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Top 10 MMA middleweights: September 2014

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (7/25/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Chris Weidman (1) Chris Weidman is expected to defend his title against Vitor Belfort at UFC 181 on December 6th in what will probably be a good fight. The question of whether it will be the same Belfort on TRT though comes to question which may make the fight

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 flyweights: September 2014

Note due to suspension Ali Bagautinov is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (8/27/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Demetrious Johnson (1) Demetrious Johnson is on course for his upcoming UFC 178 title defense against obvious underdog Chris Cariaso on September 27th. While Cariaso maybe a huge underdog, the Flyweight Champion isn’t in the habit of underestimating his opponents in any circumstances. 2. Joseph Benavidez (2) After a nearly five month layoff, Joseph

The Ultimate Fighter 20: episode 1 in review

The episode opens up with several introductions to the various fighters competing in the show which are also spread throughout the episode at appropriate times. UFC President Dana White talks about how for season 20 the UFC acquired eight contracts from Invicta FC and held tryouts for the remaining eight slots going into the house. It is at this time that there are several introductions to tryout members. Finally the woman are brought

The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned preview

The Ultimate Fighter is making history this season when sixteen women duke it out for the inaugural UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship. This is unique for a few different reasons, the first being that it will be the first time a champion is crowned and the second being the fact it’s all women. It is certainly a season to look forward to when it airs later tonight. There has been a

Top 10 P4P MMA fighters: September 2014

Note due to inactivity Dominick Cruz and Anthony Pettis are ineligible for the rankings. Also previous rankings (8/5/14) in parenthesis: 1. Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones is currently injured and won’t be fighting until January 3rd at UFC 182 and his opponent will be longtime rival Daniel Cormier. One might think that Cormier will also take the time to get his bad leg worked on but time will tell and the time will come. 2. Jose

Top 10 MMA welterweights: September 2014

Please note the rankings are determined by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (6/27/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Johny Hendricks (1) Johny Hendricks is now recovered but his rematch with Robbie Lawler won’t happen until next year do to a busy rest of 2014 schedule. Hendricks has said that he is looking forward to this rematch so that he can see how he’ll perform against Lawler with two

What Invicta FC’s deal with UFC Fight Pass has in store

On July 10, it was announced that Invicta Fighting Championships and the UFC Fight Pass network had reached a deal to broadcast Invicta events on the Fight Pass network. This was significant because it is the first time that the UFC has shown a willingness to help promote an organization’s events that weren’t Zuffa owned. However, this is not surprising considering that since the UFC added a women’s division, it

UFC comes to Scotland in 2015

The UFC has held events in Europe on many occasions now but not yet here in Scotland.  Frustrating, as there is such a huge appetite for the sport here. In fact, you could even say that a Scottish event would be somewhat of homecoming for the UFC; those know their history will be aware that the UFC was born as a result of the Gracie family’s desire to show the world

Top 10 MMA lightweights: August 2014

Please note due to inactivity, TJ Grant is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (7/31/14) in parenthesis: 1. Anthony Pettis (1) Anthony Pettis has finished coaching The Ultimate Fighter season 20 and will start training for his bout with Gilbert Melendez. Of note is the fact that Pettis will be ineligible for the rankings after today until he defends his title in December. 2. Gilbert Melendez (tied 2) In typical Gracie Fighter