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.
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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
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)
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 –
Winner for UFC on Fox 31 is Edson Barboza, for Bellator 213 the winner is Ilima-Lei Macfarlane and for Bellator 212 winner is Michael Chandler.
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
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,
June has brought on the beginning of a series of good fights that could very well be fight of the year candidates: 10) Brendan Allen defeats Larry Crowe via knockout – Legacy Fighting Alliance 43: Allen vs. Crowe To say that Legacy Fighting Alliance continues turning out good prospects is an understatement as this match shows. 9) Keoni Diggs defeats Andy Varela via TKO victory – Legacy Fighting Alliance 44:
The winner for this week’s MMA Freak Fighter of the Week is Ilima-Lei Macfarlane and Bellator 201 is reviewed.
Reviews Bellator 201: Macfarlane vs. Lara BMMA hosted an event at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA on June 29th on Paramount Network: Women’s Flyweight Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (c) def. Alejandra Lara Submission (armbar) 3 3:55 Lightweight Saad Awad def. Ryan Couture TKO (punches) 1 4:29 Women’s Flyweight Valérie Létourneau def. Kristina Williams Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 Featherweight Juan Archuleta def. Robbie Peralta KO (punches) 3