US MMA Prospect Report Updated 1/11/2018 | Page 3

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    Here are the major results of regional US MMA between December 19th-January 11th. Rankings have also been updated.

    Not much activity the past two weeks. There was a few marquee fights that took place. While he wasn't included in the rankings, Roger Huerta returned against fellow UFC veteran Hayder Hassan and won by DQ. Seo Hee Ham defeated Jinh Yu Frey for the Road FC Atomweight Title which caused Jinh Yu to slip from the #1 Female ranking to #3. It's a tough loss but Ham is an elite Atomweight. TUF veteran Cory Hendricks made his return for ACB and spoiled the Light Heavyweight debut of slipping UFC vet Konstantin Erokhin. He'll be one to watch out for at 205 in the future. Justin Frazier brought his record to 2-0 in 2017 after making his return after 3 years away from the sport. He defeated Parnell Davis with a Forearm Choke and moved into the top 5. Finally, Kevin Holland defended his XKO Middleweight crown. This is the first time Holland has had a chance to defend his title since winning it in 2016. He's gone 4-1 in MMA (2-0 in Muay Thai) since then and also won the XKO Welterweight Title.

    Most Signable Fighter: Kevin Holland (11-3) - Holland is only 25 years old and has made vast improvements in his game his making his pro debut. Early in his career, he took losses to renowned BJJ Black Belt and Bellator Contender Rafael Lovato Jr (7-0) and Fight Nights Contender Ramil Mustapayev (9-1). Since those losses, he's gone 7-1 in MMA with his only other loss to Bellator vet/LFA Contender Curtis Millender (13-3). Lovato Jr. is the only person whose been able to finish Holland.
    Resume: UFC prospect Geoffrey Neal (8-2) who will make his UFC debut after beating Chase Waldon on Dana White's Contender Series, Former KOTC Champion David Gomez (17-10), and Grady Hurley (14-2) who Holland handed his first defeat since 2002 (Hurley spent 12 years away from the sport between 2002-2014). Holland is a 2 Division XKO Champion and has been very active the past couple years.

    December 22nd

    Phoenix FC 4
    Dubai, UAE

    170: Roger Huerta (24-9) def. Hayder Hassan by R2 DQ Illegal Elbows

    Ascendancy FC 15 - Christmas Massacre
    Urbandale, Iowa

    125 Title: Nate Williams (27-17) def. Jason Huntley (5-6) by R2 Submission Guillotine
    185: Brian Green (32-25) def. Jeremiah Nelson (6-3) by R1 Submission Heel Hook

    December 23rd

    Road FC 45
    Seoul, South Korea

    105 Title: Seo Hee Ham (19-8) def. #3 Jinh Yu Frey (6-3) by R1 TKO Punches
    265: Chris Barnett (16-6) def. Gun Oh Shim (3-3) by R2 TKO Punches

    ACB 77
    Moscow, Russia

    265: Denis Goltsov (20-5) def. Chase Gormley (14-7) by R2 TKO Punch
    170: Beslan Isaev (37-9) def. Nah-shon Burrell (15-8) by Majority Decision
    205: #4 VET Cory Hendricks (5-1) def. Konstantin Erokhin (9-4) by R1 TKO Head Kick And Punches

    December 29th

    RCC Vol. 14
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    205 Title: Dan Vizcaya (10-4) def. Joe Vedepo (17-11) by R1 Submission RNC
    285: #5, 265 Justin Frazier (9-2) def. Parnell Davis (8-5) by R1 Submission Forearm Choke
    170: Darrius Flowers (3-1) def. Andre Kase (0-1) by R1 TKO Punches

    January 6th

    XKO 39
    Dallas, Texas

    185 Title: #4 Kevin Holland (11-3) def. Hayward Charles (15-10) by R3 TKO Punches
    135: Audrey Drew (1-0) def. Roxanne Ceasear (0-4) by Unanimous Decision

    Friction FC 1
    West Monroe, Louisiana

    145: Levi Mowles (7-3) def. Jesse Butler (4-2) by Unanimous Decision

    Reality Fighting
    Uncasville, Connecticut

    265: Parker Porter (8-4) def. JA Dudley (8-18) by R3 TKO Punches

    CCW 3
    Valley Center, California

    185: #19 Casey Ryan (9-3) def. Eric Smith (0-3) by R2 Submission Armbar
    125: Ricky Calatayud (14-2) def. Jaime Flores (4-8) by R1 Submission
     
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  2. Juchi White Belt

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    Quite an impressive list, especially since I'm not familiar with 95% of those fighters. I'm a little confused on the women's P4P list. Am I understanding correctly that Pam Sorenson is ranked as #1 P4P? And that Jinh Yu Frey is #3, despite losing to Seo Hee Ham and Ayaka Hamasaki, who are not even listed. And Angela Lee at 8-0, and Weili Zhang at 16-1 are not listed as well?
     
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    "US MMA Prospect Report" ;)
     
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    Exactly. It's only US fighters included on this list. Angela Lee is American but she's not included because she has a long term deal in place with One. Any fighters with long term deals with UFC, Bellator, RIZIN, One, or PFL are excluded due to their contract status. This is essentially only fighters who are Free Agents or can become Free Agents once a major promotion shows interest. With most of the female fighters in the US now signed with the UFC or Bellator, this womens P4P list is pretty shallow.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification. It would've helped if I read more closely. Wow. I didn't realize the U.S. talent was so shallow outside the UFC and Bellator. Good job!
     
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    Congratulations to #1 Middleweight Tim Williams (15-3) on finally getting his shot in the UFC! He'll fight Oskar Piechota at UFC Fight Night 126 on February 18th. Tim has had a very tumultuous road to the UFC. He was a favorite to do well on both TUF 17 and TUF 19 but he lost in the first round to Dylan Andrews on TUF 17 and in the 2nd round to Dhiego Lima on TUF 19 respectively. After that, he had a couple setbacks against current UFC fighter Anthony Smith. Since then, he's managed to defeat the likes of Jay Silva, Nah-shon Burrell, and Muhammed Abdullah. This is 5 years in the making and is well deserved. KOTC Champion Sidiah Parker now takes the #1 spot.
     
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    Former Legacy Champion and #1 Bantamweight Veteran Steven Peterson (16-6) has signed with the UFC. He'll fight Humberto Bandenay at UFC Fight Night 126. Peterson has been close to signing with UFC twice before. He lost to Bellator fighter Leandro Higo at the very first LFA event last year and lost a 5 round Decision. He rebounded later in the year against Ryan Hollis but then lost a close Split Decision to Benito Lopez who ended up signing with UFC over the fight. Peterson will be an exciting addition to the Featherweight Division.
     
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