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MNMMANEWS UNIFIED RANKINGS: May 2016 edition Print E-mail
Written by Ben Pherson   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 09:40

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

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.

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Here are the unified rankings for May of 2016:

Women's

1. Pam Sorenson (2-1)

2. Linsey Williams (4-0, amateur)

3. Jessica Fresh (4-1, amateur)

4. Sarah Jacobson (5-4, amateur)

5. Bonnie Stoehr (2-1, amateur)

6. Alexis Ryan (2-2, amateur)

7. Katie Anderson (1-1, amateur)

8. Katie Adelman-Shepherd (2-2, amateur)

9. Tameka Zwilling (1-0, amateur)

10. Stephanie Helmers (1-1, amateur)

135-and-below

1. Melvin Blumer (12-3)

2. John Castaneda (10-2)

3. Marvin Blumer (10-5)

4. Andre Tieva (9-2)

5. Mitch White (1-1)

6. Jesse Wannemacher (2-0)

7. Donald Williams (5-5)

8. Ben Pierre Saint (12-5)

9. Tyler Mathison (6-1, amateur)

10. Sean Strube (6-1, amateur)

145

1. Dan Moret (10-2)

2. Nate Richardson (4-1)

3. Nick Compton (11-4)

4. Matt Veal (11-10)

5. Blake Bilder (6-0, amateur)

6. Kuchlong Kuchlong (5-4)

7. Alex Wiggs Jr. (3-2)

8. Sean Richman (2-1)

9. Courtney Buck (12-11)

10. Charles Anozie (8-3, amateur)

155

1. Jacob Volkmann (19-6)

2. Zach Juusola (11-3)

3. Chad Curry (7-1)

4. Derek Getzel (8-5)

5. Bobby Lee (3-0)

6. Brandon Jenkins (7-3)

7. Billy Christianson (11-5)

8. Kenn Glenn (7-4)

9. Kyle Todd (3-0)

10. C.T. Bailey (7-1, amateur)

170

1. Ben Smith (13-3)

2. Tat Romero (25-6)

3. Heath Rud (6-1)

4. Logan Storley (4-0)

5. Clarence Jordan (7-2)

6. Nate Howe (7-4)

7. Ben Neumann (9-4)

8. Vyron Phillips (5-3)

9. Jeremy Elisius (7-8)

10. Juan Hernandez (8-3, amateur)

185

1. Austen Heidlage (9-2)

2. Reese Hernandez (18-3-1, 1NC)

3. Marcelo Nunes (5-1)

4. Chase Waldon (9-1)

5. Andy Kapel (9-5)

6. Chris Bachmeier (9-1)

7. Robbie Gotreau (10-4)

8. Matt Larson (5-4)

9. Derek Smith (10-7)

10. Alton Cunningham (4-1, amateur)

205

1. Danyelle Williams (8-4-1, returning May 28)

2. Ron Winslow (3-1)

3. Garrett Olson (6-6)

4. Ben Strandlien (9-1, amateur)

5. Josh Kohler (5-0, amateur)

6. Nick Edling (3-0, amateur)

7. Erik Diaz (2-0, amateur)

8. Antonio Aguilar (5-2, amateur)

9. Jeff Halls Jr. (2-1, amateur)

10. Tommy Meadows (3-2)

HEAVYWEIGHT

1. Travis Wiuff (74-20)

2. Brian Heden (27-14)

3. Maurice Greene (2-1)

4. Bruce Nelson (29-36)

5. Kevin Asplund (19-9)

6. Calyn Hull (1-0, amateur)

7. John Loeken (4-3, amateur)

8. Joe Carreon (2-0, amateur)

9. Aaron Williams (1-0, amateur)

10. Will Ashmun (3-3, amateur)

POWER RANKINGS

1. Nik Lentz (23-7-2)  UFC

2. Bryan Barberena (11-3) UFC

3. Adam McDonough (11-1) Bellator

4. Brandon Girtz (14-4) Bellator

5. Tony Martin (10-3) UFC

6. Jordan Parsons (11-2) Bellator

7. Tim Johnson (9-2) UFC

8. Raphael Butler (10-2-1) Bellator

9. Mike Richman (18-6) Bellator

10. Brett Rogers (15-11) Other