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Updated UFC rankings and upcoming matches

Here are my UFC rankings along with the upcoming matches they have booked.  I put these charts together to help me see what realistic fights make sense, and who is currently booked.  I rank guys based off results and my opinion of who’s the best.  The guy getting the next title isn’t always ranked number 2, when guys are inactive for a long period of time (usually around a year) I start dropping them down the rankings a little at time.  Most of the time new fighters to UFC are going to start at the bottom of the rankings unless I’ve seen enough of their body of work to rank them a little higher.  Let me know what you think, but if you tell me I have someone ranked too high, let me know where you think they should be ranked.  It is easy to say someone isn’t top 10, until you look at all the other guy out there.     

 

Heavyweight:  I’ve always thought Dos Santos was a great fighter, but I wanted to see him against a guy with a wrestling background, now we have, and what a great performance.  I can’t wait to see this next title fight.  What is next for Carwin?  I’m not sure, he has never been the most active fighter in UFC, is on the wrong side of 35 (for anyone not named Randy Couture), just had a major surgery, and took a vicious beating.  Right now he is on the outside of title picture, but he is still a top 10 HW, and if the SF guys start to come over to UFC he could have great fights with guys like Bigfoot, Barnett, and Werdum. Until then I’d just like to see him stay active, Mike Russow makes sense right now.   I know it doesn’t make much sense in terms of my rankings below, but I’d like to see Einemo v Nelson.   There are a few more fun fights coming up this month, and then Joe Silva can go and work his magic, but here are the fights I’d make as of right now Herman v Browne, Rothwell v Broughton, Struve v Madsen, and Hunt v Beltran. 

 

 

Name

 

Next fight

Last fight

1

Cain Velasquez

2

Junior Dos Santos

w/ Brock Lesnar, 23 Oct

2

Junior Dos Santos

1

Cain Velasquez

w/ Shane Carwin, 11 Jun

3

Frank Mir

 

TBD

w/ Roy Nelson, 28 May

4

Shane Carwin

 

TBD

l/ Junior Dos Santos, 11 Jun

5

Brock Lesnar

 

TBD

l/ Cain Velasquez, 23 Oct

6

Roy Nelson

 

TBD

l/ Frank Mir, 28 May

7

Brendan Schaub

8

Antonio Nogueira, 27 Aug

w/ Cro Cop, 19 Mar

8

Antonio Nogueira

7

Brendan Schaub, 27 Aug

L/ Cain Velazquez

9

Mike Russow

 

TBD

w/ Jon Madsen, 26 Mar

10

Travis Browne

 

TBD

w/ Stefan Struve, 28 May

11

Stefan Struve

 

TBD

l/ Travis Browne, 28 May

12

Jon Madsen

 

TBD

l/ Mike Russow, 26 Mar

13

Ben Rothwell

21

Mark Hunt, 24 Sep

w/ Gilbert Yvel, 12 Jun

14

Matt Mitrione

19

Christian Morecraft, 26 Jun

w/ Tim Hague, 22 Jan

15

Cheick Kongo

16

Pat Barry, 26 Jun

d/ Travis Browne,16 Oct

16

Dave Herman

 

TBD

w/ Jon Olav Einemo, 11 Jun

17

Pat Barry

15

Cheick Kongo, 26 Jun

w/ Joey Beltran, 22 Jan

18

Joey Beltran

 

TBD

w/ Aaron Rosa, 11 Jun

19

Rob Broughton

 

TBD

w/ Vinicius Quieroz, 16 Oct

20

Christian Morecraft

14

Matt Mitrione, 26 Jun

w/ Sean McCorkle, 26 Mar

21

Mark Hunt

13

Ben Rothwell

w/ Chris Tuchscherer, 27 Feb

22

Jon Olav Einemo

 

TBD

l/ Dave Herman, 11 Jun

23

Aaron Rosa

 

TBD

l/ Joey Beltran, 11 Jun

 

 

 

 

 

LHW:  There isn’t going to be much movement in this division until Aug/ Sep, but there are a ton of great fights coming up.  Ryan Bader could put himself into a match with Machida if he can take care of Tito Ortiz, just because everyone else is booked for a while.  Kyle Kingsbury is on a 4 fight win streak and has earned the right to fight so higher ranking guys, I’d put him in with Matt Hamill next.  So many of the top guys have already fought each other at some point, that there will be some interesting match making coming up.  I’d make Maldonado v Diabate, Brilz v Vera, and Te Huna v Cantwell.

