Due to inactivity, Cristiane Justino is ineligible for the rankings. Also note that the previous rankings (1/15/15) are listed in parenthesis: 1) Ronda Rousey (1) Ronda Rousey maybe in for her greatest challenge to date when she faces Cat Zingano at UFC 184 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Both women has very similar traits in that they are both well rounded athletes, despite Zingano’s lack of an Olympic Bronze medal in judo. 2)
Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and that the previous rankings (1/12/15) are in parenthesis: Featherweights 1) Marloes Coenen (1) – Will probably be fighting Julia Budd later this year for the vacant Bellator Women’s Featherweight belt. 2) Julia “The Jewel” Budd (2) – Recently made her Bellator debut against fellow Canadian Gabrielle Holloway at Bellator 133. 3) Faith “The Immortal” Van Duin (3) 4) Talita “Treta”
Due to inactivity and moving down in weight respectively, Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson are both ineligible for the rankings: 1) Jon Jones (1) Jon Jones now has a defined opponent in Anthony Johnson who will challenge him at UFC 187 on Memorial Day Weekend May 23rd. Because of Johnson’s athleticism and power at light heavyweight, Jones maybe in for his greatest challenge in the man known as Rumble. 2) Anthony Johnson (5) His dismantling of Alexander Gustafsson is
Due to suspensions, Nick Diaz and Hector Lombard are ineligible. Also note the previous rankings (1/31/15) are listed in parenthesis: 1) Robbie Lawler (1) The cancellation of Rory MacDonald‘s bout against Hector Lombard may result in a defined opponent for Champion Robbie Lawler. However, it also depends on how Lawler is healing from that war of a match in his rematch with Johny Hendricks. 2) Johny Hendricks (2) Johny Hendricks will be facing Matt Brown for a rebound at UFC 185 on March 14th
Due to inactivity and suspension respectively, Cain Velasquez and Anderson Silva are ineligible. Previous rankings are in parenthesis: 1) Jon Jones (1) Despite the controversy surrounding Jon Jones at the present, a contender has arisen in Anthony Johnson with an unspecified meeting date. Johnson in his last outing made Alexander Gustafsson easy and Gustafsson gave Jones the greatest challenge of his career. 2) Jose Aldo (2) Jose Aldo will be the main event for the UFC International Fight Week when he
Please note the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (1/3/15) are listed in parenthesis: 1) Robbie Lawler (1) Robbie Lawler currently has nothing scheduled but is expected to defend his title first against Rory MacDonald sometime later this year. 2) Johny Hendricks (2) Looking for a rebound since his disappointing loss to Robbie Lawler, Johny Hendricks will face Matt Brown on March 14 at UFC 185. There are
Note due to inactivity TJ Grant is ineligible for the rankings. Also note that the previous rankings from 1/3/15 are listed in parenthesis: 1) Anthony Pettis (1) Anthony Pettis now has a confirmed title defense opponent and date in Rafael dos Anjos on March 14th at UFC 185 in Dallas, Texas. After spending most of 2014 off with an injury, Pettis is anxious for a quick turnaround against a tough opponent to say the least.
Note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers. Also note the previous rankings (11/30/14) are listed in parenthesis: 1) Jose Aldo (1) It has yet to be confirmed but Jose Aldo‘s next title defense is being targeted for UFC 187 in May against the Irishman Conor McGregor. With the momentum behind McGregor, this challenge maybe the motivation Aldo needs to get out of his stale fight plan.
Note due to suspension, Ali Bagautinov is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (12/26/14) are in parenthesis: 1) Demetrious Johnson (1) With the UFC schedule set the way it is, Demetrious Johnson probably won’t fight again until around June unless an injury happens. At one point a super fight with at the time bantamweight Dominick Cruz was talked about but things aren’t ironed out at this point. 2) Joseph Benavidez (2) Joseph Benavidez has
Due to inactivity Cain Velasquez is ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings on 12/27/14 will be listed in parenthesis: 1) Jon Jones (1) Following his Fight of the Night match against Daniel Cormier at UFC 182, it was announced that Jon Jones tested positive for cocaine. There are conflicting stories as to how long Jones was in rehab and the UFC only gave him a 25 thousand dollar fine, a slap on the wrist. 2)