Latest MMA Valor Fighter Rankings for April 2013

| April 2, 2013 | 1:56 pm | Reply

Georges St Pierre - MMA Fighter RankingsIf you’re looking for changes to the latest fighter rankings, take a peak at the welterweight rankings and then look no further. The slow month really kept things the same but the lone UFC event in March did reshuffle the ranks of the welterweight division.

UFC 158 saw welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre defeat Nick Diaz to remain top dog, while knocking the challenger down two places. Johny Hendricks defeated the former interim champion Carlos Condit which moved Hendricks into the #2 spot. Condit dropped one place while the Bellator welterweight champion moved up one place without even fighting.

The MMA action picks up a bit in April with three UFC events beginning with this Saturday’s UFC on FUEL TV 9. Several top ranked fighters are scheduled to fight this month along with a few others that could move into the top five with a win. Champions Benson Henderson and Pat Curran will make title defenses this month as well.

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 MMA fighter Rankings:

Key – [C] = Champion, [IC] = Interim Champion

Heavyweight Division (205lbs. – 265lbs.):

1. Cain Velasquez [C], 2. Junior Dos Santos, 3. Fabricio Werdum, 4. Frank Mir, 5. Daniel Cormier

  • Knocking on the door: Josh Barnett, Antonios Silva

Light Heavyweight Division (205lbs.):

1. Jon Jones [C], 2. Lyoto Machida, 3. Alexander Gustafsson, 4. Glover Teixeira, 5. Dan Henderson

  • Knocking on the door: Phil Davis, Jimi Manuwa, Mauricio Rua, Emanuel Newton, James Te Huna

Middleweight Division (185lbs.):

1. Anderson Silva [C], 2. Luke Rockhold, 3. Chris Weidman, 4. Vitor Belfort, 5. Michael Bisping

  • Knocking on the door: Alexander Shlemenko [C]Ronaldo Souza, Yushin Okami, , Mark Munoz

Welterweight Division (170lbs.):

1. Georges St. Pierre [C], 2. Johny Hendricks, 3. Carlos Condit, 4. Ben Askren [C], 5. Nick Diaz

  • Knocking on the door: Rory MacDonald, Jake Ellenberger, Demian Maia, Mike Pyle, Tyron Woodely, Dong Hyun Kim

Lightweight Division (155lbs.):

1. Benson Henderson [C], 2. Gilbert Melendez, 3. Gray Maynard, 4. Michael Chandler [C], 5. Anthony Pettis

  • Knocking on the door: Jim Miller, Eddie Alvarez, Nate Diaz, Pat Healy

Featherweight Division (145lbs.):

1. Jose Aldo [C], 2. Pat Curran [C], 3. Chad Mendes, 4. Ricardo Lamas, 5. Chan Sung Jung

  • Knocking on the door:  Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson, Nik Lentz

Bantamweight Division (135lbs.):

1. Dominik Cruz [C], 2. Renan Barao [IC], 3. Urijah Faber, 4. Eddie Wineland, 5. Michael McDonald

  • Knocking on the door: Mike Easton, Eduardo Dantas [C], Scott Jorgenson, Raphael Assuncao

Flyweight Division (125lbs.):

1. Demetrious Johnson [C], 2. Joseph Benavides, 3. John Dodson, 4. Louis Gaudinot, 5. Ian McCall

  • Knocking on the door: Louis Gaudinot, Darren Uyenoyama, Darrel Montague, John Moraga

Pound 4 Pound Rankings:

1. Anderson Silva, 2. Jon Jones, 3. Georges St.Pierre, 4. Jose Aldo, 5. Benson Henderson

MMA Rankings as of 4/2/2013

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