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Searching for Future Champions: MMA's Top 25 Prospects of 2013-2014

Patrick Wyman investigates the top 25 prospects in MMA focusing on fighters who started young, and who are only a few years into their careers.

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Searching for Future Champions: March 2014 Update

Patrick Wyman takes the first monthly look back at the Searching for Future Champions prospects.

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Searching for Future Champions: Recap and Analysis

Searching for Future Champions recaps its list of top prospects and takes a look at several trends and points of interest.

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Searching for Future Champions: #1, Mirsad Bektic

American Top Team's Mirsad Bektic takes the top spot on the Searching for Future Champions countdown.

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Searching for Future Champions: Aljamain Sterling

We return with a look at a prospect and recent UFC signee who's been labeled "the bantamweight Jon Jones", Aljamain Sterling. Is this accurate? Searching for Future Champions investigates.

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Searching for Future Champions: Justin Gaethje

Searching for Future Champions returns with a look at the brick-fisted wrestle-boxer and current WSOF lightweight champion, Justin Gaethje.

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Searching for Future Champions: Thomas de Almeida

Searching for Future Champions takes a look at undefeated Brazilian Muay Thai striker Thomas de Almeida.

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Searching for Future Champions: Lance Palmer

Searching for Future Champions takes a look at Team Alpha Male's four-time All-American and occasional bear-wrestler Lance Palmer.

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Searching for Future Champions: Henry Cejudo

Searching for Future Champions returns to examine the 2008 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling, Henry Cejudo.

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Searching for Future Champions: Mike Rhodes

Searching for Future Champions jumps ahead to examine tomorrow's UFC debutante and Roufusport product Mike "Biggie" Rhodes.

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Searching for Future Champions: #8, Pedro Munhoz

Searching for Future Champions takes a look at tomorrow night's RFA headliner, undefeated submission specialist Pedro Munhoz.

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Searching for Future Champions: #9, Marif Piraev

Another talented Dagestani, Marif Piraev, takes the ninth spot in the Searching for Future Champions series.

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Searching for Future Champions: #10 Sheymon Moraes

A crackling Brazilian Muay Thai machine, Sheymon Moraes, takes the tenth spot in the Searching for Future Champions series.

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Searching for Future Champions: Niklas Backstrom

Searching for Future Champions returns with an in-depth look at Sweden's top prospect, Niklas Backstrom.

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Searching for Future Champions, 13-12

Two exceptionally talented young fighters, Mansour Barnaoui and Islam Makhachev, take center stage in today's installment of our Searching for Future Champions prospect series.

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Searching for Future Champions, 15-14

One of the world's best kickboxers and a late bloomer highlight today's installment of our Searching for Future Champions series.

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Searching for Future Champions, 17-16

A pair of promising featherweights highlights this installment of our Searching for Future Champions series.

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Searching for Future Champions, 19-18

We take a look at the next two prospects in our Searching for Future Champions prospect series.

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Searching for Future Champions, 22-20

Continuing the Search for Future Champions series with prospects 22-20.

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Searching for Future Champions 23-25

We take a look at the first three prospects of the top 25 in our Searching for Future Champions series.

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Searching for Future Champions

We begin our investigation of MMA's Top 25 Prospects with the promising young fighters who just barely missed the cut.

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