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Top 10 fights of October 2014

This list was supposed to come out last month but due to a busy schedule it’s coming out now. So here are October’s best fights in retrospect: 10) The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned – Felice Herrig vs. Heather Jo Clark This fight had a lot of bad blood going into it. Taking place in episode five,  Team Pettis member Felice Herrig and Team Melendez member Heather Jo Clark had met each

Top 10 MMA featherweights: November 2014

Note due to inactivity, Chan Sung Jung is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (10/14/14) in parenthesis: 1) Jose Aldo (1) Jose Aldo found himself fighting a closer fight against Chad Mendes than expected and may have shared fight of the year with Mendes. UFC 179 showed that rematches with Aldo are by no means a one sided repeat and one could argue that Mendes actually won the title. 2) Chad

Will it be Conor McGregor or Cub Swanson next for Jose Aldo?

Who will be next to challenge Jose Aldo’s Featherweight throne doesn’t appear to be quite as straightforward as it seemed.  Most fight fans had resigned themselves to the idea of Conor McGregor getting the next title shot following his impressive 4 fight win streak combined with an even more impressive PR campaign. Dana even flew McGregor to Brazil for UFC 179 as his guest of honour, clearly to create some

Top 10 MMA featherweights: October 2014

Note due to inactivity, Chan Sung Jung is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (9/14/14) in parenthesis: 1) Jose Aldo (1) Jose Aldo is on course to defend his title against Chad Mendes at UFC 179 on October 25th. He may then face upstart Conor McGregor as stated by Dana White who believes that McGregor makes the most sense as Aldo’s next championship challenger. 2) Chad Mendes (2) He’s had to wait a while,

Top 10 fights of September 2014

There were a number of good fight cards this month which also included the launch of The Ultimate Fighter season 20. With that here we go: 10) The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America – Marlon Vera vs. Enrique Briones At this point Team Mexico won all four bouts. Team Latin America was in desperate need of a win. Thus came Marlon Vera, a man on a mission against Enrique Briones both of whom were

Top 10 MMA featherweights: September 2014

Note due to inactivity, Chan Sung Jung is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (8/14/14) in parenthesis: 1. Jose Aldo (1) Jose Aldo is currently on course for his UFC 179 title defense and rematch against Chad Mendes after an injury which delayed their meeting. His previous injury forced the cancellation of UFC 176, but he is on track to show up for UFC 179 healthy and ready for fight. 2.

Top 10 MMA featherweights: August 2014

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of writers and that the previous rankings (7/11/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1. Jose Aldo (1) Jose Aldo‘s injury set back his title defense rematch with Chad Mendes but they will be facing off at UFC 179 on October 25th. However, this should take nothing away from Aldo’s desire to get revenge for his teammate against Team Alpha Male. 2. Chad

Top 10 fights of June 2014

This fight had some disappointing fight cards but some definitely produced and some matches that were not expected. And here they are: 10. The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn – Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Walsh There’s no doubt this was a disappointing season. However, if there was a better match in the worst season this would be it. Team Edgar teammates Corey Anderson and Patrick Walsh were chosen

Top 10 MMA featherweights: July 2014

Please note that due to suspension Dennis Siver is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also the last rankings (5/20/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Jose Aldo (1) An injury to Jose Aldo has resulted in the cancellation of UFC 176 and the postponement of his title defense against Chad Mendes. This is only the second time in the history of the UFC that a pay per view fight card cancellation has taken place though this could have

Top 10 MMA featherweights: May 2014

Please note that due to suspension Dennis Siver is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also the last rankings (4/24/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Jose Aldo (1) Jose Aldo is now set to defend his title in a rematch against number one contender Chad Mendes at UFC 176 on August 2, 2014. It should be interesting to see if Mendes will be more challenging for Aldo or whether Aldo will be going for