MMA Top 10 Rankings: Mighty Mouse Moves Up, Making No. 1 vs. No. 2 Flyweight Showdown

June 13, 2012
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MMA World Top 10 Rankings - Demetrious Mighty Mouse JohnsonThe updated MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, June 13. 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.

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

HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds)
1. Junior dos Santos (1)
2. Cain Velasquez (2)
3. Daniel Cormier (3)
4. Frank Mir (4)
5. Fabricio Werdum (5)
6. Josh Barnett (6)
7. Travis Browne (8)
8. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (9)
9. Stefan Struve (10)
10. Roy Nelson (n/a)

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. Ryan Bader (9)
10. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (10)

MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (185-pound limit)
1. Anderson Silva (1)
2. Chael Sonnen (2)
3. Vitor Belfort (3)
4. Michael Bisping (4)
5. Mark Munoz (5)
6. Tim Boetsch (6)
7. Brian Stann (7)
8. Alan Belcher (8)
9. Yushin Okami (9)
10. Chris Weidman (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. Jake Shields (6)
7. Jon Fitch (7)
8. Diego Sanchez (8)
9. Rory MacDonald (9)
10. Ben Askren (10)

LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (155-pound limit)
1. Benson Henderson (1)
2. Frankie Edgar (2)
3. Gilbert Melendez (3)
4. Gray Maynard (4)
5. Anthony Pettis (5)
6. Nate Diaz (6)
7. Michael Chandler (7)
8. Clay Guida (8)
9. Eddie Alvarez (9)
10. Jim Miller (10)

FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION (145 pound-limit)
1. Jose Aldo (1)
2. Hatsu Hioki (2)
3. Chad Mendes (3)
4. Erik Koch (4)
5. Chan Sung Jung (5)
6. Dustin Poirier (6)
7. Pat Curran (7)
8. Iuri Alcantara (9)
9. Patricio Freire (n/a)
10. Daniel Straus (10)

BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION (135 pounds or less)
1. Dominick Cruz (1)
2. Urijah Faber (2)
3. Renan Barao (3)
4. Michael McDonald (4)
5. Brian Bowles (5)
6. Brad Pickett (7)
7. Bibiano Fernandes (8)
8. Masakatsu Ueda (9)
9. Eduardo Dantas (10)
10. Eddie Wineland (n/a)

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


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  • doberman

    Mighty Mouse beat previously ranked #1 flyweight Ian McCall, and Benavidez beat urushitani(relatively unknown). Why is Mighty Mouse #2?

  • spankyvillarreal

    Why are nogueria,Diego Sanchez, Louis gaudiot ranked. And why is diego higher than rory Mac. That’s stupid

    • therealmo

      its not what you’ve done its who you’ve beat that matters

    • KBEsq

      Totally agree – I feel quite certain that MacDonald would pretty much own everyone on that list right down to Hendricks. Look how well he did against Condit – one of my favorite fights to watch, but Condit was about 8 seconds from losing.

      I also cannot resist commenting on therealmo’s comment. It’s funny because therealmo sticks up for G. Melendez being top 3 and the only standard you could POSSIBLY judge him by is ‘what you’ve done.’ You certainly cannot judge him by who he’s beat.

      • therealmo

        holding as grudge because i exposed you as a fool, smh at you.

  • Mario

    Good to see Florian out of there. Patricio “Pitbill” is well deserving of his spot.

    It’s also good to see Eddie Wineland back in there, but at #10? He’s the first guy to knockout Jorgensen and everyone knows how tough that dude is. His last two fights (which were losses) came at the hands of Urijah Faber and Joseph Benavidez. Two of the best guys in those divisions. He deserves better IMO.

  • GiovanniB

    Why is my gorgeous girlfriend Ronda Rousey # 2 when she is the current champ? This rating is completely off on many fighters. I can’t believe this beautiful chick is the champ yet she’s not # 1. Suckers! Give my girl the place she deserves!