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Boxing 209 43 Latest MMA pound-for-pound rankings 11945923 Anderson Silva Anderson+Silva Boxing

Lost amid the hubbub over Jon Jones' rise to prominence is the return to form of Anderson Silva. After unsatisfactory title defenses against Patrick Cote in 2008, Thales Leites in 2009 and Demian Maia in 2010, many were wondering whether the sun was setting on the longest title reign in UFC history. But in a blockbuster 2011, he quickly destroyed Vitor Belfort and Yushin Okami, establishing himself as the company’s second-biggest pay-per-view draw and a genuine superstar in his home country.

— Will Cooling, Inside Fights

The Fight Network's rankings

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Boxing 209 43 Latest MMA pound-for-pound rankings 11945983 Georges St. Pierre Georges+St.+Pierre Boxing

Having demanded to face Nick Diaz this coming February, Georges St. Pierre’s career was surprisingly derailed by a reoccurrence of the knee problems that caused him to cancel his October title defense against Carlos Condit. With an almost year-long absence awaiting the UFC’s biggest star, the welterweight division has been blown wide open with Condit and Diaz fighting to become the interim champion at UFC 143.

— Will Cooling, Inside Fights

The Fight Network's rankings

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Boxing 209 43 Latest MMA pound-for-pound rankings 29672118 Jon Jones Jon+Jones Boxing

For so long, Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre have been in a league of their own when it comes to pound-for-pound greatness. But this past year, Jon Jones has announced himself as a member of the elite. Over four fights in 2011, he managed to defeat an unbeaten contender in Ryan Bader and three former champions in Shogun Rua, Rampage Jackson and Lyoto Machida. While there’s been much talk of him taking a well-deserved rest as he waits to face the winner of UFC on FOX main event Phil Davis vs. Rashad Evans, don’t be surprised to see him face Dan Henderson on one of the spring events that currently lacks a main event.

— Will Cooling, Inside Fights

The Fight Network's rankings

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Boxing 209 43 Latest MMA pound-for-pound rankings 11946072 Frankie Edgar Frankie+Edgar Boxing

The lightweight champion finally vanquished his personal white whale, Gray Maynard, at UFC 136, at the same time also breaking his long run of decision victories by finishing the unbeaten challenger in the fourth round. He now moves on to face former WEC champion — and arguably the breakout star of 2011 — Benson Henderson in the headliner of the UFC’s return to Japan.

— Will Cooling, Inside Fights

The Fight Network's rankings

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Boxing 209 43 Latest MMA pound-for-pound rankings 11945746 Jose Aldo Jose+Aldo Boxing

The featherweight champion hasn't impressed to the extent many expected, as amid rumors of bad weight cuts he’s put in lethargic, if dominant, performances against Mark Hominick and Kenny Florian. He faces perhaps his toughest challenge yet upon his homecoming fight in Rio de Janeiro at UFC 142, as he faces unbeaten wrestler Chad Mendes. Aldo’s takedown defense has been imperious so far in his Zuffa career, but the challenger on Jan. 14 will test it like never before.

— Will Cooling, Inside Fights

The Fight Network's rankings

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Boxing 209 43 Latest MMA pound-for-pound rankings 21874126 Dominick Cruz Dominick+Cruz Boxing

After another successful defense against Demetrious Johnson on the UFC’s last show on Versus (now NBC Sports), Cruz now waits to renew hostilities with Urijah Faber. A hand injury and starring role on the first-ever season of "The Ultimate Fighter" on FX will delay his return to the Octagon until the summer.

— Will Cooling, Inside Fights

The Fight Network's rankings

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Boxing 209 43 Latest MMA pound-for-pound rankings 30529968 Junior dos Santos Junior+dos+Santos Boxing

On the brink of returning to training following the knee injury suffered in the run-up to historic title fight against Cain Velasquez. The heavyweight champion is unlikely to be back in the ring until May at the earliest due to his own injuries and the desire of his next challenger, Alistair Overeem, to take a prolonged break. When the two heavyweights engage it will be one of the most eagerly anticipated fights in the division’s history.

— Will Cooling, Inside Fights

The Fight Network's rankings

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Boxing 209 43 Latest MMA pound-for-pound rankings 29833637 Gilbert Melendez Gilbert+Melendez Boxing

The Strikeforce lightweight champion may not have received the news of the continued existence of his home promotion in good humor, as it seems to consign him to a continued diet of substandard challengers. After easily outpointing Jorge Masvidal in a drab match, he’ll be hoping the UFC sends over some fighters to provide him a proper test.

— Will Cooling, Inside Fights

The Fight Network's rankings

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Boxing 209 43 Latest MMA pound-for-pound rankings 29833636 Nick Diaz Nick+Diaz Boxing

The Stockton Bad Boy is on the brink of superstardom with his interim welterweight title fight against Carlos Condit being built up by the first-ever UFC primetime special on FX. His destruction of B.J. Penn capped of a great 2011 for the former Strikeforce welterweight champion, who also managed to knockout Paul Daley and submit Evangelista Santos last year.

— Will Cooling, Inside Fights

The Fight Network's rankings

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Boxing 209 43 Latest MMA pound-for-pound rankings 30529969 Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos Cristiane+%26quot%3BCyborg%26quot%3B+Santos Boxing

After a prolonged absence from the cage, Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos announced her return with furious intent by destroying highly-regarded Japanese contender Hiroko Yamanaka in just over a minute. A fighter without equal at 145 pounds, Strikeforce is finding it genuinely difficult to match her up with quality fighters due to her dominance.

— Will Cooling, Inside Fights

The Fight Network's rankings

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