 

 

Name

 

Next fight

Last fight

1

Jon Jones

4

Rampage Jackson, 24 Sep

w/ Shogun Rua, 19 Mar

2

Rashad Evans

7

Phil Davis, 6 Aug

w/ Rampage Jackson

3

Shogun Rua

6

Forrest Griffin, 27 Aug

l/ Jon Jones, 19 Mar

4

Rampage Jackson

1

Jon Jones, 24 Sep

w/ Matt Hamill, 28 May

5

Lyoto Machida

 

TBD

w/ Randy Couture, 30 Apr

6

Forrest Griffin

3

Shogun Rua, 27 Aug

w/ Rich Franklin, 5 Feb

7

Phil Davis

2

Rashad Evans, 6 Aug

w/ Antonio Nogueria, 26 Mar

8

Ryan Bader

15

Tito Ortiz, 2 Jul

l/ Jon Jones, 5 Feb

9

Rich Franklin

10

Antonio Nogueria, 6 Aug

l/ Forrest Griffin, 5 Feb

10

Antonio Nogueria

9

Rich Franklin, 6 Aug

l/ Phil Davis, 26 Mar

11

Thiago Silva

 

TBD

NC/ Brandon Vera, 1 Jan

12

Vladimir Matyushenko

13

Alexander Gustafsson, 6 Aug

w/ Jason Brilz, 30 Apr

13

Alexander Gustafsson

12

Vladimir Matyushenko, 6 Aug

w/ James Te Huna, 27 Feb

14

Matt Hamill

 

TBD

l/ Rampage Jackson, 28 May

15

Tito Ortiz

8

Ryan Bader, 2 Jul

l/ Matt Hamill, 23 Oct

16

Kyle Kingsbury

 

TBD

w/ Fabio Maldonado, 4 Jun

17

Stephan Bonnar

23

Karlos Vemola, 14 Aug

w/ Igor Pokrajak, 4 Dec

18

Jason Brilz

 

TBD

l/ Vladimir Matyushenko, 30 Apr

19

Luis Cane

32

Stanislav Nedkov, 27 Aug

w/ Eliot Marshall, 19 Mar

20

Krzysztof Soszynski

 

TBD

w/ Mike Massenzio, 11 Jun

21

Brandon Vera

 

TBD

NC/ Thiago Silva, 1 Jan

22

Cyrille Diabate

 

TBD

w/ Steve Cantwell, 3 Mar

23

Karlos Vemola

17

Stephan Bonnar, 14 Aug

w/ Seth Petruzelli, 13 Nov

24

Fabio Maldonado

 

TBD

l/ Kyle Kingsbury, 4 Jun

25

Igor Pokrajac

 

TBD

w/ Todd Brown, 3 Mar

26

Eliot Marshall

 

TBD

l/ Luis Cane, 19 Mar

27

Ricardo Romero

 

TBD

l/ Kyle Kingsbury, 5 Feb

28

James Te Huna

 

TBD

l/ Alexander Gustafsson, 27 Feb

29

Anthony Perosh

 

TBD

w/ Tom Blackledge, 27 Feb

30

Steve Cantwell

 

TBD

l/ Cyrille Diabate, 3 Mar

31

Tom Blackledge

 

TBD

l/ Anthony Perosh, 27 Feb

32

Mike Massenzio

 

TBD

l/ Krzysztof Soszynski, 11 Jun

33

Stanislav Nedkov

19

Luis Cane, 27 Aug

w/ Augustin Helgiu

 

 

MW:  Munoz and Maia was about as close as they get, but it was enough for Munoz to break into the top 10.  Stann v Munoz would be a great fight. Chris Weidman is living up to the hype so far, but there isn’t a need to rush him to the top.  A fight with Ed Herman would be good for him at this point.  I really wish Bisping v Miller was happening in July instead of December.  Other fights I’d make are Boetsch v Dan Miller, Santiago v Grove, and Ring v Catone.

