This year’s MMA Freak Awards did come out later then originally planned but is now coming out. Like last year, there will be some changes to the format once again: With the exception of the Comeback of the Year category, the awards returns to a top 10 list. The Journalist of the Year category has been dropped this year in favor of bringing back the Comeback of the Year category.
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Last year the Association of Boxing Commissions passed a 10 point plan to controlling weight cutting including adding four new weight classes towards the middle and upper range of weight classes in MMA. The new weight classes are geared towards making it easier for fighters to make weight and make lower risks along with the other rules in the 10 point plan that are going into affect. The UFC has pledged
May was a little on the slow side but there were some good gems hidden among the multitude of various fights: 10) Mike Trizano technically knocks out Thailand Clark – The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Mike Trizano pulled the at this point only knockout finish of The Ultimate Fighter against Thailand Clark. 9) Tatiana Padilla Suarez defeats Alexa Grasso via submission – UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman The former world champion in
The winner is Lyoto Machida and both UFC 224 and Bellator 199 are reviewed also discussing Mackenzie Dern.
YouTube channel UFC Digest talks about UFC 224 results and Raquel Pennington wanting to quit the fight.
It was a quiet week for higher level MMA events but things are going to ramp up in a head to head war of events: Reviews Legacy Fighting Alliance 39: Heinisch vs. Checco Legacy FA hosts an event at the Dobson Arena in Vail, Colorado on Friday, May 4th to be broadcast on AXS TV: Middleweight Ian Heinisch def. Gabriel Checco KO (punches) 1 3:44 Middleweight Hayward Charles def. Christiano
TheMontageKing MMA talks about some of the UFC’s controversies through it’s history like faulty drug testing.
TheMontageKing MMA talks about fighters who have the fabled “glass chin” and fall to knockouts quickly.
It has been a long week for those involved here at MMA Freak but we are finally back to talk about various events: Previews Legacy Fighting Alliance 30: Millender vs. Barnes Legacy Fighting Alliance hosts an event at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, CA on Sat, Jan 12 on AXS TV: Welterweight Curtis Millender vs. Nick Barnes Featherweight Fernando Padilla vs. Talison Soares Flyweight Maikel Pérez
TheMontageKing releases a video about eye pokes that have affected fights throughout the history of MMA.