Ronda Rousey - UFC Women's ChampionThe updated MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, Feb. 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.

Notes: Brian Bowles and Dominick Cruz 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. Miesha Tate (2)
3. Jessica Aguilar (3)
4. Sarah Kaufman (4)
5. Megumi Fujii (5)
6. Marloes Coenen (6)
7. Jessica Penne (7)
8. Alexis Davis (9)
9. Liz Carmouche (8)
10. Carla Esparza (n/a)

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

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

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. Brian Stann (6)
7. Costa Philippou (7)
8. Tim Boetsch (8)
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. Demian Maia (n/a)
8. Robbie Lawler (n/a)
9. Josh Koscheck (7)
10. Jon Fitch (8)

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

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

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

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

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