Top 10 MMA Rankings- August 2013

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anothypettisThis is the 25th monthly installment of the Ringside Report official Top 10 MMA rankings. These rankings reflect results from August 1, 2013- September 1, 2013.

Josh Barnett’s win over Frank Mir on August 31 moves him from 6 in last month’s rankings to 4th in August 2013. Alistair Overeem’s loss to Travis Browne on August 17 drops him from 5th in July 2013 to 9th overall in this month’s rankings. Travis Browne moves from an honorable mention into 7th overall. Frank Mir drops from 9th to 10th. Fabricio Werdum jumps from 7th to 5th and Antonio Silva drops from 4th to 6th. There are no Top 10 Heavyweights scheduled to compete in September 2013.

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. Josh Barnett (33-6) Last fight:  TKO over Frank Mir on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164. Next fight: TBA

5. 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

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

7. Travis Browne (15-1-1) Last fight: TKO win over Alistair Overeem on August 17 at UFF Fight Night 26. Next fight: TBA

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

9. Alistair Overeem (36-12-1) Last fight: TKO loss to Travis Browne on August 17 at UFC Fight Night 26. Next fight: TBA

10. Frank Mir (16-8) Last fight: TKO loss to Josh Barnett on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164. Next fight: TBA

Honourable mentions: Gabriel Gonzaga, Mark Hunt, Stefan Struve, Pat Barry, Matt Mitrione, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Shawn Jordan, Roy Nelson, Ben Rothwell

Phil Davis’ win over Lyoto Machida on August 3 moves him from 7th in July 2013 to 4th in August. Machida drops from 2nd to 5th. Rashad Evans moves from 4th to 3rd. Dan Henderson drops from 5th to 6th. Chael Sonnen’s win over Shogun Rua on August 17 moves him from an honorable mention in July 2013 to 7th in this month’s rankings. Gegard Mousasi drops from 6th to 8th. Shogun Rua drops from 8th to 10th. Glover Teixeira improves from 10th to 9th and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira gets bumped into the honorable mention category from 9th overall in July’s rankings. Number 1 ranked Jon Jones is scheduled to fight 2nd ranked Alexander Gustafsson on September 21. 9th ranked Glover Teixeira is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Ryan Bader on September 4.

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. 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

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

5. Lyoto Machida (19-4) Last fight: SD loss to Phil Davis on August 3, 2013 at UFC 163. Next fight: versus Tim Kennedy on November 6, 2013 at UFC Fight for the Troops 3 in his middleweight debut.

6. Dan Henderson (29-10) Last fight: SD loss to Rashad Evans on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161. Next fight: versus Vitor Belfort on November 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 32

7. Chael Sonnen (29-13-1) Last fight: submission win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26. Next fight: TBA

8. 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

9. 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

10. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-8) Last Fight: submission loss to Chael Sonnen on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26. 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, Thiago Silva, Ryan Jimmo, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

There is no movement in the middleweight rankings in August 2013. 4th ranked Yushin Okami is scheduled to fight 7th ranked Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza on September 4. 9th ranked Costa Philippou is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Francis Carmont on September 21.

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 Dan Henderson on November 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 32

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: versus Francis Carmont at UFC 165 on September 21, 2013

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, Brad Tavares

No movement in the welterweight rankings for August 2013. There are no Top 10 welterweights scheduled to compete in September 2013.

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 (29-7) Last fight: TKO win over Martin Kampmann on August 28, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27. Next fight: TBA

4. Demian Maia (18-4) Last fight: UD win over Jon Fitch on February 2, 2013 at UFC 156. Next fight: versus Jake Shields on October 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 29

5. Rory MacDonald (15-1) Last fight: UD win over Jake Ellenberger on July 27, 2013 at UFC on FOX 8. Next fight: versus Robbie Lawler on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167

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 (20-7) 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: TBA

9. Ben Askren (12-0, Bellator WW champion) Last fight: TKO win over Andrey Koreshkov on July 31, 2013 at Bellator 97. Next fight: TBA

10. Jake Shields (28-6-1D-1NC) Last fight: SD win over Tyron Woodley on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161. Next fight: versus Demian Maia on November 17, 2013 at UFC 167

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, Brandon Thatch, Kelvin Gastelum, Hyun Gyu Lim

Previously 4th ranked Anthony Pettis takes over the number 1 spot with a win over Benson Henderson on August 31. Henderson drops from 1 to 2nd overall. TJ Grant moves from 2nd to 3rd overall. Gilbert Melendez drops from 3rd to 4th. 9th ranked Pat Healy is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Khabib Nurmagomedov on September 21.

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 TJ Grant, date TBA

2. Benson Henderson for UFC LW title on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164. Next fight: TBA

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

4. 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 on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166

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: KO win over David Rickels on July 31, 2013 at Bellator 97.  Next fight: versus Eddie Alvarez on November 2, 2013 at Bellator 106

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

Dustin Poirier re-enters the Top 10 at 7th overall after being an honorable mention in July 2013. Porier defeated Erik Koch on August 31. Koch drops from 7th to 8th. Pat Curran drops from 8th to 10th and Clay Guida is bumped out of the Top 10 into the honorable mention category. There are no Top 10 featherweights scheduled to compete in September 2013.

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: TBA

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 (15-1) Last fight: TKO win over 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 (13-4) Last fight: TKO loss to 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. Dustin Poirier (14-3) Last fight: UD win over Erik Koch on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164. Next fight: TBA

8. Erik Koch (13-3) Last fight: UD loss to Dustin Poirier on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164. Next fight: TBA

9. Darren Elkins (17-3) Last fight: UD win over Hatsu Hioki on August 28, 2013 at UFC on Fight Night 27. Next fight: TBA

10. 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

Honourable mentions: Joe Warren, Bart Palaszewski, Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, Nik Lentz , Charles Oliveira, Diego Nunes, Hatsu Hioki, Dennis Siver, Diego Brandao, Conor McGregor, Dennis Bermudez, Rony “Jason” Mariano, Clay Guida, Steven Siler

Michael McDonald’s submission win over 8th ranked Brad Pickett bumps him from 6th to 5th overall. George Roop drops from 5th to 6th. 2nd ranked Renan Barao is scheduled to fight 4th ranked Eddie Wineland on September 21. 10th ranked Ivan Menjivar is scheduled to fight Wilson Reis on September 21.

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 (29-6) Last fight: UD win over Yuri Alcantara on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26. 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 on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165

5. Michael McDonald (16-2) Last fight: submission win over Brad Pickett on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26. Next fight: TBA

6. George Roop (14-9-1) Last fight: TKO win over Brian Bowles on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160. 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 (23-8) Last fight: submission loss to Michael McDonald on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26. 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: versus Wilson Reis 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

Tim Elliott’s win over Louis Gaudinot on August 31 moves him from an honorable mention in July 2013 to 10th overall in August 2013. Louis Gaudinot drops from 10th into the honorable mention category. 2nd ranked Joseph Benavidez will fight 6th ranked Jussier da Silva Formiga on September 4.

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 (12-4-1) Last fight: UD win over 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 Jose Maria Tome on August 3, 2013 at UFC 163. Next fight: versus Phil Harris on October 26, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 30

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: versus Iliarde Santos on October 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 29

10. Tim Elliott (10-3-1) Last fight: UD win over Louis Gaudinot on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164. Next fight: TBA

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

No movement in the women’s bantamweight rankings in August 2013. There are no Top 10 WBW fighters scheduled to compete in September 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 Jessica Eye on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166

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 TBA

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: on TUF 18

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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