Posts From Matthew Salzer

Top 10 MMA Light Heavyweights: February 2014

Please note that due to inactivity, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is currently ineligible for rankings. Also note the previous rank are in parenthesis:   ~ 1 (1) ~ Jon Jones Jon Jones is currently on course for his title defense on April 26th against contender Glover Teixeira. This bout could be filled with fireworks based on his match with Alexander Gustafsson since Teixeira is a challenging striker but his ground game is

Best of 2013 series: Top 10 MMA knockouts

It’s the second to last installment of the Best of 2013 series and it’s been a fun experience. This week we’re going over the most explosive finishes in the top 10 knockouts of 2013. As usual the picks were made by members of the MMA Freak writing staff. There were those knockouts that were nominated but did not receive enough votes to make the top 10. However they will be

Top 10 MMA middleweights: February 2014

Please note that the previous rankings were released on January 23, 2014 and that those rankings will be listed in parenthesis: ~ 1 (1) ~ Chris Weidman Chris Weidman is now set to face challenger Vitor Belfort at UFC 173 on May 24th. We will get to see how Weidman fills the shoes of Silva. ~ 2 (2) ~ Vitor Belfort After his middleweight return except one match, Vitor Belfort strung together

Bellator MMA season 10 preview

Next Friday Bellator MMA begins their second year on Spike with their tenth season of epic tournaments to determine the title challengers. As usual there are many intriguing match ups and the favorites who are expected to rise among the participants. Along with the normal tournaments bouts are tournament winners who have risen to challenge the champions for their belts. Being the various matches and tournaments as well as other

Top 10 MMA featherweights: February 2014

Please note that the featherweight rankings were last updated on January 11, 2014 and that those rankings will be listed in parenthesis: ~ 1 (1) ~ Jose Aldo Jose Aldo once again showed the world why’s he’s the UFC Featherweight Champion and the number two pound for pound fighter in the world. Aldo showed control against Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169 and while it wasn’t a finish or flashy, it was certainly

Around the world of MMA: February 21-23

Once again with a UFC pay per view taking place it’s easy to forget all the other events going on in MMA. So with that here we go: World Series of Fighting Canada: Ford vs. Powell The Canadian branch of WSOF opens its’ first show this weekend on with a show in Alberta, Canada on Friday February 21 on NBCSports: WSOF Welterweight Canada Champ Ryan Ford vs. Joel Powell Heavyweight

UFN: Machida vs. Mousasi review plus UFC 170 preview

We had a good night of fights and now we are getting ready for the next pay-per-view and it’s going to be big. So let’s get into the review: UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi Main Event: Lyoto Machida #4 Middleweight vs. Gegard Mousasi #7 Middleweight Prediction: Mousasi by strikes. Result: Machida by decision. The judges clearly scored this match mainly on the striking where Machida got the better. That

Valentines Day special: Top 10 couples in MMA

Yes I know Valentines day was a few days ago but I still think this should be covered. For this top 10 I’ll be going over couples in MMA that were composed of fighters. Not all of the couples are still together but they can be notable more then anything else. However, they will be listed based on the success of the relationship and the amount of intimacy has been

Best of 2013 series: Top 10 MMA submissions of 2013

The Best of 2013 series is starting to come to a close and we are saving the best for last. Today we will be going over the first of the big three categories, the top 10 submission of 2013. As usual the picks were made by members of the MMA Freak staff. There were those submissions that were nominated but did not receive enough votes to make the top 10.

Should Anderson Silva move up to light heavyweight?

Not two months after Anderson Silva‘s grizzly injury at the hands of Chris Weidman, “The Spider” has been seen weight training and walking around without the help of crutches. Clearly Silva is making a miraculously fast recovery. Considering the rate at which he’s been healing, it’s not surprising that Silva has been talking about returning to the Octagon and that would probably be later this year. However, it’s a question