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
18-1 (7-1 UFC)
W-Anderson Silva (DEC)
W-Alexander Gustafsson (DEC)
W-Anthony Johnson (SUB)
Anthony Johnson
02Anthony Johnson
22-5 (13-5 UFC)
W-Glover Teixeira (KO)
W-Ryan Bader (KO)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
Daniel Cormier
03Alexander Gustafsson
17-4 (9-4 UFC)
W-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
L-Anthony Johnson (TKO)
Glover Teixeira
04Jimi Manuwa
17-2 (6-2 UFC)
W-Corey Anderson (KO)
W-Ovince St.Preux (KO)
L-Anthony Johnson (KO)
05Glover Teixeira
26-5 (9-3 UFC)
W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
L-Anthony Johnson (KO)
W-Rashad Evans (KO)
Alexander Gustafsson
06Volkan Oezdemir
13-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
W-Alihan Vahaev (DEC)
W-Paco Estevez (TKO)
Misha Cirkunov
07Ovince St.Preux
19-10 (7-5 UFC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (DEC)
L-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
L-Jon Jones (DEC)
Marcos Lima
08Mauricio Rua
25-10 (9-8 UFC)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
W-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Antonio Nogueira (DEC)
09Misha Cirkunov
13-2 (4-0 UFC)
W-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
W-Ion Cutelaba (SUB)
W-Alex Nicholson (SUB)
Volkan Oezdemir
10Corey Anderson
9-3 (6-3 UFC)
L-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Sean O'Connell (TKO)
L-Mauricio Rua (DEC)
11Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
22-8 (5-5 UFC)
L-Ryan Bader (TKO)
W-Patrick Cummins (TKO)
L-Mauricio Rua (DEC)
Ilir Latifi
12Patrick Cummins
8-4 (4-4 UFC)
L-Antonio Nogueira (TKO)
L-Glover Teixeira (TKO)
W-Rafael Cavalcante (TKO)
Jan Blachowicz
13Jan Blachowicz
19-6 (2-3 UFC)
L-Alexander Gustafsson (DEC)
W-Igor Pokrajac (DEC)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
Patrick Cummins
14Ilir Latifi
12-5 (5-3 UFC)
L-Ryan Bader (KO)
W-Gian Villante (DEC)
W-Sean O'Connell (TKO)
Antonio Nogueira
15Gian Villante
15-8 (5-5 UFC)
L-Mauricio Rua (TKO)
W-Saparbek Safarov (TKO)
L-Ilir Latifi (DEC)
16Tyson Pedro
6-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Paul Craig (TKO)
W-Khalil Rountree (SUB)
W-Steven Warby (SUB)
17Jared Cannonier
9-2 (2-2 UFC)
L-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
W-Ion Cutelaba (DEC)
W-Cyril Asker (KO)
18Ed Herman
23-12 (10-8 UFC)
L-Nikita Krylov (KO)
W-Tim Boetsch (KO)
L-Derek Brunson (TKO)
19Jordan Johnson
7-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Henrique da Silva (DEC)
W-LeMarcus Tucker (DEC)
W-Shaun Asher (SUB)
20Gadzhimurad Antigulov
19-4 (1-0 UFC)
W-Marcos Lima (SUB)
W-Muslim Makhmudov (SUB)
W-Jorge Bezerra (TKO)
Joachim Christensen
21Marcos Lima
15-4-1 (4-2 UFC)
W-Jeremy Kimball (TKO)
L-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (SUB)
W-Clint Hester (SUB)
Ovince St.Preux
22Steve Bosse
12-2 (2-1 UFC)
W-Sean O'Connell (DEC)
W-James Te Huna (KO)
L-Thiago Santos (KO)
23Devin Clark
7-1 (1-1 UFC)
W-Josh Stansbury (DEC)
L-Alex Nicholson (KO)
W-Rafael Viana (TKO)
Jake Collier
24Paul Craig
9-1 (1-1 UFC)
L-Tyson Pedro (TKO)
W-Henrique da Silva (SUB)
W-Marcin Lazarz (SUB)
25Henrique da Silva
12-2 (2-2 UFC)
L-Jordan Johnson DEC)
L-Paul Craig (SUB)
W-Joachim Christensen (SUB)
26Francimar Barroso
19-6 (4-3 UFC)
W-Darren Stewart (DEC)
NC-Darren Stewart (TKO)
L-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
27Ion Cutelaba
12-3 (1-2 UFC)
L-Jared Canonnier DEC)
W-Jonathan Wilson (DEC)
L-Misha Cirkunov (SUB)
28Igor Pokrajac
28-13 (4-8 UFC)
L-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
W-Zauri Maisuradze (SUB)
W-Rudolf Pavlin (TKO)
29Khalil Rountree
5-2 (1-2 UFC)
W-Daniel Jolly (KO)
L-Tyson Pedro (SUB)
W-Josh Stansbury (TKO)
30Darren Stewart
7-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Francimar Barroso DEC)
W-Francimar Barroso (TKO)
W-Boubacar Balde (TKO)
31Jonathan Wilson
7-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Ion Cutelaba (DEC)
L-Henrique da Silva (TKO)
W-Chris Dempsey (KO)
32Josh Stansbury
8-3 (1-1 UFC)
L-Devin Clark (DEC)
W-Cory Hendricks (DEC)
L-Khalil Rountree (TKO)
Jeremy Kimball
33Saparbek Safarov
8-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Gian Villante (TKO)
W-Rodney Wallace (TKO)
W-Giga Kukhalashvili (SUB)
34Joachim Christensen
14-4 (1-1 UFC)
W-Bojan Mihajlovic (TKO)
L-Henrique da Silva (SUB)
W-Max Nunes (DEC)
Gadzhimurad Antigulov
35Jeremy Kimball
14-6 (0-1 UFC)
L-Marcos Lima (TKO)
W-Maro Perak (TKO)
W-Matt Van Buren (KO)
Josh Stansbury
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)
*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)
*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:
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!