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- MMAWEEKLY WORLD MMA RANKINGS UPDATED

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MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings
The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, January 21. 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. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua lost his eligibility for Top 10 consideration in September of 2008 due to not having competed for a 12-month period. After defeating Mark Coleman at UFC 93 in Dublin, Ireland, this past weekend, Rua once again became eligible.

Below are the current MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings, which are up-to-date as of January 21.

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HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds)

#1 Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Fedor Emelianenko

2. Josh Barnett

3. Frank Mir

4. Andrei Arlovski

5. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

6. Randy Couture

7. Tim Sylvia

8. Gabriel Gonzaga

9. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic

10. Brock Lesnar

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LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (205-pound limit)

#1 Light Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Rashad Evans

2. Forrest Griffin

3. Quinton Jackson

4. Lyoto Machida

5. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

6. Chuck Liddell

7. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

8. Keith Jardine

9. Wanderlei Silva

10. Thiago Silva

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MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (185-pound limit)

#1 Middleweight Fighter in the World: Anderson Silva

2. Robbie Lawler

3. Matt Lindland

4. Yushin Okami

5. Nathan Marquardt

6. Jorge Santiago

7. Dan Henderson

8. Gegard Mousasi

9. Kazuo Misaki

10. Yoshihiro Akiyama

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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. Jake Shields

6. Matt Hughes

7. Matt Serra

8. Diego Sanchez

9. Carlos Condit

10. Karo Parisyan

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LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (160-pound limit)

#1 Lightweight Fighter in the World: Shinya Aoki

2. B.J. Penn

3. Eddie Alvarez

4. Joachim Hansen

5. Tatsuya Kawajiri

6. Gesias “JZ” Calvancante

7. Kenny Florian

8. Mitsuhiro Ishida

9. Josh Thomson

10. Satoru Kitaoka

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FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION (145 pound-limit)

#1 Featherweight Fighter in the World: Mike Brown

2. Urijah Faber

3. Wagnney Fabiano

4. Hatsu Hioki

5. “Lion” Takeshi Inoue

6. Akitoshi Tamura

7. Hideki Kadowaki

8. Jeff Curran

9. Rafael Assuncao

10. Leonard Garcia

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BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION (135 pounds or less)

#1 Featherweight Fighter in the World: Miguel Torres

2. Brian Bowles

3. Masakatsu Ueda

4. Koetsu Okazaki

5. Marcos Galvao

6. Takeya Mizugaki

7. Will Ribeiro

8. Chase Beebe

9. Manny Tapia

10. Atsushi Yamamoto

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