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Top 10 fights of February & March 2015

In order to catch up with the past months this month’s fights, this top 10 will include both February and April: Top 10 Fights of February 2015 10) Tony Ferguson’s submission of Gleison Tibau – UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano 9) Roan Carneiro’s submission of Mark Munoz – UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano 8) Neil Magney’s submission of Kiichi Kunimoto – UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch 7) Holly Holm’s

Top 10 MMA welterweights: April 2015

Due to inactivity, Carlos Condit’s ineligible for rankings. Also previous rankings (2/13/15) listed in parenthesis: 1) Robbie Lawler (1) Robbie Lawler is set to face Rory MacDonald in a rematch of their UFC 167 match at UFC 189 on July 11th. Their first meeting was not only a Fight of the Night but also fight of the year candidate as well. 2) Johny Hendricks (2) Following a successful rebound match against Matt Brown, Johny Hendricks is rumored

Around the world of MMA: March 12-14

It was an off weekend for MMA but the start of the four year college wrestling championship season. Here they are: Reviews: 2015 NJCAA Wrestling Championships The NJCAA Wrestling Championship Tournament took place February 27-28th with host Iowa Central taking the team title. The NJCAA tournament has produced MMA notables like champ Jon Jones and Anthony Johnson. 2015 NAIA Wrestling Championships Grand View University won its fourth straight NAIA National Championship at the

Top 10 MMA welterweights: February 2015

Due to suspensions, Nick Diaz and Hector Lombard are ineligible. Also note the previous rankings (1/31/15) are listed in parenthesis: 1) Robbie Lawler (1) The cancellation of Rory MacDonald‘s bout against Hector Lombard may result in a defined opponent for Champion Robbie Lawler. However, it also depends on how Lawler is healing from that war of a match in his rematch with Johny Hendricks. 2) Johny Hendricks (2) Johny Hendricks will be facing Matt Brown for a rebound at UFC 185 on March 14th

Top 10 MMA welterweights: January 2015

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (1/3/15) are listed in parenthesis: 1) Robbie Lawler (1) Robbie Lawler currently has nothing scheduled but is expected to defend his title first against Rory MacDonald sometime later this year. 2) Johny Hendricks (2) Looking for a rebound since his disappointing loss to Robbie Lawler, Johny Hendricks will face Matt Brown on March 14 at UFC 185. There are

Top 10 fights of December 2014

It was the last month of the year and to say that the sport went out with a bang is an understatement. With that here’s the best of December: 10) The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned – Rose Namajunas vs. Randa Markos This was the last fight in the house and as with all the others it didn’t disappoint. Both rising prospects, Randa Markos had proven to be the dark

Top 10 MMA welterweights: December 2014

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (10/24/14) are in parenthesis: 1) Robbie Lawler (2) Robbie Lawler finally earned something that he’s been seeking for a longtime in the UFC Welterweight Championship. However, his victory didn’t come without some controversy as many believed that former champion Johny Hendricks won their rematch. 2) Johny Hendricks (1) It’s probably frustrating for Johny Hendricks to be

Around the world of MMA: December 12-13

Time for another weekend of back to back UFC fights except both of them will be televised. Here are the reviews and previews of the week: Reviews: UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II  Welterweight Robbie Lawler def. Johny Hendricks (c) Decision (split) Lightweight Anthony Pettis (c) def. Gilbert Melendez Submission (guillotine choke) Heavyweight Travis Browne def. Brendan Schaub TKO (punches) Heavyweight Todd Duffee def. Anthony Hamilton KO (punch) Lightweight Tony

Around the world of MMA: December 5-6

This coming weekend is going to be an extremely busy one with several major, minor and regional MMA fight cards taking place. Here we go: Previews: RFA 21 – Juusola vs. Baghdad Resurrection Fighting Alliance closes the year on Friday, December 5th at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California on AXS TV: Lightweight Title Fight – Zach Juusola vs. Mehdi Baghdad 135 – Joe Murphy vs.

Top 10 MMA welterweights: October 2014

Please note the rankings are determined by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (9/5/14) are in parenthesis: 1) Johny Hendricks (1) Johny Hendricks will face Robbier Lawler earlier then expected when the two have the rematch at UFC 181 on December 6th. Hendricks bicep surgery should mean that Lawler will face the best Hendricks which can lead to some dangerous wrestling to ground and pound. 2) Robbie Lawler