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    Post  sunthunder on Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:07 pm

    Hey guys,

    I thought I'd put together a thread of lesser known prospects. I'll update with how they're doing, next fight data etc. and try to keep track of their careers. Hopefully we'll be able to track a few of them to major success if they turn out to be legit.

    Feel free to contribute. This is just the first few I'll be doing now.

    US

    Name: Tyron Woodley
    Weight: 170lbs
    Record: 6-0-0
    Team: ATT
    Signed to: Strikeforce - defeated Nathan Coy by somewhat controversial split decision at Srikeforce Challengers 8.
    Background: NCAA All American Wrestler, 2003/2005 Big 12 Champion.

    Name: Dave Jansen
    Weight: 155lbs
    Record: 14-2-0
    Team: Portland Team Quest
    Signed to: WEC (lost a UD to Ricardo Lamas at WEC 50 )
    Background:

    Name: Calvin Kattar
    Weight: 155lbs
    Record: 10-2-0
    Team:
    Signed to: XCFL (defeated Conner by TKO 19/6/2010)
    Background: Wrestling

    Name: Jacob McClintock
    Weight: 170lbs
    Record: 6-1
    Team: Arizona Combat Sports
    Signed to: Bellator (Lost to Ryan Thomas at Bellator 15)
    Background: BJJ - brown belt, pan am champ

    Name: Bryan Travers
    Weight: 155lbs
    Record: 14-2-0
    Team: Academy of Martial Arts and Fitness
    Signed to: Strikeforce - (defeated Rocky Johnson at TWC 9)
    Background: Wrestling - NCAA Divison 1 National Qualifier, BJJ purple belt

    Name: Ben Askren
    Weight: 170lbs
    Record: 6-0-0
    Team: Arizona Combat Sports
    Signed to: Bellator - defeated Dan Hornbuckle at Bellator 22, will face fellow prospect Lyman Good at Bellator 33 for welterweight title.
    Background: NCAA Division 1 Champion 2006/2007, Holds single season NCAA pin record, Final Collegiate record of 153-8. Competed in 2008 Olympics. BJJ Purple Belt.

    Name: Joe Duarte
    Weight: 155lbs
    Record: 5-2-0
    Team: Arena MMA Team
    Signed to: Free Agent
    Background: Boxing and Muay thai
    9-0 in pro boxing
    19-1 muay thai
    was on one of the recent seasons of tuf but was beaten in the first round of the show by phillipe nover by decision and recently has beaten david"hello japan"gardner by ko in round one interesting to see how he progresses but think he has a big future ahead of him
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    Name: Phil Davis
    Weight: 205lbs
    Record: 7-0-0
    Team: AKA/Team Lloyd Irvine
    Signed to: UFC (defeated Rodney Wallace at UFC 117, will face Tim Boetsch at UFC 123)
    Background : Outstanding Collegiate Wrestler, won 2008 NCAA title

    Name: Roger Bowling
    Weight: 170lbs
    Record: 8-0-0
    Team: Team Vision
    Signed to: Strikeforce (will re-match Bobby Voelker at Sho-MMA 11)
    Background: Boxing (9-0)

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    Name: Tony Johnson Jr
    Weight: 265lbs (?)
    Record: 4-1-0
    Team: ATT
    Signed to: KOTC (Heavyweight Champion - will re-match Tony Lopez)
    Background: Collegiate All-American Wrestler

    Name: Cody McKenzie
    Weight: 145lbs
    Record: 11-0-0
    Team: Fancy Pants Fight Team
    Signed to: Appearing on TUF 12
    Background: unknown but 9 straight wins by guillotine

    Name: Joe Soto
    Weight: 145lbs
    Record: 9-1-0
    Team: Nor-Cal Fighting Alliance
    Signed to: Bellator - Lost title to Joe Warren at Bellator 27
    Background: Division 3 Wrestling, Greco Roman, former training partner of Jon Jones/Cain Velasquez.

