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Top 10 Kickboxers to Compete in MMA

It’s been a while since a non-monthly event or yearly top 10 has been posted but they are being brought back with the top 10 kickboxers. Please note that these rankings are done based on kickboxing careers. 10) Joe Schilling One of the more recent fighters on this list, Joe Schilling won multiple championships in Muay Thai before crossing over into the now top kickboxing organization Glory, in which he

Top 10 Fights of February 2020

10) Justin Tafa defeats Juan Adams via TKO – UFC 246: Jones vs. Reyes A fight between two up and comers, Justin Tafa was able to attain a technical knockout victory against Juan Adams and made a statement. 9) Trevin Giles decisions James Krause – UFC 246: Jones vs. Reyes Trevin Giles had to earn a Fight of the Night victory against the normally welterweight James Krause as the two

Top 10 Fights of January 2020

10) Brian Kelleher defeats Ode Osbourne via submission – UFC 246 Brian Kelleher made a statement when he submitted Ode Osbourne. 9) Angela Hill defeats Hannah Cifers via TKO – UFC Fight Night 166 Wanting to start the new year out strong, Angel Hill returned to her striking roots when she was able to batter Hannah Cifers for the TKO win. 8) Aleksei Oleinik defeats Maurice Greene via submission –

8th Annual MMA Freak Awards (2019)

As does almost seem tradition, the MMA Freak Awards are coming out later then expected, though not as late this year. There will be another round of format changes this year: The Comeback of the Year category is once again being dropped in favor of bringing back the Article of the Year category. It should also be noted that in addition to the staff here at MMA Freak, votes were

Top 10 Fights of December 2019

10) Petr Yan knocks out Urijah Faber – UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington Petr Yan continues to rise as he put an end to Urijah Faber’s two fight winning streak. He also made a case for a possible title shot coming up. 9) Irene Aldana KOs Ketlen Vieira – UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington The continuing rise of Irene Aldana put a stop to the career long undefeated streak of

Top 10 Fights of November 2019

10) Darren Till decisions Kelvin Gastelum – UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz In an overdue move up in weight, Darren Till didn’t disappoint when he pulled an upset performance against contender Kelvin Gastelum. 9) Derrick Lewis decisions Blagoy Ivanov – UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz This was a surprisingly active fight between Derrick Lewis and Blagoy Ivanov as both fighters got good jabs and rolling around on the ground. 8)

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

Top 10 Fights of October 2019

10) Keri Taylor Melendez defeats Mandy Polk via decision – Bellator 229 Keri Taylor Melendez, the wife of Gilbert Melendez, was able to go all three rounds with Mandy Polk and was able to control the fight overall. 9) Goiti Yamauchi defeats Saad Awad via submission – Bellator 229 After pulling an arm bar submission, Goiti Yamauchi was in fact so quick that Saad Awad wasn’t even able to submit

Top 10 Fights of September 2019

10) Norbert Novenyi decisions Will Fleury – Bellator Dublin/Bellator 227 This was a slower paced fight but it had it’s moments and showcased these two up and coming European based fighters. 9) Kiefer Crosbie decisions Hugo Pereira – Bellator Dublin/Bellator 227 The fight between Keifer Crosbie and Hugo Pereira was a bit closer but was still on the slower side. 8) Emmanuel Sanchez defeats Tywan Claxton by sub – Bellator