Top 10 MMA Rankings- July 2012 – Ringside Report + Wrestling Uncensored

This is the 12th monthly installment of the Ringside Report official Top 10 MMA rankings. These rankings were compiled and debated on the July 4 episode of Ringside Report Radio.
No movement this month in the Heavyweight division. Fabricio Werdum was the only Top 10 HW who competed in June 2012. Werdum’s win over Mike Russow does not improve his ranking. There are no Top 10 heavyweights scheduled for competition in July 2012.
Heavyweights- 207-265 lbs.
1. Junior Dos Santos (15-1, UFC HW champion) Last fight: TKO win over Frank Mir on May 26, 2012 at UFC 146. Next fight: versus Cain Velasquez, date and location TBA
2. Cain Velasquez (10-1) Last fight: TKO win over Antonio Silva on May 26, 2012 at UFC 146. Next fight: versus Junior Dos Santos, date and location TBA
3.Alistair Overeem (36-11-1) Last fight: TKO win over Brock Lesnar at UFC 141 on December 30, 2011. Next Fight: TBA
4. Daniel Cormier (10-0) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Josh Barnett on May 19, 2012 in Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Finale. Next fight: TBA
5. Josh Barnett (31-6) Last fight:  unanimous decision loss to Daniel Cormier on May 19, 2012 in Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Finale. Next fight: TBA
6. Frank Mir (16-6) Last fight: TKO loss to Junior Dos Santos for UFC HW title on May 26, 2012 at UFC 146. Next fight: TBA
7. Fabricio Werdum (16-5-1) Last fight: TKO win over Mike Russow on June 23, 2012 at UFC 147. Next fight: TBA
8. Antonio Silva (16-4) Last fight: TKO loss to Cain Velasquez on May 26, 2012 at UFC 146. Next fight: TBA
9. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (33-7-1-1) Last fight: submission loss to Frank Mir on December 10, 2011 at UFC 140. Next Fight: TBA
10. Shane Carwin (12-2) Last fight: UD loss to Junior Dos Santos on June 11, 2011. Next fight: TBA
Honourable mentions: Sergei Kharitonov, Mark Hunt, Fedor Emelianenko (retired), Cheick Kongo, Roy Nelson, Gabriel Gonzaga, Travis Browne, Ben Rothwell
No movement in the light-heavyweight division this month. There are no Top 10 light-heavyweights scheduled for competition in July 2012.
Light-Heavyweights- 205 lbs.
1. Jon Jones (16-1, UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion) Last fight: UD win over versus Rashad Evans to retain UFC LHW title on April 21, 2012. Next fight: defending UFC LHW title versus Dan Henderson on September 1, 2012 at UFC 151.
2. Dan Henderson (29-8) Last fight: UD win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on November 19, 2011. Next Fight: versus Jon Jones for UFC LHW title on September 1, 2012 at UFC 151.
3. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (20-6) Last Fight: UD loss to Dan Henderson on November 19, 2011. Next Fight: versus Brandon Vera on August 4 at UFC on FOX 4
4. Lyoto Machida (17-3) Last fight: submission loss to Jon Jones on December 10, 2011 at UFC 140. Next Fight: versus Ryan Bader at UFC on Fox 4 on August 4, 2012
5. Rashad Evans (17-2-1D) Last fight: Unanimous Decision loss to Jon Jones for UFC LHW title at UFC 145 on April 21, 2012.  Next fight: TBA
6. Phil Davis (9-1) Last fight: UD loss to Rashad Evans on January 28, 2012 at UFC on Fox 2. Next fight: versus Wagner Prado on August 4, 2012 at UFC on FOX 4.
7. Alexander Gustafsson (14-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Thiago Silva on April 14, 2012. Next fight: TBA
8. Gegard Mousasi (32-3-2) Last fight: Unanimous Decision win over Ovince St-Preux on December 17, 2011. Next fight: TBA
9. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (20-5) Last fight: TKO win over Tito Ortiz on December 10, 2011 at UFC 140. Next fight: TBA
10. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-10) Last fight: UD loss to Ryan Bader on February 25, 2012 at UFC 144. Next fight: TBA
Honourable mentions: Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante, Forrest Griffin, Ryan Bader, Tito Ortiz, Glover Teixeira
No movement in the middleweight division this month. Number 1 ranked Anderson Silva will fight number 2 ranked Chael Sonnen on July 7. 3rd ranked Mark Munoz will face honorable mention Chris Weidman on July 11th. 9th ranked Luke Rockhold will fight Tim Kennedy on July 14. 10th ranked Hector Lombard is scheduled to fight honorable mention Tim Boetsch on July 21. 7th ranked Demian Maia is scheduled to make his welterweight debut on July 7 versus Dong Hyun Kim. Maia will be removed from the middleweight rankings in August 2012.
