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The MMA Prospectus: UFC Ottawa, EFN, Bellator, WSOF and more

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Zane Simon & T.P. Grant are back to talk everything in the world of developing MMA talent. This week we're focusing on Stephen Thompson and the UFC Ottawa card, Eurasia Fight Nights, Bellator & WSOF prospects and a quick scan around the world.

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It just so happened that we decided to put on our show immediately after Fedor Emelianenko almost got beat (and maybe did get beat) by Fabio Maldonado. Maldonado nearly KO'd the GOAT, and while he pretty clearly lost at least one round of the fight, generally made himself very competitive in a bout that most thought he had no business being in. It all capped off a crazy night of EFN action which has become known for its ostentatious production values, ridiculous English broadcast feed and surprisingly decent roster of rising prospects. So we aren't just here for Fedor, we've got a lot more to talk about to.

We're also looking at UFC Ottawa and Stephen Thompson, Bellator 156 with Brandon Halsey and Carrington Banks, WSOF with Phil Hawes and Sheymon Moraes and whole bunch of other action going down this week.

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Here's the prospects we're watching out for this week:

VTJ
Takumi Tamaru
Daichi Takenaka

Cage Titans
Manny Bermudez

V3
Bryce Mitchell

NATO
John White

Aspera
Julio Cesar Neves
Luis Rafael

Tech Krep
Yaroslav Amosov *

ICE FC
Lewis Monarch *

Australian FC
Tai Tuivasa - kickboxer

RFA 39
Raoni Barcelos vs. Bobby Moffett *
Ode Osbourne *

Bellator
Brandon Halsey *
Blake Watkins
Carrington Banks *

WSOF
Sheymon Moraes *
Phil Hawes *
Josh Copeland

Hard Knocks
Leo Xavier vs. Thomas Richardson
TJ Laramie * vs. Brad Katona

EFN
Jack McGann (KO win)
Valentin Moldavsky (win)
Vadim Nemkov *
Sergey Pavlovich *
Anatoly Tokov *
Vitaly Minakov *

m-1 global
Valey Myasnikov (draw)
Sergey Romanov (KO win)
Abukar Yandiev (sub win)