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
25-1 (19-1 UFC)
W-Thiago Santos (DEC)
W-Anthony Smith (DEC)
W-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
2Ryan Bader
27-5 (Bellator)
W-Fedor Emelianenko (TKO)
W-Matt Mitrione (DEC)
W-Muhammed Lawal (TKO)
Cheick Kongo
3Thiago Santos
21-7 (13-6 UFC)
L-Jon Jones (DEC)
W-Jan Blachowicz (TKO)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
4Anthony Smith
32-14 (8-4 UFC)
W-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
L-Jon Jones (DEC)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (SUB)
5Corey Anderson
12-4 (9-4 UFC)
W-Ilir Latifi (DEC)
W-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
W-Patrick Cummins (DEC)
Johnny Walker
UFC 244
6Vadim Nedkov
10-2 (Bellator)
W-Phil Davis (DEC)
W-Liam McGeary (TKO)
W-Philipe Lins (KO)
7Phil Davis
20-5 (Bellator)
W-Liam McGeary (TKO)
L-Vadim Nemkov (DEC)
W-Linton Vassell (KO)
8Glover Teixeira
29-7 (12-5 UFC)
W-Ion Cutelaba (SUB)
W-Karl Roberson (SUB)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
Nikita Krylov
Fight Night 158
9Jan Blachowicz
24-8 (7-5 UFC)
W-Luke Rockhold (KO)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
W-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
10Dominick Reyes
11-0 (5-0 UFC)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
W-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
Chris Weidman
11Aleksandar Rakic
12-1 (4-0 UFC)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Devin Clark (TKO)
W-Justin Ledet (DEC)
12Johnny Walker
17-3 (3-0 UFC)
W-Misha Cirkunov (TKO)
W-Justin Ledet (TKO)
W-Khalil Rountree (KO)
Corey Anderson
UFC 244
13Volkan Oezdemir
16-4 (4-3 UFC)
W-Ilir Latifi (KO)
L-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
L-Anthony Smith (SUB)
14Ilir Latifi
14-7 (7-5 UFC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
15Misha Cirkunov
14-5 (5-3 UFC)
L-Johnny Walker (TKO)
W-Patrick Cummins (SUB)
L-Glover Teixeira (TKO)
Jim Crute
Fight Night 158
16Nikita Krylov
25-6 (7-4 UFC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
L-Jan Blachowicz (SUB)
W-Fabio Maldonado (KO)
Glover Teixeira
Fight Night 158
17Ovince St.Preux
23-13 (11-8 UFC)
L-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
L-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
W-Tyson Pedro (SUB)
Michal Oleksiejczuk
Fight Night 160
18Luke Rockhold
16-5 (6-4 UFC)
L-Jan Blachowicz (KO)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
W-David Branch (TKO)
19Mauricio Rua
26-11 (10-9 UFC)
W-Tyson Pedro (TKO)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
20Lyoto Machida
26-8 (Bellator)
W-Chael Sonnen (TKO)
W-Rafael Carvalho (DEC)
W-Vitor Belfort (KO)
Gegard Mousasi
21Jiri Prochazka
24-3-1 (Rizin)
W-Muhammed Lawal (TKO)
W-Brandon Halsey (TKO)
W-Jake Heun (TKO)
22Jim Crute
10-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Sam Alvey (TKO)
W-Paul Craig (SUB)
W-Chris Birchler (TKO)
Misha Cirkunov
Fight Night 158
23Michal Oleksiejczuk
11-2 (2-0 UFC)
W-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (KO)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
NC-Khalil Rountree (NC)
Ovince St.Preux
Fight Night 160
24Tyson Pedro
7-3 (3-3 UFC)
LMauricio Rua (TKO)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Saparbek Safarov (SUB)
25Khalil Rountree
8-3 (4-3 UFC)
W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
L-Johnny Walker (KO)
W-Gokhan Saki (TKO)
Ion Cutelaba
Fight Night 160
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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