Ringside Report Radio August 20, 2014. Now online

This is the August 20, 2014 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Fred Garcia.

Simon and Garcia discussed Ryan Bader’s win over Ovince St-Preux at UFC Fight Night 47, Ross Pearson’s win over Gray Maynard and what could be next for Bader and Maynard.

Simon and Garcia talked about Chris Weidman’s reign as UFC middleweight champion, his December bout with Vitor Belfort and a potential fight between Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold.

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

Top 10 MMA Rankings- July 2014

UFC 175: Rousey v DavisThis is the 35th monthly installment of the Ringside Report official Top 10 MMA rankings. These rankings reflect results from June 1, 2014- July 6, 2014.

No movement in the Heavyweight rankings this month. No Top 10 Heavyweights competed in June 2013.

There are no Top 10 Heavyweights scheduled to compete in July 2014.

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 Fabricio Werdum on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180

2. Junior Dos Santos (16-3) Last fight: TKO loss to Cain Velasquez on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166. Next fight: TBA

3. Fabricio Werdum (18-5-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Travis Browne on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: versus Cain Velasquez on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180

4. Antonio Silva (18-5-1) Last fight: No Contest with Mark Hunt on December 7, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 33. Next fight: versus Andrei Arlovski on September 13, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 51

5. Travis Browne (16-2-1) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Fabricio Werdum on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: TBA

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 (12-1) Last fight: TKO win over Fabio Maldonado on May 31, 2014 at TUF Brazil Finale. Next fight: TBA

8. Alistair Overeem (37-13-1) Last fight: UD win over Frank Mir on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169. Next fight: versus Ben Rothwell on September 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50

9. Mark Hunt (9-8-1) Last fight: Majority Draw with Antonio Silva on December 7, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 33. Next fight: versus Roy Nelson on September 21, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 52

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, Brendan Schaub, Andrei Arlovski, Jared Rosholt, Derrick Lewis

Previously 9th ranked Chael Sonnen is moved into the honorable mention category after his suspension and release from the UFC. Shogun Rua goes from 10th in last month’s ranking to 9th in July 2014. Ryan Bader goes from an honorable mention to 10th overall in this month’s rankings.

7th ranked Anthony Johnson is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12.

Light-Heavyweights- 205 lbs.

1. Jon Jones (20-1, UFC LHW Champion) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Glover Teixeira on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: versus Alexander Gustafsson on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178

2. Alexander Gustafsson (16-2) Last fight: TKO win over Jimi Manuwa on March 8, 2014 for UFC Fight Night 37. Next fight: versus Jon Jones on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178

3. Daniel Cormier (15-0) Last fight: technical submission win over Dan Henderson on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: TBA

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

5. Glover Teixeira (22-3) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Jon Jones on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: TBA

6. Dan Henderson (30-12) Last fight: technical submission loss to Daniel Cormier on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: TBA

7. Anthony Johnson (17-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Phil Davis on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: versus Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12

8. Phil Davis (12-2-1) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Anthony Johnson on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: TBA

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. Ryan Bader (17-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174

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, Ilir Latifi, Ovince St-Preux, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Chael Sonnen

No movement in the Middleweight rankings despite Chris Weidman’s win over Lyoto Machida on July 5. Machida remains ranked 4th at Middleweight.

There are no Top 10 Middleweights scheduled to compete in July 2014.

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: TBA

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 (21-5) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Chris Weidman on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175. Next fight: TBA

5. Gegard Mousasi (35-4-2) Last fight: submission win over Mark Munoz on May 31, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 41. Next fight: versus Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza on September 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50

6. Luke Rockhold (11-3) Last fight: submission win over Tim Boetsch on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: TBA

7. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (20-3-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Francis Carmont on February 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36. Next fight: versus Gegard Mousasi on September 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50

8. Tim Kennedy (18-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Michael Bisping on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale. Next fight: versus Yoel Romero on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178

9. Michael Bisping (24-6) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Tim Kennedy on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale. Next fight: versus Cung Le on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48

10. Mark Munoz (13-5) Last fight: submission loss to Gegard Mousasi on May 31, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 41. Next fight: TBA

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

No movement in the Welterweight rankings this month despite Rory MacDonald’s win over Tyron Woodley on June 14. MacDonald remains ranked 3rd and Woodley remains ranked 4th.

