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MMA Freak Hall of Fame: Class of 2018

Another year has come and gone and finally here are this year’s Hall of Fame inductees with the nominee rules: “The Hall of Fame classes are decided by an open ballot which all writers for the site are eligible to cast. Each writer has the power to vote for up to five individuals ranked from lowest (5) to highest (1) with the highest ranks being given priority. The top five

MMA Freak Women’s Rankings December 2018

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 (11/30/18) 1) Amanda Nunes (2) – Became the only women’s 2 division champion.2) Cristiane “Cyborg” Venacio (1)3) Valentina Shevchenko (3)4) Rose Namajunas (5)5) Holly Holm (4)6) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (6)7) Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (8) 8) Seo Hee Ham (9) 9) Ariane Lipski (10) 10) Julia Budd (N/A) Honorable Mentions Megan

MMA Freak December 2018 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 (12/01/18) 1) Daniel Cormier (1) 2) TJ Dillashaw (2) 3) Cristiane Justino (3) 4) Amanda Nunes (4) 5) Tyron Woodley (5) 6) Max Holloway (10) 7) Khabib Nurmagomedov (8) 8)

Top 10 Fights of October & November 2018

October 2018 10) Benson Henderson defeated Saad Awad via decision – Bellator 208 9) Fedor Emelianenko defeated Chael Sonnen via TKO – Bellator 208 8) Macy Chiasson TKOs Larissa Pacheco – The Ultimate Fighter 28 7) Cheick Kongo defeated Timothy Johnson via knockout – Bellator 208 6) Sergei Kharintov defeated Roy Nelson via knockout – Bellator 207 5) Aspen Ladd defeated Tonya Evinger via TKO victory – UFC 229 Aspen

Around the world of MMA: December 21st

Reviews Bellator 213: Macfarlane vs. Létourneau Bellator MMA hosted an event at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sat, Dec 15 broadcast on DAZN: Women’s Flyweight Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (c) def. Valérie Létourneau Submission (triangle choke) 3 3:19 Catchweight (186.5 lbs) Lyoto Machida def. Rafael Carvalho Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00 Welterweight Neiman Gracie def. Ed Ruth Submission (rear-naked choke) 4 2:15 Light Heavyweight Liam McGeary

Around the world of MMA: December 14-15

Reviews UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega The UFC hosted an event at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, December 8th on PPV: Featherweight Max Holloway (c) def. Brian Ortega TKO (doctor stoppage) 4 5:00 Women’s Flyweight Valentina Shevchenko def. Joanna Jędrzejczyk Decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) 5 5:00 Welterweight Gunnar Nelson def. Alex Oliveira Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:17 Featherweight Hakeem Dawodu def. Kyle Bochniak Decision (split) (28-29,

Around the world of MMA: December 7-8

Reviews UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa The UFC hosted an event at the Adelaide Entertainment Center in Adelaide, Australia on Dec. 1st on Fox Sports 1: Heavyweight Junior dos Santos def. Tai Tuivasa TKO (punches) 2 2:30 Light Heavyweight Maurício Rua def. Tyson Pedro TKO (punches) 3 0:43 Heavyweight Justin Willis def. Mark Hunt Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 Welterweight Anthony Rocco Martin def. Jake Matthews

MMA Freak November 2018 Rankings

The MMA Freak rankings are voted on by members of the writing staff. Please 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 (10/31/18) 1) Daniel Cormier (1) 2) TJ Dillashaw (2) 3) Cristiane Justino (3) 4) Amanda Nunes (4) 5) Tyron Woodley (6) 6) Henry Cejudo (7) 7) Demetrious Johnson (8)

MMA Freak Women’s Rankings November 2018

Fighters serving suspensions related to positive drug tests or inactive for over 12 months are ineligible for rankings: Top 10 Women’s P4P Fighters (10/30/18) 1) Cristiane “Cyborg” Venacio (1) 2) Amanda Nunes (2)  3) Valentina Shevchenko (3) 4) Holly Holm (4) 5) Rose Namajunas (5) 6) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (6) 7) Nicco Montano (7)  8) Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (8) 9) Seo Hee Ham (9) 10) Ariane Lipski (10) Honorable Mentions Julia Budd,