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January 2016 HW Rankings

PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:23 pm
by Mohawk Jesus
I'll be posting mine later on today to get the ball rolling. Looking forward to these coming back. It happening in January is just icing on the cake.

Re: January 2016 HW Rankings

PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:38 pm
by Mohawk Jesus
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Werdum
Velasquez
Arlovski
Browne
Overeem
Miocic
JDS
Rothwell
Barnett
Hunt


Explanations
Werdum - Clearly the top guy right now. 3 wins in a row against top 10 fighters, including the #2 guy.

Velasquez - Was dominating everyone (or at least two guys) for a while. Showed he isn't invincible, but others must prove they are better than him still.

Arlovski - 6 fight win streak including wins against Mir, Browne and Silva.

Browne - Only recent loses are to the #1 and #3 guys on this list. He has a huge stoppage wins against Reem, Barnett, Schaub and Gonzaga.

Reem - Got beat by Browne and Rothwell but now has 3 wins in a row including a stoppage of JDS. KOing JDS still means something in my book.

Miocic- 4-1 in his last 5 fights. His only loss was a very close fight against JDS. His wins aren't huge but still very good against the likes Nelson, Gonzaga and Hunt. Has a huge fight coming against Arlovski that could jump him up the rankings.

Dos Santos - He could probably be higher but he's hardly even been active. In his last three fights he was KOd by Reem, won a very close decision over Miocic and was TKOd by Cain. He is still a threat to anyone, but needs to retake his top five ranking, I am not giving it to him based on who he was 3 years ago.

Rothwell - Seems to be a ton of talk about this guy. He is a very good fighter with 3 wins in a row. Reem is a big win, but Mitrione and Vera aren't the best, add in the fact he only has those 3 fights in the 3 years since his loss to Gonzaga and he still has some work to do.

Barnett - I consider him pretty much interchangeable with Rothwell in this spot. He is in the #9 slot though because Ben has a bigger win recently. They are fighting each other in January though so this should sort itself out soon.

Hunt - He is 3*-3 in his last 6 fights so why is he up this high? Well his 3 loses are to #1, #6 and #7. His 3* wins (*draw agaisnt a roider) are against pretty credible opponents Silva and Nelson. He is aging but IMO is a very solid #10 HW.

Re: January 2016 HW Rankings

PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:03 am
by hawdrigoh
Here we go!

1. Fabricio Werdum (fairly obvious...)

2. Cain Velasquez (took the clear loss to Werdum but still the no. 2 in my opinion)

3. Andrei Arlovski (on a good tear right now (6 fight win streak) with wins over Schaub, Bigfoot, Browne, Mir)

4. Stipe Miocic (since the loss to Struve he's gone 4-1 with the only L being a close war with JDS)

5. Travis Browne (4-3 in his last 7 but pretty stiff competition...wins over Gonzaga, Overeem, Barnett, Schaub)

6. Alistair Overeem (3 fight win streak with a recent big win over JDS)

7. JDS (2-3 in his last 5 but against top competition)

8. Ben Rothwell (beaten some decent fighters recently, with a nice win against Overeem...still hasn't fought any of the top guys yet).

9. Josh Barnett (losses to Browne and Cormier but otherwise pretty solid as always).

10. Mark Hunt (2-3-1 in his last 6 but fighting the top guys)

Re: January 2016 HW Rankings

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:13 am
by Indra
1. Werdum
2. Velasquez
3. Arlovski
4. Overeem
5. JDS
6. Miocic
7. Hunt
8. Rothwell
9. Browne
10. Barnett

Re: January 2016 HW Rankings

PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:04 pm
by JonB
hawdrigoh wrote:Here we go!

1. Fabricio Werdum (fairly obvious...)

2. Cain Velasquez (took the clear loss to Werdum but still the no. 2 in my opinion)

3. Andrei Arlovski (on a good tear right now (6 fight win streak) with wins over Schaub, Bigfoot, Browne, Mir)

4. Stipe Miocic (since the loss to Struve he's gone 4-1 with the only L being a close war with JDS)

5. Travis Browne (4-3 in his last 7 but pretty stiff competition...wins over Gonzaga, Overeem, Barnett, Schaub)

6. Alistair Overeem (3 fight win streak with a recent big win over JDS)

7. JDS (2-3 in his last 5 but against top competition)

8. Ben Rothwell (beaten some decent fighters recently, with a nice win against Overeem...still hasn't fought any of the top guys yet).

9. Josh Barnett (losses to Browne and Cormier but otherwise pretty solid as always).

10. Mark Hunt (2-3-1 in his last 6 but fighting the top guys)



Concur with this one. :tup:

Re: January 2016 HW Rankings

PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:14 pm
by J D
1. Werdum
2. Arlovski
3. Cain
4. Overeem
5. JDS
6. Miocic
7. Rothwell
8. Hunt
9. Browne
10. Barnett