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The updated MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, May 9. 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. Georges St-Pierre falls within this guidline, so he is currently ineligible for the rankings.

(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. Megumi Fujii (1)
2. Sarah Kaufman (2)
3. Ronda Rousey (3)
4. Miesha Tate (4)
5. Marloes Coenen (5)
6. Tara LaRosa (6)
7. Rosi Sexton (7)
8. Alexis Davis (8)
9. Hiroko Yamanaka (9)
10. Jessica Aguilar (10)

HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds)
1. Junior Dos Santos (1)
2. Cain Velasquez (2)
3. Josh Barnett (3)
4. Frank Mir (4)
5. Fabricio Werdum (5)
6. Shane Carwin (6)
7. Daniel Cormier (7)
8. Travis Browne (8)
9. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (9)
10. Antonio Silva (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. Quinton Jackson (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 (n/a)
9. Yushin Okami (8)
10. Chris Weidman (10)

WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION (170-pound limit)
1. Carlos Condit (2)
2. Jake Ellenberger (3)
3. Johny Hendricks (5)
4. Josh Koscheck (4)
5. Jake Shields (6)
6. Jon Fitch (7)
7. Diego Sanchez (8)
8. Martin Kampmann (9)
9. Rory MacDonald (10)
10. Ben Askren (n/a)

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

FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION (145 pound-limit)
1. Jose Aldo (1)
2. Hatsu Hioki (2)
3. Chad Mendes (3)
4. Dustin Poirier (4)
5. Erik Koch (5)
6. Pat Curran (6)
7. Marlon Sandro (7)
8. Kenny Florian (8)
9. Chan Sung Jung (9)
10. Iuri Alcantara (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. Scott Jorgensen (6)
7. Brad Pickett (7)
8. Bibiano Fernandes (8)
9. Masakatsu Ueda (9)
10. Eduardo Dantas (10)

FLYWEIGHT DIVISION (125 pounds or less)
1. Joseph Benavidez (1)
2. Ian McCall (2)
3. Demetrious Johnson (3)
4. Jussiero da Silva (4)
5. Yasuhiro Urushitani (5)
6. Shinichi “BJ” Kojima (6)
7. Darrell Montague (7)
8. Mamoru Yamaguchi (9)
9. John Dodson (n/a)
10. Louis Gaudinot (n/a)

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