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MMA Forum Official Top 10 Rankings

Posted 01-05-2008 at 03:24 PM by

So here's the deal. We had paid members rank their Top 10 in each Division, HW to LW. With a set scoring system, we compiled their Rankings and gave them a point value. The fighter with the highest point total became the #1 fighter and so on. The number in parenthesis next to each fighter is the # of Points they received.

Here's the scoring system:
1st place vote: 10 points
2nd place vote: 9 points
3rd place vote: 8 points
4th place vote: 7 points
5th place vote: 6 points
6th place vote: 5 points
7th place vote: 4 points
8th place vote: 3 points
9th place vote: 2 points
10th place vote: 1 point
So, without further ado...

Here are MMA Forum's Official Top 10


1. Fedor Emelianenko (129)
2. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (113)
3. Josh Barnett (88)
4. Tim Sylvia (85)
5. Randy Couture (77)
6. Andrei Arlovski (66)
7. Gabriel Gonzaga (56)
8. Fabricio Werdum (41)
9. Cheick Kongo (28)
10. Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic (17)

Others Recieving Votes: Mark Hunt (7), Brandon Vera (4), Antonio Silva (2), Aleksander Emelianenko (2).


-Fedor received 1st Place votes from every voter except one, who voted for Randy Couture.
-Randy Couture, due to his retirement, was left off 4 voters ballots.
-Barnett's absense did not effect voters minds, as he was ranked third, fourth or fifth on every ballot but 1.


1. Quinton Rampage Jackson (140)
2. Mauricio Shogun Rua (109)
3. Forrest Griffin (104)
4. Lyoto Machida (100)
5. Chuck Liddell (93)
6. Wanderlei Silva (60)
7. Keith Jardine (47)
8. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (40)
9. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (25)
10. Dan Henderson (22)

Others Receiving Votes: Ricardo Arona (18), Rashad Evans (11), Thiago Silva (1), Tito Ortiz (1).


-Rampage was the unanimous first place vote-getter.
-Wanderlei Silva was not ranked on one ballot. Jadine went unranked on two.
-Shogun received 5 votes to be the #2 Ranked LHW, Forrest Griffin received 3 such votes.


1. Anderson Silva (129)
2. Paulo Filho (104)
3. Rich Franklin (90)
4. Dan Henderson (81)
5. Matt Lindland (73)
6. Robbie Lawler (68)
7. Denis Kang (44)
8. Yoshihiro Akiyama (37)
9. Yushin Okami (25)
10. Kazuo Misaki (25)

Others Receiving Votes: Nate Marquardt (24), Frank Trigg (11).


-Anderson Silva did not get all the first place votes. One voter put Dan Henderson at the top spot.
-Dan Henderson is Ranked at both MW and LHW.
-Misaki was left off 6 ballots, despite his KO win over Akiyama.


1. Georges St. Pierre (130)
2. Matt Hughes (111)
3. Jon Fitch (96)
4. Matt Serra (81)
5. Karo Parisyan (75)
6. Josh Koscheck (63)
7. Jake Shields (44)
8. Diego Sanchez (34)
9. Shinya Aoki (26)
10. Marcus Davis (20)

Other Receiving Votes: Carlos Condit (12), Hayato Sakurai (11), Akihiro Gono (9), Akira Kikuchi (3).


-Shinya Aoki made his way into the WW Rankings, having faught there and at LW in the past.
-Champion Matt Serra did not receive a single 1st place vote. In fact, one voter gave him the 10th spot in the Rankings.
-GSP was a unanimous #1, joining Rampage.


1. Takanori Gomi (119)
2. Sean Sherk (111)
3. Shinya Aoki (86)
4. Gesias JZ Calvancante (80)
5. Gilbert Melendez (60)
6. Hayato Sakurai (47)
7. Joe Stevenson (40)
8. Mitsuhiro Ishida (38)
9. BJ Penn (30)
10. Hoachim Hansen (25)

Others Receiving Votes: Kenny Florian (23), Tatsuya Kawajiri (18), Frankie Edgar (9), Hermes Franca (6), Norifumi Yamamoto (6), Vitor Ribeiro (4), Roger Huerta (1), Rob McCullough (1), Tyson Griffin (1).


-The LW's were the most volatile to rank, with 19 different fighters receiving votes...the most by far.
-4 different fighters received 1st place votes: Gomi, Sherk, Aoki, Bj Penn.
-Due to no significant wins at LW recently, Penn was left of 9 ballots, but still cracked the Top 10.
-Aoki made his way into a second Division, joining Henderson as the only fighters Ranked in 2 Divisions.

A big thanks to all that voted. If you are a paid member and didn't get your Rankings in, we'll be updating it after UFC 80. If you aren't a Paid Member and would like to out 5 or 10 bucks.
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    plazzman's Avatar
    Wow man, this is an extremely successful way of doing things and the best way to do them, based upon consensus.

    I'm definitely not arguing these rankings.

    Props to you for tallying them up.
    Posted 01-06-2008 at 09:36 PM by plazzman plazzman is offline
    Sterling's Avatar
    Nice job ... They look fine to me.
    Posted 01-07-2008 at 12:39 PM by Sterling Sterling is offline
    js1316's Avatar
    Im really suprised to see BJ as far down as 9 in LW...and also seeing Rich Franklin before Dan Henderson??? whoa..
    Posted 01-20-2008 at 03:31 PM by js1316 js1316 is offline
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