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MMA Top 10 Pound-for-Pound: Get Ready for Machida-Evans, Faber-Brown

One of the reasons mixed martial arts has thrived and boxing has faltered in recent years is that MMA gives fans big fights between the best athletes in the sport more often than boxing does. That's the first thing I thought of when I assembled my latest list of the top 10 pound-for-pound fighters in MMA.

We've already had one fight this year between top 10 pound-for-pound fighters, Georges St Pierre vs. BJ Penn at UFC 94. And we have two more ahead of us, with Lyoto Machida vs. Rashad Evans at UFC 98 and Mike Brown vs. Urijah Faber at WEC 41. When was the last time boxing gave us three fights between top 10 pound-for-pound fighters in the first six months of the year?

My list of the Top 10 pound-for-pound fighters in MMA is below.

1. Fedor Emelianenko
2. Anderson Silva
3. Georges St. Pierre
4. Miguel Torres
5. Lyoto Machida
6. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson
7. B.J. Penn
8. Rashad Evans
9. Mike Brown
10. Urijah Faber