Welcome to the debut of the new version of SB Nation's MMA rankings. From now on, our rankings will incorporate the three SB Nation brands: Bloody Elbow, MMA Fighting, and MMA Mania. Two writers from each site will submit a top 10 list in each division. Fghters are given 10 points for a first-place vote, nine points for a second, etc., down to one point for 10th place. We will bring you the final stats here.
Participating in this month's poll are Dallas Winston and I from Bloody Elbow; Ariel Helwani and Dave Doyle from MMA Fighting; and Brian Hemminger and Thomas Myers of MMA Mania.
Our debut poll looks at the heavyweight division. Here's how the numbers look:
- Junior dos Santos (15-1, 60 points)
- Cain Velasquez (10-1, 54 points)
- Daniel Cormier (10-0, 44 points)
- Fabricio Werdum (16-5-1, 41 points)
- Frank Mir (16-6, 39 points).
- Antonio Silva (17-4, 22 points)
- Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (33-7-1, 1 NC, 21 points)
- Josh Barnett (31-6, 18 points)
- Stefan Struve (25-5, 10 points)
- Roy Nelson (17-7, 9 points)
Others than received votes: Mark Hunt (6), Shane Carwin (5), Travis Browne (1). Here's a look at how the voting broke down individually: