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EliteXC Analysis (July, 2008)

185 lbs. Title – Robbie Lawler [8] vs. Scott Smith [39]

Lawler came out very cautious in the first round. In the 2nd round though, he worked the clinch game to perfection, landing vicious punches to the body and head. He ended things with several knees from the clinch that landed directly on Smith’s solar plexus. Lawler rises to 5. Smith drops to 40.

170 lbs. Title – Jake Shields [7] vs. Nick Thompson [12]

This is the best I’ve seen Jake Shields fight. He walked right across the cage, took down Thompson and had him mounted easily. Thompson scrambled but got locked in a modified guillotine choke just over 1 minute into the fight. The Welterweight top 5 is impossible to crack right now unless one of them loses. Make that the top 6 with Shields. Shields rises to 6. Thompson drops to 13.

Heavyweight Title – Antonio Silva [20] vs. Justin Eilers

Silva simply outclassed Eilers. He was too big, strong and suprisingly quick for him. He continues to impress and rise up the ladder. His boxing looked very crisp and his power is shocking. Silva rises to 16.

155 lbs. – Nick Diaz [21] vs. Thomas Denny

This was a great fight. Denny showed an incredible heart. His perseverance was awe-inspiring. He was simply outclassed by Diaz. Nick used his usual slow, methodical approach to break down his opponent. Diaz stays at 21.

205 lbs. – Rafael Cavalcante [37] vs. Travis Galbraith

Rafael is a hot prospect. He trains with Rodrigo Noguira and Anderson Silva. His boxing and muay thai looked sharp. Galbraith just couldn’t match skills with him. It was a mismatch. Cavalcante rises to 32.

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July 28, 2008 Posted by | MMA Analysis | , , | 2 Comments

DREAM 5 Analysis

155 lbs. – Eddie Alvarez [19] vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri [7]

WOW!! Incredible performance by Eddie Alvarez. He is the most exciting fighter in the sport today. He is the Arturi Gatti of MMA. Kawajiri dropped him with a vicious left hook that would have finished most fighters but Eddie held on to survive. He regained his senses, escaped mount…stood up and marched forward eating punches from Kawajiri in order to land some of his own. He kept coming forward with straight lefts and rights until Kawajiri fell. Eddie then finished him with hammer strikes. I can’t say enough about this performance! It is the stuff legends are made of. Alvarez rises to 2. Kawajiri drops to 12.

155 lbs. – Shinya Aoki [2] vs. Caol Uno [11]

Shinya Aoki should be nicknamed the python. He grabs a hold of his opponent and doesn’t let go until they are submitted or until the bell rings. He showed why he is arguably the best submission fighter in MMA. He trapped Uno in a brilliant triangle choke that should have finished it. Uno flashed his greatness simply by escaping the sure submission. It was moot however as Aoki transitioned from submission to submission en route to a unanimous decision victory. Uno drops to 13.

155 lbs. – Shinya Aoki [2] vs. Joachim Hansen [21]

Eddie Alvarez was not medically cleared to participate in the final so Hansen stepped in his place. Hansen beat Kultar Gill earlier in the night to become the official alternate. Aoki looked to grab and control Hansen in the beginning but Hansen proved too strong to keep tamed. He postured up and reigned down hard punches to Aoki’s face. Just over 4 minutes into the fight, Hansen landed a final left hand to the downed Aoki which caused the referee to step in and stop the fight. Hansen rises to 3. Aoki drops to 4.

HVY – Alistair Overeem [19] vs. Mark Hunt [29]

Overeem rises to 15. Hunt stays at 29.

July 21, 2008 Posted by | MMA Analysis | 11 Comments

Affliction Analysis

HVY – Fedor Emelianenko [1] vs. Tim Sylvia [5]

Fedor Emelianenko is unbeatable. A lot of people questioned the legitamacy of his number 1 ranking but now it seems ridiculous to think otherwise. He’s the best striker in the division…the best grappler…the quickest…most explosive…toughest…etc., etc. There’s a reason people call him cyborg. It’s because he has no weaknesses. Tim Sylvia has no shame in losing this match. He lost to a 230 lbs. man with the quickness of a 155 lbs. fighter. Fedor stays at 1. Sylvia drops to 7.

