
    11. Colbey Northcutt - 28 (USA) 2-1
    Strawweight
    1. Angela Lee - 25 (USA) 10-2
    2. Maria Silva - 25 (Brazil) 6-0
    3. Melissa Martinez - 23 (Mexico) 7-0
    4. Valesca Machado - 26 (Brazil) 8-3
    5. Viktoriya Dudakova - 22 (Russia) 4-0 Vs Marina Shutova (Open) 12th November
    6. Yasmine Juaregui - 22 (Mexico) 8-0
    7. Josefine Knutsson - 25 (Sweden) 2-0 Vs Lachnana Green (FCR) 20th November
    8. Jaqueline Amorim - 26 (Brazil) 4-0
    9. Ewelina Wozniak - 28 (Poland) 6-0
    10. Svetlana Gotysk - 24 (Ukraine) 13-4
    11. Yasmin Castanho - 24 (Brazil) 5-0
    12. Emily Ducote - 27 (USA) 10-6
    13. Stephanie Luciano - 21 (Brazil) 3-0
    14. Dayane Cardoso - 25 (Brazil) 8-1-1
    15. Tani Torres - 27 (Mexico) 5-0
     
  2. careto Black Belt

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    Any Russian sherbro ?
     
  3. TorontoTO Brown Belt

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    I've heard lots of raving about Mansur Azhiev so I might check him out tomm on the Armia card
     
  4. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    I watched his last fight and he looked okay, didn't blow me away or anything though.
     
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    Alessandro Costa

    Country - Brazil
    Weight Class - Flyweight
    Age : 25
    Promotion - Lux Fight League
    Record : 10-2

    Excellent defence of his flyweight title in a fun fight against a tough :eek::eek::eek::eek: Gonzalez who came to scrap. Costa actually got hurt a couple of times in a close first round but also hurt his opponent in a wild back and forth affair. From there though he really took over, showcasing a mix of speed, power and excellent grappling in order to finish his opponent. Feels like he's close to being ready for the big show.

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    Denis Lavrentyev

    Country - Russia
    Weight Class - Bantamweight
    Age : 33
    Promotion - Parus FC
    Record : 12-2

    It looked like Lavretyev was being a bit tentative in this fight and I even thought his opponent Jesse Arnett was doing pretty well in the first round until Denis decided to step it up a gear and spinning back fist his head off before ground and pounding the shit out of him leaving him a bloody mess. At 33 years old it feels like it's now or never for a UFC run, as the main training partner of Petr Yan I'm surprised he hasn't been sneaked in yet.

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    Nikolay Kovalenko

    Country - Russia
    Weight Class - Light Heavyweight
    Age : 30
    Promotion - Parus FC
    Record : 5-0

    This dude just isn't very nice. Check out what he did to poor Yuri Fraga.

     
  6. TorontoTO Brown Belt

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    What’s the money to signing your friends conversion for UFC. They signed Nick Diaz’s bum friend and Conor used to be able to get all his friends in as well.
     
  7. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    Maybe it's once you sell 500k ppvs or something. Jones managed to get Bubba McDaniel a fight, GSP got Francis Carmont in (justified in that case tbf), Brock got a couple of guys in etc.
     
  8. careto Black Belt

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    Although Yan is p4p #1, IMO, he isnt a big PPV draw. At least not yet.
     
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  9. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    So this week in prospect land we have.

    ACA Young Eagles on Friday

    FLW - Akhmed Khamzaev (22/Russia/6-0) against Shabdan Arykov (?/Kyrgyzstan/5-0)
    FLW - Aslan Tovsultanov (?/Russia/8-1) against Elkhan Ibragimkhalilov (?/Russia/8-2)
    MW - Magomedmurad Khasaev (?/Russia/5-0) against Magomed Zakriev (6-2)
    LW - Khalid Satuev (27/Russia/9-0) Vs Rustambek Amanbaev (?/Kyrgyzstan/7-1)

    ONE on Friday

    FW - Kai Tang (?/China/12-2) fights Chang Min Yoon (5-1)

    LFA on Friday

    SW - #8 Jaqueline Amorim (28/Brazil/4-0) and #16 Loveth Young (32/USA/3-1) fight for the belt Piera Rodriguez vacated in signing for the UFC.
    BW - Leandro Gomes (30/Brazil/6-1) fights Askar Askar (11-2)
    FLW - Karlee Pangilinan (27/USA/6-1) takes on Victor Rojas (5-2)
    WFLW - Dione Barbosa (29/Brazil/3-1) fights Jena Bishop (1-0)

    Fury on Sunday doing Looking for a fight with Red Goof in the house so everyone will be trying to impress.

