Top 10 Names To Look Out For In UFC in 2020
What would the UFC be without prospects? I love nothing more than to watch prelims and see a fighter get a dominant win as I think to myself, they’ll be a big name one day. Today, I’m going to be looking at some of these names and I’ll be looking at upcoming prospects that will have a fantastic 2020 and names you should keep an eye out for as they step into the octagon.
5 ONE Championship Fights That Has To Happen in 2020
There’s a lot of buzz surrounding ONE Championship and that’s because the promotion is entering their biggest year yet and the fights that can be made is honestly mouth watering so I’m going to list my 5 fights that I think we will see this year. Consider this as fights I want and I think we will see in 2020.
10 Hopes We Want To See For MMA in 2020
Say what you want about MMA in 2019 but it was a really successful year. The UFC did fantastic, One Championship had its biggest year and popularity is still growing, Bellator had regular events throughout the year and the PFL took place and gave out millions of dollars. 2020 is already shaping up to be a great year for MMA but what do Josh and Jack hope to see in the new year? Well, it’s time to find out.
Top 10 Best UFC Fights Of 2019
The octagon inside 2019 was a great time for fighting as we saw fantastic fights throughout the year but we’ve narrowed it down to the ten best fights of the year so lets not waste anymore time and we will jump straight into it.
Who are the One Championship Champions?
One Championship- one of the biggest MMA organisations in the world is growing at a fast pace and it shows no signs of slowing down but they’ve got titles for days. In the smaller weight classes, they have the world title, a Muay Thai title and a kickboxing title and today we’re going through every division ONE offers and we’ll be seeing who the champions are.
ONE Championship: Dawn Of Heroes Predictions
It’s about time that we do articles on ONE Championship, the ever-growing MMA organisation is rising at a rapid speed and that’s mainly because how exposed the product is. You can download the app and watch their events for free and watch all of their previous events for free also! What’s not to love? They have a great roster of fighters and that’s only going to get better from this day forward. Now, I have to admit that this is my first ONE event, however I do have a strong knowledge of MMA so my plan is to watch at least one of everybody’s fight on this card before I make my predictions and I’m just letting you know that I have so let’s get into this!
Luke Rockhold: A Fresh Start
Luke Rockhold possibly one of the biggest household names in the UFC’s middleweight division has moved up to the light heavyweight division and will face Jan Blachowichz tonight at UFC 239. This move to the division has been a long time coming as Luke Rockhold isn’t exactly the same size as most middleweights but as we seen from his change to light heavyweight he looks like he really belongs there he is the same height as his next opponent and still looks twice as big as Blachowichz. I feel like Rockhold will do very well in this division and after he runs through Jan like a train there are a lot of other fights I think the fans would want to see: Anthony Smith, Thiago Santos, Alexander Gustaffson if he isn’t retired and of course the current champ, Jon Jones.
10 MMA Fights You Need To See
The sport of MMA has really popularised in recent years and that’s because of huge stars such as Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones, Chuck Liddell and arguably the biggest name of all; Conor McGregor. There’s been many big fights and not just UFC - Pride has had fantastic fights, Bellator has knocked it out of the park many times in the past, RIZIN has had more of a handful of good fights so here at the 10 fights you need to see.
Predicting Every UFC PPV Main Events In 2019
It’s March. UFC has had two PPV events - one being headlined by Anderson Silva & the other being headlined by Jon Jones. Literally have nothing to post this weekend so this is my last resort: predicting the main events of the remaining PPV’s this year - let’s get going.
Predicting The UFC Champions A Year From Now
It’s a weird time, it’s March and today it’s UFC 235! There are two title fights tonight so this might be the best time to do an article on where I predict the UFC champions in March, 2020. This was a hard article to title as it may sound like I’m doing this article in 2020 rather than today, which I am! I’ve been Josh from AllThingsCombat.com and I’ll be back this time next year.......right let’s get this started because we’re actually doing it today, how funny am I?
Ranking Every UFC PPV In 2018 From Worst To Best
In total, UFC delivered 13 PPV events and 38 events in total which is a lot of content for MMA fans but the more the merrier, right? Right? Back to PPV’s now and since UFC did 12 PPVs then it’s easy to rank them from worst to best but before we do, let me explain how I will be ranking them. I will be ranking them with several criteria’s: Quality of fights, the main events and the overall main card so let’s get ranking.
