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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

Bellator MMA Season 11 Preview

Season eleven of Bellator will be starting this coming Friday, September 5th with Bellator 123 located at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. This season will certainly be significant for the promotion due to the various changes that will be implemented. In essence this is a period of transition for the promotion which will see it be revamped into something probably resembling something like Strikeforce. Then there are also

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.

MMA Freak Women’s Weight Class Rankings: June 2014

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and that the previous rankings on 5/1/14 are in parenthesis: Featherweights 1. Cris “Cyborg” Justino (1) - Invicta Fighting Championships Featherweight Champion: Keeps saying she will drop to bantamweight soon. 2. Marloes Coenen (2) - Former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion: Should go whichever weight Cristiane Justino doesn’t. 3. Julia Budd (3) 4. Pannie Kianzad (5) 5. Faith Van Duin

Top 10 Women’s P4P fighters: June 2014

Please note that due to inactivity Cat Zingano, Carla Esparza, and Michelle Waterson are all ineligible for the rankings. Also note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and that the previous rankings (5/1/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1. Ronda Rousey (1) Ronda Rousey is set to defend her UFC Bantamweight Championship against upcoming opponent Alexis Davis at UFC 175 on July 5th where we will see if Davis is indeed

My Top 10 Lists of 2013

This was meant to be done shortly after the Best of 2013 series but delays pushed it back until now. Also in a MMA Freak first this list was made by votes from the MMA Forum website. This will probably be the first but not last of these lists. So with that here we go with the lists: 10. Top 10 scariest fighters in MMA This list was meant to

Mother’s Day Special: Top 10 Mothers in MMA

Today we celebrate those who we refer to as mother. These are women who not only brought us into this world, but raised us and taught us how to be better human beings. For the occasion I thought it’d be appropriate to create a list celebrating the top 10 mothers in MMA. For this list the women don’t necessarily have to be MMA fighters but be related to someone in