Top 10 MMA Rankings- July 2013

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weidmanwinsThis is the 24th monthly installment of the Ringside Report official Top 10 MMA rankings.

No movement in the Heavyweight rankings this month. 6th ranked Josh Barnett is scheduled to fight 9th ranked Frank Mir on August 31. 5th ranked Alistair Overeem is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Travis Browne on August 17.

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 on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166

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 on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166

3. Daniel Cormier (12-0) Last fight: UD win over Frank Mir on April 20, 2013 for UFC on FOX 7. Next fight: versus Roy Nelson on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166

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 Fight Night 26

6. Josh Barnett (32-6) Last fight:  unanimous decision win over Nandor Guelmino on January 12 for Strikeforce. Next fight: versus Frank Mir on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164

7. 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: TBA

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

9. Frank Mir (16-7) Last fight: UD loss to Daniel Cormier on April 20, 2013 at UFC on FOX 7. Next fight: versus Josh Barnett on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164

10. Stipe Miocic (10-1) Last fight: UD win over Roy Nelson on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161. Next fight: TBA

Honourable mentions: Gabriel Gonzaga, Travis Browne, Stefan Struve, Pat Barry, Matt Mitrione, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Shawn Jordan, Roy Nelson

No movement in the Light-Heavyweight rankings this month. 2nd ranked Lyoto Machida is scheduled to fight 7th ranked Phil Davis on august 3. 8th ranked Shogun Rua is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Chael Sonnen on August 17.

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: versus Alexander Gustafsson on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165

2. Lyoto Machida (19-3) Last fight: SD win over Dan Henderson on February 23, 2013 at UFC 157. Next fight: versus Phil Davis on August 3, 2013 at UFC 163

3. Alexander Gustafsson (15-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on December 8, 2012 at UFC on FOX 5. Next fight: versus Jon Jones on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165

4. Rashad Evans (18-3-1D) Last fight: SD win over Dan Henderson on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161. Next fight:TBA

5. Dan Henderson (29-10) Last fight: SD loss to Rashad Evans on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161. Next fight: TBA

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: TBA

7. Phil Davis (11-1-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Vinny Magalhaes on April 27, 2013 at UFC 159. Next fight: versus Lyoto Machida on August 3, 2013 at UFC 163

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 Chael Sonnen on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26

9. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5) Last fight: UD win over Rashad Evans on February 2, 2012 at UFC 156. Next fight: TBA

10. Glover Teixeira (21-2) Last fight: submission win over James Te-Huna on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160. Next fight: versus Ryan Bader on at UFC Fight Night 28 on September 4, 2013

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

Chris Weidman’s KO win over Anderson Silva on July 6 moves him from 2nd in last month’s rankings to 1st overall this month. Anderson Silva drops from to 2nd in this month’s rankings. Mark Munoz’ decision win over Tim Boetsch on July 6 bumps him from 9th in June 2013 to 8th overall in July. Costa Philippou drops from 8th to 9th. There are no Top 10 Middleweights scheduled to compete in August 2013.

Middleweights- 185 lbs.

1. Chris Weidman (10-0, UFC MW champion) Last Fight: KO win over Anderson Silva on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162. Next fight: versus Anderson Silva on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168

2. Anderson Silva (33-5) Last fight: KO loss to Chris Weidman on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162. Next fight: versus Chris Weidman on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168

3. Vitor Belfort (23-10) Last fight: KO win over Luke Rockhold on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8. Next fight: versus Tim Kennedy, date 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: versus Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza on September 4, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 28

5. Michael Bisping (24-5) Last fight: technical unanimous decision win over Alan Belcher on April 27, 2013 at UFC 159. Next fight: versus Mark Munoz on October 26, 2013 at UFC Fight Night in Manchester

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: versus Tim Boetsch on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166

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: versus Yushin Okami on September 4, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 28

8. Mark Munoz (13-3) Last fight: UD win over Tim Boetsch on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162. Next fight: versus Michael Bisping on October 26, 2013 at UFC Fight Night in Manchester

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

10. Tim Boetsch (16-6) Last fight: UD loss to Mark Munoz on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162. Next fight: versus Luke Rockhold on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166

Honourable mentions: Mamed Khalidov,Rousimar Palhares, Alan Belcher, Hector Lombard, Ronny Markes, Tom Watson, Alexander Shlemenko, Francis Carmont, Tim Kennedy

Rory MacDonald’s decision win over Jake Ellenberger on July 27 moves him from 6th overall in June 2013 to 5th in this month’s rankings. Demian Maia goes from 5th to 4th as Nick Diaz drops from 4th to 6th as he remains retired. Jake Ellenberger drops from 7th to 8th and Martin Kampmann jumps from 8th in last month’s rankings to 7th overall in July 2013. 3rd ranked Carlos Condit is scheduled to fight 7th ranked Martin Kampmann on August 28. 9th ranked Ben Askren is scheduled to fight Andrey Koreshkov on July 31.

