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MMA Rankings

Top 10 MMA welterweights: October 2014

Please note the rankings are determined by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (9/5/14) are in parenthesis: 1) Johny Hendricks (1) Johny Hendricks will face Robbier Lawler earlier then expected when the two have the rematch at UFC 181 on December 6th. Hendricks bicep surgery should mean that Lawler will face the best Hendricks which can lead to some dangerous wrestling to ground and pound. 2) Robbie Lawler

Top 10 MMA bantamweights : October 2014

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (9/22/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1) T.J. Dillashaw (1) T.J. Dillashaw probably won’t fight until at least February 2014 but when he does fight it will most likely be against Dominick Cruz. 2) Renan Barao (2) In order to even be considered for a title shot again, Renan Barao needs to fight Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight

Top 10 MMA lightweights: October 2014

Due to inactivity TJ Grant and Anthony Pettis are ineligible. Also due to a rare tie there are eleven in the rankings. 8/31/14 in parenthesis: 1) Gilbert Melendez (2)  Like future opponent Anthony Pettis, Gilbert Melendez will become ineligible for the rankings before their coaches match in December. However, we will still get to see him coaching on The Ultimate Fighter as he continues to seek his team’s first win in the competition. 2) Khabib Nurmagomedov

Top 10 MMA featherweights: October 2014

Note due to inactivity, Chan Sung Jung is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (9/14/14) in parenthesis: 1) Jose Aldo (1) Jose Aldo is on course to defend his title against Chad Mendes at UFC 179 on October 25th. He may then face upstart Conor McGregor as stated by Dana White who believes that McGregor makes the most sense as Aldo’s next championship challenger. 2) Chad Mendes (2) He’s had to wait a while,

Top 10 MMA flyweights: October 2014

Note due to suspension, Ali Bagautinov is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (9/13/14) are in parenthesis: 1) Demetrious Johnson (1) Demetrious Johnson made history by becoming the first UFC fighter to finish a title fight by kimura when he submitted Chris Cariaso. Without a doubt, Johnson is continuing to make the case that he is one of the best in the world across the board. 2) Joseph Benavidez (2) Looking to

Top 10 P4P MMA fighters: October 2014

Note due to inactivity Anthony Pettis is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also note that the previous rankings (9/9/14) in parenthesis: 1) Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones is recovering from surgery and still set to face Daniel Cormier in the annual new years show at UFC 182 on January 3rd. 2) Demetrious Johnson (3) It was obvious for everyone who watched UFC 178 that Demetrious Johnson clearly over matched the underdog challenger Chris Cariaso. This marks three finishes in

Top 10 Women’s P4P fighters: September 2014

Due to inactivity Carla Esparza, Cristiane Justino, Marloes Coenen, and Jessica Penne are ineligible. Last ranks in parenthesis: 1) Ronda Rousey (1) Ronda Rousey‘s next opponent has now been determined to be Cat Zingano who returned to action in come from behind fashion. However, the match may not take place at UFC 182 as originally planned if Zingano can’t get cleared before he medical suspension ends. 2) Michelle Waterson (N/A) “The Karete Hottie” Michelle Waterson successfully defended her

Top 10 MMA heavyweights: September 2014

Please note due to inactivity Stefan Struve is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (6/11/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1) Cain Velasquez (1) Cain Velasquez is currently training for his title defense while waiting for The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America to finish broadcasting. Of note is the fact that before his UFC 180 defense, Velasquez will become ineligible for the rankings on October 19th due to inactivity. 2) Fabricio Werdum (2) Like Cain

Top 10 MMA light heavyweights: September 2014

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and the previous rankings (8/19/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1. Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones is on track for recovery and for his title defense in fight capitol Las Vegas on January 3rd at UFC 182 against Daniel Cormier. 2. Daniel Cormier (3) Number one contender Daniel Cormier is continuing to train for his upcoming fight with Jon Jones for the annual

Top 10 MMA bantamweights: September 2014

Please note due to inactivity, Dominick Cruz is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also note previous rankings (7/22/14) in parenthesis: 1. T.J. Dillashaw (1) T.J. Dillashaw didn’t face Renan Barao at UFC 177, but he did have a good match with replacement Joe Soto and knocked him out. One has to admire Soto for giving Dillashaw more of a test then Barao, but it also shows that the champion is adaptable to adverse conditions. 2. Renan Barao