Category: MMA

Best fights of the week 21, year 2015

Selection of the best boxing, mma, k-1 and muay thai videos from the world’s most important fights of the week 21: (Mon-Sun) from May 18, 2015 to May 24, 2015.

 

Boxing Fight of the Week: James DeGale vs Andre Dirrell
Boxing Knockout of the Week: Alexander Povetkin vs Mike Perez

 

K-1 Muay Thai Fight of the Week: Andrei Stoica vs Thomas Alizier

 

Mma Fight of the Week: Andrei Arlovski vs Travis Browne
Mma T-Knockout of the Week: Chris Weidman vs Vitor Belfort
Mma Submission of the Week: Anthony Johnson vs Daniel Cormier

 

2015 MMA fight – Anthony Johnson vs Daniel Cormier – fight Video UFC 187

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2015-05-23, good fight between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

Anthony Johnson entered this fight with a professional mma record of 19-4-0 (68% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won by submission) and he is ranked as the No.2 light-heavyweight in the world (actually the #1 in this division is Jon Jones). His last defeat occurred in 2012, against Vitor Belfort (=Belfort vs Johnson), since then he has won nine consecutive bouts, but just the last three in the Ufc: against Phil Davis (who had defeated Gustafsson in 2010, Davis vs Johnson), Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (=Johnson vs Nogueira) and Alexander Gustafsson (=Gustafsson vs Johnson).
His opponent, the former Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier, has an official record of 15-1-0 (67% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.3 in the same weight class. ‘DC’ beat Patrick Cummins (=Cormier vs Cummins) and Dan Henderson in 2014 (=Henderson vs Cormier) but then he suffered his first loss in 2015 when he faced the champ Jon Jones (=Jones vs Cormier). ‘Rumble’ Johnson vs Cormier, main event of Ufc 187, is valid for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title (Jones was stripped of the belt on April 28th, 2015 for violating the Athlete Code of Conduct Policy and for his legal problems). Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2015 MMA fight – Chris Weidman vs Vitor Belfort – fight Video UFC 187

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2015-05-23, nice shots between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort: this fight gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

The undefeated black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Chris Weidman entered this fight with a perfect mma record of 12-0-0 (67% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.1 middleweight in the world. He won the Ufc Mw belt in 2013 when he faced Anderson Silva (=Silva vs Weidman I) and then defended his title twice: with ‘The Spyder’ in their rematch (=Weidman vs Silva II) and against Lyoto Machida in his only fight of 2014 (=Weidman vs Machida).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj and judo and former Ufc Hw and light-Hw champion Vitor Belfort (he is 38 years old, eight years older than Weidman), has an official record of 24-10-0 (83% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since November 9, 2013 when he defeated Dan Henderson (=Belfort vs Henderson 2). Before this bout he had won over Luke Rockhold (with one of the best mma knockouts of the year, Belfort vs Rockhold) and Michael Bisping (=Belfort vs Bisping); Belfort’s last defeat occurred in 2012, against #1 light-Hw Jon Jones (=Jones vs Belfort). Weidman vs Belfort, co-main event of Ufc 187, is valid for the Ufc middleweight title (Weidman’s third defense); undercard of Anthony Johnson vs Daniel Cormier. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2015 MMA fight – Donald Cerrone vs John Makdessi – fight Video UFC 187

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2015-05-23, some good exchanges between Donald Cerrone and John Makdessi but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two.

Donald Cerrone entered this fight with a professional mma record of 27-6-0 (70% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.2 lightweight in the world. He suffered his last defeat in 2013 when he faced current #1 Ufc Lw champion Rafael dos Anjos (=Cerrone vs dos Anjos), since then he has won seven consecutive bouts beating Benson Henderson in his last fight (=Cerrone vs Henderson 3).
His opponent, the black belt in karate and tae-kwondo John Makdessi, has a record of 13-3-0 (69% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.62 in the same weight class. He lost to Alan Patrick in 2014 but he came back to win in 2015 against Shane Campbell (=Campbell vs Makdessi). ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone vs Makdessi is on the undercard of Anthony Johnson vs Daniel Cormier – UFC 187. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2015 best MMA fight – Andrei Arlovski vs Travis Browne – fight Video UFC 187

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4 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2015-05-23, back and forth fight with some wild exchanges: Andrei Arlovski vs Travis Browne is one of the best mma fights of 2015 and it gets four stars (UFC Fight of the Night).

The former Ufc Hw champion Andrei Arlovski entered this fight with a mma record of 23-10-0 (83% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.3 heavyweight in the world (actually the #1 in this division is Cain Velasquez). He suffered his last loss in 2013 when he faced Anthony Johnson (=Arlovski vs Johnson), since then he has won four bouts beating Brendan Schaub (=Schaub vs Arlovski) and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva in 2014 (=Silva vs Arlovski 2).
His opponent, Travis Browne, has an official record of 17-2-1 (88% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.5 in the same weight class. He also fought twice last year losing to Fabricio Werdum (=Werdum vs Browne) but then he came back to win against Brendan Schaub (=Browne vs Schaub). ‘The Pit Bull’ Arlovski vs Browne is on the undercard of Anthony Johnson vs Daniel Cormier – UFC 187. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2015 MMA fight – Joseph Benavidez vs John Moraga – fight Video UFC 187

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2015-05-23, fight not particularly good between Joseph Benavidez and John Moraga: it gets two stars.

