10 Heavyweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2020

Renan “Problema” Ferreira

30 | 6’10” | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 6-2 | 6 Finishes | 5 KO/TKOs, 1 Submission (Triangle Choke) | Combined Opponents’ Record: 25-12-2 | Best Win – Jared Vanderaa (9-3)

Renan Ferreira’s loss early on in his career to Vinicius Moreira doesn’t look so good today. That was early in his career though and the truth is his ceiling is much higher. Like Cunha, Ferreira has recently fought in the U.S., with that bout being for top promotion LFA. He won his last fight against Jared Vanderaa and before that was on his way to probably beating Brett Martin only to be DQ’ed due to punches to the back on the head.

“Problema” is a giant standing at 6’10” who has a perfect finishing rate all inside two rounds. All those finishes have come by TKO mostly by ground-and-pound. On the feet, he does hit hard, has heavy leg kicks, and a good jab. Ferreira is a problem on the mat being such a big guy, and he does not let up with his heavy ground strikes. His wrestling isn’t great but he uses his size to get the fight down.