MMAOddsBreaker Rankings Update: Post-UFC Fight Night 86

TaisumovWith UFC Fight Night 86 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. Ben Rothwell 7. Travis Browne 8. Andrei Arlovski 9. Mark Hunt 10. Josh Barnett 11. Ruslan Magomedov 12. Francis Ngannou (NR) 13. Derrick Lewis (+1) 14. Vitaly Minakov (-1) 15. Matt Mitrione (-2) Junior dos Santos had a great performance against Ben Rothwell, but it wasn’t enough to move him past Alistair Overeem, who knocked him out last December. Rothwell also won’t be dropping in the rankings just yet. The fighters who gained the most were Francis Ngannou, who looked like an absolute worldbeater against Curtis Blaydes, and Derrick Lewis, who survived being put in a bad position on the ground by Gabriel Gonzaga and proceeded to knock him senseless at the end of the first round. I think if Ngannou continues to develop, he has the potential to be a serious contender at heavyweight. Lightweight 1. Khabib Nurmagomedov 2. Rafael dos Anjos 3. Eddie Alvarez 4. Anthony Pettis 5. Tony Ferguson 6. Nate Diaz 7. Donald Cerrone 8. Will Brooks 9. Gilbert Melendez 10. Adriano Martins 11. Rashid Magomedov 12. Dustin Poirier 13. Justin Gaethje 14. Edson Barboza 15. Mairbek Taisumov (NR) Nothing crazy here, but Mairbek Taisumov’s performance deserves some recognition. The lightweight division is very crowded at the top, but Taisumov can no longer be denied after scoring his fourth straight knockout or TKO victory this past weekend with his first round knockout of top prospect Damir Hadzovic in Croatia. Women’s Strawweight 1. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 2. Claudia Gadelha 3. Carla Esparza 4. Tecia Torres 5. Rose Namajunas 6. Jessica Aguilar 7. Valerie Letourneau 8. Karolina Kowalkiewicz 9. Liva Souza 10. Marina Moroz (+1) 11. Jessica Penne (-1) 12. Randa Markos 13. Joanne Calderwood 14. Alexa Grasso 15. Paige VanZant Maryna Moroz made one hell of a UFC debut when she finished Joanne Calderwood in about one minute last year, and she picked up her second UFC victory this past Sunday against a tough prospect in Cristina Stanciu. Moroz looked terrific, showcasing patient striking combined with a stellar ground game. Moroz’s lone blemish on her record was a hard-fought decision loss to recent number one contender Valerie Letourneau. but she proved she’s still a player in the division with her performance at UFC Fight Night 86.

Written by Brian Hemminger

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