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MMA Freak Women’s Rankings August 2021

The MMA Freak rankings are voted on by members of the writing staff. Fighters who are serving drug related suspensions, have been inactive for twelve months or have recently retired are currently ineligible. Also fighters are only eligible for one weight class unless they are champions in multiple divisions in which case they are exceptions to the rule: Top 10 Women’s P4P Fighters (7/31/21) 1) Amanda Nunes (1)2) Valentina Shevchenko (2)3)

MMA Freak Women’s Rankings July 2021

The MMA Freak rankings are voted on by members of the writing staff. Fighters who are serving drug related suspensions, have been inactive for twelve months or have recently retired are currently ineligible. Also fighters are only eligible for one weight class unless they are champions in multiple divisions in which case they are exceptions to the rule: Top 10 Women’s P4P Fighters (6/29/21) 1) Amanda Nunes (1)2) Valentina Shevchenko (2)3)

Around the world of MMA: June 17-19

Reviews Phoenix Tournament: Atomweight Invicta Fighting Championships hosted an event at the Police Athletic League in Kansas City, Kansa on Friday, June 11th broadcast on AXS TV: Atomweight Jéssica Delboni def. Lindsey VanZandt Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 Atomweight Jéssica Delboni def. Marisa Messer-Belenchia Decision (unanimous) (10-9, 10-9, 10-9) 1 5:00 Atomweight Lindsey VanZandt def. Linda Mihalec Decision (unanimous) (10-9, 10-9, 10-9) 1 5:00 Atomweight Samantha Seff def.

MMA Freak Women’s Rankings March 2021

The MMA Freak rankings are voted on by members of the writing staff. Fighters who are serving drug related suspensions, have been inactive for twelve months or have recently retired are currently ineligible. Also fighters are only eligible for one weight class unless they are champions in multiple divisions in which case they are exceptions to the rule: Top 10 Women’s P4P Fighters (2/25/21) 1) Amanda Nunes (1)2) Valentina Shevchenko (2)3)

Around the world of MMA: October 29-31

Reviews UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje The UFC hosted an event at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday, October 24th that was broadcast on pay-per-view: Lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) def. Justin Gaethje (ic) Technical Submission (triangle choke) 2 1:34 Middleweight Robert Whittaker def. Jared Cannonier Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 Heavyweight Alexander Volkov def. Walt Harris TKO (body kick and punches) 2 1:15

Around the world of MMA: October 24th

Reviews Bellator 249: Cyborg vs. Blencowe Bellator MMA hosted an event at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Thursday, October 15th broadcast on CBS Sports Network: Women’s Featherweight Cris Cyborg (c) def. Arlene Blencowe Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:36 Featherweight Leandro Higo def. Ricky Bandejas Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:32 Heavyweight Steve Mowry def. Shawn Teed TKO (knee and punches) 1 4:22 Lightweight Saad Awad vs. Mandel Nallo

Around the world of MMA: June 20th

Reviews UFC on ESPN: Eye vs. Calvillo The UFC hosted an event at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, June 13th that was simulcast on ESPN and ESPN+ online: Catchweight (126.25 lbs) Cynthia Calvillo def. Jessica Eye Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 49–46, 48–47) 5 5:00 Catchweight (190.5 lbs) Marvin Vettori def. Karl Roberson Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:17 Lightweight Charles Rosa def. Kevin Aguilar Decision (split) (28–29,

MMA Freak Women’s Rankings February 2020

The MMA Freak rankings are voted on by members of the writing staff. Note that fighters who are serving drug related suspensions, have been inactive for twelve months or have recently retired are currently ineligible. Also note that fighters are only eligible for one weight class unless they are champions in multiple divisions in which case exceptions are made: Top 10 Women’s P4P Fighters (1/30/20) 1) Amanda Nunes (1)2) Valentina