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

#  FighterOVRORGLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Jon Jones25-1UFCW-Thiago Santos (DEC)
W-Anthony Smith (DEC)
W-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
2Ryan Bader27-5BellatorNC-Cheick Kongo (NC)
W-Fedor Emelianenko (TKO)
W-Matt Mitrione (DEC)
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 Anderson12-4UFCW-Ilir Latifi (DEC)
W-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
W-Patrick Cummins (DEC)
Johnny Walker
UFC 244
6Glover Teixeira30-7UFCW-Nikita Krylov (DEC)
W-Ion Cutelaba (SUB)
W-Karl Roberson (SUB)
7Dominick Reyes11-0UFCW-Volkan Oezdemir (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
W-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
Chris Weidman
8Jan Blachowicz24-8UFCW-Luke Rockhold (KO)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
W-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
Ronaldo Souza
Fight Night 164
9Johnny Walker17-3UFCW-Misha Cirkunov (TKO)
W-Justin Ledet (TKO)
W-Khalil Rountree (KO)
Corey Anderson
UFC 244
10Aleksandar Rakic12-1UFCW-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Devin Clark (TKO)
W-Justin Ledet (DEC)
Volkan Oezdemir
Fight Night 165
11Vadim Nedkov10-2BellatorW-Phil Davis (DEC)
W-Liam McGeary (TKO)
W-Philipe Lins (KO)
Rafael Carvalho
12Phil Davis20-5BellatorW-Liam McGeary (TKO)
L-Vadim Nemkov (DEC)
W-Linton Vassell (KO)
13Volkan Oezdemir16-4UFCW-Ilir Latifi (KO)
L-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
L-Anthony Smith (SUB)
Aleksandar Rakic
Fight Night 165
14Ilir Latifi14-7UFCL-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
15Misha Cirkunov15-5UFCW-Jim Crute (SUB)
L-Johnny Walker (TKO)
W-Patrick Cummins (SUB)
16Nikita Krylov25-7UFCL-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
L-Jan Blachowicz (SUB)
17Ovince St.Preux23-13UFCL-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
L-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
W-Tyson Pedro (SUB)
Michal Oleksiejczuk
Fight Night 160
18Luke Rockhold16-5UFCL-Jan Blachowicz (KO)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
W-David Branch (TKO)
19Mauricio Rua26-11UFCW-Tyson Pedro (TKO)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
Sam Alvey
Fight Night 164
20Lyoto Machida26-9BellatorL-Gegard Mousasi (DEC)
W-Chael Sonnen (TKO)
W-Rafael Carvalho (DEC)
21Jiri Prochazka24-3-1RizinW-Muhammed Lawal (TKO)
W-Brandon Halsey (TKO)
W-Jake Heun (TKO)
Fabio Maldonado
22Ion Cutelaba15-4UFCW-Khalil Rountree (TKO)
L-Glover Teixeira (SUB)
W-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (TKO)
23Ryan Spann17-5UFCW-Devin Clark (SUB)
W-Antonio Nogueira (KO)
W-Luis Henrique (DEC)
24Antonio Rogerio Nogueira23-9UFCL-Ryan Spann (KO)
W-Sam Alvey (TKO)
L-Ryan Bader (TKO)
25Tyson Pedro7-3UFCLMauricio Rua (TKO)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Saparbek Safarov (SUB)
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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