This is an introduction of MMA ranking here at cagedinsider.com. The original set will not have comments of the fighters, but subsequent editions will have comments on fighters as they shift through the rankings. Also, at the bottom of the article it will list matches that could have an affect on the ranking before the next edition comes out. Usually, this introductory paragraph will not be in the article, but as this is the first edition there has to be a little bit of substance.

HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds)*

1. Junior Dos Santos(14-1-0)

2. Alistair Overeem(36-11-0-1)

3. Cain Velasquez(9-1-0)

4. Fabricio Werdum (15-5-1)

5.  Frank Mir(16-5-0)

6. Josh Barnett(31-5-0)

7. Daniel Cormier(9-0-0)

8. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira(33-7-1-1)

9. Antonio Silva(16-3-0)

10. Mike Russow(15-1-0-1)

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (205-pound limit)

1. Jon Jones(15-1-0)

2. Rashad Evans(17-1-1)

3. Dan Henderson(29-8-0)

4. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (20-6-0)

5. Ryan Bader(14-2-0)

6. Phil Davis(9-1-0)

7. Forrest Griffin(18-7-0)

8. Alexander Gustafsson(13-1-0)

9. Lyoto Machida(17-3-0)

10. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson(32-10-0)

MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (185-pound limit)

1. Anderson Silva(31-4-0)

2. Chael Sonnen(27-11-1)

3. Hector Lombard(31-2-1-1)

4. Tim Boestch(15-4-0)

5. Luke Rockhold(9-1-0)

6. Mark Munoz(12-2-0)

7. Vitor Belfort(21-9-0)

8. Michael Bisping(22-4-0)

9. Yushin Okami(26-7-0)

10. Chris Weidman(8-0-0)

WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION (170-pound limit)

1. Georges St-Pierre(22-2-0)

2. Josh Koscheck(17-5-0)

3. Carlos Condit(28-5-0)

4. Johny Hendricks(12-1-0)

5. Jake Ellenberger(27-5-0)

6. Jon Fitch(23-4-1-1)

7. Martin Kampmann(19-5-0)

8. Jake Shields(27-6-1)

9. Ben Askren(10-0-0)

10. Nick Diaz(26-8-0-1)

LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (160-pound limit)

1. Benson Henderson(16-2-0)

2. Frankie Edgar(14-2-1)

3. Gilbert Melendez(20-2-0)

4. Gray Maynard(10-1-1-1)

5. Jim Miller(21-3-0)

6. Shinya Aoki(30-5-0-1)

7. Michael Chandler(9-0-0)

8. Clay Guida(29-12-0)

9. Eddie Alvarez(22-3-0)

10. Anthony Pettis(15-2-0)

FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION (145 pound-limit)

1. Jose Aldo(21-1-0)

2. Hatsu Hioki (26-4-2)

3. Chad Mendes(11-1-0)

4. Pat Curran(17-4-0)

5. Dustin Poierer(12-1-0)

6. Marlon Sandro(21-3-0)

7. Diego Nunes(17-2-0)

8. Erik Koch(13-1-0)

9. Chang Sung Jung(12-3-0)

10. Yuri Alcantra(27-3-0)

BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION (135 pounds or less)

1. Dominick Cruz(19-1-0)

2. Uriah Faber(26-5-0)

3. Renan “Barao” Pegado(28-1-0-1)

4. Brian Bowles(10-2-0)

5. Scott Jorgensen(13-5-0)

6. Miguel Torres(40-4-0)

7. Bibiano Fernandes(11-3-0)

8. Zach Makovsky(14-2-0)

9. Brad Pickett(20-6-0)

10. Michael McDonald(14-1-0)

Flyweight (125 pounds or less)

1. Ian Mccall (11-2-1)

2. Jussier Da Silva(12-1-0)

3. Joseph Benavidez(16-2-0)

4. Demetrious Johnson(14-2-1)

5. Yasuhiro Urushitani(19-5-6)

 

Bellator 65 April 13th, 2012

Zach Makovsky(#8 Bantamweight) vs. Eduardo Dantas

 

UFC on FUEL TV 2: Gustafsson vs. Silva April 14th, 2012

Alexander Gustafsson(#8 Light-Heavyweight) vs. Thiago Silva

Alessio Sakara vs. Brian Stann

Diego Nunes(#7 Featherweight) vs. Dennis Siver

Damacio Page vs. Brad Pickett(#9 Bantamweight)

 

Bellator 66 April 20th, 2012

Eddie Alvarez(#9 Lightweight) vs. Shinya Aoki(#6 Lightweight)

 

UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans April 21st, 2012

Jon Jones(#1 Light-Heavyweight) vs. Rashad Evans(#2 Light-Heavyweight)

Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills

Michael McDonald(#10 Bantamweight) vs. Miguel Torres(#6 Bantamweight)