MMA Fighter Rankings – Q3 2010 (July – Sept)

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Q3 2010 Fighter Rankings

Pro Fighters

Pound for Pound Top 10
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 Adam Schindler Gracie Barra Champions Forest 2.5
2 10 Brian Melancon Paradigm Training Center 2.75
3 1 Chad Robichaux Gracie Barra The Woodlands 3
4 2 Sam Hoger Hoger MMA 4.5
5 3 Levi Forrest Gracie Barra The Woodlands 4.75
6 Daniel Pineda 4 oz Fight Club 6.75
7 4 Rey Trujillo 7.5
8 Steve Garcia 4 oz Fight Club 7.75
9 6 Mike Bronzoulis Paradigm Training Center 8
10 Artenas Young Hoger MMA 9.25
Flyweight (125lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 Humberto Deleon Bushi Ban 1
2 2 Andy Sandoval Death Row MMA 2.25
3 3 Brian Garmon Silverback Mixed Martial Arts 2.75
Bantamweight (126 – 135lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 Chad Robichaux Gracie Barra The Woodlands 1.25
2 3 Steve Garcia 4 oz Fight Club 1.75
3 9 Lewis Mackenzie 3.25
4 Nate Garza Rocky Long MMA 4.75
5 7 Frank Ortega Star Jiu-Jitsu 4.75
6 Angel Huerta Gracie Barra Texas 5.75
7 Warrent Stewart 7.25
8 Navied Sadeghi 7.5
9 Marcus Dupar Rocky Long MMA 8.75
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Featherweight (136 – 145lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 4 Daniel Pineda 4 oz Fight Club 1
2 2 Jose Santibanez Silverback Mixed Martial Arts 2.25
3 8 Greg Bellomy Gracie Barra Texas 3
4 6 Tim Snyder Paradigm Training Center 4.5
5 Vinicius (Draculino) Magalhaes Gracie Barra Texas 4.75
6 Steve Peterson 5.5
7 7 Rocky Long Rocky Long MMA 6.5
8 10 Leo Torres Silverback Mixed Martial Arts 8
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Lightweight (146 – 155lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 Adam Schindler Gracie Barra Champions Forest 1.25
2 3 Brian Melancon Paradigm Training Center 2
3 1 Rey Trujillo 3
4 Todd Moore Gracie Barra The Woodlands 4.25
5 2 Ray Blodgett Elite MMA-Houston 4.75
6 4 Jesus Rivera 4 oz Fight Club 5.75
7 6 Lane Yarbrough Death Row MMA 7.5
8 5 Arron Barringer Gracie Barra The Woodlands 7.75
9 7 Jace Pitre Team Tooke 9
10 8 Jason Carter 646 MMA 10.25
Welterweight (156 – 170lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 Levi Forrest Gracie Barra The Woodlands 1
2 2 Mike Bronzoulis Paradigm Training Center 2
3 3 Jonathon Harris Submission Boxing Academy 3
4 Craig Gardner West Side MMA 5
5 4 Ricardo Talavera Elite MMA-Houston 5.25
6 6 RJ Knepp 646 MMA 7.25
7 Jordan Rivas Elite MMA – Baytown 7.5
8 5 Marcelo  Azevedo Gracie Barra Texas 8.5
9 7 Jeff Rexroad Paradigm Training Center 8.5
10 Justin Murray Bushi Ban 9.25
Middleweight (171 – 185 lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 Jon Kirk Aztlan Fight Club 1
2 Bubba Bush BVMMA 2
3 4 Chris Spicer 3
4 5 Charles Byrd Saekson’s Muay Thai 4
5 Jonathan Mack Rocky Long MMA 5.25
6 8 Larry Hopkins Silverback Mixed Martial Arts 5.75
7 Matthew Moses 6.75
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Light Heavyweight (186 – 205 lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 6 Artenas Young Hoger MMA 1
2 5 Brian Lightfoot Gracie Barra Texas 2.5
3 3 Chad  Cook Gracie Barra Texas 3.5
4 2 Ike Villanueva Rocky Long MMA 3.75
5 Edgar Verdin Submission Boxing Academy 4.25
6 John King 5.75
7 7 Joshua Foster 6
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Heavyweights (206 lbs+)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 Sam Hoger Hoger MMA 1
2 2 Derek Lewis Silverback Mixed Martial Arts 2
3 Taylor Hebert Gracie Barra Texas 3.75
4 4 Patrick Miller 4.75
5 7 James  Hall 5
6 6 Larry Crowe Silverback Mixed Martial Arts 5.75
7 5 Nick Mitchell Rocky Long MMA 7.25
8 Lex Pappas 7.5
9 Juan Long Rocky Long MMA 8.5
10 Miguel Guerra 9.75

