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 Flyweight (125) –  Women’s Strawweight (115)

Our
Ranking
Fighter  Last 3 FightsNext Fight
Jon Jones
25-1 (19-1 UFC)
W-Thiago Santos (DEC)
W-Anthony Smith (DEC)
W-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
1Thiago Santos
21-7 (13-6 UFC)
L-Jon Jones (DEC)
W-Jan Blachowicz (TKO)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
2Anthony Smith
32-14 (8-4 UFC)
W-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
L-Jon Jones (DEC)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (SUB)
3Corey Anderson
12-4 (9-4 UFC)
W-Ilir Latifi (DEC)
W-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
W-Patrick Cummins (DEC)
4Glover Teixeira
29-7 (12-5 UFC)
W-Ion Cutelaba (SUB)
W-Karl Roberson (SUB)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
Nikita Krylov
Fight Night 158
09/14/2019
5Jan Blachowicz
24-8 (7-5 UFC)
W-Luke Rockhold (KO)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
W-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
6Aleksandar Rakic
12-1 (4-0 UFC)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Devin Clark (TKO)
W-Justin Ledet (DEC)
7Dominick Reyes
11-0 (5-0 UFC)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
W-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
8Johnny Walker
17-3 (3-0 UFC)
W-Misha Cirkunov (TKO)
W-Justin Ledet (TKO)
W-Khalil Rountree (KO)
9Volkan Oezdemir
15-4 (3-3 UFC)
L-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
L-Anthony Smith (SUB)
L-Daniel Cormier (TKO)
Ilir Latifi
ESPN 5
08/03/2019
10Luke Rockhold
16-5 (6-4 UFC)
L-Jan Blachowicz (KO)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
W-David Branch (TKO)
11Ilir Latifi
14-6 (7-4 UFC)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Tyson Pedro (DEC)
Volkan Oezdemir
ESPN 5
08/03/2019
12Misha Cirkunov
14-5 (5-3 UFC)
L-Johnny Walker (TKO)
W-Patrick Cummins (SUB)
L-Glover Teixeira (TKO)
Jim Crute
Fight Night 158
09/14/2019
13Nikita Krylov
25-6 (7-4 UFC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
L-Jan Blachowicz (SUB)
W-Fabio Maldonado (KO)
Glover Teixeira
Fight Night 158
09/14/2019
14Ovince St.Preux
23-13 (11-8 UFC)
L-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
L-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
W-Tyson Pedro (SUB)
15Mauricio Rua
26-11 (10-9 UFC)
W-Tyson Pedro (TKO)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
16Jim Crute
10-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Sam Alvey (TKO)
W-Paul Craig (SUB)
W-Chris Birchler (TKO)
Misha Cirkunov
Fight Night 158
09/14/2019
17Michal Oleksiejczuk
11-2 (2-0 UFC)
W-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (KO)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
NC-Khalil Rountree (NC)
18Tyson Pedro
7-3 (3-3 UFC)
LMauricio Rua (TKO)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Saparbek Safarov (SUB)
19Khalil Rountree
8-3 (4-3 UFC)
W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
L-Johnny Walker (KO)
W-Gokhan Saki (TKO)
20Ryan Spann
16-5 (2-0 UFC)
W-Antonio Nogueira (KO)
W-Luis Henrique (DEC)
W-Emiliano Sordi (SUB)
21Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
23-9 (6-6 UFC)
L-Ryan Spann (KO)
W-Sam Alvey (TKO)
L-Ryan Bader (TKO)
22Ion Cutelaba
14-4 (3-3 UFC)
L-Glover Teixeira (SUB)
W-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (TKO)
W-Henrique da Silva (KO)
23Sam Alvey
33-12 (10-7 UFC)
L-Jim Crute (TKO)
L-Antonio Nogueira (TKO)
W-Gian Villante (DEC)
Klidson Abreu
UFC on ESPN 4
07/20/2019
24Alonzo Menifield
9-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Paul Craig (KO)
W-Vinicius Alves (TKO)
W-Dashawn Boatwright (TKO)
25Gian Villante
17-11 (7-8 UFC)
L-Michal Oleksiejczuk (TKO)
W-Ed Herman (DEC)
L-Sam Alvey (DEC)
NREd Herman
24-14 (11-10 UFC)
W-Patrick Cummins (TKO)
L-Gian Villante (DEC)
L-C.B. Dollaway (DEC)
NRPatrick Cummins
10-7 (6-7 UFC)
L-Ed Herman (TKO)
L-Misha Cirkunov (SUB)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
NRDevin Clark
10-3 (4-3 UFC)
W-Mike Rodriguez (DEC)
L-Aleksandar Rakic (TKO)
W-Mike Rodriguez (DEC)
NREryk Anders
12-4 (4-4 UFC)
W-Vinicius Alves (KO)
L-Khalil Rountree (DEC)
L-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
NRPaul Craig
11-4 (3-4 UFC)
L-Alonzo Menifield (KO)
W-Kennedy Nzechukwu (SUB)
L-Jim Crute (SUB)
NRMagomed Ankalayev
11-1 (2-1 UFC)
W-Klidson Abreu (DEC)
W-Marcin Prachnio (KO)
L-Paul Craig (SUB)
NRGadzhimurad Antigulov
20-6 (2-2 UFC)
L-Michal Oleksiejczuk (KO)
L-Ion Cutelaba (TKO)
W-Joachim Christensen (SUB)
NRDarko Stosic
13-2 (1-1 UFC)
L-Devin Clark (DEC)
W-Jeremy Kimball (TKO)
W-Tomasz Czerwinski (TKO)
Kennedy Nzechukwu
ESPN 5
08/03/2019
NRKlidson Abreu
14-3 (0-1 UFC)
L-Magomed Ankalayev (DEC)
W-Anton Vyazigin (SUB)
W-Viktor Nemkov (SUB)
Sam Alvey
UFC on ESPN 4
07/20/2019
NRGokhan Saki
1-2 (1-1 UFC)
L-Khalil Rountree (TKO)
W-Henrique da Silva (KO)
L-James Zikic (TKO)
NRSaparbek Safarov
9-2 (1-2 UFC)
W-Nicolae Negumereanu (DEC)
L-Tyson Pedro (SUB)
L-Gian Villante (TKO)
NRJustin Ledet
9-2 (3-2 UFC)
L-Johnny Walker (TKO)
L-Aleksandar Rakic (DEC)
W-Azunna Anyanwu (DEC)
NRDalcha Lungiambula
10-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Dequan Townsend (TKO)
W-Andrew van Zyl (DEC)
W-Stuart Austin (TKO)
NRKennedy Nzechukwu
6-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Paul Craig (SUB)
W-Dennis Bryant (TKO)
W-Corey Johnson (TKO)
Darko Stosic
ESPN 5
08/03/2019
NRVinicius Alves
9-3 (0-2 UFC)
L-Eryk Anders (KO)
L-Alonzo Menifield (TKO)
W-John Arte (SUB)
NRVinicius Alves
9-3 (1-0 UFC)
W-Mike Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Alexandre Silva (TKO)
L-Vinicius Alves (SUB)
NRMike Rodriguez
10-4 (1-2 UFC)
L-John Allan (DEC)
W-Adam Milstead (TKO)
L-Devin Clark (DEC)
NRMarcin Prachnio
13-4 (0-2 UFC)
L-Magomed Ankalayev (KO)
L-Sam Alvey (KO)
W-Gilberto Galvao (KO)
NRNicolae Negumereanu
9-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Saparbek Safarov (DEC)
W-Dan Konecke (SUB)
W-Gilberto Galvao (KO)
NRDequan Townsend
18-8 (0-1 UFC)
L-Dalcha Lungiambula (TKO)
W-Muhammad Abdullah (SUB)
W-Hector Urbina (KO)
NRYaozong Hu
3-2 (0-2 UFC)
L-Rashad Coulter (DEC)
L-Cyril Asker (SUB)
W-Abror Yakhyaev (TKO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Ivan Shtyrkov
12-0 (0-0 UFC)
W-Thiago Silva (SUB)
W-Fabio Maldonado (TKO)
D-Geronimo dos Santos (DEC)
Khadis Ibragimov
8-0 (0-0 UFC)
W-Rafal Kijanczuk (TKO)
W-Dimitriy Mikutsa (SUB)
W-Giga Kukhalashvili (DQ)
Jake Collier
11-4 (3-3 UFC)
W-Marcel Fortuna (DEC)
L-Devin Clark (DEC)
W-Alberto Uda (KO)
Azamat Murzakanov
7-0 (0-0 UFC)
W-Georgy Sakaev (TKO)
W-Andre Muniz (KO)
W-Bogdan Bulakh (SUB)
Roman Dolidze
6-0 (0-0 UFC)
W-Michal Pasternak (KO)
W-Eder Souza (KO)
W-Amirali Joroev (TKO)
Bojan Mihajlovic
10-6 (0-3 UFC)
L-Abdul-Kerim Edilov (TKO)
L-Joachim Christensen (TKO)
L-Francis Ngannou (TKO)
UFC Rankings FAQ    
* These rankings are not official, nor do they reflect any affiliation with, sponsorship, or endorsement by the UFC. The rankings generated by the UFC 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 our 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 UFC Rankings
= 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 unless the fighter states different.
= Suspension. Should a fighter be suspended for performance enhancing substances or fighter conduct, they will be removed from the rankings.
= Info Needed. A fighter has signed or re-signed with the UFC, but have yet to officially fight in the UFC.

