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Old 04-09-2008, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings Updated

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The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, April 9. This system ranks the Top 10 MMA fighters from all across the world in each of the six most widely accepted weight classes, as voted on by MMAWeekly.

We take into consideration a fighter's performance in addition to his 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.

NOTE: It has been 12-months since Ricardo Arona last competed. He is currently ineligible for Top 10 consideration until he competes.

Below are the current MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings, which are up-to-date as of April 9.

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HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (over 205 pounds)

#1 Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Fedor Emelianenko

2. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

3. Randy Couture

4. Josh Barnett

5. Tim Sylvia

6. Andrei Arlovski

7. Fabricio Werdum

8. Gabriel Gonzaga

9. Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic

10. Aleksander Emelianenko

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LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION (205-pound limit)

#1 Light Heavyweight Fighter in the World: Quinton Jackson

2. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua

3. Chuck Liddell

4. Lyoto Machida

5. Keith Jardine

6. Forrest Griffin

7. Wanderlei Silva

8. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou

9. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

10. Tito Ortiz

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MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION (185-pound limit)

#1 Middleweight Fighter in the World: Anderson Silva

2. Paulo Filho

3. Rich Franklin

4. Denis Kang

5. Robbie Lawler

6. Nathan Marquardt

7. Kazuo Misaki

8. Yushin Okami

9. Dan Henderson

10. Frank Trigg

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WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION (170-pound limit)

#1 Welterweight Fighter in the World: Georges St. Pierre

2. Matt Serra

3. Jon Fitch

4. Matt Hughes

5. Josh Koscheck

6. Jake Shields

7. Diego Sanchez

8. Carlos Condit

9. Thiago Alves

10. Karo Parisyan

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LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (160-pound limit)

#1 Lightweight Fighter in the World: Takanori Gomi

2. Tatsuya Kawajiri

3. Shinya Aoki

4. Gesias "JZ" Calvancante

5. Mitsuhiro Ishida

6. Gilbert Melendez

7. B.J. Penn

8. Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro

9. Joe Stevenson

10. Joachim Hansen

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FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION (145 pounds and under)

#1 Featherweight Fighter in the World: Urijah Faber

2. "Lion" Takeshi Inoue

3. Akitoshi Tamura

4. Antonio Carvalho

5. Hideki Kadowaki

6. Masakazu Imanari

7. Hatsu Hioki

8. Jeff Curran

9. Rafael Assuncao

10. Wagnney Fabiano
http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/...=6051&zoneid=2

Only one that surprises me is that Liddell is ranked 3rd.

(If this is in wrong section please move, just thought it had quite a few UFC fighters on the list.)
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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These are pretty solid rankings. I don't see anything that's like OMFG WTF!??!?!??!
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These rankings just make a stronger case for our rankings I think. Aoki ranked above JZ? That is pretty ridiculous seeing as how JZ just fought him a month ago, Cro Cop in the top 10? Shogun at number 2 while Forrest who just beat him soundly is at number 6? Hendo at number 9 in the MW division? Melendez ahead of Penn and Sherk not even on the list? Yeah these rankings are jacked, some pretty solid rankings and some real head scratchers.
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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for me personally,I think big nog should be on the #1 because he fought tim sylvia, and not fedor cause he fought an unranked fighter.
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I still hate seeing B.J. so low but I'm sure he'll climb up the rankings.
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There you go.
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These rankings just make a stronger case for our rankings I think. Aoki ranked above JZ? That is pretty ridiculous seeing as how JZ just fought him a month ago, Cro Cop in the top 10? Shogun at number 2 while Forrest who just beat him soundly is at number 6? Hendo at number 9 in the MW division? Melendez ahead of Penn and Sherk not even on the list? Yeah these rankings are jacked, some pretty solid rankings and some real head scratchers.
You can't rank Forrest above Shogun just because he beat him. Forrest may have beat Shogun but he's lost to Tito Ortiz yet he's ranked above him. It really isn't as simple as I beat this guy, I should be above him.
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I can understand that, but still it's only one of many question marks.
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There are 2 ppl that I don't agree with on this list, BJ Penn and Paulo Filho. Why is BJ so low on the rankings? I really don't see him as #7 he should be #3 or #4 in my book. Paulo Filho has only beat 1 top 10 fighters out there and everyone ranks him #2? I really don't see that.
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Shogun 2nd? When he got humiliated by Forrest, that is wrong.

BJ should be a bit higher at least 5th.

Gomi shouldnt be 1st as he got owned by Diaz.

Liddell is too high.
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