Vagab Vagabov

Name: Vagab Vagabovvagabov
Professional Record: 22-0
Weightclass: Middleweight
Age: 30
Nationality: Russia
Gym Affiliation:
Rank: 6
Upcoming Fight: 12/31/16
Overall Rating: ★ ★★★★

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Vagab is a real talent, but he is also a wild card.  Vagabov signed with World Series of Fighting and in his debut he looked great.  However, as the ref was trying to stop the fight, Vagabov kept hitting his opponent.  In another fight in 2012, he did the same thing.  I get the sense that Vagabov may have some issues that are not connected to his ability as a fighter.  I also believe that those issues make it less likely that UFC or Bellator would take a chance on him.   I almost excluded him from the list due to his issues.  We will be kind and call him a “lose cannon”.  Strictly speaking of his skills, he has really good striking and it would seem that he has some of the best power in his punches among the middleweight prospects.  The other things that really stood out to me was his striking speed and accuracy.  He has the power of a light heavyweight, but the speed of a lightweight.  His wrestling is good, but sometimes he seems a bit passive.  His takedowns can be powerful at times.  I expect Vagabov to be a feature in Russian MMA, maybe even WSOF or Rizin take a shot on him.

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