Top 10 MMA Rankings- November 2013

UFC 167: St-Pierre v HendricksThis is the 28th monthly installment of the Ringside Report official Top 10 MMA rankings. These rankings reflect results from November 2, 2013- December 1, 2013.

No movement in the Heavyweight rankings this month. No Top 10 Heavyweights competed in November 2013.

6th ranked Antonio Silva is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Mark Hunt on December 7. 4th ranked Josh Barnett is scheduled to fight 7th ranked Travis Browne on December 28.

Heavyweights- 207-265 lbs.

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

4. Josh Barnett (33-6) Last fight:  TKO over Frank Mir on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164. Next fight: versus Travis Browne on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168

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: versus Cain Velasquez, date TBA

6. Antonio Silva (18-5) Last fight: TKO loss to Velasquez on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160. Next fight: versus Mark Hunt on December 7, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 33

7. Travis Browne (15-1-1) Last fight: TKO win over Alistair Overeem on August 17 at UFF Fight Night 26. Next fight: versus Josh Barnett on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168

8. Stipe Miocic (10-1) Last fight: UD win over Roy Nelson on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161. Next fight: versus Gabriel Gonzaga on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10

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. Frank Mir (16-8) Last fight: TKO loss to Josh Barnett on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164. Next fight: versus Alistair Overeem on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169

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

Dan Henderson’s loss to Vitor Belfort on November 9 drops his ranking from 5th in October 2013 to 7th on this month’s list. Chael Sonnen’s loss to Rashad Evans on November 16 drops him from 6th to 8th in November 2013. Glover Teixeira moves from 7th to 5th and Gegard Mousasi jumps from 8th to 6th overall.

9th ranked Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) James Te-Huna on December 7, 2013.

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, date TBA

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 in London, England

3. Rashad Evans (19-3-1D) 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: TBA

5. Glover Teixeira (21-2) Last fight: TKO win over Ryan Bader on at UFC Fight Night 28 on September 4, 2013. Next fight: versus Jon Jones for UFC LHW title, date 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: versus Lyoto Machida on February 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36

7. Dan Henderson (29-11) Last fight: KO loss to Vitor Belfort on November 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 32. Next fight: TBA

8. Chael Sonnen (29-14-1) Last fight: TKO loss to Rashad Evans on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. Next fight: TBA

9. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-8) Last Fight: submission loss to Chael Sonnen on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26. Next fight: versus James Te-Huna on December 7, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 33

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 November 2013.

Top ranked Chris Weidman is scheduled to fight 2nd ranked Anderson Silva on December 28, 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 (24-10) Last fight: KO win over Dan Henderson on November 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 32. Next fight: 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 (10-2, Strikeforce MW champion) Last fight: KO loss to Vitor Belfort on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8. Next fight: versus Costa Philippou on January 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 35

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, Hector Lombard, Ronny Markes, Tom Watson, Alexander Shlemenko, Tim Kennedy, Brad Tavares, Tim Boetsch, Costa Philippou

Robbie Lawler’s win over Rory MacDonald on November 16 moves him from an honorable mention in October 2013 to 6th overall in this month’s rankings. Rory MacDonald drops from 4th to 7th. Jake Shields moves from 5th to 4th and Demian Maia from 6th to 5th. Nick Diaz drops from 7th to 8th, Martin Kampmann from 8th to 9th, Jake Ellenberger from 9th to 10th and Ben Askren falls from 10th into the honorable mention category.

3rd ranked Carlos Condit is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Matt Brown on December 14, 2013.

Welterweights- 170 lbs.

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

2. Johny Hendricks (14-2) Last fight: SD loss to Georges St-Pierre on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. Next fight: TBA

3. Carlos Condit (29-7) Last fight: TKO win over Martin Kampmann on August 28, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27. Next fight: versus Matt Brown on December 14, 2013 at UFC on FOX 9

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: TBA

5. Demian Maia (18-5) Last fight: SD loss to Jake Shields on October 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 29. Next fight: TBA

6. Robbie Lawler (22-9-1) Last fight: SD win over Rory MacDonald on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. Next fight: TBA

7. Rory MacDonald (15-2) Last fight: SD loss to Robbie Lawler on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. Next fight: TBA

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: TBA

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

Nate Diaz’ KO win over Gray Maynard on November 30 bumps him from 7th to 6th in this month’s rankings. Gray Maynard drops from 6th to 8th. Khabib Nurmagomedov moves from 9th to 7th. Michael Chandler’s SD loss to Eddie Alvarez drops him from 8th overall in the October 2013 rankings to an honorable mention this month. Eddie Alvarez returns to the Top 10 rankings from an honorable mention last month to 10th overall in November 2013. Pat Healy moves from 10th to 9th.

9th ranked Pat Healy is scheduled to fight Bobby Green on December 14, 2013 for UFC on FOX 9.  

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 (19-3) Last fight: submission loss to Anthony Pettis on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164. Next fight: versus Josh Thomson on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10

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 (20-5-1NC) Last fight: TKO win over Nate Diaz on April 20, 2013 at UFC on FOX 7. Next fight: versus Benson Henderson on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10

6. Nate Diaz (17-9) Last fight: KO 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: KO loss to Nate Diaz on November 30, 2013 at TUF 18 Finale. Next fight: TBA

9. Pat Healy (29-17-1) Last fight: UD loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165. Next fight: versus Bobby Green on December 14, 2013 at UFC on FOX 9

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

Honourable mentions: Rafael Dos Anjos, 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

Pat Curran’s loss to Daniel Straus on November 2 drops him from 10th in October 2013 to an honorable mention in this month’s rankings. Diego Brandao moves from an honorable mention into 10th overall.

