Fight Matrix Rankings: August 2011

Written By: Barry Laminack

Back in July we said we would try and check out the national/world rankings (as brought to you by our friends over at FightMatrix) on a monthly basis. So we’re a couple of days late (lots of stuff happenend last week, cut us some slack :)). Never the less, we wanted to bring you our August report, so here it is (in Septembe!).

We have added something new to the rankings chart, a column that shows what they were ranked at this time last month. This will give you an idea of the movement for the ranked fighters.

If you are not familiar with FightMatrix, it’s a website dedicated to ranking fighters world wide using a computerized scoring system to rank fighters. In fact, from their own website they describe it as follows, “The rankings presented are computerized and provided by the FightMatrix ranking system, which utilizes a comprehensive MMA fight database to provide objective rankings. Please note, that these rankings ONLY contain fighters who have had at least one professional fight some time in the 450 days prior to the ranking date.”

What follows is the fighters that fight, have fought or are scheduled to fight here in Houston. Here is a breakdown of what we found:

RED = Drop in Rankings
GREEN = Rise in Rankings

US Rank World Rank Previous
[US/World]
Name Record
Flyweight
5 15 5/15 Will Campuzano 9-4-0
6 17 56/110(@135) Jonathan Mackles 9-2-0
9 30 Lewis McKenzie 12-7-0
14 46 11/44 Jimmy Flick 3-0-0
Bantamweight
55 116 Steven Peterson 5-1-0
64 135 65/123 Steve Garcia 7-4-0
Featherweight
15 34 16/34 Daniel Pineda 14-7-0
66 131 63/127 Frank Gomez 10-4-0
88 170 85/170 Adam Schindler 9-2-0
Lightweight
34 56 35/56 Carlo Prater 28-10-1
148 283 145/283 Cameron Dollar 9-3-0
171 334 164/317 Levi Forrest 6-1-0
229 450 230/443 Jose Santibanez 10-3-0
234 460 236/450 Justin Reiswerg 3-1-0
Welterweight
76 140 74/137 Pete Spratt 23-20-0
102 197 78/142 Todd Moore 14-4-0
103 198 92/170 Mike Bronzoulis 13-3-1
101 196 104/198 Brian Melancon 5-2-0
158 320 160/320 Joe Christopher 11-6-0
192 385 186/372 Alex Cisne 5-2-0
194 388 194/388 Derrick Krantz 9-3-0
Middleweight
45 93 45/91 Artenas Young 7-3-0
80 162 81/161 Andrew Craig 5-0-0
Light Heavyweight
112 229 105/227 Ike Villanueva 7-4-0
118 245 Justin Ledet 3-0-0
Heavyweight
76 140 Matt Thompson 15-9-0

Fallen Off: Chas Skelly (Featherweight), Sam Hoger (Heavyweight)

Want more rankings? Check out our quarterly Houston MMA Rankings.

The 2011 Q3 Rankings will be released on September 30.

Please visit FightMatrix to see how each fighters stacks up with other fighters from around the country and around the world.