2015 is here and there are already some fighters who are showing that this is their year to make a statement.

Here are 5 fighters I believe will have a big year in 2015:

#5 George Sullivan:

I have been watching Sullivan dominate since he was fighting in the CFFC in 2011. In the CFFC, Sullivan won four of his six victories by KO/TKO. Sullivan is 2-0 in the UFC and won his last fight by KO against Igor Araujo. I think he will win his fight on April 18, and move to 3-0 in the UFC, showing that he deserves some bigger fights. Look for him to stay undefeated in the UFC in 2015 and be ranked in his division.

#4 Max Holloway:

Holloway’s last loss was in 2013 to Connor McGregor, he lost by unanimous decision. Since his last loss, he has won his last five fights, with his last victory over Cole Miller by unanimous decision. Holloway is also scheduled to fight on April 18, as he fights Cub Swanson. A lot of people believe that this fight is a little too rich for Holloway, but I believe he will beat Swanson and show that he is ready to have a big year in 2015.

#3 Donald Cerrone:

Listen, I understand that Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is a big name in the UFC and predicting him to have a big year in 2015 is a copout, but I had to list him. He fights undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov on May 23 and I think Cerrone will win the fight. His last loss was to current champion Rafael dos Anjos and after beating Nurmagomedov, Cowboy will get to try and avenge his loss, and he will do it. I predict that Cerrone will not only win the belt in 2015, but also defend it successfully. You never know with Cowboy though, he could defend the belt twice in 2015 because the man loves to fight.

#2 Paul Felder:

It is a known fact that many are a fan of Paul Felder and have been since he has been knocking people out viciously in the CFFC, but the UFC is a fan of him as well. After earning what looks to be the leading candidate for Knockout of the Year, Felder was scheduled to fight UFC veteran Jim Miller on April 18, but an injury to Felder has now changed his plans. Felder looked like he was peeking at the right time and the injury will certainly set him back. However, I still believe that even with the injury, and missing the biggest fight of his career, Felder will bounce back and have a big year in 2015. Look for him to be ranked in the top ten by the end of the year and show the UFC, and the fans, that he means business in 2015.

#1 Henry Cejudo:

The hype is real when it comes to Cejudo. Two fights in the UFC and he is already ranked in the top ten in the flyweight division. Look for him to keep winning and keep getting ranked higher. 2015 will be a year in which he plows through top ranked fighters and shows he is ready for a title fight in 2016. The sky is the limit for Cejudo and he is only going to get better.

About The Author

Jeremy Klump
Interview Coordinator / Video Manager

Jeremy Klump is a Sport Media major at Ithaca College and has been writing about Mixed Martial Arts for over a year now. He interned at MVC Sports Management and AMA Fight Club. While interning at MVC and AMA, Jeremy found out that he had a true passion for writing about Mixed Martial Arts. He has interviewed and wrote articles on top UFC fighters while also having knowledge of regional fighters and the top new comers. He looks to grow as a writer and expand his knowledge of Mixed Martial Arts while being a proud member of The MMA Corner team.