Ringside Report Radio December 17 now online

Ringside Report Radio. December 17, 2014. Hosted by Dave Simon and Kevin McKough.

Simon and McKough discussed results from UFC on FOX 13 including Junior Dos Santos’ win over Stipe Miocic, Rafael Dos Anjos’ win over Nate Diaz and Alistair Overeem’s KO win over Stefan Struve.

Simon and McKough talked about Rory MacDonald not getting a UFC title shot in his next fight, who might get the next title shot and CM Punk’s UFC debut possibly being delayed.

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

Ringside Report Radio TUF 20 Finale preview now online

Ringside Report Radio. December 10, 2014. Hosted by Dave Simon and Johnny North.

Simon and North discussed Robbie Lawler becoming the new UFC Welterweight Champion in a close decision win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 181.

Simon and North talked about CM Punk signing to the UFC, Anthony Pettis’ submission win over Gilbert Melendez and the rest of the results from UFC 181.

Simon and North also previewed The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale card including the main event between Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza for the inaugural UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship.

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

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The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale

Friday December 12, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

—Televised Main Card- 9pm Eastern- Fox Sports 1—

Carla Esparza v. Rose Namajunas- UFC Women’s Straw-weight Championship

Jeremy Stephens v. Charles Oliveira- Featherweight

KJ Noons v. Daron Cruickshank- Lightweight

Joe Proctor v. Yancy Medeiros- Lightweight

Jessica Penne v. Randa Markos- Women’s Straw-weight

—Televised Preliminary Card- 7pm Eastern- Fox Sports 1—

Felice Herrig v. Lisa Ellis- Women’s Straw-weight

Bec Rawlings v. Heather Clark- Women’s Straw-weight

Joanne Calderwood v. Seo Hee Ham- Women’s Straw-weight

Tecia Torres v. Angela Magana- Women’s Straw-weight

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

Aisling Daly v. Alex Chambers- Women’s Straw-weight

Emily Kagan v. Angela Hill- Women’s Straw-weight

Top 10 MMA Rankings- December 2014

This is the 39th monthly installment of the Ringside Report official Top 10 MMA rankings. These rankings reflect results from November 2, 2014-December 4, 2014.

No movement in the Heavyweight rankings this month despite Fabricio Werdum’s win over Mark Hunt on November 15. Werdum remains 3rd ranked at HW and Hunt retains his 5th position.

2nd ranked Junior Dos Santos is scheduled to fight 7th ranked Stipe Miocic on December 13 at UFC on FOX 13. 6th ranked Travis Browne is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Brendan Schaub on December 6 at UFC 181.

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 in June 2015

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 December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13

3. Fabricio Werdum (19-5-1) 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: TBA

6. Travis Browne (16-2-1) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Fabricio Werdum on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: versus Brendan Schaub on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181

7. Stipe Miocic (12-1) Last fight: TKO win over Fabio Maldonado on May 31, 2014 at TUF Brazil Finale. Next fight: versus Junior Dos Santos on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13

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 28, 2015 at UFC 184

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, Ben Rothwell, Frank Mir, Vitaly Minakov, Brendan Schaub, Jared Rosholt, Bobby Lashley, Cheick Kongo, Gabriel Gonzaga

Shogun Rua’s loss to Ovince St-Preux on November 8 bumps him from 8th last month into the honorable mention category in the December rankings. St=Preux enters the Top 10 at 10th. Anthony Johnson re-enters the Top 10 at 4th, Rashad Evans drops from 4th to 5th, Phil Davis from 5th to 6th, Glover Teixeira from 6th to 7th and Dan Henderson from 7th to 8th. Rampage Jackson falls from 10th in November 2014 to the honorable mention category this month.

There are no Top 10 Light-Heavyweights scheduled to compete in December 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: versus Daniel Cormier on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182

2. Alexander Gustafsson (16-2) Last fight: TKO win over Jimi Manuwa on March 8, 2014 for UFC Fight Night 37. Next fight: versus Anthony Johnson on January 24, 2015 at UFC on FOX 14

3. Daniel Cormier (15-0) Last fight: technical submission win over Dan Henderson on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: versus Jon Jones on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182

4. Anthony Johnson (18-4) Last fight: KO win over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12. Next fight: versus Alexander Gustafsson on January 24, 2015 at UFC on FOX 14

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

6. Phil Davis (13-2-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Glover Teixeira on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179. 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. Dan Henderson (30-12) Last fight: technical submission loss to Daniel Cormier on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: versus Gegard Mousasi on January 24, 2015 at UFC on FOX 14

9. Ryan Bader (17-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Ovince St-Preux. Next fight: TBA

10. 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

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, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua , Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal, Emmanuel Newton

No movement in the Middleweight rankings this month. Luke Rockhold remains ranked 5th after his November 8 win over Michael Bisping. Bisping remains ranked 10th.

4th ranked Lyoto Machida is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) CB Dollaway on December 20.

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 February 28, 2015 at UFC 184

2. Anderson Silva (33-6) Last fight: TKO loss to Chris Weidman on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168. Next fight: versus Nick Diaz on January 31, 2014 at UFC 183

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 February 28, 2015 at UFC 184

4. Lyoto Machida (21-5) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Chris Weidman on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175. Next fight: versus CB Dollaway on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58

5. Luke Rockhold (13-2) Last fight: submission win over Michael Bisping on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 55. Next fight: TBA

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 February 28, 2015 at UFC 184

7.  Gegard Mousasi (35-5-2) Last fight: submission loss to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza on September 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50. Next fight: versus Dan Henderson on January 24, 2015 at UFC on FOX 14

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 February 28, 2015 at UFC 184

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: TBA

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

Kelvin Gastelum’s win over Jake Ellenberger on November 15 places him into the Top 10 at 6th overall. Carlos Condit falls from 6th to 7th and Jake Shields falls into the honorable mention category.

