Category: BEST FIGHTS

2018 best MMA fight – Vitor Belfort vs Lyoto Machida – fight Video UFC 224

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4 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-05-12, spectacular finish between Vitor Belfort and Lyoto Machida: this is one of the best mma fights of 2018 and it gets four stars!

The black belt in Bjj, judo and former Ufc Hw and light-Hw champion Vitor Belfort entered this fight with a pro record of 26-13-0 (81% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.13 middleweight in the world. ‘The Phenom’ Belfort lost three consecutive fights between 2016 and 2017: with Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza (Belfort vs Jacare), Gegard Mousasi (Mousasi vs Belfort) and Kelvin Gastelum (then overturned in a no-contest because the American tested positive for marijuana, Belfort vs Gastelum), but then he has beat Nate Marquardt (Vitor Belfort vs Nate Marquardt).
His opponent, the black belt in karate, Bjj and former Ufc light-hw champion Lyoto Machida, has an official mma record of 23-8-0 (48% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.24 in the same weight class. He also lost three consecutive bouts between 2015 and 2017, with Luke Rockhold (Machida vs Rockhold), Yoel Romero (Machida vs Romero) and Derek Brunson (Brunson vs Machida) but he came back to win in 2018 against Eryk Anders (Lyoto Machida vs Eryk Anders). Machida vs Belfort is on the undercard of Amanda Nunes vs Raquel Pennington – UFC 224. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 best BOXING fight – Jorge Linares vs Vasyl Lomachenko – fight Video WBA

4 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-05-12, good pace, some exciting exchanges but above all, one of the best technical (but not boring) fights in the last years, this is boxing at his very best: Vasyl Lomachenko vs Jorge Linares is one of the best boxing fights of 2018 and it gets four stars!

The world champion in three different weight classes Jorge Linares entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 44-3-0 (27 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 lightweight in the world. He suffered two consecutive defeats between 2011 and 2012, against Antonio DeMarco (DeMarco vs Linares) and Sergio Thompson (Linares vs Thompson), but then he has won 13 fights beating Luke Campbell (Linares vs Campbell) and Mercito Gesta in his last two (Jorge Linares vs Mercito Gesta).
His opponent, the 2012 and 2008 Olympic gold medalist and world champion in two different weight classes Vasyl Lomachenko, has an official record of 10-1-0 (8 KOs=80%) and he entered as the No.1 super featherweight. He lost to Orlando Salido at his second professional bout in 2014 (controversial split decision, Salido vs Lomachenko) but since then he has won nine consecutive fights defending the Wbo super-Fw belt three times in 2017: with Jason Sosa (Lomachenko vs Sosa), Miguel Marriaga (Lomachenko vs Marriaga) and Guillermo Rigondeaux (Vasyl Lomachenko vs Guillermo Rigondeaux). Linares vs Lomachenko is valid for the WBA Super World lightweight title (Linares’ fourth defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 best BOXING fight – Keita Obara vs Alvin Lagumbay – full fight Video

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4 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-04-12, epic finish between Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed, sorry, between Keita Obara and Alvin Lagumbay: a Rocky 2 finish deserves four stars as one of the best boxing fights of 2018!

Keita Obara entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 19-2-1 (17 KOs=89%) and he is ranked as the No.33 welterweight in the world. He lost to Eduard Troyanovsky in 2016 (Eduard Troyanovsky vs Keita Obara) but then he has won over Larry Siwu, Narong Bunchan and Shusaku Fujinaka.
His opponent, Alvin Lagumbay, has an official record of 9-2-0 (8 KOs=89%) and he entered as the No.67 in the same weight class. He lost to Kazuki Saito last year but he came back to win in 2018 with Jeson Berwela. Obara vs Lagumbay is valid for the WBO Asia Pacific welterweight title; undercard of Richard Pumicpic vs Yoshimitsu Kimura. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 best MMA fight – Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje – fight Video UFC on Fox 29

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4 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-04-14, exciting and tough fight thanks to a great performance by both fighters: Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje is one of the best mma fights of 2018 and it gets four stars (UFC Fight of the Night).

The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Dustin Poirier entered this fight with a pro mma record of 22-5-0 (77% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.5 lightweight in the world. He was defeated by Michael Johnson in 2016 (Poirier vs Johnson) but then he beat Jim Miller (Miller vs Poirier) and Anthony Pettis in 2017 (Dustin Poirier vs Anthony Pettis); between these two bouts he faced also current #1 Lw Eddie Alvarez but the bout ended in a no-contest since Alvarez landed illegal knees (Alvarez vs Poirier).
His opponent, the former Wsof Lw champion Justin Gaethje, has a record of 18-1-0 (89% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.8 in the same weight class but he comes off his first loss, suffered against Eddie Alvarez (Eddie Alvarez vs Justin Gaethje); before this bout, in 2017, he had won over Michael Johnson (Mma Fight of the year 2017 candidate, Johnson vs Gaethje). Poirier vs Gaethje is the main event of UFC on Fox 29. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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Best of KICKBOXING: Ranking of the best k-1 muay thai Fights of the Year 2018 by ATBF

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‘Best of Kickboxing’, is the annual ranking of the best kickboxing, k-1 and muay thai fights of the year 2018, matches rated by AllTheBestFights.

