Exclusive: 5thRound.com World Rankings

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
January 16th, 2010

Now that “WEC 46” and “UFC Fight Night 20” are officially in the books, let’s take some time to carefully rank the world’s best fighters in order of supremacy – based on our humble and completely unbiased opinions, of course.

5thRound.com’s pecking order is determined by a variety of factors including professional record, strength of competition, momentum, reputation, and who WE BELIEVE would come out on top in a fight.

Come one, come all! Post your thoughts in our forums and let us know what you like or don’t like, and why you are more correct than we are.

Here’s a look at our pecking order, let us know what you think:


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

Light Heavyweights:

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


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


1. Georges St-Pierre
2. Jon Fitch
3. Thiago Alves
4. Dan Hardy
5. Josh Koscheck
6. Paul Daley
7. Carlos Condit
8. Mike Swick
9. Matt Hughes
10. Martin Kampmann


1. BJ Penn
2. Shinya Aoki
3. Eddie Alverez
4. Kenny Florian
5. Gilbert Melendez
6. Diego Sanchez
7. Tatsuya Kawajiri
8. Joachim Hansen
9. Gray Maynard
10. Frankie Edgar

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