MMA Pound for Pound 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)
2Khabib Nurmagomedov
27-0 (11-0 UFC)
W-Conor McGregor (SUB)
W-Al Iaquinta (DEC)
W-Edson Barboza (DEC)
3Daniel Cormier
22-1 (11-1 UFC)
W-Derrick Lewis (SUB)
W-Stipe Miocic (KO)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (TKO)
4Tyron Woodley
19-3-1 (9-2-1 UFC)
W-Darren Till (SUB)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
5Max Holloway
20-3 (16-3 UFC)
W-Brian Ortega (TKO)
W-Jose Aldo (TKO)
W-Jose Aldo (TKO)
6T.J. Dillashaw
16-3 (12-3 UFC)
W-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
W-Cody Garbrandt (TKO)
W-John Lineker (DEC)
Henry Cejudo
Fight Night 143
01/19/2019
7Henry Cejudo
13-2 (7-2 UFC)
W-Demetrious Johnson (DEC)
W-Sergio Pettis (DEC)
W-Wilson Reis (TKO)
T.J. Dillashaw
Fight Night 143
01/19/2019
8Demetrious Johnson
27-3-1 (One FC)
L-Henry Cejudo (DEC)
W-Ray Borg (SUB)
W-Wilson Reis (SUB)
9Amanda Nunes
17-4 (10-1 UFC)
W-Cristiane Justino (KO)
W-Raquel Pennington (TKO)
W-Valentina Shevchenko (DEC)
10Conor McGregor
21-4 (9-2 UFC)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
W-Nate Diaz (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.
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  • Jonnie
    12 August 2013 at 11:29 AM
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    Jose Aldo should be 3rd, not Weidman.
    Aldo have defended his title many times and Weidman just conquered it recently.

    • D.C. Ross
      12 August 2013 at 8:43 PM
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      I definitely agree. The only reason I have Weidman ranked higher is because I don’t want to rank Anderson Silva any lower.

  • monty
    8 July 2013 at 9:01 AM
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    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
      8 July 2013 at 7:13 PM
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      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
    12 September 2012 at 11:22 AM
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    How can you have DC over Overeem?!? I have just lost all faith in your ranking system,

    • admin
      12 September 2012 at 10:50 PM
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      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.

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