    Name: Pat Curran
    Weight: 155lbs
    Record: 13-3-0
    Team: Curran Martial Arts Academy
    Signed to: Bellator - defeated Toby Imada by split decision at Bellator 21
    Background: Wrestling, BJJ

    Name: Lyman Good
    Weight: 170lbs
    Record: 10-0-0
    Team: Team Tiger Schulmann
    Signed to: Bellator welterweight champion - faces Ben Askren for title at Bellator 33
    Background: Karate

    Name: Daniel Cormier
    Weight: 250lbs
    Record: 5-0-0
    Team: AKA
    Signed to: Strikeforce - next faces Soa Palelei for XMMA in November
    Background: Outstanding wrestler, 2004 Olympics 4th place, Bronze medal at Worlds, Olympic team captain

    Name: Cole Konrad
    Weight: 265lbs
    Record: 6-0-0
    Team: Minnesota Martial Arts Academy
    Signed to: Bellator - defeated Damien Grabowski at Bellator 29, will face Neil Grove in heavyweight tournament final.
    Background: Decorated collegiate wrestler, NCAA title holder, All-time Minnesota winstreak holder, Gold at Pan-ams

    Name: Michael Chandler
    Weight: 155lbs
    Record: 3-0-0
    Team: Xtreme Couture
    Signed to: Bellator
    Background: Wrestling team mate of Askren and Woodley

    Name: Mike Easton
    Weight: 135lbs
    Record: 10-1-0
    Team: Team Lloyd Irvin
    Signed to: UWC Bantamweight champion, defeated Chase Beebe by split decision for the belt
    Background: BJJ black belt under Irvin, good striker

    Name: Chris Weidman
    Weight: 185lbs
    Record: 2-0-0
    Team: Team Serra
    Signed to:
    Background: All American, BJJ purple belt, natural grappler, competed at ADCC


    Canada


    Name: Rory Macdonald
    Weight: 155lbs
    Record: 10-1-0
    Team: Toshido Fighting Arts
    Signed to: UFC (lost to Carlos Condit at UFC 115, next facing Matt Brown at UFC 123)
    Background: Muay Thai/BJJ. 20 years old and KOTC Canada Lightweight Champion. Never been the distance.

    Name: Cory Macdonald
    Weight: 170lbs
    Record: 10-2-0
    Team: Gladiator MMA
    Signed to:
    Background: Just defeated Team Nogueira prospect Thiago Goncalves (11-3).

    Name: Claude Patrick
    Weight: 170lbs
    Record: 12-1-0
    Team: Elite Training Centre, trains with Mark Bocek
    Signed to : UFC (defeated Ricardo Funch at UFC 115, next faces James Wilks at UFC 120)
    Background: BJJ

    Index:

    Page 1 - US/Canada
    Page 2 - Brazil, Japan/Korea, UK/Europe
    Page 3 - Other nationalities


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    Re: Prospect Thread

    Post  Ronwah on Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:06 pm

    Gunnar Nelson sounds very interesting. To beat Monson at the ADCC is no joke.
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    Re: Prospect Thread

    Post  sunthunder on Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:35 pm

    As a grappler, he's no joke. He only lost to Magalhaes on points, finished 4th overall in the absolute division. He had a Karate background before starting BJJ too.
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    Re: Prospect Thread

    Post  Shanemc on Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:05 am

    Ronneh wrote:Gunnar Nelson sounds very interesting. To beat Monson at the ADCC is no joke.

    yeah thought the same when i read it and good idea for a thread il keep an eye out for anyone who i think will be a star and post him
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    Re: Prospect Thread

    Post  hendos_right_hook on Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:04 am

    Thanks for this thread, great idea, i'll keep an eye out Shocked
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    Re: Prospect Thread

    Post  Anfields5thKing on Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:19 pm

    Great thread Sunthunder!

    Well researched mate.
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    Re: Prospect Thread

    Post  sunthunder on Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:59 pm

    Thanks for the support guys.

