MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings
The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, September 1. This system ranks the Top 10 MMA fighters from all across the world in each of the seven most widely accepted weight classes.

Taken into consideration are a fighter’s performance in addition to his win-loss record, head-to-head and common opponents, difficulty of opponents, and numerous other factors in what is the most comprehensive rankings system in the sport.

Fighters who are currently serving drug-related suspensions are not eligible for Top 10 consideration until they have fought one time after the completion of their suspension.

Fighters must also have competed within the past 12 months in order to be eligible for Top 10 consideration unless they have a bout scheduled within a reasonable time frame.

Below are the current MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings, which are up-to-date as of September 1.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds) #1 Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Brock Lesnar 2. Fabricio Werdum 3. Fedor Emelianenko 4. Cain Velasquez 5. Junior Dos Santos 6. Shane Carwin 7. Alistair Overeem 8. Frank Mir 9. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 10. Brett Rogers <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (205-pound limit) #1 Light Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Mauricio "Shogun" Rua 2. Lyoto Machida 3. Rashad Evans 4. Quinton Jackson 5. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 6. Forrest Griffin 7. Jon Jones 8. Thiago Silva 9. Randy Couture 10. Ryan Bader <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (185-pound limit) #1 Middleweight Fighter in the World: Anderson Silva 2. Chael Sonnen 3. Jake Shields 4. Nathan Marquardt 5. Demian Maia 6. Dan Henderson 7. Yushin Okami 8. Robbie Lawler 9. Jorge Santiago 10. Ronaldo "Jacare" de Souza <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION (170-pound limit) #1 Welterweight Fighter in the World: Georges St-Pierre 2. Jon Fitch 3. Josh Koscheck 4. Thiago Alves 5. Paul Daley 6. Nick Diaz 7. Martin Kampmann 8. Matt Hughes 9. Paulo Thiago 10. Dan Hardy <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (160-pound limit) #1 Lightweight Fighter in the World: Frankie Edgar 2. Gilbert Melendez 3. Shinya Aoki 4. Gray Maynard 5. B.J. Penn 6. Eddie Alvarez 7. Tatsuya Kawajiri 8. Kenny Florian 9. Ben Henderson 10. Jim Miller <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION (145 pound-limit) #1 Featherweight Fighter in the World: Jose Aldo 2. Manny Gamburyan 3. Mike Brown 4. Urijah Faber 5. Josh Grispi 6. Marlon Sandro 7. Diego Nunes 8. Raphael Assuncao 9. Michihiro Omigawa 10. Hatsu Hioki <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION (135 pounds or less) #1 Featherweight Fighter in the World: Dominick Cruz 2. Brian Bowles 3. Scott Jorgensen 4. Joseph Benavidez 5. Miguel Torres 6. Damacio Page 7. Takeya Mizugaki 8. Brad Pickett 9. Masakatsu Ueda 10. Charlie Valencia