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Around the world of MMA: January 30-31

There were certainly some good fights last weekend and we have some good ones coming up this weekend in the UFC. Here’s the reviews first: Reviews: UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson Despite starting at 11pm local time, the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden was packed with thirty thousand fans and racked up $3.1 million: Light Heavyweight Anthony Johnson def. Alexander Gustafsson TKO (punches) 1 2:15 Anthony Johnson has continued to

Top 10 fights of December 2014

It was the last month of the year and to say that the sport went out with a bang is an understatement. With that here’s the best of December: 10) The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned – Rose Namajunas vs. Randa Markos This was the last fight in the house and as with all the others it didn’t disappoint. Both rising prospects, Randa Markos had proven to be the dark

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”

Reviewing The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned

This season of The Ultimate Fighter had a lot of hype surrounding it and without a doubt it delivered. There was also drama that went about every which way and only helped the ratings of the show. Overall the show also had a very unique spin to it as well as it was meant to crown a new champion and as a result featured many veterans of the sport. It will be

Top 10 fights of October 2014

This list was supposed to come out last month but due to a busy schedule it’s coming out now. So here are October’s best fights in retrospect: 10) The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned – Felice Herrig vs. Heather Jo Clark This fight had a lot of bad blood going into it. Taking place in episode five,  Team Pettis member Felice Herrig and Team Melendez member Heather Jo Clark had met each

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

The Ultimate Fighter 20: episode 11 – Best Job in the World

Before their fight Carla Esparza still expresses her belief that it was unfair for Tecia Torres to get a second chance in the show. Torres than talks about how she and Esparza were supposed to face each other. After Torres defeated Felice Herrig in their final match in Invicta FC, Esparza walked into the cage and called her out for their next match. She also talks about how she was expecting this fight to take place

Around the world of MMA: December 12-13

Time for another weekend of back to back UFC fights except both of them will be televised. Here are the reviews and previews of the week: Reviews: UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II  Welterweight Robbie Lawler def. Johny Hendricks (c) Decision (split) Lightweight Anthony Pettis (c) def. Gilbert Melendez Submission (guillotine choke) Heavyweight Travis Browne def. Brendan Schaub TKO (punches) Heavyweight Todd Duffee def. Anthony Hamilton KO (punch) Lightweight Tony

The Ultimate Fighter 20: episode 10 – Fighting For Themselves

The episode opens with Aisling Daly and Justine Kish saying hello to each other in the morning with Daly mentioning that she isn’t in the house to make friends. Kish then goes to friend Daly’s opponent and Kish’s friend Jessica Penne and says she feels Daly doesn’t like her. Penne however wants to stay out of the drama in the house and concentrate on her training. She goes to the gym later that day and works primarily