MMA Top 10 Rankings: Jon Jones Maintains Stranglehold on Top Spot


Jon JonesThe updated MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, Sept. 25. 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.

Note: Dominick Cruz is ineligible for consideration because he hasn’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. Cris Cyborg Justino (1)
2. Ronda Rousey (2)
3. Cat Zingano (3)
4. Sarah Kaufman (4)
5. Miesha Tate (5)
6. Jessica Aguilar (6)
7. Megumi Fujii (7)
8. Sara McMann (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. Fabricio Werdum (4)
5. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (5)
6. Josh Barnett (6)
7. Travis Browne (7)
8. Frank Mir (8)
9. Alistair Overeem (9)
10. Mark Hunt (10)

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

MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (185-pound limit)
1. Chris Weidman (1)
2. Anderson Silva (2)
3. Vitor Belfort (3)
4. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (4)
5. Michael Bisping (5)
6. Mark Munoz (6)
7. Luke Rockhold (8)
8. Yushin Okami (9)
9. Tim Kennedy (10)
10. Francis Carmont (n/a)

WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION (170-pound limit)
1. Georges St-Pierre (1)
2. Johny Hendricks (2)
3. Carlos Condit (3)
4. Rory MacDonald (4)
5. Martin Kampmann (5)
6. Jake Ellenberger (6)
7. Demian Maia (7)
8. Robbie Lawler (8)
9. Ben Askren (9)
10. Matt Brown (10)

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

FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION (145 pound-limit)
1. Jose Aldo (1)
2. Chad Mendes (2)
3. Ricardo Lamas (3)
4. Cub Swanson (4)
5. Pat Curran (5)
6. Frankie Edgar (6)
7. Chan Sung Jung (7)
8. Dustin Poirier (8)
9. Nik Lentz (9)
10. Darren Elkins (10)

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

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

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

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

Related News

  • 24 days ago
  • 55 views

Ask and you shall receive. Daniel Cormier wanted UFC PR chief Dave Sholler to be included in the ESPN SportsCenter "Not Top 10 Plays of the Week" (No. 4) for his role in the Jon Jones UFC 178 media b read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 18 views

MMA fans collectively slumped their shoulders on Tuesday when the UFC light heavyweight championship bout between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, which was originally scheduled for UFC 178 in September read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 0 views

The worldwide leader for mixed martial arts and UFC news, MMA News, UFC Rumors, MMA Rankings, Interviews, Videos, UFC Results, and UFC Blog read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 53 views

The MMA Hour is back in your life on Monday. Below is a rundown of the show: 1:00 p.m. ET -- Jon Jones will stop by to preview his UFC 178 fight against Daniel Cormier. 1:20 p.m. -- Alexander Gustafs read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 122 views

The MMA legend tells Submission Radio who he thinks will take the biggest UFC bouts on the horizon. Former UFC, Pancrase and Strikeforce champ Frank Shamrock talked to Submission Radio about the two read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 55 views

Jon Jones stops by to preview his UFC 178 fight against Daniel Cormier. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 30 views

Jon Jones's manager Malki Kawa and MMA Fighting videographer E. Casey Leydon give their first person accounts of the press conference scuffle between Jones and Cormier. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 76 views

On this edition of Shameless MMA cutman Jacob Duran talks Jon Jones recovery time and wrapping Brock lesnar's hands. Also joining us is RFA: Resurrection Fighting Alliance's Mark Dickman. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 7 views

Kid Nate of BloodyElbow.com reacts to the Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier brawl at yesterday's UFC 178 media day. read news >>