LowKick.com Rankings: Six fighters you should consider moving Up or Down in your listPosted on October 25, 2010, 07:56 AM by Anton Gurevich
On November 1st, LowKick.com will present to the World of Mixed Martial Arts its first Community-based rankings. While everyone has his own criteria for ranking, and his own vision of who belongs to the Top 10 lists, it's important to keep your rankings up to date. We had a very busy month in October, with some of the most important MMA bouts of the year.
Here's a quick suggestion of Six fighters who you should consider moving up or down in your list:
Cain Velasquez: Improving his record to 9-0, the newly crowned UFC Heavyweight Champion proved he’s one of the top forces in Mixed Martial Arts. Cain Velasquez is currently a #1 or #2 Heavyweight in the World, depends on if you are a fan of Fedor Emelianenko. Update your rankings folks, ‘coz the new King is here.
Brock Lesnar: Former UFC Heavyweight Champion suffered a devastating TKO loss against Cain Velasquez at UFC 121. Lesnar’s questionable performance against Shane Carwin at UFC 116 and the following loss to Velasquez sparked a debate whether the former WWE Superstar is a top ranked MMA fighter. Currently ranked #7 on LowKick.com P4P Rankings, and #2 on LowKick.com Heavyweight rankings, Brock Lesnar is a usual subject for arguments in the Mixed Martial Arts community.
Alistair Overeem: Dutch Demolition Man destroyed the K-1 Oceania Champion Ben Edwards in the K-1 Final 16 Tournament in Seoul, South Korea. While Megareem advanced to the final event of K-1, with a good chance for gold, his MMA achievements are still doubted by many of the MMA fans around the world. Alistair Overeem is currently ranked #10 in LowKick.com P4P Rankings and #4 Heavyweights in the World. Will he improve his positions? It’s up to you.
BJ Penn: The former UFC Lightweight Champion failed to win back his title, losing to Frankie Edgar at UFC 118. The Hawaiian BJJ legend currently ranked #10 P4P Fighter in the World and #2 Lightweight in the World, while the likes of Shinya Aoki, Gilbert Melendez, Eddie Alvarez and of course Gray Maynard are behind. Should you move BJ Penn down in your list? I think the answer is a clear “yes”.
Eddie Alvarez: Bellator Lightweight Champ proved his worth again, this time beating the UFC veteran Roger “El Matador” Huerta. Twenty-six year old Alvarez is currently 21-2 in his MMA campaign, with his last loss coming against Shinya Aoki, two years ago. In my eyes, Alvarez is definitely a Top 5 Lightweight-worthy.
Dan Hardy: British striker was viciously knocked out on his home turf by the Greg Jackson’s product Carlos Condit. Hardy lost two in a row, and personally, I think he’s currently not one of the Top 10 Welterweights in the World. Ben Askren, Condit, or even Diego Sanchez is good enough to replace Dan Hardy on your 170-pound List.
Other fighters you should consider moving up or down: Nick Diaz, Jake Shields, Fabricio Werdum, Martin Kampmann, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Ryan Bader, Gegard Mousasi and Shinya Aoki.