Archive for April, 2011

Now that we are a few months into 2011 and have had enough time to see how the MMA fighters around the world are doing, I decided it’s time to put out an update of the mixed martial arts fighter rankings.

So, here are the current top 10 MMA fighters at each weight class as well as the overall pound-for-pound best MMA fighters for 2011.

Top 10 Pound-for-Pound MMA Fighters:

1) Georges St. Pierre
2) Anderson Silva
3) Jose Aldo
4) Frankie Edgar
5) Jon Fitch
6) Jake Shields
7) Jon Jones
8) Gilbert Melendez
9) Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
10) Rashad Evans

Top 10 Heavyweight MMA Fighters:

1) Cain Velasquez
2) Brock Lesnar
3) Fabricio Werdum
4) Junior dos Santos
5) Shane Carwin
6) Frank Mir
7) Antonio Silva
8) Fedor Emelianenko
9) Alistair Overeem
10) Roy Nelson

Top 10 Light Heavyweight MMA Fighters:

1) Jon Jones
2) Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
3) Rashad Evans
4) Quinton “Rampage” Jackson
5) Lyoto Machida
6) Forrest Griffin
7) Ryan Bader
8) Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
9) Dan Henderson
10) Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante

Top 10 Middleweight MMA Fighters:

1) Anderson Silva
2) Chael Sonnen
3) Yushin Okami
4) Nate Marquardt
5) Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
6) Demian Maia
7) Jorge Santiago
8) Vitor Belfort
9) Michael Bisping
10) Hector Lombard

Top 10 Welterweight MMA Fighters:

1) Georges St. Pierre
2) Jon Fitch
3) Thiago Alves
4) Jake Shields
5) Josh Koscheck
6) B.J. Penn
7) Carlos Condit
8) Nick Diaz
9) Paul Daley
10) Diego Sanchez

Top 10 Lightweight MMA Fighters:

1) Frankie Edgar
2) Gilbert Melendez
3) Gray Maynard
4) Shinya Aoki
5) Eddie Alvarez
6) Kenny Florian
7) Tatsuya Kawajiri
8) Jim Miller
9) Sean Sherk
10) Anthony Pettis

Top 10 Featherweight MMA Fighters:

1) Jose Aldo
2) Hatsu Hioki
3) Chad Mendes
4) Manny Gamburyan
5) Michihiro Omigawa
6) Marlon Sandro
7) Diego Nunes
8) Joe Warren
9) Dustin Poirier
10) Josh Grispi

Top 10 Bantamweight MMA Fighters:

1) Dominick Cruz
2) Joseph Benavidez
3) Urijah Faber
4) Brian Bowles
5) Scott Jorgensen
6) Miguel Torres
7) Takeya Mizugaki
8) Brad Pickett
9) Masakatsu Ueda
10) Demetrious Johnson

Top 10 Flyweight MMA Fighters:

1) Yasuhiro Urushitani
2) Mamoru Yamaguchi
3) Ian McCall
4) Jussier “Formiga” da Silva
5) Yuki Shojo
6) Darrell Montague
7) Ryuichi Miki
8) Kiyotaka Shimizu
9) Alexis Vila
10) Fumihiro Kitahara

Top 10 Women MMA Fighters:

1) Marloes Coenen
2) Cristiane Santos
3) Tara LaRosa
4) Sarah Kaufman
5) Zoila Frausto
6) Megumi Fujii
7) Naho Sugiyama
8) Yasuko Tamada
9) Rosi Sexton
10) Miesha Tate

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