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MMA Fighter Power Rankings for April 2011

The month of March saw the crowning of a new UFC light heavyweight champion in Jon Jones when he defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 128. The month wasn’t filled with anymore title fights or many upper tiered bouts for that matter, causing this new rankings to look fairly close to last months.

Obviously the biggest mover this month was Jon Jones, jumping from the #4 position in the light heavyweight ranks right up to the top. Jones leaped over the man he defeated in Rua for the title, along with Rampage Jackson and the man he’ll make his first title defense against, Rashad Evans. The former teammates will fight each other later on this year, most likely around September or October.

The only other movement in the rankings was Urijah Faber making his first bantamweight appearance on the ranks after defeating former WEC bantamweight champion Eddie Wineland at UFC 128. Faber fought wineland to a unanimous decision victory and earned himself a title fight against Dominick Cruz at UFC 132 in July.

As we state with ever months rankings: 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. Here are the latest fighter Rankings:

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

Heavyweight (205lbs. – 265lbs.)

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

Jones became the new light heavyweight champion at UFC 128

Light Heavyweight (205lbs.)

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

Middleweight (185lbs.)

1. Anderson Silva
2. Yushin Okami
3. Ronaldo Souza
4. Chael Sonnen
5. Vitor Belfort

Welterweight (170lbs.)

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

Lightweight (155lbs.)

1. Frankie Edgar
2. Gray Maynard
3. Gilbert Melendez
4. Eddie Alvarez
5. Anthony Pettis

Featherweight (145lbs.)

1. Jose Aldo
2. Hatsu Hioki
3. Mark Hominick
4. Chad Mendes
5. Manny Gamburyan

Bantamweight (135lbs.)

1.Dominik Cruz
2. Urijah Faber [•]
3. Joseph Benavides [↓]
4. Scott Jorgenson [↓]
5. Miguel Torres [↓]

Ranks as of 3/7/2011

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