October 14, 2009
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MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings
The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, Oct. 14. 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 Oct. 14.


HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds)

#1 Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Fedor Emelianenko

2. Brock Lesnar

3. Frank Mir

4. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

5. Randy Couture

6. Junior Dos Santos

7. Brett Rogers

8. Cain Velasquez

9. Andrei Arlovski

10. Shane Carwin



#1 Light Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Lyoto Machida

2. Rashad Evans

3. Quinton Jackson

4. Anderson Silva

5. Forrest Griffin

6. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

7. Gegard Mousasi

8. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

9. Thiago Silva

10. Luis Cane



#1 Middleweight Fighter in the World: Anderson Silva

2. Nathan Marquardt

3. Vitor Belfort

4. Yushin Okami

5. Jorge Santiago

6. Dan Henderson

7. Robbie Lawler

8. Kazuo Misaki

9. Yoshihiro Akiyama

10. Demian Maia



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

2. Jon Fitch

3. Jake Shields

4. Thiago Alves

5. Josh Koscheck

6. Matt Hughes

7. Paul Daley

8. Martin Kampmann

9. Carlos Condit

10. Mike Swick


LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (160-pound limit)

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

2. Shinya Aoki

3. Eddie Alvarez

4. Tatsuya Kawajiri

5. Kenny Florian

6. Joachim Hansen

7. Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante

8. Josh Thomson

9. Frankie Edgar

10. Diego Sanchez



#1 Featherweight Fighter in the World: Mike Brown

2. Urijah Faber

3. Hatsu Hioki

4. Jose Aldo

5. Raphael Assuncao

6. “Lion” Takeshi Inoue

7. Leonard Garcia

8. Wagnney Fabiano

9. Bibiano Fernandes

10. Marlon Sandro


BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION (135 pounds or less)

#1 Featherweight Fighter in the World: Brian Bowles

2. Miguel Torres

3. Masakatsu Ueda

4. Takeya Mizugaki

5. Akitoshi Tamura

6. Dominick Cruz

7. Damacio Page

8. Will Ribeiro

9. Joseph Benavidez

10. Rani Yahya

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