HVY – Josh Barnett [4] vs. Pedro Rizzo [15]

Josh Barnett is a really big man with great agility. He showed nice head movement and striking skills throughout. He is one of the smartest fighters in the game and he found a home for his left hook in the 2nd round. He set it up with a right hand that took Rizzo’s eyes of of the KO punch. A match with Arlovski or Fedor looms. Rizzo simply got beat by the better man. He is still a handful for anyone and will be back for sure.  Barnett stays at 4. Rizzo stays at 15.

HVY – Andre Arlovski [6] vs. Ben Rothwell [23]

Andrei Arlovski is a physical specimen. Rothwell could not handle his hand speed and striking combos. The destruction was highlighted when Andrei pinned Ben in the corner and threw a flying knee that traveled 6′5 inches to land on Ben’s face. It was more of the same in round 3 as Andrei finally felled the gutsy and game Rothwell. Arlovski rises to 5. Rothwell stays at 23.

205 lbs. – Renato Sobral [15] vs. Mike Whitehead [26]

Renato Sobral was the aggressor in this very competitve match. Whitehead got a few takedowns but wasn’t able to advance his position or land any meaningful strikes. Sobral got the better of the standup and showed better endurance as he dominated in round 3. “Babalu” was active throughout. He tried several submissions and used both shins and fists for strikes. It was a very balanced and solid performance. Sobral rises to 13. Whitehead drops to 28 (With the entrance of Vera and Silva)

185 lbs. – Matt Lindland [5] vs. Fabio Negao

Matt Lindland had a chance to finish Negao in the opening minutes with a guillotine but couldn’t get the tapout. Negao showed great toughness in withstanding the choke. It appeared that the submission attempt really drained Lindland’s energy because he looked sluggish and lacked steam on his punches. Whatever the reason for the lack of energy, Lindland grinded out the decision victory. It was not the performance of a top 10 fighter however. Matt is getting up there in age and he may be losing some of his edge. Lindland drops to 17. Negao debuts at 70.

HVY – Paul Buentello [25] vs. Gary Goodridge [NR]

Aleksander Emelianenko was supposed to be Buentello’s opponent but for some reason, the California State Athletic Commission determined him to be ineligible to compete. This fight resembled a sparring match. Buentello won the exchanges but didn’t go for the finish. Although Goodridge was a game opponent, he was slightly overmatched in the striking game. Buentello stays at 25.

185 lbs. – Vitor Belfort [NR] vs. Terry Martin [42]

Vitor came out cautious in the 1st round and used his reach to keep the distance and land his punches. In the middle of the 2nd round, he exploded and landed a flush knee to Margin’s face that was the beginning of the end. Moments later, he landed a right uppercut followed by a straight left that knocked the unconsious Martin throught the ropes. Physically, Belfort is a threat to anyone (except maybe Anderson Silva) at 185 lbs. Belfort debuts at 34. Martin stays at 43.

145 lbs. – Savant Young [17] vs. Mark Hominick [25]

Hominick rises to 21. Young drops to 22.

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UFN 14 Analysis

205 lbs. – Anderson Silva [NR] vs. James Irvin [21]

If it wasn’t for Fedor, Anderson Silva would be the best fighter on the planet. As it is, he is a close 2nd. He does have the most creative fight game in the world. He caught an Irvin kick and then lifted him off the canvas with a punch. He quickly finished him with several pinpoint strikes to the face. The reason I rank Silva at 12 is because he hasn’t competed in the division long enough to be higher yet his win was so impressive, he debuts just outside the top 10. Silva debuts at 12. Irvin drops to 22.

155 lbs. – Frank Edgar [14] vs. Hermes Franca [23]

Speaking of great performances, Frankie Edgar put one on against the always dangersous Hermes Franca. Franca caught Edgar in a tight armbar in the 1st round that would have finished most fighters but Frank showed his grit and worked hard to yank it out. At the end of the fight, Franca landed a flush knee that hurt Edgar but again he survived. In between those two instances, it was all Frankie Edgar. He showed incredible tenacity and grappling control. His transitions were top notch and his ground and pound battered Hermes’ face. Edgar stays at 14. Franca stays at 23.

205 lbs. – Brandon Vera [NR] vs. Reese Andy [36]

This was a very lackluster fight. Vera looked to counterpunch throughout and he was left waiting by Reese to initiate. Vera admitted after the fight that the weight cut drained him of energy. There was nothing noteworthy about this match. Vera must learn the science of weight-cutting in order to be successful at 205. Vera debuts at 25. Andy drops to 38.

