MMAWeekly.com divisional rankings

The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, Feb. 24. 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. Brock Lesnar
3. Frank Mir
4. Cain Velasquez
5. Junior Dos Santos
6. Brett Rogers
7. Shane Carwin
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. Randy Couture
10. Thiago Silva

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. Yoshihiro Akiyama
10. Mamed Khalidov

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. Eddie Alvarez
4. Kenny Florian
5. Tatsuya Kawajiri
6. Joachim Hansen
7. Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante
8. Gray Maynard
9. Frankie Edgar
10. Gilbert Melendez

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

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    Updated Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010