Non-UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings – RankingMMA

Non-UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings

Heavyweight (265) – Light Heavyweight (205) – Middleweight (185)Welterweight (170)Lightweight (155)Featherweight (145)Bantamweight (135)Flyweight (125)

#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Ryan Bader
24-5 (Bellator)
W-Linton Vassell (TKO)
W-Phil Davis (DEC)
W-Antonio Nogueira (TKO)
02Phil Davis
18-4 (Bellator)
W-Leonardo Leite (DEC)
L-Ryan Bader (DEC)
W-Liam McGeary (DEC)
03Linton Vassell
18-6 (Bellator)
L-Ryan Bader (DEC)
W-Liam McGeary (SUB)
W-Francis Carmont (DEC)
04Nikita Krylov
24-5 (Free Agent)
W-Emanuel Newton (TKO)
W-Maro Perak (TKO)
W-Stjepan Bekavac (SUB)
05Liam McGeary
12-2 (Bellator)
L-Linton Vassell (SUB)
W-Brett McDermott (TKO)
L-Phil Davis (DEC)
06Chael Sonnen
29-15-1 (Bellator)
W-Wanderlei Silva (DEC)
L-Tito Ortiz (SUB)
L-Rashad Evans (TKO)
Quinton Jackson
07Rashid Yusupov
9-0 (M-1)
W-Stipe Bekavac (TKO)
W-Stephan Puetz (TKO)
W-Viktor Nemkov (DEC)
08Viktor Nemkov
25-6 (M-1)
W-Ronny Markes (SUB)
W-Attila Vegh (DEC)
L-Rashid Yusupov (DEC)
09Ronny Markes
18-5 (PFL)
W-Dylan Potter (SUB)
W-Smealinho Rama (DEC)
L-Viktor Nemkov (SUB)
10Fabio Maldonado
24-11 (Free Agent)
W-Kurban Omarov (SUB)
W-Abdul-Khamid Davlyatov (TKO)
L-Mikhail Mokhnatkin (DEC)
11Tomasz Narkun
14-2 (KSW)
W-Marcin Wojcik (SUB)
W-Rameau Sokoudjou (TKO)
W-Cassio Oliveira (TKO)
12Stephan Puetz
15-3 (M-1)
L-Rashid Yusupov (TKO)
W-Marcus Lopes (SUB)
W-Andrey Seledtsov (DEC)
13Magomed Ankalayev
9-0 (0-0 UFC)
W-Celso Silva (KO)
W-Wagner Prado (KO)
W-Maxim Grishin (TKO)
Paul Craig
14Batraz Agnaev
4-0 (Free Agent)
W-Thiago Silva (TKO)
W-Max Nunes (KO)
W-Anton Pazenko (TKO)
15Smealinho Rama
10-3 (PFL)
L-Ronny Markes (DEC)
W-Jake Heun (TKO)
L-Blagoi Ivanov (SUB)
Non-UFC Rankings FAQ    
Non-UFC Rankings are comprised of all fighters competing outside the UFC. Fighters featured are from any regional promotion such as Bellator, One FC, KSW, Cage Warriors, Jungle Fights, Legacy Fighting Alliance, Ring of Combat, Shooto, Road FC, Pancrase, PFL, Titan FC, etc. These rankings are sometimes referred to as "Global Rankings" or "Free Agent Rankings."

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.