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MMA Schedule (June, 2009)

Strikeforce – June 6

HVY

Andrei Arlovski [5] vs. Brett Rogers [28]

205

Mike Whitehead [28] vs. Kevin Randleman [NR]

Rafael Cavalcante [31] vs. Jared Hamman

185

Robbie Lawler [7] vs. Jake Shields [NR]

Scott Smith [19] vs. Nick Diaz [32]

170

Joe Riggs [NR] vs. Phil Baroni

145

Bao Quach [20] vs. J.C. Pennington

WEC 41 – June 7

155

Donald Cerrone [50] vs. James Krause

Anthony Pettis vs. Mike Campbell

145

Mike Brown [1] vs. Urijah Faber [2]

Jose Aldo [7] vs. Cub Swanson [23]

Jens Pulver [15] vs. Josh Grispi [22]

Manny Gamburyan [NR] vs. John Franchi

135

Scott Jorgensen [20] vs. Antonio Banuelos

Eddie Wineland [21] vs. Frank Gomez

Charlie Valencia [31] vs. Kyle Dietz

Seth Dikun vs. Rolando Perez

UFC 99 – June 13

HVY

Cheick Kongo [6] vs. Cain Velasquez [21]

Mirko Filipovic [17] vs. Mustapha al- Turk

Stefan Struve vs. Denis Stojnic

195 (I will count it as 205 lbs. for Franklin and 185 lbs. for Silva as those are the weights they plan on fighting at in the future.)

Rich Franklin [2] vs. Wanderlei Silva [NR]

170

Mike Swick [10] vs. Ben Saunders [50]

Marcus Davis [11] vs. Dan Hardy [19]

Paul Taylor [46] vs. Peter Sobotta

John Hathaway [71] vs. Rick Story

155

Caol Uno [12] vs. Spencer Fisher [29]

Terry Etim [42] vs. Justin Buchholz

Dennis Siver [95] vs. Dale Hartt

Paul Kelly [NR] vs. Roli Delgado


SHO MMA – June 19

185

Joey Villasenor [22] vs. Evangelista Santos

Nick Thompson [NR] vs. Tim Kennedy [NR]

170

Duane Ludwig vs. Lyle Beerbohm

155

Conor Heun [84] vs. Jorge Gurgel

The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale – June 20

205

Tomasz Drwal [44] vs. Mike Ciesnolevicz

170

Chris Lytle [16] vs. Kevin Burns [29]

Brad Blackburn [17] vs. Edgar Garcia [52]

155

Diego Sanchez [13] vs. Clay Guida [22]

Joe Stevenson [26] vs. Nate Diaz [30]

Gleison Tibau [33] vs. Melvin Guillard [73]

FFI – June 27

HVY

Pedro Rizzo [22] vs. Gilbert Yvel [38]

Bobby Lashley vs. Bob Sapp

170

Brett Cooper [71] vs. Waachiim Spiritwolf

155

Chris Horodecki [58] vs. William Sriyapai

145

Din Thomas [NR] vs. Javier Vazquez [NR]

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UFC 95 (February, 2009)

February 21

155 lbs. – Diego Sanchez [NR] vs. Joe Stevenson [21]

  • MMA Records: Sanchez (19-2); Stevenson (29-9)
  • UFC Records: Sanchez (8-2); Stevenson (6-3)
  • Preview: Diego has never been finished in his career. Joe has been finished by rear-naked choke in 2 of his last 3 fights. This is Diego’s 1st fight at 155 so his stamina may be a question mark. Will he gas in the 2nd or 3rd round? I don’t think Joe can stop Diego but he may win the standup game. If and when Diego gets the fight to the floor, he could very well end it there. If he doesn’t gas, I got Diego by ground and pound.
  • Result:

185 lbs. – Nathan Marquardt [6] vs. Wilson Gouveia [22]

  • MMA Records: Marquardt (27-8-2); Gouveia (12-5)
  • UFC Records: Marquardt (6-2); Gouveia (6-2)
  • Preview: These are 2 of the most well-rounded fighters in the division. Gouveia has looked very good in his last 2 fights and i’m sure he’s getting better every day at American Top Team. But Marquardt is a different animal. I don’t see Wilson stopping him. I do see Marquardt getting the TKO maybe in the 2nd or 3rd round starting with strikes.
  • Result:

185 lbs. – Demian Maia [12] vs. Chael Sonnen [18]

  • MMA Records: Maia (9-0); Sonnen (21-9-1)
  • UFC Records: Maia (4-0); Sonnen (1-2)
  • Preview: Demian Maia is blazing hot right now. He’s submitted all 4 of his opponents in the UFC. Sonnen is a tough, gritty wrestler in the mold of Matt Lindland and the guys at Team Quest. He likes to beat you down for 3 round. He is susceptible to submissions however. He’s lost 5 times that way. I really don’t see any way he can beat Maia. I think it will end with Maia getting his 4th rear-naked choke in the UFC.
  • Result:

170 lbs. – Dan Hardy [22] vs. Rory Markham [53]

  • MMA Records: Hardy (20-6); Markham (16-4)
  • UFC Records: Hardy (1-0); Markham (1-0)
  • Result: 

