MMA Top 10 Rankings: Jessica Eye Leaps into Women’s Pound-for-Pound Rankings

October 23, 2013
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Jessica EyeThe updated World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, Oct. 23. 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.

Note: Dominick Cruz is ineligible for consideration because he hasn’t fought in more than a year.

(Fighter’s previous ranking is in parenthesis.)

Below are the current World MMA Rankings:

WOMEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND (all weight classes)
1. Cris Cyborg Justino (1)
2. Ronda Rousey (2)
3. Cat Zingano (3)
4. Jessica Eye (n/a)
5. Sarah Kaufman (4)
6. Miesha Tate (5)
7. Jessica Aguilar (6)
8. Sara McMann (7)
9. Alexis Davis (8)
10. Liz Carmouche (9)

HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds)
1. Cain Velasquez (1)
2. Junior dos Santos (2)
3. Daniel Cormier (3)
4. Fabricio Werdum (4)
5. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (5)
6. Josh Barnett (6)
7. Travis Browne (7)
8. Frank Mir (8)
9. Alistair Overeem (9)
10. Mark Hunt (10)

1. Jon Jones (1)
2. Alexander Gustafsson (2)
3. Glover Teixeira (3)
4. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (4)
5. Phil Davis (5)
6. Lyoto Machida (6)
7. Rashad Evans (7)
8. Dan Henderson (8)
9. Chael Sonnen (9)
10. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (10)

1. Chris Weidman (1)
2. Anderson Silva (2)
3. Vitor Belfort (3)
4. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (4)
5. Michael Bisping (5)
6. Mark Munoz (6)
7. Luke Rockhold (7)
8. Yushin Okami (8)
9. Tim Kennedy (9)
10. Francis Carmont (10)

1. Georges St-Pierre (1)
2. Johny Hendricks (2)
3. Carlos Condit (3)
4. Rory MacDonald (4)
5. Martin Kampmann (5)
6. Jake Ellenberger (6)
7. Jake Shields (7)
8. Demian Maia (8)
9. Robbie Lawler (9)
10. Ben Askren (10)

LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (155-pound limit)
1. Anthony Pettis (1)
2. Benson Henderson (2)
3. Gilbert Melendez (3)
4. TJ Grant (4)
5. Michael Chandler (5)
6. Gray Maynard (6)
7. Eddie Alvarez (7)
8. Josh Thomson (8)
9. Khabib Nurmagomedov (9)
10. Nate Diaz (10)

1. Jose Aldo (1)
2. Chad Mendes (2)
3. Ricardo Lamas (3)
4. Cub Swanson (4)
5. Pat Curran (5)
6. Frankie Edgar (6)
7. Chan Sung Jung (7)
8. Dustin Poirier (8)
9. Nik Lentz (9)
10. Darren Elkins (10)

BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION (135 pounds or less)
1. Renan Barão (1)
2. Urijah Faber (2)
3. Michael McDonald (3)
4. Raphael Assuncao (5)
5. Bibiano Fernandes (4)
6. Eddie Wineland (6)
7. Brad Pickett (7)
8. TJ Dillashaw (8)
9. Takeya Mizugaki (9)
10. Erik Perez (10)

FLYWEIGHT DIVISION (125 pounds or less)
1. Demetrious Johnson (1)
2. Joseph Benavidez (2)
3. John Dodson (3)
4. Ian McCall (4)
5. John Moraga (5)
6. Tim Elliott (6)
7. John Lineker (7)
8. Ali Bagautinov (8)
9. Jussier da Silva (9)
10. Darrell Montague (10)

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  • freshranger

    why is cybrg still number one?

    • MaritalArtist

      ‘Cause she is the best female fighter on the planet.

      • Lavaman

        ^^^ This ^^^

    • Ksmma

      Because she would destroy any other woman on the planet in the first round. How she attained that ability is another debate.

  • thinking_man

    It’s a joke and a discredit to this site to have Cyborg listed #1. Must be some fanboy thing. She was obviously cheating when she was on top and she has had numerous opportunities to fight Ronda but has dodged her.

    • R

      That is a funny name you have…

    • shakejunt

      cyborg ducked ronda? pretty sure ronda was the one who switched weight classes and started talking.

      • Mark McDowall

        Its funny how people forget that all the time when this topic comes up.

        • freshranger

          ronda ducked cyborg? rousey went to her weight class and won the title while cyborg was taking steroids, and lost her title and weight class in the process so how did ronda duck cyborg, ronda took the fights that were offered, cyborg didnt, again mike dolce said he could easily get her down to weight especially after year suspension and all the time that has passed in between and the muscle weighs more than fat argument is irrelevant cause she could safely, and easily lose some of the muscle mass. i think tito personal feelings got oin the way of business and it only gonna hurt cyborg. the weight class that has the most fighters and most known fighters is 135 so good luck fighting heavier and geting anywhere. all the other fighters fighting in lower weight classes and higher weight classes moved to 135 to fight in UFC and thats where the competition is, made no excuses they gained or lossed the weight she the only fighter that wouldnt she also wouldnt meet at catch weight with rousey either

          • shakejunt

            1. your post is a paragraph, nobody read it fully

            2. yes, mike dolce is the answer to anyone and everyone’s weight-oriented issues -__-

            3. of course 135 is the most known class… it’s the only one getting mainstream coverage. that being said, it’s also full of girls who are natural flyweights.

            in short, get off your high horse

  • freshranger

    ok if she can do all that, then y on earth would she run as far away from competition as possible? UFC offered to pay her under UFC contract to fight for ONE FC while mike dolce who was also gonna be paid for by UFC helped her make weight safely he even stated he could do it no problem. its 10 lbs. you would honestly have a better argument if you would say she doesnt want to stop taking steroids so she cant make the weight shes no bigger in stature than fighters that make the weight all the time, just more muscle mass. instead she cuts ties with UFC and hopes to get fights at 145 news flash not many top fighters at that weight anymore. and her championship was desolved when she failed that drug test. Ronda Rousey did everything the right way and has defended the title in the most competitive organization out there, but shes number 2 either your trying start a huge controvesry or whoever made the standings is as thinking_man said a fanboy

    • Mark McDowall

      Unfortunately she is managed by Tito Ortiz…and he said he wanted nothing to do with the UFC and Cyborg. Dana would have bent over backwards to accommodate her and showed that…but Tito’s brilliant behind told her to go elsewhere!

      • freshranger

        strongly agree

      • shakejunt

        cyborg wants to become the face of invicta, not the heel of the ufc. tito is a moron, but he knows what it’s like to be crucified by the big league.

    • Reese

      I agree with Cyborg being number 1.
      And ten pounds is ALOTTTTT of weight if you normally walk around at 175. Muscle weighs more than fat. Cyborg paid her dues for the failed drug test and has passed every one since, while STILL maintaining her physique. Which gives some truth to it being accidental.
      Ronda Rousey is very good but so far she is a one trick pony. Id like to see more from her.

  • Maverick83

    If one more genius says muscle weighs more than fat I swear….listen children 1lb of muscle doesn’t weigh more than 1lb of fat ok? 1lb = 1lb….muscle is simply more DENSE….it occupies less VOLUME than fat….so 1lb of fat has a much larger volume in the body and takes up more space making you look larger….ok? Ok?! And is Cyborg the top female fighter in the world yes*
    The asterisk should always accompany any yes with regards to cyborg to show that she is clearly on performance enhancing drugs and is therefore a cheater by rule. Not to mention that she’s also been caught using so her status should always be diminished by her cheating ways.