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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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2018 MMA fight – Chidi Njokuani vs John Salter – full fight Video Bellator 210

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-11-30, pretty good finish between Chidi Njokuani and John Salter but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two.

Chidi Njokuani entered this fight with a record of 18-5-0 (61% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.41 middleweight in the world. He fought three times last year beating Melvin Guillard (Melvin Guillard vs Chidi Njokuani) and Hisaki Kato but between these two bouts he was defeated by Andrey Koreshkov (Andrey Koreshkov vs Chidi Njokuani).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj John Salter, has a mma record of 15-4-0 (100% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.40 in the same weight class but he comes off the loss against Rafael Lovato Jr (Rafael Lovato Jr vs John Salter). Before this bout, in 2017, he had beat Kendall Grove in July (John Salter vs Kendall Grove) and Jason Radcliffe in November. Njokuani vs Salter is the main event of Bellator 210. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Pannie Kianzad vs Macy Chiasson – fight Video UFC Tuf 28 Finale

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-11-30, good second part of the fight between Pannie Kianzad and Macy Chiasson: it gets three stars.

Pannie Kianzad entered this fight with a mma record of 10-3-0 (30% ko/tko victory rate – she has never won via submission) and she is ranked as the No.12 women’s bantamweight in the world. She lost three consecutive fights between 2015 and 2018, against Tonya Evinger (Tonya Evinger vs Pannie Kianzad), Raquel Pa’aluhi and Sarah Kaufman but then she has beat Bianca Daimoni and Kerry Hughes.
Her opponent, the undefeated Macy Chiasson, has an official record of 2-0-0 (50% submission victory rate – she has never won via ko/tko finishing rate) and she entered as the No.9 featherweight. She beat Miranda Dearing in 2017 and Allison Schmidt in 2018. Kianzad vs Chiasson is the final of The Ultimate Fighter 28 Women’s Featherweight tournament; undercard of Rafael dos Anjos vs Kamaru Usman – UFC Tuf 28 Finale. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Alexandre Pantoja vs Yuta Sasaki – fight Video UFC FN 140

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-11-17, nice grappling exchanges between Alexandre Pantoja and Yuta Sasaki: it gets three stars.

Alexandre Pantoja entered this fight with a professional mma record of 19-3-0 (68% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.9 flyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Henry Cejudo). He has already fought twice in 2018 losing to Dustin Ortiz (Dustin Ortiz vs Alexandre Pantoja) and beating Brandon Moreno (Brandon Moreno vs Alexandre Pantoja).
His opponent, Yuta Sasaki, has an official record of 21-5-2 (67% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.21 in the same weight class. He was defeated by Jussier Formiga da Silva last year (Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Yuta Sasaki) but he come back to win against Jenel Lausa in 2018. Pantoja vs Sasaki is on the undercard of Neil Magny vs Santiago Ponzinibbio – UFC Fight Night 140. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Daniel Cormier vs Derrick Lewis – fight Video UFC 230

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-11-03, good finish between Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis: it gets three stars.

The former Strikeforce Hw and current Ufc light-Hw and Hw champion Daniel Cormier entered this fight with a professional mma record of 21-1-0 (67% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.1 heavyweight in the world. ‘DC’ suffered his only loss against Jon Jones in their first fight in 2015 (Jones vs Cormier I), since then he has won six bouts beating Volkan Oezdemir (Daniel Cormier vs Volkan Oezdemir) and Stipe Miocic in 2018 (Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier). In 2017 he had also faced Jon Jones for the second time losing via KO, but then the result was overturned in a no-contest since ‘Bones’ tested positive for Turinabol (Cormier vs Jones 2).
His opponent, Derrick Lewis, has an official record of 21-5-0 (90% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.3 in the same weight class. He was defeated by Mark Hunt in 2017 (Derrick Lewis vs Mark Hunt) but then, in 2018, he has won over Marcin Tybura (Derrick Lewis vs Marcin Tybura), Francis Ngannou (Francis Ngannou vs Derrick Lewis) and Alexander Volkov (Alexander Volkov vs Derrick Lewis). Cormier vs Lewis, main event of Ufc 230, is valid for the Ufc heavyweight title (Cormier’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Volkan Oezdemir vs Anthony Smith – fight Video UFC FN 138

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-10-27, good fight between Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith: it gets three stars.

Volkan Oezdemir entered this fight with a pro mma record of 15-2-0 (80% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.2 light heavyweight in the world but he comes off the loss against current #1 Daniel Cormier (Daniel Cormier vs Volkan Oezdemir). Before this bout, in 2017, he had defeated Ovince Saint Preux (St Preux vs Oezdemir), Misha Cirkunov (Cirkunov vs Oezdemir) and Jimi Manuwa (Manuwa vs Oezdemir).
His opponent, Anthony Smith, has a record of 30-13-0 (90% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.4 in the same weight class. He has already fought three times in 2018 losing to Thiago Santos (Thiago Santos vs Anthony Smith) but then he has beat Rashad Evans and Mauricio Shogun Rua (Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Anthony Smith). Oezdemir vs Smith is the main event of UFC Fight Night 138. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Douglas Lima vs Andrey Koreshkov 3 – full fight Video Bellator 206

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-09-29, Douglas Lima vs Andrey Koreshkov 3 gets three stars only thanks to a good finish.

The black belt in Bjj and former Bellator Ww champion Douglas Lima entered this fight with a mma record of 29-7-0 (83% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.16 welterweight in the world but he comes off the loss against Rory MacDonald (Douglas Lima vs Rory MacDonald); before this bout, in 2017, he had beat Lorenz Larkin (Lima vs Larkin).
His opponent, former Bellator Ww champ Andrey Koreshkov, has an official record of 21-2-0 (71% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.19 in the same weight class. In their previous fights Koreshkov had beat Lima in 2015 (via unanimous decision, Douglas Lima vs Andrey Koreshkov) while he lost the rematch in 2016 (via ko, Koreshkov vs Lima 2); after this bout he has won over Chidi Njokuani (Andrey Koreshkov vs Chidi Njokuani) and Vaso Bakocevic (Andrey Koreshkov vs Vaso Bakocevic). Lima vs Koreshkov 3 is the quarter-final of the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix tournament; undercard of Gegard Mousasi vs Rory MacDonald – Bellator 206. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Rafael Lovato Jr vs John Salter – full fight Video Bellator 205

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-09-21, pretty good finish but the rest of the fight was not so exciting: Rafael Lovato Jr vs John Salter gets two stars.

The undefeated black belt in Bjj and former world jiu jitsu champion Rafael Lovato Jr entered this fight with a perfect mma record of 8-0-0 (87% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.38 middleweight in the world. In his last three bouts he has won over Mike Rhodes, Chris Honeycutt (Chris Honeycutt vs Rafael Lovato Jr) and Gerald Harris (Rafael Lovato Jr vs Gerald Harris).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu John Salter, has a record of 15-3-0 (100% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.31 in the same weight class. He suffered his last defeat when he faced Reggie Pena in 2012, since then he has won seven bouts beating Kendall Grove and Jason Radcliffe in 2017 (John Salter vs Kendall Grove). Lovato vs Salter is on the undercard of AJ McKee vs John Teixeira da Conceicao – Bellator 205. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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