Posts From Matthew Salzer

UFC 165 & Bellator 100 in review, plus Bellator 101 preview

So it was an exciting weekend of fights and now we are on a down but still busy week. With that here we go with our usual reviews and previews: UFC 165 in Review Main Event: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson Prediction: Jones by strikes. Result: Jones by decision. Gustafsson proved to be a challenge to Jones and they made arguably fight of the year. Co-main Event: Renan Barao vs.

The Ultimate Fighter 18 episode 3 in review (episode 4 video preview embedded)

Three episodes into season eighteen and we are on a roller coaster ride when it comes to ratings for this season. However, that won’t stop the season in its’ tracks and it’ll be interesting to see how it continues to unfold. With that, here’s my review of episode three of this season: TUF Episode 3: Stick and Move Following Julianna Pena‘s first round victory, Coach Miesha Tate came to the

National Hispanic Heritage Month Special: Top 10 Hispanic Americans in MMA

Besides being in schools and other government institutions, the period of time from September 15th to October 15th isn’t something that’s widely discussed. However, it is this writers’ opinion that with the Hispanic demographic growing in MMA (and in this country in general) this is something that should be covered. So with that, we are going to discuss the top 10 Hispanic Americans in MMA. Just to be clear, this

Around the World of MMA: September 20-23

The UFC makes a return after a few weeks, and with Bellator 100 coming up, there are still some fights going on around both events. Here they are: Final Fight Championship 7: Zelg vs. Rodriguez Final Fight Championship on Friday, September 20th puts on a fight in Pula, Croatia with MMA and kickboxing action. Fight card is as follows: MMA -95kg Zelg Galešić vs. Ricco Rodriguez KB +95kg Igor Jurković

Bellator 99 in review & Bellator 100 preview, plus UFC 165 predictions

This was the first time the UFC didn’t have a fight card in a long time and now we’re back to it again. So I won’t waste time and here we go: Bellator 99 in Review Main Event: Patricio Freire vs. Diego Nunes Prediction: Freire by strikes. Result: Same. Freire had more momentum and Nunes was coming into this with three losses in his last five fights. Co-main Event: Vladimir

Top 10 MMA promotions that could be on Showtime soon

Ever since Strikeforce’s last event in January and a little before that, rumors have been circulating as to who will replace the late promotion as Showtime’s MMA partner. The latest news as quoted from Showtime Executive Stephen Espinoza is that at present, they’re exploring their options, but due to the busy boxing schedule, MMA won’t be an option until next year. However, it’s still an intriguing idea and I’d like

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 episodes 1 and 2 in review

With the Olympic vote being a big issue last week, I didn’t get around to writing a review about the first episode of this season of TUF. With the second episode already aired, I decided to go over both episodes in one article. With that here we go: TUF Episode 1 ~ History in the making The first episode certainly opened with some drama, as Meisha Tate walked into the

Around the World of MMA: September 13-14

With Bellator season 9 in full swing, it’s still easy to forget there are other events going on worldwide. So with that, here’s what’s up this weekend: Legacy Fighting Championships 23 Taking place at the Cowboys Dance Hall in San Antonio, Texas this coming Friday the 13th, Legacy FC 23 features a great night of nights with this stacked fight card: Pete Spratt vs Tim ‘The Dirty Bird’ Means Leonard

Patriot Day Special: Top 10 Patriots in MMA

It’s Patriot Day and while the events of twelve years ago brought about tragedy, it also brought about some positive change and patriotism in people. The following list is of people who have shown in their actions their love for this wonderful country. Only criteria is American patriots: 10. Josh Koscheck Josh Koscheck makes it on the list for one action he made. At UFC: Fight for the Troops, Koscheck

UFN Teixeira vs. Bader, Bellator 98 in review & Bellator 99 predictions

With Bellator Season 9 in full swing and the last of three UFC cards in two weeks, it’s time to look over the various fights that have happened and upcoming. However, I should note that due to the various injuries and reshuffles to Bellator 98, those fights will not count against my fight scorecard. At the same time I will talk about the matches that should have happened and the