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Cat--Smasher
07-08-2011, 06:21 PM
HEAVYWEIGHT
1. Cain Velasquez (9-0) – The champ is hoping to return in November against Junior dos Santos.
2. Junior dos Santos (13-1) – Dominant win over Shane Carwin at UFC 131. Up next is Velasquez.
3. Alistair Overeem (35-11, 1 NC) – Not the most dominant win over Fabricio Werdum, but he did what he had to do. Up next is Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.
4. Brock Lesnar (5-2) – Lesnar had surgery to remove 12 inches of his colon at the end of May. The UFC is hopeful he will return in January.
5. Fabricio Werdum (14-4-1) – See #3.
6. Antonio Silva (16-2) – Why do I get the feeling he should be considered the new frontrunner in the Strikeforce heavyweight GP?
7. Fedor Emelianenko (31-3, 1 NC) – Will face Dan Henderson on July 30 in a heavyweight bout.
8. Shane Carwin (12-1) – See #2.
9. Frank Mir (15-5) – Defeated Roy Nelson via unanimous decision at UFC 130.
10. Josh Barnett (30-5) – Barnett seems to have finally gotten his career back on track after his win over Brett Rogers.

Honorable mention: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Sergei Kharitonov, Brendan Schaub, Cole Konrad, Roy Nelson.

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
1. Jon Jones – (13-1) – Will meet Quinton Jackson at UFC 135 on Sept. 24.
2. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (19-5) – Faces Forrest Griffin at UFC 134 in August.
3. Rashad Evans (15-1-1) – Faces Phil Davis on Aug. 6 at UFC 133.
4. Quinton Jackson (32-8) – See #1.
5. Lyoto Machida (17-2) – Could Chael Sonnen really be next for Machida?
6. Forrest Griffin (18-6) – See #2.
7. Dan Henderson (27-8) – Meets Fedor Emelianenko in a heavyweight bout on July 30.
8. Phil Davis (9-0) – See #3.
9. Gegard Mousasi (30-3-2) – No word on what’s next for him yet.
10. Vladimir Matyushenko (26-5) – Faces Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 133.

Honorable Mention: Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante, Muhammed Lawal, Rich Franklin, Matt Hamill.

MIDDLEWEIGHT
1. Anderson Silva (28-4) – Faces Yushin Okami at UFC: 134 in August.
2. Chael Sonnen (25-11-1) – Sonnen is officially free to fight in any state. Rumor has it he’s looking to return in October.
3. Yushin Okami (26-5) – See #1.
4. Nate Marquardt (31-10-2) – Marquardt’s career is very much in limbo after he was not medically cleared to fight in Pittsburgh and was subsequently released from the UFC.
5. Mark Munoz (11-2) – Massive win over Demian Maia at UFC 131.
6. Demian Maia (14-3) – Despite the loss, Maia showed many new wrinkles in his game against Munoz.
7. Michael Bisping (21-3) – Will coach TUF opposite Jason “Mayhem” Miller and then they’ll fight in December.
8. Brian Stann (11-3) – Massive win over Jorge Santiago. Could Munoz be next?
9. Ronaldo Souza (14-2, 1 NC) – Defends his title against Luke Rockhold in September.
10. Vitor Belfort (19-9) – Faces Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 133 in August.

Honorable Mention: Hector Lombard, Jorge Santiago, Kazuo Misaki, Robbie Lawler, Chris Leben.

WELTERWEIGHT
1. Georges St-Pierre (22-2) – Faces Nick Diaz for the UFC title in October.
2. Jon Fitch (23-3-1, 1 NC) – He’s hoping to return from shoulder surgery in November.
3. Jake Shields (26-5-1) – Faces Jake Ellenberger at “Battle on the Bayou” in September.
4. Nick Diaz (25-7, 1 ND) – See #1.
5. Carlos Condit (27-5) – His win over Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 132 should help him earn a title shot.
6. Josh Koscheck (15-5) – Hopes to return by the end of the year.
6. Rick Story (13-5) – Not going to put too much stock in his loss to Charlie Brenneman since he had no time to prepare for “The Spaniard.”
7. BJ Penn (16-7-2) – No word on his return just yet.
9. Thiago Alves (18-9) – Tough loss to the lesser-known Rick Story at UFC 130.
10. Jake Ellenberger (24-5) – See #3.

Honorable Mention: Diego Sanchez, Dong Hyun Kim, Paul Daley, Martin Kampmann, Mike Pyle, Ben Askren, Anthony Johnson.

