Scouting Prospects for the Contender Series Season 5: Part 1

Mitch Raposo Credit: AMMO

Mitch Raposo

Bantamweight | 22 | Fall River, Massachusetts, US | 5-0 | Win Streak: 11 | 1 KO/TKO, 2 Submissions’

Raposo is only 5-0 as a pro but went 6-0 as an amateur and won two titles as an amateur in the process. Raposo hasn’t been fighting the best competition but has performed as expected. At only 22-years-old, this youngster has a bright future. He trains with Joe Lauzon, Calvin Kattar, and Rob Font. He moved up from flyweight to bantamweight while staying very active. He may be better off if he waits a year, but for the experience and a test maybe this is the year to bring him on to Dana White’s Contender Series.

Askar Mozharov Credit: Youtube

Askar Mozharov

Heavyweight | 26 | Miami, Florida, US but born in Ukraine | 23-6 | Win Streak: 4 | 14 KO/TKOs, 6 Submissions’

Mozharov, just off pure entertainment value alone, should be invited to the Contender Series this coming season. Mozharov, if not the hammer, has been the nail and already has six losses. When comparing those six losses to his twenty-three wins, however, you shouldn’t really pay too much attention to the former. He’s very exciting with all action and no stalling. He came into 2020 with a loss but ended the year with three consecutive wins. Of his twenty-three wins, Mozharov has twenty finishes and all have come in the first round. Everything that “No Mercy” throws is with fight-ending intentions. He moved to the US last year and is training out of Kings MMA. He’s made the right career moves so this would be a great chance for the UFC to get him.


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