U.F.C Lightweight Rankings 145 lb (65.8 kg; 10.4 st) 155 lb (70.3 kg; 11.1 st)

U.F.C Lightweight Rankings 145 lb (65.8 kg; 10.4 st) 155 lb (70.3 kg; 11.1 st)

Men’s Divisions
Heavyweight (265) – Light Heavyweight (205) – Middleweight (185) – Welterweight (170) – Lightweight (155) – Featherweight (145) – Bantamweight (135) – Flyweight (125)

Women’s Divisions
Women’s Featherweight (145) – Women’s Bantamweight (135) – Women’s Flyweight (125) –  Women’s Strawweight (115)

Rank Fighter OVR UFC Last 3 Fights Next Fight
1 Khabib Nurmagomedov 28-0 12-0 W-Dustin Poirier (SUB)
W-Conor McGregor (SUB)
W-Al Iaquinta (DEC)
Tony Ferguson
04/18/2020
2 Conor McGregor 22-4 10-2 W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
3 Tony Ferguson 25-3 15-1 W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Anthony Pettis (TKO)
W-Kevin Lee (SUB)
Khabib Nurmagomedov
04/18/2020
4 Dustin Poirier 25-6 17-5 L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Max Holloway (DEC)
W-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
5 Justin Gaethje 21-2 4-2 W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Edson Barboza (KO)
W-James Vick (KO)
6 Daniel Hooker 19-8 9-4 W-Al Iaquinta (DEC)
W-James Vick (KO)
L-Edson Barboza (KO)
Paul Felder
02/22/2020
7 Donald Cerrone 35-14 22-11 L-Conor McGregor (TKO)
L-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
L-Tony Ferguson (TKO)
8 Al Iaquinta 14-6-1 9-4 L-Dan Hooker (DEC)
L-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (DEC)
9 Kevin Lee 18-5 11-5 W-Gregor Gillespie (KO)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (SUB)
L-Al Iaquinta (DEC)
Charles Oliveira
03/14/2020
10 Paul Felder 17-4 9-4 W-Edson Barboza (DEC)
W-James Vick (DEC)
L-Mike Perry (DEC)
Dan Hooker
02/22/2020
11 Edson Barboza 20-8 14-8 L-Paul Felder (DEC)
L-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
W-Dan Hooker (KO)
12 Diego Ferreira 17-2 8-2 W-Anthony Pettis (SUB)
W-Mairbek Taisumov (DEC)
W-Rustam Khabilov (DEC)
13 Islam Makhachev 18-1 7-1 W-Davi Ramos (DEC)
W-Arman Tsarukyan (DEC)
W-Kajan Johnson (SUB)
14 Anthony Pettis 22-10 9-9 L-Diego Ferreira (SUB)
L-Nate Diaz (DEC)
W-Stephen Thompson (KO)
15 Charles Oliveira 28-8 16-8 W-Jared Gordon (KO)
W-Nik Lentz (TKO)
W-David Teymur (SUB)
Kevin Lee
03/14/2020
16 Alexander Hernandez 11-2 3-1 W-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
L-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (DEC)
17 Gregor Gillespie 13-1 6-1 L-Kevin Lee (KO)
W-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
W-Vinc Pichel (SUB)
18 Beneil Dariush 17-4-1 11-4-1 W-Frank Camacho (SUB)
W-Drew Dober (SUB)
W-Thiago Moises (DEC)
Drakkar Klose
03/07/2020
19 Leonardo Santos 17-3-1 6-0-1 W-Steven Ray (KO)
