In our efforts to improve the World Rankings, the powers that be have decided to immediately update the rankings after big events. Last Saturday’s UFC card featured a top-ten lightweight falling to a formerly unranked opponent. Check out the most up-to-date MMA rankings on the Internet.

Clay Guida Enters The Top Ten
With his decision victory over former WEC champion Anthony Pettis at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale, Clay Guida has earned a spot in the lightweight rankings. He makes his debut in the number-ten spot, while Pettis falls out of the rankings. Tatsuya Kawajiri and Sean Sherk move up to the eighth and ninth slots respectively.

Scott Jorgensen and Kiyotaka Shimizu Successfully Defend Their Positions
He had a little bit more trouble on the feet than expected, but #4 bantamweight Scott Jorgensen was able to hold onto his position with a knockout victory over Ken Stone. The former Boise State wrestler made his UFC debut and picked up his first win since coming up short against bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz late last year.

#7 flyweight Kiyotaka Shimizu took on Mitsuhisa Sunabe for the fourth time at Pancrase “Impressive Tour 5” on Sunday. After three rounds, the judges awarded Shimizu a majority-decision victory. The flyweight King of Pancrase is now 5-0-1 since dropping a decision to #2 Mamoru Yamaguchi in 2009.


  1. Cain Velasquez (UFC)
  2. Brock Lesnar (UFC)
  3. Fabricio Werdum (Strikeforce)
  4. Junior dos Santos (UFC)
  5. Shane Carwin (UFC)
  6. Antonio Silva (Strikeforce)
  7. Frank Mir (UFC)
  8. Fedor Emelianenko (M-1/Strikeforce)
  9. Alistair Overeem (Strikeforce)
  10. Roy Nelson (UFC)

Upcoming Fights
#4 Junior dos Santos vs. #5 Shane Carwin (6/11/2011)
#3 Fabricio Werdum vs. #9 Alistair Overeem (6/18/2011)
#8 Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson (7/30/2011)

Light heavyweight

  1. Jon Jones (UFC)
  2. Mauricio Rua (UFC)
  3. Rashad Evans (UFC)
  4. Quinton Jackson (UFC)
  5. Lyoto Machida (UFC)
  6. Forrest Griffin (UFC)
  7. Dan Henderson (Strikeforce)
  8. Ryan Bader (UFC)
  9. Phil Davis (UFC)
  10. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (UFC)

Upcoming Fights
#8 Ryan Bader vs. Tito Ortiz (7/2/2011)
#7 Dan Henderson vs. Fedor Emelianenko (7/30/2011)
#3 Rashad Evans vs. #9 Phil Davis (8/6/2011)
#10 Antonio Rogerio vs. Rich Franklin (8/6/2011)
#2 Mauricio Rua vs. #6 Forrest Griffin (8/27/2011)


  1. Anderson Silva (UFC)
  2. Chael Sonnen (UFC)
  3. Yushin Okami (UFC)
  4. Nate Marquardt (UFC)
  5. Demian Maia (UFC)
  6. Ronaldo Souza (Strikeforce)
  7. Vitor Belfort (UFC)
  8. Michael Bisping (UFC)
  9. Hector Lombard (Bellator)
  10. Brian Stann (UFC)

Upcoming Fights
#5 Demian Maia vs. Mark Munoz (6/11/2011)
#4 Nate Marquardt vs. Rick Story (6/26/2011)
#7 Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama (8/6/2011)
#1 Anderson Silva vs. #3 Yushin Okami (8/27/2011)


  1. Georges St. Pierre (UFC)
  2. Jon Fitch (UFC)
  3. Jake Shields (UFC)
  4. Josh Koscheck (UFC)
  5. Nick Diaz (Strikeforce)
  6. B.J. Penn (UFC)
  7. Rick Story (UFC)
  8. Thiago Alves (UFC)
  9. Carlos Condit (UFC)
  10. Diego Sanchez (UFC)

Upcoming Fights
#7 Rick Story vs. Nate Marquardt (6/26/2011)
#9 Carlos Condit vs. Dong Hyun Kim (7/2/2011)
#10 Diego Sanchez vs. Matt Hughes (9/24/2011)
#1 Georges St. Pierre vs. #5 Nick Diaz (10/29/2011)


  1. Frankie Edgar (UFC)
  2. Gilbert Melendez (Strikeforce)
  3. Gray Maynard (UFC)
  4. Shinya Aoki (DREAM)
  5. Eddie Alvarez (Bellator)
  6. Jim Miller (UFC)
  7. Kenny Florian (UFC)
  8. Tatsuya Kawajiri (DREAM)
  9. Sean Sherk (UFC)
  10. Clay Guida (UFC)

#7 Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes (6/11/2011)
#9 Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Willamy Freire (7/16/2011)
#5 Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler (TBA)
#6 Jim Miller vs. Ben Henderson (8/14/2011)


  1. Jose Aldo (UFC)
  2. Hatsu Hioki (Sengoku)
  3. Chad Mendes (UFC)
  4. Manny Gamburyan (UFC)
  5. Michihiro Omigawa (UFC)
  6. Marlon Sandro (Bellator)
  7. Diego Nunes (UFC)
  8. Joe Warren (Bellator)
  9. Mark Hominick (UFC)
  10. Dustin Poirier (UFC)

Upcoming Fights
#5 Michihiro Omigawa vs. Darren Elkins (6/11/2011)
#7 Diego Nunes vs. Kenny Florian (6/11/2011)
#10 Dustin Poirier vs. Jason Young (6/11/2011)
#6 Marlon Sandro vs. Genair da Silva (6/25/2011)
#4 Manny Gamburyan vs. Tyson Griffin (6/26/2011)
#8 Joe Warren vs. Patricio Freire (7/23/2011)
#3 Chad Mendes vs. Rani Yahya (8/6/2011)


  1. Dominick Cruz (UFC)
  2. Joseph Benavidez (UFC)
  3. Urijah Faber (UFC)
  4. Scott Jorgensen (UFC)
  5. Brian Bowles (UFC)
  6. Takeya Mizugaki (UFC)
  7. Brad Pickett (UFC)
  8. Demetrious Johnson (UFC)
  9. Masakatsu Ueda (Shooto)
  10. Miguel Torres (UFC)

Upcoming Fights
#1 Dominick Cruz vs. #3 Urijah Faber (7/2/2011)
#2 Joseph Benavidez vs Eddie Wineland (8/14/2011)
#5 Brian Bowles vs. #6 Takeya Mizugaki (7/2/2011)
#9 Masakatsu Ueda vs. Rumina Sato (7/18/2011)


  1. Yasuhiro Urushitani (Shooto)
  2. Mamoru Yamaguchi (Shooto/Tachi Palace)
  3. Ian McCall (Tachi Palace)
  4. Jussier da Silva (Tachi Palace)
  5. Yuki Shojo (Shooto)
  6. Darrell Montague (Tachi Palace)
  7. Kiyotaka Shimizu (Pancrase/Shooto)
  8. Ryuichi Miki (Shooto)
  9. Fumihiro Kitahara (Shooto)
  10. Ulysses Gomez (Tachi Palace)

Upcoming Fights
#2 Mamoru Yamaguchi vs. #4 Jussier da Silva (8/5/2011)
#3 Ian McCall vs. #6 Darrel Montague (8/5/2011)
#10 Ulysses Gomez vs. Drew Bittner (8/5/2011)

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