The updated MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, August 8. 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.

(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. 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. Sara McMann (n/a)

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. Stefan 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. James Te Huna (10)
10. Ryan Bader (9)

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

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. Renan Barão (2)
3. Michael McDonald (3)
4. Urijah Faber (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. Jussier 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. John Moraga (n/a)

For more UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC fighter rankings: Robert Whittaker reaches middleweight top 15 following KO win

  • 9 days ago
  • 2 views

Robert Whittaker's decision to move to middleweight has netted him a spot in the UFC's top 15 rankings after just two fights. The first UFC rankings update for May is a good one for Robert Whittaker, read news >>

Jon Jones yanked from UFC rankings, Jose Aldo promoted to pound-for-pound king

  • 23 days ago
  • 12 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight titleholder Jose Aldo is the best pound-for-pound mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter in the world, according to the official UFC rankings. Sorry, Deme read news >>

Jon Jones removed from UFC fighter rankings; Jose Aldo becomes new pound-for-pound best

  • 23 days ago
  • 10 views

Jon Jones is no longer UFC light heavyweight champion, he's no longer with Reebok, and for the time being he's not in the UFC's official rankings. As Jon Jones deals with his latest legal troubles, t read news >>

USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie rankings, April 28: 'Mighty Mouse' is kinda good, eh?

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 views

Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is king of the UFC’s 125-pound division, but when considering the pound-for-pound rankings, should he leapfrog Jon Jones or Jose Aldo?Filed under: Bellator, MMA read news >>

UFC rankings updated after UFC 186: Rampage Jackson, Michael Bisping rise following impressive wins in Montreal

  • 24 days ago
  • 64 views

And Max Holloway finally got his due after getting shafted just last week. The official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings have been updated following UFC 186, which went down this past we read news >>

News stream: Jon Jones hit-and-run charges, felony arrest warrant, and UFC 187 updates

  • 24 days ago
  • 11 views

News stream: Jon Jones hit-and-run charges, felony arrest warrant, and UFC 187 updates following his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run accident on Sunday (April 26, 2015) in Southeast Albuquerque, read news >>

UFC 186 stream: 'Johnson vs Horiguchi' live results, updates, recaps and more

  • 26 days ago
  • 49 views

UFC 186 results live online: UFC returns to pay-per-view (PPV) TONIGHT (Sat., April 25, 2015) with "Johnson vs. Horiguchi," which features a five-round main event between Flyweight champion Demetriou read news >>

UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi live results and play-by-play for preliminary card

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

Bloody Elbow will provide live updates and analysis for the UFC 186 preliminary card. In the featured prelim bout, Patrick Cote will take on Joe Riggs. UFC 186 is set to go down in Montreal tonight w read news >>

UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi live results and play-by-play for PPV main card

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

Bloody Elbow will provide live updates and analysis for the UFC 186 main card. In the main event, Demetrious Johnson will defend his UFC flyweight title against Kyoji Horiguchi. UFC 186 is set to go read news >>