W-Adriano Martins (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (TKO)
20 Francisco Trinaldo 24-7 14-6 W-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-Alexander Hernandez (DEC)
W-Evan Dunham (KO)
John Makdessi
03/14/2020
21 Arman Tsarukyan 14-2 1-1 W-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (DEC)
L-Islam Makhachev (DEC)
W-Felipe Olivieri (KO)
22 Olivier Aubin-Mercier 11-5 7-5 L-Arman Tsarukyan (DEC)
L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
L-Alexander Hernandez (DEC)
23 Jim Miller 31-13 20-12 W-Clay Guida (SUB)
W-Jason Gonzalez (SUB)
L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
Scott Holtzman
02/15/2020
24 Mairbek Taisumov 27-6 7-2 L-Diego Ferreira (DEC)
W-Desmond Green (DEC)
W-Felipe Silva (KO)
25 David Teymur 8-2 5-1 L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
26 Davi Ramos 10-3 4-2 L-Islam Makhachev (DEC)
W-Austin Hubbard (DEC)
W-John Gunther (SUB)
27 Clay Guida 35-19 15-13 L-Jim Miller (SUB)
W-B.J. Penn (DEC)
L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
28 Drew Dober 22-9 8-5 W-Nasrat Haqparast (KO)
W-Polo Reyes (TKO)
L-Beneil Dariush (SUB)
29 Magomed Mustafaev 14-2 3-1 W-Rafael Fiziev (TKO)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
W-Joe Proctor (TKO)
Brad Riddell
02/22/2020
30 Drakkar Klose 11-1-1 5-1 W-Christos Giagos (DEC)
W-Bobby Green (DEC)
W-Lando Vannata (DEC)
Beneil Dariush
03/07/2020
31 Scott Holtzman 12-3 5-3 W-Dong Hyun Ma (TKO)
L-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Alan Patrick (KO)
Jim Miller
02/15/2020
32 Alan Patrick 15-2 5-2 L-Scott Holtzman (KO)
W-Damir Hadzovic (DEC)
W-Steven Ray (DEC)
Christos Giagos
04/25/2020
33 Steven Ray 23-9 7-4 W-Michael Johnson (DEC)
L-Leonardo Santos (KO)
W-Jessin Ayari (DEC)
34 Michael Johnson 19-15 11-11 L-Steven Ray (DEC)
L-Josh Emmett (KO)
W-Artem Lobov (DEC)
Evan Dunham
04/25/2020
35 Christos Giagos 17-8 3-4 L-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
W-Damir Hadzovic (DEC)
W-Mizuto Hirota (DEC)
Alan Patrick
04/25/2020
36 Damir Hadzovic 13-5 3-3 L-Christos Giagos (DEC)
W-Polo Reyes (TKO)
W-Nick Hein (DEC)
Renato Carneiro
03/14/2020
37 Nasrat Haqparast 11-3 3-2 L-Drew Dober (KO)
W-Joaquim Silva (KO)
W-Thibault Gouti (DEC)
38 Marc Diakiese 14-3 5-3 W-Lando Vannata (DEC)
W-Joseph Duffy (DEC)
L-Nasrat Haqparast (DEC)
Jai Herbert
03/21/2020
39 Joseph Duffy 16-4 4-3 L-Marc Diakiese (DEC)
L-James Vick (TKO)
W-Reza Madadi (DEC)
40 Yancy Medeiros 15-6 6-6 L-Gregor Gillespie (TKO)
L-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Alex Oliveira (TKO)
Lando Vannata
02/15/2020
41 Joe Lauzon 28-15 15-12 W-Jonathan Pearce (TKO)
L-Chris Gruetzemacher (TKO)
L-Clay Guida (TKO)
42 Vinc Pichel 12-2 5-2 W-Roosevelt Roberts (DEC)
