UFC Rankings - November 8th, 2013

Tim Kennedy
UFC Fighter and war hero Tim Kennedy KO'd Rafael Natal at Fight for the Troops.
FOX Sports E. Spencer Kyte
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UFC middleweight and US Army Green Beret Tim Kennedy vaulted into the No. 10 position in the 185-pound ranks on the strength of his first-round knockout win over Rafael “Sapo” Natal. The victory has the former Strikeforce title challenger poised to face some much bigger names in 2014.

The other major shake-up as a result of Wednesday’s UFC Fight for the Troops event came in the women’s bantamweight division, where co-main event winner Alexis Davis climbed three spots to land at No. 3, behind Cat Zingano and Miesha Tate in the UFC’s newest weight class.

Despite wearing a crimson facemask for the final half of her fight thanks to a nasty cut above her left eye, Davis soundly defeated former title challenger Liz Carmouche in the penultimate fight of the evening. As a result of the loss, Carmouche slipped three spots in the rankings, falling to seventh position. UFC 166 winner Jessica Eye climbed one spot to No. 6, though still one place behind the women she beat in Houston, Sarah Kaufman, while unbeaten Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann dropped a position to No. 4.

The only other changes to the rankings came in the welterweight division, where Nick Diaz’ continued, ongoing retirement resulted in the former title challenger falling three spots to No. 9 in the rankings, while his teammate and close friend, Jake Shields, moved up two spots on the strength of his latest victory. Ironically, like Eye, he too still trails the man he beat last month in Brazil, Demian Maia, who sits at No. 5.

UFC FIGHTER RANKINGS (November 8, 2013)

1 Jon Jones
2 Georges St-Pierre
3 Jose Aldo
4 Anderson Silva
5 Cain Velasquez
6 Renan Barao
7 Demetrious Johnson
8 Anthony Pettis
9 Chris Weidman
10 Benson Henderson

Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1 Joseph Benavidez
2 John Dodson
3 Ian McCall
4 John Moraga
5 John Lineker
6 Jussier Formiga
7 Timothy Elliott
8 Chris Cariaso
9 Louis Gaudinot
10 Darren Uyenoyama

Champion: Dominick Cruz
1 Renan Barao (Interim Champion)
2 Urijah Faber
3 Michael McDonald
4 Raphael Assuncao
5 Eddie Wineland
6 Brad Pickett
7 Scott Jorgensen
8 TJ Dillashaw
9 Mike Easton
10 Takeya Mizugaki

Champion: Jose Aldo
1 Chad Mendes
2 Ricardo Lamas
3 Frankie Edgar
4 Cub Swanson
5 Chan Sung Jung
6 Dustin Poirier
7 Dennis Siver
8 Nik Lentz
9 Clay Guida
10 Darren Elkins (NR)

Champion: Anthony Pettis
1 Benson Henderson
2 Gilbert Melendez
3 TJ Grant
4 Josh Thomson
5 Gray Maynard
6 Rafael dos Anjos
7 Khabib Nurmagomedov
8 Nate Diaz
9 Jim Miller
10 Donald Cerrone

Champion: Georges St-Pierre
1 Johny Hendricks
2 Carlos Condit
3 Rory MacDonald
4 Jake Ellenberger
5 Demian Maia
6 Jake Shields (+2)
7 Matt Brown (+2)
8 Martin Kampmann (-1)
9 Nick Diaz (-3)
10 Robbie Lawler

Champion: Chris Weidman
1 Anderson Silva
2 Vitor Belfort
3 Ronaldo Souza
4 Michael Bisping
5 Lyoto Machida
6 Luke Rockhold
7 Mark Munoz
8 Francis Carmont
9 Costa Philippou
10 Tim Kennedy (NR)

Light Heavyweight
Champion: Jon Jones
1 Alexander Gustafsson
2 Glover Teixeira
3 Phil Davis
4 Rashad Evans
5 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
6 Dan Henderson
7 Chael Sonnen
8 Gegard Mousasi
9 Mauricio Rua
10 Lyoto Machida

Champion: Cain Velasquez
1 Junior Dos Santos
2 Daniel Cormier
3 Fabricio Werdum
4 Antonio Silva
5 Travis Browne
6 Josh Barnett
7 Alistair Overeem
8 Frank Mir
9 Stipe Miocic
10 Roy Nelson

Women's Bantamweight
Champion: Ronda Rousey
1 Cat Zingano
2 Miesha Tate
3 Alexis Davis (+3)
4 Sara McMann (-1)
5 Sarah Kaufman
6 Jessica Eye (+1)
7 Liz Carmouche (-3)
8 Amanda Nunes
9 Germaine de Randamie
10 Jessica Andrade (NR)

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