22-year-old Chris Holdsworth, Cobra Kai's Secret Weapon
Jeff Glover has only recommended two fierce competitors to me, first one was Bill "The Grill" Cooper, seven years ago when he was only 16 and Chris Holdsworth. He's quite possibly the best kept secret in submission grappling. This 22-year-old, Marc Laimon and Cobra Kai Black Belt is tearing up the competition scene, undefeated in MMA and has the humble attitude and look of your little brother. I've seen him before at events, but after watching his match with Ranieri at UFC Fan Expo, I knew this kid was here to stay. His opponent in the match, Rodrigo Ranieri is one of the best in the world at this weight, so to see the virtually "unknown" Holdsworth submit him immediately shot him into "grapplers to watch". I've scouted future grappling and mma superstars like Jeff Glover, Bill Cooper, Kurt Pellegrino, Brandon Vera, Mike Fowler, JT Torres, Mike Trasso and BJ Penn over the past 11 years, I'm seldomly wrong ;-). Look for big things from Holdsworth and if you can think of a nickname, please post it here.