Top 10 MMA Rankings- May 2013

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cainwinsufc160This is the 22nd monthly installment of the Ringside Report official Top 10 MMA rankings. The list was revealed on the May 29, 2013 episode of Ringside Report Radio.

Roy Nelson’s KO win over Cheick Kongo moves him from an honorable mention in April 2013 to the tenth spot in May. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira moves from tenth into the honorable mention category and will fight 9th ranked Fabricio Werdum on June 8.

Heavyweights- 207-265 lbs.

1. Cain Velasquez (12-1, UFC HW champion) Last fight: TKO win over Antonio Silva on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160. Next fight: versus Junior Dos Santos, date TBA

2. Junior Dos Santos (16-2) Last fight: KO win over Mark Hunt on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160. Next fight: versus Cain Velasquez for UFC HW title, date TBA

3. Daniel Cormier (12-0) Last fight: UD win over Frank Mir on April 20, 2013 for UFC on FOX 7. Next fight: TBA

4. Antonio Silva (18-5) Last fight: TKO loss to Velasquez on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160. Next fight: TBA

5. Alistair Overeem (36-12-1) Last fight: TKO loss to Antonio Silva on February 2, 2013 at UFC 156. Next fight: versus Travis Browne on August 17 at UFC on FOX Sports 1

6. Josh Barnett (32-6) Last fight:  unanimous decision win over Nandor Guelmino on January 12 for Strikeforce. Next fight: TBA

7. Mark Hunt (9-8) Last fight: KO loss to Junior Dos Santos on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160.  Next fight: TBA

8. Frank Mir (16-7) Last fight: UD loss to Daniel Cormier on April 20, 2013 at UFC on FOX 7. Next fight: TBA

9. Fabricio Werdum (16-5-1) Last fight: TKO win over Mike Russow on June 23, 2012 at UFC 147. Next fight: versus Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira on June 8, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 10

10. Roy Nelson (19-7) Last fight: KO win over Cheick Kongo on April 27, 2013 at UFC 159. Next fight: versus Stipe Miocic on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161

Honourable mentions: Gabriel Gonzaga, Travis Browne, Stefan Struve, Pat Barry, Matt Mitrione, Stipe Miocic, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Glover Teixeira’s win over James Te-Huna on May 25 moves him from an honorable mention in April 2013 to the tenth ranked LHW fighter in May. Ryan Bader goes from tenth into the honorable mention category. 3rd ranked Dan Henderson is scheduled to fight 6th ranked Rashad Evans on June 15. 8th ranked Shogun Rua is scheduled to fight 9th ranked Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on June 15.

Light-Heavyweights- 205 lbs.

1. Jon Jones (18-1, UFC LHW Champion) Last fight: TKO win over Chael Sonnen on April 27, 2013. Next fight: TBA

2. Lyoto Machida (19-3) Last fight: SD win over Dan Henderson on February 23, 2013 at UFC 157. Next fight: TBA

3. Dan Henderson (29-9) Last fight: SD loss to Lyoto Machida on February 23, 2013 at UFC 157. Next fight: versus Rashad Evans on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161

4. Alexander Gustafsson (15-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on December 8, 2012 at UFC on FOX 5. Next fight: TBA

5. Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2) Last fight: UD win over Ilir Latifi on April 6, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 9. Next fight: TBA

6. Rashad Evans (17-3-1D) Last fight: UD loss to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on February 2, 2012 at UFC 156. Next fight: versus Dan Henderson on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161

7. Phil Davis (11-1-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Vinny Magalhaes on April 27, 2013 at UFC 159. Next fight: TBA

8. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-7) Last Fight: UD loss to Alexander Gustafsson on December 8, 2012 at UFC on FOX 5. Next fight: versus Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161

9. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5) Last fight: UD win over Rashad Evans on February 2, 2012 at UFC 156. Next fight: versus Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161

10. Glover Teixeira (21-2) Last fight: submission win over James Te-Huna on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160. Next fight: TBA

