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
01Jon Jones
23-1 (17-1 UFC)
W-Daniel Cormier (KO)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
W-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
02Daniel Cormier
19-2 (8-2 UFC)
L-Jon Jones (KO)
W-Anthony Johnson (SUB)
W-Anderson Silva (DEC)
03Alexander Gustafsson
18-4 (10-4 UFC)
W-Glover Teixeira (KO)
W-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
04Volkan Oezdemir
15-1 (3-0 UFC)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Misha Cirkunov (KO)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
05Ryan Bader
23-5 (Bellator)
W-Phil Davis (DEC)
W-Antonio Nogueira (TKO)
W-Ilir Latifi (KO)
06Phil Davis
17-4 (Bellator)
L-Ryan Bader (DEC)
W-Liam McGeary (DEC)
W-Muhammed Lawal (DEC)
07Glover Teixeira
26-6 (9-4 UFC)
L-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
L-Anthony Johnson (KO)
Misha Cirkunov
10/28/2017
08Jimi Manuwa
17-3 (6-3 UFC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Corey Anderson (KO)
W-Ovince St.Preux (KO)
09Mauricio Rua
25-10 (9-8 UFC)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
W-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Antonio Nogueira (DEC)
Ovince St.Preux
09/23/2017
10Ovince St.Preux
20-10 (8-5 UFC)
W-Marcos Lima (SUB)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (DEC)
L-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
Mauricio Rua
09/23/2017
11Corey Anderson
9-3 (6-3 UFC)
L-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Sean O'Connell (TKO)
L-Mauricio Rua (DEC)
Patrick Cummins
11/04/2017
12Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
22-8 (5-5 UFC)
L-Ryan Bader (TKO)
W-Patrick Cummins (TKO)
L-Mauricio Rua (DEC)
Jared Cannonier
11/11/2017
13Misha Cirkunov
13-3 (4-1 UFC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
W-Ion Cutelaba (SUB)
Glover Teixeira
10/28/2017
14Patrick Cummins
10-4 (6-4 UFC)
W-Gian Villante (DEC)
W-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Antonio Nogueira (TKO)
Corey Anderson
11/04/2017
15Linton Vassell
18-5 (Bellator)
W-Liam McGeary (SUB)
W-Francis Carmont (DEC)
W-Emanuel Newton (DEC)
16Liam McGeary
12-2 (Bellator)
L-Linton Vassell (SUB)
W-Brett McDermott (TKO)
L-Phil Davis (DEC)
Muhammed Lawal
10/20/2017
17Nikita Krylov
22-5 (Free Agent)
W-Stjepan Bekavac (SUB)
L-Misha Cirkunov (SUB)
W-Ed Herman (KO)
Maro Perak
08/26/2017
18Jared Cannonier
10-2 (3-2 UFC)
W-Nick Roehrick (TKO)
L-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
W-Ion Cutelaba (DEC)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
11/11/2017
19Chael Sonnen
29-15-1 (Bellator)
W-Wanderlei Silva (DEC)
L-Tito Ortiz (SUB)
L-Rashad Evans (TKO)
20Tyson Pedro
6-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Paul Craig (TKO)
W-Khalil Rountree (SUB)
W-Steven Warby (SUB)
Ilir Latifi
09/09/2017
21Jan Blachowicz
19-7 (2-4 UFC)
L-Patrick Cummins (DEC)
L-Alexander Gustafsson (DEC)
W-Igor Pokrajac (DEC)
Devin Clark
10/21/2017
22Ilir Latifi
12-5 (5-3 UFC)
L-Ryan Bader (KO)
W-Gian Villante (DEC)
W-Sean O'Connell (TKO)
Tyson Pedro
09/09/2017
23Gian Villante
15-9 (5-6 UFC)
L-Patrick Cummins (DEC)
L-Mauricio Rua (TKO)
W-Saparbek Safarov (TKO)
24Rashid Yusupov
8-0 (M-1)
W-Stephan Puetz (TKO)
W-Viktor Nemkov (DEC)
W-Martin Zawada (DEC)
25Jordan Johnson
8-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Marcel Fortuna (DEC)
