UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings

FAQ & Rankings Criteria

Men’s Weight Classes
Flyweight (125)Bantamweight (135)Featherweight (145)Lightweight (155)Welterweight (170)Middleweight (185) – Light Heavyweight (205) – Heavyweight (265)
Women’s Weight Classes
Women’s Strawweight (115)Women’s Bantamweight (135)Women’s Featherweight (145)

#  FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Daniel Cormier
19-1 (8-1 UFC)
W-Anthony Johnson (SUB)
W-Anderson Silva (DEC)
W-Alexander Gustafsson (DEC)
Jon Jones
02Alexander Gustafsson
17-4 (9-4 UFC)
W-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
L-Anthony Johnson (TKO)
Glover Teixeira
03Jimi Manuwa
17-2 (6-2 UFC)
W-Corey Anderson (KO)
W-Ovince St.Preux (KO)
L-Anthony Johnson (KO)
04Glover Teixeira
26-5 (9-3 UFC)
W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
L-Anthony Johnson (KO)
W-Rashad Evans (KO)
Alexander Gustafsson
05Volkan Oezdemir
13-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
W-Alihan Vahaev (DEC)
W-Paco Estevez (TKO)
Misha Cirkunov
06Ovince St.Preux
20-10 (8-5 UFC)
W-Marcos Lima (SUB)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (DEC)
L-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
07Mauricio Rua
25-10 (9-8 UFC)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
W-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Antonio Nogueira (DEC)
08Misha Cirkunov
13-2 (4-0 UFC)
W-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
W-Ion Cutelaba (SUB)
W-Alex Nicholson (SUB)
Volkan Oezdemir
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
12Tyson Pedro
6-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Paul Craig (TKO)
W-Khalil Rountree (SUB)
W-Steven Warby (SUB)
13Jared Cannonier
9-2 (2-2 UFC)
L-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
W-Ion Cutelaba (DEC)
W-Cyril Asker (KO)
Steve Bosse
14Jan Blachowicz
19-7 (2-4 UFC)
L-Patrick Cummins (DEC)
L-Alexander Gustafsson (DEC)
W-Igor Pokrajac (DEC)
15Ilir Latifi
12-5 (5-3 UFC)
L-Ryan Bader (KO)
W-Gian Villante (DEC)
W-Sean O'Connell (TKO)
16Gian Villante
15-8 (5-5 UFC)
L-Mauricio Rua (TKO)
W-Saparbek Safarov (TKO)
L-Ilir Latifi (DEC)
Patrick Cummins
17Devin Clark
8-1 (2-1 UFC)
W-Jake Collier (DEC)
W-Josh Stansbury (DEC)
L-Alex Nicholson (KO)
18Gadzhimurad Antigulov
20-4 (2-0 UFC)
W-Joachim Christensen (SUB)
W-Marcos Lima (SUB)
W-Muslim Makhmudov (SUB)
19Ed Herman
23-12 (10-8 UFC)
L-Nikita Krylov (KO)
W-Tim Boetsch (KO)
L-Derek Brunson (TKO)
C.B. Dollaway
20Steve Bosse
12-2 (2-1 UFC)
W-Sean O'Connell (DEC)
W-James Te Huna (KO)
L-Thiago Santos (KO)
Jared Cannonier
21Jordan Johnson
7-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Henrique da Silva (DEC)
W-LeMarcus Tucker (DEC)
W-Shaun Asher (SUB)
Marcel Fortuna
22Marcos Lima
15-5-1 (4-3 UFC)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Jeremy Kimball (TKO)
L-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (SUB)
23Francimar Barroso
19-6 (4-3 UFC)
W-Darren Stewart (DEC)
NC-Darren Stewart (TKO)
L-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
24Paul Craig
9-1 (1-1 UFC)
L-Tyson Pedro (TKO)
W-Henrique da Silva (SUB)
W-Marcin Lazarz (SUB)
Khalil Rountree
25Henrique da Silva
12-2 (2-2 UFC)
L-Jordan Johnson DEC)
L-Paul Craig (SUB)
W-Joachim Christensen (SUB)
Ion Cutelaba
26Ion Cutelaba
12-3 (1-2 UFC)
L-Jared Canonnier DEC)
W-Jonathan Wilson (DEC)
L-Misha Cirkunov (SUB)
Henrique da Silva
27Khalil Rountree
5-2 (1-2 UFC)
W-Daniel Jolly (KO)
L-Tyson Pedro (SUB)
W-Josh Stansbury (TKO)
Paul Craig
28Josh Stansbury
8-3 (1-1 UFC)
L-Devin Clark (DEC)
W-Cory Hendricks (DEC)
L-Khalil Rountree (TKO)
Jeremy Kimball
29Jonathan Wilson
7-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Ion Cutelaba (DEC)
L-Henrique da Silva (TKO)
W-Chris Dempsey (KO)
30Darren Stewart
7-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Francimar Barroso DEC)
W-Francimar Barroso (TKO)
W-Boubacar Balde (TKO)
31Igor Pokrajac
28-13 (4-8 UFC)
L-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
W-Zauri Maisuradze (SUB)
W-Rudolf Pavlin (TKO)
32Saparbek Safarov
8-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Gian Villante (TKO)
W-Rodney Wallace (TKO)
W-Giga Kukhalashvili (SUB)
33Jake Collier
10-4 (2-3 UFC)
L-Devin Clark (DEC)
W-Alberto Uda (KO)
L-Dongi Yang (TKO)
34Jeremy Kimball
14-6 (0-1 UFC)
L-Marcos Lima (TKO)
W-Maro Perak (TKO)
W-Matt Van Buren (KO)
Josh Stansbury
35Joachim Christensen
14-5 (1-2 UFC)
L-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (SUB)
W-Bojan Mihajlovic (TKO)
L-Henrique da Silva (SUB)
36Daniel Jolly
5-2 (0-2 UFC)
L-Khalil Rountree (KO)
L-Misha Cirkunov (TKO)
W-Josh Foster (DEC)
37Bojan Mihajlovic
10-5 (0-2 UFC)
L-Joachim Christensen (TKO)
L-Francis Ngannou (TKO)
W-Muhamad Mahmic (TKO)
* Ineligible for Rankings
*Jon Jones
22-1 (16-1 UFC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
W-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
W-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
Daniel Cormier
*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)
*Marcel Fortuna
9-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Anthony Hamilton (KO)
L-Cory Hendricks (DEC)
W-David Mitchell (DEC)
Jordan Johnson
*John Phillips
21-6 (0-0 UFC)
W-Jose Lacerda (KO)
W-Cheick Kone (KO)
W-Markus Di Gallo (KO)
Yet to debut
2017 UFC Signings:
Misha Cirkunov
Volkan Oezdemir
Jeremy Kimball
Jordan Johnson
2017 UFC Cuts:
Anthony Johnson (retired)
Nikita Krylov
Misha Cirkunov
Ryan Bader
Sean O'Connell (retired)

  • admin

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

  • 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).

  • 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?

  • John

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

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • John

    Mauler gona take the belt home to SWEDEN!

  • Dan

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

  • 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?

  • D.C. Ross

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

  • eMfAkz 267

    maulers all shit

  • 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!