Posts From Matthew Salzer

Top 10 over-hyped MMA reality show fighters who went bust

Ever since the first season of the Ultimate Fighter hit the scene eight years ago, there have been many fighters to come through that looked like they could become great, but for various reasons, never made it to the top. It is for this reason that I am compiling this list of ten fighters whom I believe would have made it but didn’t. Just to clarify, the criteria for this

Fighter Analysis: Uriah Hall’s road through mental weakness

Last Saturday on the main card UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen, Ultimate Fighter 17 finalist Uriah Hall faced John Howard in a three fight loosing effort, falling to Howard in a disappointing split decision loss. It was certainly a bitter loss for Hall who is now 0-2 in his last two fights including his TUF Finale match against winner Kevin Gastelum. However, if you look closely at both matches,

Fighter Analysis: Alistair Overeem’s past, present, and future state of overconfidence

This last Saturday, in the main event of UFC Fight Night:Shogun vs. Sonnen on Fox Sports 1, Alistair Overeem was dealt his thirteenth career loss from the up and coming heavyweight contender,┬áTravis Browne. It was certainly a bitter defeat considering that earlier in the first round before being knocked out 4:08 minutes later, Overeem had Browne in serious trouble. It’s not only Overeem’s second consecutive loss in the UFC, but

Around the World of MMA, big fights scheduled for August 22-25

This is the first down week of major MMA in almost a month. However, that doesn’t mean there still aren’t significant MMA events going on around the world. If there’s anything I believe MMA Uncensored Live did correctly it was their minute long segment they entitled, “Around the World of MMA,” in which they’d cover the results of events taking place in the previous week, and previewing upcoming events as

History of MMA at the Tachi Palace

  With MMA returning to the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino this coming Thursday, I felt it appropriate to retrace the history of MMA at this landmark casino in this, my inaugural article at So here we go in retracing the memorial fight history at this place that has held many memorial fights in the past: The Beginning, the WEC era Boxing events had already been at what was