MMAOddsBreaker Rankings Update: Post-UFC Fight Night 82

stephen_thompsonWith UFC Fight Night 82 taking place last weekend, 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. Disagree? Feel free to give us your take on our rankings either in the comment section here or on Twitter! Heavyweight

1. Fabricio Werdum 2. Cain Velasquez 3. Stipe Miocic 4. Alistair Overeem 5. Junior dos Santos 6. Travis Browne 7. Ben Rothwell 8. Andrei Arlovski 9. Josh Barnett 10. Mark Hunt 11. Ruslan Magomedov 12. Vitaly Minakov 13. Frank Mir 14. Matt Mitrione 15. Derrick Lewis (NR)
Derrick Lewis debut in our rankings after winning two straight bouts by TKO and holding an impressive 5-2 record in the UFC overall. Lewis hasn’t faced the best competition, but he goes out there and takes care of business against the lower-tier fighters and that’s important as well.
Welterweight 1. Robbie Lawler 2. Rory MacDonald (+1) 3. Stephen Thompson (+9) 4. Tyron Woodley 5. Johny Hendricks (-3) 6. Carlos Condit (-1) 7. Ben Askren (-1) 8. Hector Lombard (-1) 9. Demian Maia (-1) 10. Rousimar Palhares (-1) 11. Rick Story (-1) 12. Matt Brown (-1) 13. Neil Magny 14. Benson Henderson 15. Albert Tumenov Stephen Thompson makes a monstrous leap up the welterweight division after his incredible first round knockout of Johny Hendricks. Thompson put on a striking clinic against the former UFC Welterweight Champion, stuffing his first takedown then peppering him with combinations from distance while Hendricks grew increasingly flustered before putting him away against the fence. “Wonderboy” is now firmly in title contention. Flyweight 1. Demetrious Johnson 2. Joseph Benavidez 3. John Dodson 4. Kyoji Horiguchi 5. Henry Cejudo 6. Jussier Formiga 7. Ian McCall 8. Ali Bagautinov 9. Justin Scoggins (+4) 10. Zach Makovsky 11. John Moraga 12. Louis Smolka 13. Ray Borg (-4) 14. Wilson Reis 15. Ben Nguyen Justin Scoggins earns a nice leap up four place, actually swapping spots in the rankings with the man he defeated, Ray Borg. Scoggins fully utilized his incredible striking ability for the first time in the UFC’s Octagon this past weekend to great success. He was able to avoid being put in bad positions on the ground by Borg as well as managing to maintain top control whenever the bout did hit the canvas. After a couple hiccups, it appears Scoggins is beginning to tap into the potential everyone was raving about before he signed with the UFC. Borg will need to continue developing his overall game before he can become a contender, but he has plenty of time at just 22 years old.

Written by Brian Hemminger

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