By Josh Reese
Going back to the beginning of the year the names below are guys that have stood out to me, guys that are, or have been buried on the Facebook portion of UFC cards. While some of these names you might not know I will make a case for every name on why you should pay attention.
Tim Means (Lightweight)
Francis Carmont (Middleweight)
Andrew Craig (Middleweight)
Chris Cariaso (Flyweight)
Tim Means (18-3-1) is a huge Lightweight standing 6’2 he has reach and length on everyone, he is a great striker with an evolving overall game. After changing his life, he has become an outstanding fighter with his only real loss coming from a fight in which he fought at 185. Since 2011 he has fought 7 times with 6 stoppages and depending how the FOX 5 card shakes out he could be on Facebook again, but catch him before he hits a PPV cause 2013 could be a big year for Means.
Chris Cariaso (14-3) you are looking at a guy that could fight for the Flyweight belt one day, and he has fought almost exclusively on Facebook. A small Bantamweight he made the cut to be a normal Flyweight fighting guys his same size. At 5’3 his only losses are to guys 4-5 inches taller to him, his two recent losses come to the Interim 135 champ and a future challenger to the 135 belt and that anit bad for a flyweight.
Andrew Craig (8-0) always the underdog even in his days at Legacy, but he is legit with a solid chin and a never quit attitude you can never count him out. Since he is still an unknown he could be buried on an upcoming Facebook card but watch because 2013 he could get a big name to test himself against.
Francis Carmont (19-7) has not lost since 2008 and is training out of the famed Tristar Gym he trains with some of the best names in all MMA. Finished his last two fights and has been hidden on the Facebook fights but alas no more, his next fight with Tom Lawlor at 154 will be on the main card.
The Facebook portion of the card is a great way to discover tomorrow’s stars 2 UFC champs have spent time on the Facebook star including countless other UFC stars so keep eye peeled for the Facebook fights