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170 Rankings (May, 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 Jake Shields 22-4-1 San Jose, CA
5 Matt Hughes 43-7 Hillsboro, IL
6 Paulo Thiago 11~0 Brasilia, Brazil
7 Josh Koscheck 12~4 Fresno, CA
8 Mike Swick 13-2 San Jose, CA
9 Martin Kampmann 15-2 Las Vegas, NV
10 Matt Serra 9~6 Long Island, NY





11 Marcus Davis 16-4 Bangor, ME
12 Carlos Condit 23-5 Alburqurque, NM
13 Dustin Hazelett 12~4 Cincinnati, OH
14 Karo Parisyan 18-5 North Hollywood, CA
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 Brock Larson 25-2 Brainerd, MN
22 Yoshiyuki Yoshida 10~3 Tokyo, Japan
23 John Howard 11~4 Boston, MA
24 Paul Daley 19-10-2 Nottingham, England
25 Akihiro Gono 29-14-7 Tokyo, Japan
26 Chris Wilson 14-5 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
27 Dong Hyun Kim 11~0~1 Busan, South Korea
28 Matt Brown 9~7 Cincinnati, OH
29 Hayato Sakurai 34-8-2 Tokyo, Japan
30 Kevin Burns 7~2 Des Moines, IA
31 T.J. Grant 14-2 Cole Harbour, Canada
32 Luigi Fioravanti 14-5 Orlando, FL
33 Mike Pierce 9~1

34 Tamdan McCrory 10~2 Cortland, NY
35 Jonathan Goulet 22-10 Victoriaville, Canada
36 Paul Kelly 8~1 Liverpool, England
37 Paul Bradley 10~1

38 Ryo Chonan 15-10 Yamagata, Japan
39 Pete Sell 8~5 Westbury, NY
40 Josh Burkman 18-8 Salt Lake City, UT
41 Roan Carneiro 12~8 Atlanta, GA
42 Mark Miller 8~4 Chicago, IL
43 Brian Foster 10~3

44 Nathan Coy 5~2
Sportfight Champion
45 Delson Heleno 14~5 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
46 Tony DeSouza 10~4 Lima, Peru
47 Paul Taylor 9~4~1 Walsall, England
48 Pat Healy 20-13 St. Louis, MS Maximum FC Champion
49 Ben Saunders 7~0~2 Orlando, FL
50 Edgar Garcia 7~0 Yuma, AZ
51 Andre Galvao 3~0 Brazil
52 Victor O’Donnell 3~0

53 John Alessio 25-13 Las Vegas, NV
54 Kuniyoshi Hironaka 12~6 Tokyo, Japan
55 Forrest Petz 14-7 Cleveland, OH
56 Danillo Villefort 9~2 Coconut Creek, FL
57 Johny Hendricks 5~0 Las Vegas, NV
58 Eduardo Pamplona 11~2 Sao Paulo, Brazil
59 Rory Markham 16-5 Bettendorf, IA
60 Ryan Ford 8~2 Edmonton, Canada
61 Alex Serdyukov 8~5 Moscow, Russia
62 Daniel Trindade 9~2

63 Luis Santos 32-4 Belem, Brazil
64 Hiromitsu Miura 9~6 Tokyo, Japan
65 Matt Riddle 2~0 Las Vegas, NV
66 Jason High 7~1 Lakewood, CA
67 Richard Villes 4~3

68 Dennis Hallman 40-12-2 Yelm, WA
69 Luke Cummo 6~6 Long Island, NY
70 John Hathaway 10~0 Brighton, England
71 Brett Cooper 9~4 Lakewood, CA
72 Jesse Lennox 10~1 Bettendorf, IA
73 Beau Baker 7~2

74 Tom Speer 11~4 Elgin, MN
75 Steve Bruno 12~5 Coconut Creek, FL
76 Marius Zaromskis 9~2 Lithuania
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April 23, 2009 Posted by | MMA Rankings | , , , , | Leave a comment

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  

February 3, 2009 Posted by | MMA Rankings | , , , | Leave a comment

UFC 94 (January, 2009)

January 31 – Las Vegas, Nevada

170 lbs. Title Fight – Georges St. Pierre [1] vs. B.J. Penn [NR]

  • MMA Records: St. Pierre (17-2); Penn (13-4-1)
  • Preview: Of all the great fights this month, this is the greatest. Both Penn and St. Pierre are among the handful of fighters that everyone in the world respects. They are masters of the craft. They are both boiling hot right now. Their minds are right and their games are tight. St. Pierre has the best takedowns in the game. Penn has the best takedown defense. Both have great jabs. Penn’s submissions are legendary. St. Pierre’s elbows are the best in the world. If you’re an MMA fan, you cannot miss this fight. It will go down in the history books. Both men will be judged by it. It could easily go either way. I’m taking St. Pierre by Split Decision.
  • Result: St. Pierre winner by 4th roudn TKO.
  • GSP’s skill level is in another galaxy. He is so far beyond everyone else it is frightening. Penn got smashed. He must stay at 155 where he is the king. It wasn’t too long ago that Welterweight was considered the most talented along with Light-Heavyweight. The fact that GSP cleaned out the division is incredible. He won the Canadian athlete of the year in 2008. In 2009, he may become recognized as the best athlete in the world. GSP stays at 1.