Middleweights- 185 lbs.
1. Anderson Silva (31-4, UFC Middleweight Champion) Last fight: TKO win over Yushin Okami on August 27, 2011. Next fight: defending UFC MW title versus Chael Sonnen on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148.
2. Chael Sonnen (27-11-1D) Last fight: Unanimous decision win over Michael Bisping on January 28, 2012 at UFC on Fox 2. Next Fight: versus Anderson Silva on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148 for UFC MW title
3. Mark Munoz (12-2) Last fight: TKO win over Chris Leben on November 5, 2011. Next fight: versus Chris Weidman at UFC on Fuel 4 on July 11, 2012
4. Vitor Belfort (21-9) Last fight: submission win over Anthony Johnson at UFC 142 on January 14, 2012. Next fight: TBA
5. Michael Bisping (22-4) Last fight: UD loss to Chael Sonnen on January 28, 2012 at UFC on Fox 2. Next fight: TBA
6. Yushin Okami (26-7) Last fight: TKO loss to Tim Boetsch on February 25, 2012 at UFC 144. Next fight: versus Rousimar Palhares on August 11, 2012 at UFC 150
7. Demian Maia (15-4) Last fight: UD loss to Chris Weidman on January 28, 2012 at UFC on Fox 2. Next Fight: versus Dong Hyun Kim in first WW fight on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148
8. Brian Stann (12-4) Last fight: KO win over Alessio Sakara on April 14, 2012. Next fight: TBA
9. Luke Rockhold (9-1, Strikeforce MW champion) Last fight: TKO win over Keith Jardine on January 8, 2012 at Strikeforce: Rockhold v. Jardine. Next fight: versus Tim Kennedy on July 14, 2012 for Strikeforce: Rockhold v. Kennedy.
10. Hector Lombard (31-2-1-1NC) Last fight: TKO win over Trevor Prangley on November 19, 2011. Next Fight: versus Tim Boetsch on July 21, 2012 at UFC 149.
Honourable mentions: Mamed Khalidov, Jorge Santiago, Rousimar Palhares, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Wanderlei Silva, Chris Weidman, Tim Boetsch, Alan Belcher.
Previously 10th ranked Martin Kampmann jumps to 8th overall with his win over Jake Ellenberger on June 1. Ellenberger was previously ranked 8th and drops to 10th overall. There are no Top 10 welterweights scheduled for competition in July 2012.
Welterweights- 170 lbs.
1. Georges St-Pierre (22-2 UFC Welterweight Champion) Last fight: UD win over Jake Shields on April 30, 2011 Next fight: versus Carlos Condit at UFC 154 on November 17, 2012.
2. Carlos Condit (28-5) Last fight: UD win over Nick Diaz on February 4, 2012 at UFC 143 for interim UFC Welterweight Championship. Next fight: versus Georges St-Pierre at UFC 154 on November 17, 2012.
3. Nick Diaz (26-8-1D) Last fight: UD loss to Carlos Condit on February 4, 2012 at UFC 143 for interim UFC Welterweight Championship. Next fight: TBA
4. Johny Hendricks (13-1) Last fight: SD win over Josh Koscheck at UFC on Fox 3 on May 5, 2012. Next fight: versus Martin Kampmann on November 17, 2012 at UFC 154.
5. Josh Koscheck (17-6) Last fight: SD loss to Johny Hendricks at UFC on Fox 3 on May 5, 2012. Next fight: TBA
6. Jon Fitch (23-4-1NC-1D) Last fight: KO loss to Johny Hendricks on December 30, 2011 at UFC 141. Next fight: TBA
7. Jake Shields (27-6-1D) Last fight: UD win over Yoshihiro Akiyama on February 25, 2012 at UFC 144. Next fight: versus Ed Herman at on August 11, 2012 at UFC 150.  
8. Martin Kampmann (20-5) KO win over Jake Ellenberger on June 1, 2012 at TUF 15 finale. Next fight: versus Johny Hendricks on November 17, 2012 at UFC 154.
9. Rory MacDonald (12-1) Last fight: TKO win over Che Mills on April 21, 2012. Next fight: versus B.J. Penn on September 22 at UFC 152.
10. Jake Ellenberger (27-6) Last fight: KO loss to Martin Kampmann on June 1, 2012 at TUF 15 finale. Next fight: TBA
Honourable mentions: B.J. Penn, Dong Hyun Kim, John Hathaway, Erick Silva, Thiago Alves, Rick Story, Diego Sanchez, Tyron Woodley.
No movement in the lightweight division this month. 3rd ranked Gray Maynard won a split-decision over 7th ranked Clay Guida on June 22. Neither Maynard nor Guida’s rankings are affected by the bout. There are no Top 10 lightweights scheduled for competition in July 2012.
Lightweights- 155 lbs.
1. Benson Henderson (16-2, UFC Lightweight Champion) Last fight: UD win over Frankie Edgar on February 25, 2012 at UFC 144 for UFC LW title.  Next fight: defending UFC LW title versus Frankie Edgar on August 11, 2012 at UFC 150
2. Frankie Edgar (14-2-1) Last fight: UD loss to Benson Henderson on February 25, 2012 at UFC 144 to lose UFC LW title. Next fight: versus Benson Henderson on August 11, 2012 at UFC 150 for UFC LW title
3. Gray Maynard (10-1-1D-1NC) Last fight: SD win over Clay Guida on June 22, 2012 at UFC on FX 4. Next fight: TBA
4. Gilbert Melendez (21-2, Strikeforce LW champion) Last fight: SD win over Josh Thomson on May 19, 2012 at Strikeforce: Barnett v. Cormier . Next fight: TBA
5. Nate Diaz (16-7) Last fight: submission win over Jim Miller on May 5, 2012 at UFC on Fox 3. Next fight: expected to face winner of Edgar- Henderson title match at a date TBA.
6. Anthony Pettis (15-2) Last fight: KO win over Joe Lauzon on February 25, 2012 at UFC 144. Next fight: TBA
7. Clay Guida (29-13) Last fight: SD loss to Gray Maynard on June 22, 2012 at UFC on FX 4. Next fight: TBA
8. Jim Miller (21-4) Last Fight: submission loss to Nate Diaz on May 5, 2012 at UFC on Fox 3. Next fight: TBA

9. Donald Cerrone (18-4-1) Last Fight: UD win over Jeremy Stephens on May 15, 2012 at UFC on Fuel 3. Next fight: TBA
10.  Michael Chandler (10-0, Bellator LW champion) Last fight: TKO win over Akihiro Gono on May 4, 2012 at Bellator 67 in non-title bout. Next fight: TBA
Honourable mentions: Rafael Dos Anjos, Jorge Masvidal, Joe Lauzon, Edson Barboza, Eddie Alvarez, Takanori Gomi, Shinya Aoki
Previously 3rd ranked Hatsu Hioki’s unanimous decision loss to Ricardo Lamas on June 22 drops him to 6th overall in this month’s rankings. Erik Koch jumps from 4th to 3rd, Chan Sung Jung goes from 5th to 4th and Charles Oliveira from 6th to 5th.  Bellator champion Pat Curran enters the Top 10 at number 10, knocking Mark Hominick down to the honorable mentions.
Featherweights-145 lbs.
1. Jose Aldo (21-1, UFC Featherweight Champion) Last fight: KO win over Chad Mendes at UFC 142 on January 14, 2012. Next fight: TBA
2. Chad Mendes (11-1) Last fight: KO loss to Jose Aldo at UFC 142 on January 14, 2012. Next fight: versus Cody McKenzie on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148
3. Erik Koch (13-1) Last fight: UD win over Jonathan Brookins on September 17, 2011. Next fight: TBA
4. Chan Sung Jung (13-3) Last fight: submission win over Dustin Poirier on May 15, 2012 at UFC on Fuel 3. Next fight: TBA
5. Charles Oliveira (16-2-1) Last Fight: submission win over Jonathan Brookins on June 1, 2012 at TUF 15 finale. Next fight: TBA
6. Hatsu Hioki (26-4-2) Last fight: UD loss to Ricardo Lamas on June 22, 2012 for UFC on FX 3. Next fight: TBA
7. Darren Elkins (14-2) Last fight: UD win over Diego Brandao on May 26, 2012 at UFC 146. Next fight: TBA
8. Dustin Poirier (12-2) Last Fight: submission loss to Chan Sung Jung on May 15, 2012 at UFC on Fuel 3. Next fight: TBA
9. Diego Nunes (17-3) Last fight: UD loss to Dennis Siver at UFC on Fuel TV 2 on April 14, 2012. Next fight: TBA
10. Pat Curran (17-4, Bellator champion) Last fight: KO win over Joe Warren on March 9, 2012 to win Bellator FW title. Next fight: versus Patricio “Pitbull” Freire on August 24 at Bellator 73.
