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MMA Fighter Rankings for September 2011

| September 1, 2011 | 1 Reply

After the month of July offered little movement in the rankings, August saw several fighters in the top five put their record on the line. The action resulted in four fighters moving down in the ranking, two of them fell completely out of the top five. Conversely, two fighters moved up in the ranks while two fighters “knocking on the door” got called up to the top five.

August saw the middleweight king Anderson Silva retain his title by defeating Yushin Okami in UFC Rio. Also on the card and coming out victorious was the former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua. Rashad Evans, Chad Mendes and Joseph Benavides also secured in August.

Lightweight Clay Guida makes his debut in the top five following Jim Miller one-sided loss to Ben Henderson. Speaking of Henderson, his big win kept him “knocking on the door” and possibly one win away from the top five.

September will have another group of fighter (seven) from the rankings step into the cage, including two champions in Jon Jones and Ronaldo Souza. Former champions Jake Shields, Rampage Jackson and Josh Barnett will also be in action this month as they look to advance their position in the ranks.

As always the goal here is to give you the best rankings that we can provide you with and of course a spot below for you to disagree and complain. So without further ado here is the latest fighter Rankings:

Key – [↑] = Moved up, [] = Moved Down, [•] = New to the list

Heavyweight (205lbs. – 265lbs.)

1. Cain Velasquez
2. Junior Dos Santos
3. Alistair Overeem
4. Fabricio Werdum
5. Brock Lesnar

Knocking on the door: Josh Barnett, Frank Mir, Shane Carwin, Antonio Silva

Light Heavyweight (205lbs.)

1. Jon Jones
2. Mauricio Rua
3. Rashad Evans
4. Rampage Jackson
5. Dan Henderson

Knocking on the door: Phil Davis

Middleweight (185lbs.)

1. Anderson Silva
2. Ronaldo Souza [↑]
3. Yushin Okami []
4. Hector Lombard 
5. Mark Munoz

Knocking on the door: Brian Stann, Michael Bisping, Chael Sonnen, Chris Leben, Vitor Belfort

Welterweight (170lbs.)

1. Georges St. Pierre
2. Jon Fitch
3. Nick Diaz
4. Jake Shields
5. Josh Koscheck

Knocking on the door: Carlos Condit

Lightweight (155lbs.)

1. Frankie Edgar
2. Gray Maynard
3. Gilbert Melendez
4. Eddie Alvarez
5. Clay Guida [•]

Knocking on the door: Melvin Guillard, Ben Henderson, Jim Miller, Donald Cerrone


Featherweight (145lbs.)

1. Jose Aldo
2. Hatsu Hioki
3. Chad Mendes [↑]
4. Mark Hominick []
5. Kenny Florian [•]

Knocking on the door: Pat Curran, Joe Warren

Bantamweight (135lbs.)

1. Dominik Cruz
2. Urijah Faber
3. Joseph Benavides
4. Scott Jorgenson
5. Brian Bowles

Knocking on the door: Demetrious Johnson

Ranks as of 9/1/2011

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