NBCSports.com's mixed martial arts rankings - NBC Sports

NBCSports.com's mixed martial arts rankings
While the rest of the sports world was experiencing March Madness last month, MMA fans were feeling March sadness
April 4, 2012, 10:04 am

Welcome to NBCSports.com's latest mixed martial arts rankings.

While the rest of the sports world was experiencing March Madness last month, MMA fans were feeling March sadness with only one UFC event on the calendar. As a result, there isn't a ton of activity in this month's rankings. We do, however, have a brand new division to look at, as the UFC finally introduced the flyweights last month.

HEAVYWEIGHT

1. Junior dos Santos

2. Cain Velasquez

3. Alistair Overeem

4. Frank Mir

5. Fabricio Werdum

6. Josh Barnett

7. Shane Carwin

8. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

9. Daniel Cormier

10. Roy Nelson

On the brink: Mark Hunt, Mike Russow, Antonio Silva

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

1. Jon Jones

2. Rashad Evans

3. Dan Henderson

4. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua

5. Quinton Jackson

6. Lyoto Machida

7. Phil Davis

8. Ryan Bader

9. Alexander Gustafsson

10. Forrest Griffin

On the brink: Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante, Gegard Mousasi, Muhammed Lawal.

MIDDLEWEIGHT

1. Anderson Silva

2. Chael Sonnen

3. Vitor Belfort

4. Mark Munoz

5. Michael Bisping

6. Chris Weidman

7. Tim Boetsch

8. Yushin Okami

9. Demian Maia

10. Brian Stann

On the brink: Luke Rockhold, Ronald "Jacare" Souza, Rousimar Palhares.

WELTERWEIGHT

1. Georges St-Pierre

2. Carlos Condit

3. Nick Diaz

4. Josh Koscheck

5. Jake Ellenberger

6. Johny Hendricks

7. Jon Fitch

8. Jake Shields

9. Martin Kampmann

10. Diego Sanchez

On the brink: Rory MacDonald, B.J. Penn, Tyron Woodley.

LIGHTWEIGHT

1. Benson Henderson

2. Frankie Edgar

3. Gray Maynard

4. Gilbert Melendez

5. Nate Diaz

6. Shinya Aoki

7. Jim Miller

8. Donald Cerrone

9. Clay Guida

10. Anthony Pettis

On the brink: Donald Cerrone, Michael Chandler, Eddie Alvarez.

FEATHERWEIGHT

1. Jose Aldo

2. Chad Mendes

3. Hatsu Hioki

4. Pat Curran

5. Kenny Florian

6. Dustin Poirier

7. Diego Nunes

8. Erik Koch

9. Marlon Sandro

10. Chan Sung Jung

On the brink: Patricio Frerire, Mark Hominick, Yuri Alcantara.

BANTAMWEIGHT

1. Dominick Cruz

2. Urijah Faber

3. Renan Barao

4. Brian Bowles

5. Miguel Torres

6. Scott Jorgensen

7. Michael McDonald

8. Brad Pickett

9. Bibiano Fernandes

10. Masakatsu Ueda

On the brink: Zach Makovsky, Eduardo Dantas, Takeya Mizugaki.

FLYWEIGHT

1. Joseph Benavidez

2. Ian McCall

3. Demetrious Johnson

4. Jussier da Silva

5. Yasuhiro Urushitani

6. Darrel Montague

7. Shinchi Kojima

8. Mamoru Yamaguchi

9. Yuki Shojo

10. John Dodson

On the brink: Louis Gaudinot, Darren Uyenoyama, John Lineker.

MALE POUND-FOR-POUND:

1. Anderson Silva

2. Jon Jones

3. Georges St-Pierre

4. Jose Aldo

5. Dominick Cruz

6. Ben Henderson

7. Junior dos Santos

8. Frankie Edgar

9. Rashad Evans

10. Dan Henderson

FEMALE POUND-FOR-POUND:

1. Megumi Fujii

2. Ronda Rousey

3. Tara LaRosa

4. Miesha Tate

5. Cris Cyborg

6. Zoila Gurgel

7. Marloes Coenen

8. Sarah Kaufman

8. Alexis Davis

10. Rosi Sexton