MMA World Light Heavyweight Rankings

Divisions
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)
2Alexander 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
3Ryan Bader
26-5 (Bellator)
W-Matt Mitrione (DEC)
W-Muhammed Lawal (TKO)
W-Linton Vassell (TKO)
Fedor Emelianenko
Bellator
01/26/2019
4Anthony Smith
31-13 (7-3 UFC)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (SUB)
W-Mauricia Rua (KO)
W-Rashad Evans (KO)
5Jan Blachowicz
23-7 (6-4 UFC)
W-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
W-Jimi Manuwa (DEC)
W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
6Ilir 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
7Thiago Santos
20-6 (12-5 UFC)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Eryk Anders (TKO)
W-Kevin Holland (DEC)
8Volkan Oezdemir
15-3 (3-2 UFC)
L-Anthony Smith (SUB)
L-Daniel Cormier (TKO)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
9Vadim Nedkov
10-2 (Bellator)
W-Phil Davis (DEC)
W-Liam McGeary (TKO)
W-Philipe Lins (KO)
10Phil Davis
19-5 (Bellator)
L-Vadim Nemkov (DEC)
W-Linton Vassell (KO)
W-Leonardo Leite (DEC)
11Jimi Manuwa
17-5 (6-5 UFC)
L-Thiago Santos (KO)
L-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
12Corey 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
13Glover Teixeira
27-7 (10-5 UFC)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Misha Cirkunov (TKO)
L-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
Ion Cutelaba
Fight Night 143
01/19/2019
14Dominick Reyes
10-0 (4-0 UFC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
W-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
W-Jeremy Kimball (SUB)
15Ovince St.Preux
23-12 (11-7 UFC)
L-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
W-Tyson Pedro (SUB)
L-Ilir Latifi (SUB)
16Mauricio Rua
26-11 (10-9 UFC)
W-Tyson Pedro (TKO)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
17Misha Cirkunov
14-4 (5-2 UFC)
W-Patrick Cummins (SUB)
L-Glover Teixeira (TKO)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
18Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
23-8 (6-5 UFC)
W-Sam Alvey (TKO)
L-Ryan Bader (TKO)
W-Patrick Cummins (TKO)
19Patrick Cummins
10-6 (6-6 UFC)
L-Misha Cirkunov (SUB)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Gian Villante (DEC)
20Nikita Krylov
24-6 (6-4 UFC)
L-Jan Blachowicz (SUB)
W-Fabio Maldonado (KO)
W-Emanuel Newton (TKO)
21Linton Vassell
18-7 (Bellator)
L-Phil Davis (KO)
L-Ryan Bader (DEC)
W-Liam McGeary (SUB)
22Liam McGeary
12-3 (Bellator)
L-Vadim Nemkov (TKO)
L-Linton Vassell (SUB)
W-Brett McDermott (TKO)
Muhammed Lawal
Bellator 212
12/15/2018
23Tomasz Narkun
16-2 (KSW)
W-Mamed Khalidov (DEC)
W-Mamed Khalidov (SUB)
W-Marcin Wojcik (SUB)
24Aleksandar Rakic
11-1 (3-0 UFC)
W-Devin Clark (TKO)
W-Justin Ledet (DEC)
W-Francimar Barroso (DEC)
25Tyson Pedro
7-3 (3-3 UFC)
LMauricio Rua (TKO)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Saparbek Safarov (SUB)
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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