Posts From Matthew Salzer

UFC 173 in review, plus UFN 41& TUF Brazil 3 Finale previewed

So we had probably one of the greatest upset shockers take place this weekend and coming up is a UFC double header. Let’s take a look: UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw Main Event: Renan Barao #1 Bantamweight vs. T.J. Dillashaw #6 Bantamweight Prediction: Barao by submission. Result: Dillashaw by strikes. Probably the greatest upset in MMA history even topping Weidman vs. Silva. Co-main Event: Dan Henderson #6 Light Heavyweight vs. Daniel Cormier #4 Light Heavyweight Prediction: Cormier

Top 10 MMA lightweights: May 2014

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak members. Also note the previous rankings (5/1/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Anthony Pettis (1) The date to start filming The Ultimate Fighter season 20 is supposedly July 1st but that has yet to be confirmed. Until then UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis can only train and anticipate his upcoming title defense at the end of the

Godzilla 60th Anniversary Special: Top 10 MMA Like Moments in Godzilla Movies

Godzilla has returned to the movie theaters for the first time in tens years. It also happens to be the monster’s 60th anniversary. For the occasion I thought I would make a list of MMA like moments that have happened in Godzilla films. The outlines of the list include that the movie has to actually have MMA like action within the movie. Because of that the following movies will be

Reviewing TUF 19: episode 6 & TUF Brazil 3: episode 11

TUF: Brazil 3 – Episode 11 The episode opens with the selection of the Octagon girl finalist selections and at the weigh ins Bruce Buffer appears. He announces that the finalists in both weight classes will get a trip to Las Vegas and will get to watch a UFC event live. Then in the first semi final, Team Sonnen’s Warlley Alves faces off against Team Silva’s Wagner Gomes. The match ends in the first minute when

Around the world of MMA: May 23-25

We have a UFC pay per view and a few regional shows going on that definitely have potential. So with that here we go around the world: Lion Fight 15 Kickboxing promotion Lion Fights holds an event at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut on May 23 broadcast on AXS TV: MUAY THAI CHAMPION COSMO ALEXANDRE vs MARK HOLST TIFFANY VAN SOEST vs LUCY PAYNE MUAY THAI CHAMPION KEVIN

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

Top 10 MMA featherweights: May 2014

Please note that due to suspension Dennis Siver is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also the last rankings (4/24/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Jose Aldo (1) Jose Aldo is now set to defend his title in a rematch against number one contender Chad Mendes at UFC 176 on August 2, 2014. It should be interesting to see if Mendes will be more challenging for Aldo or whether Aldo will be going for

Reviewing TUF 19: episode 5 & TUF Brazil 3: episode 10

TUF: Brazil 3 – Episode 10 The episode opens with Team Sonnen’s Marcos Rogerio and Team Silva’s Jollyson Francisco preparing for their upcoming fight, the last quarterfinal bout. During a Team Sonnen training session, the fighters encourage coach Hortencia Marcari to spend some time in the ice bath. She proceeds to do a circuit the guys are participating in and briefly she and head coach Chael Sonnen do some swing dancing before she actually does sit in the

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:

Around the world of MMA: May 15-18

The Bellator pay per view is the only major fight card but there are still plenty of other MMA events taking place. With that let’s delve into them: NAIOP FIGHT NIGHT Fight Club OC holds a private fundraiser event in their typical hybrid show format at the Hotel Irvine on Thursday, May 15 in Irvine, California: Lightweight 145.1 to 155 pounds Jacob Rosales vs. Rene Conant Lightweight – 145.1 to