MMA Top 10 Rankings: Rampage Jackson Up, George Sotiropoulos In

November 24, 2010
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The latest World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, November 24. 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 his 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 World MMA Rankings, which are up-to-date as of November 24.

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

1. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
2. Rashad Evans
3. Quinton Jackson
4. Lyoto Machida
5. Forrest Griffin
6. Ryan Bader
7. Jon Jones
8. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
9. Thiago Silva
10. Randy Couture

1. Anderson Silva
2. Yushin Okami
3. Nathan Marquardt
4. Demian Maia
5. Dan Henderson
6. Robbie Lawler
7. Jorge Santiago
8. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
9. Michael Bisping
10. Hector Lombard

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

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

1. Jose Aldo
2. Manny Gamburyan
3. Mike Brown
4. Josh Grispi
5. Marlon Sandro
6. Diego Nunes
7. Michihiro Omigawa
8. Bibiano Fernandes
9. Chad Mendes
10. Joe Warren

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

  • When it comes to rankings, the only thing that will ever be agreed upon is that nobody will agree.

  • PDX-JT

    I would put BJ Penn on my rankings… 160, 170 or both, but that’s me.

  • albertdm

    I don’t get it. If BJ Penn was a top ten fighter at lightweight and destroyed a top ten fighter at welterweight, then why is he no longer a top ten fighter?

  • saywhat

    Ken Pishna, what is going on ????? I could see if BJ Penn had 3 fights in a row at 170 perhaps … maybe then take him out of the 155 rankings …. but already ???

    • If Penn had only had the one fight at ww and we didn’t know what was next for him, we would have left him in the lightweight ranks. But he already has his next bout scheduled for another welterweight contest.

  • saywhat

    and thank you for taking Hughes out of the top 10 finally …. Was long overdue… all the respect in the world for Hughes, but this was long overdue — and his buddy Lawler has been way too high for about the last 3 yrs

  • PDX-JT,

    I totally agree BJ is set to fight Fitch that is ranked 2ND on the list. How can he not be on the list. I also think Ben Henderson is miss ranked he should be at least ranked at 5.

    • I’d say not ranking BJ in the top 10 at WW is justified. He’s gone 1 – 3 at WW since returning to the UFC back in 2006. I don’t even know when his last win at WW was, Hughes or Ludwig back in 04 maybe?

      Fitch is a stern test and if BJ gets by him then I expect we’ll see him ranked. Until then all is right in the world.

  • Omigawa should be at #2 at 145