2nd ranked Robbie Lawler is scheduled to fight 10th ranked Matt Brown on July 26 at UFC on FOX 12.

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 (23-10-1) Last fight: TKO win over Jake Ellenberger on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: versus Matt Brown on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12

3. Rory MacDonald (17-2) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Tyron Woodley on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174. Next fight: TBA

4. Tyron Woodley (13-3) Last fight: unanimous decision los to Rory MacDonald on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174. Next fight: versus Dong Hyun Kim on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48

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: versus Tyron Woodley on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48

9. Demian Maia (19-6) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Alexander Yakovlev on May 31, 2014 at TUF Brazil Finale. Next fight: versus Mike Pyle on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48

10. Matt Brown (19-11) Last fight: TKO win over Erick Silva on May 10, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 40. Next fight: versus Robbie Lawler on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12.

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

Rafael Dos Anjos’ win over Jason High on June 7 bumps him from 10th in last month’s rankings to 9th in July 2014. Eddie Alvarez drops from 9th to 10th.

5th ranked Josh Thomson is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Michael Johnson on July 26, 2014 at UFc on FOX 12.

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 (21-3) Last fight: submission win over Rustam Khabilov on June 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42. Next fight: versus Rafael Dos Anjos on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 43

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: versus Michael Johnson on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12

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 (22-0) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Rafael Dos Anjos on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: TBA

8. Gray Maynard (11-3-1D-1NC) Last fight: TKO loss to Nate Diaz on November 30, 2013 at TUF 18 Finale. Next fight: versus Fabricio Camoes on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47

9. Rafael Dos Anjos (21-7) Last fight: TKO win over Jason High on June 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42. Next fight: versus Benson Henderson at UFC Fight Night 47

10. Eddie Alvarez (25-3, Bellator LW champion) Last fight: SD win over Michael Chandler on November 2, 2013 at Bellator 106. Next fight: TBA

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

Previously 6th ranked Cub Swanson’s win over Jeremy Stephens on June 28 bumps him into the 4h spot in the Featherweight rankings. Ricardo Lamas drops from 4th to 5th and Chan Sung Jung falls from 5th to 6th. Jeremy Stephens remains ranked 8th.

10th ranked Clay Guida is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Dennis Bermudez on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12.

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 (17-4-1) Last fight: TKO win over BJ Penn on July 6, 2014 at TUF 19 Finale. Next fight: TBA

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. Cub Swanson (21-5) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Jeremy Stephens on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 44. Next fight: TBA

5. Ricardo Lamas (14-3) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Hacran Dias on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 44. Next fight: TBA

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

7. Dustin Poirier (16-3) Last fight: TKO win over Akira Corassani on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale. Next fight: TBA

8. Jeremy Stephens (23-10) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Cub Swanson on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 44. Next fight: TBA

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. Clay Guida (31-14) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Tatsuya Kawajiri on April 11, 2014. Next fight: versus Dennis Bermudez on July 26, 2014

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, Charles Oliveira, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Max Holloway

No movement in the Bantamweight rankings this month. Urijah Faber’s win over Alex Caceres on July 5 does not affect their ranking. Faber remains 3rd and Caceres remain ranked 8th.

There are no Top 10 Bantamweights scheduled to compete in July 2014.

Bantamweights- 135 lbs.

