Tag "Top Contenders"

Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez Top the Heavyweight Rankings

When I think of the pound-for-pound greatest fighter in the world, yes Anderson Silva comes to mind. Heavyweight fighters are more than just the biggest weight class; they are the pound for pound baddest dudes on the planet. There isn’t much of an argument needed to prove that. When Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez step in to the Octagon at UFC 155, it’s important to realize, those are the

UFC 154 Preview: Witness the passing of the torch

UFC 154 takes place Nov. 17 at Montreal’s Bell Centre. The big event heading to Canada also brings with it the highly anticipated return of the welterweight champion George St-Pierre (16-2 UFC) as he is set to step back in the octagon after over a year absence and defend his title against interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit (5-1 UFC). Both guys train out of the same camp and have a

UFC on FOX 5: Nate Diaz Doesn’t Stand a Chance against Benson Henderson

Nate Diaz (16-7) throws a high percentage of punches for one simple reason, he has no game plan. This is what has endeared him to fight fans across the entire sport of MMA along with his uncompromising and honest personality, also embodied by his brother Nick Diaz. Yet his fighting style is predictable, which will be his down fall against Benson Henderson (17-2) at UFC on FOX 5 on Dec

Top 10 Middleweight Rankings: Anderson Silva Stands Alone

  Anderson “The Spider” Silva! There isn’t anything that I can say about this man that hasn’t already been said by everyone else. Silva has left a trail of destruction behind him which includes 16 wins in 16 fights, inside the octagon. What’s even more impressive is his 11-0 record in title fights. The man has won fights via front kick to the face, Thai knees to the nose, and

Extended Video Preview of UFC 154: GSP vs Condit

This fight has the feel of a superfight in my opinion. GSP has been out due to injury for the better part of the last two years. His opponent in Carlos Condit is being billed by the UFC as the champ’s greatest test in his career to date. This may be true and will be sorted out at UFC 154 on November 17th. Stop back at mma-freak.com to follow the

UFC Tonight On Fuel TV: They Dropped the Ball

Last night I tuned into UFC Tonight On Fuel TV as I do every week and had the unfortunate luck of not hearing one news related topic. Instead, they were doing a “Special Edition” trivia show with fighters Kenny Florian, Dominick Cruz, Michael Bisping and Rashad Evans. This show is one of my favorite mma news related shows, and in my opinion they just gave up last night. There is

Georges St Pierre Tops the Welterweight Rankings

April 30, 2011 in Toronto was the last time UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre graced the Octagon. During his time on the shelf due to a serious ACL injury, the landscape of the welterweight division completely changed for the better. We’ve seen contenders emerge in Johny Hendricks and Martin Kampmann. We’ve seen a hype train derailed by perfectly timed knees (Kampann’s KO of Jake Ellenberger). We’ve seen the crowning

Would the UFC Benefit from Bellator’s Tournament Format?

I get asked this question all the time and now it’s time to give an answer to all my fight fans. At first glance I’m going to have to say no. The UFC, Strikeforce, Bellator, and all the other fight organizations are all unique in their own right, and the UFC has been very successful doing things and running their business their own way. If it’s not broke, don’t fix

Ben McPhee’s Top 10 Flyweights

Alright, it’s time for my last list of rankings for the lighter weight classes. Today we discuss the flyweights. A lot of true mma fans have been following these fighters and this weight-class for some time, even though it has only been in the UFC for a short time. On February 3, 2009, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) announced they would be adding a flyweight division set at 125 lb, however

Ben McPhee’s Top 10 Bantamweights: Get to know the little guys!

Alright fans, this is starting to get better and better. I personally love the smaller weight-classes and the 135’ers are some of my favorites. The bantamweight’s are some of the most thrilling,exciting fighters to watch. Right up there with the flyweights of course. The bantamweight division inside the UFC hasn’t been around that long, but definitely has a great amount of potential and some of the best fighters at 135