MMA World Light Heavyweight Rankings

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

#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Jon Jones
24-1 (18-1 UFC)
W-Anthony Smith (DEC)
W-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
NC-Daniel Cormier (NC)
Thiago Santos
UFC 239
2Ryan Bader
27-5 (Bellator)
W-Fedor Emelianenko (TKO)
W-Matt Mitrione (DEC)
W-Muhammed Lawal (TKO)
3Thiago Santos
21-6 (13-5 UFC)
W-Jan Blachowicz (TKO)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Eryk Anders (TKO)
Jon Jones
UFC 239
4Anthony Smith
32-14 (8-4 UFC)
W-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
L-Jon Jones (DEC)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (SUB)
5Vadim Nedkov
10-2 (Bellator)
W-Phil Davis (DEC)
W-Liam McGeary (TKO)
W-Philipe Lins (KO)
6Phil Davis
20-5 (Bellator)
W-Liam McGeary (TKO)
L-Vadim Nemkov (DEC)
W-Linton Vassell (KO)
7Corey Anderson
12-4 (9-4 UFC)
W-Ilir Latifi (DEC)
W-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
W-Patrick Cummins (DEC)
8Glover Teixeira
29-7 (12-5 UFC)
W-Ion Cutelaba (SUB)
W-Karl Roberson (SUB)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
9Dominick Reyes
11-0 (5-0 UFC)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
W-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
10Aleksandar Rakic
12-1 (4-0 UFC)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Devin Clark (TKO)
W-Justin Ledet (DEC)
11Johnny Walker
17-3 (3-0 UFC)
W-Misha Cirkunov (TKO)
W-Justin Ledet (TKO)
W-Khalil Rountree (KO)
12Volkan Oezdemir
15-4 (3-3 UFC)
L-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
L-Anthony Smith (SUB)
L-Daniel Cormier (TKO)
13Jan Blachowicz
23-8 (6-5 UFC)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
W-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
W-Jimi Manuwa (DEC)
Luke Rockhold
UFC 239
14Ilir Latifi
14-6 (7-4 UFC)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Tyson Pedro (DEC)
15Misha Cirkunov
14-5 (5-3 UFC)
L-Johnny Walker (TKO)
W-Patrick Cummins (SUB)
L-Glover Teixeira (TKO)
16Nikita Krylov
25-6 (7-4 UFC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
L-Jan Blachowicz (SUB)
W-Fabio Maldonado (KO)
17Ovince St.Preux
23-13 (11-8 UFC)
L-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
L-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
W-Tyson Pedro (SUB)
18Mauricio Rua
26-11 (10-9 UFC)
W-Tyson Pedro (TKO)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
19Jiri Prochazka
24-3-1 (Rizin)
W-Muhammed Lawal (TKO)
W-Brandon Halsey (TKO)
W-Jake Heun (TKO)
20Jim Crute
10-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Sam Alvey (TKO)
W-Paul Craig (SUB)
W-Chris Birchler (TKO)
21Michal Oleksiejczuk
11-2 (2-0 UFC)
W-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (KO)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
NC-Khalil Rountree (NC)
22Tyson Pedro
7-3 (3-3 UFC)
LMauricio Rua (TKO)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Saparbek Safarov (SUB)
23Khalil Rountree
8-3 (4-3 UFC)
W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
L-Johnny Walker (KO)
W-Gokhan Saki (TKO)
24Ryan Spann
16-5 (2-0 UFC)
W-Antonio Nogueira (KO)
W-Luis Henrique (DEC)
W-Emiliano Sordi (SUB)
25Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
23-9 (6-6 UFC)
L-Ryan Spann (KO)
W-Sam Alvey (TKO)
L-Ryan Bader (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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