Category: MMA

Best fights of the week 16, year 2015

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 13, 2015 to April 19, 2015.

 

Boxing Fight of the Week: Lucas Matthysse vs Ruslan Provodnikov
Boxing Knockout of the Week: Shinsuke Yamanaka vs Diego Santillan

 

K-1 Muay Thai Fight of the Week: Takeru vs Taiga 2
K-1 Muay Thai Knockout of the Week: Boubkari vs Moises Baute

 

Mma Fight of the Week: Felice Herrig vs Paige VanZant
Mma Submission of the Week: Cub Swanson vs Max Holloway

 

2015 MMA fight – Lyoto Machida vs Luke Rockhold – fight Video UFC on Fox 15

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2015-04-18, good fight between Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

The black belt in karate and Bjj and former Ufc light-Hw champion Lyoto Machida entered this fight with a professional mma record of 22-5-0 (50% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.2 middleweight in the world. ‘The Dragon’ fought three times in 2014 beating Gegard Mousasi (=Machida vs Mousasi) and CB Dollaway (=Machida vs Dollaway) but between these two bouts he lost to #1 Ufc Mw champion Chris Weidman (=Weidman vs Machida).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former Strikeforce Mw champion Luke Rockhold, has an official record of 13-2-0 (85% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.6 in the same weight class. He suffered his last defeat in 2013 when he faced Vitor Belfort (4-stars-fight Belfort vs Rockhold) but after losing he has won three fights beating Michael Bisping in his last bout (=Rockhold vs Bisping). Machida vs Rockhold is the main event of UFC on Fox 15. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2015 MMA fight – Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza vs Chris Camozzi 2 – fight Video UFC on Fox 15

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2015-04-18, pretty good finish between Ronaldo Souza and Chris Camozzi but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two.

The black belt in judo and Bjj and former Strikeforce Mw champion Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza entered this fight with a professional mma record of 21-3-0 (81% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.3 middleweight in the world (actually the #1 in this division is Chris Weidman). He suffered his last defeat in 2011 when he faced Luke Rockhold (=Rockhold vs Jacare), since then he has won seven consecutive bouts beating Gegard Mousasi in his last fight (=Jacare vs Mousasi 2).
His opponent, Chris Camozzi (who replaces Yoel Romero), has a record of 20-9-0 (60% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.36 in the same weight class. He lost four consecutive fights between 2013 and 2014 so he was released by the Ultimate Fighting Championship but he came back to win beating Jeremy Kimball and Wes Swofford. In their first bout Jacare defeated Camozzi in just one round (May 18, 2013, Jacare vs Camozzi); this second fight is on the undercard of Lyoto Machida vs Luke Rockhold – UFC on Fox 15. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2015 MMA fight – Cub Swanson vs Max Holloway – fight Video UFC on Fox 15

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2015-04-18, Cub Swanson vs Max Holloway gets three stars thanks to a good finish (UFC Performance of the Night).

The black belt in judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu Cub Swanson entered this fight with a mma record of 21-6-0 (71% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.6 featherweight in the world (actually the #1 in this division is Jose Aldo). He fought twice last year beating Jeremy Stephens (=Swanson vs Stephens) but then he lost to Frankie Edgar (=Edgar vs Swanson).
His opponent, Max Holloway, has an official record of 12-3-0 (50% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.13 in the same weight class. He suffered two consecutive defeats in 2013, against Dennis Bermudez and Conor McGregor (=McGregor vs Holloway), but then he has won five bouts beating Cole Miller in his last fight (=Holloway vs Miller). Swanson vs Holloway is on the undercard of Lyoto Machida vs Luke Rockhold – UFC on Fox 15. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2015 MMA fight – Felice Herrig vs Paige VanZant – fight Video UFC on Fox 15

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2015-04-18, great performance by both fighters: Felice Herrig vs Paige VanZant gets three stars and should have been awarded as the Fight of the Night and not Corey Anderson vs Gian Villante (the one awarded by the Ufc).

Felice Herrig entered this fight with a pro mma record of 10-5-0 (40% finishing rate) and she is ranked as the No.20 women’s stawweight in the world while her opponent, Paige VanZant, has an official record of 4-1-0 (50% finishing rate). Both fighters lost to Tecia Torres in 2013 (=Herrig vs Torres); after losing Herrig has won one bout, against Lisa Ellis while VanZant has won twice, with Courtney Himes and Kailin Curran. Herrig vs VanZant is on the undercard of Lyoto Machida vs Luke Rockhold – UFC on Fox 15. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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Best fights of the week 15, year 2015

Selection of the best boxing, mma, k-1 and muay thai videos from the world’s most important fights of the week 15: (Mon-Sun) from April 6, 2015 to April 12, 2015.

