10 Light Heavyweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2022

Muslim Magomedov

26 | 6’0″ | Makhachkala, Russia | 10-0 | 5 Finishes | 4 KO/TKOs, 1 Submission (RNC) | Combined Opponents’ Record: 101-33 | Best Win – Chris Camozzi (24-13) 

Muslim Magomedov has only been competing in MMA for a few years but prior to that, he had experience in Combat Sambo. In his first fight as an amateur, he suffered his only defeat in MMA. That loss was to current UFC contender Magomed Ankalaev. Magomedov went on to have a successful amateur career winning the WMMAA 2018 European Championship. Last year Magomedov won the ACA light heavyweight title.

Despite not offering much on the feet, Magomed is an excellent wrestler. His timing on his shots is fine and the way he shoots so low makes his execution near-perfect. The work he does on top is his best aspect. He has a good top position and his ground and pound is strong, active, and lands hard. It’s hard to tell how his ACA contract looks but the UFC would benefit from having Magomedov on their roster.