Unsigned Heavyweights - Thread Four

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  1. Paul L Gassed Belt Platinum Member

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    This post is dedicated to Ukrainian/Georgian heavyweight prospect Guram Gugenishvili. Please see this video posted in honor of his memory. Guram's memorial video.

    For previous Unsigned Heavyweights threads, please see the following links: Thread One | Thread Two | Thread Three


    Unsigned Heavyweights - Thread Four


    Preamble: We're on year 10 of this thread, and so many heavyweights here have moved onto the big leagues. I still firmly believe in the power of fan voices, and the ability of forums and threads like this to direct eyes on prospects and give them opportunities they may not otherwise receive. Fans are force multipliers. We find the best prospects, we talk about them, we bring them up to promoters, to scouts, to managers, and we shine light on all the hard work they do. The heavyweights in the first post are my personal list of prospects, whereas the second post contains submissions by community members.

    My criteria: I've only listed fighters who have never been signed by the UFC, Bellator, or have participated in a PFL tournament, with preference to younger fighters. Factors I've taken into account when profiling fighters are: Age, camp, record, level of opposition, dedication (fight consistency and athleticism), and skill-set.


    *. Kirill Kornilov

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Anatoly Malykhin

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Ben Tynan

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Marcus Buchecha

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Salimgerey Rasulov

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Alikhan Vakhaev

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Slim Trabelsi

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Vitor Resende

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Marsel Sychev

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Alexander Soldatkin

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Aleksandr Maslov

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Mukhamad Vakhaev

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Rizvan Kuniev

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Evgeny Goncharov

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Kevin Szaflarski

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Ji Won Kang

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Odie Delaney

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Vyacheslav Ryabov

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Shamil Gaziev

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Greg Velasco

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Thomas Petersen

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Stefan Vojcak

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Valter Ignacio

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Robelis Despaigne

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.

    *. Jordan Heiderman

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    To be profiled shortly.
     
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  2. Paul L Gassed Belt Platinum Member

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    Community Submissions

    This post will list heayweight prospects submitted by members of the community. Feel free to suggest a fighter in this thread and I will add their names to this list.


    *. Fighter

    Height: 0'0" Weight: 265 Age: 00 Reach: 00" Rec: 0-0

    Submitted by: Poster
     
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  3. mattandbenny Purple Belt

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    That top 10 is quality, imagine if those guys were all in the UFC... Would turn HW into one of the stronger divisions.
     
  4. original doom Banned Banned

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    Unsure why the ufc has let so many of these hw prospects from eastern europe slip through their grasp whilst signing krylov or that chechen.

    Your really sold on curtis blaydes perhaps the ufc should make the call.
     
  5. Devilboy86 Green Belt

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    It seems like the ufc doesn't sign heavyweights with limited experience as often as they used to . Maybe it's because they have a small heavyweight roster so it's harder to build guys up?
     
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    They'd probably be more willing to sign bedorf or erokhin before the top 3
     
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    Damn, I hope the UFC picks up some of those top 10 guys soon. Especially the top 2.

    Aliakbari has great potential, bus they may not want him due to his drug test history and the USADA thing. Maybe the risk of him popping is too big for the UFC right now, but if he keeps winning they may have to sign him anyway. For now, the UFC has Makhov, who I understand is an even better wrestler.

    Not sure why the UFC doesn't sign any of these guys though. The HW roster is already tiny, with a shitload of aging guys and lower level guys.
     
  8. qw3rty Silver Belt

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    From the heavies
     
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    Wow. Congrats to Blaydes. I feel like Paul L definitely had a role in putting him on the map.
     
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    Time to strike number one off the list!
     
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    Holy shit! Blaydes vs ngannou in ufc! Sucks that one of them has to lose though.
     
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    Thought of this thread as soon as I seen the Blaydes news. Nice one Paul
     
  13. mattandbenny Purple Belt

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    Bit dissappointed he's fighting Ngannou, they are both solid prospects. Great signing for UFC though.
     
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    Thank you for making the list, it's amazing how much work you put into this.
     
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    Great to see Blaydes get picked up.
     
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  17. Paul L Gassed Belt Platinum Member

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    The best heavyweight in a long time is now in the UFC, congrats to Curtis!

    That makes Sergey Pavlovich the best heavyweight not signed by a major promotion as of now. Hopefully we'll see him make the move soon as well. I'll compare Pavlovich to JDS and Blaydes to Cain, although they are both very different fighters, but the signing of those two would be similar to when they picked up JDS and Cain.
     
  18. qw3rty Silver Belt

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    Pavlovich has shown some interest on signing with UFC?

    I ask that because I could think M-1 could be behind him for obvious reasons
     
  19. Thesnake101 Think about it, it worth it. Yellow Card

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    Really sucks that one of them has to lose since they're two of the best HW prospects the UFC has right now.
     
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    It was rumored Pavlovich signed with UFC and would fight at Zagreb card.
    And he won't go to M-1 cause he is Fight Nights fighter.
     

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