    Had a few updates. Khalidov is reportedly fighting Santiago at Sengoku 11! Exciting business as Santiago is a top 10 fighter and this will really tell us Mamed's abilities. Also our UK prospect Ronnie Mann takes on Shigeki Osawa on the same card. Sengoku 11 is an amazing card.
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    Post  Moose Stuff For Money... on Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:43 pm

    Kudos Sunthunder, I'll be keeping an eye out for these guys.
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    Re: Prospect Thread

    Post  Paolo_73 on Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:02 pm

    Great list sunthunder, very well researched, thanks.

    What about this guy Jimi Manuwa at LW from the UK? He's got a shiteload of potential and the attitude to match.
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    Re: Prospect Thread

    Post  sunthunder on Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:12 pm

    Paolo_73 wrote:Great list sunthunder, very well researched, thanks.

    What about this guy Jimi Manuwa at LW from the UK? He's got a shiteload of potential and the attitude to match.

    Thanks for bringing him to my attention. I'll add him.
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    Re: Prospect Thread

    Post  Anfields5thKing on Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:52 pm

    Sunthunder,

    Any chance on a special on the next generation of Gracie's when you get a chance mate?? There's a lot of talk about Rolles and Igor as well as the obvious one in Roger. Then there's the other who haven't yet made the move to MMA but are competiting in ADCC every year.

    Just a thought.
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    Re: Prospect Thread

    Post  pinsman on Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:26 pm

    Name: Jung Chan Sung
    Weight: 145lbs
    Record: 7-1-0
    Team: Korean Top Team
    Signed to: Sengoku
    Background: Kickboxing/Hapkido - only loss an extremely close decision (fight of the year contender) to Sengoku Grand Prix winner Kanehara.

    1 question what the hell is Hapkido?? i've heard of Aikido as i used to practice it.
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    Re: Prospect Thread

    Post  manschesthair_utd on Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:56 pm

    pinsman wrote:Name: Jung Chan Sung
    Weight: 145lbs
    Record: 7-1-0
    Team: Korean Top Team
    Signed to: Sengoku
    Background: Kickboxing/Hapkido - only loss an extremely close decision (fight of the year contender) to Sengoku Grand Prix winner Kanehara.

    1 question what the hell is Hapkido?? i've heard of Aikido as i used to practice it.

    i think its basically a hybrid of judo, aikido and taekwondo emplying techniques from those arts and more even. I would like to learn it one day it sounds really good. anyway i always wanted to see a practitioner in mma as the techniques include techniques for striking to a grounded opponent! which is unusual for tmas to teach.
    does anyone on here practice it?
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    Re: Prospect Thread

    Post  Shanemc on Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:56 am

    Name: Joe Duarte
    Weight: 155lbs
    Record: 5-1-0
    Team: Arena MMA Team
    Signed to: Free Agent
    Background: Boxing and Muay thai
    9-0 in pro boxing
    19-1 muay thai
    was on one of the recent seasons of tuf but was beaten in the first round of the show by phillipe nover by decision and recently has beaten david"hello japan"gardner by ko in round one interesting to see how he progresses but think he has a big future ahead of him
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    Re: Prospect Thread

    Post  sunthunder on Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:04 pm

    Thanks Shane, I'll add him, sorry for not replying sooner.

    I've got some updates to do today, also thinking I'll split up the prospects into different posts grouped by country/continent.

