Ringside Report Radio March 28, 2014. Now online

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

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

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

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

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

Top 10 MMA Rankings- March 2014

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

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

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

Heavyweights- 207-265 lbs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Light-Heavyweights- 205 lbs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Middleweights- 185 lbs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welterweights- 170 lbs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lightweights- 155 lbs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Featherweights-145 lbs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bantamweights- 135 lbs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flyweights

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women (135 lbs.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ringside Report Radio February 28 with GSP and Olivier Aubin-Mercier now online

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

Georges St-Pierre appeared on this episode and discussed the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) recently banning testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).

Simon and Garcia discussed UFC supporting the NSAC decision and Vitor Belfort being replaced by Lyoto Machida for a May 2014 UFC middleweight title bout with Chris Weidman.

Olivier Aubin-Mercier appeared on this episode and discussed his recent win on TUF Nations, living in The Ultimate Fighter house and much more.

Simon and Garcia previewed The Ultimate Fighter: China Finale card featuring a main event of Dong Hyun Kim versus John Hathaway.

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

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The Ultimate Fighter: China Finale

Saturday March 1, 2014

Macau, China

—Main Card- UFC Fight Pass- 8am Eastern—

Dong Hyun Kim v. John Hathaway- Welterweight

Wang Sai v. Lipeng Zhang- TUF China Welterweight Final

Matt Mitrione v. Shawn Jordan- Heavyweight

Hatsu Hioki v. Ivan Menjivar- Featherweight

—Preliminary Card- UFC Fight Pass- 6am Eastern—

Kazuki Tokudome v. Yui Chul Nam- Lightweight

Nam Phan v. Vaughan Lee- Bantamweight

Albert Cheng v. Anying Wang- Welterweight

Jumabieke Tuerxun v. Mark Eddiva- Featherweight

Ringside Report Radio February 26 with Chael Sonnen. Now online

This is the February 26, 2014 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Fred Garcia.

Chael Sonnen appeared on this episode to discuss his upcoming fight with Wanderlei Silva and coaching opposite Silva on season 3 of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil. Sonnen also discussed UFC Fight Pass, coaching in Brazil and CM Punk.

Simon and Garcia discussed results from UFC 170 including Ronda Rousey’s win over Sara McMann and Rory MacDonald’s victory over Demian Maia.

Simon and Garcia also previewed Bellator 110 including Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal vs. Mikhail Zayats and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson versus Christian M’Pumbu.

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

Top 10 MMA Rankings- February 2014

rondaThis is the 31st monthly installment of the Ringside Report official Top 10 MMA rankings. These rankings reflect results from February 1, 2014- February 28, 2014.

Daniel Cormier’s drop to light-heavyweight moves him out of the 3rd position in the heavyweight rankings and into the LHW Top 10. Fabricio Werdum moves from 4th to 3rd, Antonio Silva from 5th to 4th, Travis Browne from 6th to 5th, Josh Barnett from 7th to 6th, Stipe Miocic from 8th to 7th, Alistair Overeem from 9th to 8th, Mark Hunt from 10th to 9th. Gabriel Gonzaga moves from an honorable mention in January 2014 to 10th overall in this month’s rankings.

There are no Top 10 Heavyweights scheduled to compete in March 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: TBA

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

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

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

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

7. Stipe Miocic (11-1) Last fight: UD win over Gabriel Gonzaga on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10. Next fight: TBA

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

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

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

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

Previously 6th ranked Gegard Mousasi’s drop to Middleweight moves him out of the Light-Heavyweight rankings. Daniel Cormier enters the LHW rankings at 6th overall. No other movement in this month’s Light-Heavyweight rankings.

2nd ranked Alexander Gustafsson is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Jimi Manuwa on March 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 37. 8th ranked Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is scheduled to fight 9th ranked Dan Henderson on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38.

Light-Heavyweights- 205 lbs.

