Originally written on hov-mma  |  Last updated 12/5/12

It's that time of the month again. Our monthly rankings are hot off the presses and ready for the masses. You can always find all of the hov-mma monthly ranks by weight class on our rankings page. We've also attached them below for your convenience.

This month we're excited to introduce the women's bantamweight division for the first time in our monthly ranks. Expect to see the rest of the women's divisions included in the coming months.

Heavyweight

1. Junior dos Santos (15-1)  Last Rank (1) Next Fight vs. #2 Cain Velasquez (UFC 155, 12/29/12)

2. Cain Velasquez (10-1) (2) vs. #1 Junior dos Santos (UFC 155, 12/29/12)

3. Alistair Overeem (36-11) (↑NR) vs. #9 Antonio Silva (UFC 156, 2/2/13)

4. Fabricio Werdum (16-5-1) (↓3) vs. #7 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (2013)

5. Daniel Cormier (10-0) ( ↓4) vs. Dion Staring (SF: Champions, 1/12/13)

6. Frank Mir (16-6) (5) vs. TBD

7. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-7-1) ( 7) vs. #4 Fabricio Werdum (2013)

8. Josh Barnett (31-6) (8) vs. Nandor Guelmino (SF: Champions, 1/12/13)

9. Antonio Silva (17-4) (9) vs. Alistar Overeem (UFC 156, 2/2/13)

10. Travis Browne (13-1-1) (10) vs. TBD

11. Roy Nelson (17-7) (11) vs. Matt Mitrione (TUF 16 Finale, 12/15/12)

12. Stefan Struve (25-5) (12) vs. #13 Mark Hunt (UFC on Fuel 8, 3/3/13)

13. Mark Hunt (8-7) (13) vs. #12 Stefan Struve (UFC on Fuel 8, 3/3/13)

14. Ben Rothwell (32-8) (14) vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (UFC on FX 7, 1/19/13)

15. Cheick Kongo (18-7-2) (15) vs. TBD

16. Sergei Kharitonov (19-5) (16) vs TBD

17. Mike Russow (15-2) (17) vs. Shawn Jordan (UFC on FOX 6, 1/26/13)

18. Damian Grabowski (16-1) (18) vs. TBD

19. Stipe Miocic (9-1) (19) vs. TBD

20. Alexander Volkov (18-3) (↑NR) vs. Richard Hale (Bellator 84, 12/14/12)

Light Heavyweight

1. Jon Jones (17-1) (1) vs. Chael Sonnen (UFC PPV Event, 4/27/13)

2. Dan Henderson (29-8) (2) vs. #4 Lyoto Machida (UFC 157, 2/23/13)

3. Rashad Evans (17-2-1) (3) vs. #12 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (UFC 156, 2/2/13)

4. Lyoto Machida (18-3) (4) vs. #2 Dan Henderson (UFC 157, 2/23/13)

5. Shogun Rua (21-6) (5) vs. #7 Alexander Gustafsson (UFC on FOX 5, 12/8/12)

6. Phil Davis (10-1) (6) vs. #10 Forrest Griffin (UFC 155, 12/29/12)

7. Alexander Gustafsson (13-1) (7) vs. #5 Shogun Rua (UFC on FOX 5, 12/8/12)

8. Ryan Bader (14-3) (8) vs. #15 Vladimir Matyushenko (UFC on FOX 6, 1/26/13)

9. Quinton Jackson (32-10) (9) vs. #14 Glover Teixeira (UFC on FOX 6, 1/26/13)

10. Forrest Griffin (19-7) (10) vs. #6 Phil Davis (UFC 155, 12/29/12)

11. Gegard Mousasi (32-3-2) (11) vs. Mike Kyle (SF: Champions, 1/12/13)

12. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (20-5) (↑13) vs. #3 Rashad Evans (UFC 156, 2/2/13)

13. Muhammed Lawal (8-1) (↑NR) vs. TBA (Bellator 86, 1/17/13)

14. Glover Teixeira (19-2) (↑15) vs. #9 Quinton Jackson (UFC on FOX 6, 1/26/13)

15. Vladmimir Matyushenko (26-6) (↓14) vs. #8 Ryan Bader (UFC on FOX 6, 1/26/13)

16. James Te-Huna (15-5) (16) vs. TBD

17. Vinny Magalhaes (10-5) (17) vs. TBD

18. Anthony Johnson (14-4) (↑NR) vs. TBD

19. Renato Sobral (37-9) (19) vs. TBD

20. Ryan Jimmo (17-1) (20) vs. TBD

Middleweight

1. Anderson Silva (33-4) (1) vs. TBD

2. Chael Sonnen (27-12-1) (2) vs. #1 LHW Jon Jones (UFC PPV Event, 4/27/13)

3. Chris Weidman (9-0) (3) vs. TBD

4. Michael Bisping (23-4) (4) vs. #6 Vitor Belfort (UFC on FX 7, 1/19/13)

5. Tim Boetsch (16-4) (5) vs. Costa Philippou (UFC 155, 12/29/12)

6. Vitor Belfort (21-10) ( ↑NR) vs. #4 Michael Bisping (UFC on FX 7, 1/19/13)

7. Luke Rockhold (10-1) (↓6) vs. TBD

8. Mark Munoz (12-3) (↓7) vs. TBD

9. Ronaldo Souza (16-3) (↓8) vs. Lorenz Larkin (SF: Champions, 1/12/13)

10. Jake Shields (27-6-1) (↓9) vs. TBD


11. Alan Belcher (18-6) ( ↓10) vs. #12 Yushin Okami (UFC 155, 12/29/12)

12. Yushin Okami (27-7) (↓11) vs. #11 Alan Belcher (UFC 155, 12/29/12)

13. Brian Stann (12-5) (13) vs. TBD

14. Hector Lombard (31-3-1) (14) vs. #17 Rousimar Palhares (UFC on FX 6, 12/14/12)

15. Cung Le (9-2) (↑NR) vs. TBD

16. Chris Leben (22-8) (↓15) vs. Karlos Vemola (UFC 155, 12/29/12)

17. Rousimar Palhares (14-4) (↓16) vs. #14 Hector Lombard (UFC on FX 6, 12/14/12)

18. Rich Franklin (29-7) (↓12) vs. TBD

19. Tim Kennedy (14-4) (↓17) vs. Trevor Smith (SF: Champions, 1/12/13)

20. Alexander Shlemenko (46-7) (↓19) vs. TBD

Welterweight


 1. Georges St. Pierre (23-2) (1) vs. TBD

 2. Johny Hendricks (14-1) (↑4) vs. TBD

 3. Carlos Condit (28-6) (↓2) vs. TBD

 4. Nick Diaz (26-8) (↓3) vs. TBD

 5. Jon Fitch (24-4-1) (↑6) vs. #11 Demian Maia (UFC 156, 2/2/13)

 6. Josh Koscheck (17-6) (↑7) vs. TBD

 7. Martin Kampmann (20-6) (↓5) vs. TBD

 8. Jake Ellenberger (28-6) (8) vs. TBD

 9. B.J. Penn (16-8-2) (9) vs. #12 Rory MacDonald (UFC on FOX 5, 12/8/12)

10. Nate Marquardt (32-10-2) (10) vs. Tarec Saffiedine (SF: Champions, 1/12/13)

11. Demian Maia (17-4) ( 11) vs. #5 Jon Fitch (UFC 156, 2/2/13)

12. Rory MacDonald (13-1) ( ↓12) vs. #9 B.J. Penn (UFC on FOX 5, 12/8/12)

13. Ben Askren (10-0) ( 13) vs. Karl Amoussou (Bellator Event TBD, Early 2013)

14. Diego Sanchez (23-5) ( 14) vs. LW Takanori Gomi (UFC on Fuel 8, 3/3/13)

15. Siyar Bahadurzada (21-4-1) ( 15) vs. TBD

16. Dong Hyun Kim (16-2-1) (↑NR) vs. TBD

17. Tyron Woodley (10-1) (↓16) vs. TBD

18. Mike Pierce (15-5) ) (↓17) vs. Seth Baczynski (UFC on FX 6, 12/14/12)

19. Mike Pyle (23-8-1) (↓18) vs. #20 James Head (TUF 16 Finale, 12/15/12)

20. James Head (9-2) (↓19) vs. #19 Mike Pyle (TUF 16 Finale, 12/15/12)

