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MMA Rankings AD 2013.

Modern day Pankration (mixed martial arts) is currently in its third decade & its second generation of fighters are coming to an end. Here's how I rank the pound for pound greats & the divisions best.

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P4P

1. Randy Couture

2. Anderson Silva

3. B.J. Penn

4. Dan Henderson

5. Fedor Emelianenko

6. Georges St-Pierre

7. Jon Jones

8. Nick Diaz

9. Urijah Faber

10. Royce Gracie

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Heavyweight

1. Fedor Emelianenko

2. Randy Couture

3. Tim Sylvia

4. Junior dos Santos

5. Andrei Arlovski

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Light Heavyweight

1. Jon Jones

2. Chuck Liddell

3. Randy Couture

4. Tito Ortiz

5. Frank Shamrock

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Middleweight

1. Anderson Silva

2. Dan Henderson

3. Rich Franklin

4. Jake Shields

5. Gegard Mousasi

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Welterweight

1. Georges St-Pierre

2. Matt Hughes

3. Pat Miletich

4. Nick Diaz

5. Carlos Condit

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Lightweight

1. Frankie Edgar

2. Ben Henderson

3. B.J. Penn

4. Gilbert Melendez

5. Jens Pulver

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Featherweight

1. Jose Aldo

2. Mike Brown

3. Urijah Faber

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Bantamweight

1. Dominick Cruz

2. Miguel Torres

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I have taken into account the fighters: title defences, titles held, weight classes fought in, quality of opposition & career longevity.


You will notice some fighters ranked low in their respected divisions but, made the P4P list above others, the above explains this.


Certain fighters most notably from the Heavyweight Division never made the list's because, they never put on credible title runs & some made their name in open weight tournaments, where the larger opponent was expected to win.

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