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MMA Top 10 Rankings: Dominick Cruz Slides Out and Renan Barão Moves Into Top Spot

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World MMA Top 10 Rankings - Renan BaraoThe updated MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, Oct. 17. 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.

Notes: Dominick Cruz is currently out of consideration because he hasn’t fought in more than a year. Frankie Edgar has been removed from the lightweight rankings due to his intent to fight at featherweight and having a previously scheduled bout in the division.

(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. Ronda Rousey (1)
2. Miesha Tate (2)
3. Jessica Aguilar (3)
4. Sarah Kaufman (4)
5. Megumi Fujii (5)
6. Marloes Coenen (6)
7. Jessica Penne (7)
8. Rosi Sexton (8)
9. Alexis Davis (9)
10. Sara McMann (10)

HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds)
1. Junior dos Santos (1)
2. Cain Velasquez (2)
3. Daniel Cormier (3)
4. Fabricio Werdum (4)
5. Frank Mir (5)
6. Josh Barnett (6)
7. Stefan Struve (7)
8. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (8)
9. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (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. Lyoto Machida (5)
6. Phil Davis (6)
7. Alexander Gustafsson (7)
8. Gegard Mousasi (8)
9. James Te Huna (9)
10. Ryan Bader (10)

MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (185-pound limit)
1. Anderson Silva (1)
2. Michael Bisping (2)
3. Vitor Belfort (3)
4. Chris Weidman (4)
5. Tim Boetsch (5)
6. Mark Munoz (6)
7. Alan Belcher (7)
8. Brian Stann (8)
9. Yushin Okami (9)
10. Luke Rockhold (10)

WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION (170-pound limit)
1. Carlos Condit (1)
2. Johny Hendricks (2)
3. Martin Kampmann (3)
4. Jake Ellenberger (4)
5. Josh Koscheck (5)
6. Jon Fitch (6)
7. Diego Sanchez (7)
8. Rory MacDonald (8)
9. Ben Askren (9)
10. Siyar Bahadurzada (10)

LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (155-pound limit)
1. Benson Henderson (1)
2. Gilbert Melendez (3)
3. Gray Maynard (4)
4. Anthony Pettis (5)
5. Nate Diaz (6)
6. Michael Chandler (7)
6. Eddie Alvarez (8)
7. Clay Guida (9)
9. Donald Cerrone (10)
10. Shinya Aoki (n/a)

FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION (145 pound-limit)
1. Jose Aldo (1)
2. Chad Mendes (2)
3. Erik Koch (3)
4. Chan Sung Jung (4)
5. Ricardo Lamas (5)
6. Hatsu Hioki (6)
7. Dustin Poirier (7)
8. Pat Curran (8)
9. Cub Swanson (9)
10. Daniel Straus (10)

BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION (135 pounds or less)
1. Renan Barão (2)
2. Michael McDonald (3)
3. Urijah Faber (4)
4. Brad Pickett (5)
5. Brian Bowles (6)
6. Bibiano Fernandes (7)
7. Masakatsu Ueda (8)
8. Eddie Wineland (9)
9. Mike Easton (10)
10. Marcos Galvao (n/a)

FLYWEIGHT DIVISION (125 pounds or less)
1. Demetrious Johnson (1)
2. Joseph Benavidez (2)
3. John Dodson (3)
4. Ian McCall (4)
5. Jussier da Silva (5)
6. Yasuhiro Urushitani (6)
7. Shinichi “BJ” Kojima (7)
8. Darrell Montague (8)
9. Mamoru Yamaguchi (9)
10. John Moraga (10)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/agop.diulgerian Agop Diulgerian

    would love to see werdum vs struve!! I think struve would take that one

    • tom

      they have a common opponent in Roy Nelson and a dramatically different outcome for both of them. Werdum losing to Struve makes zero sense

      • shakejunt

        mmamath never fails

  • stevemcz11

    Maybe Jon Fitch could fight somebody ranked higher than he is for once??

    • Richy92

      he has fought somebody ranked higher than him. He loss to Johny Hendricks at UFC 141 due to ko in the first minute into the round 1.

      • PhranktheTank

        Hendricks was not ranked higher than him before that fight

  • PedalNinja

    Brian Bowles moved up 1 spot to #5? how exactly do you move up a level this month when you haven’t fought since November 2011? if you are going to omit GSP from the welterweight list, then Bowles desrves the same.

    • http://www.MMAWeekly.com/ Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly

      Everyone in that class moved up a slot because Dominick Cruz became ineligible this month. Bowles becomes ineligible in November. GSP was ineligible in April.

  • joe

    no edgar? no sonnen? mir but no nelson? no texiera? not putting much stock in these rankings.

  • Steve

    Why is the women division always listed first? They fight the least compared to all the other divisions and it has the least meaning.

  • http://twitter.com/Gigggler Alka Holik

    Mousasi, Le Huna and Bader ahead of Teixeira? haha x3

  • Velocity1990

    Werdum and Cormier above Frank Mir is just idiotic!!

  • hec

    how is micheal mcdonald ranked 2nd without fighting faber pickett or bowles, the kids got skilz but until he beats one of the above he should be ranked 5th at best