10 UFC Predictions For 2019
As 2019 approaches, it’s time to look back at the year of 2018 and what happened this year: Daniel Cormier became a double champion, Jon Jones & Conor McGregor returned and Demetrious Johnson’s record breaking title reign came crashing down, who would’ve predicted those things at the end of 2017?! Now it’s the end of 2018 and we’re going to make 10 predictions for 2019 - let’s do this.
10 Greatest UFC Fighters Of All Time
This list will be surrounded with controversy as these are all my opinion. Not only are lists like these controversial, some fighters themselves are controversial. I’ve left off fighters such as, Matt Hughes, Ken Shamrock, Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell. This list is subjective but let’s just start it.
Will Darren Till Follow The Same Path As Francis Ngannou
You’ve already read the title, you know what this is about. What path did Ngannou go on that Till could possibly follow? I’ll tell you. Back in 2017, Francis Ngannou was the next big thing, nobody could stop him and when he stepped up to face Allistar Overeem, the pressure was on but Ngannou prevailed, knocking out Overeem with an uppercut in the first round. It was confirmed that Stipe Miocic will fight Francis Ngannou just a month later with the belt on the line. This was his biggest fight of his life. Ngannou was the next big thing, he can’t lose...right? Miocic dominated him for 5 rounds and later that year when he fought Derrick Lewis, many thought - myself included, Ngannou was going to win this fight and go back up the rankings and what happened? Ngannou flung 11 strikes in all 3 rounds, not only was it a bad fight, it was embarrassing.
5 Fights That Could Be Announced At The Special Press Conference
Tomorrow we see a UFC press conferences and it’s one of the big ones too which means we’ll see what fights are coming up in the rest of 2018. Here at AllThingsCombat.com have compiled a list of fights which we think will be announced come Friday.
How Can UFC Break 2 Million PPV Buys?
The UFC is the largest MMA promotion in the world - fact. But the company has never surpassed 2 million PPV buys with UFC 202 coming the closest they have ever had with a whopping 1.6 million! How can the UFC get to 2 million PPV buys and that’s where the dream card comes in. All the cards are on the table for this event: UFC 232 - the one in Vegas.
Rizin 11 Saitama Predictions
I like Rizin. I think it’s the best MMA promotion in the world as the event always delivers and almost never disappoints. I won’t predict the whole card as there are a good few matches so I’m going to predict the last 5.
UFC 226: What Happens Next?
Welcome to a new series on All Things Combat and it is called “What happens next?” where we look at the potential fights the UFC could make coming out of the PPV. UFC 226 was great and lived up to the hype but let’s take a look at where the fighters could go next.
Bellator 201 Predictions
Bellator 201 is taking place tonight and it takes place in California. Obviously this event follows Bellator 200 and while the card is nowhere as good as Bellator 200, this show should still be really entertaining. I think it’s time to start the predictions.
UFC 225 Review
UFC 225 was on Saturday and I’d say it was the most stacked card in 2018 and it’s time for me to review the PPV event.
What’s Next For CM Punk?
Last night, CM Punk had his second ever MMA fight and even though he did better in this fight than his first, he still isn’t ready for main cards of a pay-per view event. I know why he’s on the main card as it brings mainstream attention from media outlets but if he’s on the main card and former heavyweight champion, Aleister Overeem is competing in the prelims, can the UFC get taken seriously?
MMA Iconic Fights Episode 1: Conor McGregor Vs. Nate Diaz (UFC 196)
If there’s one thing we need on the site, it’s a new series. That’s why we’re doing a fight breakdown as a series which is full of Iconic Fights. On the debut episode, it’s McGregor Vs. Diaz 1!
The Demetrious Johnson Problem
What would you do if you ran an MMA promotion and someone had a championship for 6 years? I know what I’d do, I would try and take the championship off of the champ and put him against the toughest challengers possible to see how much of a champion he really is. UFC has tried and tested this method but Johnson has proven he’s better than the rest of the division and that is a problem.
The Ultimate Fighter: Season 27, Episode 2 Review
Hello and welcome to Episode 2 Of The Ultimate Fighter, the reality competition show where fighters fight to become a fighter on the UFC. Last time we saw John Gunther get choked out in less than a minute. Let’s see what episode 2 has in store.
MVP returns to Boxing
Bellator star, Michael Venom Page is set to have his second boxing match in 13 days on June 15th. He recently made his Bellator return at Bellator 200 against David Rickels which ended in the second round due to Rickels verbally forfeiting the match after a massive punch from Page which burst his face open. It feels like the whole MMA world is watching Page and his next move and his next move is boxing.
