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jjeans
12/29/11 8:23:36AM
Current European MMA Rankings by Jay Jeans as of December the 28th (will update every 2 weeks)

Heavyweight 265-lbs:


Stefan Struve, Next Fight.... vs Unknown

1. Alistair Overeem.....................Biggest/Greatest MMA Acomplishment: Last Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion - World Rankings 2nd Best
2. Fedor Emelianenko....................MMA Accomplishment: Last PRIDE Heavyweight Champion
3. Cheick Kongo.........................MMA Accomplishment: UFC Headliner
4. Sergei Kharitonov....................MMA Accomplishment: Strikeforce Headliner
5. Damian Grabowski.....................MMA Accomplishment: In 2009 Winning a 16 man 1 night tournament
6. Stefan Struve.......................MMA Accomplishment: 9 UFC Fights before 23 years old (pictured)
7. Mirko Cro Cop........................MMA Accomplishment: UFC, PRIDE & K1 Superstar/Headliner
8. Shamil Abdurahimov...................MMA Accomplishment: Openweight ADFC Grand Prix Victor.
9. Magomed Malikov......................Notable win: Aleksander Emelianenko
10. Neil Grove..........................MMA Accomplishment: Bellator Season 3 Finalist

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Light-Heavyweight 205-lbs:


Gilbert Yvel, Next Fight... vs Houston Alexander, March 30.


1. Gegard Mousasi......................World Rankings 10th Best - MMA Accomplishment: Former Strikeforce Light-Heavyweight Champion
2. Alexander Gustaffason................World Rankings 9th BestNoteable wins: Matt Hamill, Cyrille Diabatte, Vladimir Matyushenko
3. Stanislav Nedkov.....................Noteable wins: Luiz Cane, Travis Wiuff
4. Igor Pokrojac........................Noteable wins: Krzysztof Soszynski, James Irvin
5. Jan Blachowicz.......................MMA Accomplishment: 3 Time KSW Light-Heavyweight Tournament winner.
6. Attila Vegh..........................MMA Accomplishment: 19 Stoppages in 24 Victories
7. Moise Rimbon.........................Noteable bouts: Alistair Overeem, Antônio Rogério Nogueira
8. Baga Agaev...........................Noteable wins: Magomed Malikov, Kevin Randleman
9. Krzysztof Soszynski..................Noteable wins: Brian Stann, Stephan Bonnar
10. Gilbert Yvel........................MMA Accomplishment: PRIDE Headliner (pictured)

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Middleweight 185-lbs


Tom Watson, Next Fight.... vs Jack Marshman, 24th March


1. Michael Bisping......................World Rankings 6th Best - MMA Accomplishment: 1 Time TUF Winner, 2 Time TUF Coach (pictured)
2. Mamed Khalidov.......................Noteable wins: Igor Pokrojac, Jesse Taylor, Jorge Santiago, Matt Lindland
3. Alexander Shlemenko..................MMA Accomplishment: 2 Time Bellator Middleweight Tournament Winner
4. Tom Watson...........................MMA Accomplishment: Current BAMMA Middleweight Champion
5. Constantinos Philippou...............MMA Accomplishment: TUF Season 11 Competitior
6. Adlan Amagov.........................MMA Accomplishment: ProFC World Champion
7. Michal Materla.......................MMA Accomplishment: KSW 6 Tournament winner
8. Alessio Sakara.......................Noteable wins: Thales Leites, James Irvin
9. Francis Carmont......................Noteable bouts: Chris Camozzi (win) Evangelista Santos
10. Vyacheslav Vasilevsky...............MMA Accomplishment: M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Championship

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Welterweight 170-lbs:


Siyar Bahadurzada, Next fight... vs Paulo Thiago, 14th April

1. Martin Kampmann......................World Rankings 9th Best - MMA Accomplishment: UFC Headliner (pictured)
2. Paul Daley...........................MMA Accomplishment: Former Strikeforce Championship contender
3. Siyar Bahadurzada....................MMA Accomplishment: Ultimate Glory Tournament Champion
4. Marius Zaromskis....................MMA Accomplishment: Current DREAM Welterweight Champion
5. John Hathaway........................Noteable wins: Diego Sanchez, Rick Story, Paul Taylor
6. Jim Wallhead.........................Noteable wins: Frank Trigg, Joey Villasenor
7. Dan Hardy............................MMA Accomplishment: Former UFC Championship Contender
8. John Macguire........................MMA Accomplishment: Former UCMMA welterweight champion
9. Che Mills............................Noteable wins: Marius Zamromskis (x2), Jake Hecht
10. Tommy Depret........................MMA Accomplishment: Ultimate Glory Tournament Finalist

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Lightweight 155-lbs:


Dennis Siver, Next Fight... vs Diego Nunes (at Featherweight), April 14th.

