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Boston Throwdown's Updated MMA Rankings

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Boston Throwdown’s World MMA Rankings are back. Top 10 fighters in the lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight divisions, as well as the best pound-4-pound are listed below. The voting is done by the 4 members of Boston Throwdown.

One key difference you will notice from the last set of Rankings is that Jake Shields has moved from the Middleweight division to Welterweight as he will make his UFC debut at 170 vs. Martin Kampmann at UFC 121 in October.



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

Light Heavyweight:

  1. Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua            
  2. Rashad Evans                          
  3. Lyoto Machida            
  4. Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson    
  5. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira       
  6. Jon Jones
  7. Randy Couture                        
  8. Forrest Griffin              
  9. Gegard Mousasi                      
  10. Thiago Silva                               


  1. Anderson Silva                                                
  2. Chael Sonnen                          
  3. Vitor Belfort                            
  4. Nate Marquardt                      
  5. Dan Henderson                       
  6. Demian Maia                           
  7. Chris Leben                             
  8. Alan Belcher                            
  9. Robbie Lawler
  10. Yushin Okami                          


  1. Georges St. Pierre
  2. Jake Shields                
  3. Jon Fitch                                 
  4. Nick Diaz                                
  5. Josh Koscheck            
  6. Thiago Alves                                       
  7. Martin Kampmann                   
  8. Matt Hughes                            
  9. Dan Hardy                              
  10. Jake Ellenberger                      


  1. Frankie Edgar                          
  2. Eddie Alvarez                          
  3. Gilbert Melendez                                 
  4. BJ Penn                       
  5. Benson Henderson                              
  6. Shinya Aoki                 
  7. Gray Maynard                                     
  8. Kenny Florian                          
  9. Tatsuya Kawajiri                     
  10. George Sotiropoulos                  


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

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