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Boston Throwdown's Updated MMA Rankings

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The new rankings are finally here.  After a couple of months and a bunch of great cards we have had quite a bit of movement in our rankings.  We rank the 10 best fighters, regardless of organization, from Heavyweight, Light Heavyweight, Middleweight, Welterweight, and Lightweight, with Pound-4-Pound mixed in as well.  From now on we will only include a fighter in 1 weight class.  Even though Anderson Silva is Top 10 LHW, you will only find him a top the MW division.  Other fighters like Jake Shields, Nick Diaz, Randy Couture, etc. have been placed only in the weight class they currently fight in the most.  Check out the rankings and let the debate begin.

Heavyweight:

  1. Brock Lesnar                           (4-1)
  2. Fedor Emelianenko              (31-1)
  3. Shane Carwin                          (12-0)
  4. Cain Velasquez                       (8-0)
  5. Alistair Overeem                   (33-11, 1NC)
  6. Junior Dos Santos                 (11-1)
  7. Frank Mir                                 (13-5)
  8. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (32-6-1)
  9. Roy Nelson                               (15-4)
  10. Fabricio Werdum                   (13-4-1)

 Light Heavyweight:

  1. Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua              (19-4)
  2. Rashad Evans                                (15-1-1)
  3. Lyoto Machida                              (16-1)
  4. Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson     (30-8)
  5. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira       (19-3)
  6. Muhammad ‘King Mo’ Lawal    (7-0)
  7. Jon Jones                                        (10-1)
  8. Gegard Mousasi                            (28-3-1)
  9. Forrest Griffin                               (17-6)
  10. Randy Couture                             (18-10)

Middleweight:

  1. Anderson Silva                       (25-4)
  2. Jake Shields                             (25-4-1)
  3. Chael Sonnen                          (24-10-1)
  4. Vitor Belfort                            (19-8)
  5. Nate Marquardt                     (29-9-2)
  6. Dan Henderson                      (25-8)
  7. Yoshihiro Akiyama              (13-1, 2 NC)
  8. Demian Maia                           (12-2)
  9. Alan Belcher                           (16-6)
  10. Robbie Lawler                        (17-5, 1 NC)

Welterweight:

  1. Georges St. Pierre                 (20-2)
  2. Thiago Alves                           (16-6)
  3. Nick Diaz                                  (22-7)
  4. Jon Fitch                                  (22-3)
  5. Josh Koscheck                       (15-4)
  6. Paulo Thiago                           (13-1)
  7. Dan Hardy                                (23-7)
  8. Matt Hughes                            (44-7)
  9. Ricardo Almeida                   (12-3)
  10. Martin Kampmann               (16-3)

Lightweight:

  1. Frankie Edgar                           (12-1)
  2. BJ Penn                                       (15-6-1)
  3. Eddie Alvarez                           (20-2)
  4. Gilbert Melendez                    (18-2)
  5. Kenny Florian                          (13-4)
  6. Benson Henderson                 (12-1)
  7. Gray Maynard                          (9-0)
  8. Shinya Aoki                               (23-5) 
  9. Tatsuya Kawajiri                     (26-5-2)
  10. George Sotiropoulos             (12-2)

Pound-4-Pound:

  1. Anderson Silva
  2. Georges St. Pierre
  3. Brock Lesnar
  4. Fedor Emelianenko
  5. Jose Aldo
  6. Shogun Rua
  7. Rashad Evans
  8. Eddie Alvarez
  9. Frankie Edgar
  10. Jake Shields

 Think we got it wrong?  Feel free to leave a comment below and defend the fighter you think should be higher, lower, etc. 

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