Josh Kuhne – Eternal MMA
He’s the talk of the Australian regional scene, and pretty soon, American fight fans are going to be just as hyped for him as they are Down Under.
Kuhne throws every punch with “shut the lights off” speed and power and it’s worked so far. Kuhne is 3-0 with three first round finishes, two of which didn’t last 60 seconds.
He’s torn it up with relative ease but is his ground game as solid as his striking and tattoo game?
There are still a few questions we can’t wait to have answered, but it won’t be long before he’s fighting prime time in the Pacific Standard Time.
Sidney Trillo – LFA
Another budding star makes the list!
“Sid Vicious” went from 0-0 to 2-0 in 2021 and while she’s the youngest “fighter to watch” for 2022, she already seems to have her fighting style down, and boy, is it fan friendly.
Trillo is a technically sound striker that prefers to throw brawling shots. She is comfortable wrestling but would prefer her striking takes the fight to the ground. If you can’t anticipate her shots, many fighters will involuntarily take the fight to the ground.
Few strawweights outside of the UFC have the finishing touch that Trillo does. She’s somehow already a star in SoCal but expect to see the rest of the country familiarize themselves with her in 2022.