Honourable mentions: Joe Warren, Marlon Sandro, Bart Palaszewski, Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, Yuri Alcantara, Cub Swanson, Ricardo Lamas, Dennis Siver, Hacran Dias, Mark Hominick
Previously 4th ranked Scott Jorgensen drops to 6th overall after his KO loss to Eddie Wineland on June 8. Wineland re-enters the Top 10 at number 9. Brian Bowles jumps from 5th to 4th. Bibiano Fernandes drops from 7th to 10th following his decision to face unranked competition outside the UFC. Ivan Menjivar jumps from 10th to 7th, Brad Pickett improves from 9th to 8th and Miguel Torres gets bumped out of the Top 10. 2nd ranked Urijah Faber will face 3rd ranked Renan Barao for the UFC interim title on July 21. 7th ranked Ivan Menjivar will face Mike Easton on July 7.
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. Urijah Faber (26-5) Last fight: submission win over Brian Bowles on November 19, 2011. Next Fight: versus Renan Barao for UFC interim BW title on July 21, 2012 at UFC 149.
3. Renan Barao (28-1-1) Last fight:  UD win over Scott Jorgensen on February 4, 2012 at UFC 143. Next fight: versus Urijah Faber for UFC interim BW title on July 21, 2012 at UFC 149.
4. Brian Bowles (10-2) Last fight: submission loss to Urijah Faber on November 19, 2011. Next Fight: TBA
5. Michael McDonald (15-1) Last fight: KO win over Miguel Torres on April 21, 2012. Next fight: TBA
6. Scott Jorgensen (13-6) Last fight: KO loss to Eddie Wineland on June 8, 2012 at UFC on FX 3. Next fight: TBA
7. Ivan Menjivar (24-8) Last fight: submission win over John Albert on February 15, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV. Next fight: versus Mike Easton on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148.
8. Brad Pickett (21-6) Last fight: submission win over Damacio Page at UFC on Fuel 2 on April 14, 2012. Next fight: versus Yves Jabouin on September 29, 2012 at UFC on Fuel 5.
9. Eddie Wineland (19-8-1D) Last fight: KO win over Scott Jorgensen on June 8, 2012 at UFC on FX 3. Next fight: TBA
10. Bibiano Fernandes (11-3) Last fight: UD win over Rodolfo Marques and TKO win over Antonio Banuelos to win DREAM BW Grand Prix on December 31, 2011 at DREAM New Year’s Eve 2011. Next fight: TBA
Honourable mentions: Eddie Wineland Antonio Banuelos, Yves Jabouin. John Dodson, Zach Makovsky, Nick Denis, Mike Easton, Takeya Mizugaki, Chris Cariaso, TJ Dillashaw
This is the first installment of the flyweight rankings. 4th ranked Chris Cariaso is scheduled to face 9th ranked Josh Ferguson on July 11.
Flyweights
 1. Joseph Benavidez (16-2) Last fight: TKO win over Yasuhiro Urushitani on March 3 at UFC on FX 2 in semi-finals of UFC Flyweight championship tournament. Next fight: versus Demetrious Johnson for UFC BW title at a date TBA.
2. Demetrious Johnson (11-2-1) Last fight: UD win over Ian McCall on June 8, 2012 at UFC on FX 3. Next fight: versus Joseph Benavidez for UFC BW title at a date TBA.
3. Ian McCall (11-3-1) Last fight: UD loss to Demetrious Johnson on June 8, 2012 at UFC on FX 3. Next fight: TBA
4. Chris Cariaso (13-3) Last fight: UD win over Takeya Mizugaki on February 26, 2012 at UFC 144. Next fight: versus Josh Ferguson on July 11, 2012 at UFC on Fuel 4.
5. John Dodson (13-5) Last fight: UD win over Tim Elliott on May 5, 2012. Next fight: TBA
6. Louis Gaudinot (6-2) Last fight: submission win over John Lineker on May 5, 2012 at UFC on FOX 3. Next fight: TBA
7. Darren Uyenoyama (7-3) Last fight: UD win over Norifumi Yamamoto on November 12, 2011 at UFC on FOX 1. Next fight: TBA
8. Yasuhiro Urushitani (19-5-6) Last fight: TKO loss to Joseph Benavidez on March 3 at UFC on FX 2 in semi-finals of UFC Flyweight championship. Next fight: TBA
9. Josh Ferguson (8-4) Last fight: submission loss to Roland Delorme on December 3, 2011 at TUF 14 finale. Next fight: versus Chris Cariaso on July 11, 2012 at UFC on Fuel 4.
10. John Lineker (19-6) Last fight: submission loss to Louis Gaudinot on May 5, 2012 at UFC on FOX 3. Next fight: TBA
Honorable mentions: Tim Elliott (8-3-1D) Last fight: UD loss to John Dodson on May 5, 2012 at UFC on FOX 3. Next fight: TBA
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