MMA Power Rankings: Velasquez, Overeem, Lesnar, Silva, Diaz

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The calendar has changed from July to August and for MMA fans it couldn’t have come fast enough. As far as MMA action, July was a slow month compared to the multiple high-profile events of June and August. Away from the action it wasn’t any better as multiples injuries ravaged upcoming cards and Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem was removed from the grand prix and later released entirely.

With the UFC 132 card already included in last month’s rankings, it left us with only the Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson and Bellator 47 cards for high-profile MMA action to shake up the ranks. With that said you wont notice many changes to the ranks but that is sure to change after this month’s MMA action.

The goal here is to give you the best rankings that we can provide you with and of course a spot below for you to disagree and complain. So without further ado here is the latest fighter Rankings:

Key – [↑] = Moved up, [] = Moved Down, [•] = New to the list

Heavyweight (205lbs. – 265lbs.)

1. Cain Velasquez
2. Junior Dos Santos
3. Alistair Overeem
4. Fabricio Werdum
5. Brock Lesnar

Knocking on the door: Josh Barnett, Frank Mir, Shane Carwin, Antonio Silva

Light Heavyweight (205lbs.)

1. Jon Jones
2. Mauricio Rua
3. Rashad Evans
4. Rampage Jackson
5. Dan Henderson

Knocking on the door: Phil Davis

Middleweight (185lbs.)

1. Anderson Silva
2. Yushin Okami
3. Ronaldo Souza
4. Hector Lombard 
5. Mark Munoz

Knocking on the door: Brian Stann, Michael Bisping, Chael Sonnen, Chris Leben

Welterweight (170lbs.)

1. Georges St. Pierre
2. Jon Fitch
3. Nick Diaz
4. Jake Shields
5. Josh Koscheck

Knocking on the door: Carlos Condit

Lightweight (155lbs.)

1. Frankie Edgar
2. Gray Maynard
3. Gilbert Melendez
4. Eddie Alvarez
5. Jim Miller

Knocking on the door: Clay Guida, Melvin Guillard, Ben Henderson

Featherweight (145lbs.)

1. Jose Aldo
2. Hatsu Hioki
3. Mark Hominick
4. Chad Mendes
5. Marlon Sandro

Knocking on the door: Kenny Florian, Joe Warren

Bantamweight (135lbs.)

1. Dominik Cruz
2. Urijah Faber
3. Joseph Benavides
4. Scott Jorgenson
5. Brian Bowles

Knocking on the door: Demetrious Johnson

Ranks as of 8/3/2011

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