Reviews UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. dos Santos The UFC hosted an event at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday, January 25th that was broadcast online on ESPN+ service: Heavyweight Curtis Blaydes def. Junior dos Santos TKO (punches) 2 1:06 Welterweight Michael Chiesa def. Rafael dos Anjos Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 Flyweight Alex Perez def. Jordan Espinosa Technical Submission 1 2:33 Women’s Strawweight Angela
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Reviews UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cowboy The UFC hosted an event at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada on Saturday, January 18th that was broadcast on the ESPN+ online PPV: Welterweight Conor McGregor def. Donald Cerrone TKO (punches) 1 0:40 Women’s Bantamweight Holly Holm def. Raquel Pennington Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00 Heavyweight Aleksei Oleinik def. Maurice Greene Submission 2 4:38 Bantamweight Brian Kelleher def. Ode Osbourne Submission
Reviews Bellator 222: MacDonald vs. Gracie Bellator MMA will be hosting an event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York on Friday, June 14th to be broadcast on DAZN online: Welterweight Rory MacDonald (c) def. Neiman Gracie Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 Light Heavyweight Lyoto Machida def. Chael Sonnen TKO (flying knee and punches) 2 0:22 Catchweight (175 lbs.) Dillon Danis def. Max Humphrey Submission
Reviews UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes The UFC hosted an event at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, June 8th which was broadcast on ESPN+ pay-per-view: Bantamweight Henry Cejudo def. Marlon Moraes TKO (punches) 3 4:51 Women’s Flyweight Valentina Shevchenko (c) def. Jessica Eye KO (head kick) 2 0:26 Lightweight Tony Ferguson def. Donald Cerrone TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 5:00 Bantamweight Petr Yan def. Jimmie Rivera Decision (unanimous)
This year’s MMA Freak Awards did come out later then originally planned but is now coming out. Like last year, there will be some changes to the format once again: With the exception of the Comeback of the Year category, the awards returns to a top 10 list. The Journalist of the Year category has been dropped this year in favor of bringing back the Comeback of the Year category.
January 2019 10) Juan Archuleta defeats Ricky Bandejas via decision – Bellator 214 9) Ryan Bader defeats Fedor Emelianenko via knockout – Bellator 214 8) Henry Cejudo defeats TJ Dillashaw via TKO – UFC Fight Night 143 7) Jake “Jack Swagger” Hager submits J.W. Kiser – Bellator 214 6) Cory Sandhagen defeats Mario Bautista – UFC Fight Night 143 5) Alonzo Menifield defeats Vinicius Moreira – UFC Fight Night 143
The MMA Freak rankings are voted on by members of the writing staff. Note that fighters who are serving drug related suspensions, have been inactive for twelve months or have recently retired are currently ineligible: Top 10 MMA P4P Fighters (12/28/19) 1) Jon Jones (N/A) 2) Daniel Cormier (1) 3) Henry Cejudo (8) 4) Amanda Nunes (4) 5) TJ Dillashaw (2) 6) Cristiane Justino (3) 7) Tyron Woodley (5) 8)
Reviews Bellator 214: Fedor vs. Bader Bellator MMA hosted an event at The Forum in Inglewood, California on Saturday, January 26th and was broadcast on the Paramount Network: Heavyweight Ryan Bader def. Fedor Emelianenko KO (punches) 1 0:35 Featherweight Henry Corrales def. Aaron Pico KO (punches) 1 1:07 Heavyweight Jake Hager def. J.W. Kiser Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 2:09 Bantamweight Juan Archuleta def. Ricky Bandejas Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)3
Reviews UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw The UFC hosted its’ first ESPN partnership event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, January 19th that broadcast on ESPN+: Flyweight Henry Cejudo (c) def. T.J. Dillashaw TKO (punches) 1 0:32 Heavyweight Allen Crowder def. Greg Hardy DQ (illegal knee) 2 2:28 Lightweight Gregor Gillespie def. Yancy Medeiros TKO (punches) 2 4:59 Flyweight Joseph Benavidez def. Dustin Ortiz Decision
10) Aaron Pico defeats Leandro Higo via technical knockout – Bellator 206: Mousasi vs. MacDonald Aaron Pico had the toughest challenge of his career against Leandro Higo but showed he is fully capable of such a challenge. Aside from his first fight this was against a challenging, accomplished opponent at bantamweight. 9) Gegard Mousasi defeats Rory MacDonald via TKO victory – Bellator 206: Mousasi vs. MacDonald As ambitious as Rory MacDonald’s goal of was to become the