Category: MMA

Best fights of the week 25, year 2016

Selection of the best boxing, mma, k-1 and muay thai videos from the world’s most important fights of the week 25: (Mon-Sun) from June 20, 2016 to June 26, 2016.

 

Boxing Fight of the Week: Keith Thurman vs Shawn Porter
Boxing Knockout of the Week: Anthony Joshua vs Dominic Breazeale

 

K-1 Muay Thai Fight of the Week: Yoann Kongolo vs Harut Grigorian
K-1 Muay Thai Knockout of the Week: Joe Schilling vs Hisaki Kato 2

 

Mma Fight of the Week: Matt Mitrione vs Carl Seumanutafa
Mma Knockout of the Week: Michael Chandler vs Patricky Freire 2

 

2016 MMA fight – Matt Mitrione vs Carl Seumanutafa – full fight Video Bellator 157

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-06-24, good fight between Matt Mitrione and Carl Seumanutafa: it gets three stars.

The black belt in karate Matt Mitrione entered this fight with a mma record of 9-5-0 (89% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.26 heavyweight in the world but he comes off two consecutive losses, against Ben Rothwell (=Rothwell vs Mitrione) and Travis Browne (= Browne vs Mitrione).
His opponent, Carl Seumanutafa, has an official record of 10-6-0 (90% ko/tko victory rate) and he entered as the No.89 in the same weight class. He lost to DJ Linderman in 2015 but he came back to win in 2016 beating Javy Ayala. Mitrione vs Seumanutafa is on the undercard of Quinton Rampage Jackson vs Satoshi Ishii – Bellator 157. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Michael Chandler vs Patricky Freire 2 – full fight Video Bellator 157

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-06-24, spectacular finish between Michael Chandler and Patricky Freire: it is very close to get four stars!

The former Bellator champion Michael Chandler entered this fight with a pro mma record of 14-3-0 (86% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.17 lightweight in the world. He lost three consecutive bouts between 2013 and 2014, the last two against Will Brooks (=Chandler vs Brooks I and Brooks vs Chandler II), but then he has won two bouts beating David Rickels in his last one (=Chandler vs Rickels 2).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Patricky Freire, has a record of 16-7-0 (69% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.28 in the same weight class. ‘Pitbull’ lost to Derek Anderson in 2015 (=Freire vs Anderson 2) but he came back to win in 2016 defeating Ryan Couture (=Freire vs Couture) and Edimilson Souza (=Freire vs Souza). In their first fight Chandler had beat Freire by unanimous decision (May 14, 2011 – Chandler vs Freire I); this second bout is valid for the Bellator lightweight title and is on the undercard of Quinton Rampage Jackson vs Satoshi Ishii – Bellator 157. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Quinton Rampage Jackson vs Satoshi Ishii – full fight Video Bellator 157

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1 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-06-24, boring fight between Quinton Jackson and Satoshi Ishii: it gets one star.

The former Ufc light-Hw champion Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson entered this fight with a professional mma record of 36-11-0 (64% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.11 light heavyweight in the world. He suffered three consecutive defeats between 2011 and 2013 (the last one against Glover Teixeira: Rampage vs Teixeira) but then he has won four bouts winning the Bellator light-Hw tournament (Season 10) against Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal (=Rampage vs Lawal) and beating Fabio Maldonado in his last fight (=Jackson vs Maldonado).
His opponent, the 2008 Olympic judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii, has an official record of 14-5-1 (50 knockouts) and he entered as the No.59 heavyweight but he comes off the loss against Jiri Prochazka (=Ishii vs Prochazka). Rampage vs Ishii is the main event of “Bellator 157: Dynamite 2”. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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Best fights of the week 24, year 2016

Selection of the best boxing, mma, k-1 and muay thai videos from the world’s most important fights of the week 24: (Mon-Sun) from June 13, 2016 to June 19, 2016.

 

Boxing Fight of the Week: Juan Carlos Payano vs Rau’shee Warren 2
Boxing Knockout of the Week: Andrzej Fonfara vs Joe Smith Jr

 

Mma Fight of the Week: Fedor Emelianenko vs Fabio Maldonado
Mma Knockout of the Week: Donald Cerrone vs Patrick Cote
Mma Submission of the Week: Alexander Shlemenko vs Vasilevsky 2

 

2016 MMA fight – Rory MacDonald vs Stephen Thompson – fight Video UFC FN 89

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-06-18, some good single shots between Stephen Thompson and Rory MacDonald but it is not enough to get three stars, it gets two.

