25 is the Magic Number: MMA’s Up-and-Coming Superstars

More than any other sport, MMA stands out as the most unpredictable of all athletic endeavors involving martial arts. Mixed martial arts combines all the disciplines and it truly makes for very entertaining fights. The fighters here are considered to be the pinnacle of the respective niche—jacks of all trades, perhaps masters of one.

Barring their specialty in any one sport, here are the different fighters who are set to make names in the future. They are composed of both title-holders and up-and-comers.

Brandon “The Assassin Baby” Moreno
23 years old

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He’s started his future as a flyweight, but Brandon Moreno could potentially go up in weights until even featherweight. Currently 13-3 and 2-0 in the UFC, he hasn’t tasted a loss in the last 4 years. Moreno is an especially talented submission artist; about 9 of his wins had come by way of submission.

Ray Borg
23 years old


Borg made the noise in all his 10 fights in the UFC. Notwithstanding the way he’s missed making the weight, Borg has the skills to become an awesome fighter. However, if he’s forced to move up in weight, he won’t be as exciting. Let’s hope that won’t become the case.

Cody “No Love” Garbrandt
25 years old

Ranked no.5 on the fight list, Garbrandt has, so far, defeated rival Dominick Cruz to take the UFC bantamweight title. This came after he took down Thomas Almeida and Takeya Mizugaki after the other in rapid succession. He’s since been 10-0 in all his fights, and all this at only 25 years old.

Thomas Almeida
25 years old


In spite of his loss to Garbrandt, you just can’t dispel his 21-1 record as a fluke. Almeida has a no-mercy style to his fight, winning against Albert Morales in exactly this fashion. Almeida can go far as a flyweight if he keeps his fighting style ongoing.

Kevin “Motor City Phenom” Lee
24 years old

The Body Lock

To call out Conor McGregor takes on a lot of balls and Kevin, perhaps ready to take on the world, did exactly this after his win in McGregor’s native Ireland. While he isn’t undefeated, he’s bounced back from these losses in style. A wrestling specialist, Lee has always managed to win if he forces his specialty on his opponent.

Yair Rodriguez
24 years old


The 10-1 fighter has created noise by way of how he managed to overcome BJ Penn. The former champion was simple crushed by Rodriguez, who simply was too good even for a prime Penn. Continuing to do like he did in that fight, it’s only a matter of time if he managed to win a title.

It’s truly exciting in the UFC side of things because of the way these fighters hold themselves against competition. Let’s hope we continue to see them at their prime and, eventually, as champions.