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March 2011 Fighter Rankings

March 2011 fighter rankings have been updated, while the February 2011 rankings have been archived.  Going forward, rankings should be updated around the first of every month.

Here are the changes for March.

Heavyweight

  • No change

Light Heavyweight

  • No change

Middleweight

  • After his upset loss to James Head, Gerald Harris drops out of the top 25.  Former UFC middleweight Thales Leites moves into the 25th spot.

Welterweight

  • Chris Lytle’s loss to Brian Ebersole at UFC 127 dropped him down to 24th.  Since he was coming off of surprising knee surgery, I can’t knock him out of the top 25.  I also don’t feel Brian Ebersole can be ranked yet, though another win might add to his argument.

Lightweight

  • George Sotiropoulos is down to number 10, while Dennis Siver is ranked at 16 after UFC 127.  That was a big win for Siver, but I still think Sotiropoulos is the better fighter.  Siver won that fight for sure, but Sotiropoulos still has the better UFC track record.
  • As a result of Siver’s entry into the top 25, Yves Edwards falls out of the rankings.

Featherweight

  • No change

Bantamweight

  • Masakazu Imanari was upset by Hiroshi Nakamura, who has jumped into the rankings at 14.  The loss drops Imanari to 16.
  • Jimmie Rivera dropped out of the rankings with Nakamura’s ranking.

Flyweight

  • Lots of movement at flyweight, as Yasuhiro Urushitani is the new number one 125 pounder.  With his loss at Tachi Palace Fights 8, Jussier da Silva goes from 1 to 6, while Ian McCall enters the rankings at number 10.
  • After winning the Tachi Palace Fights Flyweight Title, Darrell Montague jumps from 12 to 8.  John Dodson, who lost the belt, goes from 9 to 11.
  • Kevin Belingon is now unranked based on McCall’s entry into the top 25.

Women’s Middleweight

  • No change

Women’s Welterweight

  • Roxeanne Modafferi is now ranked at Women’s Lightweight, bringing Jennifer Maia into the top 15.

Women’s Lightweight

  • Roxeanne Modafferi debuts at number 3 after her loss to Rosi Sexton.  I was tempted to move Sexton up to number one based on the win, but I still feel that Tara LaRosa is the best at 125 lbs.
  • Modafferi bumped Valerie Coolbaugh out of the top 15.

Women’s Featherweight

  • No change
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