LIGHTWEIGHT
1. Frankie Edgar (13-1-1) – Hopes to return to action against Gray Maynard in the fall.
2. Gray Maynard (10-0-1) - See above.
3. BJ Penn (16-7-1) - I still think Penn is one of the best lightweights in the world.
4. Gilbert Melendez (19-2) – Will probably face Jorge Masvidal by the end of the year.
5. Shinya Aoki (28-5, 1 NC) – Defeated Rich Clementi at DREAM: Fight for Japan.
6. Eddie Alvarez (22-2) – Defeated Pat Curran in his first Bellator title defense. Meets Mike Chandler later this year.
7. Jim Miller (20-2) – Faces Ben Henderson at UFC on Versus 5 in August.
8. Clay Guida (29-11) – Big win over Anthony Pettis last month.
9. Melvin Guillard (29-8-2, 1 NC) – Guillard won his fifth in a row when he beat Shane Roller at UFC 132. The man has officially backed up his talk.
10. Anthony Pettis (13-2) – See #8.

Honorable Mention: Clay Guida, Ben Henderson, Sean Sherk, Melvin Guillard, Evan Dunham, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Josh Thomson, Jorge Masvidal, "JZ" Cavalcante.

FEATHERWEIGHT
1. Jose Aldo (19-1) – No word on his return just yet.
2. Hatsu Hioki (24-4-2) – Officially signed with the UFC; no word on his debut.
3. Chad Mendes (10-0) – Will face Rani Yahya at UFC 133.
4. Kenny Florian (14-5) – Defeated Diego Nunes at UFC 131 in what was his featherweight debut.
5. Diego Nunes (16-1) – See above.
6. Mark Hominick (20-9) – Wants to fight Chan Sung Jung next.
7. Erik Koch (12-1) – Faces Jonathan Brookins in September.
8. Marlon Sandro (17-2) – Defeated Genair da Silva via split decision in the first round of Bellator’s featherweight tournament. Up next is Nazareno Malegarie.
9. Joe Warren (7-1) – Defends his featherweight title against Patricio Freire at Bellator 47.
10. Dustin Poirier (10-1) – Defeated Jason Young at UFC 131.

Honorable Mention: Patricio Freire, Javier Vazquez, Darren Elkins, Hiroyuki Takaya, Raphael Assuncao, Rani Yahya, Chan Sung Jung.

BANTAMWEIGHT
1. Dominick Cruz (18-1) – Successfully defended his bantamweight title at UFC 132 against Urijah Faber.
2. Brian Bowles (10-1) – Picked up his first decision win at UFC 132 against Takeya Mizugaki.
3. Joseph Benavidez (14-2) – Faces Eddie Wineland at UFC on Versus 5.
4. Urijah Faber (25-5) – See #1.
5. Demetrious Johnson (10-1) – Could be next for Cruz.
6. Miguel Torres (39-4) – Lost a controversial one to Johnson at UFC 130. Could Faber be next?
7. Scott Jorgensen (12-4) – Dominant win over Ken Stone last month.
8. Brad Pickett (20-5) – Forced to pull out of UFC 130 due to an undisclosed injury.
9. Eddie Wineland (17-7-1) – See #3.
10. Renan Barao (26-1, 1 NC) – Defeated Cole Escovedo at UFC 130; a major player in the UFC’s 135-pound division.

Honorable Mention: Takeya Mizugaki, Masakatsu Ueda, Michael McDonald, Cole Escovedo, Antonio Banuelos, Ivan Menjivar, Wagnney Fabiano.

MALE POUND-FOR-POUND:
1. Anderson Silva (Brazil)
2. Georges St-Pierre (Canada)
3. Jon Jones (USA)
4. Jose Aldo (Brazil)
5. Frankie Edgar (USA)
6. Dominick Cruz (USA)
7. Jon Fitch (USA)
8. Cain Velasquez (USA)
9. Jake Shields (USA)
10. BJ Penn (USA)
















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KevoOnTheRadio
07-08-2011, 06:42 PM
6. Rick Story (13-5)

You are fucking high, good sir.

Pasha K
07-08-2011, 10:13 PM
Overall the rankings are not bad, but it has some extremely stupid things.

Brock Lesnar No 4????? ROLMFAO

Rick Story No. 6???

Jacare No. 9??

Jon Fitch No. 7 P4P????

No word of what is next for Mousasi? hahaha So Ariel became so close to Zuffa that he does not know anymore what happens in Japan? Mousasi is figthing Hiroshi Izumi next week