MMAOddsBreaker Rankings Update (CMigrator copy 12)

Anthony-JohnsonWith UFC Fight Night 52, Bellator 124 and World Series of Fighting 13 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! Heavyweight  1. Cain Velasquez 2. Fabricio Werdum 3. Junior dos Santos 4. Travis Browne (+1) 5. Stipe Miocic (+1) 6. Mark Hunt (+1) 7. Josh Barnett (+1) 8. Roy Nelson (+1) 9. Andrei Arlovski (NR) 10. Vitaly Minakov 11. Bigfoot Silva (-7) 12. Gabriel Gonzaga (-1) 13. Ben Rothwell (-1) 14. Alistair Overeem (-1) 15. Brendan Schaub (-1) The biggest movers and shakers in the heavyweight division revolved around Andrei Arlovski and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. The previously unranked Arlovski returns to the top 15 in a big way, knocking out Overeem in the first round to score UFC Fight Night 52’s biggest upset. Arlovski makes his debut at #9 for his performance while Silva drops significantly, although remains in the top 15 due to his previous victories over #4 ranked Travis Browne and #14 ranked Alistair Overeem. Bantamweight 1. TJ Dillashaw 2. Renan Barao 3. Urijah Faber 4. Rafael Assuncao 5. Michael McDonald 6. Takeya Mizugaki 7. Marlon Moraes (+1) 8. Eduardo Dantas (-1) 9. Iuri Alcantara (+2) 10. Johnny Eduardo (-1) 11. Bibiano Fernandes (-1) 12. Eddie Wineland 13. Bryan Caraway 14. Francisco Rivera 15. Alex Caceres Both Moraes and Alcantara were victorious this past weekend at World Series of Fighting 13 and UFC Fight Night 52 respectively. Moraes in particular looked incredible, scoring a second round submission victory over Cody Bollinger in dominant fashion. Alcantara had a tougher path to victory, scoring a close decision over Russell Doane and was tested extensively by the scrappy Hawaiian. The clock for Alcantara to make a move at bantamweight is ticking as he’s certainly not getting any younger. Women’s Bantamweight 1. Ronda Rousey 2. Cat Zingano 3. Sara Kaufman 4. Miesha Tate 5. Alexis Davis 6. Sara McMann 7. Jessica Eye 8. Lauren Murphy 9. Bethe Correira 10. Holly Holm 11. Jessica Andrade (+2) 12. Amanda Nunes (-1) 13. Liz Carmouche (-1) 14. Julianna Pena 15. Irene Aldana Jessica Andrade may not be big for the women’s 135 pound division, but she proved technique beats size when she dominated unbeaten UFC newcomer Larissa Moreia Pacheco with constant pressure, a takedown, top control, ground and pound and eventually a first round submission victory. Her performance was good enough that we bumped her past Liz Carmouche, who she lost to in her UFC debut on short notice. Women’s Strawweight 1. Jessica Aguilar 2. Claudia Gadelha 3. Carla Esparza 4. Ayaka Hamasaki 5. Joanne Calderwood 6. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (+1) 7. Mizuki Inoue (+1) 8. Tecia Torres (-2) 9. Katja Kankaanpaa 10. Stephanie Eggink 11. Randa Markos (NR) 12. Felice Herrig (-1) 13. Bec Rawlings (Hyatt) (-1) 14. Rose Namajunas (-1) 15. Paige VanZant (-1) This season of The Ultimate Fighter 20 is going to have a massive effect on our women’s strawweight rankings considering seven of our top 15 are currently competing on the show and we could be in store for multiple surprises. We were already dealt a huge surprise in the opening episode as unranked Randa Markos won an upset decision over Tecia Torres, a fighter who was favored to be one of the two finalists by many. Despite Markos’ victory, we weren’t quite ready to rank her ahead of Torres just yet, considering Torres’ strong performances against fellow top 15-ers Felice Herrig, Rose Namajunas and Paige VanZant.

Written by Brian Hemminger

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