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

2. Alexander Gustafsson (15-2) Last fight: UD loss to Jon Jones on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165. Next fight: versus Jimi Manuwa on March 8, 2014 for UFC Fight Night 37

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

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

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

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

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

8. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (22-8) Last Fight: KO win over James Te-Huna on December 7, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 33. Next fight: versus Dan Henderson on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38

9. Dan Henderson (29-11) Last fight: KO loss to Vitor Belfort on November 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 32. Next fight: versus Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38

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

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

Gegard Mousasi’s enters the Middleweight rankings at 8th overall after a decision loss to Lyoto Machida on February 15. Mousasi was previously 6th ranked at Light-Heavyweight. Yushin Okami falls out of the Top 10 into the honorable mention category.

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

Middleweights- 185 lbs.

1. Chris Weidman (11-0, UFC MW champion) Last Fight: TKO win over Anderson Silva on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168. Next fight: versus Vitor Belfort on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173

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

3. Vitor Belfort (24-10) Last fight: KO win over Dan Henderson on November 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 32. Next fight: versus Chris Weidman on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173

4. Lyoto Machida (21-4) Last fight: UD win over Gegard Mousasi on February 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36. Next fight: TBA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Honourable mentions: Mamed Khalidov, Alan Belcher, Ronny Markes, Tom Watson, Alexander Shlemenko, Tim Kennedy, Brad Tavares, Tim Boetsch, Costa Philippou, Yushin Okami

Georges St-Pierre’s inactivity and possible retirement moves him from 1st overall to an honorable mention in February 2014. Nick Diaz’ year of inactivity moves him from 7th overall into the honorable mention category. Johny Hendricks moves from 2nd in January 2014 to 1st in this month’s rankings. Carlos Condit moves from 3rd to 2nd. Jake Shields from 4th to 3rd and Robbie Lawler from 6th to 4th. Rory MacDonald jumps from 7th in January 2014 to 5th in this month’s rankings after a decision win over Demian Maia on February 22. Maia drops from 5th to 6th. Martin Kampmann moves from 9th to 7th and Jake Ellenberger bumps up from 10th to 8th. Dong Hyun Kim moves out of the honorable mention category and enters the Top 10 at 9th overall. Tarec Saffiedine enters the Top 10 at 10th.

Top ranked Johny Hendricks is scheduled to fight 4th ranked Robbie Lawler on March 15, 2014 for the vacant UFC WW title at UFC 171. 3rd ranked Jake Shields is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Hector Lombard on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171. 2nd ranked Carlos Condit is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Tyron Woodley on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171. 9th ranked Dong Hyun Kim is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) John Hathaway on March 1, 2014 at TUF China Finale.

Welterweights- 170 lbs.

1. Johny Hendricks (15-2) Last fight: SD loss to Georges St-Pierre on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. Next fight: versus Robbie Lawler on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171 for vacant UFC WW title

2. Carlos Condit (29-7) Last fight: TKO win over Martin Kampmann on August 28, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27. Next fight: versus Tyron Woodley on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171

3. Jake Shields (29-6-1D-1NC) Last fight: SD win over Demian Maia on October 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 29. Next fight: versus Hector Lombard on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171

4. Robbie Lawler (22-9-1) Last fight: split-decision win over Rory MacDonald on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. Next fight: versus Johny Hendricks on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171 for vacant UFC WW title

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

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

7. Martin Kampmann (20-7) TKO loss to Carlos Condit on August 28, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27. Next fight: TBA

8. Jake Ellenberger (29-7) Last fight: UD loss to Rory MacDonald on July 27, 2013 at UFC on FOX 8. Next fight: versus Tarec Saffiedine on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172

9. Dong Hyun Kim (18-2-1-1) Last fight: KO win over Erick Silva on October 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 29. Next fight: versus John Hathaway on March 1, 2014 at TUF China Finale

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

Honourable mentions: Dong Hyun Kim, John Hathaway, Thiago Alves, Rick Story,Mike Pierce, Mike Pyle, Nate Marquardt, Tyron Woodley, Andrey Koreshkov, Josh Koscheck, Matt Brown, Ben Askren, Mike Pierce, Brandon Thatch, Kelvin Gastelum, Hyun Gyu Lim, Hector Lombard, Georges St-Pierre , Nick Diaz

No movement in the Lightweight rankings in February 2014.

