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Old 04-23-2008, 10:21 AM   #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 23. 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.

Below are the current MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings, which are up-to-date as of April 23.

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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. Jon Fitch

3. Matt Hughes

4. Josh Koscheck

5. Matt Serra

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/...=6137&zoneid=2

Why does Hendo drop out of top 5 mw after losing to Silva?
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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HW :

alexander should be higher

LHW :

why is sokky and ortiz on the list ?

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where is cung le

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Shields should be higher and fitch is way to high

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Old 04-23-2008, 11:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Overall that's a pretty decent list. I'm very surprised Gomi is not up there.
Thank you for the info yorT.
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thats bulshit alex must be higher
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm assuming they took Gomi off the list awhile ago...like when he hadn't fought for over a year? Apparently the comeback win over Ludwig wasn't impressive enough for him to crawl back in.
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Overall that's a pretty decent list. I'm very surprised Gomi is not up there.
Thank you for the info yorT.
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HW :

alexander should be higher

LHW :

why is sokky and ortiz on the list ?

MW :

where is cung le

WW :

Shields should be higher and fitch is way to high

LW :

"Gomi please"
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I'm assuming they took Gomi off the list awhile ago...like when he hadn't fought for over a year? Apparently the comeback win over Ludwig wasn't impressive enough for him to crawl back in.





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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Old 04-23-2008, 12:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Wow guys that is pretty bad how did you not see Gomi.

Anyway my only real issues are that JZ's at #4, Wagnney who has lost one fight which he won it was just a crap decision to Curran is at 10, Stevenson is lower than Shaolin. Since even though Stevenson go trashed in his last fight Shaolin got beaten even worse by JZ.

Also Henderson should fall alot he hasn't done anything at MW in a long time.
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