As has become a tradition here at MMA Freak, special occasions and holidays are marked by a top 10 list. As the first themed list for 2015 and in honor of Martin Luther King Day tomorrow and the upcoming African American History Month next month, this list will review the top 10 African Americans of the past year. The overall criteria for this list will be record of the past
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With the new year comes many new years resolutions. As is tradition, here are ten New Years Resolutions that the MMA world should make: 10) Someone should hire Bjorn Rebney It was no secret that Bellator MMA creator Bjorn Rebney and Bellator’s parent company Viacom were butting heads for quite a while. Both sides had different ideas of where they wanted the company to go and were able to work together. However,
Merry Christmas to all the readers of MMA Freak. It has been a long year and we have seen quite a bit take place. Once thing I did last year that I’d like to do again this year is create a list of what I’d like to see happen in MMA over the next year. Obviously some of these may happen some of these may not but it’s a nice
The final season of Bellator MMA was a good one under the leadership of Scott Coker and it looks like Bellator maybe a legitimate promotion. Several changes were implemented for this final season which could be seen as a transitional period. However, they seem to be making a difference for the better which is why Coker was hired. The changes can be looked upon in three basic categories along the way with
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.
There were a number of good fight cards this month which also included the launch of The Ultimate Fighter season 20. With that here we go: 10) The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America – Marlon Vera vs. Enrique Briones At this point Team Mexico won all four bouts. Team Latin America was in desperate need of a win. Thus came Marlon Vera, a man on a mission against Enrique Briones both of whom were
Season eleven of Bellator will be starting this coming Friday, September 5th with Bellator 123 located at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. This season will certainly be significant for the promotion due to the various changes that will be implemented. In essence this is a period of transition for the promotion which will see it be revamped into something probably resembling something like Strikeforce. Then there are also
There were some great fights this month and also had some historical significance to it. So with that here we go with the top fights: 10. UFC on Fox : Lawler vs. Brown – Patrick Cummins vs. Kyle Kingsbury Patrick Cummins had a successful first UFC win at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov against Roger Narvaez after his one sided debut loss at the hands of Daniel Cormier. Kyle Kingsbury on the other
The annual Bellator MMA Summer Series was the usual two events that took place over two events in June and July and had its’ share of good matches as well as shockers. In fact, the whole direction of the promotion has changed because of the transitions during the summer series. Because of that, the two events became a transition period which will continue into possibly next year. It was also
In the last twenty four hours it has come to light that there has been a major shift in the MMA leadership landscape. Here’s the highlights: Bjorn Rebney’s Bellator Departure Yesterday is was announced that Bellator MMA founder Bjorn Rebney had departed from the organization. In some ways this wasn’t a shock considering some of the tension that had taken place following the Viacom buyout. It was clear that Bellator