MMA Power Rankings -- Heavyweight
Tuesday, June 14
For all those wondering about how Junior dos Santos would fare on the ground, well, you can keep wondering. His performance against Shane Carwin at UFC 131 proved that there's more to his game than superior boxing and, at this point, it doesn't really matter how hypothetical his jiu-jitsu is. After his three-round battle, where he took the liberty of dumping Carwin on his back late, JDS is a very definitive No. 2 behind current champion Cain Velasquez.
Meanwhile, Velasquez retains his position at the top of the heavies, but the clock continues to tick while he recovers from shoulder surgery to face Cigano, with a rumored return penciled in for November. Frank Mir might be the only fighter who hurts his cause each time he wins (see the lackluster UFC 130 showing). And the Strikeforce Grand Prix resumes this weekend to see how the likes of Fabricio Werdum, Alistair Overeem and Josh Barnett stack up.