    Oh and Anfield, I will have a look and see what I can find about the newest generation of Gracies, don't know if I'll be able to make anything as extensive but I'll have a go.
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    Re: Prospect Thread

    Post  sunthunder on Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:21 pm

    Brazil

    Name: Hacran Dias
    Weight: 155lbs
    Record: 16-1-0
    Team: Nova Uniao
    Signed to: M-1/Shooto Brazil - defeated Cesario di Domenico at Shooto Brazil 17
    Background: BJJ

    Name: Ronnys Torres
    Weight: 155lbs
    Record: 14-3-0
    Team: Nova Uniao
    Signed to: Released from UFC following loss to Jacob Volkmann
    Background: BJJ

    Name: Renan Barao
    Weight: 145lbs
    Record: 23-1-0
    Team: Nova Uniao - training partner of Jose Aldo
    Signed to: Signed to the WEC (defeated Anthony Leone at WEC 49)
    Background:

    Name: Willamy Chiquerim
    Weight: 155lbs
    Record: 17-3-0
    Team: Nocaute Fight
    Signed to: Shooto 155lb Champion - defended his Shooto belt May 30th against Yusuke Endo, vacated title after winning saying he has signed for the UFC.
    Background:

    Name: Eduardo Pamplona
    Weight : 185lbs
    Record: 13-2-0
    Team: Never Shake
    Signed to: Shine Fights - won at Jungle Fight 22
    Background: Only losses to Sanae Kikuta (decorated grappler) in his debut and Robbie Lawler in his 7th fight. Wins over Daniel Acacio and Pele.

    Name: Patricio Freire
    Weight: 145lbs
    Record: 14-1-0
    Team: Team Nogueira
    Signed to: Bellator (lost split decision to Joe Warren at Bellator 23)
    Background:

    Name: Charles "do Bronx" Oliveira
    Weight: 155lbs
    Record: 14-0-0
    Team: Bronx's Gold Team
    Signed to: UFC - submitted Efrai Escudero at UFN 22
    Background: BJJ

    Name: Eduardo Dantas
    Weight: 132lbs
    Record: 9-2-0
    Team: Nova Uniao
    Signed to: Shooto, defeated Japanese prospect Hiromasa Ogikubo via submission on May 30th
    Background: Only 21, only losses by DQ and one to Masakatsu Ueda.

    Name: Edson "Barboza" Mendes Jr
    Weight: 155lbs
    Record: 6-0-0
    Team: The Armory
    Signed to: UFC - debuts at UFC 123 against Darren Elkins
    Background: Muay Thai - 25-3 - 22 KO's

    Name: Erick Silva
    Weight: 170lbs
    Record: 10-1-0
    Team: Team Nogueira
    Signed to: Jungle Fight
    Background: BJJ

    Name: Rodolfo Marques
    Weight: 135lbs
    Record: 9-1-0
    Team: Nova Uniao
    Signed to: Shooto Brazil
    Background:

    Name: Bruno Santos
    Weight: 185lbs
    Record: 7-0-0
    Team: Ze Mario Team
    Signed to:
    Background: Strong wrestler with good ground and pound, unlike many other Brazilian fighters.

    Name: Edinaldo "Molusco" Oliveira
    Weight: 235lbs
    Record: 7-0-1
    Team: Nordeste/Champion Team
    Signed to: WFE - defeated Joaquim Ferreira by UD
    Background: Not really background, but he's 6'7, so has potential to add mass to his frame.

    Name: Jussier da Silva
    Weight: 125lbs
    Record: 7-0-0
    Team: Nova Uniao Kimura
    Signed to: Shooto Brazil/Palace Fights
    Background: Considered to be among the best flyweights in the world. BJJ black belt and CBJJE World Champion.

    Name: Francisco Drinaldo
    Weight: 155lbs
    Record: 6-0-0
    Team: Constrictor Team, BTT
    Signed to: Jungle Fight
    Background: BJJ, Kickboxing (Brazilian Champion). Kneebarred Buscape in 2 minutes!

