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- MMA TOP 10 FIGHTERS AND BROADCASTERS POLL

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The February rankings are now out in the latest MMAWeekly Fighters and Broadcasters Poll.

HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (210-265 lbs)
Not much change in the Heavyweight Division. Fedor Emelianenko is the overwhelming number one fighter. Frank Mir drops out of the Top 10 with his loss.

1. Fedor Emelianenko – 100 Points (10 first place votes)
2. Minotauro Nogueira – 89 Points
3. Mirko Cro Cop – 78 Points
4. Andrei Arlovski – 71 Points
5. Sergei Kharitonov – 60 Points
6. Josh Barnett – 43 Points
7. Tim Sylvia – 31 Points
8. Heath Herring – 23 Points
9. Fabricio Werdum – 22 Points
10.Alexsander Emelinanenko – 15 Points

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (205)
Chuck Liddell has locked down the top spot at 205, while Wanderlei Silva overtakes Shogun Rua at number two. The retirement of Randy Couture moves up everyone one spot.

1. Chuck Liddell – 96 Points (6 first place votes)
2. Wanderlei Silva – 89 Points (2 first place votes)
3. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua- 74 Points (2 first place votes)
4. Ricardo Arona – 61 Points
5. Rogerio Nogueira- 49 Points
6. Babalu Sobral- 41 Points
7. Tito Ortiz- 35 Points
8. Quinton Jackson- 34 Points
9. Alistair Overeem- 24 Points
10.Vitor Belfort – 21 Points

MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (185 lbs)
Dan Henderson holds down the top spot at 185, while Rich Franklin is right there, just a few votes away from #1. Matt Lindland and Anderson Silva will do battle in April for the third spot.

1. Dan Henderson – 91 Points (6 first place votes)
2. Rich Franklin – 86 Points (4 first place votes)
3. Matt Lindland – 68 Points
4. Anderson Silva – 65 Points
5. Murilo Bustamante – 49 Points
6. Jeremy Horn – 43 Points
7. David Loiseau – 42 Points
8. Nathan Marquardt -41 Points
8. Ivan Salaverry – 39 Points
9. Evan Tanner – 33 Points
10. David Terrell – 15 Points
Others receiving votes – Joe Riggs & Jason Miller – 12 Points, Joey Villasenor – 11 Points, Joe Doerksen, Lee Murray – 10 Points, Amar Suloev – 8 Points

WELTER WEIGHT DIVISION (170 lbs)
BJ Penn still locks down the first place spot and will have a chance to prove himself against #3 Georges St.Pierre next month. Hughes at #2 will be watching the fight very closely.

1. BJ Penn – 97 Points (6 first place votes)
2. Matt Hughes – 96 Points (4 first place vote)
3. Georges St. Pierre- 89 Points
4. Karo Parisyan – 60 Points
5. Frank Trigg – 55 Points
6 .Sean Sherk – 49 Points
7. Jake Shields- 31 Points
8. Diego Sanchez – 26 Points
9. Nick Diaz – 20 Points
10.Charuto Verissimo – 19 Points
Others receiving votes – Chris Lytle (12), Jason Black (6), Spencer Fisher (5)

LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION
Gomi is the unanimous number one in this stacked weight class.
1. Takanori Gomi (10 first place votes)100
2. Hayato “Mach” Sakurai – 85 Points
3. Joaquim Hansen – 79 Points
4. Yves Edwards – 75 Points
5. Kid Yamamoto – 56 Points
6. Tatsuya Kawajiri – 43 Points
7. Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro – 37 Points
8. Genki Sudo – 30 Points
9. Josh Thomson – 28 Points
10.Jens Pulver – 20 Points

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