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Around the world of MMA: January 23-24

There was an exciting weekend of fights and now we will see some great fights in the UFC this coming weekend. With that here they are: Reviews: Bellator 132: Pitbull vs. Straus 2 Featherweight Patricio Freire (c) def. Daniel Straus Submission (rear-naked choke) 4 4:49 Featherweight Georgi Karakhanyan def. Bubba Jenkins Technical Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:49 Light Heavyweight Virgil Zwicker def. Houston Alexander Decision (split) (29-28, 27-30, 29-28) 3

The UFC: it all started in Scotland

Back in September 2014 I posted an article on here that the UFC would be coming to Scotland this year following Dana White’s response to a tweet I sent.  The news that the UFC may finally be coming to Scottish shores quickly spread far and wide as the excitement amongst Scottish fight fans hit fever pitch. Some 5 months later the same article is still sitting firmly top of MMA-Freak’s

Around the world of MMA: January 16-18

We had a week off in terms of major MMA but we are back to reviewing and previewing the more major shows going on this weekend: Reviews: UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier Light Heavyweight Jon Jones (c) def. Daniel Cormier Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) 5 5:00 Lightweight Donald Cerrone def. Myles Jury Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 Middleweight Brad Tavares def. Nate Marquardt Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27,

The Ultimate Fighter 20: episode 10 – Fighting For Themselves

The episode opens with Aisling Daly and Justine Kish saying hello to each other in the morning with Daly mentioning that she isn’t in the house to make friends. Kish then goes to friend Daly’s opponent and Kish’s friend Jessica Penne and says she feels Daly doesn’t like her. Penne however wants to stay out of the drama in the house and concentrate on her training. She goes to the gym later that day and works primarily

Will it be Conor McGregor or Cub Swanson next for Jose Aldo?

Who will be next to challenge Jose Aldo’s Featherweight throne doesn’t appear to be quite as straightforward as it seemed.  Most fight fans had resigned themselves to the idea of Conor McGregor getting the next title shot following his impressive 4 fight win streak combined with an even more impressive PR campaign. Dana even flew McGregor to Brazil for UFC 179 as his guest of honour, clearly to create some

Top 10 fights of September 2014

There were a number of good fight cards this month which also included the launch of The Ultimate Fighter season 20. With that here we go: 10) The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America – Marlon Vera vs. Enrique Briones At this point Team Mexico won all four bouts. Team Latin America was in desperate need of a win. Thus came Marlon Vera, a man on a mission against Enrique Briones both of whom were

Conor McGregor – A Game Changer For MMA?

Almost 12 months ago I published a piece on this site suggesting Conor McGregor’s knee injury may prove to be one of the best things to happen to him in the early part of his UFC career.  My point was, until Conor was cleared to get back in the gym and train, he would have nothing else to do with his time other than talk. And we all know how