Category: MMA

Best fights of the week 50, year 2018

Selection of the best boxing, mma, k-1 and muay thai videos from the world’s most important fights of the week 50: (Mon-Sun) from December 10, 2018 to December 16, 2018.

 

Boxing Fight of the Week: Gilberto Ramirez vs Jesse Hart 2
Boxing Knockout of the Week: Joseph Parker vs Alexander Flores

 

K-1 Muay Thai Knockout of the Week: Catalin Morosanu vs Ivo Cuk

 

Mma Fight of the Week: Brent Primus vs Michael Chandler 2
Mma Knockout of the Week: Edson Barboza vs Dan Hooker
Mma Submission of the Week: Ivan Shtyrkov vs Thiago Silva

 

2018 MMA fight – Muhammed King Mo Lawal vs Liam McGeary – full fight Video Bellator 213

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-12-15, disappointing fight between Muhammed King Mo Lawal and Liam McGeary: it gets two stars.

The former Strikeforce light-Hw champion Muhammed King Mo Lawal entered this fight with a pro record of 21-7-0 (62% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.16 light heavyweight in the world but he lost three out of his last five bouts, the last one with Ryan Bader (Ryan Bader vs Muhammed King Mo Lawal); before this fight, in 2017, he had beat Quinton Rampage Jackson (Quinton Rampage Jackson vs Muhammed King Mo Lawal 2).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj and former Bellator light-Hw champion Liam McGeary, has an official mma record of 12-3-0 (92% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.33 in the same weight class but he won just one out of his last four fights, against Brett McDermott (McGeary vs McDermott); after this bout he was defeated by Linton Vassell (Liam McGeary vs Linton Vassell) and Vadim Nemkov (Liam McGeary vs Vadim Nemkov). King Mo Lawal vs McGeary is on the undercard of Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs Valerie Letourneau – Bellator 213. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Neiman Gracie vs Ed Ruth – full fight Video Bellator 213

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-12-15, good ground game but the fight was not very exciting: Neiman Gracie vs Ed Ruth gets two stars.

Both undefeated, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Neiman Gracie entered this fight with a perfect mma record of 8-0-0 (88% submission victory rate – he has never won via ko/tko) and he is ranked as the No.108 welterweight in the world while his opponent, the 3 times NCAA D1 wrestling champ and 4 times All-American Ed Ruth, has an official record of 6-0-0 (83% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.121 in the same weight class. In their last three bouts Gracie has defeated Dave Marfone, Zak Bucia and Javier Torres (Neiman Gracie vs Javier Torres) while Ruth has beat Chris Dempsey, Ion Pascu and Andy Murad. Gracie vs Ruth is the quarter-final of the Bellator welterweight World Grand Prix tournament; undercard of Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs Valerie Letourneau – Bellator 213. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Lyoto Machida vs Rafael Carvalho – full fight Video Bellator 213

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-12-15, fight not particularly good between Lyoto Machida and Rafael Carvalho: it gets two stars.

The black belt in karate, Bjj and former Ufc light-hw champion Lyoto Machida entered this fight with a mma record of 24-8-0 (50% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.13 middleweight in the world. He lost three consecutive bouts between 2015 and 2017, the last one against Derek Brunson (Brunson vs Machida) but then he has won over Eryk Anders (Lyoto Machida vs Eryk Anders) and Vitor Belfort (4-stars fight, Vitor Belfort vs Lyoto Machida).
His opponent, the former Bellator Mw champion Rafael Carvalho, has an official record of 15-2-0 (80% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.27 in the same weight class but he comes off the loss against Gegard Mousasi (Rafael Carvalho vs Gegard Mousasi); before this fight, in 2017, he had beat Melvin Manhoef (Carvalho vs Manhoef II) and Alessio Sakara (Rafael Carvalho vs Alessio Sakara). Machida vs Carvalho is on the undercard of Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs Valerie Letourneau – Bellator 213. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs Valerie Letourneau – full fight Video Bellator

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-12-15, good finish but the rest of the fight was not so exciting: Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs Valerie Letourneau gets two stars.

The undefeated Bellator Flw champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane entered this fight with a perfect record of 8-0-0 (75% finishing rate) and she is ranked as the No.11 women’s flyweight in the world. In her last three bouts she ha won over Jessica Middleton, Emily Ducote and Alejandra Lara (Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs Alejandra Lara).
Her opponent, Valerie Letourneau, has a mma record of 10-6-0 (50% finishing rate) and she entered as the No.15 in the same weight class. She had lost three consecutive bouts between 2015 and 2016, the last one with Viviane Pereira, but then she has defeated Kate Jackson and Kristina Williams. Macfarlane vs Letourneau, main event of Bellator 213, is valid for the Bellator women’s flyweight title (Macfarlane’s second defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Sergio Pettis vs Rob Font – fight Video UFC on Fox 31

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-12-15, some good exchanges between Sergio Pettis and Rob Font but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two.