 

 

Name

 

Next fight

Last fight

1

Anderson Silva

2

Yushin Okami, 27 Aug

w/ Vitor Belfort, 5 Feb

2

Yushin Okami

1

Anderson Silva, 27 Aug

w/ Nate Marquardt, 13 Nov

3

Vitor Belfort

16

Yoshihiro Akiyama, 6 Aug

l/ Anderson Silva, 5 Feb

4

Michael Bisping

12

Jason Miller, 3 Dec

w/ Jorge Rivera, 27 Feb

5

Chael Sonnen

 

TBD

l/ Anderson Silva, 7 Aug

6

Brian Stann

 

TBD

w/ Jorge Santiago, 28 May

7

Mark Munoz

 

TBD

w/ Demian Maia, 11 Jun

8

Demian Maia

 

TBD

l/ Mark Munoz, 11 Jun

9

Rousimar Palhares

37

Alexandre Ferreira, 27 Aug

w/ Dave Branch, 3 Mar

10

Alan Belcher

32

Jason MacDonald, 17 Sep

w/ Patrick Cote

11

Wanderlei Silva

13

Chris Leben, 2 Jul

w/ Michael Bisping

12

Jason Miller

4

Michael Bisping, 3 Dec

w/ Kazushi Sakuraba, 16 Sep

13

Chris Leben

11

Wanderlei Silva, 2 Jul

l/ Brian Stann, 1 Jan

14

Tim Boetsch

 

TBD

w/ Kendall Grove, 28 May

15

Jorge Santiago

 

TBD

l/ Brian Stann, 28 May

16

Yoshihiro Akiyama

3

Vitor Belfort, 6 Aug

l/ Michael Bisping, 16 Oct

17

CB Dollaway

34

Jared Hamman, 14 Aug

l/ Mark Munoz, 3 Mar

18

Dan Miller

 

TBD

l/ Nate Marquardt, 19 Mar

19

Chris Weidman

 

TBD

w/ Jesse Bongfeldt, 11 Jun

20

Jorge Rivera

24

Alessio Sakara, 6 Aug

l/ Michael Bisping, 27 Feb

21

Kyle Noke

30

Tom Lawlor, 14 Aug

w/ Chris Camozzi, 27 Feb

22

Kendall Grove

 

TBD

l/ Tim Boetsch, 28 May

23

Aaron Simpson

31

Brad Tavares, 2 Jul

w/ Mario Miranda, 26 Mar

24

Alessio Sakara

20

Jorge Rivera, 6 Aug

l/ Chris Weidman, 3 Mar

25

Ed Herman

 

TBD

w/ Tim Credeur, 4 Jun

26

Nate Quarry

 

TBD

l/ Jorge Rivera

27

Court McGee

36

Dongi Yang, 17 Sep

w/ Ryan Jensen, 23 Oct

28

Nick Ring

 

TBD

w/ James Head, 11 Jun

29

Nick Catone

 

TBD

w/ Costantinos Phillippou, 19 Mar

30

Tom Lawlor

21

Kyle Noke, 14 Aug

w/ Patrick Cote, 23 Oct

31

Brad Tavares

23

Aaron Simpson, 2 Jul

w/ Phil Baroni, 1 Jan

32

Jason MacDonald

10

Alan Belcher, 17 Sep

w/ Ryan Jensen, 30 Apr

33

Tim Credeur

 

TBD

l/ Ed Herman, 4 Jun

34

Jared Hamman

17

CB Dollaway, 14 Aug

l/ Kyle Kingsbury, 15 Sep

35

Riki Fukuda

38

Rafael Natal, 27 Aug

l/ Nick Ring, 27 Feb

36

Dongi Yang

27

Court McGee, 17 Sep

w/ Rob Kimmons, 3 Mar

37

Alexandre Ferreira

9

Rousimar Palhares, 27 Aug

l/ Vladimir Matyushenko, 13 Nov

38

Rafael Natal

35

Riki Fukuda, 27 Aug

d/ Jesse Bongfeldt, 11 Dec

39

Jesse Bongfeldt

 

