Top 10 MMA Rankings- April 2015

joanna_jedrzejczykThis is the 42nd monthly installment of the Ringside Report official Top 10 MMA rankings. These rankings reflect results from February 18, 2015-April 1, 2015.

Frank Mir re-enters the Top 10 at 10th overall after a KO win over Antonio Silva on February 22. Silva falls from 9th last month into the honorable mention category. Alistair Overeem goes from an honorable mention in last month’s rankings to 9th overall in April 2015 after a win over Roy Nelson on March 15. Ben Rothwell goes from 10th in February 2015 to 8th in this month’s rankings. Josh Barnett falls from 8th into the honorable mention category after prolonged inactivity.

There are no Top 10 Heavyweights scheduled to compete in April 2015.

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: versus Fabicio Werdum on June 13, 2015 at UFC 188

2. Junior Dos Santos (17-3) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Stipe Miocic on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13. Next fight: TBA

3. Fabricio Werdum (19-5-1, UFC interim HW champion) Last fight: TKO win over Mark Hunt for UFC interim HW title on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180. Next fight: versus Cain Velasquez on June 13, 2015 at UFC 188

4. Andrei Arlovski (23-10-1) Last fight: KO win over Antonio Silva on September 13, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 51. Next fight: versus Travis Browne on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187

5. Mark Hunt (10-9-1) Last fight: TKO loss to Fabricio Werdum for interim HW title on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180. Next fight: versus Stipe Miocic on May 10, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 65

6. Travis Browne (17-2-1) Last fight: TKO win over Brendan Schaub on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181. Next fight: versus Andrei Arlovski on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187

7. Stipe Miocic (12-2) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13. Next fight: versus Mark Hunt on May 10, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 65

8. Ben Rothwell (34-9) Last fight: TKO win over Alistair Overeem on September 5, 2014. Next fight: versus Matt Mitrione on June 6, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 68

9. Alistair Overeem (39-14-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Roy Nelson on March 14, 2015 at UFC 185. Next fight: TBA

10. Frank Mir (17-9) Last fight: KO win over Antonio Silva on February 22, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 61. Next fight: TBA

Honourable mentions: Josh Barnett, Antonio Silva, Stefan Struve, Soa Palelei, Matt Mitrione, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Shawn Jordan, Roy Nelson, Vitaly Minakov, Brendan Schaub, Jared Rosholt, Bobby Lashley, Cheick Kongo, Gabriel Gonzaga, Todd Duffee

Previously un-ranked Liam McGeary enters the Top 10 at 10th overall after a win over Emanuel Newton on February 27 to win the Bellator LHW title. Newton falls from 9th in February 2015 to an honorable mention in this month’s rankings. Rampage Jackson bumps from 10th last month to 9th in April 2015.

8th ranked Ovince St-Preux is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Patrick Cummins on April 18. 9th ranked Rampage Jackson is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Fabio Maldonado on April 25.

Light-Heavyweights- (205 lbs.)

1. Jon Jones (21-1, UFC LHW Champion) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Daniel Cormier on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182. Next fight: versus Anthony Johnson on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187

2. Anthony Johnson (19-4) Last fight: TKO win over Alexander Gustafsson on January 24, 2015 at UFC on FOX 14. Next fight: versus Jon Jones for UFC LHW title on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187

3. Daniel Cormier (15-1) Last fight: technical unanimous decision loss to Jon Jones on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182. Next fight: versus Ryan Bader on June 6, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 68

4. Alexander Gustafsson (16-3) Last fight: TKO win loss to Anthony Johnson on January 24, 2015 at UFC on FOX 14. Next fight: TBA

5. Ryan Bader (18-4) Last fight: split-decision win over Phil Davis on January 24, 2015 at UFC on FOX 14. Next fight: versus Daniel Cormier on June 6, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 68

6. Phil Davis (13-3-1) Last fight: spit-decision loss to Ryan Bader on January 24, 2015 at UFC on FOX 14. Next fight: TBA

7. Glover Teixeira (22-4) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Phil Davis on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179. Next fight: TBA

8. Ovince St-Preux (17-6) Last fight: KO win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 56. Next fight: versus Patrick Cummins on April 18, 2015 at UFC on FOX 15

9. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (35-11) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal on May 17, 2014 at Bellator 120. Next fight: versus Fabio Maldonado on April 25, 2015 at UFC 186

10. Liam McGeary (10-0, Bellator LHW champion) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Emanuel Newton on February 27, 2015 at Bellator 134. Next fight: TBA

Honourable mentions: Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante, Jimi Manuwa, Attila Vegh, James Te-Huna, Ryan Jimmo, Ilir Latifi, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua , Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal, Rashad Evans, Fabio Maldonado, Emanuel Newton

No movement in the Middleweight rankings.

4th ranked Lyoto Machida is scheduled to fight 5th ranked Luke Rockhold on April 18. 6th ranked Jacare Souza is scheduled to fight 8th ranked Yoel Romero on April 18. 10th ranked Michael Bisping is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) CB Dollaway on April 25.

Middleweights- (185 lbs.)

