MMA on Tap April Fighter Rankings

Nick Diaz (pictured) continues to slowly improve his stock in the welterweight division, most recently defeating fellow world-ranked striker Paul Daley in a thrilling Strikeforce showdown on April 9. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce.

Here are the latest MMA on Tap fighter rankings. We will be updating these every month or whenever an adjustment is needed, like after a major event for example. The rankings break down into seven different lists of ten, each of them by division.

If you ever want to compare these with your own or just take a look at the latest update, you can find them under the "Top 10" category in our features section. The organization a fighter is currently under contract to is listed next to the fighter’s name.

The rankings were tabulated by the MMA on Tap staff. Feel free to chime in with your own lists, thoughts, or suggestions.


1. Cain Velasquez (UFC)
2. Brock Lesnar (UFC)
3. Fabricio Werdum (Strikeforce/DREAM)
4. Junior Dos Santos (UFC)
5. Shane Carwin (UFC)
6. Frank Mir (UFC)
7. Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva (Strikeforce/DREAM)
8. Fedor Emelianenko (Strikeforce/DREAM)
9. Alistair Overeem (Strikeforce/DREAM)
10. Josh Barnett (Strikeforce/DREAM)

Light Heavyweight

1. Jon Jones (UFC)
2. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (UFC)
3. Rashad Evans (UFC)
4. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (UFC)
5. Lyoto Machida (UFC)
6. Forrest Griffin (UFC)
7. Ryan Bader (UFC)
8. Phil Davis (UFC)
9. Dan Henderson (Strikeforce/DREAM)
10. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (UFC)


1. Anderson Silva (UFC)
2. Chael Sonnen (UFC)
3. Yushin Okami (UFC)
4. Nate Marquardt (UFC)
5. Demian Maia (UFC)
6. Vitor Belfort (UFC)
7. Jorge Santiago (UFC)
8. Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza (Strikeforce/DREAM)
9. Michael Bisping (UFC)
10. Hector Lombard (Bellator)


1. Georges St. Pierre (UFC)
2. Jon Fitch (UFC)
3. Thiago Alves (UFC)
4. Jake Shields (UFC)
5. Josh Koscheck (UFC)
6. B.J. Penn (UFC)
7. Carlos Condit (UFC)
8. Nick Diaz (Strikeforce/DREAM)
9. Paul Daley (Strikeforce/DREAM)
10. Diego Sanchez (UFC)


1. Frankie Edgar (UFC)
2. Gilbert Melendez (Strikeforce/DREAM)
3. Gray Maynard (UFC)
4. Shinya Aoki (Strikeforce/DREAM)
5. Eddie Alvarez (Bellator)
6. Kenny Florian (UFC)
7. Jim Miller (UFC)
8. Tatsuya Kawajiri (Strikeforce/DREAM)
9. Sean Sherk (UFC)
10. Anthony Pettis (UFC)


1. Jose Aldo (UFC)
2. Hatsu Hioki (Shooto)
3. Manny Gamburyan (UFC)
4. Chad Mendes (UFC)
5. Michihiro Omigawa (UFC)
6. Diego Nunes (UFC)
7. Marlon Sandro (Bellator)
8. Bibiano Fernandes (Strikeforce/DREAM)
9. Joe Warren (Bellator)
10. Dustin Poirer (UFC)


1. Dominick Cruz (UFC)
2. Brian Bowles (UFC)
3. Joseph Benavidez (UFC)
4. Urijah Faber (UFC)
5. Scott Jorgensen (UFC)
6. Miguel Torres (UFC)
7. Takeya Mizugaki (UFC)
8. Masakatsu Ueda (Shooto)
9. Brad Pickett (UFC)
10. Demetrious Johnson (UFC)


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