Daniel Cormier MMA RankingsLast 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 big surprise to the new MMA Rankings is the six new fighters who broke into this month’s top five. Several key losses, including ones from Alistair Overeem and Rashard Evans opened the door to newcomers Daniel Cormier and Glover Teixeira. In total there were 13 changes to the MMA Rankings this month, not mention the numerous additions and subtractions to the fighters knocking on the door.

This month will see six ranked fighters step into the cage, highlighted by the UFC on Fuel TV main event between bantamweight interim champion Renan Barao (#2) against Michael McDonald (#4). On the UFC 157 main card will also see two ranked fighters face off when Dan Henderson (#2) takes on former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (#4). Also in action this month is featherweight Chad Mendes (#3) and his Team Alpha Male teammate, bantamweight Urijah Faber (#3).

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 MMAValor.com 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. Frank Mir, 5. Daniel Cormier

  • Knocking on the door: Josh Barnett, Stefan Struve, Antonio Silva

Light Heavyweight Division (205lbs.):

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

  • Knocking on the door: Phil Davis, Ryan Jimmo, King Mo Lawal, Jimi Manuwa, Mauricio Rua, Emanuel Newton

Middleweight Division (185lbs.):

1. Anderson Silva [C], 2. Luke Rockhold, 3. Chris Weidman, 4. Vitor Belfort, 5. Michael Bisping

  • Knocking on the door: Ronaldo Souza, Jake Shields, Yushin Okami, Hector Lombard, Mark Munoz

Welterweight Division (170lbs.):

1. Georges St. Pierre, 2. Carlos Condit, 3. Nick Diaz, 4. Johny Hendricks, 5. Ben Askren [C]

  • Knocking on the door: Rory MacDonald, Josh Koscheck, Jake Ellenberger, Demian Maia, Mike Pyle, Tyron Woodley

Lightweight Division (155lbs.):

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

  • Knocking on the door: Jim Miller, Eddie Alvarez, Nate Diaz, Pat Healy

Featherweight Division (145lbs.):

1. Jose Aldo [C], 2. Pat Curran [C], 3. Chad Mendes, 4. Ricardo Lamas, 5. Chan Sung Jung

  • Knocking on the door:  Frankie Edgar, Dustin Poirier, Cub Swanson, Nik Lentz

Bantamweight Division (135lbs.):

1. Dominik Cruz [C], 2. Renan Barao [IC], 3. Urijah Faber, 4. Michael McDonald, 5. Eddie Wineland

  • Knocking on the door: Mike Easton, Eduardo Dantas, Scott Jorgensen, Raphael Assuncao, Marcos Galvao

Flyweight Division (125lbs.):

1. Demetrious Johnson, 2. Joseph Benavides, 3. John Dodson, 4. Louis Gaudinot, 5. Ian McCall

  • Knocking on the door: Darren Uyenoyama, Darrel Montague, John Moraga

Pound 4 Pound Rankings:

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

MMA Rankings as of 2/6/2013

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