Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (7/25/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Chris Weidman (1) Chris Weidman is expected to defend his title against Vitor Belfort at UFC 181 on December 6th in what will probably be a good fight. The question of whether it will be the same Belfort on TRT though comes to question which may make the fight
Note due to inactivity, Chan Sung Jung is currently ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (8/14/14) in parenthesis: 1. Jose Aldo (1) Jose Aldo is currently on course for his UFC 179 title defense and rematch against Chad Mendes after an injury which delayed their meeting. His previous injury forced the cancellation of UFC 176, but he is on track to show up for UFC 179 healthy and ready for fight. 2.
Note due to suspension Ali Bagautinov is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (8/27/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Demetrious Johnson (1) Demetrious Johnson is on course for his upcoming UFC 178 title defense against obvious underdog Chris Cariaso on September 27th. While Cariaso maybe a huge underdog, the Flyweight Champion isn’t in the habit of underestimating his opponents in any circumstances. 2. Joseph Benavidez (2) After a nearly five month layoff, Joseph
Note due to inactivity Dominick Cruz and Anthony Pettis are ineligible for the rankings. Also previous rankings (8/5/14) in parenthesis: 1. Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones is currently injured and won’t be fighting until January 3rd at UFC 182 and his opponent will be longtime rival Daniel Cormier. One might think that Cormier will also take the time to get his bad leg worked on but time will tell and the time will come. 2. Jose
Please note the rankings are determined by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (6/27/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Johny Hendricks (1) Johny Hendricks is now recovered but his rematch with Robbie Lawler won’t happen until next year do to a busy rest of 2014 schedule. Hendricks has said that he is looking forward to this rematch so that he can see how he’ll perform against Lawler with two
Please note due to inactivity, TJ Grant is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (7/31/14) in parenthesis: 1. Anthony Pettis (1) Anthony Pettis has finished coaching The Ultimate Fighter season 20 and will start training for his bout with Gilbert Melendez. Of note is the fact that Pettis will be ineligible for the rankings after today until he defends his title in December. 2. Gilbert Melendez (tied 2) In typical Gracie Fighter
Note due to suspension Ali Bagautinov is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (8/1/14) in parenthesis: 1. Demetrious Johnson (1) In order to keep UFC 178 on, Demetrious Johnson‘s title defense has been moved to that fight card on September 27th. There is no doubt that Johnson is the favorite against heavy underdog Chris Cariaso regardless of the postponement of the title defense. 2. Joseph Benavidez (2) Joseph Benavidez is next set
Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and the previous rankings (6/18/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Jon Jones (1) A training injury to Jon Jones will sideline him until UFC 182 which is the planned New Years show when he faces Daniel Cormier. This actually works out as Cormier was in dire need of surgery so with the extra time he may get the procedure done.
Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of writers and that the previous rankings (7/11/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1. Jose Aldo (1) Jose Aldo‘s injury set back his title defense rematch with Chad Mendes but they will be facing off at UFC 179 on October 25th. However, this should take nothing away from Aldo’s desire to get revenge for his teammate against Team Alpha Male. 2. Chad
Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and the previous rankings on 7/1/14 are in parenthesis: Featherweights 1. Cris “Cyborg” Justino (1) - Invicta Fighting Championships Featherweight Champion: Dropping to bantamweight December. 2. Marloes Coenen (2) - Former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion: Probably returning to action in the fall or winter 3. Julia Budd (3) - Currently on a four fight winning streak and one