Fight Matrix Rankings: September 2011

Written By: Barry Laminack

It’s time once again to take a look at how our local Houston area fighters stack up with other fighters from around the United States (and the world) so that means it’s time to take a look at this months (September) Fight Matrix rankings! With the 2011 Q3 Houston MMA rankings coming out tomorrow, we wanted to get these in first.

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 (125)
5 14 5/15 Will Campuzano 9-4-0
6 16 6/17 Jonathan Mackles 9-2-0
9 31 9/30 Lewis McKenzie 12-7-0
14 47 14/46 Jimmy Flick 3-0-0
Bantamweight (135)
41 81 55/116 Steven Peterson 5-1-0
Featherweight (145)
16 36 15/34 Daniel Pineda 14-7-0
73 132 66/131 Frank Gomez 10-4-0
91 181 88/170 Adam Schindler 9-2-0
Lightweight (155)
30 44 34/56 Carlo Prater 30-10-1
145 279 148/283 Cameron Dollar 9-3-0
168 331 171/334 Levi Forrest 6-1-0
206 411 234/460 Justin Reiswerg 4-1-0
220 441 229/450 Jose Santibanez 10-3-0
Welterweight (170)
24(Brazil) 145 Jorge Patino 25-13-1
78 147 76/140 Pete Spratt 23-21-0
81 155  101/196  Brian Melancon  6-2-0
82 156 102/197 Todd Moore 14-5-0
83 157 103/198 Mike Bronzoulis 13-3-1
166 329 158/320 Joe Christopher 11-6-0
197 397 192/385 Alex Cisne 5-2-0
199 403 194/388 Derrick Krantz 9-3-0
Middleweight (185)
21 39 80/162 Andrew Craig  6-0-0
29 55 Eric Schambari 15-4-0
50 100 45/93 Artenas Young 7-3-0
Light Heavyweight (205)
112 238 118/245 Justin Ledet 3-0-0
Heavyweight (265)

Fallen Off: Steve Garcia (Bantamweight), Ike Villanueva (Light Heavyweight), Matt Thompson (Heavyweight)

A HUGE congratulations goes out to Team Tooke’s Andrew Craig. His win over Eric Schambari at Legacy FC 8 moved him up into the top 25 Middleweights in the NATION and one of the top 50 middle weights in the world! Before that win, he was ranked 80th in the nation and 162nd in the world, so he took a gigantic leap forward in the rankings. 

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.