Top ranked Johny Hendricks is scheduled to fight 2nd ranked Robbie Lawler on December 6 for the UFC Welterweight title.

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: versus Robbie Lawler on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181

2. Robbie Lawler (24-10-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Matt Brown on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12. Next fight: versus Johny Hendricks on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181

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 (14-3) Last fight: TKO win over Dong Hyun Kim on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48. Next fight: versus Kelvin Gastelum on January 31, 2015 at UFC 183

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 Josh Burkman on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182

6. Kelvin Gastelum (10-0) Last fight: submission win over Jake Ellenberger on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180. Next fight: versus Tyron Woodley on January 31, 2015 at UFC 183

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

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

10. Matt Brown (19-12) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Robbie Lawler on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12. Next fight: versus Tarec Saffiedine on February 14, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 60

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

Edson Barboza’s win over Bobby Green bumps him from an honorable mention in last month’s rankings to 8th in December 2014. Bobby Green falls from 6th to 9th. Josh Thomson from 7th to 10th and Eddie Alvarez falls from 10th into the honorable mention category. Donald Cerrone jumps from 9th to 6th and Nate Diaz from 8th to 7th.

Top ranked Anthony Pettis is scheduled to fight 2nd ranked Gilbert Melendez on December 6 for the UFC Lightweight title. 4th ranked Rafael Dos Anjos is scheduled to fight 7th ranked Nate Diaz on December 13.

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 on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181

2. Gilbert Melendez (22-3) Last fight: UD win over Diego Sanchez on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166. Next fight: versus Anthony Pettis on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181

3. 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

4. Rafael Dos Anjos (22-7) Last fight: KO win over Benson Henderson at UFC Fight Night 47. Next fight: versus Nate Diaz on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13

5. Benson Henderson (21-4) Last fight: KO loss to Rafael Dos Anjos on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 43. Next fight: versus Eddie Alvarez on January 18, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 59

6. Donald Cerrone (25-6-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Eddie Alvarez on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: versus Myles Jury on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182

7. Nate Diaz (17-9) Last fight: TKO win over Gray Maynard on November 30, 2013 at TUF 18 Finale. Next fight: versus Rafael Dos Anjos on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13

8. Edson Barboza (15-2) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Bobby Green on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57. Next fight: TB

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. Josh Thomson (20-7-1NC) Last fight: split-decision loss to Bobby Green on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12. Next fight: TBA

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

Cub Swanson falls from 4th to 6th after a loss to Frankie Edgar on November 22. Edgar remains 2nd ranked. Conor McGregor jumps from 5th to 4th and Ricardo Lamas from 6th to 5th after a win over Dennis Bermudez on November 15. Bermudez remains ranked 8th. Chan Sung Jung falls from 10th to the honorable mention category after continued inactivity. Charles Oliveira goes from an honorable mention last month to 10th in December 2014.

9th ranked Jeremy Stephens is scheduled to fight 10th ranked Charles Oliveira on December 12.

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: TBA

2. Frankie Edgar (18-4-1) Last fight: submission win over Cub Swanson on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57. Next fight: TBA

3. Chad Mendes (16-2) Last fight: UD loss to Jose Aldo on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179. Next fight: TBA

4. Conor McGregor (16-2) Last fight: TKO win over Dustin Poirier on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: versus Dennis Siver on January 18, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 59

5. Ricardo Lamas (15-3) Last fight: submission win over Dennis Bermudez on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180. Next fight: TBA

6. Cub Swanson (21-6) Last fight: submission loss to Frankie Edgar on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57. Next fight: TBA

7. Dustin Poirier (16-4) Last fight: TKO loss to Conor McGregor on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: TBA

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

9. Jeremy Stephens (23-10) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Cub Swanson on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 44. Next fight: versus Charles Oliveira on December 12, 2014 at TUF 20 Fina

10. Charles Oliveira (18-4-1) Last fight: submission win over Hatsu Hioki on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 43. Next fight: versus Jeremy Stephens on December 12, 2014 at TUF 20 Finale

Honourable mentions: Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, Nik Lentz, 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

No movement in the Bantamweight rankings this month. No Top 10 Bantamweights competed in November 2014.

3rd ranked Renan Barao is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Mitch Gagnon on December 20. 4th ranked Urijah Faber is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Francisco Rivera on December 6.

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 Dominick Cruz, date TBA

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

3. Renan Barao (32-2-1) Last fight: TKO loss to TJ Dillashaw on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: versus Mitch Gagnon on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58

4. Urijah Faber (31-7) Last fight: submission win over Alex Caceres on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175. Next fight: versus Francisco Rivera on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181

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: TBA

8. Takeya Mizugaki (20-8-2D) Last fight: KO loss to Dominick Cruz on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. 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.Masenori 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

No movement in the Flyweight rankings this month. 2nd ranked Joseph Benavidez remains in his position after a win over Dustin Ortiz on November 22.

5th ranked John Moraga is scheduled to fight 7th ranked Jussier Formiga on December 13.

