Posts From Matthew Salzer

Top 10 MMA lightweights: April 2014

Please note that in a rare tie for tenth there will actually be eleven fighters in the rankings. Also previous ranks (1/26/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Anthony Pettis (1) Filming for season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter is set to begin within the next few months Anthony Pettis will be set to start coaching. It will be interesting if he decides to try and teach any of the women under

Top 10 MMA flyweights: April 2014

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and the previous rankings (3/31/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1. Demetrious Johnson (1) Demetrious Johnson is now officially set to face Ali Bagautinov at UFC 174 on June 14, 2014. This will be first pay per view fight as the defending UFC Flyweight Champion as his last pay per view was when he originally won

UFC 172 reviewed, plus Bellator 118 previewed

So we had a layover of multiple fight cards a week but there was still a good card in UFC 172 which delivered. Let’s delve into the results: UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira Main Event: Jon Jones #1 Light Heavyweight vs. Glover Teixeira #3 Light Heavyweight Prediction: Jones by strikes. Result: Jones by decision. As usual Jones used his lengthy limbs, funky striking and wrestling ground game to control Teixeira

Top 10 MMA heavyweights: April 2014

Please note that Stefan Struve is ineligible due to inactivity. Also note the rankings voted by a panel and previous rankings in parenthesis: 1. Cain Velasquez (1) UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez is still on the mend but is currently expected to face Fabricio Werdum upon his return. 2. (tied) Fabricio Werdum (2) Following his victory over Travis Browne, Fabricio Werdum is next in line for a UFC heavyweight title

Reviewing TUF 19: episode 2 & TUF Brazil 3: episode 7

TUF: Brazil 3: Episode 7 The episode opens with Wanderlei Silva visiting the doctor getting his hand wrapped due to an injury he sustained during the brawl with Chael Sonnen. Both coaching staffs then meet with Dana White via video call and White berates both coaches. He then proceeds to throw Team Silva coach Andre Amade off the show making the comment that Amade should be arrested for punching Sonnen.

Bellator 117, TUF Nations Finale & UFC on Fox 11 reviewed, plus UFC 172 preview

There was a lot of fight cards this last week and this week we only have one going on. So with that’s let’s review and preview said events: Bellator 117 Main Event: Douglas Lima vs. Rick Hawn Prediction: Hawn by strikes. Result: Lima by strikes. Lima had the superior striking this fight which forced Hawn’s corner to call the fight it. Co-main Event: Patricky Freire vs. Derek Campos Prediction: Campos

Top 10 MMA Middleweights: April 2014

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note previous rankings (2/21/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1. Chris Weidman (1) A setback minor surgery and the replacement of Vitor Belfort in his first post Anderson Silva title defense has led to Chris Weiman defending his title at UFC 175 and now facing Lyoto Machida who will prove to be an extremely challenging opponent.

Around the world of MMA: April 25-27

  So for the first time in a while we are getting a break from Bellator. However, there are still events going on so let’s go into the minor shows: Titan FC 28: Brilz vs. Davis The second show under new ownership takes place at the United Center in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday April 25th on CBS Sports: Light Heavyweight Raphael Davis vs. Jason Brilz Lightweight Brock Jardine vs.

Top 10 MMA featherweights: April 2014

Please note that due to a suspension Dennis Siver is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also the last rankings (3/20/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Jose Aldo (1) The UFC Featherweight Champion currently has nothing scheduled. However he is certainly open to a rematch with Chad Mendes as he has said in past interviews. In addition the match up would be the logical step in the division as Mendes is the

Miesha Tate shares desired opponents list, but will they happen?

This last Saturday at UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne, Miesha Tate picked up her first UFC win against Liz Carmouche following their back and forth battle. The win snapped a two fight loosing streak that Tate was on against opponents Cat Zingano and Ronda Rousey in a rematch of their Strikeforce bout. Following the match on the UFC Post Fight Show, Tate mentioned who should would like to fight