Latest MMA Valor Fighter Rankings for June 2013

| June 12, 2013 | 3:28 pm | Reply

MMA Fighter RankingsWith Bellator still on summer vacation it was up to the UFC and its fighters to potentially alter this month’s MMA fighter rankings. Since the last rankings came out there were three UFC events resulting in two new fighters breaking into their divisions top 5.

At UFC 160 heavyweight Antonio Silva lost once again to Cain Velasquez in the first round and as a results dropped out of the fifth position. moving into his place was Roy Nelson, who is fighting this coming weekend against Stipe Miocic in the UFC 161 co-main event. Nelson is riding a three fight winning streak but holds a loss against two of the fighters currently ranked higher than him.

The biggest jump on the Fighter rankings goes to lightweight TJ Grant who went from being un-ranked to the #4 spot after knocking out the previously #3 ranked Gray Maynard. The win earned Grant a title fight against Benson Henderson and the loss dropped Maynard out of the top five. The Henderson vs. Grant lightweight title fight is set to take place on August 31st at UFC 164.

The remainder of the month of June will have plenty of action as the UFC, Bellator and WSOF will all hold events over the next 10 days.

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.):

Roy Nelson UFC 159

Roy Nelson jumped into the #5 spot but can he hold onto that after this weekend?

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

Knocking on the door: Josh Barnett

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, Gegard Mousasi

Middleweight Division (185lbs.):

1. Anderson Silva [C], 2. Chris Weidman, 3. Vitor Belfort, 4. Luke Rockhold, 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. Carlos Condit, 3. Nick Diaz, 4. Johny Hendricks, 5. Ben Askren [C]

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

Lightweight Division (155lbs.):

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

Knocking on the door: Eddie Alvarez, Josh Thomson, 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:  Eduardo Dantas [C], 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, 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 6/11/2013

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