L-Gregor Gillespie (SUB)
W-Joaquim Silva (DEC)
43 Bobby Green 24-10-1 5-5-1 L-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
L-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
W-Erik Koch (DEC)
44 Lando Vannata 10-4-2 2-4-2 L-Marc Diakiese (DEC)
W-Marcos Mariano (SUB)
D-Matt Frevola (DEC)
Yancy Medeiros
02/15/2020
45 Matt Frevola 8-1-1 2-1-1 W-Luis Pena (DEC)
W-Jalin Turner (DEC)
D-Lando Vannata (DEC)
Roosevelt Roberts
04/25/2020
46 John Makdessi 17-6 10-6 W-Jesus Pinedo (DEC)
W-Ross Pearson (DEC)
W-Abel Trujillo (DEC)
Francisco Trinaldo
03/14/2020
47 Frank Camacho 22-8 2-4 L-Beneil Dariush (TKO)
W-Nick Hein (TKO)
L-Geoff Neal (KO)
48 Damir Ismagulov 19-2 3-0 W-Thiago Moises (DEC)
W-Joel Alvarez (DEC)
W-Alex Georges (DEC)
49 Joaquim Silva 11-2 4-2 L-Nasrat Haqparast (KO)
W-Jared Gordon (KO)
L-Vinc Pichel (DEC)
50 Roosevelt Roberts 8-1 2-1 W-Alexander Yakovlev (DEC)
L-Vinc Pichel (DEC)
W-Thomas Gifford (DEC)
Matt Frevola
04/25/2020
51 Mark Madsen 9-0 1-0 W-Danilo Belluardo (TKO)
W-Patrick Nielsen (SUB)
W-Thibaud Larchet (DEC)
Austin Hubbard
03/07/2020
52 Alexander Yakovlev 24-9-1 3-5 L-Roosevelt Roberts (DEC)
W-Alex da Silva Coelho (SUB)
L-Zak Cummings (SUB)
53 Khama Worthy 15-6 1-0 W-Devonte Smith (TKO)
W-Adam Ward (KO)
W-Joey Munoz (DEC)
Ottman Azaitar
04/18/2020
54 Devonte Smith 10-2 2-1 L-Khama Worthy (TKO)
W-Dong Hyun Kim (TKO)
W-Julian Erosa (KO)
55 Thiago Moises 12-4 1-2 L-Damir Ismagulov (DEC)
W-Kurt Holobaugh (DEC)
L-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
56 Brad Riddell 3-0 1-0 W-Jamie Mullarkey (DEC)
W-Kenan Song (TKO)
W-Erruer Ye (TKO)
Magomed Mustafaev
02/22/2020
57 Luis Pena 4-2 2-2 L-Matt Frevola (DEC)
W-Matt Wiman (TKO)
W-Steven Peterson (DEC)
Alex Munoz
02/29/2020
58 Ottman Azaitar 12-0 1-0 W-Teemu Packalen (KO)
W-Danijel Kokora (KO)
W-Alejandro Martinez (TKO)
Khama Worthy
04/18/2020
59 Austin Hubbard 11-3 1-1 W-Kyle Prepolec (DEC)
L-Davi Ramos (DEC)
W-Killys Mota (TKO)
Mark Madsen
03/07/2020
60 Rafael Fiziev 7-1 1-1 W-Alex White (DEC)
L-Magomed Mustafaev (TKO)
W-Nurzhan Tutkaev (KO)
61 Alex White 13-6 4-6 L-Rafael Fiziev (DEC)
W-Dan Moret (DEC)
L-Jim Miller (SUB)
62 Don Madge 9-3-1 2-0 W-Fares Ziam (DEC)
W-Te’Jovan Edwards (TKO)
W-Dave Mazany (SUB)
63 Jared Gordon 15-4 3-3 L-Charles Oliveira (KO)
W-Dan Moret (DEC)
L-Joaquim Silva (KO)
64 Joel Alvarez 16-2 1-1 W-Danilo Belluardo (DEC)
L-Damir Ismagulov (DEC)
W-Radu Maxim (SUB)
65 Claudio Puelles 9-2 2-1 W-Marcos Mariano (DEC)
W-Felipe Silva (SUB)
L-Martin Bravo (TKO)
66 Omar Morales 9-0 1-0 W-Dong Hyun Ma (DEC)
W-Harvey Park (TKO)
W-Troy Nawrocki (KO)
67 Dong Hyun Ma 16-11-3 3-5 L-Omar Morales (DEC)
L-Scott Holtzman (TKO)
L-Devonte Smith (TKO)
