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UFC Ladder: March 2014

Months have passed since I last updated the UFC Ladder and title situations have changed drastically. Most notably in the middleweight and welterweight divisions where the two longest tenured champions in UFC history — Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre — enter 2014 title-less and on the shelf. The formed suffered two defeats to current…

Potential Ladder Movement at UFC 162

With Anderson Silva defending his Middleweight Championship against Chris Weidman tonight, it’s easy to overlook the other notable fights at UFC 162. As usual, there are some potential UFC Ladder spots at stake tonight. Here are  the fighters with the best chance of moving up in their divisions. Middleweight: Mark Munoz/Tim Boetsch, Tim Kennedy/Roger Gracie…

Free Fights Leading Up To UFC 162

We’re less than a week away from the first UFC pay-per-view of the summer, as Anderson Silva will defend his middleweight title for the eleventh time in his career against the undefeated Chris Weidman. It will be the first fight at 185 for both men since last July, though Silva fought at light heavyweight last October defeating…

Potential Ladder Movement at UFC 160

As previously announced, the main card at UFC 160 will bring forth much ladder movement in the heavyweight and light divisions. In the main and co-main events, Cain Velasquez will fight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva a second time for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. The winner of this fight will face the winner of Junior Dos Santos…

Potential Ladder Movement at UFC on FX 8

After a full month of April, in which we saw a UFC card each weekend, these last three weeks have felt much longer. But this Saturday the UFC is back in Brazil with the first of four events in the coming month. The main event will welcome the former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold into the…

UFC Ladder: May 2013

When I put out the first UFC Ladder last year, my intent was to update the rankings every month. But soon after, I realize how impractical that was. Simply put, every weight class doesn’t  have marquee fights each month, so I wanted each ladder update to reflect actual change. So after updating a few weight classes…

Potential Ladder Movement At UFC 159

Seeing as this is only my second time giving a preview of potential ladder movement at a UFC event, I’m not sure if the amount of fighters on each list can tell us anything about the quality of the event, on paper. But I am willing to make the argument that this Saturday’s card, while…

Potential Ladder Movement at UFC on Fox 7

With a UFC events on all four weekends in April, I’m kicking myself for not writing about the first two events. But as a consolation, I thought I’d give a little preview of what to expect on the next UFC Ladder coming out in May. Here’s a look at the fighters on today’s card with the best…

UFC Ladder: Lightweight Division

He doesn’t have the hype of the Jon Jones’s or Jose Aldo’s of the world, but Benson Henderson’s reign over the lightweight division has been just as impressive. The 29-year old easily dispatched Nate Diaz en route to a unanimous decision win this past December and will follow it up with a clash against Strikeforce-import…

UFC Ladder: Middleweight Division

And then there was Weidman. Anderson Silva’s camp has seemed willing to give everyone a shot at the title except the man most deserving of it. First it was Michael Bisping, until he was knocked out Vitor Belfort last month. So maybe Vitor gets a rematch? Or maybe not – he seems more interested in avenging…