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  • 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.

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    Henderson

    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.

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    Torres

    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.

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    Rua

    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.

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    Bowles

    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.

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    Aldo

    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.

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    Machida

    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?

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    Penn

    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.

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    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?

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    Emelianenko

    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.

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    Silva

    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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