World MMA Rankings: August 28, 2011 - Page 5
4) Manny Gamburyan (“The Anvil”)
Drops a couple spots after losing to Tyson Griffin.
5) Diego Nunes (“The Gun”)
Nunes lost to Kenny Florian, but remains a top contender at featherweight. He’ll be fighting again in September.
6) Hatsu Hioki
After months of speculation, Hioki has signed a contract to fight in the UFC. His 1st UFC fight will be against George Roop.
7) Dustin Poirier
Poirier continued to show he is a contender after his win over Josh Grispi, beating Jason Young at UFC 131.
8) Chad Mendes (“Money”)
Mendes is now 11-0 and has beaten Rani Yahya and Michihiro Omigawa in his last 2 fights. It may be time to put him in title contention.
9) Mark Hominick
Hominick came up short in his bid to dethrone Jose Aldo, but gained many fans with his performance through 5 rounds.
10) Joe Warren
Warren was supposed to face Patricio Freire for his 1st title defence, but an injury to Freire scuttled the event. Instead, he’ll be dropping to bantamweight to face Alexis Villa this fall.
Bantamweight (135 pound limit)
1) Dominick Cruz
Cruz showed why he’s still the top bantamweight in the world at UFC 132, as he outpointed Urijah Faber in a unanimous decision. He face Demetrious Johnson next, at an event that will be broadcast on Versus.
2) Joseph Benavidez
Benavidez came close to beating Dominick Cruz, but couldn’t sway enough judges. He’s all all 3 of his fights since then.
3) Brian Bowles
Bowles stays in the hunt for the title after defeating Takeya Mizugaki. Next up is Urijah Faber.
4) Scott Jorgensen (“Young Guns”)
Jorgensen got back on the winning track, knocking out Ken Stone at the TUF finale. Next up is Jeff Curran.
5) Urijah Faber (“The California Kid”)
Faber came close like a few others, but it wasn’t enough as he was defeated by champ Dominick Cruz in the 1st battle for the UFC bantamweight championship. Next up is Brian Bowles.
6) Demetrious Johnson (“Mighty Mouse”)
Johnson gets the title shot after a controversial win over Miguel Torres.
7) Miguel Torres
The path to reclaim the title stalled for Torres at UFC 130, as he was outpointed by Demetrious Johnson.
8) Takeya Mizugaki
Mizugaki lost to Brian Bowles at UFC 132. Next up is Cole Escovedo.