TBD

l/ Chris Weidman, 11 Jun

40

Costantinos Phillippou

 

TBD

l/ Nick Catone, 19 Mar

41

James Head

 

TBD

l/ Nick Ring, 11 Jun

 

 

WW:  The winner of Story v Marquardt is going to be right in mix for a title shot, great match making. With Fitch out to the end of the year I think Shields v BJ makes sense.  There is so much young talent in the top 25 that the established guys in the top 5 are going to be fighting for their status over the next year, and shouldn’t run out of challengers.  Fights I’d make, Ellenberger v Kos, Alves v Johnson, Patrick v Hathaway, and Rocha v Foster .  Oh yeah, and the next matches for the guys from TUF, Ferguson v Wilks, Cope v Riddle, Harvison v Soto, Bailey v Waldburger, and Nijem v Scanlon. 

 

 

Name

 

Next fight

Last fight

1

Georges St. Pierre

6

Nick Diaz, 29 Oct

w/ Jake Shields, 30 Apr

2

Jon Fitch

 

TBD

d/ BJ Penn, 27 Feb

3

Jake Shields

 

TBD

l/ Georges St. Pierre, 30 Apr

4

Josh Koscheck

 

TBD

l/ GSP, 11 Dec

5

BJ Penn

 

TBD

d/ Jon Fitch, 27 Feb

6

Nick Diaz

1

Georges St. Pierre, 29 Oct

w/ Paul Daley

7

Rick Story

7

Nate Marquardt, 26 Jun

w/ Thiago Alves, 28 May

8

Nate Marquardt

8

Rick Story, 26 Jun

w/ Dan Miller, 19 Mar

9

Carlos Condit

16

Dong Hyun Kim, 2 Jul

w/ Dan Hardy, 16 Oct

10

Thiago Alves

 

TBD

l/ Rick Story, 28 May

11

Diego Sanchez

14

Matt Hughes, 24 Sep

w/ Martin Kampmann, 3 Mar

12

Martin Kampmann

 

TBD

l/ Diego Sanchez, 3 Mar

13

Jake Ellenberger

 

TBD

w/ Sean Pierson, 30 Apr

14

Matt Hughes

11

Diego Sanchez, 24 Sep

l/ BJ Penn, 20 Nov

15

Mike Pierce

21

Johny Hendricks, 6 Aug

w/ Kenny Robertson, 5 Feb

16

Dong Hyun Kim

9

Carlos Condit, 2 Jul

w/ Nate Diaz, 1 Jan

17

Mike Pyle

22

Rory MacDonald, 6 Aug

w/ Ricardo Almeida, 19 Mar

18

Anthony Johnson

 

TBD

w/ Dan Hardy, 26 Mar

19

Brian Ebersole

29

Dennis Hallman, 6 Aug

w/ Chris Lytle, 27 Feb

20

Chris Lytle

27

Dan Hardy, 14 Aug

l/ Brian Ebersole, 27 Feb

21

Johny Hendricks

15

Mike Pierce, 6 Aug

w/ TJ Waldburger, 26 Mar

22

Rory MacDonald

17

Mike Pyle, 6 Aug

w/ Nate Diaz, 30 Apr

23

Paulo Thiago

52

David Mitchell, 27 Aug

l/ Diego Sanchez, 23 Oct

24

John Hathaway

 

TBD

w/ Kris McCray, 26 Mar

25

Claude Patrick

 

TBD

w/ Daniel Roberts, 30 Apr

26

Matt Serra

 

TBD

l/ Chris Lytle, 25 Sep

27

Dan Hardy

20

Chris Lytle, 14 Aug

l/ Anthony Johnson, 26 Mar

28

John Howard

39

Matt Brown, 26 Jun

l/ Thiago Alves, 11 Dec

29

Dennis Hallman

19

Brian Ebersole, 6 Aug

w/ Karo Paryisan, 20 Nov

30

Brian Foster

 

