Due to suspensions, Jon Jones and Anderson Silva are ineligible. The previous rankings are in parenthesis:
1) Jose Aldo (2)
UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo will finally engage in a grudge match with Conor McGregor at UFC 189 where he finally get the opportunity to shut the Irish trash talker up. July 11th will show in Las Vegas what happens.
2) Demetrious Johnson (1)
Demetrious Johnson will supposedly be fighting sometime in September; the date and opponents are unknown. However, the most likely candidate will probably be Jussier da Silva who’s on a three fight winning streak.
3) Chris Weidman (4)
After several delays, Chris Weidman finally defeated Vitor Belfort and took less then a minute to dispatch him. Now he may have to face either Luke Rockhold or Ronaldo Souza in his third title defense later this year.
4) Ronda Rousey (3)
Ronda Rousey will be fighting Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in front of a hostile crowd in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rousey has been so committed to this fight that she delayed shooting for a film project for her title defense.
5) T.J. Dillashaw (5)
Following a delay due to a rib injury, T.J. Dillashaw will get to face Renan Barao in a rematch at UFC on Fox on July 25th. This will be Dillashaw’s chance once and for all to prove his first performance wasn’t a fluke incident.
6) Robbie Lawler (6)
Robbie Lawler will be facing Rory MacDonald in a rematch at UFC 189 on July 11th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Considering how intense their first match was expect this to be a fight of the year and night candidate.
7) Daniel Cormier (9)
After Daniel Cormier won the title, he is expected to face Alexander Gustafsson in his first title defense. It should also be interesting to see if he does get to rematch against Jon Jones if and when he makes his return.
8) Rafael dos Anjos (7)
Rafael dos Anjos dismantled Anthony Pettis and is now set to defend his title against Donald Cerrone. The match is expected to take place later this year but expect it to be an intense fight between two hard fighters.
9) Fabricio Werdum (8)
Five years after upsetting Fedor Emelianenko, Fabricio Werdum upset Cain Velasquez in Mexico City. This is a long time coming for the veteran of such promotions as Pride FC, Strikeforce, and other promotions.
10) Cain Velasquez (N/A)
Cain Velasquez suffered a combination of ring rust and altitude difficulties when he lost to Fabricio Werdum.
P4P contenders: Anthony Pettis, Johny Hendricks, Anthony Johnson, Renan Barao, Cristiane Justino