These MMA fighters are the next generation of champions
Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA as it’s commonly known, is one of the most popular full-contact sports on the planet. Some of the most famous fighters include Jon Jones, Amanda Nunes, Rhonda Rosey, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Anderson Silva, Max Holloway, Conor McGregor and many more. We know these legends for their performances in the Octagon and sometimes also for their antics outside the cage, hint, Jon Jones. Regardless of their personal lives, these ultimate athletes make MMA one of the most entertaining sports to watch and bet on, so keep an eye out for these MMA odds. Let’s take a look at some of the up-and-coming MMA fighters we can expect to see more of in 2022 and beyond.
Born in Chechnya in 1994, Chimaev fights in the welterweight and middleweight divisions. His fighting style is both MMA and freestyle wrestling which makes for an interesting combo. He has been hailed as one of the dominant prospects in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). But it does not stop there. Chimaev moved to Sweden with his mother when he was 18. As a result, the fighter became a wrestler and won four gold medals at the Swedish national championships. Chimaev holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
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This Ukrainian is decorated in the cage and holds several world titles in Sambo. Amosov’s early career saw him join the Sambo club at 15, which was interesting as he had no interest in fighting. He trained at Hermes Club in Kyiv during his time with Sambo and later moved into MMA. His first MMA fight was against Vitaliy Maystenko, where Amosov won via first-round TKO. Impressive! Amosov’s last title fight was against Douglas Lima, whom he defeated to win the Bellator welterweight title.
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This British fighter, also known by the nickname Venom, started his career at the age of 3. He then fought in his first match at the age of 6. Page lives and breathes all things MMA, and it shows in his results. Known primarily for his unorthodox fighting style, Page has won numerous bouts. Fun fact, he comes from a family of kickboxers, so it’s really in his blood. Due to its unique fights, Venom manages to make its opponents quite silly, and at times that makes for a hugely entertaining fight.
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At just 18, Victoria has so much to offer for this energetic sport and we couldn’t be happier. Women are doing well in sport, and we’re happy about that. Born in Hawaii in 2004, Lee joined the ONE Championship at the age of 16 in 2020. She signed a contract to fight in the atomweight division. So far, her list of accolades includes 2020 Junior World Pankration Champion, 2019 Junior World Pankration Champion, 2019 IMMAF Junior World Wrestling Champion, and 2020 IMMAF Junior State Wrestling Champion.
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What brings us so much joy is seeing women crushing it in MMA and one of those women in Dern. She is a formidable fighter who began her journey when she was only 14 years old. The 29-year-old has over 100 professional grappling matches under her belt, making her one of the best female grapplers in the sport. Competing in the strawweight division, Dern is currently ranked 6th among the women’s divisions and recently shared who she would like to fight next.
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This English mixed martial artist currently competes in the lightweight division of the UFC. Early in his career, which began in 2012, Pimblett racked up a 3-0 record before signing with Cage Warriors. A few years later, in 2016, he won the featherweight championship from the Cage Warriors. This was followed by his move to the lightweight division and winning two more matches before joining the UFC. On September 4, 2021, Pimblett made his debut at UFC Fight Night 191. As he is quite impressive in the Octagon, he won his first UFC fight, making him one of the best fighters to watch. . Pimblett’s next fight is July 23, and we’re excited to watch it.
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Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for combat sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He is also a veteran MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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