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Lightweight Scouting Report: #1–Fabricio Guerreiro

Closing out the 2012 World MMA Lightweight Scouting Report, Brazil's Fabricio Guerreiro (12-1) tops our list as the #1 prospect on this year's countdown. The Amapa native has amassed a 12-1 record over the course of a three-year career in the sport.

LW Scouting Report: #2 - Alessandro Ferreira

If you have ever tried to follow the Brazilian MMA circuit, you know it can be chaotic. The vast, disparate patchwork of professional events play host to a rogue's gallery of local toughs, fiery young UFC hopefuls and veterans who have achieved "grizzled" status in their 20's.

Lightweight Scouting Report: #3 - Adriano Martins

Adriano Martins (20-6) may not appear to fit the established profile of young, emergent prospects set thus far in the 2012 World MMA Scouting Report.

Lightweight Scouting Report: #4 - Justin Salas

Five years ago, Justin Salas (10-3) was slaving away in the trona mines of his hometown in Green River, Wyoming without any thoughts of a career in fighting. His only connection to mixed martial arts was a heralded high school wrestling career that bloomed into a spot on the University of Wyoming wrestling squad.

Lightweight Scouting Report: #5 - Neilson Gomes

Within the confines of the lightweight division, Champion Team's Neilson Gomes (13-2) is one of the young fighters who has benefited greatly from everything Brazil has to offer.

Lightweight Scouting Report - #6 - Eduard Folayang

When that day comes, Wushu expert Eduard Folayang (10-1) may be one of the select few Filipino-born fighters to grab the spotlight. The 27-year-old lightweight has amassed a 10-1 record in eleven professional bouts with six of his wins coming by way of submission or knockout.

Lightweight Scouting Report: #7– Zorobabel Moreira

One of Brazil's most credentialed exports is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Zorobabel Moreira (5-1). The 28-year-old expert grappler turned mixed martial artist left Brazil in late 2009 for a better life in Singapore, training and teaching at Evolve MMA.

Lightweight Scouting Report - #8 - Anton Kuivanen

That didn't take long, did it? After Finnish MMA fans everywhere relished in the glory of Juha-Pekka Vainikainen's placement at #10 on the 2012 World MMA Lightweight Scouting Report, fellow Finn Anton Kuivanen (16-4) claims the #8 spot.

Lightweight Scouting Report - #9 - Jordan Rinaldi

Team R.O.C.'s Jordan Rinaldi (5-0) may be the man to bring prominence to North Carolina once again. The 24-year-old lightweight has impressed in his five-fight professional career so far, finishing off four of his five opponents and remaining undefeated over the last year-and-a-half.

LW Scouting Report: #10 - Juha-Pekka Vainikainen

Finland's Juha-Pekka Vainikainen (18-5-1) claims the country's first spot on this year's report, sporting an impressive eight-fight unbeaten streak spanning only one year.

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