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Top 10 MMA lightweights: May 2014

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak members. Also note the previous rankings (5/1/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Anthony Pettis (1) The date to start filming The Ultimate Fighter season 20 is supposedly July 1st but that has yet to be confirmed. Until then UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis can only train and anticipate his upcoming title defense at the end of the

Reviewing TUF 19: episode 6 & TUF Brazil 3: episode 11

TUF: Brazil 3 – Episode 11 The episode opens with the selection of the Octagon girl finalist selections and at the weigh ins Bruce Buffer appears. He announces that the finalists in both weight classes will get a trip to Las Vegas and will get to watch a UFC event live. Then in the first semi final, Team Sonnen’s Warlley Alves faces off against Team Silva’s Wagner Gomes. The match ends in the first minute when

Bellator 120 in review, plus UFC 173 previewed

So Bellator’s pay per view debut was a pretty good one and we have the monthly UFC pay per view coming up this weekend. Let’s look at it: Bellator 120 Main Event: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal Prediction: Jackson by strikes. Result: Jackson by decision. Once again this is why you NEVER LEAVE IT IN THE HANDS OF THE JUDGES! Co-main Event: Alexander Shlemenko vs. Tito Ortiz Prediction: Shlemenko by strikes. Result: Ortiz

Top 10 MMA featherweights: May 2014

Please note that due to suspension Dennis Siver is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also the last rankings (4/24/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Jose Aldo (1) Jose Aldo is now set to defend his title in a rematch against number one contender Chad Mendes at UFC 176 on August 2, 2014. It should be interesting to see if Mendes will be more challenging for Aldo or whether Aldo will be going for

Reviewing TUF 19: episode 5 & TUF Brazil 3: episode 10

TUF: Brazil 3 – Episode 10 The episode opens with Team Sonnen’s Marcos Rogerio and Team Silva’s Jollyson Francisco preparing for their upcoming fight, the last quarterfinal bout. During a Team Sonnen training session, the fighters encourage coach Hortencia Marcari to spend some time in the ice bath. She proceeds to do a circuit the guys are participating in and briefly she and head coach Chael Sonnen do some swing dancing before she actually does sit in the

UFN: Brown vs. Silva & Bellator 119 reviewed, plus Bellator 120 previewed

Despite the Bellator PPV breakdown, there is still much to review and it’ll still be a decent fight card to say the least. Let’s delve into it: UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva Main Event: Matt Brown #10 Welterweight vs. Erick Silva Prediction: Silva by submission. Result: Brown by strikes. Brown’s momentum continues with this win but expect Silva to rebound soon. Co-main Event: Costas Philippou vs. Lorenz Larkin Prediction:

Mother’s Day Special: Top 10 Mothers in MMA

Today we celebrate those who we refer to as mother. These are women who not only brought us into this world, but raised us and taught us how to be better human beings. For the occasion I thought it’d be appropriate to create a list celebrating the top 10 mothers in MMA. For this list the women don’t necessarily have to be MMA fighters but be related to someone in

Reviewing TUF 19: episode 4 & TUF Brazil 3: episode 9

TUF: Brazil 3 – Episode 9 The episode opens with Team Sonnen head coach Chael Sonnen making the fight announcement of Team Sonnen’s Warlley Alves against Team Silva’s Ismael de Jesus for the last quarterfinal bout. The following day the coaches challenge finally takes place which is done in a series of soccer drills. Surprisingly, Sonnen is actually faster at the drills then Team Silva head coach Wanderlei Silva and accomplishes the goals and earns his and his

Dana White doesn’t speak for everyone

  For every drip of octagon sweat perspiration, blood particle dripped and bone snap, crackled and popped, there is a constant monitoring, governing body that sees it all. UFC President Dana White serves as not only as the head mouthpiece (no pun intended) of the fight circle but also as the judge, jury and pretend executioner of what transpired that night. With his bald head glistening under the bright lights

Bellator 118 reviewed, plus Bellator 119 & UFN: Brown vs. Silva previewed

So even though there’s a UFC Fight Night coming up this weekend it’s pretty Bellator dominated. So with that let’s delve into the fight cards: Bellator 118 Main Event: Joe Warren vs. Rafael Silva Prediction: Silva by submission. Result: Warren by decision. Even though Silva won the first two rounds, Warren proved how tough he is. Co-main Event: Andrey Koreshkov vs. Sam Oropenza (replace by Justin Baesman) Prediction: Koreshkov by