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

Previously 2nd ranked Chael Sonnen’s LHW debut on April 27 moves him out of the middleweight rankings in May 2013. Chris Weidman goes from 3rd to 2nd, Vitor Belfort moves from 4th to 3rd, Yushin Okami goes from 5th to 4th, Michael Bisping from 6th to 5th, Luke Rockhold from 7th to 6th ad Jacare Souza from 8th to 7th. Costa Philippou goes from an honorable mention in April 2013 to the 8th position. Brian Stann goes from 9th into the honorable mention category. Mark Munoz goes from 10th to 9th and Tim Boetsch re-enters the Top 10 in the tenth position. There are no Top 10 middleweights scheduled to compete in June 2013.

Middleweights- 185 lbs.

1. Anderson Silva (33-4, UFC MW Champion) Last fight: TKO win over Stephan Bonnar on October 13, 2012 at UFC 153. Next fight: versus Chris Weidman on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162

2. Chris Weidman (8-0) Last Fight: KO win over Mark Munoz on July 11, 2012 at UFC on Fuel 4. Next Fight: versus Anderson Silva on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162

3. Vitor Belfort (23-10) Last fight: KO win over Luke Rockhold on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8. Next fight: TBA

4. Yushin Okami (29-7) Last fight: SD win over Hector Lombard on March 3, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 8. 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: TBA

6. Luke Rockhold (10-2, Strikeforce MW champion) Last fight: KO loss to Vitor Belfort on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8. Next fight: TBA

7. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (18-3-1) Last fight: submission win over Chris Camozzi on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8. Next fight: TBA

8. Costa Philippou (12-2-1) Last fight: TKO win over Tim Boetsch on December 29 2013 at UFC 155. Next fight: TBA

9. Mark Munoz (12-3) Last fight: KO loss to Chris Weidman at UFC on Fuel 4 on July 11, 2012. Next Fight: versus Tim Boetsch on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162

10. Tim Boetsch (16-5) Last fight: TKO loss to Costa Philippou on December 29, 2013 at UFC 155. Next fight: versus Mark Munoz on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162

Honourable mentions: Mamed Khalidov,Rousimar Palhares, Alan Belcher, Hector Lombard, Ronny Markes, Tom Watson, Alexander Shlemenko, Francis Carmont, Derek Brunson, Brian Stann

No movement in the welterweight rankings this month. 10th ranked Jon Fitch is scheduled to make his World Series of Fighting debut versus Josh Burkamn on June 14.

Welterweights- 170 lbs.

1. Georges St-Pierre (24-2 UFC WW Champion) Last fight: UD win over Nick Diaz on March 16, 2013 at UFC 158 for UFC WW title. Next fight: versus Johny Hendricks, date TBA

2. Johny Hendricks (14-1) Last fight: UD win over Carlos Condit on March 16, 2013 at UFC 158. Next fight: versus Georges St-Pierre, date TBA

3. Carlos Condit (28-7) Last fight: UD loss to Johny Hendricks on March 16, 2013 at UFC 158. Next fight: TBA

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

5. Demian Maia (18-4) Last fight: UD win over Jon Fitch on February 2, 2013 at UFC 156. Next fight: versus Josh Koscheck on August 3, 2013 at UFC 163

6. Rory MacDonald (14-1) Last fight: UD win over B.J. Penn on December 8, 2012 at UFC on FOX 5. Next fight: versus Jake Ellenberger on July 27, 2013 at UFC on FOX 8

7. Jake Ellenberger (29-6) Last fight: KO win over Nate Marquardt on March 16, 2013 at UFC 158. Next fight: versus Rory MacDonald on July 27, 2013 at UFC on FOX 8

8. Martin Kampmann (20-6) KO loss to Johny Hendricks on November 17, 2012 at UFC 154. Next fight: TBA

9. Ben Askren (11-0, Bellator WW champion) Last fight: TKO win over Karl Amoussou on January 24, 2013 at Bellator 86. Next fight: versus Andrey Koreshkov on July 31, 2013 at Bellator 97

