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

This is the 15th monthly installment of the Ringside Report official Top 10 MMA rankings. These rankings were compiled and debated on the October 3, 2012 episode of Ringside Report Radio.
No changes in the heavyweight division this month. No Top 10 heavyweights were in action in September 2012. 8th ranked Antonio Silva is scheduled to fight Travis Browne on October 5 at UFC on FX 5. 10th ranked Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is scheduled to fight Dave Herman on October 13 at UFC 153.
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 on December 29, 2012 at UFC 155
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 on December 29, 2012 at UFC 155
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: versus TBA for Strikeforce on November 3, 2012
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: versus Travis Browne on October 5, 2012 at UFC on FX 5
9. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (33-7-1-1) Last fight: submission loss to Frank Mir on December 10, 2011 at UFC 140. Next Fight: versus Dave Herman on October 13, 2012 at UFC 153
10. Shane Carwin (12-2) Last fight: UD loss to Junior Dos Santos on June 11, 2011. Next fight: versus Roy Nelson at TUF 16 finale on December 1, 2012
Honourable mentions: Mark Hunt, Cheick Kongo, Roy Nelson, Gabriel Gonzaga, Travis Browne, Ben Rothwell, Stefan Struve.
No changes in the Light-Heavyweight rankings this month. 1st ranked Jon Jones defended his UFC LHW title versus 4th ranked middleweight Vitor Belfort on September 22, 2012. Jones was the only Top 10 LHW to compete in September 2012. 6th ranked Phil Davis is scheduled to fight Wagner Prado on October 13 at UFC 153.
Light-Heavyweights- 205 lbs.
1. Jon Jones (17-1, UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion) Last fight: submission win over Vitor Belfort on September 22, 2012 at UFC 152. Next fight: TBA
2. Dan Henderson (29-8) Last fight: UD win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on November 19, 2011. Next Fight: TBA
3. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-6) Last Fight: TKO win over Brandon Vera on August 4 at UFC on FOX 4. Next fight: versus Alexander Gustafsson on December 8, 2012 at UFC on FOX 5
4. Lyoto Machida (18-3) Last fight: KO win over Ryan Bader at UFC on Fox 4 on August 4, 2012. Next fight: TBA
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: No Contest with Wagner Prado on August 4, 2012 at UFC on FOX 4. Next fight: versus Wagner Prado on October 13, 2012 at UFC 153
7. Alexander Gustafsson (14-1) Last fight: unanimous decision win over Thiago Silva on April 14, 2012. Next fight: versus Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on December 8, 2012 at UFC on FOX 5.
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, Glover Teixeira, Ryan Jimmo, Jimi Manuwa
No movement in the middleweight rankings this month. 4th ranked Vitor Belfort remains in his position after suffering a submission loss to top ranked LHW Jon Jones on September 22, 2012. 5th ranked Michael Bisping retains his position after a decision victory over 7th ranked Brian Stann on September 22. Stann’s ranking is also unchanged. 1st ranked Anderson Silva will fight at LHW versus Stephan Bonnar on October 13 at UFC 153. Silva is the only Top 10 middleweight scheduled for competition in October 2012.
Middleweights- 185 lbs.
1. Anderson Silva (32-4, UFC Middleweight Champion) Last fight: TKO win over Chael Sonnen on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148. Next Fight: versus Stephan Bonnar on October 13, 2012 at UFC 153
2. Chael Sonnen (27-12-1D) Last fight: TKO loss to Anderson Silva on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148. Next Fight: versus Forrest Griffin on December 29, 2012 at UFC 155.
