Wednesday, October 27, 2010

MMA Pound For Pound Rankings

Featured Nugget: MMA Pound For Pound Rankings October/November 2010

Does new UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez make it into the top 10 pound for pound fighters in the world following his destruction of Brock Lesnar?...
Top 10 MMA P4P Rankings:
10) Lyoto Machida - 
yeah he got beat up by Shogun Rua (twice) but apart from that he's still great. Got a chance to get back to winning ways against 'Rampage' Jackson in November at UFC 123.

9) Jake Shields - 
his style ain't gonna be for everyone but he started his UFC career off with a win against the very good Martin Kampmann. Proved he can win in different weight classes. Expected to fight GSP next, as long as GSP beats Josh Koscheck again.

8) Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua - 

ended the Machida era before it even really began, if he can stay injury free he could get back to his awesome best.

7) Gray Maynard - 
alot of people hate his tactics, but he's successful. Number one contender to Frankie Edgar's UFC lightweight title. He's beat him before can he do it again for the belt?

6) Jon Fitch - 
another guy who isn't the most exciting fighter but he has proven himself to be a tough opponent for anybody. Gone unbeaten since his loss to GSP in 2008, is in line for another title shot soon.

5) Cain Velasquez - 
alot of people expected him to win the UFC heavyweight title from Brock Lesnar but i doubt many expected the fashion in which he did it. Completely dominating, quick, powerful and improving, the fact that he's so young and is already this good is scary for the heavyweight division. Tough test against Junior Dos Santos is next for the new champ, he may have to really show off his wrestling skills.

4) Frankie Edgar - 
the UFC lightweight champion showed his first win against BJ Penn wasn't a fluke by looking even more impressive and dominating in the rematch. Great wrestler, fast striker and ridiculous cardio, this guy is good.

3) Jose Aldo - 
The WEC Featherweight champion is simply put one of the best in the world. He looks incredible in all his match ups and is one of the most exciting fighters in the world. After clearing out the WEC we may soon see him stepping up to challenge some of the UFC's top lightweight, if and when he does, i wouldn't bet against him!

2) Anderson Silva - 
He is just great, showed he can take a beating and still come out with the win. When he wants to be, he is the best in the world. Just go watch some of his highlight videos. Huge fight with Vitor Belfort finally seems like its going to happen on Superbowl weekend next year. I can't wait.

1) Georges St.Pierre - 
Currently on TV as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter show, his team has been pretty successful so far picking up all but one win, proving to be a great coach as well as fighter. Fights Josh Koscheck in December, if he comes through that with the victory has big match ups with Jake Shields and maybe, just maybe, a certain Anderson Silva next year...

okay so the top 3 could be in any order, all of them are just awesome fighters.

Just missing out on the list were:
Fedor Emelianenko -
yes he's beatable but 9 times out 10 he's going to be winning. Really needs to be fighting top competition more regularly if he wants to cement his legendary status, especially in the States.

Dominick Cruz -
The WEC Bantamweight champion is close but being ranked

Gilbert Melendez -
Strikeforce's Lightweight Champion if he does fight Eddie Alvarez the winner will most probably be getting ranked

Eddie Alvarez -
The Bellator Lightweight Champion better competition would see him get a better ranking

BJ Penn -
After destroying Kenny Florian & Diego Sanchez, BJ looked unstoppable, but Frankie Edgar had other plans...

Shinya Aoki -
Submission specialist and owner of some awesome pants, back to winning ways.

Martin Kampmann -
just lost out to Jake Shields but showed improved take down defense and wrestling. One win away.

Carlos Condit - 
a rematch against Kampmann might see the winner climbing into the top 10

Rashad Evans -
number 1 contender to the UFC light heavyweight title, just has to wait till Rua is fit and ready to fight

Jon Jones - 
hasn't quite done enough to get ranked yet, he will soon though and when he does, he's gonna be ranked high.

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