W-Henrique da Silva (DEC)
W-LeMarcus Tucker (DEC)
26Gadzhimurad Antigulov
20-4 (2-0 UFC)
W-Joachim Christensen (SUB)
W-Marcos Lima (SUB)
W-Muslim Makhmudov (SUB)
Ion Cutelaba
11/04/2017
27Ion Cutelaba
13-3 (2-2 UFC)
W-Henrique da Silva (KO)
L-Jared Canonnier DEC)
W-Jonathan Wilson (DEC)
Gadzhimurad Antigulov
11/04/2017
28Khalil Rountree
6-2 (2-2 UFC)
W-Paul Craig (KO)
W-Daniel Jolly (KO)
L-Tyson Pedro (SUB)
29C.B. Dollaway
16-8 (10-8 UFC)
W-Ed Herman (DEC)
L-Nate Marquardt (KO)
L-Michael Bisping (DEC)
30Wanderlei Silva
35-13-1 (Bellator)
L-Chael Sonnen (DEC)
W-Brian Stann (KO)
L-Rich Franklin (DEC)
31Devin Clark
8-1 (2-1 UFC)
W-Jake Collier (DEC)
W-Josh Stansbury (DEC)
L-Alex Nicholson (KO)
Jan Blachowicz
10/21/2017
32Dominick Reyes
7-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Joachim Christensen (TKO)
W-Jordan Powell (KO)
W-Marcus Govan (KO)
33Steve Bosse
12-2 (2-1 UFC)
W-Sean O'Connell (DEC)
W-James Te Huna (KO)
L-Thiago Santos (KO)
34Viktor Nemkov
25-6 (M-1)
W-Ronny Markes (SUB)
W-Attila Vegh (DEC)
L-Rashid Yusupov (DEC)
35Stephan Puetz
15-3 (M-1)
L-Rashid Yusupov (TKO)
W-Marcus Lopes (SUB)
W-Andrey Seledtsov (DEC)
36Ed Herman
23-13 (10-9 UFC)
L-C.B. Dollaway (DEC)
L-Nikita Krylov (KO)
W-Tim Boetsch (KO)
37Francimar Barroso
19-5 (4-2 UFC)
W-Darren Stewart (DEC)
NC-Darren Stewart (NC)
L-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
Aleksandar Rakic
09/02/2017
38Trevin Giles
10-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-James Bochnovic (KO)
W-Ryan Spann (DEC)
W-Isaac Villanueva (SUB)
39Marcel Fortuna
9-2 (1-1 UFC)
W-Jordan Johnson (DEC)
W-Anthony Hamilton (KO)
L-Cory Hendricks (DEC)
Jake Collier
11/11/2017
40Ronny Markes
17-5 (PFL)
W-Smealinho Rama (DEC)
L-Viktor Nemkov (SUB)
W-Tony Lopez (SUB)
41Tomasz Narkun
14-2 (KSW)
W-Marcin Wojcik (SUB)
W-Rameau Sokoudjou (TKO)
W-Cassio Oliveira (TKO)
42Magomed Ankalaev
8-0 (Free Agent)
W-Wagner Prado (KO)
W-Maxim Grishin (TKO)
W-Artur Astakhov (DEC)
43Shamil Gamzatov
11-0 (WSOF)
W-Rodney Wallace (DEC)
W-Teddy Holder (TKO)
W-Yuri Gorbenko (SUB)
44Alessio Sakara
19-11 (Bellator)
W-Joey Beltran (TKO)
W-Brian Rogers (KO)
W-Dib Akil (TKO)
45Paul Craig
9-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Khalil Rountree (KO)
L-Tyson Pedro (TKO)
W-Henrique da Silva (SUB)
46Henrique da Silva
12-3 (2-3 UFC)
L-Ion Cutelaba (KO)
L-Jordan Johnson DEC)
L-Paul Craig (SUB)
Gokhan Saki
09/23/2017
47Jeremy Kimball
15-6 (1-1 UFC)
W-Josh Stansbury (TKO)
L-Marcos Lima (TKO)
W-Maro Perak (TKO)
48Mikhail Zayats
23-8 (M-1)
W-Marcus Vanttinen (DEC)
L-Muhammed Lawal (DEC)
W-Aaron Rosa (SUB)
49Batraz Agnaev
4-0 (Free Agent)
W-Thiago Silva (TKO)
W-Max Nunes (KO)
W-Anton Pazenko (TKO)
50Maxim Grishin
24-7 (Free Agent)
W-Matej Batinic (KO)
L-Magomed Ankalaev (TKO)
W-Maxim Futin (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
*Tom Lawlor
10-6 (6-5 UFC)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
W-Michael Kuiper (SUB)
*Roger Gracie
8-2 (OneFC)
W-Michal Pasternak (SUB)
W-James McSweeney (TKO)
L-Tim Kennedy (DEC)
*Marcos Lima
15-5-1 (4-3 UFC)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Jeremy Kimball (TKO)
L-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (SUB)
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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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