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2020 MMA fight – Anthony Smith vs Devin Clark – fight Video UFC on ESPN 18

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2020-11-28, pretty good finish between Anthony Smith and Devin Clark but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two – UFC Performance of the Night (take a look at our ranking of the best mma fights of 2020).
The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Anthony Smith entered this fight with a professional mma record of 33-16-0 (91% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.15 light heavyweight in the world but he won just one out of his last four bouts, against Alexander Gustafsson in 2019 (Alexander Gustafsson vs Anthony Smith); after this fight he has lost to Glover Teixeira (Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira) and Aleksandar Rakic (Anthony Smith vs Aleksandar Rakic).
His opponent, Devin Clark, has an official record of 12-4-0 (33% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.42 in the same weight class. He lost to Ryan Spann in 2019 but then he has won over Dequan Townsend and Alonzo Menifield. Clark vs Smith is the main event of the UFC on ESPN 18 (also known as UFC Vegas 15); on the original fight card the main event was Curtis Blaydes vs Derrick Lewis but the match was canceled since Blaydes tested positive for COVID-19. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2020 MMA fight – Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje – fight Video UFC 254

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3 Star RatingReview by : 2020-10-24, good fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).
The undefeated black belt in judo, two time combat sambo world champion and Ufc Lw champ Khabib Nurmagomedov entered this fight with a perfect mma record of 28-0-0 (64% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.1 lightweight in the world. In his last three bouts he has won over Al Iaquinta (Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Al Iaquinta), Conor McGregor (Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor) and Dustin Poirier (Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier). After the fight with McGregor, Khabib was suspended for nine months because, following his victory over the Irishman, he jumped the cage and charged toward McGregor’s cornerman Dillon Danis, who provoked Nurmagomedov with trash talk from outside the cage and then a brawl broke out between the two teams.
His opponent, the former Wsof Lw and current interim Ufc Lw champ Justin Gaethje, has an official record of 22-2-0 (91% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.2 in the same weight class. He lost two consecutive bouts between 2017 and 2018, against Eddie Alvarez (Eddie Alvarez vs Justin Gaethje) and Dustin Poirier (4-stars fight, Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje), but then he has won four fights defeating Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone (Donald Cerrone vs Justin Gaethje) and Tony Ferguson in his last two (Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje); in this last bout Ferguson was expected to face Khabib but the Russian had to pull out due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gaethje vs Khabib, main event of the Ufc 254, is valid for the UFC lightweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2019 MMA fight – Jordan Espinosa vs Matt Schnell – fight Video UFC on ESPN 5

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2019-08-03, pretty good finish between Jordan Espinosa and Matt Schnell: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

Jordan Espinosa entered this fight with a pro record of 14-5-0 (64% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.11 flyweight in the world. He was defeated by Dinis Paiva in 2017 but since then he has won five bouts defeating Eric Shelton in 2019.
His opponent, the black belt in karate Matt Schnell, has an official mma record of 13-4-0 (69% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.15 in the same weight class. He lost two consecutive bouts between 2016 and 2017, against Rob Font and Hector Sandoval, but then he has won three fights beating Louis Smolka in his last one. Espinosa vs Schnell is on the undercard of Colby Covington vs Robbie Lawler – UFC on ESPN 5. 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 – Mamed Khalidov vs Tomasz Narkun – full fight Video KSW 42

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-03-03, nice fight between Mamed Khalidov and Tomasz Narkun: it gets three stars.

The black belt in karate, tae-kwon-do and KSW champion in two weight classes Mamed Khalidov entered this fight with a mma record of 34-4-2 (88% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.14 middleweight in the world. He suffered his last loss when he faced Jorge Santiago in 2010, since then he has collected 14 victories and one draw beating Luke Barnatt (Khalidov vs Barnatt) and Borys Mankowski in 2017 (Mamed Khalidov vs Borys Mankowski).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, former M-1 Global and current Ksw light-Hw champion Tomasz Narkun, has an official record of 14-2-0 (100% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.16 light heavyweight. He lost to Goran Reljic in 2014 but then he has won five bouts beating Cassio Barbosa de Oliveira, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (Narkun vs Sokoudjou) and Marcin Wojcik in his last three (Tomasz Narkun vs Marcin Wojcik). Khalidov vs Narkun is the main event of KSW 42. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2017 MMA fight – Tony Ferguson vs Kevin Lee – full fight Video UFC 216

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-10-07, great fight between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee: it gets three stars.

