UFC Welterweight Rankings

Men’s Divisions
Heavyweight (265)Light Heavyweight (205)Middleweight (185) – Welterweight (170) – Lightweight (155)Featherweight (145)Bantamweight (135)Flyweight (125)

Women’s Divisions
Women’s Featherweight (145)Women’s Bantamweight (135)Women’s Flyweight (125) –  Women’s Strawweight (115)

Rank  FighterOVRUFCLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Kamaru Usman19-114-0W-Jorge Masvidal (KO)
W-Gilbert Burns (TKO)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
2Colby Covington16-211-2W-Tyron Woodley (TKO)
L-Kamaru Usman (TKO)
W-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
3Gilbert Burns20-413-4W-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (TKO)
W-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
4Leon Edwards19-311-2W-Nate Diaz (DEC)
NC-Belal Muhammad (NC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
5Jorge Masvidal35-1512-8L-Kamaru Usman (KO)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Nate Diaz (TKO)
6Michael Chiesa18-411-4W-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Diego Sanchez (DEC)
Vicente Luque
08/07/2021
7Stephen Thompson16-5-111-5-1L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
W-Geoff Neal (DEC)
W-Vicente Luque (DEC)
8Vicente Luque20-7-113-3W-Tyron Woodley (SUB)
W-Randy Brown (KO)
W-Niko Price (TKO)
Michael Chiesa
08/07/2021
9Neil Magny25-818-7W-Geoff Neal (DEC)
L-Michael Chiesa (DEC)
W-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
10Nate Diaz20-1315-11L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
W-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
11Li Jingliang18-610-4W-Santiago Ponzinibbio (KO)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Elizeu Zaleski (TKO)
Khamzat Chimaev
10/30/2021
12Santiago Ponzinibbio28-410-3W-Miguel Baeza (DEC)
L-Li Jingliang (KO)
W-Neil Magny (KO)
13Belal Muhammad19-39-3W-Demian Maia (DEC)
NC-Leon Edwards (NC)
W-Dhiego Lima (DEC)
14Sean Brady14-04-0W-Jake Matthews (SUB)
W-Christian Aguilera (SUB)
W-Ismail Naurdiev (DEC)
Kevin Lee
08/28/2021
15Demian Maia28-1122-11L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
L-Gilbert Burns (TKO)
W-Ben Askren (SUB)
16Geoff Neal13-45-2L-Neil Magny (DEC)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
W-Mike Perry (TKO)
17Muslim Salikhov18-25-1W-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
W-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
W-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
18Elizeu Zaleski22-78-3L-Muslim Salikhov (DEC)
W-Alexey Kunchenko (DEC)
L-Li Jingliang (TKO)
19Robbie Lawler28-1512-9L-Neil Magny (DEC)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
L-Ben Askren (SUB)
Nick Diaz
09/25/2021
20Khamzat Chimaev9-03-0W-Gerald Meerschaert (KO)
W-Rhys McKee (TKO)
W-John Phillips (SUB)
Li Jingliang
10/30/2021
21Miguel Baeza10-13-1L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
W-Takashi Sato (SUB)
W-Matt Brown (TKO)
22Daniel Rodriguez15-25-1W-Preston Parsons (TKO)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
L-Nicholas Dalby (DEC)
23Shavkat Rakhmonov14-02-0W-Michel Prazeres (SUB)
W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
W-Tiago Lacerda (TKO)
24Jake Matthews17-510-5L-Sean Brady (SUB)
W-Diego Sanchez (DEC)
W-Emil Meek (DEC)
25Michel Pereira25-114-2W-Niko Price (DEC)
W-Kalinn Williams (DEC)
W-Zelim Imadaev (SUB)
26Niko Price15-5-17-5-1L-Michel Pereira (DEC)
D-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
L-Vicente Luque (TKO)
