Close Article Return to stream X
MMA

UFC Fight Night: Kevin Gastelum vs. Brian Melancon Preview

+Read full article
Kevin Gastelum UFC

Image via Kevin Gastelum’s Facebook Profile

UFC Fight Night features an exciting welterweight bout between Kevin Gastelum and Brian Melancon. Gastelum is the latest winner of The Ultimate Fighter series, and he will be looking to prove he’s capable of competing at the highest level in the UFC. Melancon would love nothing more to take away Gastelum’s hype in hopes of building up his own fighting career.

Gastelum’s latest victory was at TUF season finale, where he was able to defeat Uriah Hall. In the bout, Gastelum was able to showcase his superior wrestling skills, and it was apparent that Hall had no answer. To date, Gastelum is undefeated as a fighter, sporting a record of 6-0.

He is relatively new to MMA, so he will need to keep developing his skills if he wants to be a viable threat at welterweight, which has always been one of the most competitive divisions in all of the UFC.

Melancon comes into this bout off an impressive KO victory over Seth Baczynski. He is also young in the sport of MMA, sporting a record of 7-2. Melancon is known for his power, but he also has serviceable jiu jitsu. He will be looking for a finish against Gastelum, and it will be interesting to see what tactics he takes in this fight.

Both fighters have a lot to prove in this one. They want to get a win in order to further their career. Both are well-rounded fighters, so it should be a fun scrap both standing and on the ground. So who has the edge in this bout, Gastelum or Melancon? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Your Favorites
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
MMA Videos

Dana White Doesn’t Think Conor McGregor Can Beat Rafael dos Anjos

Things are getting interesting ahead of UFC 196. The headlining fight at that March 5 pay-per-view event will see UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor move up to lightweight to face the champion of that division Rafael dos Anjos. If McGregor succeeds he will become the first UFC fighter to hold belts in two different divisions simultaneously. The oddsmakers have McGregor as the favorite ahead of the fight. UFC president Dana White doesn’t necessarily hold the same opinion.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
MMA Videos

Ronda Rousey’s Mom Predicted Holly Holm Would Knock Her Out

Dr. AnnMaria De Mars is the first woman ever to win a gold medal at the World Judo Championship doing so in 1984. She is also the mother of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Further she may be the most vocal critic of Rousey’s coach Edmond Tarverdyan. Appearing on Submission Radio De Mars once again spoke out on Tarverdyan commenting on Rousey’s loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193. “I predicted it in advance Ronda trained with an idiot and a fraud” said De Mars.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
MMA Videos

Ronda Rousey’s Coach Breaks Silence on KO Loss to Holly Holm

We haven’t heard much from Ronda Rousey or her camp about the loss Rousey suffered to Holly Holm in November. Sure Rousey recently hosted Saturday Night Live and briefly addressed her UFC 193 knockout loss in her monologue but as far as detailed comments on the fight there has been mostly silence. That changed earlier this week when Rousey’s trainer Edmond Tarverdyan spoke to ESPN. Tarverdyan took a lot of heat in the days following the fight. Most of that heat was generated when his fighter bloodied and breathing from her mouth sat down on her stool at the end of Round 1.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
MMA Videos

Dana White Responds to Jose Aldo’s Demand for Conor McGregor Rematch

On Thursday UFC president Dana White appearing on the “Opie and Jim Norton” radio show said “It’s one of those things; we made the fight the first time and he got hurt and had to pull out. Then we made it again and it ended in 13 seconds. It’s tough to make that fight again right away. Plus Conor wants to be a two-belt champion so he wants to fight dos Anjos.” While White didn’t totally rule out an Aldo versus McGregor rematch his comments make the fight seem unlikely. McGregor’s next fight will take place on March 5 when he moves up to lightweight to try and capture Rafael dos Anjos’ title.

Comment 0 Comments