Yes, the end all, beat all, top dog, powerhouse, mecca, biggest, number 1, best there is, was, and ever will be, the Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, Mike Tyson, Hulk Hogan, Joe Montana promotion of MMA is the UFC.
Then there’s WSOF and Bellator.
Then there’s about 8-10 other regional promotions that are a breath behind.
Among those 8, are 3 that are worth paying very close attention to as of late.
Legacy Fighting Championships, Maximum Fighting Championships and Resurrection Fighting Alliance.
The reason being, these 3 shows have produced fighters to the UFC following their last couple of main events in lightening fashion.
First part of the trend began early on in may.
5/09/2014, Maximum Fighting Championships 40 Main Event;
185lb Middleweight Title Fight; Sam Alvey (23-5) def. Wes Swofford (9-5) via TKO (strikes) at 1:02 of Round 4.
Alvey will now fight Tom Watson in Maine on August 16th, as part of the first UFC event in Maine.
Thenthe trend continued..
6/06/2014, Resurrection Fighting Alliance 15 Main Event;
185lb Middleweight Title Fight; Kevin Casey (8-3) def. Andrew Sanchez (5-2) via KO (strikes) at 2:30 of Round 1.
6/13/2014 Legacy Fighting Championships 31 Main Event;
185lb Middleweight Title Fight; Bubba Bush (8-2) def. Alfonso Gonzales (5-1) via Submission (rear naked choke) at 4:19 of Round 1.
Now Bubba Bush will take on Kevin Casey at UFC 175.
And last weekend…
6/20/2014 Legacy Fighting Championships 32 Main Event;
135lb Bantamweight Title Fight; Thomas De Almeida (17-0) def. Caio Machado (5-1) via TKO (strikes) at 4:17 of Round 1.
De Almeida was signed earlier this week.
All of these fights were broadcast live on AXS TV, and the breeding ground for the UFC doesn’t always come straight from TUF, these shows have provided a mini mall for the UFC when they want to shop for prospects.
Who will be next?