Category: MMA

Best fights of the week 07, year 2019

Selection of the best boxing, mma, k-1 and muay thai videos from the world’s most important fights of the week 07: (Mon-Sun) from February 11, 2019 to February 17, 2019.

 

Boxing Fight of the Week: Joshua Greer Jr vs Giovanni Escaner

 

Mma Fight of the Week: Vicente Luque vs Bryan Barberena
Mma Submission of the Week: Kron Gracie vs Alex Caceres

 

2019 MMA fight – Francis Ngannou vs Cain Velasquez – fight Video UFC on ESPN 1

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2019-02-17, disappointing fight between Francis Ngannou and Cain Velasquez: it gets two stars.

Francis Ngannou entered this fight with a pro record of 12-3-0 (100% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.3 heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Daniel Cormier) but he lost two out of his last three fights, against Stipe Miocic (Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou) and Derrick Lewis (Francis Ngannou vs Derrick Lewis); after this bout he has beat Curtis Blaydes in their rematch (Curtis Blaydes vs Francis Ngannou 2).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj and former Ufc champion Cain Velasquez, has an official mma record of 14-2-0 (86% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since July 9, 2016 when he defeated Travis Browne (Cain Velasquez vs Travis Browne); before this bout, in 2015, he had lost to Fabricio Werdum (Cain Velasquez vs Fabricio Werdum). Ngannou vs Velasquez is the main event of UFC on ESPN 1. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2019 MMA fight – Paul Felder vs James Vick – fight Video UFC on ESPN 1

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2019-02-17, fight not so exciting between Paul Felder and James Vick: it gets two stars.

The black belt in karate and tae-kwon-do Paul Felder entered this fight with a record of 15-4-0 (73% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.16 lightweight in the world but he comes off the loss against Mike Perry (Paul Felder vs Mike Perry); before this bout, in 2017, he had won over Alessandro Ricci, Stevie Ray (Ray vs Felder) and Charles Oliveira (Charles Oliveira vs Paul Felder).
His opponent, James Vick, has a mma record of 13-2-0 (62% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.21 in the same weight class. He fought twice last year beating Francisco Trinaldo (James Vick vs Francisco Trinaldo) and losing to Justin Gaethje (Justin Gaethje vs James Vick). Felder vs Vick is on the undercard of Francis Ngannou vs Cain Velasquez – UFC on ESPN 1. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2019 MMA fight – Cynthia Calvillo vs Cortney Casey – fight Video UFC on ESPN 1

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2019-02-17, some good single shots between Cynthia Calvillo and Cortney Casey but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two.

Cynthia Calvillo entered this fight with a professional mma record of 7-1-0 (71% finishing rate) and she is ranked as the No.12 women’s strawweight in the world. She suffered her only loss when she faced Carla Esparza in 2017, after this bout she came back to win against Poliana Botelho in 2018.
Her opponent, Cortney Casey-Sanchez, has an official record of 8-6-0 (75% finishing rate) and she entered as the No.14 in the same weight class. She lost two consecutive fights between 2017 and 2018, against Felice Herrig and Michelle Waterson but then she has beat Angela Hill. Calvillo vs Casey is on the undercard of Francis Ngannou vs Cain Velasquez – UFC on ESPN 1. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2019 MMA fight – Jimmie Rivera vs Aljamain Sterling – fight Video UFC on ESPN 1

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2019-02-17, disappointing fight between Jimmie Rivera and Aljamain Sterling: it gets two stars.

The black belt in karate Jimmie Rivera entered this fight with a pro record of 22-2-0 (27% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.6 bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is TJ Dillashaw). He fought twice last year losing to Marlon Moraes (Jimmie Rivera vs Marlon Moraes) and beating John Dodson (John Dodson vs Jimmie Rivera).
His opponent, Aljamain Sterling, has an official mma record of 16-3-0 (56% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.7 in the same weight class. He was also defeated by Marlon Moraes (at the end of 2017 Aljamain Sterling vs Marlon Moraes) but then he has won over Brett Johns (Brett Johns vs Aljamain Sterling) and Cody Stamann (Aljamain Sterling vs Cody Stamann). Rivera vs Sterling is on the undercard of Francis Ngannou vs Cain Velasquez – UFC on ESPN 1. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2019 MMA fight – Myles Jury vs Andre Fili – fight Video UFC on ESPN 1

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2019-02-17, fight not particularly good between Myles Jury and Andre Fili: it gets two stars.

