Fedor Emelianenko exits the rankings.
In the last three weeks, the MMA Top 10 has welcomed a new king on one side of the scale and said goodbye to an enduring champion on the other.
On July 30, Fedor Emelianenko's near-decade of dominance in the heavyweight division moved further into history as he was halted in the first round by Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson in a bout that has many contemplating Emelianenko's future.
Meanwhile, Ian McCall now sits atop the flyweight world after a potent performance in taking the Tachi Palace Fights flyweight title from Darrell Montague on Aug. 5. McCall's ascent is a reminder, not only of the action that the flyweights bring to the sport but of the quickly evolving, emerging profile of the flyweight division.
And none of this is to mention the sterling performances turned out by other up-and-coming standouts, such as former two-time NCAA wrestling champion Johny Hendricks and two-time Bellator Fighting Championships tournament winner Pat Curran, who join these rankings for the first time after crucial victories.
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