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
23-1 (17-1 UFC)
W-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
NC-Daniel Cormier (NC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
Anthony Smith
UFC 235
03/02/2019
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)
4Anthony Smith
31-13 (7-3 UFC)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (SUB)
W-Mauricia Rua (KO)
W-Rashad Evans (KO)
Jon Jones
UFC 235
03/02/2019
5Thiago Santos
20-6 (12-5 UFC)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Eryk Anders (TKO)
W-Kevin Holland (DEC)
Jan Blachowicz
UFC on ESPN+ 3
02/23/2019
6Vadim Nedkov
10-2 (Bellator)
W-Phil Davis (DEC)
W-Liam McGeary (TKO)
W-Philipe Lins (KO)
7Phil Davis
19-5 (Bellator)
L-Vadim Nemkov (DEC)
W-Linton Vassell (KO)
W-Leonardo Leite (DEC)
8Volkan Oezdemir
15-3 (3-2 UFC)
L-Anthony Smith (SUB)
L-Daniel Cormier (TKO)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
Dominick Reyes
UFC on ESPN+ 5
03/16/2019
9Jan Blachowicz
23-7 (6-4 UFC)
W-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
W-Jimi Manuwa (DEC)
W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
Thiago Santos
UFC on ESPN+ 3
02/23/2019
10Jimi Manuwa
17-5 (6-5 UFC)
L-Thiago Santos (KO)
L-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
11Corey Anderson
12-4 (9-4 UFC)
W-Ilir Latifi (DEC)
W-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
W-Patrick Cummins (DEC)
12Glover 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
13Ilir Latifi
14-6 (7-4 UFC)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Tyson Pedro (DEC)
14Dominick Reyes
10-0 (4-0 UFC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
W-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
W-Jeremy Kimball (SUB)
Volkan Oezdemir
UFC on ESPN+ 5
03/16/2019
15Ovince St.Preux
23-12 (11-7 UFC)
L-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
W-Tyson Pedro (SUB)
L-Ilir Latifi (SUB)
16Mauricio Rua
26-11 (10-9 UFC)
W-Tyson Pedro (TKO)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
17Misha Cirkunov
14-4 (5-2 UFC)
W-Patrick Cummins (SUB)
L-Glover Teixeira (TKO)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
Johnny Walker
UFC 235
03/02/2019
18Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
23-8 (6-5 UFC)
W-Sam Alvey (TKO)
L-Ryan Bader (TKO)
W-Patrick Cummins (TKO)
19Johnny Walker
16-3 (2-0 UFC)
W-Justin Ledet (TKO)
W-Khalil Rountree (KO)
W-Henrique da Silva (DEC)
Misha Cirkunov
UFC 235
03/02/2019
20Linton Vassell
18-7 (Bellator)
L-Phil Davis (KO)
L-Ryan Bader (DEC)
W-Liam McGeary (SUB)
21Liam McGeary
13-3 (Bellator)
W-Muhammed Lawal (TKO)
L-Vadim Nemkov (TKO)
L-Linton Vassell (SUB)
22Patrick Cummins
10-6 (6-6 UFC)
L-Misha Cirkunov (SUB)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Gian Villante (DEC)
23Jim Crute
10-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Sam Alvey (TKO)
W-Paul Craig (SUB)
W-Chris Birchler (TKO)
24Nikita Krylov
24-6 (6-4 UFC)
L-Jan Blachowicz (SUB)
W-Fabio Maldonado (KO)
W-Emanuel Newton (TKO)
25Tomasz Narkun
16-2 (KSW)
W-Mamed Khalidov (DEC)
W-Mamed Khalidov (SUB)
W-Marcin Wojcik (SUB)
Phil De Fries
KSW 47
03/23/2019
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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