1. TJ Dillashaw (10-2, UFC BW champion) Last fight: TKO win over Renan Barao on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: versus Renan Barao on August 30, 2014 at UFC 177

2. Renan Barao (32-2-1) Last fight: TKO loss to TJ Dillashaw on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: versus TJ Dillashaw on August 30, 2014 at UFC 177

3. Urijah Faber (31-7) Last fight: submission win over Alex Caceres on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175. Next fight: TBA

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

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

6. Takeya Mizugaki (20-7-2D) Last fight: UD win over Francisco Rivera on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: versus Dominick Cruz on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178

7. Yuri Alcantara (30-5-1NC) Last fight: KO win over Vaughan Lee on May 31, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 41. Next fight: TBA

8. Alex Caceres (10-6-1NC) Last fight: submission loss to Urijah Faber on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175. Next fight: TBA

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. Francisco Rivera (10-3-1NC) Last fight: UD loss to Takeya Mizugaki on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: TBA

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

No movement in the Flyweight rankings this month. Top ranked Demetrious Johnson’s win over 6th ranked Ai Bagautinov does not change their rankings. 3rd ranked John Dodson’s win over 5th ranked John Moraga does not affect their rankings.

4th ranked Ian McCall is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Brad Pickett on July 19, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 46.

Flyweights

1. Demetrious Johnson (20-2-1, UFC Fly-W champion) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Ali Bagautinov on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174. Next fight: TBA

2. Joseph Benavidez (20-4) Last fight: submission win over Tim Elliott on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. 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. Ian McCall (12-4-1) Last fight: UD win over Iliarde Santos on August 3, 2013 at UFC 163. Next fight: versus Brad Pickett on July 19, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 46

5. John Moraga (14-3) Last fight: TKO loss to John Dodson on June 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42. Next fight: TBA

6. Ali Bagautinov (13-3) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Demetrious Johnson on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174. 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: versus Zach Makovsky on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47

8. Chris Cariaso (17-5) Last fight: split-decision win over Louis Smolka on May 10, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 40. Next fight: versus Kyoji Horiguchi on September 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 52

9. Zach Makovsky (18-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Josh Sampo on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Next fight: versus Jussier Da Silva Formiga on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47

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

Top ranked Ronda Rousey’s win over 3rd ranked Alexis Davis on July 5 does change their rankings.

There are no Top 10 Women’s Bantamweights scheduled to compete in July 2014.

Women (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: TBA

2. Sarah Kaufman (17-2-1NC) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Leslie Smith on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale. Next fight: TBA

3. Alexis Davis (16-6) Last fight: TKO loss to Ronda Rousey on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175. 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: versus Lauren Murphy on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47

7. Miesha Tate (14-5) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Liz Carmouche on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: TBA

8. Liz Carmouche (9-5) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Miesha Tate on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: TBA

9. Lauren Taylor Murphy (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: versus Sara McMann on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47

10. Bethe Correia (8-0) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Jessamyn Duke on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: versus Shayna Baszler on August 30, 2014 at UFC 177

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, Julianna Pena

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Ringside Report Radio June 11 with Demetrious Johnson, Rory MacDonald, Kajan Johnson and Yves Jabouin. Now online

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

Demetrious Johnson appeared on this episode to discuss his upcoming UFC Flyweight Championship defense versus Ali Bagautinov on June 14 at UFC 174.

Rory MacDonald appeared on this episode to discuss his fight with Tyron Woodley at UFC 174.

Yves Jabouin and Kajan Johnson also appeared on this episode to discuss their bouts at UFC 174.

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

 

***this episode features post-show bonus material featuring Dave Simon discussing reality TV with Amanda Stein on GameNight OT.***

 

Top 10 MMA Rankings- May 2014

12 - Renan Barao v T.J. DillashawThis is the 34th monthly installment of the Ringside Report official Top 10 MMA rankings. These rankings reflect results from May 1, 2014- May 31, 2014.

No movement in the Heavyweight rankings in May 2014. Stipe Miocic remains ranked 7th after a TKO win over Fabio Maldonado on May 31.

There are no Top 10 Heavyweights scheduled to compete in May 2014.

