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

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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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.
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