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: TBA

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. Ian McCall (13-4-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Brad Pickett on July 19, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 46. Next fight: TBA

5. John Moraga (15-3) Last fight: submission win over Justin Scoggins on September 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50. Next fight: versus Jussier Formiga on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13

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: unanimous decision win over Zach Makovsky on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47. Next fight: versus John Moraga on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13

8. Chris Cariaso (17-6) Last fight: submission loss to Demetrious Johnson on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: TBA

9. Zach Makovsky (18-5) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Jussier Da Silva Formiga on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47. Next fight: versus Tim Elliott on February 15, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 60

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: 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

No movement in the Women’s Bantamweight rankings this month. 5th ranked Jessica Eye retains her position after a win over Leslie Smith on November 15.

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

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: TBA

4. Alexis Davis (16-6) Last fight: TKO loss to Ronda Rousey on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175. Next fight: TBA

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

6. Sara McMann (8-1) Last fight: split-decision win over Lauren Murphy on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47. Next fight: TBA

7. Miesha Tate (15-5) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Rin Nakai on September 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 52. 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: TBA

 10. Lauren Murphy (8-1) Last fight: split-decision loss to Sara McMann on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47. 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, Amanda Nunes, Germaine De Randamie, Julianna Pena, Milena Dudieva, Leslie Smith, Tonya Evinger, Irene Aldana

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Top 10 MMA Rankings- November 2014

aldoThis is the 38th monthly installment of the Ringside Report official Top 10 MMA rankings. These rankings reflect results from October 4, 2014-November 1, 2014.

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

3rd ranked Fabricio Werdum is scheduled to fight 5th ranked Mark Hunt on November 15 for the UFC interim HW title.

Heavyweights- 207-265 lbs.

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

2. Junior Dos Santos (16-3) Last fight: TKO loss to Cain Velasquez on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166. Next fight: versus Stipe Miocic on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13

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 Mark Hunt for UFC interim HW title on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180

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 (10-8-1) Last fight: KO win over Roy Nelson on September 21, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 52. Next fight: versus Fabricio Werdum for UFC interim HW title on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180

6. Travis Browne (16-2-1) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Fabricio Werdum on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: versus Brendan Schaub on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181

7. Stipe Miocic (12-1) Last fight: TKO win over Fabio Maldonado on May 31, 2014 at TUF Brazil Finale. Next fight: versus Junior Dos Santos on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13

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: TBA

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, Ben Rothwell, Frank Mir, Vitaly Minakov, Brendan Schaub, Jared Rosholt, Bobby Lashley, Cheick Kongo, Gabriel Gonzaga

Phil Davis’ win over Glover Teixeira on October 25 bumps him from 8th in October to 5th in November 2014. Teixeira falls from 5th to 6th. Anthony Johnson is removed from the Top 10 list after being suspended indefinitely by the UFC. Shogun Rua jumps from 9th to 8th, Ryan Bader from 10th to 9th and Rampage Jackson re-enters the Top 10 at 10th overall.

8th ranked Shogun Rua is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Ovince St-Preux on November 8.

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 Daniel Cormier on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182

2. Alexander Gustafsson (16-2) Last fight: TKO win over Jimi Manuwa on March 8, 2014 for UFC Fight Night 37. Next fight: rumored to be fighting Rashad Evans on January 24, 2015 for UFC

3. Daniel Cormier (15-0) Last fight: technical submission win over Dan Henderson on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: versus Jon Jones on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182

4. Rashad Evans (21-3-1D) Last fight: TKO win over Chael Sonnen on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. Next fight: rumored to be fighting Alexander Gustafsson on January 24, 2015 for UFC

5. Phil Davis (13-2-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Glover Teixeira on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179. Next fight: TBA

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

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

8. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (22-9) Last Fight: TKO loss to Dan Henderson on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38. Next fight: versus Ovince St-Preux on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 56

9. Ryan Bader (17-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Ovince St-Preux. Next fight: TBA

10. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (35-11) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal on May 17, 2014 for Bellator 120. Next fight: TBA

Honourable mentions: Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante, Jimi Manuwa, Attila Vegh, James Te-Huna, Fabio Maldonado, Ryan Jimmo, Ilir Latifi, Ovince St-Preux, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal, Emmanuel Newton, Jan Blachowicz

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

5th ranked Luke Rockhold is scheduled to fight 10th ranked Michael Bisping on November 8.

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 February 28, 2015 at UFC 184

2. Anderson Silva (33-6) Last fight: TKO loss to Chris Weidman on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168. Next fight: versus Nick Diaz on January 31, 2014 at UFC 183

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 February 28, 2015 at UFC 184

4. Lyoto Machida (21-5) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Chris Weidman on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175. Next fight: versus CB Dollaway on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58

5. Luke Rockhold (11-3) Last fight: submission win over Tim Boetsch on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: versus Michael Bisping on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 55

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: TBA

7 Gegard Mousasi (35-5-2) Last fight: submission loss to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza on September 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50. Next fight: TBA.

8. Yoel Romero (9-1) Last fight: TKO win over Tim Kennedy on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: TBA

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 (25-6) Last fight: TKO win over Cung Le on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48. Next fight: versus Luke Rockhold on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 55

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

No movement in the Welterweight rankings this month. Rory MacDonald remains ranked 3rd after a win over Tarec Saffiedine on October 4. Jake Shields remains ranked 7th after a submission victory over Ryan Ford on October 11.

There are no Top 10 Welterweights scheduled to compete in November 2014.