TBD

w/ Matt Brown, 20 Nov

31

Nate Diaz

 

TBD

l/ Rory MacDonald, 30 Apr

32

Daniel Roberts

47

Rich Attonito, 26 Jun

l/ Claude Patrick, 30 Apr

33

Charlie Brenneman

34

TJ Grant, 26 Jun

w/ Amilcar Alves, 22 Jan

34

TJ Grant

33

Charlie Brenneman, 26 Jun

l/ Ricardo Almeida, 11 Dec

35

Carlos Rocha

 

TBD

l/ Jake Ellenberger, 5 Feb

36

Amir Sadollah

46

Duane Ludwig, 14 Aug

w/ DaMarques Johnson, 26 Mar

37

Sean Pierson

 

TBD

l/ Jake Ellenenberger, 30 Apr

38

Mike Swick

55

Erick Silva, 27 Aug

l/ Paulo Thiago

39

Matt Brown

28

John Howard, 26 Jun

l/ Brian Foster, 20 Nov

40

James Wilks

 

TBD

l/ Claude Patrick, 16 Oct

41

Matt Riddle

 

TBD

l/ Sean Pierson, 11 Dec

42

DaMarques Johnson

 

TBD

l/ Amir Sadollah, 26 Mar

43

Greg Soto

 

TBD

l/ Daniel Roberts, 1 Jan

44

TJ Waldburger

 

TBD

l/ Johny Hendricks, 26 Mar

45

Pascal Krauss

 

TBD

w/ Mark Scanlon, 13 Nov

46

Duane Ludwig

36

Amir Sadollah, 14 Aug

w/ Nick Osipczak, 13 Nov

47

Rich Attonito

32

Daniel Roberts, 26 Jun

l/ Dave Branch, 4 Dec

48

Tony Ferguson

 

TBD

w/ Ramsey Nijem, 4 Jun

49

Chris Cope

 

TBD

w/ Chuck O'Neil, 4 Jun

50

Clay Harvison

 

TBD

w/ Justin Edwards, 4 Jun

51

Shamar Bailey

 

TBD

w/ Ryan McGillivray, 4 Jun

52

David Mitchell

23

Paulo Thiago, 27 Aug

l/ Anthony Waldburger, 15 Sep

53

Ramsey Nijem

 

TBD

l/ Tony Ferfuson, 4 Jun

54

Mark Scanlon

 

TBD

l/ Pascal Krauss, 13 Nov

55

Erick Silva

38

Mike Swick, 27 Aug

w/ Francisco Ayon

 

 

 

 

 

LW: When will Gilbert Melendez show up in UFC, that is my biggest question.  Guida knocked off one challenger in Pettis, but others are still lined up.  Miller, Guillard, and Guida are all in line, but need one or two more wins to lock in a title shot.   Fights I’d make are Sherk v Bocek, Tibau v Dunham, Pettis v Gomi, and Stephens v Cerrone.  

 

 

Name

 

Next fight

Last fight

1

Frankie Edgar

2

Gray Maynard

d/ Gray Maynard, 1 Jan 

2

Gray Maynard

1

Frankie Edgar

d/ Frank Edgar, 1 Jan

3

Jim Miller

9

Ben Henderson, 14 Aug

w/ Kamal Shalorus, 19 Mar

4

Melvin Guillard

22

Shane Roller, 2 Jul

w/ Evan Dunham, 22 Jan

5

Clay Guida

 

TBD

w/ Anthony Pettis, 4 Jun

6

Denis Siver

16

Matt Wiman, 2 Jul

w/ George Sotiropoulos, 27 Feb

7

Anthony Pettis

 

TBD

l/ Clay Guida, 4 Jun

8

Evan Dunham

 

TBD

l/ Melvin Guillard, 22 Jan

9

Ben Henderson

3

Jim Miller, 14 Aug

w/ Mark Bocek, 30 Apr

10

George Sotiropoulos

24

Rafael Dos Anjos, 2 Jul

l/ Dennis Siver, 27 Feb

11

Sean Sherk

 

