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The MMA Prospectus: Paige VanZant & A.J. McKee Jr.

Zane Simon & T.P. Grant are back to talk about the best rising talent in MMA, this week focusing on one of the UFC's great hopes for future stardom and Bellator's investment in new talents.

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It's a bit of a strange week for MMA talent. The UFC's most notable young prospect on display this Saturday will be PaigeVanzant, and while Alessio DiChirico and Kyle Bochniak have a chance to stand out and make a name for themselves, there's not many other young athletes to get hyped about. Over in Bellator, Bubba Jenkins and A.J. McKee Jr. have the most cache, but fans have already seen Jenkins Struggle. This Friday's Spike TV card may be McKee's time to shine. We're talking all that and a lot more on the latest episode of the MMA Prospectus.

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Here's this week's quick & dirty non-prospect list:

Jenkins, Bubba
Mckee Jr., AJ
Joey Davis

Naurdiev, Ismael
Stamann, Cody
Lamson, Troy
Gooden, Jared
Benicio, Luciano vs. Malta, Matheus
Cleverson Silva
Marcos Rodrigues
Marcus Vinicius
Naoki Inoue
Igor Svirid
Marcin Prachnio vs. Jake Butler
Zelimkhan Umiev
Idris Gezalov
Alexandre Ribeiro
Manny Bermudez*
Bobby Nash
Sam Toomer
Joby Sanchez
Edward Thommes vs. Tyler Diamond