Category: MMA

2018 MMA fight – Thiago Alves vs Curtis Millender – fight Video UFC FN 126

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-02-18, good finish between Thiago Alves and Curtis Millender: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

Thiago Alves entered this fight with a professional mma record of 22-11-0 (64% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.28 welterweight in the world. ‘Pitbull’ Alves lost two consecutive bouts between 2015 and 2016, against Carlos Condit (Carlos Condit vs Thiago Alves) and Jim Miller but he came back to win in 2017 with Patrick Cote (Patrick Cote vs Thiago Alves).
His opponent, Curtis Millender, has a record of 14-3-0 (36% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.80 in the same weight class. He suffered his last loss when he faced Eddie Mendez in 2015 but since then he has collected six victories beating Nick Barnes in 2018. Millender vs Alves is on the undercard of Donald Cerrone vs Yancy Medeiros – UFC Fight Night 126. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Liam McGeary vs Vadim Nemkov – full fight Video Bellator 194

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-02-16, good exchanges between Liam McGeary and Vadim Nemkov: it gets three stars.

The former Bellator light-Hw champion Liam McGeary entered this fight with a mma record of 12-2-0 (92% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.17 light heavyweight in the world but he lost two out of his last three fights, against Phil Davis in 2016 (McGeary vs Davis) and Linton Vassell in 2017 (Liam McGeary vs Linton Vassell), between these two bouts he beat Brett McDermott (McGeary vs McDermott).
His opponent, Vadim Nemkov, has an official record of 8-2-0 (100% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.44 in the same weight class. He suffered two consecutive losses between 2015 and 2016, against Jiri Prochazka (Jiri Prochazka vs Vadim Nemkov) and Karl Albrektsson but then he has won over Mikolaj Rozanski, Alison Vicente, Philipe Lins. McGeary vs Nemkov is on the undercard of Roy Nelson vs Matt Mitrione 2 – Bellator 194. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Patricky Freire vs Derek Campos 2 – full fight Video Bellator 194

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-02-16, some good exchanges between Patricky Freire and Derek Campos 2 but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two.

The black belt in Bjj Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire entered this fight with a pro mma record of 18-8-0 (67% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.7 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Eddie Alvarez). Patricky Pitbull lost to Michael Chandler in 2016 (Chandler vs Freire 2) but he came back to win in 2017 defeating Josh Thomson (Thomson vs Freire) and Benson Henderson (Benson Henderson vs Patricky Freire).
His opponent, Derek Campos, has an official record of 19-6-0 (58% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.24 in the same weight class. He suffered two consecutive losses in 2015, against Michael Chandler (Chandler vs Campos) and the rematch with Brandon Girtz, but then he has won four bouts beating Derek Anderson (Anderson vs Campos) and taking revenge on Girtz (Derek Campos vs Brandon Girtz 3). In their first fight Freire had beat Campos in two rounds (April 18, 2014 Patricky Freire vs Derek Campos); this second bout is on the undercard of Roy Nelson vs Matt Mitrione 2 – Bellator 194. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Roy Nelson vs Matt Mitrione 2 – full fight Video Bellator 194

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-02-16, pretty good fight between Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione 2: it gets three stars.

The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Tuf Hw tournament winner Roy Nelson entered this fight with a professional mma record of 23-14-0 (83% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.15 heavyweight in the world. He fought twice last year losing to Alexander Volkov (Nelson vs Volkov) and beating Javy Ayala (Roy Nelson vs Javy Ayala).
His opponent, the black belt in karate Matt Mitrione, has an official record of 12-5-0 (92% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.16 in the same weight class. He lost twice between 2015 and 2016, against Ben Rothwell (Rothwell vs Mitrione) and Travis Browne (Browne vs Mitrione), but then he has won three fights beating Fedor Emelianenko in 2017 (=Fedor Emelianenko vs Matt Mitrione). In their first fight Nelson had defeated Mitrione in just one round (December 15, 2012, Roy Nelson vs Matt Mitrione I); this second fight, main event of Bellator 194, is the quarter final of the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix tournament. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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Best fights of the week 06, year 2018

Selection of the best boxing, mma, k-1 and muay thai videos from the world’s most important fights of the week 06: (Mon-Sun) from February 05, 2018 to February 11, 2018.

 

Boxing Fight of the Week: Shavkat Rakhimov vs Malcolm Klassen
Boxing Knockout of the Week: Jaime Munguia vs Jose Carlos Paz

 

Mma Fight of the Week: Jingliang Li vs Jake Matthews
Mma Knockout of the Week: Yoel Romero vs Luke Rockhold
Mma Submission of the Week: Tyson Pedro vs Saparbek Safarov

 

2018 MMA fight – Luke Rockhold vs Yoel Romero – fight Video UFC 221

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-02-11, Yoel Romero vs Luke Rockhold gets three stars only thanks to a good finish.

