TAG: UFC Performance of the Night

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 – Max Holloway vs Brian Ortega – fight Video UFC 231

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-12-08, great fight between Max Holloway and Brian Ortega: it gets three stars (UFC Fight of the Night, UFC Performance of the Night).

The Ufc Fw champion Max Holloway entered this fight with a professional record of 19-3-0 (58% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.1 featherweight in the world. He suffered two consecutive defeats in 2013, against Dennis Bermudez and Conor McGregor (McGregor vs Holloway), but then he has won twelve consecutive bouts beating Anthony Pettis (Holloway vs Pettis) and Jose Aldo in his last three (Aldo vs Holloway I and Max Holloway vs Jose Aldo II).
His opponent, the undefeated black belt in Bjj Brian Ortega, has a perfect mma record of 14-0-0 (71% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.2 in the same weight class. Between 2017 and 2018 he has fought three times winning over Renato Moicano Carneiro (Carneiro vs Ortega), Cub Swanson (Cub Swanson vs Brian Ortega) and Frankie Edgar (Frankie Edgar vs Brian Ortega). Holloway vs Ortega, main event of UFC 231, is valid for the Ufc featherweight title (Holloway’s second defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Jimi Manuwa vs Thiago Santos – fight Video UFC 231

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-12-08, nice and tough exchanges between Jimi Manuwa and Thiago Santos: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

Jimi Manuwa entered this fight with a pro record of 17-4-0 (94% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.14 light heavyweight in the world but he comes off two consecutive losses, against Jan Blachowicz in 2018 (Jimi Manuwa vs Jan Blachowicz 2) and Volkan Oezdemir in 2017 (Jimi Manuwa vs Volkan Oezdemir); before this bout he had beat Corey Anderson (Jimi Manuwa vs Corey Anderson).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Thiago Santos, has an official mma record of 19-6-0 (74% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.12 in the same weight class. Thiago ‘Marreta’ lost to David Branch in April (David Branch vs Thiago Santos) but then he has beat Kevin Holland (Thiago Santos vs Kevin Holland) and Eryk Anders (Thiago Santos vs Eryk Anders). Manuwa vs Santos 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 – Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Tyson Pedro – fight Video UFC FN 142

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-12-02, pretty good fight between Mauricio Shogun Rua and Tyson Pedro: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

The black belt in Bjj, former Pride Mw and Ufc light-Hw champion Mauricio Shogun Rua entered this fight with a mma record of 25-11-0 (84% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.21 light heavyweight in the world but he comes off the loss against Anthony Smith (Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Anthony Smith); before this bout, in 2017, he had beat Gian Villante (Mauricio Rua vs Gian Villante).
His opponent, the black belt in Japanese jiu-jitsu and kempo Tyson Pedro, has an official record of 7-2-0 (100% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.36 in the same weight class but he lost two ouy of his last three fights, against Ilir Latifi (Ilir Latifi vs Tyson Pedro) and Ovince St Preux (Ovince St Preux vs Tyson Pedro); between these two bouts he beat Saparbek Safarov (Tyson Pedro vs Saparbek Safarov). Shogun Rua vs Pedro is on the undercard of Junior dos Santos vs Tai Tuivasa – UFC Fight Night 142. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Neil Magny vs Santiago Ponzinibbio – fight Video UFC FN 140

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-11-17, good fight between Neil Magny and Santiago Ponzinibbio: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

Neil Magny entered this fight with a mma record of 21-6-0 (48% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.10 welterweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Tyron Woodley). He lost to Rafael dos Anjos last year (dos Anjos vs Magny) but then he has beat Carlos Condit (Carlos Condit vs Neil Magny) and Craig White (Neil Magny vs Craig White).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj Santiago Ponzinibbio, has an official record of 26-3-0 (77% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.17 in the same weight class. He suffered his last defeat in 2015, against Lorenz Larkin (Larkin vs Ponzinibbio), but then he has won six bouts beating Gunnar Nelson (Nelson vs Ponzinibbio) and Mike Perry in his last two (Santiago Ponzinibbio vs Mike Perry). Magny vs Ponzinibbio is the main event of UFC Fight Night 140. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Khalil Rountree vs Johnny Walker – fight Video UFC FN 140

