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Around the world of MMA: September 23-24

There was a UFC Fight Night and there will be another UFC Fight Night. With that said here are the events: Reviews UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson The UFC hosted an event at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas on September 17th broadcast on Fox Sports 1: Lightweight Michael Johnson def. Dustin Poirier KO (punches) 1 1:35 Middleweight Derek Brunson def. Uriah Hall TKO (punches) 1 1:41 Lightweight

Top 10 MMA Featherweights: June 2016

The MMA Freak rankings to be determined by an open ballot on the mmaforum.com. Previous ranks in parenthesis: Top 10 MMA Featherweights (4/28/16) 1) Conor McGregor (1)  Conor McGregor still has nothing scheduled but the rumor mill is stating that he will still face Nate Diaz. This would probably take place later in the summer because of schedules with all of the other champions and events. 2) Jose Aldo (2) For the time

Around the world of MMA: June 3-4

It was a good Memorial Day and now there will be a great weekend of fights coming. With that here they are: Reviews ONE Championship: Kingdom of Champions One Championship hosted an event at the Impact Arena in Thailand on Friday, May 27th broadcast on pay-per-view: Strawweight (115-125lbs) Yoshitaka Naito def. Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (c) Submission (rear-naked choke) 4 4:00 Featherweight (145-155lbs) Marat Gafurov (c) def. Kazunori Yokota Submission (rear-naked

MMA Freak May 2016 Rankings

The MMA Freak rankings to be determined by an open ballot on the mmaforum.com. Previous ranks in parenthesis: Top 10 MMA Bantamweights (3/10/16) 1) Dominick Cruz (1) – Will defend his title against Urijah Faber at UFC 199 in Inglewood, CA on Sat, June 4th. 2) TJ Dillashaw (2) 3) Urijah Faber (4) 4) Marlon Moraes (6) 5) Renan Barao (3) tied 6) Raphael Assucano (N/A) tied 6) Bibiano Fernandez (5) 8) Thomas

Around the world of MMA: May 27-29

It was a slow week in terms of MMA but things will be warming up a little bit over this weekend. Here are the events: Reviews Bellator 155: Carvalho vs. Manhoef Bellator MMA hosted an event at the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho on Sat., May 20th broadcast on Spike TV: Middleweight Rafael Carvalho (c) def. Melvin Manhoef Decision (split) (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 Featherweight Pat Curran def. Georgi

Top 10 MMA Bantamweights: March 2016

The following fighters are ineligible due to inactivity: Brian Bowles, Mike Easton and Raphael Assuncao Top 10 Bantamweights (2/26/16) 1) Dominick Cruz (1) Dominick Cruz will be defending his title at UFC 199 on June 4th against Urijah Faber to finalize the trilogy. The last time an attempt at settling the score was at the conclusion of The Ultimate Fighter Live back in May of 2012. 2) T.J. Dillashaw (2) It’s currently unknown when T.J. Dillashaw will fight for a

4th Annual MMA Freak Awards: Remaining Categories

In order to conclude the 4th Annual MMA Freak Awards the final categories are listed in this article. Here they are: Top 10 Moments of 2015 Honorable Mentions: UFC Fight Night Glasgow Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman The mainstream rise of Paige VanZant Demetrious Johnson’s last second submission Jon Jones reinstatement into the UFC UFC uniforms enforced “Stitch” Duran leaves the UFC UFC Fight Pass programming expansion Bellator sets cable

4th Annual MMA Freak Awards: Top 10 Fighters of 2015

As is the case every year there are some fighters who stand out more then others and 2015 was no different. In this edition of the 4th Annual MMA Freak Awards, the Top 10 Fighters of 2015 will be listed. Again as is the case, because of the varying opinions among the MMA Freak writers not all the nominated fighters made the list so those who won’t will be listed

Top 10 MMA Bantamweights: November 2015 & Ted Czech Speaks Up

Due to inactivity Dominick Cruz, Johnny Eduardo, Brian Bowles, Michael McDonald, Mike Easton and Raphael Assuncao are all ineligible for the rankings. Also note the rankings are voted on by a panel of writers: Top 10 Bantamweights (10/1/15) 1) T.J. Dillashaw (1) UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw is preparing for his UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz title defense against Dominick Cruz. This fight will be an unofficial lineal unification title fight for the championship. 2) Renan Barao (2)

Top 10 fights of July, August & September 2015

The last three months have had some exciting months and some interesting developments. Here are all of them now: Top 10 Fights of July  10) Joe Lauzon’s technical knockout of Takanori Gomi – UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 9) Alex Garcia’s decision over Mike Swick – UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor 8) Gunnar Nelson’s submission of Brandon Thatch – UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor 7) Jeremy Stephens’ technical