Latest MMA Valor Fighter Rankings for November 2013

| November 4, 2013 | 3:48 pm | Reply

MMA Fighter RankingsIt’s been two months since we last updated out Fighter Rankings and our error has resulted in plenty of changes to the top five-spot in many weight classes. Fighters moving around in weight classes, upsets and some impressive all played a part in the November Fighter Rankings.

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida made the move down to the middleweight division last month and defeated Mark Munoz in dominate fashion. This forced his removal from the light heavyweight ranks giving those fighter rankings a bit of a shuffle. Machida isn’t in the middleweight top five just yet but will face Gegard Mousasi, who is also moving down in weight, early next year.

Bellator held their biggest event to date a couple of days ago and the outcomes from the three title fights significantly altered the fighter rankings. The previously #2 ranked featherweight Pat Curran was bullied for 25 minutes by Daniel Straus, who became the new featherweight champ. The win by Straus put him on the fighter rankings for the first time, while the loss by Curran completely knocked him off. Also the #2 ranked lightweight Michael Chandler faced Eddie Alvarez in a rematch of the epic first meeting. This time around the fight went the distance and Alvarez recaptured his title with a close decision. The loss by Chandler dropped him down to the #5 spot and Alvarez used his win to up him into the #4 spot in the lightweight rankings.

This month features two major title fights in the UFC as welterweight champion Georges St Pierre faces the hard-hitting Johny Hendricks and the flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson battles Joseph Benavidez for the second time.

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. Travis Browne

  • Knocking on the door: Josh Barnett, Stipe Miocic, Gabriel Gonzaga

Light Heavyweight Division (205lbs.):

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

  • Knocking on the door:  Jimi Manuwa, Emanuel Newton[IC]

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, Lyoto Machida

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, , Dong Hyun Kim, Matt Brown, Robbie Lawler, Jake Shields, Hector Lombard

Lightweight Division (155lbs.):

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

  • Knocking on the door: Eddie Alvarez, Josh Thomson, TJ Grant, Edson Barboza, Rafael Dos Anjos, Khabib Numagomedov

Featherweight Division (145lbs.):

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

  • 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. Michael McDonald, 5. Bibiano Fernandes [C]

  • Knocking on the door:  Eduardo Dantas [C], Raphael Assuncao

Flyweight Division (125lbs.):

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

  • Knocking on the door: John Moraga, John Lineker

Pound 4 Pound Rankings:

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

MMA Fighter Rankings as of 11/4/2013

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