1. Dennis Siver.........................MMA Accomplishment: UFC Veteran (pictured)
2. Paul Sass............................MMA Accomplishment: Holds record for most victory by triangle choke (8)
3. Reza Madadi..........................MMA Accomplishment: Former Superior Challenge Lightweight Champion
4. Rob Sinclair.........................MMA Accomplishment: Current BAMMA Lightweight Champion
5. Khabib Nurmagomedov..................MMA Accomplishment: 17-0 with 13 finishes
6. Alexander Sarnavskiy.................MMA Accomplishment: 17-0 With 14 finishes
7. Daniel Weichel.......................Noteable bouts: Dennis Siver (win), Dan Hardy, Paul Daley
8. Niko Puhakka.........................MMA Accomplishment: KSW Lightweight tournament winner
9. Terry Etim...........................Noteable wins: Sam Stout, Brian Cobb
10. Andre Winner........................MMA Accomplishment: TUF Season 9 Finalist

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Featherweight 145-lbs:


Joachim Hansen, Next Fight.... N/A

1. Ross Pearson.........................MMA Accomplishment: TUF Season 9 Winner
2. Joachim Hansen.......................MMA Accomplishment: Dream LightWeight Grand Prix Tournament Winner (pictured)
3. Bart Palaszewski.....................Noteable wins: Anthony Pettis, Ivan Menjivar and Tyson Griffin
4. Ronnie Mann..........................MMA Accomplishment: Bellator Summer Series Semifinalist
5. Tom Niinimaki........................Noteable wins: Johnny Frachey, Bogdan Cristea

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Bantamweight 135-lbs


Brad Pickett, Next Fight... vs Damacio Page, April 14th

1. Brad Pickett.........................World Rankings 9th Best - Noteable wins: Demetrious Johnson, Ivan Menjivar (pictured)
2. Vaughan Lee..........................Noteable wins: Norifumi Yamamoto
3. Sirwan Kakai.........................MMA Accomplishment: Featured in Sherdogs EU Prospects worth watching
4. David Aranda.........................MMA Accomplishment: Undefeated 7-0 all by submission
5. Paul McVeigh.........................MMA Accomplishment: TUF Season 13 Contestant


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kopower
12/29/11 9:25:59AM
Nice work Jay. Looking forward to you and Rabi breaking down European MMA on MMA@Work
pmoney
12/29/11 2:51:11PM
Awesome stuff Jay!

The rankings look spot on, and the post itself was aesthetically pleasing, which was a nice touch. I really like the event list too!
Budgellism
12/29/11 2:52:55PM
I have to spread the love but well done Jay. This looks great.
BlueSkiesBurn
12/29/11 3:23:41PM
We said we were going to turn MMA@Work into one of the best podcasts on air and we meant it. I'm just really sorry that you have to listen to a bunch of Brits talk about fighters that are going to get ragdolled by American wrestlers.

In all seriousness, we're really excited to have Ray and Jay doing this and Corey (FranklinFan47) will also be coming aboard as a correspondent for JMMA. In other words, we intend to be the most thorough podcast as well.

Buckle up, people.
Budgellism
12/30/11 10:28:12AM
Lol, the never ending British chirps. I love it. The podcast is really developing into something special guys. Keep it up. This last show was VERY good.
jjeans
1/2/12 4:22:33PM
Updated as of the 2nd of January

Notable changes:
Alistair Overeem currently ranked as world number 2.
Ross Pearson's successful drop to the Featherweight division.
Alexander Gustafsson and Gegard Mousasi are now both featured in the world rankings.
Kpro
1/11/12 5:49:09AM
Nice work Jay
jjeans
1/19/12 6:51:07AM
Updated as of the 19th of January

Notable changes:
Niko Puhakka rises above Terry Eitm
Bubbles
1/26/12 2:25:07AM
i think Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov should be on the LW list after the next update. 17-0 and just demolished Shalorus

also with Siver now moving down to 145, will he be in the FW ranks or are you going to wait until he officially fights at FW?
jjeans
1/27/12 7:46:20PM

Posted by Bubbles

i think Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov should be on the LW list after the next update. 17-0 and just demolished Shalorus

also with Siver now moving down to 145, will he be in the FW ranks or are you going to wait until he officially fights at FW?



Yeah Khabib will be added into the LW rankings and at quite a complimentary rank too
And yeah, I'm waiting to see if his debut is successful or not etc!
jjeans
2/8/12 6:19:40AM
Updated as of the 8th of February

Notable changes:
Big Lightweight divisional changes
New entry, Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov comes in at 5th.
Alexander Sarnavskiy falls to 6th.
As a result of the new entry Shamil Zavurov. Drops from the rankings.

Due to 3 Cage Warriors cards in 13 days and the MMA Scene being very active with UFC events etc and a dramatic pause starting on the 4th of March I shall aim to update at roughly that time.
jjeans
3/4/12 10:40:47AM
Update as of 4th of March


Stefan Streuve rises above Mirko Cro Cop in the Heavyweight Divsion
Constantinos Philippou edges the gap between himself (Still 5th) and Tom Watson (Still 4th) with a win over Court McGee
Martin Kampmann (Former Number 2) finally surpasses Paul Daley (Former Number 1). After Kampmann beat Thiago Alves (World 20), and Paul Daley lost to Kazuo Misaki (World 76).
Bart Palaszewski enters the Featherweight Ranking at Number 2, after having previously having his Polish heritage forgotten.
Vaughan Lee's (Former Number 5) upset win over Norifumi Yamamoto, for what its worth, shoots him highly up the rankings in a stale European division.
frizzzlecake
5/30/12 4:53:27PM
No Simeon Thoresen love?
Bubbles
6/17/12 12:41:46AM
when's the next update?
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