Amateur Fighters

Pound for Pound Top 10
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 5 John Malbrough Kingwood MMA 2
2 6 Akira Smith 4 oz Fight Club 3.25
3 Alex Morano Gracie Barra The Woodlands 4
4 3 Alex Black Bushi Ban 5.5
5 8 Jared Chaffee Gracie Barra Champions Forest 6.25
6 4 Drew Ratichek American Combative Systems 6.75
7 Michael Lytle AXS 8.5
8 2 Raymond Bell Gracie Barra The Woodlands 8.75
9 Eric Elliot Metro Fight Club 8.75
10 7 Patrick Bierschwale West Side MMA 9.5
Flyweight (125lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 Joe Trevino 4 oz Fight Club 1.25
2 1 Bobby Powers 4 oz Fight Club 2.25
3 2 Joe  Cruz Texas Powerhouse MMA 2.5
4 3 Rafael Breton 4.25
5 5 Martin Garcia Gracie Barra Texas 5.5
Bantamweight (135lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 2 Akira Smith 4 oz Fight Club 1
2 1 Jared Chaffee Gracie Barra Champions Forest 2
3 Colin Wright Paradigm Training Center 3.25
4 3 Gerzan Chaw Bushi Ban 3.5
5 5 Rodrigo Rodriguez CTC 5
Featherweight (145lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 Alex Black Bushi Ban 1
2 2 Brandon Acosta Bushi Ban 2.5
3 4 Adam Longoria 3.25
4 3 Jimmy New 3.75
5 Layton MItchell 5.25
Lightweight (155lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 Michael Lytle AXS 1.25
2 1 Raymond Bell Gracie Barra The Woodlands 2.75
3 3 Olya Sinboyla Hoger MMA 3.25
4 4 Cody Phillips Bam Bam Martial Arts 3.75
5 2 Nick Felder Gracie Barra Texas 5
Welterweight (170lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 4 Alex Morono Gracie Barra The Woodlands 1.25
2 2 Eric Elliot Metro Fight Club 1.75
3 Gil Moreira Team Tooke 4.5
4 Jeremy Morris 646 MMA 5.25
5 5 Hossan Walker 5.5
Middleweight (185lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 John Malbrough Kingwood MMA 1
2 2 Patrick Bierschwale West Side MMA 2.25
3 3 John Thibeault 4 oz Fight Club 2.75
4 4 Terrance Ferguson West Side MMA 4.5
5 5 Noel Ligon Mousel’s MMA Academy 5
Light Heavyweight (205lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 2 Andre  Kavanaugh 2
2 3 Jermaine Anugwon Windy Sport & Fitness 2.5
3 5 Quan-Thien Nguyen 3.5
4 4 Jason Sullivan American Combative Systems 3.75
5 Steve Hess 4.25
Heavyweights (206lbs+)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 Drew Ratichek American Combative Systems 1
2 5 Jay Ross
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3 Ellis Boyd BVMMA 3
4 Tim Buchanan Hoger MMA 4.5
5 Nicholas Castano 4.75