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GLOBAL-MMA Rankings (Outside UFC) - March 2013

http://www.global-mma.com/t5838-global-mma-rankings-outside-ufc-march-2013

Heavyweight
1. Sergei Kharitonov (DREAM)
2. Kenny Garner (M-1 Global Champion)
3. Alexander Volkov (Bellator Champion)
4. Damian Grabowski (Bellator)
5. Magomed Malikov (M-1 Global)
6. Jeff Monson (M-1 Global)
7. Richard Hale (Bellator)
8. Thiago Santos (Bellator)
9. Andrei Arlovski (WSOF)
10. Mike Russow (Free Agent)

Other Contenders: Shamil Abdurahimov (ADFC), Guram Gugenishvili (M-1 Global), Levan Razmadze (Free Agent), Soa Palelei (AFC), Vitaly Minakov (Bellator)

Light Heavyweight
1. Emanuel Newton (Bellator)
2. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (Bellator)
3. Jan Blachowicz (KSW Champion)
4. Attila Vegh (Bellator Champion)
5. Travis Wiuff (Bellator)
6. Mikhail Zayats (Bellator)
7. Yoshiyuki Nakanishi (DEEP Champion)
8. Anthony Johnson (WSOF)
9. Christian M’Pumbu (Bellator)
10. Vladimir Matyushenko (Free Agent)

Other Contenders: Renato Sobral (Bellator), Raphael Davis (Bellator), Tomasz Narkun (M-1 Global), Moise Rimbon (Instinct MMA), Viktor Nemkov (M-1 Global)

Middleweight
1. Alexander Shlemenko (Bellator Champion)
2. Mamed Khalidov (KSW)
3. Antonio Neto (AFC)
4. Michal Materla (KSW Champion)
5. Maiquel Falcao (Bellator)
6. Vyacheslav Vasilevsky (Bellator)
7. Ramazan Emeev (M-1 Global Champion)
8. Mario Miranda (M-1 Global)
9. Arthur Guseinov (M-1 Global)
10. Bruno Santos (Bellator)

Other Contenders: Doug Marshall (Bellator), Vitor Vianna (Bellator), Thales Leites (WSOF), Dan Cramer (Bellator), Brian Rogers (Bellator)

Welterweight
1. Ben Askren (Bellator Champion)
2. Rashid Magomedov (M-1 Global Champion)
3. Douglas Lima (Bellator)
4. Jon Fitch (Free Agent)
5. Yasubey Enomoto (M-1 Global)
6. Paul Daley (Bellator)
7. Keita “K-Taro” Nakamura (Legend FC)
8. Shamil Zavurov (Bellator)
9. Akihiro Murayama (Pancrase)
10. Takenori Sato (Pancrase Champion)

Other Contenders: Andrey Koreshkov (Bellator), Karl Amoussou (Bellator), Aslambek Saidov (KSW Champion), Jay Hieron (Free Agent), Fabricio Monteiro (ONE FC)

Lightweight
1. Michael Chandler (Bellator Champion)
2. Eddie Alvarez (Bellator)
3. Shinya Aoki (ONE FC)
4. Musa Khamanaev (M-1 Global Champion)
5. Kotetsu Boku (ONE FC Champion)
6. Rick Hawn (Bellator)
7. Daniel Weichel (M-1 Global)
8. Antonio McKee (DREAM)
9. Naoyuki Kotani (ZST Champion)
10. Saad Awad (Bellator)

Other Contenders: David Rickels (Bellator), Jadamba Narantungalag (Legend FC Champion), Will Brooks (Bellator), Lloyd Woodard (Bellator), Paul Sass (Free Agent)

Featherweight
1. Pat Curran (Bellator Champion)
2. Georgi Karakhanyan (DREAM)
3. Hiroyuki Takaya (DREAM)
4. Tatsuya Kawajiri (DREAM)
5. Patricio Freire (Bellator)
6. Diego Nunes (Free Agent)
7. Daniel Straus (Bellator)
8. Marlon Sandro (Bellator)
9. Kazunori Yokota (DEEP Champion)
10. Honorio Banario (ONE FC Champion)

Other Contenders: Marat Gafurov (M-1 Global Champion), Shahbulat Shamhalaev (Bellator), Kazuyuki Miyata (DEEP), Doo Ho Choi (DEEP), Rad Martinez (Bellator)

