UFC Light Heavyweight 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 Strawweight (115)

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2017 UFC Signings:
Gokhan Saki
Nick Roehrick
Trevin Giles
James Bochnovic
Aleksandar Rakic
Dominick Reyes
Azamat Murzakanov
Misha Cirkunov
Volkan Oezdemir
Jeremy Kimball
Jordan Johnson
2017 UFC Cuts:
Daniel Jolly
Anthony Johnson (retired)
Nikita Krylov
Misha Cirkunov
Ryan Bader
Sean O'Connell (retired)
01Daniel Cormier
19-1 (8-1 UFC)
W-Anthony Johnson (SUB)
W-Anderson Silva (DEC)
W-Alexander Gustafsson (DEC)
Jon Jones
07/29/2017
02Alexander Gustafsson
18-4 (10-4 UFC)
W-Glover Teixeira (KO)
W-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
03Jimi Manuwa
17-2 (6-2 UFC)
W-Corey Anderson (KO)
W-Ovince St.Preux (KO)
L-Anthony Johnson (KO)
Volkan Oezdemir
07/29/2017
04Volkan Oezdemir
14-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Misha Cirkunov (KO)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
W-Alihan Vahaev (DEC)
Jimi Manuwa
07/29/2017
05Glover Teixeira
26-6 (9-4 UFC)
L-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
L-Anthony Johnson (KO)
06Ovince St.Preux
20-10 (8-5 UFC)
W-Marcos Lima (SUB)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (DEC)
L-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
Mauricio Rua
09/23/2017
07Mauricio Rua
25-10 (9-8 UFC)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
W-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Antonio Nogueira (DEC)
Ovince St.Preux
09/23/2017
08Misha Cirkunov
13-3 (4-1 UFC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
W-Ion Cutelaba (SUB)
09Corey Anderson
9-3 (6-3 UFC)
L-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Sean O'Connell (TKO)
L-Mauricio Rua (DEC)
10Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
22-8 (5-5 UFC)
L-Ryan Bader (TKO)
W-Patrick Cummins (TKO)
L-Mauricio Rua (DEC)
11Patrick Cummins
9-4 (5-4 UFC)
W-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Antonio Nogueira (TKO)
L-Glover Teixeira (TKO)
Gian Villante
07/22/2017
12Tyson Pedro
6-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Paul Craig (TKO)
W-Khalil Rountree (SUB)
W-Steven Warby (SUB)
Ilir Latifi
09/09/2017
13Jan Blachowicz
19-7 (2-4 UFC)
L-Patrick Cummins (DEC)
L-Alexander Gustafsson (DEC)
W-Igor Pokrajac (DEC)
14Ilir Latifi
12-5 (5-3 UFC)
L-Ryan Bader (KO)
W-Gian Villante (DEC)
W-Sean O'Connell (TKO)
Tyson Pedro
09/09/2017
15Gian Villante
15-8 (5-5 UFC)
L-Mauricio Rua (TKO)
W-Saparbek Safarov (TKO)
L-Ilir Latifi (DEC)
Patrick Cummins
07/22/2017
16Jared Cannonier
10-2 (3-2 UFC)
W-Nick Roehrick (TKO)
L-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
W-Ion Cutelaba (DEC)
17Gadzhimurad Antigulov
20-4 (2-0 UFC)
W-Joachim Christensen (SUB)
W-Marcos Lima (SUB)
W-Muslim Makhmudov (SUB)
18Ion Cutelaba
13-3 (2-2 UFC)
W-Henrique da Silva (KO)
L-Jared Canonnier DEC)
W-Jonathan Wilson (DEC)
19Dominick Reyes
7-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Joachim Christensen (TKO)
W-Jordan Powell (KO)
W-Marcus Govan (KO)
20C.B. Dollaway
16-8 (10-8 UFC)
W-Ed Herman (DEC)
L-Nate Marquardt (KO)
L-Michael Bisping (DEC)
21Jordan Johnson
8-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Marcel Fortuna (DEC)
W-Henrique da Silva (DEC)
W-LeMarcus Tucker (DEC)
22Khalil Rountree
6-2 (2-2 UFC)
W-Paul Craig (KO)
W-Daniel Jolly (KO)
L-Tyson Pedro (SUB)
23Devin Clark
8-1 (2-1 UFC)
W-Jake Collier (DEC)
W-Josh Stansbury (DEC)
L-Alex Nicholson (KO)
24Francimar Barroso
19-5 (4-2 UFC)
W-Darren Stewart (DEC)
NC-Darren Stewart (NC)
L-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
Aleksandar Rakic
09/02/2017
25Steve Bosse
12-2 (2-1 UFC)
