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Top 10 MMA middleweights: June 2014

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (5/5/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1. Chris Weidman (1) Following successful surgery on his knees, Chris Weidman is now set to defend his title at UFC 175 on July 5th against Lyoto Machida. This match will show how adaptable Weidman is when it comes to different styles because Silva and Machida are very different. 2.

UFN 42 reviewed, plus UFC 174 previewed

So we had a good fight night and this week we will be having another pay per view. With that let’s take a look at the reviews and previews: UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov Main Event: Benson Henderson #3 Lightweight vs. Rustam Khabilov Prediction: Henderson by decision. Result: Henderson by submission. Henderson made a point to call out media critics of his performances. Co-main Event: Diego Sanchez vs. Ross Pearson Prediction: Sanchez by submission. Result:

Top 10 fights of May 2014

So we had a month of firsts, upsets, finales, and everything else in between. With that let’s take a look at the best of this month’s fights: 10. The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado – Demian Maia vs. Alexander Yakovlev Originally Demian Maia had been preparing to face Mike Pierce. However an injury to Pierce resulted in Alexander Yakovlev stepping into replace the injured Pierce. Yakovlev had a grappling pedigree comparable to

The Ultimate Fighter 19: episode 8 in review

With The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 ended we will be going back to reviewing one episode a week. So with that here we go with the review: TUF 19: Episode 8 – Someone’s Getting Bullied When Team Penn gets home, Mike King complains about the fact that Team Edgar leaves all their used dishes around dirty. Once Team Edgar gets home, King’s future opponent Eddie Gordon instead leaves a reply note. During training King

Bellator MMA 2014 Summer Series Previewed

It was a quick turnaround from the end of Bellator MMA Season 10 to Bellator MMA 2014 Summer Series. It’s here though so let’s look at it: Summer Series Tournaments Unlike the 2013 Summer Series which had three 4 man tournaments, the 2014 Summer Series will consist of one 4 man tournament and two 8 man tournaments. The four man tournament will take place in the welterweight division and feature

UFN 41 & TUF Brazil 3 Finale in review, plus UFN 42 previewed

We survived the UFC double header this weekend so we can actually talk about it. So let’s look into it and the fight night this next weekend: UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi Main Event: Mark Munoz #9 Middleweight vs. Gegard Mousasi Prediction: Mousasi by strikes. Result: Mousasi by submission. Mousasi got his rebound win by handing Munoz his second loss in a row. Co-main Event: Francis Carmont vs. C.B. Dollaway Prediction: Dollaway by strikes. Result:

Top 10 P4P MMA fighters: May 2014

Please note that due to inactivity Dominick Cruz is ineligible for rankings. Also note the rankings are voted on and previous are in parenthesis: 1. Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones is supposedly going to be facing Alexander Gustafsson for his next title defense. However, the bout has yet to be finalized. Another contender that has arisen is that of Daniel Cormier following his one sided submission victory of Dan Henderson at UFC 173. 2. Jose Aldo (2) After

Top 10 MMA light heavyweights: May 2014

Note that due to inactivity, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also note that due to a rare tie for tenth, the rankings will actually include eleven fighters. Lastly, the rankings are voted on by a panel and last rankings (5/1/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones is currently expected to face Alexander Gustafsson next though a date currently isn’t set and the bout agreement isn’t signed yet.

Reviewing TUF 19: episode 7 & TUF Brazil 3: episode 12

TUF: Brazil 3 – Episode 12 In the final semifinal of the middleweight division, Marcio Junior of Team Sonnen faces off against Team Silva’s Ricardo Abreu. The first round goes to Abreu but the second and third rounds go to Junior who ultimately walks away with a split decision. Then in the final semifinal of the heavyweight division, Team Sonnen’s Vitor Miranda takes on Team Silva’s Richardson Moreira. During the first round Miranda dominates the action and then is

Top 10 MMA welterweights: May 2014

Please note the rankings are determined by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (3/24/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Johny Hendricks (1) Supposedly Johny Hendricks has returned to training this month and will face the winner of Tyron Woodley versus Rory MacDonald. Both of them pose several unique challenges for Hendricks but MacDonald poses a similar one that his teammate Georges St.-Pierre posed. 2. Robbie Lawler (2 tied) After his dominating performance