170 lbs. – Josh Koscheck [4] vs. Paulo Thiago

  • MMA Records: Koscheck (12-3); Thiago (10-0)
  • UFC Records: Koscheck (10-3); Thiago (0-0)
  • Preview: Thiago has 7 submissions on his ledger. Three have come by arm-triangle. The only way this fight is going to the ground is if Josh takes it there. Koscheck will show-off his striking and get the KO or TKO depending on how tough Thiago’s chin is.
  • Result:

 

HVY – Junior dos Santos [24] vs. Stefan Struve

  • MMA Records: dos Santos (7-1); Struve (16-2)
  • UFC Records: dos Santos (1-0); Struve (0-0)
  • Result: Struve has 18 fights…none have gone to the judges. He has won 12 times by submission (6 by triangle-choke). Junior made a ton of noise in his UFC debut by knocking out Fabricio Werdum with a vicious uppercut. He has tremendous hand speed and power. His only loss was 2 years ago by armbar. There is still a lot we don’t know about him so we will surely find out more in this one. If the fight goes to the ground, Struve may have a chance to lock in a submission. If it stays standing then there is little doubt Junior will get a knockout.

HVY – Mike Ciesnolevicz vs. Neil Grove

  • MMA Records: Ciesnolevicz (16-3); Grove (7-1)
  • UFC Records: Ciesnolevicz (0-0); Grove (0-0)
  • Result:

170 lbs. – Paul Kelly [45] vs. Troy Mandaloniz

  • MMA Records: Kelly (7-1); Mandaloniz (3-1)
  • UFC Records: Kelly (1-1); Mandaloniz (1-0)
  • Result:

155 lbs. – Terry Etim [39] vs. Brian Cobb

  • MMA Records: Etim (11-2); Cobb (15-4)
  • UFC Records: Etim (2-2); Cobb (0-0)
  • Result:

155 lbs. – Per Eklund [85] vs. Evan Dunham

  • MMA Records: Eklund (14-3-1); Dunham (7-0)
  • UFC Records: Eklund (1-1); Dunham (0-0)
  • Result:

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MMA Schedule (May, 2008)

Bellator V – May 1

HVY
Dave Herman [33] vs. Josh Barnes
  • MMA Records: Herman (13-1); Barnes (3-1)
  • Result: Herman winner by 1st round TKO. Herman stays at 33.

155

Eddie Alvarez [5] vs. Eric Reynolds

  • MMA Records: Alvarez (15-2); Reynolds (10-1)
  • Result: Alvarez winner by 3rd round submission (rear-naked choke). Alvarez debuts at 5.

Jorge Masvidal [33] vs. Toby Imada

  • MMA Records: Masvidal (17-3); Imada (21-12)
  • Result: Imada winner by 3rd round submission (inverted-triangle choke). Imada debuts at 42. Masvidal drops to 43.

Sengoku 8 – May 2

205

Keiichiro Yamamiya [NR] vs. Alexandre Ribeiro

  • MMA Records: Yamamiya (34-23-9); Ribeiro (1-0)
  • Result: Ribeiro winner by 3rd round KO.

155

Kazunori Yokota [50] vs. Leonardo Santos

  • MMA Records: Yokota (8-2-3); Santos (6-2)
  • Result: Yokota winner by Split Decision.
  • Lay and Pray victory for Yokota. Yokota stays at 50.

145

Hatsu Hioki [10] vs. Ronnie Mann

  • MMA Records: Hioki (18-3-2); Mann (16-1-1)
  • Result: Hioki winner by 1st round TKO. Hioki rises to 8.
  • Incredible jiu-jitsu by Hioki. His 2nd dominate victory in a row.

Nam Phan [13] vs. Michihiro Omigawa [18]

  • MMA Records: Phan (15-5); Omigawa (5-7-1)
  • Result: Omigawa winner by 1st round TKO. Omigawa rises to 13. Phan drops to 15.
  • Oh my. Omigawa absolutley beasted Phan. Dominating win. If anyone thought his win over L.C. Davis was a fluke, they better recognize Omigawa is for real. Ignore his record. It’s very misleading.

Marlon Sandro [16] vs. Nick Denis

  • MMA Records: Sandro (13-0); Denis (7-0)
  • Result: Sandro winner by 1st round KO. Sandro rises to 9.
  • Sandro erased any doubts I had concerning his striking ability.

Chan Sung Jung [17] vs. Masanori Kanehara

  • MMA Records: Jung (3-0); Kanehara (12-5-5)
  • Result: Kanehara winner by unanimous decision. Kanehara debuts at 18. Jung drops to 19.
  • Great fight! I personally thought Jung won this fight but Kanehara’s wrestling is what won the judges. Jung has become one of my favorite fighters because of his rugged style.

UFC 98 – May 23

HVY

Patrick Barry [36] vs. Tim Hague

  • MMA Records: Barry (4-0); Hague (9-1)
  • UFC Records: Barry (1-0); Hague (0-0)
  • Result: Hague winner by 1st round submission (guillotine). Hague debuts at 36. Barry drops to 37.
  • Barry was overconfident with his strikes and paid for it. He needs to improve his overall game to succeed in MMA.

205

Rashad Evans [1] vs. Lyoto Machida [3]

  • MMA Records: Evans (13-0-1); Machida (14-0)
  • UFC Records: Evans (8-0-1); Machida (6-0)
  • Result: Machida winner by 2nd round KO. Machida rises to 1. Evans drops to 2.
  • The MMA paradigm has shifted with Machida leading the way. I can’t see anyone giving him a run for his money for a long, long time. Evans, as well as everyone else in the division, must go back to the drawing board.

