SportsNation Blog ArchivesSN Blog Archives Alexander Gustafsson

Jon Jones kept his top spot in the ESPN MMA pound-for-pound rankings with a resounding win over Glover Teixeira at UFC 172. He's followed by Jose Aldo, Demetrious Johnson, Chris Weidman, and Cain Velasquez, with Renan Barao dropping out of our top 10 after a loss to T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 173. Do you agree with the entire list? Click the photos below to submit your rankings.

Pound-for-pound MMA fighters

Jon Jones

Jon Jones

Light heavyweight
20-1-0
P4P ranking: 1

Jose Aldo

Jose Aldo

Featherweight
24-1-0
P4P ranking: 2

Demetrious Johnson

Demetrious Johnson

Flyweight
20-2-1
P4P ranking: 3

Chris Weidman

Chris Weidman

Middleweight
12-0-0
P4P ranking: 4

Cain Velasquez

Cain Velasquez

Heavyweight
13-1-0
P4P ranking: 5

Anthony Pettis

Anthony Pettis

Lightweight
17-2-0
P4P ranking: 6

Johny Hendricks

Johny Hendricks

Lightweight
16-2-0
P4P ranking: 7

Chad Mendes

Chad Mendes

Featherweight
16-1-0
P4P ranking: 8

Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva

Middleweight
33-6-0
P4P ranking: 9

Alexander Gustafsson

Alexander Gustafsson

Light heavyweight
16-2-0
P4P ranking: 10

Your Rankings

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

Which MMA fights would you most like to see? We've listed 12 pairings that we would love to see; now we want to know how you would rank them. Simply click on the images to submit your ballot, then head here to vote on who would win each bout and to Twitter using #MMAsuperfights to comment on which fight(s) you'd like to see happen!

MMA fights you most want to see

Velasquez v. Jones

Velasquez v. Jones

Cain Velasquez vs. Jon Jones

Velasquez v. Cormier

Velasquez v. Cormier

Cain Velasquez vs. Daniel Cormier

Gustafsson v. Jones

Gustafsson v. Jones

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jon Jones

Jones v. Cormier

Jones v. Cormier

Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier

Jones v. Silva

Jones v. Silva

Jon Jones vs. Anderson Silva

Silva v. St-Pierre

Silva v. St-Pierre

Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre

St-Pierre v. Hendricks

St-Pierre v. Hendricks

Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks

St-Pierre v. MacDonald

St-Pierre v. MacDonald

Georges St-Pierre vs. Rory MacDonald

Henderson v. Aldo

Henderson v. Aldo

Benson Henderson vs. Jose Aldo

Aldo v. Curran

Aldo v. Curran

Jose Aldo vs. Pat Curran

Cruz v. Barao

Cruz v. Barao

Dominick Cruz vs. Renan Barao

Rousey v. Santos

Rousey v. Santos

Ronda Rousey vs. Cris "Cyborg" Santos

Your Rankings

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

Which MMA fights would you most like to see? We've listed 12 pairings that we would love to see; now we want to know how you would rank them. Simply click on the images to submit your ballot, then head here to vote on who would win each bout and to Twitter using #MMAsuperfights to comment on which fight(s) you'd like to see happen!

MMA fights you most want to see

Velasquez v. Jones

Velasquez v. Jones

Cain Velasquez vs. Jon Jones

Velasquez v. Cormier

Velasquez v. Cormier

Cain Velasquez vs. Daniel Cormier

Gustafsson v. Jones

Gustafsson v. Jones

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jon Jones

Jones v. Cormier

Jones v. Cormier

Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier

Jones v. Silva

Jones v. Silva

Jon Jones vs. Anderson Silva

Silva v. Weidman

Silva v. Weidman

Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman

Silva v. St-Pierre

Silva v. St-Pierre

Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre

St-Pierre v. Hendricks

St-Pierre v. Hendricks

Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks

St-Pierre v. MacDonald

St-Pierre v. MacDonald

Georges St-Pierre vs. Rory MacDonald

Henderson v. Aldo

Henderson v. Aldo

Benson Henderson vs. Jose Aldo

Cruz v. Barao

Cruz v. Barao

Dominick Cruz vs. Renan Barao

Rousey v. Santos

Rousey v. Santos

Ronda Rousey vs. Cris "Cyborg" Santos

Your Rankings

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.


Silva vs. Gustafsson

Alexander Gustafsson and Thiago Silva make their living primarily as strikers, although Brett Okamoto thinks this match could be decided on the ground.

SportsNation

How will the Thiago Silva/Alexander Gustafsson matchup be decided?

  •  
    6%
  •  
    56%
  •  
    19%
  •  
    13%
  •  
    6%

Discuss (Total votes: 3,998)


Stann vs. Sakara

Alessio Sakara is making his comeback in this match after being sidelined for a year. Brian Stann is looking to get back on track after a loss to Chael Sonnen

SportsNation

How will the Brian Stann/Alessio Sakara matchup be decided?

  •  
    36%
  •  
    24%
  •  
    20%
  •  
    12%
  •  
    8%

Discuss (Total votes: 3,331)


Thiago vs. Bahadurzada

Both Paulo Thiago and Siyar Bahadurzada are coming off wins, although Bahadurzada hasn't fought since mid-May of last year.

SportsNation

How will the Paulo Thiago/Siyar Bahadurzada matchup be decided?

  •  
    14%
  •  
    7%
  •  
    7%
  •  
    47%
  •  
    25%

Discuss (Total votes: 3,121)


Siver vs.Nunes

Dennis Siver lost by submission to Donald Cerrone in his last matchup, while Diego Nunes managed a decision over Manvel Gamburyan.

SportsNation

How will the Dennis Siver/Diego Nunes matchup be decided?

  •  
    37%
  •  
    16%
  •  
    27%
  •  
    13%
  •  
    7%

Discuss (Total votes: 3,021)


Page vs. Pickett

Brad Pickett and Damacio Page will be fighting to reverse bad trends -- Pickett lost his last match to Renan Barao, while Page is on a two-match losing streak.

SportsNation

How will the Damacio Page/Brad Pickett matchup be decided?

  •  
    34%
  •  
    14%
  •  
    27%
  •  
    15%
  •  
    10%

Discuss (Total votes: 2,907)

Comment »


Lesnar vs. Overeem

Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem will face off for the right to face Junior dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight championship.

SportsNation

Diaz vs. Cerrone

Donald Cerrone will look to continue his six-fight winning streak against Nate Diaz, who has dominated the lightweight division.

SportsNation

Fitch vs. Hendricks

Jon Fitch returns to the Octagon in his first fight since February, facing off against fellow former collegiate wrestler Johny Hendricks.

SportsNation

Gustafsson vs. Matyushenko

Alexander Gustafsson is on a three-match win streak, while Vladimir Matyushenko is 5-1 in his past six bouts, his one loss to champion Jon Jones.

SportsNation

Assuncao vs. Pearson

Junior Assuncao wants to keep his seven-match win streak going, while Ross Pearson tries to come back from an August loss to Edson Barboza.

SportsNation

Comment »