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Top 10 MMA middleweights: July 2014

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note that the previous rankings (6/10/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Chris Weidman (1) Chris Weidman successfully defended his UFC Middleweight Championship against Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 and will now face Vitor Belfort. This will probably take place sometime in December at either UFC 181…

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Top 10 MMA bantamweights: July 2014

Please note that due to inactivity, Dominick Cruz is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also the last rankings (5/30/14) are in parenthesis: 1. T.J. Dillashaw (1) Despite his dominance over the bantamweight equivalent of Anderson Silva in order to capture the UFC Bantamweight Champship, T.J. Dillashaw is now set to face the man who’s title he took in Renan Barao. The title…

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Top 10 MMA featherweights: July 2014

Please note that due to suspension Dennis Siver is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also the last rankings (5/20/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Jose Aldo (1) An injury to Jose Aldo has resulted in the cancellation of UFC 176 and the postponement of his title defense against Chad Mendes. This is only the second time in the history of the UFC…

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Around the world of MMA: July 11-13

So we have another off week with literally no major American MMA promotions fighting but there is still some local and international shows: ONE Fighting Championship: War of Dragons One FC is making history by hosting its’ first event on the island of Taiwan in the capital of Taipai at the NTU Sports Center on…

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The Ultimate Fighter 19: episode 12 in review

TUF 19: Episode 12 – The Big Show Other than some of the initial training, the show got right into the last middleweight semifinal. In the fight Team Edgar’s Dhiego Lima starts out with two kicks to Team Penn member Roger Zapata‘s leg. However, Zapata is able to come back with a punch that puts Lima down and…

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Around the world of MMA: July 3-6

International Fight Week has kicked off with the many events taking place either at or in conjunction with the UFC Fan Expo. Here they are: IMMAF World Championships The first competition as part of the International Fight Week, the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation World Championships kicks off its’ fourth day of competition on today…

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UFN 43 & UFN 44 reviewed, plus UFC 175 & TUF 19 Finale previewed

This is literally one UFC double header weekend coupled with another UFC double header weekend. So with that let’s take an in-depth look: UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt Main Event: James Te Huna vs. Nate Marquardt Prediction: Te Huna by strikes. Result: Marquardt by submission. Marquardt made a triumphant return to the middleweight division. Co-main Event: Soa…

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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…

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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…

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