Fight Matrix Rankings: December 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 the December 2011Fight Matrix rankings!

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
BLUE = Scheduled to Fight in Houston soon
BOLD = New to Rankings 

US Rank World Rank Previous
[US/World]
Name Record
Flyweight (125)
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Bantamweight (135)
44  89 40/82 Steven Peterson  6-1-0
50 99 6/17(@125) Jonathan Mackles 10-2-0
57 108 50/104 Carson Beebe 8-1-0
Featherweight (145)
 19 40   16/36 Daniel Pineda  15-7-0
84 163 78/149 Frank Gomez 10-4-0
96 195 -/- Cameron Dollar 9-4-0
107 216 99/195 Adam Schindler 9-3-0
Lightweight (155)
 31  48  30/44  Carlo Prater  29-10-1
151 312 -/- Pat Audinwood 10-2-1
165 348 174/336 Levi Forrest 6-1-0
191 408 209/427 Justin Reiswerg 4-1-0
215 456 226/459 Jose Santibanez 10-3-0
Welterweight (170)
16(Brazil)  105 24(Brazil)/144  Jorge Patino 26-13-1
 65 115   78/147 Pete Spratt  24-21-0
 90 165  80/155  Brian Melancon  6-2-0
 91 166   81/156  Todd Moore  14-5-0
 106 192  82/157 Mike Bronzoulis  13-4-1
 156 308 -/- Jeff Rexroad 5-1-0
 181 350   162/331 Joe Christopher  11-6-0
214  432   203/410 Alex Cisne 5-2-0
223 446 -/- Chidi Njokuani 5-3-0
Middleweight (185)
 20 39  20/38  Andrew Craig  6-0-0
37 73 30/56 Eric Schambari  15-5-0
62 122 -/- Eric Davilla 20-11-0
77 149 74/146 Matt Thompson 16-9-0
80 153 81/154 Artenas Young 7-4-0
Light Heavyweight (205)
 105 230  107/233 Justin Ledet 3-0-0
Heavyweight (265)
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Fallen Off: Derrick Krantz, Larry Crowe

Observations

Congratulations to Jeff Rexroad for making his debut in the national rankings! Rexroad debuts at #156 in the US. All in all, it’s agreat to see so many names associated with Houston MMA in the national rankings. 2011 was a great year for Houston MMA!


Want more rankings? Check out our quarterly Houston MMA Rankings (Q4 2011 just released!).

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