MMA on Tap January Fighter Rankings

Frankie Edgar (pictured) retained his UFC lightweight title and our top ranking at 155 lbs with a controversial draw against Gray Maynard at UFC 125 on January 1. Photo courtesy of Complex Magazine.

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 seven different lists of ten, 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 organization a fighter is currently under contract to is listed next to 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.


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

Light Heavyweight

1. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (UFC)
2. Rashad Evans (UFC)
3. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (UFC)
4. Lyoto Machida (UFC)
5. Forrest Griffin (UFC)
6. Jon Jones (UFC)
7. Ryan Bader (UFC)
8. Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante (Strikeforce/DREAM)
9. Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal (Strikeforce/DREAM)
10. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (UFC)


1. Anderson Silva (UFC)
2. Chael Sonnen (UFC)
3. Yushin Okami (UFC)
4. Nate Marquardt (UFC)
5. Dan Henderson (Strikeforce/DREAM)
6. Demian Maia (UFC)
7. Vitor Belfort (UFC)
8. Jorge Santiago (Sengoku)
9. Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza (Strikeforce/DREAM)
10. Michael Bisping (UFC)


1. Georges St. Pierre (UFC)
2. Jon Fitch (UFC)
3. Thiago Alves (UFC)
4. Jake Shields (UFC)
5. Josh Koscheck (UFC)
6. Carlos Condit (UFC)
7. Martin Kampmann (UFC)
8. Dan Hardy (UFC)
9. Nick Diaz (Strikeforce/DREAM)
10. Paul Daley (Strikeforce/DREAM)


1. Frankie Edgar (UFC)
2. Gilbert Melendez (Strikeforce/DREAM)
3. B.J. Penn (UFC)
4. Gray Maynard (UFC)
5. Shinya Aoki (Strikeforce/DREAM)
6. Eddie Alvarez (Bellator)
7. Kenny Florian (UFC)
8. Tatsuya Kawajiri (Strikeforce/DREAM)
9. Sean Sherk (UFC)
10. Jim Miller (UFC)


1. Jose Aldo (UFC)
2. Manny Gamburyan (UFC)
3. Michihiro Omigawa (UFC)
4. Hatsu Hioki (Sengoku)
5. Diego Nunes (UFC)
6. Hiroyuki Takaya (Strikeforce/DREAM)
7. Marlon Sandro (Sengoku)
8. Bibiano Fernandes (Strikeforce/DREAM)
9. Rani Yahya (UFC)
10. Joe Warren (Bellator)


1. Dominick Cruz (UFC)
2. Brian Bowles (UFC)
3. Joseph Benavidez (UFC)
4. Scott Jorgensen (UFC)
5. Miguel Torres (UFC)
6. Urijah Faber (UFC)
7. Takeya Mizugaki (UFC)
8. Masakatsu Ueda (Shooto)
9. Brad Pickett (UFC)
10. Wagnney Fabiano (UFC)


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