MMARankings_Photo-GSP-UFC-154The updated MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, Nov. 20. 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. Jessica Eye (4)
5. Sarah Kaufman (5)
6. Miesha Tate (6)
7. Jessica Aguilar (7)
8. Sara McMann (8)
9. Alexis Davis (9)
10. Carla Esparza (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. Rashad Evans (6)
5. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (4)
6. Phil Davis (5)
7. Chael Sonnen (7)
8. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (8)
9. Gegard Mousasi (9)
10. Jimi Manuwa (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. Lyoto Machida (6)
7. Mark Munoz (7)
8. Luke Rockhold (8)
9. Yushin Okami (9)
10. Tim Kennedy (10)

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

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

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

BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION (135 pounds or less)
1. Renan Barão (1)
2. Urijah Faber (2)
3. Michael McDonald (3)
4. Raphael Assuncao (4)
5. Bibiano Fernandes (5)
6. Eddie Wineland (6)
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. Ali Bagautinov (7)
7. Tim Elliott (6)
8. Jussier da Silva (8)
9. Darrell Montague (9)
10. Sergio Pettis (n/a)

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