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Prospects to Watch this Weekend

Here are some of the better prospects in action this weekend. I'm not perfect, if I've missed a fight that you know of... or someone has pulled out of a fight let me know in the comments section.

King of the Cage - 29 Aug - Highland, CA

MW

Sean Strickland (12-0) vs. Daniel Hernandez

Sean Strickland is only 21 years old, and has been fighting professionally since 2008. He does everything well, but does not have one standout skill. He has missed weight for a KOTC MW title fight in the past, so as his body fills out he may be forced to move to LHW. Sean has a win over UFC vet Josh Bryant, and is the current KOTC MW Champ, so he has fought some solid competition to validate his shiny record.

Bone MMA - 30 Aug - Manchester, NH

LHW

Jabril Patterson (2-0) vs. Robert Taylor

Patterson was a college wrestler at SUNY Brockport where he competed at 285lbs. He is a very good athlete, who is had made great strides in both his standup, and overall grappling game to augment his wrestling.

Titan FC - 30 Aug - Kansas City, MO

FW

Alex White (6-0) vs. Roy Babcock (7-1)

White is a solid prospect who looks comfortable in any position while in the cage. He likes to stand, but also has very nice submissions off his back. I didn't see the type of wrestling skills that tell me he can take the fight where he wants, when he wants, but his well rounded skill set should serve him well moving forward.

Immortals Fight Promotions - 31 Aug - Aberdeen, Scotland

LW

Kamil Gniadek (5-0) vs. Artem Lobov

Gniadek is looking to take the fight to the ground, and then use ground and pound to open up submissions. He has a very nice single leg takedown, and is very good at gaining position out of the scramble. Gniadek competes in BJJ tourneys, and finished 2nd in his Purple Belt weight class at last October's IBJJF European Open.

Xtreme Kombat - 31 Aug - Cuautitlan Izcalli, Mexico

FLW (Female)

Anely Jimenez (7-0)

Alexa Grasso (2-0)

Karina Rodriguez (1-0)

Sandra Chimeyo (0-0)

XK will feature a four women Flyweight tournament to determine the promotions first FLW champ. Jimenez is considered one of Mexico's best MMA prospects, Man or Women. She has scored 6 stoppages in 7 fights, and could be drawing interest from Invicta in the near future. I'm unsure of the first round match-ups for this tourney.

Review from Last week

Tachi Palace Fights

Marcello Cassero (7-1) dropped a split decision to Art Arciniega (14-4). Arciniega has won 8 of 9 dating back to 2008, and the only loss was a decision loss at the hands of Chad Mendes back in 2009.

Jungle Fights

BW

Mario Israel (9-0) TKO'd Reginaldo Vieira (9-3) in the 2nd round to win the Jungle Fight Bantamweight Championship. Israel could be in the UFC very soon.

Dragon House Fights

Middleweight Dominic Pica (2-0) ended up not fighting at DH14 last weekend. I'm not sure if it was an injury with Pica or his opponents.

Shooto Brazil

Hernani Perpetuo (17-3) picked up a 5 round Unanimous decision over Tommy Depret

Made 4 The Cage

Walter Gahadza (11-0) picked up a Unanimous decision over Alan Johnston (6-2). Gahadza was originally scheduled to face Ryan Scope (7-0), but that changed late. Johnston is still a quality win for Gahadza's resume, and he is in a good spot as both Bellator and UFC are actively looking for top European talent.

RUFF - 24 Aug - Shanghai, China

FW

Guan Wang (12-0-1) picked up a 1st round TKO over Sandro da Silva (3-3), and affirmed his status as one of the best fighters in China.


\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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