W-Sean O'Connell (DEC)
W-James Te Huna (KO)
L-Thiago Santos (KO)
26Ed Herman
23-13 (10-9 UFC)
L-C.B. Dollaway (DEC)
L-Nikita Krylov (KO)
W-Tim Boetsch (KO)
27Marcos Lima
15-5-1 (4-3 UFC)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Jeremy Kimball (TKO)
L-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (SUB)
Saparbek Safarov
09/02/2017
28Marcel Fortuna
9-2 (1-1 UFC)
W-Jordan Johnson (DEC)
W-Anthony Hamilton (KO)
L-Cory Hendricks (DEC)
29Trevin Giles
10-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-James Bochnovic (KO)
W-Ryan Spann (DEC)
W-Isaac Villanueva (SUB)
30Darren Stewart
7-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Francimar Barroso DEC)
NC-Francimar Barroso (NC)
W-Boubacar Balde (TKO)
31Paul Craig
9-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Khalil Rountree (KO)
L-Tyson Pedro (TKO)
W-Henrique da Silva (SUB)
32Henrique da Silva
12-3 (2-3 UFC)
L-Ion Cutelaba (KO)
L-Jordan Johnson DEC)
L-Paul Craig (SUB)
Gokhan Saki
09/23/2017
33Jeremy Kimball
15-6 (1-1 UFC)
W-Josh Stansbury (TKO)
L-Marcos Lima (TKO)
W-Maro Perak (TKO)
34Jonathan Wilson
7-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Ion Cutelaba (DEC)
L-Henrique da Silva (TKO)
W-Chris Dempsey (KO)
35Jake Collier
10-4 (2-3 UFC)
L-Devin Clark (DEC)
W-Alberto Uda (KO)
L-Dongi Yang (TKO)
36Saparbek Safarov
8-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Gian Villante (TKO)
W-Rodney Wallace (TKO)
W-Giga Kukhalashvili (SUB)
Marcos Lima
09/02/2017
37Josh Stansbury
8-4 (1-2 UFC)
L-Jeremy Kimball (TKO)
L-Devin Clark (DEC)
W-Cory Hendricks (DEC)
38Igor Pokrajac
28-13 (4-8 UFC)
L-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
W-Zauri Maisuradze (SUB)
W-Rudolf Pavlin (TKO)
39Nick Roehrick
7-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
W-Jesus Rivera (TKO)
W-Danny Babcock (DEC)
40Joachim Christensen
14-6 (1-3 UFC)
L-Dominick Reyes (TKO)
L-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (SUB)
W-Bojan Mihajlovic (TKO)
41James Bochnovic
8-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Trevin Giles (KO)
W-Wayman Carter (SUB)
W-Matthew Paul (SUB)
42Bojan Mihajlovic
10-5 (0-2 UFC)
L-Joachim Christensen (TKO)
L-Francis Ngannou (TKO)
W-Muhamad Mahmic (TKO)
Abdul-Kerim Edilov
09/02/2017
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
*Jon Jones
22-1 (16-1 UFC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
W-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
W-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
Daniel Cormier
07/29/2017
*Tom Lawlor
10-6 (6-5 UFC)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
W-Michael Kuiper (SUB)
*Abdul-Kerim Edilov
16-4 (0-0 UFC)
W-Leonardo Gosling (TKO)
W-Tiago Tosato (SUB)
W-Gilliard Fagundes (SUB)
Bojan Mihajlovic
09/02/2017
*Gokhan Saki
0-1 (0-0 UFC)
L-James Zikic (TKO)Henrique da Silva
09/23/2017
*Aleksandar Rakic
8-1 (0-0 UFC)
W-Sergio Souza (TKO)
W-Martin Batur (KO)
W-Marcin Prachnio (TKO)
Francimar Barroso
09/02/2017
*John Phillips
21-6 (0-0 UFC)
W-Jose Lacerda (KO)
W-Cheick Kone (KO)
W-Markus Di Gallo (KO)
*Azamat Murzakanov
7-0 (0-0 UFC)
W-Georgy Sakaev (TKO)
W-Andre Muniz (KO)
W-Bogdan Bulakh (SUB)
UFC Rankings FAQ    
* These rankings are not official, nor do they reflect any affiliation with, sponsorship, or endorsement by the UFC. The official UFC Fighter Rankings can be found here.
UFC Rankings are comprised of all fighters currently signed to the UFC. RankingMMA has been publishing UFC 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 up 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 suspended for performance enhancing substances or fighter conduct, they will be removed from the rankings.

