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Reviewing The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn

Another season of The Ultimate Fighter is now over and we can go over what may have been the worst season of the reality series in depth: Quality of the fights The preliminary fights actually led to high expectations for the season as there were several good fights ending in finishes. However, once in the…

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The Ultimate Fighter 19: episode 12 in review

TUF 19: Episode 12 – The Big Show Other than some of the initial training, the show got right into the last middleweight semifinal. In the fight Team Edgar’s Dhiego Lima starts out with two kicks to Team Penn member Roger Zapata‘s leg. However, Zapata is able to come back with a punch that puts Lima down and…

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UFN 43 & UFN 44 reviewed, plus UFC 175 & TUF 19 Finale previewed

This is literally one UFC double header weekend coupled with another UFC double header weekend. So with that let’s take an in-depth look: UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt Main Event: James Te Huna vs. Nate Marquardt Prediction: Te Huna by strikes. Result: Marquardt by submission. Marquardt made a triumphant return to the middleweight division. Co-main Event: Soa…

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The Ultimate Fighter 19: episode 11 in review

TUF 19: Episode 11 – The Zombie Not feeling that the Team Edgar schedule is sufficient for his training, Patrick Walsh decides to practice with Team Penn after securing approval from head coach Frankie Edgar. Once there he actually begins training with the coaching staff as well as the members of Team Penn. He believes that working with the…

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UFC 174 reviewed, plus UFN 43 & UFN 44 previewed

We had quite a bit of down time in between events and now we have a UFC double header coming up. So with that here we go previewing: UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov Main Event: Demetrious Johnson #1 Flyweight vs. Ali Bagautinov #6 Flyweight Prediction: Johnson by decision. Result: Same. Johnson ground out a decision against Bagautinov proving he…

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My Top 10 Lists of 2013

This was meant to be done shortly after the Best of 2013 series but delays pushed it back until now. Also in a MMA Freak first this list was made by votes from the MMA Forum website. This will probably be the first but not last of these lists. So with that here we go…

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The Ultimate Fighter 19: episode 10 in review

TUF 19: Episode 10 – One Fight Away Following their lackluster fight, Matt Van Buren and Chris Fields have some easy words about their match. Later in the evening Fields, Hector Urbina, and Tim Williams begin drinking because of the fact that they are out of the competition and have no real commitments. At one point Urbina is caught cuddling with Cathal Pendred who has…

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Bjorn Rebney’s departure from Bellator and the fallout

In the last twenty four hours it has come to light that there has been a major shift in the MMA leadership landscape. Here’s the highlights: Bjorn Rebney’s Bellator Departure Yesterday is was announced that Bellator MMA founder Bjorn Rebney had departed from the organization. In some ways this wasn’t a shock considering some of…

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The Ultimate Fighter 19: episode 9 in review

TUF 19: Episode 9 – Get That Money After some discussion about the last quarterfinal, both teams go to the local Harley Davidson dealer. All of the semifinalists are taken there to choose their customized Harley Davidson gear and motorcycle. While there The Ultimate Fighter season 15 winner Michael Chiesa stops by and gives some words…

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Father’s Day Special: Top 10 Fathers in MMA

Today is the day that we honor those whom we give the distinction “Father”. To honor the occasion I’ve put together this list of MMA fathers: 10. Lyoto Machida Lyoto Machida has proven to be an exceptional fighter in his years in the sport. To top it off he has also proven to be a good…