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

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:

Rafael Carvalho
Augusto Sakai
Joe Hamilton vs. Tyler Freeland

Andres Quintana
Stephen Cervantes

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

Oscar Ivan Cota
Ray Elizalde

Kelvin Tiller
Chuka Willis

Golden Fights
Andrew Yates

Charles Jacob Whitfield

No Mercy
Chris Bachmeier

Jonathan Meunier vs. Francis Charbonneau

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

Magomed Bibulatov
Khusein Khaliev
Salman Zhamaldaev
Khunkar Osmaev
Shamil Iraskhanov

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

Ricardo Prasel - Massive, mediocre kickboxer

Emil Webber Meek
Karl Moore
Jack Hermansson

Michal Michalski
Pawel Pawlak

Adam Wieczorek vs. Zoumana Cisse
Sadibou Sy

Christopher Jacquelin

Kams Ekpo

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

Muslim Salikhov

Bullet Fly
Denilson Bischiliari