Posts From Matthew Salzer

Halloween series: Top 10 scariest fighters in MMA

It’s Halloween, when kids go out trick or treating, getting scared at various houses that are decked out and possibly booby trapped. To round out the Halloween series, I decided to go over the top 10 scariest MMA fighters based on physical, facial, attitude, and intimidation factors: ~ 10 ~ Bob Sapp To the average person, Bob Sapp can be a menacing presence based on his build. Standing at around

Around the world of MMA: October 31 – November 3

The huge Bellator fight card is coming up Saturday but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other fights. So here we go around the world of MMA: King of the Cage: Terrified King of the Cage celebrates Halloween this year at the San Manuel Casino in Highland, California at 7:30 this Thursday October 31, 2013: Kevin Michel vs Terrion Ware Eric Moon vs Vincent Alaalatoa David Evans vs David Mitchell Keith

UFN: Machida vs. Munoz & Bellator 105 in review, plus Bellator 106 preview

The conversion of Bellator 106 from a pay-per-view into a mega Spike fight card has made things more exciting this week so here’s the reviews: UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz in Review Main Event: Lyoto Machida vs. Mark Munoz Prediction: Machida by decision. Result: Machida by strikes. Machida made it clear he’s willing to fight Anderson Silva for the title if necessary. Co-main Event: Ross Pearson vs. Melvin Guillard

‘Rampage 4 Real’ episode 2 review: ‘Make or Break’

Taking up immediately where episode 1 leaves off, episode 2 “Make or Break” starts off at the coffee house that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and his friends were talking at when manager Steve Datte walks in. Jackson and Steve walk outside and Steve talks about how he and Jackson’s training partner Gavin Sterritt had a workout without Jackson. Steve verbally doubts Jackson’s commitment which visually angers Jackson. Following the conversation, Jackson

‘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