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Top 10 MMA middleweights: May 2014

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note previous rankings (4/25/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1. Chris Weidman (1) Surgery on both of Chris Weidman’s knees set back his second title defense against Lyoto Machida from UFC 173 to UFC 175 on July 5th. Considering that it was only minor surgery and he will be returning to a full fight camp

Top 10 fights of April 2014

There were definitely some good fights this month but they were a lot easier to track. So with that let’s delve into the best of this month: 10. TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia – Oliver Aubin-Mercier vs. Richard Walsh There was a bit of anticipation going into this second to last fight of this regional version of the show. Team Canada was already guaranteed a finalist as the first semifinal

Reviewing TUF 19: episode 3 & TUF Brazil 3: episode 8

TUF: Brazil 3 – Episode 8 The episode opens with Team Silva head coach Wanderlei Silva making the fight picks for the heavyweights, matching up Team Silva’s Antonio Branjao against Team Sonnen’s Vitor Miranda. The decision draws some criticism from Team Sonnen jui jutsu coach Vinny Magalhaes who basically calls Silva a hypocrite considering that in the first season Vitor Belfort made a similar decision drawing criticism from Silva. Silva however tries to justify it by saying that

Top 10 Women’s P4P fighters: April 2014

  Please note that for the inaugural MMA Freak women’s pound for pound rankings Cat Zingano and Carla Esparza are both ineligible due to inactivity. Also note that the rankings were voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers: 1. Ronda Rousey (9-0) This should be no surprise considering that “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey recently proved that her striking has improved significantly as of late. We will now get to

Top 10 P4P MMA fighters: April 2014

Please note that due to inactivity Dominick Cruz is ineligible for rankings. Also note the rankings are done by a panel of MMA Freak writers: 1. Jon Jones (tied 1) With his victory over Glover Teixeira, Jon Jones extended his record reign to seven consecutive title defenses in the light heavyweight division. While he is without doubt the current pound for pound king right now, some would argue he is

Top 10 MMA light heavyweights: April 2014

Please note that due to inactivity, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is ineligible. Also note ranks are voted on and previous ranks are in parenthesis: 1. Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones went out and controlled Glover Teixeira in a way he hasn’t experienced in his entire career and snapping a nine year winning streak. He only continued to extend his record setting run in the light heavyweight division with the victory and

Top 10 MMA lightweights: April 2014

Please note that in a rare tie for tenth there will actually be eleven fighters in the rankings. Also previous ranks (1/26/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Anthony Pettis (1) Filming for season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter is set to begin within the next few months Anthony Pettis will be set to start coaching. It will be interesting if he decides to try and teach any of the women under

Top 10 MMA flyweights: April 2014

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and the previous rankings (3/31/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1. Demetrious Johnson (1) Demetrious Johnson is now officially set to face Ali Bagautinov at UFC 174 on June 14, 2014. This will be first pay per view fight as the defending UFC Flyweight Champion as his last pay per view was when he originally won

UFC 172 reviewed, plus Bellator 118 previewed

So we had a layover of multiple fight cards a week but there was still a good card in UFC 172 which delivered. Let’s delve into the results: UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira Main Event: Jon Jones #1 Light Heavyweight vs. Glover Teixeira #3 Light Heavyweight Prediction: Jones by strikes. Result: Jones by decision. As usual Jones used his lengthy limbs, funky striking and wrestling ground game to control Teixeira

How to find the right MMA gym and training partner

Searching for an MMA gym that fits your style, capitalizes on your strengths and helps improve your weaknesses is a process. Find one that does all three can be a daunting task for those with limited resources and monetary finances. For those fighters who fit that bill, they are left with the scraps: serviceable but eary training facility, usable but old and worn out equipment and good but non-renown coaches.