Bantamweight
1. Bibiano Fernandes (ONE FC)
2. Tyson Nam (WSOF)
3. Eduardo Dantas (Bellator Champion)
4. Soo Chul Kim (ONE FC Champion)
5. Masakatsu Ueda (ONE FC)
6. Joe Warren (Bellator)
7. Marcos Galvao (Bellator)
8. Anthony Leone (Bellator)
9. Zach Makovsky (Free Agent)
10. Luis Alberto Nogueira (Bellator)

Other Contenders: Marlon Moraes (WSOF), Miguel Torres (WSOF), Kevin Belingon (ONE FC), Ed West (Bellator), Travis Marx (Bellator)

Flyweight
1. Darrell Montague (Free Agent)
2. Mikihito Yamagami (Shooto Strawweight Champion)
3. Mitsuhisa Sunabe (Pancrase Junior Flyweight Champion)
4. Mamoru Yamaguchi (Shooto)
5. Junji Ito (Shooto)
6. Shinichi "BJ" Kojima (Shooto)
7. Yuki Shojo (Shooto)
8. Ryuichi Miki (Shooto)
9. Haruo Ochi (Shooto)
10. Kiyotaka Shimizu (Pancrase Super Flyweight Champion)

Other Contenders: Jose Maria Tome (Shooto Brazil), Kentaro Watanabe (Shooto), Alexandre Pantoja (Shooto Brazil), Will Campuzano (Legacy FC Champion), Joshua Sampo (CFA Champion)
3/5/13 5:07 AM
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3/5/13 8:36 AM
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How is Newton ranked over Vegh at LHW?

Not only is Vegh the Bellator champion, he beat Newton in the 2012 LHW tournament.
3/5/13 8:37 AM
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my god this pro asian mma bias

 

LOL at lack of fighters from orgs like Jungle Fight

3/5/13 8:48 AM
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DamnSevern - 

my god this pro asian mma bias

 

LOL at lack of fighters from orgs like Jungle Fight


Agreed.

Brazil is CLEARLY under represented and so are the smaller non-televised North American promotions.
3/5/13 8:53 AM
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Where's Josh Barnett?
3/5/13 8:55 AM
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How is Karakhanyan ranked above Patricio, a guy who KO'd him? And yea these lists are really missing Brazilian fighters. Where is Kyoji Horiguchi at Bantamweight? The Flyweight list seems extremely biased towards the Japanese in particular. Josh Sampo isn't even ranked?

Cool idea but these lists need a lot of work. Phone Post
3/5/13 8:57 AM
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Steve4192 - How is Newton ranked over Vegh at LHW?

Not only is Vegh the Bellator champion, he beat Newton in the 2012 LHW tournament.

Newton just beat #1 King Mo.
3/5/13 9:01 AM
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caposa -  How is Karakhanyan ranked above Patricio, a guy who KO'd him? And yea these lists are really missing Brazilian fighters. Where is Kyoji Horiguchi at Bantamweight? The Flyweight list seems extremely biased towards the Japanese in particular. Josh Sampo isn't even ranked?

Cool idea but these lists need a lot of work. Phone Post

Karakhanyan beat #1 Takaya and passed Patricio
3/5/13 9:02 AM
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GLOBAL-MMA Ranking Rules

*This ranking system includes fighters that are not under exclusive contract to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

*Top level fighters that leave the UFC may be ranked in subsequent rankings.

*Fighters that sign exclusively to the UFC will be removed from the rankings.

*Rankings are based on a fighter's overall career results and recent performance.

*A fighter will be ranked number one if he defeats the number one ranked fighter in the weight division except under certain rare circumstances where the number two ranked fighter clearly deserves to move into the number one ranking position.

*Victories over highly ranked fighters and losses against non-ranked opponents have a larger effect on the fighters ranking position.

*A fighter will not necessarily take the place of his opponent in the rankings after a victory or a loss.

* A fighter can move up a maximum of two spots with impressive victories over a fighter ranked below him; however, there is no limit if the fighter earned a title with the victory.

* An unranked newly crowned champion who earned a title in a major league MMA promotion can enter the top ten even with a victory over an unranked fighter.

*A fighter will drop in the rankings if he does not fight regularly against high level competition.

*A top ten ranked fighter can become ranked in another weight division after one or more wins in his new weight class.

*A fighter can be ranked in two different weight divisions.

