MMARankings_Photo-CormierThe updated MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, April 24. 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: Brian Bowles, Dominick Cruz, and Shane Carwin are ineligible for consideration because they haven’t fought in more than a year.

(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. Cris Cyborg Santos (2)
3. Cat Zingano (3)
4. Sarah Kaufman (4)
5. Miesha Tate (5)
6. Jessica Aguilar (6)
7. Megumi Fujii (7)
8. Marloes Coenen (8)
9. Alexis Davis (9)
10. Liz Carmouche (10)

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

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (205-pound limit)
1. Jon Jones (1)
2. Lyoto Machida (2)
3. Alexander Gustafsson (3)
4. Dan Henderson (4)
5. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (5)
6. Rashad Evans (6)
7. Phil Davis (7)
8. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (8)
9. Glover Teixeira (9)
10. Ryan Bader (10)

MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (185-pound limit)
1. Anderson Silva (1)
2. Vitor Belfort (2)
3. Chris Weidman (3)
4. Michael Bisping (4)
5. Mark Munoz (5)
6. Costa Philippou (6)
7. Tim Boetsch (7)
8. Yushin Okami (8)
9. Brian Stann (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. Demian Maia (7)
8. Robbie Lawler (8)
9. Nick Diaz (9)
10. Josh Koscheck (10)

LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (155-pound limit)
1. Benson Henderson (1)
2. Gilbert Melendez (2)
3. Anthony Pettis (3)
4. Gray Maynard (4)
5. Michael Chandler (6)
6. Eddie Alvarez (7)
7. Josh Thomson (n/a)
8. Nate Diaz (5)
9. Jim Miller (8)
10. Khabib Nurmagomedov (9)

FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION (145 pound-limit)
1. Jose Aldo (1)
2. Chad Mendes (3)
3. Ricardo Lamas (2)
4. Pat Curran (4)
5. Frankie Edgar (5)
6. Chan Sung Jung (6)
7. Cub Swanson (7)
8. Dustin Poirier (8)
9. Erik Koch (9)
10. Dennis Siver (n/a)

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

FLYWEIGHT DIVISION (125 pounds or less)
1. Demetrious Johnson (1)
2. Joseph Benavidez (2)
3. John Dodson (3)
4. John Moraga (4)
5. Ian McCall (5)
6. Jussier da Silva (6)
7. Darrell Montague (7)
8. Louis Gaudinot (8)
9. John Lineker (9)
10. Tim Elliot (10)

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