Valery Myasnikov

Name: Valery Myasnikovvalery_myasnikov2
Professional Record: 10-1-2
Weightclass: Middleweight
Age: 25
Nationality: Russia
Gym Affiliation:
Rank: 16
Upcoming Fight:
Overall Rating: ★★★★

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Myasnikov is another Russian prospect to keep an eye on.  Valery is currently fighting for M-1 and has even fought up a weight class at light heavyweight.  His sole loss came via a loss to then champion, Stephen Puetz.  Several things standout about Myasnikov’s game.  First, he appears to be a big middleweight.  I believe this is to his advantage in many fights.  Also, he has very solid striking.  He has a boxing background.  His punches look to be very crisp at times.  He is not a ground specialist, but he is competent on the ground as well.  He has submissions and sweeps in his arsenal.  When I watch Myasnikov I am reminded of former UFC fighter Fabio Maldonado.  I believe that is the potential he has in the middleweight division.   He needs to improve his submission defense.  While he has never been submitted in a fight, he has had instances in several fights where he was put in a precarious situation.  I do not know if he is UFC-level, but I do think he can get to that point.  Myasnikov is only 25-years old, so he has time to improve.  I think his potential in the middleweight division is very good.

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