If 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.
Last month the MMA Rankings didn’t move much but the last couple weeks have influenced the ranks significantly. This month’s MMA rankings now include the top five-pound for pound fighters as well a slightly new look and feel.
The 2012 year ended with a barrage of event in December, including UFC 155 that would reshape to the top of the heavyweight MMA rankings. Junior Dos Santos defended his title in a rematch against Cain Velasquez in the night’s main event with the challenger avenging his only loss and recapturing the title.
Things have been slow the last few months with regards to change amongst the MMA rankings. Injuries to champions and top fighters along with dominate champions have limited the movement but things are beginning to pick up. In November the UFC saw one of its champions return to action after a long layoff due to injury and the final month of the year will see many highly ranked fighters step into the cage.
The MMA Rankings haven’t changed much over the last few months but as we enter the final two months of 2012 there are several fights slated that are sure to shake up the ranks. Last month only saw one ranked fighter enter the cage and that fight wasn’t even at his normal weight class. There was one fighter that did jump into the top five when he earned a flyweight title shot at UFC on FX 5.
The month of September was a tough month to endure for MMA fans as not one but two ZUFFA events were canceled. What was a stacked month of MMA quickly became an average month and the chance to turn the calendar to October could not come fast enough.
The latest MMA rankings are suffering from the cancellation of UFC 151 and show very little change from last month. In fact there is only one change among the top five MMA rankings this month and that goes to UFC lightweight Frankie Edgar, who lost his rematch to the champion Ben Henderson at UFC 150.
Women fighters have a tendency to fly under the radar when it comes to MMA. The progression level of women’s fighting is steadily improving with companies like Invitca FC and Strikeforce, allowing women to headline their cards. This can only mean one thing. That it is here to stay and it can only get bigger and better.