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Exclusive Interview: In the Mind of Micah Taylor

There are many rising stars in the world of MMA, many of whom aspire to become something great. Recently MMA Freak got the opportunity to talk with Micah Taylor, one of these stars. Here’s what he had to say about his view on MMA in general: MMA, Mixed Martial Arts, Fighting, UFC or whatever people call it, is Mixing the many different martial arts known to man and using those techniques

Top 10 fights of February & March 2015

In order to catch up with the past months this month’s fights, this top 10 will include both February and April: Top 10 Fights of February 2015 10) Tony Ferguson’s submission of Gleison Tibau – UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano 9) Roan Carneiro’s submission of Mark Munoz – UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano 8) Neil Magney’s submission of Kiichi Kunimoto – UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch 7) Holly Holm’s

Mother’s Day 2015 Special: Top 10 Mothers of the Past Year

It’s Mother’s Day and today we celebrate those women who have undergone the task of giving birth to children. To commemorate the occasion, MMA Freak is releasing the top 10 mothers of the past year. The rankings criteria will be the records of the fighters in the past year and head to head competition as well. Now here are the best mothers: 10) Jessica Rakoczy Jessica Rakoczy recently returned from over

Around the world of MMA: May 7-10

So it was a slow weekend except for boxing but things are going to start picking up again this week. Here we go: Tachi Palace Fights 23 The promotion hosts an event in Lemoore, California at the Tachi Palace Casino on Thursday, May 7th on Sherdog: Max Griffin vs Chidi ‘Chidi Bang Bang’ Njokuani Manuel ‘El Toro’ Quezada vs Mike ‘Mickey’ Morales Rolando ‘Machine’ Velasco vs Jared ‘Jackhammer’ Papazian John

MMA Freak Women’s Rankings: April 2015

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of writers and the previous ranks (4/1/15) are in parenthesis: Featherweights 1) Cris “Cyborg” Justino (1) – Invicta FC Champion – Defends her title on July 10th against Faith Van Duin. 2) Marloes “Rumina” Coenen (2) 3) Julia “The Jewel” Budd (3) 4) Faith “The Immortal” Van Duin (4) – Following a successful fight at Invicta FC 12, challenges Cyborg. 5)

Around the world of MMA: April 24-25

UFC on Fox last weekend brought about some fireworks and this weekend should bring some more in MMA: Reviews: UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold There were several explosive matches in Newark, New Jersey this last weekend. Details are in the posted link: Middleweight Luke Rockhold def. Lyoto Machida Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:31 Middleweight Ronaldo Souza def. Chris Camozzi Verbal Submission (armbar) 1 2:33 Featherweight Max Holloway def. Cub

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,