Posts From Matthew Salzer

Top 10 P4P MMA fighters: March 2014

Please note that due to inactivity Dominick Cruz is ineligible for rankings. Also note the rankings are done by a panel of MMA Freak writers: ~ 1 (tied) (1) ~ Jon Jones  Jon Jones is currently on course for his UFC 172 title defense against challenger Glover Teixeira who could be his toughest challenge. In addition should he defeat Glover Teixeira he may have to face former opponent Alexander Gustafsson in

Top 10 MMA welterweights: March 2014

Please note that the rankings are determined by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (2/27/14) are in parenthesis: ~ 1 (1)~ Johny Hendricks Supposedly Johny Hendricks fought Robbie Lawler with a torn bicep which he recently underwent surgery for. Taking that into consideration that was a pretty good performance that earned the Fight of the Night honors. Because of the injury Hendricks will be out until

TUF Brazil 3: Episode two in review

The second episode of the show opens with the preliminary round continuing on beginning with a heavyweight clash between Richardson Moreira and Alexandre Machado. It becomes apparent from why Moreira earned his fight name “Monster” as he goes after Machado with a furry. The match ends within the first thirty seconds as Moreira knocks out Machado. Next is a middleweight bout between Guilherme de Vasconcelos and Markus Perez with Vasconcelos

Top 10 MMA featherweights: March 2014

Please note that Dennis Siver was suspended on March 15th due to a positive substance test and as a result is ineligible for the rankings. Also note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Lastly the previous rankings (2/21/14) are in listed parenthesis: ~ 1 (1) ~ Jose Aldo With the super fight against Anthony Pettis scrapped, Jose Aldo currently has nothing scheduled. The most

UFC 171 & Bellator 112 review plus Bellator 113 & UFN: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 preview

So we get to see a rare situation where a UFC Fight Night is on a Sunday this weekend. Good thing considering the NCAA Championships: UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler Main Event: Johny Hendricks #1 Welterweight vs. Robbie Lawler #3 Welterweight Prediction: Hendricks by strikes. Result: Hendricks by decision. Contrary to some statements Hendricks did win three out of the five rounds. Co-main Event: Carlos Condit #2 Welterweight vs. Tyron

Around the world of MMA: March 20-22

We finally get a reprieve from the consecutive weeks of UFC events. However, there are still a number of events taking place this weekend: 2014 NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Championships Taking place from March 20th to 22nd, the NCAA Wrestling Championships is usually the highlight of the college wrestling season. Here champions are literally made and underdog stories become reality. This event is significant for MMA because of the fact

Top 10 MMA bantamweights: March 2014

Please note that due to inactivity and vacating the weight class, Dominick Cruz and Brad Pickett are currently ineligible for rankings. Also note that starting this month the rankings will be determined by a panel of MMA Freak members. Last rankings were 2/10/14 in parenthesis: ~ 1 (1) ~ Renan Barao Right now there are no announcements as to when UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao’s next title defense will be or

TUF Brazil 3: Episode one in review

I don’t usually do reviews for international versions of The Ultimate Fighter but season 3 of TUF Brazil looks exciting so I figured it’s worth it: ~ Introduction ~ The episode starts off with talks about the background between the rivalry with coaches Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen. Right off the bat there are several traits that are unique about this season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil. The first is

Around the world of MMA: March 14-16

The monthly UFC PPV is this weekend but that doesn’t mean the smaller shows stops. So enough being said let’s go around the world: M-1 GLOBAL – M-1 CHALLENGE 46 M-1 Global continues their M-1 Challenge series Friday March 14 at the Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia on MMA Global: Viktor Nemkov vs Stephan Puetz Konstantin ‘Lacplesis’ Gluhov vs Kenny ‘Deuce’ Garner Anatoly Tokov vs Albert Duraev Pavel

UFN: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa review, Bellator 111 review, plus Bellator 112 & UFC 171 preview

The monthly UFC PPV is upon us as well as another week of Bellator MMA that should bring fireworks. So with that let’s delve into things: UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa Main Event: Alexander Gustafsson #3 Light Heavyweight vs. Jimi Manuwa Prediction: Manuwa by strikes. Result: Gustafsson by strikes. Gustafsson proved that’s he’s still in title contention but that’s up for debate. Co-main Event: Michael Johnson vs. Melvin Guillard