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3 Promotions Produce New UFC Fighters at a Rampant Pace

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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.

Obviously.

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.

and…

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?

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.