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Around the world of MMA: March 3-4

Last weekend was quiet in the world of MMA but this coming weekend is gearing up for some hard hitting action: Reviews Bellator 173: McGeary vs. McDermott Bellator MMA co-promoted an event with BAMMA at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Ireland on Friday, February 24th: Catchweight (217 lbs) Liam McGeary def. Brett McDermott TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 1:06 Featherweight James Gallagher def. Kirill Medvedovsky Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:53 Women’s

MMA Freak January 2017 Rankings

Due to time constraints the MMA Freak January 2017 Rankings are compiled in this one article for further viewing: Top 10 MMA P4P Fighters (12/31/16) 1) Demetrious Johnson (1)  2) Daniel Cormier (2) 3) Conor McGregor (3)  4) Stipe Miocic (4) 5) Michael Bisping (5) 6) Tyron Woodley (6) 7) Jose Aldo (7) 8) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (8) – The queen of the women’s division has a wide open field of

Top 10 MMA Heavyweights: November 2016

Brock Lesnar, Ruslan Magomedov and Roy Nelson are ineligible. Previous rankings are in parenthesis: Top 10 MMA Heavyweights (10/28/16) 1) Stipe Miocic (1) Stipe Miocic is taking time off after his victory over Alistair Overeem at UFC 203 while waiting for a future fight. A possible future opponent would be that of Junior dos Santos who owns a win over Miocic and isn’t scheduled. 2) Alistair Overeem (2) Following his loss to Stipe Miocic, Alistair Overeem will probably be scheduled

Top 10 Fights of September 2016

Last month was another fight with good fights and bad fights but none the less here are the best. Some are obvious: 10) Nik Lentz wins by technically knocking out Michael McBride – UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem In addition to winning against Michael McBride, Nik Lentz also gets twenty percent of his fight purse pay. 9) Adam Antolin submits Damacio Page – The Ultimate Fighter: Team Benavidez vs. Team Cejudo Adam

Back to school 2016 special: Top 10 educated fighters of the past year

It’s back to school for everyone and as a result it’s time for the back to school list here at MMA Freak. The following list is based on education level and record from the past year. That said here are the top educated fighters: 10) Ayaka Hamasaki Invicta FC Atomweight Champion Ayaka Hamasaki returned to action in March and beat Amber Brown. 9) Cain Velasquez Cain Velasquez was a part of the historic UFC

Around the world of MMA: September 16-17

The continued UFC saturation streams over from last weekend into this coming weekend. That said here they are: Reviews Glory 33: New Jersey Glory hosted an event at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, New Jersey on September 9th on UFC Fight Pass: For the Heavyweight Championship Netherlands Rico Verhoeven (c) def. Brazil Anderson Silva TKO (3 knockdowns) 2 2:57 Featherweight Contender Tournament Final Canada Matt Embree def. Georgia

Around the world of MMA: September 10th

It’s all UFC this week and from last week. Needless to say everything is going down this and last weekend: Reviews UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett The UFC hosted an event at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany on September 3rd on UFC Fight Pass: Heavyweight Josh Barnett def. Andrei Arlovski Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 2:53 Light Heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson def. Jan Błachowicz Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3

Top 10 MMA Heavyweights: August 2016

Due to suspension, Brock Lesnar is ineligible for the rankings. Also previous rankings are listed in parenthesis: Top 10 MMA Heavyweights (7/30/16) 1) Stipe Miocic (1) Stipe Miocic will be defending his UFC Heavyweight Championship against Alistair Overeem at UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem on Saturday, September 10th at the Quicken Loans Arena for the first time in Cleveland, Ohio. 2) Alistair Overeem (2) In his long awaited challenge for the UFC Heavyweight Championship, Alistair Overeem will

Top 10 MMA P4P Fighters: July 2016

Please note that due to suspension Jon Jones is ineligible for the rankings. Also previous rankings in parenthesis: Top 10 MMA P4P Fighters 1) Demetrious Johnson (2) Demetrious Johnson was going to defend his title against Wilson Reis but due to an injury had to withdraw. He still has time to defend his title before having to defend it against the TUF 24 winner who will earn a shot at him. 2) Dominick Cruz (3)