3rd ranked Chad Mendes is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Nik Lentz on December 14. 7th ranked Dustin Poirier is scheduled to fight 10th ranked Diego Brandao on December 28.

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 (15-1) Last fight: TKO win over Clay Guida on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164. Next fight: versus Nik Lentz on December 14, 2013 at UFC on FOX 9

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 (14-3) Last fight: UD win over Erik Koch on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164. Next fight: versus Diego Brandao on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168

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: versus Jeremy Stephens on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10

10. Diego Brandao (18-8) Last fight: UD win over Daniel Pineda on August 17, 2013. Next fight: versus Dustin Poirier on December 28, 2013.

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

George Roop’s TKO loss to Francisco Rivera on November 6 drops him from 6th in October 2013 to 10th in this month’s rankings. Francisco Rivera improves from an honorable mention to 9th overall in November 2013. Brad Pickett jumps from 7th to 6th, Scott Jorgensen from 8th to 7th, Raphael Assuncao from 10th to 8th. Brian Bowles drops from 7th in last month’s rankings to an honorable mention in November 2013.

3rd ranked Urijah Faber is scheduled to fight 4th ranked Michael McDonald on December 14. 7th ranked Scott Jorgensen is scheduled to make his flyweight debut versus John Dodson on December 14. Jorgensen will be removed from the bantamweight rankings on the December 2013 list.  

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: versus Renan Barao on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169

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

3. Urijah Faber (29-6) Last fight: UD win over Yuri Alcantara on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26. Next fight: versus Michael McDonald on December 14, 2013 at UFC on FOX 9

4. Michael McDonald (16-2) Last fight: submission win over Brad Pickett on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26. Next fight: versus Urijah Faber on December 14, 2013 at UFC on FOX 9

5. Eddie Wineland (20-9-1D) Last fight: TKO loss to Renan Barao on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165. 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: TBA

7. Scott Jorgensen (14-7) Last fight: submission loss to Urijah Faber on April 13, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. Next fight: will make Fly-W debut versus John Dodson on December 14, 2013 at UFC on FOX 9

8. Raphael Assuncao (21-4) Last fight: SD win over TJ Dillashaw on October 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 29. Next fight: TBA

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

10. George Roop (14-10-1) Last fight: TKO loss to Francisco Rivera on November 6, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 31. Next fight: TBA

Honourable mentions: Yves Jabouin, Mike Easton, Takeya Mizugaki, TJ Dillashaw, Hugo “Wolverine” Viana, Erik Perez, Yuri Alcantara, Bibiano Fernandes, Ivan Menjivar, Brian Bowles

Tim Elliott’s loss to Ali Bagautinov on November 16 bumps him from 10th in October 2013 to an honorable mention in this month’s rankings. Ali Bagautinov goes from an honorable mention into 10th overall in November 2013.

Top ranked Demetrious Johnson is scheduled to fight 2nd ranked Joseph Benavidez on December 14. 3rd ranked John Dodson is scheduled to fight Scott Jorgensen on December 14. 9th ranked Darren Uyenoyama is scheduled to fight Alptekin Ozkilic on December 14.

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: versus Joseph Benavidez on December 14, 2013 at UFC on FOX 9

2. Joseph Benavidez (19-3) Last fight: TKO win over Jussier Formiga on September 4, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 28. Next fight: versus Demetrious Johnson on December 14, 2013 at UFC on FOX 9

3. John Dodson (15-6) Last fight: KO win over Darrell Montague on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166. Next fight: versus Scott Jorgensen on December 14, 2013 at UFC on FOX 9

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 (13-2) Last fight: submission loss to Demetrious Johnson on July 27, 2013 at UFC on FOX 8. 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: 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: TBA

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

9. Darren Uyenoyama (8-4) Last fight: TKO loss to Joseph Benavidez on April 20, 2013 at UFC on FOX 7. Next fight: versus Alptekin Ozkilic on December 14, 2013 at UFC on FOX 9

10. Ali Bagautinov (12-2) Last fight: UD win over Tim Elliott on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. 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

Alexis Davis’ win over Liz Carmouche on November 6 moves her from 8th in October 2013 to 7th in this month’s rankings. Liz Carmouche drops from 7th to 8th. Germaine De Randamie’s loss to Alexis Davis on November 6 drops her from 9th in last month’s rankings to an honorable mention in November 2013. Previously 10th ranked Lauren Taylor improves into the 9th position. Julianna Pena improves from an honorable mention into 10th overall after her TUF 18 final win over Jessica Rakoczy on November 30.

Top ranked Ronda Rousey is scheduled to fight 5th ranked Miesha Tate on December 28. 9th ranked Lauren Taylor is scheduled to fight Miriam Nakamoto for the inaugural Invicta FC Women’s Bantamweight Championship on December 7.

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 (16-3) 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: TBA

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. 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

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

7. Alexis Davis (15-5) Last fight: UD win over Liz Carmouche on November 6, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 31. Next fight: TBA

8. Liz Carmouche (9-4) Last fight: UD loss to Alexis Davis on November 6, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 31. 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: versus Miriam Nakamoto on December 7, 2013 for inaugural Invicta FC Bantamweight Championship

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, Julie Kedzie, Rosi Sexton, Amanda Nunes, Germaine De Randamie

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