MMA Sun 2015 Prospect Spotlight – The Bantamweights – #3 – Jonas Bilharinho

Coming in at number 3 on our bantamweight prospect list in Jonas Bilharinho, or more affectionately known as Jonas Speed.  There are jonasspeedsome people that evaluate prospects who would contend Jonas “Speed” should be the top bantamweight prospect. I am not THAT sold on him, but I am a believer. The 24-year old Team Nogueira product does appear to have a high upside.  Jonas has a perfect 5-0 career mark, but as we said in our profile of Mario Israel, one of his wins was extremely controversial.  Nevertheless, Jonas is certainly a guy I would expect to make it to the “big show” soon.  The Jungle Fight bantamweight champion is certainly one of the brightest prospects in Brazil.

Jonas may have the best striking among out bantamweight prospects.  He punches with some power, but his technique really is superb.  He does a great job mixing up his shots and targeting his opponent’s body.  Jonas does a good job staying at range.  One of his best attributes is his height and reach for the weight class.  He seems to have a natural understanding of how to use that reach.  The southpaw, has a brutal left hook and solid body kicks which he lands often.  When he has an opponent hurt he is very dangerous.  Most fighters, when the hurt their opponent, follow them to the ground.  Jonas prefers to step away and bring them back to their feet.

Jonas does not have the world’s best takedown defense, and he might need to solidify that in order to progress against higher level fighters.  He was able to fend off most takedown attempts by Mario Israel.  Israel really have Jonas problems by pressuring him constantly.  His ground game has really not been tested in MMA, although I would expect him to always be improving that under the tutelage of the Nogueira brothers.

I would have thought he would be a good pick for the Ultimate Fighter Brazil, but I am told he was cut early in the audition possess.  I still think Jonas is going to be a high level fighter.  It is hard to make a comparison to Jonas, as there are not many lighter weight guys with his size, speed and striking skill.  He has not been incredibly active in MMA, but I would suspect that could pick up in 2015.

Flyweights

1. Kairat Akhmetov
2. Rany Saadeh
3. Kurban Gadzhiev
4. Matheus Nicolau
5. Ryo Hatta
6. Kevin Petshi
7. Hiromasa Ogikubo
8. Allan Nascimento
9. Yuki Motoya
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