  • Derek Love

    Is there a definite way to know if you’ve updated your Rankings post UFC Cards? Your Rankings are the best out there and im always curious what you have to say about Fighter Rankings

    • D.C. Ross

      Hi Derek, I do my very best to update rankings within 24 hours of a UFC fight card. On the homepage, I also have a date stamp, so it will be easier to know when rankings have been updated. Thank you for the comment!

  • eMfAkz 267

    maulers all shit

  • D.C. Ross

    Thanks for the heads up, didn’t know Miranda was officially dropping down to MW.

  • Joe

    Quick questions …

    1. How did Gus fall from the #1 contender’s spot (i.e. ranked #2) with Glover doing worse than him in the title fight and Rashad not exactly shining and beating top contenders?

    2. What is the “Finishing Percentage” since it’s clearly not the % of wins by finish – For instance, Gus is 13/16 for a 81.25% finish rate, nor the % of his fights that didn’t go the distance – Gus is 14/18 for a 77.78%. Those are the only two things I could think of that fit, what have I missed?

  • Dan

    Lawlor vs Latifi is at MW. As such neither should be listed on here.

  • John

    Mauler gona take the belt home to SWEDEN!

  • Joe

    The UFC’s top 10 rankings are just pure BS.

    Glover #4??? Yeah, he’s a scary potential contender, but how can he be ranked above Rashad?? His best win is James Te-Huna!!! Rashad just beat Dan Henderson!!!

    I totally get why you guys use the UFC rankings as your top 10, but I have to say I liked it better when you did the top 10 rankings too. They made much more sense than the UFC rankings (which are more future marketing based than actual track record based).

    • D.C. Ross

      I hear ya. I am still torn. Hopefully, the current UFC rankings media panel will continue to put out inconsistent rankings and they will ultimately be scrapped…

  • Derek

    Kyle Kingsbury is retired

    • rankingmma

      I know it has been mentioned in a few interviews, but there is still no certainty. If you have a link that says so, please let me know.

      As of now Kyle Kingsbury, Paul Taylor, Shane Carwin, Sean Sherk, B.J. Penn, Tim Credeur, and Matt Serra are all rumored to be retired, but none of them to my knowledge have come out and stated they are officially retired.

  • John

    The Mauler is ready to take on Jones! I look forward to this megafight!

  • Joe

    Thiago Silva has been suspended 🙂

    • admin

      Yeah, Silva sure is making it hard on himself over the last few years. His days as a contender look to be fading quickly.

      • Joe

        Yup, not only as a contender, he’s also ricking his employment … I think if there were a tad more depth in the LWH division these days he’d be out of there … Not many fighters can boast a L-NC-L-NC record in their last 4 fights …

        Fighters that come back from suspensions are generally a bit more careful, at least for a while … I guess he’s not the sharpest tool in the shed … or maybe having the childhood he did, left him with some self-destructive demon that he can’t deal with … who am I to judge?

  • dWd

    Don’t get too excited too soon about Teixeira,Jimi Manuwa was just as impressive against Kingsbury but you only have him at 21.

    • admin

      The difference is Glover has a ground game. Manuwa still has a ways to go with his takedown defense. Glover does seem a bit high because he hasn’t beat a top name yet, but the mid-level LHWs are all struggling (Bader, Rampage, Forrest, Lil Nog, Thiago Silva).

  • admin

    I listened to you guys, and now the full UFC rosters are in. Thank you for the suggestion.