27Tim Means32-12-114-8W-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
28Nicolas Dalby19-5-13-4-1L-Tim Means (DEC)
W-Daniel Rodriguez (DEC)
L-Jesse Ronson (SUB)
29Alex Morono19-78-4W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
L-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
W-Rhys McKee (DEC)
30Donald Cerrone36-16-122-13-1L-Alex Morono (TKO)
D-Niko Price (DEC)
L-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
31Max Griffin18-86-6W-Carlos Condit (DEC)
W-Kenan Song (KO)
W-Ramiz Brahimaj (TKO)
32Carlos Condit32-149-10L-Max Griffin (DEC)
W-Matt Brown (DEC)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
33Randy Brown13-47-4W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
L-Vicente Luque (KO)
W-Warlley Alves (SUB)
34Matt Brown23-1816-12W-Dhiego Lima (KO)
L-Carlos Condit (DEC)
L-Miguel Baeza (TKO)
35James Krause29-810-4W-Claudio Silva (DEC)
L-Trevin Giles (DEC)
W-Sergio Moraes (KO)
36Kalinn Williams12-23-1W-Matt Semelsberger (DEC)
L-Michel Pereira (DEC)
W-Abdul Razak Alhassan (KO)
37Mike Perry14-87-8L-Daniel Rodriguez (DEC)
L-Tim Means (DEC)
W-Mickey Gall (DEC)
38Alex Oliveira22-10-111-8L-Randy Brown (SUB)
L-Shavkat Rakhmonov (SUB)
W-Peter Sobotta (DEC)
39Ramazan Emeev20-45-1W-David Zawada (DEC)
W-Niklas Stolze (DEC)
L-Tony Martin (DEC)
40Dwight Grant11-33-2W-Stefan Sekulic (DEC)
L-Daniel Rodriguez (KO)
W-Alan Jouban (DEC)
41Francisco Trinaldo26-816-7L-Muslim Salikhov (DEC)
W-Jai Herbert (TKO)
W-John Makdessi (DEC)
42Dhiego Lima15-94-7L-Matt Brown (KO)
L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
W-Luke Jumeau (DEC)
43Court McGee20-109-9W-Claudio Silva (DEC)
L-Carlos Condit (DEC)
L-Sean Brady (DEC)
44Claudio Silva14-35-2L-Court McGee (DEC)
L-James Krause (DEC)
W-Cole Williams (SUB)
45Lyman Good21-63-3L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
W-Chance Rencountre (TKO)
L-Demian Maia (SUB)
46Jeremiah Wells9-2-11-0W-Warlley Alves (KO)
W-Marco Smallman (SUB)
W-Mumia Abu Dey-Ali (KO)
47Warlley Alves14-58-5L-Jeremiah Wells (KO)
W-Mounir Lazzez (TKO)
L-Randy Brown (SUB)
48Michel Prazeres26-410-4L-Shavkat Rakhmonov (SUB)
L-Ismail Naurdiev (DEC)
W-Bartosz Fabinski (SUB)
49David Zawada17-51-2L-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
W-Abubakar Nurmagomedov (SUB)
L-Li Jingliang (KO)
50Abubakar Nurmagomedov16-3-11-1W-Jared Gooden (DEC)
L-David Zawada (SUB)
D-Bojan Velickovic (DEC)
51Impa Kasanganay9-12-1W-Sasha Palatnikov (SUB)
L-Joaquin Buckley (KO)
W-Maki Pitolo (DEC)
Carlston Harris
09/18/2021
52Mounir Lazzez10-21-1L-Warlley Alves (TKO)
W-Abdul Razak Alhassan (DEC)
W-Arber Murati (TKO)
Niklas Stolze
07/31/2021
53Takashi Sato16-42-2L-Miguel Baeza (SUB)
W-Jason Witt (TKO)
L-Belal Muhammad (SUB)
59Bryan Barberena15-76-5W-Anthony Ivy (DEC)
L-Randy Brown (TKO)
L-Vicente Luque (TKO)
Jason Witt
07/31/2021
54Carlston Harris16-41-0W-Christian Aguilera (SUB)
W-Saygid Izagakhmaev (SUB)
W-Alexsandro Santos (KO)
Impa Kasanganay
09/18/2021
55Kenan Song15-54-2L-Max Griffin (KO)
W-Callan Potter (KO)
W-Derrick Krantz (DEC)
56Matt Semelsberger7-31-1L-Kalinn Williams (DEC)
W-Jason Witt (KO)
W-Carlton Minus (DEC)
57Gabriel Green10-31-1W-Phil Rowe (DEC)
L-Daniel Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Richard LeRoy (KO)
60Mickey Gall7-36-3W-Jordan Williams (SUB)
L-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Salim Touahri (DEC)
58Jason Witt18-71-2L-Matt Semelsberger (KO)
W-Cole Williams (SUB)
L-Takashi Sato (TKO)
Bryan Barberena
07/31/2021
61Jared Gooden17-60-2L-Abubakar Nurmagomedov (DEC)
L-Alan Jouban (DEC)
