MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings
The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, January 23. This system ranks the top ten MMA fighters from all across the world in each of the six largest 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.

As always, fighters who are currently serving drug-related suspensions are not eligible for top ten 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 ten consideration.

Of special note, Kazuo Misaki’s recent victory over Yoshihiro Akiyama has been ruled a no contest. As a matter of policy, that fight is no longer considered as a factor in the rankings. The middleweight rankings have been altered to reflect the fight being ruled a no contest instead of a victory for Misaki.

Here are the current MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings, which are up-to-date as of January 23.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds) #1 Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Fedor Emelianenko 2. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 3. Randy Couture 4. Tim Sylvia 5. Andrei Arlovski 6. Fabricio Werdum 7. Gabriel Gonzaga 8. Mirko Cro Cop 9. Aleksander Emelianenko 10. Cheick Kongo <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (205-pound limit) #1 Light Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Quinton Jackson 2. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua 3. Dan Henderson 4. Chuck Liddell 5. Lyoto Machida 6. Keith Jardine 7. Forrest Griffin 8. Wanderlei Silva 9. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou 10. Ricardo Arona <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (185-pound limit) #1 Middleweight Fighter in the World: Anderson Silva 2. Paulo Filho 3. Matt Lindland 4. Rich Franklin 5. Denis Kang 6. Robbie Lawler 7. Nathan Marquardt 8. Kazuo Misaki 9. Yushin Okami 10. Frank Trigg <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION (170-pound limit) #1 Welterweight Fighter in the World: Georges St. Pierre 2. Matt Serra 3. Matt Hughes 4. Jon Fitch 5. Josh Koscheck 6. Karo Parisyan 7. Jake Shields 8. Diego Sanchez 9. Carlos Condit 10. Marcus Davis <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (160-pound limit) #1 Lightweight Fighter in the World: Takanori Gomi 2. Tatsuya Kawajiri 3. Shinya Aoki 4. Gesias "JZ" Calvancante 5. Mitsuhiro Ishida 6. Gilbert Melendez 7. B.J. Penn 8. Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro 9. Joe Stevenson 10. Joachim Hansen <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION (145 pounds and under) #1 Featherweight Fighter in the World: Akitoshi Tamura 2. Urijah Faber 3. "Lion" Takeshi Inoue 4. Antonio Carvalho 5. Masakazu Imanari 6. Hatsu Hioki 7. Jeff Curran 8. Tenkei Fujimiya 9. Yoshiro Maeda 10. Rafael Assuncao