- MMAWEEKLY WORLD MMA RANKINGS UPDATED

September 9, 2008
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MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings
The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, September 10. This system ranks the Top 10 MMA fighters from all across the world in each of the six 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. It has been more than 12 months since Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Randy Couture has competed. He is subsequently ineligible until such time as he returns to competition.

Also of note, Rich Franklin recently moved to the 205-pound division and is now eligible for consideration in that division.

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

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HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds)

#1 Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Fedor Emelianenko

2. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

3. Josh Barnett

4. Andrei Arlovski

5. Tim Sylvia

6. Fabricio Werdum

7. Gabriel Gonzaga

8. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic

9. Aleksander Emelianenko

10. Sergei Kharitonov

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LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (205-pound limit)

#1 Light Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Forrest Griffin

2. Quinton Jackson

3. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

4. Lyoto Machida

5. Rashad Evans

6. Chuck Liddell

7. Wanderlei Silva

8. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou

9. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

10. Keith Jardine

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MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (185-pound limit)

#1 Middleweight Fighter in the World: Anderson Silva

2. Paulo Filho

3. Robbie Lawler

4. Matt Lindland

5. Kazuo Misaki

6. Yushin Okami

7. Nathan Marquardt

8. Dan Henderson

9. Yoshihiro Akiyama

10. Gegard Mousasi

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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: B.J. Penn

2. Takanori Gomi

3. Eddie Alvarez

4. Shinya Aoki

5. Joachim Hansen

6. Tatsuya Kawajiri

7. Gesias “JZ” Calvancante

8. Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro

9. Mitsuhiro Ishida

10. Josh Thomson

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FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION (145 pounds and under)

#1 Featherweight Fighter in the World: Urijah Faber

2. Akitoshi Tamura

3. Hideki Kadowaki

4. Hatsu Hioki

5. “Lion” Takeshi Inoue

6. Mike Brown

7. Jeff Curran

8. Rafael Assuncao

9. Wagnney Fabiano

10. Antonio Carvalho

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