1. Chris Weidman (12-0, UFC MW champion) Last Fight: unanimous decision win over Lyoto Machida on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175. Next fight: versus Vitor Belfort on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187

2. Anderson Silva (34-6) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Nick Diaz on January 31, 2014 at UFC 183. 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: versus Chris Weidman on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187

4. Lyoto Machida (22-5) Last fight: TKO win over CB Dollaway on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58. Next fight: versus Luke Rockhold on April 18, 2015 at UFC on FOX 15

5. Luke Rockhold (13-2) Last fight: submission win over Michael Bisping on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 55. Next fight: versus Lyoto Machida on April 18, 2015 at UFC on FOX 15

6. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (21-3-1) Last fight: submission win over Gegard Mousasi on September 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50. Next fight: versus Yoel Romero on April 18, 2015 at UFC on FOX 15

7 Gegard Mousasi (36-5-2) Last fight: KO win over Dan Henderson on January 24, 2015 at UFC on FOX 14. Next fight: versus Costa Phillippou on May 16, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 66

8. Yoel Romero (9-1) Last fight: TKO win over Tim Kennedy on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: versus Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza on April 18, 2015 at UFC on FOX 15

9. Tim Kennedy (18-5) Last fight: TKO loss to Yoel Romero on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: TBA

10. Michael Bisping (25-7) Last fight: submission loss to Luke Rockhold on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 55. Next fight: versus CB Dollaway on April 25, 2015 at UFC 186

Honourable mentions: Alan Belcher, Brad Tavares, Tim Boetsch, Costa Philippou, Yushin Okami, CB Dollaway, Thales Leites, Rafael Natal, Uriah Hall, Elias Theodorou, Roan Carneiro, Mark Munoz, Dan Henderson

No movement in the Welterweight rankings this month. Johny Hendricks remains 2nd ranked after a unanimous decision win over Matt Brown. Brown remains 10th ranked. Demian Maia remains 8th ranked after a win over Ryan LaFlare on March 21.

There are no Top 10 Welterweights scheduled to compete in April 2015

Welterweights- (170 lbs. )

1. Robbie Lawler (25-10-1, UFC WW champion) Last fight: split-decision win over Johny Hendricks on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181. Next fight: versus Rory MacDonald on July 11, 2015 at UFC 189

2. Johny Hendricks (17-3) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Matt Brown on March 14, 2015 at UFC 185. Next fight: TBA

3. Rory MacDonald (18-2) Last fight: TKO win over Tarec Saffiedine on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 54. Next fight: versus Robbie Lawler on July 11, 2015 at UFC 189

4. Tyron Woodley (15-3) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Kelvin Gastelum on January 31, 2015 at UFC 183. Next fight: TBA

5. Hector Lombard (34-4-1D-2NC) Last fight: No Contest with Josh Burkman on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182. Originally a win but over-turned after Lombard failed a drug test. Next fight: TBA

6. Kelvin Gastelum (11-1) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Tyron Woodley on January 31, 2015 at UFC 183. Next fight: versus Nate Marquardt at MW on June 13, 2015 at UFC 188

7. Carlos Condit (29-8) Last fight: TKO loss to Tyron Woodley on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171. Next fight: versus Thiago Alves on May 30, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 67

8. Demian Maia (20-6) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Ryan LaFlare on March 21, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 62. Next fight: TBA

9. Dong Hyun Kim (19-3-1-1) Last fight: TKO loss to Tyron Woodley on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48. Next fight: versus Josh Burkman on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187

10. Matt Brown (19-13) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Johny Hendricks on March 14, 2015 at UFC 185. Next fight: TBA

Honourable mentions: John Hathaway, Thiago Alves,, Andrey Koreshkov, Josh Koscheck, Tarec Saffiedine, Ben Askren, Brandon Thatch, Jake Shields, Hyun Gyu Lim, Jake Ellenberger, Gunnar Nelson, Ryan LaFlare, Rick Story, Erick Silva

Rafael Dos Anjos’ win over Anthony Pettis on March 15 bumps him from 3rd last month to 1st overall in March 2015. Anthony Pettis drops from 1st to 3rd. Michael Johnson enters the Top 10 at 7th after a win over Edson Barboza on February 22. Barboza falls from 7th to 8th and Bobby Green from 8th to 9th. Josh Thomson falls out of the Top 10 into the honorable mention category due to prolonged inactivity.

There are no Top 10 Lightweights scheduled to compete in April 2015.

Lightweights- (155 lbs.)

1. Rafael Dos Anjos (24-7, UFC LHW champion) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Anthony Pettis on March 15, 2015 at UFC 185. Next fight: TBA

2. Khabib Nurmagomedov (22-0) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Rafael Dos Anjos on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: versus Donald Cerrone on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187

3. Anthony Pettis (18-3) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Rafael Dos Anjos on March 15, 2015 at UFC 185. Next fight: TBA

4. Donald Cerrone (27-6-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Benson Henderson on January 18, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 59. Next fight: versus Khabib Nurmagomedov on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187

5. Benson Henderson (22-5) Last fight: submission win over Brandon Thatch on February 14, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 60. Next fight: TBA

6. Gilbert Melendez (22-4) Last fight: submission loss to Anthony Pettis on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181. Next fight: versus Eddie Alvarez on June 13, 2015 at UFC 188

7. Michael Johnson (16-8) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Edson Barboza on February 22, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 61. Next fight: TBA

8. Edson Barboza (15-3) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Michael Johnson on February 22, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 61. Next fight: TBA

9. Bobby Green (23-6) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Edson Barboza on November 22, 2014 UFC Fight Night 57. Next fight: TBA

10. Nate Diaz (17-10) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Rafael Dos Anjos on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13. Next fight: TBA

Honourable mentions: Jorge Masvidal, Joe Lauzon, Takanori Gomi, Rustam Khabilov, Michael Chandler, Jim Miller, John Makdessi, Myles Jury, Tony Ferguson, Erik Koch, Michael Johnson, TJ Grant, Gray Maynard, Ross Pearson, Eddie Alvarez, Al Iaquinta, Will Brooks, Josh Thomson

No movement in the Featherweight rankings.

4th ranked Chad Mendes is scheduled to fight 5th ranked Ricardo Lamas on April 4. 6th ranked Cub Swanson is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Max Holloway on April 18. 7th ranked Dustin Poirier is scheduled to fight Carlos Diego Ferreira on April 4.

Featherweights-(145 lbs.)

1. Jose Aldo (25-1, UFC FW Champion) Last fight: UD win over Chad Mendes on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179. Next fight: versus Conor McGregor on July 11, 2015 at UFC 189.

