Best of 2010 – Top Canadian Prospect of the Year


Best of 2010 – Top Canadian Prospect of the Year

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Guillaume de Lorenzi (photo by Eric Gaudreault|

Let’s define the term ‘prospect’ first – Top MMA News sees a prospect as any Canadian who has not ever fought in the UFC or Strikeforce (Strikeforce Challengers not included).   Here are a few examples – Sarah Kaufman is not a prospect as she fought in Strikeforce.  John Makdessi is not a prospect as he fought in the UFC.  John Alessio is not a prospect because he fought in the UFC.  Dwayne Lewis, although in his 30s, remains a prospect.

Once again, seven Top MMA News correspondents voted on the top Canadian prospects based on their 2010 performance.  Fans should watch out for these guys.  They are definitely heading for big things.

Top Canadian Prospects of 2010

1. (tie) Guillaume De Lorenzi and Jordan Mein

1a) Guillaume De Lorenzi – had a great start to 2010.  First, Guilllaume took out Ryan Machan, who at the time was the #4 ranked Canadian Lightweight, to win the Ringside Lightweight title.  Then he defended his belt against former UFC fighter Dale Hartt – stopping Hartt in the second round.  Scheduled next for “Il Toro” in late 2010 was a spot in the one day Shine Lightweight tournament and another Ringside title defense. Guillaume was on his way to the big time but, unfortunately, De Lorenzi had a serious injury near the end of the year which will take an extended recovery period.

1b)Jordan Mein - Mein is one of the few Canadian fighters considered for this list who actually had a loss in 2010.  Amazingly, “Young Gun” Mein went 5-1 in 2010.  Mein defeated, in order, Tim Skidmore, Andrew Buckland, Victor Bachmann, George Belanger, and Chase Degenhardt in various Welterweight and Middleweight fights.  Mein’s only loss was a solid effort against former DREAM Grand Prix finalist Jason High where Mein held his own in a fight that was primarily a grappling battle.  Mein starts 2011 with a fight against Martin Grandmont.  One must expect a call to the UFC soon after that.



Here's some more info and analysis of hundreds of MMA Prospects:

MMA Prospects: Grades & Analysis

We dont have a write up on Jordan Mein, but Lorenzi's there.


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