68 Alex da Silva Coelho 21-2 1-1 W-Rodrigo Vargas (DEC)
L-Alexander Yakovlev (SUB)
W-Slavoljub Mitic (TKO)
Tristan Connelly
04/11/2020
69 Mike Davis 7-2 1-1 W-Thomas Gifford (KO)
L-Gilbert Burns (SUB)
W-Elvin Brito (TKO)
70 John Gunther 5-1 1-1 L-Davi Ramos (SUB)
W-Allan Zuniga (DEC)
L-Michael Trizano (DEC)
71 Jessin Ayari 16-5 1-2 L-Steven Ray (DEC)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
W-Jim Wallhead (DEC)
72 Teemu Packalen 8-3 1-3 L-Ottoman Azaitar (KO)
L-Marc Diakiese (KO)
W-Thibault Gouti (SUB)
73 Jalin Turner 8-5 1-2 L-Matt Frevola (DEC)
W-Callan Potter (TKO)
L-Vicente Luque (KO)
Josh Culibao
02/22/2020
74 Fares Ziam 10-3 0-1 L-Don Madge (DEC)
W-Yassine Belhadj (SUB)
W-Julio Matos (DEC)
75 Jamie Mullarkey 8-3 0-1 L-Brad Riddell (DEC)
L-Luke Catubig (TKO)
L-Alexander Volkanovski (KO)
76 Joe Solecki 9-2 1-0 W-Matt Wiman (DEC)
W-James Wallace (SUB)
W-Jacob Bohn (DEC)
77 Matt Wiman 16-9 10-7 L-Joe Solecki (DEC)
L-Luis Pena (TKO)
W-Isaac Vallie-Flagg (DEC)
78 Rodrigo Vargas 10-3 0-1 L-Alex da Silva Coelho (DEC)
W-Mike de la Torre (KO)
W-Danny Ramirez (DEC)
Brok Weaver
02/15/2020
79 Kyle Prepolec 12-7 0-2 L-Austin Hubbard (DEC)
L-Nordine Taleb (DEC)
W-Cody Pfister (DEC)
80 Alex Gorgees 6-1 0-1 L-Jesus Pinedo (DEC)
W-Jai Bradney (KO)
W-Muhammad Zainal (TKO)
81 Marcos Mariano Rosa 6-6 0-2 L-Claudio Puelles (DEC)
L-Lando Vannata (SUB)
W-Alessandro Matos (TKO)
82 Jonathan Pearce 7-4 0-1 L-Joe Lauzon (DEC)
W-Jacob Rosales (TKO)
W-Nick Baker (TKO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Evan Dunham 18-8-1 11-8-1 L-Francisco Trinaldo (KO)
L-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (TKO)
D-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
Michael Johnson
04/25/2020
Chris Gruetzemacher 14-3 2-2 W-Joe Lauzon (TKO)
L-Davi Ramos (SUB)
L-Chas Skelly (SUB)
Jai Herbert 10-1 0-0 W-Cain Carrizosa (KO)
W-Jack Grant (TKO)
W-Steve O’Keefe (TKO)
Marc Diakiese
03/21/2020
Thibault Gouti 12-5 1-5 L-Nasrat Haqparast (DEC)
L-Sage Northcutt (DEC)
W-Andrew Holbrook (TKO)
Roman Bogatov 10-0 0-0 W-Mickael Lebout (TKO)
W-Michel Silva (SUB)
W-Rubenilton Pereira (DEC)
Eric Wisely 31-9-1 0-2 W-Joe Richardson (TKO)
W-Carl Wittstock (TKO)
W-Morgan Sickinger (SUB)
Brok Weaver 13-4 0-0 W-Devin Smyth (DEC)
W-Tyler Hill (SUB)
W-Charles Bennett (DEC)
Rodrigo Vargas
02/15/2020
Alex Munoz 6-0 0-0 W-Troy Lamson (DEC)
W-Nick Newell (DEC)
W-Matheus Ubirajara (DEC)
Luis Pena
02/29/2020
Peter Barrett 9-2 0-0 W-Sang Hoon Yoo (DEC)
L-T.J. Brown (SUB)
L-Drew Morais (KO)
Josh Culibao 8-0 0-0 W-Josh Payne (TKO)
W-Rodolfo Marques (TKO)
W-James McGlashan (DEC)
Jalin Turner
02/22/2020
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35 Comments on this post.

