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Black History Month 2016 Special: Top 10 Black American Fighters of the Past Year

Normally this list is compiled around Martin Luther King day but due delays it was done for black history month. Note that the list is compiled based on the records of the fighters listed over the past year who are African American: 10) Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Earned one win in the UFC against Fabio Maldonado but will now be returning to Bellator to fulfill his contract. 9) Bobby Lashley Bobby Lashley gained two

4th Annual MMA Freak Awards: Top 10 Upsets of 2015

2015 was one of the most tumultuous years when it came to upsets and title turnovers. Both of the women’s championships changed hands and five of the eight men’s championships changed hands. The writers of MMA Freak have submitted their votes on what the top 10 upsets of the year were. Because of the varied opinions some of the fights submitted didn’t make it onto the list but are listed

Top 10 Fights of October and November 2015

October was a little on the dull side but last month brought about some great fights. That being said here they are: Top 10 Fights of October 10) Rafael Carvalho’s technical knockout of Brandon Halsey – Bellator 144: Halsey vs. Carrvalho 9) Julian Erosa’s decision of Medhi Beghdad – The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber 8) Saul Rogers’ decision of Billy Quarantillo – The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor

Top 10 MMA P4P Fighters: October 2015

Due to suspensions, Anderson Silva and Jon Jones are ineligible for rankings. Previous ranks in parenthesis: Top 10 P4P Rankings (8/1/15) 1) Jose Aldo (2) Jose Aldo will face Interim UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor at UFC 194 on December 12th on pay-per-view in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Before then he will become ranks ineligible. 2) Demetrious Johnson (1) Flyweight Champ Demetrious Johnson recently defended his title against John Dodson last month. The next likely opponent

Top 10 MMA light heavyweights: October 2015

Due to suspension, Jon Jones is currently ineligible for the rankings. The previous rankings are in parenthesis: Top 10 Light Heavyweights (9/17/15) 1) Daniel Cormier (1) Daniel Cormier had to fight hard to defend his title against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 192 in Houston, Texas. With Jon Jones going on probation, a possible rematch may happen or a match with Ryan Bader first. 2) Anthony Johnson (2) Following his first loss in over three years, Anthony Johnson successfully rebounded against Jimi Manuwa. Depending

Around the world of MMA: October 9th

The UFC had another great fight card and UFC Fight Pass became more international. Here are the results and all: Reviews: UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson The UFC hosted an event at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas broadcast on pay-per-view on Saturday, Oct. 3rd: Light Heavyweight Daniel Cormier (c) def. Alexander Gustafsson Decision (split) (47-48, 48-47, 49-46) 5 5:00 Light Heavyweight Ryan Bader def. Rashad Evans Decision (unanimous) (30-27,

Around the world of MMA: October 2-4

It was another good weekend and now another month has passed. With that here are the coming weekend’s events: Review: UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson The UFC returned to the “Land of the Rising Sun” aka Japan with a fight card Saturday night live on Fox Sports 1: Heavyweight Josh Barnett def. Roy Nelson Decision (unanimous) (48-47, 48-47, 50-45) 5 5:00 Middleweight Uriah Hall def. Gegard Mousasi TKO (jumping

MMA Freak September 2015 Ranks (P4P, FW, BW & MW)

Due to time constraints, the following weights are updated at once. The following fighters are ineligible for rankings due to inactivity, suspension or a move in weight class: Ali Bagautinov, Dominick Cruz, Johnny Eduardo, Brian Bowles, Michael McDonald, Mike Easton, Anderson Silva, Tim Kennedy and Dave Branch Top 10 P4P Rankings (6/19/15) 1) Demetrious Johnson (2) 2) Jose Aldo (1) 3) Ronda Rousey (4) 4) Chris Weidman (3) 5) T.J. Dillashaw (5)

Top 10 MMA light heavyweights: September 2015

Due to inactivity and suspension, Jon Jones and Rashad Evans are ineligible. Previous ranks are in parenthesis: Top 10 Light Heavyweights (6/1/15) 1) Daniel Cormier (1) Daniel Cormier will be defending his title against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 192 on October 3rd in Houston, Texas at the Toyota Center. There were attempts to match the two up for a number one contender spot. 2) Anthony Johnson (2) Following his title loss to Daniel Cormier, Anthony Johnson just got a

Around the world of MMA: January 30-31

There were certainly some good fights last weekend and we have some good ones coming up this weekend in the UFC. Here’s the reviews first: Reviews: UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson Despite starting at 11pm local time, the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden was packed with thirty thousand fans and racked up $3.1 million: Light Heavyweight Anthony Johnson def. Alexander Gustafsson TKO (punches) 1 2:15 Anthony Johnson has continued to