    Name: Yan Cabral
    Weight: 170lbs
    Record: 7-0-0
    Team: Nova Uniao
    Signed to:
    Background: BJJ, accomplished grappler who regularly competes in Mundials - all 7 wins by submission


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    Re: Prospect Thread

    Post  sunthunder on Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:36 pm

    Japan

    Name: Ikuo Usuda
    Weight: 155lbs
    Record: 6-1-0
    Team: Kiguchi Dojo
    Signed to: Sengoku - dropped a split decision to Do Hoo Choi at Sengoku 13
    Background: Wrestling - 2002 All-Japan University Greco-Roman Championships 66kg Winner
    2002 World University Greco-Roman Championships 66kg 3rd Place, Shooto Rookie Champ 2008

    Name: Koetsu Okazaki
    Weight: 132lbs
    Record: 7-1-1
    Team: Cobra Kai MMA Dojo
    Signed to: Shooto (Pacific Rim 132lb champion)
    Background: Shooto Rookie Champion 2004. Only loss to undefeated divisional stalwart and Shooto 132lb Champion Masakatsu Ueda.

    Name: Hiromasa Ogikubo
    Weight: 132lbs
    Record: 7-2-2
    Team: Paraestra Matsudo
    Signed to: Shooto - defeated So Tazawa at Way of Shooto 5.
    Background: Shooto Rookie Champ 2007.

    Name: Katsunori Kikuno
    Weight: 155lbs
    Record: 12-3-1
    Team: Alliance Square
    Signed to: DEEP (LW Champ)/DREAM (defending his DEEP title against Kazunori Yokota)
    Background: Judo - Regional Champion. Kyokushin - best 16 in All-Japan Tournament

    Name: Fumihiro Kitahara
    Weight: 123lbs
    Record: 9-1-1
    Team: Paraestra Sapporo
    Signed to: Shooto (facing divisional stalwart Mamoru Yamaguchi )
    Background:

    Name: Issei Tamura
    Weight: 143lbs
    Record: 5-1-0
    Team: Krazy Bee
    Signed to: Shooto - lost to Taiki Tsuchiya at Way of Shooto 4.
    Background: Shooto Rookie Champion 2008

    Name: Tatsunao Nagakura
    Weight: 145lbs
    Record: 6-1-0
    Team: Yoshida Dojo
    Signed to: DEEP
    Background: Judo,Rugby

    Name: Yoshiyuki Nakanishi
    Weight: 205lbs
    Record: 8-1-0
    Team: Team M.A.D.
    Signed to: DEEP (defeated French prospect Christian M'Pumbu to become DEEP LHW Champion, supposed to feature in DREAM GP)
    Background: Wrestling

    Name: Yusaku Inoue
    Weight: 170lbs
    Record: 7-0-0
    Team: Purebred Kawaguchi
    Signed to: Shooto
    Background:

    Name: Shigeki Osawa
    Weight: 145lbs
    Record: 5-1-0
    Team: Yoshida Dojo
    Signed to: Sengoku
    Background: All Japan freestyle wrestling champion, almost made Olympic team. Only loss a close fight with Ronnie Mann.

    Name: Koichiro Matsumoto
    Weight: 145lbs
    Record: 11-2-0
    Team: Imada Dojo
    Signed to: Deep - captured Featherweight title from Takafumi Otsuka
    Background:

    Korea

    Name: Won Sik Park
    Weight: 155lbs
    Record: 8-2-1
    Team: CMA Korea Ulsan Gym
    Signed to: DEEP/DREAM (defeated Norihisa Amimoto at Gladiator 9)
    Background: aspires to be a sort of Machida figure for TKD

    Name: Jung Chan Sung
    Weight: 145lbs
    Record: 10-2-0
    Team: Korean Top Team
    Signed to: WEC - facing George Roop at WEC 51.
    Background: Kickboxing/Hapkido - only loss an extremely close decision (fight of the year contender) to Sengoku Grand Prix winner Kanehara.

    Name: Ui Cheol Nam
    Weight: 155lbs
    Record: 9-2-0
    Team:
    Signed to: Strikeforce (rumoured) fought Adrian Pang to a draw in Legend Fighting Championships, one of Hong Kong's first MMA events.
    Background: Win over Brazilian prospect Hacran Dias. Losses by decision to WEC's undefeated Dave Jansen and solid Russian fighter.