10. Jon Fitch (24-5-1NC-1D) Last fight: UD loss to Demian Maia on February 2, 2013 at UFC 156. Next fight: versus Josh Burkman at World Series of Fighting 3 on June 14, 2013

Honourable mentions: Dong Hyun Kim, John Hathaway, Erick Silva, Thiago Alves, Rick Story,Mike Pierce, Mike Pyle, Nate Marquardt, Tarec Saffiedine, Tyron Woodley, Robbie Lawler, Andrey Koreshkov, Josh Koscheck, Jake Shields

TJ Grant’s KO win over Gray Maynard on May 25 moves him from 7th overall in April 2013 to 2nd in the May rankings. Gilbert Melendez moves from 2nd to 3rd, Anthony Pettis drops from 3rd to 4th and Gray Maynard from 4th to 6th. Nate Diaz drops from 6th to 7th and Michael Chandler bumps up from 9th into the 8th position. Pat Healy’s submission win that was over-turned into a no contest with Jim Miller on April 27 moves him from an honorable mention into the 9th position in the May 2013 rankings. Jim Miller drops from 8th to 10th overall. Eddie Alvarez gets bumped out of the Top 10 into the honorable mention category. 8th ranked Michael Chandler is scheduled to defend his Bellator LW title versus Dave Jensen on June 19.

Lightweights- 155 lbs.

1. Benson Henderson (19-2, UFC LW Champion) Last fight: SD win over Gilbert Melendez on April 20, 2013 at UFC on FOX 7 for UFC LW title. Next fight: versus TJ Grant, date TBA

2. TJ Grant (21-5) Last fight: KO win over Gray Maynard on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160. Next fight: versus Benson Henderson for UFC LW title, date TBA

3. Gilbert Melendez (21-3) Last fight: SD loss to Benson Henderson on April 20, 2013 at UFC on FOX 7 for UFC LW title. Next fight: TBA

4. Anthony Pettis (16-2) Last fight: TKO win over Donald Cerrone on January 26, 2013 at UFC on FOX 6. Next fight: versus Jose Aldo on August 3, 2013 for UFC FW title at UFC 163

5. Josh Thomson (20-5-1NC) Last fight: TKO win over Nate Diaz on April 20, 2013 at UFC on FOX 7. Next fight: TBA

6. Gray Maynard (11-2-1D-1NC) Last fight: KO loss to TJ Grant on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160. Next fight: TBA

7. Nate Diaz (16-9) Last fight: TKO loss Josh Thomson on April 20, 2013 at UFC on FOX 7. Next fight: TBA

8. Michael Chandler (11-0, Bellator LW champion) Last fight: submission win over Rick Hawn on January 17, 2013 at Bellator 85. Next fight: versus Dave Jansen on June 19, 2013 at Bellator 96

9. Pat Healy (29-16-1) Last fight: No Contest (submission win, overt-tuned after Healy tested positive for marijuana metabolites). Next fight: TBA

 10. Jim Miller (21-4-1) Last Fight: No Contest (submission loss, overt-tuned after opponent tested positive for marijuana metabolites) with Pat Healy on April 27, 2013 at UFC 159. Next fight: TBA

Honourable mentions: Rafael Dos Anjos, Jorge Masvidal, Joe Lauzon, Edson Barboza, Takanori Gomi, Shinya Aoki, Rustam Khabilov, Jamie Varner, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Donald Cerrone, Eddie Alvarez

No movement in the featherweight rankings this month. There are no Top 10 featherweights scheduled to compete in June 2013.

Featherweights-145 lbs.

