Posts From Matthew Salzer

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

Around the world of MMA: February 15-16

Once again there is a UFC Fight Night but that doesn’t mean there aren’t smaller regional shows going on. So with that, let’s look at them: CWFC 64 – CAGE WARRIORS FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 64 The England based Cage Warriors holds an event at the Forum in London, England this Saturday February 15 broadcast on MMAjunkie: James Pennington vs Cory ‘Capcom’ Tait Laura ‘Hot Head’ Howarth vs Amanda Kelly Boubacar Balde

UFC 169 review and UFN: Machida vs. Mousasi preview

It was a down week but now we are preparing for another run of major fight cards. With that here is the review of UFC 169 and UFN preview: UFC 169: Faber vs. Barao 2 Main Event: Renan Barao #1 Bantamweight vs. Urijah Faber #2 Bantamweight Prediction: Barao by submission. Result: Barao by strikes. There’s little doubt that this was a controversial stoppage but Faber should have improved his position.

Top 10 MMA bantamweights: February 2014

Please note that due to inactivity, Dominick Cruz is ineligible for the top 10 rankings. Last ranks were on January 7 and are in parenthesis: ~ 1 (1) ~ Renan Barao Renan Barao’s match against Urijah Faber may have ended questionably but there is no doubting that he deserves the UFC bantamweight championship. The next logical step for Barao would either be a rematch with contender Michael McDonald or a healthy

Best of 2013 series: Top 10 MMA moments of 2013

To say that a lot happened both inside and outside the cage in 2013 is an understatement. In order to go over everything, this week’s installment of the Best of 2013 series will be the top 10 MMA moments of 2013 and they could happen inside or outside the cage. As usual the picks were made by the members of the MMA Freak writing staff. There were of course those

Top 10 MMA fights of January 2014

As a way of keeping track of the best fights of the year, I’ve decided to start creating a top 10 fights of the month list. These fights can be on any level, with any promotion, and end in any method of victory possible. There will also be individual awards for the Fight of the Month, Knockout of the Month, Submission of the Month, Upset of the Month, and Comeback

Comparing Ronda Rousey and Gina Carano

Regardless of how people may feel about UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, there’s certainly no denying the fact that she is essentially the face of women’s MMA at the present. That being said it wasn’t that long ago that people remember when another woman held that distinction named Gina Carano. This relationship may actually be significant considering the fact that Rousey has been quoted as saying her viewing of