The 5th Annual MMA Freak Awards are finally compiled in continued collaboration with fanboynation. The Following nine categories are listed below. Top 10 Upsets of 2016 Honorable Mentions Eric Shelton upsets Yori Sherbatov via rear naked choke technical submission on The Ultimate Fighter 24 Top 10 Upsets of 2016 10) Valentina Shevchenko upsets Holly Holm via uanimous decision at UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko 9) Cortney Casey upsets Randa Markos via verbal submission by an ambar at UFC 202: Diaz vs.
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Last weekend was historic but things will definitely get busy this coming weekend as well. With that here they are: Reviews UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor The UFC hosted an event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York on November 12 on pay-per-view: Lightweight Conor McGregor def. Eddie Alvarez (c) TKO (punches) 2 3:04 Welterweight Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Stephen Thompson Draw (majority) (47-47, 47-47, 48-47) 5
It’s back to school for everyone and as a result it’s time for the back to school list here at MMA Freak. The following list is based on education level and record from the past year. That said here are the top educated fighters: 10) Ayaka Hamasaki Invicta FC Atomweight Champion Ayaka Hamasaki returned to action in March and beat Amber Brown. 9) Cain Velasquez Cain Velasquez was a part of the historic UFC
It was a busy weekend when it comes to MMA but this weekend will be a little bit of a break. Here are the results: Reviews Bellator 156: Galvao vs. Dantas Bellator MMA hosted an event at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA on Friday, June 17th broadcast on Spike TV: Bantamweight Eduardo Dantas def. Marcos Galvao (c) Decision (unanimous) (50-45, 50-44, 50-43) 5 5:00 Welterweight Chidi Njokuani def.
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
Due to inactivity and suspension Khabib Nurmagomedov, TJ Grant and Gilbert Melendez are ineligible: Top 10 Lightweights (9/7/15) 1) Rafael dos Anjos (1) Rafael dos Anjos will be defending his title against Donald Cerrone at UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone on December 19th. This will be a rematch between the two from UFC Fight Night 27 where dos Anjos came out on top. 2) Anthony Pettis (2) Former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis will fight for the first time
This weekend was a little quiet but there are quite a few events going on this week. With that here are the events: Santa Ana College vs. Mount San Antonio College The Santa Ana College Dons Wrestling Team host Mt. SAC College in a wrestling duel covered by MMA Freak 11/4. Bellator 145: With a Vengeance Bellator MMA hosts an event at the Scottrade Center in Saint Louis, Missouri on
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
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
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.