UFC Ultimate Fighter 18 DVD review

the-ultimate-fighterSexual tension, childish pranks, and bloody fights are to be expected when for the first time ever in the history of reality show, Ultimate Fighter, men and women compete for UFC contracts.

Released today in a five-disc set, includes all 13 episodes and the Finale show of the 18th season. All the foul language is uncensored, although the rare captions are not.

Bonus content features deleted scenes from both teams training and moments at the house. Liz Carmouche training with Team Rousey is the best part of the extras. Besides Rousey complaining more on how fake Misha Tate is, there is nothing else involving their beef in extras.

UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, and Tate are bitter rivals. Their personal issues outside of the cage makes for entertaining television. Problem is the show starts to become about them instead of the fighters. Even though the show tries to help push the captains to interact, once the war of words gets heated immediately UFC staff breaks up a possible fight between the two. The UFC is usually confident both coaches will keep their cool, but not in this case.

You can tell the UFC has gotten better at producing this show if you have watched past seasons. Every aspect has improved. From telling each fighter story to the performance replays, the raw emotion of the show feels more real than ever. You can tell by the first episode if you are going to like this or not.

Disappointing to see the Rousey Tate fight is not included in this set. You get all the build and drama but you have to see another UFC event to witness the long awaited battle.

This DVD release is a major step forward for women’s MMA. It’s a different experience unlike the past seasons which is incredible to say.

Ringside Report Radio April 11: TUF Nations Finale preview. Now online

This is the April 11, 2014 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Fred Garcia.

Simon and Garcia previewed The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale including two TUF finals, Patrick Cote v. Kyle Noke and Michael Bisping v. Tim Kennedy.

Simon and Garcia discussed results from UFC Fight Night 39 including Roy Nelson’s KO win over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

All this and much more MMA on this 1-hour episode.

UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira v. Nelson results

UFC_ABU_DHABI_POSTERUFC Fight Night 39

Friday April 11, 2014

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

—Main Card- UFC Fight Pass—

Roy Nelson def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via KO (punch) at 3:37 in Round 1- Heavyweight

Clay Guida def. Tatsuya Kawajiri via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)- Featherweight

Ryan LaFlare def. John Howard via unanimous decision (no score given)- Welterweight

Ramsey Nijem def. Beneil Dariush via TKO (strikes) at 4:20 in Round 1- Lightweight

—Preliminary Card- UFC Fight Pass—

Jared Rosholt def. Daniel Omielanczuk via unanimous decision (no score given)- Heavyweight

Thales Leites def. Trevor Smith via TKO (punches) at (0:45) in Round 1- Middleweight

Jim Alers def. Alan Omer via split-decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)- Featherweight

Johnny Bedford v. Rani Yahya goes to No Contest after an accidental clash of heads that knocked Yahya unconscious at 0:39 in Round 1- Bantamweight

Ringside Report Radio April 9: UFC Fight Night 39 preview. Now online

This is the April 9, 2014 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Kevin McKough.

Simon and McKough previewed UFC Fight Night 39 on this episode including every preliminary bout and the main event of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira v. Roy Nelson.

Simon and McKough discussed Sarah Kaufman getting a new opponent for TUF Nations Finale and the all-Canadian TUF Nations middleweight and welterweight finals.

Simon and McKough also talked about the passing of The Ultimate Warrior.

All this and much more MMA on this 90-minute episode.

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UFC Fight Night 39

Friday April 11, 2014

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

—Main Card- UFC Fight Pass-2pm Eastern—

Roy Nelson v. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira- Heavyweight

Clay Guida v. Tatsuya Kawajiri- Featherweight

John Howard v. Ryan LaFlare- Welterweight

Ramsey Nijem v. Beneil Dariush- Lightweight

—Preliminary Card- UFC Fight Pass- 11:50am Eastern—

Jared Rosholt v. Daniel Omielanczuk- Heavyweight

Johnny Bedford v. Rani Yahya- Bantamweight

Thales Leites v. Trevor Smith- Middleweight

Chris Camozzi v. Andrew Craig- Middleweight

Alan Omer v. Jim Alers- Featherweight

Ringside Report Radio April 4 with Olivier Aubin-Mercier. Now online

This is the April 4, 2014 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Fred Garcia.

