, He's already 4-0 and is fighting Brian Stann at the next UFC PPV. He's only 24 going on 25. He was a sick amateur wrestler at Penn State I think it's a good step up for him because although Stan was the WEC Lightweight champion in a pool of strikers, thats just what it was, a deep pool of one dimensional strikers in the WEC. Phil trains with Vera at the Alliance gym so you know his strikings only getting better and better especially training with Vera who IMO is the best technical striker in the UFC technique wise. So this Stann fight should be a really good fight and I think if he gradually gets better fighters like Amir, I think he will be amazing in a year or 2 and be ready to head to the top of the division. Definitely somebody look out for, definitely watch that fight with Stann. Should be a good one.
Also Tyron Woodley (7-0-0)
who's been fighting in the strikeforce challengers series recently. They need to bump him up quick to the strikeforce cards or the UFC should pick him up to add fresh blood to the 170 pound division because he's a really good wrestler and his stand ups getting up there too.He trains with ATT, he has a bright future but he's 28 so they should be quicker to develop him. Love watching him fight as well. Looks like he could be like a Josh Koschek. Very fun to watch. Would love to see him step up in competition soon.