10 Featherweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2021

Mochamed “The Beast” Machaev

21 | 5’7″ | Vienna, Austria | 10-0 | 6 Finishes | 5 KO/TKOs, 1 Submission (Guillotine) | Combined Opponents’ Record: 55-23 | Best Win – Shoaib Yousaf (7-1)

Machaev is a young 21-year-old that has been thriving in the Brave CF promotion. Brave has developed a lot of promising fighters and Machaev is no different. He’s fought decent competition in his career but it wasn’t until his last fight when he beat a really good fighter in Shoaib Yousaf. In that fight, Machaev handled his opponent pretty easily. Outside of MMA, he has a K-1 kickboxing record of 7-0.

Machaev is a really good striker. He’s explosive, has commanding pressure, and a diverse striking arsenal. Machaev is constantly throwing combinations, mixing in a bit of everything. Although his foundation style is kickboxing, Machaev has some underrated wrestling. He’s very good at pressing against the cage and changing levels to the knees, getting the textbook double-leg. For the pace Machaev puts on, he has a deep gas tank.