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


Our partners in crime over at have once again published their divisional rankings for mixed martial arts in the nation’s largest daily newspaper, USA Today, for the month of February 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 and on SB Nation’s MMA commentary and community blog, … The USA TODAY/SB Nation Consensus MMA Rankings are compiled each month by Nate Wilcox and Richard Wade of 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.


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

Light Heavyweight:

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


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


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


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


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


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