Posts From Matthew Salzer

MMA Freak December 2019 Rankings

The MMA Freak rankings are voted on by members of the Freak staff. Note that fighters who are serving drug related suspensions, have been inactive for over twelve months or have recently retired are currently ineligible: Top 10 MMA P4P Fighters (11/30/19) 1) Jon Jones (1)2) Henry Cejudo (2)3) Amanda Nunes (3)4) Khabib Nurmagomedov (4)5) Valentina Shevchenko (5)6) Kamaru Usman (6)7) Israel Adesanya (7)8) Stipe Miocic (9)9) Daniel Cormier (10) 10)

MMA Freak December 2019 Women’s Rankings

The MMA Freak rankings are voted on by members of the writing staff. Note that fighters who are serving drug related suspensions, have been inactive for twelve months or have recently retired are currently ineligible: Top 10 Women’s P4P Fighters (11/30/19) 1) Amanda Nunes (1) 2) Valentina Shevchenko (2)3) Cristiane Venacio (3)4) Zhang Weili (4)5) Tatiana Suarez (5)6) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (7)7) Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (8)8) Seo Hee Ham (9)9) Julia Budd

Around the world of MMA: December 29-31

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. The Korean Zombie The UFC hosted an event at the Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea on Saturday, December 21st that was broadcast on the ESPN+ online service: Featherweight Chan Sung Jung def. Frankie Edgar TKO (punches) 1 3:18 Light Heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir def. Aleksandar Rakić Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00 Featherweight Charles Jourdain def. Doo Ho Choi TKO (punches) 2 4:32

MMA Freak Hall of Fame: Class of 2019

As traditional here at MMA Freak, December is the month that we induct our annual hall of fame class. As is traditional, our class is full of prestigious members of the MMA community that have contributed to the sport. As is usual, here are the rules for the induction of the various Hall of Famers: “The Hall of Fame classes are decided by an open ballot which all writers for

Around the world of MMA: December 20-21

Reviews UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington The UFC hosted an event at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada on Saturday, December 14th that was broadcast on the ESPN+ pay-per-view: Welterweight Kamaru Usman (c) def. Colby Covington TKO (punches) 5 4:10 Featherweight Alexander Volkanovski def. Max Holloway (c) Decision (unanimous) (48–47, 48–47, 50–45) 5 5:00 Women’s Bantamweight Amanda Nunes (c) def. Germaine de Randamie Decision (unanimous) (49–44, 49–46, 49–45) 5 5:00