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#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Khabib Nurmagomedov
26-0 (10-0 UFC)
W-Al Iaquinta (DEC)
W-Edson Barboza (DEC)
W-Michael Johnson (SUB)
02Tony Ferguson
23-3 (13-1 UFC)
W-Kevin Lee (SUB)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Lando Vannata (SUB)
3Dustin Poirier
24-5 (16-4 UFC)
W-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
W-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
W-Anthony Pettis (TKO)
4Eddie Alvarez
29-6 (4-3 UFC)
L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
W-Justin Gaethje (KO)
NC-Dustin Poirier (NC)
5Kevin Lee
17-3 (10-3 UFC)
W-Edson Barboza (TKO)
L-Tony Ferguson (SUB)
W-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
06Justin Gaethje
19-2 (2-2 UFC)
W-James Vick (KO)
L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
L-Eddie Alvarez (KO)
07Edson Barboza
19-6 (13-6 UFC)
L-Kevin Lee (TKO)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Beneil Dariush (KO)
08Anthony Pettis
21-7 (8-6 UFC)
W-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
09Brent Primus
8-0 (Bellator)
W-Michael Chandler (TKO)
W-Gleristone Santos (DEC)
W-Derek Anderson (DEC)
10Michael Chandler
18-4 (Bellator)
W-Brandon Girtz (SUB)
W-Goiti Yamauchi (DEC)
L-Brent Primus (TKO)
11Patricky Freire
19-8 (Bellator)
W-Derek Campos (TKO)
W-Benson Henderson (DEC)
W-Josh Thomson (KO)
12Benson Henderson
25-8 (Bellator)
W-Roger Huerta (SUB)
L-Patricky Freire (DEC)
L-Michael Chandler (DEC)
13Michael Chiesa
14-4 (7-4 UFC)
L-Anthony Pettis (SUB)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
W-Beneil Dariush (SUB)
14Al Iaquinta
13-4-1 (8-3 UFC)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Diego Sanchez (KO)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
15James Vick
13-2 (9-2 UFC)
L-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
W-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
W-Joseph Duffy (TKO)
16Francisco Trinaldo
22-6 (12-5 UFC)
L-James Vick (DEC)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
Evan Dunham
09/22/2018
17Paul Felder
15-4 (7-4 UFC)
L-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Charles Oliveira (TKO)
W-Steven Ray (KO)
18Daniel Hooker
17-7 (7-3 UFC)
W-Gilbert Burns (KO)
W-Jim Miller (KO)
W-Marc Diakiese (SUB)
19Alexander Hernandez
10-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (DEC)
W-Beneil Dariush (KO)
W-Derrick Adkins (SUB)
20Beneil Dariush
14-4-1 (8-4-1 UFC)
L-Alexander Hernandez (KO)
D-Evan Dunham (DEC)
L-Edson Barboza (KO)
21Rashid Magomedov
20-2 (PFL)
W-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
W-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
Luiz Firmino
08/02/2018
22Olivier Aubin-Mercier
11-3 (7-3 UFC)
L-Alexander Hernandez (DEC)
W-Evan Dunham (TKO)
W-Tony Martin (DEC)
23Evan Dunham
18-7-1 (11-7-1 UFC)
L-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (TKO)
D-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
W-Rick Glenn (DEC)
Francisco Trinaldo
09/22/2018
24Islam Makhachev
16-1 (5-1 UFC)
W-Kajan Johnson (SUB)
W-Gleison Tibau (KO)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
25David Teymur
8-1 (5-0 UFC)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
W-Lando Vannata (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Conor McGregor
21-3 (9-1 UFC)
W-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
W-Nate Diaz (DEC)
L-Nate Diaz (SUB)
Nate Diaz
19-11 (14-9 UFC)
L-Conor McGregor (DEC)
W-Conor McGregor (SUB)
W-Michael Johnson (DEC)
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.