UFC rankings/MMA rankings featured in USA Today for March 2010

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Our partners in crime over at BloodyElbow.com have once again published their divisional rankings for mixed martial arts in the nation’s largest daily newspaper, USA Today, for the month of March 2010.

For those of you unfamiliar with the process, here’s how it works:

"The rankings, which will offer a definitive perspective of top MMA fighters across all weight-classes, will be released monthly and published in the Sports section of USA TODAY, online at USATODAY.com and on SB Nation’s MMA commentary and community blog, BloodyElbow.com … The USA TODAY/SB Nation Consensus MMA Rankings are compiled each month by Nate Wilcox and Richard Wade of BloodyElbow.com. The rankings utilize each of the top MMA rankings from multiple unique sources. A weighted-formula is applied to normalize and distill the various rankings into one consensus ranking per weight class."

To check out the latest USAT/SBN rankings click here. We’ve also listed their top 10 in each class after the jump for your convenience.

What do you think? Share your ranking rants in the comments section below.

Heavyweight:

1. Fedor Emelianenko
2. Brock Lesnar
3. Frank Mir
4. Cain Velasquez
5. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
6. Shane Carwin
7. Junior Dos Santos
8. Brett Rogers
9. Alistair Overeem
10. Andrei Arlovski

Light Heavyweight:

1. Lyoto Machida
2. Mauricio Rua
3. Rashad Evans
4. Quinton Jackson
5. Forrest Griffin
6. Anderson Silva
7. Gegard Mousasi
8. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
9. Thiago Silva
10. Dan Henderson

Middleweight:

1. Anderson Silva
2. Dan Henderson
3. Chael Sonnen
4. Vitor Belfort
5. Nate Marquardt
6. Demian Maia
7. Jake Shields
8. Yushin Okami
9. Robbie Lawler
10. Jorge Santiago

Welterweight:

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

Lightweight:

1. B.J. Penn
2. Shinya Aoki
3. Eddie Alvarez
4. Kenny Florian
5. Gray Maynard
6. Tatsuya Kawajiri
7. Frank Edgar
8. Gilbert Melendez
9. Sean Sherk
10. Diego Sanchez

Featherweight:

1. Jose Aldo
2. Mike Brown
3. Urijah Faber
4. Hatsu Hioki
5. Bibiano Fernandes
6. Michihiro Omigawa
7. Marlon Sandro
8. Manny Gamburyan
9. Masanori Kanehara
10. Rafael Assuncao

Bantamweight:

1. Dominick Cruz
2. Brian Bowles
3. Joseph Benavidez
4. Miguel Torres
5. Masakatsu Ueda
6. Scott Jorgensen
7. Takeya Mizugaki
8. Rani Yaya
9. Damacio Page
10. Wagnney Fabiano

Of course, nothing brings MMA fans closer together than a list of divisional rankings. Let’s hear it: Who belongs and who doesn’t? And be sure to say why. "He sucks" is not a valid argument.

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