MMA Fighter Rankings – Q4 2011 (Oct – Dec)

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Q4 2011 Fighter Rankings

Pro Fighters

Pound for Pound Top 10
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 Daniel Pineda 4 oz Fight Club 1.4
2 2 Carlo Prater Metro Fight Club 1.6
3 3 Andrew Craig Team Tooke 3
4 7 Jorge “Macaco” Patino Gold Team Fighters Houston 4.2
5 5 Brian Melancon Paradigm Training Center 5
6 6 Mike Bronzoulis Paradigm Training Center 7.6
7 8 Artenas Young  Hoger MMA 8.4
8 9 Derek Lewis Silverback Mixed Martial Arts 9
9 Angel Huerta 9.6
10 Jeff Rexroad  Paradigm Training Center 10
Bantamweight (126 – 135lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 Angel Huerta 1.2
2 3 Steven Peterson 2.2
3 2 Jimmy Flick 2.8
4 4 Jonathan Mackles 4.2
5 7 Steve Garcia 4 oz Fight Club 4.6
6 5 Chad Robichaux  Gracie Barra The Woodlands 6.2
7 6 Cody Williams ATT Beaumont 6.4
8 9 Humberto DeLeon Bushi Ban 8
9 10t Marcus Dupar Gracie Barra The Woodlands 9.2
10 10t Nate Garza Rocky Long MMA 9.6
Featherweight (136 – 145lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 Daniel Pineda 4 oz Fight Club 1
2 2 Frank Gomez 2
3 3 Tim Snyder Paradigm Training Center 3
4 4 Gilbert Jiminez 4.4
5 5 Jarred Chaffee Gracie Barra North Houston 4.8
6 6 Shelby Sheehan Gracie Barra Texas 6
7 Jeremy Mahon 4 oz Fight Club 7.2
8 7 Rocky Long Rocky Long MMA 7.6
9 Alex Black Bushi Ban 9.2
10 David Armas Silverback Mixed Martial Arts 9.4
Lightweight (146 – 155lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 Carlo Prater Metro Fight Club 1
2 2 Daniel Pineda 4 oz Fight Club 2.2
3 4 Justin Reiswerg Bam Bam Martial Arts 3.4
4 5 Cameron Dollar 4
5 7 Jesus Rivera  4 oz Fight Club 4.6
6 6 Ray Blodgett Elite MMA-Houston 6.2
7 8 Levi Forrest  Gracie Barra North Houston 6.2
8 Lane Yarbrough Deathrow MMA 8.8
9 10 Marc Ramirez Urban Jungle 9.4
10 Lee King Paradigm Training Center 9.6
Welterweight (156 – 170lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 3 Jorge “Macaco” Patino  Gold Team Fighters Houston 1.4
2 1 Brian Melancon Paradigm Training Center 1.8
3 4 Jeff Rexroad Paradigm Training Center 3
4 2 Mike Bronzoulis  Paradigm Training Center 4
5 9 Jonathan Harris Submission Boxing Academy 5.4
6 6 Pete Spratt Metro Fight Club 5.8
7 10 Alex Morono Gracie Barra North Houston 7.6
8 8 Antonio Flores 8.4
9 Alden Herbert 9.4
10 Evan Cutts 10
Middleweight (171 – 185 lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 Andrew Craig Team Tooke 1
2 2 Artenas Young Hoger MMA 2.6
3 3 Eric Schambari 2.6
4 5 William (Bubba) Bush  BVMMA 4.2
5 4 Larry Crowe  Silverback Mixed Martial Arts 5.4
6 7 Noel Ligon  Mousel’s MMA 5.8
7 6 Matthew Thompson 6.6
8 9 Joshua Foster 8.6
9 8 Jon Kirk 9
10 10 Sam Mohamed 9.6
Light Heavyweight (186 – 205 lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 Justin Ledet Submission Boxing Academy 1
2 2 Ike Villanueva Team Tooke 2
3 3 Brian Lightfoot Gracie Barra Texas 3
4 5 Jared Taylor 4.2
5 6 Ricky Compala 5.2
6 8 Daniel Miller 6.2
7 7 Lex Pappas  Gold Team Fighters Houston 6.4
8 Jason Sullivan Paradigm Training Center 8
9 Edgar Verdin Submission Boxing Academy 9.4
10 Jordan Clissold  Urban Jungle 9.6
Heavyweights (206 lbs+)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 Derek Lewis Silverback Mixed Martial Arts 1
2 3 Kyle Simpson 2.6
3 5 Jay Peche 3.2
4 2 Rakim Cleveland 4 oz Fight Club 3.4
5 4 Taylor Hebert  Gracie Barra Texas 5
6 6 Dale Mitchell  Silverback Mixed Martial Arts 6.2
7 7 Cory Salter 6.6
8 8 Carl Perry 8
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Amateur Fighters

Pound for Pound Top 10
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 Colin Wright Paradigm Training Center 1
2 2 G Moreira Team Tooke 2
3 3 Joe Trevino 4 oz Fight Club 4.25
4 4 Levi West Team Tooke 5.25
5 5 Cody Phillips Bam Bam Martial Arts  5.75
6 Rob Wood  6.75
7 Eric Garcia Team Tooke  7.25
8 8 Ricky Turcios Gracie Barra North Houston  8
9 6 Hossan Walker One 2 One  8.25
10 Charles Ontiveros Hard Head Hitters  10.5
Flyweight (125lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 Joe Trevino 4 oz Fight Club 1
2 3 Ricky Turcios Gracie Barra North Houston 2
3 2 Jacob Silva Silverback Mixed Martial Arts 3.4
4 Ryan Hollis Hard Head Hitters 4.8
5 Sijin Kurian  Sugarland MMA 5.2
Bantamweight (135lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 Colin Wright Paradigm Training Center 1
2 2 Tony Orozco Jr. Silverback Mixed Martial Arts 2.8
3 3 Rodrigo Rodriguez CTC 3
4 Ramiro Cortina RSKA 4.4
5 James DeHerrerra 4.4
Featherweight (145lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 Aaron Croon Team Tooke 1
2 4 Brandon Boyd Gracie Barra North Houston 2.8
3 Andrew Musquiz  Team Tooke 3.8
4 3 Luis Ibarra 4.2
5 5 Yan Digilov  Paradigm Training Center 4.8
Lightweight (155lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 Cody Phillips Bam Bam Martial Arts 1.8
2 3 Eric Garcia Team Tooke 2.4
3 2 Hossan Walker One 2 One 3
4 5 Chris Lopez 4 oz Fight Club 3.8
5 Geoffrey Neal 4.4
Welterweight (170lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 Gil Moreira Team Tooke 1
2 2 Levi West Team Tooke 2.2
3 Rob Wood 3.8
4 Charles Ontiveros  Hard Head Hitters 4.2
5 3 Santos Rosales 4.8
Middleweight (185lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 2 Kaleb Cummins Death Row MMA 1.2
2 3 Mike Alvarez 2.2
3 Angelus McFarlane  Bam Bam Martial Arts 3.2
4 Brandon Hurrington 4.2
5 4 Christian Sutton Gracie Barra Katy 4.4
Light Heavyweight (205lbs)
Rank Prev. Name Gym Avg Rank
1 1 Matt Steward  BVMMA 1
2 2 Micah Williams  Gold Team Fighters Houston 2
3 3 Jabari Shakur 3
4 5 Christian Sutton   Paradigm Training Center  4.4
5 4 Terrell Henson  4.6
Heavyweights (206lbs+)
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