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 Fabricio Werdum on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180

2. Junior Dos Santos (16-3) Last fight: TKO loss to Cain Velasquez on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166. Next fight: TBA

3. Fabricio Werdum (18-5-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Travis Browne on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: versus Cain Velasquez on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180

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 (16-2-1) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Fabricio Werdum on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: TBA

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 (12-1) Last fight: TKO win over Fabio Maldonado on May 31, 2014 at TUF Brazil Finale. Next fight: TBA

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: versus Roy Nelson on September 21, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 52

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, Brendan Schaub

Daniel Cormier’s win over Dan Henderson on May 24 bumps him from 4th in April 2014 to 3rd in this month’s rankings. Rashad Evans drops from 3rd to 4th. Dan Henderson remains the 6th ranked Light-Heavyweight for May 2014.

There are no Top 10 Light-Heavyweights scheduled to compete in June 2014.

Light-Heavyweights- 205 lbs.

1. Jon Jones (20-1, UFC LHW Champion) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Glover Teixeira on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: TBA

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. Daniel Cormier (15-0) Last fight: technical submission win over Dan Henderson on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: TBA

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

5. Glover Teixeira (22-3) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Jon Jones on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: TBA

6. Dan Henderson (30-11) Last fight: technical submission loss to Daniel Cormier on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: TBA

7. Anthony Johnson (17-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Phil Davis on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: versus Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12

8. Phil Davis (12-2-1) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Anthony Johnson on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: TBA

9. Chael Sonnen (28-14-1) Last fight: TKO loss to Rashad Evans on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. Next fight: versus Vitor Belfort on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175

10. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (22-9) Last Fight: TKO loss to Dan Henderson on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38. 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, Ilir Latifi, Ovince St-Preux, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Gegard Mousasi’s submission win over Mark Munoz on May 31 moves him from 6th in April 2014 to 5th in this month’s rankings. Luke Rockhold drops from 5th to 6th. Mark Munoz remains ranked 10th in the May 2014 rankings.

There are no Top 10 Middleweights scheduled to compete in June 2014.

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: versus Chael Sonnen on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175

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. Gegard Mousasi (35-4-2) Last fight: submission win over Mark Munoz on May 31, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 41. Next fight: TBA

6. Luke Rockhold (11-3) Last fight: submission win over Tim Boetsch on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: TBA

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

8. Tim Kennedy (18-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Michael Bisping on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale. Next fight: TBA

9. Michael Bisping (24-6) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Tim Kennedy on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale. Next fight: TBA

10. Mark Munoz (13-5) Last fight: submission loss to Gegard Mousasi on May 31, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 41. Next fight: TBA

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

Matt Brown’s win over Erick Silva on May 10 moves him from an honorable mention in April 2014 to 10th in this month’s rankings. Robbie Lawler remains ranked 2nd after a TKO win over Jake Ellenberger on May 24. Demian Maia remains ranked 9th after a decision win over Alexander Yakovlev on May 31. Tarec Saffiedine falls from 10th in April 2014 to an honorable mention in this month’s rankings.

3rd ranked Rory MacDonald is scheduled to fight 4th ranked Tyron Woodley on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174.

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 (23-10-1) Last fight: TKO win over Jake Ellenberger on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: versus Matt Brown on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12

3. Rory MacDonald (16-2) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Demian Maia on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Next fight: versus Tyron Woodley on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174

4. Tyron Woodley (13-2) Last fight: TKO win over Carlos Condit on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171. Next fight: versus Rory MacDonald on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174

5. Hector Lombard (34-4-1D-1NC) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Jake Shields on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171. Next fight: versus Dong Hyun Kim on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48

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: versus Hector Lombard on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48

9. Demian Maia (19-6) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Alexander Yakovlev on May 31, 2014 at TUF Brazil Finale. Next fight: TBA

10. Matt Brown (19-11) Last fight: TKO win over Erick Silva on May 10, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 40. Next fight: versus Robbie Lawler on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12.

