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)

Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

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

Related News

USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie rankings, Feb. 7: A big weekend for 'Korean Zombie,' Andrade

  • 15 days ago
  • 6 views

With UFC Fight Night 104 in the books, the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie rankings saw some moves, especially at featherweight and women’s strawweight.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rankings, News, UF read news >>

USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie Rankings, Jan. 24: It's No. 2 vs. No. 3 this weekend

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 views

The two top contenders – based on the rankings, anyway – meet in Saturday’s UFC on FOX 23 headliner. Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rankings, News, UFC, WSOF read news >>

UFC Fight Night 105's Johny Hendricks now serious about retirement talk if 185 doesn't work out

  • 28 days ago
  • 12 views

Johny Hendricks has talked about the possibility of retirement before. It came recently, in fact.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Johny Hendricks to Fight at Middleweight Against Hector Lombard | FIGHTLAND

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 views

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC On February 19th, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, plays host to UFC Fight Night Lewis vs. Browne (otherwise known as UFC Fight Night 105), featuring a hard-hitting heavyw read news >>

USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie Rankings, Jan. 31: Shevchenko-Pena flip-flop, Masvidal makes big leap

  • 22 days ago
  • 7 views

This past Saturday’s UFC on FOX 23 event in Denver saw some shifts in the balance of a couple divisions. Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rankings, News, UFC, WSOF read news >>

UFC Fight Night 104 pre-fight facts: 'The Korean Zombie' finally returns

  • 22 days ago
  • 71 views

The UFC’s annual Super Bowl weekend event takes place Saturday, with this year’s festivities at Toyota Center in Houston. Check out all of the pre-event facts for UFC Fight Night 104.Filed under: Fea read news >>

Bermudez turning into Super Bowl weekend's star?

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 views

DENNIS BERMUDEZ COULD BE SUPER BOWL LI WEEKEND'S MOST UNDERRATED STAR By NESN Staff read news >>

The 10: February’s Fantastic Fights

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 views

Business picks up in the Octagon in February, with three events running back-to-back-to-back beginning this weekend. Here’s a look at the standout matchups and potential fireworks displays on those f read news >>

UFC: The Demise of the Super Bowl Weekend Megacard

  • 19 days ago
  • 20 views

"The Super Bowl of MMA" is a term you’ve probably heard before. It’s one that’s been kicking around for years, a tongue-in-cheek proclamation that people cling to when it’s time to talk about the UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston tonight: Fight card, start time, results and how to watch online

  • 19 days ago
  • 14 views

The UFC shares Houston this weekend with Super Bowl LI, and tonight, Toyota Center hosts “UFC Fight Night 104: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie.” Here’s how to watch.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>