Tag "Bellator"

Around the world of MMA: September 13-14

Reviews Bellator 226: Bader vs. Kongo Bellator MMA hosted an event at the SAP Center in San Jose, California on Saturday, September 7th that was broadcast exclusively online on DAZN: Heavyweight Ryan Bader (c) vs. Cheick Kongo No Contest (accidental eye poke) 1 3:52 Featherweight Derek Campos def. Daniel Straus Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-25, 30-25) 3 5:00 Featherweight Ádám Borics def. Pat Curran TKO (punches) 2 4:59 Featherweight Pedro Carvalho

Around the world of MMA: September 7th

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang The UFC hosted an event at the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen, China on Saturday, August 31st broadcast on ESPN and ESPN+: Women’s Strawweight Zhang Weili def. Jéssica Andrade (c) TKO (knees and punches) 1 0:42 Welterweight Li Jingliang def. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos TKO (punches) 3 4:51 Flyweight Kai Kara-France def. Mark De La Rosa Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3

Around the world of MMA: August 30-31

Reviews Bellator 225: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov 2 Bellator MMA hosted an event at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Saturday, August 24th broadcast on Paramount Network: Heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov def. Matt Mitrione TKO (knee and punches) 2 1:24 Heavyweight Vitaly Minakov def. Timothy Johnson KO (punches) 1 1:45 Women’s Flyweight Alejandra Lara def. Taylor Turner TKO (punches) 1 3:44 Catchweight (175 lbs.) Yaroslav Amosov def. David Rickels Submission

Top 10 Fights of April, May, June & July 2019

April 2019 10) Dwight Grant defeated Alan Jouban – UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2 9) Khalil Rountree Jr. defeated Eryk Anders decision victory – UFC 236 8) Gaston Bolanos defeats Nathan Stolen via knockout – Bellator 220 7) Glover Teixeira submits Ion Cuțelaba – UFC Fight Night 150 6) Sergei Pavlovich knocked out Marcelo Golm – UFC Fight Night 149 5) Jim Miller defeats Jason Gonzalez via sub –

MMA Freak July 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 (6/27/19) 1) Jon Jones (1)2) Daniel Cormier (2)3) Henry Cejudo (3)4) Amanda Nunes (4)5) Khabib Nurmagomedov (5)6) Valentina Shevchenko (6)7) Kamaru Usman (7)8) Israel Adesanya (8)9) Dustin Poirier (9)10) Max

MMA Freak July 2019 Women’s 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 Women’s P4P Fighters (6/28/19) 1) Amanda Nunes (1) 2) Valentina Shevchenko (2) 3) Cristiane Venacio (3) 4) Jessica Andrade (4) 5) Tatiana Suarez (5) 6) Rose Namajunas (6) 7) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (8) 8)

Around the world of MMA: July 20-23

Reviews Bellator 224: Budd vs. Rubin Bellator MMA hosted an event at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma on Friday, July 12th that broadcast on the Paramount Network: Women’s Featherweight Julia Budd (c) def. Olga Rubin TKO (body kick and punches) 1 2:14 Catchweight (190 lbs.) Rafael Carvalho def. Chidi Njokuani Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 Women’s Flyweight Juliana Velasquez def. Kristina Williams TKO (punches) 2 4:03

Around the world of MMA: July 11-16

Reviews UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos The UFC hosted an event at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada as the culmination of UFC International Fight Week. The event was hosted on Saturday, July 6th and was broadcast on pay-per-view and on ESPN: Light Heavyweight Jon Jones (c) def. Thiago Santos Decision (split) (48-47, 48-47, 47-48) 5 5:00 Women’s Bantamweight Amanda Nunes (c) def. Holly Holm TKO (head kick and punches)