Category: MMA

Best fights of the week 16, year 2016

Selection of the best boxing, mma, k-1 and muay thai videos from the world’s most important fights of the week 16: (Mon-Sun) from April 18, 2016 to April 24, 2016.

 

Boxing Fight of the Week: Gennady Golovkin vs Dominic Wade

 

K-1 Muay Thai Knockout of the Week: Taiga vs Masahiro Yamamoto

 

Mma Fight of the Week: Demetrious Johnson vs Henry Cejudo
Mma Knockout of the Week: Andre Fili vs Yair Rodriguez
Mma Submission of the Week: Michael Page vs Jeremie Holloway

 

2016 MMA fight – Jon Jones vs Ovince St Preux – fight Video UFC 197

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-04-23, fight not particularly good between Jon Jones and Ovince Saint Preux: it gets two stars.

The black belt in gaidojutsu and former Ufc light-Hw champion Jon Jones entered this fight with a professional record of 21-1-0 (71% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since January 3, 2015 when he defeated the current #1 Ufc champion Daniel Cormier (=Jones vs Cormier). After this bout, Jones was stripped of the belt and suspended from the UFC in connection with a hit-and-run incident that he was involved in. Jon ‘Bones’ Jones was originally scheduled to face Cormier, but Daniel injured his foot three weeks before the fight.
His opponent, Ovince St Preux, has an official record of 19-7-0 (74% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.13 light heavyweight in the world. ‘OSP’ lost to Glover Teixeira last year (=Teixeira vs St Preux) but he came back to win in 2016 defeating Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante (=Saint Preux vs Feijao Cavalcante). Jones vs St Preux, main event of the Ufc 197, is valid for the interim Ufc light heavyweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Demetrious Johnson vs Henry Cejudo – fight Video UFC 197

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-04-23, great fight between Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

The Ufc Flw champion Demetrious Johnson entered this fight with a pro record of 23-2-1 (57% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.1 flyweight in the world. He suffered his last loss when he faced Dominick Cruz in 2011 (= Cruz vs Johnson), since then he has collected one draw and nine consecutive victories beating Kyoji Horiguchi (=Johnson vs Horiguchi) and John Dodson in 2015 (=Johnson vs Dodson 2).
His opponent, the 2008 Olympic gold medallist in freestyle wrestling Henry Cejudo, has a perfect mma record of 10-0-0 (40% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.3 in the same weight class. He fought three times last year winning over Chris Cariaso (=Cariaso vs Cejudo), Chico Camus (=Cejudo vs Camus) and Jussier Formiga da Silva (=Formiga vs Cejudo). Johnson vs Cejudo is valid for the Ufc flyweight title (Johnson’s eighth defense); undercard of Jon Jones vs Ovince Saint Preux – UFC 197. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Anthony Pettis vs Edson Barboza – fight Video UFC 197

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-04-23, some good single shots between Anthony Pettis and Edson Barboza but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two.

The black belt in tae-kwon-do and former Ufc Lw champion Anthony Pettis entered this fight with a record of 18-4-0 (83% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.3 lightweight in the world but he comes off two consecutive losses: against #1 Rafael dos Anjos (=Pettis vs dos Anjos) and Eddie Alvarez (=Pettis vs Alvarez).
His opponent, Edson Barboza (black belt in tae-kwon-do as well), has an official mma record of 16-4-0 (69% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.16 in the same weight class but he lost two out of his last three bouts, against Michael Johnson (=Barboza vs Johnson) and Tony Ferguson (=Ferguson vs Barboza). Between these two bouts he beat Paul Felder (=Barboza vs Felder). Pettis vs Barboza is on the undercard of Jon Jones vs Ovince St Preux – UFC 197. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Robert Whittaker vs Rafael Natal – fight Video UFC 197

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-04-23, nice exchanges between Robert Whittaker and Rafael Natal: it gets three stars

The black belt in hapkido, karate and Tuf Ww tournament winner Robert Whittaker entered this fight with a professional mma record of 15-4-0 (80% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.9 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Luke Rockhold). He suffered two consecutive losses between 2013 and 2014, against Court McGee (=McGee vs Whittaker) and Stephen Thompson (=Whittaker vs Thompson), but then he has won four bouts beating Uriah Hall in his last one (=Hall vs Whittaker).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Rafael Natal, has an official record of 21-6-1 (57% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.20 in the same weight class. ‘Sapo’ Natal also lost twice between 2013 and 2014, against Tim Kennedy (=Kennedy vs Natal) and Ed Herman, but then he has collected four consecutive victories defeating Kevin Casey in 2016. Whittaker vs Natal is on the undercard of Jon Jones vs Ovince Saint Preux – UFC 197. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 best MMA fight – Andre Fili vs Yair Rodriguez – fight Video UFC 197

