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We left off with the featherweights. It's time for the "Prospects the UFC Should Sign" series to continue—this time with the bantamweights. The bantamweight division is stacked with prospects. The weight class has some great fighters, but it could use some new guys to keep the talent pool full. A ton of bantamweights would have made this list, but the UFC has already snagged them. This includes Cody Garbrandt, Rob Font, Yuta Sasaki and Michinori Tanaka. With that, let's take a look at five banta read news >>

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We left off with the lightweights. It's now time for the featherweights. That's right, the Prospects the UFC Should Sign series is back with a vengeance. The featherweight division has recently become one of the deepest divisions in the UFC. Jose Aldo is the champion, but there is a seemingly endless stream of challengers in his way. Jim Alers and Brian Ortega are two guys who would have made the list, but they were signed by the UFC in the past year. That shows the UFC is intent on replenishing read news >>

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Zane Simon & T.P. Grant are once again joined by Sherdog's Patrick Wyman to examine the the world of prospects in MMA. read news >>

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We let off last time with the welterweights. Now, the "Prospects the UFC Should Sign" series moves onto the lightweight division. The lightweight division is a shark tank that is stacked with talent from top to bottom. Anthony Pettis is the champion, but he is always in danger of guys like Rafael dos Anjos, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Donald Cerrone, among others, coming for his title. The UFC has always focused on keeping that the lightweight division stacked. In fact, the UFC signed a lot of guys read news >>

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It's time to explore another edition of prospects the UFC Should Sign. We last left off with the light heavyweights. Now it's time to look at the middleweights. The middleweight division has seen enormous competition emerge in the title reign of Chris Weidman. Guys are coming out of the woodwork to challenge for the title, from Vitor Belfort to Ronaldo Souza to Yoel Romero. New faces are emerging in the upper part of the division. Prospects are starting to develop and threaten the old landscape read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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Another year, another edition of the notorious "5 Prospects the UFC Should Sign" series. We as MMA fans are a little older and a little wiser. We're getting accustomed to more and more MMA popping up in the mainstream. It wasn't long ago that the UFC and Bellator were seemingly the only options on TV. Now, in addition to the UFC being featured on the Fox networks and Bellator on Spike TV, CBS Sports has Titan Fighting Championship and NBC Sports has World Series of Fighting, among other things. read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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T.P. Grant and Zane Simon have a tie for their #2 spot at Featherweight between two tough Russian fighters. The Featherweight list is underway and it might very well be the most prospect rich division in the entire sport. Together Zane and I scouted around 130 fighters and narrowed it down to around 30 outstanding prospects. From them we selected out our Top 10 prospects, the rest will be covered in two EXTRA pieces. And for our number two spot Zane and I were torn over who to pick. We had two f read news >>

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ONE FC added two undefeated fighters to the roster this week with Australian bantamweight Jordan Lucas and Korean welterweight Dae Ryeong Kim both putting pen to paper on long term deals. The former recently won the Brace MMA 135-pound Grand Prix while the latter is the older brother of Dae Hwan Kim. Lucas (7-0) is the Brace MMA Bantamweight Champion and won an eight-man tournament to win the belt. He holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and had a background in Muay Thai and Combat Sambo. read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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Fresh from a December finish of Abel Trujillo, rising lightweight star Tony Ferguson will seek his fifth consecutive victory on February 28 when he faces Hawaii's Yancy Medeiros at UFC 184 in Los Angeles. read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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Life comes at you fast, so it helps to be able to see around corners. If you're an MMA fan, consider this your mirror, which we then tied to a stick. With that bit of eloquence, we kick off the second half of the third annual installment of the cornerstone piece of The Beaten Path, our ongoing series of articles and interviews highlighting top MMA prospects. For this list, we searched through hundreds of fighters to find the 25 up-and-comers who are poised to do big things on the sport's grandes read news >>

  • 17 days ago
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The UFC will make seven trips to Brazil next year, and there’s always room for Brazilian talent in Bellator, ONE FC and a handful of international promotions, so you will likely watch some of them fight in the big leagues in 2015. MMA Fighting listed the top Brazilian prospects to watch in 2014, and four of them ended up signing with the UFC, two inked deals with Bellator, one signed with ONE FC and three made their debuts in RFA or Titan FC. Who will make the move to bigger stages next year? Ch read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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Another year, another set of potential big-show prospects are ready to make a run in a sport that has a seemingly endless supply of up-and-comers who keep promotions strong and stacked with talent. The Beaten Path is back in 2015 to bring you the top 25 MMA prospects to look out for this year. These are fighters (men and women) who have yet to make the UFC or a Bellator tournament and are young either in age or in the sport (even though there may be an exception or two). In evaluating these pros read news >>

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Zane Simon is joined by Patrick Wyman of Sherdog.com to talk about the prospects of UFC 182, the performances of Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway and the continued flow of other striking arts into MMA and why it's valuable. read news >>

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This weekend, two former prospects of the lightweight division square off for what could very well be a loser-leaves-town match. The UFC brings it once again for their annual, New Years-ish card. At the MGM Grand this Saturday at least one UFC fighter is likely to see his time in the Octagon come to a close, while a handful of others will need commendable performances in defeat if they hope to stay around.... Likely Cut With a Loss Evan Dunham (14-6, 7-6 UFC) - so it's come to this. The four str read news >>

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