MMA on Tap January Fighter Rankings


With his win over Forrest Griffin at UFC 92, Rashad Evans claimed the UFC light heavyweight title and the top spot at 205 lbs in MMA on Tap’s January fighter rankings. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Here are the latest MMA on Tap fighter rankings. We will be updating these every month or whenever an adjustment is needed, like after a major event for example. The rankings break down into 7 different lists of 10, each of them by division.

If you ever want to compare these with your own or just take a look at the latest update, you can find them under the Top 10 category in our features section. The fighter’s previous ranking is listed in parenthesis after the fighter’s name.

The rankings were tabulated by the MMA on Tap staff. Feel free to chime in with your own lists, thoughts, or suggestions.

Heavyweight

1. Fedor Emelianenko (1)
2. Andrei Arlovski (4)
3. Josh Barnett (5)
4. Frank Mir (NR)
5. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (2)
6. Brock Lesnar (NR)
7. Randy Couture (3)
8. Gabriel Gonzaga (8)
9. Alistair Overeem (NR)
10. Tim Sylvia (6)

Light Heavyweight

1. Rashad Evans (5)
2. Forrest Griffin (1)
3. Quinton Jackson (2)
4. Lyoto Machida (3)
5. Mauricio Rua (6)
6. Wanderlei Silva (4)
7. Keith Jardine (7)
8. Chuck Liddell (8)
9. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (9)
10. Thiago Silva (10)

Middleweight

1. Anderson Silva (1)
2. Dan Henderson (2)
3. Rich Franklin (3)
4. Nate Marquardt (4)
5. Robbie Lawler (5)
6. Yushin Okami (7)
7. Gegard Mousasi (9)
8. Jorge Santiago (NR)
9. Kazuo Misaki (6)
10. Demian Maia (NR)

Welterweight

1. Georges St. Pierre (1)
2. Jon Fitch (2)
3. Thiago Alves (3)
4. Josh Koscheck (4)
5. Jake Shields (5)
6. Diego Sanchez (6)
7. Matt Hughes (7)
8. Carlos Condit (10)
9. Karo Parisyan (8)
10. Dustin Hazelett (NR)

Lightweight

1. B.J. Penn (1)
2. Shinya Aoki (4)
3. Eddie Alvarez (2)
4. Joachim Hansen (3)
5. Sean Sherk (4)
6. Tatsuya Kawajiri (7)
7. Kenny Florian (NR)
8. Josh Thomson (8)
9. Gesias Calvancante (9)
10. Satoru Kitaoka (NR)

Featherweight

1. Mike Thomas Brown (1)
2. Urijah Faber (2)
3. Leonard Garcia (4)
4. Hatsu Hioki (6)
5. Takeshi Inoue (7)
6. Wagnney Fabiano (10)
7. Jeff Curran (8)
8. Dokonjonosuke Mishima (NR)
9.  Masakazu Imanari (9)
10. Akitoshi Tamura (3)

Bantamweight

1. Miguel Angel Torres (1)
2. Masakatsu Ueda (2)
3. Atsushi Yamamoto (3)
4. Brian Bowles (6)
5. Takeya Mizugaki (5)
6. Koetsu Okazaki (4)
7. Will Ribeiro (8)
8. Marcos Galvao (7)
9. Chase Beebe (9)
10. Manny Tapia (10)

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