Joseph Benavidez entered this fight with a pro mma record of 21-4-0 (71% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.2 flyweight in the world. He suffered his last defeat in 2013 when he faced #1 Ufc Flw champion Demetrious Johnson (=Johnson vs Benavidez 2), after this bout he has beat Tim Elliott (=Benavidez vs Elliott) and Dustin Ortiz (=Benavidez vs Ortiz).
His opponent, John Moraga, has a record of 16-3-0 (62% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.10 in the same weight class. He lost to John Dodson last year (=Dodson vs Moraga 2) but then he has defeated Justin Scoggins and Willie Gates. Benavidez vs Moraga is on the undercard of Anthony Johnson vs Daniel Cormier – UFC 187. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2015 MMA fight – John Dodson vs Zach Makovsky – fight Video UFC 187

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2015-05-23, some good single shots between John Dodson and Zach Makovsky but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two.

The Tuf 14 Bw tournament winner John Dodson entered this fight with a professional mma record of 16-6-0 (62% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.4 flyweight in the world. He suffered his last loss when he faced #1 Ufc Flw champion Demetrious Johnson (=Johnson vs Dodson) but after this bout he has won over Darrell Montague (=Dodson vs Montague) and John Moraga (=Dodson vs Moraga 2).
His opponent, the former Bellator Bw champion Zach Makovsky, has an official record of 19-5-0 (37% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.5 in the same weight class. He lost to Jussier ‘Formiga’ da Silva in 2014 but then he came back to win in 2015 beating Tim Elliott. Dodson vs Makovsky is on the undercard of Anthony Johnson vs Daniel Cormier – UFC 187. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2015 MMA fight – Michal Materla vs Tomasz Drwal – full fight Video KSW 31

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2015-05-23, pretty good fight between Michal Materla and Tomasz Drwal: it gets three stars.

Michal Materla entered this fight with a professional mma record of 21-4-0 (71% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.24 middleweight in the world. He suffered his last defeat in 2013 when he faced Jay Silva in their rematch (=Materla vs Silva 2), but after this bout he has taken revenge on the Brazilian (=Materla vs Silva 3) and then he has won over Jorge Luis Bezerra (=Materla vs Bezerra).
His opponent, Tomasz Drwal, has an official record of 21-4-1 (86% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.44 in the same weight class. He lost two consecutive bouts in 2010, against Rousimar Palhares and David Branch, so he was released by the Ufc; since then he has won four fights beating Delson Heleno in his last one. Materla vs Drwal, main event of KSW 31, is valid for the KSW middleweight title (Materla’s fourth defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2015 MMA fight – Peter Graham vs Karol Bedorf – full fight Video KSW 31

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2015-05-23, fight not particularly good between Peter Graham and Karol Bedorf: it gets two stars.

The black belt in karate Peter Graham entered this fight with a mma record of 10-8-0 (90% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.52 heavyweight in the world. He suffered two consecutive losses between 2013 and 2014, against Cheick Kongo (=Kongo vs Graham) and Mighty Mo (=Graham vs Mighty Mo), but after this bout he came back to win beating Marcin Rozalski (=Graham vs Rozalski).
His opponent, Karol Bedorf, has an official record of 11-2-0 (55% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.85 in the same weight class. He suffered his last defeat in 2011, against Rogent Lloret, but since then he has collected five victories winning the KSW Hw title against Pawel Nastula in 2013 (=Nastula vs Bedorf) and defended it once with Rolles Gracie (=Bedorf vs Gracie). Graham vs Bedorf is on the undercard of Michal Materla vs Tomasz Drwal – KSW 31. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2015 MMA fight – Mariusz Pudzianowski vs Rolles Gracie – full fight Video KSW 31

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2015-05-23, fight not so exciting between Mariusz Pudzianowski and Rolles Gracie: it gets two stars.

The former five times World’s Strongest Man champion Mariusz Pudzianowski entered this fight with a pro mma record of 8-3-0 (50% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.90 heavyweight in the world. Pudzian suffered his last defeat in 2013 when he faced Sean McCorkle the first time (=Pudzianowski vs McCorkle I); after this bout he has won three bouts taking revenge on McCorkle (=Pudzianowski vs McCorkle II) and beating Pawel Nastula in his last fight (=Pudzianowski vs Nastula).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj and judo Rolles Gracie Jr, has the same record of 8-3-0 but with a 100% submission victory rate (he has never won via ko/tko). His last victory occurred in 2012, against Yusuke Kawaguchi, after this bout he lost to Derrick Mehmen (=Gracie vs Mehmen) and Karol Bedorf (=Bedorf vs Gracie). Pudzianowski vs Gracie is on the undercard of Michal Materla vs Tomasz Drwal – KSW 31. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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