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Top 10 fights of May 2014

So we had a month of firsts, upsets, finales, and everything else in between. With that let’s take a look at the best of this month’s fights: 10. The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado – Demian Maia vs. Alexander Yakovlev Originally Demian Maia had been preparing to face Mike Pierce. However an injury to Pierce resulted in Alexander Yakovlev stepping into replace the injured Pierce. Yakovlev had a grappling pedigree comparable to

Bellator MMA 2014 Summer Series Previewed

It was a quick turnaround from the end of Bellator MMA Season 10 to Bellator MMA 2014 Summer Series. It’s here though so let’s look at it: Summer Series Tournaments Unlike the 2013 Summer Series which had three 4 man tournaments, the 2014 Summer Series will consist of one 4 man tournament and two 8 man tournaments. The four man tournament will take place in the welterweight division and feature

Around the world of MMA: June 6-7

Due to the UFC double header this weekend I decided to include Bellator 121 in this edition or around the world. So with that let’s look at it: Bellator 121 Bellator kicks off its 2014 summer series on Friday June 6th at the Win Star World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma broadcast on Spike: Heavyweight Eric Prindle vs. James Thompson Light Heavyweight Austin Heidlage vs. Phelipe Lins Light Heavyweight Rameau Thierry

Bellator Season 10 in Review

So Bellator once again had a good season so I thought it would be appropriate to look over all of the details and developments this season: Tournaments Last season Bellator found the right balance of tournaments for a season with four 8 man tournaments and two 4 man tournaments. They decided to do the same this season with eight man tournaments at featherweight, lightweight, welterweight and heavyweight along with four

Bellator 120 in review, plus UFC 173 previewed

So Bellator’s pay per view debut was a pretty good one and we have the monthly UFC pay per view coming up this weekend. Let’s look at it: Bellator 120 Main Event: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal Prediction: Jackson by strikes. Result: Jackson by decision. Once again this is why you NEVER LEAVE IT IN THE HANDS OF THE JUDGES! Co-main Event: Alexander Shlemenko vs. Tito Ortiz Prediction: Shlemenko by strikes. Result: Ortiz

UFN: Brown vs. Silva & Bellator 119 reviewed, plus Bellator 120 previewed

Despite the Bellator PPV breakdown, there is still much to review and it’ll still be a decent fight card to say the least. Let’s delve into it: UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva Main Event: Matt Brown #10 Welterweight vs. Erick Silva Prediction: Silva by submission. Result: Brown by strikes. Brown’s momentum continues with this win but expect Silva to rebound soon. Co-main Event: Costas Philippou vs. Lorenz Larkin Prediction:

Bellator 118 reviewed, plus Bellator 119 & UFN: Brown vs. Silva previewed

So even though there’s a UFC Fight Night coming up this weekend it’s pretty Bellator dominated. So with that let’s delve into the fight cards: Bellator 118 Main Event: Joe Warren vs. Rafael Silva Prediction: Silva by submission. Result: Warren by decision. Even though Silva won the first two rounds, Warren proved how tough he is. Co-main Event: Andrey Koreshkov vs. Sam Oropenza (replace by Justin Baesman) Prediction: Koreshkov by

Top 10 fights of April 2014

There were definitely some good fights this month but they were a lot easier to track. So with that let’s delve into the best of this month: 10. TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia – Oliver Aubin-Mercier vs. Richard Walsh There was a bit of anticipation going into this second to last fight of this regional version of the show. Team Canada was already guaranteed a finalist as the first semifinal

Top 10 fights of March 2014

It’s crazy to think that it was only the first quarter of the year and we’ve seen so many good fights. Enough said let’s delve into March 2014: ~ 10 ~ WSOF 9: Marlon Moraes vs. Josh Rettinghouse There were several fights on this card that were noteworthy but probably none better than the fight for the inaugural World Series of Fighting Bantamweight Championship. Both Marlon Moraes and Josh Rettinghouse

Bellator 114 in review and Bellator 115 previewed

This is the first time in a while that only Bellator fight cards are being reviewed and previewed by themselves. So enough said, let’s go into it: Bellator 114 Main Event: Alexander Shlemenko vs. Brennan Ward Prediction: Shlemenko by strikes. Result: Shlemenko by submission. Shlemenko is a striker who can submit his opponents when necessary. With his recent contract extension being signed, Shlemenko could be facing a longtime as the