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)
3Derrick Lewis
21-6 (12-4 UFC)
L-Daniel Cormier (SUB)
W-Alexander Volkov (KO)
W-Francis Ngannou (DEC)
4Francis Ngannou
12-3 (7-2 UFC)
W-Curtis Blaydes (TKO)
L-Derrick Lewis (DEC)
L-Stipe Miocic (DEC)
5Curtis Blaydes
10-2 (5-2 UFC)
L-Francis Ngannou (TKO)
W-Alistair Overeem (TKO)
W-Mark Hunt (DEC)
6Alistair Overeem
44-17 (9-6 UFC)
W-Sergey Pavlovich (TKO)
L-Curtis Blaydes (TKO)
L-Francis Ngannou (KO)
7Junior dos Santos
20-5 (14-4 UFC)
W-Tai Tuivasa (TKO)
W-Blagoi Ivanov (DEC)
L-Stipe Miocic (TKO)
8Vitaly Minakov
21-0 (Fight Nights Global)
W-Tony Johnson (TKO)
W-Antonio Silva (KO)
W-D.J. Linderman (KO)
9Alexander Volkov
30-7 (4-1 UFC)
L-Derrick Lewis (KO)
W-Fabricio Werdum (KO)
W-Stefan Struve (TKO)
10Alexey Oliynyk
54-11-1 (6-2 UFC)
W-Mark Hunt (SUB)
W-Junior Albini (SUB)
L-Curtis Blaydes (TKO)
11Ryan Bader
26-5 (Bellator)
W-Matt Mitrione (DEC)
W-Muhammed Lawal (TKO)
W-Linton Vassell (TKO)
Fedor Emelianenko
12Matt Mitrione
13-6 (Bellator)
L-Ryan Bader (DEC)
W-Roy Nelson (DEC)
W-Fedor Emlianenko (TKO)
13Fedor Emelianenko
38-5 (Bellator)
W-Chael Sonnen (TKO)
W-Frank Mir (KO)
L-Matt Mitrione (TKO)
Ryan Bader
14Justin Willis
8-1 (4-0 UFC)
W-Mark Hunt (DEC)
W-Chase Sherman (DEC)
W-Allen Crowder (KO)
15Tai Tuivasa
8-1 (3-1 UFC)
L-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
W-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Cyril Asker (TKO)
16Mark Hunt
13-14-1 (8-8-1 UFC)
L-Justin Willis (DEC)
L-Alexey Oliynyk (SUB)
L-Curtis Blaydes (DEC)
17Marcin Tybura
17-4 (4-3 UFC)
W-Stefan Struve (DEC)
L-Derrick Lewis (KO)
L-Fabricio Werdum (DEC)
18Shamil Abdurakhimov
19-4 (4-2 UFC)
W-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Chase Sherman (KO)
L-Derrick Lewis (TKO)
19Mirko Cro Cop
37-11-2 (Rizin)
W-Roque Martinez (TKO)
W-Tsuyoshi Kosaka (TKO)
W-Amir Aliakbari (KO)
20Sergei Kharitonov
28-6 (Bellator)
W-Roy Nelson (TKO)
NC-Anton Vyazigin (NC)
W-Joey Beltran (DEC)
21Walt Harris
12-7 (5-6 UFC)
W-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Daniel Spitz (KO)
L-Mark Godbeer (DQ)
22Andrei Arlovski
27-18 (16-12 UFC)
L-Walt Harris (DEC)
L-Shamil Abdurakhimov (DEC)
L-Tai Tuivasa (DEC)
23Roy Nelson
23-16 (Bellator)
L-Sergei Kharitonov (TKO)
L-Matt Mitrione (DEC)
W-Javy Ayala (DEC)
24Cheick Kongo
29-10-2 (Bellator)
W-Tim Johnson (KO)
W-Javy Ayala (KO)
W-Augusto Sakai (DEC)
25Blagoi Ivanov
16-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Junior dos Santos (DEC)
W-Caio Alencar (DEC)
W-Shawn Jordan (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)
*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.

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