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MMA Freak Women’s Weight Class Rankings: November 2014

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and that the previous rankings (8/8/14) are in parenthesis: Featherweights 1) Marloes Coenen (2) – Former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion – Defeated Annalisa Bucci recently in her Bellator debut. 2) Pannie Kianzad (4) 3) Julia Budd (3) - Recently signed with Bellator and is expected to face Marloes Coenen sometime next year, possibly for the title. 4) Faith Van Duin (5)

Top 10 MMA featherweights: November 2014

Note due to inactivity, Chan Sung Jung is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (10/14/14) in parenthesis: 1) Jose Aldo (1) Jose Aldo found himself fighting a closer fight against Chad Mendes than expected and may have shared fight of the year with Mendes. UFC 179 showed that rematches with Aldo are by no means a one sided repeat and one could argue that Mendes actually won the title. 2) Chad

Top 10 MMA flyweights: November 2014

Note due to suspension, Ali Bagautinov is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (10/13/14) are in parenthesis: 1) Demetrious Johnson (1) With the UFC schedule the way it is, one can expect Demetrious Johnson to next defend his title in the ballpark of April of this next year. 2) Joseph Benavidez (2) Joseph Benavidez did indeed face the up and coming brawler Dustin Ortiz at UFC Fight Night 57 and was able to grind

Top 10 P4P MMA fighters: November 2014

Due to inactivity Anthony Pettis, Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos are ineligible. Previous rankings (10/6/14) in parenthesis: 1) Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones is set to face upcoming opponent Daniel Cormier at UFC 182 on January 3rd in order to finally settle the score once and for all. Jones is without a doubt a spectacular athlete, however as mentioned before Cormier has been known to pull upsets on many occasions. 2) Demetrious Johnson (2) One can

Top 10 MMA light heavyweights: November 2014

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and the previous rankings (9/25/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1) Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones will headline the annual UFC New Years Eve show at UFC 182 on January 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada against Daniel Cormier. It will be interesting to see how Jones can handle a fighter who has controlled much larger opponents so soundly. 2) Daniel

Top 10 Women’s P4P fighters: November 2014

Due to inactivity Carla Esparza, Cristiane Justino, and Jessica Penne are ineligible. Previous rankings (10/1/14) listed in parenthesis: 1) Ronda Rousey (1)  It is now confirmed that Ronda Rousey will be facing Cat Zingano at UFC 184 on February 28, 2015 in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. It maybe redundant to say that Zingano maybe Rousey’s greatest challenge to date but considering the similarities between the two not really. 2) Michelle Waterson (2) Michelle Waterson will next be

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,