UFC 225 Predictions
Are you ready for the most stacked card of the year so far? I know I am. We already seen Jack become the inaugural All Things Wrestling Champion but who is going to be the first ever All Things MMA Champion? Will it be Josh or will it be Cameron? Let’s see who they predict for next week’s UFC event.
UFC 66 Review
As there’s no UFC PPV for the rest of the month, I thought I should do a review of an older PPV and it just so happens that I have UFC 66 in DVD. This and was in the MGM grand so let’s kick off the show.
Bellator 200 Review
Who’s ready for the 200th Bellator event? I know I am. The show should be a good one with some great bouts scheduled and I’m looking forward to seeing what fights turn out good and what ones don’t turn out as good. Let’s start the show.
The Ultimate Fighter: Season 27 Episode 1
Hello I’m Josh from All Things Combat and I’m about to watch the Ultimate Fighter for the first time in my life, now unlike most TV show’s you can watch the Ultimate Fighter at any season. I’m starting at 27 for instance as that’s the ongoing season, Jack from AllThingsCombat.com is also watching this and is actually a few episodes ahead of me. I’m aware that the coaches are light heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier and heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic. It’s time to begin episode 1.
Bellator 200 Predictions
It’s time for Bellator predictions and it’s the 200th event so I’m really looking forward to it. Bellator 200 is this Friday night and I’m really excited to see the card in action but before we do, we need to see the card on paper and my predictions for the event.
Why George St Pierre Should Retire.
Who Is The Most Popular UFC Fighter At The Moment?
It felt like forever since UFC has had that fighter which everybody know the name of like George St Pierre, Brock Lesnar, Conor McGregor and even Ronda Rousey. These fighters always boosted the popularity of UFC events and the event had a lot more views with these fighters on the card but nowadays, these fighters barely have fights so that begs the question, who is UFC’s most popular fighter (with the exception of Conor McGregor but does he really count?) so without going any further, I’m Josh from AllThingsCombat.com and this is who is UFC’s most popular fighter.
Is Nate Diaz Vs. George St Pierre The Right Fight?
If rumours are to be believed, then we’ll see Nate Diaz fight George St Pierre in the octagon and to be honest, the fight would be entertaining and go down as a a classic between the MMA veterans. When people heard about the fight, Some hated it and some liked it -I’m in the latter. Don’t get me wrong, I like the idea of the fight and would like to see it but is it the right fight?
Bellator 199 Review
I like Bellator, I enjoy the events they put on. Bellator 200 is right around the corner but before we get there, Bellator 199. The fights on paper looked good so can it live up to expectations? Let’s see the first fight.
UFC 224 Review
UFC 224 was last night and it’s time for the review. The card on paper wasn’t the strongest and UFC 225 is much stronger but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be a bad show. It’s time to start the review.
Bellator 199 Predictions
This Saturday, Bellator puts on their 199th event on the same night as UFC 224. Jack will be doing predictions for UFC 224 while I’ll be doing Predictions for a Bellator. We hope to make predictions against each other at the next UFC PPV but for now, we’re doing a show each. So before we go any further, I’m Josh from All Things Combat and here is predictions for Bellator 199.
Rizin 10 Fukuoka Review
This has been an event which I have been looking forward to for the past month or so. Rizin is a great MMA promotion with great fighters within the roster. I made predictions for the last 6 fights as the card is too big. Since I made predictions for the 6 fights, I’ll be reviewing the 6 fights so it’s time for the review so strap in.
Anderson Silva: Retirement Or Return?
Anderson Silva is one of the most popular names in UFC history. He’s one of the all time greats and holds the record of the longest UFC title reign in history spanning a total of 2457 days which translates to 351 weeks, 80 months, 6 years, 58,968 hours and get ready for this one. Anderson Silva had the middleweight title for 3538,080 minutes. That’s a lot of minutes. But at the age of 43, how long can the spider keep going for?
3 Opponents For George St. Pierre
George St. Pierre was recently middleweight champion after defeating Michael Bisping, Pierre quickly vacated the title however due to an injury and it is unknown when he’ll return to the octagon. If he does return, here’s 3 potential opponents for St Pierre.
Rizin 10- Fukuoka Predictions
This Sunday, Rizin puts on which will most likely be another fantastic show. If you’ve never heard of Rizin, I’ll explain it. Rizin MMA is a Japanese MMA promotion which was formed in 2015 and have put on several events since launching. This is Rizin’s 12th event and the card looks stacked. Rizin is not like any other MMA promotion out there and that’s a fact. I’m going to predict the last 6 fights rather than the whole card.
