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Around the world of MMA: November 10-14

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Teixeira The UFC hosted an event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, November 7th that was broadcast on the ESPN+ online streaming service: Light Heavyweight Glover Teixeira def. Thiago Santos Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 1:49 Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski def. Tanner Boser Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 Bantamweight Raoni Barcelos def. Khalid Taha Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3

Around the world of MMA: January 31st

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

Around the world of MMA: January 24-25

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

Around the world of MMA: June 18-22

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

Around the world of MMA: June 14-15

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)

7th Annual MMA Freak Awards

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.

Top 10 Fights of January & February 2019

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

MMA Freak January 2019 Rankings

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)