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Around the world of MMA: September 9-12

Last weekend was another weekend for MMA though this weekend will be an active one for minor MMA. Here it is: Reviews: UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 The UFC returned to Las Vegas for another PPV at the MGM Grand Garden Arena this last Saturday, September 5th: Flyweight Demetrious Johnson (c) def. John Dodson Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 49-46, 50-45) 5 5:00 Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski def. Frank Mir Decision (unanimous)

MMA Freak May 2015 Rankings

Due to time constraints all of the MMA Freak rankings will be updated at once. Due to inactivity and suspension the following fighters are ineligible: Jon Jones, Cain Velasquez, Anderson Silva, Rashad Evans, Josh Barnett, Ali Bagautinov, Michael McDonald, TJ Grant, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Hector Lombard, Nick Diaz Top 10 P4P Rankings (5/3/15) 1) Demetrious Johnson (1) 2) Jose Aldo (2) 3) Ronda Rousey (3) 4) Chris Weidman (4) 5) T.J. Dillashaw (5) 6) Robbie Lawler

Around the world of MMA: May 30-31

It’s hard to top a fight card like the one that happened last weekend but here’s what’s coming up for this weekend: Reviews: UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier This has probably been the best fight card of the year and it certainly delivered despite several injuries and set backs: Light Heavyweight Daniel Cormier def. Anthony Johnson Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 2:39 Middleweight Chris Weidman (c) def. Vitor Belfort TKO (punches)

Around the world of MMA: May 22-23

It’s been an exciting few weeks of fights and it will continue with Memorial Day weekend for a few fight cards: Reviews UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber The UFC made it’s long awaited debut at in the Philippines on May 16th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay: Featherweight Frankie Edgar def. Urijah Faber Decision (unanimous) (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) 5 5:00 Middleweight Gegard Mousasi def. Costas Philippou Decision

Top 10 MMA light heavyweights: March 2015

Due to inactivity, Rashad Evans is ineligible for the rankings. Previous rankings (2/22/15) are in parenthesis: 1) Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones will be defending his title against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 on Memorial Day weekend. Jones has faced some challenging opponents in the past, however Johnson is a completely different animal right now. 2) Anthony Johnson (2) Following a dominant performance, Anthony Johnson will be facing Jon Jones on May 23rd at UFC 187. Johnson has been

Top 10 MMA light heavyweights: February 2015

Due to inactivity and moving down in weight respectively, Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson are both ineligible for the rankings: 1) Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones now has a defined opponent in Anthony Johnson who will challenge him at UFC 187 on Memorial Day Weekend May 23rd. Because of Johnson’s athleticism and power at light heavyweight, Jones maybe in for his greatest challenge in the man known as Rumble. 2) Anthony Johnson (5) His dismantling of Alexander Gustafsson is

Best of 2014 series: Top 10 MMA Freak Articles of 2014

It’s taken a while to get this series going but it’s finally the time to do so. As with last year this year the contributors for the site of the past year will be honored. Any article written in 2014 is eligible and of course not all the nominated articles made it so here’s the honorable mentions: Honorable Mentions: -Monthly  Rankings – by Matthew Salzer. The monthly articles based on

Jon Jones tests positive for cocaine.

Only a few days after defending his Light heavyweight belt against Daniel Cormier at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, it has been confirmed that the best pound for pound fighter on the plant Jon ‘bones’ Jones has tested positive for cocaine.  The results of a random drug test carried out by the Nevada Athletic Commission showed traces of benzoylecgonine, which is the main metabolite in cocaine.  However, Jones was still

Around the world of MMA: December 31-January 3

This will be the last preview and review of the year and we will also cover some college wrestling. So with there here’s the reviews first: Reviews: UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway The final event of  the UFC for the year took place at the Ginasio Jose Correa in Barueri, Brazil on December 20th: Main Event: Lyoto Machida vs C.B. Dollaway Lyoto Machida pulled arguably a knockout of the year