    Name: Dong Yi Yang
    Weight: 185lbs (former heavyweight)
    Record: 8-0-0
    Team: Korean Top Team
    Signed to: UFC - debuting at UFC 122 against Chris Camozzi.
    Background: former Sengoku heavyweight, has been absent from fighting for a while but been added again because of planned new bout.

    Name: "Hungry" Hae Joon Yang
    Weight: 230lbs
    Record: 5-0-0
    Team:
    Signed to: Bellator - was due to face Mike Hayes in Bellator tournament but had Visa problems, fighting at Legend Fighting Championship event September 24th.
    Background: High school wrestling championships silver medalist, Collegiate wrestler. Big KO power, KO win over Joaquim Ferreira.

    Name: Seung Ho Yang
    Weight: 155lbs
    Record: 5-0-0
    Team: Evolve MMA
    Signed to:
    Background: Last defeated David "Hello Japan" Gardener on 15th of September


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    Re: Prospect Thread

    Post  sunthunder on Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:56 pm

    UK

    Name: Paul Sass
    Weight: 155lbs
    Record: 10-0-0
    Team: Team Kaobon/Next Generation MMA
    Signed to: UFC - expected to debut at UFC 120
    Background: BJJ (8 wins by triangle choke - hence nickname - Sassangle)

    Name: Ronnie Mann
    Weight: 145lbs
    Record: 17-2-1
    Team: Team Trojan
    Signed to: Sengoku/Cage Gladiators (beat Japanese prospect Shigeki Osawa by decision at Sengoku 11)
    Background: Boxing/Wrestling - only losses a decision to Robbie Oliver and submission loss to top featherweight Hatsu Hioki

    Name: Jimi Manuwa
    Weight: 205lbs
    Record: 8-0-0
    Team: Semtex MMA
    Signed to: Ultimate Challenge UK (defeated Reza Mahadavian at UCMMA on 8th of May)
    Background: Boxing, BJJ at Nova Forca under Ricardo Da Silva, Muay Thai at Keddle's Gym.
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    Name: Jim Wallhead
    Weight: 170lbs
    Record: 18-5-0
    Team: Rough House
    Signed to: Bellator - forced to pull out of Bellator 15 due to a certain Icelandic Volcano.
    Background: Judo
    (Thanks to KJGould and Anfield for the contribution!)


    Europe


    Name: Stanislav Nedkov (Bulgaria)
    Weight: 205lbs
    Record: 11-0-0
    Team: Bushido Bulgaria
    Signed to: UFC - debuting against Rodney Wallace at UFC 117
    Background: Wrestling/Submission Wrestling

    Name: Gunnar Nelson (Iceland)
    Weight: 170lbs
    Record: 6-0-1
    Team: Renzo Gracie
    Signed to: BAMMA - (defeated Sam Elsdon at BAMMA 2)
    Background: BJJ prodigy, earned blackbelt in 3.5 years. ADCC 2009 competitor, beat Monson

    Name: Mamed Khalidov (Poland/Chechnya)
    Weight: 185lbs
    Record: 20-4-2
    Team: KSW Team
    Signed to: Sengoku/KSW - Drew with Ryuta Sakurai at KSW XIII.
    Background:

    Name: Karl Amoussou (France)
    Weight: 185lbs
    Record: 11-2-2
    Team: Haute Tension
    Signed to: DREAM/Strikeforce (Technical Draw with Trevor Prangley at Strikeforce Challengers 6)
    Background: Judo/Savate

    Name: Simeon Thoresen (Norway)
    Weight: 170lbs
    Record: 12-1-1
    Team: Team Hellboy
    Signed to: BAMMA (defeated John Maguire at BAMMA 3)
    Background: Submission grappling. Joachim Hansens protege.

    Name: Rogent Lloret (Spain)
    Weight: 236lbs
    Record: 9-1-1
    Team: Gracie Barcelona
    Signed to: M-1 (defeated Miodrag Petkovic 10th of April)
    Background: BJJ blackbelt, competed in this years ADCC, lost in first round to Werdum.

