This year’s MMA Freak Awards did come out later then originally planned but is now coming out. Like last year, there will be some changes to the format once again: With the exception of the Comeback of the Year category, the awards returns to a top 10 list. The Journalist of the Year category has been dropped this year in favor of bringing back the Comeback of the Year category.
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January 2019 10) Juan Archuleta defeats Ricky Bandejas via decision – Bellator 214 9) Ryan Bader defeats Fedor Emelianenko via knockout – Bellator 214 8) Henry Cejudo defeats TJ Dillashaw via TKO – UFC Fight Night 143 7) Jake “Jack Swagger” Hager submits J.W. Kiser – Bellator 214 6) Cory Sandhagen defeats Mario Bautista – UFC Fight Night 143 5) Alonzo Menifield defeats Vinicius Moreira – UFC Fight Night 143
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 MMA P4P Fighters (12/28/19) 1) Jon Jones (N/A) 2) Daniel Cormier (1) 3) Henry Cejudo (8) 4) Amanda Nunes (4) 5) TJ Dillashaw (2) 6) Cristiane Justino (3) 7) Tyron Woodley (5) 8)
Reviews Bellator 214: Fedor vs. Bader Bellator MMA hosted an event at The Forum in Inglewood, California on Saturday, January 26th and was broadcast on the Paramount Network: Heavyweight Ryan Bader def. Fedor Emelianenko KO (punches) 1 0:35 Featherweight Henry Corrales def. Aaron Pico KO (punches) 1 1:07 Heavyweight Jake Hager def. J.W. Kiser Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 2:09 Bantamweight Juan Archuleta def. Ricky Bandejas Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)3
Reviews UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw The UFC hosted its’ first ESPN partnership event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, January 19th that broadcast on ESPN+: Flyweight Henry Cejudo (c) def. T.J. Dillashaw TKO (punches) 1 0:32 Heavyweight Allen Crowder def. Greg Hardy DQ (illegal knee) 2 2:28 Lightweight Gregor Gillespie def. Yancy Medeiros TKO (punches) 2 4:59 Flyweight Joseph Benavidez def. Dustin Ortiz Decision
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
The winner this week is Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, a review of Bellator 206 and a small preview of UFC 229.
Reviews Bellator 206: Mousasi vs. MacDonald Bellator MMA hosts an event at the SAP Center in San Jose, California on Saturday, Sept. 29 broadcast on DAZN: Middleweight Gegard Mousasi (c) def. Rory MacDonald TKO (punches and elbows) 2 3:23 Heavyweight Quinton Jackson def. Wanderlei Silva TKO (punches) 2 4:32 Welterweight Douglas Lima def. Andrey Koreshkov Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 5 3:04 Featherweight Aaron Pico def. Leandro Higo TKO (punches) 1
Reviews UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Anders The UFC hosted an event at the Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Saturday, Sept 22 on Fox Sports 1: Light Heavyweight Thiago Santos def. Eryk Anders TKO (referee stoppage) 3 5:00 Welterweight Alex Oliveira def. Carlo Pedersoli TKO (punches) 1 0:39 Light Heavyweight Antônio Rogério Nogueira def. Sam Alvey TKO (punches) 2 1:00 Catchweight (141.6 lbs) Andre Ewell def. Renan
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: