10 Light Heavyweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2020


Acácio “Pequeno” dos Santos

28 | 6’4″ | Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil | 12-3 | 6 Finishes | 6 KO/TKOs | Combined Opponents’ Record: 45-19 | Best Win – Matheus Scheffel (12-5) 

Acacio Santos is an interesting prospect. A towering 6’4″ he previously fought at middleweight. Throughout his career, he’s competed for various promotions in Brazil but still hasn’t had that one big opportunity to make a name for himself. He is however on a current 7-fight win streak. Lately LFA has been bringing Brazilians to the States and Santos is a guy that they should give a chance, especially if it means an eventual move to the UFC.

The Brazilian is limited on the feet, and while he has heavy kicks his brawling style throws technique out the window. Santos does have raw strength and that has earned him these wins. If he gets taken down, he will just stand up and take top position, Derrick Lewis style. If he does get on top, then you’re most likely staying there due to his size and his best weapon, which is his ground-and-pound.


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