MMA World Rankings

MMA World Rankings

May MMA (May, 2009)

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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