MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings
The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, Aug. 12. 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.

Josh Barnett has been deemed ineligible for Top 10 consideration due to returning a positive result on the required drug test when applying for his license in California.

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 Aug. 12.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< 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. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic 7. Brett Rogers 8. Cain Velasquez 9. Andrei Arlovski 10. Shane Carwin <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (205-pound limit) #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. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 8. Keith Jardine 9. Thiago Silva 10. Renato "Babalu" Sobral <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (185-pound limit) #1 Middleweight Fighter in the World: Anderson Silva 2. Yushin Okami 3. Nathan Marquardt 4. Jorge Santiago 5. Dan Henderson 6. Robbie Lawler 7. Vitor Belfort 8. Kazuo Misaki 9. Yoshihiro Akiyama 10. Demian Maia <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION (170-pound limit) #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. Martin Kampmann 8. Carlos Condit 9. Mike Swick 10. Nick Thompson <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (160-pound limit) #1 Lightweight Fighter in the World: B.J. Penn 2. Shinya Aoki 3. Eddie Alvarez 4. Tatsuya Kawajiri 5. Joachim Hansen 6. Kenny Florian 7. Gesias "JZ" Calvancante 8. Josh Thomson 9. Frankie Edgar 10. Diego Sanchez <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION (145 pound-limit) #1 Featherweight Fighter in the World: Mike Brown 2. Urijah Faber 3. Hatsu Hioki 4. Wagnney Fabiano 5. Jose Aldo 6. "Lion" Takeshi Inoue 7. Raphael Assuncao 8. Leonard Garcia 9. Joe Warren 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. Will Ribeiro 8. Damacio Page 9. Joseph Benavidez 10. Manny Tapia