MMA Heavyweight Fighters to Watch

December 17, 2010 by  
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As the MMA heavyweight division heats up with international competition, there is a new generation of emerging fighters to watch. With their eyes on the prize at the top of the division, these rising fighters provide a great opportunity for collectors to stay ahead of the curve.

Before the demand for their gear goes through the roof (or the cage), savvy collectors can begin looking out for the very latest gear from these athletes:

Brett Rogers

Rogers is a MMA heavyweight who should be on collectors’ radars. An impressive fighter with a background in wrestling and boxing, he has compiled a record of 11-2 early in his career and has risen from Elite XC to Strikeforce rapidly. While he narrowly lost the Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship in May, he remains a rising contender who rebounded with an impressive win in October over Ruben Villareal. He career prospects are only rising as he expands his fighting skills with Muay Thai.

Pedro Rizzo

With his victory over fan favorite Ken Shamrock in July, Rizzo is a candidate for the Powerhouse World Championship in Feburary. The Brazilian fighter has an international fan base that makes him appealing to collectors, and brings a unique Vale Tudo fighting style which makes him even more compelling. With a broad set of international fans, collectors will find great opportunities in Rizzo’s gear.

Tim Sylvia

An imposing fighter at 6’8” and almost 275 pounds, Sylvia has extended his wrestling and boxing skills with belts in Jiu-Jitsu. Collectors appreciate a great rebound story and Sylvia has resurrected his career in 2010 after a series of setbacks for the two time UFC heavyweight champion. His impressive story should offer a great opportunity for memorabilia collectors.

BRETT DA GRIM ROGERS UFC SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 PHOTO W/COA
BRETT DA GRIM ROGERS UFC SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 PHOTO W/COA
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1994 Roger Staubach Ted Williams BRETT FAVRE Packers HOF (JN30)
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Roger, the Jolly Pirate by Brett Helquist and Helquist (2007, Paperback)
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KOBE BRYANT BRETT FAVRE ROGER CLEMENS GARY PAYTON CYNTHIA COOPER HOLLOWEEN CARD
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Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy by Brett M. Rogers Hardcover Book
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