UFC Montevideo: Five Prospects Who Could Step in Against Ariane Carnelossi

UFC Montevideo Ariane Carnelossi
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Ariane Carnelossi needs an opponent for UFC Montevideo after Taila Santos pulled out of their contest and we have five prospects who could fill in.

UFC Montevideo had a flyweight bout that was scheduled for the card as Ariane Carnelossi was set to take on Taila Santos in Uruguay. Due to a wrist injury, Santos unfortunately had to pull out. The show must go on and with the event about two weeks away the UFC may find a replacement. Sandi Martin (writer for Fight Libary) and I decided on five prospects we’d like to see step in and fight Ariane Carnelossi.

Shawn Bitter’s Picks

Stephanie Geltmacher (4-0)

“Hold Fast” is a promising prospect out of Oklahoma but was born in Hawaii. Geltmacher is a four-time All-American wrestler for Yakima Community College and Oklahoma City University and did compete at the Olympic trials. Geltmacher has fought for Bellator once and her last two bouts have been for Invicta FC.

Geltmacher is only 4-0 as a professional so many can say she doesn’t have the experience yet for the UFC. And while that is true, more and more fighters have signed lately to the UFC with not as much experience. Geltmacher has a fight scheduled for Invicta FC 36 which is a day before the UFC card so it would make sense schedule-wise.

Amanda Lino (4-1)

Fighting out of Ballito, Durban, South Africa, Lino is the best female prospect out of the nation (although she is ranked #2 on Tapology). Lino is the current Extreme Fighting Championship Worldwide (EFC) flyweight and bantamweight champion.

Lino may only have five fights as a professional but went 6-0 as an amateur. The talent in South Africa isn’t too challenging but contains a fun fighting style. A match-up with Carnelossi would produce a very solid scrap.

Brogan Walker-Sanchez (6-0)

With six professional bouts, Brogan has the most experience of my three selected prospects. “Killer Bee” has flown silently under the radar but her last fights have been for the leading women promotion, Invicta FC.

Walker-Sanchez in her last three fights has beaten opponents with a combined record of 17-3. A highlight win came in her last bout beating a highly touted Miranda Maverick. “Killer Bee” is a good talent who will eventually make her way to the UFC.

Next: Sandi Martin’s Picks