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March 2012: MMA Top 10 Pound-for-Pound Fighters

March 1, 2012

Bodog Fight ranks MMA’s Top 10 Pound-for-Pound Fighters

1. Anderson Silva

Going up against arch-nemesis Chael Sonnen in Brazil is the perfect setting for a Silva victory. Imagine the hilarious speech Sonnen is prepared to give if he wins though.

2. Jon Jones

Jones takes the number two spot from GSP because he’s beaten all of the light heavyweight contenders except for Rashard Evans. If Jones beats Evan decisively at UFC 145, he might take the top spot from Silva.

3. Georges St. Pierre

GSP has been out for almost a year now and his ACL injury raises questions on how he’ll perform against Carlos Condit in his first fight back.

4. Jose Aldo

A fight with former UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar is on the horizon. His dominating performance against Chad Mendes at UFC 142 was his coming out party.

5. Dan Henderson

Hendo looked dead in the water until he managed to rejuvenate his career by beating Fedor Emelianenko and Shogun Rua. After Sonnen and Evans, Hendo gets a shot at either the middleweight title or light heavyweight title.

6. Dominick Cruz

Cruz is slated to fight Urijah Faber at UFC 148. But before they meet for a third time, they’ll compete as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 15.

7. Frankie Edgar

Calls for him to move down to featherweight are premature. After beating B.J. Penn and Gray Maynard, Edgar deserves another shot at Ben Henderson.

8. Ben Henderson

After an impressive performance in wrestling away the title from Edgar, Henderson’s job is far from finished. Waiting in the wings are Anthony Pettis, Nate Diaz, and Jim Miller.

9. Junior dos Santos

Cain Velasquez played perfectly into his hands and he took full advantage. He’ll be tested against dynamic striker Alistair Overeem.

10. Gilbert Melendez

Dana White needs to get this guy in the UFC for more exposure.