MMA World Light Heavyweight Rankings

Men’s Divisions
Heavyweight (265) – Light Heavyweight (205) – Middleweight (185)Welterweight (170)Lightweight (155)Featherweight (145)Bantamweight (135)Flyweight (125)Pound-4-Pound

Women’s Divisions
W-Featherweight (145+)W-Bantamweight (135)W-Flyweight (125)W-Strawweight (115)

#  FIGHTERORGOVRLAST 3NEXT FIGHT
1Jon Jones26-1 (16)W-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
W-Thiago Santos (DEC)
W-Anthony Smith (DEC)
2Dominick Reyes12-1 (9)L-Jon Jones (DEC)
W-Chris Weidman (KO)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (DEC)
3Thiago Santos21-7 (16)L-Jon Jones (DEC)
W-Jan Blachowicz (TKO)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
4Jan Blachowicz26-8 (16)W-Corey Anderson (KO)
W-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
W-Luke Rockhold (KO)
5Glover Teixeira31-7 (26)W-Anthony Smith (TKO)
W-Nikita Krylov (DEC)
W-Ion Cutelaba (SUB)
6Anthony Smith33-15 (30)L-Glover Teixeira (TKO)
W-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
L-Jon Jones (DEC)
Aleksandar Rakic
08/29/2020
7Ryan Bader27-5 (15)NC-Cheick Kongo (NC)
W-Fedor Emelianenko (TKO)
W-Matt Mitrione (DEC)
8Corey Anderson13-5 (5)L-Jan Blachowicz (KO)
W-Johnny Walker (TKO)
W-Ilir Latifi (DEC)
9Vadim Nedkov11-2 (10)W-Rafael Carvalho (SUB)
W-Phil Davis (DEC)
W-Liam McGeary (TKO)
10Phil Davis21-5 (11)W-Karl Albrektsson (TKO)
W-Liam McGeary (TKO)
L-Vadim Nemkov (DEC)
11Volkan Oezdemir17-4 (13)W-Aleksandar Rakic (DEC)
W-Ilir Latifi (KO)
L-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
Jiri Prochazka
07/11/2020
12Ronaldo Souza26-8 (22)L-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
W-Chris Weidman (KO)
13Nikita Krylov27-7 (26)W-Johnny Walker (DEC)
L-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
14Aleksandar Rakic12-2 (10)L-Volkan Oezdemir (DEC)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Devin Clark (TKO)
Anthony Smith
08/29/2020
15Johnny Walker17-5 (16)L-Nikita Krylov (DEC)
L-Corey Anderson (TKO)
W-Misha Cirkunov (TKO)
16Misha Cirkunov15-5 (13)W-Jim Crute (SUB)
L-Johnny Walker (TKO)
W-Patrick Cummins (SUB)
17Jim Crute11-1 (8)W-Michal Oleksiejczuk (SUB)
L-Misha Cirkunov (SUB)
W-Sam Alvey (TKO)
18Chris Weidman14-4 (10)L-Dominick Reyes (KO)
L-Ronaldo Souza (KO)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (SUB)
Omari Akhmedov
08/29/2020
19Ryan Spann18-5 (15)W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
W-Devin Clark (SUB)
W-Antonio Nogueira (KO)
20Mauricio Rua26-11-1 (22)D-Paul Craig (DEC)
W-Tyson Pedro (TKO)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
21Antonio Rogerio Nogueira23-9 (14)L-Ryan Spann (KO)
W-Sam Alvey (TKO)
L-Ryan Bader (TKO)
22Liam McGeary13-4 (12)L-Phil Davis (TKO)
W-Muhammed Lawal (TKO)
L-Vadim Nemkov (TKO)
23Jiri ProchazkaRizin26-3-1 (25)W-C.B. Dollaway (KO)
W-Fabio Maldonado (KO)
W-Muhammed Lawal (TKO)
Volkan Oezdemir
07/11/2020
24Magomed Ankalayev13-1 (8)W-Ion Cutelaba (TKO)
W-Dalcha Lungiambula (KO)
W-Klidson Abreu (DEC)
Ion Cutelaba
08/15/2020
25Ion Cutelaba15-5 (14)L-Magomed Ankalaev (TKO)
W-Khalil Rountree (TKO)
L-Glover Teixeira (SUB)
Magomed Ankalaev
08/15/2020
26Devin Clark12-4 (4)W-Alonzo Menifield (DEC)
W-Dequan Townsend (DEC)
L-Ryan Spann (SUB)
27Michal Oleksiejczuk14-4 (11)L-Jim Crute (SUB)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (KO)
28Khalil Rountree8-4 (5)L-Ion Cutelaba (TKO)
