10 Lightweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2023


Jose “Tiro Loco” Ferreira

24 | 5’9″ | Temuco, Chile | 10-0 | 7 finishes | 2 KO/TKOs, 5 Submissions | Combined Opponents’ Record: 61-27-1 | Best Win – Patrick Lehane (5-1)

Ferreira represents Latin America and is one of the few top prospects out of Chile. In fact, Ferreira is easily the best prospect in his country. Ferreira started off fighting low-tier guys but in September he signed with Combate. He’s 2-0 in the Combate cage and both guys he beat were a good tests for him but he passed with flying colors.

“Tiro Loco” has been improving with each fight. He’s been adding to his skillset and mainly to his striking. He’s always been a good grappler so there is more work being done on the stand-up.

On the feet, Ferreira mainly focuses on his kickboxing. It’s the leg kicks he sets the pace with and dictates the range with. He can sit on the outside and pick away and then explode forward with flying knees. On the mat is where Ferreira is most comfortable. A lot of his takedowns come from trips in the clinch. He’s capable of getting takedowns in space but shoots in and completes on the inside. I like this guy from Chile and I expect to see him in the UFC this year or next.


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