170 lbs. – Kevin Burns [23] vs. Anthony Johnson [36]

Anthony Johnson controlled this fight but was continually poked in the eye by Burns. He landed flush hands and shins and got powerful takedowns throughout. Just as it looked like he would cruise to a unanimous decision victory, Burns inadvertantly poked him in the eye again and Johnson covered up. The ref stopped the fight and ruled it a TKO for Burns. The replay clearly shows the finger going deep into Johnson’s eye. A win is a win but the better fighter is Johnson and he looks like he has the tools to make a run at the belt in the near future. Burns stays at 23. Johnson rises to 24.

HVY – Jake O’Brien [22] vs. Cain Velasquez [42]

Velasquez rises to 21. O’Brien drops to 28. 

170 lbs. – Brad Blackburn [27] vs. James Giboo

170 lbs. – Rory Markham vs. Brodie Farber

Markham’s fights are guaranteed excitement. Farber landed early and often as Markham tried to find his range. Farber had him retreating when suddenly Markham planted his feet and landed a BRUTAL kick for the instant KO. Markham debuts at 53. 

155 lbs. – Dale Hartt vs. Shannon Gugerty

185 lbs. – Jesse Taylor vs. CB Dollaway

185 lbs. – Cale Yarbrough vs. Tim Credeur

July 20, 2008 Posted by | MMA Analysis | , , | 1 Comment

HVY Rankings (July, 2008)

 

1 Fedor Emelianenko 28~1 Stary Oskol, Russia
2 Rodrigo Nogueira 31~4~1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil UFC Interim Champion
3 Randy Couture 16~8 Las Vegas, NV UFC Champion
4 Josh Barnett 23~5 Seattle, WA
5 Andrei Arlovski 13~5 Minsk, Belarus
6 Fabricio Werdum 11~3~1 Porto Alegre, Brazil ADCC Champion
7 Tim Sylvia 24~5 Davenport, IA
8 Gabriel Gonzaga 9~3 Ludlow, MA
9 Mirko Filipovic 23~6~2 Zagreb, Croatia
10 Heath Herring 28~13 Las Vegas, NV
11 Cheick Kongo 11~4~1 Paris, France
12 Brandon Vera 9~2 San Diego, CA
13 Aleksander Emelianenko 13~3 St. Petersburg, Russia
14 Sergei Kharitonov 15~3 Moscow, Russia
15 Alistair Overeem 28~11 Utrecht, Netherlands Strikeforce Champion
16 Antonio Silva 11~1 Brasilia, Brazil EliteXC Champion
17 Pedro Rizzo 16~8 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
18 Jeff Monson 24~8 Olympia, WA
19 Marcio Cruz 4~2 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
20 Frank Mir 11~3 Las Vegas, NV
21 Cain Velasquez 4~0 San Jose, CA
22 Hidehiko Yoshida 8~6~1 Obu, Japan
23 Ben Rothwell 29~6 Davenport, IA
24 Roy Nelson 13~2 Las Vegas, NV IFL Champion
25 Paul Buentello 24~10 Amarillo, TX
26 Travis Wiuff 53~11 Rochester, MN
27 Dave Herman 11~0 Bloomington, IN
28 Jake O’Brien 10~2 Indianapolis, IN
29 Mark Hunt 5~4 New Zealand
30 Ricco Rodriguez 28~9 Phoenix, AZ
31 Semmy Schilt 25~14~1 Zuidlaren, Netherlands K-1 Champion
32 Justin McCully 8~4~2 Huntington Beach, CA
33 Yoshihiro Nakao 7~1 Japan
34 Antoni Hardonk 7~4 Weesp, Netherlands
35 Eddie Sanchez 8~2 Temecula, CA
36 Roger Gracie 2~0 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
37 Michael Russow 10~1 Chicago, IL
38 Ron Waterman 15~6~2 Greeley, CO
39 Kazuyuki Fujita 15~7 Funabashi, Japan
40 Kevin Randleman 17~12 Columbus, OH
41 Mario Rinaldi 6~3 Port St. Lucie, FL
42 Roman Zentsov 17~12 St. Petersburg, Russia
43 Brock Lesnar 1~1 Webster, SD
44 Brett Rogers 7~0 Minneapolis, MN
45 Shane Carwin 9~0 Denver, CO
46 Assuerio Silva 13~6 Parana, Brazil
47 Kimbo Slice 3~0 Miami, FL  

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205 Rankings (July, 2008)

 