Krzysztof Soszynski [34] vs. Andre Gusmao [42]

  • MMA Records: Soszynski (17-8-1); Gusmao (5-1)
  • UFC Records: Soszynski (2-0); Gusmao (0-1)
  • Result: Soszynski winner by 1st round KO. Soszynski rises to 29.
  • Krzysztof is slowly moving up the ladder with his 3rd stoppage in the UFC in as many fights.

185

Chael Sonnen [20] vs. Dan Miller [36]

  • MMA Records: Sonnen (21-10-1); Miller (11-1)
  • UFC Records: Sonnen (1-3); Miller (3-0)
  • Result: Sonnen winner by unanimous decision. Sonnen stays at 20. Miller stays at 36.
  • Miller blew the proverbial “wad” with that guillotine. Sonnen  then administerd a 3 round ground and pound courtesy Team Quest.

Drew McFedries [56] vs. Xavier Foupa Pokam

  • MMA Records: McFedries (7-5); Foupa Pokam (20-10)
  • UFC Recrds: McFedries (3-4); Foupa Pokam (0-1)
  • Result: McFedries winner by 1st round TKO. McFedries rises to 51.
  • “The Massacre” punches harder than anyone in the sport. He’s guaranteed excitement because of his “way of the sword” style.

170

Matt Hughes [5] vs. Matt Serra [7]

  • MMA Records: Hughes (42-7); Serra (9-5)
  • UFC Records: Hughes (15-5); Serra (6-5)
  • Result: Hughes winner by unanimous decision. Hughes stays at 5. Serra drops to 10.
  • Anticlimactic end to the blood-fued. Serra was amusing with his antics but Hughes sneaked by with his lay-and-pray.

Brock Larson [21] vs. Mike Pyle

  • MMA Records: Larson (25-2); Pyle (17-5-1)
  • UFC Records: Larson (2-1); Pyle (0-0)
  • Result: Larson winner by 1st round submission (arm-triangle choke). Larson rises to 19.
  • Another solid win for Larson.

Yoshiyuki Yoshida [22] vs. Brandon Wolff

  • MMA Records: Yoshida (10-3); Wolff (7-3)
  • UFC Records: Yoshida (1-1); Wolff (0-1)
  • Result: Yoshida winner by 1st round submission (guillotine). Yoshida rises to 20.
  • Easy submission win for Yoshida.

155

Sean Sherk [6] vs. Frank Edgar [14]

  • MMA Records: Sherk (33-3-1); Edgar (9-1)
  • UFC Records: Sherk (7-3); Edgar (4-1)
  • Result: Edgar winner by unanimous decision. Edgar rises to 9. Sherk drops to 10.
  • Frank joins the lightweight elite with a suprisingly dominant win. This was a case of 3-dimensional footword out-manuevering 2-dimensional footwork.

Kyle Bradley [82] vs. Phillipe Nover [84]

  • MMA Records: Bradley (13-6); Nover (5-1-1)
  • UFC Records: Bradley (0-2); Nover (0-1)
  • Result: Bradley winner by 1st round TKO. Bradley rises to 74. Nover drops to 85.
  • Tough stoppage by Yves Lavigne but Bradley did rock him with a brutal strike on the ground. A rematch is immanent.

George Roop vs. Dave Kaplan

  • MMA Records: Roop (8-4); Kaplan (2-2)
  • UFC Records: Roop (0-1); Kaplan (0-0)
  • Result: Roop winner by split decision.
  • Both fighters have a long, long way to go to become contenders.

DREAM 9 – May 26

HVY

Gegard Mousasi [NR] vs. Mark Hunt

  • MMA Records: Mousasi (24-2-1); Hunt (5-5)
  • Result: Mousasi winner by 1st round submission (straight armbar).
  • Hunt looked like a fish out of water. Mousasi needs to beat a better opponent to become ranked at heavyweight

Sokoudjou [NR] vs. Jan Nortje

  • MMA Records: Sokoudjou (5-4); Nortje (2-5)
  • Result: Sokoudjou winner by 1st round TKO.
  • Pathetic. Sokoudjou must beat someone better to become ranked at heavyweight.

Bob Sapp vs. Ikuhisa Minowa

  • MMA Records: Sapp (10-3-1); Minowa (41-30-8)
  • Result: Minowa winner by 1st round submission (achilles lock)
  • What a joke. Sapp is a giant baby.

Jose Canseco vs. Hong Man Choi

  • MMA Records: Canseco (0-0); Choi (1-2)
  • Result: Choi winner by 1st round submission (punches)
  • Pathetic. What a joke. Canseco is a fraud in every sense of the word.

185

Ronaldo Souza [12] vs. Jason Miller [17]

  • MMA Records: Souza (10-2); Miller (22-6)
  • Result: No Contest (illegal kick by Miller caused a cut)

155

Gesias Cavalcante [7] vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri [11]

  • MMA Records: Cavalcante (14-2-1); Kawajiri (23-5-2)
  • Result: Kawajiri winner by unanimous decision. Kawajiri rises to 6. Cavalcante drops to 12.
  • Great fight. Kawajiri continues to look like a top fighter.