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: versus Robbie Lawler on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181

2. Robbie Lawler (24-10-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Matt Brown on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12. Next fight: versus Johny Hendricks on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181

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 (14-3) Last fight: TKO win over Dong Hyun Kim on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48. Next fight: TBA

5. Hector Lombard (34-4-1D-1NC) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Jake Shields on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171. Next fight: versus Josh Burkman on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182

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 (30-7-1D-1NC) Last fight: submission win over Ryan Ford on October 11, 2014 at World Series of Fighting 14. Next fight: TBA

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

10. Matt Brown (19-12) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Robbie Lawler on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12. 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, Kelvin Gastelum, Hyun Gyu Lim, Jake Ellenberger, Martin Kampmann, Georges St-Pierre, Nick Diaz, Gunnar Nelson, Jordan Mein, Rick Story

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

6th ranked Bobby Green is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Edson Barboza on November 22.

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 on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181

2. Gilbert Melendez (22-3) Last fight: UD win over Diego Sanchez on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166. Next fight: versus Anthony Pettis on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181

3. 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

4. Rafael Dos Anjos (22-7) Last fight: KO win over Benson Henderson at UFC Fight Night 47. Next fight: versus Nate Diaz on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13

5. Benson Henderson (21-4) Last fight: KO loss to Rafael Dos Anjos on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 43. Next fight: versus Eddie Alvarez on January 18, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 59

6. Bobby Green (23-5) Last fight: split-decision win over Josh Thomson on July 26, 2014. Next fight: versus Edson Barboza on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57

7. Josh Thomson (20-7-1NC) Last fight: split-decision loss to Bobby Green on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12. Next fight: TBA

8. Nate Diaz (17-9) Last fight: TKO win over Gray Maynard on November 30, 2013 at TUF 18 Finale. Next fight: versus Rafael Dos Anjos on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13

9. Donald Cerrone (25-6-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Eddie Alvarez on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: versus Myles Jury on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182

10. Eddie Alvarez (25-4) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Donald Cerrone on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: versus Benson Henderson on January 18, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 59

Honourable mentions: Jorge Masvidal, Joe Lauzon, Edson Barboza, Takanori Gomi, Rustam Khabilov, Jamie Varner, Michael Chandler, Jim Miller, John Makdessi, Myles Jury, Tony Ferguson, Erik Koch, Michael Johnson, TJ Grant, Gray Maynard, Ross Pearson

No movement in the Featherweight rankings this month. Top ranked Jose Aldo remains ranked 1st after a win over Chad Mendes on October 25. Mendes remain ranked 3rd.

2nd ranked Frankie Edgar is scheduled to fight 4th ranked Cub Swanson on November 22. 6th ranked Ricardo Lamas is scheduled to fight 8th ranked Dennis Bermudez on November 15.

Featherweights-145 lbs.

1. Jose Aldo (25-1, UFC FW Champion) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Chad Mendes on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179. 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: versus Cub Swanson on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57

3. Chad Mendes (16-2) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Jose Aldo on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179. 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: versus Frankie Edgar on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57

5. Conor McGregor (16-2) Last fight: TKO win over Dustin Poirier on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178 . Next fight: versus Dennis Siver on January 18, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 59

6. Ricardo Lamas (14-3) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Hacran Dias on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 44. Next fight: versus Dennis Bermudez on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180

7. Dustin Poirier (16-4) Last fight: TKO loss to Conor McGregor on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: TBA

8. Dennis Bermudez (14-3) Last fight: submission win over Clay Guida on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12. Next fight: versus Ricardo Lamas on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180

9. Jeremy Stephens (23-10) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Cub Swanson on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 44. Next fight: versus Charles Oliveira on December 12, 2014 at TUF 20 Finale

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

Honourable mentions: Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, Nik Lentz, Clay Guida, Darren Elkins, Rony “Jason” Mariano, Steven Siler, Daniel Straus, Pat Curran, Diego Brandao, Dennis Siver, Charles Oliveira, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Max Holloway, Thiago Tavares

No movement in the Bantamweight rankings this month. Raphael Assuncao’s win over Bryan Caraway on October 4 keeps him ranked 5th overall.

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

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 Dominick Cruz, date TBA

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

3. Renan Barao (32-2-1) Last fight: TKO loss to TJ Dillashaw on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: versus Mitch Gagnon on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58

4. Urijah Faber (31-7) Last fight: submission win over Alex Caceres on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175. Next fight: versus Francisco Rivera on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181

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: TBA

8. Takeya Mizugaki (20-8-2D) Last fight: KO loss to Dominick Cruz on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. 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. Masenori 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, Mitch Gagnon, Pedro Munhoz

No movement in the Flyweight rankings this month. No Top 10 Flyweights competed in October 2014.

4th ranked Ian McCall is scheduled to fight 10th ranked John Lineker on November 8.

Flyweights

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: TBA

2. Joseph Benavidez (20-4) Last fight: submission win over Tim Elliott on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: versus Dustin Ortiz on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57

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 (13-4-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Brad Pickett on July 19, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 46. Next fight: versus John Lineker on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 56

5. John Moraga (15-3) Last fight: submission win over Justin Scoggins on September 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50. Next fight: versus Jussier Formiga on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13

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: unanimous decision win over Zach Makovsky on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47. Next fight: versus John Moraga on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13

8. Chris Cariaso (17-6) Last fight: submission loss to Demetrious Johnson on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: TBA

9. Zach Makovsky (18-5) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Jussier Da Silva Formiga on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47. 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: versus Ian McCall on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 56

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

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

5th ranked Jessica Eye is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Leslie Smith on November 15.

