Mixed Martial Arts Media Top 10
Released February 8, 2001

Numnber of voting points italicized, number of first place votes in parenthesis

Heavyweight
200 lbs and Higher
90.7 kg and Higher
Middleweights
170 lbs to 199.9 lbs
77.1 kg to 90.7 kg
Lightweights
155 lbs to 169.9 lbs
70.3 kg to 77.1 kg

Bantamweights
154.9 lbs & under
70.3 kg & under

"Pound for Pound"
1
Hayato Sakurai
(9) 107
Kaoru Uno
(9) 108
2
Pat Miletich
82
Alexandre Nogueira
(1) 77
Hayato Sakurai
85
3
Randy Couture
83
Vanderlei Silva
83
Carlos Newton
(1) 68
Rumina Sato
71
4
Pedro Rizzo
67
Dave Menne
(1) 66
Jens Pulver
(1) 70
5
Kazuyuki Fujita
56
Jeremy Horn
49
"Pele" Landi-Jons
66
Din Thomas
62
6
Kevin Randleman
54
Dan Henderson
46
Matt Hughes
66
Takanori Gomi
58
Kaoru Uno
48
7
Frank Trigg
51
D. Mishima
34
8
Heath Herring
34
Allan Goes
27

Dennis Hallman*
38

Uematsu Nauya
27
Alexandre Nogueira
32
9
Renzo Gracie
22
Tetsuji Kato
21
Royler Gracie
23
Randy Couture
23
10
"Babalu" Sobral
11
Fabiano Iha
17
Ryan Bow
15
Vanderlei Silva
20

Other heavyweights receiving votes: Gilbert Yvel, Mikhail Illoukhine, Pete Williams, Ricco Rodriguez, Ken Shamrock, Semmy Schilt, Tsyoshi Kosaka

Other middleweight fighters receiving votes: Murillo Bustamante, Guy Mezger, Rickson Gracie, Tamura, Ricardo Almeida, Akira Shoji, Yuki Kondo

Other lightweight fighters receiving votes: S. Kawakatsu, Alex Cook, A. Barros, Nathan Marquardet, Ray Cooper, Laverne Clark

Other bantamweight fighters receiving votes: Joao Roque, Marcio Babosa, Dennis Hallman, John Lewis, Momoru.

*Dennis Hallman will be ranked as a bantamweight fighter in the next poll.

Voting in the February poll:

Andreh Anderson - news.adcombat.com
Ryan Graham - Fighters Database
Josh Gross - Full Contact Fighter Magazine
Josh Hedges - www.ufighting.com
Stephen Quadros - MMA Broadcaster/Writer
Matt Palmer - TMA Newsletter
Garrett Poe - www.sherdog.com
Jake Rossen - www.ign.com
Sean Shelby - www.grapplersworld.com
Jeff Sherwood - www.sherdog.com
Jeff Thaler - Freelance MMA writer