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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

MMA Fighter Rankings ...

Heavyweight MMA

Consensus Rankings posted March 25, 2010

Rank Fighter % Promotion Last Rank
1 Fedor Emelianenko 100 M-1 Global/Strikeforce 1
2 Brock Lesnar 96 UFC 2
3 Frank Mir 92 UFC 3
4 Cain Velasquez 88 UFC 5
5 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 80 UFC 4
6 Shane Carwin 75 UFC 7
7 Junior Dos Santos 75 UFC 6
8 Brett Rogers 72 Strikeforce 8
9 Alistair Overeem 63 K-1/DREAM/Strikeforce 9
10 Andrei Arlovski 57 Strikeforce 11
11 Josh Barnett 56 DREAM 12
12 Fabricio Werdum 50 Strikeforce 10
13 Gabriel Gonzaga 41 UFC 13
14 Cheick Kongo 28 UFC 25
15 Aleksander Emelianenko 26 ProFC 16
16 Pedro Rizzo 25 Bittetti Combat 18
17 Antonio Silva 23 WVR/Strikeforce 17
18 Mirko Filipovic 23 UFC 20
19 Tim Sylvia 19 Adrenaline 24
19 Ben Rothwell 19 UFC 23
21 Jeff Monson 17 Free Agent 22
22 Randy Couture 17 UFC 14
23 Stefan Struve 16 UFC NR
24 Ray Mercer 15 Adrenaline 15
25 Roy Nelson 13 UFC NR
25 Gilbert Yvel 13 UFC 27
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Analysis by Kid Nate

With #1 Fedor Emelianenko's next fight date forever receding just beyond the horizon like a mirage in the desert, fans of top flight heavyweight action are turning increasingly to the UFC.

Light Heavyweight MMA

Consensus Rankings posted March 26, 2010

Rank Fighter % Promotion Last Rank
1 Lyoto Machida 100 UFC 1
2 Mauricio Rua 92 UFC 2
3 Rashad Evans 91 UFC 3
4 Quinton Jackson 87 UFC 4
5 Forrest Griffin 80 UFC 6
6 Anderson Silva 79 UFC 5
7 Gegard Mousasi 76 Strikeforce 6
8 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 71 UFC 8
9 Thiago Silva 58 UFC 9
10 Dan Henderson 56 Strikeforce 10
11 Rich Franklin 49 UFC 12
12 Randy Couture 38 UFC 11
13 Luis Arthur Cane 37 UFC 13
14 Ryan Bader 33 UFC NR
15 Keith Jardine 30 UFC 14
16 Brandon Vera 29 UFC 18
17 Chuck Liddell 29 UFC 16
18 Renato Sobral 28 Strikeforce 20
19 Vitor Belfort 26 UFC 15
20 Jon Jones 22 UFC 23
21 Tito Ortiz 21 UFC 24
22 Paulo Filho 16 DREAM 17
23 Matt Hamill 16 UFC 26
23 Muhammed Lawal 16 Strikeforce 21
25 Vladimir Matyushenko 13 UFC NR
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Analysis by Kid Nate

Things have been so slow in the Light Heavyweight division lately that I was tempted to simply re-post last month's commentary. But that would be wrong.

Middleweight MMA

Consensus Rankings posted March 26, 2010

Rank Fighter % Promotion Last Rank
1 Anderson Silva 100 UFC 1
2 Dan Henderson 92 Strikeforce 2
3 Chael Sonnen 92 UFC 3
4 Vitor Belfort 87 UFC 4
5 Nate Marquardt 85 UFC 4
6 Demian Maia 80 UFC 6
7 Jake Shields 76 Strikeforce 7
8 Yushin Okami 65 UFC 9
9 Robbie Lawler 59 Strikeforce 8
10 Jorge Santiago 55 WVR 12
11 Yoshihiro Akiyama 39 UFC 11
12 Wanderlei Silva 38 UFC NR
13 Mamed Khalidov 37 WVR 10
14 Michael Bisping 35 UFC 14
15 Ronaldo Souza 34 DREAM/Strikeforce 13
16 Thales Leites 27 MFC/Bitetti Combat 15
17 Alan Belcher 25 UFC 18
18 Melvin Manhoef 25 Strikeforce 22
19 Kazuo Misaki 21 K-1 17
19 Paulo Filho 21 DREAM 16
21 Alessio Sakara 20 UFC 20
22 Dan Miller 17 UFC NR
23 Scott Smith 15 Strikeforce 24
24 Gegard Mousasi 14 Strikeforce 21
25 Hector Lombard 12 Bellator/CageFC 26
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Analysis by Kid Nate

#1 Anderson Silva is spending more time talking about moving up to heavyweight than he is about his UFC 112 challenger #6 Demian Maia.

Welterweight MMA

Consensus Rankings posted March 26, 2010

Rank Fighter % Promotion Last Rank
1 Georges St. Pierre 100 UFC 1
2 Jon Fitch 96 UFC 2
3 Thiago Alves 92 UFC 3
4 Josh Koscheck 84 UFC 4
5 Paulo Thiago 81 UFC 5
6 Dan Hardy 78 UFC 5
7 Nick Diaz 76 Strikeforce 8
8 Matt Hughes 69 UFC 9
9 Paul Daley 67 UFC 7
10 Martin Kampmann 45 UFC 10
11 Mike Swick 44 UFC 11
12 Carlos Condit 43 UFC 12
13 Jay Hieron 42 Strikeforce 13
13 Matt Serra 42 UFC 14
15 Marius Zaromskis 35 DREAM/Strikeforce 17
16 Dan Hornbuckle 31 WVR/Bellator 16
17 Jake Shields 27 Strikeforce 15
18 Anthony Johnson 27 UFC 19
19 Akihiro Gono 26 WVR 18
20 Mike Pierce 23 UFC 20
21 Jake Ellenberger 20 UFC 21
22 Chris Lytle 15 UFC NR
23 John Howard 15 UFC 24
24 Rory MacDonald 12 UFC 23
24 Lyman Good 12 Bellator NR
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Analysis by Kid Nate

#1 Georges St. Pierre will put his UFC title on the line against #6 Dan Hardy this Saturday at UFC 111. Few expect the trash talking Brit to take the title, but it's a fight and anything can happen. Fans should relish the chance to see a great champion like GSP fighting at the top of his form regardless.

