MMA Top 10 Rankings: Victory Keeps Georges St-Pierre Atop the Welterweight Divsion

November 20, 2013
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MMARankings_Photo-GSP-UFC-154The updated World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, Nov. 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.

Note: Dominick Cruz is ineligible for consideration because he hasn’t fought in more than a year.

(Fighter’s previous ranking is in parenthesis.)

Below are the current 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. Carla Esparza (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)

1. Jon Jones (1)
2. Alexander Gustafsson (2)
3. Glover Teixeira (3)
4. Rashad Evans (6)
5. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (4)
6. Phil Davis (5)
7. Chael Sonnen (7)
8. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (8)
9. Gegard Mousasi (9)
10. Jimi Manuwa (10)

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

1. Georges St-Pierre (1)
2. Johny Hendricks (2)
3. Carlos Condit (3)
4. Martin Kampmann (5)
5. Jake Ellenberger (6)
6. Jake Shields (7)
7. Demian Maia (8)
8. Robbie Lawler (9)
9. Rory MacDonald (4)
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. Eddie Alvarez (5)
6. Michael Chandler (6)
7. Gray Maynard (7)
8. Josh Thomson (8)
9. Khabib Nurmagomedov (9)
10. Nate Diaz (10)

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. Daniel Straus (9)
10. Pat Curran (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. Ali Bagautinov (7)
7. Tim Elliott (6)
8. Jussier da Silva (8)
9. Darrell Montague (9)
10. Sergio Pettis (n/a)

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  • MickyD’sSucks

    Why is Robbie Lawler number 8 when McDonald used to be number 4 shouldn’t Lawler take McDonald’s spot since he beat him? I don’t see why Kampman should be 4 when he recently got KO’ed.

    • Chase Brian Beebe

      lawler got choked out by shields a few years back but it happened at middleweight so i think it shouldn’t count

  • Wolf Ticket

    It’s kind of interesting situation that in the 5 heaviest divisions (for long time the only divisions in the UFC) the number two guy is the one who just lost (or “lost” in at least one case) the title bout. Also, in the remaining three male divisions, the number two guy has lost to the champion before (though a bit further in the past) and Ronda is going to fight Miesha again now.

    We would literally be set for an all-rematches ride (in title fights), if two of the guys didn’t have multiple losses to the champ (JDS, Bendo) and Cruz wasn’t coming off a long layoff, which prohibited him from fighting Barao before. (Not to mention the new TUF season – Frankie vs BJ…)

  • u can do better

    isnt it interesting that on the big fox card not 1 of the top ten heavyweights light heavyweights or even middleweights are on the card thanks for love love ufc… u know the folks at fox have to be thinking why we pay all this money for the lower in under card fights

    • Mark McDowall

      The first hand full of Fox cards were better than the PPV’s around that time. The Fox cards have never been bad…but why give huge fights away on free TV. Doesn’t make sense financially for the UFC.

  • Mark McDowall

    So Sergio Pettis wins a pretty boring decision over another non ranked opponent and that puts him in the top 10?? I guess it pays off to have a brother doing things in the UFC

    • Chicago

      If anyone got robbed of a win that night it would be Will Campuzano. His decision loss to Pettis was horrible. GSP vs Hendricks was a close fight compared to that one.

      • Mark McDowall

        I didn’t see that fight so I can’t comment. But you are not the first person that I have seen that has said that.

  • Ricardo Ritz Cardoso

    I would love to see Vitor Belford vs Jacare Souza

  • julian moran

    MacDonald losses to Lawler so goes from 4 to 9? While Lawler goes from 9 to 8? Meanwhile Kampmann and Ellenberger become 4 and 5? Who ever decides on those rankings?

    • fsunoles10

      i was thinking the exact same thing, makes no sense. i thought lawler would shoot up to at least 6.

    • MadeMan

      Jake loses to MacDonald but he now ranks above him because of Robbie loss…. no sense at all

  • Stefano ‘Zwonimir’ Sega Nogaro

    Rankings are great, but really why John Lineker isn’t in the top 10 of FLWs? Because he miss the weight too much? So why Sergio Pettis is there that he still not fought in the UFC FLW division?

  • Daniel Dieringer

    Hector Lombard will be welterweight champ! I have seen the future.

  • Dan _A

    John Dodson is going to be a force to be reckoned with even after losing to Mighty Mouse. He is getting better and better.