    LW - JJ Okanovich (28/USA/8-2) and Trey Ogden (31/USA/14-4) tangle for the vacant title
    BW - #6 Mo Miller (29/USA/6-0) takes on Worldwides favourite Cupcakes Johnny Campbell (21-14)
    FLW - #18 Alberto Trujillo (?/USA/5-2) takes on George Martinez (26/USA/4-1)
    FW - Andres Quintana (30/USA/18-3) fights Edwin Chavez (5-1)
    MW - #21 Joseph Holmes (26/USA/6-1) fights fellow DWCS vet Jhonoven Pati (6-5)
    BW - Not really a prospect but Eduardo Dantas (32/Brazil/22-7) fights Jose Johnson (12-7)
    LHW - Ty Flores (27/USA/8-3) fights solid test Myron Dennis (18-8)
     
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  10. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    Still haven't been able to find the full fight yet but look at this motherfucker.



    Says he wants to sign with the UFC immediately rather than go the RIZIN route and I think they need to oblige him, he has insane potential.
     
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    Sam Patterson

    Country - England
    Weight Class - Lightweight
    Age : 25
    Promotion - BRAVE
    Record : 8-1-1

    It's time I gave Sam some hype for the recent run he's been on. First he knocked out UFC vet Felipe Silva, then he clearly beat Ylies Djiroun who's only other recent losses were close decisions in the PFL. I thought he might be in trouble this time against a 14-1 Dagestani but he proved me wrong by managing to roll with the wrestling and work through the positions he needed to before snapping up his opportunity for a choke and getting the finish. He's extremely tall for the division and he's getting really good at using his length to his advantage in both striking and grappling.

    What I like about his development is that by fighting in BRAVE he's getting exposed to a variety of different opponent types, so rather than coming up through Cage Warriors generally fighting Western European fighters he's already mixing it with good Brazilians and Dagestanis.

    He had a draw with current champ Ahmed Amir a couple of years ago, so it probably makes sense to run that back and give him that title opportunity.
     
  12. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    Couple of ones that sneaked past this week in terms of stuff to watch ranked people in as Combate have added a fight for Cristian Perez on Friday (which looks like a padding fight to me if I'm being honest) and Open FC's card isn't on Tap yet but their Insta shows that Dudakova is fighting in the GP final.

     
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    Yeah I remember this dude from that fight against Djiroun. Was really impressed and has an interesting physical build and fighting style.
     
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    Btw, @Hellowhosthat Do your rankings put guys who still fulfill the prospect criteria but already fought in Bellator or UFC and then left?
     
  16. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    Bellator yes, UFC no. I've got Duncan at #15.

    I did consider maybe allowing people who had one UFC fight like Max Rohskopf be ranked but decided against it.
     
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    I also feel quite sorry for Joe McColgan having to try and hold onto his LW CW title with Duncan, George Hardwick and Mike Figlak all around.
     
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    Duncan to CW was a no brainer really, that was a big setback for him on DWCS he was such a heavy favourite going in.
     
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    Both Bellator fighters that left to try the DWCS got brutally KOd and both went in as heavy favorites. I feel bad for Duncan, though, he really gave it a shot and now needs to start from 0. At least Burlinson had debuted at CW and Im assuming Burlinson will be back soon.
     
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    I think 2-3 wins for each and they'll both be in. They just kind of have to get in the queue a bit. Unfortunately they're in probably the two of the three most talent filled divisions in CW at the moment so we'll see how they get booked, but Duncan has Mike Figlak and George Hardwick in his division whereas Burlinson has to deal with Mateusz Figlak, Adam Proctor, Rhys McKee and Jesse Urholin (maybe Jack Grant too, not sure what his status is with Bellator)
     
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