The Nemesis Top Ten is a list of lesser known or much less regarded fighters that would pose a back matchup to a current top ten fighter and potentially pull of the upset.
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The high from last night’s UFC 166 is still running through the veins of MMA fans everywhere. It was the best fight card of the year and arguably the best of all-time, but last night’s UFC 166 was also a dominate performance from the northern California fighters.
The third championship bout between heavyweights Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos happens this weekend at UFC 166. The night’s main event is being called the “final chapter”, but with the state of the division and in all likelihood this will not be the last time these two touch gloves.
This weekend’s UFC 166 is a night of current and former champions; with title holders from the UFC, Strikeforce and Bellator all piling onto one of the best PPVs of the year. Our main event is the rubber match between two outstanding heavyweights, as Cain Velasquez looks to retain his title, taking on the unstoppable Junior Dos Santos. This tilt is worth the price of admission alone, but we’ve got plenty more action to whet the palate.
A lapse in judgment and a well-timed punch have altered not only this month’s fighter rankings but the top of the pound for pound ranks as well.
With Bellator still on summer vacation it was up to the UFC and its fighters to potentially alter this month’s MMA fighter rankings. Since the last rankings came out there were three UFC events resulting in two new fighters breaking into their divisions top 5.
With Bellator still on summer vacation the UFC filled the month of April with four fight cards featuring nine fighters that appeared on last months MMA Valor Fighter Rankings. Two of those nine were champions who successfully defeated their titles and five of the other seven also walked away with victories this past month.
The champ is no stranger to tough fights, and Benson Henderson was more than ready for his test last Saturday, taking on Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez. The first round saw Melendez get into Henderson’s face and pressure the champ with overhand rights and striking in the pocket, taking the round on every score card and potentially setting the pace for the night.