    Name: Alexander Gustafsson (Sweden)
    Weight: 205lbs
    Record: 9-1-0
    Team: Stockholm Shoot
    Signed to: UFC - Lost to US prospect Phil Davis at UFC 112
    Background: Boxing/wrestling.

    Name: Christian M'Pumbu (France)
    Weight: 205lbs
    Record: 15-2-1
    Team: Jucao Achille Team
    Signed to: M-1/DEEP - Lost to Japanese prospect Yoshiyuki Nakanishi at DEEP 47. Taking part in DREAM LHW GP
    Background: BJJ, Savate

    Name: Besike Gerinava (Russia)
    Weight: 205lbs
    Record: 10-1-0
    Team: Legion Fight Team
    Signed to: M-1 - defeated Chuck Grigsby 3/12/2009
    Background:

    Name: Magomed Shikhshabekov (Russia)
    Weight: 170
    Record: 6-0-0 (fight finder) 11-0-0(m1 states this is his record)
    Team: Legion fight team
    Signed to: M1 - on fight finder all of his 6 fights are for m1
    Background: Sambo

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    Name: Alan Omer (Germany)
    Weight: 145lbs
    Record: 14-3-0
    Team: Stallion Cage
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    Re: Prospect Thread

    Post  Paolo_73 on Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:29 pm

    Mate Jimi's background was in Boxing originally but nowadays he trains BJJ at Nova Forca under Ricardo Da Silva, as well as a bit of Muay Thai at Keddle's Gym.
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    Re: Prospect Thread

    Post  sunthunder on Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:27 pm

    Thanks again Paolo.

    Just a reminder, top Japanese prospect Katsunori Kikuno takes a big step up in competition against Eddie Alvarez tomorrow, and Won Sik "Parky" Park takes on UFC vet Kuniyoshi Hironaka, who has looked rejuvenated since dropping to lightweight, having knocked out highly touted Japanese prospect Yoshihiro Koyama.

    Korean prospect Ui Cheol Nam has just signed with Strikeforce to debut on the 7th of November.
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    Post  sunthunder on Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:19 am

    Update:

    Karl Amoussou has signed a 4 fight deal with DREAM according to fiveouncesofpain.com

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    Re: Prospect Thread

    Post  sunthunder on Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:07 pm

    Being super lame and bumping my own thread. European prospects Stanislav Nedkov and Mamed Khalidov picked up wins at Sengoku 11, as did UK prospect Ronnie Mann.

    Added some other prospects recently. Eduardo Pamplona (easily one of the scariest looking fighters out there) and Patricio Freire for Brazil, and Rogent Lloret (Spain) and Alexander Gustafsson (Sweden).
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    Re: Prospect Thread

    Post  KJGould on Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:25 pm

    Surprised Jim Wallhead's name hasn't come up yet. He's long been hyped as the best British fighter not to be in a big international promotion and is a part of the Rough House gym in Nottingahm. Bizarrely he was turned down for TUF 9 (rumours has it he was too good at the open mat auditions). His upcoming fight with Che Mils could be make or break for him getting to the next stage of his career.

    Then there's Abdul Mohammed who made it past the first set of TUF 9 auditions, but it's been rumoured Spike TV axed his chances because they didn't want a fighter with Afghani roots on the show.
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    Post  manschesthair_utd on Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:48 pm

    i have seen Abdul lose twice recently, and he is pretty old so i cant see him as much of a prospect. As for Judo Jimmy, he won his "upcoming" fight with Mills by a unanimous decision Cool
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    Post  KJGould on Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:20 pm

    manschesthair_utd wrote:i have seen Abdul lose twice recently, and he is pretty old so i cant see him as much of a prospect. As for Judo Jimmy, he won his "upcoming" fight with Mills by a unanimous decision Cool

    Ahh oops, I didn't think it had happened yet. Thanks for the info.

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