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UFC rankings/MMA rankings featured in USA Today for June 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 June 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.


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

Light Heavyweight:

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


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


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


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


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


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

What do you think? How much will these rankings change after Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Werdum" on June 26 and UFC 116: "Lesnar vs. Carwin" on July 3?

Share your ranking rants in the comments section below.

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