There are no Top 10 Lightweights scheduled to compete in March 2014.

Lightweights- 155 lbs.

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

2. Benson Henderson (20-3) Last fight: split-decision win over Josh Thomson on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10. Next fight: TBA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Erik Koch’s lightweight debut moves him from 8th overall at Featherweight in January 2014 to an honorable mention at Lightweight in this month’s rankings. Jeremy Stephens moves from 9th to 8th and Darren Elkins from 10th to 9th. Tatsuya Kawajiri goes from an honorable mention in last month’s rankings to 10th overall in February 2014.

There are no Top 10 Featherweights scheduled to compete in March 2014.

Featherweights-145 lbs.

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

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

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

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

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

6. Cub Swanson (20-5) Last fight: TKO win over Dennis Siver on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162. Next fight: TBA

7. Dustin Poirier (15-3) Last fight: TKO win over Diego Brandao on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168. Next fight: TBA

8. Jeremy Stephens (23-9) Last fight: UD win over Darren Elkins on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10. Next fight: 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. Tatsuya Kawajiri (33-7-2) Last fight: technical submission win over Sean Soriano on January 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 34. Next fight: versus Clay Guida on April 11, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 39

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

Dominick Cruz’ continued inactivity moves him out of the top position and into the honorable mention category. Renan Barao bumps from 2nd to 1st, Urijah Faber from 3rd to 2nd, Michael McDonald from 4th to 3rd and Eddie Wineland from 5th to 4th.  Raphael Assuncao moves from 7th to 5th. Francisco Rivera from 8th to 7th, TJ Dillashaw from 9th to 8th and Takeya Mizugaki from 10th to 9th. Yuri Alcantara moves from an honorable mention in last month’s rankings to 10th overall in February 2014.

6th ranked Brad Pickett is scheduled to make his Flyweight debut versus Neil Seery on March 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 37. There are no other Top 10 Bantamweights scheduled to compete in March 2014.

Bantamweights- 135 lbs.

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

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

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

4. Eddie Wineland (21-9-1D) Last fight: TKO win over Yves Jabouin on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10. Next fight: TBA

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

6. Brad Pickett (23-8) Last fight: submission loss to Michael McDonald on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26. Next fight: versus Neil Seery on March 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 37 in Flyweight debut

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

8. TJ Dillashaw (9-2) Last fight: UD win over Mike Easton on January 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 35. Next fight: TBA

9. Takeya Mizugaki (19-7-2) Last fight: UD win over Nam Phan on December 7, 2014. Next fight: TBA

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

Honourable mentions: Yves Jabouin, Mike Easton , Hugo “Wolverine” Viana, Erik Perez, Yuri Alcantara, Bibiano Fernandes, Ivan Menjivar, Brian Bowles, Dustin Kimura, Alex Caceres, George Roop, Dominick Cruz

Ali Bagautinov’s decision win over John Lineker on February 1 at UFC 169 moves him from 9th overall in January 2014 to 6th in this month’s rankings. Lineker drops from 6th to 9th. Zach Makovsky goes from 10th in last month’s rankings to 9th in February 2014.

7th ranked Jussier Da Silva Formiga is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Scott Jorgensen on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 39.

Flyweights

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

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

3. John Dodson (15-6) Last fight: KO win over Darrell Montague on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166. Next fight: TBA

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

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

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

7. Jussier Da Silva Formiga (15-3) Last fight: TKO loss to Joseph Benavidez on September 4, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 28. Next fight: versus Scott Jorgensen on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38

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

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

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

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

Alexis Davis’ win over Jessica Eye on February 22 moves her from 7th in January 2014 to 3rd in this month’s rankings. Jessica Eye drops from 3rd to 4th, Cat Zingano from 4th to 5th, Sara McMann from 5th to 6th and Miesha Tate from 6th to 7th.

