Amateur MMA Prospect Report: Xavier Franklin, Genia Goodin, Bryant Haynes, and More!
Flyweight | 3-0 | 2 KO/TKO | 21 | 5’6″ | Lewisville, Texas | LFA 47
There is only one fight of his available but in that fight, he’s shown he is very athletic and explosive. He put on a display with his hands as his opponent tried to take him down but Xavier had good takedown defense. Not too technical but he made up with his with his aggressiveness and constant throwing a hand gave his opponent problems.
Featherweight | 4-1 | 1 KO/TKO, 2 Subs | 23 | 5’9″ | Fayetteville, North Carolina | Spartyka Fight League 35
Briley is a former kickboxing world champion as well a background in muay thai. Briley is explosive especially in burst where he will explode forward and mix in up with his hands and of course his kicks which is his best aspect. Due to his athleticism on the feet usually, his opponents try to take him down but for the most part, he’s shown good takedown defense.
Featherweight | 5-1 | 5 Subs| 22 | 5’9″ | Richmond, Virginia | Spartyka Fight League 35
Shermer this weekend will be in battle with another top amateur prospect in Elias Briley who is listed above. Sherman is solely a grappler who has competing in Jiu-Jitsu matches but recently has been working on his striking with Harvey Grasse to develop him overall. Sherman is insanely quick helping him get inside to use his wrestling to get the takedowns. He’s a major threat on the mat with his slick jits if that’s on the bottom or on top as he has five submission.
Strawweight | 6-0 | 3 KO/TKO, 3 Subs | 26 | 5’8″ | Pineville, Kentucky | Hardrock MMA 100
Six fights in, Goodin holds a 100% finish rate on both on the feet and on the mat showing she is well rounded. She’s a very aggressive fighter who will get in her opponents face quick and make it an ugly fight. Goodin has finished in seven seconds, forty-five seconds, and fifty-two seconds with quick subs and a knockout to her name. Good output, power, solid wrestling, good cardio, and good jits so Goodin is someone to watch.
Bantamweight | 3-0 | 1 KO/TKO, 1 Sub | 21 | ??? | Charlestown, Indiana | Hardrock MMA 100
In three fights, Haynes has been absolutely dominant and is someone to watch for. Haynes on the feet is aggressive and always looking for the finish as the 135er hits like a 155er with one-punch stopping power. Being good on the feet, he’s even better with his wrestling as he is a physically strong dude with quick explosions into the double legs. Haynes is a two-time state wrestler in high school and it pays off very well.