Top 10 MMA Rankings- May 2014

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12 - Renan Barao v T.J. DillashawThis is the 34th monthly installment of the Ringside Report official Top 10 MMA rankings. These rankings reflect results from May 1, 2014- May 31, 2014.

No movement in the Heavyweight rankings in May 2014. Stipe Miocic remains ranked 7th after a TKO win over Fabio Maldonado on May 31.

There are no Top 10 Heavyweights scheduled to compete in May 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: versus Fabricio Werdum on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180

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 (18-5-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Travis Browne on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: versus Cain Velasquez on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180

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 (16-2-1) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Fabricio Werdum on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: TBA

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 (12-1) Last fight: TKO win over Fabio Maldonado on May 31, 2014 at TUF Brazil Finale. 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: versus Roy Nelson on September 21, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 52

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, Brendan Schaub

Daniel Cormier’s win over Dan Henderson on May 24 bumps him from 4th in April 2014 to 3rd in this month’s rankings. Rashad Evans drops from 3rd to 4th. Dan Henderson remains the 6th ranked Light-Heavyweight for May 2014.

There are no Top 10 Light-Heavyweights scheduled to compete in June 2014.

Light-Heavyweights- 205 lbs.

1. Jon Jones (20-1, UFC LHW Champion) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Glover Teixeira on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: TBA

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. Daniel Cormier (15-0) Last fight: technical submission win over Dan Henderson on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: TBA

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

5. Glover Teixeira (22-3) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Jon Jones on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: TBA

6. Dan Henderson (30-11) Last fight: technical submission loss to Daniel Cormier on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: TBA

7. Anthony Johnson (17-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Phil Davis on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: versus Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12

8. Phil Davis (12-2-1) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Anthony Johnson on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: TBA

9. Chael Sonnen (28-14-1) Last fight: TKO loss to Rashad Evans on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. Next fight: versus Vitor Belfort on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175

10. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (22-9) Last Fight: TKO loss to Dan Henderson on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38. 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, Ilir Latifi, Ovince St-Preux, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Gegard Mousasi’s submission win over Mark Munoz on May 31 moves him from 6th in April 2014 to 5th in this month’s rankings. Luke Rockhold drops from 5th to 6th. Mark Munoz remains ranked 10th in the May 2014 rankings.

There are no Top 10 Middleweights scheduled to compete in June 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 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: versus Chael Sonnen on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175

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. Gegard Mousasi (35-4-2) Last fight: submission win over Mark Munoz on May 31, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 41. Next fight: TBA

6. Luke Rockhold (11-3) Last fight: submission win over Tim Boetsch on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: TBA

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

8. Tim Kennedy (18-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Michael Bisping on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale. Next fight: TBA

9. Michael Bisping (24-6) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Tim Kennedy on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale. Next fight: TBA

10. Mark Munoz (13-5) Last fight: submission loss to Gegard Mousasi on May 31, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 41. Next fight: TBA

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

Matt Brown’s win over Erick Silva on May 10 moves him from an honorable mention in April 2014 to 10th in this month’s rankings. Robbie Lawler remains ranked 2nd after a TKO win over Jake Ellenberger on May 24. Demian Maia remains ranked 9th after a decision win over Alexander Yakovlev on May 31. Tarec Saffiedine falls from 10th in April 2014 to an honorable mention in this month’s rankings.

3rd ranked Rory MacDonald is scheduled to fight 4th ranked Tyron Woodley on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174.

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 (23-10-1) Last fight: TKO win over Jake Ellenberger on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: versus Matt Brown on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12

3. Rory MacDonald (16-2) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Demian Maia on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Next fight: versus Tyron Woodley on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174

4. Tyron Woodley (13-2) Last fight: TKO win over Carlos Condit on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171. Next fight: versus Rory MacDonald on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174

5. Hector Lombard (34-4-1D-1NC) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Jake Shields on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171. Next fight: versus Dong Hyun Kim on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48

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: versus Hector Lombard on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48

9. Demian Maia (19-6) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Alexander Yakovlev on May 31, 2014 at TUF Brazil Finale. Next fight: TBA

10. Matt Brown (19-11) Last fight: TKO win over Erick Silva on May 10, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 40. Next fight: versus Robbie Lawler on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12.

Honourable mentions: John Hathaway, Thiago Alves, Mike Pierce, Mike Pyle, Nate Marquardt, Andrey Koreshkov, Josh Koscheck, Tarec Saffiedine, 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 in May 2014. No Top 10 Lightweights competed in May 2014.

2nd ranked Benson Henderson is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Rustam Khabilov on June 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42. 10th ranked Rafael Dos Anjos is scheduled to fight Jason High on June 7 at UFC FN 42.