TBD

w/ Evan Dunham, 25 Sep

12

Donald Cerrone

 

TBD

w/ Vagner Rocha, 11 Jun

13

Mark Bocek

 

TBD

l/ Ben Henderson, 30 Apr

14

Charles Oliveira

17

Nik Lentz, 26 Jun

l/ Jim Miller, 11 Dec

15

Gleison Tibau

 

TBD

w/ Rafaello Oliveira, 28 May

16

Matt Wiman

6

Denis Siver, 2 Jul

w/ Cole Miller, 22 Jan

17

Nik Lentz

14

Charles Oliveira, 26 Jun

w/ Waylon Lowe, 26 Mar

18

Jeremy Stephens

 

TBD

w/ Danny Downes, 4 Jun

19

Takanori Gomi

 

TBD

l/ Clay Guida, 1 Jan

20

Sam Stout

 

TBD

w/ Yves Edwards, 11 Jul

21

Joe Lauzon

40

Curt Warburton, 26 Jun

l/ George Sotiropoulos, 20 Nov

22

Shane Roller

4

Melvin Guillard, 2 Jul

w/ Thiago Tavares, 3 Mar

23

Danny Castillo

25

Jacob Volkmann, 14 Aug

w/ Joe Stevenson, 3 Mar

24

Rafael Dos Anjos

10

George Sotiropoulos, 2 Jul

l/ Clay Guida, 7 Aug

25

Jacob Volkmann

23

Danny Castillo, 14 Aug

w/ Antonio McKee, 1 Jan

26

Mac Danzig

 

TBD

w/ Joe Stevenson, 11 Dec

27

Thiago Tavares

32

Spencer Fisher, 27 Aug

l/ Shane Roller, 3 Mar

28

Cole Miller

53

TJ O'Brien, 14 Aug

l/ Matt Wiman, 22 Jan

29

Ross Pearson

35

Edson Barboza, 27 Aug

w/ Spencer Fisher, 27 Feb

30

Kamal Shalorus

 

TBD

l/ Jim Miller, 19 Mar

31

John Makdessi

34

Paul Taylor, 14 Aug

w/ Kyle Watson, 30 Apr

32

Spencer Fisher

27

Thiago Tavares, 27 Aug

l/ Ross Pearson, 27 Feb

33

Terry Etim

 

TBD

l/ Rafeal Dos Anjos

34

Paul Taylor

31

John Makdessi, 14 Aug

w/ Gabe Ruediger, 5 Feb

35

Edson Barboza

29

Ross Pearson, 27 Aug

w/ Anthony Njokuani, 19 Mar

36

Yves Edwards

 

TBD

l/ Sam Stout, 11 Jul

37

Bart Palaszewski

 

TBD

l/ Kamal Shalorus, 16 Dec

38

Andre Winner

44

Anthony Njokuani, 2 Jul

l/ Denis Siver, 13 Nov

39

Waylon Lowe

 

TBD

l/ Nik Lentz, 26 Mar

40

Curt Warburton

21

Joe Lauzon, 26 Jun

w/ Maciej Jewsuszko, 27 Feb

41

Paul Sass

 

TBD

w/ Mark Holst, 16 Oct

42

Aaron Riley

 

TBD

w/ Joe Brammer, 28 May

43

Maciej Jewtuszko

 

TBD

l/ Curt Warburton, 27 Feb

44

Anthony Njokuani

38

Andre Winner, 2 Jul

l/ Edson Barboza, 19 Mar

45

Zachary Micklewright

 

TBD

l/ Dustin Poirier, 11 Nov

46

Will Kerr

 

TBD

l/ Danny Castillo, 16 Dec

47

Kyle Watson

 

TBD

l/ John Makdessi, 30 Apr

48

Danny Downes

 

TBD

l/ Jeremy Stephens, 4 Jun

49

Cody McKenzie

 

TBD

l/ Yves Edwards, 22 Jan

50

Mike Lullo

 

TBD

l/ Edson Barboza, 20 Nov

51

Michael Johnson

54

Edward Faaloloto, 26 Jun

l/ Jonathan Brookins, 4 Dec

52

Vagner Rocha

 

