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MMA World Light Heavyweight Rankings

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#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Daniel Cormier
19-1 (8-1 UFC)
NC-Jon Jones (NC)
W-Anthony Johnson (SUB)
W-Anderson Silva (DEC)
Volkan Oezdemir
01/20/2018
02Alexander Gustafsson
18-4 (10-4 UFC)
W-Glover Teixeira (KO)
W-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
03Ryan Bader
24-5 (Bellator)
W-Linton Vassell (TKO)
W-Phil Davis (DEC)
W-Antonio Nogueira (TKO)
04Volkan Oezdemir
15-1 (3-0 UFC)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Misha Cirkunov (KO)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
Daniel Cormier
01/20/2018
05Phil Davis
18-4 (Bellator)
W-Leonardo Leite (DEC)
L-Ryan Bader (DEC)
W-Liam McGeary (DEC)
06Glover Teixeira
27-6 (10-4 UFC)
W-Misha Cirkunov (TKO)
L-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
07Jimi Manuwa
17-3 (6-3 UFC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Corey Anderson (KO)
W-Ovince St.Preux (KO)
08Ovince St.Preux
22-10 (10-5 UFC)
W-Corey Anderson (KO)
W-Yushin Okami (SUB)
W-Marcos Lima (SUB)
Ilir Latifi
01/27/2018
09Mauricio Rua
25-10 (9-8 UFC)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
W-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Antonio Nogueira (DEC)
10Patrick Cummins
10-4 (6-4 UFC)
W-Gian Villante (DEC)
W-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Antonio Nogueira (TKO)
11Corey Anderson
9-4 (6-4 UFC)
L-Ovince St.Preux (KO)
L-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Sean O'Connell (TKO)
12Jan Blachowicz
21-7 (4-4 UFC)
W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
W-Devin Clark (SUB)
L-Patrick Cummins (DEC)
13Ilir Latifi
13-5 (6-3 UFC)
W-Tyson Pedro (DEC)
L-Ryan Bader (KO)
W-Gian Villante (DEC)
Ovince St.Preux
01/27/2018
14Linton Vassell
18-6 (Bellator)
L-Ryan Bader (DEC)
W-Liam McGeary (SUB)
W-Francis Carmont (DEC)
15Misha Cirkunov
13-3 (4-1 UFC)
L-Glover Teixeira (TKO)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
16Nikita Krylov
24-5 (Free Agent)
W-Emanuel Newton (TKO)
W-Maro Perak (TKO)
W-Stjepan Bekavac (SUB)
17Tyson Pedro
6-1 (2-1 UFC)
L-Ilir Latifi (DEC)
W-Paul Craig (TKO)
W-Khalil Rountree (SUB)
Saparbek Safarov
11/19/2017
18Gian Villante
15-9 (5-6 UFC)
L-Patrick Cummins (DEC)
L-Mauricio Rua (TKO)
W-Saparbek Safarov (TKO)
Francimar Barroso
01/20/2018
19Liam McGeary
12-2 (Bellator)
L-Linton Vassell (SUB)
W-Brett McDermott (TKO)
L-Phil Davis (DEC)
20Jared Cannonier
10-3 (3-3 UFC)
L-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
W-Nick Roehrick (TKO)
L-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
21Gadzhimurad Antigulov
20-4 (2-0 UFC)
W-Joachim Christensen (SUB)
W-Marcos Lima (SUB)
W-Muslim Makhmudov (SUB)
22Gokhan Saki
1-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Henrique da Silva (KO)
L-James Zikic (TKO)
23Khalil Rountree
6-2 (2-2 UFC)
W-Paul Craig (KO)
W-Daniel Jolly (KO)
L-Tyson Pedro (SUB)
Michal Oleksiejczuk
12/30/2017
24Dominick Reyes
8-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Jeremy Kimball (SUB)
W-Joachim Christensen (TKO)
W-Jordan Powell (KO)
25C.B. Dollaway
16-8 (10-8 UFC)
W-Ed Herman (DEC)
L-Nate Marquardt (KO)
L-Michael Bisping (DEC)
Hector Lombard
03/03/2018
26Chael Sonnen
29-15-1 (Bellator)
W-Wanderlei Silva (DEC)
L-Tito Ortiz (SUB)
L-Rashad Evans (TKO)
Quinton Jackson
01/20/2018
27Jordan Johnson
8-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Marcel Fortuna (DEC)
