MMA World Heavyweight Rankings

Heavyweight (265) – Light Heavyweight (205)Middleweight (185)Welterweight (170)Lightweight (155)Featherweight (145)Bantamweight (135)Flyweight (125)Pound-4-Pound

#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Daniel Cormier
22-1 (11-1 UFC)
W-Derrick Lewis (SUB)
W-Stipe Miocic (KO)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (TKO)
2Stipe Miocic
18-3 (12-3 UFC)
L-Daniel Cormier (KO)
W-Francis Ngannou (DEC)
W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
3Francis Ngannou
13-3 (8-2 UFC)
W-Cain Velasquez (KO)
W-Curtis Blaydes (TKO)
L-Derrick Lewis (DEC)
4Junior dos Santos
21-5 (15-4 UFC)
W-Derrick Lewis (TKO)
W-Tai Tuivasa (TKO)
W-Blagoi Ivanov (DEC)
5Derrick Lewis
21-7 (12-5 UFC)
L-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
L-Daniel Cormier (SUB)
W-Alexander Volkov (KO)
6Curtis Blaydes
10-2 (5-2 UFC)
L-Francis Ngannou (TKO)
W-Alistair Overeem (TKO)
W-Mark Hunt (DEC)
Justin Willis
UFC on ESPN+ 6
7Alistair Overeem
44-17 (9-6 UFC)
W-Sergey Pavlovich (TKO)
L-Curtis Blaydes (TKO)
L-Francis Ngannou (KO)
Alexander Volkov
UFC on ESPN+ 7
8Cain Velasquez
14-3 (12-3 UFC)
L-Francis Ngannou (KO)
W-Travis Browne (TKO)
L-Fabricio Werdum (SUB)
9Alexander Volkov
30-7 (4-1 UFC)
L-Derrick Lewis (KO)
W-Fabricio Werdum (KO)
W-Stefan Struve (TKO)
Alistair Overeem
UFC on ESPN+ 7
10Ryan Bader
27-5 (Bellator)
W-Fedor Emelianenko (TKO)
W-Matt Mitrione (DEC)
W-Muhammed Lawal (TKO)
11Alexey Oliynyk
54-11-1 (6-2 UFC)
W-Mark Hunt (SUB)
W-Junior Albini (SUB)
L-Curtis Blaydes (TKO)
12Justin Willis
8-1 (4-0 UFC)
W-Mark Hunt (DEC)
W-Chase Sherman (DEC)
W-Allen Crowder (KO)
Curtis Blaydes
UFC on ESPN+ 6
13Tai Tuivasa
8-1 (3-1 UFC)
L-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
W-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Cyril Asker (TKO)
14Mark Hunt
13-14-1 (8-8-1 UFC)
L-Justin Willis (DEC)
L-Alexey Oliynyk (SUB)
L-Curtis Blaydes (DEC)
15Cheick Kongo
30-10-2 (Bellator)
W-Vitaly Minakov (DEC)
W-Tim Johnson (KO)
W-Javy Ayala (KO)
16Vitaly Minakov
21-1 (Bellator)
L-Cheick Kongo (DEC)
W-Tony Johnson (TKO)
W-Antonio Silva (KO)
17Blagoi Ivanov
17-2 (1-1 UFC)
W-Ben Rothwell (DEC)
L-Junior dos Santos (DEC)
W-Caio Alencar (DEC)
18Ben Rothwell
36-11 (6-5 UFC)
L-Blagoi Ivanov (DEC)
L-Junior dos Santos (DEC)
W-Josh Barnett (SUB)
19Matt Mitrione
13-6 (Bellator)
NC-Sergei Kharitonov (NC)
L-Ryan Bader (DEC)
W-Roy Nelson (DEC)
20Marcin Tybura
17-4 (4-3 UFC)
W-Stefan Struve (DEC)
L-Derrick Lewis (KO)
L-Fabricio Werdum (DEC)
21Fedor Emelianenko
38-6 (Bellator)
L-Ryan Bader (TKO)
W-Chael Sonnen (TKO)
W-Frank Mir (KO)
22Sergei Kharitonov
28-6 (Bellator)
NC-Matt Mitrione (NC)
W-Roy Nelson (TKO)
NC-Anton Vyazigin (NC)
23Shamil Abdurakhimov
19-4 (4-2 UFC)
W-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Chase Sherman (KO)
L-Derrick Lewis (TKO)
24Walt Harris
12-7 (5-6 UFC)
W-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Daniel Spitz (KO)
L-Mark Godbeer (DQ)
25Andrei Arlovski
27-18 (16-12 UFC)
L-Walt Harris (DEC)
L-Shamil Abdurakhimov (DEC)
L-Tai Tuivasa (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
*Fabricio Werdum
23-8-1 (11-5 UFC)
L-Alexander Volkov (KO)
W-Marcin Tybura (DEC)
W-Walt Harris (SUB)
*Josh Barnett
35-8 (7-3 UFC)
W-Andrei Arlovski (SUB)
L-Ben Rothwell (SUB)
W-Roy Nelson (DEC)
*Travis Browne
18-7-1 (9-7-1 UFC)
L-Alexey Oliynyk (SUB)
L-Derrick Lewis (KO)
L-Fabricio Werdum (DEC)
*Ruslan Magomedov
14-1 (3-0 UFC)
W-Shawn Jordan (DEC)
W-Joshua Copeland (DEC)
W-Viktor Pesta (DEC)
MMA World Rankings FAQ    
MMA World Rankings are comprised of all fighters, regardless of promotion. These rankings are sometimes referred to as "Global Rankings" or "Overall Rankings." RankingMMA has been publishing MMA world rankings since 2006.

