MMA Sun 2014 Prospect Spotlight: The Welterweights – #2 – Marcin Bandel

At number 2 among our welterweight prospects is 24-year old Polish prospect Marcin Bandel.  Bandel is a prospect that is gaining some MarcinBandelhype in many circles and for great reason.  He has had a great stretch that he hopes to build on in 2014.  Boasting a 12-2 career mark, Bandel has gained more and more attention.

Bandel has really turned eyes with his recent run.  He has an impressive 11-fight win streak that includes 11 submission victories all in the first round.  The brown belt under Robert Drysdale has competed at a very high level in BJJ and done quite well.  His jiu jitsu skills are evident inside the cage.   Obviously, on the ground is where Bandel is most comfortable.  He has been able to get fights there as well.  His resume includes impressive wins by a variety of submissions.  He has a nice win by way of omoplata.  He has five submissions wins via heel hook.  He is very aggressive.  He constantly is working for some type of submission.  He is not afraid to be on his back or any other position.  Once he gets a hold of a limb, it is bad news.  His transitions are seamless.  To make matters worse, his elbows from the top are very effective.  However, make no mistake it is submissions that he goes for and he hunts them with a frantic pace.  I do not know if I have seen a fighter go after submissions to the degree that he does.  His pressure is relentless.  One of his losses early in his career came because he was able to be taken down and controlled.  We want to see his all around game improve.  It could be easy to call into question his striking ability, but he has shown he can win on the ground.  He has not fought elite competition or really gained a signature win, which he may need to do before earning a shot in the UFC.

With the UFC talking about heading to Poland this year, Bandel could very well be on the short list of fighters to get the call.  We feel that one nice win would get him a UFC offer.

Bandel vs. Morzyszek (Heel Hook)

Bandel vs. Birgels (Heel Hook)

Bandel vs. Kruschinske (Armbar)

Bandel vs. Fabinksi (Heel Hook)

Bandel vs. Janik (Armbar)

Flyweights

1. Leandro Higo
2. Henry Cejudo
3. Pietro Menga
4. Alexandre Pantoja
5. Sean Santella
6. Marcin Lasota
7. Nick Urso
8. Mikihito Yamagami
9. Alex Sandoval
10. Louis Smolka

Bantamweights

1. Aljamain Sterling
2. Michinori Tanaka
3. Pedro Munhoz
4. Thomas Almeida
5. Sheymon Moraes
6. Julio Arce
7. Anthony Birchak
8. Tuerxun Jumabieke
9. Yuta Sasaki
10. Adi Alic

Featherweights

1. Mirsad Bektic
2. Gleristone Santos
3. Raoni Barcelos
4. Jim Alers
5. Chas Skelly
6. Martin Buschkamp
7. Bekbulat Magomedov
8. Chris Fishgold
9. Marat Gafurov
10. Brian Ortega

Lightweights

1. Gilbert Burns
2. Mansour Barnaoui
3. Carlos Diego Ferreira
4. Lowen Tynanes
5. Lukasz Sajewski
6. Islam Makhachev
7. Scott Holtzman
8. Frankie Perez
9. Magomed Alhasov
10. Musa Khamanaev

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2. Marcin Bandel
3. Marif Piraev
4. Tom Breese
5. Warlley Alves de Andrade
6. Walter Gahadza
7. Chris Heatherly
8. Sergey Khandozhko
9. Vlad Popovskiy
10. Ryan Scope

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