  • jerjapan

    4 June 2016 at
    10:48 PM


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    Mitch Clark at 45 isn’t right.

  • yossgold

    28 September 2014 at
    4:16 AM


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    Sooooooo, Cerrone moves above Khabib who dominated Dos Anjos who dominated Cerrone and is #2 because he beat Alvarez (he may be considered a contender, but it has never been proven)? I don’t get that logic. I get RDA moving to second even though he lost to Khabib on account of Khabib’s inactivity, but I don’t see how Cerrone can move above Khabib until he either beats him or someone ranked above him (i.e. Not Eddie Alvarez).

    • Joe

      27 May 2014 at
      7:45 AM


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      Kevin Lee – 6 wins over absolutely no one, no UFC wins; Norman Parke – 3 legit UFC wins, a draw against a BJJ world champ who was on a 6 fight win streak and TUF Brazil winner which many thought he won and without it he’d be on a 9 fight win streak. How on heaven’s earth can he be ranked under Kevin Lee????

    • Joe

      27 May 2014 at
      7:47 AM


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      Kevin Lee is ranked WAY too high … he’s done absolutely nothing.

      • D.C. Ross

        28 May 2014 at
        11:32 AM


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        Lee does hold a win over Mansour Barnaoui, who is considered one of the top Lightweights prospects in the world right now. Lee looked pretty darn good against Iaquinta as well. Parke is on a solid winning streak, but the jury is still on whether he can beat an accomplished wrestler. Parke should have gotten the decision over Santos. I definitely will go back and look at their last few fights to see if I have Lee ranked too high.

 

  • D.C. Ross

    29 December 2013 at
    8:36 AM


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    He is moving to Featherweight, and because he officially has been booked for a fight at 145 lbs. he was removed from the Lightweight rankings. His profile can now be found in the Featherweight rankings.

 

    • cblo

      23 September 2013 at
      8:35 PM


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      Miles Jury needs to be moved up. Handed ‘Menace’ a whooping and is now 4-0 in ufc.

    • D.C. Ross

      24 September 2013 at
      7:47 AM


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      I understand ranking him above Johnson due to his dominating win over him, but do you think Jury should be ranked ahead of Lauzon, Tibau, Barboza, Masvidal, and Pearson as well?

      Let me see what your 11-20 rankings would look like, so I can have a better idea of what you’re thinking. The way I see it is Johnson leapfrogged a bunch of guys because of his win over Lauzon, who was clearly Top 15 at the time, thanks to finish wins over Varner and Guillard.

    • lou

      16 September 2013 at
      2:26 PM


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      It seems odd that Michael Johnson is so much higher than Jury, no?

    • D.C. Ross

      16 September 2013 at
      3:45 PM


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      I could definitely see the argument that Johnson should be lower in the rankings, but then I would have to drop Lauzon as well, who has recent finish victories over Varner and Guillard. Jury is a top notch talent, but ranking him above guys like Tibau, Varner, Barboza, Pearson, etc. is probably just a bit too soon for him.

      The Lauzon win was huge for Johnson and gave him a big push up the ranks. Meanwhile, Jury has sort of been stuck in neutral. He picked up a dominant win over Ramsey Nijem, but that doesn’t mean a whole lot. Even a win over Ricci won’t move Jury up the ranks too much. Wins over lesser ranked competition just don’t mean as much as a win over Lauzon, which is why Johnson currently sits ahead of Jury.

      Do you think Jury should be ranked ahead of the following: Gleison Tibau, Edson Barboza, Jamie Varner, Ross Pearson, Melvin Guillard, Jorge Masvidal, or Joe Lauzon. Jury is on the brink of a top ranking, but until he beats one of those guys I mentioned, he’s likely stuck around that 20-30 range.

      If you want, provide me with your own Top 25 rankings, so I can maybe see how you would be ranking the division. Thanks for the comment.

    • Joe

      2 June 2013 at
      6:16 AM


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      Pat Healy’s suspension not accounted for?