Honourable mentions: John Hathaway, Thiago Alves, Mike Pierce, Mike Pyle, Nate Marquardt, Andrey Koreshkov, Josh Koscheck, Tarec Saffiedine, 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 in May 2014. No Top 10 Lightweights competed in May 2014.

2nd ranked Benson Henderson is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Rustam Khabilov on June 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42. 10th ranked Rafael Dos Anjos is scheduled to fight Jason High on June 7 at UFC FN 42.

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: versus Michael Johnson on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12

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 (22-0) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Rafael Dos Anjos on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: TBA

8. Gray Maynard (11-3-1D-1NC) Last fight: TKO loss to Nate Diaz on November 30, 2013 at TUF 18 Finale. Next fight: versus Fabricio Camoes on August 2, 2014 at UFC 176

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

10. Rafael Dos Anjos (20-7) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov on April 19, 214 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: versus Jason High on June 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42

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 Featherweights rankings this month. No Top 10 Featherweights competed in May 2014.

4th ranked Ricardo Lamas is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Hacran Dias on June 28 at UFC Fight Night 44. 6th ranked Cub Swanson is scheduled to fight 8th ranked Jeremy Stephens on June 28 at UFC FN 44.

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: versus Chad Mendes on August 2, 2014 at UFC 176

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: versus Jose Aldo on August 2, 2014 at UFC 176

4. Ricardo Lamas (13-3) Last fight: UD loss to Jose Aldo on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169. Next fight: versus Hacran Dias on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 44

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 44

7. Dustin Poirier (16-3) Last fight: TKO win over Akira Corassani on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale. Next fight: TBA

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 44

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. Clay Guida (31-14) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Tatsuya Kawajiri on April 11, 2014. Next fight: versus Dennis Bermudez on July 26, 2014

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, Charles Oliveira, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Max Holloway

TJ Dillashaw goes form 7th ranked in April 2014 to first overall in this month’s rankings after a TKO win over Renan Barao on May 24. Barao drops from 1st to 2nd. Urijah Faber drops from 2nd to 3rd, Michael McDonald drops from 3rd to 5th, Raphael Assuncao moves from 5th to 4th. Eddie Wineland’s KO loss to Johnny Eduardo on May 10 drops him from 4th in April 2014 to an honorable mention in May 2014. Takeya Mizugaki’s decision win over Francisco Rivera on May 24 bumps him from 8th last month to 6th in May 2014, Rivera drops from 6th to 10th. Yuri Alcantara’s win over Vaughan Lee on May 31 moves him from 9th last month to 7th in May 2014. Alex Caceres goes from 10th to 8th and Johnny Eduardo enters the list at 9th.

There are no Top 10 Bantamweights scheduled to compete in June 2014.

Bantamweights- 135 lbs.

1. TJ Dillashaw (10-2, UFC BW champion) Last fight: TKO win over Renan Barao on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: TBA

2. Renan Barao (32-2-1) Last fight: TKO loss to TJ Dillashaw on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: TBA

3. Urijah Faber (30-7) Last fight: TKO loss to Renan Barao on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169. Next fight: versus Alex Caceres on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175

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

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

6. Takeya Mizugaki (20-7-2D) Last fight: UD win over Francisco Rivera on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: TBA

7. Yuri Alcantara (30-5-1NC) Last fight: KO win over Vaughan Lee on May 31, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 41. Next fight: TBA

8. Alex Caceres (10-5-1NC) Last fight: submission win over Sergio Pettis on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10. Next fight: versus Urijah Faber on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175

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. Francisco Rivera (10-3-1NC) Last fight: UD loss to Takeya Mizugaki on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: TBA

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

No movement in the Flyweight Rankings this month. 8th ranked Chris Cariaso’s win over Louis Smolka on May 10 keeps him in the position in May 2014.

Top ranked Demetrious Johnson is scheduled to fight 6th ranked Ali Bagautinov on June 14 at UFC 174. 3rd ranked John Dodson is scheduled to fight 5th ranked John Moraga on June 7 at UFC Fight Night 42.

