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Around the World of MMA: November 19th-22nd

This last weekend brought about probably one of the most shocking upsets in the history of MMA. Here they are: Reviews: UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm The UFC hosted a record breaking event at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on November 15th on PPV: Women’s Bantamweight Holly Holm def. Ronda Rousey (c) KO (head kick and punches) 2 0:59 Women’s Strawweight Joanna Jędrzejczyk (c) def. Valérie Létourneau Decision (unanimous)

The Rowdy Has Fallen…Now What?

The world of sports in general was shocked last night by the upset loss of Ronda Rousey to former boxing champion Holly Holm. It leaves the state of the women’s MMA world in an interesting state as well, similar to when Gina Carano lost back on August 17th, 2009. Where does WMMA go from here? Ronda’s Path There’s no doubt that Rousey is the singular reason why WMMA is even in the UFC. She has

Veterans Day 2015 Special: Top 10 Military Vets of the Past Year

Today is Veteran’s Day and this month is Veterans Appreciation Month here in the United States of America. This day and this month in general America honors those who have made the sacrifice to serve the country in protecting it and making it one of the safest nations in the world. In honor of the occasion as was the case last year, MMA Freak has compiled a list of US

Halloween 2015 Special: Top 10 scariest fighters in MMA (redux)

Halloween was last night but that doesn’t mean a list can’t be compiled the day after for the event. At the suggestion of fellow writer Edson Valenzuela, the top 10 scariest fighters list of 2013 will be rebooted based on input from various fans, readers, writers and colleagues. The list will be compiled based on a combination of skill and looks: 10) “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey UFC Women’s Bantamweight Ronda Rousey has certainly gained much

Top 10 MMA P4P Fighters: October 2015

Due to suspensions, Anderson Silva and Jon Jones are ineligible for rankings. Previous ranks in parenthesis: Top 10 P4P Rankings (8/1/15) 1) Jose Aldo (2) Jose Aldo will face Interim UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor at UFC 194 on December 12th on pay-per-view in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Before then he will become ranks ineligible. 2) Demetrious Johnson (1) Flyweight Champ Demetrious Johnson recently defended his title against John Dodson last month. The next likely opponent

Top 10 fights of July, August & September 2015

The last three months have had some exciting months and some interesting developments. Here are all of them now: Top 10 Fights of July  10) Joe Lauzon’s technical knockout of Takanori Gomi – UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 9) Alex Garcia’s decision over Mike Swick – UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor 8) Gunnar Nelson’s submission of Brandon Thatch – UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor 7) Jeremy Stephens’ technical

Hispanic American Heritage Month 2015 Special: Top 10 Hispanics of the past year

Once again it is Latin American Heritage month when in America this month is taken to celebrate the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the culture. As is traditional at MMA Freak, this special list is to recognize the most successful Hispanic fighters of the past year in terms of total fights in the year. With that here they are: 10) Fernando Gonzalez Fernando Gonzalez fought twice this last year and though

Around the world of MMA: October 9th

The UFC had another great fight card and UFC Fight Pass became more international. Here are the results and all: Reviews: UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson The UFC hosted an event at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas broadcast on pay-per-view on Saturday, Oct. 3rd: Light Heavyweight Daniel Cormier (c) def. Alexander Gustafsson Decision (split) (47-48, 48-47, 49-46) 5 5:00 Light Heavyweight Ryan Bader def. Rashad Evans Decision (unanimous) (30-27,