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The MMA Prospectus: Garbrandt vs. Almeida & other UFC BWs

Zane Simon & T.P. Grant are back to talk all the rising stars in MMA. This week we're focusing on UFC Vegas and the young bantamweights including Cody Garbrandt, Thomas Almeida, and Aljamain Sterling.

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It's a great week for potential UFC talent and most particularly the bantamweight division. Cody Garbrandt, Thomas Almeida, and Aljamain Sterling are all in action and all have the look of potential future title contenders. So, we're taking this chance to really dive into the division structure and why so many of the bright young stars at 135 seem to be rising so fast.

Of course that's not all we're talking about, and you'll find a list below of the other, non-UFC prospects we're looking out for this week.

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Quick and dirty prospect list:

LHW: Kurban Omarov
FW: Movlid Khaibulaev
LW: Ramil Mustapayev

FW: Marat Gafarov **
LHW: Marcin Prachnio **

Eagles FC
LHW: Wojciech Lach
WW: Vlad Popvskiy **
LW: Mateusz Gamrot vs. Mansour Barnaoui **
LW: Azi Thomas
FW: Filip Wolanski **

M-1 Global
LHW: Stephen Puetz **

LHW: Leonardo Silva
HW: Tiago Cardoso
BW: Ricardo Ramos **

LW: Dagir Imavov
LW: Magomed Raisov
LW: Yusup Umarov
LW: Soren Bak
FW: Joey Kuiten
MW: Cezary Kesik