W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
L-Johnny Walker (KO)
29Alonzo Menifield9-1 (9)L-Devin Clark (DEC)
W-Paul Craig (KO)
W-Vinicius Alves (TKO)
30Paul Craig12-4-1 (12)D-Mauricio Rua (DEC)
W-Vinicius Moreira (SUB)
L-Alonzo Menifield (KO)
Gadzhimurad Antigulov
07/25/2020
31Ed Herman25-14 (20)W-Khadis Ibragimov (DEC)
W-Patrick Cummins (TKO)
L-Gian Villante (DEC)
Da Un Jung
08/01/2020
32Aung La N Sang26-10 (24)W-Brandon Vera (TKO)
W-Ken Hasegawa (TKO)
W-Mohammad Karaki (TKO)
33Emiliano Sordi22-8 (22)W-Jordan Johnson (TKO)
W-Bozigit Ataev (SUB)
W-Sigi Pesaleli(TKO)
34Jamahal Hill8-0 (4)W-Klidson Abreu (TKO)
W-Darko Stosic (DEC)
W-Alexander Poppeck (TKO)
35Tito OrtizCombate21-12-1 (15)W-Alberto Rodriguez (SUB)
W-Chuck Liddell (KO)
W-Chael Sonnen (SUB)
36Shamil Gamzatov14-0 (10)W-Klidson Abreu (DEC)
W-Rex Harris (DEC)
W-Eddie Gordon (DEC)
Ovince St.Preux
08/22/2020
37Klidson Abreu15-5 (14)L-Jamahal Hill (TKO)
L-Shamil Gamzatov (DEC)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
38Sam Alvey33-14 (22)L-Ryan Spann (DEC)
L-Klidson Abreu (DEC)
L-Jim Crute (TKO)
39Jordan Johnson12-2-1 (6)L-Emiliano Sordi (TKO)
W-Rashid Yusupov (DEC)
D-Maxim Grishin (DEC)
40Ivan ShtyrkovRizin17-1-1 (12)W-Michal Pasternak (DEC)
L-Yasubey Enomoto (SUB)
W-Hoon Kim (TKO)
41Tomasz NarkunKSW17-3 (16)W-Przemyslaw Mysiala (SUB)
L-Phil De Fries (DEC)
W-Mamed Khalidov (DEC)
42Rafael Carvalho16-4 (12)L-Vadim Nemkov (SUB)
W-Chidi Njokuani (DEC)
L-Lyoto Machida (DEC)
43Maxim Grishin30-7-2 (21)D-Jordan Johnson (DEC)
W-Mikhail Mokhnatkin (KO)
W-Jordan Johnson (DEC)
44Viktor Nemkov30-7-1 (18)D-Bozigit Ataev (DEC)
W-Rashid Yusupov (DEC)
W-Rakim Cleveland (DEC)
45Da Un Jung13-2 (12)W-Mike Rodriguez (KO)
W-Khadis Ibragimov (SUB)
W-Sasa Milinkovic (TKO)
Ed Herman
08/01/2020
46Aleksa Camur6-0 (5)W-Justin Ledet (DEC)
W-Fabio Cherant (TKO)
W-Marvin Skipper (TKO)
47Rashid Yusupov12-3 (8)L-Jordan Johnson (DEC)
W-Vinny Magalhaes (KO)
L-Viktor Nemkov (DEC)
48Vinny Magalhaes19-12 (18)L-Rashid Yusupov (KO)
W-Rakim Cleveland (SUB)
L-Emiliano Sordi (TKO)
49Gadzhimurad Antigulov20-6 (19)L-Michal Oleksiejczuk (KO)
L-Ion Cutelaba (TKO)
W-Joachim Christensen (SUB)
Paul Craig
07/25/2020
50Dalcha Lungiambula
10-2L-Magomed Ankalayev (KO)
W-Dequan Townsend (TKO)
W-Andrew van Zyl (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Tyson Pedro7-3 (7)LMauricio Rua (TKO)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Saparbek Safarov (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.

Actual fight footage is reviewed, regardless of promotion in order to formulate these rankings.

= Fighter moves up in the rankings after recent fight
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3 Comments on this post.
  • CS
    31 January 2020 at 4:34 PM
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    Shouldn’t Rafael Carvalho be ranked in this? He moved to light heavyweight and is a top guy. Better than a lot of the guys on this list.

    • D.C. Ross
      3 March 2020 at 9:51 PM
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      Carvalho is now ranked at #48. When you commented, I had him at #51.

  • Cass
    10 December 2019 at 4:12 AM
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    Why is Corey over Thiago? Thiago just lost an insanely close decision to Jon, one that he in my and many others eyes won.

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