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Top 10 MMA lightweights: March 2015

Note due to inactivity, TJ Grant is ineligible for the rankings. Also note previous rankings (1/29/15) in parenthesis: 1) Rafael dos Anjos (5) Rafael dos Anjos pulled probably upset of the year when he handled Anthony Pettis from the first bell to last. He is now waiting to face the winner of Donald Cerrone versus Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 2) Anthony Pettis (1) Following a rather lopsided loss, Anthony Pettis will have to reassess his fighting strategy in order to rebound.

Around the world of MMA: March 19-21

Last weekend was certainly one for the underdogs. This week will be one for the wrestlers and here’s what to look at: Reviews: 2015 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships The NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships took place this last weekend with Augsburg College taking their first title since 2010. The Division III National Tournament has yielded several MMA standouts, namely Matt Hamill who was a three time champion and competitor on The Ultimate

Around the world of MMA: March 12-14

It was an off weekend for MMA but the start of the four year college wrestling championship season. Here they are: Reviews: 2015 NJCAA Wrestling Championships The NJCAA Wrestling Championship Tournament took place February 27-28th with host Iowa Central taking the team title. The NJCAA tournament has produced MMA notables like champ Jon Jones and Anthony Johnson. 2015 NAIA Wrestling Championships Grand View University won its fourth straight NAIA National Championship at the

Best of 2014 series: Top 10 MMA upsets of the year

2014 was an interesting year when it came to upsets. While the greatest of all time was not upset, there was certainly an upset this year that was comparable. Looking back things could have gone a completely different way. Please note that TUF exhibition matches are eligible for this category. Again these matches were voted on by the writers here at MMA Freak and because of the varied opinions, there

Top 10 MMA lightweights: January 2015

Note due to inactivity TJ Grant is ineligible for the rankings. Also note that the previous rankings from 1/3/15 are listed in parenthesis: 1) Anthony Pettis (1) Anthony Pettis now has a confirmed title defense opponent and date in Rafael dos Anjos on March 14th at UFC 185 in Dallas, Texas. After spending most of 2014 off with an injury, Pettis is anxious for a quick turnaround against a tough opponent to say the least.

Top 10 fights of December 2014

It was the last month of the year and to say that the sport went out with a bang is an understatement. With that here’s the best of December: 10) The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned – Rose Namajunas vs. Randa Markos This was the last fight in the house and as with all the others it didn’t disappoint. Both rising prospects, Randa Markos had proven to be the dark

Top 10 MMA lightweights: December 2014

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note that the previous rankings (10/17/14) are in parenthesis: 1) Anthony Pettis (N/A) Anthony Pettis had a triumphant return and showed that a champion finds ways to win in spite of any kind of adversity that maybe posed. At present a possibly challenger has been mentioned in Rafael dos Anjos who Pettis has never faced compared to Donald

Reviewing The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned

This season of The Ultimate Fighter had a lot of hype surrounding it and without a doubt it delivered. There was also drama that went about every which way and only helped the ratings of the show. Overall the show also had a very unique spin to it as well as it was meant to crown a new champion and as a result featured many veterans of the sport. It will be

Top 10 fights of October 2014

This list was supposed to come out last month but due to a busy schedule it’s coming out now. So here are October’s best fights in retrospect: 10) The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned – Felice Herrig vs. Heather Jo Clark This fight had a lot of bad blood going into it. Taking place in episode five,  Team Pettis member Felice Herrig and Team Melendez member Heather Jo Clark had met each

The Ultimate Fighter 20: episode 12 – It’s About to Get Real

The episode opens with Carla Esparza, Jessica Penne, and Felice Herrig in their shared bed room talking and bonding despite the fact that Esparza and Penne will be fighting. Next day at practice head coach Anthony Pettis and the rest of the coaching staff wonder how the practice arrangements should be done. Pettis makes the comment that Esparza and Penne probably don’t care about the arrangements due to their close friendship. During practice the respective fighters