Lightweight

1. Benson Henderson (17-2) (1) vs. #6 Nate Diaz (UFC on FOX 5, 12/8/12)

2. Frankie Edgar (14-3-1) (2) vs. #1 FW Jose Aldo (UFC 156, 2/2/13)

3. Gilbert Melendez (21-2) (3) vs. TBD

4. Gray Maynard (11-1-1) (4) vs. TBD

5. Michael Chandler (10-0) (5) vs. #15 Rick Hawn (Bellator Event TBD, Early 2013)

6. Nate Diaz (16-7) (6) vs. #1 Benson Henderson (UFC on FOX 5, 12/8/12)

7. Anthony Pettis (15-2) (7) vs. #11 Donald Cerrone (UFC on FOX 6, 1/26/13)

8. Eddie Alvarez (24-3) (8) vs. TBD

9. Shinya Aoki (31-6) (9) vs. TBD

10. Clay Guida (29-13) (10) vs. #8 FW Hatsu Hioki (UFC on FOX 6, 1/26/13)

11. Donald Cerrone (19-4) (11) vs. #7 Anthony Pettis (UFC on FOX 6, 1/26/13)

12. Josh Thomson (19-5) (12) vs. TBD

13. Jim Miller (21-4) (13) vs. #14 Joe Lauzon (UFC 155, 12/29/12)

14. Joe Lauzon (22-7) (14) vs. #13 Jim Miller (UFC 155, 12/29/12)

15. Rick Hawn (14-1) (15) vs. #5 Michael Chandler (Bellator Event TBD, Early 2013)

16. Khabib Nurmagomedov (18-0) (16) vs. Thiago Tavares (UFC on FX 7, 1/19/13)

17. Rafael dos Anjos (18-6) (↑NR) vs. TBD

18. Matt Wiman (15-6) (↓17) vs. #19 TJ Grant (UFC on FOX 6, 1/26/13)

19. TJ Grant (19-5) (↓18) vs. #18 Matt Wiman (UFC on FOX 6, 1/26/13)

20. Pat Healy (28-16) (↓19) vs. Jorge Masvidal (SF: Champions, 1/12/13)

Featherweight

1. Jose Aldo (21-1) (1) vs. #2 LW Frankie Edgar (UFC 156, 2/2/13)

2. Pat Curran (17-4) (2) vs. Patricio Freire (Bellator Event TBD, 2013)

3. Chad Mendes (11-1) (3) vs. #15 Hacran Dias (UFC on FX 6, 12/14/12)

4. Chan Sung Jung (13-3) (4) vs. TBD

5. Dennis Siver (20-8) (5) vs. Nam Phan (UFC on FOX 5, 12/8/12)

6. Erik Koch (13-1) (6) vs. #7 Ricardo Lamas (UFC on FOX 6, 1/26/13)

7. Ricardo Lamas (12-2) (7) vs. #6 Erik Koch (UFC on FOX 6, 1/26/13)

8. Hatsu Hioki (26-5-2) (8) vs. #10 LW Clay Guida (UFC on FOX 6, 1/26/13)

9. Dustin Poirier (12-2) (9) vs. Jonathan Brookins (TUF 16 Finale, 12/15/12)

10. Diego Nunes (18-3) (10) vs. Nik Lentz (UFC on FX 7, 1/19/13)


11. Cub Swanson (18-5) (11) vs. TBD

12. Daniel Straus (21-4) (12) vs. TBD

13. Tatsuya Kawajiri (31-7-2) (13) vs. TBD

14. Robbie Peralta (16-3) (14) vs. TBD

15. Hacran Dias (21-1-1) (15) vs. #3 Chad Mendes (UFC on FX 6, 12/14/12)

16. Darren Elkins (15-2) (↑17) vs. TBD

17. Marlon Sandro (22-4) (↓16) vs. TBD

18. Mike Thomas Brown (26-8) (18) vs. TBD

19. Rad Martinez (14-2) (↑NR) vs. #20 Shahbulat Shamhalaev (Bellator 83, 12/7/12)

20. Shahbulat Shamhalaev (11-1-1) (↑NR) vs. #19 Rad Martinez (Bellator 83, 12/7/12)

Bantamweight

1. Renan Barao (29-1) (↑2) vs. #3 Michael McDonald (UFC Event TBD, Early 2013)

2. Urijah Faber (26-6) (↑3) vs. #17 Ivan Menjivar (UFC 157, 2/23/12)

3. Michael McDonald (15-1) (↑4) vs. #1 Renan Barao (UFC Event TBD, Early 2013)

