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UFC Betting: The Best Pound for Pound Fighters Right Now

Posted by The Wiesguy on 5/21/2015 11:31:37 PM

Mixed martial arts definitely has the attention of the fighting world and I think more than boxing seems to invite the question of who is the best pound for pound fighter. Below is a look at the top fighters in the business.

Jon Jones - Light Heavyweight (USA)

I don’t like spending too much time on those athletes who squander their promise with bad choices but I don’t think you can have a list like this without at least mentioning Jones. He was at the top of everyone’s list before getting into trouble and having his title stripped and receiving an indefinite suspension. At current there is no new information about his future.

#1 Jose Aldo - Featherweight (Brazil)

From Brazil, the featherweight they call Junior, has put up an amazing 25-1 record. With Jones sidelined he is considered the best fighter out there and is the current UFC featherweight champion - he joined when World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and UFC merged. His lone loss was all the way back in 2005 and he has had multiple defenses of this title over the last several years. He is know as more of a ground fighter thanks to his Brazilian jiu-jitsu training. His next bout will be in July.

#2 Demetrius Johnson - Flyweight (USA)

The “Mighty Mouse” has a sterling 22-2-1 record and currently holds the Flyweight title. Like Aldo he fought in the WEC and just one of his losses has occurred since he joined UFC. It is hard to think about someone who is only 5’3” as among the best fighters in the world but that is the fun of these kinds of rankings. One interesting notes about Johnson is that he won his last fight by submission at 4:59 in the fifth round, the latest finish in UFC history. He has not immediate fights scheduled.

Chris Weidman - Middleweight (USA)

The “All American” is the only undefeated fighter on this shortlist but that might not last for long as he fights this weekend against Vitor Belfort. After a year off from fighting due to injury and other circumstances he became the middleweight champ after beating Anderson Silva as a heavy underdog. He has a stated goal of wanting to finish his career undefeated and be considered the best of all time.

Cain Velasquez - Heavyweight (USA)

The only heavyweight on the list he is a two time, and current, UFC champ. He has compiled an impressive 13-1 record and he will take on interim champ Fabricio Werdum at UFC 188 next month. Velasquez has not fought since 2013 due to injury and this will be the first time he has fought anyone other than Junior Dos Santos or Antonio Silva since 2010 so there is a lot of anticipation. He beat Brock Lesnar to win the title for the first time in 2010.

T.J. Dillashaw - Bantamweight (USA)

Dillashaw was a competitor on the Ultimate Fighter (he lost the finale) and is currently the bantamweight champ. He beat Renan Barao for the belt and will take him on again in July on UFC on FOX 16. It took a while to get this rematch together but it is very highly anticipated. Dillashaw has defended his title just once so far.

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