May 23, 2007
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MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings

The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, May 23rd. This system ranks the top ten MMA fighters from all across the world in each of the five major weight classes, as voted on by MMAWeekly.

We take into consideration 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 under drug-related suspensions are not eligible for top ten consideration.  Here are the current MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings, which are up-to-date as of May 23rd.


HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION  (over 205 pounds)

#1 Heavyweight Fighter in the World:  Fedor Emelianenko

2. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

3. Mirko Cro Cop

4. Josh Barnett

5. Randy Couture

6. Gabriel Gonzaga

7. Tim Sylvia

8. Andrei Arlovski

9. Fabricio Werdum

10. Aleksander Emelianenko



#1 Light Heavyweight Fighter in the World:  Chuck Liddell

2. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

3. Dan Henderson

4. Wanderlei Silva

5. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou

6. Ricardo Arona

7. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

8. Quinton Jackson

9. Tito Ortiz

10. Kazuhiro Nakamura


MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION  (185-pound limit)

#1 Middleweight Fighter in the World:  Matt Lindland

2. Anderson Silva

3. Paulo Filho

4. Rich Franklin

5. Dan Henderson

6. Denis Kang

7. Nathan Marquardt

8. Robbie Lawler

9. Kazuo Misaki

10. Frank Trigg


WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION  (170-pound limit)

#1 Welterweight Fighter in the World:  Matt Serra

2. Georges St. Pierre

3. Matt Hughes

4. Josh Koscheck

5. BJ Penn

6. Diego Sanchez

7. Karo Parisyan

8. Jon Fitch

9. Jake Shields

10. Akira Kikuchi


LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION  (160 pounds and lower)

#1 Lightweight Fighter in the World:  Takanori Gomi

2. Hayato Sakurai

3. Gilbert Melendez

4. Tatsuya Kawajiri

5. Shinya Aoki

6. Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro

7. Joachim Hansen

8. Mitsuhiro Ishida

9. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto

10. Sean Sherk

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