Unsigned Heavyweights - Thread Four

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  1. Paul L

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    They definitely aren't striking prodigies, but ultimately they don't really need to have JDS level striking to be champions at HW. If they build up enough of a defensive striking game, they can avoid guys like Ngannou KO'ing them. Blaydes hasn't evolved to that point yet, but he's still super young for HW. Juan Adams striking is going to increase massively as time goes on since he's insanely raw. Most of it is just the amount of experience. Blaydes has 7 years experience as a fighter, and he's top 5 and still improving. Juan has 2.5 years experience.

    Juan is much more raw at only 2.5 years as an MMA fighter. To be in the UFC with that little experience is crazy, and he probably won't peak as a fighter for another 5 years.

    Blaydes will probably reach a point in a couple years where we can safely say he's reached a level where massive improvements won't happen anymore, but he's not there yet.

    Overall, let's revisit this in a couple years, if they haven't improved much, then maybe we can make some assumptions. Right now, especially for someone like Juan, it's way too early to write off major striking improvements.
     
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    Fuck yeah what a fight hopefully gane takes the w
    Both him and Pessoa have good futures
     
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    Tyler Horton vs. Dave Hageman dual debut
    Yogesh Jadhav 1-0 vs. Tony Kimson 0-0
    Mateusz Stawski vs. Tomasz Łomnicki dual debut
    Paweł Trybała 4-3 vs. Marcin Najman 1-3
    Krystian Pudzianowski vs. Radosław Słodkiewicz dual debut OW Freakshow
    Anthony Wright 0-0 vs. Andy Cona 3-33(coma more like, lost last 3 fights in 1:46 combined, knickname the immortal)
    Evgeny Goncharov 13-2 vs. Tony Johnson Jr. 13-4-1
    Evgeny Erokhin 19-6 vs. Daniel Omielańczuk 21-9-1
    Dawid Kobiera 1-1 vs. Kamil Kałduński 0-1
    Caique Silva 2-1 vs. Andre Fernandes 1-0
    JW Kiser 1-2 vs. Chris Beal 3-6
    Anthony Garrett 4-1 vs. Jordan Mitchell 6-11
    Vyacheslav Ryabov 5-0 vs. Kenny Garner 17-11 (ryabov still has 2 unlisted results, has completed 5 fights with results and had 3 cancellations in 7 months as a pro)

    and tiller still looking damn good, hope he can survive pfl and get a serious ufc offer, avenging his lay and pray robbery loss to the blob would be a great help
     
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    Aliakbari has been released from his ACA contract and is now a Ufc fighter. Get a feeling one of those UAE guys who negotiated the yearly event is a big fan. There's got to be some reason the UFC went out of their way to sign him.
     
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    Gun Oh Shim 4-3 vs. Gi Hoon Ryu 0-1 OW
    Leighton Hackett 0-0 vs. John Painter 1-11
    Jimmy Stoner 0-0 vs. Leo James 0-4
    Bubba Grant 6-5 vs. Matt Foster 9-12
    Derrick Williams 4-9 vs. Van Palacio 4-4
    Anthony Daugherty 0-2 vs. Jordan Seufzer 2-7
    Artur Sirazhudinov vs. Murad Aliev dual debut
    Oleg Kozlov vs. Aleksandr Yudin dual debut
    Yorgan De Castro 4-0 vs. Alton Meeks 3-0
    Daniel Zimmer 1-0 vs. Onosai Moana 5-6-1

    Amir was kinda a must sign, he is large enough profile that he could get poached, not sure what degree of shade or intent went into the release but should be nice to see him fight good competition and that the ufc is hiring at least 10-12 HW a year is what they need to churn up talent like ngannou and blaydes

    DW is also saving us from the industrial canning incident of this week in HW mma
     
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    Gibran Alvarez 1-0 vs. Jonathan Noriega 4-1
    Jaquis Williams 7-10 vs. Kyle Noblitt 10-2
    Justin Frazier 11-3 vs. Benjamin Rowland 4-1
    Bill Wilder 8-9 vs. DJ Linderman 22-16
    Jairo Chavez 1-0 vs. Matt McCrary 1-0
    Genadi Zhorzholiani 2-0 vs. Mehdi Afshari 0-0
    Shota Betlemidze 13-2 vs. Hassan Misi 0-0
     
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    Well Yorgan De Castro won and gets a shot in the UFC. Hopefully he’ll have some entertaining fights, but I don’t see him making much of a splash in the rankings.
     
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    I was really impressed with Gane in his win against Adam Dyczka. Dyczka is not too shabby himself, and he looked beyond him.
     
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    Dyczka seemed like a bottom of HW UFC type guy, 3-5 fights and gone, though had potential to develop and was young

    gane seems fast, hope he has gas
     
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    Dzakic Dusan 23-12 vs Zuluzinho 10-9

    Megdan fighting 5

    Serbia this weekend
     
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    results pending
    Yadigar Tofidi 0-3 vs. Hamid Fallah 0-0
    Seymur Memmedov 0-0 vs. Peyman Alaei 1-1
    Mahdi Ahmadi vs. Ilkin Memmedov dual debut
    Vahid Yevlaxli vs. Soheil Khosrowabadi dual debut
    rest
    Matunga Djikasa 2-1 vs. Ivan Strydom 1-3
    Aceng Adih 1-0 vs. Gusfi Ranu 0-1
    Renan Ferreira 5-1 vs. Brett Martin 7-1 (Ferreira is 6'10)
    Mike Robinson 3-3 vs. Eric Iman 6-5
    Plinio Cruz 8-8 vs. Douglas Humberto 11-8
    Paolo Zorzi 2-3 vs. Kevin Junior's 0-0
    Diego Oliveira 0-0 vs. Kerisson Leal 4-2
    Ivan Groshikov 1-3 vs. Dmitry Shmakov 0-1
    Esteban Rodriguez 0-1 vs. Alex Davidson 0-1
    Christos Piliafas 4-3 vs. Lawrence Bonds 1-2
    Bobby Sopko 0-2 vs. Anthony Horn 5-10
    Juan Torres 8-14 vs. Ike Villanueva 13-9
     
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    Zuluzinho > MarkoDjordjevic 0-2

    1st rd Tko
     
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    my big prospect of last week lost for DQ

    Sam Kei 4-4 vs. Gregory Hearne 2-4
    Piotr Czapiewski 0-1 vs. Damian Kostrzewa 0-0
    Marcin Kalata 1-0 vs. Michał Piwowarski 2-1
    Mateusz Łazowski 1-1 vs. Adam Pałasz 2-0
    Mateusz Śledź 0-1 vs. Andrzej Jaroszuk 0-0
    Jack May 11-6 vs. Jay Silva 12-12-1
    Takaaki Oban 8-6-2 vs. Roner Matsuda 0-5

    a bunch of incomplete cards on tap as well
     
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    The_Renaissance On, ahem, fleek

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    Do you know much about this Giacomo Lemos guy who's fighting Tanner Boser in a joint UFC debut? Can-crusher from Brazil or a legitimate potential prospect?
     
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    Can crusher.
     
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