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Old 10-05-2007, 01:52 AM   #1
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Unofficial UFC Rankings (Top 20 in each Divison)

Heres my top 20 in each UFC division. I wasted a few hours on this and put alot of thought into how these guys were placed. What was really hard though was even coming up with 20 active Heavyweights and Middleweights to comprise this list. I put Travis Lutter on the list for middleweight even though he might never fight in the UFC again. So whats your guys thoughts on my list and how would you change things?

Heavyweight
1. Randy Couture
2. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
3. Gabrial Gonzaga
4. Tim Sylvia
5. Andrei Arlovski
6. Brandon Vera
7. Cheick Kongo
8. Mirko Crocop
9. Fabricio Werdun
10. Frank Mir
11. Jake O'Brien
12. Heath Herring
13. Eddie Sanchez
14. Christian Wellisch
15. Justin McCully
16. Antoni Hardonk
17. Dan Christison
18. Brad Imes
19. Colin Robinson
20. Scott Junk

Light Heavyweight
1. Quinton Jackson
2. Dan Henderson
3. Wanderlei Silva
4. Lyota Machida
5. Houston Alexander
6. Keith Jardine
7. Forrest Griffin
8. Chuck Liddell
9. Mauricio Rua
10. Rashad Evans
11. Tito Ortiz
12. Jason Lambert
13. Michael Bisping
14. Matt Hammill
15. Thiago Silva
16. Wilson Gouveia
17. Kazuhiro Nakamura
18. Stephen Bonnar
19. Eric Schafer
20. Thomasz Drawl

Middleweight
1. Anderson Silva
2. Rich Franklin
3. Yushin Okami
4. Nate Marquardt
5. Martin Kampmann
6. Thales Leites
7. Travis Lutter
8. Drew McFedfries
9. Dean Lister
10. Kalib Starnes
11. Jason MacDonald
12. Chris Leben
13. Patrick Cote
14. Kendal Groves
15. Ed Herman
16. Nate Quarry
17. Terry Martin
18. Dave Terrell
19. Ryan Jenson
20. Demian Maia

Welterweight
1. Matt Serra
2. Georges St. Pierre
3. Matt Hughes
4. Jon Fitch
5. Josh Koscheck
6. Diego Sanchez
7. Karo Parisyan
8. Thiago Alves
9. Marcus Davis
10. Mike Swick
11. Josh Burkman
12. Ryo Chonan
13. Akihiro Gono
14. Hector Lombard
15. Luke Cummo
16. Kuniyoshi Hironoka
17. Dustin Hazelett
18. Forrest Petz
19. Tamdan McCrory
20. Paul Taylor

Lightweight
1. Sean Sherk
2. BJ Penn
3. Joe Stevenson
4. Kenny Florian
5. Frankie Edgar
6. Tyson Griffin
7. Hermes Franca
8. Din Thomas
9. Spencer Fisher
10. Clay Guida
11. Roger Huerta
12. Thiago Tavares
13. Nate Diaz
14. Gleison Tibau
15. Joe Lauzon
16. Sam Stout
17. Kurt Pellegrino
18. Melvin Guillard
19. Cole Miller
20. Gray Maynard

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Old 10-05-2007, 02:04 AM   #2
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265 - good
205 - Lyoto is ranked too high
185 - Lister is ranked too high
170 - good
155 - decent

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Old 10-05-2007, 02:07 AM   #3
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Kongo should be above AA, Vera, and Syliva just do to their absense from fighting lately.

Wand has lost 3 of last 5 and shouldn't be in top 5. Shogun should be above Chuck and both should be in top 5.

Martin Kampmann is not top 10 MW. Leites should be #5.

Get Thiago Alves far out of the top 10 WW. Davis, Swick, Burkman ahead of him.

LW very tough to rank. Maybe Huerta swapped with Din.

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Old 10-05-2007, 02:11 AM   #4
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265 - good
205 - Lyoto is ranked too high
185 - Lister is ranked too high
170 - good
155 - decent

205 is such a messed up division Lyoto could rank anywhere from 2 to 15 depending on peoples opinions. The fact he is undefeated still ranks highly with me plus with how technically sound he is. Him moving up to 4 was more because of the chaos around him more than what he did himself.

Dean Lister I agree I put too high but I mainly gave him the benefit from having his only loss be a quality one. His inactiveness should drop him alot and should be below Starnes MacDonald and Leben now that you mention it.

155 is hard to do and I didnt change Hermes and Sean Sherks rankings yet. Manny Gamburyan would have made the top 20 but Ive heard his shoulder injury is pretty bad and wont be back anytime soon so I left him off.


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Old 10-05-2007, 02:12 AM   #5
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lol Serra @ #1 WW.

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Old 10-05-2007, 02:14 AM   #6
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Kongo should be above AA, Vera, and Syliva just do to their absense from fighting lately.

Wand has lost 3 of last 5 and shouldn't be in top 5. Shogun should be above Chuck and both should be in top 5.

Martin Kampmann is not top 10 MW. Leites should be #5.

Get Thiago Alves far out of the top 10 WW. Davis, Swick, Burkman ahead of him.

LW very tough to rank. Maybe Huerta swapped with Din.
Kampmann is undefeated in the UFC and beat Leites why wouldnt he be top 10?

Thiago Alves was awfully impressive against Tony DeSouza and is only getting better. Its too bad he missed all that time for using a banned supliment. I expect big things from Thiago in the future.

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Old 10-05-2007, 02:15 AM   #7
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lol Serra @ #1 WW.
Um hes the champ. Every champ is ranked 1st its a rankings to determine the pecking order to fight the champ. Its not whos the best fighter neccesarily.

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Nate is far too high in the LW, its just a matter of time until he gets destroyed. He got manhandled in all but one of his fights on TUF.

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205 is such a messed up division Lyoto could rank anywhere from 2 to 15 depending on peoples opinions. The fact he is undefeated still ranks highly with me plus with how technically sound he is. Him moving up to 4 was more because of the chaos around him more than what he did himself.
You're right. The LHW division is a complete mess right now. But still, Shogun is still a top 3 LHW IMO. He's beaten better opponents than Machida has.

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Kongo should be above AA, Vera, and Syliva just do to their absense from fighting lately.
In that case, Barnett and Couture should be ranked ahead of Fedor.

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