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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

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