Latest MMA Valor Fighter Rankings for August 2013

| August 7, 2013 | 6:24 pm | Reply

Chris Weidman Fighter RankingsA lapse in judgment and a well-timed punch have altered not only this month’s fighter rankings but the top of the pound for pound ranks as well.

Anderson Silva did his “thing” inside the Octagon and Chris Weidman was the first fighter to make him pay for it. In the UFC 162 main event Chris Weidman shocked the MMA world by knocking out Anderson Silva to become the new UFC middleweight champion. The loss was the first for Silva inside the Octagon and lost him the top spot in the middleweight division as well as the pound for pound rankings.

The middleweight rankings weren’t the only shake ups this month. Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren and lightweight champ Michael Chandler successfully defended their titles this month and thus moved up in the ranks.

Will next month hold another major shakeup in the fighter rankings?

Seven fighters in this month’s fighter rankings will step into the cage in August, including the #1 ranked lightweight Benson Henderson. The UFC champion will face the last man to defeat him, Anthony Pettis in the UFC 164 main event. Their title fight will be a rematch of the WEC lightweight title fight that took place at the final WEC event back in 2010. Pettis will look to follow in the footsteps of Chris Weidman and shakeup the fighter rankings again this month.

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. Daniel Cormier, 5. Alistair Overeem

  • Knocking on the door: Josh Barnett, Stipe Miocic, Roy Nelson

Light Heavyweight Division (205lbs.):

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

  • Knocking on the door: Phil Davis, Jimi Manuwa, Mauricio Rua, Emanuel Newton, Gegard Mousasi

Middleweight Division (185lbs.):

1.  Chris Weidman [C], 2. Anderson Silva, 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. Johny Hendricks, 4. Ben Askren [C], 5. Nick Diaz

  • Knocking on the door: Rory MacDonald, Demian Maia, Mike Pyle, Dong Hyun Kim, Matt Brown, Robbie Lawler, Jake Shields

Lightweight Division (155lbs.):

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

  • Knocking on the door: Eddie Alvarez, Josh Thomson, Pat Healy, Edson Barboza, James Krause

Featherweight Division (145lbs.):

1. Jose Aldo [C], 2. Pat Curran [C], 3. Chad Mendes, 4. Ricardo Lamas, 5. Cub Swanson

  • Knocking on the door:  Frankie Edgar, Chan Sung Jung, 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: Darrel Montague, John Moraga

Pound 4 Pound Rankings:

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

MMA Rankings as of 8/6/2013

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