Tag "Bellator"

Around the world of MMA: February 9 – 10

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Assunção vs. Moraes 2 The UFC hosted an event at the Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil on Saturday, February 2nd and was broadcast on ESPN+: Bantamweight Marlon Moraes def. Raphael Assunção Submission (guillotine choke) 1 3:17 Featherweight José Aldo def. Renato Moicano TKO (punches) 2 0:44 Welterweight Demian Maia def. Lyman Good Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:38 Lightweight Charles Oliveira def. David

MMA Freak Women’s Rankings January 2019

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 (12/31/18) 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)

MMA Freak January 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 (12/28/19) 1) Jon Jones (N/A) 2) Daniel Cormier (1) 3) Henry Cejudo (8) 4) Amanda Nunes (4) 5) TJ Dillashaw (2) 6) Cristiane Justino (3) 7) Tyron Woodley (5) 8)

Around the world of MMA: February 1 – 2

Reviews Bellator 214: Fedor vs. Bader Bellator MMA hosted an event at The Forum in Inglewood, California on Saturday, January 26th and was broadcast on the Paramount Network: Heavyweight Ryan Bader def. Fedor Emelianenko KO (punches) 1 0:35 Featherweight Henry Corrales def. Aaron Pico KO (punches) 1 1:07 Heavyweight Jake Hager def. J.W. Kiser Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 2:09 Bantamweight Juan Archuleta def. Ricky Bandejas Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)3

Around the world of MMA: January 25-26

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw The UFC hosted its’ first ESPN partnership event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, January 19th that broadcast on ESPN+: Flyweight Henry Cejudo (c) def. T.J. Dillashaw TKO (punches) 1 0:32 Heavyweight Allen Crowder def. Greg Hardy DQ (illegal knee) 2 2:28 Lightweight Gregor Gillespie def. Yancy Medeiros TKO (punches) 2 4:59 Flyweight Joseph Benavidez def. Dustin Ortiz Decision

Top 10 Fights of December 2018

10) Jimmy Crute beats Paul Craig via submission – UFC Fight Night 142 This was a quick submission at a UFC Fight Night event and it went well. 9) Lyoto Machida defeats Rafael Carvalho via decision – Bellator 213 Lyoto Machida has a tendency to fight close matches and this was the case in his Bellator MMA debut against promotion veteran Rafael Carvalho. 8) Edson Barboza TKOs Dan Hooker –

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