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MMAWeekly Rankings Updated Today

BulldogWrestler2011-02-20 05:14:20 +0000 #1
Here they are:

HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds)

1. Cain Velasquez

2. Fabricio Werdum

3. Brock Lesnar

4. Junior Dos Santos

5. Alistair Overeem

6. Antonio Silva

7. Fedor Emelianenko

8. Shane Carwin

9. Frank Mir

10. Sergei Kharitonov


1. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

2. Rashad Evans

3. Quinton Jackson

4. Lyoto Machida

5. Jon Jones

6. Forrest Griffin

7. Thiago Silva

8. Ryan Bader

9. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

10. Randy Couture


1. Anderson Silva

2. Yushin Okami

3. Nathan Marquardt

4. Demian Maia

5. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza

6. Jorge Santiago

7. Robbie Lawler

8. Michael Bisping

9. Hector Lombard

10. Vitor Belfort


1. Georges St-Pierre

2. Jon Fitch

3. Jake Shields

4. Thiago Alves

5. Josh Koscheck

6. Nick Diaz

7. Paul Daley

8. Martin Kampmann

9. Carlos Condit

10. Chris Lytle

LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (160-pound limit)

1. Frankie Edgar

2. Gilbert Melendez

3. Gray Maynard

4. Shinya Aoki

5. Eddie Alvarez

6. Tatsuya Kawajiri

7. Jim Miller

8. Kenny Florian

9. George Sotiropoulos

10. Anthony Pettis


1. Jose Aldo

2. Chad Mendes

3. Manny Gamburyan

4. Diego Nunes

5. Hatsu Hioki

6. Dustin Poirier

7. Mark Hominick

8. Michihiro Omigawa

9. Josh Grispi

10. Hiroyuki Takaya

BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION (135 pounds or less)

1. Dominick Cruz

2. Brian Bowles

3. Joseph Benavidez

4. Scott Jorgensen

5. Miguel Torres

6. Urijah Faber

7. Brad Pickett

8. Demetrious Johnson

9. Eddie Wineland

10. Masakatsu Ueda

Initial thoughts are that, in order to seem "wordly", they are randomly tossing fighters who are NOT UFC so that their audience (which is mostly UFC fans) will see some of the names and do a collective "huh?" and then look at MMAWeekly as experts.

With that said, I don't know the criteria for rankings - so it'll be interesting to see what that is before I further comment.

But I'd like to get thoughts about what they came up with.


RPD2011-02-20 05:30:33 +0000 #2
First thing that I noticed was Vitor being number 10. I mean I guess it's really hard to give him a spot as he's had a single fight at that weight. I'm not sure where I would place him nor the criteria for the list itself, but I feel he could beat about 8 of those listed a head of him.
Dream2011-02-20 05:32:44 +0000 #3
No BJ Penn?
Haze2011-02-20 06:29:45 +0000 #4
about the same as RPD, and i would most definitely rank Vitor over Michael Bisping.. that and i'm not sure that Randy should be top 10 any longer.
Haze2011-02-20 06:29:42 +0000 #5

Originally Posted by Dream

No BJ Penn?

i think that's because of his weight class change.
Dream2011-02-20 05:51:14 +0000 #6

Originally Posted by Haze

i think that's because of his weight class change.

Thats kind of what I thought but wasn't sure....



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