MMA Top 10 Rankings: Stipe Miocic Cracks Heavyweight List

June 20, 2013
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Stipe MiocicThe updated MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings were released on Thursday, June 20. 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.

Notes: Dominick Cruz is ineligible for consideration because he hasn’t fought in more than a year. Pat Healy is ineligible for consideration because he is currently serving a drug-related suspension.

(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. Ronda Rousey (1)
2. Cris Cyborg Santos (2)
3. Cat Zingano (3)
4. Sarah Kaufman (4)
5. Miesha Tate (5)
6. Jessica Aguilar (6)
7. Megumi Fujii (7)
8. Marloes Coenen (8)
9. Sara McMann (9)
10. Alexis Davis (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. Alistair Overeem (6)
7. Frank Mir (7)
8. Josh Barnett (8)
9. Mark Hunt (10)
10. Stipe Miocic (n/a)

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (205-pound limit)
1. Jon Jones (1)
2. Lyoto Machida (2)
3. Alexander Gustafsson (3)
4. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (5)
5. Glover Teixeira (7)
6. Rashad Evans (6)
7. Dan Henderson (4)
8. Phil Davis (8)
9. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (9)
10. Ryan Bader (10)

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

WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION (170-pound limit)
1. Georges St-Pierre (1)
2. Johny Hendricks (2)
3. Carlos Condit (3)
4. Martin Kampmann (4)
5. Jake Ellenberger (5)
6. Rory MacDonald (6)
7. Demian Maia (7)
8. Robbie Lawler (8)
9. Nick Diaz (9)
10. Erick Silva (10)

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

FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION (145 pound-limit)
1. Jose Aldo (1)
2. Chad Mendes (2)
3. Ricardo Lamas (3)
4. Pat Curran (4)
5. Frankie Edgar (5)
6. Chan Sung Jung (6)
7. Cub Swanson (7)
8. Dustin Poirier (8)
9. Erik Koch (9)
10. Nik Lentz (10)

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

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


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  • kiezer

    Why has Mark Hunt moved up a place from 10th to 9th when he lost his last fight by KO dont get me wrong the guy is good but does losing fights push you up the rankings now?

    • http://www.MMAWeekly.com/ Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly

      This was kind of a weird one, but Roy Nelson was ranked #9, Hunt #10 in the last update. Nelson then lost to Miocic, who are panel decided should move in at #10, but not pass Hunt, so by default, Hunt moved up a slot because Nelson was removed from the #9 spot.

      • Berry

        Nelson V Hunt next….??? Round one would be epic at least

      • Cptmats

        Makes sense.

      • kiezer

        Cool mate, that does make sense. I would like to see Hunt v Miocic that would be good fight.

      • Maddawgmar

        My question is shouldn’t Struve be ahead of Miocic? Even though Struve was KO’d by Hunt, He KO’d Miocic. I feel it should be Hunt, Struve, Miocic.

        Also, How is Rockhold behind Jacare? He beat him, and he lost to the number 2 guy, when Jacare beat a nobody…

        • Tay Wildlifee Augustinovic

          ye struve beat miocic when he was a nobody so i dont think he gets a lot of points for that

          • Maddawgmar

            It was 9 months ago. He is still the same fighter. If it was years ago maybe. Stipe now v Struve now, Struve wins IMO. Just a bad style matchup.

          • Werdoomb

            I didn’t see the fight but didn’t Stipe dominate the first round?

            I was sure that Stipe would destroy Struve but realized how difficult it is to crack the mid-tier level at the UFC, which is no joke.

            I would say Hunt, Nelson, Struve, and Stipe are in a mix for the top 10 spot.

            The HW ranking is actually very good. The UFC HW ranking had roy at top 5 prior to the Stipe fight, which makes no sense to me.

          • Maddawgmar

            No he didn’t dominate that round, in fact I didn’t even score that round for Stipe. Struve controlled the fight standing and when he was on the ground looked for submissions. It was a clear cut victory.

    • Cptmats

      Hunt fought a solid fight against the #2 HW and Roy got taken apart by a non top ten HW. I think its fair to give Roys spot to Hunt.

      • kiezer

        Yeah true mate does make sense.

    • zztoppppp

      These rankings have become a joke. I seriously come read them for a laugh.

  • Baller31

    How is Rousey above Cyborg? Is Dana in charge of these rankings??

  • cbr1000

    these are little too old to be accurate, Machida should switch with the second man who almost beat jones. And Mir is higher up he beat Norgara. Ronday Rousey is number 1 but its going to be close and Mcmann has to be higher then 8th or 9th.