MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings

The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, July 25. This system ranks the top ten MMA fighters from all across the world in each of the five biggest 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, which means that Sean Sherk and Hermes Franca are not currently eligible.

Here are the current MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings, which are up-to-date as of July 25.


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:  Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

2. Quinton Jackson

3. Chuck Liddell

4. Dan Henderson

5. Wanderlei Silva

6. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou

7. Ricardo Arona

8. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

9. Tito Ortiz

10. Kazuhiro Nakamura


MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION  (185-pound limit)

#1 Middleweight Fighter in the World:  Anderson Silva

2. Matt Lindland

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. Karo Parisyan

6. Diego Sanchez

7. Jon Fitch

8. Jake Shields

9. Akira Kikuchi

10. Carlos Condit


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. Joe Stevenson