135

Kid Yamamoto [NR] vs. Joe Warren [13]

  • MMA Records: Yamamoto (17-1); Warren (1-0)
  • Result: Warren winner by split decision. Warren rises to 4.
  • Huge upset! Warren has beaten 2 former champions in his 1st two fights. Unreal.

Masakazu Imanari [7] vs. Bibiano Fernandes [24]

  • MMA Records: Imanari (16-6-1); Fernandes (4-2)
  • 3Result: Fernandes winner by unanimous decision. Fernandes rises to 7. Imanari drops to 13.
  • Imanari can be unbearable to watch at times. Terrible fight.

Yoshiro Maeda [14] vs. Hiroyuki Takaya [25]

  • MMA Records: Maeda (24-6-2); Takaya (10-6-1)
  • Result: Takaya winner by 1st roudn TKO. Takaya rises to 12. Maeda drops to 16.
  • Great fight. Takaya’s power was the tipping factor.

Abel Cullum [15] vs. Hideo Tokoro

  • MMA Records: Cullum (14-2); Tokoro (21-16-1)
  • Result: Tokoro winner by 2nd round submission (rear-naked choke). Tokoro debuts at 21. Cullum drops to 22.
  • Fight of the Year candidate. Cullum’s heart is one of the biggest in the game. Tokoro was just relentless with his submissions.

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UFC Fight Night 17 (February, 2009)

UFC Fight Night 17 – February 7

155 lbs. – Joe Lauzon [38] vs. Jeremy Stephens [59]

  • MMA Records: Lauzon (17-4); Stephens (14-3)
  • UFC Records: Lauzon (4-1); Stephens (3-2)
  • Preview: Joe Lauzon has never been in a fight that has gone to a decision. Of his 17 wins, 13 have been by submission. Jeremy Stephens has the type of punching power that puts guys out for 5 minutes or more. He has 5 KO’s and 5 TKO’s on his record. He’s coming of a highlight-reel KO of Rafael dos Anjos in November. If this fight stays standing, Stephens will win. Lauzon must get it to the ground quickly.
  • Result: Lauzon winner by 2nd round submission (armbar)
  • Lauzon stayed away from the powerful striking of Stephens by getting the fight to the ground early and often. Stephens did end of landing some explosive ground and pound but Lauzon defended it and dominated the grappling. The armbar was textbook. In order for Lauzon to keep rising in the rankings, however, he must beat someone like his originally scheduled opponent Hermes Franca. Lauzon rises to 37. Stephens stays at 59.

155 lbs. – Josh Neer [29] vs. Mac Danzig [50]

  • MMA Records: Neer (24-7-1); Danzig (18-5-1)
  • UFC Records: Neer (3-4); Danzig (2-1)
  • Preview: These two guys are gutsy veterans that are solid in all areas. I have no idea who’s going to win this fight and where it will end. Danzig is coming off a Unanimous Decision loss to Clay Guida [21] in September. Neer lost a Split Decision to Nate Diaz [28], also in September. If I had to put my money on someone, it would be Neer by decision.
  • Result: Neer winner by 2nd round submission (Triangle choke)
  • Great fight. Josh Neer is gritty, gutsy and every other adjective for tough. The guy always comes forward. Mac rocked him a couple times but Neer kept coming. Neer’s ground and pound was crushing. He also stood in the pocket and traded on the feet. He finally secured a tight triangle in the 2nd round to get the win. It’s the 1st time in his career that Mac has been submitted. Neer rises to 24. Mac rises to 46.

170 lbs. – Anthony Johnson [15] vs. Luigi Fioravanti [24]

  • MMA Records: Johnson (6-2); Fioravanti (14-4)
  • UFC Records: Johnson (3-2); Fioravanti (4-4)
  • Preview: Anthony Johnson is a physical freak at 170 lbs. He’s huge and super athletic. His last 3 wins have come by KO. Luigi has been slowly climbing the ladder at Welterweight. He’s a pretty good striker with good takedown defense. Unfortunately, Johnson is better in all areas. I got Johnson by 2nd round TKO.
  • Result: Johnson winner by 1st round TKO.
  • Another impressive win for the rising star Anthony Johnson. It’s time for him to take on a top 10 guy. Johnson rises to 14. Luigi drops to 33.

HVY – Cain Velasquez [20] vs. Denis Stojnic

  • MMA Records: Velasquez (4-0); Stojnic (5-1)
  • UFC Records: Velasquez (2-0); Stojnic (0-0)
  • Preveiw: All of Cain’s wins have been 1st round TKO’s. He is a very good wrestler with good ground and pound. He is being groomed to be the next Heavyweight star. I don’t know much about Stojnic but he will be hard-pressed to prevent a vicious ground and pound. Cain by TKO.
  • Result: Velasquez winner by 2nd round TKO.
  • Cain has the tools to be a champion but he needs to take a step up in competition. His relentless pace, toughness and skills need to be tested at the top 10 level. Cain stays at 20.

185 lbs. – Dan Miller [47] vs. Jake Rosholt [76]

  • MMA Records: Miller (10-1); Rosholt (5-0)
  • UFC Records: Miller (2-0); Rosholt (0-0)
  • Preview: This could be a great fight. Miller has great submissions. Jake has great wrestling. Both are super tough and willing to strike. This could go either way but I’ll pick Miller by Split Decision.
  • Result: Miller winner by 1st round submission (Guillotine choke)
  • Miller’s jiu-jitsu beat out Rosholt’s wrestling. Dan Miller is a name to recognize in the middleweight division. Hopefully he’ll get a contender in his next fight. Miller rises to 34. Rosholt stays at 76.