The black belt in tae-kwon-do Sergio Pettis entered this fight with a mma record of 17-4-0 (35% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.4 flyweight in the world but he lost two out of his last three fights, against current #1 Ufc Flw champion Henry Cejudo (Henry Cejudo vs Sergio Pettis) and Jussier Formiga (Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Sergio Pettis); between these two bouts he beat Joseph Benavidez (Joseph Benavidez vs Sergio Pettis).
His opponent, Rob Font, has an official record of 15-4-0 (73% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.22 bantamweight and he also lost two out of his last three bouts, with Pedro Munhoz (Munhoz vs Font) and Raphael Assuncao (Raphael Assuncao vs Rob Font); between these two defeats he won over Thomas Almeida (Thomas Almeida vs Rob Font). Pettis vs Font is on the undercard of Kevin Lee vs Al Iaquinta 2 – UFC on Fox 31. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Kevin Lee vs Al Iaquinta 2 – fight Video UFC on Fox 31

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-12-15, good fight between Kevin Lee and Al Iaquinta 2: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

Kevin Lee entered this fight with a professional mma record of 17-3-0 (59% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.6 lightweight in the world. He lost to Tony Ferguson last year (Tony Ferguson vs Kevin Lee) but he came back to win in 2018 with Edson Barboza (Edson Barboza vs Kevin Lee).
His opponent, Al Iaquinta, has an official record of 13-4-1 (62% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.16 in the same weight class but he comes off the loss against current #1 Ufc Lw champ Khabib Nurmagomedov (Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Al Iaquinta); before this bout, in 2017, he had defeated Diego Sanchez (Diego Sanchez vs Al Iaquinta). In their first bout Kevin Lee had lost to Iaquinta by unanimous decision (February 8, 2014); this second fight is the main event of UFC on Fox 31. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Charles Oliveira vs Jim Miller 2 – fight Video UFC on Fox 31

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-12-15, fight not so exciting between Charles Oliveira and Jim Miller 2: it gets two stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Charles Oliveira entered this fight with a professional record of 24-8-0 (92% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.13 lightweight in the world. He was defeated by Paul Felder in 2017 (Charles Oliveira vs Paul Felder) but then he has beat Clay Guida and Christos Giagos.
His opponent, Jim Miller (black belt in Bjj as well), has a mma record of 29-12-0 (66% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.40 in the same weight class but he lost four out of his last five bouts, the last one with Dan Hooker (Jim Miller vs Dan Hooker); after this fight he has beat Alex White. In their first bout Oliveira was defeated by Miller via submission (December 11, 2010); this second fight is on the undercard of Kevin Lee vs Al Iaquinta 2 – UFC on Fox 31. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Edson Barboza vs Dan Hooker – fight Video UFC on Fox 31

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-12-15, nice exchanges between Edson Barboza and Dan Hooker: it gets three stars.

The black belt in tae-kwon-do Edson Barboza entered this fight with a pro mma record of 19-6-0 (63% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.10 lightweight in the world but he comes off two consecutive losses, against current #1 Ufc Lw champ Khabib Nurmagomedov (Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Edson Barboza) and Kevin Lee (Edson Barboza vs Kevin Lee); before these two bouts he had beat Beneil Dariush (4-stars fight, Barboza vs Dariush).
His opponent, Dan Hooker, has a record of 17-7-0 (94% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.17 in the same weight class. He lost to Jason Knight in 2016 but then he has won four bouts beating Jim Miller (Jim Miller vs Dan Hooker) and Gilbert Burns in 2018. Barboza vs Hooker is on the undercard of Kevin Lee vs Al Iaquinta 2 – UFC on Fox 31. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Ivan Shtyrkov vs Thiago Silva – full fight Video RCC 5

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-12-15, good finish between Ivan Shtyrkov and Thiago Silva: it gets three stars.

The undefeated Ivan Shtyrkov entered this fight with a record of 14-0-1 (71% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.22 heavyweight in the world. He has already fought three times in 2018 beating Marcin Lazarz (Ivan Shtyrkov vs Marcin Lazarz) and Fabio Maldonado (Ivan Shtyrkov vs Fabio Maldonado) but between these two bouts ‘Ural Hulk’ Shtyrkov has tied with Geronimo dos Santos (Ivan Shtyrkov vs Geronimo dos Santos).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj Thiago Silva, has a mma record of 21-7-0 (76% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.48 light heavyweight. He has fought twice in 2018 losing to Mikhail Kolobegov and beating James McSweeney. Shtyrkov vs Silva is on the undercard of Alexander Shlemenko vs Jonas Billstein – RCC 5. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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