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MMA Freak January 2019 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 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)

Around the world of MMA: November 30 – December 1

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 The UFC hosted an event at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China on Sunday, Nov. 24th broadcast on UFC Fight Pass: Heavyweight Francis Ngannou def. Curtis Blaydes TKO (punches) 1 0:45 Heavyweight Alistair Overeem def. Sergey Pavlovich TKO (punches) 1 4:21 Bantamweight Yadong Song def. Vince Morales Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 Welterweight Li Jingliang def. David Zawada TKO (body

Around the world of MMA: Liddell vs Ortiz 3

Reviews Bellator 209: Pitbull vs. Sanchez Bellator MMA hosted an event at the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv, Israel on Nov 16 on Paramount Network: Featherweight Patrício Freire (c) def. Emmanuel Sanchez Decision (unanimous) (48-46, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 Welterweight Ryan Couture def. Haim Gozali Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00 Light Heavyweight Vadim Nemkov def. Phil Davis Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00 Women’s Featherweight Olga

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

Around the world of MMA: June 16-19

Reviews PFL 1 PFL’s event was at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York on June 7 on NBCSN: Featherweight Andre Harrison def. Jumabieke Tuerxun Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00 Featherweight Lance Palmer def. Bekbulat Magomedov Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:21 Featherweight Timur Valiev def. Max Coga Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00 Heavyweight Alex Nicholson def. Jake Heun KO (flying

Around the world of MMA: June 7-12

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Rivera vs. Moraes The UFC hosted an event at the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York on Friday, June 1st on Fox Sports 1: Bantamweight Marlon Moraes def. Jimmie Rivera TKO (head kick and punches) 1 0:33 Lightweight Gregor Gillespie def. Vinc Pichel Submission (arm-triangle choke) 2 4:06 Heavyweight Walt Harris def. Daniel Spitz TKO (punches and elbows) 2 4:59 Welterweight Ben Saunders def. Jake

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 December 2017

The final month of the year was a very active one in terms of MMA events and it was hard picking ten of the fights: 10) Tecia Torres defeats Michelle Waterson via unanimous decision – UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2 These two women with karate backgrounds faced off and in the end Tecia Torres was able to implement her game. 9) Khabib Nurmagomedov defeats Edson Barboza via decision victory – UFC