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The Ultimate Fighter 22: episode 1 – Europe vs. United States

The show starts out with Dana White talking about the background of Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber coaching teams representing Europe and the United States respectively. From the outlook there is a casual animosity between the two coaches which only entertains White, but in the meantime both coaches are entertained by the matches. The preliminary round will consist of 32 fighters who must compete and win in order to get into the house for their respective

MMA Freak August 2015 Rankings

Due to time constraints, the following divisions will be updated at once. The following fighters are ineligible for the rankings due to inactivity or suspension: Anderson Silva, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Chan Sung Jung, Gilbert Melendez, Nick Diaz, TJ Grant, George Roop, Brian Bowles, and Michael McDonald. Top 10 Bantamweights (6/1/15) 1) T.J. Dillashaw (1) 2) Renan Barao (2) 3) Dominick Cruz (3) 4) Raphael Assuncao (4) 5) Urijah Faber (5) 6) Bibiano

Top 10 fights of February & March 2015

In order to catch up with the past months this month’s fights, this top 10 will include both February and April: Top 10 Fights of February 2015 10) Tony Ferguson’s submission of Gleison Tibau – UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano 9) Roan Carneiro’s submission of Mark Munoz – UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano 8) Neil Magney’s submission of Kiichi Kunimoto – UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch 7) Holly Holm’s

Around the world of MMA: March 12-14

It was an off weekend for MMA but the start of the four year college wrestling championship season. Here they are: Reviews: 2015 NJCAA Wrestling Championships The NJCAA Wrestling Championship Tournament took place February 27-28th with host Iowa Central taking the team title. The NJCAA tournament has produced MMA notables like champ Jon Jones and Anthony Johnson. 2015 NAIA Wrestling Championships Grand View University won its fourth straight NAIA National Championship at the

Around the world of MMA: February 21-22

Valentines Day weekend was eventful in MMA but as usual time moves on. So with that here are the results and previews for this week: Reviews: UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch The UFC’s Valentines Day fight night at the 1stBank Center in Bloomfield, Colorado certainly delivered but wasn’t without controversies: Welterweight Benson Henderson def. Brandon Thatch Submission (rear-naked choke) 4 3:58 Featherweight Max Holloway def. Cole Miller Decision (unanimous)

Around the world of MMA: February 12-14

It was a weekend off from major MMA but we get back into it this week with three events over three days. With that here we go over reviews: Reviews: Santa Ana College State Wrestling Championship Results The SAC Dons competed in the CCCAA State Championships in wrestling on December 12-13th of last year and took 5th. Seven competed: -133 Ronald Collister Placed 6th -149 Joachim Collister Placed 4th -157

Best of 2014 series: Top 10 MMA upsets of the year

2014 was an interesting year when it came to upsets. While the greatest of all time was not upset, there was certainly an upset this year that was comparable. Looking back things could have gone a completely different way. Please note that TUF exhibition matches are eligible for this category. Again these matches were voted on by the writers here at MMA Freak and because of the varied opinions, there

UFN 42 reviewed, plus UFC 174 previewed

So we had a good fight night and this week we will be having another pay per view. With that let’s take a look at the reviews and previews: UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov Main Event: Benson Henderson #3 Lightweight vs. Rustam Khabilov Prediction: Henderson by decision. Result: Henderson by submission. Henderson made a point to call out media critics of his performances. Co-main Event: Diego Sanchez vs. Ross Pearson Prediction: Sanchez by submission. Result:

UFN 41 & TUF Brazil 3 Finale in review, plus UFN 42 previewed

We survived the UFC double header this weekend so we can actually talk about it. So let’s look into it and the fight night this next weekend: UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi Main Event: Mark Munoz #9 Middleweight vs. Gegard Mousasi Prediction: Mousasi by strikes. Result: Mousasi by submission. Mousasi got his rebound win by handing Munoz his second loss in a row. Co-main Event: Francis Carmont vs. C.B. Dollaway Prediction: Dollaway by strikes. Result: