MMAWeekly’s divisional rankings

The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, October 6. 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 unless they have a bout scheduled within a reasonable time frame.

HEAVYWEIGHT (over 205 pounds)

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

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (205-pound limit)

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

MIDDLEWEIGHT (185-pound limit)

1. Anderson Silva
2. Jake Shields
3. Nathan Marquardt
4. Demian Maia
5. Dan Henderson
6. Yushin Okami
7. Robbie Lawler
8. Jorge Santiago
9. Ronaldo “Jacare” de Souza
10. Michael Bisping

WELTERWEIGHT (170-pound limit)

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

LIGHTWEIGHT (160-pound limit)

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

FEATHERWEIGHT (145 pound-limit)

1. Jose Aldo
2. Manny Gamburyan
3. Mike Brown
4. Urijah Faber
5. Josh Grispi
6. Marlon Sandro
7. Diego Nunes
8. Michihiro Omigawa
9. Bibiano Fernandes
10. Joe Warren

BANTAMWEIGHT (135 pounds or less)

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

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    Updated Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010