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MNMMANEWS UNIFIED RANKINGS: April 2013 edition Print E-mail
Written by Ben Pherson   
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:50

Welcome to the latest edition of the Minnesota MMA News Unified Rankings.

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Rankings are compiled using votes from 10 panelists (when they get their votes in) from around the state and throughout the Minnesota MMA scene. Fighters must be active within the last 12 months to qualify. They also must be Minnesota natives, residents or have fought the majority of their fights within the state.

Without further delay, here are the April 2013 rankings:

Women's

1. Kaitlin Young (7-7-1)

2. Rose Namajunas (1-0)

3. Christina Jobe (5-3, amateur)

4. Jessica Bulver (2-0, amateur)

5. Hope Sanftner (5-3, amateur)

6. Sarah Bishop (2-0, amateur)

7. Missy Pontbriand (2-2, amateur)

8. Connie Umland (1-1, amateur)

9. Jennifer Hower-Yungk (1-0, amateur)

10. Mariah Johnson (10-7)

135-and-below

1. Nick Kirk (9-2)

2. Travis Reddinger (18-5-1)

3. Melvin Blumer (7-2)

4. Marvin Blumer (7-3)

5. Jeremy Stetz (13-3-1)

6. Jamal Galehdari (3-0)

7. Bill Friday (4-1)

8. Carl Deaton (4-0)

9. Ehsan Karam (4-0, amateur)

10. Andre Tieva (3-0)

145

1. Rich Taylor (14-2)

2. Damion Hill (8-2)

3. Matt Veal (9-8)

4. Gabe Greenberg (16-3)

5. Pat Schilling (5-3)

6. Randy Kittleson (8-2)

7. Kenn Glenn (5-2)

8. Sean Richman (5-0, amateur)

9. Dan Kiser (9-3)

10. Codie Kahler (3-0)

155

1. Carey Vanier (9-3)

2. Marcus LeVesseur (23-7)

3. Tony Martin (6-0)

4. Zach Juusola (9-2)

5. Nate Homme (12-1)

6. Steve Merth (7-1)

7. Travis Perzynski (30-7-1)

8. Derek Getzel (8-4)

9. Nick Compton (6-3)

10t. Cameron Gilliam (7-1, amateur)

10t. John Castaneda (2-0)

170

1. Tommy Speer (17-6)

2. Tat Romero (19-5)

3. Bryan Barberena (8-2)

4. Chad Curry (3-0)

5. Heath Rud (2-0)

6. Ben Smith (7-0)

7. Jed Deno (14-3)

8. Nate Schut (16-6)

9. Otis Hamilton (2-0, amateur)

10. Derek Smith (8-7)

185

1. Logan Clark (20-5)

2. Jeremy Hamilton (9-2)

3. Dave Menne (46-16-2)

4. Austen Heidlage (5-0)

5. Chris Bachmeier (7-1)

6. Brad Padgett (1-0)

7. Marzett Turner (2-0)

8. Chase Waldon (3-1)

9. Marcelo Nunes (1-0, amateur)

10. Aaron Young (4-1)

205

1. Karl Knothe (58-6)

2. Cully Butterfield (11-3)

3. Jake Doerr (6-3)

4. BJ Lacy (17-19-1)

5. Isaiah Larson (14-8-0-1)

6. Ron Winslow (2-0)

7. Nick Olsen (2-0, amateur)

8. Justin Rheaume (3-0)

9. Mahmoud Aburia (3-1)

10. Davonta Nunn (4-0, amateur)

HEAVYWEIGHT

1. Raphael Butler (5-0)

2. Brett Murphy (7-1)

3. Reese Hernandez (10-3)

4. Kevin Asplund (18-3)

5. Brian Heden (22-12)

6. Steve Shaw (4-2)

7. Matt Larson (2-1)

8. Danyelle Williams (4-3)

9. Zak Jensen (14-10)

10. Cam Befort (8-8)

POWER RANKINGS

1. Nik Lentz (19-4-2)  UFC

2. Jacob Volkmann (14-4) WSOF

3. Mike Richman (13-2) Bellator

4. Brock Larson (32-7), RFA

5. Adam McDonough (9-0) Bellator

6. Travis Wiuff (68-17) Bellator

7. Brandon Girtz (8-2) Bellator

8. Dan Moret (3-0), RFA

9. Brett Rogers (11-3) Bellator

10. Jordan Parsons (6-1) CFA

11. Mitch Jackson (20-2) Bellator