Fight Matrix Rankings: October 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 (October) Fight 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

US Rank World Rank Previous
[US/World]
Name Record
Flyweight (125)
6 17 6/16 Jonathan Mackles 9-2-0
Bantamweight (135)
40 82 41/81 Steven Peterson 6-1-0
50 104 -/- Carson Beebe 8-1-0
Featherweight (145)
16 36 16/36 Daniel Pineda 14-7-0
78 149 73/132 Frank Gomez 10-4-0
99 195 91/181 Adam Schindler 9-3-0
Lightweight (155)
30 44 30/44 Carlo Prater 30-10-1
174 336 168/331 Levi Forrest 6-1-0
209 427 206/411 Justin Reiswerg 4-1-0
226 459 220/441 Jose Santibanez 10-3-0
Welterweight (170)
24(Brazil) 144 24(Brazil)/145 Jorge Patino 25-13-1
76 146 78/147 Pete Spratt 23-21-0
80 155  81/155  Brian Melancon  6-2-0
81 156 82/156 Todd Moore 14-5-0
82 157 83/157 Mike Bronzoulis 13-3-1
162 331 166/329 Joe Christopher 11-6-0
203 410 197/397 Alex Cisne 5-2-0
205 416 199/403 Derrick Krantz 9-3-0
Middleweight (185)
20 38 21/39 Andrew Craig  6-0-0
30 56 29/55 Eric Schambari 15-4-0
74 146 -/- Matt Thompson 16-9-0
81 154 50/100 Artenas Young 7-3-0
128 264 -/- Larry Crowe 5-1-0
Light Heavyweight (205)
107 233 112/238 Justin Ledet 3-0-0
Heavyweight (265)
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Fallen Off: Cameron Dollar (Lightweight)

Observations

Congratulatoin to Silverback’s Larry Crowe for making his first appearance in the Fight Matrix rankings! Larry debuts at #128 in the U.S. and #264 overall. This addition is no doubt a direct result of his impressive victory over “Hurricane” Ike Villanueva at Legacy FC 8.

This month marks the first month that Andrew Craig has cracked the top 20 among U.S. middleweight fighters. Cameron Dollar fell off the list and Matt Thompson re-emerged as a middleweight after falling off the heavyweight list last month. 

11 fighters improved their U.S. ranking and 8 area fighters saw their U.S. ranking falls this month. Only 3 fighters saw no change in their U.S. ranking.

October was a tough month for area fighters nationally as 11 of the 24 fighters ranked suffered a drop in their overall ranking. Of those remaining, 9 of them saw an uptick in their overall rank, while 4 fighters saw no change in their overall rank.


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

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