Posts From Matthew Salzer

‘Rampage 4 Real’ episode 1 review: Injury against Jon Jones revealed

In the series premier of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson‘s reality show on Spike TV, we see him during the months leading up to his Bellator fight with Tito Ortiz. Before he starts serious training for the fight he undergoes a ritual he calls “The Last Party” where he takes one more night on the town to enjoy himself before he begins training. However, the next day he is apparently hungover as

United Nations Day special: Top 10 international fighters in MMA

Once again we take a step away from the Halloween series to look at this day that’s United Nations Day. In honor of the occasion, I decided it was a good idea to look at the top international fighters in MMA since this is an international sport. Criteria are relevance and drawing power: ~ 10 ~ Takanori Gomi At one point this man stood on top of the lightweight division.

Around the World of MMA: October 25-26

The busy weeks in both major and minor MMA promotions continues and this week is no different. So with that here we go around the world: RFA 10 – RHODES VS. JOUBAN Resurrection Fighting Alliance puts on another fight card this time at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa this Friday October 25: Mike Rhodes vs Alan Jouban Justin ‘The American Kid’ Lawrence vs Luis Saldana Chinzo Machida

UFC 166 & Bellator 104 in review, plus Bellator 105 and UFN: Machida vs. Munoz preview

Saturday we witnessed arguably the best fight card of the year with arguably the best fight of the year to date. Let’s dive into this right away: UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3 in Review Main Event: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos Prediction: Velasquez by strikes. Result: Same. Velasquez proved he’s a step above JDS by dominating him the entire fight and finishing him. Co-main Event: Daniel Cormier

Halloween series: Top 10 uncommon origin sports athletes in MMA

Halloween is all about the uncommon and shock factor when it comes to all of the attractions for the season. In MMA, while most fighters come from some kind of combat sports background, there are some who come from uncommon martial arts, non-combat sports or even just bizarre sports altogether. This list covers those athletes who come from such weird sports that transitioned into the realm of MMA. So here

TUF 18 Episode 7 in review: Zoned in (spoiler alert)

After the fighters return home, it becomes obvious that the majority of them are homesick. It is even more painful for the fathers in the house since it’s Father’s Day. Out of the kindness of her heart, Ronda Rousey and her coaching staff come in with father’s day gifts, mostly something to do with the fathers’ family and a picture as part of the gift. She even gives one to

Around the World of MMA: October 18-19

Once again it’s a busy weekend for both major MMA and regional shows. So with that here we got with this coming weekends’ MMA events: ONE Fighting Championship: Total Domination The premier MMA promotion in Asia once again brings a major fight card featuring Asian MMA stars in Singapore this Friday, October 18th: Bantamweight Championship Unification Soo Chul Kim (c) vs. Bibiano Fernandes (ic) Featherweight Shinya Aoki vs. Cody Stevens

National Boss Day Special: Top 10 bosses in MMA

Yesterday was National Boss Day here in the United States and for the occasion I thought I would take a break from the Halloween series to focus on the top MMA bosses who made their companies successful. So with that here we go on the top 10 bosses in Mixed Martial Arts today: ~ 10 ~ Scott Adams and Reed Harris These men founded what was known as the longtime

UFN: Maia vs. Shields & Bellator 103 in review, plus Bellator 104 and UFC 166 previews

It’s been two busy weeks in a row for MMA and we can expect more fireworks and maybe controversy as well. So with that here’s my reviews: UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields in Review Main Event: Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields Prediction: Maia by submission. Result: Shields by decision. Shields’ wrestling/BJJ fighting style countered Maia’s pure BJJ fighting style. Co-main Event: Erick Silva vs. Dong-Hyun Kim Prediction: Kim by

Halloween series: Top 10 freakshow fights in MMA

Halloween is known for it’s various freak shows. They date back to the traveling carnival freak shows to the more modern freak shows that involve haunted house attractions and theme parks decorated for Halloween. MMA has also had it’s share of freak shows in terms of matches where extremely large fighters go against more skilled fighters. Just to clarify a fighter can only appear once on this list. So with