TAG: UFC Performance of the Night

2017 MMA fight – Yair Rodriguez vs BJ Penn – fight Video UFC FN 103

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-01-15, good fight between BJ Penn and Yair Rodriguez: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

The black belt in tae-kwon-do and Tuf Latin America winner Yair Rodriguez entered this fight with a professional mma record of 9-1-0 (44% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.35 featherweight in the world. He suffered his only loss when he faced Luis Roberto Herrera in 2012, since then he has won seven consecutive bouts beating Andre Fili (4-stars fight, Fili vs Rodriguez) and Alex Caceres in 2016 (=Rodriguez vs Caceres).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, former Ufc Lw and Ww championBJ Penn, has an official record of 16-10-2 (81% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since July 6, 2014 when he was defeated by Frankie Edgar (=Edgar vs Penn 3); before this bout he has lost also with Rory MacDonald in 2012 (=Penn vs MacDonald) and Nick Diaz in 2011 (=Diaz vs Penn). Yair ‘Pantera’ Rodriguez vs BJ Penn is the main event of UFC Fight Night 103. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2017 MMA fight – Alexey Oleynik vs Viktor Pesta – fight Video UFC FN 103

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-01-15, great finish between Alexey Oleynik and Viktor Pesta: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

The black belt in jiu-jitsu and 2006 world combat sambo champion Alexey Oleynik (Oleksiy Oliynyk) entered this fight with a pro record of 50-10-1 (90% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.42 heavyweight in the world while his opponent, Viktor Pesta, has an official mma record of 10-3-0 (70% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.78 in the same weight class. Both fighters have lost their last bouts: Oleynik has been defeated by Daniel Omielanczuk (=Oleinik vs Omielanczuk) while Pesta has lost to Derrick Lewis and Marcin Tybura (=Tybura vs Pesta). Alexey Oleynik vs Viktor Pesta is on the undercard of Yair Rodriguez vs BJ Penn – UFC Fight Night 103. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey – fight Video UFC 207

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-12-30, nice and tough exchanges between Ronda Rousey and Amanda Nunes: it is close to get four stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and current Ufc women’s Bw champion Amanda Nunes entered this fight with a professional mma record of 13-4-0 (92% finishing rate) and she is ranked as the No.1 women’s bantamweight in the world. She suffered her last loss when she faced Cat Zingano in 2014 (=Zingano vs Nunes), since then she has fought four times beating Valentina Shevchenko (=Nunes vs Shevchenko) and Miesha Tate in 2016 (=Tate vs Nunes).
Her opponent, the black belt in judo and former Strikeforce and Ufc women’s Bw champion Ronda Rousey, has an official record of 12-1-0 (100% finishing rate) but she is not ranked as ‘Rowdy’ hasn’t fought since November 15, 2015 when she suffered her first and only loss against Holly Holm (=Rousey vs Holm). Before this bout, in 2015, Rousey had won over Bethe Correia (=Rousey vs Correia) and Cat Zingano (=Rousey vs Zingano). Nunes vs Rousey, main event of UFC 207, is valid for the Ufc women’s bantamweight title (Nunes’ first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Paige VanZant vs Michelle Waterson – fight Video UFC on Fox 22

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-12-17, pretty good finish between Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two (UFC Performance of the Night).

Paige VanZant entered this fight with a mma record of 7-2-0 (57% finishing rate) and she is ranked as the No.17 women’s stawweight in the world. She lost to Rose Namajunas last year (=Namajunas vs VanZant) but she came back to win against Bec Rawlings in 2016 (=VanZant vs Rawlings).
Her opponent, the black belt in karate and former Invicta Fc atomweight champion Michelle Waterson, has an official record of 13-4-0 (85% finishing rate) but she is not ranked as she hasn’t fought since July 12, 2015 when she defeated Angela Magana (=Waterson vs Magana). Before this bout she had lost to Herica Tiburcio (=Waterson vs Tiburcio). VanZant vs Waterson is the main event of UFC on Fox 22. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Max Holloway vs Anthony Pettis – fight Video UFC 206

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-12-10, pretty good fight between Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

Max Holloway entered this fight with a pro mma record of 16-3-0 (50% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.4 featherweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Jose Aldo). He suffered two consecutive defeats in 2013, against Dennis Bermudez and #1 Conor McGregor (=McGregor vs Holloway), but then he has won nine bouts beating Jeremy Stephens (=Holloway vs Stephens) and Ricardo Lamas in his last two (=Holloway vs Lamas).
His opponent, the black belt in tae-kwon-do and former Ufc Lw champion Anthony Pettis, has a record of 19-5-0 (84% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.3 in the same weight class but he lost three out of his last four bouts: against Rafael dos Anjos (=Pettis vs dos Anjos), Eddie Alvarez (=Pettis vs Alvarez) and Edson Barboza (=Pettis vs Barboza). ‘Showtime’ Pettis come back to win in 2016 defeating Charles Oliveira (=Pettis vs Oliveira). Holloway vs Pettis, main event of UFC 206, is valid for the interim Ufc featherweight title (but just for Holloway since Pettis weighed three pounds over the Fw limit); on the original fight card the main event was Daniel Cormier vs Anthony Johnson but DC pulled out due to injury. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 best MMA fight – John Makdessi vs Lando Vannata – fight Video UFC 206

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4 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-12-10, Lando Vannata vs John Makdessi gets four stars thanks to a spectacular finish: this is one of the best mma fights of 2016 (UFC Performance of the Night).

