MMA World Light Heavyweight Rankings

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

Women’s Divisions
W-Featherweight (145+)W-Bantamweight (135)W-Flyweight (125)W-Strawweight (115)

#  FighterOVRORGLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Jon Jones25-1UFCW-Thiago Santos (DEC)
W-Anthony Smith (DEC)
W-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
2Ryan Bader27-5BellatorNC-Cheick Kongo (NC)
W-Fedor Emelianenko (TKO)
W-Matt Mitrione (DEC)
3Dominick Reyes12-0UFCW-Chris Weidman (KO)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
4Corey Anderson13-4UFCW-Johnny Walker (TKO)
W-Ilir Latifi (DEC)
W-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
5Thiago Santos21-7UFCL-Jon Jones (DEC)
W-Jan Blachowicz (TKO)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
6Anthony Smith32-14UFCW-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
L-Jon Jones (DEC)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (SUB)
7Vadim Nedkov11-2BellatorW-Rafael Carvalho (SUB)
W-Phil Davis (DEC)
W-Liam McGeary (TKO)
8Phil Davis20-5BellatorW-Liam McGeary (TKO)
L-Vadim Nemkov (DEC)
W-Linton Vassell (KO)
9Glover Teixeira30-7UFCW-Nikita Krylov (DEC)
W-Ion Cutelaba (SUB)
W-Karl Roberson (SUB)
10Jan Blachowicz25-8UFCW-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
W-Luke Rockhold (KO)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
11Johnny Walker17-4UFCL-Corey Anderson (TKO)
W-Misha Cirkunov (TKO)
W-Justin Ledet (TKO)
12Volkan Oezdemir16-4UFCW-Ilir Latifi (KO)
L-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
L-Anthony Smith (SUB)
Aleksandar Rakic
Fight Night 165
13Aleksandar Rakic12-1UFCW-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Devin Clark (TKO)
W-Justin Ledet (DEC)
Volkan Oezdemir
Fight Night 165
14Ronaldo Souza26-8UFCL-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
W-Chris Weidman (KO)
15Misha Cirkunov15-5UFCW-Jim Crute (SUB)
L-Johnny Walker (TKO)
W-Patrick Cummins (SUB)
16Ilir Latifi14-7UFCL-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
17Jiri Prochazka25-3-1RizinW-Fabio Maldonado (KO)
W-Muhammed Lawal (TKO)
W-Brandon Halsey (TKO)
18Nikita Krylov25-7UFCL-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
L-Jan Blachowicz (SUB)
19Ovince St.Preux23-13UFCL-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
L-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
W-Tyson Pedro (SUB)
Michal Oleksiejczuk
Fight Night 160
20Luke Rockhold16-5UFCL-Jan Blachowicz (KO)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
W-David Branch (TKO)
21Chris Weidman14-4UFCL-Dominick Reyes (KO)
L-Ronaldo Souza (KO)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (SUB)
22Mauricio Rua26-11-1UFCD-Paul Craig (DEC)
W-Tyson Pedro (TKO)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
23Ryan Spann17-5UFCW-Devin Clark (SUB)
W-Antonio Nogueira (KO)
W-Luis Henrique (DEC)
24Antonio Rogerio Nogueira23-9UFCL-Ryan Spann (KO)
W-Sam Alvey (TKO)
L-Ryan Bader (TKO)
25Liam McGeary
13-4 (Bellator)
L-Phil Davis (TKO)
W-Muhammed Lawal (TKO)
L-Vadim Nemkov (TKO)
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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