MMA Top 10 Rankings: TJ Dillashaw Knocks Renan Barão Out of Top Spot

May 28, 2014
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TJ DillashawThe updated MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, May 28. 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, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Cat Zingano, and TJ Grant are ineligible for consideration because they haven’t fought in more than a year. Georges St-Pierre, Martin Kampmann, and Nick Diaz are not eligible they have taken a leave of absence from fighting. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is currently serving a drug-related suspension and is also ineligible.

(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 Justino (2)
3. Sarah Kaufman (3)
4. Alexis Davis (4)
5. Jessica Aguilar (5)
6. Jessica Eye (6)
7. Miesha Tate (7)
8. Sara McMann (8)
9. Barb Honchak (9)
10. Carla Esparza (10)

HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds)
1. Cain Velasquez (1)
2. Fabricio Werdum (2)
3. Junior dos Santos (3)
4. Travis Browne (4)
5. Josh Barnett (5)
6. Mark Hunt (6)
7. Alistair Overeem (7)
8. Stipe Miocic (8)
9. Gabriel Gonzaga (9)
10. Vitaly Minakov (10)

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (205-pound limit)
1. Jon Jones (1)
2. Alexander Gustafsson (2)
3. Daniel Cormier (5)
4. Rashad Evans (3)
5. Glover Teixeira (4)
6. Chael Sonnen (6)
7. Jimi Manuwa (9)
8. Ryan Bader (10)
9. Dan Henderson (7)
10. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (8)

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

WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION (170-pound limit)
1. Johny Hendricks (1)
2. Robbie Lawler (2)
3. Rory MacDonald (3)
4. Tyron Woodley (4)
5. Carlos Condit (5)
6. Matt Brown (n/a)
7. Hector Lombard (6)
8. Dong Hyun Kim (8)
9. Jake Ellenberger (7)
10. Jake Shields (9)

LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (155-pound limit)
1. Anthony Pettis (1)
2. Benson Henderson (2)
3. Gilbert Melendez (3)
4. Eddie Alvarez (5)
5. Khabib Nurmagomedov (7)
6. Josh Thomson (8)
7. Nate Diaz (9)
8. Myles Jury (10)
9. Will Brooks (n/a)
10. Michael Chandler (6)

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

BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION (135 pounds or less)
1. TJ Dillashaw (7)
2. Renan Barão (1)
3. Urijah Faber (2)
4. Raphael Assuncao (3)
5. Bibiano Fernandes (5)
6. Michael McDonald (4)
7. Takeya Mizugaki (8)
8. Johnny Eduardo (n/a)
9. Eddie Wineland (6)
10. Erik Perez (9)

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


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  • Joe

    Wow Nate jumped two spots for talking about what he deserves and not accepting fights. Got to love top ten rankings

    • Maddawgmar

      To be fair, two people above him dropped off or below him. So where is he gonna go? Up. Now if he doesn’t take a fight within a year he drops off.

    • Mark McDowall

      And Eddie Alverez got injured and he moved up too!

  • Mark McDowall

    So DC beats a guy ranked below him…and he moves up 2 spots?

    • TheCerealKiller

      They’re just setting them up in order of title fights. DC still hasn’t beaten anyone. Hendo is done, off TRT and too slow to be competitive anymore. DC should have to fight Rumble in the mean time.

      • Mark McDowall

        You mean make him fight someone that is actually relevant in the division before he runs his mouth and everyone starts swinging on his nuts??? What time of crazyness are you speaking?!?!?

  • Victor Laszlo

    How on earth is Darrell Montague ranked after being rag dolled in his two UFC appearances?

  • Bob Sacamanto

    No Anthony Johnson. WTF is that? After beating a guy everyone thought was top 3 and he don’t even get a spot.

  • Orale

    No Donald Cerrone and no Yoel Romero?

    • Erik Flesher

      I think Donald belongs here as well.

  • Brian

    Faber vs Dillashaw! epic battle.

  • Justin English

    how the hell is bisping still ranked?

  • Jeff Perkowitz

    Congrats to TJ, great fight and much respect

  • wayjohn

    How is Manuwa even ranked, who has he beat?