MMA Top 10 Rankings: Chris Weidman Edges In

February 1, 2012
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The updated MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, Feb. 1. 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 (9)
9. Rousimar Palhares (10)
10. Chris Weidman (n/a)

WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION (170-pound limit)
1. Georges St-Pierre (1)
2. Nick Diaz (2)
3. Carlos Condit (3)
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. Brian Bowles (4)
5. Scott Jorgensen (5)
6. Renan Barao (6)
7. Michael McDonald (7)
8. Demetrious Johnson (8)
9. Bibiano Fernandes (9)
10. Masakatsu Ueda (10)


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  • zacharydetal

    I still understand why Nate Marquardt is number five. Bisping and Munoz would both destroy him.

  • zacharydetal

    *still dont understand*

  • http://www.twitter.com/uncanny390 uncanny390

    With Marquardt’s inactivity and Bisping’s loss I would have slid Munoz up above them both into 5th.

  • johnnylopes

    Good for Weidman… people sleep on how good his competition was in beginnin of his career in UFC , good recongnition MMAweekly… buti agree with these guys… Munoz should b 5th atleast 6th… and Joe Lauzon should b in the Lightweight Top 10, he has too many friends in theUFC he hasnt fought thebest cause there all his friends (BJ, Nate Diaz, Frankie) but he still beat some good competition.. Aoki hasnt fought in forevers n Chandler beat up a washed up Eddie Alvarez (UFC has best in the world fighters.. stop rewardin Dream n Bellator)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=501891998 josehernandez

    I think Maia has done way more in this sport than Weidman, but whatever. Bisping should have had a draw with Sonnen. If it’d have been a five rounder/main event, Bisping would have outlasted Sonnen and put him away. I also want to see Cain vs Mir and see what happens.

  • lazlo

    johnnylope, Aoki fought a month ago. I don’t disagree about Lauzon, but the last ranked fight that he fought was Florian and that was a loss. Since then he is 5-2, but again none of his competition has been top 10.