Top Ten Heavy Weights in Mixed Martial Arts – The Final 4 at UFC 146 Revealed
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The launch of UFC 146 was announced last May 26 in Las Vegas. It will be a most awaited event because the Final 4 of the Heavy weight division from UFC will have the opportunity to showcase their MMA skills. The final four best fighters paired off against each other on the same night which was held in Octagon.
In the main event of UFC 146, it is Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem and Cain Velasquez vs. Frank Mir. In the co event is the three vs. four matches up that will likely determine the next contender for the title and belt of the heavyweight.
The top 4 heavyweights in the sport will show their best soon. So let’s find out how I rank the rest of the fighters in heavyweight division below.
The Top ten Heavyweights in Mix Martial Arts
1. Junior Dos Santos: He has heavy hands which is enough to make him retain his title when he takes on Overeem. If there’s anyone who can test Dos Santos’s ability, Overeem is the perfect match to do it.
2. Alistair Overeem: The idea of trading punches with Dos Santos is not so wise for Overeem, but his size and strength is probably his great advantage over Dos Santos. To beat Junior Dos Santos, Overeem must use his strength as an advantage to grab hold and control him in clinch.
3. Cain Velasquez: A year and a half ago, Velasquez was defeated by Brock Lesnar. Since
that fight, it’s hard to believe that he hasn’t won again since then. However, I think he’ll get back on track against Mir, and win back the UFC belt again by the end of the year.
4. Frank Mir: After winning three fights with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Roy Nelson and Mirko Cro Cop, Mir will now earn a title shot if he will beat Velasquez.
5. Fabricio Werdum: He returned after his victory over Roy Nelson, and is the favorite to make it in a row over Mike Russow ,who’s known to be a fine fighter However, we are all aware that he is not in Werdum’s class.
6. Daniel Cormier: In May, Cormier takes on Josh Barnett. Finally, Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Pix is coming. In his major statement, he said clearly that he deserves to be considered as one of the elite heavyweights in all Mix Martial Arts.
7. Josh Barnett: For him, the last chance to gain back some respect. which he has lost when multiple drug tests nearly derailed his career, is through a fight with Cormier. If Barnett wins over Cormier, he’ll have lots of big fights ahead in Strikeforce and the UFC.
8. Antonio Silva:He is coming off a loss to Cormier, but when he takes on Roy Nelson in UFC debut, he’s got a big chance in big heavyweight fight of his own at UFC 146.
9. Shane Carwin: Two years ago, Carwin improved his record to 12-0, which has fallen far since the knockout of Mir. All he has done ever since then is lose to Brock Lesnar, lose to Junior Dos Santos and undergo back surgery. He can be one of the best in the world again if he comes back at something close to full strength, but that’s a big “IF”.
10. Fedor Emelianenko: The back-to-back wins over Jeff Monson and Satoshi Ishii and the general lack of depth in the heavyweight division, are enough to get him into the bottom Top Ten, though the best heavyweight ever is a long way from his prime.