Lightweight MMA

Consensus Rankings posted March 27, 2010

Rank Fighter % Promotion Last Rank
1 B.J. Penn 100 UFC 1
2 Shinya Aoki 92 DREAM/Strikeforce 2
3 Eddie Alvarez 90 DREAM/Bellator 4
4 Kenny Florian 88 UFC 3
5 Gray Maynard 83 UFC 5
6 Tatsuya Kawajiri 81 DREAM 7
7 Frank Edgar 69 UFC 6
8 Gilbert Melendez 61 Strikeforce 8
9 Sean Sherk 57 UFC 10
10 Diego Sanchez 56 UFC 9
11 Tyson Griffin 55 UFC 11
12 Mizuto Hirota 42 WVR 13
13 Takanori Gomi 34 UFC 17
14 Jim Miller 33 UFC 14
15 George Sotiropoulos 30 UFC NR
16 Benson Henderson 29 WEC 18
16 Joe Stevenson 29 UFC 15
18 Joachim Hansen 27 DREAM 12
19 Gesias Cavalcante 22 DREAM 16
20 Jorge Masvidal 21 G-Force Fights 20
21 Kazunori Yokota 17 WVR 22
22 Josh Thomson 17 Strikeforce 21
23 Luis Palomino 16 G-Force Fights 19
23 Nate Diaz 16 UFC 25
25 Eiji Mitsuoka 15 WVR 23
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Analysis by Kid Nate

Another month, another four weeks of #1 B.J. Penn ruling over the lightweight division like a restless prince upon whom the crown weighs heavy.

Featherweight MMA

Consensus Rankings posted March 25, 2010

Rank Fighter % Promotion Last Rank
1 Jose Aldo 100 WEC 1
2 Mike Brown 96 WEC 2
3 Urijah Faber 92 WEC 3
4 Hatsu Hioki 82 WVR 4
5 Bibiano Fernandes 79 DREAM 5
6 Michihiro Omigawa 75 K-1 8
7 Marlon Sandro 73 WVR 9
8 Manny Gamburyan 61 WEC 7
9 Masanori Kanehara 60 K-1 10
10 Rafael Assuncao 56 WEC 6
11 Josh Grispi 54 WEC 11
12 L.C. Davis 50 WEC NR
13 Deividas Taurosevicius 45 WEC 14
14 Leonard Garcia 41 WEC 13
15 Yuji Hoshino 35 WVR 18
16 Takeshi Inoue 33 Shooto 12
17 Mark Hominick 28 WEC 17
18 Mackens Semerzier 27 WEC 25
19 Chad Mendes 25 WEC NR
20 Takafumi Otsuka 25 DEEP 20
21 Joe Soto 23 Tachi Palace Fights 22
22 Hiroyuki Takaya 21 K-1 19
23 Kazuyuki Miyata 17 DREAM 21
24 Joachim Hansen 11 DREAM 16
25 Wagnney Fabiano 10 WEC 15
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Analysis by Luke Thomas

#1 Jose Aldo will defend his title and position as the 145lbs fighter in the world on April 24th as the WEC makes their first foray into the pay-per-view market. He'll defend his title against WEC poster boy #3 Urijah Faber in Faber's hometown of Sacramento, California.

Bantamweight MMA

Consensus Rankings posted March 25, 2010

Rank Fighter % Promotion Last Rank
1 Dominick Cruz 98 WEC 4
2 Brian Bowles 95 WEC 1
3 Joseph Benavidez 92 WEC 5
4 Miguel Torres 88 WEC 2
5 Masakatsu Ueda 78 Shooto 3
6 Scott Jorgensen 76 WEC 6
7 Takeya Mizugaki 69 WEC 7
8 Rani Yahya 63 WEC 9
9 Damacio Page 59 WEC 8
10 Wagnney Fabiano 51 WEC 10
11 Akitoshi Tamura 51 WEC 11
12 Charlie Valencia 50 WEC 11
13 Antonio Banuelos 44 WEC 18
14 Masakazu Imanari 40 DEEP 13
15 Eddie Wineland 37 WEC 14
16 Abel Cullum 32 KOTC 16
16 Jeff Curran 32 XFO 17
18 Yoshiro Maeda 19 DREAM NR
19 Brad Pickett 18 WEC 15
20 Chase Beebe 17 DREAM NR
21 Cole Escovedo 16 DREAM 24
22 Clint Godfrey 15 WEC 21
23 Frank Gomez 13 WEC 22
24 Atsushi Yamamoto 12 DEEP NR
25 Mike Easton 12 UWC 26
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Analysis by Luke Thomas

There's a new champion and his name is #1 Dominick Cruz. The Alliance Gym bantamweight outclassed the seemingly overmatched (albeit also injured) #2 Brian Bowles at WEC 47 this month. After two rounds of dynamic angles, head and trunk movement as well as a frustrating jab, Bowles was getting picked apart.

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