W-Henrique da Silva (DEC)
W-LeMarcus Tucker (DEC)
28Rashid Yusupov
9-0 (M-1)
W-Stipe Bekavac (TKO)
W-Stephan Puetz (TKO)
W-Viktor Nemkov (DEC)
29Viktor Nemkov
25-6 (M-1)
W-Ronny Markes (SUB)
W-Attila Vegh (DEC)
L-Rashid Yusupov (DEC)
30Abdul-Kerim Edilov
17-4 (1-0 UFC)
W-Bojan Mihajlovic (TKO)
W-Leonardo Gosling (TKO)
W-Tiago Tosato (SUB)
31Devin Clark
8-2 (2-2 UFC)
L-Jan Blachowicz (SUB)
W-Jake Collier (DEC)
W-Josh Stansbury (DEC)
32Ed Herman
23-13 (10-9 UFC)
L-C.B. Dollaway (DEC)
L-Nikita Krylov (KO)
W-Tim Boetsch (KO)
33Jake Collier
11-4 (3-3 UFC)
W-Marcel Fortuna (DEC)
L-Devin Clark (DEC)
W-Alberto Uda (KO)
Marcin Prachnio
02/24/2018
34Ronny Markes
18-5 (PFL)
W-Dylan Potter (SUB)
W-Smealinho Rama (DEC)
L-Viktor Nemkov (SUB)
35Aleksandar Rakic
9-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Francimar Barroso (DEC)
W-Sergio Souza (TKO)
W-Martin Batur (KO)
36Francimar Barroso
19-6 (4-3 UFC)
L-Aleksandar Rakic (DEC)
W-Darren Stewart (DEC)
NC-Darren Stewart (NC)
Gian Villante
01/20/2018
37Fabio Maldonado
24-11 (Free Agent)
W-Kurban Omarov (SUB)
W-Abdul-Khamid Davlyatov (TKO)
L-Mikhail Mokhnatkin (DEC)
38Tomasz Narkun
14-2 (KSW)
W-Marcin Wojcik (SUB)
W-Rameau Sokoudjou (TKO)
W-Cassio Oliveira (TKO)
39Stephan Puetz
15-3 (M-1)
L-Rashid Yusupov (TKO)
W-Marcus Lopes (SUB)
W-Andrey Seledtsov (DEC)
40Magomed Ankalayev
9-0 (Free Agent)
W-Celso Silva (KO)
W-Wagner Prado (KO)
W-Maxim Grishin (TKO)
Paul Craig
03/17/2018
41Jeremy Kimball
15-7 (1-2 UFC)
L-Dominick Reyes (SUB)
W-Josh Stansbury (TKO)
L-Marcos Lima (TKO)
42Batraz Agnaev
4-0 (Free Agent)
W-Thiago Silva (TKO)
W-Max Nunes (KO)
W-Anton Pazenko (TKO)
43Marcel Fortuna
9-2 (1-1 UFC)
W-Jordan Johnson (DEC)
W-Anthony Hamilton (KO)
L-Cory Hendricks (DEC)
Jake Collier
11/11/2017
44Smealinho Rama
10-3 (PFL)
L-Ronny Markes (DEC)
W-Jake Heun (TKO)
L-Blagoi Ivanov (SUB)
45Maxim Grishin
25-7 (Free Agent)
W-Dirlei Broenstrup (DEC)
W-Matej Batinic (KO)
L-Magomed Ankalaev (TKO)
46Paul Craig
9-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Khalil Rountree (KO)
L-Tyson Pedro (TKO)
W-Henrique da Silva (SUB)
Magomed Ankalaev
03/17/2018
47Shamil Gamzatov
11-0 (WSOF)
W-Rodney Wallace (DEC)
W-Teddy Holder (TKO)
W-Yuri Gorbenko (SUB)
48Karl Albrektsson
6-1 (Rizin)
W-Teodoras Aukstuolis (SUB)
L-Valentin Moldavsky (DEC)
W-Vadim Nemkov (DEC)
Jiri Prochazka
12/31/2017
49Vadim Nedkov
8-2 (Rizin)
W-Philipe Lins (KO)
W-Alison Vicente (KO)
W-Mikolaj Rozanski (TKO)
50Marcin Prachnio
13-2 (OneFC)
W-Gilberto Galvao (KO)
W-Jake Butler (TKO)
W-Leandro Ataides (DEC)
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)
*Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
22-8 (5-5 UFC)
L-Ryan Bader (TKO)
W-Patrick Cummins (TKO)
L-Mauricio Rua (DEC)
*Tom Lawlor
10-6 (6-5 UFC)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
W-Michael Kuiper (SUB)
*Ion Cutelaba
13-3 (2-2 UFC)
W-Henrique da Silva (KO)
L-Jared Canonnier DEC)
W-Jonathan Wilson (DEC)
*Marcos Lima
15-5-1 (4-3 UFC)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Jeremy Kimball (TKO)
L-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (SUB)
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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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= Fighter moves up in the rankings after recent fight
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= 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.
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