UFC Top 10: Pound-for-pound rankings

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Boxing 209 43 Fight Network MMA pound-for-pound rankings 31195089 Jose Aldo Jose+Aldo Boxing

The dynamic Brazilian has completely dominated the featherweight class since his North American debut in June 2008. With emphatic wins over Chad Mendes, Kenny Florian, Mark Hominick, Urijah Faber and Mike Thomas Brown, Aldo is running out of quality opponents. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and muay thai destroyer was expected to defend his title against unheralded contender Erik Koch at UFC 149, but an injury in training has caused the fight to be postponed. As a result, Aldo's opponent could change, but he will surely enter any title defense as the heavy favorite at this stage.

Ariel Shnerer, The Fight Network

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Boxing 209 43 Fight Network MMA pound-for-pound rankings 31195088 Ben Henderson Ben+Henderson Boxing

Flying under the radar for most of his career, Henderson has finally realized his potential as a top lightweight since joining the UFC in April 2011. A trifecta of wins over Mark Bocek, Jim Miller and Clay Guida earned Henderson a shot at Frankie Edgar this past February. In a thrilling five-round affair, Henderson outpointed the New Jersey native to win the coveted championship via unanimous decision. The close fight has resulted in an immediate rematch, which will headline UFC 150 this August.

Ariel Shnerer, The Fight Network

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Boxing 209 43 Fight Network MMA pound-for-pound rankings 31195096 Dan Henderson Dan+Henderson+ Boxing

Eagerly awaiting his shot at UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, the 41-year-old legend Henderson can add a UFC title to his trophy case that already includes a Rings tournament victory, two Pride championships and a Strikeforce title. Rising to the occasion at the tail end of his career, Henderson is on a four-fight winning streak, including a pair of victories over Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua and Fedor Emelianenko, two of the greatest fighters of all time. The odds are stacked against him as he challenges the prodigy Jones for the title, but Henderson has overcome obstacles before and he's one fighter you can never count out. Win or lose at UFC 151, Henderson's legacy is unquestionable as he could go down in history as the most dominant American fighter of all time.

— Ariel Shnerer, The Fight Network

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