2. Frankie Edgar (18-4-1) Last fight: submission win over Cub Swanson on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57. Next fight: versus Urjah Faber on May 16, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 66

3. Conor McGregor (17-2) Last fight: TKO win over Dennis Siver on January 18, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 59. Next fight: versus Jose Aldo on July 11, 2015 at UFC 189.

4. Chad Mendes (16-2) Last fight: UD loss to Jose Aldo on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179. Next fight: versus Ricardo Lamas on April 4, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 63

5. Ricardo Lamas (15-3) Last fight: submission win over Dennis Bermudez on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180. Next fight: versus Chad Mendes on April 4, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 63

6. Cub Swanson (21-6) Last fight: submission loss to Frankie Edgar on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57. Next fight: versus Max Holloway on April 18, 2015 at UFC on FOX 15

7. Dustin Poirier (16-4) Last fight: TKO loss to Conor McGregor on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: versus Carlos Diego Ferreira on April 4, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 63

8. Dennis Bermudez (14-4) Last fight: submission loss to Ricardo Lamas on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180. Next fight: versus Jeremy Stephens on July 11, 2015 at UFC 188

9. Charles Oliveira (20-4-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Jeremy Stephens on December 12, 2014 at TUF 20 Finale. Next fight: TBA

10. Nik Lentz (25-6-2D-1NC) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Manvel Gamburyan on May 10, 2014. Next fight: TBA

Honourable mentions: Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, Jeremy Stephens, Clay Guida, Darren Elkins, Rony “Jason” Mariano, Steven Siler, Daniel Straus, Pat Curran, Diego Brandao, Dennis Siver, Chan Sung Jung , Tatsuya Kawajiri, Max Holloway, Thiago Tavares, Hacran Dias

Yuri Alcantara falls from 7th last month into the honorable mention category in April 2015 after a loss to Frankie Saenz on February 22. Takeya Mizugaki bumps from 8th to 7th, Johnny Eduardo from 9th to 8th and Masanori Kanehara from 10th to 9th. Bryan Caraway enters the Top 10 at 10th overall.

7th ranked Takeya Mizugaki is scheduled to fight Aljamain Sterling on April 18.

Bantamweights- (135 lbs.)

1. TJ Dillashaw (11-2, UFC BW champion) Last fight: KO win over Joe Soto on August 30, 2014 at UFC 177. Next fight: versus Renan Barao, date TBA

2. Dominick Cruz (20-1) Last fight: KO win over Takeya Mizugaki on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: TBA

3. Renan Barao (32-2-1) Last fight: submission win over Mitch Gagnon on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58. Next fight: versus TJ Dillashaw, date TBA

4. Urijah Faber (32-7) Last fight: submission win over Francisco Rivera on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181. Next fight: versus Frankie Edgar on May 16, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 66 at FW

5. Raphael Assuncao (23-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Bryan Caraway on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 54. Next fight: TBA

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

7. Takeya Mizugaki (20-8-2D) Last fight: KO loss to Dominick Cruz on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: versus Aljamain Sterling on April 18, 2015 at UFC on FOX 15

8. Johnny Eduardo (27-9) Last fight: KO win over Eddie Wineland on May 10, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 40. Next fight: TBA

9. Masanori Kanehara (25-11-5) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Alex Caceres on September 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 52. Next fight: TBA

10. Bryan Caraway (19-7) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Raphael Assuncao on October 4, 2014. Next fight: TBA

Honourable mentions: Yves Jabouin, Mike Easton , Hugo “Wolverine” Viana, Erik Perez, Bibiano Fernandes, Brian Bowles, Dustin Kimura, George Roop, Wilson Reis, Eddie Wineland, Rob Font, Sergio Pettis, Francisco Rivera, Alex Caceres, Yuri Alcantara

Henry Cejudo enters the Top 10 at 9th after a win over Chris Cariaso on March 14. Cariaso falls from 9th to 10th. Ali Bagautinov is bumped out of the 10th spot into the honorable mention category.

Top ranked Demetrious Johnson is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Kyoji Horiguchi on April 25.

Flyweights (125 lbs.)

1. Demetrious Johnson (21-2-1, UFC Fly-W champion) Last fight: submission win over Chris Cariaso on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: versus Kyoji Horiguchi on April 25, 2015 at UFC 186

2. Joseph Benavidez (21-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Dustin Ortiz on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57. Next fight: versus John Moraga on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187

3. John Dodson (16-6) Last fight: TKO win over John Moraga on June 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42. Next fight: versus Zach Makovsky on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187

4. John Lineker (25-7) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Ian McCall on January 31, 2015 at UFC 183. Next fight: TBA

5. Ian McCall (13-5-1) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to John Lineker on January 31, 2015 at UFC 183. Next fight: TBA

6. John Moraga (16-3) Last fight: submission win over Willie Gates on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13. Next fight: versus Joseph Benavidez on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187

7. Jussier Da Silva Formiga (16-3) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Zach Makovsky on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47. Next fight: TBA

8. Zach Makovsky (19-5) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Tim Elliott on February 14, 2015. Next fight: versus John Dodson on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187

9. Henry Cejudo (8-0) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Chris Cariaso on March 14, 2015 at UFC 185. Next fight: TBA

10. Chris Cariaso (17-7) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Henry Cejudo on March 14, 2015 at UFC 185. Next fight: TBA

Honorable mentions: Phil Harris, Ulysses Gomez, Yasuhiro Urushitani,Iliarde Santos, Louis Gaudinot, Darrell Montague, Tim Elliott, Dustin Ortiz, Justin Scoggins, Alptekin Ozkilic, Darren Uyenoyama, Scott Jorgensen, Louis Smolka, Brad Pickett, Wilson Reis, Kyoji Horiguchi, Chico Camus, Ali Bagautinov

Ronda Rousey remains top ranked after a win over Cat Zingano on February 28. Zingano remains 2nd ranked.

