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Michael Chandler - Bellator

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Photo By Amy Kaplan

Michael Chandler is arguably one of the greatest fighters in Bellator right now. He just beat Patricio Bitbull to become the lightweight champion after Will Brooks vacated the title.

He's on a three fight win streak with an overall record of 15-3. His only losses came at the hands of new lightweight UFC champ Eddie Alvarez, and new UFC prospect Will Brooks.

Brian Ortega - UFC

Brian Ortega is on a tear! He's currently undefeated with an 11-0 record. He just rocked Clay Guida at UFC 199 and is definitely heading into top contender status as he's ranked number 10 in the featherweight division.

Oh yea and he's only 25!

Keep your eye on Ortega!

Alan Jouban - UFC

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Photo By Amy Kaplan

Alan Jouban has put on spectacular shows every single time he's been in the octagon. He has an impressive 14-4 record... oh and a huge Versace modeling contract. NBD.

Jouban just showed his toughness when he went more than half of a three round fight with a broken hand, and still won! Dang that's intense.

Pedro Munhoz - UFC

Pedro Munhoz is an insane grappler, he's one you don't want to take to the ground. But he's also got phenomenal hands. Double whammy!

Munhoz is 12-2 in his MMA career and trains at Blackhouse MMA and Kings MMA two of the top gyms in Southern California.

He just finished Russell Doane at UFC Fight Night Las Vegas during International Fight Week with a Guillotine Choke in the first round.

Al Iaquinta - UFC

Al Iaquinta, who trains with Chris Weidman, is on a four fight win streak bringing his record to 12-3. He has wins under Joe Lauzon, Jorge Masvidal and Ross Pearson.

I wouldn't be shocked if he finds his way to the New York card this year.

Jimmie Rivera - UFC

Jimmie Rivera is no joke. He's 19-1, and on a unbelievable 17 fight win streak. He is undefeated in his three UFC appearances and has just been given the shot at number two ranked Urijah Faber. If that's not a vote of confidence, I don't know what is!

Watch Rivera face Faber at UFC 203 in September.


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