Bellator 198 Review
Bellator 198 took place on Saturday and I’ve not watched it yet so let’s get into the first fight.
Dillon Danis Vs. Kyle Walker
I didn’t do a prediction for this fight and I’m not sure why, I don’t even remember this fight getting announced but Danis has the advantage going into this fight. I’d have to go with Danis on this one.
Walker hits Danis hard with a punch but doesn’t follow up. Danis takes Walker to the ground and looks for a submission attempt. Walker taps out almost instantly and Danis picks up the win in his debut fight.
The Problem With: Interim Champions
It feels like every UFC PPV has, there’s an interim championship up for grabs. Back in the day, interim titles where there for the purpose of the champion not being able to defend his belt due to injury or something but nowadays it feels like they’re there just for more publicity. UFC can advertise that it’s a champion verse champion fight and the winner gets the undisputed championship which is smart business on their part but the more you think about it, the more it’s a problem.
Floyd Mayweather In UFC? MMA opinion
If rumours are to be believed then Floyd Mayweather is on his way to the UFC to start an MMA career and is currently getting trained by UFC welterweight Champion, Tyron Woodley and the pair is focusing on ground work at the minute. Recently, Mayweather has applied for an MMA license so that’s something but is it right for Mayweather?
The Problem With: Double Champions
In 2016, Conor McGregor cemented his MMA legacy by becoming the first ever UFC double champion by holding the featherweight championship and the lightweight championship. McGregor would then go on to vacant the featherweight championship and focus on the lightweight title only not to defend is and 2 years later we’d see Khabib Nurmagedov defeat Alquinta to win the belt with McGregor totally out of the picture. But there’s so many more problems with double champions and here’s some of the issues.
The first issue is keeping a divison waiting, as previously mentioned the lightweight divison went a year and a half without a champion which in my opinion is a disgrace. It got so bad at one point, memes were spreading around about the problem but UFC didn’t care, instead they’d put every other title on the line in 2017 with the exception of the lightweight. Hell, some champions even defended their belt twice whereas the lightweight belt wasn’t on a single PPV.
The second problem is not sticking to your divison. When a champion wins a belt, they should stick to that weight class and that weight class only. Later this year, Daniel Cormier gets a heavyweight title match despite currently holding the light heavyweight championship. There’s so many opponents Cormier could fight but now he’s going up a class to fight Stipe Miocic. I don’t like it.
A third issue is the ranking system. Why have a ranking system when you have champions fighting for other belts? If you have the welterweight championship, does that automatically give you the number one ranking for the middleweight championship? It shouldn’t but it most likely does. I’m a fan of the contender system, I like the idea of a league table. You work your way up to number one and you get a title shot, perfect. Makes all types of sense but if you’re just going to give other champions these “advantages”why bother?
As you can see, I’m not the biggest fans of double champs. What do you think? If you like these types of articles then keep it on All Things Combat!
Bellator 198 Predictions
This Saturday night, Bellator puts on a card which should be entertaining and genuinely has some great bouts throughout the card. This card seems like most of the fights could go either way and I think that makes this card fascinating.
The first fight on the main card features Javier Torres fighting Neiman Gracie in the welterweight divison. This fight should be a great fight and I think Gracie will expand his undefeated streak from 6-0 to 7-0.
Moving onto the middleweights now as John Slater goes to war with Rafael Lovato Jr who recently picked up a big win over Chris Honeycutt. The middleweight champion, Rafael Carvalho should definitely be watching this fight as these two must be in title contention within the next two years. My prediction for this one is Rafael Lovato Jr.
The third fight contains two featherweights. The first fighter is Sam Sillica, who is a former UFC fighter but was unfortunately released and he will fight his second fight for Bellator and take on Emmanuel Sanchez. Sanchez and Sillica have victories over former champion, Marcos Galvão. I believe that Sanchez will pick up a big win over Sillica and defeat him in his second fight in the promotion.
The mainevent of the evening is Fedor Emelianenko who fights Frank Mir. This is Mir’s first fight since 2016 and I think it might be one of the slower fights on the card due to their age but I do think Mir is picking up the win and look forward to see how this plays out.
What do you think about the card? Bellator 198 may not be as strong as the previous card but I don’t think that matters as the card is strong enough for me to remain invested.