9th ranked Liz Carmouche is scheduled to fight 10th ranked Lauren Murphy on April 4.

Women’s Bantamweights (135 lbs.)

1. Ronda Rousey (11-0, UFC Women’s BW champion) Last fight: submission win over Cat Zingano on February 28, 2015 at UFC 184. Next fight: versus Bethe Correia on August 1, 2015 at UFC 190

2. Cat Zingano (9-1) Last fight: submission loss to Ronda Rousey February 28, 2015 at UFC 184. Next fight: TBA

3. Sarah Kaufman (17-2-1NC) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Leslie Smith on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale. Next fight: versus Alexis Davis on April 25, 2015 at UFC 186

4. Alexis Davis (16-6) Last fight: TKO loss to Ronda Rousey on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175. Next fight: versus Sarah Kaufman on April 25, 2015 at UFC 186

5. Jessica Eye (11-2-1NC) Last Fight: TKO win over Leslie Smith November 15, 2014 at UFC 180. Next fight: versus Miesha Tate in June 2015

6. Miesha Tate (16-5) Last fight: majority decision win over Sara McMann on January 31, 2015 at UFC 183. Next fight: versus Jessica Eye in June 2015

7. Sara McMann (8-2) Last fight: majority-decision loss to Miesha Tate on January 31, 2015 at UFC 183. Next fight: TBA

8. Bethe Correia (9-0) Last fight: TKO win over Shayna Baszler on August 30, 2014 at UFC 177. Next fight: versus Ronda Rousey on August 1, 2015 at UFC 190

9. Liz Carmouche (9-5) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Miesha Tate on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: versus Lauren Murphy on April 4, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 63

10. Lauren Murphy (8-1) Last fight: split-decision loss to Sara McMann on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47. Next fight: versus Liz Carmouche on April 4, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 63

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, Amanda Nunes, Germaine De Randamie, Julianna Pena, Milena Dudieva, Leslie Smith, Tonya Evinger, Irene Aldana

Joanna Jedrzejczyk goes from 3rd to 1st after winning the UFC WSW title from Carla Esparza on March 14. Esparza drops from 1st to 2nd. Rose Namajunas from 2nd to 3rd.

6th ranked Joanne Calderwood is scheduled to fight Maryna Moroz on April 11. 8th ranked Randa Markos is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Aisling Daly on April 25. 10th ranked Felice Herrig is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Paige VanZant on April 18.

Women’s Straw-weights (115 lbs.)

1. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (9-0, UFC WSW champion) Last fight: TKO win over Carla Esparza on March 14, 2015 at UFC 185. Next fight: TBA

2. Carla Esparza (10-3) Last fight: TKO loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk on March 14, 2015 at UFC 185. Next fight: TBA

3. Rose Namajunas (2-2) Last fight: submission loss to Carla Esparza on December 12, 2014 at TUF 20 Finale. Next fight: versus Nina Ansaroff on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187

4. Jessica Aguilar (19-4, WSOF WSW champion) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Kalindra Faria on November 15, 2014 at WSOF 15. Next fight: TBA

5. Claudia Gadelha (12-1) Last fight: split-decision loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13. Next fight: TBA

6. Joanne Calderwood (9-0) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Seochee Ham on December 13, 2014 at TUF 20 Finale. Next fight: Maryna Moroz on April 11, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 64

7. Jessica Penne (12-2) Last fight: split-decision win over Randa Markos on December 12, 2014 at TUF 20 Finale. Next fight: TBA

8. Randa Markos (4-2) Last fight: split-decision loss to Jessica Penne on December 12, 2014 at TUF 20 Finale. Next fight: versus Aisling Daly on April 25, 2015 at UFC 186

9. Tecia Torres (5-0) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Angela Magana on December 12, 2014 at TUF 20 Finale. Next fight: TBA

10. Felice Herrig (10-5) Last fight: submission win over Lisa Ellis on December 12, 2014 at TUF 20 Finale. Next fight: versus Paige VanZant on April 18, 2015 at UFC on FOX 15

Honorable mentions: Aisling Daly, Paige VanZant, Heather Clark, Julian Lima, Angela Hill, Bec Rawlings, Seochee Ham, Kalindra Faria, Maryna Moroz

Ringside Report Radio w/ Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald now online

Ringside Report Radio March 27, 2015. Hosted by Dave Simon and Fred Garcia.

UFC Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler appeared on this episode to discuss his upcoming title defense against Rory MacDonald on July 11 at UFC 189.

Rory MacDonald also appeared and talked about UFC 189.

Simon and Garcia discussed TJ Dillashaw’s injury and the UFC’s busy April schedule.

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

Ringside Report Radio March 20 now online

Ringside Report Radio. March 20, 2015. Hosted by Dave Simon and Fred Garcia.

Simon and Garcia discussed results from UFC 185 including Rafael Dos Anjos’ win over Anthony Pettis to become the new UFC Lightwweight champion.

Simon and Garcia talked about Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s win over Carla Esparza to win the UFC straw-weight title, Johny Hendricks’ win over Matt Brown and Alistair Overeem’s victory over Roy Nelson.

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

Ringside Report Radio UFC 185 preview now online

Ringside Report Radio. March 13, 2015. Hosted by Dave Simon and Fred Garcia.

Simon and Garcia previewed UFC 185 on this episode including the main event UFC Lightweight title fight between Anthony Pettis and Rafael Dos Anjos.

Simon and Garcia also discussed Carla Esparza v. Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Johny Hendricks v. Matt Brown and Alistair Overeem v. Roy Nelson.

