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MMA World Light Heavyweight Rankings

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