MMAWeekly’s divisional rankings

The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, Oct. 28. 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.

Below are the current MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings, which are up-to-date as of Oct. 28.

HEAVYWEIGHT (over 205 pounds)

1. Fedor Emelianenko
2. Brock Lesnar
3. Frank Mir
4. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
5. Cain Velasquez
6. Randy Couture
7. Junior Dos Santos
8. Brett Rogers
9. Andrei Arlovski
10. Shane Carwin

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (205-pound limit)

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

MIDDLEWEIGHT (185-pound limit)

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

WELTERWEIGHT (170-pound limit)

1. Georges St. Pierre
2. Jon Fitch
3. Jake Shields
4. Thiago Alves
5. Josh Koscheck
6. Matt Hughes
7. Paul Daley
8. Martin Kampmann
9. Carlos Condit
10. Mike Swick

LIGHTWEIGHT (160-pound limit)

1. B.J. Penn
2. Shinya Aoki
3. Eddie Alvarez
4. Tatsuya Kawajiri
5. Kenny Florian
6. Joachim Hansen
7. Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante
8. Frankie Edgar
9. Diego Sanchez
10. Gray Maynard

FEATHERWEIGHT (145 pound-limit)

1. Mike Brown
2. Urijah Faber
3. Hatsu Hioki
4. Jose Aldo
5. Raphael Assuncao
6. “Lion” Takeshi Inoue
7. Leonard Garcia
8. Wagnney Fabiano
9. Bibiano Fernandes
10. Marlon Sandro

BANTAMWEIGHT (135 pounds or less)

1. Brian Bowles
2. Miguel Torres
3. Masakatsu Ueda
4. Takeya Mizugaki
5. Akitoshi Tamura
6. Dominick Cruz
7. Damacio Page
8. Will Ribeiro
9. Joseph Benavidez
10. Rani Yahya

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    Updated Thursday, Oct 29, 2009