MMA Fighter RankingsWith the month of November in the book and the end of the 2013 year quickly approaching it’s time for the last fighter rankings of 2013.

This year has seen plenty of changes to the top of our fighter rankings and several fighters that began the year “knocking on the door” now find themselves ranked. Fighters outside the UFC made a case this year and you’ll see several Bellator MMA fighters in the rankings below. The UFC though still has two events to hold in 2013 and with three title fights slated the changes to the fighter rankings might not be done just yet.

Here is a list of fights happening prior to the New Year that could reshape the ranks.

UFC on FOX 9:
125 lbs.: Demetrious Johnson [#1] vs. Joseph Benavidez [#2]
135 lbs.: Urijah Faber [#3] vs. Michael McDonald [#4]
145 lbs.: Chad Mendes [#2] vs. Nik Lentz

UFC 168:
185 lbs.: Chris Weidman [#1] vs. Anderson Silva [#2]
Women’s 135 lbs.: Rhonda Rousey vs. Meisha Tate (Women’s Rankings coming in 2014!)

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]
Chris Weidman Post UFC on Fuel TV 4

Chris Weidman will look to defeat Anderson Silva again at UFC 168

Middleweight Division (185lbs.):

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

Welterweight Division (170lbs.):

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

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

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, Nate Diaz

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

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, Takeya Mizugaki

Flyweight Division (125lbs.):

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

  • Knocking on the door: John Moraga

Pound 4 Pound Rankings:

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

MMA Rankings as of 12/9/2013

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