MMA Top 10 Rankings: Busy MMA Weekend, but Minor Shuffling

June 29, 2011
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The updated World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, June 29. 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.

MMA Top 10 World RankingsTaken 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:

NEW! WOMEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND (all weight classes)
1. Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos
2. Marloes Coenen
3. Megumi Fujii
4. Sarah Kaufman
5. Miesha Tate
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. Fedor Emelianenko
9. Shane Carwin
10. Frank Mir

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

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. Jorge Santiago
10. Robbie Lawler

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

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

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

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. Miguel Torres
9. Masakatsu Ueda
10. Michael McDonald

  • Women’s Pound-for-Pound Hottest

    1. Miesha Tate
    2. Zoila Gurgel
    3. Marloes Coenen
    4. Roxanne Modaferri
    5. Mei Yamaguchi
    6. Rosi Sexton
    7. Sarah Kaufman
    8. Tara Larosa
    9. Megumi Fujii
    10. Cristiane Santos

    • Cptmats

      Im sry man but this is the worst list i have ever seen ! You got Cyborg Rank #10 on a list full of women she could kill……….prob all at once !

      • You misunderstand. I have reworked their list from the best fighters to the hottest women. Santos is undoubtedly the least attractive.

        • Cptmats

          OK thats better, my bad, still not the best though ! You need to fit Carina Damm and Kyra Gracie in there somewhere ! And Cyborg isn’t really that bad out side of the ring !

          • Cptmats

            Oh and Can’t forget Gina Carano !

  • afk

    rick story loses to charlie brenneman, so that makes diego sanchez a top 10 welterweight?

    and bj penn wouldn’t beat a single other member of that top 10 list, and i doubt he could even beat the majority of the top 10 55ers anymore. that man has lost his mojo, he doesn’t care about fighting anymore.

    • phrankthetank

      Rick Story should have never been on the top 10 list, his last fight just proved it. I’d take Diego over Story any day of the week

  • stiff jab

    I would like to see these standings include an indicator as to how each fighter has performed against the other top 10ers. For example, next to GSP, you can show “Win: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8: Loss: none” This will show he beat the number 2 (Fitch), 3 (Shields), etc, etc. This can be done for all fighters and really show a nice comparison. MMA Weekly would be the first to show it this way, and everyone else will soon follow. I’ll take a small royalty.

  • nogeorge101

    In the WW division, there was a typo. There should be a #1next to the #4 for douche diaz. #14! Penn below Douche Diaz…wow! And please don’t start with the top rate boxing comments b/c Penn would destroy him at any part of the game.