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Around the world of MMA: April 18th

After an active weekend in MMA, it will be followed up with one of the most viewable fight cards of the year: Reviews: Bellator 136: Brooks vs. Jansen Bellator MMA returned to the Bren Events Center at UC Irvine in Irvine, California on Friday, April 1oth on Spike. Of note is the fact that MMA Freak was present to cover the event with the play by play and recap in the

Bellator 136 Recap

The Bren Events Center in Irvine, California was alive as Bellator MMA returned to the venue for the first time in two years. In the main event, Bellator Lightweight Champion Will Brooks defended his title against the challenger Dave Jansen. Brooks defended his title for the first time since winning the vacant belt in a bout against former champion Michael Chandler. “I’m always trying to challenge myself and be the best lightweight in the sport,”

Bellator 136: Play by play analysis

MMA Freak is reporting live from the Bren Events Center at UC Irvine in Irvine, California. Follow on twitter @mmafreakout. Preliminary Card Results Featherweight: John Teixeira vs. Fabricio Guerreiro R1. Both men measure each other. Teixeira cuts Guerreiro off at the cage and takes the center. The two circle around the cage. Teixeira throws a brief flurry but Guerreiro recovers. Teixeira throws another few shots that affect Guerreiro but not

Around the world of MMA: April 10-11

The UFC heads on over to Europe this weekend but there are still a few events stateside. First though, the reviews: Reviews: UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas The UFC had a good fight card at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia on Saturday, April 4th on Fox Sports 1: Featherweight Chad Mendes def. Ricardo Lamas TKO (punches) 1 2:45 Lightweight Al Iaquinta def. Jorge Masvidal Decision (split) (29-28, 27-30,

Late edition: UFC Fight Night Mendes vs Lamas Coverage

Chad “Money” Mendes (#1) vs.  Ricardo Lamas (#4) Featherweight (145) Main Event Bout Round 1 Lamas looks antsy to begin the round throwing low and high kicks. Mendes stays outside Lamas range before being hit flush with an uppercut that wobbles him. Lamas remains on the outside of Mendes range popping in and out with leg kicks. Mendes presses forward but can’t land anything as Lamas displays nice footwork. With

Around the world of MMA: April 3-4

It was a quiet weekend for the UFC but there were still some good events for second tire promotions. Here they are: Reviews: World Series of Fighting 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino  World Series of Fighting put on a great event at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, March 28th: Lightweight Justin Gaethje (c) def. Luis Palomino TKO (punches) 3 3:57 Light Heavyweight Teddy Holder def. Thiago Silva TKO

BREAKING NEWS: Invicta FC 12 Full Lineup Announced

Invicta Fighting Championships announced today that they have finalized the lineup for Invicta FC 12: Kankaanpaa vs. Souza taking place at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday, April 24th. In the main event, Katja Kankaanpaa will defend her strawweight championship for the first time against Livia Renata Souza. Kankaanpaa’s record stands at 10-1-1 with the only loss on her record coming at the hands of UFC standout Joanne Calderwood. The submission based Souza will

Around the world of MMA: March 27-28

There was a little bit of controversy and some comedy on the college wrestling circuit. With that here they are: Reviews:  2015 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships The NCAA Championships brought some exciting matches and history made. Past wrestlers in the NCAA Division I Tournament include Josh Koscheck, Johny Hendricks, Mark Kerr, Randy Couture and others. UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare This fight card has some controversy bringing about a question

Around the world of MMA: March 19-21

Last weekend was certainly one for the underdogs. This week will be one for the wrestlers and here’s what to look at: Reviews: 2015 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships The NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships took place this last weekend with Augsburg College taking their first title since 2010. The Division III National Tournament has yielded several MMA standouts, namely Matt Hamill who was a three time champion and competitor on The Ultimate

Will it be Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Joanne Calderwood for the belt in Glasgow?

With Scotland set to host it’s first UFC event on Saturday July 18th , things are shaping up just nicely for a potential title fight in Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena between the strawweight divisions two undefeated Muay Thai specialists; newly crowned Polish sensation Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Scotland’s own title contender Joanne Calderwood. Fans are already calling for this match up in Glasgow with Calderwood suggesting her Twitter account “exploded” after