      (Suspended by NJSACB until July 19th, 2013)

    • D.C. Ross

      3 June 2013 at
      8:16 AM


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      Totally forgot, since Healy was included in the ufc.com/rankings, it slipped past me. Thanks for the save.

    • Leo Corrêa

      27 January 2013 at
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      Khabib Nurmagomedov might be in a better position. Guys, look at his record… why he’s on 9th position in this rank, while fighters like Dos Anjos, Cerrone and Pettis are above it?

    • rankingmma

      27 January 2013 at
      7:02 PM


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      Nurmagomedov is not ranked above the guys you mentioned because he has yet to win consistently against top-level competition. His most notable win is over Gleison Tibau, but to most people who watched and scored that fight, it was a very controversial decision. His 19-0 record is remarkable, and I believe he has a very bright future in the sport. Khabib has been calling out Nate Diaz, and that is likely the type of fight that could propel him into title contention.

      Why do you think Nurmagomedov should be ranked ahead of Anthony Pettis or Donald Cerrone? I would understand your argument for possibly ranking him above Dos Anjos, but the other guys not so much.

    • Mario Rabelo

      29 December 2012 at
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      I liked this ranking a lot. Most people dont see dos Anjos so high but he has showed tremendous development on his last fights. Guillard is a little overated. But everything else looks great. Congratulations!

    • admin

      31 December 2012 at
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      Thank you. Dos Anjos is on a solid winning streak and a lot of the other fringe contenders have suffered recent losses (Tibau, Dunham, Guillard, Barboza, Bocek). I think dos Anjos could surprise, his loss to Guida was due to injury, and that fight was going to be a close decision. Otherwise, the Tibau loss is dos Anjos’ only recent blemish.

    • MrOrange

      19 October 2012 at
      11:46 AM


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      I don’t see Guillard as even a top 15 lw. definately not a top 10.

    • admin

      21 October 2012 at
      10:23 AM


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      Guillard’s winning streak in 2010 is the reason he hasn’t fallen farther. When Guillard finished Dunham, he was on the verge of a title shot. People forget that Dunham was scheduled to face Kenny Florian in what may have been a #1 contender fight for the LW division. Guillard’s only losses have come to the elite of the division (Diaz, Miller, Cerrone). All the fighters ranked below him have lost to lesser fighters in recent years. I do think Guillard is overrated, but the guys below him have never beaten a top guy.

    • MrOrange

      12 October 2012 at
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      To admin

      Ive stuck in there with your site. Glad you have it running much better, good job bro.

    • admin

      12 October 2012 at
      11:29 AM


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      Thank you for the support!

    • dWd

      26 September 2012 at
      7:59 PM


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      Q. What do you get if you cross a Jim Miller with a Nate Diaz A. a T.J.Grant

    • admin

      26 September 2012 at
      10:15 PM


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      I was sleeping on Grant going into his fight with Dunham. Many people forget that he nearly knocked off Johny Hendricks at WW. Grant can do some damage at LW, and definitely can give guys like Guida, Lauzon, or Guillard a run for their money. Can’t wait for him to get a crack at a Top 10 fighter.

    • dWd

      12 September 2012 at
      12:18 AM


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      Nurmagomedov should be ranked ahead of Tibau,who could be ranked higher here.i think barboza is overrated at the moment.

    • admin

      12 September 2012 at
      11:02 PM


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      The lightweight division from 10-20 is a complete mess. Nurmagomedov beat Tibau in a very debatable decision. Should Nurmagomedov be rewarded for that decision by being ranked above Rafael Dos Anjos, Jeremy Stephens, Sotiropoulos? At this point, Nurmagomedov moved up the ranks significantly with the close decision win, but I can’t justify putting him with the mid-tier elite of the division just yet.

      Barboza’s ranking is overrated, but his skills aren’t. Barboza won a couple of close decisions over Pearson and Njokuani before the highlight-reel KO of Terry Etim. That knockout definitely had him on the verge of title contention. Considering the recent losses by Tibau, Stephens, and Sotiropoulos, he is still hanging around between 11-15.

