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Top 10 Fights of September 2018

10) Aaron Pico defeats Leandro Higo via technical knockout – Bellator 206: Mousasi vs. MacDonald Aaron Pico had the toughest challenge of his career against Leandro Higo but showed he is fully capable of such a challenge. Aside from his first fight this was against a challenging, accomplished opponent at bantamweight. 9) Gegard Mousasi defeats Rory MacDonald via TKO victory – Bellator 206: Mousasi vs. MacDonald As ambitious as Rory MacDonald’s goal of was to become the

Top 10 Fights of August 2018

10) Vinny Magalhares defeats Brandon Halsey via technically knockout – PFL 5: High vs. Schulte Vinny Magalhares is finally breaking out in the Professional Fighter’s League and his win against Bellator MMA and M-1 Global veteran Brandon Halsey. 9) Darrion Caldwell defeats Noat Lahat via knockout victory – Bellator 204: Caldwell vs. Lahat While Noat Lahat may not be an elite level featherweight, he was the first test for Darrion Caldwell in his move up from bantamweight.

Top 10 Fights of July 2018

10) Khalil Rountree Jr. defeats Gokhan Saki via technical knockout – UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier To say that Khalil Rountree Jr. shocked people by knocking out Gokhan Saki is an understatement considering the fact that Saki is known for his kickboxing career. However, Rountree proved that he can do exactly that. 9) Daniel Cormier defeats Stipe Miocic via knockout punches victory  – UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier Daniel Cormier made history against Stipe Miocic by becoming

How the new weight classes will change MMA

Last year the Association of Boxing Commissions passed a 10 point plan to controlling weight cutting including adding four new weight classes towards the middle and upper range of weight classes in MMA. The new weight classes are geared towards making it easier for fighters to make weight and make lower risks along with the other rules in the 10 point plan that are going into affect. The UFC has pledged

Top 10 Fights of June 2018

June has brought on the beginning of a series of good fights that could very well be fight of the year candidates: 10) Brendan Allen defeats Larry Crowe via knockout – Legacy Fighting Alliance 43: Allen vs. Crowe To say that Legacy Fighting Alliance continues turning out good prospects is an understatement as this match shows. 9) Keoni Diggs defeats Andy Varela via TKO victory – Legacy Fighting Alliance 44:

Top 10 Fights of May 2018

May was a little on the slow side but there were some good gems hidden among the multitude of various fights: 10) Mike Trizano technically knocks out Thailand Clark – The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Mike Trizano pulled the at this point only knockout finish of The Ultimate Fighter against Thailand Clark. 9) Tatiana Padilla Suarez defeats Alexa Grasso via submission – UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman The former world champion in

Top 10 Fights of April & March 2018

Top 10 Fights of March 2018 10) Nate Jemmerman submits John DeVall – Legacy Fighting Alliance 34: Watley vs. Jenkins 9) Ricky Simon defeats Vinicius Zani via knockout – Legacy Fighting Alliance 36: Simon vs. Zani 8) Mackenzie Dern defeats Ashley Yoder via split decision – UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya 7) Kristina Williams defeats Emily Ducote via split decision – Bellator 195: Caldwell vs. Higo 6) Darrion Caldwell defeats

6th Annual MMA Freak Awards

There have been several set backs over the past three months but the MMA Freak Awards are finally being released. In the past the awards have been listed in a top 10 format however, this year and possibly this year only, the awards will simply have a winner of the category with some possible honorable mentions. Eight of the nine categories from last year will be return with one new

Top 10 Fights of February 2018

2018 continues to roll along and there were so many good fights this last month, primarily in knockout finishes: 10) Vadim Nemkov beats Liam McGeary via technical knockout – Bellator 194: Mitrione vs. Nelson 2 Capitalizing on an opportunity, Vadin Nemkov was able to get a TKO win against former champ Liam McGeary. 9) Damon Jackson defeats Chris Pecero via technical submission – Legacy FA 33: Willis vs. Stewart Damon Jackson was able to

Top 10 Fights of January 2018

The new year started out with many fights that could be knockouts of the year both on the elite and rising levels: 10) Abdul Razak Alhassan defeated Sabah Homosi via knockout – UFC 220: Miocic vs. Ngannou One of two Performance of the Night winners for UFC 220, this is just the first of many knockouts for this month. 9) Gian Villante defeats Francimar Barroso via split decision victory – UFC 220: