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Around the world of MMA: June 24-25

There was a fight night event this last weekend and there are going to be two different events this coming weekend: Reviews UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia The UFC hosted an event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on June 17th on UFC Fight Pass: Women’s Bantamweight Holly Holm def. Bethe Correia KO (head kick and punch) 3 1:09 Heavyweight Marcin Tybura def. Andrei Arlovski Decision (unanimous)

MMA Freak Women’s Rankings January 2017

Due to time constraints the MMA Freak January 2017 Women’s Rankings are compiled in one article for viewing: Top 10 Women’s P4P Fighters (12/31/16) 1) Joanna Jedrzejczyk (1) 2) Amanda Nunes (2) – Defeated Ronda Rousey in even more dominant fashion then Holly Holm did. 3) Ronda Rousey (3) – It is unknown of the Roudy one will ever fight again or what she will do in the future. 4) Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (4) 5)

The Ultimate Fighter 23: Episode 5 Recap

During training, Helen Harper talks about how she initially got into MMA because of an abusive relationship and ultimately how she left him because of the confidence she gained from the training. Lanchana Green then talks about how she grew up with an English father and a Thai mother and how that is also the basis for her Muay Thai though she would normally stay away from home because of her mother’s personality.

Around the world of MMA: April 30th

It was very busy for major MMA promotions this last weekend, but it winds down now. With that here are results: Reviews: Bellator 153: Koreshkov vs. Henderson Bellator MMA hosted an event at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on April 22 broadcast on Spike: Welterweight Andrey Koreshkov (c) def. Benson Henderson Decision (unanimous) (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) 5 5:00 Featherweight Patrício Freire def. Henry Corrales Submission (guillotine choke) 2

Around the world of MMA: April 22-23

A larger then normal audience got to watch MMA over the weekend. With that here are reviews and previews: Reviews: Bellator 152: Italy Bellator MMA made it’s Italy debut at the Pala Alpitour in Torino, Italy on April 16th broadcast on Spike TV: Lightweight Patricky Freire def. Kevin Souza Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 Light Heavyweight Alessio Sakara def. Brian Rogers KO (punches) 2 2:29 Featherweight A.J. McKee

4th Annual MMA Freak Awards: Remaining Categories

In order to conclude the 4th Annual MMA Freak Awards the final categories are listed in this article. Here they are: Top 10 Moments of 2015 Honorable Mentions: UFC Fight Night Glasgow Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman The mainstream rise of Paige VanZant Demetrious Johnson’s last second submission Jon Jones reinstatement into the UFC UFC uniforms enforced “Stitch” Duran leaves the UFC UFC Fight Pass programming expansion Bellator sets cable

MMA Freak Women’s Rankings: January 2016

Note due to inactivity, Barb Honchak is ineligible for the rankings. Also previous rankings are in parenthesis: Top 10 Featherweights (1/2/16) 1) Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (1) Cristiane Justino is going on vacation after successfully defending her title against Daria Ibragimova. 2) Marloes “Rumina” Coenen (2) There have been other women’s fights since Marloes Coenen‘s last fight but no word on when she fights next. 3) Julia “The Jewel” Budd (3) 4) Latoya “Black Mamba” Walker

4th Annual MMA Freak Awards: Top 10 Women Fighters of 2015

Women’s MMA continues to boom and 2015 only witnessed an increase of it. In fact because of events in 2015, MMA pretty much made the mainstream partially due in part to women’s MMA. Because of how integral to the success of MMA women are, one of the awards for the MMA Freak Awards is the women’s award. Some women who were nominated didn’t make the list but made the honorable

Top 10 Women’s P4P Fighters: January 2016

Due to inactivity, Barb Honchak is ineligible for the rankings. Also previous rankings are listed in parenthesis: Top 10 Women’s P4P Fighters (1/2/16) 1) Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (1) Cristiane Justino again defended her title, this time against Daria Ibragimova at Invicta FC 15 on Saturday, January 16th in Costa Mesa, California at the OC Fairgrounds. She’s still willing to face Holly Holm at catchweight. 2) Holly Holm (2) After some confusion, Holly Holm will be defending her title against Miesha