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2/4/13 6:27 PM
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Rankings were generated by a voting panel made up of media members. The media members were asked to vote for who they feel are the top fighters in the UFC by weight-class and pound-for-pound. A fighter is only eligible to be voted on if they are in active status in the UFC and a fighter can only appear in one weight division at a time. The champion and interim champion are considered to be in the top positions of their respective divisions and therefore are not eligible for voting by weight-class. However, the champions can be voted on for the pound-for-pound rankings.
Voting panelists: Neil Springer (Sun Media), Chris Palmquist (MixedMartialArts.com), James Koh (FOX 11 Los Angeles), Bob Emanuel (Scripps Howard News Service), Mark Daniels (Boston Herald), Steve Feiti (Asbury Park Press), Grant Gordan (Burbank Leader), Jeremy Botter (Houston Chronicle), Case Keefer (Las Vegas Sun), Ana Hissa (Mundo da Lut), Jeff Wagenheim (SI.com), Paulo Favero (O Estado de S Paulo), Anthony Springer Jr. (FightNews), Andreas Hale (FightNews), Marc Raimondi (NY Post), Joe Ferraro (Sportsnet), Marcelo Russio (Canal Combate), Brett Okamoto (ESPN.com), Franklin McNeil (ESPN.com), Guga Noblat (O Globo), Ken Pishna (MMAWeekly.com), Mike Johnston (Sportsnet), Marcelo Alonso (Portal do Vale-Tudo), John Silver (Chicago Sun-Times), Mario Filho (OSS TV), Claudia Lima (VIP), Damon Martin (MMAWeekly.com), Steve Cofield (ESPN Radio). Panelist Voting Details

If you are a member of the media and would like to apply to participate in the UFC fighter rankings, please send an email to rankings@ufc.com with your name, title, and the media outlet you represent.


Pound-for-Pound
1 Anderson Silva
2 Jon Jones
3 Georges St-Pierre
4 Jose Aldo
5 Benson Henderson
6 Cain Velasquez
7 Dominick Cruz
8 Demetrious Johnson
9 Frankie Edgar
10 Dan Henderson


Flyweight
Champion : Demetrious Johnson
1 Joseph Benavidez
2 John Dodson
3 Ian McCall
4 John Moraga
5 Jussier Da Silva
6 Louis Gaudinot
7 Chris Cariaso
8 John Lineker
9 Darren Uyenoyama
10 Ulysses Gomez


Bantamweight
Champion : Dominick Cruz
1 Renan Barao (Interim Champion)
2 Michael McDonald
3 Urijah Faber
4 Eddie Wineland
5 Brad Pickett
6 Brian Bowles
7 Rafael Assuncao
8 Scott Jorgensen
9 Mike Easton
10 Ivan Menjivar


Featherweight
Champion : Jose Aldo
1 Chad Mendes
2 Ricardo Lamas
3 Chan Sung Jung
4 Frankie Edgar
5 Dennis Siver
6 Cub Swanson
7 Dustin Poirier
8 Nik Lentz
9 Erik Koch
10 Clay Guida


Lightweight
Champion : Benson Henderson
1 Gilbert Melendez
2 Anthony Pettis
3 Gray Maynard
4 Nate Diaz
5 Jim Miller
6 Donald Cerrone
7 TJ Grant
8 Rafael dos Anjos
9 Joe Lauzon
10 Khabib Nurmagomedov


Welterweight
Champion : Georges St-Pierre
1 Johny Hendricks
2 Carlos Condit
3 Nick Diaz
4 Rory MacDonald
5 Demian Maia
6 Jake Ellenberger
7 Martin Kampmann
8 Josh Koscheck
9 Jon Fitch
10 Tarec Saffiedine


Middleweight
Champion : Anderson Silva
1 Chris Weidman
2 Vitor Belfort
3 Michael Bisping
4 Yushin Okami
5 Mark Munoz
6 Constantinos Philippou
7 Luke Rockhold
8 Hector Lombard
9 Alan Belcher
10 Tim Boetsch


Light Heavyweight
Champion : Jon Jones
1 Dan Henderson
2 Lyoto Machida
3 Alexander Gustafsson
4 Glover Teixeira
5 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
6 Rashad Evans
7 Mauricio Rua
8 Phil Davis
9 Ryan Bader
10 Gegard Mousasi


Heavyweight
Champion : Cain Velasquez
1 Junior dos Santos
2 Fabricio Werdum
3 Daniel Cormier
4 Antonio Silva
5 Frank Mir
6 Alistair Overeem
7 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
8 Roy Nelson
9 Stefan Struve
10 Shane Carwin
2/4/13 6:30 PM
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Frankie Edgar at 9 lol
2/4/13 6:31 PM
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Wow chael sonnen really fell from grace. Phone Post
2/4/13 6:32 PM
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lol at the UG blog getting s vote

2/4/13 6:33 PM
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2/4/13 6:33 PM
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I don't really like Lyoto so high, yeah in terms of skill i would agree, but he's 2-3 in his last 5.

2/4/13 6:33 PM
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rankings seem good to me.
2/4/13 6:34 PM
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lol at the UG blog getting s vote

Lmao I was thinking the same thing. Phone Post
2/4/13 6:35 PM
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Actually pretty decent rankings overall. I personally don't like Frankie in the top 10 p4p, but the logic is understandable. Carwin in the top 10 is questionable, once he fights again put him back in.
2/4/13 6:35 PM
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Thanks Chris!!

2/4/13 6:35 PM
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YouEffSee - Wow chael sonnen really fell from grace. Phone Post
I'd have sonnen at 4 in MW , unknown at lhw Phone Post
2/4/13 6:36 PM
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lol at showdown joe, his mma analysis is horrendous.

2/4/13 6:36 PM
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This shit lost all credibility at Franklin Mc Neil Phone Post
2/4/13 6:37 PM
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Most are decent, Edgar at #4 (#5 really) at featherweight is a joke. He would destroy everyone above him besides Aldo

2/4/13 6:37 PM
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Thought DFW made up with Sherdog? I only see Sherdog-affiliated media members (Alonso, Martin) as opposed to actual Sherdog staff.

Did they just not apply or something?
2/4/13 6:38 PM
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Had to LOL at Chael not being in either the MW or LHW top ten. Jones higher than GSP in p4p? Phone Post
2/4/13 6:38 PM
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Okami and Munoz are waaaay too high

2/4/13 6:38 PM
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Women's devision? Phone Post
2/4/13 6:38 PM
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Edgar is P4P still but not Barao? Phone Post
2/4/13 6:39 PM
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Decent rankings agree with everything Phone Post
2/4/13 6:40 PM
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Yeah first ranking I seem to agree with. Phone Post
2/4/13 6:40 PM
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Pretty accurate really.
2/4/13 6:40 PM
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Most are decent, Edgar at #4 (#5 really) at featherweight is a joke. He would destroy everyone above him besides Aldo


That is pure speculation. Many on that list may or may not beat guys above them. So far Edgar has amassed an epic 0-1 record at that weight. Seems fair to put him there.

 

Now having Mendes with ONE win sice getting KTFO above Lamas is perplexing.

 

overall decent rankings.

2/4/13 6:42 PM
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tldr - 3 Alexander Gustafsson
5 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
8 Phil Davis

...um...

I am assuming because Alexander has gone undefeated since his last fight with Davis and Davis lost to Rashad who lost to Lil Nog. It's kinda wierd but I would say it's decent enough.
2/4/13 6:43 PM
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Chael not on either list he fights at is absurd, he lost less than a year ago at MW and didn't abandon the weightclass as far as I know.


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