Olivier Aubin-Mercier appeared on this episode to discuss his upcoming TUF Nations Finale bout with Chad Laprise, keeping his TUF finalist spot secret and more.

Simon and Garcia discussed Gina Carano potentially returning to MMA, a possible rematch between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes and results from Bellator 115.

All this and much more MMA on this 90-minute episode.

Ringside Report Radio April 2, 2014. Now online

This is the April 2, 2014 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Kevin McKough.

Simon and McKough discussed results from World Series of Fighting 9 including Rousimar Palhares becoming the new WSOF welterweight champion.

Simon and McKough discussed Dan Henderson v. Daniel Cormier and Rory MacDonald v. Tyron Woodley and the title implications for both bouts in their respective weight classes.

Simon and McKough previewed the main card for Bellator 115 including Cheick Kongo challenging Vitaly Minakov for the Bellator Heavyweight Championship.

All this and much more MMA on this 1-hour episode.

Ringside Report Radio March 28, 2014. Now online

This is the March 28, 2014 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Fred Garcia.

Simon and Garcia discussed Georges St-Pierre’s recent injury and what it means for a potential comeback for GSP.

Simon and Garcia talked about Renan Barao v. TJ Dillashaw for the UFC bantamweight title being made official for UFC 173 in May, Chris Weidman v. Lyoto Machida and Jose Aldo’s dominance over the featherweight division.

Simon and Garcia also previewed the main card for World Series of Fighting 9 including Rousimar Palhares challenging Steve Carl for the WSOF Welterweight Championship.

All this and much more MMA on this 1-hour episode.

Ringside Report Radio March 26, 2014. Now online

This is the March 26, 2014 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Kevin McKough.

Simon and McKough discussed results from UFC Fight Night 38 including Dan Henderson’s KO win over Shogun Rua in the main event.

Simon and McKough talked about Chris Weidman’s knee injury and his fight with Lyoto Machida being postponed to July.

Simon and McKough previewed the main card for Bellator 114 including two featherweight semi-finals and a middleweight championship bout between Alexander Shlemenko and Brennan Ward.

All this and much more MMA on this 1-hour episode.

UFC: Best of 2013 DVD review

ufc-best-of-2013-dvd_500The fall of Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre from their untouchable reigns while most of the other champions remain unbeatable in UFC’s new DVD release, UFC: Best of 2013 Year in Review.

For years Silva and St-Pierre have dominated their weight divisions like no other. In 2013, the contenders finally caught to them. Silva suffered his first defeat in UFC getting knocked out after not respecting the power and skill of Chris Weidman. In the rematch, he unfortunately broke his leg in one of the disgusting injuries in UFC history. St-Pierre was able to defeat long-time rival Nick Diaz but following the beating he took from Johny Hendricks, St-Pierre decided to walk away.

UFC had another first with the introduction of female fights to the cards. Ronda Rousey successful defended her championship in an exciting bout against Liz Carmouche. The other title change last year saw Anthony Pettis against Benson Henderson. A rematch from WEC that Henderson had been wanting to avenge. Unfortunately, he was submitted in the first round, setting up a possible super-fight of Pettis against Jose Aldo.

Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos scored impressive KOs on their path to their trilogy fight. Once and for all, Velasquez put an end to the doubt on who is the best heavyweight in the world. Demetrious Johnson also enforced his dominance in the flyweight division knocking out his rival Joseph Benavidez in their rematch championship match.