*Champions and fighters from prominent promotions will have an advantage over champions and fighters from promotions with lesser competition.

*A fighter will be removed from the rankings if he does not fight for two years.

*Fighters that are signed to multiple promotions will have their promotions listed based on the following criteria: 1) championship held in a promotion, 2) predominant promotion the fighter fights in, 3) promotion
last fought in.

*Rankings will be updated every month.
3/5/13 9:04 AM
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One last comment, LOL at the Janitor being ranked 10th at LHW behind guys like Blachowicz, Nakanishi, M'Pumbu, and Rumble. None of those guys have resumes that even approach what Vladdy has done in his career. Rumble in particular is laughable since he is only 1-1 in the weight class.
3/5/13 9:08 AM
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Andrey Koreshkov not even in top 10?

 

and those flyweight rankings are hilarious

3/5/13 9:12 AM
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What horseshit Phone Post
3/5/13 9:12 AM
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IMO, head-to-head results matter more than beating some theoretical #1. Just because you had Mo and Takaya ranked #1 doesn't mean they were really the best guys out there. I think it is ridiculous to weigh performance against a perceived #1 heavier than actual head-to-head results.

That is how you wind up with wacky shit like Travis Wiuff as the #5 LHW in the world. I love me some Diesel, but he is a journeyman fighter who regularly loses to any time he faces world class competition. If it weren't for his win over one of the worst champions in the history of televised MMA (M'Pumbu), I doubt he would even be mentioned at all.
3/5/13 9:14 AM
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"*A fighter will be ranked number one if he defeats the number one ranked fighter in the weight division except under certain rare circumstances where the number two ranked fighter clearly deserves to move into the number one ranking position."

You mean circumstances like, oh I don't know, the other fighter already beat him head-to-head?
3/5/13 9:22 AM
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"* A fighter can move up a maximum of two spots with impressive victories over a fighter ranked below him; however, there is no limit if the fighter earned a title with the victory."

LOL

That explains Nakanishi.

Do you really believe the DEEP LHW title means something? DEEP has had some awesome fights over the years and produced some great fighters, but their talent level for guys over 200 pounds is hot garbage. The lighter DEEP titles absolutely mean something, but HW and LHW not so much. Which makes me wonder why you have one of the weakest champions in DEEP ranked but legit studs like Daisuke Nakamura and Yoshiro Maeda get no mention?
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No Killa B? Phone Post
3/5/13 9:44 AM
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Welterweight
1. Ben Askren (Bellator Champion)
2. Rashid Magomedov (M-1 Global Champion)
3. Douglas Lima (Bellator)
4. Jon Fitch (Free Agent)


That is messed up. There is no doubt that Jon Fitch is the #1 WW not signed to the UFC
3/5/13 10:19 AM
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omega 2013 - why is the Bellator hw champ ranked out of the top 10?

#3 Alexander Volkov is the Bellator HW champ
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tdunning - Welterweight
1. Ben Askren (Bellator Champion)
2. Rashid Magomedov (M-1 Global Champion)
3. Douglas Lima (Bellator)
4. Jon Fitch (Free Agent)


That is messed up. There is no doubt that Jon Fitch is the #1 WW not signed to the UFC

Fitch needs to prove it, he lost 2 out of his last 3 fights. Let´s see how he does in WSOF.
3/5/13 10:22 AM
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Darup -  What horseshit Phone Post

How would you rank the divisions? We appreciate constructive critic.
3/5/13 10:26 AM
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*Fighters that are signed to multiple promotions will have their promotions listed based on the following criteria: 1) championship held in a promotion, 2) predominant promotion the fighter fights in, 3) promotion 
last fought in.

 

Shamil Zavurov has never fought in Bellator

3/5/13 10:41 AM
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JohanEmperor - 
Darup -  What horseshit Phone Post

How would you rank the divisions? We appreciate constructive critic.

where are the fighters who currently fight in Brazil??

jungle fight, wocs, bitetti not to mention a smaller name show like this

 

 

3/5/13 11:19 AM
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Well at least Kharitonov sounds about right!
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DamnSevern - 
JohanEmperor - 
Darup -  What horseshit Phone Post

How would you rank the divisions? We appreciate constructive critic.

where are the fighters who currently fight in Brazil??

jungle fight, wocs, bitetti not to mention a smaller name show like this

 

 


Good call. It would be great if you could make a list of fighters who you feel definietly deserves to be in the top 10.