Cain Velasquez

Cain Velasquez is the best heavyweight in the world. (Cameron Spencer / Getty Images / May 20, 2013)

With less than a week to go before his title defense against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, Cain Velasquez retains the top spot in The Times' MMA rankings for May.

Heavyweight

1. Cain Velasquez

2. Junior Dos Santos

3. Daniel Cormier

4. Fabricio Werdum

5. Antonio Silva

6. Alistair Overeem

7. Josh Barnett

8. Frank Mir

9. Roy Nelson

10. Travis Browne

Saturday night, Antonio Silva has the opportunity to take the crown as the world’s top heavyweight fighter. Unfortunately for Silva, standing in his way is UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. Velasquez’s destruction of Silva a year ago was frightening in its ferocity and it will be an uphill climb for Silva to avenge that loss. Daniel Cormier made his UFC debut and while he wasn’t spectacular, he decisively defeated Frank Mir.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light Heavyweight