MMAWeekly’s divisional rankings

The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, March 31. 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.

Fighters must also have competed within the past 12 months in order to be eligible for Top 10 consideration.

HEAVYWEIGHT (over 205 pounds)
1. Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko
2. Brock Lesnar
3. Shane Carwin
4. Cain Velasquez
5. Junior Dos Santos
6. Frank Mir
7. Brett Rogers
8. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
9. Alistair Overeem
10. Fabricio Werdum

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (205-pound limit)

1. Lyoto Machida
2. Rashad Evans
3. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
4. Quinton Jackson
5. Anderson Silva
6. Gegard Mousasi
7. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
8. Forrest Griffin
9. Jon Jones
10. Randy Couture

MIDDLEWEIGHT (185-pound limit)

1. Anderson Silva
2. Vitor Belfort
3. Chael Sonnen
4. Nathan Marquardt
5. Dan Henderson
6. Jake Shields
7. Demian Maia
8. Robbie Lawler
9. Jorge Santiago
10. Yoshihiro Akiyama

WELTERWEIGHT (170-pound limit)

1. Georges St. Pierre
2. Jon Fitch
3. Thiago Alves
4. Josh Koscheck
5. Paul Daley
6. Paulo Thiago
7. Matt Hughes
8. Dan Hardy
9. Nick Diaz
10. Martin Kampmann

LIGHTWEIGHT (160-pound limit)

1. B.J. Penn
2. Shinya Aoki
3. Kenny Florian
4. Eddie Alvarez
5. Tatsuya Kawajiri
6. Gray Maynard
7. Frankie Edgar
8. Gilbert Melendez
9. Jim Miller
10. Ben Henderson

FEATHERWEIGHT (145 pound-limit)

1. Jose Aldo
2. Mike Brown
3. Urijah Faber
4. Raphael Assuncao
5. Hatsu Hioki
6. “Lion” Takeshi Inoue
7. Manny Gamburyan
8. Leonard Garcia
9. Bibiano Fernandes
10. Josh Grispi

BANTAMWEIGHT (135 pounds or less)

1. Dominick Cruz
2. Brian Bowles
3. Joseph Benavidez
4. Miguel Torres
5. Damacio Page
6. Scott Jorgensen
7. Masakatsu Ueda
8. Takeya Mizugaki
9. Brad Pickett
10. Charlie Valencia

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    Updated Thursday, Apr 1, 2010