TBD

l/ Donald Cerrone, 11 Jun

53

TJ O'Brien

28

Cole Miller, 14 Aug

l/ Paul Kelly, 20 Nov

54

Edward Faaloloto

51

Michael Johnson, 26 Jun

l/ Anthony Njokuani, 11 Nov

55

Rafaello Oliveira

 

TBD

l/ Gleison Tibau, 28 May

 

 

 

FW:  Aldo v Florian makes sense, and I’m sure it will happen as soon as possible.  Diego Nunes is still in the mix, and his future is bright.  Hopefully the fight with Florian just makes him better.  Dustin Poirier continues to win, and a fight with Mark Hominick could move him right in line behind Chad Mendes in the title picture, of course the assumed addition of Hioki would make that line a little longer.   Poirier could end up being the Hioki welcoming committee.  Jonathan Brookins dropping back down to FW, just adds more depth to this division.  It looks like Omigawa will get another shot in UFC, I think a fight with Josh Grispi would make sense.   Other fights I’d make are Swanson v Roop,  Zhang v Swanson,  and Elkins v Garza. 

 

 

Name

 

Next fight

Last fight

1

Jose Aldo

 

TBD

w/ Mark Hominick, 30 Apr

2

Kenny Florian

 

TBD

w/ Diego Nunes, 11 Jun

3

Chad Mendes

15

Rani Yahya, 6 Aug

w/ Michihiro Omigawa, 5 Feb

4

Mark Hominick

 

TBD

l/ Jose Aldo, 30 Apr

5

Manny Gamburyan

10

Tyson Griffin, 26 Jun

l/ Jose Aldo

6

Dustin Poirier

 

TBD

w/ Jason Young, 11 Jun

7

Diego Nunes

 

TBD

l/ Kenny Florian, 11 Jun

8

Erik Koch

20

Jonathan Brookins, 17 Sep

w/ Raphael Assuncao, 19 Mar

9

Tyson Griffin

5

Manny Gamburyan, 26 Jun

l/ Nik Lentz, 20 Nov

10

Javier Vazquez

11

Joe Stevenson, 26 Jun

l/ Chad Mendes, 11 Nov

11

Joe Stevenson

10

Javier Vazquez, 26 Jun

l/ Danny Castillo, 3 Mar

12

Darren Elkins

 

TBD

w/ Michihiro Omigawa, 11 Jun

13

Michihiro Omigawa

 

TBD

l/ Darren Elkins, 11 Jun

14

Cub Swanson

 

TBD

w/ Mackens Semerzier, 11 Nov

15

Rani Yahya

3

Chad Mendes, 6 Aug

w/ Mike Brown, 22 Jan

16

Yuri Alcantara

26

Mackens Semerzier, 6 Aug

w/ Ricardo Lamas, 16 Dec

17

George Roop

 

TBD

w/ Josh Grispi, 4 Jun

18

Raphael Assuncao

 

TBD

l/ Erik Koch, 19 Mar

19

Mike Brown

25

Nam Phan, 6 Aug

l/ Rani Yahya, 22 Jan

20

Jonathan Brookins

8

Erik Koch, 17 Sep

w/ Michael Johnson, 4 Dec

21

Josh Grispi

 

TBD

l/ George Roop, 4 Jun

22

Tie quan Zhang

 

TBD

w/ Jason Reinhardt, 27 Feb

23

Pablo Garza

 

TBD

w/ Yves Jabouin, 30 Apr

24

Ricardo Lamas

28

Matt Grice, 26 Jun

l/ Yuri Alcantara, 16 Dec

25

Nam Phan

19

Mike Brown, 6 Aug

l/ Leonard Garcia, 4 Dec

26

Mackens Semerzier

16

Yuri Alcantara, 6 Aug

w/ Alex Caceres, 26 Mar

27

Chan Sung Jung

 

TBD

w/ Leonard Garcia, 26 Mar

28

Matt Grice

24

Ricardo Lamas, 26 Jun

w/ David Gardner

29

Leonard Garcia

35

Alex Caceres, 14 Aug

l/ Chan Sung Jung, 26 Mar

30

Fredson Paixao

 

