Todd Martin takes you around the MMA weight classes with his picks for the top 10 in each division.



1. Cain Velasquez

2. Junior Dos Santos

3. Fabricio Werdum

4. Daniel Cormier

5. Antonio Silva

6. Josh Barnett

7. Travis Browne

8. Frank Mir

9. Alistair Overeem

10. Stipe Miocic


In 2007, Alistair Overeem was a respected but not upper echelon light heavyweight who had lost four of his last five fights. When Pride closed its doors, Overeem elected to move up to heavyweight and began one of the most remarkable transformations in MMA history. Adding around 50 pounds of muscle mass, he turned into the dominant “Ubereem.” Overeem went 11-1 (1 NC) outside of Pride and UFC, finishing every opponent but one and winning the K-1 Heavyweight Grand Prix kickboxing tournament. But questions remained about the growth of his body and the quality of his competition. When he joined the UFC in 2011, it was time for those questions to be answered. Things started out well with a victory over Brock Lesnar, but then they fell apart. Overeem failed a drug test for an elevated T/E ratio in 2012. He returned from suspension with a body that no longer looked as freaky and was knocked out in consecutive fights by Antonio Silva and Travis Browne. Sadly for the entertaining and charismatic heavyweight, it will be difficult for Overeem to convince any but his biggest supporters that his 2007-2011 run was in hindsight the product of softer competition in a largely non-drug tested environment.


Light Heavyweight


1. Jon Jones

2. Phil Davis