Leland Roling

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Flyweight Scouting Report: #1 - Dileno Lopes


We've finally made it. This is the end of the line for the 2012 World MMA Scouting Report, so without further adieu -- I present to you our #1 flyweight prospect -- Nova Uniao's Dileno Lopes (8-0).

Ring of Combat 39 Results: Tom DeBlass Proves He's UFC-Ready, Wins Heavyweight Crown


A change of opponent on roughly one week's notice and the news that his light heavyweight title defense would become a heavyweight title bout didn't hinder Tom DeBlass from doing what he does best....

Ring of Combat 39 Live Results And Play-By-Play


Ring of Combat 39 will take place on Friday, February 10 from the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The main event will feature highly-touted light heavyweight Scouting...

Flyweight Scouting Report: #3 - Sergio Pettis


One of the trends we've noticed between this year's report and last year's report is the rise of siblings in the ranks of MMA's talent pool. The Lima brothers are the perfect example, but in a more...

Ring of Combat 39 Preview And Predictions


Ring of Combat 39 will take place on Friday, February 10 from the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The main event will feature highly-touted light heavyweight Scouting...

Flyweight Scouting Report: #5 - Alexandre Pantoja


After a brief trip back to the United States to conclude the latter half of our top ten flyweight countdown, we now journey back to Brazil to crack the top five. Surprisingly, we lead the second...

Flyweight Scouting Report: #6 - Hector Sandoval


At flyweight, Team Alpha Male isn't without reserves. Ukiah, California's Hector Sandoval (4-1) is one of their most promising representatives, recording four wins in the last two years in the...

Flyweight Scouting Report: #7 - Jesse Riggleman


At #7 on the 2012 World MMA Flyweight Scouting Report, Virginia's Jesse Riggleman (11-2) finds his deserved spot on this year's countdown. After back-to-back losses in 2010 to The Ultimate Fighter...

Flyweight Scouting Report: #8 - Sean Santella


When New Jersey-native Sean Santella (9-3-1) looks back on his life decades from now, there won't be any notion that it was a walk in the park. For the most part, nobody really believes it is.

Flyweight Scouting Report: #9 - Claudir Dutkevis


Tata Fight Team member Claudir Dutkevis (10-0) is the perfect reason for our early journey to South America. The 28-year-old has recorded ten victories since his debut in 2006, and he's remained...

Flyweight Scouting Report: #10 - Kevin Belingon


Relegated to the honorable mention spot on this year's bantamweight report, Filipino striker Kevin Belingon (9-0) has finally convinced us that he's worthy of a spot on our countdown... at flyweight.

Heavyweight Scouting Report: #1 - Magomed Malikov


Claiming the top spot on the 2012 World MMA Heavyweight Scouting Report is none other than Russia's Magomed Malikov (6-1). The Dagestani fighter has recorded an impressive 4-1 record in five...

HW Scouting Report: #2 - Magomed Abdurahimov


On December 24th in the Dagestani city of Makhachkala, a small, prestigious one-night mixed martial arts tournament took place at the Ali Aliev Sports Complex. No, this isn’t the cheap version of...

Heavyweight Scouting Report: #3 - Alexei Kudin


Junior dos Santos' dominating rise to the top of the UFC's heavyweight division has caused many fans to re-think what weapons elite heavyweights need in order to compete at the highest level.

Heavyweight Scouting Report: #5 - Chris Birchler


Birchler was a two-time NCAA Division I national qualifier during his wrestling career at both East Stroudsburg University and Edinboro University.

Heavyweight Scouting Report: #7 - Adam Parkes


Surprisingly, the United Kingdom has been absent so far on the 2012 World MMA Scouting Report. Considering the fact that it was one of the UFC's first international destinations, it's difficult to...

Heavyweight Scouting Report: #8-Richardson Moreira


If you think about it, Brazil hasn't produced heavyweight talent in massive quantities over the years. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Junior dos Santos, Fabricio Werdum, and possibly Antonio Silva are...

Heavyweight Scouting Report: #9 - Jan Jorgensen


Jan Jorgensen (1-0) is no stranger to the sound of two burly heavyweight athletes clashing in the midst of a heated battle for real estate.

Heavyweight Scouting Report: #10 - David Oliva


Illinois-native David Oliva (6-0) begins the countdown, claiming the #10 spot on this year's report. Undefeated in six professional bouts, Oliva has been on an extended layoff since defeating Chuck...

LHW Scouting Report: #2 - Phelipe Lins


At #2 on the 2012 World MMA Light Heavyweight Scouting Report, fleet-footed Brazilian "Monstro" Phelipe Lins (5-0) claims this year's runner-up spot, bringing an exciting brand of pugilism that's...

LHW Scouting Report: #3 - Tom DeBlass


Tom DeBlass (6-0) is no stranger to the sweaty mats that fill every mixed martial arts gym in America. But that isn't because he's been part of the booming population of athletes in their twenties...

LHW Scouting Report: #4 - Misha Cirkunov


Is Latvia the next region to explode with quality mixed martial arts talent? Probably not, but for thirteen years - it was home to one of MMA's most talked about light heavyweight prospects in...

LHW Scouting Report: #5 - Kyle Cerminara


The long, arduous journey of becoming a world-class wrestler is likely one of the most grueling goals, both physically and mentally, that anyone could ever attempt to accomplish.

LHW Scouting Report: #6 - Robert Drysdale


2007 Abu Dhabi Combat Club champion Robert Drysdale (3-0) hasn't been in any rush to dive into the sport of mixed martial arts. At 29 years old, he's a late starter in the sport, but he isn't new...

LHW Scouting Report: #8 – Thiago Perpetuo


The first Brazilian to claim a spot on the 2012 World MMA Light Heavyweight Scouting Report is Sao Paulo, Brazil-native Thiago Perpetuo (8-1-1).

LHW Scouting Report: #9 - Steve Bosse


Nobody gave Steve Bosse (9-1) a chance of becoming something more than a novelty act when he made his mixed martial arts debut in the summer of '07.

LHW Scouting Report: #10 – Juha Saarinen


Beginning our countdown on the 2012 World MMA Light Heavyweight Scouting Report, 28-year-old Finn Juha Saarinen (7-1) claims his spot, proving that Sweden and Norway aren't the only countries with...

MW Scouting Report: #1 - Antonio Braga Neto


Brazil runs away with a clean sweep of the top three as slimmed down light heavyweight Antonio Braga Neto (7-1) chimes it at #1 on this year's report.

Middleweight Scouting Report: #3 – Claudio Silva


Interestingly enough, Brazil's Claudio Henrique da Silva (8-1), a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Ricardo Vieira, is plowing through the international scene with a grappling-centric attack...

Middleweight Scouting Report: #4– Bojan Velickovic


Hailing from Novi Sad, Serbia, Bojan Velickovic (6-0) is likely a shock to most readers of our report. How is it that this 23-year-old, originating from Serbia, is slotted in our #4 spot? That's a...

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