205 lbs. – Lyoto Machida [4] vs. Thiago Silva [8]

  • MMA Records: Machida (13-0); Silva (13-0)
  • Preview: Speaking of hot. Whoever wins this fight is the next MMA superstar. The winner will more than likely take on Rashad Evans [1] for the belt. Both guys possess similar skills but with a glaring difference in style. Lyoto is very methodical (8 of 13 wins by decision) Thiago is a hyper-aggressive (12 of 13 wins by stoppage)  A match between Yin and Yang. It could be special. Or it could be one sided. It would seem Thiago is tailor-made for Lyoto’s counter striking. Then again, Thiago could put enough pressure on Lyoto to fluster him. All that being said, I just don’t see Machida losing to anyone (including Rashad) right now. Machida by Unanimous Decision.
  • Result: Machida winner by 1st round KO.
  • Machida’s performance was his most dominating yet. He owned Silva. People criticized his patient style but he showed he can end things violently. Noone can touch him right now….including Rashad Evans. Machida rises to 2. Silva drops to 17.

170 lbs. – Karo Parisyan [8] vs. Dong Hyun Kim [58]

  • MMA Records: Parisyan (18-5); Kim (11-0-1)
  • Preview: This is great Judo-player vs. great Judo-player. They may cancel eachother out. It may come down to striking. Kim is the taller fighter but Karo is way more experienced. I would be very surprised if Karo were to lose. Karo by Unanimous Decision.
  • Result: Parisyan winner by Split Decision.
  • Karo got the win but Kim was the one who impressed me. I didn’t think he had a chance but he nearly got the win. Kim dominated Karo in the 1st round but was edged out in the latter 2. Karo did not look like a top 10 fighter.

205 lbs. – Stephan Bonnar [18] vs. Jon Jones [38]

  • MMA Records: Bonnar (11-4); Jones (6-0)
  • Preview: Jon Jones is a very promising young fighter. Stephan Bonnar is a grizzled veteran. Jones will have his day in the sun but not right now and not against Bonnar. It could be a close fight but Bonnar will find a way to win. Bonnar by Split Decision.
  • Result: Jones winner by Unanimous Decision
  • If Jones gets his cardio up to par then he will be contending for the belt in a couple years. He looked amazing in the first 2 rounds. It was one of the most dynamic MMA displays I have ever seen. Jones landed some crazy strikes and sick takedowns. Bonnar’s heart and chin kept him from getting KO’d. He just ran into a rising star. Jones rises to 13. Bonnar stays at 18.

155 lbs. – Clay Guida [27] vs. Nate Diaz [28]

  • MMA Records: Guida (24-9); Diaz (10-2)
  • Preview: Clay Guida wins his fights by setting a pace which his opponents can’t match. He’s relentless and overwhelming. Nate Diaz submits people. He’s hot right now and watch out for his triangle choke. I’m sure Guida will be. I think Diaz has the better boxing so Guida will probably take him to the mat. From there, it will either be Guida’s ground and pound or Diaz’s submissions that win the contest. I think Guida is savvy enough to avoid Nate’s submissions. Guida by Unanimous Decision.
  • Result: Guida winner by Split Decision.
  • Nate did more damage but Guida got the win because of his wrestling. It wasn’t exciting. Guida literally spent 90% of the fight bear-huggin Diaz. He didn’t land hardly any strikes but he maintained control. Diaz wasn’t strong enough to escape. Guida rises to 21. Diaz stays at 28.

170 lbs. – Jon Fitch [3] vs. Akihiro Gono [22]

  • MMA Records: Fitch (17-3); Gono (28-13-7)
  • Preview: Jon Fitch has been relegated to undercard status due to contractual disputes with Dana White. You don’t want to get on Dana’s bad side. Just ask Matt Lindland. As for the fight, I think it will be a good one. Fitch will get the takedowns and Gono will try to land a submission. Fitch is an animal on the ground and Gono is one of the smartest fighters in the world. It should be interesing to watch it play out. I doubt Fitch will finish Gono but he will get the Unanimous Decision.
  • Result: Fitch winner by Unanimous Decision
  • Fitch dominated from start to finish with takedowns and ground and pound. It took all of Gono’s craftiness to survive. Fitch stays at 3. Gono drops to 27.

155 lbs. – Thiago Tavares [46] vs. Manny Gamburyan [64]

  • MMA Records: Tavares (13-3); Gamburyan (8-3)
  • Result: Tavares winner by Unanimous Decision
  • Thiago’s takedowns and slightly more effective striking get him the win in a relatively lackluster fight. Tavares rises to 44. Gamburyan drops to 68.

205 lbs. – Jake O’Brien [NR] vs. Christian Wellisch

  • MMA Records: O’Brien (10-2); Wellisch (8-4)
  • Result: O’Brien winner by Split Decision
  • O’Brien gassed big-time in the 3rd round but put enough takedowns in the bank to eak out the win.
  • O’Brien debuts at 45.

170 lbs. – Chris Wilson [25] vs. John Howard

  • MMA Records: Wilson (14-4); Howard (10-4)
  • Result: Howard winner by Split Decision
  • This was a really good fight. Back and forth they went trading strikes and takedowns but Howard had the slight edge. He had back control in the 3rd round which pretty much sealed it for him. Howard debuts at 25. Wilson drops to 28.

170 lbs. – Matt Arroyo vs. Dan Cramer

  • MMA Records: Arroyo (3-2); Cramer (0-0)
  • Result: Cramer winner by Split Decision
  • Pretty unimpressive fight. Cramer must improve his finishing instincts to become ranked.

Future Fights that make sense

205

Lyoto Machida [2] vs. Rashad Evans [1]

Jon Jones [13] vs. Eric Shaefer [19]

Thiago Silva [17] vs. Stephan Bonnar [18]

170

Georges St. Pierre [1] vs. Thiago Alves [2]

155

BJ Penn [1] vs. Kenny Florian [4]

Clay Guida [21] vs. winner of Gray Maynard [10] vs. Jim Miller [35]

Nate Diaz [28] vs. loser of Diego Sanchez [NR] vs. Joe Stevenson [22]

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