Rizin Fighting Federation founded in 2015 by Nobuyuki Sakikibara. Former promoter of the year in 2003 and 2004 as the Pride Promoter. Rizin since 2015 has continued to grow with the Bellator partnership, Signing fighters like Kyoji Horiguchi to represent Rizin!! Rizin isn’t going anywhere and signing the “Right” Fighters can build their brand!!
Blagoy was the former WSOF Heavyweight Champion, #11 Heavyweight for UFC. No disrespect to Blagoy but I don’t see Blagoy winning the UFC Heavyweight Title anytime soon but doesn’t mean he isn’t a world class heavyweight. Love seeing MMA fighters take advantage of free agency and Blagoy be perfect for Rizin.
Bubba Jenkins Brave Combat Federation Featherweight Champion is a WORLD CLASS FEATHERWEIGHT. Former Arizona State Wrestler. Three fight winning streak, Last win was defending the Brave CF Featherweight Title against Lucas Martins.
Underrated Lightweight Prospect at 27 years old is the Road FC Lightweight Champion. Road FC is the #1 South Korea MMA promotion. Fight Tofiq Musaev for the Rizin Lightweight Title.
Igeu Kabesa #1 Prospect from Africa is the Extreme Fighting Championship Featherweight Champion, Simon Biyong now Rizin Light Heavyweight Fighter was the EFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Igeu can fight Kyohi Horiguchi for a RIZIN main event.
Pride was known for their world class Brazilian fighters from Shogun Rua, Wanderlei Silva, Anderson Silva, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Ricardo Arona, Vitor Belfort. Luan Santiago former Brave CF Lightweight Champion is one of the best Brazilian Prospects at 25 years old.
Natan Schulte 27 year old Lightweight PFL Two Time Lightweight Champion beat some world class Russian Lightweights in the Professional Fighters League. Love to see Rizin sign Schulte and compete in the Rizin vs Bellator promotions. Natan Schulte vs Tofiq Musaev, Schulte vs Patricio Pitbull.
Frankie Edgar one fight left on his UFC contract has the opportunity to test free agency and earn millions of dollars because of his legacy as the UFC Lightweight Champion. Frankie Edgar 38 years old has three to four fights left in him and should take advantage of free agency.
”Money talks,” he said Tuesday on the JRE MMA Show. “But honestly, if I’m being straight up, where do I want to finish my career? I do want to finish in the UFC. I got in the UFC (at) 5-0, and pretty much grew up here. It’d be nice to finish, but everything has to make sense.”
One Championship continuing grow their stable of talent and their exposure as a MMA promotion, Frankie Edgar signing with One Championship will build their exposure and the dream matchups that can happen with Frankie. Frankie still is a top 10 Featherweight and top 10 Bantamweight.
Frankie Edgar be the main event for several fights in the Bantamweight division or Featherweight division. Frankie Edgar vs Bibiano Fernandes, Frankie Edgar vs John Lineker, Frankie Edgar vs Christian Lee.
One Championship looking to expand into North America/ United States and One Championship event should be held in Atlantic City. Eddie Alvarez vs Shinya Aoki & Frankie Edgar vs Bibiano Fernandes!
Rafael Barbosa Brazil Featherweight Prospect making his third Legacy Fighting Alliance appearance fighting featherweight prospect Jamall Emmers. Barbosa is a top 3 Featherweight Prospect in the United States. Winner of this fight potentially has the opportunity for the vacated LFA Featherweight Title.
Barbosa, from Brazil, is a protege of former UFC light heavyweight champion and current Bellator standout Lyoto Machida. In his promotional debut at LFA 63, he took a unanimous decision from Cameron Graves with UFC president Dana White looking on. He followed that up with a first-round TKO over Nate Jennerman at LFA 68 in May. The win was his seventh straight.
Arnold Allen technically fought and beat Nik Lentz, Impressive win for Arnold Allen. Stand up striking was impressive. Win over a tough Nik Lentz “Maybe” ranks Arnold Allen in the top 15. What’s next for Arnold Allen?
Josh Emmett because of injury cancelled the bout with Arnold Allen. Been a tough but intriguing fight for Arnold. Makes sense to reboot the Josh Emmett vs Arnold Allen fight.
Shane Burgos a Top 15 Featherweight Last fought in November defeating Makwan Amirkhani. Burgos ranked #11 be a tough fight for Arnold Allen.
Ryan Hall defensive IQ fighter A lot of fighters pass on when offered. Be interesting fight for Arnold Allen.
Sergio Pettis Free agent signed with Bellator, Fighting out his contract. Bellator 238 making his Bellator debut fighting Alfred Khashakyan. LXF Bantamweight Champion. Pettis probably making high six figures and Bellator paying him a lot of money expecting entertaining and exciting matchups. What are some exciting 2020 fights for Pettis?
Sergio Pettis vs James Gallagher
Sergio Pettis vs James Gallagher headline a Bellator Event in Dublin Ireland. Gallagher is a world class Bantamweight who hasn’t fought tough competition and a fight against Pettis would be interesting!!
Sergio Pettis vs Darrion Caldwell
Darrion Caldwell former Bellator Bantamweight Champion lost to Kyoji Horiguchi but has a 14-3 record. Beaten fighters such as Leandro Higo, Henry Corrales and Joe Warren.
Sergio Pettis vs Patchy Mix
Patchy Mix former King of the Cage Bantamweight Champion is one of the best Young Bantamweights in the world and a future Bellator Bantamweight Champion.
Sergio Pettis vs Kyoji Horiguchi
Exciting matchup would Pettis vs Horiguchi. Bellator and Rizin continuing the cross promotion into 2020 and this would be a dream fight for MMA fans. Pettis wins this fight he’s a top 5 Bantamweight in the world.
Sergio Pettis vs Manel Kape
Manel Kape Rizin Bantamweight Champion beat Kai Asakura and Takeya Mizugaki. Rizin/Bellator Cross Promotion Main Event fight.
Sergio Pettis vs Patricio Pitbull
Patricio Pitbull Five Foot Five while Sergio Pettis is five foot 6, Pettis gain weight and be a dream fight to headline the LA Forum or Madison Square Garden. Love to see this fight happen. Pitbull Bellator Featherweight and Bellator Lightweight Champion.
Zabit Magomedsharipov next Dagestan UFC champion top 3 UFC Featherweight close to a UFC Featherweight title. 5th ranked UFC Featherweight Yair Rodriguez. Zabit vs Yair to me is the right FIGHT to make, #1 Contender fight.
Fight MMA fans want to see, Two future UFC Featherweight Champions. World Class stand up strikers. Both fighters in the prime of their careers!! Whoever wins fights the winner of Max Holloway vs Alexander Volkanovski.
Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski are going to rematch each other in Australia. Wins that fight SHOULD fight the winner of Zabit vs Yair!
UFC 249 Khabib vs Ferguson Main Card Fight Yair Rodriguez vs Zabit Magomedsharipov.