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: versus Ali Bagautinov on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174

2. Joseph Benavidez (20-4) Last fight: submission win over Tim Elliott on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: TBA

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: versus Brad Pickett on July 19, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 46

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: versus Demetrious Johnson on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174

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: versus Zach Makovsky on August 2, 2014 at UFC 176

8. Chris Cariaso (17-5) Last fight: split-decision win over Louis Smolka on May 10, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 40. Next fight: TBA

9. Zach Makovsky (18-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Josh Sampo on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Next fight: versus Jussier Da Silva Formiga on August 2, 2014 at UFC 176

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’s Bantamweights competed in May 2014.

There are no Top 10 Women’s Bantamweights scheduled to compete in June 2014.

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: versus Alexis Davis on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175

2. Sarah Kaufman (17-2-1NC) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Leslie Smith on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale. Next fight: TBA

3. Alexis Davis (16-5) Last fight: split-decision win over Jessica Eye on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Next fight: versus Ronda Rousey on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175

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 (14-5) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Liz Carmouche on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: TBA

8. Liz Carmouche (9-5) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Miesha Tate on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: TBA

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. Bethe Correia (8-0) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Jessamyn Duke on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. 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, Julianna Pena

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Ringside Report Radio May 28, 2014. Now online

Ringside Report Radio. May 28, 2014. Hosted by Dave Simon and Fred Garcia.

Simon and Garcia talked bout TJ Dillashaw becoming the new UFC bantamweight champion in a brilliant performance versusRenan Barao at UFC 173.

Simon and Garcia talked about Wanderlei Silva being replaced with Vitor Belfort for a bout with Chael Sonnen at UFC 175, Robbie Lawler v. Matt Brown set for July and a potential rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson.

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

Ringside Report Radio May 16: Bellator 120 preview. Now online

This is the May 16, 2014 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Fred Garcia.

Simon and Garcia previewed the Bellator 120 pay-per-view card including Rampage Jackson v. King Mo Lawal and Tito Ortiz versus Alexander Shlemenko.

Simon and Garcia discussed Nate Diaz’ challenge to Matt Brown, a potential Sarah Kaufman- Jessica Eye rematch and what could be next for Ronda Rousey.

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

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Bellator 120

Saturday May 17, 2014

Southaven, Mississippi, U.S.A.

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

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson v. Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal- Bellator Light-Heavyweight Tournament Final

Michael Chandler v. Will Brooks- Lightweight

Tito Ortiz v. Alexander Shlemenko- Light-Heavyweight

Alexander Volkov v. Blagoi Ivanov- Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Final

Michael Page v. Ricky Rainey- Welterweight

—Televised Preliminary Card- Spike TV- 8pm Eastern—

Cheick Kongo v. Eric Smith- Heavyweight

Shahbulat Shamhalaev v. Fabricio Guerriero- Featherweight

Mike Richman v. Goiti Yamauchi- Featherweight

Marcin Held v. Nate Jolly- Lightweight

—Online Preliminary Card- Spike.com- 6:30pm Eastern—

Zach Underwood v. Austin Lyons- Featherweight

Justin Frazier v. Mike Wessel- Heavyweight

Ben Brewer v. Andy Uhlrich- Welterweight

Anthony Lemon v. Cody Shuffield- Welterweight

Cortez Phelia v. Brian Hall- Bantamweight

Ringside Report Radio May 14, 2014 now online

This is the May 14, 2014 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Kevin McKough.

Simon and McKough discussed results from UFC Fight Night 40 including Matt Brown’s win over Erick Silva.

Simon and McKough talked about Anderson Silva’s potential return to the UFC and what opponent he could face.

David Lemco from Wednesday Night Fights appeared on this program and discussed Wednesday Night Fights on May 21 at Club Soda in Montreal, Quebec.

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

Ringside Report Radio May 7 with Nordine Taleb now online

This is the May 7, 2014 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Kevin McKough.

Nordine Taleb was in-studio for the duration of the show and discussed his UFC career, appearing on two different editions of The Ultimate Fighter and much more.

