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MMA Freak interviews Ashley Yoder

(audio produced by Matthew Salzer)   Indiana native Ashley Yoder made Southern California her adopted home after enduring a painful tragedy. She has since developed a passion for martial arts and found success early in her pro Mixed Martial Arts career. Last month she won her fourth professional fight, third by submission, at BAMMA Bad Beat 17. She took time out of her schedule to talk with us about what

MMA Freak Women’s Rankings: April 2015

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of writers and the previous ranks (4/1/15) are in parenthesis: Featherweights 1) Cris “Cyborg” Justino (1) – Invicta FC Champion – Defends her title on July 10th against Faith Van Duin. 2) Marloes “Rumina” Coenen (2) 3) Julia “The Jewel” Budd (3) 4) Faith “The Immortal” Van Duin (4) – Following a successful fight at Invicta FC 12, challenges Cyborg. 5)

MMA Freak Women’s Rankings: March 2015

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of writers and the previous ranks (2/26/15) are in parenthesis: Featherweights 1) Cris “Cyborg” Justino (N/A) – Invicta FC Champion – Will next defend her title on July 10th against TBD. 2) Marloes “Rumina” Coenen (1) 3) Julia “The Jewel” Budd (2) 4) Faith “The Immortal” Van Duin (3) – Fights Amanda Bell at Invicta FC 12 for a possible title shot. 5) Annalisa

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

Top 10 Women’s P4P rankings: February 2015

Due to inactivity, Cristiane Justino is ineligible for the rankings. Also note that the previous rankings (1/15/15) are listed in parenthesis: 1) Ronda Rousey (1) Ronda Rousey maybe in for her greatest challenge to date when she faces Cat Zingano at UFC 184 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Both women has very similar traits in that they are both well rounded athletes, despite Zingano’s lack of an Olympic Bronze medal in judo. 2)

MMA Freak Women’s Rankings: February 2015

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and that the previous rankings (1/12/15) are in parenthesis: Featherweights 1) Marloes Coenen (1) – Will probably be fighting Julia Budd later this year for the vacant Bellator Women’s Featherweight belt. 2) Julia “The Jewel” Budd (2) – Recently made her Bellator debut against fellow Canadian Gabrielle Holloway at Bellator 133. 3) Faith “The Immortal” Van Duin (3) 4) Talita “Treta”

Top 10 Women’s P4P fighters: January 2015

Due to inactivity Cristiane Justino is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (11/5/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1) Ronda Rousey (1) Ronda Rousey will defend her title against Cat Zingano at UFC 184 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Zingano could be Rousey’s greatest challenge to date considering both have legitimate grappling and striking games, not to mention Zingano’s comback skills. 2) Carla Esparza (N/A) After earning the UFC Strawweight

MMA Freak Women’s Weight Class Rankings: January 2015

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and that the previous rankings (12/1/14) are in parenthesis: Featherweights 1) Marloes Coenen (1) – Former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion – Probably facing Julia Budd vs Talita Nogueira victor. 2) Julia “The Jewel” Budd (3) – Will be facing Talita Nogueira at Bellator 133 on February 13th with a possible title shot on the line. 3) Faith “The Immortal”

The Ultimate Fighter 20: episode 12 – It’s About to Get Real

The episode opens with Carla Esparza, Jessica Penne, and Felice Herrig in their shared bed room talking and bonding despite the fact that Esparza and Penne will be fighting. Next day at practice head coach Anthony Pettis and the rest of the coaching staff wonder how the practice arrangements should be done. Pettis makes the comment that Esparza and Penne probably don’t care about the arrangements due to their close friendship. During practice the respective fighters