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Swedish MMA rankings: Here’s the best heavyweights in Sweden



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Swedish MMA rankings. Photo Chris Önnerby, OKTAGON MMA and Instagram (@ilirlatifi)

The Official Swedish MMA Rankings is the only ranking system focusing on Swedish MMA, with rankings for each pro division, as well as unique amateur’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Now it’s time to take a closer look at the light heavyweight rankings.

Holding the No. 1 spot is former UFC fighter Ilir Latifi. He fought some of the best fighters in the light heavy and heavyweight divisions in the UFC, including names like Derrick Lewis, Ryan Bader and Jan Błachowicz.

At No. 2 and No. 3 we find rivals Nermin Hajdarpasic and former IMMAF world champion Irman Smajic. Hajdarpasic has competed internationally in OKTAGON MMA, but unfortunately had his two last MMA bouts cancelled.

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Swedish MMA Rankings – Heavyweight (265 lbs – 120,2 kg):

  • 1. Ilir Latifi
  • 2. Nermin Hajdarpasic
  • 3. Irman Smajic
  • 4. Wesley de Souza *NR
  • 5. Jonnie Andersson -1
  • 6. Vincent Petersson -1
  • 7. Kevin Munje -1
  • 8. Mehdi Abadli -1

The Official Rankings are determined by an overall assessment of each individual fighter’s ability, performances, merits, results, level of opposition and recent activity.

Swedish athletes, MMA fighters with close ties to Sweden, fighters residing in Sweden and/or representing Swedish gyms as well as champions of Swedish fight promotions are eligible to be ranked.

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