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UPDATED: 5thRound.com World Rankings

Written by Tom Ngo
September 2nd, 2009

With UFC 102 officially in the books, 5thRound.com has updated our MMA Top 10 World Rankings. The pecking order is based on a variety of factors including professional record, strength of competition, momentum, reputation and who we believe would come out on top if they were to fight.

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Heavyweights:

1. Fedor Emelianenko
2. Brock Lesnar
3. Frank Mir
4. Antonio Rodrigo Nogeira
5. Alistair Overeem
6. Randy Couture
7. Brett Rogers
8. Shane Carwin
9. Cain Velasquez
10. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic

Light Heavyweights:

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

Middleweights:

1. Anderson Silva
2. Nate Marquardt
3. Yushin Okami
4. Dan Henderson
5. Jorge Santiago
6. Robbie Lawler
7. Damian Maia
8. Vitor Belfort
9. Yoshihiro Akiyama
10. Kazuo Misaki

Welterweights:

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

Lightweights:

1. BJ Penn
2. Shinya Aoki
3. Eddie Alverez
4. Joachim Hansen
5. Tatsuya Kawajiri
6. Josh Thomson
7. Gilbert Melendez
8. Kenny Florian
9. Diego Sanchez
10. Sean Sherk

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