Posts From Matthew Salzer

MMA Freak Rankings May 2021

The MMA Freak rankings are voted on by members of the Freak staff. Note that fighters who are serving drug related suspensions, have been inactive for over twelve months or have recently retired are currently ineligible. Also note that fighters are only eligible for one weight class unless they are champions in multiple divisions in which case exceptions are made: Top 10 MMA P4P Fighters (3/31/21) 1) Amanda Nunes (1)2) Valentina

MMA Freak Women’s Rankings May 2021

The MMA Freak rankings are voted on by members of the writing staff. Fighters who are serving drug related suspensions, have been inactive for twelve months or have recently retired are currently ineligible. Also fighters are only eligible for one weight class unless they are champions in multiple divisions in which case they are exceptions to the rule: Top 10 Women’s P4P Fighters (4/30/21) 1) Amanda Nunes (1)2) Valentina Shevchenko (2)3)

MMA Freak Fighter of the Week UFC Fight Night 188

The winners for this week are as follows: Bellator 259 – Cris Cyborg Invicta on AXS TV – Alesha Zappitella UFC Fight Night 188 – Carla Esparza In addition to the main events of UFC Fight Night 188 and Invicta on AXS TV being reviewed, the main event of XFC 44 is previewed.

Around the world of MMA: May 28th

Reviews Invicta on AXS TV: Rodríguez vs. Torquato Invicta Fighting Championships hosted an event at the PAL KC in Kansas City, Kansas on Friday, May 21st that was broadcast on AXS TV: Flyweight Karina Rodríguez def. Daiana Torquato Decision (unanimous) (50-45, 49-46, 48-47) 5 5:00 Atomweight Alesha Zappitella (c) def. Jessica Delboni Decision (split) (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) 5 5:00 Flyweight Claire Guthrie def. Juliana Miller Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

MMA Freak Fighter of the Week UFC 262

The winner for this week at UFC 262 is Charles Oliveira. After the main event and co-main events of UFC 262 are reviewed, the main fights of Bellator 259, Invicta on AXS TV and UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt are all previewed.

Around the world of MMA: May 21-22

Reviews UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler The UFC hosted an event at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on Saturday, May 15th that was broadcast on the ESPN+ online pay-per-view: Lightweight Charles Oliveira def. Michael Chandler TKO (punches) 2 0:19 Lightweight Beneil Dariush def. Tony Ferguson Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00 Catchweight (137 lb) Rogério Bontorin def. Matt Schnell Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00 Women’s Flyweight