10 Light Heavyweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2022

Zac “The Ripper” Pauga

33 | 6’0″ | Lakewood, Colorado, US | 5-0 | 1 Finish | 1 KO/TKOs | Combined Opponents’ Record: 23-9 | Best Win – Markus Perez (12-5) 

Pauga is hardly a prospect being 33-years-old. With that said light heavyweight is thin and Pauga has stood out in his career. Pauga is still young in fight years too only fighting since 2019. From 2019 to now Pauga has a 5-0 pro record and a 5-0 amateur career. He was a professional football player and played pro rugby as well before transitioning into MMA.

Pauga is an impressive fighter out of Team Elevation. He’s primarily a wrestler but has some upside on the feet. He throws well to close the distance and in the clinch, he’s physically strong, has a really good right hand, and has some very nice elbows he throws both in the clinch, and while he breaks away. Pauga is a strong wrestler and on top, his ground and pound is his best weapon. Once again, those elbows are a valuable weapon for him on the feet and on the mat. Just last October he beat former UFC fighter Markus Perez.