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MMAFighting.com's MMA Rankings for August 2008

Our MMA world rankings have been updated for the month of August.

Newly crowned WAMMA champion Fedor Emelianenko in his 36 seconds inside the ring at Affliction: Banned, wiped away close to three years of backlash for participating in non-important matchups. In his second fight in the US, Emelianenko tapped out former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia in a fight few expected to be so lopsided.

Former IFL standout Ben Rothwell enters our rankings for the first time despite losing to former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski at Affliction: Banned. Though Rothwell, who entered the bout with a 13-fight win streak, suffered a knockout against the Belarusian -- who looked better than he ever did in the UFC, the Miletich fighter showed he carries the potential to be a top heavyweight, not to mention an iron chin.

Fan favorite Forrest Griffin completed his voyage as a television contestant to the number one light-heavyweight in the world when he won a five-round decision over Quinton "Rampage" Jackson to capture the UFC belt.

Current Leaders:

Heavyweights - Fedor Emelianenko
Light Heavyweights - Forrest Griffin
Middleweights - Anderson Silva
Welterweights - Georges St. Pierre
Lightweights - BJ Penn
Featherweights - Urijah Faber

Our rankings are updated on a monthly basis. Click here to view our full list. We also compile a separate UFC-only rankings.