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

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UFC 185

Saturday March 14, 2015

Dallas, Texas

—Main Card- Pay-Per-View- 10pm Eastern—

Anthony Pettis (C) v. Rafael Dos Anjos- UFC Lightweight Championship

Carla Esparza (C)v. Joanna Jedrzejczyk- UFC Straw-weight Championship

Johny Hendricks v. Matt Brown- Welterweight

Alistair Overeem v. Roy Nelson- Heavyweight

Chris Cariaso v. Henry Cejudo- Flyweight

—Preliminary Card- TSN- 8pm Eastern—

Sam Stout v. Ross Pearson- Lightweight

Roger Narvaez v. Elias Theodorou- Middleweight

Daron Cruickshank v. Beneil Dariush- Lightweight

Jared Rosholt v. Josh Copeland- Heavyweight

—Online Preliminary Card- UFC Fight Pass- 6:30pm Eastern—

Sergio Pettis v. Ryan Benoit- Flyweight

Jake Lindsey v. Joseph Duffy- Lightweight

Larissa Pacheco v. Germaine de Randamie- Women’s Bantamweight

Ringside Report Radio March 6 now online

Ringside Report Radio. March 6, 2015. Hosted by Dave Simon and Fred Garcia.

Simon and Garcia discussed Ronda Rousey’s win over Cat Zingano and what could be next for Rousey.

Simon and Garcia discusses potential opponents for Rousey, her impact in pro sports and MMA.

All this and more on this 1-hour episode.

Ringside Report Radio with Renan Barao and Demetrious Johnson now online

Ringside Report Radio. February 27, 2015. Hosted by Dave Simon and Fred Garcia.

Renan Barao appeared on this episode to discuss his upcoming bout with TJ Dillashaw on April 25 at UFC 186 in Montreal.

Demetrious Johnson appeared to discuss his UFC Flyweight title defense versus Kyoji Horiguchi at UFC 186.

Simon and Garcia previewed UFC 184 including Ronda Rousey v. Cat Zingano and Josh Koscheck v. Jake Ellenberger.

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

Ringside Report Radio February 20 now online

Ringside Report Radio. February 20, 2015. Hosted by Dave Simon and Fred Garcia.

Simon and Garcia discussed the new UFC drug testing program and what it could mean for the sport of MMA.

Simon and Garcia talked about Benson Henderson’s win over Brandon Thatch, Rory MacDonald getting the next welterweight title shot against Robbie Lawler and Manny Pacquaio v. Floyd Mayweather with Ringside Report boxing analyst Matt Casavant.

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

Top 10 MMA Rankings- February 2015

JBJThis is the 41st monthly installment of the Ringside Report official Top 10 MMA rankings. These rankings reflect results from January 2, 2015-February 18, 2015.

No movement in the Heavyweight rankings this month. No Top 10 Heavyweights competed in January 2015.

9th ranked Antonio Silva is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Frank Mir on February 22.

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: versus Fabicio Werdum in June 2015

2. Junior Dos Santos (17-3) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Stipe Miocic on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13. Next fight: TBA

3. Fabricio Werdum (19-5-1, UFC interim HW champion) Last fight: TKO win over Mark Hunt for UFC interim HW title on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180. Next fight: versus Cain Velasquez in June 2015

4. Andrei Arlovski (23-10-1) Last fight: KO win over Antonio Silva on September 13, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 51. Next fight: TBA

5. Mark Hunt (10-9-1) Last fight: TKO loss to Fabricio Werdum for UFC interim HW title on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180. Next fight: versus Stipe Miocic on May 10, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 65

6. Travis Browne (17-2-1) Last fight: TKO win over Brendan Schaub on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181. Next fight: TBA

7. Stipe Miocic (12-2) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13. Next fight: versus Mark Hunt on May 10, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 65

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

9. Antonio Silva (18-6-1) Last fight: KO loss to Andrei Arlovski on September 13, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 51. Next fight: versus Frank Mir on February 22 2015 at UFC Fight Night 61

10. Ben Rothwell (34-9) Last fight: TKO win over Alistair Overeem on September 5, 2014. Next fight: TBA

Honourable mentions: Alistair Overeem, Stefan Struve, Soa Palelei, Matt Mitrione, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Shawn Jordan, Roy Nelson, Frank Mir, Vitaly Minakov, Brendan Schaub, Jared Rosholt, Bobby Lashley, Cheick Kongo, Gabriel Gonzaga, Todd Duffee

Jon Jones’ win over Daniel Cormier on January 3 keeps him on top of the Light-Heavyweight rankings. Cormier remains ranked 3rd. Anthony Johnson’s win over Alexander Gustafsson on January 24 bumps him from 4th in January 2015 to 2nd in this month’s rankings. Ryan Bader goes from 9th last month to 5th in February 2015. Rashad Evans falls from 5th into the honorable mention category after continued inactivity. Dan Henderson falls out of the Light-Heavyweight rankings after a loss to Gegard Mousasi on January 24 in the Middleweight division. Bellator champion Emanuel Newton enters the Top 10 at 9th. Ovince St-Preux goes from 10th in January 2015 to 8th in this month’s rankings. Rampage Jackson goes from an honorable mention last month to 10th in the February 2015 rankings.

9th ranked Emanuel Newton is scheduled to fight Liam McGeary on February 27.

Light-Heavyweights- (205 lbs.)