The black belt in Bjj Myles Jury entered this fight with a professional record of 17-3-0 (76% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.23 featherweight in the world but he comes off the loss against Chad Mendes (Chad Mendes vs Myles Jury); before this fight, in 2017, he had won over Mike De La Torre and Rick Glenn.
His opponent, Andre Fili, has a mma record of 18-6-0 (61% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.31 in the same weight class. He fought twice last year beating Dennis Bermudez (Dennis Bermudez vs Andre Fili) and losing to Michael Johnson (Andre Fili vs Michael Johnson). Jury vs Fili is on the undercard of Francis Ngannou vs Cain Velasquez – UFC on ESPN 1. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2019 best MMA fight – Vicente Luque vs Bryan Barberena – fight Video UFC on ESPN

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4 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2019-02-17, back and forth fight with some tough exchanges: Vicente Luque vs Bryan Barberena is one of the best mma fights of the year 2019 and it gets four stars (UFC Fight of the Night).

Vicente Luque entered this fight with a mma record of 14-6-1 (93% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.28 welterweight in the world. He was defeated by Leon Edwards in 2017 but then he has won over Niko Price, Chad Laprise and Jalin Turner.
His opponent, Bryan Barberena, has an official record of 14-5-0 (86% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.44 in the same weight class. He lost to Leon Edwards in 2017 (Leon Edwards vs Bryan Barberena) but he came back to win in 2018 against Jake Ellenberger (Bryan Barberena vs Jake Ellenberger). Luque vs Barberena is on the undercard of Francis Ngannou vs Cain Velasquez – UFC on ESPN 1. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2019 MMA fight – Kron Gracie vs Alex Caceres – fight Video UFC on ESPN 1

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2019-02-17, pretty good finish between Kron Gracie and Alex Caceres: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

The undefeated black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo Kron Gracie entered this fight with a perfect mma record of 4-0-0 (100% submission victory rate – he has never won via ko/tko) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since December 31, 2016 when he defeated Tatsuya Kawajiri (Tatsuya Kawajiri vs Kron Gracie); in September 2016, he had also beat Hideo Tokoro (Gracie vs Tokoro).
His opponent, Alex Caceres, has a record of 14-11-0 (57% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.84 featherweight in the world. He lost to Wang Guan in 2017 but then he defeated Martín Bravo in 2018. Gracie vs Caceres is on the undercard of Francis Ngannou vs Cain Velasquez – UFC on ESPN 1. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2019 MMA fight – Michael Page vs Paul Daley – full fight Video Bellator 216

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2019-02-16, pretty boring fight between Michael Page and Paul Daley: it gets two stars.

The undefeated Michael Page entered this fight with a perfect mma record of 13-0-0 (85% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.45 welterweight in the world. In his last three fights MVP (Michael ‘Venom’ Page) has won over Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos (4-stars-fight, Page vs Cyborg Santos), Fernando Gonzalez (Michael Page vs Fernando Gonzalez) and David Rickels (Michael Page vs David Rickels).
His opponent, Paul Daley, has a record of 40-16-2 (80% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.23 in the same weight class but ‘Semtex’ won just two out of his last five bouts, against Brennan Ward (4-stars fight, Daley vs Ward) and Lorenz Larkin (Lorenz Larkin vs Paul Daley); after this fight he has been defeated by Jon Fitch (Jon Fitch vs Paul Daley). Page vs Daley, main event of Bellator 216, is the quarter-final of the Bellator welterweight world grand prix tournament. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2019 MMA fight – Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic vs Roy Nelson 2 – full fight Video Bellator 216

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2019-02-16, disappointing fight between Mirko Filipovic and Roy Nelson 2: it gets two stars.

The black belt in tae-kwon-do, former K-1 and Pride champion Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic entered this fight with a professional record of 37-11-2 (92% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.18 heavyweight in the world. He suffered his last loss when he faced Alexey Oleinik in 2013 (Filipovic vs Oleinik), since then he has won nine consecutive bouts winning the 2016 Rizin Open-Weight Grand Prix tournament beating Amir Aliakbari in the final (Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic vs Amir Aliakbari) and defeating Tsuyoshi Kohsaka and Roque Martinez in 2017 and 2018 (Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic vs Roque Martinez).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Tuf Hw tournament winner Roy Nelson, has a mma record of 23-16-0 (83% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.24 in the same weight class but he won just one out of his last three fights, against Javy Ayala (Roy Nelson vs Javy Ayala); after this bout he lost to Matt Mitrione (Roy Nelson vs Matt Mitrione 2) and Sergei Kharitonov (Roy Nelson vs Sergei Kharitonov). In their first fight Filipovic had lost to ‘Big Country’ Nelson via tko (October 29, 2011 – Roy Nelson vs Cro Cop Filipovic I); Cro Cop vs Nelson 2 is on the undercard of Michael Page vs Paul Daley – Bellator 216. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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