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Top 10 Fights of April, March, February & January 2016

Due to time constraints all of the top fights for the first third of the year will be here. Regardless top 10s are back: Top 10 Fights of January 10) Cristiane Justino’s knockout win over Daria Ibragimova – Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova 9) Livia Renata Souza’s TKO victory win of DeAnna Bennette – Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova 8) Bryce Mitchell’s submission win of Jorge Medina –

MMA Freak April 2016 Rankings

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also previous ranks in parenthesis: Top 10 P4P Fighters (3/7/16) 1) Jon Jones (N/A) – Certainly looked like he was working off ring rust but won at UFC 197 just the same. 2) Demetrious Johnson (1) 3) Robbie Lawler (2) 4) Rafael dos Anjos (3) 5) Daniel Cormier (4) 6) Fabricio Werdum (5) 7) Luke Rockhold

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

Around the world of MMA: April 15-16

Things are finally ramping up after these last few weeks of downtime. Here are things going back into business: Reviews: UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos The UFC hosted an event at the Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia on Sunday, April 10th broadcast on UFC Fight Pass: Heavyweight Junior dos Santos def. Ben Rothwell Decision (unanimous) (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) 5 5:00 Heavyweight Derrick Lewis def. Gabriel Gonzaga KO (punches)

Top 10 MMA Featherweights: March 2016

Please due to inactivity Chan Sung Jung is ineligible for the rankings. Also previous rankings are in parenthesis: Top 10 MMA Featherweights (1/14/16) 1) Conor McGregor (1)  Conor McGregor will be moving back down to featherweight after his loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 196. However, he is still hoping that a title defense will earn him a title shot at lightweight, but his loss to a top lightweight questions it. 2) Jose Aldo (2)

Top 10 MMA Featherweights: January 2016

Please due to inactivity Chan Sung Jung is ineligible for the rankings. Also previous rankings are in parenthesis: Top 10 MMA Featherweights (12/30/15) 1) Conor McGregor (1)  Conor McGregor will be trying to make history at UFC 197 by challenging Rafael dos Anjos for the UFC Lightweight Championship. The only other fighter to attempt becoming a two division champion is BJ Penn. 2) Jose Aldo (2) With a recent loss, Jose Aldo is in a tough position considering

Around the world of MMA: November 22

This last weekend was exciting to say the least in MMA with another fight card is coming this weekend. Here are results and a preview: Reviews:  UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt The UFC’s first trip to Mexico City on Saturday, November 15th was definitely a success with a sold out venue despite the main event change. Fabrício Werdum vs. Mark Hunt Fabricio Werdum came back from a first round dominated by Mark

Will it be Conor McGregor or Cub Swanson next for Jose Aldo?

Who will be next to challenge Jose Aldo’s Featherweight throne doesn’t appear to be quite as straightforward as it seemed.  Most fight fans had resigned themselves to the idea of Conor McGregor getting the next title shot following his impressive 4 fight win streak combined with an even more impressive PR campaign. Dana even flew McGregor to Brazil for UFC 179 as his guest of honour, clearly to create some

Top 10 fights of June 2014

This fight had some disappointing fight cards but some definitely produced and some matches that were not expected. And here they are: 10. The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn – Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Walsh There’s no doubt this was a disappointing season. However, if there was a better match in the worst season this would be it. Team Edgar teammates Corey Anderson and Patrick Walsh were chosen