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Around the world of MMA: April 21-24

Reviews UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Gastelum The UFC hosted an event at the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada on Saturday, April 17th that was broadcast on both of the ESPN main networks: Middleweight Robert Whittaker def. Kelvin Gastelum Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 50–45, 50–45) 5 5:00 Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski def. Chase Sherman Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 Middleweight Jacob Malkoun def. Abdul Razak Alhassan Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27,

Around the world of MMA: April 14-17

Reviews UFC on ABC: Vettori vs. Holland The UFC hosted an event at the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada on Saturday, April 10th that was broadcast on both ABC and on ESPN+: Middleweight Marvin Vettori def. Kevin Holland Decision (unanimous) (50–44, 50–44, 50–44) 5 5:00 Featherweight Arnold Allen def. Sodiq Yusuff Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 Middleweight Julian Marquez def. Sam Alvey Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:07

Around the world of MMA: April 7-10

Reviews Bellator 255: Pitbull vs. Sanchez 2 Bellator MMA hosted an event at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Friday, April 2nd that was broadcast on Showtime: Featherweight Patricio Freire (c) def. Emmanuel Sanchez Technical Submission (guillotine choke) 1 3:35 Welterweight Jason Jackson def. Neiman Gracie Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 Heavyweight Tyrell Fortune def. Jack May TKO (punches) 1 3:16 Lightweight Usman Nurmagomedov def. Mike

Around the world of MMA: April 2nd

Reviews Absolute Championship Akhmat 120: Froes vs. Khasbulaev Absolute Championship Akhmat hosted an event at the Sibur Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Friday, March 26th that broadcast on Facebook: ACA Bantamweight Championship Magomed Bibulatov def. Daniel Oliveira (c) Decision (Unanimous) 5 5:00 Featherweight Championship Magomedrasul Khasbulaev def. Felipe Froes Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 4 1:02 Featherweight 66 kg Russia Salman Zhamaldaev def. Brazil Diego Brandão DQ (Illegal Kick) 2 1:05

Around the world of MMA: March 26-27

Reviews UFC on ESPN: Brunson vs. Holland The UFC hosted an event at the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada on Saturday, March 20th that will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN+: Middleweight Derek Brunson def. Kevin Holland Decision (unanimous) (49–45, 49–46, 49–46) 5 5:00 Welterweight Max Griffin def. Song Kenan KO (punches) 1 2:20 Women’s Strawweight Montserrat Ruiz def. Cheyanne Buys Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–27) 3 5:00 Bantamweight

Around the world of MMA: March 19-20

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs. Muhammad The UFC hosted an event at the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada on Saturday, March 13th that was broadcast on the ESPN+ streaming service: Welterweight Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad No Contest (accidental eye poke) 2 0:18 Light Heavyweight Ryan Spann def. Misha Cirkunov TKO (punches) 1 1:11 Featherweight Dan Ige def. Gavin Tucker KO (punch) 1 0:22 Bantamweight Davey Grant def. Jonathan

Around the world of MMA: March 12-14

Reviews UFC 259: Błachowicz vs. Adesanya The UFC hosted an event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, March 6th that was broadcast on the ESPN+ online streaming pay-per-view: Light Heavyweight Jan Błachowicz (c) def. Israel Adesanya Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 49–45, 49–45) 5 5:00 Women’s Featherweight Amanda Nunes (c) def. Megan Anderson Submission (triangle armbar) 1 2:03 Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling def. Petr Yan (c) DQ (illegal knee)

Around the world of MMA: March 6th

Reviews Absolute Championship Akhmat 118: Abdulaev vs. Vagaev 2 Absolute Championships Akhmat hosted an event in Russia on Friday, February 26th that was broadcast on the ACA Facebook page: Welterweight Champ Abubakar Vagaev def. Murad Abdulaev Decision (Unanimous) 5 5:00 Welterweight 77 kg Russia Gadzhimurad Khiramagomedov def. Kazakhstan Georgy Kichigin Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00 Lightweight 70 kg Russia Alexander Sarnavskiy def. Belarus Artem Damkovskiy Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 4:55 Bantamweight

Around the world of MMA: February 26-27

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis The UFC hosted an event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, February 20th that was broadcast on the ESPN+ online streaming service: Heavyweight Derrick Lewis def. Curtis Blaydes KO (punch) 2 1:26 Catchweight (138 lb) Yana Kunitskaya def. Ketlen Vieira Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 Featherweight Darrick Minner def. Charles Rosa Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 29–27) 3

2020 MMA Freak Awards Voting is now open

As has been the case last year and on several other occasions, MMA Freak is opening the voting for the Annual MMA Freak Awards to you the readers. This year there will be 10 categories and they are as follows: Top 10 Upsets of 2020 Matches that resulted in the underdog coming out on top against the favorite. That can be dictated using any ranking system or by using the