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The Ultimate Fighter 21: episode 10 – Do or Die

With the Blackzilians coming away with the win again, Glenn Robinson is looking forward to leaving the American Top Team gym for good. Following the ATT’s margin for error down to zero, Dan Lambert and the coaching staff decides to select Nathan Coy for the next round and in tern giving him a second chance. The Blackzilians decide to select Valdir Araujo based on the assumption that ATT will be selecting Sabah Homasi. Robinson later visits the house and takes all members of the

Today in MMA History: June 28, 2006

When the UFC hosts Ultimate Fight Night 5 on June 28, 2006, at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas Nevada, the organization has just five weight divisions and no active champion for it’s Lightweights. The night Anderson “The Spider” Silva makes his debut, at the Hard Rock Casino, it’s a warm but not scorching Nevada summer evening. In front of a crowd of just over six hundred people, this is the first time The Spider

The Ultimate Fighter 21: episodes 6, 7, 8 & 9

Episode 6: Fight Through the Pain With American Top Team getting their first win, moral is at an all time high. For their next round picks, ATT chooses veteran Marcelo Alfaya while on Rashad Evans’ recommendation for the Blackzilians’ next pick is that of Jason Jackson.  The match takes place and the atmosphere at the ATT gym is intense with drums going and Dana White says it feels like an actual UFC fight. At the fight, Blackzilians members Eddie Alvarez and Michael

Father’s Day 2015 Special: Top 10 Father’s in MMA of the past year

It’s that day of year again when father’s are honored. For the occasion the top 10 father’s of MMA will be honored:   10) Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson  Kimbo Slice returned to MMA for the first time in five years against Ken Shamrock to support his six children. 9) Carlos Condit After more then a year off because of a knee injury, Carlos Condit made a successful return against Thiago Alves. One can only hope that

Top 10 fights of April 2015

April had many fights that set into motion several future match-ups in MMA. So with that here are the best of them: 10) Tony Johnson vs. Alexander Volkov – Bellator 136 This fight had a surprising result because Alexander Volkov is such a dangerous fighter but upsets happen. 9) Marcin Held vs. Alexander Srnavskiy – Bellator 136 A fight that may have earned Marcin Held a title shot against Will Brooks with his dangerous submissions.

BJJ helps woman thwart sexual attacker

I came across this story recently thanks to a re-tweet from BJJ legend Renzo Gracie, and whilst the story is a couple of week’s old now, I still feel the message is worth sharing: British newspaper, The Telegraph, reported that a woman from Cheltenham, England, successfully defended herself from being raped by 39 year old Englishman Mark Willis by applying a triangle choke that she learned in a MMA class. DNA

MMA Freak Awards 2014 (Remaining categories)

Due to many set backs the remaining MMA Freak Awards for 2014 will now be awarded. Here are the voting results: Top 10 Fighters (either gender) Honorable Mentions: Donald Cerrone Myles Jury Anthony Johnson Yoel Romero Carla Esparza Bethe Correia Top 10 Fighters of 2014 1) TJ Dillashaw 2) Neil Magney 3) Robbie Lawler 4) Demetrious Johnson 5) Ronda Rousey 6) Fabricio Werdum 7) Jose Aldo 8) Emanuel Newton 9)

Exclusive Interview: In the Mind of Micah Taylor

There are many rising stars in the world of MMA, many of whom aspire to become something great. Recently MMA Freak got the opportunity to talk with Micah Taylor, one of these stars. Here’s what he had to say about his view on MMA in general: MMA, Mixed Martial Arts, Fighting, UFC or whatever people call it, is Mixing the many different martial arts known to man and using those techniques

The Ultimate Fighter 21: episodes 4 & 5 reviews

Episode 4: Boiling Point Following their third loss in a row, American Top Team is in a motivational crisis and fighter Steve Montgomery steps up ready to fight. After going back to practice, ATT owner Dan Lambert talks their next pick with the coaching staff and it is agreed that they will send in Montgomery. Later Glenn Robinson and the Blackzilian coaching staff visits the house and predicts that ATT’s next pick will probably be Nathan Coy. Jorge Santiago then recommends that

Michael Bisping & Ross Pearson Headline UFC Fight Night 72 in Glasgow

The main and co-main events for UFC Fight Night 72 in Scotland have finally been announced with British UFC veterans Michael Bisping and Ross Pearson lined up to headline in Glasgow’s SSE Hydro arena on July 18th, and as expected, all three of Scotland’s UFC stars will step inside the Octagon on home soil.  So far the card reads as follows: Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping vs Thales Leites ( main