MMA World Light Heavyweight Rankings

Divisions
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
24-1 (18-1 UFC)
W-Anthony Smith (DEC)
W-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
NC-Daniel Cormier (NC)
Thiago Santos
UFC 239
07/06/2019
2Ryan Bader
27-5 (Bellator)
W-Fedor Emelianenko (TKO)
W-Matt Mitrione (DEC)
W-Muhammed Lawal (TKO)
3Alexander Gustafsson
18-4 (10-4 UFC)
L-Jon Jones (KO)
W-Glover Teixeira (KO)
W-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
Anthony Smith
UFC on ESPN+ 10
06/01/2019
4Thiago Santos
21-6 (13-5 UFC)
W-Jan Blachowicz (TKO)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Eryk Anders (TKO)
Jon Jones
UFC 239
07/06/2019
5Johnny Walker
17-3 (3-0 UFC)
W-Misha Cirkunov (TKO)
W-Justin Ledet (TKO)
W-Khalil Rountree (KO)
6Dominick Reyes
11-0 (5-0 UFC)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
W-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
7Anthony Smith
31-14 (7-4 UFC)
L-Jon Jones (DEC)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (SUB)
W-Mauricia Rua (KO)
Alexander Gustafsson
UFC on ESPN+ 10
06/01/2019
8Vadim Nedkov
10-2 (Bellator)
W-Phil Davis (DEC)
W-Liam McGeary (TKO)
W-Philipe Lins (KO)
9Phil Davis
19-5 (Bellator)
L-Vadim Nemkov (DEC)
W-Linton Vassell (KO)
W-Leonardo Leite (DEC)
Liam McGeary
Bellator 220
0/27/2019
10Volkan Oezdemir
15-4 (3-3 UFC)
L-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
L-Anthony Smith (SUB)
L-Daniel Cormier (TKO)
Ilir Latifi
UFC on ESPN+ 10
06/01/2019
11Jan Blachowicz
23-8 (6-5 UFC)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
W-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
W-Jimi Manuwa (DEC)
Luke Rockhold
UFC 239
07/06/2019
12Jimi Manuwa
17-5 (6-5 UFC)
L-Thiago Santos (KO)
L-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
Aleksandar Rakic
UFC on ESPN+ 10
06/01/2019
13Corey Anderson
12-4 (9-4 UFC)
W-Ilir Latifi (DEC)
W-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
W-Patrick Cummins (DEC)
14Glover Teixeira
28-7 (11-5 UFC)
W-Karl Roberson (SUB)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Misha Cirkunov (TKO)
Ion Cutelaba
UFC on ESPN 3
04/27/2019
15Ilir Latifi
14-6 (7-4 UFC)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Tyson Pedro (DEC)
Volkan Oezdemir
UFC on ESPN+ 10
06/01/2019
16Mauricio Rua
26-11 (10-9 UFC)
W-Tyson Pedro (TKO)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
17Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
23-8 (6-5 UFC)
W-Sam Alvey (TKO)
L-Ryan Bader (TKO)
W-Patrick Cummins (TKO)
Ryan Spann
UFC 237
05/11/2019
18Misha Cirkunov
14-5 (5-3 UFC)
L-Johnny Walker (TKO)
W-Patrick Cummins (SUB)
L-Glover Teixeira (TKO)
19Nikita Krylov
25-6 (7-4 UFC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
L-Jan Blachowicz (SUB)
W-Fabio Maldonado (KO)
20Ovince St.Preux
23-13 (11-8 UFC)
L-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
L-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
W-Tyson Pedro (SUB)
21Liam McGeary
13-3 (Bellator)
W-Muhammed Lawal (TKO)
L-Vadim Nemkov (TKO)
L-Linton Vassell (SUB)
Phil Davis
Bellator 220
0/27/2019
22Jim Crute
10-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Sam Alvey (TKO)
W-Paul Craig (SUB)
W-Chris Birchler (TKO)
23Patrick Cummins
10-6 (6-6 UFC)
L-Misha Cirkunov (SUB)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Gian Villante (DEC)
Ed Herman
UFC on ESPN+ 9
05/18/2019
24Aleksandar Rakic
11-1 (3-0 UFC)
W-Devin Clark (TKO)
W-Justin Ledet (DEC)
W-Francimar Barroso (DEC)
Jimi Manuwa
UFC on ESPN+ 10
06/01/2019
25Tyson Pedro
7-3 (3-3 UFC)
LMauricio Rua (TKO)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Saparbek Safarov (SUB)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
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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