- MMAWEEKLY WORLD MMA RANKINGS UPDATED

May 12, 2010
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MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings
The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, May 12. 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 MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings, which are up-to-date as of May 12.

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HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds)

#1 Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Fedor Emelianenko

2. Brock Lesnar

3. Shane Carwin

4. Cain Velasquez

5. Junior Dos Santos

6. Frank Mir

7. Brett Rogers

8. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

9. Alistair Overeem

10. Fabricio Werdum

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LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (205-pound limit)

#1 Light Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

2. Lyoto Machida

3. Rashad Evans

4. Quinton Jackson

5. Anderson Silva

6. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

7. Forrest Griffin

8. Jon Jones

9. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal

10. Gegard Mousasi

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MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (185-pound limit)

#1 Middleweight Fighter in the World: Anderson Silva

2. Chael Sonnen

3. Jake Shields

4. Nathan Marquardt

5. Demian Maia

6. Dan Henderson

7. Robbie Lawler

8. Jorge Santiago

9. Yoshihiro Akiyama

10. Yushin Okami

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WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION (170-pound limit)

#1 Welterweight Fighter in the World: Georges St. Pierre

2. Jon Fitch

3. Thiago Alves

4. Josh Koscheck

5. Paulo Thiago

6. Paul Daley

7. Matt Hughes

8. Dan Hardy

9. Nick Diaz

10. Martin Kampmann

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LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (160-pound limit)

#1 Lightweight Fighter in the World: Frankie Edgar

2. B.J. Penn

3. Gilbert Melendez

4. Shinya Aoki

5. Kenny Florian

6. Eddie Alvarez

7. Tatsuya Kawajiri

8. Gray Maynard

9. Ben Henderson

10. Jim Miller

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FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION (145 pound-limit)

#1 Featherweight Fighter in the World: Jose Aldo

2. Manny Gamburyan

3. Mike Brown

4. Urijah Faber

5. Raphael Assuncao

6. Hatsu Hioki

7. “Lion” Takeshi Inoue

8. Leonard Garcia

9. Bibiano Fernandes

10. Josh Grispi

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BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION (135 pounds or less)

#1 Featherweight Fighter in the World: Dominick Cruz

2. Brian Bowles

3. Joseph Benavidez

4. Miguel Torres

5. Scott Jorgensen

6. Damacio Page

7. Takeya Mizugaki

8. Brad Pickett

9. Masakatsu Ueda

10. Charlie Valencia

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