TAG: UFC Performance of the Night

2017 MMA fight – Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Edson Barboza – fight Video UFC 219

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-12-30, good pace with some nice exchanges: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Edson Barboza gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

The undefeated black belt in judo and two time combat sambo world champion Khabib Nurmagomedov entered this fight with a perfect mma record of 24-0-0 (67% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.6 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Conor McGregor). After suffering different injuries between 2014 and 2015, he came back to fight in 2016 winning over Darrell Horcher (=Nurmagomedov vs Horcher) and Michael Johnson (=Johnson vs Nurmagomedov).
His opponent, the black belt in tae-kwon-do Edson Barboza, has an official record of 19-4-0 (63% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.4 in the same weight class. He lost to Tony Ferguson in 2015 (=Ferguson vs Barboza) but then he has beat Anthony Pettis (=Pettis vs Barboza), Gilbert Melendez (=Barboza vs Melendez) and Beneil Dariush (4-stars fight, Barboza vs Dariush). Nurmagomedov vs Barboza is on the undercard of Cris Cyborg Justino vs Holly Holm – UFC 219. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2017 MMA fight – Cub Swanson vs Brian Ortega – fight Video UFC FN 123

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-12-09, pretty good fight between Brian Ortega and Cub Swanson: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night and UFC Fight of the Night).

The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo Cub Swanson entered this fight with a pro mma record of 25-7-0 (60% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.7 featherweight in the world. He lost two consecutive fights between 2014 and 2015, against Frankie Edgar (=Edgar vs Swanson) and current #1 Ufc Fw champion Max Holloway (=Swanson vs Holloway), but then he has won four bouts beating Artem Lobov in 2017 (=Swanson vs Lobov).
His opponent, the undefeated black belt in Bjj Brian Ortega, has a perfect record of 12-0-0 (67% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.6 in the same weight class. In his last three fights he has beat Diego Brandao (=Ortega vs Brandao), Clay Guida (=Ortega vs Guida) and Renato Moicano Carneiro (=Carneiro vs Ortega). Ortega vs Swanson is the mian event of UFC Fight Night 123. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2017 MMA fight – Aljamain Sterling vs Marlon Moraes – fight Video UFC FN 123

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-12-09, spectacular finish between Marlon Moraes and Aljamain Sterling: it is close to get four stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

Aljamain Sterling entered this fight with a professional record of 14-2-0 (57% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.9 bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is TJ Dillashaw). He lost two consecutive fights between 2016 and 2017, against Bryan Caraway and Raphael Assuncao (=Sterling vs Assuncao) but then he has defeated Augusto Mendes and Renan Barao (=Sterling vs Barao).
His opponent, the former Wsof Bw champion Marlon Moraes, has a mma record of 19-5-1 (68% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.8 in the same weight class. He has fought twice in 2017 losing to Raphael Assuncao (=Moraes vs Assuncao) and beating John Dodson (=Dodson vs Moraes). Moraes vs Sterling is on the undercard of Cub Swanson vs Brian Ortega – UFC Fight Night 123. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2017 MMA fight – Eric Spicely vs Gerald Meerschaert – fight Video UFC Tuf 26 Finale

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-12-01, fight not particularly good between Gerald Meerschaert and Eric Spicely: it gets two stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

The black belt in Bjj Eric Spicely entered this fight with a pro mma record of 10-2-0 (80% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.40 middleweight in the world. He Has already fought twice in 2017 beating Alessio Di Chirico and losing to Antonio Carlos Jr.
His opponent, Gerald Meerschaert, has a record of 26-9-0 (92% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.59 in the same weight class. He has also fought twice in 2017 winning over Ryan Janes but then he was defeated by Thiago Santos. Meerschaert vs Spicely is on the undercard of Nicco Montano vs Roxanne Modafferi – UFC Tuf 26 Finale. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2017 MMA fight – Joe Soto vs Brett Johns – fight Video UFC Tuf 26 Finale

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-12-01, good finish between Brett Johns and Joe Soto: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former Bellator Fw champion Joe Soto entered this fight with a mma record of 18-5-0 (83% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.14 bantamweight in the world. He lost three consecutive fights between 2014 and 2016, the last one with Michinori Tanaka, but then he has won over Chris Beal, Marco Beltran and Rani Yahya.
His opponent, the undefeated black belt in judo Brett Johns, has a perfect record of 14-0-0 (43% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.22 in the same weight class. Between 2016 and 2017 he has beat Kwan Ho Kwak and Albert Morales. Johns vs Soto is on the undercard of Nicco Montano vs Roxanne Modafferi – UFC Tuf 26 Finale. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2017 MMA fight – Michael Bisping vs Kelvin Gastelum – fight Video UFC FN 122

