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Top 10 Fights of July & August 2016

Due to time constraints July and August’s top 10 fights are condensed in this one article. Here are the top picks: Top 10 Fights of July 10) Tatiana Suarez submits Kate Jackson – The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Claudia 9) Doo Ho Choi’s knockout victory over Thiago Tavares – The Ultimate Fighter Season 23 Finale 8) Cain Velasquez’s technical knockout victory over Travis Browne – UFC 200: Tate

Hispanic American Heritage Month 2016 Special: Top 10 Hispanics of the past year

National Hispanic Heritage Month is once again upon the United States during the uneven time of September 15th to October 15th. As MMA Freak has done the past few years, the top 10 Hispanic fighters of the past year will be recognized and their accomplishments reviewed. This list is ranked on wins and quality of opponents: 10) Fernando Gonzalez Bellator MMA veteran Fernando Gonzalez fought and won against Gilbert Smith at Bellator 151 on

Back to school 2016 special: Top 10 educated fighters of the past year

It’s back to school for everyone and as a result it’s time for the back to school list here at MMA Freak. The following list is based on education level and record from the past year. That said here are the top educated fighters: 10) Ayaka Hamasaki Invicta FC Atomweight Champion Ayaka Hamasaki returned to action in March and beat Amber Brown. 9) Cain Velasquez Cain Velasquez was a part of the historic UFC

Top 10 MMA Heavyweights: August 2016

Due to suspension, Brock Lesnar is ineligible for the rankings. Also previous rankings are listed in parenthesis: Top 10 MMA Heavyweights (7/30/16) 1) Stipe Miocic (1) Stipe Miocic will be defending his UFC Heavyweight Championship against Alistair Overeem at UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem on Saturday, September 10th at the Quicken Loans Arena for the first time in Cleveland, Ohio. 2) Alistair Overeem (2) In his long awaited challenge for the UFC Heavyweight Championship, Alistair Overeem will

Around the world of MMA: July 13-16

It was a big week for the UFC and MMA in general and the events will effect the industry in the future. Here they are: Reviews UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes UFC hosted the final Zuffa era event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, July 9th on PPV: Women’s Bantamweight Amanda Nunes def. Miesha Tate (c) Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:16 Heavyweight Brock Lesnar def. Mark

Around the world of MMA: July 5-10

The past few weeks have been pretty quiet when it comes to MMA but this week is going to be a very busy one: Previews UFC International Fight Week 2016 The third year that International Fight Week has taken place from July 5-10 with various events taking place throughout the week from the IMMAF World Championships to the UFC Fan Expo to various tournaments. The week will wrap up with the UFC

MMA Freak May 2016 Rankings

The MMA Freak rankings to be determined by an open ballot on the mmaforum.com. Previous ranks in parenthesis: Top 10 MMA Bantamweights (3/10/16) 1) Dominick Cruz (1) – Will defend his title against Urijah Faber at UFC 199 in Inglewood, CA on Sat, June 4th. 2) TJ Dillashaw (2) 3) Urijah Faber (4) 4) Marlon Moraes (6) 5) Renan Barao (3) tied 6) Raphael Assucano (N/A) tied 6) Bibiano Fernandez (5) 8) Thomas

MMA Freak April 2016 Rankings

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also previous ranks in parenthesis: Top 10 P4P Fighters (3/7/16) 1) Jon Jones (N/A) – Certainly looked like he was working off ring rust but won at UFC 197 just the same. 2) Demetrious Johnson (1) 3) Robbie Lawler (2) 4) Rafael dos Anjos (3) 5) Daniel Cormier (4) 6) Fabricio Werdum (5) 7) Luke Rockhold

Cain Velasquez vs Travis Browne probably at UFC 200

This week we have news that it looks like Cain Velasquez and Travis Browne will step into the Octagon at UFC 200. If we see a healed and cardio-ready Cain, then Browne — provided he doesn’t use the eye-pokes — will be on the business-end of Cain’s fists. Who you got in this one?

Top 10 MMA P4P Fighters: March 2016

Please note that due to inactivity Jon Jones and Anthony Pettis are ineligible for the rankings this month: Top 10 P4P Fighters (2/4/16) 1) Demetrious Johnson (1) Demetrious Johnson is now officially set to face Henry Cejudo at UFC 197 next month in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Olympic gold medalist might in face be Johnson’s greatest challenge at the present considering their skill levels. 2) Robbie Lawler (2) There is no news as to when Robbie Lawler will most