FanSided MMA’s 2023 fighters to look at.
What a yr 2022 was for fight sports activities, higher or worse. We noticed a betting scandal, a majority draw title battle, the altering of the guard for a number of titles, and plenty of millionaires had been made. FanSided MMA shall be asserting its end-of-the-year awards quickly, however till then, we wished to have a look forward.
Right here, among the FanSided workers and contributors picked their 2023 fighters to look at in each boxing and MMA. That is somebody that the person author thinks will shine in 2023 for one cause or one other.
Who do you suppose we’re lacking from our record?
Roman Dolidze – Nominated by Amy Kaplan
2022 was the yr of Roman Dolidze.
He’s presently using a four-fight win streak, three coming in 2022. Every of his performances is best than the subsequent and even secured the most important win of his profession after TKOing Jack Hermansson at UFC Orlando in December.
Followers and UFC brass are excessive on the Georgian, who credit his more-exciting battle fashion to Michael Bisping who referred to as him out on a broadcast as being boring (thanks, Bisping!)
We solely see larger and higher issues for Dolidze in 2023 and maybe if the playing cards are dealt appropriately even a No. 1 contender battle or perhaps a title shot.