This DVD is just highlights of these fights, if you want full fights you want to get the multi-disc set releases. This is recommended for those that just want to see the end of big fights and enjoy a great recap of the main UFC moments last year. Every is enhanced in high definition and you get unique camera views that you do not get in typical UFC DVDs. When you get the top fighters back-to-back it’s difficult to stop watching it all until it’s over.

UFC: Best of 2013 Year in Review

Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada

Run time of 300 minutes

Available now

Top 10 MMA Rankings- March 2014

johnyThis is the 32nd monthly installment of the Ringside Report official Top 10 MMA rankings. These rankings reflect results from March 1, 2014- March 31, 2014.

No movement in the Heavyweight rankings this month. No Top 10 Heavyweights competed in March 2014.

3rd ranked Fabricio Werdum is scheduled to fight 5th ranked Travis Browne on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11.

Heavyweights- 207-265 lbs.

1. Cain Velasquez (13-1, UFC HW champion) Last fight: TKO win over Junior Dos Santos on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166. Next fight: TBA

2. Junior Dos Santos (16-3) Last fight: TKO loss to Cain Velasquez on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166. Next fight: versus Stipe Miocic on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173

3. Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1) Last fight: submission win over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira on June 8, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 10. Next fight: versus Travis Browne on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11

4. Antonio Silva (18-5-1) Last fight: No Contest with Mark Hunt on December 7, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 33. Next fight: TBA

5. Travis Browne (16-1-1) Last fight: KO win over Josh Barnett on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168. Next fight: versus Fabricio Werdum on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11

6. Josh Barnett (33-7) Last fight:  KO loss to Travis Browne on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168. Next fight: TBA

7. Stipe Miocic (11-1) Last fight: UD win over Gabriel Gonzaga on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10. Next fight: versus Junior Dos Santos on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173

8. Alistair Overeem (37-13-1) Last fight: UD win over Frank Mir on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169. Next fight: TBA

9. Mark Hunt (9-8-1) Last fight: Majority Draw with Antonio Silva on December 7, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 33. Next fight: TBA

10. Gabriel Gonzaga (16-8) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Stipe Miocic on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10. Next fight: TBA

Honourable mentions: Stefan Struve, Soa Palelei, Matt Mitrione, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Shawn Jordan, Roy Nelson, Ben Rothwell, Frank Mir, Vitaly Minakov

Dan Henderson’s TKO win over Shogun Rua moves him from 9th overall at Light-Heavyweight in February 2014 to 7th in this month’s rankings. Chael Sonnen drops from 7th to 8th. Shogun Rua falls from 8th to 9th.

Top ranked Jon Jones is scheduled to defend his UFC Light-Heavyweight Championship against 5th ranked Glover Teixeira on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. 4th ranked Phil Davis is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Anthony Johnson also at UFC 172.

Light-Heavyweights- 205 lbs.

1. Jon Jones (19-1, UFC LHW Champion) Last fight: UD win over Alexander Gustafsson on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165. Next fight: versus Glover Teixeira on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172

2. Alexander Gustafsson (16-2) Last fight: TKO win over Jimi Manuwa on March 8, 2014 for UFC Fight Night 37. Next fight: TBA

3. Rashad Evans (21-3-1D) Last fight: TKO win over Chael Sonnen on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. Next fight: TBA

4. Phil Davis (12-1-1) Last fight: split-decision win over Lyoto Machida on August 3, 2013 at UFC 163. Next fight: versus Anthony Johnson on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172

5. Glover Teixeira (22-2) Last fight: TKO win over Ryan Bader on at UFC Fight Night 28 on September 4, 2013. Next fight: versus Jon Jones on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172

6. Daniel Cormier (14-0) Last fight: TKO win over Patrick Cummins on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170 in Light-Heavyweight debut. Next fight: TBA

7. Dan Henderson (30-11) Last fight: TKO win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38. Next fight: TBA

8. Chael Sonnen (28-14-1) Last fight: TKO loss to Rashad Evans on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. Next fight: versus Wanderlei Silva on May 31, 2014 at TUF Brazil 3 Finale

9. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (22-9) Last Fight: TKO loss to Dan Henderson on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38. Next fight: TBA

10. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5) Last fight: UD win over Rashad Evans on February 2, 2013 at UFC 156. Next fight: TBA

Honourable mentions: Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante, Jimi Manuwa, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Attila Vegh, James Te-Huna, Wanderlei Silva, Fabio Maldonado, Ryan Bader, Thiago Silva, Ryan Jimmo, Anthony Johnson, Ilir Latifi, Ovince St-Preux

No movement in the Middleweight rankings this month. No Top 10 Middleweights competed in March 2014.

