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Top 10 Fights of March & May 2020

After a month of technical difficulties we are proud to announce that MMA Freak is back! The first article back is the recent fighter of the month lists. March 2020 10) Israel Adesanya defeats Yoel Romero via unanimous decision victory method – UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero 9) Nikita Krylov defeats Johnny Walker via unanimous decision victory method – UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Oliveira 8) Gerald Meerschaert defeats Deron

Henry Cejudo Analysis

A quick analysis of “Triple C” Fluid stance: Ever since his split decision loss to Joey B, Henry has changed his standup and stance to a wider, karate-esque stance. The benefits of this stance is that it allows him to move in and out more fluidly and helps him to blitz inside to initiate punching exchanges. Once he starts throwing combinations in the pocket he will often shorten his stance

UFC 249 Preview: Greg Hardy vs Yorgan De Castro

The Briefing The controversial former NFL star is coming off his second loss but the most important fight of his career. He stepped up on late notice to fight Alexander Volkov who is in a different league to all of his opponents so far, but he hung in there for three rounds against the elite and long striker, which is a priceless learning curve. De Castro has only had six

MMA Freak 2010s Decade Awards

The 2010s was an eventful decade and there was a lot that took place. Just like MMA Freak releases bestow for every year, we here at MMA Freak have decided to bestow awards for the past decade as well. Just like the 2019 MMA Freak Awards, the categories were voted on by both the staff here at MMA Freak and by you the fans. That being said here are the

Top 10 Kickboxers to Compete in MMA

It’s been a while since a non-monthly event or yearly top 10 has been posted but they are being brought back with the top 10 kickboxers. Please note that these rankings are done based on kickboxing careers. 10) Joe Schilling One of the more recent fighters on this list, Joe Schilling won multiple championships in Muay Thai before crossing over into the now top kickboxing organization Glory, in which he

Top 10 Fights of February 2020

10) Justin Tafa defeats Juan Adams via TKO – UFC 246: Jones vs. Reyes A fight between two up and comers, Justin Tafa was able to attain a technical knockout victory against Juan Adams and made a statement. 9) Trevin Giles decisions James Krause – UFC 246: Jones vs. Reyes Trevin Giles had to earn a Fight of the Night victory against the normally welterweight James Krause as the two

Top 10 Fights of January 2020

10) Brian Kelleher defeats Ode Osbourne via submission – UFC 246 Brian Kelleher made a statement when he submitted Ode Osbourne. 9) Angela Hill defeats Hannah Cifers via TKO – UFC Fight Night 166 Wanting to start the new year out strong, Angel Hill returned to her striking roots when she was able to batter Hannah Cifers for the TKO win. 8) Aleksei Oleinik defeats Maurice Greene via submission –

8th Annual MMA Freak Awards (2019)

As does almost seem tradition, the MMA Freak Awards are coming out later then expected, though not as late this year. There will be another round of format changes this year: The Comeback of the Year category is once again being dropped in favor of bringing back the Article of the Year category. It should also be noted that in addition to the staff here at MMA Freak, votes were

Top 10 Fights of December 2019

10) Petr Yan knocks out Urijah Faber – UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington Petr Yan continues to rise as he put an end to Urijah Faber’s two fight winning streak. He also made a case for a possible title shot coming up. 9) Irene Aldana KOs Ketlen Vieira – UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington The continuing rise of Irene Aldana put a stop to the career long undefeated streak of

Top 10 Fights of November 2019

10) Darren Till decisions Kelvin Gastelum – UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz In an overdue move up in weight, Darren Till didn’t disappoint when he pulled an upset performance against contender Kelvin Gastelum. 9) Derrick Lewis decisions Blagoy Ivanov – UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz This was a surprisingly active fight between Derrick Lewis and Blagoy Ivanov as both fighters got good jabs and rolling around on the ground. 8)