LowKick.com Community MMA Rankings for OctoberPosted on November 1, 2010, 08:36 AM by Anton Gurevich
After a long month of voting, we are glad to finally introduce the results of LowKick.com Community MMA Rankings. More than 800 different LowKick.com users submitted their Top 10 lists, making our community rankings one of the most unique features in Mixed Martial Arts. LowKick.com is a fan-oriented website, giving you the power to voice your opinion and have an influence on MMA. For bad or for good, these are the opinions of MMA community, and they truly reflect on the current situation in the sport.
Pound for Pound
UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre tops the list with a significant advantage over Anderson Silva. And unlike on other rankings around the internet, Fedor Emelianenko holds on the third place, despite losing to Fabricio Werdum via Submission back in June. The most surprising entry is Cain Velasquez, who managed to rapidly climb on a 7th place, after his impressive victory over Brock Lesnar at UFC 121. Also, Alistair Overeem occupies the 9th place, with a small advantage over the former UFC Lightweight Champion BJ "The Prodigy" Penn, who managed to hold his place on LowKick.com Community Rankings.
MMA Legend Fedor Emelianenko kept his place as #1 Heavyweight in the World, receiving 4513 points from the LowKick.com Community. UFC 121 triumphant Cain Velasquez moved up to the second place, as the Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion and K-1 2010 Finalist Alistair Overeem closes the Top 3. Brock Lesnar moved back to #4, right above the next contender for the UFC Heavyweight crown, Junior Dos Santos. Frank Mir, Minotauro Nogueira and Josh Barnett close the list.
No surprises here. Shogun Rua, Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans close the Top 3 of Light Heavyweight rankings, as the youngster Jon "Bones" Jones occupies the fourth place. Former Champion Rampage Jackson closes the Top 5. The other half of the list headlined by Dream Light Heavyweight Champion Gegard Mousasi, with Ryan Bader, Randy Couture, Minotoro Nogueira and Forrest Griffin closing the list.
Anderson Silva is the undisputed king of Middleweight division, with 1,000 points above the #2 Vitor Belfort. The two will meet at UFC 126 on February 5th, but will Belfort's victory be enough to dethrone Silva from the top spot? Only time will tell. Strikeforce Middleweight Champ Jacare Souza occupies the 8th place, as Bellator's 185 King Hector Lombard closes the rankings as #10.
I don't know if to call it a surprise, but Jon Fitch finishes the month of October on the #2 spot of LowKick.com Community Welterweight rankings. Ahead of the next title contenders Josh Koscheck and Jake Shields. Also, following an exciting victory over KJ Noons this month, Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz closes the Top 5 of Welterweight rankings. Finally, despite the knockout loss to Carlos Condit, Dan Hardy managed to survive on the 8th spot on LowKick.com Welterweight rankings, as the "Natural Born Killer" two places behind on #10. Will he keep his place in November's list? Up to you, guys.
No doubt about the first place here, as Frankie Edgar sits on the top of the mountain as the best Lightweight in the World. BJ Penn will not be featured as a Lightweight in November, but still, the fact that "The Prodigy" is ranked as #2 shows the amount of credit he has from the fans. As for non-UFC fighters, Gilbert Melendez is #4, Shinya Aoki #6 and Eddie Alvarez is #7. Also, Due to having his second straight fight at Welterweight, Nate Diaz will be moved out of the Lightweight rankings. So LowKick'ers, there's plenty to vote for in November!