Drake’s Top 10 MMA Rankings
I have continually been attempting to construct the perfect set of MMA rankings for years now and the goal has always remained the same: to find the very best and most accurate rankings possible by comparing with the UFC’s official rankings also while looking at the best in the world overall. Everyone will always have some different opinions which is why feedback is ALWAYS welcome to help better improve and find the most agreeable and accurate rankings. They are updated monthly. Enjoy!
Overall Changes: Werdum (previously #6) exits, Lewis enters, Volkov (prev. #3)
UFC Changes: Werdum (prev. #6) exits, Oleynik enters, Lewis (prev. #10), Volkov (prev. #3)
Mitrione vs (LHW C)Ryan Bader at Bellator 207
Blaydes vs Ngannou at UFC Beijing
Hunt vs Justin Willis(UFCO #15) at UFC Adelaide
Dos Santos vs Tai Tuivasa(UFCO #11) at UFC Adelaide
Light Heavyweight (205lbs.):
– From prospect to contender, Dominick Reyes earned the biggest win of his career at UFC 229 as he defeated Ovince Saint Preux via unanimous decision.
Overall Changes: Blachowicz (prev. #9)
UFC Changes: Blachowicz (prev. #6), Saint Preux (prev. #10) exits, Reyes enters
Oezdemir vs Anthony Smith (UFCO #10) at UFC Moncton
HW – Bader vs Matt Mitrione at Bellator 207
Manuwa vs Thiago Santos(MW – UFCO #15) at UFC 231
Davis vs Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 209
Narkun vs Mamed Khalidov at KSW 46
Anderson vs Latifi at UFC 232
– At Bellator 206, Gegard Mousasi continued to leave his mark in the history books as he successfully defended his Bellator crown against a fellow champion in the welterweight king, Rory MacDonald. Mousasi finished the challenging champion by second-round TKO.
Overall Changes: Mousasi and Romero swap
Adesanya vs Brunson at UFC 230
Jacare vs Branch at UFC 230
Rockhold vs Weidman at UFC 230
LHW – Khalidov vs Tomasz Narkun at KSW 46
(C)Whittaker vs Gastelum at TBA
– Douglas Lima settled the score in his rivalry with Andrey Koreshkov at Bellator 206. The two met for the third time and it was Lima who came out on top with the fifth round submission win that advances him to the semifinals of the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix.
Overall Changes: Lima and Maia swap
Ponzinibbio vs Magny at UFC Buenos Aires
Dos Anjos vs Usman at The Ultimate Finale 28
(C)MacDonald vs Jon Fitch at TBA
Lima vs Paul Daley/Michael Page winner at TBA
– They finally met inside the Octagon, and when they did it was indeed “Khabib Time” as Khabib Nurmagomedov dominated Conor McGregor over the course of three and a half rounds before finding the neck crank to force the tap from McGregor.
Poirier vs Nate Diaz(UFCO #10) at UFC 230
(C)Brent Primus vs Michael Chandler at Bellator 211
WW – Chiesa vs Carlos Condit(NR) at UFC 232
– It was a rematch that was inevitable. After being dethroned by Andre Harrison in March 2017, Lance Palmer would return the favor at PFL 8 to hand Harrison his first career loss (by unanimous decision).
Overall Changes: Bektic (prev. #9) exits, Palmer enters
Edgar vs Jung at UFC Denver
(C)Holloway vs Ortega at UFC 231
– Aljamain Sterling continued to show his improvements as he hit a very rare Suloev Stretch in his fight with Cody Stamann to pick up the second round submission win.
Overall Changes: Lineker (prev. #10) exits, Sterling enters
UFC Changes: Sterling (prev. #9)
Munhoz vs Bryan Caraway(NR) at The Ultimate Finale 28
(C)Fernandes vs Kevin Belingnon at ONE: Heart of a Lion
– Jussier Formiga came into Las Vegas ready to play spoiler at UFC 229 and that’s just what he did when he picked up the unanimous decision nod over Sergio Pettis.
Overall Changes: Formiga (prev. #8)
UFC Changes: Formiga (prev. #7)
Benavidez vs Borg at UFC Denver
Reis vs Ben Nguyen(UFCO #12) at UFC Adelaide
– Bellator 206 played host to a very important battle at 145-pounds as Amber Leibrock looked to jump into the top 5 with a win over the veteran, Arlene Blencowe. Unfortunately for Leibrock, Blencowe had other plans as after a competitive first two rounds, Blencowe would fend off an armbar in the third that led to a slam followed by punches for the TKO win.
BW – de Randamie vs Raquel Pennington(UFCO #4) at UFC Denver
(C)Cyborg vs (BW C)Amanda Nunes at UFC 232
– Aspen Ladd put the division on notice at UFC 229 as she dominated the top 10 staple and former Invicta FC queen Tonya Evinger for a first round TKO.
Overall Changes: Holm (prev. #10) exits, Ladd enters
UFC Changes: Ladd (prev. #10)
de Randamie vs Pennington at UFC Denver
FW – (FW C)Cyborg vs (C)Nunes at UFC 232
– The Violence Queen cometh! The reigning KSW champion Ariane Lipski is set to make her highly anticipated UFC debut at UFC Bueno Aires as Maryna Moroz welcomes her to the Octagon.
UFC Changes: Borella (prev. #10) exits, Lipski enters
(C) – Shevchenko vs Eubanks at UFC 230
Lipski vs Maryna Moroz(NR) at UFC Buenos Aires
Clark vs Andrea Lee(UFCO #15) at UFC on Fox 31
(C)Macfarlane vs Valerie Letourneau at Bellator 212
– The division couldn’t be much better than it is right now. So many moving pieces, one of which that stood out the most was Tatiana Suarez assault of former UFC and Invicta champion Carla Esparza at UFC 228.
Overall Changes: Andrade and Jedrzejczyk swap, Herrig (prev. #10) exits, Suarez enters, Esparza (prev. #7)
UFC Changes: Andrade and Jedrzejczyk swap, Herrig (prev. #9) exits, Suarez enters, Esparza (prev. #7)
Gadelha vs Ansaroff at UFC 231
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