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7th Annual MMA Freak Awards

This year’s MMA Freak Awards did come out later then originally planned but is now coming out. Like last year, there will be some changes to the format once again: With the exception of the Comeback of the Year category, the awards returns to a top 10 list. The Journalist of the Year category has been dropped this year in favor of bringing back the Comeback of the Year category.

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 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)

Around the world of MMA: January 5th

Reviews UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2 The UFC hosted an event at The Forum in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, December 29th that was broadcast on pay-per-view: Light Heavyweight Jon Jones def. Alexander Gustafsson TKO (punches) 3 2:02 Women’s Featherweight Amanda Nunes def. Cris Cyborg (c) KO (punch) 1 0:51 Welterweight Michael Chiesa def. Carlos Condit Submission (kimura) 2 0:56 Light Heavyweight Corey Anderson def. Ilir Latifi Decision (unanimous)

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

Around the world of MMA: December 29-31

Previews UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2 The UFC hosts an event at The Forum in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, December 29th to be broadcast on pay-per-view: Light Heavyweight Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson Women’s Featherweight Cris Cyborg (c) vs. Amanda Nunes Welterweight Carlos Condit vs. Michael Chiesa Light Heavyweight Ilir Latifi vs. Corey Anderson Featherweight Chad Mendes vs. Alexander Volkanovski Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski vs. Walt Harris Women’s Featherweight

MMA Freak Women’s Rankings November 2018

Fighters serving suspensions related to positive drug tests or inactive for over 12 months are ineligible for rankings: Top 10 Women’s P4P Fighters (10/30/18) 1) Cristiane “Cyborg” Venacio (1) 2) Amanda Nunes (2)  3) Valentina Shevchenko (3) 4) Holly Holm (4) 5) Rose Namajunas (5) 6) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (6) 7) Nicco Montano (7)  8) Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (8) 9) Seo Hee Ham (9) 10) Ariane Lipski (10) Honorable Mentions Julia Budd,

Around the world of MMA: July 19-24

Reviews UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Ivanov The UFC hosts an event at the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho on Saturday, July 14th broadcast on Fox Sports 1: Heavyweight Junior dos Santos def. Blagoy Ivanov Decision (unanimous) (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) 5 5:00 Welterweight Sage Northcutt def. Zak Ottow KO (punches) 2 3:13 Featherweight Rick Glenn def. Dennis Bermudez Decision (split) (30-27, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00 Welterweight Niko Price def.

Around the world of MMA: July 13-17

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