MMAOddsBreaker Rankings Update (CMigrator copy 9)

Rafael dos AnjosWith UFC Fight Night 48 and UFC Fight Night 49 taking place this past 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! Pound-for-Pound 1. Jon Jones 2. Jose Aldo 3. Demetrious Johnson 4. Chris Weidman 5. Cain Velasquez 6. Johny Hendricks 7. Anthony Pettis 8. Daniel Cormier 9. Ronda Rousey 10. TJ Dillashaw 11. Vitor Belfort 12. Gilbert Melendez 13. Renan Barao (+1) 14. Frankie Edgar (+1) 15. Chad Mendes (NR) Former UFC Lightweight champion Benson Henderson drops out of our pound for pound rankings after getting TKO’d by Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC Fight Night 49 this past Saturday night. In steps Chad Mendes, who has done nothing but impress, winning five straight bouts (four by knockout) since losing his title fight to Jose Aldo over two and a half years ago. Middleweight 1. Chris Weidman 2. Anderson Silva 3. Vitor Belfort 4. Lyoto Machida 5. Jacare Souza 6. Luke Rockhold 7. Gegard Mousasi 8. Yoel Romero 9. Yushin Okami 10. Tim Kennedy 11. Michael Bisping 12. CB Dollaway 13. Thales Leites (+2) 14. Costa Philippou (-1) 15. Mark Munoz (-1) Former title challenger Thales Leites continues to surge up the rankings after scoring an early second round knockout of Francis Carmont this past Saturday night in Tulsa. Carmont won six straight bouts to begin his UFC career, but is now on a tailspin. Leites also become the first UFC fighter to finish Carmont, something current top 15 fighter CB Dollaway and Jacare Souza could not do. Welterweight 1. Johny Hendricks 2. Robbie Lawler 3. Rory MacDonald 4. Tyron Woodley 5. Carlos Condit 6. Ben Askren 7. Matt Brown 8. Hector Lombard (+1) 9. Tarec Saffiedine (+1) 10. Dong Hyun Kim (-2) 11. Jake Shields 12. Demian Maia 13. Douglas Lima 14. Rousimar Palhares 15. Kelvin Gastelum While Tyron Woodley gained serious respect for finishing Dong Hyun Kim in just over a minute this past weekend in Macao, China, he doesn’t get a bump in the rankings due to his already lofty position and the fighters currently above him. Kim’s new hyper-aggressive style backfired in spectacular fashion and he drops a couple spots down to number 10 overall. Lightweight 1. Anthony Pettis 2. Gilbert Melendez 3. Khabib Nurmagomedov (+1) 4. Rafael dos Anjos (+3) 5. Ben Henderson (-2) 6. TJ Grant (-1) 7. Eddie Alvarez (-1) 8. Donald Cerrone 9. Bobby Green 10. Josh Thomson 11. Nate Diaz 12. Myles Jury 13. Michael Johnson 14. Justin Gaethje 15. Michael Chandler The biggest movement of the weekend occurs in the lightweight division as former number seven-ranked Rafael dos Anjos surges into the top five with his technical knockout victory over Benson Henderson. Dos Anjos showcased incredible counter-striking ability while Henderson was unable to impose his will. It will be very interesting to see how this changes things in the current lightweight title picture moving forward.

Written by Brian Hemminger

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