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Black History Month 2016 Special: Top 10 Black American Fighters of the Past Year

Normally this list is compiled around Martin Luther King day but due delays it was done for black history month. Note that the list is compiled based on the records of the fighters listed over the past year who are African American: 10) Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Earned one win in the UFC against Fabio Maldonado but will now be returning to Bellator to fulfill his contract. 9) Bobby Lashley Bobby Lashley gained two

MMA Freak February 2016 Rankings

The following weight classes were active last month. Also due to inactivity the following fighters are ineligible: Brian Bowles, Mike Easton, Raphael Assuncao, Khabib Nurmagomedov, TJ Grant, Gilbert Melendez, Anthony Pettis, Nick Diaz, Rousimar Palhares, Hector Lombard, Rick Story, Tyron Woodley Top 10 MMA Flyweights (1/14/16) 1) Demetrious Johnson (1) – Demetrious Johnson will defend his title against Henry Cejudo at UFC 197. 2) John Dodson (2) 3) Joseph Benavidez (3) 4) Henry Cejudo

4th Annual MMA Freak Awards: Remaining Categories

In order to conclude the 4th Annual MMA Freak Awards the final categories are listed in this article. Here they are: Top 10 Moments of 2015 Honorable Mentions: UFC Fight Night Glasgow Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman The mainstream rise of Paige VanZant Demetrious Johnson’s last second submission Jon Jones reinstatement into the UFC UFC uniforms enforced “Stitch” Duran leaves the UFC UFC Fight Pass programming expansion Bellator sets cable

Top 10 MMA P4P Fighters: February 2016

Note that due to inactivity Anderson Silva and Jon Jones are both ineligible for the rankings this month: Top 10 P4P Fighters (12/30/15) 1) Demetrious Johnson (2) Demetrious Johnson will supposedly be facing Henry Cejudo next but a date, event and venue are not set. This could be Johnson’s greatest challenge to date considering Cejudo is an Olympic Gold Medalist in freestyle wrestling. 2) Robbie Lawler (4) After Robbie Lawler‘s Fight of the Night performance against Carlos Condit there’s no set opponent for

4th Annual MMA Freak Awards: Top 10 Fighters of 2015

As is the case every year there are some fighters who stand out more then others and 2015 was no different. In this edition of the 4th Annual MMA Freak Awards, the Top 10 Fighters of 2015 will be listed. Again as is the case, because of the varying opinions among the MMA Freak writers not all the nominated fighters made the list so those who won’t will be listed

The Transition from wrestling to MMA

It was a packed arena as he walked up to the cage. The referee looked him over making sure there wasn’t anything out of the ordinary or illegal that could be used against his opponent. Once he was clear the cut man put Vaseline on his face to make sure his cheek bone didn’t break. Finally he walked into the cage ready to face his opponent. Fifteen minutes later and

MMA Freak November 2015 Rankings

Due to time constraints the remaining rankings will now be listed. Also due to inactivity and suspension the following fighters are ineligible: Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo, Barb Honchak, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Chan Sung Jung, Gilbert Melendez, Nick Diaz, TJ Grant, Hector Lombard and Michael McDonald. Top 10 P4P Fighters (10/20/15) 1) Jon Jones (N/A) – Jon Jones was recently reinstated by the UFC and will fight Daniel Cormier in 2016. 2) Demetrious Johnson (2) 3) Chris Weidman

Top 10 Fights of October and November 2015

October was a little on the dull side but last month brought about some great fights. That being said here they are: Top 10 Fights of October 10) Rafael Carvalho’s technical knockout of Brandon Halsey – Bellator 144: Halsey vs. Carrvalho 9) Julian Erosa’s decision of Medhi Beghdad – The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber 8) Saul Rogers’ decision of Billy Quarantillo – The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor

Top 10 MMA P4P Fighters: October 2015

Due to suspensions, Anderson Silva and Jon Jones are ineligible for rankings. Previous ranks in parenthesis: Top 10 P4P Rankings (8/1/15) 1) Jose Aldo (2) Jose Aldo will face Interim UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor at UFC 194 on December 12th on pay-per-view in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Before then he will become ranks ineligible. 2) Demetrious Johnson (1) Flyweight Champ Demetrious Johnson recently defended his title against John Dodson last month. The next likely opponent