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JOSE RODRIGUEZ, SUN MEDIA

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It's rankings time.

Here are the World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts rankings to the end of August. The rankings are voted on by a WAMMA panel that includes CBS, ESPN, FoxSports.com, MMA Fanhouse, Sirius Fight Club Radio, Sports Illustrated and your own Sun Media.

Heavyweights

(Up to 265 lbs.)

1. Fedor Emelianenko (WAMMA heavyweight champ)

2. Brock Lesnar (UFC heavyweight champ)

3. Josh Barnett

4. Frank Mir

5. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

6. Randy Couture

7. Alistair Overeem (Strikeforce heavyweight champ)

8. Shane Carwin

9. Brett Rogers

10. Cain Velasquez

Note: Junior dos Santos will likely move into the Top 10 following his win over Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic at UFC 103 last week.

Light-heavyweights

(205 lbs.)

1. Lyoto Machida (UFC light-heavyweight champ)

2. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson

3. Rashad Evans

4. Gerard Mousasi (Strikeforce light-heavyweight champ)

5. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua

6. Anderson Silva (also ranked as a middleweight)

7. Rich Franklin

8. Forrest Griffin

9. Keith Jardine

10. Chuck Liddell

Middleweights

(185 lbs.)

1. Anderson Silva (UFC middleweight champ)

2. Dan Henderson

3. Nathan Marquardt

4. Demian Maia

5. Yushin Okami

6. Vitor Belfort

7. Jorge Santiago (Sengoku middleweight champ)

8. Robbie Lawler

9. Yoshihiro Akiyama

10. Michael Bisping

Welterweights

(170 lbs.)

1. Georges St. Pierre (UFC welterweight champ)

2. Jon Fitch

3. Thiago Alves

4. Jake Shields

5. Nick Diaz

6. Josh Koscheck

7. Matt Hughes

8. Martin Kampmann

9. Mike Swick

10. Paul Thiago

Lightweights

(155 lbs.)

1.B.J. Penn (UFC lightweight champ)

2. Eddie Alvarez (Bellator lightweight champ)

3. Joachim Hansen

4. Tatsuya Kawajiri

5. Diego Sanchez

6. Frankie Edgar

7. Ken Florian

8. Gray Maynard

9. Sean Sherk

10. JZ Calvancante

Note: Tyson Griffin should move into the Top 10 following his win over Hermes Franca at UFC 103.

JOSE.RODRIGUEZ@SUNMEDIA.CA


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