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MMA Mania Consensus Rankings: Welterweight (w/ Middleweight Results)


Sorry for the delay, guys. Crunch time at school these days. Anyway, 27 ballots for the 185ers...can you guess who's #1???

 

1. Anderson Silva

2. Chael Sonnen

3. Yushin Okami

4. Jacare Souza

5. Nate Marquardt

6. Demian Maia

7. Vitor Belfort

8. Michael Bisping

9. Wanderlei Silva

10. Hector Lombard

Others receiving votes: Tim Kennedy, Jorge Santiago, Rousimar Palhares, Mayhem Miller, Mark Munoz, Brian Stann, Robbie Lawler, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Tom Lawlor, Chris Leben, Dan Miller

 

Notes

 - Yes, Anderson Silva was our first unanimous #1

 - Both Wanderlei Silva and Hector Lombard were ranked as high as #2 and as low as unranked

 - The closest race was for #2, where Sonnen and Okami were separated by 13 points, followed closely by the race for #6, where Maia and Belfort were separated by 14 points

 - More fighters received votes in this weight class than any other so far

 

Welterweight Rankings

1. GSP

2. Jake Shields

3. Jon Fitch

4. Thiago Alves

5. Josh Koscheck

6. BJ Penn

7. Nick Diaz

8. Carlos Condit

9. Paul Daley

10. Diego Sanchez

 

That's my list and I'm sticking to it. Time to hear yours...

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