Fighter RankingsThe month seemed to fly by in record time and this month’s version of the MMA Fighter Rankings will look nearly the same as February’s. No it’s not because I just copied and pasted last month’s so stop thinking that. The fights in February just didn’t produce many upsets and thus the rankings hardly changed.

The lone change to the Men’s Fighter Rankings was in the middleweight division as the former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida makes his debut on the 185 lbs. ranks. Following Machida’s unanimous decision win over Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night 36 the Brazilian finds himself in the #5 position in the middleweight division. Though having only fought twice at middleweight Machida finds himself challenging for the title at UFC 173 in May due to circumstances.

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

Men’s Fighter Rankings:

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

1. Cain Velasquez [C], 2. Junior Dos Santos, 3. Fabricio Werdum, 4. Travis Browne, 5. Stipe Miocic

  • Knocking on the door: Alistair Overeem

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], Daniel Cormier

Middleweight Division (185lbs.):

1.  Chris Weidman [C], 2. Vitor Belfort, 3. Ronaldo Souza, 4. Anderson Silva, 5. Lyoto Machida

Welterweight Division (170lbs.):

1. Johny Hendricks, 2. Carlos Condit, 3. Ben Askren, 4. Robbie Lawler, 5. Rory MacDonald

  • Knocking on the door:  Dong Hyun Kim, Matt Brown, Jake Shields, Hector Lombard, Brandon Thatch, Tyron Woodley

Lightweight Division (155lbs.):

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

  • Knocking on the door: TJ Grant, Edson Barboza, Rafael Dos Anjos, Khabib Numagomedov, Nate Diaz, Donald Cerrone

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, Patricio Fiere, Dustin Poirier, Jeremy Stephens

Bantamweight Division (135lbs.):

1. Renan Barao [C], 2. Urijah Faber, 3. Michael McDonald, 4. Raphael Assuncao , 5. Bibiano Fernandes [C]

  • Knocking on the door:  Eduardo Dantas [C], Eddie Wineland, Takeya Mizugaki

Flyweight Division (125lbs.):

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

  • Knocking on the door: Zach Makovsky, Ali Bagautinov

Women’s Fighter Rankings:

Courtesy of Women’s MMA Today, to see #6 – #15 of each division click here.

Featherweight Division (145lbs.):

1.Cris Justino [C], 2. Marloes Coenen, 3. Julia Budd, 4. Faith Van Duin, 5. Pannie Kianzad

Bantamweight Division (135lbs.):

1. Ronda Rousey [C], 2. Alexis Davis, 3. Cat Zingano, 4. Sarah Kaufman, 5. Jessica Eye

Flyweight Division (125lbs.):

1. Barb Honchak [C], 2. Vanessa Porto, 3. Leslie Smith, 4. Jennifer Maia, 5. Kalindra Faria

Strawweight Division (115lbs.):

1. Jessica Aguilar [C], 2. Carla Esparza, 3. Claudia Gadelha, 4. Joanne Calderwood, 5. Ayaka Hamasaki

Atomweight Division (105lbs.):

1. Michelle Waterson [C], 2. Jessica Penne, 3. Seo Hee Ham, 4. Naho Sugiyama, 5. Amber Brown

MMA Fighter Rankings as of 5/7/2014

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