W-Trent McCown (TKO)
62Phil Rowe7-30-1L-Gabriel Green (DEC)
W-Leon Shahbazyan (TKO)
W-Matt McKeon (SUB)
Orion Cosce
07/31/2021
63Jordan Williams9-50-2L-Mickey Gall (SUB)
L-Nassourdine Imavov (DEC)
W-Gregory Rodrigues (KO)
64Preston Parsons9-30-1L-Daniel Rodriguez (TKO)
W-Jeff Peterson (SUB)
W-Wesley Golden (SUB)
65Sasha Palatnikov6-31-1L-Impa Kasanganay (SUB)
W-Louis Cosce (TKO)
W-Paulo Henrique (TKO)
Ramiz Brahimaj
08/21/2021
66Ramiz Brahimaj8-30-1L-Max Griffin (TKO)
W-Carlos Martinez (SUB)
L-Justin Patterson (DEC)
Sasha Palatnikov
08/21/2021
67Louis Cosce7-10-1L-Sasha Palanikov (TKO)
W-Victor Reyna (TKO)
W-Art Hernandez (KO)
68Niklas Stolze12-40-1L-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
W-Omar Santana (DEC)
W-Christian Draxler (TKO)
Mounir Lazzez
07/31/2021
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Gunnar Nelson17-5-18-5L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
Dong Hyun Kim22-4-113-4L-Colby Covington (DEC)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
W-Dominic Waters (TKO)
Nick Diaz26-97-6NC-Anderson Silva (NC)
L-Georges St.Pierre (DEC)
L-Carlos Condit (DEC)
Jesse Ronson22-101-3W-Nicolas Dalby (SUB)
W-Troy Lamson (SUB)
L-Nikolay Aleksakhin (TKO)
Chad Laprise13-46-4L-Dhiego Lima (KO)
L-Vicente Luque (KO)
W-Galore Bofando (TKO)
Alberto Mina13-13-1L-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
W-Mike Pyle (KO)
W-Yoshihiro Akiyama (DEC)
Bradley Scott11-63-5L-Carlo Pedersoli (DEC)
L-Jack Hermansson (TKO)
W-Scott Askham (DEC)
Danny Roberts17-56-4W-Zelim Imadaev (KO)
L-Michel Pereira (KO)
L-Claudio Silva (SUB)
Siyar Bahadurzada24-8-14-4L-Ismail Naurdiev (DEC)
L-Curtis Millender (DEC)
W-Luan Chagas (KO)
Luan Chagas15-3-11-2-1L-Siyar Bahadurzada (KO)
W-Jim Wallhead (SUB)
L-Erick Silva (SUB)
Uros Jurisic11-10-0L-Shamil Musaev (DEC)
W-Walter Gahadza (SUB)
W-Shota Gvasalia (TKO)
Sergey Khandozhko
26-6-11-1L-Rustam Khabilov (DEC)
W-Rostem Akman (DEC)
W-Adriano Rodrigues (KO)
Sheldon Westcott9-3-11-2W-Edgar Garcia (TKO)
L-Pawel Pawlak (DEC)
L-Elias Theodorou (TKO)
Ramazan Kuramagomedov8-00-0W-Trevor Ollison (SUB)
W-Melisbek Abdrakhmanov (SUB)
W-Jordan Williams (DEC)
Orion Cosce7-00-0W-Matt Dixon (TKO)
W-Wally Wester (KO)
W-Daniel McWilliams (SUB)
Philip Rowe
07/31/2021
Calen Born7-10-0W-Craig Fairley (SUB)
L-Austin Jones (DEC)
W-Kassius Kayne (DEC)
Brian Camozzi
7-50-3L-Geoff Neal (SUB)
L-Chad Laprise (TKO)
L-Randy Brown (TKO)
Alex Reyes13-30-1L-Mike Perry (KO)
W-Gil Guardado (KO)
W-Thomas Noel (SUB)
Pascal Krauss11-22-2L-Hyun Gyu Lim (TKO)
W-Mike Stumpf (DEC)
L-John Hathaway (DEC)
Dean Barry3-10-0W-Abdullah Boushehri (KO)
W-Corey Samuels (TKO)
L-Anthony Taylor (SUB)
Mike Jackson1-11-1W-Phil Brooks (DEC)
L-Mickey Gall (SUB)
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Here is the rankings criteria that encompasses a fighter ranking:
- Most recent performance
- Performance against top competition
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- Strength of competition
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There are many fighters sporting undefeated records from developing fight scenes, especially abroad. Something we take into consideration is the strength of competition they have faced. If a fighter has compiled a bunch of wins against competition that is lackluster they will likely have a difficult time moving up in the rankings until they face stiffer competition in order for us to accurately predict how they would perform against exceedingly tougher competition.