The Tuf 13 tournament winner Tony Ferguson entered this fight with a professional mma record of 22-3-0 (77% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.3 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Conor McGregor). ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson suffered his last defeat when he faced Michael Johnson in 2012, since then he has collected nine consecutive victories beating Landon Vannata (4-stars fight, Ferguson vs Vannata) and Rafael dos Anjos in 2016 (=dos Anjos vs Ferguson).
His opponent, Kevin Lee, has an official record of 16-2-0 (56% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.7 in the same weight class. He lost to Leonardo Santos in 2015 but then he has won five bouts defeating Francisco Trinaldo (=Trinaldo vs Lee) and Michael Chiesa in 2017 (=Chiesa vs Lee). Tony Ferguson vs Kevin Lee, main event of Ufc 216, is valid for the interim UFC lightweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2017 MMA fight – Daniel Straus vs Emmanuel Sanchez – full fight Video Bellator 184

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-10-06, some good exchanges between Daniel Straus and Emmanuel Sanchez but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two.

The former Bellator fw champion Daniel Straus entered this fight with a pro mma record of 24-7-0 (42% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.12 featherweight in the world but he lost three out of his last six bouts, the last one with Patricio Freire (=Straus vs Freire 4). Before this fight he had beat Patricio in 2015 (=Freire vs Straus 3).
His opponent, Emmanuel Sanchez, has a record of 15-3-0 (40% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.17 in the same weight class. He lost to Daniel Weichel last year (=Weichel vs Sanchez) but he came back to win in 2017 beating Georgi Karakhanyan (=Karakhanyan vs Sanchez) and Marcos Galvao (=Sanchez vs Galvao). Emmanuel Sanchez vs Daniel Straus is on the undercard of Eduardo Dantas vs Darrion Caldwell – Bellator 184. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2017 MMA fight – Tomasz Narkun vs Marcin Wojcik – full fight Video KSW 39

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-05-27, fight not so exciting between Tomasz Narkun and Marcin Wojcik: it gets two stars.

The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, former M-1 Global and current KSW light-Hw championTomasz Narkun entered this fight with a pro record of 13-2-0 (100% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.19 light heavyweight in the world. He lost to Goran Reljic in 2014 but then he has won four bouts beating Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou in his last one (=Narkun vs Sokoudjou).
His opponent, Marcin Wojcik, has an official mma record of 10-4-0 (80% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.61 in the same weight class. He suffered his last loss when he faced Michal Gutowski in 2013, since then he has collected eight consecutive victories. Tomasz Narkun vs Marcin Wojcik is valid for the KSW light heavyweight title (Narkun’s third defense); undercard of Mamed Khalidov vs Borys Mankowski – KSW 39. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Brandon Halsey vs John Salter – full fight Video Bellator 156

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-06-17, pretty good finish between Brandon Halsey and John Salter but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two.

The former Bellator Mw champion Brandon Halsey entered this fight with a professional mma record of 9-1-0 (67% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.26 middleweight in the world. He fought twice last year beating Kendall Grove (=Halsey vs Grove) and losing to Rafael Carvalho (=Halsey vs Carvalho).
His opponent, John Salter, has an official record of 11-3-0 (100% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since January 16, 2015 when he defeated Dustin Jacoby. Halsey vs Salter is on the undercard of Marcos Galvao vs Eduardo Dantas 2 – Bellator 156. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2016 MMA fight – Donald Cerrone vs Alex Oliveira – full fight Video UFC FN 83

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-02-21, good work on the ground and nice finish: Donald Cerrone vs Alex Oliveira gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

Donald Cerrone entered this fight with a professional mma record of 28-7-0 (71% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.2 lightweight in the world. He fought four times last year losing just his last bout, against #1 Rafael dos Anjos (=dos Anjos vs Cerrone 2).
His opponent, Alex Oliveira, has an official record of 13-3-1 (85% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.58 in the same weight class. He also suffered one loss in 2015, against Gilbert Burns (=Burns vs Oliveira) but then ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira has won three consecutive fights beating Piotr Hallmann (=Hallmann vs Oliveira). Cerrone vs Oliveira is the main event of the UFC Fight Night 83. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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