Cain Velasquez tops MMA World Top 10 RankingsThe updated MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings were released on Thursday, Jan. 3. This system ranks the Top 10 MMA fighters from across the world in each of the seven most widely accepted men’s weight classes and the Top 10 pound-for-pound women fighters.

Taken into consideration are a fighter’s performance in addition to 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 unless they have a bout scheduled within a reasonable time frame.

Notes: Dan Henderson, Brian Bowles, and Dominick Cruz are ineligible for consideration because they haven’t fought in more than a year. Frankie Edgar and Clay Guida have been removed from the lightweight rankings due to their scheduled fights at featherweight, while Diego Sanchez has been removed from welterweight consideration due to his scheduled fight at lightweight.

(Fighter’s previous ranking is in parenthesis.)

Below are the current MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings:

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

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

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (205-pound limit)
1. Jon Jones (1)
2. Rashad Evans (2)
3. Lyoto Machida (3)
4. Phil Davis (4)
5. Alexander Gustafsson (5)
6. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (6)
7. Gegard Mousasi (7)
8. James Te Huna (8)
9. Ryan Bader (9)
10. Glover Teixeira (10)

MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (185-pound limit)
1. Anderson Silva (1)
2. Michael Bisping (2)
3. Vitor Belfort (3)
4. Chris Weidman (4)
5. Mark Munoz (6)
6. Brian Stann (8)
7. Costa Philippou (n/a)
8. Tim Boetsch (5)
9. Yushin Okami (9)
10. Hector Lombard (10)

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

LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (155-pound limit)
1. Benson Henderson (1)
2. Gilbert Melendez (2)
3. Gray Maynard (3)
4. Anthony Pettis (4)
5. Nate Diaz (5)
6. Michael Chandler (6)
7. Eddie Alvarez (7)
8. Donald Cerrone (9)
9. Jim Miller (n/a)
10. Shinya Aoki (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. Cub Swanson (9)
10. Daniel Straus (10)

BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION (135 pounds or less)
1. Renan Barão (1)
2. Michael McDonald (2)
3. Urijah Faber (3)
4. Eddie Wineland (8)
5. Bibiano Fernandes (5)
6. Brad Pickett (4)
7. Masakatsu Ueda (6)
8. Raphael Assuncao (7)
9. Mike Easton (9)
10. Erik Perez (n/a)

FLYWEIGHT DIVISION (125 pounds or less)
1. Demetrious Johnson (1)
2. Joseph Benavidez (2)
3. John Dodson (3)
4. Ian McCall (4)
5. Jussier da Silva (5)
6. John Moraga (9)
7. Darrell Montague (7)
8. Shinichi “BJ” Kojima (6)
9. Louis Gaudinot (n/a)
10. John Lineker (n/a)

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