MMA World Heavyweight Rankings – RankingMMA

MMA World Heavyweight Rankings

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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
21-1 (10-1 UFC)
W-Stipe Miocic (KO)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (TKO)
NC-Jon Jones (NC)
2Stipe Miocic
18-3 (12-3 UFC)
L-Daniel Cormier (KO)
W-Francis Ngannou (DEC)
W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
3Derrick Lewis
20-5 (11-3 UFC)
W-Francis Ngannou (DEC)
W-Marcin Tybura (KO)
L-Mark Hunt (TKO)
4Francis Ngannou
11-3 (6-2 UFC)
L-Derrick Lewis (DEC)
L-Stipe Miocic (DEC)
W-Alistair Overeem (KO)
5Curtis Blaydes
10-1 (5-1 UFC)
W-Alistair Overeem (TKO)
W-Mark Hunt (DEC)
W-Alexey Oliynyk (TKO)
6Alexander Volkov
30-6 (4-0 UFC)
W-Fabricio Werdum (KO)
W-Stefan Struve (TKO)
W-Roy Nelson (DEC)
7Alistair Overeem
43-17 (8-6 UFC)
L-Curtis Blaydes (TKO)
L-Francis Ngannou (KO)
W-Fabricio Werdum (DEC)
8Junior dos Santos
19-5 (13-4 UFC)
W-Blagoi Ivanov (DEC)
L-Stipe Miocic (TKO)
W-Ben Rothwell (DEC)
9Mark Hunt
13-12-1 (8-6-1 UFC)
L-Curtis Blaydes (DEC)
W-Derrick Lewis (TKO)
L-Alistair Overeem (KO)
Alexey Oliynyk
09/15/2018
10Marcin Tybura
17-4 (4-3 UFC)
W-Stefan Struve (DEC)
L-Derrick Lewis (KO)
L-Fabricio Werdum (DEC)
11Tai Tuivasa
8-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Cyril Asker (TKO)
W-Rashad Coulter (KO)
12Andrei Arlovski
27-16 (16-10 UFC)
L-Tai Tuivasa (DEC)
W-Stefan Struve (DEC)
W-Junior Albini (DEC)
Shamil Abdurakhimov
09/15/2018
13Matt Mitrione
13-5 (Bellator)
W-Roy Nelson (DEC)
W-Fedor Emlianenko (TKO)
W-Oli Thompson (TKO)
Ryan Bader
10/12/2018
14Alexey Oliynyk
53-11-1 (5-2 UFC)
W-Junior Albini (SUB)
L-Curtis Blaydes (TKO)
W-Travis Browne (SUB)
Mark Hunt
09/15/2018
15Travis Browne
18-7-1 (9-7-1 UFC)
L-Alexey Oliynyk (SUB)
L-Derrick Lewis (KO)
L-Fabricio Werdum (DEC)
16Vitaly Minakov
21-0 (Fight Nights Global)
W-Tony Johnson (TKO)
W-Antonio Silva (KO)
W-D.J. Linderman (KO)
17Fedor Emelianenko
37-5 (Bellator)
W-Frank Mir (KO)
L-Matt Mitrione (TKO)
W-Fabio Maldonado (DEC)
Chael Sonnen
10/13/2018
18Roy Nelson
23-15 (Bellator)
L-Matt Mitrione (DEC)
W-Javy Ayala (DEC)
L-Alexander Volkov (DEC)
19Frank Mir
18-12 (Bellator)
L-Fedor Emelianenko (KO)
L-Mark Hunt (KO)
L-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
20Mirko Cro Cop
36-11-2 (Rizin)
W-Tsuyoshi Kosaka (TKO)
W-Amir Aliakbari (KO)
W-Kaido Hoovelson (TKO)
21Muhammed Lawal
21-7 (Bellator)
L-Ryan Bader (TKO)
W-Quinton Jackson (DEC)
L-Mirko Cro Cop (TKO)
22Cheick Kongo
28-10-2 (Bellator)
W-Javy Ayala (KO)
W-Augusto Sakai (DEC)
W-Oli Thompson (DEC)
23Blagoi Ivanov
16-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Junior dos Santos (DEC)
W-Caio Alencar (DEC)
W-Shawn Jordan (TKO)
24Stefan Struve
28-11 (12-9 UFC)
L-Marcin Tybura (DEC)
L-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
L-Alexander Volkov (TKO)
25Junior Albini
14-4 (1-2 UFC)
L-Alexey Oliynyk (SUB)
L-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Timothy Johnson (TKO)
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)
*Cain Velasquez
14-2 (12-2 UFC)
W-Travis Browne (TKO)
L-Fabricio Werdum (SUB)
W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
*Ben Rothwell
36-10 (6-4 UFC)
L-Junior dos Santos (DEC)
W-Josh Barnett (SUB)
W-Matt Mitrione (SUB)
*Josh Barnett
35-8 (7-3 UFC)
W-Andrei Arlovski (SUB)
L-Ben Rothwell (SUB)
W-Roy Nelson (DEC)
*Ruslan Magomedov
14-1 (3-0 UFC)
W-Shawn Jordan (DEC)
W-Joshua Copeland (DEC)
W-Viktor Pesta (DEC)
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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.

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