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Top 10 Fights of January & February 2019

January 2019 10) Juan Archuleta defeats Ricky Bandejas via decision – Bellator 214 9) Ryan Bader defeats Fedor Emelianenko via knockout – Bellator 214 8) Henry Cejudo defeats TJ Dillashaw via TKO – UFC Fight Night 143 7) Jake “Jack Swagger” Hager submits J.W. Kiser – Bellator 214 6) Cory Sandhagen defeats Mario Bautista – UFC Fight Night 143 5) Alonzo Menifield defeats Vinicius Moreira – UFC Fight Night 143

MMA Freak February 2019 Rankings

The MMA Freak rankings are voted on by members of the writing staff. Note that fighters who are serving drug related suspensions, have been inactive for twelve months or have recently retired are currently ineligible: Top 10 MMA P4P Fighters (1/31/19) 1) Jon Jones (1)2) Daniel Cormier (2)3) Henry Cejudo (3)4) Amanda Nunes (4)5) TJ Dillashaw (5)6) Cristiane Justino (6)7) Tyron Woodley (7)8) Max Holloway (8)9) Khabib Nurmagomedov (9)10) Ryan

Around the world of MMA: February 22 – 23

Reviews UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez The UFC hosted an event at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, February 17th and was broadcast on ESPN and ESPN+: Heavyweight Francis Ngannou def. Cain Velasquez TKO (punches) 1 0:26 Lightweight Paul Felder def. James Vick Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 Women’s Strawweight Cynthia Calvillo def. Cortney Casey Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00 Featherweight

Around the world of MMA: February 15 – 17

Reviews UFC 234: Whittaker vs. Gastelum The UFC hosted an event at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday, February 10th (11th USA time) and that was broadcast on PPV: Middleweight Israel Adesanya def. Anderson Silva Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 Lightweight Lando Vannata def. Marcos Rosa Mariano Submission (kimura) 1 4:55 Bantamweight Ricky Simon def. Rani Yahya Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-25) 3 5:00 Women’s

MMA Freak January 2019 Rankings

The MMA Freak rankings are voted on by members of the writing staff. Note that fighters who are serving drug related suspensions, have been inactive for twelve months or have recently retired are currently ineligible: Top 10 MMA P4P Fighters (12/28/19) 1) Jon Jones (N/A) 2) Daniel Cormier (1) 3) Henry Cejudo (8) 4) Amanda Nunes (4) 5) TJ Dillashaw (2) 6) Cristiane Justino (3) 7) Tyron Woodley (5) 8)

MMA Freak Hall of Fame: Class of 2018

Another year has come and gone and finally here are this year’s Hall of Fame inductees with the nominee rules: “The Hall of Fame classes are decided by an open ballot which all writers for the site are eligible to cast. Each writer has the power to vote for up to five individuals ranked from lowest (5) to highest (1) with the highest ranks being given priority. The top five

Around the world of MMA: December 21st

Reviews Bellator 213: Macfarlane vs. Létourneau Bellator MMA hosted an event at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sat, Dec 15 broadcast on DAZN: Women’s Flyweight Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (c) def. Valérie Létourneau Submission (triangle choke) 3 3:19 Catchweight (186.5 lbs) Lyoto Machida def. Rafael Carvalho Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00 Welterweight Neiman Gracie def. Ed Ruth Submission (rear-naked choke) 4 2:15 Light Heavyweight Liam McGeary

Around the world of MMA: July 27-31

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith The UFC hosted an event at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany on Sun, July 22 broadcast on Fox Sports 1: Light Heavyweight Anthony Smith def. Maurício Rua KO (elbow and punches) 1 1:29 Light Heavyweight Corey Anderson def. Glover Teixeira Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 Middleweight Abu Azaitar def. Vitor Miranda Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00 Heavyweight Marcin

Around the world of MMA: May 4-6

There was a fight night level event that brought amount a good amount of nostalgia and more coming this weekend: Reviews Bellator 198: Fedor vs. Mir Bellator MMA hosted an event at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois on Sat, April 28th on Paramount Network: Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko def. Frank Mir KO (punches) 1 0:48 Featherweight Emmanuel Sanchez def. Sam Sicilia Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 3:52 Catchweight (188 lbs) Rafael