MMAWeekly.com’s divisional rankings

The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, July 15. 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.

Rankings are up-to-date as of June 15.

HEAVYWEIGHT

1. Fedor Emelianenko
2. Josh Barnett
3. Brock Lesnar
4. Frank Mir
5. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
6. Randy Couture
7. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic
8. Brett Rogers
9. Cain Velasquez
10. Andrei Arlovski

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

1. Lyoto Machida
2. Rashad Evans
3. Forrest Griffin
4. Quinton Jackson
5. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
6. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
7. Keith Jardine
8. Thiago Silva
9. Renato “Babalu” Sobral
10. Luiz Cane

MIDDLEWEIGHT

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

WELTERWEIGHT

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

LIGHTWEIGHT

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

FEATHERWEIGHT

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

BANTAMWEIGHT

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

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    Updated Thursday, Jul 16, 2009