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Around the world of MMA: July 25th

It was another busy week in MMA and now there will be the quarterly return to network television. Here they are: Reviews: UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee The UFC had a good Fight Night on July 15th at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA on Fox Sports 1: Heavyweight Frank Mir def. Todd Duffee KO (punch) 1 1:13 Lightweight Tony Ferguson def. Josh Thomson Decision (unanimous)

MMA Freak May 2015 Rankings

Due to time constraints all of the MMA Freak rankings will be updated at once. Due to inactivity and suspension the following fighters are ineligible: Jon Jones, Cain Velasquez, Anderson Silva, Rashad Evans, Josh Barnett, Ali Bagautinov, Michael McDonald, TJ Grant, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Hector Lombard, Nick Diaz Top 10 P4P Rankings (5/3/15) 1) Demetrious Johnson (1) 2) Jose Aldo (2) 3) Ronda Rousey (3) 4) Chris Weidman (4) 5) T.J. Dillashaw (5) 6) Robbie Lawler

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 bantamweights: March 2015

Due to inactivity, Michael McDonald is currently ineligible. Also note previous rankings (1/7/15) in parenthesis: 1) T.J. Dillashaw (1) T.J. Dillashaw is set to defend his title in a rematch against Renan Barao at UFC 186 on April 25th in Montreal. This is a chance to prove that Dillashaw was just that great rather than if Barao just had a down time that night. 2) Renan Barao (2) Searching for redemption, Renan Barao has a chance to

Best of 2014 series: Top 10 MMA upsets of the year

2014 was an interesting year when it came to upsets. While the greatest of all time was not upset, there was certainly an upset this year that was comparable. Looking back things could have gone a completely different way. Please note that TUF exhibition matches are eligible for this category. Again these matches were voted on by the writers here at MMA Freak and because of the varied opinions, there

Top 10 MMA bantamweights: January 2015

Due to inactivity, Michael McDonald is ineligible for the rankings. Also that the previous rankings (10/20/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1) T.J. Dillashaw (1) T.J Dillashaw currently has nothing scheduled but his next likely opponent due to injuries is Renan Barao who recently rebounded. Dominick Cruz is out with an ACL injury and Raphael Accuncao is recovering from ankle surgery due to an injury there. 2) Renan Barao (2) After a successful rebound win against Mitch Gagnon, Renan Barao may have

Top 10 MMA bantamweights : October 2014

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (9/22/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1) T.J. Dillashaw (1) T.J. Dillashaw probably won’t fight until at least February 2014 but when he does fight it will most likely be against Dominick Cruz. 2) Renan Barao (2) In order to even be considered for a title shot again, Renan Barao needs to fight Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight

Hispanic Heritage Month 2014 Special: Top 10 Hispanics of the past year

Technically National Hispanic Heritage Month is over but that doesn’t mean that the Hispanic fighters in MMA can’t still be honored. This list will have all the major Hispanics in MMA that have had success on the main stage. With that here we go with the top 10 of the past year: 10) Yair Rodriguez Yair Rodriguez is a member of the inaugural task of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America for Team Mexico.

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 bantamweights: September 2014

Please note due to inactivity, Dominick Cruz is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also note previous rankings (7/22/14) in parenthesis: 1. T.J. Dillashaw (1) T.J. Dillashaw didn’t face Renan Barao at UFC 177, but he did have a good match with replacement Joe Soto and knocked him out. One has to admire Soto for giving Dillashaw more of a test then Barao, but it also shows that the champion is adaptable to adverse conditions. 2. Renan Barao