Power Fights


Top MMA News introduced the Power 25 in 2012 to showcase the best Canadian fighters that are not signed by Zuffa.  This ranking system does not consider weight class and only considers the potential, the wins, and the record of each MMA fighter in Canada.

The Power 25 will be updated every month.  The next update will be in mid-February.  These are fights that warrant consideration for next month’s Power 25 rankings.

Fights of “major relevance” will have a significant impact on the Power 25. Fighters in “major relevance” will definitely move up/down the Power 25 depending on the outcome of their fights.

Fights of “minor relevance” will not directly impact the Power 25 rankings in February.  However, The winners of these bouts are definitely ‘on the radar’ for the Power 25 and for the regular Canadian Top 10 rankings.

In each category, the underlined name identifies the fighter that is under consideration to be Power ranked.

The “Power 25 relevance score” is a Power 25 rating for cards. Top MMA News gives 3 points to a fighter who is in the Power 25, 2 points to a fighter who is in the Top 10 for their division but are not Power 25, or 1 point to a fighter who is neither ranked nor in the Power 25 but is “on Top MMA News’ radar”. Then we add all the fighter totals up for that card.

With that said, here are the Power Fights:


January 27, 2012 – Maximum Fighting Championship 32: Bitter Rivals (MFC)
Major Relevance:

  • Dwayne Lewis (#10) vs. Wilson Gouveia (3)

Minor Relevance:

  • Ryan McGillivray vs. Diego Bautista (1)
  • Dan Ring vs. James Haddad (1+1)

Power 25 relevance score for MFC 32:  6


January 27, 2012– Extreme Cage Combat 13 (ECC)
Minor Relevance:

  • Gavin Tucker vs. Jeremy Henry (1)
  • Ricky Goodall vs. Jerome Martinez (1)
  • Mike Kent vs. Chester Post (2)

Power 25 relevance score for ECC 13: 4


January 28, 2012 – Elite 1 MMA: Heavy Hitters
Minor Relevance:

  • Chris Johnson (4-4) vs. Dana Dickeson (5-1) (1)

Power 25 relevance score for Elite 1 Heavy Hitters: 1


February 11, 2012 – Battlefield Fight League 13 (BFL)
Major Relevance:

  • Graham Spencer (6-1) vs. Tim Jenson (6-1) (2)

Minor Relevance:

  • Matt Baker (7-2) vs. Andrew Buckland (14-8-1) (2 + 1)

Power 25 relevance score: 5


February 11, 2012 – Aggression MMA 9
Major Relevance:

  • Ryan Ford (#13) (16-4) vs. Tyson Steele (8-1) (3+1)

Minor Relevance:

  • Victor Valimaki (16-8) vs. Tim Chemelli (8-1) (2+2)
  • Sheldon Westcott (5-1-1) vs. Dave Cochran (25-28) (1)
  • Luke Harris (6-1) vs. Elliot Duff (3-2) (1)
  • Greg Welsh (6-1) vs. Matt Bagshaw (5-3) (1)
  • Chase Degenhardt (6-2) vs. Jared McComb (3-1) (1)

Power 25 relevance score: 12

6 Responses to “ Power Fights ”

  1. Bobby Karimi says:

    Cool break down!

    I like how it kinda gives us a taste of what may/will effect the rankings and fights to watch for.

    Power fights sounds cool too! LOL

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  2. Paveldouche says:

    Wow, this has to be a ton of work to keep up with.

    Thanks for the effort as it is very interesting.

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  3. Pete says:

    You guys forget to mention Tim Hague will be fighting a 88 year old man to earn his spot back in the UFC. I imagine Hague will say something like this “The 88 year old man is very experienced and was a Kung Fu master back in 1930. I better be on the top of my game to defeat this worthy adversary”

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  4. Bobby Karimi says:

    I think if Graham Spencer wins then you guys will have to give him very strong consideration to be in the Power25!

    Also very interested in Ring vs Hadad fight. Ring winning would make him one of the better up and coming guys to watch.

    Baker and Buckland is an interesting one as well.

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  5. Bobby Karimi says:


    With a fight like Kent fighting at LHW this weekend, how does that effect (if at all) his MW ranking in the Canadian MW Div Ranks?

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  6. @Bobby Karimi…

    1) a win over Chester Post while Mike is fighting LHW will not move him up the MW ranks at all. It does make him rankable at 205 (not that this win would be enough to make top 10)

    2) a loss to Chester Post, who weighed in at MW weight, would affect him on MW ranks.

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