Tag "Rankings"

Top 10 MMA flyweights: January 2015

Note due to suspension, Ali Bagautinov is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (12/26/14) are in parenthesis: 1) Demetrious Johnson (1) With the UFC schedule set the way it is, Demetrious Johnson probably won’t fight again until around June unless an injury happens. At one point a super fight with at the time bantamweight Dominick Cruz was talked about but things aren’t ironed out at this point. 2) Joseph Benavidez (2) Joseph Benavidez has

Top 10 Women’s P4P fighters: January 2015

Due to inactivity Cristiane Justino is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (11/5/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1) Ronda Rousey (1) Ronda Rousey will defend her title against Cat Zingano at UFC 184 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Zingano could be Rousey’s greatest challenge to date considering both have legitimate grappling and striking games, not to mention Zingano’s comback skills. 2) Carla Esparza (N/A) After earning the UFC Strawweight

MMA Freak Women’s Weight Class Rankings: January 2015

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and that the previous rankings (12/1/14) are in parenthesis: Featherweights 1) Marloes Coenen (1) – Former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion – Probably facing Julia Budd vs Talita Nogueira victor. 2) Julia “The Jewel” Budd (3) – Will be facing Talita Nogueira at Bellator 133 on February 13th with a possible title shot on the line. 3) Faith “The Immortal”

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 flyweights: December 2014

Note due to suspension, Ali Bagautinov is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (11/29/14) are in parenthesis: 1) Demetrious Johnson (1) Demetrious Johnson currently has nothing scheduled but logically his next defense would probably be Jussier da Silva should circumstances permit. Regardless of who he faces Johnson probably won’t fight until UFC 185 on March 14th which isn’t even talked about. 2) Joseph Benavidez (2) His win over Dustin Ortiz on November 22nd puts Joseph

MMA Freak Women’s Weight Class Rankings: November 2014

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and that the previous rankings (8/8/14) are in parenthesis: Featherweights 1) Marloes Coenen (2) – Former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion – Defeated Annalisa Bucci recently in her Bellator debut. 2) Pannie Kianzad (4) 3) Julia Budd (3) – Recently signed with Bellator and is expected to face Marloes Coenen sometime next year, possibly for the title. 4) Faith Van Duin (5)

Top 10 MMA flyweights: November 2014

Note due to suspension, Ali Bagautinov is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (10/13/14) are in parenthesis: 1) Demetrious Johnson (1) With the UFC schedule the way it is, one can expect Demetrious Johnson to next defend his title in the ballpark of April of this next year. 2) Joseph Benavidez (2) Joseph Benavidez did indeed face the up and coming brawler Dustin Ortiz at UFC Fight Night 57 and was able to grind

Top 10 MMA light heavyweights: November 2014

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and the previous rankings (9/25/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1) Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones will headline the annual UFC New Years Eve show at UFC 182 on January 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada against Daniel Cormier. It will be interesting to see how Jones can handle a fighter who has controlled much larger opponents so soundly. 2) Daniel

Top 10 Women’s P4P fighters: November 2014

Due to inactivity Carla Esparza, Cristiane Justino, and Jessica Penne are ineligible. Previous rankings (10/1/14) listed in parenthesis: 1) Ronda Rousey (1)  It is now confirmed that Ronda Rousey will be facing Cat Zingano at UFC 184 on February 28, 2015 in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. It maybe redundant to say that Zingano maybe Rousey’s greatest challenge to date but considering the similarities between the two not really. 2) Michelle Waterson (2) Michelle Waterson will next be

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