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The Ultimate Fighter 20: episode 4 – Make A Big Strike

The episode opens up with Urijah Faber stepping in to coach Team Pettis while head coach Anthony Pettis is at a prior commitment. Most of the team members find Faber’s coaching to be helpful and he is impressed with several fighters. He notes that Joanne Calderwood has skills that don’t match her rather gentle voice and he also grapples around with Carla Esparza in some moves. Later at the house, Angela Hill is farting around the house and has been

Top 10 Women’s P4P fighters: September 2014

Due to inactivity Carla Esparza, Cristiane Justino, Marloes Coenen, and Jessica Penne are ineligible. Last ranks in parenthesis: 1) Ronda Rousey (1) Ronda Rousey‘s next opponent has now been determined to be Cat Zingano who returned to action in come from behind fashion. However, the match may not take place at UFC 182 as originally planned if Zingano can’t get cleared before he medical suspension ends. 2) Michelle Waterson (N/A) “The Karete Hottie” Michelle Waterson successfully defended her

The Ultimate Fighter 20: episode 3 – Don’t Fight Fate review

The episode opens with Dana White calling Bec Rawlings into his office and informing her that he just got a call from Rawlings’ mother who informed him that Rawlings step father died. Rawlings then sobs over the loss of her step father while calling her mother about the passing. She then walks back into the Team Melendez locker room where her teammates and coaches comfort her and Angela Magana leads a prayer. Later on coaches Gilbert Melendez and Jake

The Ultimate Fighter 20: episode 2 – We All Came Here to Fight! review

The episode opens up with the Team Pettis coaching staff visiting The Ultimate Fighter house and delivering Miranda Markos food. During the visit, Felice Herrig gives Anthony Pettis’ younger brother Sergio Pettis a friendship bracelet which is intended as the first for all the coaching staff. However, her fellow teammates start teasing her about the fact that she’s “hitting” on a younger guy as there’s a ten year age gap between the two. At training the next day, Jessica

The Ultimate Fighter 20: episode 1 in review

The episode opens up with several introductions to the various fighters competing in the show which are also spread throughout the episode at appropriate times. UFC President Dana White talks about how for season 20 the UFC acquired eight contracts from Invicta FC and held tryouts for the remaining eight slots going into the house. It is at this time that there are several introductions to tryout members. Finally the woman are brought

The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned preview

The Ultimate Fighter is making history this season when sixteen women duke it out for the inaugural UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship. This is unique for a few different reasons, the first being that it will be the first time a champion is crowned and the second being the fact it’s all women. It is certainly a season to look forward to when it airs later tonight. There has been a

What Invicta FC’s deal with UFC Fight Pass has in store

On July 10, it was announced that Invicta Fighting Championships and the UFC Fight Pass network had reached a deal to broadcast Invicta events on the Fight Pass network. This was significant because it is the first time that the UFC has shown a willingness to help promote an organization’s events that weren’t Zuffa owned. However, this is not surprising considering that since the UFC added a women’s division, it

Paige Vanzant Has a Spine Injury, Her Bout with Curran is Probably Off

Paige Vanzant took to social media to clarify why her coach Urijah Faber said he hadn’t seen her at the Team Alpha Male gym this summer. It turns out she has a spine injury… What? Her statement via Facebook: “WHERE IS PAIGE VANZANT? Dear fans I know quite a few of you are wondering why I am not in my training camp. I left Sacramento to come back to my

MMA Freak Women’s Weight Class Rankings: August 2014

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and the previous rankings on 7/1/14 are in parenthesis: Featherweights 1. Cris “Cyborg” Justino (1) - Invicta Fighting Championships Featherweight Champion: Dropping to bantamweight December. 2. Marloes Coenen (2) - Former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion: Probably returning to action in the fall or winter 3. Julia Budd (3) - Currently on a four fight winning streak and one

Top 10 Women’s P4P fighters: August 2014

Please note that due to inactivity Cat Zingano, Carla Esparza, Michelle Waterson, Cristiane Justino, Marloes Coenen, and Jessica Penne are all ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (6/29/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Ronda Rousey (1) Ronda Rousey just finished Alexis Davis extremely fast at UFC 175 and will take sometime off undergoing surgery and some movie shoots before possibly facing Gina Carano. This is a match that Rousey wants and Dana White‘s trying to make it happen. 2.