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MMA4Real's Updated Top Ten Rankings

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There wasn't much movement overall with the majority of the top fighters recovering from fighting near the end of 2008.  However, we did see Renato "Babalu" Sobral creep back into the LHW top ten.  He's quitely won 5 fights in a row.  We had a little movement in the middleweight rankings with Marquardt moving up after finishing Wilson Gouveia.  Demian Maia also moved up a slot with his domination of Chael Sonnen.  There's quite a few fighters changing weight classes and that always screws up things in terms of how the rankings go.  So expect to see some big changes in the next month or so.  We could also potentially see some changes in the LHW and HW rankings with some major fights happening at UFC 96 next weekend.  Let's check it out:

As Of 2/28/09


1. Fedor Emelianenko

2. Josh Barnett

3. Andrei Arlovski

4. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

5. Frank Mir

6. Fabricio Werdum

7. Alistair Overeem

8. Brock Lesnar

9. Gabriel Gonzaga

10. Randy Couture

Light Heavyweight

1. Rashad Evans

2. Rampage Jackson

3. Forrest Griffin

4. Lyoto Machida

5. Chuck Liddell

6. Wanderlei Silva

7. Keith Jardine

8. Dan Henderson

9. Luis Arthur Cane

10. Renato Sobral


1. Anderson Silva

2. Dan Henderson

3. Nate Marquardt

4. Yushin Okami

5. Robbie Lawler

6. Gegard Mousasi

7. Yoshihiro Akiyama

8. Demian Maia

9. Jorge Santiago

10. Frank Trigg


1. GSP

2. Thiago Alves

3. Jon Fitch

4. Josh Koscheck

5. Diego Sanchez

6. Jake Shields

7. Matt Hughes

8. Carlos Condit

9. Nick Thompson

10. Matt Serra


1. BJ Penn

2. Shinya Aoki

3. Eddie Alvarez

4. Joachim Hansen

5. Sean Sherk

6. Gesias Cavalcante

7. Kenny Florian

8. Tatsuya Kawajiri

9. Josh Thomson

10. Satoru Kitaoka