Posts From Matthew Salzer

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

UFN 41 & TUF Brazil 3 Finale in review, plus UFN 42 previewed

We survived the UFC double header this weekend so we can actually talk about it. So let’s look into it and the fight night this next weekend: UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi Main Event: Mark Munoz #9 Middleweight vs. Gegard Mousasi Prediction: Mousasi by strikes. Result: Mousasi by submission. Mousasi got his rebound win by handing Munoz his second loss in a row. Co-main Event: Francis Carmont vs. C.B. Dollaway Prediction: Dollaway by strikes. Result:

Top 10 P4P MMA fighters: May 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) Jon Jones is supposedly going to be facing Alexander Gustafsson for his next title defense. However, the bout has yet to be finalized. Another contender that has arisen is that of Daniel Cormier following his one sided submission victory of Dan Henderson at UFC 173. 2. Jose Aldo (2) After

Top 10 MMA light heavyweights: May 2014

Note that due to inactivity, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also note that due to a rare tie for tenth, the rankings will actually include eleven fighters. Lastly, the rankings are voted on by a panel and last rankings (5/1/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones is currently expected to face Alexander Gustafsson next though a date currently isn’t set and the bout agreement isn’t signed yet.

Reviewing TUF 19: episode 7 & TUF Brazil 3: episode 12

TUF: Brazil 3 – Episode 12 In the final semifinal of the middleweight division, Marcio Junior of Team Sonnen faces off against Team Silva’s Ricardo Abreu. The first round goes to Abreu but the second and third rounds go to Junior who ultimately walks away with a split decision. Then in the final semifinal of the heavyweight division, Team Sonnen’s Vitor Miranda takes on Team Silva’s Richardson Moreira. During the first round Miranda dominates the action and then is

Top 10 MMA welterweights: May 2014

Please note the rankings are determined by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (3/24/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Johny Hendricks (1) Supposedly Johny Hendricks has returned to training this month and will face the winner of Tyron Woodley versus Rory MacDonald. Both of them pose several unique challenges for Hendricks but MacDonald poses a similar one that his teammate Georges St.-Pierre posed. 2. Robbie Lawler (2 tied) After his dominating performance

Top 10 MMA bantamweights: May 2014

Please note that due to inactivity, Dominick Cruz is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also the rankings are decided by a panel of writers: 1. T.J Dillashaw (6) Having pulled one of the greatest upsets in the history of MMA, T.J Dillashaw will probably defend his title first against Raphael Assuncao. There was a mention of a possible immediate rematch with Renan Barao but that makes no sense considering the domination. 2. Renan Barao (1) Renan

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

Around the world of MMA: May 30-June 1

Despite the UFC Fight Night double up there will still be some notable fights to watch this weekend. So let’s take a look around the world: ONE Fighting Championship: Honor and Glory The premier promotion in Asia holds an event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore this coming Friday, May 30th, 2014: Welterweight Ben Askren vs. Bakhtiyar Abbasov Lightweight Eddie Ng vs. Vincent Latoel Featherweight Honorio Banario vs.

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