MMAOddsBreaker Rankings Update: Post-UFC Fight Night 94, 95, 96 and UFC 204

Michael-Johnson-Wins-PNGWith UFC Fight Night 94, 95, 96 and UFC 204 taking place the past month, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shaken up. MMAOddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) has taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated after most UFC events. As always, we only show changes in the rankings with this update. To access the full MMAOddsBreaker rankings, click here. Light Heavyweight 1. Jon Jones 2. Daniel Cormier 3. Anthony Johnson 4. Alexander Gustafsson 5. Phil Davis 6. Glover Teixeira 7. Ryan Bader 8. Quinton Jackson (+1) 9. Jimi Manuwa (NR) 10. Ovince St. Preux (-2) 11. Shogun Rua 12. Liam McGeary 13. Ilir Latifi 14. Muhammed Lawal 15. Nikita Krylov Jimi Manuwa explodes up the rankings after his second round knockout victory over Ovince Saint Preux last week at UFC 204. He probably should have been ranked already considering his only two losses were to Anthony Johnson and Alexander Gustafsson but we’re correcting that error now. Middleweight 1. Luke Rockhold 2. Chris Weidman 3. Yoel Romero 4. Jacare Souza 5. Gegard Mousasi (+1) 6. Michael Bisping (-1) 7. Derek Brunson (+3) 8. Lyoto Machida 9. Anderson Silva 10. Vitor Belfort (-3) 11. Robert Whittaker 12. Tim Kennedy 13. Thales Leites 14. Thiago Santos 15. Rafael Natal Yes, Michael Bisping is the champion, but I still feel he would lose to everyone in the top five if he fought them next, maybe even a few people below him as well. While he defended his belt, getting dropped twice in the first two rounds by a 46-year old in his final career fight doesn’t exactly give everyone confidence. Vitor Belfort also stumbles after getting destroyed by Gegard Mousasi while Derek Brunson makes a strong move after obliterating Uriah Hall to continue his run of first round finishes. Lightweight 1. Khabib Nurmagomedov 2. Eddie Alvarez 3. Rafael dos Anjos 4. Tony Ferguson 5. Nate Diaz 6. Donald Cerrone 7. Michael Johnson (NR) 8. Edson Barboza 9. Dustin Poirier 10. Rashid Magomedov (+1) 11. Justin Gaethje (+1) 12. Will Brooks (-5) 13. Michael Chiesa 14. Beneil Dariush 15. Mairbek Taisumov Michael Johnson explodes up the rankings for his excellent first round stoppage of Dustin Poirier. Will Brooks also takes a big drop off after losing to Alex Oliveira even though the fight didn’t technically take place at lightweight. Bantamweight 1. Dominick Cruz 2. TJ Dillashaw 3. Marlon Moraes 4. Cody Garbrandt 5. Jimmie Rivera 6. John Lineker (+1) 7. Raphael Assuncao (-1) 8. Urijah Faber 9. Bryan Caraway 10. Aljamain Sterling 11. Bibiano Fernandes 12. Thomas Almeida 13. Michael McDonald 14. John Dodson (NR) 15. Edwardo Dantes John Lineker continues his surge up the bantamweight rankings after his split decision victory over John Dodson, while Dodson debuts in the rankings for proving how competitive he could be with one of the best fighters in the division, with some people arguing he should have won. Flyweight 1. Demetrious Johnson 2. Kyoji Horiguchi 3. Joseph Benavidez 4. Henry Cejudo 5. Jussier Formiga 6. Ian McCall 7. Ali Bagautinov 8. Zach Makovsky (+1) 9. John Moraga (+1) 10 Brandon Moreno (NR) 11. Louis Smolka (-1) 12. Ray Borg 13. Wilson Reis 14. Ben Nguyen 15. Sergio Pettis Brandon Moreno made a huge shake-up in the flyweight rankings by taking out Louis Smolka in his UFC debut. The TUF 23 veteran is still very young and has an extremely promising future ahead of him after submitting the normally smooth-grappling Hawaiian in the first round. Also, Justin Scoggins was removed from the rankings for failing to make weight and announcing a move to bantamweight.

Written by Brian Hemminger

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