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#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Conor McGregor
21-3 (9-1 UFC)
W-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
W-Nate Diaz (DEC)
L-Nate Diaz (SUB)
02Khabib Nurmagomedov
25-0 (9-0 UFC)
W-Edson Barboza (DEC)
W-Michael Johnson (SUB)
W-Darrell Horcher (TKO)
Tony Ferguson
04/07/2018
03Tony Ferguson
23-3 (13-1 UFC)
W-Kevin Lee (SUB)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Lando Vannata (SUB)
Khabib Nurmagomedov
04/07/2018
04Eddie Alvarez
29-5 (4-2 UFC)
W-Justin Gaethje (KO)
NC-Dustin Poirier (NC)
L-Conor McGregor (TKO)
05Nate Diaz
19-11 (14-9 UFC)
L-Conor McGregor (DEC)
W-Conor McGregor (SUB)
W-Michael Johnson (DEC)
06Justin Gaethje
18-1 (1-1 UFC)
L-Eddie Alvarez (KO)
W-Michael Johnson (TKO)
W-Luiz Firmino (TKO)
Dustin Poirier
04/14/2018
07Edson Barboza
19-5 (13-5 UFC)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Beneil Dariush (KO)
W-Gilbert Melendez (DEC)
08Dustin Poirier
22-5 (14-4 UFC)
W-Anthony Pettis (TKO)
NC-Eddie Alvarez (NC)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
Justin Gaethje
04/14/2018
09Kevin Lee
16-3 (9-3 UFC)
L-Tony Ferguson (SUB)
W-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
W-Francisco Trinaldo (SUB)
10Anthony Pettis
20-7 (7-6 UFC)
L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
L-Max Holloway (TKO)
Michael Chiesa
04/07/2018
11Michael Chiesa
14-3 (7-3 UFC)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
W-Beneil Dariush (SUB)
W-Jim Miller (SUB)
Anthony Pettis
04/07/2018
12Al Iaquinta
13-3-1 (8-2 UFC)
W-Diego Sanchez (KO)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
W-Joe Lauzon (TKO)
Paul Felder
04/07/2018
13Brent Primus
8-0 (Bellator)
W-Michael Chandler (TKO)
W-Gleristone Santos (DEC)
W-Derek Anderson (DEC)
14Michael Chandler
17-4 (Bellator)
W-Goiti Yamauchi (DEC)
L-Brent Primus (TKO)
W-Benson Henderson (DEC)
15Patricky Freire
18-8 (Bellator)
W-Benson Henderson (DEC)
W-Josh Thomson (KO)
L-Michael Chandler (KO)
16Benson Henderson
24-8 (Bellator)
L-Patricky Freire (DEC)
L-Michael Chandler (DEC)
W-Patricio Freire (TKO)
17Beneil Dariush
14-3-1 (8-3-1 UFC)
D-Evan Dunham (DEC)
L-Edson Barboza (KO)
W-Rashid Magomedov (DEC)
Bobby Green
03/03/2018
18Evan Dunham
18-6-1 (11-6-1 UFC)
D-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
W-Rick Glenn (DEC)
W-Joe Lauzon (DEC)
19James Vick
12-1 (8-1 UFC)
W-Joseph Duffy (TKO)
W-Polo Reyes (TKO)
W-Abel Trujillo (SUB)
Francisco Trinaldo
02/18/2018
20Francisco Trinaldo
22-5 (12-4 UFC)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
W-Paul Felder (TKO)
James Vick
02/18/2018
21Paul Felder
15-3 (7-3 UFC)
W-Charles Oliveira (TKO)
W-Steven Ray (KO)
W-Alessandro Ricci (TKO)
Al Iaquinta
04/07/2018
22Jim Miller
28-11 (17-10 UFC)
L-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
L-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
L-Dustin Poirier (DEC)
23Leonardo Santos
16-3-1 (5-0-1 UFC)
W-Adriano Martins (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (TKO)
W-Tony Martin (SUB)
24Rashid Magomedov
20-2 (5-1 UFC)
W-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
W-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
25Kajan Johnson
