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Around the world of MMA: September 16-17

The continued UFC saturation streams over from last weekend into this coming weekend. That said here they are: Reviews Glory 33: New Jersey Glory hosted an event at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, New Jersey on September 9th on UFC Fight Pass: For the Heavyweight Championship Netherlands Rico Verhoeven (c) def. Brazil Anderson Silva TKO (3 knockdowns) 2 2:57 Featherweight Contender Tournament Final Canada Matt Embree def. Georgia

Around the world of MMA: September 10th

It’s all UFC this week and from last week. Needless to say everything is going down this and last weekend: Reviews UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett The UFC hosted an event at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany on September 3rd on UFC Fight Pass: Heavyweight Josh Barnett def. Andrei Arlovski Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 2:53 Light Heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson def. Jan Błachowicz Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3

Jojo Calderwood set to face Jessica Andrade at UFC203

Joanne Calderwood’s destruction of top ranked Valerie Letourneau at UFC Fight Night 89 back in June was easily the finest performance of her UFC career to date, and rightly shot the Kilmarnock fighter back into the strawweight division’s top 10. Joanne is desperate to build on that momentum as soon as possible and the UFC have moved quick to grant Calderwood’s wishes by matching the popular Scot with Brazillian Jessica Andrade

Around the world of MMA: June 24th

It was a busy weekend when it comes to MMA but this weekend will be a little bit of a break. Here are the results: Reviews Bellator 156: Galvao vs. Dantas Bellator MMA hosted an event at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA on Friday, June 17th broadcast on Spike TV: Bantamweight Eduardo Dantas def. Marcos Galvao (c) Decision (unanimous) (50-45, 50-44, 50-43) 5 5:00 Welterweight Chidi Njokuani def.

Valarie Leourneau & Joanne Calderwood talk to Tom Heffernan ahead of UFC Fight Night 89

UFC FightNight 89 takes place on Saturday night at the TD Place Arena in Ottawa, Canada and sees Joanne Calderwood square off against Canada’s Valarie Letourneau in a specially commissioned flyweight (125-pounds) contest. Letourneau’s last fight was a five-round battle with Polish superstar Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the strwawweight title, but despite losing a unanimous decision, Valarie impressed with a resilient toe-to-toe performance against the former six-time Muay Thai world champion.  Calderwood

Tom Heffernan speaks to Joanne Calderwood ahead of her bout with Valerie Letourneau

Joanne Calderwood believes her UFC Fight Night89 bout with Valerie Letourneau will be “absolute war”. The pair will meet at the TD Place Arena in Ottawa , Canada on June 18th in what has all the makings of an epic battle between two of the UFC’s top female fighters. Scottish standout Calderwood has been out of action since her Fight of The Night victory in Glasgow last July due to injury,

MMA Freak Women’s Rankings: January 2016

Note due to inactivity, Barb Honchak is ineligible for the rankings. Also previous rankings are in parenthesis: Top 10 Featherweights (1/2/16) 1) Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (1) Cristiane Justino is going on vacation after successfully defending her title against Daria Ibragimova. 2) Marloes “Rumina” Coenen (2) There have been other women’s fights since Marloes Coenen‘s last fight but no word on when she fights next. 3) Julia “The Jewel” Budd (3) 4) Latoya “Black Mamba” Walker

JoJo Calderwood set to join Tri-Star gym

Scottish UFC star Joanne Calderwood is searching for a new team, with Canada’s famed Tri-Star gym her most likely destination. The strawweight contender has trained at Glasgow’s Griphouse gym for the majority of her career but it seems that after some soul searching Calderwood feels a change is required to elevate her UFC career to the next level. She told Ariel Helwani on Fox Sport’s ‘UFC Tonight’: “I want 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”

Joanne Calderwood can’t wait for headline fight in Las Vegas

Scotland’s Joanne Calderwood will enter the UFC’s history books on December 10th when she next steps inside the Octagon to fight American strawweight sensation Paige VanZant, as both fighters will be the first females to headline a UFC event in a non-title bout. Calderwood and VanZant are two of the most popular and exciting fighters on the UFC roster and this highly anticipated showdown between the two strawweight contenders is scheduled