Dana White lists Chimaev, the Netherlands and Buckley as the top three fighters to watch in 2021 – MMA Sports

In the middle of 2021, I witnessed the emergence of several major talents within the UFC ranks. Prospects to book their place in the top 15 of their respective divisions already in 2020..

In short, there is a welterweight outlook. Khamzat Chimaev has already surpassed three opponents, even though he made a promotional bow on “Fight Island” just five months ago.

Another notable name is middleweight striker Kevin’Trailblazer’Holland, who set a promotional record this year, winning five consecutive calendar years and becoming the first middleweight in UFC history.

Consensus scoring Knockout of the Year — Joaquin Buckley set a 3-1 record in 2020, and his only defeat was against the aforementioned Netherlands. The highly acclaimed 26-year-old Impa Kasanganai was recognized worldwide for his stunning finish, stopping with a spinback kick on the highlight reels at UFC Fight Island 5 in October.

According to UFC President Dana White shout!Buffalo podcast Recently, Chimaev, Holland and Buckley are his top three talents who will keep an eye out for the next year.

“”Obviously, Khamzat (Chimaev),White said. “”What I like about the kid is that he always wants to fight. It’s hard to fight because not everyone who is as good as him and always wants to fight him wants to fight him. Sprinkle COVID (-19) on it and you’ll find it here.Everyone was asking why he got out of the fight this weekend [with Leon Edwards].. He was infected with COVID. He is a barbarian. He went back to the gym and tried to train, but I think his lungs didn’t respond well. The doctor wants him to rest for a while before he trains again. He doesn’t want to start training until January.“”

“”Then you got Kevin Holland,White continued. “”Like Chimaev, he always wants to fight. The child became 5-0 in 2020. He’s fun, he’s exciting. Good looking kid. And the other is Hoakin Buckley. He wasn’t alone in 2020, he was one so far, but it was one of the most viral moments in UFC history. So these are only three.(H / T

The final match against Edwards at UFC Fight Island 8 on January 20th — Chimaev The United Arab Emirates is a UAE showcase as it is considered medically unsuitable for competition in Abu Dhabi and the lungs continue to recover from the recent contraction of COVID-19...

His first promotional headliner, Travis Luther’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, is planned. The Netherlands is booked to meet its developing rival and longtime competitor Derek Brunson At the UFC Fight Night event on March 20th. The Netherlands is also fresh. A highly innovative knockout against Ronaldo Souza, a former strike force middleweight vest At UFC 256 on December 12th.

For Buckley from St. Louis, Knockout Ace will be booked for the first time since finishing Jordan Wright at UFC 255 in November — When Alessio Di Chirico was pulled at UFC Fight Island 7 on January 16th and the organization returned..

– MMA Sports

Dana White lists Chimaev, the Netherlands and Buckley as the top three fighters to watch in 2021 Dana White lists Chimaev, the Netherlands and Buckley as the top three fighters to watch in 2021

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