MMA Top 10 Rankings: Lyoto Machida Makes Immediate Impact on Middleweight Division

October 30, 2013
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MMARankings_MachidaThe updated MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, Oct. 30. 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. John Lineker is ineligible for consideration at flyweight due to failing to make weight for his last two bouts.

(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. Cris Cyborg Justino (1)
2. Ronda Rousey (2)
3. Cat Zingano (3)
4. Jessica Eye (4)
5. Sarah Kaufman (5)
6. Miesha Tate (6)
7. Jessica Aguilar (7)
8. Sara McMann (8)
9. Alexis Davis (9)
10. Liz Carmouche (10)

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)

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (205-pound limit)
1. Jon Jones (1)
2. Alexander Gustafsson (2)
3. Glover Teixeira (3)
4. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (4)
5. Phil Davis (5)
6. Rashad Evans (7)
7. Dan Henderson (8)
8. Chael Sonnen (9)
9. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (10)
10. Gegard Mousasi (n/a)

MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (185-pound limit)
1. Chris Weidman (1)
2. Anderson Silva (2)
3. Vitor Belfort (3)
4. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (4)
5. Michael Bisping (5)
6. Lyoto Machida (n/a)
7. Mark Munoz (6)
8. Luke Rockhold (7)
9. Yushin Okami (8)
10. Tim Kennedy (9)

WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION (170-pound limit)
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)

FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION (145 pound-limit)
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 (4)
5. Bibiano Fernandes (5)
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. Ali Bagautinov (8)
8. Jussier da Silva (9)
9. Darrell Montague (10)
10. Will Campuzano (n/a)


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  • MaritalArtist

    I think Machida should be ranked above Bisping. He should also be on the top 10 p4p list. He’s been fighting his entire career as an undersized Frankie.

  • King Of The Spread

    What a Joke – Lyoto is still below Michael Bisping???

    Just take Bisping of the list already.

    I mean Bisping has never beat a top ten opponent, Such a padded record.

  • Collideoverme

    Machida looked great. I think he’s found his division.

  • cs

    And why is Lyoto NOT on the lightheavyweight rankings as well?

  • jungleking

    This is a joke rankings, they pushed teixiera on 3rd place and he is in a title fight, why? cause he beat bader, or rusty rampage, and sonnen 8th. sonnen should be 3rd, he lost only from jones and silva and maia couple years ago, and he beat top 5 or 10 players repetedly, and glover should be behind davis, rogerio, evans and hendo for now, give him a top 10 fighter and lets see what he can do… and jacare above bisping machida an rockhold who beat him… no sense

  • Mr Pete

    Hey, I think mmawekly staff actually read my post, thank you!
    However, it is inexcusable to have Phil Davis Ranked above Rashad Evans, as i recall, Davis was absolutely manhandled with relative ease but you did manage to correctly rank lil Nog above him? Strange? Also, Frank Mir should no longer be discussed as a “top 10″ HW ever, there is no plausible reasoning to justify how a fighter can lose 3 straight and is still a ranked fighter. On top that his three prior wins included getting handled and almost KO’d by big Nog until that fluke submission, an uneventful wall and stall clinch fest against big country and a slow motion everyone almost fell asleep fight against an old fading Mirko (until that fluke knee of course). Note: Mir was manhandled by Brock “Mr. I curl up in fetal position every time someone hits me” Lesnar