Fighter Rankings Courtesy of Yahoo Sports!

Here is a list of MMA Fighter Rankings courtesy of Yahoo Sports.

NOTE : Brian Bowles is listed at #7, Jose Aldo #6, Lyoto Machida #5, Anderson Silva #1.

Bowles is currently one of our sponsored fighters and is the current undefeated WEC Bantamweight Champion while, Jose Aldo, Lyoto Machida and Anderson Silva train out of the BodyKore official sponsored gym, Black House MMA.


10. Dan Henderson
Points: 21
Affiliation: Strikeforce
Weight class: Middleweight/Light heavyweight
Hometown: Murrieta, Calif.
Record: 25-7 (won past three)
Last month’s ranking: unranked
Most recent result: def. Michael Bisping, R2 KO, July 11
Analysis: All but confirmed for an intriguing April match against Jake Shields in his Strikeforce debut.


9. Miguel Angel Torres
Points: 35
Affiliation: WEC
Weight class: Bantamweight
Hometown: East Chicago, Ind.
Record: 36-2 (lost last one)
Last month’s ranking: 8
Most recent result: lost to Brian Bowles, R1 TKO, Aug. 9
Analysis:Torres is a notoriously intense competitor and has been chewing on his loss for six months, which could be bad news for Benavidez.


7t. Mauricio Rua
Points: 36
Affiliation: UFC
Weight class: Light heavyweight
Hometown: Curitiba, Brazil
Record: 18-4 (lost last one)
Last month’s ranking: 7
Most recent result: lost to Lyoto Machida, unanimous decision, Oct. 24
Analysis: One has to figure Rua is cooking up something to complement the ruthless leg kicks that slowly wore Machida down in their first fight.


7t. Brian Bowles
Points: 36
Affiliation: WEC
Weight class: Bantamweight (WEC bantamweight champion)
Hometown: Athens, Ga.
Record: 8-0
Last month’s ranking: 9
Most recent result: def. Miguel Torres, R1 TKO, Aug. 9
Analysis: Fair or not, likely to face questions until he meets Torres again.


6. Jose Aldo
Points: 70
Affiliation: WEC
Weight class: Featherweight (WEC featherweight champion)
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Record: 16-1 (won last nine)
Last month’s ranking: 6
Most recent result: def. Mike Brown, R2 TKO, Nov. 18
Analysis: No one can say the new champ is getting an easy road, as he faces a motivated Urijah Faber in Faber’s hometown of Sacramento on April 24.


5. Lyoto Machida
Points: 107
Affiliation: UFC
Weight class: Light heavyweight (UFC light heavyweight champion)
Hometown: Belem, Brazil
Record: 16-0 (won last 16)
Last month’s ranking: 5
Most recent result: def. Mauricio Rua, unanimous decision, Oct. 24
Analysis: Machida isn’t likely to get two straight razor-thin decisions after the controversy his first fight against Rua caused. Will that be enough to push him out of his stylistic comfort zone?


4. B.J. Penn
Points: 126 (one first-place vote)
Affiliation: UFC
Weight class: Lightweight (UFC lightweight champion)
Hometown: Hilo, Hawaii
Record: 15-5-1 (won last two)
Last month’s ranking: 4
Most recent result: def. Diego Sanchez, R5 TKO, Dec. 12
Analysis: Penn will be the prohibitive favorite against Frank Edgar on April 10, but then, Tyson Griffin and Sean Sherk were also expected to roll over Edgar.

St. Pierre

2t. Georges St. Pierre
Points: 158 (4 first-place votes)
Affiliation: UFC
Weight class: Welterweight (UFC welterweight champion)
Hometown: Saint-Isidore, Quebec
Record: 19-2 (won last six)
Last month’s ranking: 2
Most recent result: def. Thiago Alves, unanimous decision, July 11
Analysis:Does anyone out there actually believe Dan Hardy is going to mount a serious threat to GSP?


2t. Fedor Emelianenko
Points: 158 (6 first-place votes)
Affiliation: Strikeforce/M-1 (never lost PRIDE title)
Weight class: Heavyweight
Hometown: Stary Oskol, Russia
Record: 31-1, one no-contest (won last 11)
Last month’s ranking: 3
Most recent result: def. Brett Rogers, R2 KO, Nov. 7
Analysis: As of this writing, at least, Fedor does not have an opponent on the docket. That puts him at one fight in the past 13 months and counting. With the UFC heavyweight division heating up, that’s a long time for Emelianenko to stay out of the spotlight.


1. Anderson Silva
Points: 167 (8 first-place votes)
Affiliation: UFC
Weight class: Middleweight (UFC middleweight champion)
Hometown: Curitiba, Brazil
Record: 24-4 (won last 10)
Last month’s ranking: 1
Most recent result: def. Forrest Griffin, R1 KO, Aug. 8
Analysis: Matchup with Demian Maia is underwhelming, but you can’t blame Silva or the UFC for this one, since Vitor Belfort had to pull out of their scheduled April 10 fight with an injury and Maia was the best available option.

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