MMA Top 10 Rankings: Jon Jones Rockets To The Top

March 23, 2011
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New UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones

The updated MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, March 23. 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:

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

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

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. Michael Bisping
8. Robbie Lawler
9. Hector Lombard
10. Vitor Belfort

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. Carlos Condit
9. B.J. Penn
10. Diego Sanchez

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

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

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

 

  • Whitey

    How can Brock Lesnar still be no. 3. JDS is way better than him. i am a massive brock lesnar fan, but come on. And how can Frankie Edgar be ahead of Gray Maynard. i no that he beat B.J. Penn twice, But Gray has beat frankie.

  • witts

    i also think JDS is better then Brock but Brock has reached higher then JDS and has defeated, more, higher ranked fighters up to this point.

    my problem, in the HW rankings, is with number 2-Werdum… he is still riding the win over Fedor from over 8 month ago. not to mention JDS KO’ed him and ended his run in the UFC.

    i think Vitor is ranked too low. every other fighter that looses to the champ drops 1 or 2 in the ranking from the champ until he looses again… why not the same courtesy to Vitor.

    other then that, i think the list is close with a few minor switches.

    but i do agree with mmaweekly, if you are the champ you deserve a number 1 spot… preferably a UFC champion.

  • http://www.bloodyfists.net/forums/index.php SHORT_BUS

    I’d have Werdum and Dos Santos swap places.