Top 25 Welterweight MMA Prospects

Top 25 Welterweight Prospects

Rank Name Record Notes
1 Gunnar Nelson 8-0
2 Yuri Villefort 7-0 Signed w/ Strikeforce
3 Dhiego Lima 6-0
4 Delson Heleno 21-5
5 Stephen Thompson 5-0
6 Alex Garcia 7-1
7 Yan Cabral 9-0 Signed W/ DREAM
8 Ryan LaFlare 6-0 Signed w/ Strikeforce
9 Habib Nurmagomedov 15-0
10 Shamil Zavurov 18-1
11 Gary Wright 8-0
12 Albert Mina 8-0
13 Simeon Thoresen 16-2-1
14 Nathan Gerrard 11-0
15 Cory MacDonald 12-2
16 Tim Means 14-3
17 Gregor Gracie 6-1
18 Nathan Gunn 9-2
19 Chris Clements 9-4
20 Magomed Saadulaev 13-1
21 Sergio Moraes 6-1
22 Hai Lin Ao 8-0
23 Eugene Fadiora 10-1
24 Alex Coronado 5-0
25 Raul Amaya 9-0
  • Several of the above guys have contracts with promotions. For example: Yuri Villefort and Ryan LaFlare have Strikeforce contracts, but injuries have prevented them from debuting. They were left on this list because they have not debuted yet
  • #1 ranked, Gunnar Nelson will return to action in 2012 and will decide where he will fight then.
  • #3 ranked Dhiego Lima is currently fighting in MFC.   He is scheduled to fight in January.  A win there could see him move to UFC or Bellator.
  • The Ultimate fighter 15 will audition welterweights and lightweights, so some of these guys could get into the UFC via TUF.
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