5th ranked Michael Bisping is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Tim Kennedy on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale. 6th ranked Luke Rockhold is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Tim Boetsch on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172.

Middleweights- 185 lbs.

1. Chris Weidman (11-0, UFC MW champion) Last Fight: TKO win over Anderson Silva on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168. Next fight: versus Lyoto Machida on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175

2. Anderson Silva (33-6) Last fight: TKO loss to Chris Weidman on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168. Next fight: TBA

3. Vitor Belfort (24-10) Last fight: KO win over Dan Henderson on November 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 32. Next fight: TBA

4. Lyoto Machida (21-4) Last fight: UD win over Gegard Mousasi on February 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36. Next fight: versus Chris Weidman on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175

5. Michael Bisping (24-5) Last fight: technical unanimous decision win over Alan Belcher on April 27, 2013 at UFC 159. Next fight: versus Tim Kennedy on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale

6. Luke Rockhold (11-2) Last fight: KO win over Costa Philippou on January 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 35. Next fight: versus Tim Boetsch on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172

7. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (20-3-1) Last fight: UD win over Francis Carmont on February 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36. Next fight: TBA

8. Gegard Mousasi (34-4-2) Last fight: UD loss to Lyoto Machida on February 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36 in return to Middleweight. Next fight: versus Mark Munoz on May 31, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 41

9. Francis Carmont (22-8) Last fight: UD loss to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza on February 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36. Next fight: TBA

10. Mark Munoz (13-4) Last fight: KO loss to Lyoto Machida on October 26, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 30. Next fight: versus Gegard Mousasi on May 31, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 31

Honourable mentions: Alan Belcher, Alexander Shlemenko, Tim Kennedy, Brad Tavares, Tim Boetsch, Costa Philippou, Yushin Okami, Mamed Khalidov, Luke Barnatt, CB Dollaway, Yoel Romero, Cezar Ferreira, Ronny Markes, Thiago Marreta Santos

Carlos Condit drops from 2nd overall in February 2014 to 6th in this month’s rankings. Tyron Woodley’s win over Condit at UFC 171 moves him from an honorable mention last month to 4th in this month’s Welterweight rankings. Robbie Lawler jumps from 4th to 2nd after a close decision loss to Johny Hendricks on March 15. Rory MacDonald improves from 5th last month to 3rd in March 2014. Hector Lombard’s win over Jake Shields moves him from an honorable mention in February 2014 to 5th overall in this month’s rankings. Jake Shields was ranked 3rd overall last month and drops to 7th in this month’s rankings. Dong Hyun Kim jumps from 9th to 8th after a KO win over John Hathaway on March 1. Demian Maia drops from 6th to 9th. Previously 7th ranked Martin Kampmann and previously 8th ranked Jake Ellenberger both fall into the honorable mention category.

10th ranked Tarec Saffiedine is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Jake Ellenberger on April 26 at UFC 172.

Welterweights- 170 lbs.