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: 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: TBA

4. Alexis Davis (16-6) Last fight: TKO loss to Ronda Rousey on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175. Next fight: TBA

5. Jessica Eye (10-2-1NC) Last Fight: split-decision loss to Alexis Davis on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Next fight: versus Leslie Smith on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180

6. Sara McMann (8-1) Last fight: split-decision win over Lauren Murphy on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47. Next fight: TBA

7. Miesha Tate (15-5) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Rin Nakai on September 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 52. 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: TBA

10. Lauren Murphy (8-1) Last fight: split-decision loss to Sara McMann on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47. 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, Amanda Nunes, Germaine De Randamie, Julianna Pena, Milena Dudieva, Leslie Smith, Tonya Evinger, Irene Aldana

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Ringside Report Radio October 15 now online

Ringside Report Radio October 15, 2014. Hosted by Dave Simon and Kevin McKough.

Simon and McKough discussed Georges St-Pierre’s recent meeting in Montreal with Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta and what a return to the octagon could mean for GSP.

Simon and McKough talked about Mitch Gagnon vs. Renan Barao being made for December 20, Urijah Faber v. Francisco Rivera for December 6 and a potential bout between Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver.

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

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Ringside Report Radio. October 8, 2014. Hosted by Dave Simon and Kevin McKough.

Simon and McKough discussed Rory MacDonald’s win over Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night 54 and MacDonald getting the next shot at the UFC welterweight title.

Simon and McKough discussed results from UFC Fight Nights 53 and 54, a potential Georges St-Pierre return and TJ Grant’s continued absence.

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

Top 10 MMA Rankings- October 2014

djchampThis is the 37th monthly installment of the Ringside Report official Top 10 MMA rankings. These rankings reflect results from September 6, 2014- October 3, 2014.

Victories from Andrei Arlovski and Mark Hunt shook up the heavyweight rankings this month. Andrei Arlovski’s win over Antonio Silva on September 13 bumped him from an honorable mention in last month’s rankings to 4th overall in October 2014. Mark Hunt’s win over Roy Nelson on September 21 moved him from 8th in September 2014 to 5th in this month’s rankings. Travis Browne drops from 5th to 6th, Stipe Miocic from 6th to 7th and Josh Barnett’s continued inactivity drops him from 6th to 8th. Antonio Silva falls from 4th to 9th and Gabriel Gonzaga gets pushed out of the Top 10 into the honorable mention category.

There are no Top 10 Heavyweights scheduled to compete in October 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: versus Stipe Miocic on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13

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. 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 (10-8-1) Last fight: KO win over Roy Nelson on September 21, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 52. Next fight: TBA

6. Travis Browne (16-2-1) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Fabricio Werdum on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: versus Brendan Schaub on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181

7. Stipe Miocic (12-1) Last fight: TKO win over Fabio Maldonado on May 31, 2014 at TUF Brazil Finale. Next fight: versus Junior Dos Santos on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13

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: TBA

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

No movement at Light-Heavyweight this month. No Top 10 Light-Heavyweights competed in September 2014.

5th ranked Glover Teixeira is scheduled to fight 8th ranked Phil Davis on October 25 at UFC 179.

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 Daniel Cormier on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182

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: versus Jon Jones on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182

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: versus Phil Davis on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179

6. Anthony Johnson (18-4) Last fight: TKO win over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12. Next fight: TBA

7. Dan Henderson (30-12) Last fight: technical submission loss to Daniel Cormier on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. 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: versus Glover Teixeira on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179

9. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (22-9) Last Fight: TKO loss to Dan Henderson on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38. Next fight: versus Jimi Manuwa on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 56

10. Ryan Bader (17-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Ovince St-Preux. Next fight: TBA

Honourable mentions: Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante, Jimi Manuwa, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Attila Vegh, James Te-Huna, Fabio Maldonado, Thiago Silva, Ryan Jimmo, Ilir Latifi, Ovince St-Preux, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal, Emmanuel Newton

Yoel Romero’s win over Tim Kennedy on September 27 bumps him from an honorable mention last month to 8th in October 2014. Tim Kennedy drops from 8th to 9th. Michael Bisping drops from 9th to 10th and Thales Leites falls from 10th into the honorable mention category.

There are no Top 10 Middleweights scheduled to compete in October 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: versus Vitor Belfort, date TBA

2. Anderson Silva (33-6) Last fight: TKO loss to Chris Weidman on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168. Next fight: versus Nick Diaz on January 31, 2014 at UFC 183

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 (21-5) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Chris Weidman on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175. Next fight: versus CB Dollaway on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58

5. Luke Rockhold (11-3) Last fight: submission win over Tim Boetsch on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: versus Michael Bisping on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 55

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: TBA

7.  Gegard Mousasi (35-5-2) Last fight: submission loss to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza on September 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50. Next fight: TBA.

8. Yoel Romero (9-1) Last fight: TKO win over Tim Kennedy on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: TBA

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 (25-6) Last fight: TKO win over Cung Le on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48. Next fight: versus Luke Rockhold on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 55

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

No movement in the welterweight rankings this month. No Top 10 Welterweights competed in September 2014.

3rd ranked Rory MacDonald is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Tarec Saffiedine on October 4 at UFC FN 54. 7th ranked Jake Shields is scheduled to fight Ryan Ford on October 11 at WSOF 14.