The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, former Strikeforce and Ufc Mw champion Luke Rockhold entered this fight with a professional mma record of 16-3-0 (87% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.3 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Georges St Pierre). Rockhold fought twice against former Ufc Mw champion Michael Bisping winning their first bout in 2014 (Rockhold vs Bisping) but then he lost the rematch in 2016 (Rockhold vs Bisping 2); after this fight he came back to win in 2017 against David Branch (Luke Rockhold vs David Branch).
His opponent, Yoel Romero Palacio, has an official record of 12-2-0 (83% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.5 in the same weight class. He beat Chris Weidman in 2016 (Weidman vs Romero) but then he was defeated by Robert Whittaker (Yoel Romero Palacio vs Robert Whittaker). Yoel Romero vs Rockhold, main event of the UFC 221, is valid for the interim UFC middleweight title (belt at stake only for Rockhold since at the weigh-ins Romero came in at 187.7 lbs, 2.7 pounds over the Mw limit). Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Mark Hunt vs Curtis Blaydes – fight Video UFC 221

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-02-11, disappointing fight between Mark Hunt and Curtis Blaydes: it gets two stars.

The 43-year-old (27 years older than Blaydes) former K-1 world champion Mark Hunt entered this fight with a pro mma record of 13-11-1 (77% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.5 heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Stipe Miocic). He fought twice last year losing to Alistair Overeem (Overeem vs Hunt 2) and beating Derrick Lewis (Derrick Lewis vs Mark Hunt).
His opponent, Curtis Blaydes, has a record of 8-1-0 (88% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.15 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss when he faced Francis Ngannou in 2016, after this fight he has won over Cody East, Adam Milstead (then overturned in a no-contest beacause he tested positive for marijuana), Daniel Omielanczuk (Omielanczuk vs Blaydes) and Alexey Oleynik (Alexey Oleynik vs Curtis Blaydes). Blaydes vs Hunt is on the undercard of Yoel Romero vs Luke Rockhold – UFC 221. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Jussier Formiga vs Ben Nguyen – fight Video UFC 221

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-02-11, Jussier Formiga vs Ben Nguyen gets three stars only thanks to a good finish (UFC Performance of the Night).

The black belt in Bjj and judo Jussier Formiga da Silva entered this fight with a record of 20-5-0 (45% submission victory rate – he has never won via ko/tko) and he is ranked as the No.5 flyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Demetrious Johnson). He fought twice last year losing to Ray Borg (Jussier Formiga vs Ray Borg) and defeating Yuta Sasaki (Jussier Formiga vs Yuta Sasaki).
His opponent, the black belt in tae-kwon-do Ben Nguyen, has a mma record of 16-6-0 (81% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.6 in the same weight class. He lost to Louis Smolka in 2016 (Smolka vs Nguyen) but then he has won over Geane Herrera (Nguyen vs Herrera) and Tim Elliott (Tim Elliott vs Ben Nguyen). Formiga vs Nguyen is on the undercard of Yoel Romero vs Luke Rockhold – UFC 221. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Tyson Pedro vs Saparbek Safarov – fight Video UFC 221

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-02-11, nice finish between Tyson Pedro and Saparbek Safarov: it gets three stars.

Tyson Pedro entered this fight with a pro record of 6-1-0 (100% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.33 light heavyweight in the world. He fought twice in 2017 beating Paul Craig and losing to Ilir Latifi (Ilir Latifi vs Tyson Pedro).
His opponent, Saparbek Safarov, has an official mma record of 8-1-0 (100% finishing rate) and he also comes off his first defeat, suffered against Gian Villante in 2016; before this bout he had beat Rodney Wallace. Pedro vs Safarov is on the undercard of Yoel Romero vs Luke Rockhold – UFC 221. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Jingliang Li vs Jake Matthews – fight Video UFC 221

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-02-11, pretty good fight between Jingliang Li and Jake Matthews: it gets three stars (UFC Fight of the Night).

Jingliang Li entered this fight with a professional record of 14-4-0 (71% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.57 welterweight in the world. He lost to Keita Nakamura in 2015 but then he has won four fights beating Frank Camacho and Zak Ottow in his last two (Jingliang Li vs Zak Ottow).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Jake Matthews, has a mma record of 11-3-0 (82% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.99 in the same weight class. He suffered two consecutive fights in 2016, against Kevin Lee and Andrew Holbrook, but he came back to win in 2017 with Bojan Velickovic. Li Jingliang vs Matthews is on the undercard of Yoel Romero vs Luke Rockhold – UFC 221. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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