10 Bantamweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2023


Felipe “D’Ouro” Lima

24 | 5’6″ | Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil | 11-1 | 6 Finishes | 4 KO/TKOs, 2 Submissions | Combined Opponents’ Record: 90-24-1 | Best Win – Gustavo Oliveira (6-0)

Lima was on this list last year but didn’t fight at all. He was set to fight on the Road to UFC series in a fight I thought he would’ve won. Although he didn’t fight, he wasn’t far away from a UFC opportunity. Lima is the former Fight Club Rush champion. Even though Lima is from Brazil he lives in Sweden and trains with a top team in Allstars Training Center.

Lima has massive potential. He has gone the distance five times and that doesn’t mean he lacks the killer instinct, because he goes after it. Lima is a dynamic striker. He’s an athletic fighter that favors the flying knee. He goes body to head better than most. Lima is very well-rounded as his grappling and wrestling are up to par. It’s just there in his back pocket when needed. He’s young, exciting, and has a lot of promise so what more can you ask for?


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