1 Forrest Griffin 16~4 Athens, GA UFC Champion
2 Quinton Jackson 29~7 Irvine, CA
3 Lyoto Machida 13~0 Belem, Brazil
4 Chuck Liddell 21~5 San Luis Obispo, CA
5 Mauricio Rua 16~3 Curitiba, Brazil
6 Dan Henderson 22~7 Temecula, CA
7 Wanderlei Silva 32~8~1 Las Vegas, NV
8 Keith Jardine 13~4~1 Albuquerque, NM
9 Sokoudjou 5~2 Temecula, CA
10 Thiago Silva 13~0 Sao Paulo, Brazil
11 Rogerio Nogueira 14~3 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
12 Anderson Silva 22~4 Curitiba, Brazil
13 Renato Sobral 30~7 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
14 Tito Ortiz 15~6~1 Huntington Beach, CA
15 Rashad Evans 11~0~1 Albuquerque, NM
16 Ricardo Arona 13~5 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
17 Vitor Belfort 17~8 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Cage Rage Champion
18 Stephan Bonnar 11~4 Chicago, IL
19 Luis Cane 8~1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
20 Goran Reljic 8~0 Zadar, Croatia
21 Wilson Gouveia 10~5 Coconut Creek, FL
22 James Irvin 14~5 Sacramento, CA
23 Matt Hamill 4~1 Utica, NY
24 Vladimir Matyushenko 21~3 Retchisa, Belarus IFL Champion
25 Brandon Vera 9~2 San Diego, CA
26 Jason Lambert 23~8 Long Beach, CA
27 Houston Alexander 8~3 Omaha, NE
28 Mike Whitehead 20~6 Salt Lake City, UT
29 Kazuhiro Nakamura 11~8 Tokyo, Japan
30 Tim Boetsch 7~2 Sunbury, PA
31 Brian Stann 6~0 Scranton, PA WEC Champion
32 Rafael Cavalcante 7~1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
33 David Heath 7~3 Tulsa, OK
34 Eric Schafer 9~3~2 Milwaukee, WI
35 Doug Marshall 8~3 Visalia, CA
36 Glover TeixeIra 6~2 Arroyo Grande, CA
37 Andre Gusmao 5~0 Goiania, Brazil
38 Reese Andy 7~2 Renton, WA
39 Jamal Patterson 4~2 Hoboken, NJ  

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185 Rankings (July, 2008)

 

