Francesco “Berserker” Nuzzi
23 | 5’3″ | Altamura, Bari, Italy | 8-1 | 6 Finishes | 3 KO/TKOs, 3 Submissions (Guillotine, RNC) | Combined Opponents’ Record: 23-23-2 | Best Win – Ibragim Navruzov (4-0-1)
Francesco Nuzzi is an unknown prospect from Italy and is one of the country’s brightest up-and-comers. After his first five fights (as a pro and amateur) he was only 2-3. Now Nuzzi has won his last seven fights winning a regional title along the way. He really needs a step up in competition to prove his worth to the big stage. Nuzzi would benefit maybe fighting three more times before getting the UFC call-up at year’s end.
From a technical standpoint, his stance kind of resembles Stephen Thompson’s, keeping his opponent guessing what his next move will be and counter-striking with precision. Unlike “Wonderboy,” though, he’s not afraid to move forward, looking for an opening to put somebody to sleep. “The Berserker” is constantly improving on his wrestling while on the ground he’s getting close to being a polished product.