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Newly Released Top 10 MMA Rankings Reveal Some Not So Surprising Results



Last week saw the release of a no-nonsense rankings list breaking down the top ten MMA fighters in each weight division, including top female fighters of the moment. Most of the names at the top of the list may not be absolute shockers but it's still darn interesting to glance over the various classes and remember (or imagine) various match-ups.

This is one of the most carefully considered lists you can find on MMA fighters, taking various factors into consideration including fighters performance as well as difficulty of opponents. One interesting item of note: Fighters currently undergoing drug-related suspensions are considered ineligible until time that they have had one fight after the time of their suspension.

Continue reading to see the list in its entirety.

via (Yahoo!Sports)

WOMEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND (all weight classes)
  1. Sarah Kaufman (1)
  2. Ronda Rousey (2)
  3. Miesha Tate (3)
  4. Jessica Aguilar (4)
  5. Megumi Fujii (5)
  6. Marloes Coenen (6)
  7. Tara LaRosa (7)
  8. Rosi Sexton (8)
  9. Alexis Davis (9)
  10. Hiroko Yamanaka (10)

HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds)
  1. Junior dos Santos (1)
  2. Cain Velasquez (2)
  3. Daniel Cormier (3)
  4. Fabricio Werdum (4)
  5. Frank Mir (5)
  6. Josh Barnett (6)
  7. Travis Browne (7)
  8. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (8)
  9. Steven Struve (9)
  10. Roy Nelson (10)

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (205-pound limit)
  1. Jon Jones (1)
  2. Rashad Evans (2)
  3. Dan Henderson (3)
  4. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (4)
  5. Lyoto Machida (5)
  6. Phil Davis (6)
  7. Alexander Gustafsson (7)
  8. Gegard Mousasi (8)
  9. Ryan Bader (9)
  10. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (10)

MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (185-pound limit)
  1. Anderson Silva (1)
  2. Chael Sonnen (2)
  3. Vitor Belfort (3)
  4. Michael Bisping (4)
  5. Chris Weidman (10)
  6. Tim Boetsch (6)
  7. Mark Munoz (5)
  8. Brian Stann (7)
  9. Alan Belcher (8)
  10. Yushin Okami (9)

WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION (170-pound limit)
  1. Carlos Condit (1)
  2. Johny Hendricks (2)
  3. Martin Kampmann (3)
  4. Jake Ellenberger (4)
  5. Josh Koscheck (5)
  6. Jake Shields (6)
  7. Jon Fitch (7)
  8. Diego Sanchez (8)
  9. Rory MacDonald (9)
  10. Ben Askren (10)

LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (155-pound limit)
  1. Benson Henderson (1)
  2. Frankie Edgar (2)
  3. Gilbert Melendez (3)
  4. Gray Maynard (4)
  5. Anthony Pettis (5)
  6. Nate Diaz (6)
  7. Michael Chandler (7)
  8. Eddie Alvarez (8)
  9. Clay Guida (9)
  10. Jim Miller (10)

FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION (145 pound-limit)
  1. Jose Aldo (1)
  2. Chad Mendes (2)
  3. Erik Koch (3)
  4. Chan Sung Jung (4)
  5. Ricardo Lamas (5)
  6. Hatsu Hioki (6)
  7. Dustin Poirier (7)
  8. Pat Curran (8)
  9. Patricio Freire (9)
  10. Daniel Straus (10)

BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION (135 pounds or less)
  1. Dominick Cruz (1)
  2. Urijah Faber (2)
  3. Renan Barao (3)
  4. Michael McDonald (4)
  5. Brian Bowles (5)
  6. Brad Pickett (6)
  7. Bibiano Fernandes (7)
  8. Masakatsu Ueda (8)
  9. Eduardo Dantas (9)
  10. Eddie Wineland (10)

FLYWEIGHT DIVISION (125 pounds or less)
  1. Joseph Benavidez (1)
  2. Demetrious Johnson (2)
  3. Ian McCall (3)
  4. Jussiero da Silva (4)
  5. Yasuhiro Urushitani (5)
  6. Shinichi “BJ” Kojima (6)
  7. Darrell Montague (7)
  8. Mamoru Yamaguchi (8)
  9. John Dodson (9)
  10. Louis Gaudinot (10)

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