10 Lightweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2020

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Usman Nurmagomedov

 22 | 6’0″ | Moscow, Russia | 8-0 | 7 Finishes | 4 KO/TKOs, 3 Submissions’ (RNC, Guillotine, Armbar) | Combined Opponents’ Record: 26-14-1 | Best Win – Roman Golovinov (9-3)

Yes the Nurmagomedov name is thrown around a lot when you watch the Russian scene. Usman Nurmagomedov is actually the cousin of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. His competition hasn’t been too stellar, fighting four opponents with a losing record or making their debut. He does need a step up but the chances of him signing with the UFC is high.

Usman Nurmagomedov on the feet is a kickboxer at heart. He doesn’t throw with much power but he’s flashy and diverse with his attacks. He will throw spinning kicks, roundhouse kicks, and question mark kicks. Usman stays unpredictable attacking with all limbs and throws combos with just his legs alone. His wrestling is good, as he is solid at timing double legs and working on top. Simply put, he is a big threat.

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