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4 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-04-23, some good exchanges with a spectacular finish: Andre Fili vs Yair Rodriguez is one of the best mma fights of 2016 and it gets four stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

Andre Fili entered this fight with a pro mma record of 15-3-0 (73% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.42 featherweight in the world. He fought twice last year losing to Godofredo Pepey Castro (=Fili vs Pepey) and winning over Gabriel Benitez.
His opponent, the black belt in tae-kwon-do Yair Rodriguez, has a record of 6-1-0 (33% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.62 in the same weight class. ‘Pantera’ Rodriguez suffered his only defeats when he faced Luis Roberto Herrera in 2012, after this bout he has won four consecutive fights beating Dan Hooker in his last one. Fili vs Rodriguez is on the undercard of Jon Jones vs Ovince St Preux – UFC 197. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos vs Brennan Ward – full fight Video Bellator 153

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-04-22, good start between Brennan Ward and Evangelista Santos: it gets three stars.

The Bellator Mw tournament winner (season nine) Brennan Ward entered this fight with a mma record of 13-3-0 (92% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.37 middleweight in the world while his opponent, the black belt in Bjj Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos, has an official record of 20-16-0 (85% finishing rate). Both fighters suffered their last loss in 2014: Ward lost to Tamdan McCrory while Cyborg was defeated by Melvin Manhoef (=Manhoef vs ‘Cyborg’ Santos 2); after losing the American won four consecutive bouts while the Brazilian beat Artenas Young. Ward vs Cyborg Santos is on the undercard of Andrey Koreshkov vs Benson Henderson – Bellator 153. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Patricio Freire vs Henry Corrales – full fight Video Bellator 153

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-04-22, pretty good finish between Patricio Freire and Henry Corrales but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two.

The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former Bellator fw champion Patricio Freire entered this fight with a pro mma record of 24-3-0 (75% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.6 featherweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Frankie Edgar) while his opponent, Henry Corrales, has a record of 12-2-0 (83% finishing rate). Both fighters lost their last bout: ‘Pitbull’ Freire was defeated by Daniel Straus (=Freire vs Straus 3) while Corrales lost to Emmanuel Sanchez. Freire vs Corrales is on the undercard of Andrey Koreshkov vs Benson Henderson – Bellator 153. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Andrey Koreshkov vs Benson Henderson – full fight Video Bellator

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-04-22, fight not particularly exciting between Benson Henderson and Andrey Koreshkov: it gets two stars.

The Bellator Ww champion Andrey Koreshkov entered this fight with a professional mma record of 18-1-0 (72% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.16 welterweight in the world. He suffered his only loss when he faced Ben Askren in 2013 (=Askren vs Koreshkov), since then he has won five consecutive bouts beating Douglas Lima in 2015 (=Lima vs Koreshkov).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj, tae-kwon-do and former Ufc Lw champion Benson Henderson, has an official record of 23-5-0 (52% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.12 in the same weight class. He lost two consecutive fights between 2014 and 2015, against Rafael dos Anjos (=Henderson vs dos Anjos) and Donald Cerrone (=Cerrone vs Henderson 3), but then he defeated Brandon Thatch (=Henderson vs Thatch) and Jorge Masvidal (=Henderson vs Masvidal). Koreshkov vs Henderson, main event of the Bellator 153, is valid for the Bellator welterweight title (Koreshkov’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Michael Page vs Jeremie Holloway – full fight Video Bellator 153

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-04-22, pretty good finish between Michael Page and Jeremie Holloway: it gets three stars.

The former world champion in freestyle kickboxing Michael Page entered this fight with a perfect record of 9-0-0 (89% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.83 welterweight in the world while his opponent, Jeremie Holloway, has a mma record of 7-1-0 (71% finishing rate) but he comes off his first loss, suffered against Matt Secor. ‘Venom’ Page fought twice last year beating Rudy Bears (=Page vs Bears) and Charlie Ontiveros (=Page vs Ontiveros). Page vs Holloway is on the undercard of Andrey Koreshkov vs Benson Henderson – Bellator 153. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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