Sherdog Prospect Watch: Frankie Perez
By: Joe Myers The Ricardo Almeida Jiu-Jitsu rep believes lessons he learned in
defeat will foster success as he makes the jump to the World Series
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Luke Sanders
By: Joe Myers Splitting time between the MMA Lab and Nashville MMA, the
28-year-old featherweight has designs on climbing the cage fighting
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Charles Rosa
By: Joe Myers Undefeated American Top Team export has used the patience he
learned while earning a degree in culinary arts and applied it to
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Brian Ortega
By: Joe Myers The 23-year-old Black House-trained Gracie jiu-jitsu black belt
will put his unbeaten record on the line in his Octagon debut at
UFC on Fox 12.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Andrew Sanchez
By: Joe Myers Finney’s Hit Squad middleweight takes aim at his fifth straight win
and a potential Resurrection Fighting Alliance title shot.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Henry Cejudo
By: Joe Myers Backed by a gold-medal pedigree, the 26-year-old former Olympic
wrestler has hit the ground running in mixed martial arts.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Mizuki Inoue
By: James Goyder Teenaged prodigy content to sharpen her skills, gain experience on
the regional circuits before pursuing an opportunity in the UFC.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Lance Palmer
By: Joe Myers Unbeaten Team Alpha Male representative will take the next step in
his development when he challenges for World Series of Fighting
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Andre Fili
By: Joe Myers Team Alpha Male featherweight will answer the call to the Octagon
for the first time at UFC 166 on Saturday in Houston.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Darrell Montague
By: Joe Myers “The Mongoose” gets his long-awaited shot at Octagon glory, as he
faces John Dodson at UFC 166 on Oct. 19 in Houston.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Bubba Jenkins
By: Joe Myers Unbeaten in four professional MMA bouts, the former national
champion wrestler plans to take a patient route to stardom in the
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Chris Lokteff
By: Joe Myers Once-beaten Australian heavyweight has shown a penchant for the
quick finish on the regional circuit Down Under.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Benny Madrid
By: Joe Myers Undefeated Arizona-based lightweight considers himself lucky to be
alive after turning away from a life of crime.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Jake Mapes
By: Joe Myers Once a farmhand in the San Francisco Giants system, arm injuries
forced Hawaiian to turn to Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Russell Doane
By: Joe Myers Fast-rising Hawaiian bantamweight bounced back from his first
career defeat with a quick rear-naked choke submission.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Aljamain Sterling
By: Joe Myers After a decorated collegiate wrestling career, the 23-year-old Team
Bombsquad product has made a quick transition to MMA.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Ray Borg
By: Trula Howe Those closest to New Mexico-based flyweight believe he has what it
takes to make a significant mark in MMA.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Ricardo Juan McCall
By: Trula Howe Unbeaten Texas middleweight seeks bigger stage on which to showcase
his “natural ability” and unlock his promise.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Jackson’s MMA’s Hunter Tucker
By: Sherdog.com Staff Talent pipelines keep sports vibrant and relevant, as the old guard
passes the competitive torch to the new in an inevitable rite of
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Chris Gruetzemacher
By: Joe Myers Winning 10 straight fights, even if the level of competition can be
called into question, remains quite the accomplishment in the sport
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Sean Santella
By: Joe Myers After spending the first three-plus years of his professional mixed
martial arts career fighting bigger, stronger men, up-and-comer
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Sergio Pettis
By: Yael Grauer When Sergio Pettis faces Tom McKenna at Legends of Fighting
Championship 53 “Memoriam” on Friday at the 8 Seconds Saloon in
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Brandon Bender
By: Joe Myers Sometimes what you think you want is not always what you really
want or what is best for you. Undefeated featherweight prospect
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Jessica Eye
By: Lutfi Sariahmed Jessica Eye plans to make waves as a woman in a man’s world. The
25-year-old returns to Bellator Fighting Championships on Friday in
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Tom DeBlass
By: Lutfi Sariahmed The two-division Ring of Combat champion has parlayed a decorated
jiu-jitsu career and blue-collar approach into quick success in
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Andrew Craig
By: Brian Knapp Andrew Craig was cooking dinner at his Texas residence when he took
the call about which every mixed martial artist dreams but only a
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Dhiego Lima
By: Joe Myers Elite-level mixed martial artists earn enough money from fighting
and sponsorships to where they do not need to hold down a second
job to make...
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Jared Papazian
By: Joe Myers When up-and-coming bantamweight Jared Papazian talks about how he
is not a fan of current UFC champion Dominick Cruz and his
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Aaron Pico
By: Nick Grinups The blue-chip talent will make his long-awaited professional mixed
martial arts debut at Bellator 180 on Saturday in New York.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Trevin Giles
By: Nick Grinups The 24-year-old Houston-based middleweight has touched off his
career with nine consecutive victories, eight of them finishes.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Jose Torres
By: Nick Grinups The undefeated 24-year-old will attempt to become a two-division
Titan Fighting Championships titleholder in May.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Aspen Ladd
By: Nick Grinups The unbeaten 21-year-old bantamweight has raced out to a 5-0 record
in Invicta Fighting Championships and has her sights set on the
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Matthew Lopez
By: Joe Myers The undefeated bantamweight will bring his talents to the Octagon
on July 13, when he faces Rani Yahya at a UFC Fight Night event in
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Tom Duquesnoy
By: Tristen Critchfield The reigning British Association of Mixed Martial Arts champion
plans to move to the UFC once he fulfills his current contract.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Joey Gomez
By: Joe Myers The road to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Octagon has not
been an easy one for the 29-year-old New Hampshire-based
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Magomed Bibulatov
By: Joe Myers The undefeated Chechen will make a pass at World Series of Fighting
gold on Saturday, as he touches down on American soil for the first
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Khalil Rountree
By: Joe Myers Training alongside former Ultimate Fighting Championship
middleweight champion Anderson Silva, the 25-year-old has shown
promise since turning...
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Gregor Gillespie
By: Joe Myers Having conquered addiction and injury, the four-time NCAA
All-American wrestler has emerged as one of MMA’s most promising
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Max Bohanan
By: Joe Myers (Photo by Brendan Ormsby) -- Undefeated Ricardo Almeida protégé
plans on following in the footsteps of other notable Ring of Combat
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Victor Henry
By: Joe Myers Training under Josh Barnett and Erik Paulson, the 28-year-old
bantamweight has surfaced as a blue-chip talent in Japan.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: 10 Upside Picks
By: Patrick Wyman From Julio Arce to Tom Duquesnoy, MMA is littered with talented
young fighters with superstar potential.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Ryan Dickson
By: Joe Myers Having survived a brush with cancer, the 25-year-old Canadian
lightweight has designs on reaching the UFC sooner rather than
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Julio Arce
By: Joe Myers Team Tiger Schulmann export has ridden his talents to a 7-0 record
and a title reign inside the Ring of Combat organization.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Marcelo Castaneda
By: Joe Myers Soon to be 26, the undefeated Peruvian flyweight plots his course
to mixed martial arts stardom at American Top Team.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Mark Cherico
By: Joe Myers An undefeated run on the regional circuit has “The Pride of
Bloomfield” waiting on a call to MMA’s major leagues.
Sherdog Prospect Watch: Phil Hawes
By: Tristen Critchfield A “toolsy” former junior college national champion, the 25-year-old
looks to follow in the footsteps of Jon Jones at Jackson-Wink MMA.
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