      • dWd

        14 September 2012 at
        2:42 AM


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        YES HE SHOULD. all those guys you mention, AND mark bocek deserve to be ranked ahead of barboza right now. i will watch the tibau vs nurmagomedov fight again but i don’t remember being anything but impressed with him getting a “unanimous decision” over one of the best in the division.

        • admin

          14 September 2012 at
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          I am hoping the lightweight scene sorts itself out soon. Bocek needs a signature win. He has proven his merits against mid-level competition and gave Jim Miller all he could handle, but the fact remains, he has never beaten a top 20 fighter (Lentz was around #25).

          Terry Etim was a bordline Top 20 fighter prior to Barboza beating him. Also, it wasn’t just a decision win for Barboza, it was a huge knockout.

          It comes down to Barboza’s wins over Etim and Pearson outweighing the guys ranked below him. Rafael Dos Anjos is on a solid run, but his recent loss to Tibau holds him back. Same thing for Tibau, he was looking solid up until the decision loss to Nurmagomedov. Stephens’ biggest win in recent years is Marcus Davis, in a fight he was losing until a 3rd round knockout. All of these fighters have some sort of hiccup on their resume. I’m not trying to discount Barboza’s loss against Varner, but all of the guys below him have experienced the same thing.

          Thanks for the solid info. I agree with a lot of your points. I am not trying to persuade you to why I ranked so-and-so, I’m just trying to point out how I am seeing things at this current stage.

    • dWd

      14 September 2012 at
      1:06 PM


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      i just watched the tibau vs khabib fight again,i don’t have a problem with the result,khabib pressed the action the whole way using wild striking to get in on single leg takedowns over and over,tibau stuffed everyone of em and even landed a couple solid knees to khabib as he was coming in ,but khabib walked through them and was rellentless keeping tibau backed up to the cage and defending for the whole fight. tibau did land two takedowns,but khabib popped straight back up and went back on the attack.

    • admin

      14 September 2012 at
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      I remember it being close as well. It was the fallout of the rankings that I had trouble with. Does Nurmagomedov really deserve to be ranked ahead of Dos Anjos, Sotiropoulos, and Bocek for one controversial decision win? I couldn’t punish Tibau either because he has proven his skills against Dos Anjos and Stephens.

      I am doing the same thing that I previously did with all of the wild Leonard Garcia decisions. I wasn’t going to penalize Chan Sung Jung or Nam Phan because the judges couldn’t get the scorecards right.

      Like I said, I will watch the fight again and see if Nurmagomedov did enough to win the fight. Obviously the judges thought so, but pretty much every website doing play-by-play had Tibau winning that fight.

 

  • admin

    20 August 2012 at
    9:43 PM


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    Siver announced his move down to the UFC featherweight division following his loss to Cerrone.

 

 

  • admin

    20 August 2012 at
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    Penn has been added to the UFC welterweight division.

 

 

  • Andy

    27 May 2012 at
    7:13 AM


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    i cant believe Edson Barboza lost it’s been my favorita since he joined the UFC

 

    • SVN

      5 May 2012 at
      5:14 PM


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      why is edson barboza in n16 and donald cerrone in number 8 if barboza is 4-0 in ufc and cerrone 4-1? and barboza has greatest knockouts than cerrone…

    • admin

      20 August 2012 at
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      Cerrone has faced stiffer competition thus far in his career. Barboza may be 4-0 in the UFC, but 2 of his wins were razor-thin decisions over Anthony Njokuani and Ross Pearson. Barboza may be the next big thing in the 155-pound division, but he will have to prove himself against high-level competition first.

    • Beighz

      4 July 2011 at
      3:27 PM


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      Nate Diaz – OVER-RATED

    • admin

      8 July 2011 at
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      Overrated at 170 maybe, but at 155 Diaz was fairly solid. He lost to Gray Maynard in a close fight and easily defeated Melvin Guillard. He lost a couple of fights to Joe Stevenson and Clay Guida, who simply held Diaz down for 3 rounds. I think Diaz needs a big win at 155 to show he is still a factor.

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