MMA Fighter Rankings for April 2012

| April 2, 2012 | 9:11 pm | Reply

The calendar has turned to April which means MMA fans survived the month-long absence of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Despite some great action from Bellator to fill the void, the action of March did little to the April ranks.

Bellator though did crown a new featherweight champion, which moved up Pat Curran a spot in the ranks but other than that the movement was limited.

April will feature a full slate of Bellator action, along with two UFC events to possibly influence the ranks.

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 fighter Rankings:

Key – [↑] = Moved up, [↓] = Moved Down, [•] = New to the list

Heavyweight (205lbs. – 265lbs.)

1. Junior Dos Santos
2. Cain Velasquez
3. Alistair Overeem
4. Fabricio Werdum
5. Frank Mir

Knocking on the door: Josh Barnett, Shane Carwin, Daniel Cormier, Antonio Silva

Light Heavyweight (205lbs.)

1. Jon Jones
2. Rashad Evans
3. Mauricio Rua
4. Dan Henderson
5. Lyoto Machida [•]

Knocking on the door: Phil Davis, Ryan Jimmo, Alexander Gustafsson

Middleweight (185lbs.)

1. Anderson Silva
2. Chael Sonnen
3. Hector Lombard
4. Mark Munoz
5. Michael Bisping

Knocking on the door: Brian Stann, Vitor Belfort, Luke Rockhold, Ronaldo Souza, Demian Maia, Tim Boetsch

Welterweight (170lbs.)

1. Georges St. Pierre
2. Carlos Condit
3. Josh Koscheck
4. Nick Diaz
5. Jake Ellenberger

Knocking on the door: Ben Askren, Rory MacDonald, Johny Hendricks, Martin Kampmann

Lightweight (155lbs.)

1. Gilbert Melendez
2. Ben Henderson
3. Frankie Edgar
4. Gray Maynard
5. Michael Chandler

Knocking on the door: Nate Diaz, Shinya Aoki, Jim Miller, Donald Cerrone, Eddie Alvarez, Anthony Pettis

Featherweight (145lbs.)

1. Jose Aldo
2. Hatsu Hioki
3.  Pat Curran [↑]
4. Chad Mendes [↓]
5. Patricio Freire

Knocking on the door:  Joe Warren, Chan Sung Jung, Diego Nunes

Bantamweight (135lbs.)

1. Dominik Cruz
2. Urijah Faber
3. Zach Makovsky
4. Renan Barao
5. Scott Jorgenson

Knocking on the door: Ivan Menjivar, Brian Bowles

Flyweight (125lbs.)

1. Joseph Benavides
2. Ian McCall
3. Demetrious Johnson
4. Jussier Da Silva
5. Yasuhiro Urushitani

Knocking on the door: 

Ranks as of 4/2/2012

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