155 lbs. – Rich Clementi [33] vs. Gleison Tibau [49]

  • MMA Records: Clementi (32-13-1); Tibau (15-6)
  • UFC Records: Clementi (5-4); Tibau (3-3)
  • Preview: Clementi is always on the verge of being one of the elite. He’s solid in all areas and knows all the tricks. Tibau is a super big, strong grappler. He looks to outmuscle his opponents and ground and pound. I don’t think he can do that to Clementi. He’s too crafty. Clementi by Unanimous Decision.
  • Result: Tibau winner by 1st round submission (guillotine choke)
  • Tibau’s grappling was too much for Clementi to handle. He landed a crushing guillotine that Rich couldn’t escape. Tibau rises to 36. Clementi drops to 39.

155 lbs. – Kurt Pellegrino [42] vs. Rob Emerson [56]

  • MMA Records: Pellegrino (12-4); Emerson (8-6)
  • UFC Records: Pellegrino (4-3); Emerson (2-0, 1 No Contest)
  • Preview: Pellegrino has a good jiu-jitsu game and solid standup but his best trait is his toughness. He will go out there and lay it on the line. He’s coming off a victory over Thiago Tavares [44]. Rob Emerson is coming off his biggest win: a 12 second KO of Manny Gamburyan [68]. This is a step up in competition for him. He’s never beaten anyone at Kurt’s level. One thing he has going for him is that he’s never been stopped. All 6 losses have come by Decision. I have a feeling this will be number 7.
  • Result: Pellegrino winner by 2nd round submission (rear-naked choke)
  • The standup was pretty even throughout but when Kurt finally decided to take the fight to the mat, it was finished in minutes. Pellegrino rises to 38. Emerson drops to 59.

170 lbs. – Steve Bruno [71] vs. Matt Riddle

  • MMA Records: Bruno (12-4) Riddle (1-0)
  • UFC Records: Bruno (1-1); Riddle (1-0)
  • Result: Riddle winner by unanimous decision
  • Riddle controlled the grappling and Bruno had absolutely no defense for the ground and pound. Riddle debuts at 65. Bruno drops to 75.

185 lbs. – Derek Downey vs. Nick Catone

  •  MMA Records: Downey (10-3); Catone (5-0)
  • UFC Records: Downey (0-0); Catone (0-0)
  • Result: Catone winner by 2nd round submission (keylock)
  • Catone dominated the fight with his explosive wrestling and ground and pound. He twisted Downey’s arm for the keylock finish. Catone debuts at 77.

155 lbs. – Matt Grice [70] vs. Matt Veach

  • MMA Records: Grice (9-1); Veach (10-0)
  • UFC Records: Grice (1-1); Veach (0-0)
  • Result: Veach winner by 1st round TKO.
  • This is a round of the year candidate and maybe a fight of the year candidate as well. Veach got knocked down early and looked finished but he showed unbelieveable toughness in surviving and getting back to his feet. They traded some more and then Veach landed a right cross that was the beginning of the end. Great fight. Veach debuts at 67. Grice drops to 71.

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HVY Rankings (February, 2009)

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

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205 Rankings (February, 2009)

1 Rashad Evans 13~0~1 Albuquerque, NM UFC Champion
2 Lyoto Machida 14~0 Belem, Brazil
3 Forrest Griffin 16~5 Athens, GA
4 Quinton Jackson 29~7 Irvine, CA
5 Dan Henderson 23~7 Temecula, CA
6 Chuck Liddell 21~6 San Luis Obispo, CA
7 Keith Jardine 14~4~1 Albuquerque, NM
8 Luis Cane 9~1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
9 Rogerio Nogueira 16~3 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
10 Renato Sobral 32~7 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Strikeforce Champion
11 Wanderlei Silva 32~9~1 Las Vegas, NV
12 Mauricio Rua 17~3 Curitiba, Brazil
13 Jon Jones 8~0 Endicott, NY
14 Anderson Silva 22~4 Curitiba, Brazil
15 Tito Ortiz 15~6~1 Huntington Beach, CA
16 Rich Franklin 24~4 Cincinnatti, OH
17 Thiago Silva 13~1 Sao Paulo, Brazil
18 Stephan Bonnar 11~5 Chicago, IL
19 Eric Schafer 11~3~2 Milwaukee, WI
20 Goran Reljic 8~0 Zadar, Croatia
21 James Irvin 14~5 Sacramento, CA
22 Matt Hamill 5~2 Utica, NY
23 Sokoudjou 5~4 Temecula, CA
24 Vladimir Matyushenko 21~4 Retchisa, Belarus
25 Brandon Vera 9~3 San Diego, CA
26 Jason Lambert 23~9 Long Beach, CA
27 Mike Whitehead 20~6 Salt Lake City, UT
28 Tim Boetsch 8~2 Sunbury, PA
29 Steve Cantwell 7~1 Las Vegas, NV
30 Houston Alexander 8~4 Omaha, NE
31 Kazuhiro Nakamura 12~8 Tokyo, Japan
32 Rafael Cavalcante 7~1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
33 Brian Stann 6~1 Scranton, PA
34 Doug Marshall 9~3 Visalia, CA
35 Glover TeixeIra 6~2 Arroyo Grande, CA
36 Muhammad Lawal 3~0
37 Jason Brilz 16~1~1 Omaha, NE
38 Emanuel Newton 11~3~1 Maximum FC Champion
39 Ryan Bader 8~0 Tempe, AZ
40 Mark Coleman  15~9 Columbus, OH
41 Bobby Southworth 9~6
42 Reese Andy 7~3 Renton, WA
43 Andre Gusmao 5~1 Goiania, Brazil
44 Tomasz Drwal 15~2 San Diego, CA
45 Jake O’Brien 11~2 Indianapolis, IN
46 David Heath 7~4 Tulsa, OK
47 Jamal Patterson 4~2 Hoboken, NJ  

