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)
Dominick Reyes
02/08/2020
2Dominick Reyes12-0UFCW-Chris Weidman (KO)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
Jon Jones
02/08/2020
3Thiago Santos21-7UFCL-Jon Jones (DEC)
W-Jan Blachowicz (TKO)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
4Anthony Smith32-14UFCW-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
L-Jon Jones (DEC)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (SUB)
5Corey Anderson13-4UFCW-Johnny Walker (TKO)
W-Ilir Latifi (DEC)
W-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
Jan Blachowicz
02/15/2020
6Jan Blachowicz25-8UFCW-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
W-Luke Rockhold (KO)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
Corey Anderson
02/15/2020
7Ryan Bader27-5BellatorNC-Cheick Kongo (NC)
W-Fedor Emelianenko (TKO)
W-Matt Mitrione (DEC)
8Vadim Nedkov11-2BellatorW-Rafael Carvalho (SUB)
W-Phil Davis (DEC)
W-Liam McGeary (TKO)
9Phil Davis20-5BellatorW-Liam McGeary (TKO)
L-Vadim Nemkov (DEC)
W-Linton Vassell (KO)
10Glover Teixeira30-7UFCW-Nikita Krylov (DEC)
W-Ion Cutelaba (SUB)
W-Karl Roberson (SUB)
11Johnny Walker17-4UFCL-Corey Anderson (TKO)
W-Misha Cirkunov (TKO)
W-Justin Ledet (TKO)
Nikita Krylov
03/14/2020
12Volkan Oezdemir17-4UFCW-Aleksandar Rakic (DEC)
W-Ilir Latifi (KO)
L-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
13Aleksandar Rakic12-2UFCL-Volkan Oezdemir (DEC)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Devin Clark (TKO)
14Ronaldo Souza26-8UFCL-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
W-Chris Weidman (KO)
Uriah Hall
04/18/2020
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)
Derrick Lewis
02/08/2020
17Nikita Krylov25-7UFCL-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
L-Jan Blachowicz (SUB)
Johnny Walker
03/14/2020
18Ovince St.Preux24-13UFCW-Michal Oleksiejczuk (SUB)
L-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
L-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
19Jiri Prochazka26-3-1RizinW-C.B. Dollaway (KO)
W-Fabio Maldonado (KO)
W-Muhammed Lawal (TKO)
20Ryan Spann17-5UFCW-Devin Clark (SUB)
W-Antonio Nogueira (KO)
W-Luis Henrique (DEC)
Paul Craig
03/21/2020
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)
23Antonio Rogerio Nogueira23-9UFCL-Ryan Spann (KO)
W-Sam Alvey (TKO)
L-Ryan Bader (TKO)
24Jim Crute10-1UFCL-Misha Cirkunov (SUB)
W-Sam Alvey (TKO)
W-Paul Craig (SUB)
Michal Oleksiejczuk
02/22/2020
25Ion Cutelaba15-4UFCW-Khalil Rountree (TKO)
L-Glover Teixeira (SUB)
W-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (TKO)
Magomed Ankalaev
02/29/2020
26Liam McGeary13-4BellatorL-Phil Davis (TKO)
W-Muhammed Lawal (TKO)
L-Vadim Nemkov (TKO)
27Aung La N Sang26-10ONEW-Brandon Vera (TKO)
W-Ken Hasegawa (TKO)
W-Mohammad Karaki (TKO)
28Tyson Pedro7-3UFCLMauricio Rua (TKO)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Saparbek Safarov (SUB)
Vinicius Moreira
02/22/2020
29Emiliano Sordi23-8PFLW-Jordan Johnson (TKO)
W-Bozigit Ataev (SUB)
W-Sigi Pesaleli(TKO)
30Tito Ortiz21-12-1CombateW-Alberto Rodriguez (SUB)
W-Chuck Liddell (KO)
W-Chael Sonnen (SUB)
31Michal Oleksiejczuk11-3UFCL-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (KO)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
Jim Crute
02/22/2020
32Khalil Rountree8-4UFCL-Ion Cutelaba (TKO)
W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
L-Johnny Walker (KO)
Sam Alvey
03/28/2020
33Alonzo Menifield9-0UFCW-Paul Craig (KO)
W-Vinicius Alves (TKO)
W-Dashawn Boatwright (TKO)
34Paul Craig12-4-1UFCD-Mauricio Rua (DEC)
W-Vinicius Moreira (SUB)
L-Alonzo Menifield (KO)
Ryan Spann
03/21/2020
35Magomed Ankalayev12-1UFCW-Dalcha Lungiambula (KO)
W-Klidson Abreu (DEC)
W-Marcin Prachnio (KO)
Ion Cutelaba
02/29/2020
36Ed Herman25-14UFCW-Khadis Ibragimov (DEC)
W-Patrick Cummins (TKO)
L-Gian Villante (DEC)
37Jordan Johnson12-2-1PFLL-Emiliano Sordi (TKO)
W-Rashid Yusupov (DEC)
D-Maxim Grishin (DEC)
38Maxim Grishin30-7-2PFLD-Jordan Johnson (DEC)
W-Mikhail Mokhnatkin (KO)
W-Jordan Johnson (DEC)
39Tomasz Narkun17-3KSWW-Przemyslaw Mysiala (SUB)
L-Phil De Fries (DEC)
W-Mamed Khalidov (DEC)
40Shamil Gamzatov14-0UFCW-Klidson Abreu (DEC)
W-Rex Harris (DEC)
W-Eddie Gordon (DEC)
41Klidson Abreu15-4UFCL-Shamil Gamzatov (DEC)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
L-Magomed Ankalayev (DEC)
42Sam Alvey33-13UFCL-Klidson Abreu (DEC)
L-Jim Crute (TKO)
L-Antonio Nogueira (TKO)
Khalil Rountree
03/28/2020
43Gian Villante17-11UFCL-Michal Oleksiejczuk (TKO)
W-Ed Herman (DEC)
L-Sam Alvey (DEC)
Ben Rothwell
04/18/2020
44Devin Clark10-4UFCL-Ryan Spann (SUB)
W-Mike Rodriguez (DEC)
L-Aleksandar Rakic (TKO)
Gadzhimurad Antigulov
02/15/2020
45Viktor Nemkov30-7-1PFLD-Bozigit Ataev (DEC)
W-Rashid Yusupov (DEC)
W-Rakim Cleveland (DEC)
46Rashid Yusupov12-3PFLL-Jordan Johnson (DEC)
W-Vinny Magalhaes (KO)
L-Viktor Nemkov (DEC)
47Vinny Magalhaes19-12PFLL-Rashid Yusupov (KO)
W-Rakim Cleveland (SUB)
L-Emiliano Sordi (TKO)
48Kennedy Nzechukwu7-1UFCW-Darko Stosic (DEC)
L-Paul Craig (SUB)
W-Dennis Bryant (TKO)
49Da Un Jung12-2UFCW-Mike Rodriguez (KO)
W-Khadis Ibragimov (SUB)
W-Sasa Milinkovic (TKO)
50Dalcha Lungiambula
10-2UFCL-Magomed Ankalayev (KO)
W-Dequan Townsend (TKO)
W-Andrew van Zyl (DEC)
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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
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= Inactivity over 15 months
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One Comment
  • Cass
    10 December 2019 at 4:12 AM
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    Why is Corey over Thiago? Thiago just lost an insanely close decision to Jon, one that he in my and many others eyes won.

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