Posts From Matthew Salzer

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

TUF 18 Show in review

So we had a historic season of The Ultimate Fighter and as usual we had drama and unexpected twists. So here we go reviewing this season: ~ Pranks/Drama ~ The amount of drama this season was definitely off the scales. However, it unexpectedly came mostly from the coaches rather then the fighters themselves, though there was drama in the house. There were the issues with everyone basically alienating Julianna Pena

TUF 18 Finale in review & UFN: Hunt vs. Bigfoot preview

Another season of The Ultimate Fighter has wrapped up and we got to see the talent showcased. So here’s the review of the TUF 18 Finale: TUF 18 Finale: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate in Review *Please note that although it was not on the televised main card, the Corassani vs. Blanco match up will count towards the predictions. Main Event: Gray Maynard vs. Nate Diaz Prediction: Maynard by decision.

Around the world of MMA: December 5-8

This weekend is an extremely busy week for minor promotions trying to get their last shows done for the year. So here we go around the world: FIGHT CLUB OC ROY ENGLEBRECHT PROMOTIONS brings one of their hybrid shows to the Hanger in Costa Mesa, California this Thursday December 5: BOXING – 141 LBS – DWAIN VICTORIAN VS. DANNY RAMIREZ IFBA SUPER FW TITLE–LISSETTE MEDEL VS. MELISENDA PEREZ BOXING –

Bellator 2013 in review

Not only has Bellator’s Season 9 ended, but so has a big year for the arguably number two promotion. For the occasion I thought I’d review their most successful year to date. Bellator moves to Spike Bellator has jumped around from network to network since it’s inception in 2008. Its first season was on ESPN Deportes, then seasons two and three were on Fox Sports Net, then seasons four to

TUF 18 episode 13 in review: Aiming for the top

Leading up the the last semi-final match up, Jessica Rakoczy expresses how much she misses her son because of the fact this is the first training camp she could not bring him to. During practice her recurring shoulder injury becomes an issue. After taking a hard hit from Chris Beal, she has a check up by the doctor who says she just needs to take it easy. As a result

Around the world of MMA: November 29-30

It maybe the week of Thanksgiving here in the United States, but that doesn’t mean fights aren’t taking place around the world. So here we go: PERU FC – PERU FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 15 Probably the premier MMA promotion in Peru, Peru Fighting Championship puts on an event this Friday November 29 in the capitol of Lima: Cristiano Estela vs Marco Blanca Jackson ‘El Terco’ Mora vs Wesley Martins Hector Arevalo