Tag "Bellator"

Around the world of MMA: March 29-31

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis The UFC hosted an event at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, March 23rd and it was broadcast on the ESPN+ online service: Welterweight Anthony Pettis def. Stephen Thompson KO (punches) 2 4:55 Heavyweight Curtis Blaydes def. Justin Willis Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-26, 30-25) 3 5:00 Lightweight John Makdessi def. Jesús Pinedo Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00 Flyweight Jussier

MMA Freak Fighter of the Week UFC Fight Night 147

This is a long time coming make up due to technical difficulties with the channel. Here are the following fighters of the week: UFC 234 – Montana De La Rosa UFC on ESPN 1 – Kron Gracie Bellator 217 – James Gallagher UFC 235 – Johnny Walker UFC Fight Night 146 – Junior dos Santos UFC Fight Night 147 – Jorge Masvidal There are also two new issues brought up

Around the world of MMA: March 22-23

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal The UFC hosted a fight night event at The O2 Arena in London, England on Saturday, March 16th and that was broadcast on the ESPN+ online service: Welterweight Jorge Masvidal def. Darren Till KO (punches) 2 3:05 Welterweight Leon Edwards def. Gunnar Nelson Decision (split) (29-27, 29-28, 28-29) 3 5:00 Light Heavyweight Dominick Reyes def. Volkan Oezdemir Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3

Top 10 Fights of January & February 2019

January 2019 10) Juan Archuleta defeats Ricky Bandejas via decision – Bellator 214 9) Ryan Bader defeats Fedor Emelianenko via knockout – Bellator 214 8) Henry Cejudo defeats TJ Dillashaw via TKO – UFC Fight Night 143 7) Jake “Jack Swagger” Hager submits J.W. Kiser – Bellator 214 6) Cory Sandhagen defeats Mario Bautista – UFC Fight Night 143 5) Alonzo Menifield defeats Vinicius Moreira – UFC Fight Night 143

MMA Freak February 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 (1/31/19) 1) Amanda Nunes (1)2) Cristiane “Cyborg” Venacio (2)3) Valentina Shevchenko (3)4) Rose Namajunas (4)5) Holly Holm (5)6) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (6)7) Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (7) 8) Seo Hee Ham (8) 9) Julia Budd

MMA Freak February 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 (1/31/19) 1) Jon Jones (1)2) Daniel Cormier (2)3) Henry Cejudo (3)4) Amanda Nunes (4)5) TJ Dillashaw (5)6) Cristiane Justino (6)7) Tyron Woodley (7)8) Max Holloway (8)9) Khabib Nurmagomedov (9)10) Ryan

Around the world of MMA: March 2nd

Reviews Bellator 217: Gallagher vs. Graham Bellator MMA hosted an event at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, February 23rd and that was broadcast on Paramount Network and DAZN: Bantamweight James Gallagher def. Steven Graham Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:31 Lightweight Myles Price def. Peter Queally Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 Welterweight Kiefer Crosbie def. Daniel Olejniczak Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:09 Featherweight Richie Smullen def. Adam

Around the world of MMA: February 22 – 23

Reviews UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez The UFC hosted an event at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, February 17th and was broadcast on ESPN and ESPN+: Heavyweight Francis Ngannou def. Cain Velasquez TKO (punches) 1 0:26 Lightweight Paul Felder def. James Vick Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 Women’s Strawweight Cynthia Calvillo def. Cortney Casey Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00 Featherweight

Around the world of MMA: February 15 – 17

Reviews UFC 234: Whittaker vs. Gastelum The UFC hosted an event at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday, February 10th (11th USA time) and that was broadcast on PPV: Middleweight Israel Adesanya def. Anderson Silva Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 Lightweight Lando Vannata def. Marcos Rosa Mariano Submission (kimura) 1 4:55 Bantamweight Ricky Simon def. Rani Yahya Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-25) 3 5:00 Women’s