Rankings Update 2.18.14: Machida passes Jacare


Following the Ultimate Fight Night 36, both Lyoto Machida and Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza claimed that they deserved the next middleweight title fight. Today, the new Rankings from polled media members showed they collectively agreed that Lyoto  Machida was more deserving of the fight, ranking him higher:

Champion : Chris Weidman
1     Anderson Silva 
2     Vitor Belfort 
3     Lyoto Machida +1
4     Jacare Souza -1
5     Michael Bisping 
6     Luke Rockhold 
7     Mark Munoz 
8     Tim Kennedy +1 
9     Francis Carmont -1
10     Costas Philippou 
11     Tim Boetsch 
12     Gegard Mousasi *NR
13     Alan Belcher -1
14     Brad Tavares -1
15     Chael Sonnen *NR

view entire rankings...

De Souza was previously ranked in third and although he also won his fight at UFN 36, Lyoto Machida was perhaps more impressive and earned the third place ranking.

And despite a losing effort, Gegard Mousasi entered the rankings in the twelfth spot for his fight against Machida.


tags: Lyoto Machida (detail)  Ronaldo De Souza   Rankings   


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zackthewop site profile image  

2/19/14 12:05 PM by zackthewop

Agreed. Middleweight is a great division right now

zackthewop site profile image  

2/19/14 12:04 PM by zackthewop

I don't see anywhere where it says they are just ufc rankings. I tried to find where they got this from but I just get brought to the news page. As for Why they are all ufc guys.... Well there really isn't anyone else out there right now in the middleweight division outside the ufc.

Jo'donnell-Davies site profile image  

2/19/14 6:29 AM by Jo'donnell-Davies

I think we're gunna see rockhold vs jacare 2

Chimp Strength site profile image  

2/19/14 5:58 AM by Chimp Strength

See that's where you're wrong... They're UFC ranking and not MMA rankings, otherwise I may agree with you. Did the complete absence of anyone not in the UFC not give it away?And yes, Belcher was #10 in the official UFC Ranking for that fight.

bricht07 site profile image  

2/19/14 1:43 AM by bricht07

That's is ridiculous!!

Captain_Underpants site profile image  

2/19/14 1:18 AM by Captain_Underpants

Everyone is making a big deal about Spots and stuff, but how is no one bothered by the #1 spot pick? I mean I understand, it's Anderson, the arguable greatest of all time. But the man has lost two in a row, whether or not you think it's a fluke doesn't matter, he lost. So how is he still ranked #1?

MisterHawkeMMA site profile image  

2/19/14 12:30 AM by MisterHawkeMMA

The rankings are pretty obviously illogical. But what we should be taking notice of, is that this is the best that the MW division has ever looked. There are like 8 guys that could be the champion two years from now. And not because the champ gave up his title like Welter or Feather, but because the great (maybe greatest) champion was dethroned.... convincingly. Hopefully Evans moves down. I've always wanted to see him at Middle.

zackthewop site profile image  

2/18/14 10:00 PM by zackthewop

Makes sense except these are mma rankings and dont only include ufc fighte. Yes rockhold is 1-1 in the ufc and bisping is 2-2 in his Last four fights. Bisping has never beat someone as good as Jacare either. Bisping has lost against every top 10 fighter he has fought Besides stann. Unless Belcher was top ten at the time? I don't Remember. Either way rockhold has beat the better fighters therefore he should be ranked higher.

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2/18/14 8:29 PM by ufc98newb

true, but I think Mousasi wasn't ranked because he hadn't fought at mw in a few years. Of course, that brings up the question of why Sonnen is ranked there, currently.

rockwell site profile image  

2/18/14 8:24 PM by rockwell

The same people who did these ranking also did the last rankings!So while I agree that Mousasi is better than Carmont THEY don't and in fact have only just ranked him #12 following his loss!So by THEIR OWN rankings Mousasi wasn't as good as Carmont before the fight and still isn't.So they've basically just undermined their own rankings.