Prospects to Watch This Weekend

C3 Fights (Team Takedown Invitational) - 7 Jun - First Council Casino, Newkirk, OK


Jared Rosholt (6-1) vs. Richard White

This is a stay busy fight for Rosholt. White has been in with some good fighters, but lost to all of them. He has also lost 9 of his last 10 and anything short of a 1st round Sub or TKO would be disappointing for one of the best prospects in the sport.


Chris Feist (6-0) vs. Kalvin Hackney

Feist is a Team Takedown fighter, who wrestled at Portland State while in College and has since compiled a 6-0 record in MMA. Hackney went 0-2 in Bellator, but he has been up to the next level of show, so a good performance could put Feist on the Bellator and UFC radars.


Jamal Parks (1-0) vs. Josh McCracken

Parks is another Oklahoma St. wrestler, and Team Takedown member on this C3 card. He made his pro debut just over a month ago in late April, and scored a 2nd round TKO. Parks was a D1 All American, and Big 12 Champion during his time in college, and will be a guy to keep your eye on moving forward.


Tyler Shinn (4-1) vs. Jeremy Castillo

Shinn is another Oklahoma St. Wrestler who has made the jump to MMA, but he isn't a member of Team Takedown like many of the other recent OSU grads. Shinn qualified for the NCAA D1 Wrestling tourney his Redshirt Freshman, and Sophomore years at Oklahoma St. He then saw his final two year cut short by injury, and the emergence of Jordan Oliver. A pro since 2011, he is one fight removed from his only professional loss, and this fight appears to be a stay busy fight. Jeremy Castillo will be making his Pro-debut.

KSW 23 - 8 Jun - Gdansk, Poland

Mamed Khalidov is on this card, but he is past the point of prospect.


Michal Materla (18-3) vs. Kendall Grove

Materia will try to extend his winning streak to 7 in a row, and make Grove the 4th consecutive UFC veteran he has defeated. Materia hasn't lost since 2007, but has picked up his level of activity since 2011. He already has another fight scheduled for July 6th, if he can get past Grove and not sustain significant damage. Grove is on a two fight losing streak, but should be a good test for Materla.


Mateusz Piskorz (8-0) vs. Luiz Ricardo Simon

Piskorz is a 21 year old Polish Striker, who has stayed very busy over the last year. This will be his 8th fight since May 2012. He has crisp striking, but doesn't seem to have the plus power to get his opponents out of the fight. Piskorz's strength of schedule has been soft to this point, and Simon at 5-2 will be the first fighter that Piskorz has faced with more than 3 pro fights under their belt going into the fight.


Mateusz Zawadzki (9-1) vs. Mateusz Gamrot (3-0)

Winner of this fight will emerge as one of the better Euro fighters to follow. Zawadzki is 23 years old, and unbeaten since his pro debut. He likes to use his low and high kicks, so it will be interesting to see if Gamrot decides to take this to the ground and use his well rounded game.

Review from Last Week -

One FC -

Tony Johnson Jr., and Lowen Tynanes both scored nice wins, and took another step towards a big time promotion. Johnson was in the cage for the first time in two years, but was able to control, and then stop former UFC Champ Tim Sylvia. Tynanes dominated from the opening bell, and used his wrestling and brutal ground and pound to get the first round stoppage, he is definitely one of the best LW prospects in the sport right now.

Honorio Banario and Kevin Belingon both came up short in fights against Japanese veterans. Banario was KO'd in the 3rd round of a close fight, while Belingon came up on the wrong end of a decision.

Legacy Fighting Championships -

FLW Alptekin Ozkilic might be getting the call from Sean Shelby very soon after KO'ing well respected WEC/UFC vet Antonio Banuelos early in 1st round. Patrick Ybarra on the other hand bit of more than he could chew at this early stage of his career and was dominated by Damacio Page.

Cage Warriors Fighting Championships -

Cathal Pendred controlled Che Mills from the opening bell, until Mills' corner stopped the fight in the third round. Pendred also came out unscathed from this fight, and is heavily campaigning for a UFC shot, at the UFC on FS1 event in Boston. With all the moves UFC has made of the last 24 hours, I'm surprised his name did not get called.

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