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-11-17, good finish between Khalil Rountree and Johnny Walker: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

Khalil Rountree entered this fight with a pro record of 7-2-0 (71% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.54 light heavyweight in the world. He suffered two consecutive defeats in 2016, against Andrew Sanchez and Tyson Pedro, but then he has collected three victories and one no-contest beating Gokhan Saki in his last one (Gokhan Saki vs Khalil Rountree).
His opponent, Johnny Walker, has a mma record of 14-3-0 (93% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.61 in the same weight class. He lost to Henrique Silva Lopes in 2016 but since then he has won six consecutive bouts beating Henrique da Silva in his last one. Rountree vs Walker 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 best MMA fight – Chan Sung Jung vs Yair Rodriguez – fight Video UFC FN 139

4 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-11-10, good fight with a spectacular finish: Chan Sung Jung vs Yair Rodriguez is one of the best mma fights of 2018 and it gets four stars (UFC Fight of the Night, UFC Performance of the Night).

The black belt in hapkido, judo and tae-kwon-do Chan Sung Jung entered this fight with a professional mma record of 14-4-0 (86% finishing rate) while his opponent, the black belt in tae-kwon-do Yair Rodriguez, has an official record of 10-2-0 (50% finishing rate). Both fighters are not ranked as they haven’t fought for more than one year: ‘The Korean Zombie’ was defeated by Jose Aldo in 2013 (Aldo vs Jung) but then he beat Dennis Bermudez in February 2017 (Dennis Bermudez vs Chan Sung Jung) while ‘Pantera’ Rodriguez fought twice last year defeating BJ Penn in January (Rodriguez vs Penn) and losing to Frankie Edgar in May (Frankie Edgar vs Yair Rodriguez).Jung vs Rodriguez is the main event of UFC Fight Night 139. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – Donald Cerrone vs Mike Perry – fight Video UFC FN 139

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-11-10, good finish between Donald Cerrone and Mike Perry: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).

The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and gaidojutsu Donald Cerrone entered this fight with a pro mma record of 33-11-0 (76% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.16 welterweight in the world but he won just one out of his last five bouts, against Yancy Medeiros in February (Donald Cerrone vs Yancy Medeiros); after this fight ‘Cowboy’ has lost to Leon Edwards (Donald Cerrone vs Leon Edwards).
His opponent, Mike Perry, has a record of 12-3-0 (92% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.25 in the same weight class but he lost two out of his last three fights, against Santiago Ponzinibbio in 2017 (Santiago Ponzinibbio vs Mike Perry) and Max Griffin in 2018 (Mike Perry vs Max Griffin); after this bout he has defeated Paul Felder (Paul Felder vs Mike Perry). Cerrone vs Perry is on the undercard of Chan Sung Jung vs Yair Rodriguez – UFC Fight Night 139. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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2018 MMA fight – David Branch vs Jared Cannonier – fight Video UFC 230

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2018-11-03, some good exchanges between David Branch and Jared Cannonier but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two (UFC Performance of the Night).

The black belt in Bjj, former Wsof light-Hw and Mw champion David Branch entered this fight with a mma record of 22-4-0 (59% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.8 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Robert Whittaker). He lost to Luke Rockhold last year (Luke Rockhold vs David Branch) but he come back to win against Thiago Santos in 2018 (David Branch vs Thiago Santos).
His opponent, Jared Cannonier, has an official record of 10-4-0 (80% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.69 light heavyweight but he won just one out of his last four bouts, against Nick Roehrick; after this fight he has lost to Jan Blachowicz and Dominick Reyes (Dominick Reyes vs Jared Cannonier). Branch vs Cannonier is on the undercard of Daniel Cormier vs Derrick Lewis – UFC 230. Watch the video and rate this fight!

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