10 Heavyweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2020


Evgeny Goncharov

33 | 6’2″ | Novocherkassk, Russia | 14-2 | 7 Finishes | 5 KO/TKO’s, 2 Submissions (Rear-naked Choke, Guillotine) | Combined opponents record- 92-63 |  Best win- Zelimkhan Umiev (11-1)

Evgeny Goncharov is a good prospect that really impressed when he beat Zelimkhan Umiev last June. Notably, Umiev is a fighter who has appeared on this list before. Goncharov is solid heavyweight prospect out of Russia who is on a big 10-fight win streak including winning the WFCA title late last 2018.

On the feet,Goncharov does have some power but on the mat is where he wants to be. Goncharov is an excellent wrestler who will get the body lock and get huge power takedowns, showing how strong he is. On top, he has some slick grappling for a big guy but his ground and pound is his best aspect where he throws at a high rate and can do that all fight. He is now signed with ACA since WFCA and ACB merged, but his contract status is unknown for the most part.

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