Welcome to THE FULL MOUNT‘s  divisional ranking system.  Please note these rankings only take into consideration UFC fighters.  Following every UFC event, a ranking profile is compiled of the top 3 fighters in each weight division along with 3 honorable mentions.  After the top 3 fighters are ranked in order, the honorable mentions are the next best 3 fighters in the weight class – not in any particular order.  Ranking decisions are made based on fighter’s history, recent performances and specific outcomes between certain fighters.  Reasoning and explanation follows each ranked fighter’s name.  Please check back following each UFC event to see who’s moved up,  down or out.  Your suggestions and comments are always welcomed – just send us an email under “contact us”.

 

Last UPDATE:  September 8, 2007

HEAVYWEIGHT

1) RANDY COUTURE – Champion:  Presently unbeatable, even at 44 years of age

2) ANTONIO RODRIGO NOGUEIRA – Despite tough match from Herring, Nogueira has best shot at belt

3) CHEICK KONGO – His beating of MIRKO CRO COP catapaults him to #3 … but less proven than other heavies

Honorable Mentions:  GABRIEL GONZAGA, ANDREI ARLOVSKI, BRANDON VERA

 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

1) QUINTON JACKSON – Champion:  Have to beat him to take his spot

2) DAN HENDERSON – If he drops to 185, would give a great fight to ANDERSON SILVA

3) KEITH JARDINE – Spoiled LIDDELL’s party with his leg kicks

Honorable Mentions:  FORREST GRIFFIN, RASHAD EVANS, LYOTO MACHIDA, (HOUSTON ALEXANDER is a hair away…)

 

MIDDLEWEIGHT

1) ANDERSON SILVA – Champion:  Devastating strikes from all angles, underappreciated Jiu Jitsu

2) RICH FRANKLIN – Must prove head is on straight after SILVA debacle and near submission by OKAMI

3) YUSHIN OKAMI – Deceptively strong … must come to fight full speed for 3 rds

Honorable Mentions:  NATE MARQUARDT, JASON McDONALD, PATICK COTE

 

WELTERWEIGHT

1) MATT SERRA – Champion:  Again, if you want to be the champ, you have to beat the champ

2) GEORGES ST. PIERRE – SERRA has to be ready for new and mentally improved GSP

3) KARO PARISYAN – One more win and he undoubtedly should get a shot at the belt

Honorable Mentions:  JON FITCH, DIEGO SANCHEZ,  MATT HUGHES

 

LIGHTWEIGHT

1) SEAN SHERK – Champion:  If steriod allegations turn true, BJ PENN is #1 in a nano-second

2) BJ PENN – If he continues to fight at 155 lbs, he will stay champ for as long as he wants

3) JOE STEVENSON- Needs better opponents but so far so good

Honorable Mentions:  KENNY FLORIAN, ROGER HUERTA, DIN THOMAS

 

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