MMAWeekly.com’s divisional rankings

The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, March 11. 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. Fedor Emelianenko
2. Josh Barnett
3. Frank Mir
4. Andrei Arlovski
5. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
6. Randy Couture
7. Tim Sylvia
8. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic
9. Brock Lesnar
10. Fabricio Werdum

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (205-pound limit)

1. Rashad Evans
2. Lyoto Machida
3. Forrest Griffin
4. Quinton Jackson
5. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
6. Chuck Liddell
7. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
8. Wanderlei Silva
9. Keith Jardine
10. Thiago Silva

MIDDLEWEIGHT (185-pound limit)

1. Anderson Silva
2. Robbie Lawler
3. Yushin Okami
4. Nathan Marquardt
5. Jorge Santiago
6. Dan Henderson
7. Gegard Mousasi
8. Vitor Belfort
9. Kazuo Misaki
10. Yoshihiro Akiyama

WELTERWEIGHT (170-pound limit)

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

LIGHTWEIGHT (160-pound limit)

1. Shinya Aoki
2. B.J. Penn
3. Eddie Alvarez
4. Tatsuya Kawajiri
5. Joachim Hansen
6. Gesias “JZ” Calvancante
7. Kenny Florian
8. Mitsuhiro Ishida
9. Josh Thomson
10. Satoru Kitaoka

FEATHERWEIGHT (145 pound-limit)

1. Mike Brown
2. Urijah Faber
3. Wagnney Fabiano
4. Hatsu Hioki
5. “Lion” Takeshi Inoue
6. Akitoshi Tamura
7. Hideki Kadowaki
8. Jose Aldo
9. Jeff Curran
10. Rafael Assuncao

BANTAMWEIGHT (135 pounds or less)

1. Miguel Torres
2. Brian Bowles
3. Masakatsu Ueda
4. Koetsu Okazaki
5. Takeya Mizugaki
6. Will Ribeiro
7. Manny Tapia
8. Damacio Page
9. Marcos Galvao
10. Joseph Benavidez

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    Updated Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009