Wednesday, November 11, 2009

MMA World Rankings

The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released today, 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.

What do you guys think?

HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds)

#1 Heavyweight Fighter in the World: 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. Shane Carwin

10. Fabricio Werdum



#1 Light Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Lyoto Machida

2. Rashad Evans

3. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua

4. Quinton Jackson

5. Anderson Silva

6. Gegard Mousasi

7. Forrest Griffin

8. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

9. Thiago Silva

10. Luis Cane



#1 Middleweight Fighter in the World: Anderson Silva

2. Nathan Marquardt

3. Vitor Belfort

4. Dan Henderson

5. Jake Shields

6. Robbie Lawler

7. Kazuo Misaki

8. Yoshihiro Akiyama

9. Demian Maia

10. Chael Sonnen



#1 Welterweight Fighter in the World: Georges St. Pierre

2. Jon Fitch

3. Thiago Alves

4. Josh Koscheck

5. Matt Hughes

6. Paul Daley

7. Martin Kampmann

8. Carlos Condit

9. Mike Swick

10. Marius Zaromskis


LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (160-pound limit)

#1 Lightweight Fighter in the World: 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



#1 Featherweight Fighter in the World: Mike Brown

2. Urijah Faber

3. Jose Aldo

4. Raphael Assuncao

5. Hatsu Hioki

6. "Lion" Takeshi Inoue

7. Leonard Garcia

8. Wagnney Fabiano

9. Bibiano Fernandes

10. Marlon Sandro


BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION (135 pounds or less)

#1 Featherweight Fighter in the World: 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

Also, I thought this was kind of funny:


Turner said...

Nog is too high imo. I like Anderson on 205. Prob higher though in skills. Carwin should prob be a little higher.

Squatting Bear said...

If you are gonna rank anderson in the 205 division he has to be higher. I think he'd be favored against any of the 4 fighters above him at 205, which is all that really matters. Also Shogun needs to be ranked above Rashad I think.

Couture is nowhere near the #6 HW in the world, and Frank Mir at #3 is laughable. Agree with Turner that Carwin should be higher.

Middleweight rankings are right on.

Hughes is probably too high at welterweight, I think Swick should be higher.

I don't know as much about lightweight or the divisions below it.

Pablito Neal said...

it's strange how vitor belfort has never fought in the ufc at middleweight but is ranked on this list (i know it's for other organizations too) and is getting a title shot right away.

after fedor's fight against rogers, i'm sure brock would beat him. there was one point where rogers had fedor down and it looked like there'd be a tko. if fedor had made that same mistake against brock, the fight would have been over.

for the welterweights i think dan hardy should be listed especially if the winner between he and swick this weekend is supposed to be the next fight for gsp.

apart from the ufc events on each of the next saturdays, there's wec 44 sandwiched between them on wednesday the 18th where mike brown fights jose aldo. i'm thinking this fight will be better than any on the two ufc cards.

Unky Warthog said...

KofC Thanksgiving gathering?


I've stopped checking the blog because it takes so goddamn long to scroll through the UFC post to see if there are new comments.

Not that I have any idea what you guys are talking about.

Pablito Neal said...

unky you can view recent comments on the right, no need to scroll anywhere