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MMA rankings: Fabricio Werdum shows why he is a top fighter

The Times’ MMA rankings for October, as compiled by Todd Martin

Heavyweight

1. Stipe Miocic

2. Alistair Overeem

3. Fabricio Werdum

4. Cain Velasquez

5. Junior Dos Santos

6. Vitaly Minakov

7. Francis Ngannou

8. Mark Hunt

9. Derrick Lewis

10. Alexander Volkov

Fabricio Werdum had his opponent switched at the last minute at UFC 216, when Derrick Lewis was unable to compete due to injury. Werdum’s new opponent was Walt Harris, with the pressure all on Werdum to excel against a less acclaimed foe. Werdum did just that, taking Harris down and dominating him on the ground. Werdum won with an armbar in 65...

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