10 Lightweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2020


Mansour “Tarzan” Barnaoui

27 | 6’0″ | Paris, France | 19-4 | 18 Finishes | 6 KO/TKOs, 12 Submissiosn (RNC, North-South Choke) | Combined Opponents’ Record: 207-52 | Best Win – Shamil Zavurov (35-5-1)

Mansour Barnaoui is a very successful fighter with a lot of experience, but somehow hasn’t yet got his big break. He’s fought for the likes of M-1 Challenge, KSW, and BAMMA. Barnaoui was acually the BAMMA and the M-1 lightweight champion at a time. He a current staple of Road FC, a promotion out of South Korea, and is their current champion.

His record speaks for itself fighting excellent competition, and he has a stunning 18 finishes of his 19 wins. Barnaoui on the feet is a solid clinch fighter with good Muay Thai. He is also good at range with long strikes and explosiveness. Barnaoui is an even better grappler who thrives with his BJJ. He extraordinarily dangerous once on your back with ten of his submission wins via rear-naked choke.


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