Tracy Cortez
Tracy Cortez Credit: Dave Mandel/Invicta FC

Tracy Cortez

Tracy Cortez
Tracy Cortez Credit: Dave Mandel, Invicta FC

Flyweight | 25 | Scottsdale, Arizona | 5-1 | Win streak- 5 | 1 KO/TKO, 1 Submission

Cortez went undefeated as an amateur at 6-0 and while she lost her pro debut, she went to win her next five. On the feet, Cortez is good in the clinch but is better once she gets the fight to the mat. She has some solid chain wrestling and her grappling is solid as well. At times, she loses position but has shown that she can scramble well and take the back while doing so. Cortez also has a key win against BJJ ace Erin Blanchfield.

Alexander Keshtov

Bantamweight | 31 | Krasnodar, Russia | 9-0 | 4 KO/TKO, 1 Submission

Keshtov is an undefeated fighter out of the amazing camp in K-Dojo Warrior Tribe training with some UFC fighters and other top prospects. Keshtov has also held two big-time regional titles for Ring of Combat and CFFC. He is super diverse throwing a lot of different attacks both with his striking and kicks and he puts that all together perfectly. He would be a fun fighter to have on the show.

Tony Gravely

Tony Gravely CES MMA
Tony Gravely Credit: Will Paul/CES MMA

Bantamweight | 27 | Radford, Virginia | 17-5 | Win streak- 5 | 7 KO/TKO, 2 Submission

Gravely is an experienced fighter who has mainly only lost to good fighters such as Merab Dvalishvili and Manny Bermudez. Gravely is the current CES champion and the current KOTC champion. He’s got a background in Freestyle/Folkstyle-Wrestling and was a D1 wrestler and a two-time conference champ. He’s converted into a solid fighter and is deserving of an opportunity.

Gabriel Green

Lightweight | 25 | Downey, California | 9-2 | Win streak- 6 | 3 KO/TKO, 6 Submissions

Since a two-fight skid he had a few years back, Green has hit his stride and is now on a 6-fight win streak. One of those two losses came to last season’s Contender Series standout (and now a member of the UFC roster), Jalin Turner. Green has got some solid wins over fellow prospects. He has beaten guys with a combined record of 47-14, which is very good.

Austin Hubbard

Lightweight | 27 | Denver, Colorado | 10-2 | Win streak- 3 | 4 KO/TKO, 2 Submissions

Hubbard is the current LFA lightweight champion, capturing it last December with a mauling performance over the tough Killys Mota. Hubbard is primarily a wrestler, but that doesn’t hold him back from standing and trading. He is a naturally strong guy and once he is on top, he is excellent at controlling position and can finish with a submission or ground-and-pound. On the feet, he hits hard and throws a bit of everything, but it’s his cardio and pace that make the difference. He’s a machine when it comes to aggression and is a fighter that can go five rounds no problem.

Jake Heffernan

Featherweight | 29 | Houston, Texas | 7-0 | 1 KO/TKO, 2 Submissions

Nicknamed “The Grinder” he holds true to his nickname. Heffernan will take no time putting his opponent to the cage, eliminating space and tiring his opponent out. He is a good wrestler who has excellent level changes with well executed double leg takedowns but does a great job of using trips to get his opponents to the mat as well. Heffernan has good jiu-jitsu, and is probably more dangerous with submissions off his back as he is always active. Heffernan also has some good ground and pound where he loves to throw elbows.

Sean Woodson

Featherweight | 26 | St. Louis, Missouri | 5-0 | 1 KO/TKO, 1 Submission

Woodson is a very tall lightweight at 6’2″ with a massive reach of 78 inches, and he also fights at featherweight. It takes awhile for Woodson to find his grove but once he does he really lets his hands go, throwing more than one strike. Being a tall fighter he is good at distance with leg kicks and the jab but he’s more effective in the clinch with his knees and is very accurate with his offensive output. He hasn’t gone to the mat much but he has a submission game he’s shown in the past.