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MNMMANEWS Unified Rankings: January 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Pherson   
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 09:28

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

We are seeking new voters. Please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you're interested in voting. We wcould definitely use some new fighters in the mix for voting, so please consider it.

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 first rankings of 2013

Women's

1. Kaitlin Young (7-6-1)

2. Rose Namajunas (6-1, amateur)

3. Christina Jobe (5-3, amateur)

4. Jessica Bulver (2-0, amateur)

5. Hope Sanftner (4-3, amateur)

6. Sarah Bishop (2-0, amateur)

7. Connie Umland (1-0, amateur)

8. Missy Pontbriand (2-2, amateur)

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

10. Mariah Johnson (10-7)

135-and-below

1. Melvin Blumer (6-2)

2. Travis Reddinger (18-5-1)

3. Marvin Blumer (6-3)

 

4. Jamal Galehdari (3-0)

5. Jeremy Stetz (11-3-1)

6. Tony Belvedere (14-7)

7. Randy Lene (8-2, amateur)

8. Zach Wolff (14-8)

9. Bill Friday (3-1)

10. Pat Magdaleno (2-0)

145

1. Rich Taylor (14-2)

2. Matt Veal (9-8)

3. Mitch Jackson (20-2)

4. Gabe Greenberg (16-3)

5. Pat Schilling (5-3)

6. Damion Hill (5-2)

7. Kenn Glenn (5-2)

8. Randy Kittleson (6-2)

9. Sean Richman (4-0, amateur)

10. Dan Kiser (8-3)

155

1. Carey Vanier (9-3)

2. Zach Juusola (9-2)

3. Travis Perzynski (30-7-1)

4. Nate Homme (12-1)

5. Nick Compton (6-2)

6. John Castaneda (1-0)

7. Derek Varin (5-0)

8. Derek Getzel (7-4)

9. Codie Kahler (2-0)

10. Ryan VanPuymbrouck (8-1, amateur)

170

1. Paul Bradley (18-3)

2. Tommy Speer (17-6)

3. Tony Martin (4-0)

4. Tat Romero (19-5)

5. Chad Curry (2-0)

6. Heath Rud (1-0)

7. Nate Williamson (8-0, amateur)

8. Derek Smith (8-7)

9. Jed Deno (13-3)

10. Nate Schut (15-6)

185

1. Logan Clark (19-5)

2. Jeremy Hamilton (9-2)

3. Dave Menne (46-16-2)

4. Brad Padgett (1-0)

5. Marzett Turner (2-0)

6. Chase Waldon (3-1)

7. Bryan Barerena (6-2)

8. Mike Downey (3-1)

9. Jesse Midas (5-3)

10. Ryan Willette (2-2)

205

1. Karl Knothe (58-6)

2. Cully Butterfield (11-3)

3. Jake Doerr (6-3)

4. BJ Lacy (17-17-1)

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

6. Ron Winslow (2-0)

7. Justin Rheaume (2-0)

8. Branden Noetzel (2-0, amateur)

9. Mahmoud Aburia (3-1)

10. Davonta Nunn (4-0, amateur)

HEAVYWEIGHT

1. Raphael Butler (5-0)

2. Reese Hernandez (10-3)

3. Brett Murphy (6-1)

4. Kevin Asplund (18-2)

5. Brian Heden (22-11)

6. Steve Shaw (4-2)

7. Matt Larson (2-1)

8. Cam Befort (8-8)

9. Danyelle Williams (4-3)

10. Zak Jensen (14-10)

POWER RANKINGS

1. Nik Lentz (19-4-2)  UFC

2. Jacob Volkmann (14-3) UFC

3. Travis Wiuff (68-16) Bellator

4. Marcus LeVesseur (23-5) UFC

5. Mike Richman (13-2) Bellator

6. Brock Larson (32-7), RFA

7. Adam McDonough (9-0) Bellator

8. Brandon Girtz (8-2) Bellator

9. Nick Kirk (9-1) Bellator

10. Dan Moret (3-0), RFA

11. Brett Rogers (11-3) Bellator

12. Jordan Parsons (6-1) CFA