1. Johny Hendricks (16-2) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Robbie Lawler on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171 to win vacant UFC WW title. Next fight: TBA

2. Robbie Lawler (22-10-1) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Johny Hendricks on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171 for vacant UFC WW title. Next fight: TBA

3. Rory MacDonald (16-2) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Demian Maia on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Next fight: TBA

4. Tyron Woodley (13-2) Last fight: TKO win over Carlos Condit on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171. Next fight: TBA

5. Hector Lombard (34-4-1D-1NC) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Jake Shields on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171. Next fight: TBA

6. Carlos Condit (29-8) Last fight: TKO loss to Tyron Woodley on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171. Next fight: TBA

7. Jake Shields (29-7-1D-1NC) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Hector Lombard on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171. Next fight: TBA

8. Dong Hyun Kim (19-2-1-1) Last fight: KO win over John Hathaway on March 1, 2014 at TUF China Finale. Next fight: TBA

9. Demian Maia (18-6) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Rory MacDonald on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Next fight: TBA

10.  Tarec Saffiedine (15-3) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Hyun Gyu Lim on January 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 34. Next fight: versus Jake Ellenberger on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172

Honourable mentions: John Hathaway, Thiago Alves, Mike Pierce, Mike Pyle, Nate Marquardt, Andrey Koreshkov, Josh Koscheck, Matt Brown, Ben Askren, Brandon Thatch, Kelvin Gastelum, Hyun Gyu Lim, Jake Ellenberger, Martin Kampmann, Georges St-Pierre, Nick Diaz, Gunnar Nelson

No movement in the Lightweight rankings this month. No Top 10 Lightweights competed in March 2014.

7th ranked Khabib Nurmagomedov is scheduled to fight 10th ranked Rafael Dos Anjos on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11.

Lightweights- 155 lbs.

1. Anthony Pettis (17-2, UFC LW Champion) Last fight: submission win over Benson Henderson on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164. Next fight: versus Gilbert Melendez, date TBA

2. Benson Henderson (20-3) Last fight: split-decision win over Josh Thomson on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10. Next fight: versus Rustam Khabilov on June 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42

3. TJ Grant (21-5) Last fight: KO win over Gray Maynard on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160. Next fight: TBA

4. Gilbert Melendez (22-3) Last fight: UD win over Diego Sanchez on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166. Next fight: versus Anthony Pettis, date TBA

5. Josh Thomson (20-6-1NC) Last fight: split-decision loss to Benson Henderson on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10. Next fight: TBA

6. Nate Diaz (17-9) Last fight: TKO win over Gray Maynard on November 30, 2013 at TUF 18 Finale. Next fight: TBA

7. Khabib Nurmagomedov (21-0) Last fight: UD win over Pat Healy on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165. Next fight: versus Rafael Dos Anjos on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11

8. Gray Maynard (11-3-1D-1NC) Last fight: TKO loss to Nate Diaz on November 30, 2013 at TUF 18 Finale. Next fight: TBA

9.Eddie Alvarez (25-3, Bellator LW champion) Last fight: SD win over Michael Chandler on November 2, 2013 at Bellator 106. Next fight: versus Michael Chandler on May 17, 2014 at Bellator 120

 10. Rafael Dos Anjos (20-6) Last fight: UD win over Donald Cerrone on August 28, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27. Next fight: versus Khabib Nurmagomedov on April 19, 214 at UFC on FOX 11

Honourable mentions: Jorge Masvidal, Joe Lauzon, Edson Barboza, Takanori Gomi, Rustam Khabilov, Jamie Varner, Donald Cerrone, Michael Chandler, Jim Miller, John Makdessi, Myles Jury, Tony Ferguson, Michael Chiesa, Bobby Green, Erik Koch, Michael Johnson

No movement in the Featherweight rankings this month. No Top 10 Featherweights competed in March 2014.

7th ranked Dustin Poirier is scheduled to fight Akira Corassani on April 16 at TUF Nations Finale. 10th ranked Tatsuya Kawajiri is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Clay Guida on April 11, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 39.

Featherweights-145 lbs.

