10 Featherweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2021

Aliyar “Tiger” Sarkerov

30 | 5’9″ | Moscow, Russia | 37-3 | 32 Finishes | 10 KO/TKOs, 22 Submissions’ (9 RNC’s, 7 Guillotines’, 5 Armbars’, Triangle) | Combined Opponents’ Record: 154-68-1 | Best Win – Tuerxun Jumabieke (19-4-1)

Sarkerov at only 30 has over forty fights. He has a lot of filler on his record but has still beat good fighters like Jumabieke, Yusup Umarov, and Lucas Oliveira. His last loss was in 2015 and it was to a well-known journeyman in Ivan Buchinger. Since then, Sarkerov is on a massive 21-fight win streak.

Sarkerov is good everywhere. On the feet, he is very flashy with kicks and body attacks. His takedown ability is perfect, he sets up his entrances well, and he can use a variety of takedowns including trips, single legs, hip throws, and double legs. In general, his takedown ability is where it needs to be. On the mat is where he is spectacular. He is a great danger when it comes to grabbing the neck or a limb and putting the fight away.