Tag "Ilima-Lei Macfarlane"

Around the world of MMA: May 3-4

Reviews Bellator 220: MacDonald vs. Fitch Bellator MMA hosted an event at the SAP Center in San Jose, California on Saturday, April 27th broadcast on the Paramount Network and DAZN: Welterweight Rory MacDonald (c) vs. Jon Fitch Draw (majority) (46-48, 47-47, 47-47) 5 5:00 Women’s Flyweight Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (c) def. Veta Arteaga TKO (doctor stoppage) 3 1:50 Lightweight Benson Henderson def. Adam Piccolotti Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00

MMA Freak April 2019 Women’s 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 Women’s P4P Fighters (2/28/19) 1) Amanda Nunes (1) 2) Valentina Shevchenko (3) 3) Cristiane Venacio (2) 4) Rose Namajunas (4) 5) Holly Holm (5) 6) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (6) 7) Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (7) 8)

Around the world of MMA: April 26-27

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik The UFC hosted an event at the Yubileyny Sports Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Saturday, April 20th and the event was broadcast on ESPN+: Heavyweight Alistair Overeem def. Aleksei Oleinik TKO (knees and punches) 1 4:45 Lightweight Islam Makhachev def. Arman Tsarukyan Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00 Heavyweight Sergei Pavlovich def. Marcelo Golm KO (punches) 1 1:06 Women’s Flyweight Roxanne

7th Annual MMA Freak Awards

This year’s MMA Freak Awards did come out later then originally planned but is now coming out. Like last year, there will be some changes to the format once again: With the exception of the Comeback of the Year category, the awards returns to a top 10 list. The Journalist of the Year category has been dropped this year in favor of bringing back the Comeback of the Year category.

MMA Freak February 2019 Women’s 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 Women’s P4P Fighters (1/31/19) 1) Amanda Nunes (1)2) Cristiane “Cyborg” Venacio (2)3) Valentina Shevchenko (3)4) Rose Namajunas (4)5) Holly Holm (5)6) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (6)7) Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (7) 8) Seo Hee Ham (8) 9) Julia Budd

MMA Freak Women’s Rankings January 2019

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 Women’s P4P Fighters (12/31/18) 1) Amanda Nunes (1) 2) Cristiane “Cyborg” Venacio (2) 3) Valentina Shevchenko (3) 4) Rose Namajunas (4) 5) Holly Holm (5) 6) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (6) 7) Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (7)

Top 10 Fights of December 2018

10) Jimmy Crute beats Paul Craig via submission – UFC Fight Night 142 This was a quick submission at a UFC Fight Night event and it went well. 9) Lyoto Machida defeats Rafael Carvalho via decision – Bellator 213 Lyoto Machida has a tendency to fight close matches and this was the case in his Bellator MMA debut against promotion veteran Rafael Carvalho. 8) Edson Barboza TKOs Dan Hooker –

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: December 14-15

Reviews UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega The UFC hosted an event at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, December 8th on PPV: Featherweight Max Holloway (c) def. Brian Ortega TKO (doctor stoppage) 4 5:00 Women’s Flyweight Valentina Shevchenko def. Joanna Jędrzejczyk Decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) 5 5:00 Welterweight Gunnar Nelson def. Alex Oliveira Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:17 Featherweight Hakeem Dawodu def. Kyle Bochniak Decision (split) (28-29,