Posts From Matthew Salzer

Top 10 MMA Lightweights: The Right to Fight ‘Showtime’

Please note that the lightweight rankings were last updated on April 1, 2013 (no April Fools) and those rankings will be listed in parenthesis: ~ 1¬†(3) ~ Anthony Pettis He maybe injured but Anthony “Showtime” Pettis definitely earned the title in fine fashion at UFC 164 by submitting Benson Henderson. While he is recovering from knee surgery we can expect a challenger for him to rise among the elite in

UFN: Saffiedine vs. Lim in review & UFN: Rockhold vs. Philippou preview

In a month that’s full of UFC Fight Nights we are one down and the second one is coming up next week on Wednesday. Let’s take a look: UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim Review Main Event: Tarec Saffiedine vs. Hyun Gyu Lim Prediction: Saffiedine by decision. Result: Same. Saffiedine has extremely nasty leg kicks and even though he didn’t finish Lim he dominated. A match with a top 10

Around the world of MMA: January 11

Out with the old year, in with the new and with it new MMA matches on the regional and international circuit. So with that here we go: 559 Fights 21 A CAMO event held by amateur promoter Joey Perez at the Lemoore Recreation Center in Lemoore, California this Friday, January 10: Middleweight – 185 pounds Chris Glenn vs. Victor Ramirez Featherweight – 145 pounds Juan Diaz vs. Juan Campos Welterweight

Top 10 MMA bantamweights: From interim to undisputed

Please note that due to inactivity now former UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz is ineligible for the top 10 rankings until he competes again and Scott Jorgenson will not be listed due to competition at flyweight, however once he returns to bantamweight he’ll be eligible again. Also the bantamweight rankings were last updated March 28, 2013 and those rankings will be listed in parenthesis: ~ 1¬†(1) ~ Renan Barao After

Best of 2013 series: Top 10 MMA upsets of the year

2013 has come and gone and it’s now time to look back on what has happened this year in MMA. For the occasion, we are continuing the best of 2013 series the top 10 upsets. For this category we will be looking at fights where the favorite was decisively defeated by an underdog. Please note that TUF exhibition matches are eligible for this category. Once again these matches were voted

Top 10 MMA flyweights: Year of the Mighty Mouse

Please note that the last updated rankings for the flyweight division were released on March 26, 2013. Those rankings will be parenthesis: ~ 1 (1) ~ Demetrious Johnson¬† Without a doubt Demetrious “Might Mouse” Johnson had an exceptional year. He defended his title three times against the likes of John Dodson, John Moraga, and recently Joseph Benavidez. In addition he’s risen on the pound for pound rankings, so expect greatness

Unified women’s pro MMA rankings: January 2014

I would like to list the rules of the new rankings system, the first of which is in the past fighters have been ranked despite inactivity for the past 12 months. From now on a fighter is ineligible past twelve months of inactivity and is also ineligible if he/she is serving a drug related suspension. Also weight class “floaters” has become an issue in rankings (fighters that have transitioned from

UFC 168 in review & UFN: Saffiedine vs. Lim preview

This the transition from the old year to the new year. So with that let’s look at the final 2013 event along with the first UFC Fight Pass event: UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2 Review Main Event: Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva Prediction: Weidman by strikes. Result: Technically correct. To be fair, Weidman was dominating the fight before Silva’s possibly career ending injury. Also he has said in interviews

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