Official Rankings Update: 5.27.13

by Chris Palmquist |

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 160, the heavyweight division is where we saw the most movement:

Champion : Cain Velasquez

1  Junior Dos Santos 

2  Daniel Cormier 

3  Fabricio Werdum 

4  Antonio Silva 

5  Roy Nelson +1

6  Alistair Overeem -1

7  Frank Mir 

8  Minotauro Nogueira 

9  Travis Browne +1

10 Mark Hunt -1

UFC 160 featured two pivotal matchups in the UFC's heavyweight division with Velasquez defending against Silva and Dos Santos fighting Mark Hunt. Despite losing to Velasquez, Silva did not move in the divisional rankings, maintaining his number four spot. Junior Dos Santos was and of course is still ranked as the division's number one contender.

Mark Hunt put up a valiant effort against Dos Santos and dropped one spot to tenth in the rankings, with Travis Browne moving up one spot. 

The only other significant change in rankings were in the lightweight division where TJ Grant moved up two spots to third, but regardless will be the next to fight for the title as number one ranked Gilbert Melendez just loss to the champion and number two ranked Anthony Pettis will fight for Jose Aldo's featherweight title in August.

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tags: UFC 160   Junior Dos Santos (detail)  Cain Velasquez (detail)     


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SQUEEZIE site profile image  

5/29/13 3:54 PM by SQUEEZIE

why should werdum be ranked ahead of dc? please explain.

GayGuardMooseSaucy site profile image  

5/29/13 6:01 AM by GayGuardMooseSaucy

And you're just the typical Hunt bandwagon fan who's been hyping him for a couple months. Back when he was being submitted by everyone I'm sure you had no idea who he was. And no you idiot the fight wasn't competitive Round 1-JDS had a knockdown and out struck Hunt 20 to 5. Round 2-JDS out struck Hunt 35 to 20 with a takedown and 2 guard passes. Round 3-Knocked Hunt the Fuck Out

DyldoWilly site profile image  

5/29/13 5:45 AM by DyldoWilly

Its ridiculous, let me do the fucking rankings!

MMA Lives Here site profile image  

5/29/13 3:56 AM by MMA Lives Here

We know. These rankings are done by a huge bunch of media people. Some know their MMA, others, not so much

DyldoWilly site profile image  

5/29/13 12:38 AM by DyldoWilly


UGCTT_ScarecrowRio site profile image  

5/28/13 10:29 PM by UGCTT_ScarecrowRio

I think the problem with UFC rankings are the factors going into tfights, and marketing aswell. I agree that a great performance against a top rank fighter that is considerably ranked higher than you earns a move up, or at least keeping your spot.DC should be below Werdum though I think

MMA Lives Here site profile image  

5/28/13 8:38 PM by MMA Lives Here

Ugh delusional TUF noob Hunt haters

epic hero site profile image  

5/28/13 7:36 PM by epic hero

Can you get back to sherdog already

GayGuardMooseSaucy site profile image  

5/28/13 6:53 PM by GayGuardMooseSaucy

That fight wasn't competitive. JDS was dominating him in striking, dropped him, took him down. Only time Hunt did anything was his bum rush flurries.

choadler site profile image  

5/28/13 6:35 PM by choadler

Let me say I want Roy v Minotauro next. That would be fun.