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Around the world of MMA: March 6th

The UFC gets sometime off but of course this last weekend was all about the women. With that here are the reviews: Reviews: Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs. Tweet Invicta FC promised a night packed full of exciting fights and they certainly delivered with women aiming high: Featherweight Brazil Cristiane Justino (c) def. Canada Charmaine Tweet TKO (punches) 1 0:46 Strawweight Mexico Alexa Grasso def. Japan Mizuki Inoue Decision (unanimous)

Invicta FC 11 in review

The Shrine Auditorium was pumping as invicta fc brought a night if fights to the city of Angles. In the main event Cris “Cyborg” Justino knocked out Charmaine Tweet in the first round. “I want to thank all my sponsors and my fans,” Justino said after her win. This marks her first match in over a year and her first title defense of her belt. Tweet opened the round trying to

Top 10 Women’s P4P rankings: February 2015

Due to inactivity, Cristiane Justino is ineligible for the rankings. Also note that the previous rankings (1/15/15) are listed in parenthesis: 1) Ronda Rousey (1) Ronda Rousey maybe in for her greatest challenge to date when she faces Cat Zingano at UFC 184 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Both women has very similar traits in that they are both well rounded athletes, despite Zingano’s lack of an Olympic Bronze medal in judo. 2)

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

Top 10 Women’s P4P fighters: January 2015

Due to inactivity Cristiane Justino is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (11/5/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1) Ronda Rousey (1) Ronda Rousey will defend her title against Cat Zingano at UFC 184 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Zingano could be Rousey’s greatest challenge to date considering both have legitimate grappling and striking games, not to mention Zingano’s comback skills. 2) Carla Esparza (N/A) After earning the UFC Strawweight

Top 10 Women’s P4P fighters: November 2014

Due to inactivity Carla Esparza, Cristiane Justino, and Jessica Penne are ineligible. Previous rankings (10/1/14) listed in parenthesis: 1) Ronda Rousey (1)  It is now confirmed that Ronda Rousey will be facing Cat Zingano at UFC 184 on February 28, 2015 in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. It maybe redundant to say that Zingano maybe Rousey’s greatest challenge to date but considering the similarities between the two not really. 2) Michelle Waterson (2) Michelle Waterson will next be

Top 10 Women’s P4P fighters: September 2014

Due to inactivity Carla Esparza, Cristiane Justino, Marloes Coenen, and Jessica Penne are ineligible. Last ranks in parenthesis: 1) Ronda Rousey (1) Ronda Rousey‘s next opponent has now been determined to be Cat Zingano who returned to action in come from behind fashion. However, the match may not take place at UFC 182 as originally planned if Zingano can’t get cleared before he medical suspension ends. 2) Michelle Waterson (N/A) “The Karete Hottie” Michelle Waterson successfully defended her

What Invicta FC’s deal with UFC Fight Pass has in store

On July 10, it was announced that Invicta Fighting Championships and the UFC Fight Pass network had reached a deal to broadcast Invicta events on the Fight Pass network. This was significant because it is the first time that the UFC has shown a willingness to help promote an organization’s events that weren’t Zuffa owned. However, this is not surprising considering that since the UFC added a women’s division, it

MMA Freak Women’s Weight Class Rankings: August 2014

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and the previous rankings on 7/1/14 are in parenthesis: Featherweights 1. Cris “Cyborg” Justino (1) – Invicta Fighting Championships Featherweight Champion: Dropping to bantamweight December. 2. Marloes Coenen (2) – Former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion: Probably returning to action in the fall or winter 3. Julia Budd (3) – Currently on a four fight winning streak and one

MMA Freak Women’s Weight Class Rankings: June 2014

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and that the previous rankings on 5/1/14 are in parenthesis: Featherweights 1. Cris “Cyborg” Justino (1) – Invicta Fighting Championships Featherweight Champion: Keeps saying she will drop to bantamweight soon. 2. Marloes Coenen (2) – Former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion: Should go whichever weight Cristiane Justino doesn’t. 3. Julia Budd (3) 4. Pannie Kianzad (5) 5. Faith Van Duin