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Fighters of the Week

 

  1. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai: Left no doubt this time around, officially dethroning Chocolatito, putting Gonzalez on the canvas twice and taking not even four full rounds to finish him off and is the king of the castle at 115lbs.

 

 

  2. Amanda Nunes: It wasn’t without controversy, but Nunes got past Valentina Shevchenko by the slimmest of margains, but retained her UFC Women’s Bantamweight championship.

 

 

  3. David Benavidez: The prospect is now, finally, a world champion. Benavidez got off the canvas in the last round like champions do, and gutted through a razor-thin decision.

 

 

  4. Oleksandr Usyk: The new reigning big dog at cruiserweight put an absolute battering on longtime cruiserweight kingpin Marco Huck and earned the first win in the World Boxing Super Series.

 

 

  5. Naoya Inoue: The Japanese prodigy absolutely crushed Antonio Nieves to retain his WBO Junior Bantamweight belt. A mega-bout at 115lbs with Srisaket Sor Rungvisai seems inevitable.

 

 

6. Jeremy Stephens: Had a gameplan and stuck to it. That plan? Turn Gilbert Melendez’s legs into jelly. He succeeded, and trucked Gil to a wide UD.

7. Markus Perez: Claimed the vacant LFA middleweight championship with an arm-triangle choke in the very first round over Ian Heinisch.

8. Juan Francisco Estrada: In perhaps the weekend’s best fight, Estrada slid by Carlos Cuadras on the HBO card.

9. Taito Gunji: Put on an absolute clinic against Ryusei in the main event of Krush 80, scoring three 10-8s to claim the vacant 53kg championship.

10. Akhmed Aliev: Finished UFC veteran and legit crazy asshole Diego Brandao by second round stoppage in the main event of Fight Nights Global 73 on Tuesday after Brandao just peaced out.

11. Rodrigo Pinheiro: In a measured, but technically savvy Fight To Win Pro main event, the judges awarded Pinheiro the victory over Diego Gamonal.

12. Jesse Arnett: In the biggest win of his career, Arnett defeated UFC veteran to win Z Promotions bantamweight gold by MD.

13. Rafael dos Anjos: The former champ took care of business in emphatic fashion with an arm-triangle over Neil Magny in te co-main of UFC 215.

14. Henry Cejudo: The gold-medalist went up against the veteran ground expert in Wilson Reis, and dictated the fight after the first round, beating him into the canvas.

15. Marc-Andre Barriault: Picked up a SD win in the main event of TKO 40 on Fight Pass over “Black Hulk” Todd Stoute.