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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
01Daniel Cormier
21-1 (10-1 UFC)
W-Stipe Miocic (KO)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (TKO)
NC-Jon Jones (NC)
02Alexander Gustafsson
18-4 (10-4 UFC)
W-Glover Teixeira (KO)
W-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
03Ryan Bader
25-5 (Bellator)
W-Muhammed Lawal (TKO)
W-Linton Vassell (TKO)
W-Phil Davis (DEC)
Matt Mitrione
04Phil Davis
19-4 (Bellator)
W-Linton Vassell (KO)
W-Leonardo Leite (DEC)
L-Ryan Bader (DEC)
5Volkan Oezdemir
15-2 (3-1 UFC)
L-Daniel Cormier (TKO)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Misha Cirkunov (KO)
6Anthony Smith
30-13 (6-3 UFC)
W-Mauricia Rua (KO)
W-Rashad Evans (KO)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
7Jan Blachowicz
22-7 (5-4 UFC)
W-Jimi Manuwa (DEC)
W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
W-Devin Clark (SUB)
8Jimi Manuwa
17-4 (6-4 UFC)
L-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Corey Anderson (KO)
9Ilir Latifi
14-5 (7-3 UFC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Tyson Pedro (DEC)
L-Ryan Bader (KO)
10Ovince St.Preux
23-11 (11-6 UFC)
W-Tyson Pedro (SUB)
L-Ilir Latifi (SUB)
W-Corey Anderson (KO)
11Corey Anderson
11-4 (8-4 UFC)
W-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
W-Patrick Cummins (DEC)
L-Ovince St.Preux (KO)
12Glover Teixeira
27-7 (10-5 UFC)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Misha Cirkunov (TKO)
L-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
13Mauricio Rua
25-11 (9-9 UFC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
W-Corey Anderson (DEC)
14Misha Cirkunov
13-4 (4-2 UFC)
L-Glover Teixeira (TKO)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
15Patrick Cummins
10-5 (6-5 UFC)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Gian Villante (DEC)
W-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
16Dominick Reyes
9-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
W-Jeremy Kimball (SUB)
W-Joachim Christensen (TKO)
17Nikita Krylov
24-5 (Fight Nights Global)
W-Fabio Maldonado (KO)
W-Emanuel Newton (TKO)
W-Maro Perak (TKO)
18Linton Vassell
18-7 (Bellator)
L-Phil Davis (KO)
L-Ryan Bader (DEC)
W-Liam McGeary (SUB)
19Tyson Pedro
7-2 (3-2 UFC)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Saparbek Safarov (SUB)
L-Ilir Latifi (DEC)
20Aleksandar Rakic
10-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Justin Ledet (DEC)
W-Francimar Barroso (DEC)
W-Sergio Souza (TKO)
21Vadim Nedkov
9-2 (Bellator)
W-Liam McGeary (TKO)
W-Philipe Lins (KO)
W-Alison Vicente (KO)
22Liam McGeary
12-3 (Bellator)
L-Vadim Nemkov (TKO)
L-Linton Vassell (SUB)
W-Brett McDermott (TKO)
23Sam Alvey
33-10 (10-5 UFC)
W-Gian Villante (DEC)
W-Marcin Prachnio (KO)
L-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
Antonio Nogueira
25Gian Villante
16-10 (6-7 UFC)
L-Sam Alvey (DEC)
W-Francimar Barroso (DEC)
L-Patrick Cummins (DEC)
25Khalil Rountree
7-2 (3-2 UFC)
W-Gokhan Saki (TKO)
NC-Michal Oleksiejczuk (NC)
W-Paul Craig (KO)
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)
*Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
22-8 (5-5 UFC)
L-Ryan Bader (TKO)
W-Patrick Cummins (TKO)
L-Mauricio Rua (DEC)
Sam Alvey
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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
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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.
= Suspension. Should a fighter be suspended for performance enhancing substances or fighter conduct, they will be removed from the rankings.