1. Jose Aldo (22-1, UFC FW Champion) Last fight: UD win over Frankie Edgar on February 2, 2013 at UFC 156 for UFC FW title. Next fight: versus Anthony Pettis on August 3, 2013 for UFC FW title at UFC 163

2. Frankie Edgar (15-4-1) Last fight: UD loss to Jose Aldo on February 2, 2013 at UFC 156 for UFC FW title. Next fight: versus Charles Oliveira on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162

3. Chad Mendes (14-1) Last fight: KO win over Darren Elkins on April 20, 2013 at UFC on FOX 7. Next fight: versus Clay Guida on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164

4. Ricardo Lamas (13-2) Last fight: TKO win over Erik Koch on January 26, 2013 at UFC on FOX 6. Next fight: versus Chan Sung Jung on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162

5. Chan Sung Jung (13-3) Last fight: submission win over Dustin Poirier on May 15, 2012 at UFC on Fuel 3. Next fight: versus Ricardo Lamas on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162

6. Cub Swanson (19-5) Last fight: UD win over Dustin Poirier on February 16, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 7. Next fight: versus Dennis Siver on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162

7. Erik Koch (13-2) Last fight: TKO loss to Ricardo Lamas on January 26, 2013 at UFC on FOX 6. Next fight: versus Dustin Poirier on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164

8. Pat Curran (19-4, Bellator FW champion) Last fight: submission win over Shahbulat Shamhalaev on April 4, 2013 at Bellator 95 for Bellator FW title. Next fight: TBA

9. Darren Elkins (16-3) Last fight: KO loss to Chad Mendes on April 20, 2013 at UFC on FOX 7. Next fight: TBA

10. Clay Guida (30-13) Last fight: SD win over Hatsu Hioki on January 26, 2013 at UFC on FOX 6. Next fight: versus Chad Mendes on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164

Honourable mentions: Joe Warren, Bart Palaszewski, Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, Nik Lentz, Pablo Garza, Dustin Poirier, Charles Oliveira, Diego Nunes, Hatsu Hioki, Dennis Siver, Diego Brandao, Conor McGregor, Dennis Bermudez

Brian Bowles’ loss to George Roop on May 25 moves him from 4th overall in April 2013 to 7th in this month’s rankings. George Roop goes from an honorable mention into the 5th position with the victory. Eddie Wineland improves from 6th to 4th overall. Michael McDonald drops from 5th to 6th, Brad Pickett from 7th to 8th, Scott Jorgensen from 8th to 9th and Ivan Menjivar from 9th to 10th. Bibiano Fernandes is bumped out of the Top 10 into the honorable mention category. There are no Top 10 bantamweights scheduled to compete in June 2013.

Bantamweights- 135 lbs.

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

2. Renan Barao (30-1-1, UFC interim BW champion) Last fight: submission win over Michael McDonald on February 16, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 7. Next fight: versus Eddie Wineland, date TBA

3. Urijah Faber (28-6) Last fight: submission win over Scott Jorgensen on April 13, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. Next fight: TBA

4. Eddie Wineland (20-8-1D) Last fight: SD win over Brad Pickett on December 29, 2012 at UFC 155. Next fight: versus Renan Barao, date TBA

5. George Roop (14-9-1) Last fight: TKO win over Brian Bowles on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160. Next fight: TBA

6. Michael McDonald (15-2) Last fight: submission loss to Renan Barao on February 16, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 7. Next fight: TBA

7. Brian Bowles (10-3) Last fight: TKO loss to George Roop on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160. Next fight: TBA

8. Brad Pickett (23-7) Last fight: SD win over Mike Easton on April 6, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 9. Next fight: TBA

9. Scott Jorgensen (14-7) Last fight: submission loss to Urijah Faber on April 13, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. Next fight: TBA

10. Ivan Menjivar (25-10) Last fight: submission loss to Urijah Faber on February 23, 2013 at UFC 157. Next fight: TBA

Honourable mentions: Antonio Banuelos, Yves Jabouin, Mike Easton, Takeya Mizugaki, TJ Dillashaw, Tyson Nam, Hugo “Wolverine” Viana, Edwin Figueroa, Erik Perez, Yuri Alcantara, Bibiano Fernandes

Jussier Da Silva Formiga’s win over Chris Cariaso on May 18 moves him from 7th in April 2013 to 6th in this month’s rankings. Cariaso drops from 6th to 9th and John Lineker goes from 9th to 7th. There are no Top 10 flyweights scheduled to compete in June 2013.

