Posts From Matthew Salzer

The Ultimate Fighter 29 Episode 1 Review and Recap

In this revival season of The Ultimate Fighter, Dana White meets with the participants at the UFC Apex and talks about this season being a new beginning. After the meeting the coaches, Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega, both coaching staffs start an evaluation of all the fighters and afterwards Dana does the traditional coin flip for either first draft pick or first fight. Volkanovki wins the coin toss and decides

Around the world of MMA: June 10-12

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai The UFC hosted an event at the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada on Saturday, June 5th that was broadcast on the ESPN+ streaming service: Heavyweight Jairzinho Rozenstruik def. Augusto Sakai TKO (punches) 1 4:59 Heavyweight Marcin Tybura def. Walt Harris TKO (punches) 1 4:06 Middleweight Roman Dolidze def. Laureano Staropoli Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00 Welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio def. Miguel Baeza

MMA Freak Fighter of the Week XFC 44

Due to time constraints, the MMA Freak Fighter of the Week is being announced via a short form article instead of the usual announcement video. This may or may not be the standard format going forward. The Fighter of the Week from XFC 44 is Kurt Holobaugh. Congrats to Kurt Holobaugh for his winning the Fighter of the Week!

Around the world of MMA: June 4-5

Reviews XFC 44/Young Guns 2 XFC hosted an event at the Wells Fargo Center in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday, May 28th that was broadcast on Fox Sports 2 and on FITE TV: Bantamweight Jose Alberto Quinonez def. Andre Soukhamthath Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00 Heavyweight Brett Martin def. Chris Barnett Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00 XFC Lightweight Tournament Semifinal Lightweight Kurt Holobaugh def. Jose Luis Verdugo KO/TKO (left hand) 2 0:11