10 Lightweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2023

Milson “Barao” Castro

 29 | 5’7″ | Coari, Amazonas, Brazil | 14-3 | 7 Finishes | 3 KO/TKOs, 4 Submissions | Combined Opponents’ Record: 63-23-2 | Best Win – Pavel Gordeev (14-1) 

Castro hasn’t fought in over a year but is still one of the most proven Brazilians around. Castro is on a big 13-fight win streak and not only is he successful in Brazil he’s highly regarded in Mexico fighting there multiple times. Having fought for years Castro has won three different regional titles.

Castro is a stand-up fighter with a solid Muay Thai base. He is a scrapper that will stand toe-to-toe with anyone he stands across from. He does take a lot of shots on the chin but as shown in his fight with Gordeev he can take one to give one. He is someone that, with perhaps another win or two, we could see in the UFC. Which is long overdue. If he beats former UFC fighter Roosevelt Roberts in LFA coming up soon he likely gets signed.