1 Anderson Silva 22~4 Curitiba, Brazil UFC Champion
2 Paulo Filho 16~0 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil WEC Champion
3 Dan Henderson 22~7 Tecmecula, CA
4 Rich Franklin 23~3 Cincinnatti, OH
5 Robbie Lawler 18~4 Granite City, IL EliteXC Champion
6 Thales Leites 13~1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
7 Nathan Marquardt 26~8~2 Denver, CO
8 Kazuo Misaki 20~8~2 Chiba, Japan
9 Yoshihiro Akiyama 11~1 Osaka, Japan
10 Yushin Okami 22~4 Kanagawa, Japan
11 Frank Trigg 16~6 Rochester, NY
12 Gegard Mousasi 22~2~1 Armenia
13 Ronaldo Souza 9~1 Manaus, Brazil
14 Patrick Cote 13~4 Quebec City, Canada
15 Jason Miller 21~6 Las Vegas, NV
16 Martin Kampmann 16~2 Las Vegas, NV
17 Matt Lindland 21~5 Eagle Creek, OR
18 Joey Villasenor 26~6 Albuqurque, NM
19 Denis Kang 29~10~1 Vancouver, Canada
20 Michael Bisping 16~1 Manchester, England
21 Murilo Rua 16~8~1 Curitiba, Brazil
22 Chael Sonnen 20~9~1 West Linn, OR
23 Cung Le 6~0 San Jose, CA Strikeforce Champion
24 Frank Shamrock 24~9~1 Santa Monica, CA
25 Ricardo Almeida 9~3 Hamilton, NJ
26 Jorge Santiago 17~7 Coconut Creek, FL
27 Amar Suloev 24~7 Kalinin City, Armenia
28 Trevor Prangley 17~5 Cape Town, South Africa
29 Travis Lutter 9~5 Fort Worth, TX
30 Jason MacDonald 20~9 Edmonton, Canada
31 Demian Maia 7~0 Sao Paulo, Brazil ADCC Champion
32 Kendall Grove 9~5 Maui, HI
33 Drew McFedries 7~3 Bettendorf, IA
34 Vitor Belfort 17~8 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
35 Dean Lister 11~5 San Diego, CA
36 Jeremy Horn 79~18~5 Salt Lake City, UT
37 Ed Herman 14~6 Portland, OR
38 Chris Leben 18~4 Oahu, HI
39 Melvin Manhoef 22~4~1 Amsterdam, Netherlands
40 Scott Smith 13~5 Elk Grove, CA
41 Evan Tanner 32~8 Las Vegas, NV
42 Marvin Eastman 15~8~1 Las Vegas, NV
43 Terry Martin 17~5 Chicago, IL
44 Jorge Rivera 15~7 Milford, MA
45 Jason Day 17~6 Lethbridge, Canada
46 Rousimar Palhares 8~1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
47 David Loiseau 16~8 Montreal, Canada
48 Joe Doerksen 39~12 Winnipeg, Canada
49 Phil Baroni 11~10 Long Island, NY
50 Yuki Kondo 48~22~6 Niigata, Japan Pancrase Champion
51 Sanae Kikuta 27~6~3 Tokyo, Japan
52 Joe Riggs 27~10 Pheonix, AZ
53 Alan Belcher 12~5 Biloxi, MS
54 Falaniko Vitale 26~8 Honolulu, HI
55 Nate Quarry 10~2 Gresham, OR
56 Cory DeVela 9~2 Bonney Lake, WA
57 Dong Sik Yoon 4~5 Seoul, South Korea
58 Kazushi Sakuraba 24~11~1 Katagami, Japan
59 Keiichiro Yamamiya 34~22~9 Kanagawa, Japan
60 Zelg Galesic 9~3 Pula, Croatia
61 Taiei Kin  3~3 Amagasaki, Japan
62 Kiyoshi Tamura 32~13~2 Okayama, Japan
63 Ivan Salaverry 12~6 Seattle, WA
64 Tim Kennedy 9~2 San Luis Obispo, CA
65 Dan Miller 8~1 Sparta, NJ IFL Champion
66 Ryan McGivern 12~6 Bettendorf, IA
67 Matt Horwich 23~10~1 Gresham, OR
68 Benji Radach 17~4 Castlerock, WA
69 Amir Sadolloh 1~0 Richmond, VA
70 Fabio Negao 8~4 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
71 Kala Hose 6~2 Waianae, Hawaii Icon Sport Champion
72 Pete Sell 7~4 Westbury, NY
73 Ryan Jensen 12~4 Omaha, NE
74 Rob Kimmons 21~3 Liberty, MO
75 Nissen Osterneck 5~0 Myrtle Beach, SC
76 Kalib Starnes 8~3~1 Surrey, Canada
77 Bryan Baker 6~1 Victorville, CA  

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170 Rankings (July, 2008)

 

