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MMA Top 10 Rankings: Jacare and Nick Diaz Make Moves

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff

MMA Top 10 World RankingsThe updated MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, Feb. 2. This system ranks the Top 10 MMA fighters from all across the world in each of the seven most widely accepted weight classes.

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 MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings, which are up-to-date as of Wednesday, Feb. 2.

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

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (205-pound limit)
1. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
2. Rashad Evans
3. Quinton Jackson
4. Lyoto Machida
5. Forrest Griffin
6. Ryan Bader
7. Jon Jones
8. Thiago Silva
9. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
10. Randy Couture

MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (185-pound limit)
1. Anderson Silva
2. Yushin Okami
3. Nathan Marquardt
4. Demian Maia
5. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
6. Jorge Santiago
7. Robbie Lawler
8. Michael Bisping
9. Hector Lombard
10. Mark Munoz

WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION (170-pound limit)
1. Georges St-Pierre
2. Jon Fitch
3. Jake Shields
4. Thiago Alves
5. Josh Koscheck
6. Nick Diaz
7. Paul Daley
8. Martin Kampmann
9. Carlos Condit
10. Chris Lytle

LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (160-pound limit)
1. Frankie Edgar
2. Gilbert Melendez
3. Gray Maynard
4. Shinya Aoki
5. Eddie Alvarez
6. Tatsuya Kawajiri
7. Jim Miller
8. Kenny Florian
9. George Sotiropoulos
10. Anthony Pettis

FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION (145 pound-limit)
1. Jose Aldo
2. Manny Gamburyan
3. Diego Nunes
4. Chad Mendes
5. Michihiro Omigawa
6. Hatsu Hioki
7. Dustin Poirier
8. Mark Hominick
9. Josh Grispi
10. Hiroyuki Takaya

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

  • Whiskeypress

    Quote – “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.”
    Not that I am a hater on Forrest Griffin, in fact, I like the guy and think he is a great fighter, however, he has 1 win in his last 3 fights, and he has not competed since Nov. 09′, so tell me, why does he get 5th position in the light-heavyweight division overall? Just goes to show you that it is all nothing more than a popularity contest.

  • The_Power

    How did Mark Munoz end up on the Middleweight top ten??? Also I hope when the Strikeforce HW grandprix is over if Fedor, Overeem or Werdum doesn’t win it then the fighter who wins should not be the number one Heavyweight on this list. Maybe number 2 or 3 but not number 1

  • albertdm

    So Dan Henderson and BJ Penn are not top 10 fighters… but Mark Munos is? They should have added Alan Belcher… or Wanderlei who’s last win is over Micheal Bisping who is #8 on here. I would even understand Brian Stann… but Mark Munos? come on!

  • chewitt

    Maybe the least thoughtout or most trolling list of top tens I’ve ever seen. If this isn’t either, then hopefully this isnt the contributor’s dayjobs.

  • farang

    “Taken into consideration are a fighter’s performance in addition to win-loss record, head-to-head and common opponents…” Really?

    Odd, then how come Dan Henderson, the one that almost removed Bisping’s head from his neck is not listed, yet Bisping is?

    And how does Evan rank two spots above Machida? Based on his “looking good” while sleeping and sprawled against the cage after Lyoto KO’d him?

    If Hendo isn’t ranked at MW, this is a bogus ranking.

  • AlbinoRhino

    Robbie Lawlor is the 7th best middleweight in the world? That’s awfully discouraging for all of the guys who aren’t ranked – considering he’s lost 3 out of 5 – nearly 4 out of 5 if he hadn’t pulled the Manhoef KO out of his a$$.

    Meanwhile, BJ’s only lost 2 recent fights – to the guy who supplanted him as the #1 lightweight – yet he’s not ranked at all.

    And yeah – Munoz . . . WOW . . . what a disaster.

    BTW, last I checked, the weight limit for lightweight was 155 – not 160. Pride and Elite XC set a 160 lb limit – but both promotions are out of business. Time to maybe get up to speed here.