Category: MMA

Best fights of the week 39, year 2014

Selection of the best boxing, mma, k-1 and muay thai videos from the world’s most important fights of the week 39: (Mon-Sun) from September 22, 2014 to September 28, 2014.

 

Boxing Fight of the Week: Arthur Abraham vs Paul Smith
Boxing Knockout of the Week: Denis Lebedev vs Pawel Kolodziej

 

K-1 Muay Thai Knockout of the Week: Ali Cenik vs Redouan Cairo

 

Mma Fights of the Week: Kennedy vs Romero and Zingano vs Nunes
Mma Knockout of the Week: Mike Richman vs Ed West
Mma Submission of the Week: Alexander Shlemenko vs Brandon Halsey

 

2014 MMA fight – Demetrious Johnson vs Chris Cariaso – fight Video UFC 178

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Fight rated 2 stars by AllTheBestFights.comReview: 2014-09-27, pretty good finish between Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso but it is not enough to get three stars. The Ufc Flw champion Demetrious Johnson entered this fight with a professional mma record of 20-2-1 (55% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.1 flyweight in the world, he suffered his last defeat in 2011 when he faced Dominick Cruz for the Ufc Bw title (=Cruz vs Johnson), after that bout he moved down in weight class and he collected one draw and six consecutive wins; ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson has already fought in 2014 successfully defending his belt against Ali Bagautinov (=Johnson vs Bagautinov).
His opponent, Chris Cariaso, has an official record of 17-5-0 (29% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.14 in the same weight class, he suffered two consecutive defeats between 2012 and 2013, against John Moraga (=Moraga vs Cariaso) and Jussier ‘Formiga’ da Silva, but then he came back to win defeating Iliarde Santos in 2013; he has fought twice in 2014 beating Danny Martinez and Louis Smolka (=Cariaso vs Smolka). Johnson vs Cariaso, main event of Ufc 178, is valid for the Ufc flyweight title (Johnson’s fifth defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2014 MMA fight – Donald Cerrone vs Eddie Alvarez – fight Video UFC 178

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Fight rated 3 stars by AllTheBestFights.comReview: 2014-09-27, good fight between Donald Cerrone and Eddie Alvarez: it gets three stars. Donald Cerrone entered this fight with a pro mma record of 24-6-0 (79% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.6 lightweight in the world (actually the #1 in this division is Anthony Pettis), he suffered his last defeat last year when he faced Rafael dos Anjos (=Cerrone vs dos Anjos), after that bout he has won four consecutive fights, three in 2014: against Adriano Martins (=Cerrone vs Martins), Edson Barboza (=Cerrone vs Barboza) and Jim Miller (=Cerrone vs Miller).
His opponent, the former Bellator Lw champion Eddie Alvarez, has a record of 25-3-0 (84% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.7 in the same weight class, he suffered his last loss in 2011 when he faced for the first time Michael Chandler (4-stars-fight Chandler vs Alvarez I), since then he has fought and won three consecutive bouts and in his last fight he took revenge on Chandler (but it was a controversial decision Chandler vs Alvarez II). ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone vs Alvarez is on the undercard of Demetrious Johnson vs Chris Cariaso – UFC 178. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2014 MMA fight – Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor – fight Video UFC 178

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Fight rated 2 stars by AllTheBestFights.comReview: 2014-09-27, some good single shots between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor but it is not enough to get three stars (UFC Performance of the Night). Dustin Poirier entered this fight with a mma record of 16-3-0 (81% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.10 featherweight in the world; he suffered his last defeat in his first fight of 2013, against Cub Swanson (=Swanson vs Poirier) but then he won three consecutive bouts, the last one in 2014 against Akira Corassani (=Poirier vs Corassani).
His opponent, Conor McGregor, has an official record of 15-2-0 (93% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.16 in the same weight class, he suffered his last defeat in 2010 when he faced Joseph Duffy at Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 39, since then he has won 11 consecutive fights, the last one against Diego Brandao (=McGregor vs Brandao). Poirier vs McGregor is on the undercard of Demetrious Johnson vs Chris Cariaso – UFC 178. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2014 MMA fight – Tim Kennedy vs Yoel Romero Palacio – fight Video UFC 178

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Fight rated 3 stars by AllTheBestFights.comReview: 2014-09-27, back and forth fight with an exciting finish: Tim Kennedy vs Yoel Romero gets three stars (UFC Fight of the Night). The black belt in ju-jitsu Tim Kennedy entered this fight with a professional mma record of 18-4-0 (78% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.7 middleweight in the world (actually the #1 in this division is Chris Weidman); he suffered his last defeat in 2012 when he faced Luke Rockhold in a fight valid for the Strikeforce Mw title (=Rockhold vs Kennedy), since then he has fought and won four consecutive times beating Michael Bisping in his last bout (=Bisping vs Kennedy).
His opponent, the 2000 Olympic Mw silver medalist in freestyle wrestilng Yoel Romero Palacio, has a record of 8-1-0 (87% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.14 in the same weight class, he suffered his only defeat in 2011 when he fought against Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante, since then he has won four consecutive fights, the last one against Brad Tavares (=Tavares vs Romero). Kennedy vs Romero is on the undercard of Demetrious Johnson vs Chris Cariaso – UFC 178. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2014 MMA fight – Cat Zingano vs Amanda Nunes – fight Video UFC 178

