March 9, 2010
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MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings
The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, March 10. 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.

Below are the current MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings, which are up-to-date as of March 10.


HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds)

#1 Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Fedor Emelianenko

2. Brock Lesnar

3. Frank Mir

4. Cain Velasquez

5. Junior Dos Santos

6. Brett Rogers

7. Shane Carwin

8. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

9. Alistair Overeem

10. Fabricio Werdum



#1 Light Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Lyoto Machida

2. Rashad Evans

3. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

4. Quinton Jackson

5. Anderson Silva

6. Gegard Mousasi

7. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

8. Forrest Griffin

9. Randy Couture

10. Thiago Silva



#1 Middleweight Fighter in the World: Anderson Silva

2. Vitor Belfort

3. Chael Sonnen

4. Nathan Marquardt

5. Dan Henderson

6. Jake Shields

7. Demian Maia

8. Robbie Lawler

9. Jorge Santiago

10. Yoshihiro Akiyama



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

2. Jon Fitch

3. Thiago Alves

4. Josh Koscheck

5. Paul Daley

6. Paulo Thiago

7. Matt Hughes

8. Dan Hardy

9. Nick Diaz

10. Martin Kampmann


LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (160-pound limit)

#1 Lightweight Fighter in the World: B.J. Penn

2. Shinya Aoki

3. Eddie Alvarez

4. Kenny Florian

5. Tatsuya Kawajiri

6. Joachim Hansen

7. Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante

8. Gray Maynard

9. Frankie Edgar

10. Gilbert Melendez



#1 Featherweight Fighter in the World: Jose Aldo

2. Mike Brown

3. Urijah Faber

4. Raphael Assuncao

5. Hatsu Hioki

6. “Lion” Takeshi Inoue

7. Manny Gamburyan

8. Leonard Garcia

9. Bibiano Fernandes

10. Josh Grispi


BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION (135 pounds or less)

#1 Featherweight Fighter in the World: Dominick Cruz

2. Brian Bowles

3. Joseph Benavidez

4. Miguel Torres

5. Damacio Page

6. Scott Jorgensen

7. Masakatsu Ueda

8. Takeya Mizugaki

9. Brad Pickett

10. Charlie Valencia

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