Top MMA Prospects in 2023

  As Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) continues to grow in popularity, the global level of competition rises with it. UFC Fight Pass has made it easier than ever to see the increase in quality in real-time. Promotions seeing YouTube as an asset rather than a hindrance contributes to more of them uploading full fights. Tapology has been consistently filled out and double-checked for over 10 years, leading to an expansive database of results and stats. The plethora of resources means scouting out and analyzing top prospects has never been easier, and has never been of such high quality in terms of fighter and ability to research. This is the first in a series of 3 posts going over prospects in 2023. ***FULL POST W/ MEDIA AND HYPERLINKS ON SUBSTACK*** Top 3 MMA Prospects In 2023 George Hardwick Summary “King,” George Hardwick, currently fights in Cage Warriors, the premier UK MMA Organization. As a result, he has faced Contender Series (DWCS) level fighters in back to back fights. Hardwick curren

UFC Vegas 66 Wrap-up And Betting Guide Recap

UFC Vegas 66 Wrap-Up and Betting Recap UFC Vegas 66 was headlined by Jared Cannonier Vs. Sean Strickland. While the main event did leave a lot of action to be desired, the co-main of Arman Tarukyan Vs Damir Ismagulov was a technical masterpiece between two future title-contenders early in the rank-climb. Alex Caceres delivered a highlight reel KO of Julian Erosa right after Drew Dober and Bobby Green spilled blood and spirit for 7 minutes. Let's look at some standout fights that may go under the radar, as the main event and co-main are rightfully being talked about plenty today.  Rinat Fakhretdinov defeats Bryan Battle by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-27)     Rinat is one of the worst fighters to face on short notice. His relentless grappling style and unique ways he chains sequences means if you don't have a camp to prepare for him, you're likely going to be treated like a seminar student. Battle is a fun fighter that should hold

UFC Vegas 66 Preview and Vibe-Based Bets

 UFC Vegas 66: Cannonier Vs Strickland UFC Vegas 66 Takes Place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV on Dec, 17 2022. The Main Event Features Jared Cannonier Taking on Sean Strickland In A Matchup of Elite Middleweights.     The co-main for the card features two of the most promising young talents in the top-15 at lightweight clash when Arman Tsarukyan faces Damir Ismagulov. Fan-favorite Alex Caceres takes on the last guy to get robbed by Paddy prior to Gordon, Julian Erosa. Two fights very likely to have fireworks kick off the card to set the tone. Let's highlight some main-card fights to watch, some prelims that may stand out, and a vibe-based bet slip. Main Card Fights To Watch Arman Tsarukyan Vs Damir Ismagulov     This could go down as Max/Conor's level of fight where two elite prospects face-off and both may still be elite in 5 years. Tsarukyan showed some very slick grappling in the Gamrot fight and had good striking before tiring. Ismagulov has good grappling and very disc