MMA Pound for Pound Rankings

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#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Demetrious Johnson
26-2-1 (13-1-1 UFC)
W-Wilson Reis (SUB)
W-Tim Elliott (DEC)
W-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
Ray Borg
10/07/2017
02Conor McGregor
21-3 (9-1 UFC)
W-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
W-Nate Diaz (DEC)
L-Nate Diaz (SUB)
03Stipe Miocic
17-2 (11-2 UFC)
W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
W-Alistair Overeem (KO)
W-Fabricio Werdum (KO)
04Tyron Woodley
18-3-1 (8-2-1 UFC)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
D-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
05Joanna Jedrzejczyk
14-0 (8-0 UFC)
W-Jessica Andrade (DEC)
W-Karolina Kowalkiewicz (DEC)
W-Claudia Gadelha (DEC)
Rose Namajunas
11/04/2017
06Cody Garbrandt
11-0 (6-0 UFC)
W-Dominick Cruz (DEC)
W-Takeya Mizugaki (TKO)
W-Thomas Almeida (KO)
T.J. Dillashaw
11/04/2017
07Max Holloway
18-3 (14-3 UFC)
W-Jose Aldo (TKO)
W-Anthony Pettis (TKO)
W-Ricardo Lamas (DEC)
08Amanda Nunes
15-4 (8-1 UFC)
W-Valentina Shevchenko (DEC)
W-Ronda Rousey (TKO)
W-Miesha Tate (SUB)
09Cristiane Justino
18-1 (3-0 UFC)
W-Tonya Evinger (TKO)
W-Leslie Smith (TKO)
W-Daria Ibragimova (KO)
10Michael Bisping
30-7 (20-7 UFC)
W-Dan Henderson (DEC)
W-Luke Rockhold (KO)
W-Anderson Silva (DEC)
Georges St.Pierre
11/04/2017
11Robert Whittaker
19-4 (10-2 UFC)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (TKO)
W-Derek Brunson (TKO)
12Daniel Cormier
19-2 (8-2 UFC)
L-Jon Jones (KO)
W-Anthony Johnson (SUB)
W-Anderson Silva (DEC)
13Dominick Cruz
22-2 (5-1 UFC)
L-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
W-Urijah Faber (DEC)
W-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
14Jose Aldo
26-3 (8-2 UFC)
L-Max Holloway (TKO)
W-Frankie Edgar (DEC)
L-Conor McGregor (KO)
Ricardo Lamas
11/04/2017
15Khabib Nurmagomedov
24-0 (8-0 UFC)
W-Michael Johnson (SUB)
W-Darrell Horcher (TKO)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
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  • Jonnie

    Jose Aldo should be 3rd, not Weidman.
    Aldo have defended his title many times and Weidman just conquered it recently.

    • D.C. Ross

      I definitely agree. The only reason I have Weidman ranked higher is because I don’t want to rank Anderson Silva any lower.

  • monty

    I think vitor is the p4p best non-champ but thats just my opninion, and why isnt ronda rousey top10? shes the champ yet non-champs are placed above her.

    • D.C. Ross

      Vitor is definitely working his way back up the P4P rankings. Rousey isn’t Top 10 because the ufc.com/rankings doesn’t rank here there. I am sure once she defends her title a couple more times, she will be Top 10.

  • Dave Barnes

    How can you have DC over Overeem?!? I have just lost all faith in your ranking system,

    • admin

      Overeem has a lot to prove still. Werdum was a solid test for Overeem, and though he did win, he struggled to let his hands go. DC just took out Josh Barnett and Antonio Silva. It’s close, but factoring in Overeem’s recent inactivity, DC gets the nod.