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 on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167

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 on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167

3. Carlos Condit (28-7) Last fight: UD loss to Johny Hendricks on March 16, 2013 at UFC 158. Next fight: versus Martin Kampmann on August 28, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27

4. Demian Maia (18-4) Last fight: UD win over Jon Fitch on February 2, 2013 at UFC 156. Next fight: rumored to be fighting Jake Shields, date TBA

5. Rory MacDonald (15-1) Last fight: UD win over Jake Ellenberger on July 27, 2013 at UFC on FOX 8. Next fight: TBA

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

7. Martin Kampmann (20-6) KO loss to Johny Hendricks on November 17, 2012 at UFC 154. Next fight: versus Carlos Condit on August 28, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27

8. Jake Ellenberger (29-7) Last fight: UD loss to Rory MacDonald on July 27, 2013 at UFC on FOX 8. 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. Jake Shields (28-6-1D-1NC) Last fight: SD win over Tyron Woodley on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161. Next fight: rumored to be fighting Demian Maia, date TBA

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, Matt Brown, Josh Burkman, Robbie Lawler, Mike Pierce, Jon Fitch

No movement in the Lightweight division rankings this month. 1st ranked Benson Henderson is scheduled to fight 4th ranked Anthony Pettis on August 31. 8th ranked Michael Chandler is scheduled to fight David Rickels on July 31.

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. Next fight: versus Anthony Pettis on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164

2. TJ Grant (21-5) Last fight: KO win over Gray Maynard on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160. Next fight: 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: versus Diego Sanchez, date 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 Benson Henderon for UFC LW title on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164

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 David Rickels on July 31, 2013 at Bellator 97.  

9. Pat Healy (29-16-1) Last fight: No Contest (submission win, overt-tuned after Healy tested positive for marijuana metabolites). Next fight: versus Khabib Nurmagomedov on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165

 10. Jim Miller (21-4-1) Last Fight: No Contest (submission loss, over-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, Melvin Guillard

No movement in the Featherweight rankings this month. 1st ranked Jose Aldo is scheduled to fight 5th ranked Chan Sung Jung on August 3. 3rd ranked Chad Mendes is scheduled to fight 10th ranked Clay Guida on August 31. 7th ranked Erik Koch is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Dustin Poirier on August 31. 9th ranked Darren Elkins is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Hatsu Hioki on August 31.

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 Chan Sung Jung on August 3, 2013 for UFC FW title at UFC 163

2. Frankie Edgar (16-4-1) Last fight: UD win over Charles Oliveira on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162. Next fight: TBA

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: TBA

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 Jose Aldo on August 3, 2013 at UFC 163

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

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: TKO loss to Chad Mendes on April 20, 2013 at UFC on FOX 7. Next fight: versus Hatsu Hioki on August 28, 2013 at UFC on Fight Night 27

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, Rony “Jason” Mariano

No movement in the bantamweight rankings this month. 3rd ranked Urijah Faber is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Yuri Alcantara on August 17. 6th ranked Michael McDonald is scheduled to fight 8th ranked Brad Pickett on August 17.

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 on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165

3. Urijah Faber (28-6) Last fight: submission win over Scott Jorgensen on April 13, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. Next fight: versus Yuri Alcantara on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26

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 on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165

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: versus Brad Pickett on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26

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: versus Michael McDonald on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26

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: versus Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165

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

No movement in the Flyweight rankings this month. 3rd ranked Ian McCall is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Iliarde Santos on August 3. 7th ranked John Lineker is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Phil Harris on August 3. 10th ranked Louis Gaudinot is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Tim Elliott on August 31.

Flyweights

 1. Demetrious Johnson (18-2-1, UFC Fly-W champion) Last fight: submission win over John Moraga on July 27, 2013 at UFC on FOX 8. Next fight: TBA

2. Joseph Benavidez (18-3) Last fight: TKO win over Darren Uyenoyama on April 20, 2013 at UFC on FOX 7. Next fight: versus Jussier Formiga on September 4, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 28

3. Ian McCall (11-4-1) Last fight: UD loss to Joseph Benavidez on February 2, 2013 at UFC 156. Next fight: versus Iliarde Santos on August 3, 2013 at UFC 163

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 (12-2) Last fight: submission loss to Demetrious Johnson on July 27, 2013 at UFC on FOX 8. Next fight: TBA

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: versus Joseph Benavidez on September 4, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 28

7. John Lineker (21-6) Last fight: TKO win over Azamat Gashimov on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8. Next fight: versus Phil Harris on August 3, 2013 at UFC 163

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: versus Tim Elliott on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164

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

Germaine De Randamie moves from an honorable mention in June 2013 to 8th overall in July 2013 after a split-decision win over Julie Kedzie on July 27. Lauren Taylor drops from 8th to 9th and Shayna Baszler from 9th to 10th. Leslie Smith leave the Women’s Bantamweight Rankings after making a successful debut in the Flyweight division on July 13. 2nd ranked Sarah Kaufman is scheduled to fight 5th ranked Sara McMann on August 28 in the only Top 10 WBW bout scheduled for August 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 on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168

2. Sarah Kaufman (16-2) Last fight: SD win over Leslie Smith on April 5, 2013 for Invicta FC 5. Next fight: versus Sara McMann on August 28, 2013 at UFC on FOX Sports 1: 2

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 on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168

5. Sara McMann (7-0) Last fight: TKO win over Sheila Gaff on April 27, 2013 at UFC 159. Next fight: versus Sarah Kaufman on August 28, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27

6. Liz Carmouche (9-3) Last fight: TKO win over Jessica Andrade on July 27, 2013 at UFC on FOX 8. Next fight: TBA

7. Alexis Davis (14-5) Last fight: UD win over Rosi Sexton on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161. Next fight: TBA

8. Germaine De Randamie (4-2) Last fight: SD win over Julie Kedzie on July 27, 2013 at UFC on FOX 8. Next fight: TBA

9. Lauren Taylor (7-0) Last fight: UD win over Sarah D’Alelio on July 13, 2013 at Invicta FC 6. Next fight: TBA

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

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, Miriam Nakamoto, Jan Finney, Jessica Andrade

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