Don’Tale Mayes

Name: Don’Tale Mayes
Professional Record: 2-1
Weightclass: Heavyweight
Age: 24
Nationality: USA
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Rank: 13
Upcoming Fight:
Overall Rating: ★★★★

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Dontale Mayes is a different level athlete.  He played college basketball at Ancilla College.  He is an above average athlete with perhaps as high of an upside as anyone on this list.  If this list was based purely on potential he would be ranked much higher.  While he only has two professional fights, he did have several amateur fights.  Mayes supposedly had offers to go professional in boxing as well as MMA.  His striking is very good.  The word I would use to describe him in explosive.  He has great movement.  Also, although he mostly fights orthodox, he has the ability to switch hands and has power in both hands.  Also from what I can tell, Mayes has very good cardio for a heavyweight. In his most recent fight, he went five rounds with no troubles at all.  I haven’t seen him put in trouble on the ground, but I assume that his athleticism alone would help him with his ground game.  I do believe that he needs to be somewhat careful on his feet.  In his most recent fight, he did get knocked down.  I believe that was just a silly mistake that he may have learned from.   Don’Tale has spent some time training at Team Elevation in preparation for his RFA debut.  Despite just having two professional fights, I do not think it will take long for Mayes to rack up enough wins to get a call from UFC or Bellator.

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