MMA on Tap Top 10 - March 22, 2008


The benefactor of circumstance, reigning WEC champion Urijah Faber will have the opportunity to solidify his top spot at featherweight with a showdown against Jens Pulver this summer. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

Here are the latest MMA on Tap Top 10 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. (We’ve added the bantamweight division this month.)

This month’s rankings are relatively the same as the last, with the exception of a few changes in three of the lower weight classes.

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 Bill Reger and myself. Feel free to chime in with your own lists, thoughts, or suggestions.

Heavyweight

1. Fedor Emelianenko (1)
2. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (2)
3. Randy Couture (3)
4. Andrei Arlovski (4)
5. Fabricio Werdum (5)
6. Josh Barnett (6)
7. Tim Sylvia (7)
8. Gabriel Gonzaga (8)
9. Mirko Cro Cop (9)
10. Aleksander Emelianenko (10)

Light Heavyweight

1. Quinton Jackson (1)
2. Mauricio Rua (2)
3. Chuck Liddell (3)
4. Wanderlei Silva (4)
5. Keith Jardine (5)
6. Forrest Griffin (6)
7. Lyoto Machida (7)
8. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (8)
9. Ricardo Arona (9)
10. Rashad Evans (10)

Middleweight

1. Anderson Silva (1)
2. Paulo Filho (4)
3. Dan Henderson (2)
4. Rich Franklin (5)
5. Matt Lindland (3)
6. Nate Marquardt (6)
7. Robbie Lawler (7)
8. Kazuo Misaki (8)
9. Yoshihiro Akiyama (9)
10. Denis Kang (10)

Welterweight

1. Georges St. Pierre (1)
2. Matt Hughes (2)
3. Matt Serra (3)
4. Karo Parisyan (4)
5. Josh Koscheck (5)
6. Jon Fitch (6)
7. Jake Shields (7)
8. Diego Sanchez (8)
9. Hayato Sakurai (9)
10. Carlos Condit (10)

Lightweight

1. Takanori Gomi (1)
2. B.J. Penn (2)
3. Sean Sherk (3)
4. Gilbert Melendez (5)
5. Gesias Calvancanti (6)
6. Shinya Aoki (4)
7. Tatsuya Kawajiri (7)
8. Mitsuhiro Ishida (8)
9. Vitor Riberio (9)
10. Joe Stevenson (10)

Featherweight

1. Urijah Faber (3)
2. Akitoshi Tamura (1)
3. Takeshi Inoue (2)
4. Masakazu Imanari (4)
5. Jeff Curran (5)
6. Hiroyuki Takaya (6)
7. Antonio Carvalho (7)
8. Yoshiro Maeda (8)
9. Tenkei Fujimiya (9)
10. Hatsu Hioki (10)

Bantamweight

1. Masakatsu Ueda
2. Koetsu Okazaki
3. Atushi Yamamoto
4. Takaya Mizugaki
5. Miguel Torres
6. Daniel Lima
7. Chase Beebe
8. Brian Bowles
9. Marcos Galvao
10. Kenji Osawa

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