Clicking on the names of the fighters you can watch and rate the video of the fight (if it is available on the web) and read some info about it. However, you do not find a link for all the kickboxing fights because we create a single post just for the 4 and 5 stars bouts or for the most important ones.

Comment this post if you want to suggest your favorite kickboxing, k-1 or muay thai fight and to help us creating the best kickboxing ranking of all the most spectacular fights!

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Best of BOXING: Ranking of the best boxing Fights of the Year 2018 by ATBF

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‘Best of Boxing’, is the annual ranking of the best boxing fights of the year 2018, matches rated by AllTheBestFights.

Clicking on the names of the boxers you can watch and rate the video of the fight (if it is available on the web) and read some info about it. However, you do not find a link for all the boxing matches because we create a single post just for the 4 and 5 stars fights or for the most important ones.

Comment this post if you want to suggest your favorite boxing fight and to help us creating the best boxing ranking of all the most spectacular fights!

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2018 best BOXING fight – Brian Carlos Castano vs Cedric Vitu – full fight Video WBA

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4 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-03-10, high pace with some tough exchanges thanks to a great performance by both boxers: Brian Castano vs Cedric Vitu is the best boxing fight of 2018 so far and it gets four stars!

The undefeated Wba light-Mw champion Brian Carlos Castano entered this fight with a perfect record of 14-0-0 (10 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.14 super welterweight in the world. Between 2016 and 2017 he beat Marcus Upshaw, Emmanuel de Jesus and Michel Soro (Michel Soro vs Brian Carlos Castano).
His opponent, Cedric Vitu, has an official record of 46-2-0 (19 knockouts) and he entered as the No.15 in the same weight class. He suffered his last loss when he faced Siarhei Rabchanka in 2012, since then he has won eleven consecutive bouts beating Isaac Real (Cedric Vitu vs Isaac Real) and Marcello Matano in 2017. Castano vs Vitu is valid for the WBA World super welterweight title (Castano’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 best MMA fight – Akhmed Aliev vs Magomedsaygid Alibekov – full fight Video

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4 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-02-22, spectacular finish between Akhmed Aliev and Magomedsaygid Alibekov: this is one of the best mma fights of 2018 and it gets four stars!

Akhmed Aliev entered this fight with a professional mma record of 16-4-0 (56% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.22 lightweight in the world. He lost to Vener Galiev in 2015 but since then he has won seven consecutive bouts beating Efrain Escudero and Diego Brandao in 2017.
His opponent, the undefeated Magomedsaygid Alibekov, has a perfect record of 9-0-0 (33% finishing rate) and in his last three fights he has won over Matej Truhan, Nariman Abbasov and Kuat Khamitov. Aliev vs Alibekov, main event of Fight Nights Global 83, is valid for the FNG lightweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2017 best MMA fight – Gokhan Saki vs Henrique da Silva – fight Video UFC FN 117

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4 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-09-23, tough fight with some nice exchanges and a spectacular finish: Gokhan Saki vs Henrique da Silva this is one of the best mma fights of 2017 and it gets four stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

The former Glory light-Hw kickboxing champion Gokhan Saki entered this fight with a professional mma record of 0-1-0 but he has kickboxing record of 83-12-0 (59 knockouts). He debuted in mixed martial arts in 2004 but he lost to James Zikic via tko; in his last kickboxing fight he beat Sebastian Ciobanu in 2015 (=Saki vs Ciobanu).
His opponent, Henrique da Silva, has a record of 12-3-0 (100% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.78 light heavyweight in the world but he comes off three consecutive losses, two in 2017, against Jordan Johnson and Ion Cutelaba. Gokhan Saki vs Henrique da Silva is on the undercard of Ovince St Preux vs Yushin Okami – UFC Fight Night 117. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2017 best K-1 MUAY THAI fight – Singdam vs Kazbek Kabulov – full fight Video

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4 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-09-11, spectacular finish between Singdam Kiatmuu9 and Kazbek Kabulov: this is one of the best muay thai fights of 2017 and it gets four stars!

The former Lumpinee champion in two different weight classes Singdam Kiatmuu9 (also known as Singdam YokkaoSaenchayGym) entered this fight with a professional kickboxing record of 269-64-2 while his opponent, Kazbek Kabulov, has an official record of 33-15-0. Singdam suffered his last loss when he faced Chamuekthong Sor Yupinda in 2015, since then he has won eleven consecutive bouts beating Rayan Mekki, Gu Hui and Ali Makhi in 2017. Singdam Kiatmuu9 vs Kazbek Kabulov is on the undercard of Saenchai vs Jonathan Fabian – Yokkao 25 & 26. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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