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MMA Freak August 2015 Rankings

Due to time constraints, the following divisions will be updated at once. The following fighters are ineligible for the rankings due to inactivity or suspension: Anderson Silva, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Chan Sung Jung, Gilbert Melendez, Nick Diaz, TJ Grant, George Roop, Brian Bowles, and Michael McDonald. Top 10 Bantamweights (6/1/15) 1) T.J. Dillashaw (1) 2) Renan Barao (2) 3) Dominick Cruz (3) 4) Raphael Assuncao (4) 5) Urijah Faber (5) 6) Bibiano

MMA Freak June 2015 Ranks (FW, LW, MW & HW)

Due to time constraints, the following divisions will be updated at once. The following fighters are ineligible for the rankings due to inactivity, suspension or retirement: Anderson Silva, Josh Barnett, TJ Grant, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Chan Sung Jung, Gilbert Melendez, Mark Munoz Top 10 Featherweights (6/1/15) 1) Jose Aldo (1) – A rib injury forced him out of his title defense against Conor McGregor unfortunately. 2) Chad Mendes (2) 3) Frankie Edgar

Father’s Day 2015 Special: Top 10 Father’s in MMA of the past year

It’s that day of year again when father’s are honored. For the occasion the top 10 father’s of MMA will be honored:   10) Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson  Kimbo Slice returned to MMA for the first time in five years against Ken Shamrock to support his six children. 9) Carlos Condit After more then a year off because of a knee injury, Carlos Condit made a successful return against Thiago Alves. One can only hope that

MMA Freak Awards 2014 (Remaining categories)

Due to many set backs the remaining MMA Freak Awards for 2014 will now be awarded. Here are the voting results: Top 10 Fighters (either gender) Honorable Mentions: Donald Cerrone Myles Jury Anthony Johnson Yoel Romero Carla Esparza Bethe Correia Top 10 Fighters of 2014 1) TJ Dillashaw 2) Neil Magney 3) Robbie Lawler 4) Demetrious Johnson 5) Ronda Rousey 6) Fabricio Werdum 7) Jose Aldo 8) Emanuel Newton 9)

Top 10 MMA featherweights: January 2015

Note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (11/30/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1) Jose Aldo (1) It has yet to be confirmed but Jose Aldo‘s next title defense is being targeted for UFC 187 in May against the Irishman Conor McGregor. With the momentum behind McGregor, this challenge maybe the motivation Aldo needs to get out of his stale fight plan.

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