MMA Top 10 Rankings Update - Anderson Silva and Chael SonnenThe updated MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, June 27. 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. Hiroko Yamanaka (10)

HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds)
1. Junior dos Santos (1)
2. Cain Velasquez (2)
3. Daniel Cormier (3)
4. Fabricio Werdum (5)
5. Frank Mir (4)
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. 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. Mark Munoz (5)
6. Tim Boetsch (6)
7. Brian Stann (7)
8. Alan Belcher (8)
9. Yushin Okami (9)
10. Chris Weidman (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 (9)
9. Clay Guida (8)
10. Jim Miller (10)

FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION (145 pound-limit)
1. Jose Aldo (1)
2. Chad Mendes (3)
3. Erik Koch (4)
4. Chan Sung Jung (5)
5. Ricardo Lamas (n/a)
6. Hatsu Hioki (2)
7. Dustin Poirier (6)
8. Pat Curran (7)
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)

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

Sergio Moraes wants spot in rankings after UFC Fight Night 100: 'I deserve to be ranked'

  • 18 days ago
  • 10 views

Sergio Moraes entered UFC 198 on a four-fight winning streak and left with a disappointing draw. Now, he’s looking to get things back on track when he faces Zak Ottow.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie Rankings, Nov. 15: With 2 belts, a No. 1 spot in 2 divisions

  • 18 days ago
  • 10 views

Thanks to Conor McGregor’s first-of-its-kind achievement, we’ve got a first in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie Rankings. By defeating Eddie Alvarez and adding a lightweight belt to his current feather read news >>

Chael Sonnen claims Mackenzie Dern ducked Miesha Tate, manager responds

  • 18 days ago
  • 28 views

Chael Sonnen on Monday said the meeting between former UFC women’s bantamweight champ Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye was not the originally planned matchup for next month’s Submission Underground 2.File read news >>

Megan Anderson vs. Charmaine Tweet gets headline spot for Invicta FC 21 on Jan. 14

  • 13 days ago
  • 11 views

Invicta FC 21 is ready to kick off its 2016 season with a showdown in the featherweight division.Filed under: News read news >>

Horiguchi climbs into Top 3 in new rankings

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 views

There’s a new name within the top three of the UFC’s flyweight rankings. Kyoji Horiguchi’s win at Fight Night Belfast Saturday bumped him up from No. 4 to No. 3, in Monday’s release of the new UFC ra read news >>

Tim Kennedy calls out Anderson Silva to replace Rashad Evans at UFC 206 in Toronto

  • 12 days ago
  • 21 views

He’s done it before, recently, on even shorter notice. Might Anderson Silva be willing to step up to help keep a fighter on a UFC show once again? Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Tim Kennedy Calls Out Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfort, and... Brock Lesnar? | MMAWeekly.com

  • 12 days ago
  • 33 views

Tim Kennedy took to Twitter to find a new UFC 206 opponent, even calling out the recently Goldberg-impaled Brock Lesnar! read news >>

USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie Rankings, Nov. 22: How did Chandler-Henderson change lightweight?

  • 11 days ago
  • 36 views

There was all kinds of MMA happening this past weekend, which meant all kinds of potential for ladder climbing in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie Rankings.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rankings, News, UF read news >>

Demian Maia talks Robbie Lawler offer, title-shot hopes and desired Anderson Silva rematch

  • 9 days ago
  • 24 views

SAO PAULO – Demian Maia was sitting cageside when UFC 205’s co-headliner between champ Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson was, much to his dismay, declared a draw. He’s now analyzing his options.File read news >>

Matt Schnell gets late-replacement spot on Saturday's TUF 24 Finale fight card

  • 7 days ago
  • 19 views

Matt Schnell didn’t win “The Ultimate Fighter 24,” but he’s got a spot on the undercard of the show’s live finale.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>