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Fight rated 3 stars by AllTheBestFights.comReview: 2014-09-27, aggressive start and some tough exchanges: Cat Zingano vs Amanda Nunes gets three stars. The undefeated Cat Zingano entered this fight with a perfect record of 8-0-0 (87% finishing rate) but she is not ranked as she hasn’t fought since April 13, 2013 when she defeated Miesha Tate in one of the best mma fights of the year (=Tate vs Zingano); after that bout she suffered a knee injury which required surgery and at the beginning of 2014 her husband, Mauricio Zingano, dead at just 37.
Her opponent, Amanda Nunes, has an official record of 9-3-0 (100% finishing rate) and she entered as the No.12 women’s bantamweight in the world (actually the #1 in this division is Ronda Rousey); she fought three times in 2013 losing the first bout, against Sarah D’Alelio but then she beated Sheila Gaff and Germaine de Randamie. Zingano vs Nunes is on the undercard of Demetrious Johnson vs Chris Cariaso – UFC 178. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2014 MMA fight – Dominick Cruz vs Takeya Mizugaki – full fight Video UFC 178

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Fight rated 3 stars by AllTheBestFights.comReview: 2014-09-27, great start between Dominick Cruz and Takeya Mizugaki: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night). The former Ufc and Wec bantmaweight champion Dominick Cruz entered this fight with a record of 19-1-0 (37% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since October 1, 2011 when he defeated Demetrious Johnson and successfully defended the Ufc Bw title (=Cruz vs Johnson); Cruz suffered his only loss in 2007 when he faced Urijah Faber for the Wec Fw belt but he took revenge on him four years later at Ufc 132 (=Cruz vs Faber 2).
His opponent, Takeya Mizugaki, has a mma record of 20-7-2 (30% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.8 bantamweight in the world (actually the #1 in this division is TJ Dillashaw); he suffered his last defeat in 2012 when he faced Chris Cariaso, since then he won five consecutive bouts, the last one against Francisco Rivera (=Mizugaki vs Rivera). Cruz vs Mizugaki is on the undercard of Demetrious Johnson vs Chris Cariaso – UFC 178. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2014 MMA fight – Mike Richman vs Ed West – full fight Video Bellator 126

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Fight rated 3 stars by AllTheBestFights.comReview: 2014-09-26, the fight between Mike Richman and Ed West gets three stars thanks to a good finish. Mike Richman entered this fight with a pro mma record of 16-5-0 (87% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.62 featherweight in the world while his opponent, the black belt in taekwondo and karate Ed West, has an official record of 18-8-0 (56% finishing rate). Richman vs West is on the undercard of Alexander Shlemenko vs Brandon Halsey – Bellator 126. Watch the video and rate this fight!!

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2014 MMA fight – Thiago Meller vs Bubba Jenkins – full fight Video Bellator 126

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Fight rated 3 stars by AllTheBestFights.comReview: 2014-09-26, good fight between Thiago Meller and Bubba Jenkins: it gets three stars. Thiago Meller entered this fight with a mma record of 19-5-0 (95% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.81 featherweight in the world while his opponent, Bubba Jenkins, has an official record of 7-1-0 (86% finishing rate). Meller vs Jenkins is on the undercard of Alexander Shlemenko vs Brandon Halsey – Bellator 126. Watch the video and rate this fight!!

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2014 MMA fight – Patricky Freire vs Marcin Held – full fight Video Bellator 126

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Fight rated 2 stars by AllTheBestFights.comReview: 2014-09-26, fight not so exciting between Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire and Marcin Held: it gets two stars. The black belt in Bjj Patricky Freire entered this fight with a pro mma record of 13-5-0 (77% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.31 lightweight in the world, he suffered three consecutive defeats between 2012 and 2013, the last one against Derek Anderson (=Freire vs Anderson), but then he came back to win beating James Edson Berto, David Rickels (=Rickels vs Freire) and Derek Campos (=Freire vs Campos).
His opponent, Marcin Held (black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu as well), has a record of 19-3-0 (79% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.44 in the same weight class, he suffered his last defeat in his first bout of 2013, against Dave Jansen (=Jansen vs Held), but then he won four consecutive fights, the last one against Nate Jolly. ‘Pitbull’ Freire vs Held is the final of the Bellator lightweight tournament; undercard of Alexander Shlemenko vs Brandon Halsey – Bellator 126. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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