1. Jose Aldo (24-1, UFC FW Champion) Last fight: UD win over Ricardo Lamas on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169. Next fight: TBA

2. Frankie Edgar (16-4-1) Last fight: UD win over Charles Oliveira on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162. Next fight: versus BJ Penn on July 6, 2014 at TUF 19 Finale

3. Chad Mendes (16-1) Last fight: UD win over Nik Lentz on December 14, 2013 at UFC on FOX 9. Next fight: TBA

4. Ricardo Lamas (13-3) Last fight: UD loss to Jose Aldo on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169. Next fight: TBA

5. Chan Sung Jung (13-4) Last fight: TKO loss to Jose Aldo on August 3, 2013 at UFC 163. Next fight: TBA

6. Cub Swanson (20-5) Last fight: TKO win over Dennis Siver on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162. Next fight: versus Jeremy Stephens on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 43

7. Dustin Poirier (15-3) Last fight: TKO win over Diego Brandao on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168. Next fight: versus Akira Corassani on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale

8. Jeremy Stephens (23-9) Last fight: UD win over Darren Elkins on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10. Next fight: versus Cub Swanson on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 43

9. Darren Elkins (17-4) Last fight: UD loss to Jeremy Stephens on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10. Next fight: TBA

10. Tatsuya Kawajiri (33-7-2) Last fight: technical submission win over Sean Soriano on January 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 34. Next fight: versus Clay Guida on April 11, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 39

Honourable mentions: Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, Nik Lentz, Hatsu Hioki, Dennis Siver, Conor McGregor, Dennis Bermudez, Rony “Jason” Mariano, Steven Siler, Daniel Straus, Pat Curran, Diego Brandao, Dennis Siver, Clay Guida, Charles Oliveira

Previously 6th ranked Brad Pickett made a successful debut at Flyweight and is removed from the Bantamweight rankings this month. Francisco Rivera moves from 7th to 6th, TJ Dillashaw from 8th to 7th, Takeya Mizugaki from 9th to 8th and Yuri Alcantara from 10th to 9th. Alex Caceres goes from an honorable mention last month to 10th overall in March 2014.

10th ranked Alex Caceres is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Erik Perez on April 16 at TUF Nations Finale.

Bantamweights- 135 lbs.

1. Renan Barao (32-1-1, UFC BW champion) Last fight: TKO win over Urijah Faber on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169. Next fight: TBA

2. Urijah Faber (30-7) Last fight: TKO loss to Renan Barao on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169. Next fight: TBA

3. Michael McDonald (16-3) Last fight: submission loss to Urijah Faber on December 14, 2013 at UFC on FOX 9. Next fight: TBA

4. Eddie Wineland (21-9-1D) Last fight: TKO win over Yves Jabouin on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10. Next fight: versus Johnny Eduardo on May 10, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 40

5. Raphael Assuncao (22-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Pedro Munhoz on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Next fight: TBA

6. Francisco Rivera (10-2-1NC) Last fight: TKO win over George Roop on November 6, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 31. Next fight: TBA

7. TJ Dillashaw (9-2) Last fight: UD win over Mike Easton on January 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 35. Next fight: versus Takeya Mizugaki on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173

8. Takeya Mizugaki (19-7-2D) Last fight: UD win over Nam Phan on December 7, 2014. Next fight: versus TJ Dillashaw on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173

9. Yuri Alcantara (29-5-1NC) Last fight: split-decision win over Wilson Reis on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Next fight: TBA

10. Alex Caceres (10-5-1NC) Last fight: submission win over Sergio Pettis on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10. Next fight versus Erik Perez on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale

Honourable mentions: Yves Jabouin, Mike Easton , Hugo “Wolverine” Viana, Erik Perez, Bibiano Fernandes, Brian Bowles, Dustin Kimura, George Roop, Dominick Cruz, Wilson Reis

No movement in the Flyweight rankings this month. Jussier Da Silva Formiga’s win over Scott Jorgensen on March 23 keeps him ranked 7th overall. Brad Pickett’s successful Flyweight debut over Neil Seery on March 8 puts him in the honorable mention category in the March 2014 rankings.

2nd ranked Joseph Benavidez is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Tim Elliott on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172.

