Joanne Calderwood can’t wait for headline fight in Las Vegas

Scotland’s Joanne Calderwood will enter the UFC’s history books on December 10th when she next steps inside the Octagon to fight American strawweight sensation Paige VanZant, as both fighters will be the first females to headline a UFC event in a non-title bout. Calderwood and VanZant are two of the most popular and exciting fighters on the UFC roster and this highly anticipated showdown between the two strawweight contenders is scheduled

Hispanic American Heritage Month 2015 Special: Top 10 Hispanics of the past year

Once again it is Latin American Heritage month when in America this month is taken to celebrate the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the culture. As is traditional at MMA Freak, this special list is to recognize the most successful Hispanic fighters of the past year in terms of total fights in the year. With that here they are: 10) Fernando Gonzalez Fernando Gonzalez fought twice this last year and though

The Ultimate Fighter 22: episode 3 – Recognize the Enemy

The next episode opens up with Dana White explaining Conor McGregor‘s unique approach to coaching his team. Conor never shows up for the morning training session which is lead by his assistants and consists of light training, while Conor shows up in the evenings and works on technique. Later during training, Sascha Sharma talks about how he admires his father for moving from India to pursue a better life in Germany. During Chris Gruetzemacher‘s training, he

The Ultimate Fighter 22: episode 2 – Crowded House

Following the preliminary fights and the introduction to the show for the cast, Conor McGregor call in Team Europe for a pep talk. He explains that he isn’t there to coach them and that while they are technically a team they should rely mostly upon themselves. They should be in shape and ready to train and says that they are good enough to wipe out Team USA and face each other. The

Back to school 2015 special: Top 10 most educated fighters of the past year

It’s a little late for back to school lists but none the less this list is being released now. Rankings are based on success: 10) Phil Davis Phil Davis was even in his last two fights with the UFC and while the promotion was interested in resigning him, he chose to go to Bellator MMA instead. Just yesterday won the Bellator: Dynamite 1 Light Heavyweight Tournament. Davis is a graduate of Pennsylvania

The Ultimate Fighter 22: episode 1 – Europe vs. United States

The show starts out with Dana White talking about the background of Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber coaching teams representing Europe and the United States respectively. From the outlook there is a casual animosity between the two coaches which only entertains White, but in the meantime both coaches are entertained by the matches. The preliminary round will consist of 32 fighters who must compete and win in order to get into the house for their respective

Today in MMA History: September 10, 2006

On September 10, 2006 Saitama Super Arena, in Saitama, Japan, hosts yet another Pride Fighting Championships event. This evening Pride FC presents the finale of it’s seventh grand prix tournament; The last such tournament the organization would host before it’s acquisition by Zuffa Entertainment. In many ways tonight’s fights are emblematic of Pride FC’s reputation for brutal violence in it’s matches. The final four participants in the open weight tournament are as follows: A

The Ultimate Fighter 22 Preview & TUF 21 Review

This coming season of The Ultimate Fighter is looking to be a thrilling one because of the coaches, but at the same time the last season wasn’t reviewed either. Today both will be reviewed and previewed. The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians Review Season 21 of The Ultimate Fighter was a good one considering the new format that was introduced. While teams have always been a part of the show

Stevie Ray interview: I can follow in Conor McGregor’s footsteps and star in the UFC

SCOTTISH MMA star Stevie Ray’s whirlwind start to his UFC career is set to continue on October 24th when he squares off against Frenchman Mickael Lebout at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. Speaking exclusively to MMA-Freak.com’s Tom Heffernan for Scottish newspaper the Daily Record Ray breaks down his upcoming fight and explains how he feels he can be Scotland’s answer to the UFC’s Irish superstar Conor McGregor. April 2015 marked the