1. Jon Jones (21-1, UFC LHW Champion) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Daniel Cormier on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182. Next fight: versus Anthony Johnson, date TBA

2. Anthony Johnson (19-4) Last fight: TKO win over Alexander Gustafsson on January 24, 2015 at UFC on FOX 14. Next fight: versus Jon Jones for UFC LHW title, date TBA

3. Daniel Cormier (15-1) Last fight: technical unanimous decision loss to Jon Jones on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182. Next fight: versus Ryan Bader on June 6, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 68

4. Alexander Gustafsson (16-3) Last fight: TKO win loss to Anthony Johnson on January 24, 2015 at UFC on FOX 14. Next fight: TBA

5. Ryan Bader (18-4) Last fight: split-decision win over Phil Davis on January 24, 2015 at UFC on FOX 14. Next fight: versus Daniel Cormier on June 6, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 68

6. Phil Davis (13-3-1) Last fight: spit-decision loss to Ryan Bader on January 24, 2015 at UFC on FOX 14. Next fight: TBA

7. Glover Teixeira (22-4) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Phil Davis on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179. Next fight: TBA

8. Ovince St-Preux (17-6) Last fight: KO win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 56. Next fight: TBA

9. Emmanuel Newton (25-7-1, Bellator LHW champion) Last fight: submission win over Linton Vassell on October 2, 2014 at Bellator 130. Next fight: versus Liam McGeary on February 27, 2015 at Bellator 134

10. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (35-11) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal on May 17, 2014 at Bellator 120. Next fight: versus Fabio Maldonado on April 25, 2015 at UFC 186

Honourable mentions: Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante, Jimi Manuwa, Attila Vegh, James Te-Huna, Ryan Jimmo, Ilir Latifi, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua , Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal, Rashad Evans

Anderson Silva remains 2nd ranked after a January 31 win over Nick Diaz. Gegard Mousasi remains 7th ranked after a KO win over Dan Henderson on January 24.

There are no Top 10 Middleweights scheduled to compete in February 2015

Middleweights- (185 lbs.)

1. Chris Weidman (12-0, UFC MW champion) Last Fight: unanimous decision win over Lyoto Machida on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175. Next fight: versus Vitor Belfort, date TBA

2. Anderson Silva (34-6) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Nick Diaz on January 31, 2014 at UFC 183. 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: versus Chris Weidman, date TBA

4. Lyoto Machida (22-5) Last fight: TKO win over CB Dollaway on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58. Next fight: versus Luke Rockhold on April 18, 2015 at UFC on FOX 15

5. Luke Rockhold (13-2) Last fight: submission win over Michael Bisping on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 55. Next fight: versus Lyoto Machida on April 18, 2015 at UFC on FOX 15

6. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (21-3-1) Last fight: submission win over Gegard Mousasi on September 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50. Next fight: versus Yoel Romero on April 18, 2015 at UFC on FOX 15

7.  Gegard Mousasi (36-5-2) Last fight: KO win over Dan Henderson on January 24, 2015 at UFC on FOX 14. Next fight: TBA

8. Yoel Romero (9-1) Last fight: TKO win over Tim Kennedy on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: versus Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza on April 18, 2015 at UFC on FOX 15

9. Tim Kennedy (18-5) Last fight: TKO loss to Yoel Romero on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: TBA

10. Michael Bisping (25-7) Last fight: submission loss to Luke Rockhold on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 55. Next fight: versus CB Dollaway on April 25, 2015 at UFC 186

Honourable mentions: Alan Belcher, Alexander Shlemenko, Brad Tavares, Tim Boetsch, Costa Philippou, Yushin Okami, Mamed Khalidov, Luke Barnatt, CB Dollaway, Thales Leites, Cezar Ferreira, Ronny Markes, Thiago Marreta Santos, Francis Carmont, Mark Munoz, Dan Henderson

Tyron Woodley remains ranked 4th after a win over Kelvin Gastelum on January 31. Gastelum drops from 6th to 9th. Carlos Condit jumps from 7th to 6th. Matt Brown from 10th to 7th and Dong Hyun Kim from 9th to 10th.

There are no Top 10 Welterweights scheduled to compete in February 2015.

Welterweights- (170 lbs. )

1. Robbie Lawler (25-10-1, UFC WW champion) Last fight: split-decision win over Johny Hendricks on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181. Next fight: TBA

2. Johny Hendricks (16-3) Last fight: split-decision loss to Robbie Lawler on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181. Next fight: versus Matt Brown on March 14, 2015 at UFC 185

3. Rory MacDonald (18-2) Last fight: TKO win over Tarec Saffiedine on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 54. Next fight: TBA

4. Tyron Woodley (15-3) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Kelvin Gastelum on January 31, 2015 at UFC 183. Next fight: TBA

5. Hector Lombard (34-4-1D-2NC) Last fight: No Contest with Josh Burkman on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182. Originally a win but over-turned after Lombard failed a drug test. 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. Matt Brown (19-12) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Robbie Lawler on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12. Next fight: versus Johny Hendricks on March 14, 2015 at UFC 185

8. Demian Maia (19-6) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Alexander Yakovlev on May 31, 2014 at TUF Brazil Finale. Next fight: versus Ryan LaFlare on March 21, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 62

9.Kelvin Gastelum (11-1) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Tyron Woodley on January 31, 2015 at UFC 183. Next fight: TBA

10. Dong Hyun Kim (19-3-1-1) Last fight: TKO loss to Tyron Woodley on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48. Next fight: TBA

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

Donald Cerrone goes from 6th in last month’s ranking to 4th in February 2015 after wins over Myles Jury on January 3 and Benson Henderson on January 18. Benson Henderson remains ranked 5th after a win over Brandon Thatch at Welterweight on February 14. Gilbert Melendez drops from 4th to 6th.

There are no Top 10 Lightweights scheduled to compete in February 2015.

Lightweights- (155 lbs.)

