3 Up 3 Down Pro Wrestling Edition: Trending Up

Welcome back to “3 Up 3 Down” our version of power rankings. Usually we here at inthefight.net save “3U3D” for the radio show or MMA but after the past week we need to start sprinkling some good ole fashion ‘rasslin’ into the mix!

Why now?

Well, unless you’re living under a rock you’re fully aware that live crowds have retuned to pro wrestling over the past few weeks. It’s been refreshing to say the least. No more bland and boring ThunderDome or Daily’s Place. Live people!

So without further ado here’s my “3 Up 3 Down” pro wrestling edition!

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The Weigh In #2: UFC 262 Wrap Up, Dana White vs. Triller, Wilder-Fury-Joshua & More

Mike and Brett weigh in on the weekend that was in the world of combat sports!

  • 3 Up 3 Down! Who’s trending up and who’s trending down after UFC 262
  • Barboza vs. Burgos = Fight of the Year?!
  • Last word on UFC 262
  • Dana White vs. Triller
  • Boxing’s Dilemma: Wilder vs. Fury must take place!

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3 Up 3 Down UFC 262 Edition: Trending Up

Welcome back to “3 Up 3 Down” our version of power rankings! UFC 262 proved to be a historical night. Here are the three trending up after Saturday.

Charles Oliveira

11 years and 26 fights.  That is how long it took Charles Oliveira to reach the pinnacle of the sport and win the UFC Lightweight Championship.  His first fight was on the undercard of the Jon Jones v. Vladimir Matyushenko card on Versus – a network that no longer exists during Jon Jones march towards earning the title!  Oliveira’s story is one of perseverance and growth.  Several times he put together impressive winning streaks, only to be met with a devastating loss or serious injury.  Now, after winning 6 fights, it’s clear that the uber-talented Oliveira has not only the championship skill, but mental toughness which is needed to wear the Gold in the premier mixed martial arts promotion in one of its toughest weight classes.  Congrats to Do Bronx!

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3 Up 3 Down UFC Vegas 25 Edition: Three Trending Up

Welcome back to “3 Up 3 Down” our version of power rankings! UFC Vegas 25 provided another night of spectacular fighters and fights. Here are the three trending up after Saturday.

Jiri Prochazka

Ladies and gentleman, we have a new #1 contender in the Light Heavyweight Division and if he continues on his path will become a superstar!  Former Rizing LHW champ Jiri Prochazka defeated former title contender Dominick Reyes in brutal fashion with the third ever spinning elbow in UFC History at 4:29 of Round 2.  Prochazka, who is from the Czech Republic, and touts Eastern Philosophies from Japan and China, fights in an awkward yet exciting standup fashion, throwing shots from unique angles and leaving himself vulnerable to shots as well.


The fight looked competitive at first, as Reyes was finding a home for his patented counter left straight, but as time continued, Prochazka’s pace and striking prowess seemed to overwhelm Reyes.  This makes for the second straight brutal KO of a former title challenger (he defeated Volkan Oezdemir via KO in his promotional debut).  With out question, he is the clear cut #1 contender and will await the victor of the Jan Blachowicz/Glover Teixeira fight.  At this point, I would favor Prochazka against either fighter.

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