Flyweights

 1. Demetrious Johnson (17-2-1, UFC Fly-W champion) Last fight: UD win over John Dodson on January 26, 2013 at UFC on FOX 6. Next fight: versus John Moraga for UFC Fly-W title on July 27, 2013 at UFC on FOX 8

2. Joseph Benavidez (18-3) Last fight: TKO win over Darren Uyenoyama on April 20, 2013 at UFC on FOX 7. Next fight: TBA

3. Ian McCall (11-4-1) Last fight: UD loss to Joseph Benavidez on February 2, 2013 at UFC 156. Next fight: TBA

4. John Dodson (14-6) Last fight: UD loss to Demetrious Johnson for UFC Fly-W title on January 26, 2013 at UFC on FOX 6. Next fight: TBA

5. John Moraga (12-1) Last fight: submission win over Chris Cariaso on December 29, 2012 at UFC 155. Next fight: versus Demetrious Johnson for UFC Fly-W title on July 27, 2013 at UFC on FOX 8

6. Jussier Da Silva Formiga (15-2) Last fight: UD win over Chris Cariaso on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8. Next fight: TBA

7. John Lineker (21-6) Last fight: TKO win over Azamat Gashimov on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8. Next fight: TBA

8. Darren Uyenoyama (8-4) Last fight: TKO loss to Joseph Benavidez on April 20, 2013 at UFC on FOX 7. Next fight: TBA

9. Chris Cariaso (14-5) Last fight: UD loss to Jussier Da Silva Formiga on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8. Next fight: TBA

10. Louis Gaudinot (6-2) Last fight: submission win over John Lineker on May 5, 2012 at UFC on FOX 3. Next fight: TBA

Honorable mentions: Tim Elliott, Josh Ferguson, Phil Harris, Ulysses Gomez, Yasuhiro Urushitani, Azamat Gashimov

Sara McMann’s TKO win over Sheila Gaff on April 27 improves her position from 6th in April 2013 to 5th overall in this month’s rankings. Liz Carmouche drops from 5th to 6th. There are no Top 10 women’s bantamweights scheduled to compete in June 2013.

Women (135 lbs.)

1. Ronda Rousey (7-0, UFC Women’s BW champion) Last fight: submission win over Liz Carmouche on February 23, 2013 at UFC 157. Next fight: versus winner of Miesha Tate, date TBA

2. Sarah Kaufman (16-2) Last fight: SD win over Leslie Smith on April 5, 2013 for Invicta FC 5

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

4. Miesha Tate (13-4) Last fight: TKO loss to Cat Zingano on April 13, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. Next fight: versus Ronda Rousey, date TBA

5. Sara McMann (7-0) Last fight: TKO win over Sheila Gaff on April 27, 2013 at UFC 159. Next fight: TBA

6. Liz Carmouche (8-3) Last fight: submission loss to Ronda Rousey on February 23, 2013 at UFC 157. Next fight: TBA

7. Alexis Davis (13-5) Last fight: submission win over Shayna Baszler on January 5, 2013 at Invicta FC 4. Next fight: versus Rosi Sexton on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161

8. Lauren Taylor (6-0) Last fight: UD win over Kaitlyn Young on April 5, 2013 at Invicta FC 5. Next fight: TBA

9. Shayna Baszler (15-8) Last fight: submission loss to Alexis Davis on January 5, 2013 at Invicta FC 4. Next fight: TBA

10. Leslie Smith (5-3) Last fight: SD loss to Sarah Kaufman on April 5, 2013 at Invicta FC 5. Next fight: dropping to 125 lbs. to face Jennifer Maia at Invicta FC 6 on July 13, 2013

Honorable mentions: Rosi Sexton, Julie Kedzie, Sarah D’Alelio, Hitomi Akano , Holly Holm, Amanda Nunes, Kaitlin Young, Jessamyn Duke, Rin Nakai, Sheila Gaff, Raquel Pennington, Germaine De Randamie, Miriam Nakamoto, Jan Finney

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