MMA Sun 2015 Prospect Spotlight – The Welterweights – #10 – Borys Mańkowski

The number 10 welterweight this year is Polish fighter and current KSW welterweight champion Borys Mańkowski.  Mańkowski has a 17-5-1borys-mańkowski career record that includes several very solid wins including victories over Mohsen Bahari, Aslambek Saidov and UFC fighter Peter Sobotta.  I really like Mańkowski’s progression.  He is very experienced at a fairly high level and he is still just 25-years old.

Mańkowski is an aggressive striker.  He moves forward constantly.  One of the things that stands out about his striking game is his powerful kicks.  Mańkowski is not really and striker and he has not typically used his strikes to finish fights, but he does have a much improved striking game.  He has shown glimpses of some power, and I believe he has the potential to have really good striking.  His movement is good and I like that he has become a solid counter puncher.  Sometimes he throws punches to wide and over-extends himself.  I believe that if he were to sit down on his punches a little more and throw a little straighter shots his power would increase.  I also would like to see him be a little more cautious.  There were times his striking defense became suspect and it seemed to do so in small waves.

I really like Mankoiwski’s overall grappling game.  He is a threat on the mat with submissions.Six of his victories have come by way of submission and he has done that in a variety of ways.  As a result, we know he has a wide array of submission skills in his arsenal.  He is a threat from top position and from off of his back.  Opponents have to be careful inside his guard.  His transitions on the bottom from submission to submission are very good.   Mankowski has shown thus far in his career the ability to get fights to the ground.  He has an impressive and powerful double leg takedown.

While I do not think the UFC can pluck him away from his exclusive deal with KSW, I do think that he is a fighter that will soon emerge on the big stage.  I would imagine that when his contract is fulfilled he will get big time offers from big promotions.  I think Mankowski could not only get to a place like the UFC, but I think he could win some fights there.

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
10. Nildo Nascimento

Bantamweights

1. Magomed Bibulatov
2. Brett Johns
3. Jonas Bilharinho
4. Luis Rafael Laurentino
5. Mario Israel
6. Renato Carneiro
7. Toni Tauru
8. Matheus Mattos
9. Henry Corrales
10. Luke Sanders

Featherweights

1. Tom Duquesnoy
2. Pavel Vitruk
3. Oleg Borisov
4. Michael Tobin
5. Andre Harrison
6. Arnold Allen
7. Levan Makashvili
8. Shane Burgos
9.  Kleber Koike Erbst
10. James Jenkins

Lightweights

1. Gregor Gillespie
2. Maxim Divnich
3. Mateusz Gamrot
4. Marc Diakiese
5. Aziz Pahrudinov
6. Bekzod Abdurakhmonov
7. Steven Ray
8. Milan Zerjal
9. David Khachatryan
10. David Putvin

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