The following rankings were compiled by the MMANews.com web team on Monday, February 19, 2009. Any fights beyond that date are not taken into account in the below lists. Bold names indicate major title (UFC, WAMMA, Strikeforce, WEC, etc.) holders. Feel free to debate and argue with the MMANews.com team about their top 10 lists by clicking here.
DIVISION (155 LBS.)
1.B.J. Penn 2.Shinya Aoki 3. Eddie Alvarez 4. Joachim Hansen 5. Tatsuya Kawajiri 6. Gesias Calvancante 7. Sean Sherk 8. Kenny Florian 9.Josh Thomson 10. Satoru Kitaoka
WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION (170 LBS.)
1.Georges St. Pierre 2. Jon Fitch 3. Thiago Alves 4. Jake Shields 5. Josh Koscheck 6. Matt Hughes 7. Matt Serra 8. Diego Sanchez 9.Carlos Condit 10. Karo Parisyan