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

Women (135 lbs.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ringside Report Radio. February 12, 2014 now online

This is the February 12, 2014 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon, Fred Garcia and Kevin McKough.

Simon, Garcia and McKough discussed Gegard Mousasi v. Lyoto Machida set to main event UFC Fight Night 36 on February 15.

Simon, Garcia and McKough also talked about Gilbert Melendez’ contract negotiations with the UFC, Alistair Overeem refusing to fight Junior Dos Santos and Rashad Evans injury.

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

Top 10 MMA Rankings- January 2014

 

baraoThis is the 30th monthly installment of the Ringside Report official Top 10 MMA rankings. These rankings reflect results from January 1, 2014- January 31, 2014.

No movement in the Heavyweight Rankings in January 2014.

9th ranked Alistair Overeem is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Frank Mir on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169. 3rd ranked Daniel Cormier is scheduled to make his Light-Heavyweight debut versus Rashad Evans on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170.

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: TBA

3. Daniel Cormier (13-0) Last fight: UD win over Roy Nelson on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166. Next fight: versus Rashad Evans on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170 in Light-Heavyweight debut

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

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

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

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

8. Stipe Miocic (11-1) Last fight: UD win over Gabriel Gonzaga on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10. Next fight: TBA

9. Alistair Overeem (36-13-1) Last fight: TKO loss to Travis Browne on August 17 at UFC Fight Night 26. Next fight: versus Frank Mir on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169

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

Honorable mentions: Gabriel Gonzaga, Stefan Struve, Soa Palelei, Matt Mitrione, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Shawn Jordan, Roy Nelson, Ben Rothwell, Frank Mir

No movement in the Light-Heavyweight Rankings in January 2014.

6th ranked Gegard Mousasi is scheduled to return to Middleweight versus Lyoto Machida on February 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36. 3rd ranked Rashad Evans is scheduled to fight Daniel Cormier on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170.

Light-Heavyweights- 205 lbs.

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

2. Alexander Gustafsson (15-2) Last fight: UD loss to Jon Jones on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165. Next fight: versus Jimi Manuwa on March 8, 2014 for UFC Fight Night 37

3. Rashad Evans (21-3-1D) Last fight: TKO win over Chael Sonnen on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. Next fight: versus Daniel Cormier on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170

4. Phil Davis (12-1-1) Last fight: split-decision win over Lyoto Machida on August 3, 2013 at UFC 163. Next fight: TBA

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

6. Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2) Last fight: UD win over Ilir Latifi on April 6, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 9. Next fight: versus Lyoto Machida on February 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36 in return to Middleweight

7. Chael Sonnen (28-14-1) Last fight: TKO loss to Rashad Evans on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. Next fight: versus Wanderlei Silva, date TBA

8. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (22-8) Last Fight: KO win over James Te-Huna on December 7, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 33. Next fight: versus Dan Henderson on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38

9. Dan Henderson (29-11) Last fight: KO loss to Vitor Belfort on November 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 32. Next fight: versus Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38

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

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

No movement in the Middleweight Rankings in January 2014.

4th ranked Lyoto Machida is scheduled to fight Gegard Mousasi on February 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36. 7th ranked Jacare Souza is scheduled to fight 9th ranked Francis Carmont on February 15.

Middleweights- 185 lbs.