Flyweights

 1. Demetrious Johnson (19-2-1, UFC Fly-W champion) Last fight: KO win over Joseph Benavidez on December 14, 2013 at UFC on FOX 9. Next fight: TBA

2. Joseph Benavidez (19-4) Last fight: KO loss to Demetrious Johnson on December 14, 2013 at UFC on FOX 9. Next fight: versus Tim Elliott on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172

3. John Dodson (15-6) Last fight: KO win over Darrell Montague on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166. Next fight: versus John Moraga on June 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42

4. Ian McCall (12-4-1) Last fight: UD win over Iliarde Santos on August 3, 2013 at UFC 163. Next fight: TBA

5. John Moraga (14-2) Last fight: split-decision win over Dustin Ortiz on January 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 35. Next fight: versus John Dodson on June 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42

6. Ali Bagautinov (13-2) Last fight: unanimous decision win over John Lineker on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169. Next fight: TBA

7. Jussier Da Silva Formiga (16-3) Last fight: submission win over Scott Jorgensen on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38. Next fight: TBA

8. Chris Cariaso (16-5) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Danny Martinez on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169. Next fight: versus Louis Smolka on May 10, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 40

9. Zach Makovsky (18-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Josh Sampo on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Next fight: TBA

10. John Lineker (23-7) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Ali Bagautinov on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169. Next fight: TBA

Honorable mentions: Josh Ferguson, Phil Harris, Ulysses Gomez, Yasuhiro Urushitani, Azamat Gashimov, Iliarde Santos, Louis Gaudinot, Darrell Montague, Tim Elliott, Dustin Ortiz, Justin Scoggins, Alptekin Ozkilic, Darren Uyenoyama, Scott Jorgensen, Louis Smolka, Brad Pickett

No movement in the Women’s Bantamweight rankings this month. No Top 10 Women Bantamweights competed in March 2014.

2nd ranked Sarah Kaufman is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Shayna Baszler on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale. 7th ranked Miesha Tate is scheduled to fight 8th ranked Liz Carmouche on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11.

Women (135 lbs.)

1. Ronda Rousey (9-0, UFC Women’s BW champion) Last fight: TKO win over Sara McMann on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Next fight: TBA

2. Sarah Kaufman (16-2-1NC) Last fight: No Contest with Jessica Eye on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166. Next fight: versus Shayna Baszler on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale

3. Alexis Davis (16-5) Last fight: split-decision win over Jessica Eye on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Next fight: TBA

4. Jessica Eye (10-2-1NC) Last Fight: split-decision loss to Alexis Davis on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Next fight: TBA

5. Cat Zingano (8-0) Last fight: TKO win over Miesha Tate on April 13, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. Next fight: TBA

6. Sara McMann (7-1) Last fight: TKO loss to Ronda Rousey on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Next fight: TBA

7. Miesha Tate (13-5) Last fight: submission loss to Ronda Rousey on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168. Next fight: versus Liz Carmouche on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11

8. Liz Carmouche (9-4) Last fight: UD loss to Alexis Davis on November 6, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 31. Next fight: versus Miesha Tate on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11

9. Lauren Taylor (8-0, Invicta FC WBW champion) Last fight: TKO win over Miriam Nakamoto on December 7, 2013 to win inaugural Invicta FC Bantamweight Championship. Next fight: TBA

10. Julianna Pena (5-2) Last fight: TKO win over Jessica Rakoczy on November 30, 2013 at TUF 18 Finale. Next fight: TBA

Honorable mentions: Sarah D’Alelio, Holly Holm, Jessamyn Duke, Rin Nakai, Raquel Pennington, Miriam Nakamoto, Jan Finney, Jessica Andrade, Shayna Baszler, Jessica Rakoczy, Roxanne Modafferi, Sarah Moras, Peggy Morgan, Rosi Sexton, Amanda Nunes, Germaine De Randamie, Bethe Correia

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