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Back to school 2016 special: Top 10 educated fighters of the past year

It’s back to school for everyone and as a result it’s time for the back to school list here at MMA Freak. The following list is based on education level and record from the past year. That said here are the top educated fighters: 10) Ayaka Hamasaki Invicta FC Atomweight Champion Ayaka Hamasaki returned to action in March and beat Amber Brown. 9) Cain Velasquez Cain Velasquez was a part of the historic UFC

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

Top 10 MMA light heavyweights: September 2015

Due to inactivity and suspension, Jon Jones and Rashad Evans are ineligible. Previous ranks are in parenthesis: Top 10 Light Heavyweights (6/1/15) 1) Daniel Cormier (1) Daniel Cormier will be defending his title against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 192 on October 3rd in Houston, Texas at the Toyota Center. There were attempts to match the two up for a number one contender spot. 2) Anthony Johnson (2) Following his title loss to Daniel Cormier, Anthony Johnson just got a

Around the world of MMA: September 17-19

This last weekend was an easier one for major MMA events but there will be several secondary fights this weekend: Reviews: Invicta FC 14: Evinger vs. Kianzad Invicta FC returned to their stomping grounds this weekend at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri: Bantamweight United States Tonya Evinger def. Sweden Pannie Kianzad TKO (punches) 2 3:34 Strawweight United States DeAnna Bennett def. Finland Katja Kankaanpää Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28,

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)

Bellator MMA Season Eleven in Review

The final season of Bellator MMA was a good one under the leadership of Scott Coker and it looks like Bellator maybe a legitimate promotion. Several changes were implemented for this final season which could be seen as a transitional period. However, they seem to be making a difference for the better which is why Coker was hired. The changes can be looked upon in three basic categories along the way with

Hispanic Heritage Month 2014 Special: Top 10 Hispanics of the past year

Technically National Hispanic Heritage Month is over but that doesn’t mean that the Hispanic fighters in MMA can’t still be honored. This list will have all the major Hispanics in MMA that have had success on the main stage. With that here we go with the top 10 of the past year: 10) Yair Rodriguez Yair Rodriguez is a member of the inaugural task of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America for Team Mexico.

Bjorn Rebney’s departure from Bellator and the fallout

In the last twenty four hours it has come to light that there has been a major shift in the MMA leadership landscape. Here’s the highlights: Bjorn Rebney’s Bellator Departure Yesterday is was announced that Bellator MMA founder Bjorn Rebney had departed from the organization. In some ways this wasn’t a shock considering some of the tension that had taken place following the Viacom buyout. It was clear that Bellator