MMAOddsBreaker Rankings Update: Post-UFC Fight Night 83 & 84

Gegard MousasiWith UFC Fight Night 84 taking place last weekend (plus UFC Fight Night 83 and WSOF 28 the week before), 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! Middleweight 1. Luke Rockhold 2. Chris Weidman 3. Yoel Romero 4. Jacare Souza 5. Vitor Belfort 6. Gegard Mousasi (+2) 7. Lyoto Machida 8. Michael Bisping (+2) 9. Anderson Silva (-3) 10. Tim Kennedy (-1) 11. Derek Brunson (+1) 12. Robert Whittaker (+1) 13. Thales Leites (-2) 14. Thiago Santos 15. Rafael Natal Gegard Mousasi had a tremendous performance against Thales Leites, showcasing his spectacular striking ability and his ever-improving takedown defense to explode up the rankings. He’s joined by Michael Bisping, who scored the biggest victory of his career, earning a unanimous decision over former champion and pound for pound great Anderson Silva. Both Silva and Leites drop in the rankings after losing. I also bumped up Derek Brunson a spot for his impressive UFC Fight Night 83 win over Roan Carneiro. Bantamweight 1. Dominick Cruz 2. TJ Dillashaw 3. Renan Barao 4. Aljamain Sterling 5. Marlon Moraes (+1) 6. Urijah Faber (-1) 7. Raphael Assuncao 8. Thomas Almeida 9. Michael McDonald 10. Bibiano Fernandes 11. Takeya Mizugaki 12. Jimmie Rivera 13. Marcos Galvao 14. Frankie Saenz 15. Bryan Caraway Nothing too crazy here, just World Series of Fighting bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes moving up one spot for obliterating his opponent in his most recent title defense. Yes, he’s not exactly facing elite competition, but there’s not much he can do about that at the moment. Hopefully his contract expires soon so we can see how he looks inside the Octagon. Women’s Bantamweight 1. Holly Holm 2. Ronda Rousey 3. Cat Zingano 4. Miesha Tate 5. Amanda Nunes 6. Julianna Pena 7. Valentina Shevchenko 8. Alexis Davis 9. Sarah Kaufman 10. Jessica Eye 11. Bethe Correia 12. Lauren Murphy (+1) 13. Marion Reneau (-1) 14. Tonya Evinger 15. Liz Carmouche While I thought Marion Reneau should have been given the nod at UFC Fight Night 83 in her controversial loss to Ashlee Evans-Smith, she still drops a spot due to Lauren Murphy’s gutsy performance. Murphy could have potentially been down two rounds, but she dug deep, scored a takedown and battered Kelly Faszholz en route to a late third round stoppage to pick up her first UFC victory on her third attempt (and she very well could be 3-0 in the UFC if the judges had been more forgiving).

Written by Brian Hemminger

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