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Top 10 MMA lightweights: August 2014

Please note due to inactivity, TJ Grant is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (7/31/14) in parenthesis: 1. Anthony Pettis (1) Anthony Pettis has finished coaching The Ultimate Fighter season 20 and will start training for his bout with Gilbert Melendez. Of note is the fact that Pettis will be ineligible for the rankings after today until he defends his title in December. 2. Gilbert Melendez (tied 2) In typical Gracie Fighter

Top 10 MMA flyweights: August 2014

Note due to suspension Ali Bagautinov is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (8/1/14) in parenthesis: 1. Demetrious Johnson (1) In order to keep UFC 178 on, Demetrious Johnson‘s title defense has been moved to that fight card on September 27th. There is no doubt that Johnson is the favorite against heavy underdog Chris Cariaso regardless of the postponement of the title defense. 2. Joseph Benavidez (2) Joseph Benavidez is next set

Top 10 MMA light heavyweights: August 2014

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and the previous rankings (6/18/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Jon Jones (1) A training injury to Jon Jones will sideline him until UFC 182 which is the planned New Years show when he faces Daniel Cormier. This actually works out as Cormier was in dire need of surgery so with the extra time he may get the procedure done.

Top 10 MMA featherweights: August 2014

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of writers and that the previous rankings (7/11/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1. Jose Aldo (1) Jose Aldo‘s injury set back his title defense rematch with Chad Mendes but they will be facing off at UFC 179 on October 25th. However, this should take nothing away from Aldo’s desire to get revenge for his teammate against Team Alpha Male. 2. Chad

MMA Freak Women’s Weight Class Rankings: August 2014

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and the previous rankings on 7/1/14 are in parenthesis: Featherweights 1. Cris “Cyborg” Justino (1) - Invicta Fighting Championships Featherweight Champion: Dropping to bantamweight December. 2. Marloes Coenen (2) - Former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion: Probably returning to action in the fall or winter 3. Julia Budd (3) - Currently on a four fight winning streak and one

Top 10 Women’s P4P fighters: August 2014

Please note that due to inactivity Cat Zingano, Carla Esparza, Michelle Waterson, Cristiane Justino, Marloes Coenen, and Jessica Penne are all ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (6/29/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Ronda Rousey (1) Ronda Rousey just finished Alexis Davis extremely fast at UFC 175 and will take sometime off undergoing surgery and some movie shoots before possibly facing Gina Carano. This is a match that Rousey wants and Dana White‘s trying to make it happen. 2.

Top 10 P4P MMA fighters: August 2014

Please note that due to inactivity Dominick Cruz is ineligible for rankings. Also previous rankings (6/27/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones now gets to fight the opponent he originally wanted to face in Daniel Cormier at UFC 178 despite their little tussle yesterday. The press conference brawl only makes the fight that much more intense and expect smack talk leading to Sep. 27th. 2. Demetrious Johnson (4) Because of contender injuries, Demetrious

Top 10 MMA flyweights: July 2014

Please note due to suspension Ali Bagautinov is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (6/26/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Demetrious Johnson (1) Demetrious Johnson is now set to defend his UFC Flyweight Championship against underdog Chris Cariaso at UFC 177 on August 30th. His last match can definitely be considered a success considering he controlled Ali Bagautinov who was apparently roided up.  2. Joseph Benavidez (tied 2) As of right now Joseph Benavidez has nothing scheduled,

Top 10 MMA lightweights: July 2014

Please note that due to inactivity, TJ Grant is ineligible for the rankings. Also note that the previous rankings (6/18/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Anthony Pettis (1) Coaching is underway for The Ultimate Fighter season 20 and one can be sure that Anthony Pettis has been busy coaching opposite Gilbert Melendez. Of note is the fact that at the end of next month, Pettis will be ineligible for the rankings until he defends

Top 10 MMA middleweights: July 2014

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note that the previous rankings (6/10/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Chris Weidman (1) Chris Weidman successfully defended his UFC Middleweight Championship against Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 and will now face Vitor Belfort. This will probably take place sometime in December at either UFC 181 or at UFC 182. This maybe Weidman’s greatest challenge. 2. Vitor Belfort (3) Despite a