MMA World Light Heavyweight Rankings – RankingMMA

MMA World Light Heavyweight Rankings

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

#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Daniel Cormier
20-1 (9-1 UFC)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (TKO)
NC-Jon Jones (NC)
W-Anthony Johnson (SUB)
Stipe Miocic
07/07/2018
02Alexander Gustafsson
18-4 (10-4 UFC)
W-Glover Teixeira (KO)
W-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
03Ryan Bader
25-5 (Bellator)
W-Muhammed Lawal (TKO)
W-Linton Vassell (TKO)
W-Phil Davis (DEC)
04Phil Davis
19-4 (Bellator)
W-Linton Vassell (KO)
W-Leonardo Leite (DEC)
L-Ryan Bader (DEC)
05Glover Teixeira
27-6 (10-4 UFC)
W-Misha Cirkunov (TKO)
L-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
Ilir Latifi
07/22/2018
06Volkan Oezdemir
15-2 (3-1 UFC)
L-Daniel Cormier (TKO)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Misha Cirkunov (KO)
Mauricio Rua
07/22/2018
07Jan Blachowicz
22-7 (5-4 UFC)
W-Jimi Manuwa (DEC)
W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
W-Devin Clark (SUB)
08Jimi Manuwa
17-4 (6-4 UFC)
L-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Corey Anderson (KO)
09Ilir Latifi
14-5 (7-3 UFC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Tyson Pedro (DEC)
L-Ryan Bader (KO)
Glover Teixeira
07/22/2018
10Ovince St.Preux
22-11 (10-6 UFC)
L-Ilir Latifi (SUB)
W-Corey Anderson (KO)
W-Yushin Okami (SUB)
Tyson Pedro
06/23/2018
11Mauricio Rua
25-10 (9-8 UFC)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
W-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Antonio Nogueira (DEC)
Volkan Oezdemir
07/22/2018
12Corey Anderson
10-4 (7-4 UFC)
W-Patrick Cummins (DEC)
L-Ovince St.Preux (KO)
L-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
13Patrick Cummins
10-5 (6-5 UFC)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Gian Villante (DEC)
W-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
14Misha Cirkunov
13-4 (4-2 UFC)
L-Glover Teixeira (TKO)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
15Tyson Pedro
7-1 (3-1 UFC)
W-Saparbek Safarov (SUB)
L-Ilir Latifi (DEC)
W-Paul Craig (TKO)
Ovince St.Preux
06/23/2018
16Dominick Reyes
9-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
W-Jeremy Kimball (SUB)
W-Joachim Christensen (TKO)
17Nikita Krylov
25-5 (Free Agent)
W-Fabio Maldonado (KO)
W-Emanuel Newton (TKO)
W-Maro Perak (TKO)
18Linton Vassell
18-7 (Bellator)
L-Phil Davis (KO)
L-Ryan Bader (DEC)
W-Liam McGeary (SUB)
19Vadim Nedkov
9-2 (Bellator)
W-Liam McGeary (TKO)
W-Philipe Lins (KO)
W-Alison Vicente (KO)
20Liam McGeary
12-3 (Bellator)
L-Vadim Nemkov (TKO)
L-Linton Vassell (SUB)
W-Brett McDermott (TKO)
21Tomasz Narkun
15-2 (KSW)
W-Mamed Khalidov (SUB)
W-Marcin Wojcik (SUB)
W-Rameau Sokoudjou (TKO)
22Gokhan Saki
1-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Henrique da Silva (KO)
L-James Zikic (TKO)
Khalil Rountree
07/07/2018
23Sam Alvey
33-10 (10-5 UFC)
W-Gian Villante (DEC)
W-Marcin Prachnio (KO)
L-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
24Gian Villante
16-10 (6-7 UFC)
L-Sam Alvey (DEC)
W-Francimar Barroso (DEC)
L-Patrick Cummins (DEC)
25Anthony Smith
29-13 (5-3 UFC)
W-Rashad Evans (KO)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