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

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

4. Lyoto Machida (20-4) Last fight: KO win over Munoz on October 26, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 30 in his middleweight debut. Next fight: versus Gegard Mousasi on February 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36

5. Michael Bisping (24-5) Last fight: technical unanimous decision win over Alan Belcher on April 27, 2013 at UFC 159. Next fight: TBA

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

7. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (19-3-1) Last fight: TKO win over Yushin Okami on September 4, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 28. Next fight: versus Francis Carmont on February 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36

8. Yushin Okami (29-8) Last fight: TKO loss to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza on September 4, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 28. Next fight: TBA

9. Francis Carmont (22-7) Last fight: UD win over Costa Philippou on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165. Next fight: versus Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza on February 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36

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

Honourable mentions: Mamed Khalidov, Alan Belcher, Ronny Markes, Tom Watson, Alexander Shlemenko, Tim Kennedy, Brad Tavares, Tim Boetsch, Costa Philippou

No movement in the Welterweight Rankings in January 2014.

5th ranked Demian Maia is scheduled to fight 7th ranked Rory MacDonald on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170.

Welterweights- 170 lbs.

1. Georges St-Pierre (25-2) Last fight: SD win over Johny Hendricks on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. Next fight: TBA, in semi-retirement

2. Johny Hendricks (15-2) Last fight: SD loss to Georges St-Pierre on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. Next fight: versus Robbie Lawler on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171 for vacant UFC WW title

3. Carlos Condit (29-7) Last fight: TKO win over Martin Kampmann on August 28, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27. Next fight: versus Tyron Woodley on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171

4. Jake Shields (29-6-1D-1NC) Last fight: SD win over Demian Maia on October 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 29. Next fight: versus Hector Lombard on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171

5. Demian Maia (18-5) Last fight: SD loss to Jake Shields on October 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 29. Next fight: versus Rory MacDonald on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170

6. Robbie Lawler (22-9-1) Last fight: SD win over Rory MacDonald on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. Next fight: versus Johny Hendricks on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171 for vacant UFC WW title

7. Rory MacDonald (15-2) Last fight: SD loss to Robbie Lawler on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. Next fight: versus Demian Maia on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170

8. Nick Diaz (26-9-1D) Last fight: UD loss to Georges St-Pierre on March 16, 2013 at UFC 158. Next fight: TBA

9. Martin Kampmann (20-7) TKO loss to Carlos Condit on August 28, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27. Next fight: TBA

10.  Jake Ellenberger (29-7) Last fight: UD loss to Rory MacDonald on July 27, 2013 at UFC on FOX 8. Next fight: versus Tarec Saffiedine on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172

Honourable mentions: Dong Hyun Kim, John Hathaway, Thiago Alves, Rick Story,Mike Pierce, Mike Pyle, Nate Marquardt, Tarec Saffiedine, Tyron Woodley, Andrey Koreshkov, Josh Koscheck, Matt Brown, Ben Askren, Mike Pierce, Brandon Thatch, Kelvin Gastelum, Hyun Gyu Lim, Hector Lombard

No movement in the Lightweight Rankings in January 2014.

10th ranked Rafael Dos Anjos is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Rustam Khabilov on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170.

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: TBA

2. Benson Henderson (20-3) Last fight: split-decision win over Josh Thomson on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10. Next fight: TBA

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: TBA

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

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

7. Khabib Nurmagomedov (21-0) Last fight: UD win over Pat Healy on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165. Next fight: TBA

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

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

 10. Rafael Dos Anjos (20-6) Last fight: UD win over Donald Cerrone on August 28, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27. Next fight: versus Rustam Khabilov on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170

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

Jeremy Stephens’ unanimous decision win over Darren Elkins on January 25 bumps him from an honorable mention in December 2013 to 9th overall in this month’s rankings. Darren Elkins drops from 9th in December 2013 to 10th in January 2014. Dennis Siver drops from 10th in last month’s rankings to an honorable mention in January 2014.

Top ranked Jose Aldo is scheduled to defend his UFC FW title versus 4th ranked Ricardo Lamas on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169.  8th ranked Erik Koch is scheduled to fight Rafaello Oliveira on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170.

Featherweights-145 lbs.