TBD

l/ Pablo Garza, 4 Dec

31

Jason Young

 

TBD

l/ Dustin Poirier, 11 Jun

32

Bryan Caraway

 

TBD

l/ Fredson Paixao

33

Brandon Visher

 

TBD

l/ Yves Jabouin, 11 Nov

34

Cole Province

 

TBD

l/ Mike Brown

35

Alex Caceres

29

Leonard Garcia, 14 Aug

l/ Mackens Semerzler, 26 Mar

36

John Franchi

 

TBD

w/ Matt McCook

 

 

BW:  If UFC goes ahead and establishes the Flyweight division I’d expect Benavidez, and Johnson to drop down, and that would shake up the rankings here.  It would hurt a division that could always use more depth, but I’m in big favor of it.  Not too much else is new here.  I’d love to see Johnson v Renan “Banao” Pegado, McDonald v Jorgensen, and Pickett v Torres. 

 

 

Name

 

Next fight

Last Fight

1

Dominick Cruz

2

Urijah Faber, 2 Jul

w/ Scott Jorgensen, 16 Dec

2

Urijah Faber

1

Dominick Cruz, 2 Jul

w/ Eddie Wineland, 19 Mar

3

Joseph Benavidez

8

Eddie Wineland, 14 Aug

w/ Ian Loveland, 19 Mar

4

Brian Bowles

10

Takeya Mizugaki, 2 Jul

w/ Damacio Page, 3 Mar

5

Demetrious Johnson

 

TBD

w/ Miguel Torres, 28 May

6

Miguel Torres

 

TBD

l/ Demetrious Johnson, 28 May

7

Scott Jorgensen

 

TBD

w/ Ken Stone, 4 Jun

8

Eddie Wineland

3

Joseph Benavidez, 14 Aug

l/ Urijah Faber, 19 Mar

9

Renan "Banao" Pegado

 

TBD

w/ Cole Escovedo, 28 May

10

Takeya Mizugaki

4

Brian Bowles, 2 Jul

w/ Reuben Duran, 3 Mar

11

Michael McDonald

 

TBD

w/ Chris Cariaso, 28 May

12

Ian Loveland

21

Yves Jabouin, 27 Aug

l/ Joseph Benavidez, 19 Mar

13

Antonio Banuelos

 

TBD

l/ Miguel Torres, 5 Feb

14

Damacio Page

15

Norifumi Yamamoto, 24 Sep

l/ Brian Bowles, 3 Mar

15

Norifumi Yamamoto

14

Damacio Page, 24 Sep

l/ Demetrious Johnson, 5 Feb

16

Brad Pickett

 

TBD

w/ Ivan Menjivar, 16 Dec

17

Chris Cariaso

 

TBD

l/ Michael McDonald, 28 May

18

Ivan Menjivar

27

Nick Pace, 6 Aug

w/ Charlie Valencia, 30 Apr

19

Reuben Duran

 

TBD

w/ Francisco Rivera, 4 Jun

20

Cole Escovedo

 

TBD

l/ Renan Pegado, 28 May

21

Yves Jabouin

12

Ian Loveland, 27 Aug

l/ Pablo Garza, 30 Apr

22

Charlie Valencia

 

TBD

l/ Ivan Menjivar, 30 Apr

23

Clint Godfrey

 

TBD

l/ Michael McDonald, 11 Nov

24

Chad George

 

TBD

l/ Antonio Banuelos

25

Seth Dikun

 

TBD

l/ Frank Gomez

26

Rafael Rebello

 

TBD

l/ Chris Cariaso

27

Nick Pace

18

Ivan Menjivar, 6 Aug

w/ Will Campuzano, 4 Dec

28

Edwin Figueroa

30

Jason Reinhardt, 14 Aug

l/ Michael McDonald, 26 Mar

29

Will Campuzano

 

TBD

l/ Chris Cariaso, 22 Jan

30

Jason Reinhardt

27

Edwin Figueroa, 14 Aug

l/ Tie Quan Zhang, 27 Feb

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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