Four Top 15 Light Heavyweights are due to compete in the month of February. Ryan Bader gets another shot to add a big name victory to his resume in a battle with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 144, while Alexander Gustaffson can extend his winning streak to five if he beats Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in his native Sweden at UFC on Fuel TV 1. Phil Davis, fresh off a demoralizing loss to new #1 contender Rashad Evans at UFC on Fox 2, is going to need to regroup quickly if he wants to avoid being leapfrogged in the coming months by a man he previously defeated. Perhaps a matchup with Forrest Griffin would do the trick. Rich Franklin continues to drop due to inactivity. Maybe an opportunity to avenge his loss to Lyoto Machida would restore him to relevancy. At the bottom of the division, Stephan Bonnar is looking for a step up in competition as he looks to notch a fourth straight win, and possibly break through to the Top 10-15 range. Unfortunately, he may have to settle for a lower-profile matchup, with so many fighters currently paired up..
C = Champion
N = New to the Promotion
R = Retired
S = Suspended, or recently returning from suspension
W = New to the Weight Class
Note that these are not the official MMA Ratings divisional rankings. These UFC Power Rankings are intended to indicate where UFC fighters in each division rank in relation to one another. Taking into account wins, losses, quality of opposition, nature of wins/losses, and the recency of those wins/losses, it is meant to illustrate who fits where in each division, and which fighters’ stocks are rising and falling.
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