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Best of 2014 series: Top 10 MMA comebacks of 2014

2014 was a year full of several matches that were certainly memorable in MMA. In the category of comebacks, it was certainly no exception. This week the top comebacks of the year will be reviewed. As is normally the case, the votes were cast by a panel of MMA Freak writers. There were of course matches who didn’t make it onto the list due to a lack of votes but

Around the world of MMA: April 18th

After an active weekend in MMA, it will be followed up with one of the most viewable fight cards of the year: Reviews: Bellator 136: Brooks vs. Jansen Bellator MMA returned to the Bren Events Center at UC Irvine in Irvine, California on Friday, April 1oth on Spike. Of note is the fact that MMA Freak was present to cover the event with the play by play and recap in the

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

Top 10 Women’s P4P rankings: March 2015

Note the rankings are voted on by a panel of writers. Also note the previous rankings (2/26/15) are in parenthesis: 1) Ronda Rousey (1) Ronda Rousey will be defending her title on August 1st against Bethe Correia at UFC 190 taking place in Brazil. Her recent appearance in the WWE didn’t exactly hurt her overall popularity and opened a possible future avenue. 2) Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (N/A) After her successful defense against Charmain Tweet,

Around the world of MMA: April 3-4

It was a quiet weekend for the UFC but there were still some good events for second tire promotions. Here they are: Reviews: World Series of Fighting 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino  World Series of Fighting put on a great event at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, March 28th: Lightweight Justin Gaethje (c) def. Luis Palomino TKO (punches) 3 3:57 Light Heavyweight Teddy Holder def. Thiago Silva TKO

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

Around the world of MMA: March 19-21

Last weekend was certainly one for the underdogs. This week will be one for the wrestlers and here’s what to look at: Reviews: 2015 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships The NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships took place this last weekend with Augsburg College taking their first title since 2010. The Division III National Tournament has yielded several MMA standouts, namely Matt Hamill who was a three time champion and competitor on The Ultimate

St. Patrick’s Day Special: Top 10 Irish Fighters in MMA

It’s St. Patrick’s Day when the Irish are celebrated. For the occasion MMA Freak presents a list of the best Irish fighters in MMA. Just to be clear this list is for fighters who are of Irish descent so Irish Americans count. However, English and Scottish fighters don’t count so no Michael Bisping or Joanne Calderwood. Here they are: 10) Carla Esparza Yes, when one thinks of Irish fighters they usually don’t think of

Around the world of MMA: March 12-14

It was an off weekend for MMA but the start of the four year college wrestling championship season. Here they are: Reviews: 2015 NJCAA Wrestling Championships The NJCAA Wrestling Championship Tournament took place February 27-28th with host Iowa Central taking the team title. The NJCAA tournament has produced MMA notables like champ Jon Jones and Anthony Johnson. 2015 NAIA Wrestling Championships Grand View University won its fourth straight NAIA National Championship at the

Top 10 fights of January 2015

This took longer than expected and there were some disappointments but here they are. January’s top: 10) Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz – UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz It was painful to watch Anderson Silva split his leg in his second match against Chris Weidman. Most people didn’t think he would come back again which is why UFC 183 was so dramatic. It had appeared that Silva had returned triumphantly