10 Light Heavyweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2023


Rodolfo “Trator” Bellato

26 | 6’3″ | Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil | 8-2 | 8 Finishes | 4 KO/TKOs, 4 Submissions | Combined Opponents’ Record: 23-11 | Best Win – Thiago Vieira (11-5) 

Bellato fought this past season on the Contender Series and came up short. He’s still UFC level in my opinion and I’m confident he’s going to get back to where he was. Bellato has been a training partner of the Nogueira brothers for a number of years and has cornered them in the UFC before. His only two losses have come to one man, Vitor Petrino, who is now in the UFC.

Along with competing in various jiu-jitsu competitions, with many medals won, he’s also competed in kickboxing — most notably for WGP. Being well-versed in all areas Bellato is primarily a jiu-jitsu guy that will smash your face in with brutal ground and pound. A huge submission threat as well, as all three of his subs are by a different type of lock.


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