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: versus Michael Johnson on July 26, 2014 at UFC on FOX 12

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 (22-0) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Rafael Dos Anjos on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. 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: versus Fabricio Camoes on August 2, 2014 at UFC 176

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

10. Rafael Dos Anjos (20-7) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov on April 19, 214 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: versus Jason High on June 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42

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 Featherweights rankings this month. No Top 10 Featherweights competed in May 2014.

4th ranked Ricardo Lamas is scheduled to fight (honorable mention) Hacran Dias on June 28 at UFC Fight Night 44. 6th ranked Cub Swanson is scheduled to fight 8th ranked Jeremy Stephens on June 28 at UFC FN 44.

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: versus Chad Mendes on August 2, 2014 at UFC 176

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: versus Jose Aldo on August 2, 2014 at UFC 176

4. Ricardo Lamas (13-3) Last fight: UD loss to Jose Aldo on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169. Next fight: versus Hacran Dias on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 44

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 44

7. Dustin Poirier (16-3) Last fight: TKO win over Akira Corassani on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale. 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: versus Cub Swanson on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 44

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. Clay Guida (31-14) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Tatsuya Kawajiri on April 11, 2014. Next fight: versus Dennis Bermudez on July 26, 2014

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, Charles Oliveira, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Max Holloway

TJ Dillashaw goes form 7th ranked in April 2014 to first overall in this month’s rankings after a TKO win over Renan Barao on May 24. Barao drops from 1st to 2nd. Urijah Faber drops from 2nd to 3rd, Michael McDonald drops from 3rd to 5th, Raphael Assuncao moves from 5th to 4th. Eddie Wineland’s KO loss to Johnny Eduardo on May 10 drops him from 4th in April 2014 to an honorable mention in May 2014. Takeya Mizugaki’s decision win over Francisco Rivera on May 24 bumps him from 8th last month to 6th in May 2014, Rivera drops from 6th to 10th. Yuri Alcantara’s win over Vaughan Lee on May 31 moves him from 9th last month to 7th in May 2014. Alex Caceres goes from 10th to 8th and Johnny Eduardo enters the list at 9th.

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

Bantamweights- 135 lbs.

1. TJ Dillashaw (10-2, UFC BW champion) Last fight: TKO win over Renan Barao on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: TBA

2. Renan Barao (32-2-1) Last fight: TKO loss to TJ Dillashaw on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: TBA

3. Urijah Faber (30-7) Last fight: TKO loss to Renan Barao on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169. Next fight: versus Alex Caceres on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175

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

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

6. Takeya Mizugaki (20-7-2D) Last fight: UD win over Francisco Rivera on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: TBA

7. Yuri Alcantara (30-5-1NC) Last fight: KO win over Vaughan Lee on May 31, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 41. Next fight: TBA

8. Alex Caceres (10-5-1NC) Last fight: submission win over Sergio Pettis on January 25, 2014 at UFC on FOX 10. Next fight: versus Urijah Faber on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175

9. Johnny Eduardo (27-9) Last fight: KO win over Eddie Wineland on May 10, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 40. Next fight: TBA

10. Francisco Rivera (10-3-1NC) Last fight: UD loss to Takeya Mizugaki on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. Next fight: TBA

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

No movement in the Flyweight Rankings this month. 8th ranked Chris Cariaso’s win over Louis Smolka on May 10 keeps him in the position in May 2014.

Top ranked Demetrious Johnson is scheduled to fight 6th ranked Ali Bagautinov on June 14 at UFC 174. 3rd ranked John Dodson is scheduled to fight 5th ranked John Moraga on June 7 at UFC Fight Night 42.

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: versus Ali Bagautinov on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174

2. Joseph Benavidez (20-4) Last fight: submission win over Tim Elliott on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. Next fight: TBA

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: versus Brad Pickett on July 19, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 46

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: versus Demetrious Johnson on June 14, 2014 at UFC 174

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: versus Zach Makovsky on August 2, 2014 at UFC 176

8. Chris Cariaso (17-5) Last fight: split-decision win over Louis Smolka on May 10, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 40. Next fight: TBA

9. Zach Makovsky (18-4) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Josh Sampo on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Next fight: versus Jussier Da Silva Formiga on August 2, 2014 at UFC 176

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’s Bantamweights competed in May 2014.

There are no Top 10 Women’s Bantamweights scheduled to compete in June 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. Next fight: versus Alexis Davis on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175

2. Sarah Kaufman (17-2-1NC) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Leslie Smith on April 16, 2014 at TUF Nations Finale. Next fight: TBA

3. Alexis Davis (16-5) Last fight: split-decision win over Jessica Eye on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170. Next fight: versus Ronda Rousey on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175

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 (14-5) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Liz Carmouche on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: TBA

8. Liz Carmouche (9-5) Last fight: unanimous decision loss to Miesha Tate on April 19, 2014 at UFC on FOX 11. Next fight: TBA

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. Bethe Correia (8-0) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Jessamyn Duke on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. 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, Julianna Pena

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