Charmaine Tweet appeared on this episode to discuss her bout versus Anna Barone on May 21 in Montreal, Quebec at Club Soda.

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

Top 10 MMA Rankings- April 2014

jbjThis is the 33rd monthly installment of the Ringside Report official Top 10 MMA rankings. These rankings reflect results from Apri 1, 2014- April 30, 2014.

No movement in the Heavyweight rankings this month. 3rd ranked Fabricio Werdum defeated 5th ranked Travis Browne on April 19.

2nd ranked Junior Dos Santos is scheduled to fight 7th ranked Stipe Miocic on May 31 at TUF Brazil Finale.

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 Fabricio Werdum on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180

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 31, 2014 at TUF Brazil Finale

3. Fabricio Werdum (18-5-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Travis Browne on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: versus Cain Velasquez on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180

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 (16-2-1) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Fabricio Werdum on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: TBA

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 31, 2014 at TUF Brazil Finale

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

Jon Jones remains the top ranked Light-Heavyweight in the world by defending his UFC LHW title versus 5th ranked Glover Teixeira on April 26. Teixeira remains at 5th overall in the April 2014 rankings. Previously 4th ranked Phi Davis drops to 8th after a decision loss to Anthony Johnson. Johnson goes from an honorable mention in March 2014 to 7th overall in this month’s rankings. Daniel Cormier jumps from 6th to 4th. Dan Henderson bumps from 7th in March 2014 to 6th this month. Chael Sonnen drops from 8th to 9th, Shogun Rua from 9th to 10th and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira falls out of the Top 10 into the honorable mention category.

4th ranked Daniel Cormier is scheduled to fight 6th ranked Dan Henderson on May 24 at UFC 173. They are the only Top 10 fighters scheduled to compete in May 2014.

Light-Heavyweights- 205 lbs.

1. Jon Jones (20-1, UFC LHW Champion) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Glover Teixeira on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: TBA

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. Daniel Cormier (14-0) Last fight: TKO win over Patrick Cummins on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170 in Light-Heavyweight debut. Next fight: versus Dan Henderson on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173

5. Glover Teixeira (22-3) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Jon Jones on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: TBA

6. Dan Henderson (30-11) Last fight: TKO win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38. Next fight: versus Daniel Cormier on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173

7. Anthony Johnson (17-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Phil Davis on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: TBA

8. Phil Davis (12-2-1) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Anthony Johnson on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: TBA

9. 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 July 5, 2014 at UFC 175

10. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (22-9) Last Fight: TKO loss to Dan Henderson on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38. 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, Ilir Latifi, Ovince St-Preux, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Michael Bisping’s decision loss to Tim Kennedy on April 16 drops him from 5th in March 2014 to 9th in this month’s rankings. Tim Kennedy goes from an honorable mention last month to 8th in April 2014. Luke Rockhold goes from 6th to 5th after a submission win over Tim Boetsch on April 26. Gegard Mousasi jumps from 8th to 6th and Francis Carmont falls from 8th in last month’s rankings to an honorable mention in April 2014.

6th ranked Gegard Mousasi is scheduled to fight 10th ranked Mark Munoz on May 31, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 41. There are no other Top 10 Middleweights scheduled to compete in May 2014.

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. Luke Rockhold (11-3) Last fight: submission win over Tim Boetsch on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: TBA

6. Gegard Mousasi (34-4-2) Last fight: unanimous decision 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

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

8. Tim Kennedy (18-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Michael Bisping on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale. Next fight: TBA

9. Michael Bisping (24-6) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Tim Kennedy on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale. 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 41

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

No movement in the Welterweight rankings this month. No Top 10 Welterweights competed in April 2014.

2nd ranked Robbie Lawler is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Jake Ellenberger on May 24 at UFC 173. 9th ranked Demian Maia is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Alexander Yakovlev on May 31 at TUF Brazil Finale.

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: versus Jake Ellenberger on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173.

