MMA World Rankings

MMA World Rankings

205 Rankings (September, 2008)


1 Forrest Griffin 16~4 Athens, GA UFC Champion
2 Quinton Jackson 29~7 Irvine, CA
3 Lyoto Machida 13~0 Belem, Brazil
4 Rashad Evans 12~0~1 Albuquerque, NM
5 Chuck Liddell 21~6 San Luis Obispo, CA
6 Mauricio Rua 16~3 Curitiba, Brazil
7 Dan Henderson 23~7 Temecula, CA
8 Wanderlei Silva 32~8~1 Las Vegas, NV
9 Keith Jardine 13~4~1 Albuquerque, NM
10 Sokoudjou 5~2 Temecula, CA
11 Thiago Silva 13~0 Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 Rogerio Nogueira 14~3 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
13 Anderson Silva 22~4 Curitiba, Brazil
14 Renato Sobral 30~7 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
15 Tito Ortiz 15~6~1 Huntington Beach, CA
16 Ricardo Arona 13~5 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
17 Vitor Belfort 17~8 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Cage Rage Champion
18 Stephan Bonnar 11~4 Chicago, IL
19 Luis Cane 8~1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
20 Goran Reljic 8~0 Zadar, Croatia
21 Rich Franklin 24~3 Cincinnatti, OH
22 Wilson Gouveia 11~5 Coconut Creek, FL
23 James Irvin 14~5 Sacramento, CA
24 Vladimir Matyushenko 21~3 Retchisa, Belarus
25 Matt Hamill 4~2 Utica, NY
26 Brandon Vera 9~2 San Diego, CA
27 Eric Schafer 10~3~2 Milwaukee, WI
28 Jason Lambert 23~9 Long Beach, CA
29 Mike Whitehead 20~6 Salt Lake City, UT
30 Tim Boetsch 8~2 Sunbury, PA
31 Houston Alexander 8~4 Omaha, NE
32 Kazuhiro Nakamura 11~8 Tokyo, Japan
33 Rafael Cavalcante 7~1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
34 David Heath 7~3 Tulsa, OK
35 Steve Cantwell 6~1 Las Vegas, NV WEC Champion
36 Brian Stann 6~1 Scranton, PA
37 Doug Marshall 8~3 Visalia, CA
38 Glover TeixeIra 6~2 Arroyo Grande, CA
39 Jon Jones 6~0 Endicott, NY
40 Jason Brilz 16~1~1 Omaha, NE
41 Reese Andy 7~2 Renton, WA
42 Andre Gusmao 5~1 Goiania, Brazil
43 Jamal Patterson 4~2 Hoboken, NJ  

August 31, 2008 - Posted by | MMA Rankings | ,


  1. I’m interested to see what happens with this one…

    Comment by Aas Gutú Adéli | September 8, 2008 | Reply

  2. IMO,

    Matyushenko is far too low. That’s a Top 20 LHW.

    I think Soszynski makes this list. Bobby Southworth as well, perhaps.. Keep an eye on Mamed Khalidov too.

    Comment by JCS | September 19, 2008 | Reply

  3. You might be right about Vladimir. The only thing I can say is he hasn’t fought a contender since 2003. Everyone around him is busy fighting has risen to contender status or beaten those people that have risen there (i.e. Lambert over Babalu…Gouveia over Lambert…Reljic over Gouviea) I know that’s MMAth but those are legit accomplishments (or were at the time.)

    Soszynski is on the verge but has lost every time when stepping up in competition. He needs a breakthrough win or perfromance. Same with Southworth. He’s lost to guys like Anthony Ruiz and Sam Hoger. If I ranked Southworth, I’d have to rank them before I do that.

    Mamed looks pretty tough but needs that breakthrough win. Winning 11 in a row is tough but i’m not positive what kind of level his opponents were at.

    Comment by Kevin | September 19, 2008 | Reply

  4. Reljic and Belfort are both at mw now and should be moved to that weight class in ranking’s. Renato at 14?? That is rediculous he should be at 25 or so. Leave the last 3 IFL guy’s off the list and David Heath…they are not top level guy’s

    Comment by matt | October 1, 2008 | Reply

  5. Matt,

    Reljic and Belfort must be inactive at 205 for 2 years before I drop them. If they continue to be inactive at 205, they will drop accordingly.

    Belfort is 33rd at 185 and Reljic in Not Ranked yet because he has yet to beat anyone in that weight class yet.

    Babaulu is 14-3 since 2002 with 2 of those losses to Chuck Liddell. He is wayyy more accomplished and has been more active than the fighters below him. It’s not ridiculous at all.

    You might have an argument with David Heath. He is kind of a gatekeeper into the rankings. He’s on the verge of being eliminated though.

    Jamal Patterson beat Matt Horwich twice. Those are legit wins. Reese and Gusmao looked disappointing in their UFC fights but they deserve to be there based on their credentials.

    I appreciate the feedback.

    Comment by Kevin | October 1, 2008 | Reply

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