FanSided MMA has scouted present LFA bantamweight Raufeon Stots as our decide for the subsequent UFC signing. Right here’s why.
Raufeon Stots was a heavy favourite heading into his co-main occasion bout with Ralph Acosta at LFA 68 on Could 31 and he went on to show why he was, as he dominated the bout and swept the judges’ scorecards to a unanimous resolution victory.
It was Stots’ fourth win in a row and he’s dropped only one combat in 12 bouts. For fairly a while, there have been requires Stots to be signed by the UFC. Maybe that point for a UFC run is now.
Stots trains at Roufusport alongside the likes of Tyron Woodley, Ben Askren, Anthony and Sergio Pettis, Paul Felder, John Makdessi and Belal Muhammad amongst many others. With an NCAA wrestling background and spectacular stand-up recreation to match, Stots is consistently thought of among the finest bantamweights within the regional circuit. Some within the MMA neighborhood are so shocked he’s nonetheless not within the UFC.
Stots made his skilled MMA debut in Could 2015, occurring to win his first eight fights in a row. In April 2017, he defeated UFC and Bellator veteran Rob Emerson in a bantamweight title combat. Two months later, he competed for Ring of Fight’s title in opposition to present UFC fighter Merab Dvalishvili in a combat seen on a season two episode of Dana White’s Lookin’ for a Struggle. Stots was knocked out by a spinning again fist in simply 15 seconds.
He rebounded from the loss, nonetheless, and he’s now 3-Zero in LFA with wins over Ryan Lilley, Levi Mowles and Acosta over the previous 12 months.
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