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MMA rankings: Cain Velasquez, Ronda Rousey remain No. 1

MMA rankings: Cain Velasquez, Ronda Rousey remain No. 1

The Times' MMA rankings for March:

Heavyweight

 

  1. Cain Velasquez
  2. Fabricio Werdum
  3. Junior Dos Santos
  4. Travis Browne
  5. Stipe Miocic
  6. Josh Barnett
  7. Mark Hunt
  8. Ben Rothwell
  9. Alistair Overeem
  10. Andrei Arlovski

 

Alistair Overeem was cautious against Roy Nelson, understandable given Nelson’s penchant for knocking opponents out and Overeem’s penchant for getting knocked out. The strategy paid off, as he landed enough hard shots from distance to earn a unanimous decision win. The win sets up Overeem for more big fights going forward....

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