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33 Comments on this post.
  • Bront thurston
    9 July 2021 at 1:10 PM
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    hello – emil meek was released from the UFC last week. thank u.

  • Ufc fan
    23 November 2020 at 8:07 AM
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    Where are Leon Edward’s and Santiago Ponzinhibio in the welterweight rankings?

    • D.C. Ross
      26 November 2020 at 7:59 AM
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      Both were removed from the rankings due to inactivity. Fighters are ineligible after 15 months of inactivity. FightMatrix is 450 days, while the UFC is supposed to be 12 months, but they rarely uphold that. At the bottom of each rankings page, I do list the fighters currently ineligible due to suspension, inactivity.

  • Bernardo
    21 October 2020 at 10:41 AM
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    As of today, Leon Edwards technically hasn’t fought for more than 15 months. According to your site’s system doesn’t that mean he should be ineligible for rankings? Or are you making the timeframe a bit longer than usual due to covid? (I am just curious, not hating)

  • TC
    20 October 2020 at 8:47 PM
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    Hi friends, a couple quick notes to help you out here:

    1) The 2nd “Abubakar Nurmagomedov” on this list (#67) is actually Gabriel Green
    2) Zelim Imadaev has been released
    3) James Vick has been released
    4) Jeremiah Wells is missing a photo

    • D.C. Ross
      21 October 2020 at 11:20 PM
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      Thank you for #1, now fixed!

  • InaccessIbleMaNhole
    4 October 2020 at 4:39 PM
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    Hey Rustam Khabilov recently retired, might wanna take him off the rankings when you have the opportunity.

    • D.C. Ross
      6 October 2020 at 12:18 AM
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      Hello, Khabilov was removed from the UFC rankings, but remains in the World Rankings as he signed with Bellator. Thank you for your comment.

  • Ryan
    21 January 2020 at 9:18 PM
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    on what planet is conor ranked above leon edwards at WW?

    • Santiago Farina
      31 May 2020 at 7:57 AM
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      Man you missing Santiago Ponzinibbio that ranking is messed up as well . Do more research.

      • D.C. Ross
        6 June 2020 at 7:46 AM
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        The reason he is missing is he has not fought in over 15 months, which is a requirement to be ranked. Ponzinibbio’s last fight was on 11/17/2018.

  • James
    20 January 2020 at 7:10 PM
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    Conor In the top 5 for taking out 15 or whatever cerrone wtf is this I used to have a lot of respect
    For this ranking site but come on that is illegitimate as fuck

  • Ray
    4 August 2019 at 7:56 PM
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    Zaleski is 7-1 in the UFC, How come he’s fighting a NR fighter?

    • D.C. Ross
      11 August 2019 at 11:36 AM
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      My Guess is that the higher ranked fighters are turning down fights against him. Zaleski deserves a big fight at this point.

  • Gill
    26 November 2018 at 5:27 AM
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    Best rankings….. Thanks for updating

  • Richard Edwards
    16 April 2017 at 12:36 PM
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    to bad for rory, the guy he handled so easily is now the champ and he is with bellator. rory total domination over woodley

  • Johny Bravo
    21 January 2017 at 9:45 AM
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    cm punk is higher then nick diaz hehe

  • yossgold
    11 January 2015 at 5:31 AM
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    They update it after every UFC event (at least). Be cool.

  • Joe
    23 October 2012 at 2:49 AM
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    I think that Riddle (and Rivera at Bantamweight) should be out of the rankings until they fight next even though their suspension is over.

    It looks to me like Riddle’s last win over Clements is taken into consideration, if it’s a NC it should be treated as such.