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: versus Robbie Lawler on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181

2. Robbie Lawler (24-10-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Matt Brown on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12. Next fight: versus Johny Hendricks on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181

3. Rory MacDonald (17-2) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Tyron Woodley on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174. Next fight: versus Tarec Saffiedine on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 54

4. Tyron Woodley (14-3) Last fight: TKO win over Dong Hyun Kim on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48. Next fight: TBA

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

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

7. Jake Shields (29-7-1D-1NC) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Hector Lombard on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171. Next fight: versus Ryan Ford on October 11, 2014 at World Series of Fighting 14

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

10. Matt Brown (19-12) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Robbie Lawler on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12. 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, Kelvin Gastelum, Hyun Gyu Lim, Jake Ellenberger, Martin Kampmann, Georges St-Pierre, Nick Diaz, Gunnar Nelson, Jordan Mein

No movement in the Lightweight rankings this month. Donald Cerrone remains ranked 9th after a win over 10th ranked Eddie Alvarez .

There are no Top 10 Lightweights scheduled to compete in October 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 on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181

2. Gilbert Melendez (22-3) Last fight: UD win over Diego Sanchez on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166. Next fight: versus Anthony Pettis on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181

3. 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

4. Rafael Dos Anjos (22-7) Last fight: KO win over Benson Henderson at UFC Fight Night 47. Next fight: versus Nate Diaz on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13

5. Benson Henderson (21-4) Last fight: KO loss to Rafael Dos Anjos on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 43. Next fight: TBA

6. Bobby Green (23-5) Last fight: split-decision win over Josh Thomson on July 26, 2014. Next fight: versus Edson Barboza on November 22, 2014 UFC Fight Night 57

7. Josh Thomson (20-7-1NC) Last fight: split-decision loss to Bobby Green on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12. Next fight: TBA

8. Nate Diaz (17-9) Last fight: TKO win over Gray Maynard on November 30, 2013 at TUF 18 Finale. Next fight: versus Rafael Dos Anjos on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13

9. Donald Cerrone (25-6-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Eddie Alvarez on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: TBA

10. Eddie Alvarez (25-4) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Donald Cerrone on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: TBA

Honourable mentions: Jorge Masvidal, Joe Lauzon, Edson Barboza, Takanori Gomi, Rustam Khabilov, Jamie Varner, Michael Chandler, Jim Miller, John Makdessi, Myles Jury, Tony Ferguson, Erik Koch, Michael Johnson, TJ Grant, Gray Maynard, Ross Pearson

Conor McGregor’s win over Dustin Poirier on September 27 bumps from form 7th in last month’s rankings to 5th in October 2014. Dustin Poirier drops from 6th to 7th and Ricardo Lamas falls from 5th to 6th.

Top ranked Jose Aldo is scheduled to defend his UFC Featherweight Championship versus 3rd ranked Chad Mendes on October 25 at UFC 179.

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 October 25, 2014 at UFC 179

2. Frankie Edgar (17-4-1) Last fight: TKO win over BJ Penn on July 6, 2014 at TUF 19 Finale. Next fight: versus Cub Swanson on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57

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 October 25, 2014 at UFC 179

4. Cub Swanson (21-5) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Jeremy Stephens on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 44. Next fight: versus Frankie Edgar on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57

5. Conor McGregor (16-2) Last fight: TKO win over Dustin Poirier on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178 . Next fight: TBA

6. Ricardo Lamas (14-3) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Hacran Dias on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 44. Next fight: versus Dennis Bermudez on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180

7. Dustin Poirier (16-4) Last fight: TKO loss to Conor McGregor on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: TBA

8. Dennis Bermudez (14-3) Last fight: submission win over Clay Guida on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12. Next fight: versus Ricardo Lamas on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180

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

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

Honourable mentions: Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, Nik Lentz, Clay Guida, Darren Elkins, Rony “Jason” Mariano, Steven Siler, Daniel Straus, Pat Curran, Diego Brandao, Dennis Siver, Charles Oliveira, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Max Holloway, Thiago Tavares

Dominick Cruz’ return with a win over Takeya Mizugaki on September 27 moves him from an honorable mention in September 2014 to 2nd at bantamweight this month. Renan Barao falls from 2nd to 3rd, Urijah Faber from 3rd to 4th, Raphael Assuncao from 4th to 5th and Michael McDonald from 5th to 6th. Yuri Alcantara remains ranked 7th and Takeya Mizugaki drops from 6th to 8th. Alex Caceres falls from 8th into the honorable mention category after a loss to Masenori Kanehara on September 20. Kanehara enters the Top 10 at 10th overall. Francisco Rivera drops from 10th last month into the honorable mention category in October 2014.

5th ranked Raphael Assuncao is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Bryan Caraway on October 4 at UFC FN 54.

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 Dominick Cruz, date TBA

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

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

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

5. Raphael Assuncao (22-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Pedro Munhoz on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Next fight: versus Bryan Caraway on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 54

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: TBA

8. Takeya Mizugaki (20-8-2D) Last fight: KO loss to Dominick Cruz on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. 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. Masenori 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

No movement in the Flyweight rankings this month. Top ranked Demetrious Johnson stays in his spot after a win over 8th ranked Chris Cariaso on September 27. Cariaso remains 8th ranked in October 2014.

There are no Top 10 Flyweights scheduled to compete in October 2014.

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: TBA

2. Joseph Benavidez (20-4) Last fight: submission win over Tim Elliott on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: versus Dustin Ortiz on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57

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 (13-4-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Brad Pickett on July 19, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 46. Next fight: versus John Lineker on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 56

5. John Moraga (15-3) Last fight: submission win over Justin Scoggins on September 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50. Next fight: versus Jussier Formiga on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13

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: unanimous decision win over Zach Makovsky on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47. Next fight: versus John Moraga on December 13, 2014 at UFC on FOX 13

8. Chris Cariaso (17-6) Last fight: submission loss to Demetrious Johnson on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. Next fight: TBA

9. Zach Makovsky (18-5) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Jussier Da Silva Formiga on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47. 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: versus Ian McCall on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 56

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

Cat Zingano’s win over Amanda Nunes on September 27 moves her from 5th in September 2014 to 2nd in this month’s rankings. Sarah Kaufman drops from 2nd to 3rd, Alexis Davis from 3rd to 4th and Jessica Eye from 4th to 5th.

