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Top 10 Fights of December 2015

It maybe 2016 but there were still fights last month and they should be reviewed just the same. Here they are: 10) Gabrielle Garcia’s TKO over Seini Draughn – Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix: Izo no mai Gabrielle Garcia made her MMA debut against the pro wrestler known as Lei’D Tapa on New Years Eve. 9) Yoel Romero’s split decision victory over Ronaldo Souza – UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor In a close

BTC Podcast w/ Jim Gramm: Joe Duffy & Stipe Miocic

Jim Gramm, Colin Camper, and ‘Big Shot’ Bill sit down for another Beyond the Cage Podcast. Jim chats with one of the UFC’s most intriguing Lightweight Prospects “Irish” Joe Duffy, as well as Stipe Miocic ahead of his bout with ex-UFC Champion Andrei Arlovski on January 2 at UFC 195.

MMA Freak April 2015 Rankings

Due to time constraints, the remaining rankings for this month will be updated in this article. Due to inactivity and suspension the following fighters are ineligible for the pound for pound ranking: Jon Jones, Cain Velasquez, Michael McDonald, TJ Grant, Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfort, Rashad Evans and Josh Barnett. Top 10 P4P Rankings (3/27/15) 1) Demetrious Johnson (3) 2) Jose Aldo (2) 3) Ronda Rousey (5) 4) Chris Weidman (4) 5) T.J. Dillashaw

Top 10 MMA lightweights: March 2015

Note due to inactivity, TJ Grant is ineligible for the rankings. Also note previous rankings (1/29/15) in parenthesis: 1) Rafael dos Anjos (5) Rafael dos Anjos pulled probably upset of the year when he handled Anthony Pettis from the first bell to last. He is now waiting to face the winner of Donald Cerrone versus Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 2) Anthony Pettis (1) Following a rather lopsided loss, Anthony Pettis will have to reassess his fighting strategy in order to rebound.

Top 10 MMA lightweights: January 2015

Note due to inactivity TJ Grant is ineligible for the rankings. Also note that the previous rankings from 1/3/15 are listed in parenthesis: 1) Anthony Pettis (1) Anthony Pettis now has a confirmed title defense opponent and date in Rafael dos Anjos on March 14th at UFC 185 in Dallas, Texas. After spending most of 2014 off with an injury, Pettis is anxious for a quick turnaround against a tough opponent to say the least.

Top 10 MMA lightweights: December 2014

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note that the previous rankings (10/17/14) are in parenthesis: 1) Anthony Pettis (N/A) Anthony Pettis had a triumphant return and showed that a champion finds ways to win in spite of any kind of adversity that maybe posed. At present a possibly challenger has been mentioned in Rafael dos Anjos who Pettis has never faced compared to Donald

Top 10 MMA lightweights: October 2014

Due to inactivity TJ Grant and Anthony Pettis are ineligible. Also due to a rare tie there are eleven in the rankings. 8/31/14 in parenthesis: 1) Gilbert Melendez (2)  Like future opponent Anthony Pettis, Gilbert Melendez will become ineligible for the rankings before their coaches match in December. However, we will still get to see him coaching on The Ultimate Fighter as he continues to seek his team’s first win in the competition. 2) Khabib Nurmagomedov

Top 10 MMA lightweights: August 2014

Please note due to inactivity, TJ Grant is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (7/31/14) in parenthesis: 1. Anthony Pettis (1) Anthony Pettis has finished coaching The Ultimate Fighter season 20 and will start training for his bout with Gilbert Melendez. Of note is the fact that Pettis will be ineligible for the rankings after today until he defends his title in December. 2. Gilbert Melendez (tied 2) In typical Gracie Fighter

Top 10 MMA lightweights: July 2014

Please note that due to inactivity, TJ Grant is ineligible for the rankings. Also note that the previous rankings (6/18/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Anthony Pettis (1) Coaching is underway for The Ultimate Fighter season 20 and one can be sure that Anthony Pettis has been busy coaching opposite Gilbert Melendez. Of note is the fact that at the end of next month, Pettis will be ineligible for the rankings until he defends