MMA Top 10 Rankings: Bendo’s Back With Big Win Over Jim Miller

August 24, 2011
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Ben Henderson and Mark Bocek at UFC 129

Ben Henderson and Mark Bocek at UFC 129

The updated World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, Aug. 24. 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.

Below are the current World MMA Rankings:

WOMEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND (all weight classes)
1. Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos
2. Megumi Fujii
3. Sarah Kaufman
4. Miesha Tate
5. Marloes Coenen
6. Zoila Gurgel
7. Tara LaRosa
8. Rosi Sexton
9. Roxanne Modafferi
10. Mei Yamaguchi

HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds)
1. Cain Velasquez
2. Junior Dos Santos
3. Alistair Overeem
4. Brock Lesnar
5. Fabricio Werdum
6. Antonio Silva
7. Josh Barnett
8. Shane Carwin
9. Frank Mir
10. Sergei Kharitonov

1. Jon Jones
2. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
3. Rashad Evans
4. Quinton Jackson
5. Lyoto Machida
6. Forrest Griffin
7. Dan Henderson
8. Phil Davis
9. Gegard Mousasi
10. Alexander Gustafsson

1. Anderson Silva
2. Yushin Okami
3. Nathan Marquardt
4. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
5. Michael Bisping
6. Brian Stann
7. Mark Munoz
8. Demian Maia
9. Vitor Belfort
10. Chris Leben

1. Georges St-Pierre
2. Jon Fitch
3. Jake Shields
4. Nick Diaz
5. Carlos Condit
6. Josh Koscheck
7. Thiago Alves
8. B.J. Penn
9. Diego Sanchez
10. Jake Ellenberger

LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (155-pound limit)
1. Gilbert Melendez
2. Frankie Edgar
3. Gray Maynard
4. Shinya Aoki
5. Eddie Alvarez
6. Melvin Guillard
7. Clay Guida
8. Dennis Siver
9. Ben Henderson
10. Jim Miller

1. Jose Aldo
2. Chad Mendes
3. Hatsu Hioki
4. Mark Hominick
5. Dustin Poirier
6. Erik Koch
7. Kenny Florian
8. Pat Curran
9. Manny Gamburyan
10. Diego Nunes

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

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  • Mario

    Good to see Pat Curran in the rankings. He deserved it after what he did to Sandro this past weekend.

    Once again, MMAWeekly has the best top ten system out there!

  • devine22

    kinda wild that 5 of the top ten heavyweights are not fighting in the UFC yet! Hopefully they can make a way where these ten guys will get to fight each other!!!

  • omcclave

    K getting much better mmaweekly. Still a few things have to get cleaned up. First shinya aoki does not deserve to be on that list and Jim Miller does not deserve to be that low after one loss I Just think Ben Henderson is a beast and is for sure a top 5 lw after two amazing performances. Gil is not the number one lw either but you guys know that. Bj beat Fitch
    (screw judges) so he should be above him. Rick story, Martin kampman or rory mcdonald should be in top
    ten before Diego or thiago. Sergie has not
    fought enough and only beat Andrei so he
    should not be top ten but good job removing
    fedor from that list. Nate marquart got popped for
    peds (hrt is load of BS I know I’m a doctor) so he no
    longer deserves to be there. Lastly to many great 205ers to have gregard musasi in the top ten still.

  • afk

    i think jacare has a little bit too much hype for the competition he’s faced. watching the tim kennedy fight again i see a lot of weakness in souza’s game and while he’s definitely a top middleweight prospect i don’t think he’s breached the top 10 yet. the only person he’s fought (and lost to) that was ever on any definitive list was mousasi and as the gentleman above me mentioned he isn’t even on the 205 list… what has this guy done to be considered the 4th best 185er in the world when he hasn’t fought a single other person on that list? he’s barely faced the level of competition that got the other 9 members of the 185 list onto it in the first place!

  • afk

    i suppose i should learn to read before i talk about mousasi lol. even still, the rest of what i said makes some sense i think. 😛

  • niccostangler22

    these are the worst rankings ive ever seen, bisping top 5 above maia,munoz,stann and belfort?????and sonnen isnt even on there.and how is melendez number 1 lightweight? and gustufson is not a top 10 fighter at all

  • niccostangler22

    and how is jorgenson above faber??and florian is too far back hes top 5, and henderson should be ahead of siver and aoki, siver just has a bunch of bullshit decision wins, these are absolutely terrible who made these?