Note due to inactivity, Barb Honchak is ineligible for the rankings. Also previous rankings are in parenthesis: Top 10 Featherweights (1/2/16) 1) Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (1) Cristiane Justino is going on vacation after successfully defending her title against Daria Ibragimova. 2) Marloes “Rumina” Coenen (2) There have been other women’s fights since Marloes Coenen‘s last fight but no word on when she fights next. 3) Julia “The Jewel” Budd (3) 4) Latoya “Black Mamba” Walker
There were some technical difficulties but Matthew and Edson talked about various topics including UFC 196, Invicta FC 15 and the upcoming UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader.
Women’s MMA continues to boom and 2015 only witnessed an increase of it. In fact because of events in 2015, MMA pretty much made the mainstream partially due in part to women’s MMA. Because of how integral to the success of MMA women are, one of the awards for the MMA Freak Awards is the women’s award. Some women who were nominated didn’t make the list but made the honorable
Due to inactivity, Barb Honchak is ineligible for the rankings. Also previous rankings are listed in parenthesis: Top 10 Women’s P4P Fighters (1/2/16) 1) Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (1) Cristiane Justino again defended her title, this time against Daria Ibragimova at Invicta FC 15 on Saturday, January 16th in Costa Mesa, California at the OC Fairgrounds. She’s still willing to face Holly Holm at catchweight. 2) Holly Holm (2) After some confusion, Holly Holm will be defending her title against Miesha
There were a few good matches in which one fighter were dominating and the other was able to mount a comeback to take the match. The efforts of these fights are recognized by MMA Freak in the category for these finishes. The writers votes for the Top 10 Comebacks of 2015 are in and they are as follows: Top 10 Comebacks of 2015 10) Valdir Araujo‘s win against Steve Carl during The Ultimate Fighter:
Two major events took place this weekend and MMA Freak was able to cover one of the events. Here they all are: Reviews: Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova Invicta FC hosted their first event at the OC Fair Grounds in Costa Mesa on Jan. 16th which MMA Freak covered: Featherweight Brazil Cristiane Justino (c) def. Russia Daria Ibragimova KO (punches) 1 4:58 Strawweight Brazil Livia Renata Souza (c) def.
The Hangar at the OC Fair and Event Center was alive last night Saturday, January 17th as Invicta Fighting Championships opened their 2016 with a high profile card. The event was broadcast on UFC Fight Pass and and featured the return of Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino to defend her belt against promotional newcomer Daria Ibragimova. Ibragimova attempted take downs the whole night and was able to grab ahold of her leg but was never
Everyone interviews Shannon Knapp and she tells all about plans for Invicta FC this year.
Matthew interviews Invicta FC Stawweight Champion Livia Renata Souza
MMA Freak interviews Cris Cyborg Justino about her fight.