MMA Rankings: Velasquez cracks the top 10, 'Shogun' climbs
November is shaping up to be the most important month of fights this year.
Of the 80 fighters ranked below -- including those residing in the newly added flyweight division -- a quarter of them are set to compete before Thanksgiving, and that's after
Last week Lesnar's trainer
Nelson gave Lesnar the weekend to determine if he could get himself healthy enough to properly train for the Nov. 21 fight. By Monday morning, however, it was determined Lesnar could not, and the bout was pushed back to Jan. 2.
• Despite losing on points to
• Bantamweight was the most volatile division in October, yielding several wins for contenders as well as a major upset by
• The addition of 125-pounders comes at a time when the division is beginning to gain exposure outside of Japan. Though talk persists that the WEC will showcase the division in 2010, that seems unlikely based on the organization's schedule and roster depth. Still, there are plenty of Stateside promotions willing to promote a class capable of high-paced, technical MMA.