There are no Top 10 Women’s Bantamweights scheduled to compete in October 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: versus Cat Zingano on January 3, 2014 at UFC 182

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 January 3, 2014 at UFC 182

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

4. Alexis Davis (16-6) Last fight: TKO loss to Ronda Rousey on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175. Next fight: TBA

5. Jessica Eye (10-2-1NC) Last Fight: split-decision loss to Alexis Davis on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Next fight: versus Leslie Smith on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180

6. Sara McMann (8-1) Last fight: split-decision win over Lauren Murphy on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47. Next fight: TBA

7. Miesha Tate (15-5) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Rin Nakai on September 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 52. 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: TBA

10. Lauren Murphy (8-1) Last fight: split-decision loss to Sara McMann on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47. 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, Amanda Nunes, Germaine De Randamie, Julianna Pena, Milena Dudieva, Leslie Smith, Tonya Evinger, Irene Aldana

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Top 10 MMA Rankings- September 2014

UFC 177: Dillashaw v SotoThis is the 36th monthly installment of the Ringside Report official Top 10 MMA rankings. These rankings reflect results from July 7, 2014- September 5, 2014.

Alistair Overeem’s loss to Ben Rothwell on September 5 moves him from 8th overall in our last rankings to an honorable mention this month. Ben Rothwell moves from an honorable mention in 10th at Heavyweight. Gabriel Gonzaga gets bumped from 10th to 9th and Mark Hunt from 9th to 8th.

4th ranked Antonio Silva is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Andrei Arlovski on September 13. 8th ranked Mark Hunt is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Roy Nelson on September 21.

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. 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

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

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, Ben Rothwell, Frank Mir, Vitaly Minakov, Brendan Schaub, Andrei Arlovski, Jared Rosholt, Bobby Lashley, Cheick Kongo

Anthony Johnson moves from 7th to 6th with a TKO win over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on July 26. Dan Henderson drops from 6th to 7th.

There are no Top 10 Light-Heavyweights scheduled to compete in September 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: versus Daniel Cormier on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182

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: versus Jon Jones on January 3, 2015 at UFC 182

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: versus Phil Davis on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179

6. Anthony Johnson (18-4) Last fight: TKO win over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12. Next fight: TBA

7. Dan Henderson (30-12) Last fight: technical submission loss to Daniel Cormier on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. 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: versus Glover Teixeira on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179

9. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (22-9) Last Fight: TKO loss to Dan Henderson on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38. Next fight: versus Jimi Manuwa on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 56

10. Ryan Bader (17-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Ovince St-Preux. 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, Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal, Emmanuel Newton

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza’s win over Gegard Mousasi on September 5 moves him from 7th in our last rankings to 6th this month. Luke Rockhold bumps from 6th to 5th and Gegard Mousasi falls from 5th to 7th. Mark Munoz falls out of the Top 10 into the honorable mention category and Thales Leites enters at the 10th position after a KO win over Francis Carmont on August 23.

8th ranked Tim Kennedy is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Yoel Romero on September 27.

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 December 6, 2014 at UFC 181

2. Anderson Silva (33-6) Last fight: TKO loss to Chris Weidman on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168. Next fight: versus Nick Diaz on January 31, 2014 at UFC 183

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 December 6, 2014 at UFC 181

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

5. Luke Rockhold (11-3) Last fight: submission win over Tim Boetsch on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: versus Michael Bisping on November 8, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 55

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: TBA

7.  Gegard Mousasi (35-5-2) Last fight: submission loss to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza on September 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50. 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: versus Yoel Romero on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178

9. Michael Bisping (25-6) Last fight: TKO win over Cung Le on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48. Next fight: versus Luke Rockhold on November 8, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 55

10. Thales Leites (24-4) Last fight: KO win over Francis Carmont on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 49. 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, Mark Munoz

Dong Hyun Kim’s loss to Tyron Woodley on August 23 drops him from 8th in our last rankings to 9th this month.

No Top 10 Welterweights are scheduled to compete in September 2014.

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: versus Robbie Lawler, date TBA

2. Robbie Lawler (24-10-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Matt Brown on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12. Next fight: versus Johny Hendricks, date TBA

3. Rory MacDonald (17-2) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Tyron Woodley on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174. Next fight: versus Tarec Saffiedine on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 54

4. Tyron Woodley (14-3) Last fight: TKO win over Dong Hyun Kim on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48. Next fight: TBA

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

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

7. Jake Shields (29-7-1D-1NC) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Hector Lombard on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171. Next fight: versus Ryan Ford on October 11, 2014 at World Series of Fighting 14

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

10. Matt Brown (19-12) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Robbie Lawler on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12. 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, Kelvin Gastelum, Hyun Gyu Lim, Jake Ellenberger, Martin Kampmann, Georges St-Pierre, Nick Diaz, Gunnar Nelson, Jordan Mein

Rafael Dos Anjos’ win over Benson Henderson on August 23 bumps him from 9th in our last rankings to 4th this month. Benson Henderson drops from 2nd to 5th, Gilbert Melendez bumps up from 4th to 2nd and Khabib Nurmagomedov goes from 7th to 3rd. Bobby Green’s win over Josh Thomson on July 26 moves him from an honorable mention in our last rankings to 6th this month. Josh Thomson drops from 5th to 7th, Nate Diaz falls from 6th to 8th. Gray Maynard’s loss to Ross Pearson on August 16 drops him from 8th to the honorable mention category. TJ Grant’s continued inactivity drops him from 3rd into the honorable mention category. Donald Cerrone re-enters the Top 10 at 9th.

