June has brought on the beginning of a series of good fights that could very well be fight of the year candidates: 10) Brendan Allen defeats Larry Crowe via knockout – Legacy Fighting Alliance 43: Allen vs. Crowe To say that Legacy Fighting Alliance continues turning out good prospects is an understatement as this match shows. 9) Keoni Diggs defeats Andy Varela via TKO victory – Legacy Fighting Alliance 44:
Reviews UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier The UFC hosted an event at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada on Saturday, July 7 broadcast on pay-per-view: Heavyweight Daniel Cormier def. Stipe Miocic (c) KO (punches) 1 4:33 Heavyweight Derrick Lewis def. Francis Ngannou Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00 Welterweight Mike Perry def. Paul Felder Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00 Lightweight Anthony Pettis def. Michael Chiesa Submission (triangle
The winner for this week’s MMA Freak Fighter of the Week is Ilima-Lei Macfarlane and Bellator 201 is reviewed.
Reviews Bellator 201: Macfarlane vs. Lara BMMA hosted an event at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA on June 29th on Paramount Network: Women’s Flyweight Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (c) def. Alejandra Lara Submission (armbar) 3 3:55 Lightweight Saad Awad def. Ryan Couture TKO (punches) 1 4:29 Women’s Flyweight Valérie Létourneau def. Kristina Williams Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 Featherweight Juan Archuleta def. Robbie Peralta KO (punches) 3
Fighters serving suspensions related to positive drug tests or inactive for over 12 months is ineligible for rankings: Top 10 Women’s P4P Fighters (5/30/18) 1) Cristiane “Cyborg” Venacio (1) 2) Amanda Nunes (2) 3) Holly Holm (N/A) 4) Valentina Shevchenko (9) 5) Rose Namajunas (3) 6) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10) 7) Jennifer Maia (4) 8) Nicco Montano (6) – The UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion is still out with an injury but should
The MMA Freak rankings are voted on by all 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 (5/31/18) tied 1) Demetrious Johnson (1) tied 1) Stipe Miocic (2) 3) Daniel Cormier (3) 4) Max Holloway (4) 5) TJ Dillashaw (8) 6) Cristiane Justino (6) 7)
Reviews PFL 2 PFL hosted an event at the Chicago Theater in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, June 21st that broadcast on NBCSN: Lightweight Will Brooks def. Luiz Firmino Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-37, 30-27) 3 5:00 Lightweight Brian Foster def. Ramsey Nijem TKO (flying knee and punches) 3 0:23 Women’s Lightweight Kayla Harrison def. Brittney Elkin Submission (armbar) 1 3:18 Lightweight Efrain Escudero def. Jason High Technical Submission (guillotine choke) 3
May was a little on the slow side but there were some good gems hidden among the multitude of various fights: 10) Mike Trizano technically knocks out Thailand Clark – The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Mike Trizano pulled the at this point only knockout finish of The Ultimate Fighter against Thailand Clark. 9) Tatiana Padilla Suarez defeats Alexa Grasso via submission – UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman The former world champion in
The winner for this week’s MMA Freak Fighter of the Week is Marlon Moraes and there’s ALOT to talk about!
Note that fighters who are serving drug related suspensions, been inactive for twelve months or retired are ineligible: Top 10 MMA P4P Fighters (5/2/18) 1) Demetrious Johnson (1) 2) Stipe Miocic (2) 3) Daniel Cormier (3) 4) Max Holloway (4) 5) Georges St-Pierre (5) 6) Cristiane Justino (6) 7) Amanda Nunes (7) 8) TJ Dillashaw (8) 9) Rose Namajunas (9) 10) Khabib Nurmagomedov (10) *Due to a hiatus in order