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New Years Special: Top 10 MMA New Years resolutions to make for 2016

New Years Eve is tomorrow and as is traditional, the MMA world should make New Years Resolutions. Here’s some: 10) Barb Honchak needs to defend her title Barb Honchak hasn’t fought in over thirteen months and doesn’t have a return date. She doesn’t have any known injury but she needs to get back into the cage and defend her Invicta FC title if she wants into the UFC eventually. 9) Cyborg

MMA Freak December 2015 Rankings

This month the ranks are here and the following fighters are ineligible due to inactivity and suspension: Anderson Silva, Barb Honchak, Michael McDonald, Dominick Cruz, Brian Bowles, Mike Easton, Raphael Assuncao, Khabib Nurmagomedov, TJ Grant, Gilbert Melendez, Chan Sung Jung, Tim Kennedy Top 10 P4P Fighters (12/11/15) 1) Jon Jones (1) – Will probably challenge Daniel Cormier for the title he never technically lost in early 2016. 2) Demetrious Johnson (2) – Doesn’t have a

Christmas Special: Top 10 Christmas gifts MMA may give fans for 2016

With Christmas approaching it’s time to go over the annual Top 10 Christmas Gifts that the MMA world can give the fans. Last year’s gift list is here and there were actually a few that were actually game true. Here is this year’s list: 10) Induct Frank Shamrock into the UFC Hall of Fame In all reality this probably won’t happen as long as Dana White is president of the UFC. However,

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

Why the World Turned on “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey

At UFC 193, Zuffa’s grand debut into the Australian market, events beyond Dana White’s wildest dreams happened. According to Lorenzo Fertitta, the event PPV numbers have crossed the million threshold. The attendance stood at a final tally of 56,214, breaking the previous record of 55,724 spectators at UFC 129 in Toronto in 2011 headlined by Georges St. Pierre. Holly Holm upsets “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey by knock-out in the second round. Needless to

MMA Freak Women’s Rankings: November 2015

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and previous ranks are in parenthesis: Top 10 Featherweights (10/3/15) 1) Cris “Cyborg” Justino (1) Will be dropping to 140 pounds for a catch weight fight at Invicta FC 15: Souza vs. Grasso on December 5th and is still interested in eventually fighting Ronda Rousey. Such a super fight would probably happen later in 2016. 2) Marloes “Rumina”

Around the World of MMA: November 19th-22nd

This last weekend brought about probably one of the most shocking upsets in the history of MMA. Here they are: Reviews: UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm The UFC hosted a record breaking event at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on November 15th on PPV: Women’s Bantamweight Holly Holm def. Ronda Rousey (c) KO (head kick and punches) 2 0:59 Women’s Strawweight Joanna Jędrzejczyk (c) def. Valérie Létourneau Decision (unanimous)