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-11-25, good finish between Michael Bisping and Kelvin Gastelum: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

The former Ufc Mw champion Michael Bisping (who replaces Anderson Silva) entered this fight with a pro mma record of 30-8-0 (67% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.5 middleweight in the world. In 2006 he had won over Anderson Silva (=Silva vs Bisping), Luke Rockhold (=Rockhold vs Bisping 2) and Dan Henderson (=Bisping vs Henderson 2) but in his last bout, occurred just 21 days ago, he has been defeated by current #1 Ufc Mw champion Georges St Pierre (=Bisping vs St Pierre).
His opponent, the Tuf 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum, has a record of 13-3-0 (69% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.14 in the same weight class. He has already fought twice in 2017 beating Vitor Belfort (then overturned in a no-contest after he tested positive for marijuana – Belfort vs Gastelum) and losing to Chris Weidman (=Weidman vs Gastelum). Gastelum vs Bisping is the main event of UFC Fight Night 122. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2017 MMA fight – Jingliang Li vs Zak Ottow – fight Video UFC FN 122

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-11-25, pretty good finish between Jingliang Li and Zak Ottow but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two (UFC Performance of the Night).

Jingliang Li entered this fight with a mma record of 13-4-0 (69% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.81 welterweight in the world. He lost to Keita Nakamura in 2015 but then he has won three fights beating Frank Camacho in his last one.
His opponent, Zak Ottow, has an official record of 15-4-0 (80% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.88 in the same weight class. He lost to Sergio Moraes last year but he came back to win in 2017 with Kiichi Kunimoto. Li Jingliang vs Ottow is on the undercard of Michael Bisping vs Kelvin Gastelum – UFC Fight Night 122. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2017 MMA fight – Zabit Magomedsharipov vs Sheymon Moraes – fight Video UFC FN 122

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-11-25, some good exchanges between Zabit Magomedsharipov and Sheymon Moraes but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two (UFC Performance of the Night).

Zabit Magomedsharipov entered this fight with a record of 13-1-0 (85% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.35 featherweight in the world. He suffered his only loss when he faced Igor Egorov in 2013, since then he has won nine consecutive bouts beating Mike Santiago in 2017.
His opponent, Sheymon da Silva Moraes, has a mma record of 9-1-0 (56% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since June 17, 2016 when he defeated Luis Palomino. In 2015 he had lost to Marlon Moraes (=Marlon Moraes vs Sheymon Moraes) but then he had beat Robbie Peralta. Magomedsharipov vs Moraes is on the undercard of Michael Bisping vs Kelvin Gastelum – UFC Fight Night 122. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2017 MMA fight – Will Brooks vs Nik Lentz – fight Video UFC FN 121

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-11-19, pretty good finish between Will Brooks and Nik Lentz but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two (UFC Performance of the Night).

The former Bellator Lw champion Will Brooks entered this fight with a pro record of 18-3-0 (50% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.27 lightweight in the world but he comes off two consecutive losses, against Alex Oliveira (=Brooks vs Oliveira) and Charles Oliveira (=Brooks vs Oliveira).
His opponent, Nik Lentz, has an official mma record of 27-8-2 (63% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.73 in the same weight class. He beat Michael McBride in 2016 but then he has been defeated by Islam Makhachev in 2017. Lentz vs Brooks is on the undercard of Fabricio Werdum vs Marcin Tybura – UFC Fight Night 121. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2017 MMA fight – Matt Brown vs Diego Sanchez – fight Video UFC FN 120

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-11-11, spectacular finish between Matt Brown and Diego Sanchez: it is close to get four stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

Matt Brown entered this fight with a professional record of 20-16-0 (90% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.46 welterweight in the world but he won just one out of his last six fights, against Tim Means in 2015 (=Brown vs Means); after this bout he has lost three times, the last one with Donald Cerrone (=Cerrone vs Brown).
His opponent, the black belt in gaidojutsu, Bjj and Tuf Mw tournament winner Diego Sanchez, has a mma record of 27-10-0 (56% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.30 lightweight but he comes off the loss against Al Iaquinta (=Sanchez vs Iaquinta). Brown vs Sanchez is on the undercard of Dustin Poirier vs Anthony Pettis – UFC Fight Night 120. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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