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Today in MMA History: UFC 1-November 12, 1993

Opinions shared by contributors of MMA Freak are not those of MMA Freak or it’s other contributors. The opinions conveyed on any article are solely those of the listed author.  Ultimate Fighting Championships held its first ever event November 12, 1993 at the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado. Promotional material leading up to UFC 1 put clear emphasis on the event not having any rules for its participants except two:

MMA Freak interviews Ashley Yoder

(audio produced by Matthew Salzer)   Indiana native Ashley Yoder made Southern California her adopted home after enduring a painful tragedy. She has since developed a passion for martial arts and found success early in her pro Mixed Martial Arts career. Last month she won her fourth professional fight, third by submission, at BAMMA Bad Beat 17. She took time out of her schedule to talk with us about what

Scottish MMA star Paul ‘Bearjew’ Craig set for BAMMA title shot

Widely regarded as Scotland’s top MMA prospect, Airdrie fighter Paul Craig is set for the biggest contest of his career so far when he squares off against Marcin Lazarz for the BAMMA light heavyweight championship on November 14th at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham. Fighting out of one of Scotland’s most respected MMA Gyms, ‘Scottish Hit Squad’, Paul made his BAMMA debut in Dublin on Saturday September 19th where he increased

Joanne Calderwood can’t wait for headline fight in Las Vegas

Scotland’s Joanne Calderwood will enter the UFC’s history books on December 10th when she next steps inside the Octagon to fight American strawweight sensation Paige VanZant, as both fighters will be the first females to headline a UFC event in a non-title bout. Calderwood and VanZant are two of the most popular and exciting fighters on the UFC roster and this highly anticipated showdown between the two strawweight contenders is scheduled

Today in MMA History: September 10, 2006

On September 10, 2006 Saitama Super Arena, in Saitama, Japan, hosts yet another Pride Fighting Championships event. This evening Pride FC presents the finale of it’s seventh grand prix tournament; The last such tournament the organization would host before it’s acquisition by Zuffa Entertainment. In many ways tonight’s fights are emblematic of Pride FC’s reputation for brutal violence in it’s matches. The final four participants in the open weight tournament are as follows: A

UFC 191: Winners and Losers

UFC 191 had its fair share of bumps and obstacles in the road leading up to the MGM Grand event, the final product was a fun (while not so surprising) event. It showcased the greatest 125er MMA may ever see, the comeback of a former Heavyweight champ, and showed why competitors should stay far, far away from Anthony “Rumble” Johnson’s right hand. Unfortunately this fight night didn’t have a lot of

Stevie Ray interview: I can follow in Conor McGregor’s footsteps and star in the UFC

SCOTTISH MMA star Stevie Ray’s whirlwind start to his UFC career is set to continue on October 24th when he squares off against Frenchman Mickael Lebout at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. Speaking exclusively to MMA-Freak.com’s Tom Heffernan for Scottish newspaper the Daily Record Ray breaks down his upcoming fight and explains how he feels he can be Scotland’s answer to the UFC’s Irish superstar Conor McGregor. April 2015 marked the

Rousimar Palhares Stripped of Title.

All sports have villains, some being worse than others; World Series of Fighting has definitely found theirs. WSOF President Ray Sefo announced on Monday that Welterweight champion, Rousimar Palhares, will not only be suspended indefinitely, he will also be stripped of his Welterweight belt for illegal eye gouging and extending a kimura for too long after his opponent, Jake Shields, tapped at WSOF 22 last Saturday.  The ruling should come as

Poirier vs. Duffy set to headline UFC Dublin

After last year’s highly successful Fight Night: Mcgregor vs Brando, the UFC will make its return to Dublin. The42 reported this morning that Ireland’s own Joseph Duffy will take on 14th ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier. The two are set to headline Dublin’s card, set to take place Saturday, October 23rd at the 3arena. Duffy (14-1), the 27 year old Tristar fighter is widely known for being “The last man to

UFC on Fox 16: Weigh-in results

Video courtesy of (mmafighter.com) UFC On Fox 16 Where: Chicago, Illinois When: JUL 25, 2015 UFC on Fox 16 main event will feature the highly anticipated grudge match between UFC Bantamweight T.J. Dillashaw and former (pound-for pound) best and 9 year champion, Renan Barao. In the co-main event former number one Contender Miesha”Cupcake”Tate will face the deadly up-and coming fighter, Jessica Eye, for what could be a shot at the