22-11-1 (3-1 UFC)
W-Adriano Martins (KO)
W-Naoyuki Kotani (DEC)
W-Zhang Lipeng (DEC)
Steven Ray
03/17/2018
26Adriano Martins
28-9 (Free Agent)
L-Kajan Johnson (KO)
L-Leonardo Santos (DEC)
W-Islam Makhachev (TKO)
27Islam Makhachev
15-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Gleison Tibau (KO)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Chris Wade (DEC)
28Charles Oliveira
22-8 (10-8 UFC)
L-Paul Felder (TKO)
W-Will Brooks (SUB)
L-Ricardo Lamas (SUB)
29Clay Guida
34-17 (14-11 UFC)
W-Joe Lauzon (TKO)
W-Erik Koch (DEC)
L-Brian Ortega (KO)
30Nik Lentz
28-8-2 (12-5-1 UFC)
W-Will Brooks (SUB)
L-Islam Makhachev (DEC)
W-Michael McBride (TKO)
31Rustam Khabilov
22-3 (8-2 UFC)
W-Desmond Green (DEC)
W-Jason Saggo (DEC)
W-Leandro Silva (DEC)
32Joseph Duffy
16-3 (4-2 UFC)
L-James Vick (TKO)
W-Reza Madadi (DEC)
W-Mitch Clarke (SUB)
33Michel Prazeres
24-2 (8-2 UFC)
W-Desmond Green (DEC)
W-Mads Burnell (SUB)
W-Josh Burkman (SUB)
34Mairbek Taisumov
26-5 (6-1 UFC)
W-Felipe Silva (KO)
W-Damir Hadzovic (KO)
W-Alan Patrick (TKO)
35Daniel Hooker
15-7 (5-3 UFC)
W-Marc Diakiese (SUB)
W-Ross Pearson (KO)
L-Jason Knight (DEC)
36Will Brooks
18-4 (1-3 UFC)
L-Nik Lentz (SUB)
L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
L-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
37 David Teymur
7-1 (4-0 UFC)
W-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
W-Lando Vannata (DEC)
W-Jason Novelli (KO)
38Lando Vannata
9-2-1 (1-2-1 UFC)
D-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-David Teymur (DEC)
W-John Makdessi (KO)
39Bobby Green
24-8-1 (5-3-1 UFC)
W-Erik Koch (DEC)
D-Lando Vannata (DEC)
L-Rashid Magomedov (DEC)
Beneil Dariush
03/03/2018
40Josh Thomson
22-9 (Bellator)
L-Patricky Freire (KO)
W-Pablo Villaseca (TKO)
W-Mike Bronzoulis (SUB)
41Steven Ray
21-7 (5-2 UFC)
L-Paul Felder (KO)
W-Joe Lauzon (DEC)
W-Ross Pearson (DEC)
Kajan Johnson
03/17/2018
42Ross Pearson
20-14 (12-11 UFC)
W-Mizuto Hirota (DEC)
L-Dan Hooker (KO)
L-Steven Ray (DEC)
43Gilbert Burns
12-2 (5-2 UFC)
W-Jason Saggo (KO)
L-Michel Prazeres (DEC)
W-Lukasz Sajewski (SUB)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier
02/24/2018
44Olivier Aubin-Mercier
10-2 (6-2 UFC)
W-Tony Martin (DEC)
W-Drew Dober (SUB)
W-Thibault Gouti (SUB)
Gilbert Burns
02/24/2018
45Joe Lauzon
27-14 (14-11 UFC)
L-Clay Guida (TKO)
L-Steven Ray (DEC)
W-Marcin Held (DEC)
Chris Gruetzemacher
04/07/2018
46James Krause
26-7 (7-3 UFC)
W-Alex White (DEC)
W-Tom Gallicchio (DEC)
L-Jesse Taylor (SUB)
47Gregor Gillespie
11-0 (4-0 UFC)
W-Jordan Rinaldi (TKO)
W-Jason Gonzalez (SUB)
W-Andrew Holbrook (KO)
48Mateusz Gamrot
13-0 (KSW)
NC-Norman Parke (NC)
W-Norman Parke (DEC)
W-Renato Gomes (SUB)
49Martin Nguyen
10-1 (OneFC)
W-Eduard Folayang (KO)
W-Marat Gafurov (KO)
W-Kazunori Yokota (KO)
50Magomed Mustafaev
13-2 (2-1 UFC)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
W-Joe Proctor (TKO)
W-Piotr Hallmann (TKO)
MMA World Rankings FAQ    
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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.
= Suspension. Should a fighter be suspended for performance enhancing substances or fighter conduct, they will be removed from the rankings.