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185 Rankings (February, 2009)

 

1 Anderson Silva 23~4 Curitiba, Brazil UFC Champion
2 Rich Franklin 24~4 Cincinnatti, OH
3 Nathan Marquardt 28~8~2 Denver, CO
4 Jorge Santiago 21~7 Coconut Creek, FL Sengoku Champion
5 Dan Henderson 23~7 Tecmecula, CA
6 Demian Maia 10~0 Sao Paulo, Brazil ADCC Champion
7 Robbie Lawler 18~4 Granite City, IL
8 Thales Leites 14~1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
9 Gegard Mousasi 24~2~1 Armenia DREAM GP Champion
10 Yushin Okami 23~4 Kanagawa, Japan
11 Yoshihiro Akiyama 12~1 Osaka, Japan
12 Frank Trigg 19~6 Rochester, NY
13 Ronaldo Souza 10~2 Manaus, Brazil
14 Michael Bisping 17~1 Manchester, England
15 Vitor Belfort 18~8 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
16 Kazuo Misaki 21~9~2 Chiba, Japan
17 Jason Miller 21~6 Las Vegas, NV
18 Patrick Cote 13~5 Quebec City, Canada
19 Chael Sonnen 21~10~1 West Linn, OR
20 Paulo Filho 16~1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
21 Joey Villasenor 26~6 Albuqurque, NM
22 Wilson Gouveia 12~6 Coconut Creek, FL
23 Cung Le 6~0 San Jose, CA Strikeforce Champion
24 Benji Radach 18~4 Castlerock, WA
25 Rousimar Palhares 9~2 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
26 Scott Smith 14~5 Elk Grove, CA
27 Alan Belcher 14~5 Biloxi, MS
28 Jason MacDonald 21~11 Edmonton, Canada
29 Matt Lindland 21~6 Eagle Creek, OR
30 Denis Kang 31~11~1 Vancouver, Canada
31 Murilo Rua 16~9~1 Curitiba, Brazil
32 Dean Lister 11~6 San Diego, CA
33 Jeremy Horn 80~19~5 Salt Lake City, UT
34 Dan Miller 11~1 Whippany, NJ
35 Frank Shamrock 24~9~1 Santa Monica, CA
36 Ricardo Almeida 9~3 Hamilton, NJ
37 Trevor Prangley 18~5 Cape Town, South Africa
38 Amar Suloev 24~7 Kalinin City, Armenia
39 Chris Leben 18~5 Oahu, HI
40 Melvin Manhoef 23~5~1 Amsterdam, Netherlands
41 Kendall Grove 9~5 Maui, HI
42 Travis Lutter 9~5 Fort Worth, TX
43 Ed Herman 14~7 Portland, OR
44 Marvin Eastman 15~9~1 Las Vegas, NV
45 Jorge Rivera 15~7 Milford, MA
46 Jason Day 17~7 Lethbridge, Canada
47 David Loiseau 18~8 Montreal, Canada
48 Joe Doerksen 41~12 Winnipeg, Canada
49 Falaniko Vitale 26~9 Honolulu, HI
50 Nate Quarry 10~3 Gresham, OR
51 Ryo Kawamura 9~3~2 Japan Pancrase Champion
52 Kazuhiro Nakamura 13~9 Tokyo, Japan
53 CB Dolloway 8~1 Tempe, AZ
54 Zak Cummings 9~0
55 Terry Martin 18~7 Chicago, IL
56 Mike Massenzio 11~3 Paterson, NJ
57 Drew McFedries 7~5 Bettendorf, IA
58 Cory DeVela 9~2 Bonney Lake, WA
59 Yuki Sasaki 22~15~1 Japan
60 Joe Riggs 29~10 Pheonix, AZ
61 Ryan Jensen 13~5 Omaha, NE
62 Keiichiro Yamamiya 34~23~9 Kanagawa, Japan
63 Zelg Galesic 9~4 Pula, Croatia
64 Taiei Kin  3~3 Amagasaki, Japan
65 Andrews Nakahara 1~1 Brazil
66 Matt Horwich 22~11~1 Gresham, OR
67 Amir Sadolloh 1~0 Richmond, VA
68 Dong Sik Yoon 4~6 Seoul, South Korea
69 Kiyoshi Tamura 33~13~2 Okayama, Japan
70 Ryan McGivern 13~6 Bettendorf, IA
71 Ivan Salaverry 12~6 Seattle, WA
72 Tim Kennedy 9~2 San Luis Obispo, CA
73 Tim Credeur 11~2 Breaux Bridge, LA
74 Fabio Nascimento 8~4 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
75 Kala Hose 7~2 Waianae, Hawaii Icon Sport Champion
76 Alessio Sakara 13~7 Miami, FL
77 Jake Rosholt 5~1 Las Vegas, NV
78 Nick Catone 6~0 Brick, NJ
79 Rob Kimmons 21~4 Liberty, MO
80 Nissen Osterneck 5~1 Myrtle Beach, SC
81 Bryan Baker 8~1 Victorville, CA
82 Kalib Starnes 9~3~1 Surrey, Canada  

