MMA World Light 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
01Daniel Cormier
21-1 (10-1 UFC)
W-Stipe Miocic (KO)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (TKO)
NC-Jon Jones (NC)
Derrick Lewis
UFC 230
11/03/2018
02Alexander Gustafsson
18-4 (10-4 UFC)
W-Glover Teixeira (KO)
W-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
Jon Jones
UFC 232
12/29/2018
03Ryan Bader
26-5 (Bellator)
W-Matt Mitrione (DEC)
W-Muhammed Lawal (TKO)
W-Linton Vassell (TKO)
Fedor Emelianenko
Bellator
01/26/2019
04Phil Davis
19-4 (Bellator)
W-Linton Vassell (KO)
W-Leonardo Leite (DEC)
L-Ryan Bader (DEC)
Vadim Nemkov
Bellator 209
11/15/2018
5Volkan Oezdemir
15-2 (3-1 UFC)
L-Daniel Cormier (TKO)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Misha Cirkunov (KO)
Anthony Smith
UFC Fight Night 138
10/27/2018
6Jan Blachowicz
23-7 (6-4 UFC)
W-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
W-Jimi Manuwa (DEC)
W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
7Ilir Latifi
14-5 (7-3 UFC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Tyson Pedro (DEC)
L-Ryan Bader (KO)
Corey Anderson
UFC 232
12/29/2018
8Jimi Manuwa
17-4 (6-4 UFC)
L-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Corey Anderson (KO)
Thiago Santos
UFC 231
12/08/2018
9Corey Anderson
11-4 (8-4 UFC)
W-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
W-Patrick Cummins (DEC)
L-Ovince St.Preux (KO)
Ilir Latifi
UFC 232
12/29/2018
10Glover Teixeira
27-7 (10-5 UFC)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Misha Cirkunov (TKO)
L-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
11Dominick Reyes
10-0 (4-0 UFC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
W-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
W-Jeremy Kimball (SUB)
12Ovince St.Preux
23-12 (11-7 UFC)
L-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
W-Tyson Pedro (SUB)
L-Ilir Latifi (SUB)
13Anthony Smith
30-13 (6-3 UFC)
W-Mauricia Rua (KO)
W-Rashad Evans (KO)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
Volkan Oezdemir
UFC Fight Night 138
10/27/2018
14Mauricio Rua
25-11 (9-9 UFC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
W-Corey Anderson (DEC)
Tyson Pedro
UFC Fight Night 142
12/02/2018
15Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
23-8 (6-5 UFC)
W-Sam Alvey (TKO)
L-Ryan Bader (TKO)
W-Patrick Cummins (TKO)
16Misha Cirkunov
13-4 (4-2 UFC)
L-Glover Teixeira (TKO)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
Patrick Cummins
UFC Fight Night 138
10/27/2018
17Patrick Cummins
10-5 (6-5 UFC)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Gian Villante (DEC)
W-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
Misha Cirkunov
UFC Fight Night 138
10/27/2018
18Nikita Krylov
24-6 (6-4 UFC)
L-Jan Blachowicz (SUB)
W-Fabio Maldonado (KO)
W-Emanuel Newton (TKO)
19Linton Vassell
18-7 (Bellator)
L-Phil Davis (KO)
L-Ryan Bader (DEC)
W-Liam McGeary (SUB)
20Tyson Pedro
7-2 (3-2 UFC)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Saparbek Safarov (SUB)
L-Ilir Latifi (DEC)
Mauricio Rua
UFC Fight Night 142
12/02/2018
21Vadim Nedkov
9-2 (Bellator)
W-Liam McGeary (TKO)
W-Philipe Lins (KO)
W-Alison Vicente (KO)
Phil Davis
Bellator 209
11/15/2018
22Liam McGeary
12-3 (Bellator)
L-Vadim Nemkov (TKO)
L-Linton Vassell (SUB)
W-Brett McDermott (TKO)
Muhammed Lawal
Bellator 212
12/15/2018
23Khalil Rountree
7-2 (3-2 UFC)
W-Gokhan Saki (TKO)
NC-Michal Oleksiejczuk (NC)
W-Paul Craig (KO)
Johnny Walker
UFC Fight Night 140
11/17/2018
24Aleksandar Rakic
10-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Justin Ledet (DEC)
W-Francimar Barroso (DEC)
W-Sergio Souza (TKO)
Devin Clark
UFC 231
12/08/2018
25Sam Alvey
33-11 (10-6 UFC)
L-Antonio Nogueira (TKO)
W-Gian Villante (DEC)
W-Marcin Prachnio (KO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
*Jon Jones
22-1 (16-1 UFC)
NC-Daniel Cormier (NC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
W-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
Alexander Gustafsson
UFC 232
12/29/2018
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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