For the Fighter of the Week for UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai, the award goes to the main event winner, Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Congratulations to Jairzinho Rozenstruik for earning Fighter of the Week!
Due to time constraints, the MMA Freak Fighter of the Week is being announced via a short form article instead of the usual announcement video. This may or may not be the standard format going forward. The Fighter of the Week from XFC 44 is Kurt Holobaugh. Congrats to Kurt Holobaugh for his winning the Fighter of the Week!
10) Tom Aspinali submits Andrei Arlovski – UFC Fight Night 185 The rising up and coming heavyweight Tom Aspinali was able to pull a submission against veteran and former champion Andrei Arlovski. 9) Casey O’Neill TKOs Shana Dobson – UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis Casey O’Neil certainly made a statement in her UFC debut against veteran Shana Dobson that this Scottish up and comer is here to get a
The MMA Freak Awards are coming around a little later then last year but there have been times the awards came out later. There has been another change of format this year as follows: The Comeback of the Year category has been reinstated. It should also be noted that in addition to the staff here at MMA Freak, votes were placed by you, the fans and the final results are
10) Joanne Calderwood defeats Jessica Eye via decision – UFC 257 These two flyweights from other weight classes finally went at it and Joanne Calderwood was able to control Jessica Eye for a decision win. 9) Movsar Evloev decisions Nik Lentz – UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2 Movsar Evloev was able to make a name for himself by defeating constant contender Nik Lentz by controlling him throughout the fight
10) Mackenzie Dern defeats Virna Jandiroba via decision – UFC 256 Mackenzie Dern continues to rise as she defeated atomweight and fellow Invicta veteran Virna Jandiroba and she had to fight to a decision for the win. 9) Kevin Holland defeats Ronaldo Souza via knockout method – UFC 256 To say that Kevin Holland had a very successful year is an understatement as he was able to knockout Ronaldo Souza
10) Rafael dos Anjos decisions Paul Felder – UFC Fight Night 182 Moving back up to his natural weight class, Rafael dos Anjos took out contender and commentator Paul Felder by controlling him. 9) Corey Anderson defeats Melvin Manhoef via TKO – Bellator 251 Corey Anderson made his successful Bellator debut by controlling Melvin Manhoef until he found the opportunity to land and then finish him. 8) Luana Pinheiro defeats
10) Denise Kielholtz defeats Kate Jackson via knockout – Bellator 247 Denise Kielholtz pulled an impressive victory against Kate Jackson with a knockout in the main event of the Bellator 247 fight card. 9) Cristiane Venancio submits Arlene Blencowe – Bellator 249 Despite having a black belt in Brazilian Jui-Jitsu, Cristiane “Cyborg” Venancio submitted featherweight title challenger Arlene Blencowe. 8) Germaine de Randamie defeats Juliana Pena via technical submission (guillotine
2020 has been a crazy year for the world in general let alone in MMA. However, the MMA industry has continued despite everything and has yielded some good results. It also didn’t keep those of us here at MMA Freak from voting for the members of the MMA Freak Hall of Fame this year. Of note this year we are going back up to 10 inductees and will go back
10) Jordan Williams defeats Gregory Rodriguez via knockout method via punches – Dana White’s Contender Series – Week 7 Jordan Williams got the opportunity in the main event of the Dana White’s Contender Series to get a UFC contract and did against Gregory Rodriguez. 9) Taylor Johnson submits Ed Ruth – Bellator 245: Davis vs. Machida 2 There are times when a fighter is looking to regroup and in doing