TUF: Brazil 3 – Episode 8 The episode opens with Team Silva head coach Wanderlei Silva making the fight picks for the heavyweights, matching up Team Silva’s Antonio Branjao against Team Sonnen’s Vitor Miranda. The decision draws some criticism from Team Sonnen jui jutsu coach Vinny Magalhaes who basically calls Silva a hypocrite considering that in the first season Vitor Belfort made a similar decision drawing criticism from Silva. Silva however tries to justify it by saying that
Please note that for the inaugural MMA Freak women’s pound for pound rankings Cat Zingano and Carla Esparza are both ineligible due to inactivity. Also note that the rankings were voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers: 1. Ronda Rousey (9-0) This should be no surprise considering that “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey recently proved that her striking has improved significantly as of late. We will now get to
Please note that due to inactivity Dominick Cruz is ineligible for rankings. Also note the rankings are done by a panel of MMA Freak writers: 1. Jon Jones (tied 1) With his victory over Glover Teixeira, Jon Jones extended his record reign to seven consecutive title defenses in the light heavyweight division. While he is without doubt the current pound for pound king right now, some would argue he is
Please note that due to inactivity, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is ineligible. Also note ranks are voted on and previous ranks are in parenthesis: 1. Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones went out and controlled Glover Teixeira in a way he hasn’t experienced in his entire career and snapping a nine year winning streak. He only continued to extend his record setting run in the light heavyweight division with the victory and
Please note that in a rare tie for tenth there will actually be eleven fighters in the rankings. Also previous ranks (1/26/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Anthony Pettis (1) Filming for season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter is set to begin within the next few months Anthony Pettis will be set to start coaching. It will be interesting if he decides to try and teach any of the women under
Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and the previous rankings (3/31/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1. Demetrious Johnson (1) Demetrious Johnson is now officially set to face Ali Bagautinov at UFC 174 on June 14, 2014. This will be first pay per view fight as the defending UFC Flyweight Champion as his last pay per view was when he originally won
So we had a layover of multiple fight cards a week but there was still a good card in UFC 172 which delivered. Let’s delve into the results: UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira Main Event: Jon Jones #1 Light Heavyweight vs. Glover Teixeira #3 Light Heavyweight Prediction: Jones by strikes. Result: Jones by decision. As usual Jones used his lengthy limbs, funky striking and wrestling ground game to control Teixeira
Searching for an MMA gym that fits your style, capitalizes on your strengths and helps improve your weaknesses is a process. Find one that does all three can be a daunting task for those with limited resources and monetary finances. For those fighters who fit that bill, they are left with the scraps: serviceable but eary training facility, usable but old and worn out equipment and good but non-renown coaches.
Please note that Stefan Struve is ineligible due to inactivity. Also note the rankings voted by a panel and previous rankings in parenthesis: 1. Cain Velasquez (1) UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez is still on the mend but is currently expected to face Fabricio Werdum upon his return. 2. (tied) Fabricio Werdum (2) Following his victory over Travis Browne, Fabricio Werdum is next in line for a UFC heavyweight title
TUF: Brazil 3: Episode 7 The episode opens with Wanderlei Silva visiting the doctor getting his hand wrapped due to an injury he sustained during the brawl with Chael Sonnen. Both coaching staffs then meet with Dana White via video call and White berates both coaches. He then proceeds to throw Team Silva coach Andre Amade off the show making the comment that Amade should be arrested for punching Sonnen.