1 Georges St-Pierre 16~2 Montreal, Canada UFC Champion
2 Jon Fitch 16~2 San Jose, CA
3 Thiago Alves 15~3 Coconut Creek, FL
4 Josh Koscheck 11~2 San Jose, CA
5 Diego Sanchez 19~2 San Diego, CA
6 Jake Shields 21~4~1 San Jose, CA EliteXC Champion
7 Matt Hughes 42~7 Hillsboro, IL
8 Karo Parisyan 18~5 North Hollywood, CA
9 Matt Serra 9~5 Long Island, NY
10 Carlos Condit 22~4 Alburqurque, NM WEC Champion
11 Mike Swick 12~2 San Jose, CA
12 Dustin Hazelett 11~4 Cincinnati, OH
13 Nick Thompson 36~10~1 Minneapolis, MN MFC Champion
14 Akihiro Gono 28~12~7 Tokyo, Japan
15 Chris Lytle 25~16~5 Indianapolis, IN
16 Marcus Davis 14~4 Bangor, ME
17 Yoshiyuki Yoshida 10~2 Tokyo, Japan
18 Josh Burkman 9~6 Salt Lake City, UT
19 Drew Fickett 33~5 Tuscan, AZ
20 Antonio McKee 21~3~2 Lakewood, CA
21 Ryo Chonan 14~8 Yamagata, Japan
22 Akira Kikuchi 16~4 Tokyo, Japan
23 Kevin Burns 7~1 Des Moines, IA
24 Anthony Johnson 5~2 Los Angeles, CA
25 Roan Carneiro 12~7 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
26 Tony DeSouza 10~4 Lima, Peru
27 Hector Lombard 15~2~1 Sydney, Australia
28 Brad Blackburn 12~9~1 Olympia, WA
29 Jay Hieron 15~4 Long Island, NY IFL Champion
30 Jonathan Goulet 22~9 Victoriaville, Canada
31 Kuniyoshi Hironaka 12~5 Tokyo, Japan
32 Delson Heleno 13~5 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
33 Mark Miller 8~3 Chicago, IL
34 Forrest Petz 14~5 Cleveland, OH
35 Luigi Fioravanti 12~4 Orlando, FL
36 Brock Larson 23~2 Costa Mesa, CA
37 David Baron  15~2 France
38 Chris Wilson 13~4 Portland, OR
39 Paul Kelly 7~0 Liverpool, England
40 Paul Taylor 9~3~1 Walsall, England
41 Daniel Acacio 14~6 Brazil
42 John Alessio 23~11 Vancouver, Canada
43 Jess Liaudin 12~10 London, England
44 Tamden McCrory 8~1 Cortland, NY
45 Paul Daley 18~6~2 Nottingham, England Cage Rage Champion
46 George Sotiropoulos 9~2 Long Island, NY
47 Dong Hyun Kim 10~0~1 Busan, South Korea
48 Alex Serdyukov 8~4 Moscow, Russia
49 Carlo Prater 23~6~1 Houston, TX
50 Luis Sapo 10~2 Belem, Brazil
51 Dan Hardy 19~6 Nottingham, England
52 Rory Markham 16~4 Bettendorf, IA
53 Pat Healy 18~14 St. Louis, MS
54 Ryan Ford 6~1 Edmonton, Canada
55 Renato Verissimo 7~5 Hilo, HI
56 Dennis Hallman 38~12~2 Yelm, WA
57 Jeremy Jackson 9~5 Port Hueneme, CA
58 Luke Cummo 6~5 Long Island, NY
59 Jeff Joslin 5~3 Hamilton, Canada
60 Tom Speer 9~3 Elgin, MN  

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155 Rankings (July, 2008)

 

1 B.J. Penn 13~4~1 Hilo, HI UFC Champion
2 Eddie Alvarez 15~1 Philadelphia, PA
3 Joachim Hansen 19~7~1 Oslo, Norway DREAM GP Champion
4 Shinya Aoki 17~3 Japan
5 Takanori Gomi 27~3 Tokyo, Japan
6 Gesias Calvancanti 14~2~1 Coconut Creek, FL
7 Sean Sherk 32~3~1 Oak Grove, MN
8 Josh Thomson 15~2 San Jose, CA Strikeforce Champion
9 Joe Stevenson 29~8 Victoriaville, CA
10 Kenny Florian 9~3 Boston, MA
11 Tyson Griffin 12~1 Las Vegas, NV
12 Tatsuya Kawajiri 22~5~2 Inashiki, Japan
13 Caol Uno 25~11~4 Kanagawa, Japan
14 Roger Huerta 20~1~1 Minneapolis, MN
15 Gray Maynard 5~0 Las Vegas, NV
16 Frank Edgar 9~1 Tom Rivers, NJ
17 Vitor Ribeiro 19~2 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
18 Mitsuhiro Ishida 16~4~1 Tsukuba, Japan
19 Gilbert Melendez 14~2 San Francisco, CA
20 KJ Noons 7~2 San Diego, CA EliteXC Champion
21 Nick Diaz 17~7 Stockton, CA
22 Hayato Sakurai 32~8~2 Tokyo, Japan
23 Hermes Franca 18~7 Orlando, FL
24 Spencer Fisher 21~4 Bettendorf, IA
25 Clay Guida 23~9 Tinley Park, IL
26 Josh Neer 24~6~1 Des Moines, IA
27 Din Thomas 20~8 Port St. Lucie, CA
28 Takashi Nakakura 10~2~1 Japan Shooto Champion
29 Yusuke Endo 12~2~1 Japan
30 Marcus Aurelio 16~6 Coconut Creek, FL
31 Nate Diaz 9~2 Stockton, CA
32 Rich Clementi 32~12~1 Sidell, LA
33 Matt Wiman 10~3 Dallas, TX
34 Rodrigo Damm 8~1 Brazil
35 Yves Edwards 34~14~1 Woodlands, TX
36 Kurt Pellegrino 11~4 Jupiter, FL
37 Manny Gamburyan 8~2 Hollywood, CA
38 Joe Lauzon 16~4 Bridgewater, MA
39 Sam Stout 13~4~1 London, Canada
40 Andre Amade 6~3~1 Brazil
41 Jorge Masvidal 13~3 Miami, FL
42 Thiago Tavares 13~2 Florianopolis, Brazil
43 Koutetsu Boku 13~5~1 Japan
44 Eiji Mitsuoka 13~5~2 Japan
45 Gleison Tibau 15~6 Coconut Creek, FL
46 Ganjo Tentsuku 9~3~2 Japan
47 Luiz Azeredo 12~7 Brazil
48 Luiz Firminho 12~4 Brazil
49 Terry Etim 10~2 Liverpool, England
50 Jamie Varner 14~2 Mesa, AZ WEC Champion
51 Rob McCullough 16~4 Huntington Beach, CA
52 Ryan Schultz 20~9~1 Gresham, OR IFL Champion
53 Chris Horodecki 10~1 London, Canada
54 Deividas Taurosevicius 9~3 Lithuania
55 Jim Miller 11~1 Whippany, NJ
56 Bart Palaszewski 29~11 Crystal Lakes, IL
57 Jeremy Stephens 13~3 Des Moines, IA
58 Mac Danzig 18~4~1 Los Angeles, CA
59 Cole Miller 13~3 Coconut Creek, FL
60 Melvin Guillard 21~7~2 New Orleans, LA
61 Matt Grice 9~1 Harrah, OK
62 Jason Black 23~4~1 Bettendorf, IA
63 Rich Crunkilton 16~2 New Smyrna Beach, FL
64 Rob Emerson 7~6 Irvine, CA
65 John Gunderson 16~6 Medford, OR
66 Marcus Hicks 8~0 Dallas, TX
67 Mark Bocek 5~2 Woodbridge, Canada
68 Donald Cerrone 8~0 Brownfield, CO
69 Muhsin Corbbrey 8~3~0
70 Charles Bennett 21~14~2 Ocala, FL
71 Alberto Crane 8~2 Glendale, CA
72 Edson Berto 13~5~1 Orlando, FL
73 Sergio Gomez 7~2 Racine, WI
74 Keith Wilson 6~3 Denver, CO  