The black belt in karate and tae-kwon-do John Makdessi entered this fight with a professional mma record of 14-5-0 (64% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.77 lightweight in the world while his opponent, Lando Vannata, has an official record of 8-1-0 (87% finishing rate). Makdessi has fought once in 2016 beating Mehdi Baghdad while Vannata fought twice defeating Ramico Blackmon but then he lost to Tony Ferguson (4-stars fight, Ferguson vs Vannata). Makdessi vs Vannata is on the undercard of Max Holloway vs Anthony Pettis – UFC 206. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Robert Whittaker vs Derek Brunson – fight Video UFC FN 101

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-11-27, nice and tough fight between Robert Whittaker and Derek Brunson: it is close to get four stars (UFC Fight of the Night and UFC Performance of the Night).

The black belt in hapkido, karate and Tuf Ww tournament winner Robert Whittaker entered this fight with a professional mma record of 16-4-0 (75% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.8 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Michael Bisping). He suffered two consecutive losses between 2013 and 2014, against Court McGee (=McGee vs Whittaker) and Stephen Thompson (=Whittaker vs Thompson), but then he has won five bouts beating Uriah Hall (=Hall vs Whittaker) and Rafael Natal in his last two (=Whittaker vs Natal).
His opponent, Derek Brunson, has an official record of 16-3-0 (75% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.7 in the same weight class. He lost to Yoel Romero in 2014 (=Romero vs Brunson) but then he has collected five victories defeating Roan Carneiro (=Brunson vs Carneiro) and Uriah Hall in 2016 (=Hall vs Brunson). Whittaker vs Brunson is the main event of UFC Fight Night 101. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Thomas Almeida vs Albert Morales – fight Video UFC FN 100

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-11-19, nice exchanges and good finish: Thomas Almeida vs Albert Morales gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

Thomas Almeida entered this fight with a pro record of 20-1-0 (95% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.28 bantamweight in the world while his opponent, the undefeated Albert Morales, has an official record of 6-0-1 (83% finishing rate). Both fighters have been stopped in their last bout: Almeida has lost to Cody Garbrandt (=Almeida vs Garbrandt) while Morales has drawn with Alejandro Perez. ‘Thominhas’ Almeida vs Morales is on the undercard of Ryan Bader vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 2 – UFC Fight Night 100. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Eddie Alvarez vs Conor McGregor – fight Video UFC 205

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-11-12, pretty good fight between Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

The former Bellator and current Ufc Lw champion Eddie Alvarez entered this fight with a professional record of 28-4-0 (79% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.1 lightweight in the world. He suffered his last loss when he faced Donald Cerrone in 2014 (=Cerrone vs Alvarez), after this bout he has won over Gilbert Melendez (=Melendez vs Alvarez), Anthony Pettis (=Pettis vs Alvarez) and Rafael dos Anjos (=Dos Anjos vs Alvarez).
His opponent, the current Ufc Fw champion Conor McGregor, has an official mma record of 20-3-0 (90% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.1 featherweight. After beating Jose Aldo in 2015 (4-stars fight Aldo vs McGregor), ‘The Notorius’ has faced Nate Diaz twice in 2016 losing the first bout (4-stars fight, McGregor vs Diaz I) and winning the second one (=Diaz vs McGregor II). Alvarez vs McGregor, main event of Ufc 205, is valid for the Ufc lightweight title (Alvarez’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Chris Weidman vs Yoel Romero – fight Video UFC 205

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-11-12, good finish between Chris Weidman and Yoel Romero but it is not enough to get three stars, it gets two (UFC Performance of the Night).

The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former Ufc Mw champion Chris Weidman entered this fight with a professional mma record of 13-1-0 (69% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.3 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Michael Bisping). He fought twice last year beating Vitor Belfort (=Weidman vs Belfort) but then he suffered his first loss against Luke Rockhold (=Weidman vs Rockhold).
His opponent, Yoel Romero Palacio, has an official record of 11-1-0 (82% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.6 in the same weight class. His only defeat occurred in 2011 when he fought against Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante, since then he has won seven fights beating Lyoto Machida (=Machida vs Romero) and Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza in 2015 (=Souza vs Romero). Weidman vs Romero is on the undercard of Eddie Alvarez vs Conor McGregor – UFC 205. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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