Tag "Flyweights"

Top 10 MMA Flyweights: January 2016

Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also previous rankings are in parenthesis: Top 10 MMA Flyweights (12/11/15) 1) Demetrious Johnson (1) There’s still no confirmation as to whom Demetrious Johnson will face next but Henry Cejudo is likely next. This may very well be the greatest challenge of Johnson’s career considering Cejudo’s Olympic Gold Medal status. 2) John Dodson (2) John Dodson is now stuck in that

Top 10 MMA flyweights: July 2015

Due to inactivity, Ali Bagautinov is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also previous rankings are in parenthesis: 1) Demetrious Johnson (1) Demetrious Johnson will be facing John Dodson in a rematch on September 5th at UFC 191 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This will be the labor day event for the UFC and should draw quite a crowd but may not be all that exciting. 2) Joseph Benavidez (2) On a three fight winning streak, Joseph Benavidez will

Top 10 MMA flyweights: June 2015

Note due to suspension Ali Bagautinov is ineligible for the rankings. Also the previous ranks are in parenthesis: 1) Demetrious Johnson (1) Demetrious Johnson made history in his last outing against Kyoji Horiguchi with a last minute submission. His UFC 186 defense has again set a record in the flyweight division at six defenses, with four being finishes. 2) Joseph Benavidez (2) At UFC 187 on May 23rd, Joseph Benavidez won his third fight in a row

MMA Freak April 2015 Rankings

Due to time constraints, the remaining rankings for this month will be updated in this article. Due to inactivity and suspension the following fighters are ineligible for the pound for pound ranking: Jon Jones, Cain Velasquez, Michael McDonald, TJ Grant, Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfort, Rashad Evans and Josh Barnett. Top 10 P4P Rankings (3/27/15) 1) Demetrious Johnson (3) 2) Jose Aldo (2) 3) Ronda Rousey (5) 4) Chris Weidman (4) 5) T.J. Dillashaw

Top 10 MMA flyweights: April 2015

Due to suspension, Ali Bagautinov is ineligible for the rankings. Also previous rankings (1/24/15) in parenthesis: 1) Demetrious Johnson (1) Demetrious Johnson is set to defend his title this Saturday, April 25th at UFC 186 against Kyoji Horiguchi. Johnson’s dominance in the division shows how great of a fighter he really is in the UFC. 2) Joseph Benavidez (2) After a successful fight in November against Dustin Ortiz, Joseph Benavidez will fight John Moraga at UFC 187. The Memorial

Top 10 MMA flyweights: January 2015

Note due to suspension, Ali Bagautinov is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (12/26/14) are in parenthesis: 1) Demetrious Johnson (1) With the UFC schedule set the way it is, Demetrious Johnson probably won’t fight again until around June unless an injury happens. At one point a super fight with at the time bantamweight Dominick Cruz was talked about but things aren’t ironed out at this point. 2) Joseph Benavidez (2) Joseph Benavidez has

Top 10 MMA flyweights: December 2014

Note due to suspension, Ali Bagautinov is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (11/29/14) are in parenthesis: 1) Demetrious Johnson (1) Demetrious Johnson currently has nothing scheduled but logically his next defense would probably be Jussier da Silva should circumstances permit. Regardless of who he faces Johnson probably won’t fight until UFC 185 on March 14th which isn’t even talked about. 2) Joseph Benavidez (2) His win over Dustin Ortiz on November 22nd puts Joseph

Top 10 MMA flyweights: November 2014

Note due to suspension, Ali Bagautinov is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (10/13/14) are in parenthesis: 1) Demetrious Johnson (1) With the UFC schedule the way it is, one can expect Demetrious Johnson to next defend his title in the ballpark of April of this next year. 2) Joseph Benavidez (2) Joseph Benavidez did indeed face the up and coming brawler Dustin Ortiz at UFC Fight Night 57 and was able to grind

Top 10 MMA flyweights: October 2014

Note due to suspension, Ali Bagautinov is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (9/13/14) are in parenthesis: 1) Demetrious Johnson (1) Demetrious Johnson made history by becoming the first UFC fighter to finish a title fight by kimura when he submitted Chris Cariaso. Without a doubt, Johnson is continuing to make the case that he is one of the best in the world across the board. 2) Joseph Benavidez (2) Looking to

Top 10 MMA flyweights: September 2014

Note due to suspension Ali Bagautinov is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (8/27/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Demetrious Johnson (1) Demetrious Johnson is on course for his upcoming UFC 178 title defense against obvious underdog Chris Cariaso on September 27th. While Cariaso maybe a huge underdog, the Flyweight Champion isn’t in the habit of underestimating his opponents in any circumstances. 2. Joseph Benavidez (2) After a nearly five month layoff, Joseph