Posts From Matthew Salzer

Top 10 Women’s P4P fighters: June 2014

Please note that due to inactivity Cat Zingano, Carla Esparza, and Michelle Waterson are all ineligible for the rankings. Also note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and that the previous rankings (5/1/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1. Ronda Rousey (1) Ronda Rousey is set to defend her UFC Bantamweight Championship against upcoming opponent Alexis Davis at UFC 175 on July 5th where we will see if Davis is indeed

The Ultimate Fighter 19: episode 11 in review

TUF 19: Episode 11 – The Zombie Not feeling that the Team Edgar schedule is sufficient for his training, Patrick Walsh decides to practice with Team Penn after securing approval from head coach Frankie Edgar. Once there he actually begins training with the coaching staff as well as the members of Team Penn. He believes that working with the various coaches can help him improve overall in his career. He gets various tips from Mark

Top 10 P4P MMA Fighters: June 2014

Please note that due to inactivity Dominick Cruz is ineligible for rankings. Also note the rankings are voted on and previous are in parenthesis: 1. Jon Jones (1) After very much speculation for a while, Jon Jones is now confirmed to be facing Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 178 on September 27th. However, the agreement didn’t come without some negotiating between Jones, President Dana White and Zuffa CEO Lorenzo Fertitta. 2. Cain Velasquez (3) Cain Velasquez supposedly finished filming opposite Fabricio Werdum

Top 10 MMA welterweights: June 2014

Please note the rankings are determined by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (5/30/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Johny Hendricks (1) Johny Hendricks has supposedly recovered enough from his surgery that he is now training for whomever his next challenger will be. Now the only other thing he can do is face the winner of the match between Robbier Lawler and Matt Brown to determine a challenger. 2. Robbie Lawler

Top 10 MMA flyweights: June 2014

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and the previous rankings (4/30/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1. Demetrious Johnson (1) Having successfully defended his title against Ali Bagautinov, the next logical step for Demetrious Johnson would be a rematch with Jon Dodson. Dodson has done nothing but win since his decision win against Johnson at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson in January 2013. 2. John Dodson (tied)

Around the world of MMA: June 27-30

So there is a UFC double header coming up this weekend but there are still other fight cards. With that here we go around the world: CLASSIC ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS – CES MMA 24 New England promotion Classic Entertainment and Sports holds an event at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island on June 27th: Luis ‘Rockstar’ Felix vs Julian ‘Nitrane’ Lane Brett Oteri vs Ricardo ‘Golden Boy’ Funch

UFC 174 reviewed, plus UFN 43 & UFN 44 previewed

We had quite a bit of down time in between events and now we have a UFC double header coming up. So with that here we go previewing: UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov Main Event: Demetrious Johnson #1 Flyweight vs. Ali Bagautinov #6 Flyweight Prediction: Johnson by decision. Result: Same. Johnson ground out a decision against Bagautinov proving he is still atop the division. Co-main Event: Tyron Woodley #3 Welterweight vs. Rory MacDonald #4 Welterweight Prediction: Woodley by

My Top 10 Lists of 2013

This was meant to be done shortly after the Best of 2013 series but delays pushed it back until now. Also in a MMA Freak first this list was made by votes from the MMA Forum website. This will probably be the first but not last of these lists. So with that here we go with the lists: 10. Top 10 scariest fighters in MMA This list was meant to

The Ultimate Fighter 19: episode 10 in review

TUF 19: Episode 10 – One Fight Away Following their lackluster fight, Matt Van Buren and Chris Fields have some easy words about their match. Later in the evening Fields, Hector Urbina, and Tim Williams begin drinking because of the fact that they are out of the competition and have no real commitments. At one point Urbina is caught cuddling with Cathal Pendred who has a match in the next few days. Fields and Urbina have some words but later

Bjorn Rebney’s departure from Bellator and the fallout

In the last twenty four hours it has come to light that there has been a major shift in the MMA leadership landscape. Here’s the highlights: Bjorn Rebney’s Bellator Departure Yesterday is was announced that Bellator MMA founder Bjorn Rebney had departed from the organization. In some ways this wasn’t a shock considering some of the tension that had taken place following the Viacom buyout. It was clear that Bellator