A year ago, we selected the inaugural class of fighters that would make up the first edition of the World MMA Scouting Report. It's been a gratifying experience to see some of the athletes we selected go on to succeed in major fight opportunties, and a heartbreaking one to see others come up just short.
At #8 on our countdown, NCAA All-American wrestler Tommy Vargas chimes in on our countdown. Vargas, who trains out of Millennia MMA in California, has transitioned his decorated wrestling skill successfully into the cage, amassing a 7-1 record over only two years in the sport. With continued improvement in his skills, Vargas could see himself inside the Octagon in the near future.