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2019 MMA fight – Alexander Gustafsson vs Anthony Smith – fight Video UFC FN 153

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2019-06-01, fight not so exciting between Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Smith: it gets two stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

Alexander Gustafsson entered this fight with a professional mma record of 18-5-0 (78% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.4 light heavyweight in the world but he comes off the loss against current #1 light-Hw Jon Jones (via tko in December 2018, Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson 2). Before this bout he had beat Glover Teixeira in 2017 (Alexander Gustafsson vs Glover Teixeira) and Jan Blachowicz in 2016 (Gustafsson vs Blachowicz).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Anthony Smith, has an official record of 31-14-0 (90% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.5 in the same weight class. He also comes off the loss against Jon Jones, (via unanimous decision in March 2019, Jon Jones vs Anthony Smith) but in 2018 he had defeated Rashad Evans, Mauricio Shogun Rua (Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Anthony Smith) and Volkan Oezdemir (Volkan Oezdemir vs Anthony Smith). Gustafsson vs Smith is the main vent of UFC Fight Night 153 (UFC on ESPN+ 11). Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2019 MMA fight – Glover Teixeira vs Ion Cutelaba – fight Video UFC FN 150

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2019-04-27, good exchanges between Glover Teixeira and Ion Cutelaba: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

The black belt in Kajukenbo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu Glover Teixeira entered this fight with a professional record of 28-7-0 (86% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.8 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Jon Jones). He lost to Corey Anderson in 2018 (Glover Teixeira vs Corey Anderson) but he came back to win in 2019 against Karl Roberson (Glover Teixeira vs Karl Roberson).
His opponent, Ion Cutelaba, has a mma record of 14-3-0 (93% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.35 in the same weight class. He was defeated by Jared Cannonier in 2016 but then he has won over Henrique da Silva and Gadzhimurad Antigulov. Teixeira vs Cutelaba is on the undercard of Ronaldo Jacare Souza vs Jack Hermansson – UFC Fight Night 150 (UFC on ESPN+ 8). Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2019 MMA fight – Ovince St Preux vs Nikita Krylov 2 – fight Video UFC 236

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2019-04-13, fight not so exciting between Ovince Saint Preux and Nikita Krylov 2: it gets two stars.

Ovince St Preux entered this fight with a pro record of 23-12-0 (78% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.17 light heavyweight in the world but he lost two out of his last three fights, against Ilir Latifi (Ovince St Preux vs Ilir Latifi) and Dominick Reyes (Ovince St Preux vs Dominick Reyes); between these two bouts he beat Tyson Pedro (Ovince St Preux vs Tyson Pedro).
His opponent, the black belt in karate and Fight Nights Global champ Nikita Krylov, has an official mma record of 24-6-0 (100% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.23 in the same weight class. He fought twice last year defeating Fabio Maldonado (Nikita Krylov vs Fabio Maldonado) and losing to Jan Blachowicz (Jan Blachowicz vs Nikita Krylov). In their first fight ‘OSP’ had beat the Ukrainian via submission (March 15, 2014 – Ovince St Preux vs Nikita Krylov I); this second bout is on the undercard of Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirier 2 – UFC 236. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2019 MMA fight – Daniel Straus vs Shane Kruchten – full fight Video Bellator 219

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2019-03-29, fight not particularly good between Daniel Straus and Shane Kruchten: it gets two stars.

The former Bellator fw champion Daniel Straus entered this fight with a professional record of 24-8-0 (42% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since October 6, 2017 when he was defeated by Emmanuel Sanchez (Daniel Straus vs Emmanuel Sanchez); before this bout, in 2017, he had also lost to Patricio Freire (Straus vs Freire 4).
His opponent, Shane Kruchten, has a mma record of 12-4-0 (75% finishing rate) and he also comes off a loss, suffered against Aaron Pico last year; before this fight, in 2016, he had won over Jeremy Mahon. Straus vs Kruchten is on the undercard of Saad Awad vs Brandon Girtz – Bellator 219. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2019 MMA fight – Nathaniel Wood vs Jose Alberto Quinonez – fight Video UFC FN 147

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2019-03-16, pretty good fight between Nathaniel Wood and Jose Alberto Quinonez: it gets three stars.

Nathaniel Wood entered this fight with a professional record of 15-3-0 (87% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.21 bantamweight in the world. He was defeated by Alan Philpott in 2016 but since then he has collected seven victories beating Luca Iovine, Johnny Eduardo and Andre Ewell in 2018.
His opponent, Jose Alberto Quinonez, has a mma record of 7-2-0 (43% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.49 in the same weight class. He lost two consecutive fights between 2013 and 2014, against Davi Ramos and Alejandro Perez, but then he has won four bouts defeating Teruto Ishihara last year. Wood vs Quinonez is on the undercard of Darren Till vs Jorge Masvidal – UFC Fight Night 147 (UFC on ESPN+ 5). Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2019 MMA fight – Curtis Millender vs Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos – fight Video UFC FN 146

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2019-03-09, pretty good fight between Curtis Millender and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos: it gets three stars.

Curtis Millender entered this fight with a pro mma record of 17-3-0 (35% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.20 welterweight in the world. He suffered his last loss when he faced Eddie Mendez in 2015 but since then he has collected nine consecutive victories beating Thiago Alves (Thiago Alves vs Curtis Millender), Max Griffin and Siyar Bahadurzada in his last three.
His opponent, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos, has a record of 20-5-0 (80% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.32 in the same weight class. He was defeated by Nicolas Dalby in 2015 but then he has won six bouts defeating Sean Strickland and Luigi Vendramini in 2018. Millender vs dos Santos is on the undercard of Derrick Lewis vs Junior dos Santos – UFC Fight Night 146 (UFC on ESPN+ 4). 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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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 – 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 – Gunnar Nelson vs Alex Oliveira – fight Video UFC 231

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-12-08, good finish between Gunnar Nelson and Alex Oliveira: it gets three stars.

The black belt in karate and Brazilian jiu-jitsu Gunnar Nelson entered this fight with a mma record of 16-3-1 (94% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since July 16, 2017 when he was defeated by Santiago Ponzinibbio (Gunnar Nelson vs Santiago Ponzinibbio); before this bout he had beat Alan Jouban (Nelson vs Jouban).
His opponent, Alex Oliveira, has an official record of 19-5-1 (84% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.16 welterweight in the world. He lost to Yancy Medeiros last year (Alex Oliveira vs Yancy Medeiros) but then ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira has won over Carlos Condit (Carlos Condit vs Alex Oliveira) and Carlo Pedersoli Jr (Alex Oliveira vs Carlo Pedersoli Jr). Nelson vs Oliveira is on the undercard of Max Holloway vs Brian Ortega – UFC 231. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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