Tag "James Thompson"

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

4th Annual MMA Freak Awards: Top 10 Upsets of 2015

2015 was one of the most tumultuous years when it came to upsets and title turnovers. Both of the women’s championships changed hands and five of the eight men’s championships changed hands. The writers of MMA Freak have submitted their votes on what the top 10 upsets of the year were. Because of the varied opinions some of the fights submitted didn’t make it onto the list but are listed

Around the world of MMA: November 4-7

This weekend was a little quiet but there are quite a few events going on this week. With that here are the events: Santa Ana College vs. Mount San Antonio College The Santa Ana College Dons Wrestling Team host Mt. SAC College in a wrestling duel covered by MMA Freak 11/4. Bellator 145: With a Vengeance  Bellator MMA hosts an event at the Scottrade Center in Saint Louis, Missouri on

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

Bellator MMA 2014 Summer Series Previewed

It was a quick turnaround from the end of Bellator MMA Season 10 to Bellator MMA 2014 Summer Series. It’s here though so let’s look at it: Summer Series Tournaments Unlike the 2013 Summer Series which had three 4 man tournaments, the 2014 Summer Series will consist of one 4 man tournament and two 8 man tournaments. The four man tournament will take place in the welterweight division and feature

Around the world of MMA: June 6-7

Due to the UFC double header this weekend I decided to include Bellator 121 in this edition or around the world. So with that let’s look at it: Bellator 121 Bellator kicks off its 2014 summer series on Friday June 6th at the Win Star World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma broadcast on Spike: Heavyweight Eric Prindle vs. James Thompson Light Heavyweight Austin Heidlage vs. Phelipe Lins Light Heavyweight Rameau Thierry