Posts From Matthew Salzer

Around the World of MMA: October 18-19

Once again it’s a busy weekend for both major MMA and regional shows. So with that here we got with this coming weekends’ MMA events: ONE Fighting Championship: Total Domination The premier MMA promotion in Asia once again brings a major fight card featuring Asian MMA stars in Singapore this Friday, October 18th: Bantamweight Championship Unification Soo Chul Kim (c) vs. Bibiano Fernandes (ic) Featherweight Shinya Aoki vs. Cody Stevens

National Boss Day Special: Top 10 bosses in MMA

Yesterday was National Boss Day here in the United States and for the occasion I thought I would take a break from the Halloween series to focus on the top MMA bosses who made their companies successful. So with that here we go on the top 10 bosses in Mixed Martial Arts today: ~ 10 ~ Scott Adams and Reed Harris These men founded what was known as the longtime

UFN: Maia vs. Shields & Bellator 103 in review, plus Bellator 104 and UFC 166 previews

It’s been two busy weeks in a row for MMA and we can expect more fireworks and maybe controversy as well. So with that here’s my reviews: UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields in Review Main Event: Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields Prediction: Maia by submission. Result: Shields by decision. Shields’ wrestling/BJJ fighting style countered Maia’s pure BJJ fighting style. Co-main Event: Erick Silva vs. Dong-Hyun Kim Prediction: Kim by

Halloween series: Top 10 freakshow fights in MMA

Halloween is known for it’s various freak shows. They date back to the traveling carnival freak shows to the more modern freak shows that involve haunted house attractions and theme parks decorated for Halloween. MMA has also had it’s share of freak shows in terms of matches where extremely large fighters go against more skilled fighters. Just to clarify a fighter can only appear once on this list. So with

TUF 18 Episode 6 review: Little Princesses

After the last match, Miesha Tate talks to selected Raquel Pennington and has the team raise her in the locker room. Back at the house, Julianna Pena starts giving Pennington and Sarah Moras makeovers. During this girl time, Pennington recalls the hardships of coming out as gay to her family. However, the conversation ends on a good note as Pena puts dresses on Pennington and Moras and has them strap

Halloween series: Top 10 overrated fighters in MMA

Halloween has a tendency to blow things out of proportion from movies coming out for the season, to theme parks who decorate in a spooky theme, to various haunted house attractions, to local spooky legends. MMA has also had a tendency to blow fighters out of proportion, if they are able to pull off an upset, or come from their root discipline with many accolades that don’t translate to MMA.

Around the World of MMA: October 11-12

With a UFC Fight Night and Bellator fight card during the week, it’s easy to forget other fights on the weekend. With that, here we go this week: GetDown 9: CAMO So. Cal. State Finals The top amateur promotion in Orange County, GetDown Promotions is hosting the finals of the CAMO Southern California tournament on the 11th: Super-Heavyweight Fight – CAMO So. Cal. State Final Fight: David Sands vs. Avedis

Bellator 102 in review + UFN: Maia vs. Shields & Bellator 103 previews

So now we are back to a UFC Fight Night before UFC 166 roles around. With that here we go with the review of the arguably stacked Bellator 102 card: Bellator 102 in Review Main Event: Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Godbeer Prediction: Kongo by strikes. Result: Same. This is self explanatory and Kongo’s Bellator debut puts him one win away from a HW title shot. Co-main Event: Lavar Johnson vs.

Halloween series: Top 10 scariest MMA injuries

Often during Halloween, people will go to extremes to make it look like they have extremely bad injuries, especially if someone is dressing like a zombie. In MMA there are always injuries not related to a choke or knockout that look extremely brutal and keep people out for months or up to a year and require surgery. That is what this list will cover and just to clarify, knockouts and

The Ultimate Fighter 18: Episode 5 in review

The pranks get started and two friends once again have to fight each other. So with that, here’s the review of the latest episode of this season: TUF 18 Episode 5: Redemption Immediately after the fight between Roxanne Modafferi and Jessica Rakoczy, Rokoczy is shown actually taking care of Modafferi. Later Modafferi is shown sobbing in the back yard while hiding. However, she’s also shown shaking it off and laughing