    Just my opinion, keep suspended fighters non-ranked until they fight next.

    • admin
      24 October 2012 at 9:18 AM
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      Hmm, good point. I did remove Diaz, Shields, Leben, and Overeem, but those were longer suspensions.

  • dWd
    9 October 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    Good win for Mike Pierce, i thought Simpson’ corner could have done better to settle him down between rounds,tell him to reset and do same again,not get sloppy,but Mike Pierce is definately a gate keeper, the only guys he lost too are top guys.I hope i’m not wrong about Silva though and he’s only a couple big wins away from a title shot.

    • admin
      9 October 2012 at 9:17 PM
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      I still think Pierce should cut down to 155. It is obvious that he is carrying some extra weight around the midsection and his lack of height and reach does not help him one bit. I’m not sure if I’m ready to label Pierce a gatekeeper at this point. He’d have a decent shot at avenging his losses to Koscheck or Fitch if they were to face off again. Should of, could of though, and you are right, at this point Pierce is sitting on the outside of the top contenders list.

      As for silva, if he beats Fitch, it’s going to be a race between him and Rory MacDonald to see which prospect claims a title shot first. Considering GSP is still welterweight champion, we will likely see Silva claim that future shot if he can win his next couple of fights.

      • dWd
        15 October 2012 at 2:47 AM
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        I may have been wrong about Silva, but i wasn’t wrong about Fitch i’ve always had him top 3 in my rankings. should look at moving Silva down now to around 15 maybe you think? and Demian Maia up. i have Maia at 11 but my rankings look a lot different to yours,i have Fitch and Koscheck higher and Condit and Kampmann lower and of course i still have Diaz and Penn in my top ten.

        • admin
          16 October 2012 at 1:50 PM
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          Maia got a nice boost in the rankings and will hopefully face off with Fitch next. As for Erick Silva, he put on a good performance and his stock did not drop much. I still have him ranked behind a solid grappler like Pierce, but ahead of Story, Alves, Akiyama, Kim, all of whom are struggling or coming off losses themselves.

          I do find some merit behind your Fitch and Koscheck ranked above Condit and Kampmann statement. It all had to do with timing. Fitch and Kos were struggling with injuries and recent losses, while Condit and Kampmann struck while the iron was hot. Do I think Fitch would beat Condit? It would be a great fight that I would be slightly leaning towards Fitch to grind out.

  • dWd
    12 September 2012 at 12:35 AM
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    Erick Silva could be ranked higher and Mike Pierce lower.

    • admin
      12 September 2012 at 10:54 PM
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      I agree, Silva is a future star. If he can get past Fitch, Silva should skyrocket into the Top 5. Pierce’s only losses in recent years have been close decisions to Fitch, Hendricks, and Koscheck. Pierce below Thiago Silva or Rick Story could be debated, but Story is still trying to bounce from his loss to Brenneman. Dong Hyun Kim, Aaron Simpson, Akiyama, etc. could all leapfrog Pierce with a signature win, but the entire welterweight division has been in neutral for the last few months.

  • Joe
    20 June 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    Dude, your rankings are awesome and realistic, some people don’t understand that fighter rankings aren’t just “who I think is better, there’s a lot of “who beat who” other stuff coming into consideration.

    Don’t pay attention to any of the haters, people who have a problem with your rankings should try maintaining their own ranking lists and see if they can do a better job.

    No one is forcing them to use yours.

    • admin
      20 August 2012 at 9:44 PM
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      Thank you, I appreciate the respectful comments.

  • Poop
    2 June 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    Kampmann should be ahead of Koscheck, easily.

  • Beighz
    4 July 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    Brenneman 8?   lol

    • admin
      8 July 2011 at 2:40 PM
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      I moved Brenneman down this week, feeling that Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann deserve a bump up comparing their recent fight history with Brenneman, Story, Alves, etc. Brenneman may not have won pretty, but he won and knocked off one of the fastest rising stars in the 170-pound division.

    • Honest man
      3 June 2012 at 8:44 PM
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      None of the above comments make sense, i think  the rankings here are almost a hundred percent right, Kampmann is not ahead of Koshchek, Brenneman deserves to be at where it is, and why would anyone care about the 25th place and under? your lame

      • Joe
        23 August 2012 at 2:09 AM
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        To be fare, the comments ARE from 2011 🙂

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