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Around the world of MMA: April 14-15

Last weekend had some interesting fights and this coming weekend is going to have some good ones as well: Reviews Bellator 176: Carvalho vs. Manhoef Bellator MMA hosted an event at the Pala Alpitour in Torino, Italy on Saturday, April 8th broadcast on Spike TV: Middleweight Rafael Carvalho (c) def. Melvin Manhoef KO (head kick) 4 3:15 Women’s Catchweight (132 pounds) Anastasia Yankova def. Elina Kallionidou Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27,

Around the world of MMA: April 8th

The major MMA promotions have been in the swing of things as of late and this weekend it is only getting busy: Review Bellator 175: Rampage vs. King Mo 2 Bellator MMA hosted an event at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois on Friday, March 31st broadcast on Spike: Heavyweight Muhammed Lawal def. Quinton Jackson Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 Catchweight (149 lbs) Emmanuel Sanchez def. Marcos Galvao

Black History Month 2017 Special: Top 10 Black American Fighters of the Past Year

Note that the list is compiled based on the records of the fighters listed over the past year who are African American: 10) Bobby Lashley Bobby Lashley fought Josh Appelt and finished him at Bellator 162 on October 21st in Memphis, Tennessee. It is currently unknown when Lashley will fight next and against whom it will be though a title fight maybe coming soon. 9) Quinton Jackson After over a year off, Quinton Jackson fought

Around the world of MMA: October 7-8

The upcoming UFC 204 is exciting for a few different reasons but so are a few other fights taking place this weekend: Reviews UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. Dodson The UFC hosted an event at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, October 1 broadcast on Fox Sports 1: Catchweight (136.5 lbs) John Lineker def. John Dodson Decision (split) (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 Catchweight (161.5 lbs) Alex Oliveira

Top 10 MMA P4P Fighters: July 2016

Please note that due to suspension Jon Jones is ineligible for the rankings. Also previous rankings in parenthesis: Top 10 MMA P4P Fighters 1) Demetrious Johnson (2) Demetrious Johnson was going to defend his title against Wilson Reis but due to an injury had to withdraw. He still has time to defend his title before having to defend it against the TUF 24 winner who will earn a shot at him. 2) Dominick Cruz (3)

Around the world of MMA: July 5-10

The past few weeks have been pretty quiet when it comes to MMA but this week is going to be a very busy one: Previews UFC International Fight Week 2016 The third year that International Fight Week has taken place from July 5-10 with various events taking place throughout the week from the IMMAF World Championships to the UFC Fan Expo to various tournaments. The week will wrap up with the UFC

Top 10 MMA Lightweights: June 2016

Note Gilbert Melendez is ineligible for the rankings. Also the rankings an open ballots on the mmaforum.com: Top 10 MMA Lightweights (4/28/16) 1) Rafael dos Anjos (1)  Rafael dos Anjos will defend his title against Eddie Alvarez at UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Alvarez on July 7th on UFC Fight Pass. This will be the first of three UFC events during UFC International Fight Week in Las Vegas. 2) Khabib Nurmagomedov (2)

MMA Freak April 2016 Rankings

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also previous ranks in parenthesis: Top 10 P4P Fighters (3/7/16) 1) Jon Jones (N/A) – Certainly looked like he was working off ring rust but won at UFC 197 just the same. 2) Demetrious Johnson (1) 3) Robbie Lawler (2) 4) Rafael dos Anjos (3) 5) Daniel Cormier (4) 6) Fabricio Werdum (5) 7) Luke Rockhold

Black History Month 2016 Special: Top 10 Black American Fighters of the Past Year

Normally this list is compiled around Martin Luther King day but due delays it was done for black history month. Note that the list is compiled based on the records of the fighters listed over the past year who are African American: 10) Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Earned one win in the UFC against Fabio Maldonado but will now be returning to Bellator to fulfill his contract. 9) Bobby Lashley Bobby Lashley gained two

Top 10 MMA Lightweights: November 2015

Due to inactivity and suspension Khabib Nurmagomedov, TJ Grant and Gilbert Melendez are ineligible: Top 10 Lightweights (9/7/15) 1) Rafael dos Anjos (1) Rafael dos Anjos will be defending his title against Donald Cerrone at UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone on December 19th. This will be a rematch between the two from UFC Fight Night 27 where dos Anjos came out on top. 2) Anthony Pettis (2) Former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis will fight for the first time