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Poirier vs. Duffy set to headline UFC Dublin

After last year’s highly successful Fight Night: Mcgregor vs Brando, the UFC will make its return to Dublin. The42 reported this morning that Ireland’s own Joseph Duffy will take on 14th ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier. The two are set to headline Dublin’s card, set to take place Saturday, October 23rd at the 3arena. Duffy (14-1), the 27 year old Tristar fighter is widely known for being “The last man to

Around the world of MMA: July 15-18

It was a busy weekend in MMA and this week will also be very busy as well. With that here are reviews and previews: Reviews: UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor The pinnacle of UFC International Fight Week took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 11th on PPV: Featherweight Conor McGregor def. Chad Mendes TKO (punches) 2 4:57 Welterweight Robbie Lawler (c) def. Rory MacDonald TKO (punches) 5

MMA Freak June 2015 Ranks (FW, LW, MW & HW)

Due to time constraints, the following divisions will be updated at once. The following fighters are ineligible for the rankings due to inactivity, suspension or retirement: Anderson Silva, Josh Barnett, TJ Grant, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Chan Sung Jung, Gilbert Melendez, Mark Munoz Top 10 Featherweights (6/1/15) 1) Jose Aldo (1) – A rib injury forced him out of his title defense against Conor McGregor unfortunately. 2) Chad Mendes (2) 3) Frankie Edgar

Around the world of MMA: July 7-12

The time has come and UFC International Fight Week is underway with many events taking place. Here they are: Previews: 2015 IMMAF Amateur MMA World Championships The second annual International MMA Amateur World Championships continues July 7th and concludes July 11th. Invicta FC 13: Cyborg vs. Van Duin Invicta FC joins International Fight Week with an event at the Cosmopolitan Hotel on July 9th on UFC Fight Pass: Featherweight Cristiane

Father’s Day 2015 Special: Top 10 Father’s in MMA of the past year

It’s that day of year again when father’s are honored. For the occasion the top 10 father’s of MMA will be honored:   10) Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson  Kimbo Slice returned to MMA for the first time in five years against Ken Shamrock to support his six children. 9) Carlos Condit After more then a year off because of a knee injury, Carlos Condit made a successful return against Thiago Alves. One can only hope that

MMA Freak Awards 2014 (Remaining categories)

Due to many set backs the remaining MMA Freak Awards for 2014 will now be awarded. Here are the voting results: Top 10 Fighters (either gender) Honorable Mentions: Donald Cerrone Myles Jury Anthony Johnson Yoel Romero Carla Esparza Bethe Correia Top 10 Fighters of 2014 1) TJ Dillashaw 2) Neil Magney 3) Robbie Lawler 4) Demetrious Johnson 5) Ronda Rousey 6) Fabricio Werdum 7) Jose Aldo 8) Emanuel Newton 9)

St. Patrick’s Day Special: Top 10 Irish Fighters in MMA

It’s St. Patrick’s Day when the Irish are celebrated. For the occasion MMA Freak presents a list of the best Irish fighters in MMA. Just to be clear this list is for fighters who are of Irish descent so Irish Americans count. However, English and Scottish fighters don’t count so no Michael Bisping or Joanne Calderwood. Here they are: 10) Carla Esparza Yes, when one thinks of Irish fighters they usually don’t think of

Best of 2014 series: Top 10 MMA Freak Articles of 2014

It’s taken a while to get this series going but it’s finally the time to do so. As with last year this year the contributors for the site of the past year will be honored. Any article written in 2014 is eligible and of course not all the nominated articles made it so here’s the honorable mentions: Honorable Mentions: -Monthly  Rankings – by Matthew Salzer. The monthly articles based on