MMAOddsBreaker Rankings Update (CMigrator copy 6)

Photo Courtesy, Esther Lin - With UFC on Fox 12 taking place last weekend, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shaken up. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Brad Taschuk (@BradTaschuk) have 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. Disagree? Feel free to give us your take on our rankings either in the comment section here or on Twitter! Light Heavyweight

1. Jon Jones 2. Alexander Gustafsson 3. Daniel Cormier 4. Anthony Johnson (+2) 5. Rashad Evans (-1) 6. Glover Texeira (-1) 7. Phil Davis 8. Emanuel Newton 9. Ryan Bader 10. Dan Henderson (+1) 11. Mauricio Rua (+1) 12. Rafael Cavalcante (+1) 13. Quinton Jackson (+1) 14. Ilir Latifi (+1) 15. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (-5)

Another big shake-up as Anthony Johnson continues his torrid rise up the light heavyweight rankings. He moves up two spots while Antonio Rogerio Nogueira drops all the way down to #15 after getting crushed in the first minute and looking every bit of his 38 years of age. This might have been the last time we see Nogueira compete inside the Octagon. Welterweight 1. Johny Hendricks 2. Robbie Lawler 3. Rory MacDonald 4. Tyron Woodley 5. Carlos Condit (+1) 6. Ben Askren (+1) 7. Matt Brown (-2) 8. Dong Hyun Kim 9. Hector Lombard 10. Tarec Saffiedine 11. Jake Shields 12. Demian Maia 13. Douglas Lima 14. Rousimar Palhares 15. Kelvin Gastelum Matt Brown drops down a few notches for his competitive five round loss to Robbie Lawler in Saturday night’s main event. We were expecting to drop him down further, but he proved he belonged with the best in the world by holding his own against Lawler and landing some big strikes against the upcoming title challenger. Lightweight

1. Anthony Pettis 2. Gilbert Melendez 3. Ben Henderson 4. Khabib Nurmagomedov 5. TJ Grant 6. Eddie Alvarez (+1) 7. Rafael dos Anjos (+1) 8. Donald Cerrone (+1) 9. Bobby Green (NR) 10. Josh Thomson (-4) 11. Nate Diaz (-1) 12. Myles Jury (-1) 13. Michael Johnson (-1) 14. Justin Gaethje (-1) 15. Michael Chandler (-1)
Huge shake-up in the lightweight division as Bobby Green debuts inside the top 10 after scoring a split decision victory over Josh Thomson this past Saturday night. Thomson drops down four spots for his relatively uninspired performance.
1. Jose Aldo 2. Chad Mendes 3. Frankie Edgar 4. Ricardo Lamas 5. Cub Swanson 6. Dustin Poirier 7. Pat Curran 8. Patricio Pitbull 9. Dennis Bermudez (+1) 10. Chan Sung Jung (-1) 11. Nik Lentz 12.  Conor McGregor (+1) 13. Jeremy Stephens (+1) 14. Charles Oliveira (+1) 15. Daniel Straus (NR)
Dennis Bermudez moves up in the featherweight rankings after absolutely obliterating Clay Guida on the UFC on Fox 12 main card. Bermudez looks like he’s really rounded out his game and he could be a threat to anyone in the top 10 right now, which is a vast improvement over his fight against Diego Brandao. Clay Guida drops out of the top 15 for his poor performance, making room for former Bellator champion Daniel Straus to squeak back in.
Women’s Strawweight 1. Jessica Aguilar 2. Claudia Gadelha 3. Carla Esparza 4. Ayaka Hamasaki 5. Joanne Calderwood 6. Tecia Torres 7. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (+2) 8. Mizuki Inoue (-1) 9. Katja Kankaanpaa (-1) 10. Felice Herrig 11. Bec Rawlings (Hyatt) 12. Rose Namajunas 13. Paige VanZant 14. Stephanie Eggink 15. Karolina Kowalkeiwicz Jedrzejczyk moves up a couple notches after a very impressive UFC debut against Juliana Lima this past weekend. We probably won’t be finding out much more until The Ultimate Fighter season 20 debuts, considering at least six current members of our top 15 are going to be contestants.

Written by Brian Hemminger

Leave a Reply

MMA Odds and Ends for Tuesday: Faber/Kanehara, Siver/Whiteford Booked For Fall UFC Cards

UFC 183 Opening Odds Breakdown: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz