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Klima Pessanha's Way (of MMA Ranking)

It's a known fact to many BE readers that Klima Pessanha is one of the most "controversial" UFC ranking voter panelists. What fewer people know (and should be glad for that) is that Klima has his own ranking with criteria and pontuation based on the ATP ranking (go figure...).

Some rules of this bizarre way of seeing MMA

- an UFC championship fight, a Strikeforce HW championship fight (only a HW!!) or a superfight between UFC champs win gives 200 points, and the loser loses 200 points (only if the loser is the former champ, a challenger doesn't lose points by being defeated);

-UFC superfight, Interin belt UFC fight, Bellator, Strikeforce, WEC, Sengoku, Dream or ONE FC title fight - winner gets 140 poins (plus 35 if by a KO, TKO or sub), loser loses the same amount;

- UFC fight or Strikeforce HW fight - 100 points (plus 25 if KO, TKO or sub)

- Bellator, Strikeforce, WEC, Sengoku, Dream or ONE FC fight - 75 points (plus 15)

-Other events fighs - 60 points (plus 10)

In order to make in to the ranking, a fighter must have 4 fights in a row in the UFC or 6 fights in a row in the other organizations. Fights realized on the last 4 years are analyzed.

So... let's go to some non-sense (ranking 11/05/2013 - http://sportv.globo.com/site/combate/ultimmato/platb/2013/11/05/ranking-com-pontuacao-10/)

Welterweight

1 – Ben Askren: 1.135
2 – Georges St-Pierre: 1.030
3 – Douglas Lima: 945
4 – Hector Lombard: 910 (*)
5 – Johnny Hendricks: 900 (4)
6 – Rick Hawn: 825
7 – Andrey Koreshkov: 770 (5)
8 – Adlan Amagov: 760 (13)
9 – Nick Diaz: 715 (7)
10 – Jake Ellenberger: 700 (8)

Lightweight

1 – Michael Chandler: 1.295
2 – Ben Henderson: 1.110
3 – Khabib Nurmagomedov: 1.100
4 – David Rickels: 1.055 (5)
5 – Anthony Pettis: 915 (6)
6 – Edson Barbosa: 855 (7)
7 – Gilbert Melendez: 835 (8)
8 – Donald Cerrone: 695 (12)
9 – Rafael dos Anjos: 680
10 – Will Brooks: 630*

LHW

1 – Jon Jones: 1.955
2 – Glover Teixeira: 1.250
3 – Ovince St-Preux: 855
4 – Gegard Mousasi: 780
5 – Phil Davis: 775
6 – Alexander Gustafsson: 700
7 – Rashad Evans: 455
8 – Dan Henderson: 340 (9)
9 – King Mo: 325 (10)
10 – James Te Huna: 325 (11)

HW

1 – Daniel Cormier: 1.240
2 – Cain Velásquez: 980 (4)
3 – Travis Browne: 890 (2)
4 – Junior Cigano: 825 (3)
5 – Stipe Miocic: 710 (6)
6 – Shawn Jordan: 580 (5)
7 – Alistair Overeem: 515
8 – Fabrício Werdum: 475 (9)
9 – Stefan Struve: 475 (8)
10 – Josh Barnett: 460

There's much more on his blog. It can be seen as his personal opinion, but makes us consider how UFC choose some panelists...

\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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