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Hispanic American Heritage Month 2015 Special: Top 10 Hispanics of the past year

Once again it is Latin American Heritage month when in America this month is taken to celebrate the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the culture. As is traditional at MMA Freak, this special list is to recognize the most successful Hispanic fighters of the past year in terms of total fights in the year. With that here they are: 10) Fernando Gonzalez Fernando Gonzalez fought twice this last year and though

The Ultimate Fighter 21: episodes 6, 7, 8 & 9

Episode 6: Fight Through the Pain With American Top Team getting their first win, moral is at an all time high. For their next round picks, ATT chooses veteran Marcelo Alfaya while on Rashad Evans’ recommendation for the Blackzilians’ next pick is that of Jason Jackson.  The match takes place and the atmosphere at the ATT gym is intense with drums going and Dana White says it feels like an actual UFC fight. At the fight, Blackzilians members Eddie Alvarez and Michael

Around the world of MMA: June 19-20

Last weekend had some shockers but this weekend will bring a long awaited bout and some testers. Here they are: Reviews: UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum The UFC had a successful return to Mexico City, Mexico for a pay-per-view card that certainly delivered with battles: Heavyweight Fabrício Werdum (ic) def. Cain Velasquez (c) Submission (guillotine choke) 3 2:13 Lightweight Eddie Alvarez def. Gilbert Melendez Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3

Around the world of MMA: June 13

So it was a good weekend with some exciting fights and the monthly UFC pay-per-view is coming up. Here they are: Reviews: UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson The UFC hosted an event at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 6th on Fox Sports 1: Middleweight Dan Henderson def. Tim Boetsch KO (punches) 1 0:28 Heavyweight Ben Rothwell def. Matt Mitrione Submission (gogó choke) 1 1:54

Hispanic Heritage Month 2014 Special: Top 10 Hispanics of the past year

Technically National Hispanic Heritage Month is over but that doesn’t mean that the Hispanic fighters in MMA can’t still be honored. This list will have all the major Hispanics in MMA that have had success on the main stage. With that here we go with the top 10 of the past year: 10) Yair Rodriguez Yair Rodriguez is a member of the inaugural task of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America for Team Mexico.

Top 10 fights of September 2014

There were a number of good fight cards this month which also included the launch of The Ultimate Fighter season 20. With that here we go: 10) The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America – Marlon Vera vs. Enrique Briones At this point Team Mexico won all four bouts. Team Latin America was in desperate need of a win. Thus came Marlon Vera, a man on a mission against Enrique Briones both of whom were

Bjorn Rebney’s departure from Bellator and the fallout

In the last twenty four hours it has come to light that there has been a major shift in the MMA leadership landscape. Here’s the highlights: Bjorn Rebney’s Bellator Departure Yesterday is was announced that Bellator MMA founder Bjorn Rebney had departed from the organization. In some ways this wasn’t a shock considering some of the tension that had taken place following the Viacom buyout. It was clear that Bellator