3. Chris Weidman (8-0) Last Fight: KO win over Mark Munoz on July 11, 2012 at UFC on Fuel 4. Next Fight: versus Tim Boetsch on December 29, 2012 at UFC 155
4. Vitor Belfort (21-9) Last fight: submission loss to Jon Jones on September 22, 2012 at UFC 152. Next fight: TBA
5. Michael Bisping (23-4) Last fight: UD win over Brian Stann on September 22, 2012 at UFC 152. Next fight: TBA
6. Mark Munoz (12-3) Last fight: KO loss to Chris Weidman at UFC on Fuel 4 on July 11, 2012. Next Fight: TBA
7. Brian Stann (12-5) Last fight: UD loss to Michael Bisping on September 22, 2012 at UFC 152. Next fight: TBA
8. Yushin Okami (27-7) Last fight: TKO win over Buddy Roberts on August 11, 2012 at UFC 150. Next fight: versus Alan Belcher on December 29, 2012 at UFC 155
9. Luke Rockhold (10-1, Strikeforce MW champion) Last fight: UD win over Tim Kennedy on July 14, 2012 for Strikeforce: Rockhold v. Kennedy. Next Fight: versus Lorenz Larkin on November 3, 2012 for Strikeforce.
10. Tim Boetsch (16-4) Last Fight: SD win over Hector Lombard on July 21, 2012 at UFC 149. Next Fight: versus Chris Weidman on December 29, 2012 at UFC 155.
Honourable mentions: Mamed Khalidov,Rousimar Palhares, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Wanderlei Silva, Alan Belcher, Jake Shields
No changes in the welterweight rankings this month. No Top 10 welterweights competed in September 2012. 6th ranked Jon Fitch is scheduled to fight Erick Silva on October 13 at UFC 153.  9th ranked Jake Ellenberger is scheduled to fight Jay Hieron on October 5 at UFC on FX 5.
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, interim UFC Welterweight Champion) 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: versus Erick Silva on October 13, 2012 at UFC 153
7. 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.
8. Rory MacDonald (12-1) Last fight: TKO win over Che Mills on April 21, 2012. Next fight: versus B.J. Penn on December 8, 2012 at UFC on FOX 5.
9. Jake Ellenberger (27-6) Last fight: KO loss to Martin Kampmann on June 1, 2012 at TUF 15 finale. Next fight: versus Jay Hieron on October 5, 2012 at UFC on FX 5.
10. Nate Marquardt (32-10-2D, Strikeforce WW champion) Last fight: KO win over Tyron Woodley on July 14, 2012 to win Strikeforce WW title. Next fight: TBA
Honourable mentions: B.J. Penn, Dong Hyun Kim, John Hathaway, Erick Silva, Thiago Alves, Rick Story, Diego Sanchez, Demian Maia.
No Top 10 lightweights competed in September 2012. No changes in the rankings. No Top 10 lightweights are scheduled for competition in October 2012.
Lightweights- 155 lbs.
1. Benson Henderson (17-2, UFC Lightweight Champion) Last fight: UD win over Frankie Edgar on August 11, 2012 at UFC 150. Next fight: versus Nate Diaz on December 8, 2012 at UFC on FOX 5.
2. Frankie Edgar (14-3-1) Last fight: UD loss to Benson Henderson on August 11, 2012 at UFC 150 for UFC LW title. Next fight: versus Jose Aldo, date TBA
3. Gray Maynard (11-1-1D-1NC) Last fight: SD win over Clay Guida on June 22, 2012 at UFC on FX 4. Next fight: versus Joe Lauzon on December 29, 2012 at UFC
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: versus Benson Henderson on December 8, 2012 at UFC on FOX 5 for UFC LW title.
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 (19-4-1NC) Last Fight: KO win over Melvin Guillard on August 11, 2012 at UFC 150. 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: versus Rick Hawn, date TBA
Honourable mentions: Rafael Dos Anjos, Jorge Masvidal, Joe Lauzon, Edson Barboza, Eddie Alvarez, Takanori Gomi, Shinya Aoki
Cub Swanson moves from an honorable mention in September 2012 to 6th overall in October 2012 with a TKO win over previously 5th ranked Charles Oliveira on September 22, 2012. Ricardo Lamas improves from an honorable mention in September 2012 to 5th overall in October. Hatsu Hioki drops from 6th to 7th. Darren Elkins drops from 7th to 8th. 9th ranked Diego Nunes is scheduled to fight Bart Palszewski on October 5 at UFC on FX 5.