1. Jose Aldo (23-1, UFC FW Champion) Last fight: TKO win over Chan Sung Jung on August 3, 2013 for UFC FW title at UFC 163. Next fight: versus Ricardo Lamas on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169

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

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

4. Ricardo Lamas (13-2) Last fight: TKO win over Erik Koch on January 26, 2013 at UFC on FOX 6. Next fight: versus Jose Aldo on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169

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

6. Cub Swanson (20-5) Last fight: TKO win over Dennis Siver on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162. Next fight: TBA

7. Dustin Poirier (15-3) Last fight: TKO win over Diego Brandao on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168. Next fight: TBA

8. Erik Koch (13-3) Last fight: UD loss to Dustin Poirier on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164. Next fight: versus Rafaello Oliveira on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170

9. Jeremy Stephens (23-9) Last fight: UD win over Darren Elkins on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10. Next fight: TBA

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

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

TJ Dillashaw’s win over Mike Easton on January 15 moves him from an honorable mention in December 2013 to 9th overall in this month’s rankings. George Roop falls from 9th in last month’s rankings to the honorable mention category in January 2014.

2nd ranked Renan Barao is scheduled to fight 3rd ranked Urijah Faber for the UFC BW title on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169. 7th ranked Raphael Assuncao is scheduled to fight 8th ranked Francisco Rivera on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170.

Bantamweights- 135 lbs.

1. Dominick Cruz (19-1) Last fight: UD win over Demetrious Johnson on October 1, 2011 to defend UFC BW title. Next fight: TBA

2. Renan Barao (31-1-1, UFC BW champion) Last fight: TKO win over Eddie Wineland on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165. Next fight: versus Urijah Faber on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169

3. Urijah Faber (30-6) Last fight: submission win over Michael McDonald on December 14, 2013 at UFC on FOX 9. Next fight: versus Renan Barao on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169

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

5. Eddie Wineland (21-9-1D) Last fight: TKO win over Yves Jabouin on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10. Next fight: TBA

6. Brad Pickett (23-8) Last fight: submission loss to Michael McDonald on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26. Next fight: versus Ian McCall on March 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 37 in Flyweight debut

7. Raphael Assuncao (21-4) Last fight: SD win over TJ Dillashaw on October 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 29. Next fight: versus Francisco Rivera on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170

8. Francisco Rivera (10-2-1NC) Last fight: TKO win over George Roop on November 6, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 31. Next fight: versus Raphael Assuncao on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170

9. TJ Dillashaw (9-2) Last fight: UD win over Mike Easton on January 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 35. Next fight: TBA

10.Takeya Mizugaki (19-7-2) Last fight: UD win over Nam Phan on December 7, 2014. Next fight: TBA

Honourable mentions: Yves Jabouin, Mike Easton,TJ Dillashaw, Hugo “Wolverine” Viana, Erik Perez, Yuri Alcantara, Bibiano Fernandes, Ivan Menjivar, Brian Bowles, Dustin Kimura, Alex Caceres, George Roop

No movement in the Flyweight Rankings in January 2014.

6th ranked John Lineker is scheduled to fight 9th ranked Ali Bagautinov on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169. 8th ranked Chris Cariaso is scheduled to fight Danny Martinez on February 1. 10th ranked Zach Makosvky is scheduled to fight Josh Sampo on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170.

Flyweights

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

2. Joseph Benavidez (19-4) Last fight: KO loss to Demetrious Johnson on December 14, 2013 at UFC on FOX 9. Next fight: TBA

3. John Dodson (15-6) Last fight: KO win over Darrell Montague on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166. 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 March 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 37

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

6. John Lineker (23-6) Last fight: TKO win over Phil Harris on October 26, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 30. Next fight: versus Ali Bagautinov on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169

7. Jussier Da Silva Formiga (15-3) Last fight: TKO loss to Joseph Benavidez on September 4, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 28. Next fight: versus Scott Jorgensen on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38

8. Chris Cariaso (15-5) Last fight: TKO win over Iliarde Santos on October 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 29. Next fight: versus Danny Martinez on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169

9. Ali Bagautinov (12-2) Last fight: UD win over Tim Elliott on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. Next fight: versus John Lineker on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169

10.  Zach Makovsky (17-4) Last fight: UD win over Scott Jorgensen on December 14, 2013. Next fight: versus Josh Sampo on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170

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

No movement in the Women’s Bantamweight Rankings in January 2014.