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170 Rankings (February, 2009)

1 Georges St-Pierre 18~2 Montreal, Canada UFC Champion
2 Thiago Alves 16~3 Coconut Creek, FL
3 Jon Fitch 18~3 San Jose, CA
4 Diego Sanchez 20~2 San Diego, CA
5 Jake Shields 22~4~1 San Jose, CA
6 Matt Hughes 42~7 Hillsboro, IL
7 Karo Parisyan 19~5 North Hollywood, CA
8 Matt Serra 9~5 Long Island, NY
9 Paulo Thiago 11~0 Brasilia, Brazil
10 Josh Koscheck 12~4 Fresno, CA
11 Mike Swick 13~2 San Jose, CA
12 Marcus Davis 16~4 Bangor, ME
13 Carlos Condit 23~4 Alburqurque, NM WEC Champion
14 Dustin Hazelett 12~4 Cincinnati, OH
15 Anthony Johnson 7~2 Los Angeles, CA
16 Nick Thompson 38~10~1 Minneapolis, MN
17 Chris Lytle 26~17~5 Indianapolis, IN
18 Brad Blackburn 14~9~1 Olympia, WA
19 Jay Hieron 17~4 Long Island, NY
20 Dan Hardy 21~6 Nottingham, England
21 Yoshiyuki Yoshida 10~3 Tokyo, Japan
22 Pete Sell 8~4 Westbury, NY
23 Hector Lombard 17~2~1 Sydney, Australia
24 Brock Larson 23~2 Costa Mesa, CA
25 John Howard 11~4 Boston, MA
26 Paul Daley 19~10~2 Nottingham, England
27 Akihiro Gono 29~14~7 Tokyo, Japan
28 Chris Wilson 14~5 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
29 Dong Hyun Kim 11~1~1 Busan, South Korea
30 Ryo Chonan 15~9 Yamagata, Japan
31 Kevin Burns 7~2 Des Moines, IA
32 Josh Burkman 18~8 Salt Lake City, UT
33 Roan Carneiro 12~8 Atlanta, GA
34 Luigi Fioravanti 14~5 Orlando, FL
35 Mike Pierce 6~1
36 Jonathan Goulet 22~10 Victoriaville, Canada
37 Hayato Sakurai 34~8~2 Tokyo, Japan
38 Tamdan McCrory 9~2 Cortland, NY
39 Paul Bradley 10~0
40 Mark Miller 8~4 Chicago, IL
41 Brian Foster 8~3
42 Nathan Coy 5~2 Sportfight Champion
43 Delson Heleno 13~5 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
44 Tony DeSouza 10~4 Lima, Peru
45 Paul Kelly 7~1 Liverpool, England
46 Paul Taylor 9~4~1 Walsall, England
47 John Alessio 24~12 Vancouver, Canada
48 Pat Healy 20~13 St. Louis, MS Maximum FC Champion
49 Kuniyoshi Hironaka 12~6 Tokyo, Japan
50 Forrest Petz 14~6 Cleveland, OH
51 Ben Saunders 7~0~2 Orlando, FL
52 T.J. Grant 13~2 Dartmouth, Canada
53 Edgar Garcia 7~0 Yuma, AZ
54 Carlo Prater 23~6~1 Houston, TX
55 Matt Brown 8~7 Cincinnati, OH
56 Martin Kampmann 14~2 Las Vegas, NV
57 Danillo Villefort 9~2 Coconut Creek, FL
58 Eduardo Pamplona 9~2 Sao Paulo, Brazil
59 Rory Markham 16~5 Bettendorf, IA
60 Ryan Ford 8~2 Edmonton, Canada
61 Alex Serdyukov 8~4 Moscow, Russia
62 Daniel Acacio 16~6 Brazil
63 Daniel Trindade 9~2
64 Luis Santos 32~4 Belem, Brazil
65 Hiromitsu Miura 9~6 Tokyo, Japan
66 Matt Riddle 2~0 Las Vegas, NV
67 Richard Villes 4~3
68 Renato Verissimo 7~5 Hilo, HI
69 Dennis Hallman 40~12~2 Yelm, WA
70 Luke Cummo 6~6 Long Island, NY
71 Tom Speer 10~3 Elgin, MN
72 John Hathaway 10~0 Brighton, England
73 Brett Cooper 8~4 Lakewood, CA
74 Jesse Lennox 10~1 Bettendorf, IA
75 Steve Bruno 12~5 Coconut Creek, FL  

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155 Rankings (February, 2009)

 

