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Top 10 MMA bantamweights : October 2014

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (9/22/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1) T.J. Dillashaw (1) T.J. Dillashaw probably won’t fight until at least February 2014 but when he does fight it will most likely be against Dominick Cruz. 2) Renan Barao (2) In order to even be considered for a title shot again, Renan Barao needs to fight Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight

Top 10 MMA bantamweights: September 2014

Please note due to inactivity, Dominick Cruz is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also note previous rankings (7/22/14) in parenthesis: 1. T.J. Dillashaw (1) T.J. Dillashaw didn’t face Renan Barao at UFC 177, but he did have a good match with replacement Joe Soto and knocked him out. One has to admire Soto for giving Dillashaw more of a test then Barao, but it also shows that the champion is adaptable to adverse conditions. 2. Renan Barao

Top 10 MMA bantamweights: July 2014

Please note that due to inactivity, Dominick Cruz is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also the last rankings (5/30/14) are in parenthesis: 1. T.J. Dillashaw (1) Despite his dominance over the bantamweight equivalent of Anderson Silva in order to capture the UFC Bantamweight Champship, T.J. Dillashaw is now set to face the man who’s title he took in Renan Barao. The title defense will take place at UFC 177 on August 30th. 2. Renan Barao (2) Despite

Top 10 MMA bantamweights: May 2014

Please note that due to inactivity, Dominick Cruz is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also the rankings are decided by a panel of writers: 1. T.J Dillashaw (6) Having pulled one of the greatest upsets in the history of MMA, T.J Dillashaw will probably defend his title first against Raphael Assuncao. There was a mention of a possible immediate rematch with Renan Barao but that makes no sense considering the domination. 2. Renan Barao (1) Renan

UFC 173 in review, plus UFN 41& TUF Brazil 3 Finale previewed

So we had probably one of the greatest upset shockers take place this weekend and coming up is a UFC double header. Let’s take a look: UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw Main Event: Renan Barao #1 Bantamweight vs. T.J. Dillashaw #6 Bantamweight Prediction: Barao by submission. Result: Dillashaw by strikes. Probably the greatest upset in MMA history even topping Weidman vs. Silva. Co-main Event: Dan Henderson #6 Light Heavyweight vs. Daniel Cormier #4 Light Heavyweight Prediction: Cormier

Bellator 120 in review, plus UFC 173 previewed

So Bellator’s pay per view debut was a pretty good one and we have the monthly UFC pay per view coming up this weekend. Let’s look at it: Bellator 120 Main Event: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal Prediction: Jackson by strikes. Result: Jackson by decision. Once again this is why you NEVER LEAVE IT IN THE HANDS OF THE JUDGES! Co-main Event: Alexander Shlemenko vs. Tito Ortiz Prediction: Shlemenko by strikes. Result: Ortiz

Top 10 MMA bantamweights: April 2014

Please note that due to inactivity, Dominick Cruz is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also note that due to a rare tie for tenth, this month’s list will actually include eleven fighters in the rankings. Lastly, rankings are done by a panel and last months rankings are in parenthesis: ~ 1 (1) ~ Renan Barao Renan Barao is now set to face TJ Dillashaw at UFC 173 on May 24th. Considering