9th ranked Donald Cerrone is scheduled to fight 10th ranked Eddie Alvarez on September 27 at UFC 178.

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. 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

3. 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

4. Rafael Dos Anjos (22-7) Last fight: KO win over Benson Henderson at UFC Fight Night 47. Next fight: TBA

5. Benson Henderson (21-4) Last fight: KO loss to Rafael Dos Anjos on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 43. Next fight: TBA

6. Bobby Green (23-5) Last fight: split-decision win over Josh Thomson on July 26, 2014. Next fight: TBA

7. Josh Thomson (20-7-1NC) Last fight: split-decision loss to Bobby Green on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12. Next fight: TBA

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

9. Donald Cerrone (24-6-1) Last fight: KO win over Jim Miller on July 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 45. Next fight: versus Eddie Alvarez on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178

10. Eddie Alvarez (25-3, Bellator LW champion) Last fight: SD win over Michael Chandler on November 2, 2013 at Bellator 106. Next fight: versus Donald Cerrone on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178

Honourable mentions: Jorge Masvidal, Joe Lauzon, Edson Barboza, Takanori Gomi, Rustam Khabilov, Jamie Varner, Michael Chandler, Jim Miller, John Makdessi, Myles Jury, Tony Ferguson, Erik Koch, Michael Johnson, TJ Grant, Gray Maynard, Ross Pearson

Chan Sung Jung’s continued inactivity drops him from 6th in our last rankings to 10th this month. Dustin Poirier jumps from 7th to 6th. Conor McGregor goes from an honorable mention in our last rankings to 7th this month after a TKO win over Diego Brandao on July 19. Dennis Bermudez win over Clay Guida on July 26 moves him from an honorable mention in our last rankings to 8th this month. Clay Guida falls from 10th into the honorable mention category. Darren Elkins falls from 9th into the honorable mention category and Jeremy Stephens falls from 8th to 9th.

6th ranked Dustin Poirier is scheduled to fight 7th ranked Conor McGregor on September 27 at UFC 178.

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 October 25, 2014 at UFC 179

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: versus Jose Aldo on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179

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: versus Dennis Bermudez on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180

6. Dustin Poirier (16-3) Last fight: TKO win over Akira Corassani on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale. Next fight: versus Conor McGregor on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178

7. Conor McGregor (15-2) Last fight: TKO win over Diego Brandao on July 19, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 46. Next fight: versus Dustin Poirier on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178

8. Dennis Bermudez (14-3) Last fight: submission win over Clay Guida on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12. Next fight: versus Ricardo Lamas on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180

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

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

Honourable mentions: Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, Nik Lentz, Clay Guida, Darren Elkins, Rony “Jason” Mariano, Steven Siler, Daniel Straus, Pat Curran, Diego Brandao, Dennis Siver, Charles Oliveira, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Max Holloway, Thiago Tavares

No movement in the Bantamweight rankings this month.

6th ranked Takeya Mizguaki is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Dominick Cruz on September 27 at UFC 178. 7th ranked Yuri Alcantara is scheduled to fight Russell Doane on September 13. 8th ranked Alex Caceres is scheduled to fight Masenori Kanehara on September 20.

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: 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 (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: versus Bryan Caraway on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 54

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: versus Russell Doane on September 13, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 51

8. Alex Caceres (10-6-1NC) Last fight: submission loss to Urijah Faber on July 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 52. Next fight: versus Masenori Kanehara on September 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 52

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 is scheduled to defend his UFC Flyweight title versus 8th ranked Chris Cariaso on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178.

Flyweights (125 lbs.)

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: versus Chris Cariaso on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178

2. Joseph Benavidez (20-4) Last fight: submission win over Tim Elliott on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: versus Dustin Ortiz on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57

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 (13-4-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Brad Pickett on July 19, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 46. Next fight: versus John Lineker on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 56

5. John Moraga (15-3) Last fight: submission win over Justin Scoggins on September 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50. 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: unanimous decision win over Zach Makovsky on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47. Next fight: TBA

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 Demetrious Johnson on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178

9. Zach Makovsky (18-5) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Jussier Da Silva Formiga on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47. 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: versus Ian McCall on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 56

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, Wilson Reis

Bethe Correia’s win over Shayna Baszler on August 30 moves her from 10th in our last rankings to 8th this month. Liz Carmouche drops from 8th to 9th and Lauren Murphy from 9th to 10th.

5th ranked Cat Zingano is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Amanda Nunes on September 27 at UFC 178. 7th ranked Miesha Tate is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Rin Nakai on September 20 at UFC Fight night 52.

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: versus Amanda Nunes on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178

6. Sara McMann (8-1) Last fight: split-decision win over Lauren Murphy on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47. 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: versus Rin Nakai on September 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 52

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: TBA

 10. Lauren Murphy (8-1) Last fight: split-decision loss to Sara McMann on August 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47. 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, Amanda Nunes, Germaine De Randamie, Julianna Pena, Milena Dudieva, Leslie Smith

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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.

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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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