UFC 166: Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez breakdown

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UFC 166: Roy Nelson vs Daniel Cormier breakdown

Another heavyweight fight rounds out the main card of UFC 166, this time featuring heavy hitting Roy Nelson and the Olympian and Strikeforce Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier. This bout is pivotal for multiple divisions as Cormier says win or lose he’s going down to light heavyweight and it seems as if Nelson is preparing to do the same as he’s lost massive amounts of weight.

Why Cutting Palhares was the Right Move

First off, I want to say that I have a tremendous amount of respect for Rousimar Palhares as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and as a fighter; well at least I did before some of his recent antics. With that being said, Palhares is a complete and total scumbag; I think Chael’s next rant of despicable Brazilians should include Palhares for not only what he did recently to Pierce, but to a range of other competitors in the past.

Bellator 103 – Rosa vs Zayats breakdown

During the main card of the Bellator 103 fight card in Kansas we are going to see a war between two of Bellator’s best Light Heavyweights when Aaron Rosa takes on Mikhail Zayats. Rosa has fought at the highest level of the sports in both Strikeforce and the UFC having taken victories in both. Zayats on the other hand was the Runner-Up to the Season 8 Light Heavyweight tournament only losing to Emmanuel Newton in his Bellator career. So without any further interruptions here is my breakdown for the match up.

Bellator 103 – David Rickels vs J.J. Ambrose breakdown

Bellator is back with another Friday full of fightsand this time they take place in the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. David “The Caveman” Rickels takes on submission specialist J.J. Ambrose in a lightweight collision. Rickels is coming off that knockout loss to Micheal Chandler, and Ambrose is coming off a no-contest in the Kuwait based Gladiator Fighting Championship. These two men are sure to produce fireworks when they meet up Friday night, so here is my breakdown

UFC Fight Night 29 – Maia vs. Shields breakdown

On October 9th, 2013 the UFC comes back to Fox Sports 1 with a great free card headlined by a welterweight bout with title implications between Demian Maia and Jake Shields. Both men have contended for the UFC title with Shields at welterweight and Maia a tmiddleweight Both did so unsuccessfully. That’s not where the comparisons endthough. Both men are fantastic black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and have demonstrated such in their MMA careers. So ready or not, here comes the breakdown for this battle between these top contenders.

UFC Fight Night 29: Hamill vs. Silva breakdown

Taking place on the main card of UFC Fight Night 29 is a light heavyweight battle between Brazilian striker Thiago Silva and National Wrestling Champion Matt Hamill. Both men are at a sort of at a crossroads in their career. Thiago Silva has had trouble when it comes to passing his drug tests. Matt Hamill has had trouble dealing with the top contenders. Both men are coming off a win.Silva over former Strikforce Champion Rafael Cavalcante, and Matt Hamill over Roger Hollet