4. Brad Pickett (22-6) (↑5) vs. #6 Eddie Wineland (UFC 155, 12/29/12)

5. Bibiano Fernandes (12-3) (↑7) vs. TBD

6. Eddie Wineland (19-8-1) (↑8) vs. #4 Brad Pickett (UFC 155, 12/29/12)

7. Scott Jorgensen (13-6) (↑10) vs. John Albert (UFC on FOX 5, 12/8/12)

8. Marcos Galvao (13-5-1) (↑11) vs. TBD

9. Mike Easton (13-1) (↑12) vs. #13 Raphael Assuncao (UFC on FOX 5, 12/8/12)

10. Eduardo Dantas (14-3) (↑13) vs. TBD

11. Luis Nogueira (14-3) (↑14) vs. TBD

12. Tyson Nam (12-4) (↑15) vs. #14 Marlon Moraes (WSOF 2, 1/26/13)

13. Raphael Assuncao (18-4) (↑17) vs. #9 Mike Easton (UFC on FOX 5, 12/8/12)

14. Marlon Moraes (9-4-1) (↑NR) vs. #12 Tyson Nam (WSOF 2, 1/26/13)

15. Zach Makovsky (14-3) (↓16) vs. Anthony Leone (Bellator 83, 12/7/12)

16. Masakatsu Ueda (16-2-2) (↓18)

17. Ivan Menjivar (25-9) (↑NR) vs. #2 Urijah Faber (UFC 157, 2/23/13)

18. Ian Loveland (16-9) (↑19) vs. Kyogi Horiguchi (VTJ 2012, 12/24/12)

19. Joe Warren (8-3) (↑NR) vs. TBD

20. Miguel Torres (40-6) (↓9) vs. TBD

 

Women's Bantamweight

1. Ronda Rousey (6-0) vs. TBD

2. Sarah Kaufman (15-2) vs. TBD

3. Miesha Tate (13-3) vs. TBD

4. Sara McMann (6-0) vs. TBD

5. Shayna Bazler (15-7) vs. #7 Alexis Davis (Invicta FC 4, 1/5/13)

6. Liz Carmouche (8-2) vs. TBD

7. Alexis Davis (12-5) vs. #5 Shayna Baszler (Invicta FC 4, 1/5/13)

8. Amanda Nunes (8-2) vs. Sarah D' Alelio (Invicta FC 4, 1/5/13)

9. Rin Nakai (13-0-1) vs. TBD

10. Vanessa Porto (15-5) vs. TBD

Flyweight

1. Demetrious Johnson (16-2-1) (1) vs. #5 John Dodson (UFC on FOX 6, 1/26/13)

2. Ian McCall (11-3-1) (2) vs. #3 Joseph Benavidez (UFC 156, 2/2/13)

3. Joseph Benavidez (16-3) (3) vs. #2 Ian McCall (UFC 156, 2/2/13)

4. Darrell Montague (11-2) (4) vs. Mamoru Yamaguchi (VTJ 2012, 12/24/12)

5. John Dodson (14-5) (5) vs. #1 Demetrious Johnson (UFC on FOX 6, 1/26/13)

6. Chris Cariaso (14-3) (↑7) vs. #8 John Moraga (UFC 155, 12/29/12)

7. Darren Uyenoyama (8-3) (↑8) vs. TBD

8. John Moraga (11-1) (↑9) vs. #6 Chris Cariaso (UFC 155, 12/29/12)

9. Jussier Formiga (14-2) (↑10) vs. TBD

10. Louis Gaudinot (6-2) (↑NR) vs. TBD

Male P4P

1. Anderson Silva (33-4) (1)

2. Jon Jones (17-1) (2)

3. Georges St. Pierre (23-2) (↑3)

4. Jose Aldo (21-3) (↓3)

5. Junior dos Santos (15-1) (↑6)

6. Demetrious Johnson (16-2-1) (↑7)

7. Dan Henderson (29-8) (↑8)

8. Benson Henderson (17-2) (↑9)

9. Frankie Edgar (14-3-1) (↑10)

10. Gilbert Melendez (21-2) (↑NR)

Women's P4P

1. Ronda Rousey (6-0) (1)

2. Jessica Aguilar (14-4) (2)

3. Sarah Kaufman (15-2) (3)

4. Miesha Tate (13-3) (4)

5. Megumi Fujii (25-2) (5)

6. Zoila Gurgel (12-1) (6)

7. Sara McMann (6-0) (7)

8. Jessica Penne (10-1) (8)

9. Marloes Coenen (20-5) (9)

10. Shayna Baszler (15-7) (10)

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