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E. Spencer Kyte
Thoughts and opinions on mixed martial arts from a long-time MMA writer.
Created 24 Nov 2020
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  • Fighters to Watch 2022: Lightweights
    05 Jan 2022 • 15 min read
    How everybody enjoying the series so far? It’s a bear to write, but I’m going to be honest with you: I love it. Even if no one read this thing (and I know people are reading it and I appreciate you al...
  • Fighters to Watch 2022: Featherweights
    04 Jan 2022 • 14 min read
    There were a couple years there five or six years ago where the spotlight of the MMA world was focused on the featherweight division, as Conor McGregor maniacally chased down and dethroned Jose Aldo b...
  • Fighters to Watch 2022: Bantamweights
    03 Jan 2022 • 19 min read
    The state of the two bantamweight divisions represent a dichotomy in 2022. Despite a massive upset producing a new champion on the final pay-per-view of 2021, the women’s side of the weight class repr...
  • Fighters to Watch 2022: Flyweights
    02 Jan 2022 • 16 min read
    The flyweight divisions are going to be tremendously entertaining in the coming year. On the women’s side of the roster, dominant champion Valentina Shevchenko still has new challengers climbing the r...
  • Fighters to Watch 2022: Strawweights
    01 Jan 2022 • 10 min read
    If you ever wanted to know who I am as a fan and a writer that covers this sport, this series is the best representation of those things. Over the next nine days, I will identify over 250 fighters to ...
  • Fighters to Watch 2022: The Prologue
    31 Dec 2021 • 5 min read
    The first 90 minutes of my morning were spent mapping out the athletes I wanted to include in this year’s edition of the Fighters to Watch series, the “more detailed than it probably needs to be” look...
  • 2021 in Review: My Favorite Features
    29 Dec 2021 • 10 min read
    I did this for the first time last year and knew right away I wanted to make it something I did towards the end of each year going forward. Part of it is because I write a lot — more than 500 pieces f...
  • 2021 Others Receiving Votes Awards: Fights of the Year
    28 Dec 2021 • 6 min read
    Earlier this month, just before the final UFC event of 2021, I sent in my personal Top 5 lists for the various awards being handed out over the previous 7-10 days at UFC.com. I was pretty set in my ch...
  • 2021 Others Receiving Votes Awards: Submissions of the Year
    24 Dec 2021 • 6 min read
    It’s wild to me that Andre Muniz is probably going to take home top honors for Submission of the Year (as he should) and yet a whole lot of people were still sleeping on him heading into his fight ear...
  • 2021 Others Receiving Votes Awards: Knockouts of the Year
    23 Dec 2021 • 6 min read
    Kamaru Usman’s knockout of Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 wasn’t just the top knockout of the year, it might be my favorite knockout of all time. Seriously. From the moment the fight started coming togethe...
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