Around the world of MMA: March 20-24

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Oliveira The UFC hosted an event at the Ginásio Nilson Nelson in Brasília, Brazil on Saturday, March 14th that was be broadcast the online on ESPN+ service: Catchweight (158.5 lbs) Charles Oliveira def. Kevin Lee Submission (guillotine choke) 3 0:28 Welterweight Gilbert Burns def. Demian Maia TKO (punches) 1 2:34 Lightweight Renato Moicano def. Damir Hadžović Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 0:44 Light Heavyweight Nikita

Around the world of MMA: March 6-7

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo The UFC hosted an event at the Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday, February 29th that was broadcast on the ESPN+ online network: Catchweight (127.5 lbs) Deiveson Figueiredo def. Joseph Benavidez TKO (punches) 2 1:54 Women’s Featherweight Felicia Spencer def. Zarah Fairn dos Santos TKO (elbows and punches) 1 3:37 Light Heavyweight Magomed Ankalaev def. Ion Cuțelaba TKO (head kicks and punches)

MMA Freak Rankings February 2020

The MMA Freak rankings are voted on by members of the Freak staff. Note that fighters who are serving drug related suspensions, have been inactive for over twelve months or have recently retired are currently ineligible. Also note that fighters are only eligible for one weight class unless they are champions in multiple divisions in which case exceptions are made: Top 10 MMA P4P Fighters (1/31/20) 1) Jon Jones (1)2) Henry

8th Annual MMA Freak Awards (2019)

As does almost seem tradition, the MMA Freak Awards are coming out later then expected, though not as late this year. There will be another round of format changes this year: The Comeback of the Year category is once again being dropped in favor of bringing back the Article of the Year category. It should also be noted that in addition to the staff here at MMA Freak, votes were

Around the world of MMA: February 7-8

Reviews Legacy Fighting Alliance 81: Emmers vs. Barosa Legacy Fighting Alliance hosted an event at the Costa Mesa Hall at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, California on Jan 31 on UFC Fight Pass: Featherweight Jamall Emmers def. Rafael Barosa Submission (arm-triangle choke) 3 2:39 Catchweight (160) Jacob Rosales def. Salaiman Ahmadyar Dec (una) 3 5:00 Welterweight Christian Aguilera def. Gláucio Eliziário Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00 Women’s

Around the world of MMA: January 31st

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. dos Santos The UFC hosted an event at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday, January 25th that was broadcast online on ESPN+ service: Heavyweight Curtis Blaydes def. Junior dos Santos TKO (punches) 2 1:06 Welterweight Michael Chiesa def. Rafael dos Anjos Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 Flyweight Alex Perez def. Jordan Espinosa Technical Submission 1 2:33 Women’s Strawweight Angela

Around the world of MMA: January 17-18

Reviews ONE Championship: A New Tomorrow ONE Championship hosted an event at the IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, January 10th that was broadcast on the ONE App: ONE Muay Thai Flyweight Championship Rodtang Jitmuangnon (c) def. Jonathan Haggerty TKO (3 Knockdown Rule) 3 2:39 W.Atomweight Stamp Fairtex def. Puja Tomar TKO (Elbows) 1 4:27 Muay Thai Bantamweight 66 kg Thailand Sangmanee Sor Tienpo def. Japan Kenta Yamada Decision

Around the world of MMA: December 1st

Reviews ONE Championship: Edge Of Greatness One Championship hosted an event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on Friday, November 22 broadcast on TNT and ONE app: ONE Muay Thai Bantamweight Championship Thailand Nong-O Gaiyanghadao (c) def. Thailand Saemapetch Fairtex KO (Punch) 4 1:46 Lightweight 77 kg Singapore Amir Khan def. Malaysia Ev Ting Decision (Split) 3 5:00 Catchweight 68.5 kg United States Troy Worthen def. China Chen