MMAOddsBreaker Rankings Update: Post-UFC Fight Night 103 & Titan FC 43

Sergio PettisWith UFC Fight Night 103 and Titan FC 43 taking place the past two weekends, 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 nearly every UFC event. As always, we only show changes in the rankings with this update. To access the full MMAOddsBreaker rankings, click here. Middleweight 1. Yoel Romero 2. Jacare Souza 3. Luke Rockhold 4. Gegard Mousasi 5. Michael Bisping 6. Chris Weidman 7. Robert Whittaker 8. Anderson Silva 9. Kzrsztof Jotko 10. Derek Brunson 11. Vitor Belfort 12. Thales Leites 13. Kelvin Gastelum 14. Dave Branch (NR) 15. Tim Boetsch With Tim Kennedy retiring this past week, that left an opening in our top 15 for middleweight. Kennedy lost to Kelvin Gastelum this past December at UFC 206 and has decided to call it a career. Taking his place in the rankings is Dave Branch, the current two-division champion for World Series of Fighting, who most recently defended his belt successfully against Louis Taylor at WSOF 34 on New Year’s Eve. Branch is riding a 10-fight winning streak and deserves some recognition for his resurgence. Featherweight 1. Conor McGregor 2. Jose Aldo 3. Max Holloway 4. Frankie Edgar 5. Chad Mendes 6. Ricardo Lamas 7. Cub Swanson 8. Yair Rodriguez (+1) 9. Mirsad Bektic (-1) 10. Anthony Pettis 11. Daniel Straus 12. Charles Oliveira 13. Jeremy Stephens 14. Dennis Bermudez 15. Patricio Pitbull Lost in all the sad stories being written about how awful BJ Penn looked in his return from retirement last weekend was the fact that Yair Rodriguez looked like an absolute wrecking machine. Rodriguez possesses one of the most aggressive, unique and absolutely devastating offensive repertoires of any fighter on the UFC roster and I felt he deserved to move up a spot over a talented fighter who hadn’t proven himself as much as he has yet.   Flyweight 1. Demetrious Johnson 2. Kyoji Horiguchi 3. Joseph Benavidez 4. Henry Cejudo 5. Ali Bagautinov 6. Jussier Formiga 7. Wilson Reis 8. Ian McCall 9. Sergio Pettis (+6) 10. Brandon Moreno (-1) 11. Tim Elliott (-1) 12. Ray Borg (-1) 13. Louis Smolka (-1) 14. Ben Nguyen (-1) 15. Jose Torres (NR) Sergio Pettis looked like a legitimate contender last week when he beat the brakes off former title challenger John Moraga over the course of three rounds, even nearly finishing him in the first frame. Pettis is a tremendous athlete and he looks like he will go as far as his chin can take him. Also, after seeing Jose Torres compete this past weekend for Titan FC 43, it was time to give this kid the recognition he deserves. Torres is the Titan FC flyweight champion and needs to be in the UFC yesterday. I can’t wait to see this kid continue to grow.

Written by Brian Hemminger

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