20 Comments on this post.
  • Derek Love
    27 April 2016 at 2:32 PM
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    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
      18 November 2016 at 12:53 AM
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      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
    8 August 2015 at 1:16 AM
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    maulers all shit

  • D.C. Ross
    14 November 2014 at 10:48 PM
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    Thanks for the heads up, didn’t know Miranda was officially dropping down to MW.

  • Joe
    22 May 2014 at 4:00 AM
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    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
    13 May 2014 at 5:43 PM
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    Lawlor vs Latifi is at MW. As such neither should be listed on here.

  • John
    23 June 2013 at 1:52 AM
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    Mauler gona take the belt home to SWEDEN!

  • Joe
    19 June 2013 at 2:17 AM
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    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
      19 June 2013 at 5:16 PM
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      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
    8 April 2013 at 3:49 PM
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    Kyle Kingsbury is retired

    • rankingmma
      9 April 2013 at 8:20 AM
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      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
    7 April 2013 at 3:00 AM
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    The Mauler is ready to take on Jones! I look forward to this megafight!

  • Joe
    25 November 2012 at 6:58 AM
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    Thiago Silva has been suspended 🙂

    • admin
      27 November 2012 at 1:05 PM
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      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
        10 December 2012 at 3:40 AM
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        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
    17 October 2012 at 10:19 PM
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    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
      21 October 2012 at 10:18 AM
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      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
    20 August 2012 at 9:46 PM
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    I listened to you guys, and now the full UFC rosters are in. Thank you for the suggestion.

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