1 B.J. Penn 13~5~1 Hilo, HI UFC Champion
2 Joachim Hansen 19~7~1 Oslo, Norway DREAM GP Champion
3 Shinya Aoki 19~3 Japan
4 Kenny Florian 11~3 Boston, MA
5 Eddie Alvarez 15~2 Philadelphia, PA
6 Sean Sherk 33~3~1 Oak Grove, MN
7 Gesias Calvancanti 14~2~1 Coconut Creek, FL
8 Josh Thomson 16~2 San Jose, CA Strikeforce Champion
9 Satoru Kitaoka 24~8~9 Nari, Japan Sengoku Champion
10 Gray Maynard 6~0 Las Vegas, NV
11 Tatsuya Kawajiri 22~5~2 Inashiki, Japan
12 Caol Uno 25~11~4 Kanagawa, Japan
13 Diego Sanchez 20~2 San Diego, CA
14 Frank Edgar 9~1 Tom Rivers, NJ
15 Mitsuhiro Ishida 17~4~1 Tsukuba, Japan
16 Vitor Ribeiro 19~2 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
17 Gilbert Melendez 14~2 San Francisco, CA
18 KJ Noons 7~2 San Diego, CA
19 Hermes Franca 19~7 Jupiter, FL
20 Eiji Mitsuoka 15~6~2 Japan
21 Tyson Griffin 12~2 Las Vegas, NV
22 Clay Guida 25~9 Johnsburg, IL
23 Nick Diaz 18~7 Stockton, CA
24 Josh Neer 25~7~1 Bettendorf, IA
25 Sergey Golyaev 12~7 Russia
26 Joe Stevenson 29~10 Victoriaville, CA
27 Takanori Gomi 29~5 Tokyo, Japan
28 Roger Huerta 20~2~1 Minneapolis, MN
29 Spencer Fisher 22~4 Bettendorf, IA
30 Nate Diaz 10~3 Stockton, CA
31 Din Thomas 20~8 Port St. Lucie, CA
32 Takashi Nakakura 10~2~1 Japan Shooto Champion
33 Yusuke Endo 12~2~2 Japan
34 Jorge Masvidal 15~3 Miami, FL
35 Jim Miller 13~1 Whippany, NJ
36 Jamie Varner 16~2 Mesa, AZ WEC Champion
37 Gleison Tibau 16~6 Coconut Creek, FL
38 Joe Lauzon 18~4 Bridgewater, MA
39 Kurt Pellegrino 13~4 Point Pleasant, NJ
40 Marcus Aurelio 17~7 Coconut Creek, FL
41 Rich Clementi 32~14~1 Sidell, LA
42 Yves Edwards 34~15~1 Woodlands, TX
43 Terry Etim 12~2 Liverpool, England
44 Matt Wiman 10~4 Dallas, TX
45 Sam Stout 13~5~1 London, Canada
46 Thiago Tavares 14~3 Florianopolis, Brazil
47 Mac Danzig 18~5~1 Los Angeles, CA
48 Andre Amade 6~3~1 Brazil
49 Rodrigo Damm 8~2 Brazil
50 Koutetsu Boku 13~5~2 Japan
51 Donald Cerrone 9~1 Albuquerque, NM
52 Kazunori Yokota 8~2~3 Japan
53 Ganjo Tentsuku 9~3~2 Japan
54 Mizuto Hirota 10~3 Japan
55 Luiz Firmino 12~4 Brazil
56 Chris Horodecki 10~1 London, Canada
57 Ronnys Torres 14~1 Brazil
58 Jeremy Stephens 14~4 Des Moines, IA
59 Rob Emerson 8~7 Irvine, CA
60 Ryan Schultz 20~11~1 Gresham, OR
61 Bart Palaszewski 30~11 Crystal Lakes, IL
62 Luiz Azeredo 12~8 Brazil
63 Deividas Taurosevicius 9~3 Lithuania
64 Cole Miller 13~3 Coconut Creek, FL
65 Mark Bocek 6~2 Woodbridge, Canada
66 Efrain Escudero 11~0 Tempe, AZ
67 Matt Veach 11~0 Granite City, IL
68 Rob McCullough 16~5 Huntington Beach, CA
69 Manny Gamburyan 8~4 Hollywood, CA
70 Melvin Guillard 21~7~2 New Orleans, LA
71 Matt Grice 9~2 Harrah, OK
72 Jason Black 23~4~1 Bettendorf, IA
73 Rich Crunkilton 16~2 New Smyrna Beach, FL
74 John Gunderson 16~6 Medford, OR
75 Marcus Hicks 8~1 Dallas, TX
76 Yoshihiro Koyama 11~2~1 Japan
77 Alberto Crane 11~3 Glendale, CA
78 Seung Hwan Bang 5~2 South Korea DEEP Champion
79 Antonio McKee 22~3~2 Lakewood, CA Maximum FC Champion
80 David Bielkheden  13~6 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
81 Kyle Bradley 13~6 Baton Rouge, LA
82 Conor Heun 8~2
83 Phillipe Nover 5~1~1 Brooklyn, NY
84 Junie Browning 3~0 Las Vegas, NV
85 Evan Dunham 8~0 Las Vegas, NV
86 Muhsin Corbbrey 8~3~0
87 Sergio Gomez 8~2 Racine, WI
88 Nick Janowitz 3~0
89 Simon Marini 6~1 Hamilton, Canada
90 Per Eklund 14~4~1 Stockholm, Sweden
91 Jess Liaudin 12~11 London, England
92 Dan Lauzon 12~2 East Bridgewater, MA
93 Dennis Siver 13~6 Mannheim, Germany
94 Edson Berto 14~6~1 Orlando, FL  

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