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The MMA Prospectus: UFC 198 fallout, HW MMA, this week in prospects

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Zane Simon & TP Grant take a look at everything you need to know about up and coming fighters in MMA including Moicano's rise, Alves' fall and a overview of HW MMA. We'll also be taking a brief look at the regional scene where there's a wealth of young talent getting ready to do work.

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There's no UFC this week, but after UFC 198, there hardly needs to be. Stipe Miocic is champ and rarely for the 206+ lb division, he's hitting his stride at just exactly the normal point for prospect development. So that means it's time to take a look at heavyweight, why that's so rare, and why it feels rarer now than ever before. And of course we'll be talking Renato Moicano, Thiago Santos, Warlley Alves, Corey Anderson and the rest of the successes and failures for young fighters at UFC 198.

And what would this show be if we didn't look outside the UFC for young talent fighting around the world. We're checking out Bellator, ACB, Akhmat, Jungle FIght, and plenty more as there are a ton of young fighters doing work in non-Zuffa promotions this weekend.

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Here's a quick/dirty list of some of the people we checked out for this week's show:

--NORTH AMERICA--
Bellator
Rafael Carvalho
Augusto Sakai
Joe Hamilton vs. Tyler Freeland

Tachi
Andres Quintana
Stephen Cervantes

CFFC
Ricky Bandejas vs. Jordan Morales
Tony Gravely vs. Dave Roberts

WCF
Oscar Ivan Cota
Ray Elizalde

Victory
Kelvin Tiller
Chuka Willis

Golden Fights
Andrew Yates

NLFC 5
Charles Jacob Whitfield

No Mercy
Chris Bachmeier

LAMMQ
Jonathan Meunier vs. Francis Charbonneau

--RUSSIA--
ACB
Anatoly Tokov
Sergey Khandozhko
Oleg Borisov
Askar Askarov
Stanislav Vlasenko vs. Mukhamed Berkhamov

Akhmat
Magomed Bibulatov
Khusein Khaliev
Salman Zhamaldaev
Khunkar Osmaev
Shamil Iraskhanov


--BRAZIL--
Jungle Fight
Polyana Viana
Paulo Henrique Costa
Rodrigo Praia
Kaynan Kruschewsky

Shooto Brazil
Felipe Froes
Nikolas Motta

Immortal FC
Joao Elias - good athlete, good wrestler

Rei da Selva Combat
Mayana Kellen
Marcos Rodrigues - Muay Thai

Copa
Ricardo Prasel - Massive, mediocre kickboxer

--EUROPE--
Venator
Emil Webber Meek
Karl Moore
Jack Hermansson

FEN
Michal Michalski
Pawel Pawlak

PLMMA
Adam Wieczorek vs. Zoumana Cisse
Sadibou Sy

FightStar
Christopher Jacquelin

WFS 6
Kams Ekpo


--ASIA--
Top FC
Kwan Ho Kwak
Ji Yeon Kim
Kyu Sung Kim
Weili Zhang

Superstar
Muslim Salikhov

Bullet Fly
Denilson Bischiliari