So, how do we compile our rankings? What separates us from other web sites that formulate rankings?

Here is our rankings criteria:
- Most recent performance
- Performance against top competition
- Estimated ability against future competition
- Strength of competition
- Activity in the last 3 years
- Last 5 fights

There are many fighters sporting undefeated records from developing fight scenes, especially abroad. Something we take into consideration is the strength of competition they have faced. If a fighter has compiled a bunch of wins against competition that is lackluster they will likely have a difficult time moving up in the rankings until they face stiffer competition in order for us to accurately predict how they would perform against exceedingly tougher competition.

If a fighter has fought elite competition and fallen short, we factor in how they performed. If a fighter fairs well against a higher-ranked adversary, they could still move up in the rankings.

Actual fight footage is reviewed, regardless of promotion in order to formulate these rankings.

= Fighter moves up in the rankings after recent fight
= Fighter moves down in the rankings after recent fight

Reasons a fighter is ineligible for Non-UFC Rankings (* = Not Ranked)
= Inactivity over 15 months
= Changing weight classes. A fighter must debut in their new weight class in order to officially be ranked there. Upon their debut, they will be removed from their former weight class. If the fighter temporarily competed outside of their division, they will be ranked in their primary division of choice.
= Suspension. Should a fighter be suspended for performance enhancing substances or fighter conduct, they will be removed from the rankings.

2 Comments on this post.
  • Phox Debate
    25 February 2017 at 10:28 PM
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  • yer
    21 October 2014 at 9:12 AM
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    I would
    like to express my feelings on there being an open weight class in the UFC where
    you can weigh whatever you want. Fighters take so much energy to cut weight and
    end up not fighting at their optimum as a result, so why don’t we do away with
    weight classes? Now I know a lot of you are going to say that this would be
    unfair to smaller fighters, but isn’t the whole idea of martial arts to be able
    to defeat your opponent no matter how big they are? What the smaller fighters
    would lack in mass and strength, would make up for it with their speed and
    cardio, do you really think Bigfoot Silva is going to beat Anderson Silva
    because he is bigger? there is no way he is going to stop that level of
    technique. How many of you out there would love to see a UFC open weight class?
    And how many of you think there are UFC fighters in lower weight classes that
    would destroy fighters in higher weight classes if it was an open weight class?

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