Official Rankings Update: 5.20.13


After each live event, the UFC polls various members of the media to update it's rankings in each weight division as well as the pound for pound rankings. With only a few meaningful bouts at this past weekend's UFC on FX 8, the middleweight division is where we saw the most movement:

Champion : Anderson Silva

1 Chris Weidman 

2 Vitor Belfort 

3 Yushin Okami 

4 Michael Bisping 

5 Costa Philippou 

6 Ronaldo Souza 

7 Luke Rockhold 

8 Mark Munoz 

9 Chael Sonnen 

10 Tim Boetsch 

The biggest winner of this week's ranking update was Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza who moved up two spots to take the number six ranking. Rockhold who was previously ranked fifth moved down two spots just behind Souza. Although they didn't compete, the mixup moved Costa Philippou up one spot and Mark Munoz down a spot. Munoz most likely is the victim of inactivity and Philippou was able to move up with Rockhold's loss.

As a voting member of the panel, I actually agreed exactly with how the rankings adjusted, but accidentally didn't move Souza and Rockhold correctly when entering my rankings, so that is why they show incorrectly in my rankings I also moved Vitor Belfort into my pound for pound rankings, as I can't justify keeping Edgar in the mix coming off three consecutive losses, albeit in world title fights. I also ranked Belfort above Cruz being he has also been inactive.

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willpower site profile image  

5/21/13 11:15 PM by willpower


L P site profile image  

5/21/13 9:51 PM by L P

Chaels last MW fight was for the title, that would mean he was ranked pretty high. He might of been unranked at 185 because he was fighting Bones at 205. Chael lost to Bones at 205, before that AS at 185, before that beat MB who is ranked #5. Before that beat Stann and before that came very close to beating AS. He lost his last 2 fights to the current P4P#1 and #2 guys. I say he should be a little higher than 9.

DirtyLickinsBrah site profile image  

5/21/13 5:53 PM by DirtyLickinsBrah

Correct me if im wrong, but wasn't chael unranked before?and he hasn't won lately lol

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

5/21/13 4:53 PM by MasterofMartialArts

Yeah for sure, I agree completely. We will see how he does against a dangerous, scary man like Ellenberger.

Enemies site profile image  

5/21/13 4:30 PM by Enemies


willpower site profile image  

5/21/13 2:16 PM by willpower

Here is my P4P. 1. Jon Jones2. Anderson Silva3. Cain Valasquez4. George St. Pierre5. Jose Aldo6. Ronda Rousey7. Dominick Cruz8. Renan Barao9. Demetrious Johnson10. Benson Henderson11. Anthony Pettis12. Frankie Edgar13. Vitor Belfort

Bat21 site profile image  

5/21/13 12:06 PM by Bat21

No doubt. The UFC hype train has been pushing Rory hard over the past year, and its because the media doesn't know any better that they follow along like sheep. Rory's almost win over Condit is (I think) the biggest reason why. Give it another few years when the mainstream media is better educated about MMA, then we might see some objective opinions and rankings from them. I have Rory somewhere around #6.

epwar site profile image  

5/21/13 11:51 AM by epwar

Rory, IMHO, is ranked so high because the UFC tells people so.  No, they don't outright say it, but listen how he is discussed on a show by Goldberg and Rogan.  They are always declaring him top 10 (without a single top 10 win) and MMA reporters follow suit.

panthonyjr site profile image  

5/21/13 11:50 AM by panthonyjr

Weidsman is 1 because he is fighting for the title next. I believe that reason is given in the article.

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

5/21/13 10:59 AM by MasterofMartialArts

At least Bisping has many solid wins. Rory has beat Che Mills, Diaz (a LW), and BJ (coming our of retirement fighting at a weight he hasn't been successful at).