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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Comments (2)
  1. Tim says:

    Wheres Evan Dunham at 155, His win over Tyson Griffin didnt make you guys believers? I knew this kid was going to be great before the Escadero fight. I know he is coming off a loss to Kampmann but I think Paulo Thiago still belongs in the top 10 at 170 and John Hathaway should be there soon, I think Dana could have given him a better fight than Mike Pyle though. And Rashaad on the p4p list over Fedor??? Sure jumping into Werdums guard was dumb but I am sure he wouldnt make that mistake again….. Thanks guys I hope to hear you on the air again soon…

  2. Rich Keefe says:

    Good stuff Tim…

    I would say Dunham is definitely on our radar, he’s 11-0, last 2 fights were his biggest of his career. A win over Sean Sherk coming up could get him in our Top 10.

    Thiago has lost to both Fitch and Kampmann, he did beat Koscheck, but it was a quick catch a la Serra vs. GSP. Still Paulo was probably #11 out of our voting.

    Fedor is tough to call… beat someone good! I know he can, but it’s been awhile… Thanks for checking out the site.