10 Heavyweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2023

Junior Tafa is one of our 10 Heavyweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2023
Junior Tafa, RIZIN 40 weigh-in Credit: RIZIN Fighting Federation

It’s that time of year again! The new year has arrived, and as 2023 gets underway, here’s a look at some of the top heavyweight talents the UFC should look at signing.

Heavyweight is always in need of fresh bodies, and this year is no exception.

First off, a look back at last year’s list, where none of the ten fighters featured were signed to the UFC. Hugo Cunha instead signed with ONE Championship, losing his debut. Oleg Popov, meanwhile, has signed with Bellator MMA, and will debut for the promotion this February.

Hugo Cunha
Nyle Bartling
Andre Schmidt
Oleg Popov
Jesus Navarrete
Caio Machado
Kirill Kornilov
Brett Martin
Rizvan Kuniev
Aleksandr Maslov

Now, let’s take a look at 10 heavyweight prospects the UFC should sign in 2023!


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