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: versus Frankie Edgar, date TBA
2. Chad Mendes (12-1) Last fight: KO win over Cody McKenzie on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148. Next Fight: TBA
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. Ricardo Lamas (12-2) Last fight: UD win over Hatsu Hioki on June 22, 2012 at UFC on FX 3. Next fight: TBA
6. Cub Swanson (18-5) Last fight: TKO win over Charles Oliveira on September 22, 2012 at UFC 152. Next fight: TBA
7. Hatsu Hioki (26-5-2) Last fight: UD loss to Ricardo Lamas on June 22, 2012 for UFC on FX 3. Next fight: TBA
8. Darren Elkins (14-2) Last fight: UD win over Diego Brandao on May 26, 2012 at UFC 146. Next fight: versus Steven Siler rumored for UFC 154 on November 17
9. Diego Nunes (17-3) Last fight: UD loss to Dennis Siver at UFC on Fuel TV 2 on April 14, 2012. Next fight: versus Bart Palaszewski on October 5, 2012 at UFC on FX 5
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: v. Patrcio Freire, date TBA
Honourable mentions: Joe Warren, Marlon Sandro, Bart Palaszewski, Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, Yuri Alcantara, Dennis Siver, Hacran Dias, Mark Hominick, Dustin Poirier, Charles Oliveira
Previously 8th ranked Brad Pickett jumps to 6th overall with a KO win over Yves Jabouin on September 29, 2012. Previously 6th ranked Scott Jorgensen drops to 8th overall. There are no Top 10 bantamweights scheduled for competition in October 2012.
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 (29-1-1, UFC interim BW champion) Last fight:  UD win over Urijah Faber on July 21, 2012 at UFC 149. Next Fight: TBA
3. Urijah Faber (26-6) Last fight: UD loss to Renan Barao on July 21, 2012 at UFC 149. Next Fight: TBA
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. Brad Pickett (22-6) Last fight: KO win over Yves Jabouin on September 29, 2012 at UFC on Fuel 5. Next fight: TBA
7. Ivan Menjivar (24-9) Last fight: UD loss to Mike Easton on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148. Next Fight: versus Azamat Gashimov on November 17, 2012 at UFC 154
8. Scott Jorgensen (13-6) Last fight: KO loss to Eddie Wineland on June 8, 2012 at UFC on FX 3. Next fight: versus John Albert on December 8, 2012 at UFC on FOX 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 (12-3) Last fight: UD win over Gustavo Falciroli on August 31, 2012 for ONE FC. Next fight: TBA
Honourable mentions: Antonio Banuelos, Yves Jabouin, Nick Denis, Mike Easton, Takeya Mizugaki, Chris Cariaso, TJ Dillashaw, Tyson Nam
Previously 2nd ranked Demetrious Johnson becomes the number 1 ranked flyweight in the world with a decision win over previously 1st Joseph Benavidez on September 22 at UFC 152. 5th ranked John Dodson is scheduled to face Jussier Formiga Da Silva on October 5 at UFC on FX 5. 7th ranked Darren Uyenoyama is scheduled to fight Phil Harris on October 5.
Flyweights
 1. Demetrious Johnson (12-2-1, UFC Flyweight champion) Last fight: SD win over Joseph Benavidez for UFC Fly-W title on September 22, 2012 at UFC 152. Next fight: TBA
2. Joseph Benavidez (16-3) Last fight: SD loss to Demetrious Johnson on September 22, 2012 at UFC 152. Next fight: 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 (14-3) Last fight: UD win over Josh Ferguson on July 11, 2012 at UFC on Fuel 4. Next Fight: TBA
5. John Dodson (13-5) Last fight: UD win over Tim Elliott on May 5, 2012. Next fight: versus Jussier Da Silva on October 5, 2012 at UFC on FX 5
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: versus Phil Harris on October 5, 2012 at UFC on FX 5.
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: versus John Lineker on November 10, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 6.
9. Josh Ferguson (8-5) Last fight: UD loss to Chris Cariaso on July 11, 2012 at UFC on Fuel 4. Next Fight: TBA
10. John Lineker (19-6) Last fight: submission loss to Louis Gaudinot on May 5, 2012 at UFC on FOX 3. Next fight: versus Yasuhiro Urushitani on November 10, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 6.
Honorable mentions: Tim Elliott, Jussier Da Silva, Phil Harris
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