3. Rory MacDonald (16-2) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Demian Maia on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Next fight: versus Tyron Woodley on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174

4. Tyron Woodley (13-2) Last fight: TKO win over Carlos Condit on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171. Next fight: versus Rory MacDonald on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174

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: on July 5, 2014 for World Series of Fighting, opponent 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: versus Alexander Yakovlev on May 31, 2014 at TUF Brazil Finale

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: TBA

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. 7th ranked Khabib Nurmagomedov remains ranked 7th after defeating 10th ranked Rafael Dos Anjos. Dos Anjos remains ranked 10th.

9th ranked Eddie Alvarez is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Michael Chandler on May 17, 2014 at Bellator 120. There are no other Top 10 Lightweights scheduled to compete in May 2014.

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 (22-0) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Rafael Dos Anjos on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: TBA

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 (20-7) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov on April 19, 214 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: TBA

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

10th ranked Tatsuya Kawajiri falls into the honorable mention category after a loss to Clay Guida on April 11. Guida goes from an honorable mention in March 2014 to 10th in this month’s rankings. Dustin Poirier remains ranked 7th at Featherweight after a win over Akira Corassani on April 16.

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 (16-3) Last fight: TKO win over Akira Corassani on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale. Next fight: TBA

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. Clay Guida (31-14) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Tatsuya Kawajiri on April 11, 2014. Next fight: TBA

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, Charles Oliveira, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Max Holloway

No movement in this month’s Bantamweight rankings. No Top 10 Bantamweights competed in April 2014.

Top ranked Renan Barao is scheduled to defend his UFC Bantamweight Championship versus 7th ranked TJ Dillashaw on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Francisco Rivera is scheduled to fight 8th ranked Takeya Mizugaki on May 24 at UFC 173. 4th ranked Eddie Wineland is scheduled to fight Johnny Eduardo on May 10 at UFC Fight Night 40. 6th ranked. 9th ranked Yuri Alcantara is scheduled to fight Vaughan Lee on May 31 at UFC Fight Night 41.

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: versus TJ Dillashaw on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173

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: versus Takeya Mizugaki on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173

7. TJ Dillashaw (9-2) Last fight: UD win over Mike Easton on January 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 35. Next fight: versus Renan Barao 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 Francisco Rivera 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: versus Vaughan Lee on May 31, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 41

10. Alex Caceres (10-5-1NC) Last fight: submission win over Sergio Pettis on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10. Next fight: TBA

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. 2nd ranked Joseph Benavidez remains 2nd after a submission win over Tim Elliott on April 26.

8th ranked Chris Cariaso is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Louis Smolka on May 10, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 40. There are no other Top 10 Flyweights scheduled to compete in May 2014.

Flyweights-125 lbs.

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: versus Ali Bagautinov on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174

2. Joseph Benavidez (20-4) Last fight: submission win over Tim Elliott on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: TBA

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: versus Brad Pickett on July 19, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 46

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: versus Demetrious Johnson on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174

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

Sarah Kaufman remains 2nd ranked after a win over Leslie Smith on April 16. Bethe Correia enters the Top 10 at the 10th position after a win over Jessamyn Duke on April 26. Julianna Pena drops from 10th last month to the honorable mention category in April 2014. Miesha Tate remains ranked 7th after her win over Liz Carmouche on April 19. Carmouche remains ranked 8th.

There are no Top 10 Women’s Bantamweights scheduled to compete in May 2014.

Women’s Bantamweights (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: versus Alexis Davis on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175

2. Sarah Kaufman (17-2-1NC) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Leslie Smith on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale. Next fight: TBA

3. Alexis Davis (16-5) Last fight: split-decision win over Jessica Eye on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Next fight: versus Ronda Rousey on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175

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 (14-5) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Liz Carmouche on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: TBA

8. Liz Carmouche (9-5) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Miesha Tate on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: TBA

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. Bethe Correia (8-0) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Jessamyn Duke on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. 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, Julianna Pena

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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.