10 Flyweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2022

Clayton “Concrete” Carpenter

25 | 5’5″ | Glendale, Arizona, US | 5-0 | 4 Finishes | 2 KO/TKOs, 2 Submission (Kneebar, RNC) | Combined Opponents’ Record: 10-8 | Best Win – Rodney Kealohi (5-2)

The young Carpenter trains out of a top camp in the MMA Lab under head coach John Crouch. Carpenter was the USA junior National Muay Thai champion, a four-time Muay Thai National Champion, a junior Golden Gloves Boxing Champion, World junior Grappling and Pankration medalist, and an IBJJF World Champion in gi and no-gi. Carpenter actually has a win over one of the sport’s biggest young superstars in Bellator star Aaron Pico, defeating the top prospect in a 2009 Pankration tournament. Both men would be a part of the USA Pankration team.

As expected with his experience across an array of sports, Carpenter puts it all together in MMA. He doesn’t do anything significantly better than the other, but he’s as well-rounded as they come for such a young fighter. Right now he’s killing it inside the LFA cage and is someone that will probably be on the Contender Series next season to get his shot.