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Around the world of MMA: July 29-30

This last weekend was a good one and this coming weekend is a good one as well. Here are the various week’s events: Reviews UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko The UFC hosted an event at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, July 23rd broadcast on network Fox: Women’s Bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko def. Holly Holm Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) 5 5:00 Lightweight Edson Barboza def. Gilbert Melendez

MMA Freak May 2016 Rankings

The MMA Freak rankings to be determined by an open ballot on the mmaforum.com. Previous ranks in parenthesis: Top 10 MMA Bantamweights (3/10/16) 1) Dominick Cruz (1) – Will defend his title against Urijah Faber at UFC 199 in Inglewood, CA on Sat, June 4th. 2) TJ Dillashaw (2) 3) Urijah Faber (4) 4) Marlon Moraes (6) 5) Renan Barao (3) tied 6) Raphael Assucano (N/A) tied 6) Bibiano Fernandez (5) 8) Thomas

Top 10 MMA Welterweights: January 2016

Nick Diaz, Rousimar Palhares, Hector Lombard, Tares Saffiedine and Rick Story are ineligible for ranks: Top 10 MMA Welterweights (12/11/15) 1) Robbie Lawler (1) Robbie Lawler fought a very close fight with Carlos Condit which many feel Condit won at UFC 195 on January 2nd. There’s a number of rumors as to who Lawler will fight next including Nick Diaz and Tyron Woodley. 2) Johny Hendricks (2) Following a weight cut scare, Johny Hendricks will be fighting Stephen Thompson at UFC 196 on

Around the world of MMA: October 2-4

It was another good weekend and now another month has passed. With that here are the coming weekend’s events: Review: UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson The UFC returned to the “Land of the Rising Sun” aka Japan with a fight card Saturday night live on Fox Sports 1: Heavyweight Josh Barnett def. Roy Nelson Decision (unanimous) (48-47, 48-47, 50-45) 5 5:00 Middleweight Uriah Hall def. Gegard Mousasi TKO (jumping

Back to school 2015 special: Top 10 most educated fighters of the past year

It’s a little late for back to school lists but none the less this list is being released now. Rankings are based on success: 10) Phil Davis Phil Davis was even in his last two fights with the UFC and while the promotion was interested in resigning him, he chose to go to Bellator MMA instead. Just yesterday won the Bellator: Dynamite 1 Light Heavyweight Tournament. Davis is a graduate of Pennsylvania

Around the world of MMA, BREAKING: Silva and Diaz fail drug tests

While it was an exciting weekend there were more than a few disappointments both inside and outside the Octagon. Here are the reviews: Reviews: UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz Sadly two fighters missed weight and drugs marred what could have been an otherwise spectacular fight. Here are some of the highlights: Middleweight Anderson Silva def. Nick Diaz Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 50-45, 50-45) 5 5:00 It seemed like a great fight

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

The Fight Itinerary: UFC Fight Night Bisping vs. Le Edition

Keeping up with the UFC is a daunting task in 2014. That’s why I’ve come to do something that’s very nerdy. I make a fight itinerary. I even call it a “fight itinerary.” In reality, it amounts to nothing more than a grocery list of sorts as I write an event down, and circle the parts that matter, sometimes even adding a few notes on when I can approximately take