MMA Top 10 Rankings: Barão & Condit Move Up

February 8, 2012
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The updated MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, Feb. 8. This system ranks the Top 10 MMA fighters from across the world in each of the seven most widely accepted men’s weight classes and the Top 10 pound-for-pound women fighters.

Taken into consideration are a fighter’s performance in addition to 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.

(Fighter’s previous ranking is in parenthesis.)

Below are the current MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings:

WOMEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND (all weight classes)
1. Megumi Fujii (1)
2. Sarah Kaufman (2)
3. Miesha Tate (3)
4. Marloes Coenen (4)
5. Zoila Gurgel (5)
6. Tara LaRosa (6)
7. Rosi Sexton (7)
8. Alexis Davis (8)
9. Ronda Rousey (9)
10. Hiroko Yamanaka (10)

HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds)
1. Junior Dos Santos (1)
2. Alistair Overeem (2)
3. Cain Velasquez (3)
4. Josh Barnett (4)
5. Frank Mir (5)
6. Fabricio Werdum (6)
7. Shane Carwin (7)
8. Daniel Cormier (8)
9. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (9)
10. Travis Browne (10)

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (205-pound limit)
1. Jon Jones (1)
2. Rashad Evans (2)
3. Dan Henderson (3)
4. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (4)
5. Quinton Jackson (5)
6. Lyoto Machida (6)
7. Phil Davis (7)
8. Gegard Mousasi (8)
9. Alexander Gustafsson (9)
10. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (10)

MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (185-pound limit)
1. Anderson Silva (1)
2. Chael Sonnen (2)
3. Yushin Okami (3)
4. Vitor Belfort (4)
5. Nathan Marquardt (5)
6. Michael Bisping (6)
7. Mark Munoz (7)
8. Brian Stann (8)
9. Rousimar Palhares (9)
10. Chris Weidman (10)

WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION (170-pound limit)
1. Georges St-Pierre (1)
2. Carlos Condit (3)
3. Nick Diaz (2)
4. Jake Ellenberger (4)
5. Josh Koscheck (5)
6. Johny Hendricks (6)
7. Jon Fitch (7)
8. Jake Shields (8)
9. Thiago Alves (9)
10. Diego Sanchez (10)

LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (155-pound limit)
1. Frankie Edgar (1)
2. Gilbert Melendez (2)
3. Benson Henderson (3)
4. Gray Maynard (4)
5. Jim Miller (5)
6. Shinya Aoki (6)
7. Clay Guida (7)
8. Anthony Pettis (8)
9. Michael Chandler (9)
10. Nate Diaz (10)

FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION (145 pound-limit)
1. Jose Aldo (1)
2. Chad Mendes (2)
3. Hatsu Hioki (3)
4. Dustin Poirier (4)
5. Erik Koch (5)
6. Kenny Florian (6)
7. Pat Curran (7)
8. Diego Nunes (8)
9. Marlon Sandro (9)
10. Chan Sung Jung (10)

BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION (135 pounds or less)
1. Dominick Cruz (1)
2. Urijah Faber (2)
3. Joseph Benavidez (3)
4. Renan Barao (6)
5. Brian Bowles (4)
6. Michael McDonald (7)
7. Scott Jorgensen (5)
8. Demetrious Johnson (8)
9. Bibiano Fernandes (9)
10. Masakatsu Ueda (10)


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  • pooby

    Does Nick Diaz really deserve to be ranked over a bunch of guys he’s never beaten? He also lost to Sanchez.

    • ROME

      Condit lost to Kampmann does that mean he shouldnt be in the list too??..lol

      • pooby

        I would agree that Condit doesn’t deserve that high of a rank, yes.

    • Triggerman99

      You’re really gonna use the Sanchez defense here? That was years ago. GSP lost to Serra, so he shouldn’t be ranked so high. Makes sense, right?

      • Cptmats

        NO, GSP has never lost to anyone he didn’t completely destroy in a rematch. Diaz has lost seven times !
        He’s way over rated !

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  • shakejunt

    at least this site has phil davis above gustafsson and little nog. other sites have both of them directly above him… makes zero sense.

  • zacharydetal

    Marquardt ranked number 5 doesn’t make any sense. What has he done lately?

  • RubeKegal

    Rome, thats not a good argument, because that is Condit’s only loss in UFC. Condit beat Ellenberger who is 5-1 in UFC with sole loss to Condit, he handed Dong Hyun Kim his 1st loss in devastating fashion. Rory MacDonald has been killing everyone and has only 1 professional loss, to Condit. In 33 pro MMA fights, Dan Hardy has been KO’d once, to Carlos Condit. And now he picked apart Diaz. Condit deserves #2 in my opinion.

    Condit is 5-1 in UFC and all 5 guys he beat are studs. Kampmann is 9-4 in UFC and although great, just hasn’t been as consistent as Condit.

    I’m sorry, but Fitch whether you like him or not does NOT deserve to drop to 7 after a KO loss to Hendricks. The guy is 13-2 in the UFC with his only other loss to GSP. Diaz is 6-5 in his UFC career and he shot up to #2 after beating a 55’er. Ridiculous.

  • jjohnnykool

    Dude come on ellenberger rankeed ahead of koscheck. i know you all hate em but alls the man does is win. kos is better then everyone on that list gsp bein the only exception