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145 Rankings (July, 2008)

1 Urijah Faber 21~1 Davis, CA WEC Champion
2 Dokonjonsuke Mishima 18~6~2 Osaka, Japan DEEP Champion
3 Jens Pulver 22~9~1 Bettendorf, IA
4 Kid Yamamoto 17~1 Tokyo, Japan
5 Hideki Kadowaki 13~7~2 Chiba, Japan Shooto Champion
6 Masakazu Imanari 14~6~1 Kanagawa, Japan Cage Rage Champion
7 Akitoshi Tamura 12~6~2 Japan
8 Mike Brown 17~4 Portland, ME
9 Jeff Curran 30~10~1 Island Lake, IL
10 Rafael Assuncao 12~1 Smyrna, GA
11 Leonard Garcia 11~3 Lubbock, TX
12 Wagnney Fabiano 10~1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil IFL Champion
13 Hiroyuki Takaya 9~5~1 Japan
14 Yuji Hoshino 14~7~7 Tokyo, Japan
15 Antonio Carvalho 10~4 Toronto, Canada
16 Hatsu Hioki 15~3~1 Nagoya, Japan TKO Champion
17 Takeshi Inoue 14~3 Japan
18 Jose Aldo 10~1 Brazil
19 Bao Quach 14~8~1 Irvine, CA
20 Akiyo Nishiura 8~2~1 Japan
21 Mark Hominick 16~8 London, Canada
22 Savant Young 9~8 Los Angeles, CA
23 Ivan Menjivar 20~7 Montreal, Canada
24 Pequeno Nogueira 13~5~2 Brazil
25 Rani Yahya 11~4 Brasilia, Brazil ADCC Champion
26 Josh Grispi 8~1 Boston, MA
27 Cub Swanson 12~2 Palm Springs, CA
28 Micah Miller 9~1 Athens, GA
29 Hiroshi Nakamura 5~3~3 Japan
30 Tenkei Fujimiya 7~3~2 Japan
31 Rumina Sato 24~12~2 Tokyo, Japan
32 Marlon Sandro 11~0 Brazil
33 Fredson Paixao 8~2 Brazil  

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