The black belt in no-gi Bjj Rory MacDonald entered this fight with a professional mma record of 18-3-0 (72% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.6 welterweight in the world but he comes off the loss against #1 Ufc champion Robbie Lawler (=Lawler vs MacDonald 2).
His opponent, the black belt in karate and former Wako kickboxing world champion Stephen Thompson, has an official record of 12-1-0 (67% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.2 in the same weight class. His only loss occurred when he faced Matt Brown in 2012, since then he has won six consecutive fights beating Jake Ellenberger (=Ellenberger vs Thompson) and Johny Hendricks in his last two (=Hendricks vs Thompson). MacDonald vs Thompson is the main event of the UFC Fight Night 89. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Donald Cerrone vs Patrick Cote – fight Video UFC FN 89

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-06-18, pretty good fight between Donald Cerrone and Patrick Cote: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

The black belt in gaidojutsu Donald Cerrone entered this fight with a pro mma record of 29-7-0 (72% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.11 welterweight in the world. He lost to Rafael dos Anjos last year (=dos Anjos vs Cerrone 2) but he came back to win in 2016 against Alex Oliveira (=Cerrone vs Oliveira).
His opponent, the black belt in judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu Patrick Cote, has a record of 23-9-0 (56% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.21 in the same weight class. He suffered his last defeat when he faced Stephen Thompson in 2014, after this bout he has won three fights beating Ben Saunders in 2016. ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone vs Cote is on the undercard of Rory MacDonald vs Stephen Thompson – UFC Fight Night 89. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 best MMA fight – Sean O’Connell vs Steve Bosse – fight Video UFC FN 89

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4 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-06-18, entertaining and tough fight with some wild exchanges: Steve Bosse vs Sean O’Connell is one of the best mma fights of 2016 and it gets four stars (UFC Fight of the Night).

Sean O’Connell entered this fight with a mma record of 17-7-0 (71% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.41 light heavyweight in the world but he comes off the loss against Ilir Latifi.
His opponent, Steve Bosse, has an official record of 11-2-0 (91% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.76 in the same weight class. He lost to Thiago Santos last year (4-stars-fight, Santos vs Bosse) but he came back to win in 2016 defeating James Te Huna (=Te Huna vs Bosse). O’Connell vs Bosse is on the undercard of Rory MacDonald vs Stephen Thompson – UFC Fight Night 89. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Blagoy Ivanov vs Josh Copeland – full fight Video WSOF 31

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-06-17, some good exchanges between Blagoy Ivanov and Josh Copeland but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two.

The black belt in judo and former world combat sambo champion Blagoy Ivanov entered this fight with a pro record of 13-1-0 (85% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.21 heavyweight in the world. He suffered his only loss when he faced Alexander Volkov in 2014 (final of the Bellator Hw tournament – season ten – Volkov vs Ivanov), after this bout he beat Smealinho Rama in a fight valid for the Wsof Hw belt (=Rama vs Ivanov) and then he defended his title against Derrick Mehmen (=Ivanov vs Mehmen).
His opponent, Josh Copeland, has an official mma record of 12-3-0 (67% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.38 in the same weight class. He lost to Vitaly Minakov last year (=Minakov vs Copeland) but he came back to win in 2016 beating Mike Hayes. Ivanov vs Copeland, main event of the WSOF 31, is valid for the WSOF heavyweight title (Ivanov’s second defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Brandon Halsey vs John Salter – full fight Video Bellator 156

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-06-17, pretty good finish between Brandon Halsey and John Salter but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two.

The former Bellator Mw champion Brandon Halsey entered this fight with a professional mma record of 9-1-0 (67% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.26 middleweight in the world. He fought twice last year beating Kendall Grove (=Halsey vs Grove) and losing to Rafael Carvalho (=Halsey vs Carvalho).
His opponent, John Salter, has an official record of 11-3-0 (100% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since January 16, 2015 when he defeated Dustin Jacoby. Halsey vs Salter is on the undercard of Marcos Galvao vs Eduardo Dantas 2 – Bellator 156. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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