1. Anthony Pettis (18-2, UFC LW Champion) Last fight: submission win over Gilbert Melendez on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181. Next fight: versus Rafael Dos Anjos on March 15, 2015 at UFC 185

2. Khabib Nurmagomedov (22-0) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Rafael Dos Anjos on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: versus Donald Cerrone on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187

3. Rafael Dos Anjos (23-7) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Nate Diaz on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13. Next fight: versus Anthony Pettis on March 15, 2015 at UFC 185

4. Donald Cerrone (27-6-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Benson Henderson on January 18, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 59. Next fight: versus Khabib Nurmagomedov on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187

5. Benson Henderson (22-5) Last fight: submission win over Brandon Thatch on February 14, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 60. Next fight: TBA

6. Gilbert Melendez (22-4) Last fight: submission loss to Anthony Pettis on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181. Next fight: TBA

7. Edson Barboza (15-2) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Bobby Green on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57. Next fight: versus Michael Johnson on February 22, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 61

8. Bobby Green (23-6) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Edson Barboza on November 22, 2014 UFC Fight Night 57. Next fight: TBA

9. Josh Thomson (20-7-1NC) Last fight: split-decision loss to Bobby Green on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12. Next fight: versus Gilbert Burns on March 21, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 62

10. Nate Diaz (17-10) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Rafael Dos Anjos on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13. Next fight: TBA

Honourable mentions: Jorge Masvidal, Joe Lauzon, Takanori Gomi, Rustam Khabilov, Michael Chandler, Jim Miller, John Makdessi, Myles Jury, Tony Ferguson, Erik Koch, Michael Johnson, TJ Grant, Gray Maynard, Ross Pearson, Eddie Alvarez, Al Iaquinta, Will Brooks

Conor McGregor goes from 4th last month to 3rd in February 2015 after a win over Dennis Siver on January 18. Chad Mendes drops from 3rd to 4th.

There are no Top 10 Featherweights scheduled to compete in February 2015

Featherweights-(145 lbs.)

1. Jose Aldo (25-1, UFC FW Champion) Last fight: UD win over Chad Mendes on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179. Next fight: versus Conor McGregor on July 11, 2015 at UFC 189.

2. Frankie Edgar (18-4-1) Last fight: submission win over Cub Swanson on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57. Next fight: versus Urjah Faber on May 16, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 66

3. Conor McGregor (17-2) Last fight: TKO win over Dennis Siver on January 18, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 59. Next fight: versus Jose Aldo on July 11, 2015 at UFC 189.

4. Chad Mendes (16-2) Last fight: UD loss to Jose Aldo on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179. Next fight: versus Ricardo Lamas on April 4, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 63

5. Ricardo Lamas (15-3) Last fight: submission win over Dennis Bermudez on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180. Next fight: versus Chad Mendes on April 4, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 63

6. Cub Swanson (21-6) Last fight: submission loss to Frankie Edgar on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57. Next fight: versus Max Holloway on April 18, 2015 at UFC on FOX 15

7. Dustin Poirier (16-4) Last fight: TKO loss to Conor McGregor on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: versus Carlos Diego Ferreira on April 4, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 63

8. Dennis Bermudez (14-4) Last fight: submission loss to Ricardo Lamas on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180. Next fight: TBA

9. Charles Oliveira (20-4-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Jeremy Stephens on December 12, 2014 at TUF 20 Finale. Next fight: TBA

10. Nik Lentz (25-6-2D-1NC) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Manvel Gamburyan on May 10, 2014. Next fight: TBA

Honourable mentions: Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, Jeremy Stephens, Clay Guida, Darren Elkins, Rony “Jason” Mariano, Steven Siler, Daniel Straus, Pat Curran, Diego Brandao, Dennis Siver, Chan Sung Jung , Tatsuya Kawajiri, Max Holloway, Thiago Tavares, Hacran Dias

No movement in the Bantamweight rankings in February 2015. No Top 10 Bantamweights competed in January 2015.

There are no Top 10 Bantamweights scheduled to compete in February 2015.

Bantamweights- (135 lbs.)

1. TJ Dillashaw (11-2, UFC BW champion) Last fight: KO win over Joe Soto on August 30, 2014 at UFC 177. Next fight: versus Renan Barao on April 25, 2015 at UFC 186

2. Dominick Cruz (20-1) Last fight: KO win over Takeya Mizugaki on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: TBA

3. Renan Barao (32-2-1) Last fight: submission win over Mitch Gagnon on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58. Next fight: versus TJ Dillashaw on April 25, 2015 at UFC 186

4. Urijah Faber (32-7) Last fight: submission win over Francisco Rivera on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181. Next fight: versus Frankie Edgar on May 16, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 66

5. Raphael Assuncao (23-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Bryan Caraway on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 54. Next fight: TBA

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

7. Yuri Alcantara (31-5-1NC) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Russell Doane on September 13, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 51. Next fight: versus Frankie Saenz on February 22, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 61

8. Takeya Mizugaki (20-8-2D) Last fight: KO loss to Dominick Cruz on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: versus Aljamain Sterling on April 18, 2015 at UFC on FOX 15

9. Johnny Eduardo (27-9) Last fight: KO win over Eddie Wineland on May 10, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 40. Next fight: TBA

10. Masanori Kanehara (25-11-5) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Alex Caceres on September 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 52. Next fight: TBA

Honourable mentions: Yves Jabouin, Mike Easton , Hugo “Wolverine” Viana, Erik Perez, Bibiano Fernandes, Brian Bowles, Dustin Kimura, George Roop, Wilson Reis, Eddie Wineland, Rob Font, Sergio Pettis, Francisco Rivera, Alex Caceres, Bryan Caraway, Henry Cejudo

John Lineker’s win over Ian McCall on January 31 bumps him from 10th in last month’s rankings to 4th in February 2015. McCall drops from 4th to 5th. John Moraga goes from 5th to 6th. Ali Bagautinov falls from 6th to 10th. Zach Makovsky jumps from 9th to 8th after a win over Tim Elliott on February 14. Chris Cariaso drops from 8th to 9th.

There are no Top 10 Flyweights scheduled to compete in February 2015.

Flyweights (125 lbs.)