Top ranked Ronda Rousey is scheduled to defend her UFC WBW title versus Sara McMann on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. 3rd ranked Jessica Eye is scheduled to fight 7th ranked Alexis Davis on February 22.

Women (135 lbs.)

1. Ronda Rousey (8-0, UFC Women’s BW champion) Last fight: submission win over Miesha Tate on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168. Next fight: versus Sara McMann on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170

2. Sarah Kaufman (16-3) Last fight: SD loss to Jessica Eye on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166. Next fight: TBA

3. Jessica Eye (11-1) Last Fight: SD win over Sarah Kaufman on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166. Next fight: versus Alexis Davis on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170

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

5. Sara McMann (7-0) Last fight: TKO win over Sheila Gaff on April 27, 2013 at UFC 159. Next fight: versus Ronda Rousey on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170

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

7. Alexis Davis (15-5) Last fight: UD win over Liz Carmouche on November 6, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 31. Next fight: versus Jessica Eye on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170

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

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

10. Julianna Pena (5-2) Last fight: TKO win over Jessica Rakoczy on November 30, 2013 at TUF 18 Finale. Next fight: versus Jessica Andrade on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171

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

CLICK HERE FOR THE DECEMBER 2013 TOP 10 MMA RANKINGS

Ringside Report Radio January 24: UFC on FOX 10 preview. Now online

This is the January 24, 2014 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Fred Garcia.

Simon and Garcia previewed UFC on FOX 10 on this episode including every preliminary bout and the main event between Benson Henderson and Josh Thomson.

Simon and Garcia discussed Chris Weidman v. Vitor Belfort and the UFC middleweight division.

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

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UFC on FOX 10

Saturday January 25, 2014

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

—Televised Main Card- FOX- 8pm Eastern—

Benson Henderson v. Josh Thomson- Lightweight

Gabriel Gonzaga v. Stipe Miocic- Heavyweight

Donald Cerrone v. Adriano Martins- Lightweight

Darren Elkins v. Jeremy Stephens- Featherweight

—Televised Preliminary Card- Fox Sports 1- 5pm Eastern—

Alex Caceres v. Sergio Pettis- Bantamweight

Eddie Wineland v. Yves Jabouin- Bantamweight

Chico Camus v. Yaotzin Meza- Bantamweight

Junior Hernandez v. Hugo Viana- Bantamweight

Daron Cruickshank v. Mike Rio- Lightweight

George Sullivan v. Mike Rhodes- Lightweight

—Online Preliminary Card- UFC Fight Pass- 4:30pm Eastern—

Walt Harris v. Nikita Krylov- Heavyweight

Ringside Report Radio January 17, 2014. Now online

This is the January 17, 2014 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Fred Garcia.

Simon and Garcia discussed Georges St-Pierre’s recent comments about PEDs in MMA and Dana White’s response.

Simon and Garcia talked about a potential Brock Lesnar come-back to the UFC, Ronda Rousey’s pay-per-view drawing power and UFC Fight Pass security issues.

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

Ringside Report Radio January 15, 2014. Now online

This is the January 15, 2014 episode of Ringside Report Radio. Hosted by Dave Simon and Kevin McKough.

Simon and McKough discussed Georges St-Pierre’s revelation that the UFC’s lack of support for his VADA testing contributed to his exit from the sport. Simon and McKough listened to clips of GSP and discussed Dana White’s response.

David Zilberman appeared on this episode to discuss GSP’s current wrestling training and being the wrestling coach for Team Canada on TUF: Nations- Canada v. Australia.

Simon and McKough talked about results from UFC Fight Night 35 including Luke Rockhold’s TKO win over Costa Philippou.

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