The MMA Takeover Top 10 Rankings For February of 2018

Sep 9, 2017; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Valentina Shevchenko (blue gloves) reacts after her fight against Amanda Nunes (red gloves) during UFC 215 at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports
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The biggest climbers of this month are Curtis Blaydes at heavyweight, and Valentina Shevchenko taking the top spot in the women’s flyweight division. However, the biggest change to the staff rankings is the debut of the Women’s Pound for Pound rankings.

Our Official Rankings As of  2/14/2018

Heavyweight (206-265 lbs)

  1. Stipe Miocic
  2. Cain Velasquez
  3. Francis Ngannou
  4. Alistair Overeem
  5. Fabricio Werdum
  6. Junior Dos Santos
  7. Curtis Blaydes
  8. Mark Hunt
  9. Derrick Lewis
  10. Alexander Volkov

Honorable Mention:

  • Matt Mitrione
  • Vitaly Minakov

Light Heavyweight (186-205 lbs)

  1. Daniel Cormier
  2. Ryan Bader
  3. Phil Davis
  4. Alexander Gustafsson
  5. Glover Texeira
  6. Volkan Oezdemir
  7. Jimi Manuwa
  8. Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal
  9. Ovince Saint Preux
  10. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

Honorable Mention

  • Misha Cirkunov
  • Nikita Krylov
  • Linton Vassell

Middleweight (171-185 lbs)

  1. Robert Whittaker
  2. Yoel Romero
  3. Luke Rockhold
  4. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
  5. Gegard Mousasi
  6. Chris Weidman
  7. Kelvin Gastelum
  8. Michael Bisping
  9. Derek Brunson
  10. David Branch

Honorable Mention:

Welterweight (156-170 lbs)

  1. Tyron Woodley
  2. Stephen Thompson
  3. Rafael dos Anjos
  4. Robbie Lawler
  5. Rory MacDonald
  6. Colby Covington
  7. Demian Maia
  8. Jorge Masvidal
  9. Douglas Lima
  10. Kamaru Usman

Honorable Mention:

  • Neil Magny
  • Darren Till
  • Santiago Ponzinibbio

Lightweight (146-155 lbs)

  1. Khabib Nurmagomedov
  2. Conor McGregor
  3. Tony Ferguson
  4. Eddie Alvarez
  5. Edson Barboza
  6. Nate Diaz
  7. Kevin Lee
  8. Justin Gaethje
  9. Dustin Poirier
  10. Michael Chandler

Honorable Mention:

  • Anthony Pettis
  • Michael Chiesa
  • Al Iaquinta

Featherweight (136-145 lbs)

  1. Max Holloway
  2. Jose Aldo Jr
  3. Frankie Edgar
  4. Brian Ortega
  5. Cub Swanson
  6. Chan Sung Jung
  7. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire
  8. Josh Emmett
  9. Ricardo Lamas
  10. Jeremy Stephens

Honorable Mention:

  • Darren Elkins

Bantamweight (126-135 lbs)

  1. TJ Dillashaw
  2. Cody Garbrandt
  3. Dominick Cruz
  4. Raphael Assuncao
  5. Jimmie Rivera
  6. Marlon Moraes
  7. John Lineker
  8. Darrion Caldwell
  9. Eduardo Dantas
  10. John Dodson

Honorable Mention:

  • Bryan Caraway
  • Bibiano Fernandes

Flyweight (Max 125 lbs)

  1. Demetrious Johnson
  2. Joseph Benavidez
  3. Henry Cejudo
  4. Ray Borg
  5. Jussier “Formiga” da Silva
  6. Sergio Pettis
  7. Wilson Reis
  8. Brandon Moreno
  9. Dustin Ortiz
  10. Matheus Nicolau

Honorable Mention:

  • Ben Nguyen

Women’s Featherweight (136-145 lbs)

  1. Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino
  2. Julia Budd
  3. Germaine de Randamie
  4. Megan Anderson
  5. Holly Holm
  6. Charmaine Tweet
  7. Daria Ibragimova
  8. Gabrielle Holloway
  9. Alexis Dufresne
  10. Talita Nogueira

Honorable Mention:

  • Latoya Walker
  • Arlene Blencowe

Women’s Bantamweight (116-135 lbs)

  1. Amanda Nunes
  2. Julianna Pena
  3. Raquel Pennington
  4. Tonya Evinger
  5. Cat Zingano
  6. Ketlen Vieira
  7. Sara McMann
  8. Sarah Kaufmann
  9. Bethe Correia
  10. Marion Reneau

Honorable Mention:

Women’s Flyweight (Max 125 lbs)

  1. Valentina Shevchenko
  2. Jennifer Maia
  3. Ilima-Lei MacFarlane
  4. Nicco Montano
  5. Alexis Davis
  6. Andrea Lee
  7. Agnieszka Niedzwiedz
  8. Sijara Eubanks
  9. Liz Carmouche
  10. Vanessa Porto

Honorable Mention:

  • Roxanne Modaferri

Women’s Strawweight (Max 115 lbs)

  1. Rose Namajunas
  2. Joanna Jedrzjczyk
  3. Jessica Andrade
  4. Claudia Gadelha
  5. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
  6. Tecia Torres
  7. Carla Esparza
  8. Michelle Waterson
  9. Felice Herrig
  10. Livia Renato Souza

Honorable Mention:

  • Alexa Grasso
  • Randa Markos

Men’s Pound for Pound

  1. Demetrious Johnson
  2. Daniel Cormier
  3. Max Holloway
  4. Stipe Miocic
  5. Khabib Nurmagomedov
  6. Conor McGregor
  7. TJ Dillashaw
  8. Robert Whittaker
  9. Cody Garbrandt
  10. Tony Ferguson

Honorable Mention:

    • Yoel Romero
    • Dominick Cruz
    • Tyron Woodley

 

Women’s Pound for Pound

  1. Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino
  2. Amanda Nunes
  3. Valentina Shevchenko
  4. Rose Namajunas
  5. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
  6. Jessica Andrade
  7. Claudia Gadelha
  8. Ayaka Hamasaki
  9. Julianna Pena
  10. Jennifer Maia

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