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Wednesday, 10/26/2011, 06:00 pm

BJPENN.COM Heavyweight Top 10 (Updated 10/26/11)


The world top 10 heavyweight rankings according to the panel at BJPENN.COM consist of all UFC and Strikeforce fighters.

Cain Velasquez is the current UFC heavyweight champion and as such gets the number one seat on our rankings system. His undefeated reign of terror makes him undisputedly the number ranked heavyweight today.

Little has changed since our last publication of these rankings. In fact, the entire top 5 remains untouched. With little heavyweight action in the past few months, the majority of our roster holders remain the same.

The most notable change is the loss of our previously ranked number 9 fighter, Fedor Emelianenko, on our top 10 following his first round defeat at the hands of Dan Henderson. Additionally our number 6 heavyweight fighter, Antonio Silva, has also has been removed following his one round destruction at the hands of rising star Daniel Cormier.

With his recent UFC Rio win over Brendan Schaub, “Big Nog” returns to our top 10 in the 9 position and Daniel Cormier makes his debut in the 10 spot.

The two losses and two new faces caused a slight reshuffle in the deck, but the remaining eight heavyweights still hold slots on our top 10 rankings.

The BJPENN.COM staff has analyzed recent activity and all around performance inside professional competition and broke down to the 10 heavyweights in MMA as follows:

1: Cain Velasquez (UFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION)
2: Alistair Overeem
3: Junior Dos Santos
4: Fabricio Werdum
5: Brock Lesnar
6: Shane Carwin
7: Frank Mir
8: Josh Barnett
9: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
10: Daniel Cormier



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