 

Boxing Fight of the Week: Ola Afolabi vs Victor Ramirez
Boxing Knockout of the Week: Rakhim Chakhkiev vs Valery Brudov

 

K-1 Muay Thai Fight of the Week: Giorgio Petrosyan vs Enriko Kehl

 

Mma Fight of the Week: Will Brooks vs Dave Jansen
Mma Knockout of the Week: Seth Baczynski vs Leon Edwards
Mma Submission of the Week: Marcin Held vs Alexander Sarnavskiy

 

2015 MMA fight – Jan Blachowicz vs Jimi Manuwa – full fight Video UFC FN 64

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2015-04-11, some good single shots between Jan Blachowicz and Jimi Manuwa but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two.

The former KSW light-Hw champion Jan Blachowicz entered this fight with a pro mma record of 18-3-0 (67% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.17 light heavyweight in the world. He suffered his last defeat in 2011 when he faced Rameau Sokoudjou, since then he has won six consecutive bouts taking revenge on Sokoudjou (=Blachowicz vs Sokoudjou 2) and beating Ilir Latifi in his last fight (at his Ufc debut, Latifi vs Blachowicz).
His opponent, Jimi Manuwa, has a record of 14-1-0 (100% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.18 in the same weight class but he comes off his first and only loss, against Alexander Gustafsson (=Gustafsson vs Manuwa). Blachowicz vs Manuwa is on the undercard of Gabriel Gonzaga vs Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic 2 – UFC Fight Night 64. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2015 MMA fight – Gabriel Gonzaga vs Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic 2 – full fight Video UFC

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2015-04-11, pretty good fight between Gabriel Gonzaga and Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic: it gets three stars (UFC Fight of the Night).

The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Gabriel Gonzaga entered this fight with a professional mma record of 16-9-0 (100% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.23 heavyweight in the world having lost his last two fights, against Stipe Miocic (=Gonzaga vs Miocic) and Matt Mitrione (=Gonzaga vs Mitrione).
His opponent, the 40-year-old black belt in tae-kwon-do and former K-1 and Pride FC champion Mirko Filipovic (five years older than Gonzaga), has an official record of 30-11-2 (90% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.27 in the same weight class. He suffered three consecutive defeats in the Ufc between 2010 and 2011 (the last one against Roy Nelson, Nelson vs Filipovic) and then he fought for other mma promotions collecting three victories and one loss, against Alexey Oleinik (=Cro Cop vs Oleinik), while he beat Satoshi Ishii in his last bout (=Filipovic vs Ishii 2). In their first bout ‘Napao’ Gonzaga beat Filipovic by ko in the first round (April 21, 2007); this second bout is the main event of “UFC Fight Night 64: Gonzaga vs Cro Cop 2”. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2015 MMA fight – Joanne Calderwood vs Maryna Moroz – fight Video UFC FN 64

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2015-04-11, good exchanges and good finish: Joanne Calderwood vs Maryna Moroz gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

Both undefeated, the Scottish Joanne Calderwood entered this fight with a perfect mma record of 9-0-0 (44% ko/tko victory rate – she has never won via submission) and she is ranked as the No.4 women’s strawweight in the world while her opponent, Maryna Moroz, has an official record of 5-0-0 (100% finishing rate) and she entered as the No.24 in the same weight class. Calderwood fought just once in 2014 beating Seohee Ham while Moroz fought four times. Calderwood vs Moroz is on the undercard of Gabriel Gonzaga vs Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic 2rate this fight!

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2015 MMA fight – Seth Baczynski vs Leon Edwards – full fight Video UFC FN 64

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2015-04-11, good start between Seth Baczynski and Leon Edwards: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

Seth Baczynski entered this fight with a pro mma record of 19-12-0 (89% finishing rate) while his opponent, Leon Edwards, has an official record of 8-2-0 (75% finishing rate). Baczynski comes off two consecutive defeats, against Thiago Alves and Alan Jouban (=Baczynski vs Jouban), while Edwards beat Shaun Taylor but then he lost to Claudio Henrique da Silva. Baczynski vs Edwards is on the undercard of Gabriel Gonzaga vs Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic 2rate this fight!

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