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BREAKING NEWS: Invicta FC 12 Full Lineup Announced

Invicta Fighting Championships announced today that they have finalized the lineup for Invicta FC 12: Kankaanpaa vs. Souza taking place at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday, April 24th. In the main event, Katja Kankaanpaa will defend her strawweight championship for the first time against Livia Renata Souza. Kankaanpaa’s record stands at 10-1-1 with the only loss on her record coming at the hands of UFC standout Joanne Calderwood. The submission based Souza will

Around the world of MMA: March 19-21

Last weekend was certainly one for the underdogs. This week will be one for the wrestlers and here’s what to look at: Reviews: 2015 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships The NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships took place this last weekend with Augsburg College taking their first title since 2010. The Division III National Tournament has yielded several MMA standouts, namely Matt Hamill who was a three time champion and competitor on The Ultimate

St. Patrick’s Day Special: Top 10 Irish Fighters in MMA

It’s St. Patrick’s Day when the Irish are celebrated. For the occasion MMA Freak presents a list of the best Irish fighters in MMA. Just to be clear this list is for fighters who are of Irish descent so Irish Americans count. However, English and Scottish fighters don’t count so no Michael Bisping or Joanne Calderwood. Here they are: 10) Carla Esparza Yes, when one thinks of Irish fighters they usually don’t think of

Around the world of MMA: March 12-14

It was an off weekend for MMA but the start of the four year college wrestling championship season. Here they are: Reviews: 2015 NJCAA Wrestling Championships The NJCAA Wrestling Championship Tournament took place February 27-28th with host Iowa Central taking the team title. The NJCAA tournament has produced MMA notables like champ Jon Jones and Anthony Johnson. 2015 NAIA Wrestling Championships Grand View University won its fourth straight NAIA National Championship at the

Top 10 fights of January 2015

This took longer than expected and there were some disappointments but here they are. January’s top: 10) Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz – UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz It was painful to watch Anderson Silva split his leg in his second match against Chris Weidman. Most people didn’t think he would come back again which is why UFC 183 was so dramatic. It had appeared that Silva had returned triumphantly

Around the world of MMA: March 6th

The UFC gets sometime off but of course this last weekend was all about the women. With that here are the reviews: Reviews: Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs. Tweet Invicta FC promised a night packed full of exciting fights and they certainly delivered with women aiming high: Featherweight Brazil Cristiane Justino (c) def. Canada Charmaine Tweet TKO (punches) 1 0:46 Strawweight Mexico Alexa Grasso def. Japan Mizuki Inoue Decision (unanimous)

Invicta FC 11 in review

The Shrine Auditorium was pumping as invicta fc brought a night if fights to the city of Angles. In the main event Cris “Cyborg” Justino knocked out Charmaine Tweet in the first round. “I want to thank all my sponsors and my fans,” Justino said after her win. This marks her first match in over a year and her first title defense of her belt. Tweet opened the round trying to

Top 10 Women’s P4P rankings: February 2015

Due to inactivity, Cristiane Justino is ineligible for the rankings. Also note that the previous rankings (1/15/15) are listed in parenthesis: 1) Ronda Rousey (1) Ronda Rousey maybe in for her greatest challenge to date when she faces Cat Zingano at UFC 184 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Both women has very similar traits in that they are both well rounded athletes, despite Zingano’s lack of an Olympic Bronze medal in judo. 2)

MMA Freak Women’s Rankings: February 2015

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and that the previous rankings (1/12/15) are in parenthesis: Featherweights 1) Marloes Coenen (1) – Will probably be fighting Julia Budd later this year for the vacant Bellator Women’s Featherweight belt. 2) Julia “The Jewel” Budd (2) – Recently made her Bellator debut against fellow Canadian Gabrielle Holloway at Bellator 133. 3) Faith “The Immortal” Van Duin (3) 4) Talita “Treta”

Around the world of MMA: February 27-28

So this last weekend saw some rebounds and a record amount of upsets as well. With that here are the reviews and previews of the next week: Reviews: UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir The UFC dared to go head to head with several popular programs on a Sunday night such as the Emmy’s and The Walking Dead, February 22: Heavyweight Frank Mir def. Antônio Silva KO (punches and elbows) 1 1:40