1. Demetrious Johnson (21-2-1, UFC Fly-W champion) Last fight: submission win over Chris Cariaso on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: versus Kyoji Horiguchi on April 25, 2015 at UFC 186

2. Joseph Benavidez (21-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Dustin Ortiz on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57. Next fight: TBA

3. John Dodson (16-6) Last fight: TKO win over John Moraga on June 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42. Next fight: TBA

4. John Lineker (25-7) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Ian McCall on January 31, 2015 at UFC 183. Next fight: TBA

5. Ian McCall (13-5-1) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to John Lineker on January 31, 2015 at UFC 183. Next fight: TBA

6. John Moraga (16-3) Last fight: submission win over Willie Gates on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13. Next fight: TBA

7. Jussier Da Silva Formiga (16-3) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Zach Makovsky on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47. Next fight: TBA

8. Zach Makovsky (19-5) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Tim Elliott on February 14, 2015. Next fight: TBA

9. Chris Cariaso (17-6) Last fight: submission loss to Demetrious Johnson on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: versus Henry Cejudo on March 14, 2015 at UFC 185

10. Ali Bagautinov (13-3) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Demetrious Johnson on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174. Next fight: TBA

Honorable mentions: Phil Harris, Ulysses Gomez, Yasuhiro Urushitani,Iliarde Santos, Louis Gaudinot, Darrell Montague, Tim Elliott, Dustin Ortiz, Justin Scoggins, Alptekin Ozkilic, Darren Uyenoyama, Scott Jorgensen, Louis Smolka, Brad Pickett, Wilson Reis, Kyoji Horiguchi, Chico Camus

Miesha Tate’s win over Sara McMann on January 31 bumps her from 7th to 6th in this month’s rankings. McMann falls from 6th to 7th.

Top ranked Ronda Rousey is scheduled to fight 2nd ranked Cat Zingano on February 28.

Women’s Bantamweights (135 lbs.)

1. Ronda Rousey (10-0, UFC Women’s BW champion) Last fight: TKO win over Alexis Davis on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175. Next fight: versus Cat Zingano on February 28, 2015 at UFC 184

2. Cat Zingano (9-0) Last fight: TKO win over Amanda Nunes on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: versus Ronda Rousey on February 28, 2015 at UFC 184

3. Sarah Kaufman (17-2-1NC) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Leslie Smith on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale. Next fight: versus Alexis Davis on April 25, 2015 at UFC 186

4. Alexis Davis (16-6) Last fight: TKO loss to Ronda Rousey on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175. Next fight: versus Sarah Kaufman on April 25, 2015 at UFC 186

5. Jessica Eye (11-2-1NC) Last Fight: TKO win over Leslie Smith November 15, 2014 at UFC 180. Next fight: TBA

6. Miesha Tate (16-5) Last fight: majority decision win over Sara McMann on January 31, 2015 at UFC 183. Next fight: TBA

7. Sara McMann (8-2) Last fight: majority-decision loss to Miesha Tate on January 31, 2015 at UFC 183. Next fight: TBA

8. Bethe Correia (9-0) Last fight: TKO win over Shayna Baszler on August 30, 2014 at UFC 177. Next fight: TBA

9. Liz Carmouche (9-5) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Miesha Tate on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: versus Lauren Murphy on April 4, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 63

10. Lauren Murphy (8-1) Last fight: split-decision loss to Sara McMann on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47. Next fight: versus Liz Carmouche on April 4, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 63

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, Amanda Nunes, Germaine De Randamie, Julianna Pena, Milena Dudieva, Leslie Smith, Tonya Evinger, Irene Aldana

The UFC crowned their inaugural Women’s Straw-weight champion in December 2014 so we have our inaugural WSW rankings in January 2015.

There are no Top 10 Women’s Straw-weights scheduled to compete in January 2015.

Women’s Straw-weights (115 lbs.)

1. Carla Esparza (10-2, UFC WSW champion) Last fight: submission win over Rose Namajunas on December 12, 2014 to win UFC WSW championship at TUF 20 Finale. Next fight: TBA

2. Rose Namajunas (2-2) Last fight: submission loss to Carla Esparza on December 12, 2014 at TUF 20 Finale. Next fight: TBA

3. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (8-0) Last fight: split-decision win over Claudia Gadelha on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13. Next fight: TBA

4. Jessica Aguilar (19-4, WSOF WSW champion) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Kalindra Faria on November 15, 2014 at WSOF 15. Next fight: TBA

5. Claudia Gadelha (12-1) Last fight: split-decision loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13. Next fight: versus Aisling Daly on April 11, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 64

6. Joanne Calderwood (9-0) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Seochee Ham on December 13, 2014 at TUF 20 Finale. Next fight: TBA

7. Jessica Penne (12-2) Last fight: split-decision win over Randa Markos on December 12, 2014 at TUF 20 Finale. Next fight: TBA

8. Randa Markos (4-2) Last fight: split-decision loss to Jessica Penne on December 12, 2014 at TUF 20 Finale. Next fight: TBA

9. Tecia Torres (5-0) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Angela Magana on December 12, 2014 at TUF 20 Finale. Next fight: TBA

10.Felice Herrig (10-5) Last fight: submission win over Lisa Ellis on December 12, 2014 at TUF 20 Finale. Next fight: versus Paige VanZant on April 18, 2015 at UFC on FOX 15

Honorable mentions: Aisling Daly, Paige VanZant, Heather Clark, Julian Lima, Angela Hill, Bec Rawlings, Seochee Ham, Kalindra Faria

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Ringside Report Radio February 13 now online

Ringside Report Radio. February 13, 2015. Hosted by Dave Simon and Fred Garcia.

Simon and Garcia discussed Hector Lombard’s failed drug test and the current steroid issues in MMA.

Simon and Garcia talked about Benson Henderson v. Brandon Thatch at UFC Fight Night 60, Rory MacDonald potentially getting the next shot at Robbie Lawler and Paige VanZant’s deal with Reebok.

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

Ringside Report Radio February 6 now online

Ringside Report Radio. February 6, 2015. Hosted by Dave Simon and Fred Garcia.

Simon and Garcia discussed Anderson Silva’s win over Nick Diaz at UFC 183 and the drug test failures for both fighters.

Simon and Garcia discussed the future for Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz and what is the biggest match-up to come in the UFC this year.

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