Posts From Matthew Salzer

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

Save Olympic wrestling special: Top 10 Olympians who gave MMA a try

  With the Olympic decision of wrestling and the location of the 2020 Olympics coming up tomorrow, I felt it is important to list the top Olympians who have crossed over into MMA, either temporarily or permanently. Just to clarify, this article will list ALL Olympians, regardless of sport. Also the Olympians are listed based on their accomplishments in the Olympics such as medal counts and medal color, not accomplishments

How the fate of an Olympic tradition will affect the eventual fate of MMA in the Olympics

On February 12 of this year, the International Olympic Committee decided to drop the sport of wrestling from the 2020 Summer Olympics. This came as a shock to many in the international community, considering that wrestling is an Olympic tradition dating back to the first modern Olympic Games at Athens in 1896, and also dating back to the Ancient Greek Olympics. The decision has caused much controversy and outrage among

Around the World of MMA: September 6-7

While the UFC returns to Brazil on Wednesday and Bellator Season Nine kicks off this weekend, it’s easy to forget that there are still regional and international events taking place in MMA. With that, here we go: XFC 25: Boiling Point The southeastern based promotion continues to venture outside of its’ native Florida as it puts on an event in Albuquerque, New Mexico this coming Friday. In the main event the

The Ultimate Fighter 18 preview ~ Five favorites for the first women’s season

History is being made this Wednesday when the first season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) featuring women takes place on Fox Sports1. It is certainly groundbreaking considering the first women’s fight in the UFC only took place six months ago at UFC 157. It will also bring a unique challenge of mixing the two genders in the TUF house which has been known for lots of drama and pranks. Of

UFN Condit vs. Kampann 2, UFC 164 in review & UFC Fight Night 28, Bellator 98 predictions

The third of three UFC events in two weeks happens this week and Bellator Season 9 begins this Saturday. However, I would like to review last week’s picks I made first then make my picks for the upcoming fights. Also on Bellator 98, I’ll be making predictions for the middleweight tournament bouts that’ll be on the undercard. So with that, here’s my review: UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2

Back to school special: Top 10 most educated fighters

It’s back to school season and in honor of the occasion, I’ve decided to list the educational accomplishments of the top ten most educated fighters in MMA. Just to list the criteria, the fighters are ranked based on their degrees, rather than their accomplishments in MMA. With that, here we go: 10. Fedor Emelianenko Arguably the greatest MMA fighter of all time, “The Last Emperor” as he is known, also