MMA Sun 2014 Prospect Spotlight: The Middleweights – #1– Scott Askham

It really was not a difficult decision in selecting, Scott Askham as our number one middleweight prospect in our Prospect Spotlight. Scott-Askham-1 Sporting a perfect 11-0 career record, Askham has become one of the best fighters in England.  At just 25-years old, he has still yet to enter his physical prime, but has proven himself to be a top notch prospect.

Fighting as  a southpaw, Askham is a very solid striker.  He has nice and crisp punches.  He makes great use of his distance and covers a lot of distance very quickly.  Askham is a quick starter, having finished seven of his opponents in the first round including this four-second knockout. He has good sixe for a middleweight.  Askham has been able to string together punches, knees and kicks for effect.  When he throws in volume he is even mroe impressive.  Askham is able to get fights to the ground, it seems and when he does he has looked very good.  I have seen a few time where he landed very nice judo throws from the clinch.  His harai-goshi seems to be his go to judo throw.   He also has submissions in his arsenal.  Askham has very solid takedown defense as opponents have not had an easy time taking him to the ground, in part due to his length.  Early in his career he did not fight the best of competition, but he really has started to fight some of the best middleweights available in the U.K.  Also, in his more recent fights, Askham has been more willing to use his grappling.  There have not been many times that he has been put in a bad position.  Askham has been pretty dominant en route to his 11-0 record.

We would expect Askham to defend his BAMMA middleweight title soon, most likely against MMA Sun #9 Middleweight prospect, Max Nunes.  A fight against Nunes would be a great test for Askham because his size advantage would be nullified.  I really believe that Askham is on the cusp of big things.

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

Welterweights

1. Nicolas Dalby
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

Middleweights

1. Scott Askham
2. Sean Strickland
3. Chris Honeycutt
4. Ben Reiter
5. Ricardo Abreu
6. Andrew Sanchez
7. Jake Collier
8. Ramazan Emeev
9. Max Nunes
10. Miles Marshall

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