Posts From Matthew Salzer

New Years special part 2: Top 10 MMA New Years resolutions to make for 2014

I previously made a top 10 list on the great gifts that the world of MMA could bring us as late Christmas presents. Since we are now approaching New Years and it is traditional to make resolutions for the upcoming year, I thought it was appropriate to compile a top 10 about resolutions that the world of MMA can make that would benefit the industry. This is speculation but would

New Years special part 1: Top 10 New Years shows in MMA

Christmas has once again come and gone and now we look forward to New Years. With UFC 168 coming up and projected to be the top selling UFC event of all time, I thought it’d be appropriate to look over the top 10 New Years events in MMA. This list is based on a combination of the live attendance at the event, significance of the event for MMA, and the

Around the world of MMA: December 28-31

On the other end of Christmas are all of the New Years fight cards. So we are going to cover the smaller cards on New Years weekend: K-1 World MAX 2013 World Championship Tournament Quarter Final Longtime kickboxing promotion K-1 holds the beginning of their World Max Tournament Quarterfinals December 28 in Foshan, China: World Max Quarterfinal: Buakaw Banchamek vs. Zhou ZhiPeng World Max Quarterfinal: Andy Souwer vs. Enriko Kehl

Christmas Special: Top 10 Christmas gifts MMA may give fans for 2014

The day of gifts and fellowship is approaching quickly and recently I thought of everything I could want this next year, at least when it comes to MMA. Then when I took a step back, I realized there were some MMA Christmas wishes that would be really cool. That is, if they became reality. There are somethings that we know are going to happen but that still doesn’t mean we

UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 in review & UFC 168 preview

It was an exciting final UFC on Fox for 2013 and with Christmas coming up, I thought it would be good to do a preview of UFC 168 a week early: UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 Review Main Event: Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez Prediction: Johnson by decision. Result: Johnson by strikes. The first match was close but this time Johnson decisively finished Benavidez with an overhand right

Around the world of MMA: December 21-22

It’s the week before Christmas and things are winding down but not completely. So let’s look over the events taking place this weekend: Glory 13: Tokyo Glory holds its’ final event of the year at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday December 21 which will broadcast on Spike: Welterweight Championship Tournament Final TBD Heavyweight Peter Aerts vs. Rico Verhoeven Heavyweight Daniel Ghita vs. Errol Zimmerman Welterweight Reserve Karim

WSOF 7: Karakhanyan vs. Palmer in review

This last weekend up and coming promotion World Series of Fighting held their first show in Canada in a year that showed a lot of growth for the promotion. Because of the significance of this last show of the year for the promotion, I thought I would take the opportunity to review the fights: Kalib Starnes vs. Dwayne Lewis This fight was significant because it was Kalib Starnes first major

Around the world of MMA: December 13-14

Things are starting to wind down for Christmas but before then there will be several fight cards on the regional scale. With that here we go: XFC 27: Frozen Fury For their final card of the year, Xtreme Fight Championships holds an event in Muskegon, Michigan on this Friday December 13 on AXS TV: Featherweight Champion Deivison Ribeiro vs. Farkhad Sharipov Lightweight Dom O’grady vs. Eric Reynolds Catchweight Marcus Reynolds

UFN: Hunt vs. Bigfoot in review & UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2

This was certainly an exciting night of fights and this weekend has exciting fights as well. So with that here’s a review and previews of UFC fights: UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot Main Event: Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva Prediction: Silva by strikes. Result: Majority draw. Without a doubt a fight of the year candidate and a rare welcome draw to say the least. These two fighters are

Best of 2013 Series: MMA Freak Hall of Fame, Class of 2013

It is close to the end of the year and it’s time to start looking at the best of this 2013. Starting this year MMA Freak is going to choose awards for ten categories of the year. The first of these awards is the MMA Freak Hall of Fame. This award has been created to recognize the lifetime achievements of those involved in MMA, whether they be a fighter, a