UFC Flyweight Rankings

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

Women’s Divisions
Women’s Featherweight (145)Women’s Bantamweight (135)Women’s Flyweight (125) –  Women’s Strawweight (115)

#Fighter  OVRUFCLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Deiveson Figueiredo18-17-1W-Joseph Benavidez (TKO)
W-Tim Elliott (SUB)
W-Alexandre Pantoja (DEC)
2Joseph Benavidez28-615-4L-Deiveson Figueiredo (TKO)
W-Jussier Formiga (TKO)
W-Dustin Ortiz (DEC)
3Brandon Moreno17-5-15-2-1W-Jussier Formiga (DEC)
W-Kai-Kara France (DEC)
D-Askar Askarov (DEC)
4Jussier Formiga23-79-6L-Brandon Moreno (DEC)
L-Joseph Benavidez (TKO)
W-Deiveson Figueiredo (DEC)
5Alexandre Pantoja22-46-2W-Matt Schnell (KO)
L-Deiveson Figueiredo (DEC)
W-Wilson Reis (TKO)
6Askar Askarov11-0-11-0-1W-Tim Elliott (DEC)
D-Brandon Moreno (DEC)
W-Rasul Albaskhanov (SUB)
7Ray Borg13-47-4W-Rogerio Bontorin (DEC)
W-Gabriel Silva (DEC)
L-Casey Kenney (DEC)
8Kai Kara France21-84-1W-Tyson Nam (DEC)
L-Brandon Moreno (DEC)
W-Mark De La Rosa (SUB)
9Rogerio Bontorin16-22-1L-Ray Borg (DEC)
W-Raulian Paiva (TKO)
W-Magomed Bibulatov (DEC)
10Alex Perez23-55-1W-Jordan Espinosa (SUB)
W-Mark Delarosa (DEC)
L-Joseph Benavidez (TKO)
11Raulian Paiva19-31-2W-Mark De La Rosa (KO)
L-Rogerio Bontorin (TKO)
L-Kai Kara France (DEC)
12Tim Elliott15-10-14-8L-Askar Askarov (DEC)
L-Deiveson Figueiredo (SUB)
W-Mark Delarosa (SUB)
13Tyson Nam17-11-10-2L-Kai Kara France (DEC)
L-Sergio Pettis (DEC)
W-Donald Gonzalez (TKO)
14Matt Schnell14-54-3L-Alexandre Pantoja (KO)
W-Jordan Espinosa (SUB)
W-Louis Smolka (SUB)
15David Dvorak18-31-0W-Bruno Silva (DEC)
W-Arsen Taigibov (SUB)
W-Igor Goncharov (TKO)
16Mark De La Rosa11-42-4L-Raulian Paiva (KO)
L-Kai Kara France (DEC)
L-Alex Perez (DEC)
17Jordan Espinosa14-71-2L-Alex Perez (SUB)
L-Matt Schnell (SUB)
W-Eric Shelton (DEC)
Zhalgas Zhumagulov
06/13/2020
18Bruno Silva10-5-20-2L-David Dvorak (DEC)
L-Khalid Taha (SUB)
W-Ralph Acosta (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Zhalgas Zhumagulov13-30-0W-Ali Bagautinov (DEC)
W-Tagir Ulanbekov (DEC)
W-Tyson Nam (DEC)
Jordan Espinosa
06/13/2020
Joseph Morales9-21-2L-Eric Shelton (DEC)
L-Deiveson Figueiredo (TKO)
W-Roberto Sanchez (SUB)
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10 Comments on this post.
  • Frank The Rabbit
    7 June 2017 at 4:18 PM
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    Why isn’t Deiveson Alcantara and Marco Beltran ranked in the Flyweight listings?

    • D.C. Ross
      15 June 2017 at 11:38 AM
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      Thank you, now ranked!

  • D.C. Ross
    3 November 2014 at 9:18 PM
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    He was cut, and then re-signed again.

  • D.C. Ross
    28 May 2014 at 11:29 AM
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    Updated. Seery did look real good in that fight. Hopefully, he avenges his prior loss to Harris later this year.

  • Wagner
    16 November 2013 at 9:00 AM
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    Lineker 8???? LINEKER 3!!!

    • D.C. Ross
      16 November 2013 at 9:39 AM
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      He hasn’t made weight in 3 of his last 4 fights. Also, his submission loss to Louis Gaudinot is pulling down his ranking. Lineker has looked great in his last 3 fights, but it’s not like he’s been facing stellar competition (Harris, Maria, Gashimov).

  • Danny
    17 September 2012 at 10:17 PM
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    Must be nice to have one win and be in the top ten in the ufc// the ufc needs tog et more fighters in this division// they should have like a flyweight TUF// with like japan vs usa or something// they need at least 20 more guys to make it a egit divison// at the divison still wont be taken seriously unless this divison gets stacked

    • admin
      18 September 2012 at 3:05 PM
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      Agreed, there are way too many high-level flyweights currently toiling away on the independent circuit. The UFC has curiously decided to continue casting their upcoming Ultimate Fighter seasons with lightweights and welterweights. The UFC could strike gold if they put together a flyweight season as they are much more likely to have their TUF winner go on to title contention. Look at John Dodson, he is already a fight or two away. Meanwhile, guys like Court McGee, Mac Danzig, Efrain Escudero, Jonathan Brookins, Ross Pearson, etc. are struggling to even keep their roster spot.

      Just look at last season’s TUF. Mike Chiesa had an amazing story, but there is no way he is ever going to reach contender status. The UFC basically just pour a ton of money into marketing and the entire TUF process to find a mid-level prospect. I hope Chiesa goes on to big things, but the reality is his striking will never allow him to do so.

  • dWdHELLCAT
    6 September 2012 at 12:10 AM
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    when lineker beats urushitani what will you do? move lineker up or urushitani down?

    • admin
      6 September 2012 at 8:07 PM
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      Lineker is a stud, but his submission/takedown defense is still questionable. Urushitani probably doesn’t have the wrestling to take Lineker down. I am expecting Lineker to score a big knockout, which would be a solid win for him in the thin flyweight division.

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