W-Hector Lombard (KO)
26Gadzhimurad Antigulov
20-4 (2-0 UFC)
W-Joachim Christensen (SUB)
W-Marcos Lima (SUB)
W-Muslim Makhmudov (SUB)
Ion Cutelaba
07/28/2018
27Jordan Johnson
9-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Adam Milstead (DEC)
W-Marcel Fortuna (DEC)
W-Henrique da Silva (DEC)
28Jared Cannonier
10-4 (3-4 UFC)
L-Dominick Reyes (TKO)
L-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
W-Nick Roehrick (TKO)
29Devin Clark
9-2 (3-2 UFC)
W-Mike Rodriguez (DEC)
L-Jan Blachowicz (SUB)
W-Jake Collier (DEC)
30Rashid Yusupov
9-0 (M-1)
W-Stipe Bekavac (TKO)
W-Stephan Puetz (TKO)
W-Viktor Nemkov (DEC)
31Viktor Nemkov
25-6 (M-1)
W-Ronny Markes (SUB)
W-Attila Vegh (DEC)
L-Rashid Yusupov (DEC)
32Abdul-Kerim Edilov
17-4 (1-0 UFC)
W-Bojan Mihajlovic (TKO)
W-Leonardo Gosling (TKO)
W-Tiago Tosato (SUB)
33Khalil Rountree
6-2 (2-2 UFC)
NC-Michal Oleksiejczuk (NC)
W-Paul Craig (KO)
W-Daniel Jolly (KO)
Gokhan Saki
07/07/2018
34Jake Collier
11-4 (3-3 UFC)
W-Marcel Fortuna (DEC)
L-Devin Clark (DEC)
W-Alberto Uda (KO)
35Aleksandar Rakic
9-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Francimar Barroso (DEC)
W-Sergio Souza (TKO)
W-Martin Batur (KO)
Justin Ledet
07/14/2018
36Jiri Prochazka
20-3-1 (Rizin)
W-Karl Albrektsson (TKO)
W-Wilian Alves (TKO)
W-Mark Tanios (DEC)
37Rashad Evans
19-8-1 (14-8-1 UFC)
L-Anthony Smith (KO)
L-Sam Alvey (DEC)
L-Daniel Kelly (DEC)
38Fabio Maldonado
24-12 (Free Agent)
L-Nikita Krylov (KO)
W-Kurban Omarov (SUB)
W-Abdul-Khamid Davlyatov (TKO)
39Ed Herman
23-13 (10-9 UFC)
L-C.B. Dollaway (DEC)
L-Nikita Krylov (KO)
W-Tim Boetsch (KO)
40Leonardo Leite
10-1 (Bellator)
L-Phil Davis (DEC)
W-Moise Rimbon (DEC)
W-Julio Vieira (SUB)
41Jeremy Kimball
15-7 (1-2 UFC)
L-Dominick Reyes (SUB)
W-Josh Stansbury (TKO)
L-Marcos Lima (TKO)
42Josh Stansbury
8-4 (1-2 UFC)
L-Jeremy Kimball (TKO)
L-Devin Clark (DEC)
W-Cory Hendricks (DEC)
43Cory Hendricks
5-1 (Free Agent)
W-Konstantin Erokhin (KO)
W-Evgeniy Egemberdiev (TKO)
L-Josh Stansbury (DEC)
44Paul Craig
10-2 (2-2 UFC)
W-Magomed Ankalaev (SUB)
L-Khalil Rountree (KO)
L-Tyson Pedro (TKO)
45Ronny Markes
18-5 (PFL)
W-Dylan Potter (SUB)
W-Smealinho Rama (DEC)
L-Viktor Nemkov (SUB)
46Smealinho Rama
10-3 (PFL)
L-Ronny Markes (DEC)
W-Jake Heun (TKO)
L-Blagoi Ivanov (SUB)
47Ryan Spann
13-5 (Free Agent)
W-Alex Nicholson (KO)
W-Myron Dennis (KO)
W-LeMarcus Tucker (SUB)
48Magomed Ankalayev
9-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Paul Craig (SUB)
W-Celso Silva (KO)
W-Wagner Prado (KO)
49Marcel Fortuna
9-2 (1-1 UFC)
W-Jordan Johnson (DEC)
W-Anthony Hamilton (KO)
L-Cory Hendricks (DEC)
50Francimar Barroso
19-7 (4-4 UFC)
L-Gian Villante (DEC)
L-Aleksandar Rakic (DEC)
W-Darren Stewart (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)
Gadzhimurad Antigulov
07/28/2018
*Marcos Lima
15-5-1 (4-3 UFC)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Jeremy Kimball (TKO)
L-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (SUB)
*Michal Oleksiejczuk
9-2 (0-0 UFC)
NC-Khalil Rountree (NC)
W-Riccardo Nosiglia (KO)
W-Charles Andrade (KO)
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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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