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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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Fighter  Last 3 FightsNext Fight
2017 UFC Signings:
Marcin Prachnio
Magomed Ankalayev
Michal Oleksiejczuk
Mike Rodriguez
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:
Steve Bosse (retired)
Henrique da Silva
Daniel Jolly
Anthony Johnson (retired)
Nikita Krylov
Misha Cirkunov
Ryan Bader
Sean O'Connell (retired)
Daniel Cormier
20-1 (9-1 UFC)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (TKO)
NC-Jon Jones (NC)
W-Anthony Johnson (SUB)
11Alexander Gustafsson
18-4 (10-4 UFC)
W-Glover Teixeira (KO)
W-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
23Glover Teixeira
27-6 (10-4 UFC)
W-Misha Cirkunov (TKO)
L-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
32Volkan Oezdemir
15-2 (3-1 UFC)
L-Daniel Cormier (TKO)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Misha Cirkunov (KO)
4 4Jimi Manuwa
17-3 (6-3 UFC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Corey Anderson (KO)
W-Ovince St.Preux (KO)
Jan Blachowicz
03/17/2018
55Ovince St.Preux
22-10 (10-5 UFC)
W-Corey Anderson (KO)
W-Yushin Okami (SUB)
W-Marcos Lima (SUB)
Ilir Latifi
01/27/2018
66Mauricio Rua
25-10 (9-8 UFC)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
W-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Antonio Nogueira (DEC)
710Patrick Cummins
10-4 (6-4 UFC)
W-Gian Villante (DEC)
W-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Antonio Nogueira (TKO)
88Corey Anderson
9-4 (6-4 UFC)
L-Ovince St.Preux (KO)
L-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
W-Sean O'Connell (TKO)
915Jan Blachowicz
21-7 (4-4 UFC)
W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
W-Devin Clark (SUB)
L-Patrick Cummins (DEC)
Jimi Manuwa
03/17/2018
109Ilir Latifi
13-5 (6-3 UFC)
W-Tyson Pedro (DEC)
L-Ryan Bader (KO)
W-Gian Villante (DEC)
Ovince St.Preux
01/27/2018
117Misha Cirkunov
13-3 (4-1 UFC)
L-Glover Teixeira (TKO)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
1213Tyson Pedro
6-1 (2-1 UFC)
L-Ilir Latifi (DEC)
W-Paul Craig (TKO)
W-Khalil Rountree (SUB)
Saparbek Safarov
02/11/2018
13Gian Villante
16-9 (6-6 UFC)
W-Francimar Barroso (DEC)
L-Patrick Cummins (DEC)
L-Mauricio Rua (TKO)
1414Jared Cannonier
10-3 (3-3 UFC)
L-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
W-Nick Roehrick (TKO)
L-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
1512Gadzhimurad Antigulov
20-4 (2-0 UFC)
W-Joachim Christensen (SUB)
W-Marcos Lima (SUB)
W-Muslim Makhmudov (SUB)
Aleksandar Rakic
02/24/2018
16Gokhan Saki
1-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Henrique da Silva (KO)
L-James Zikic (TKO)
17Dominick Reyes
8-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Jeremy Kimball (SUB)
W-Joachim Christensen (TKO)
W-Jordan Powell (KO)
18 C.B. Dollaway
16-8 (10-8 UFC)
W-Ed Herman (DEC)
L-Nate Marquardt (KO)
L-Michael Bisping (DEC)
Hector Lombard
03/03/2018
19Jordan Johnson
8-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Marcel Fortuna (DEC)
W-Henrique da Silva (DEC)
W-LeMarcus Tucker (DEC)
20Abdul-Kerim Edilov
17-4 (1-0 UFC)
W-Bojan Mihajlovic (TKO)
W-Leonardo Gosling (TKO)
W-Tiago Tosato (SUB)
21Devin Clark
8-2 (2-2 UFC)
L-Jan Blachowicz (SUB)
W-Jake Collier (DEC)
W-Josh Stansbury (DEC)
22Ed Herman
23-13 (10-9 UFC)
L-C.B. Dollaway (DEC)
L-Nikita Krylov (KO)
W-Tim Boetsch (KO)
23Jake Collier
11-4 (3-3 UFC)
W-Marcel Fortuna (DEC)
L-Devin Clark (DEC)
W-Alberto Uda (KO)
24Aleksandar Rakic
9-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Francimar Barroso (DEC)
W-Sergio Souza (TKO)
W-Martin Batur (KO)
Gadzhimurad Antigulov
02/24/2018
25Michal Oleksiejczuk
10-2 (1-0 UFC)
W-Khalil Rountree (DEC)
W-Riccardo Nosiglia (KO)
W-Charles Andrade (KO)
26Khalil Rountree
6-3 (2-3 UFC)
L-Michal Oleksiejczuk (DEC)
W-Paul Craig (KO)
W-Daniel Jolly (KO)
27Francimar Barroso
19-7 (4-4 UFC)
L-Gian Villante (DEC)
L-Aleksandar Rakic (DEC)
W-Darren Stewart (DEC)
28Jeremy Kimball
15-7 (1-2 UFC)
L-Dominick Reyes (SUB)
W-Josh Stansbury (TKO)
L-Marcos Lima (TKO)
29Marcel Fortuna
9-3 (1-2 UFC)
L-Jake Collier (DEC)
W-Jordan Johnson (DEC)
W-Anthony Hamilton (KO)
30Paul Craig
9-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Khalil Rountree (KO)
L-Tyson Pedro (TKO)
W-Henrique da Silva (SUB)
Magomed Ankalaev
03/17/2018
31Josh Stansbury
8-4 (1-2 UFC)
L-Jeremy Kimball (TKO)
L-Devin Clark (DEC)
W-Cory Hendricks (DEC)
32Saparbek Safarov
8-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Gian Villante (TKO)
W-Rodney Wallace (TKO)
W-Giga Kukhalashvili (SUB)
Tyson Pedro
02/11/2018
33Joachim Christensen
14-6 (1-3 UFC)
L-Dominick Reyes (TKO)
L-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (SUB)
W-Bojan Mihajlovic (TKO)
34James Bochnovic
8-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Trevin Giles (KO)
W-Wayman Carter (SUB)
W-Matthew Paul (SUB)
35Bojan Mihajlovic
10-6 (0-3 UFC)
L-Abdul-Kerim Edilov (TKO)
L-Joachim Christensen (TKO)
L-Francis Ngannou (TKO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Jon Jones
22-1 (16-1 UFC)
NC-Daniel Cormier (NC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
W-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
11Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
22-8 (5-5 UFC)
L-Ryan Bader (TKO)
W-Patrick Cummins (TKO)
L-Mauricio Rua (DEC)
Tom Lawlor
10-6 (6-5 UFC)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
W-Michael Kuiper (SUB)
Ion Cutelaba
13-3 (2-2 UFC)
W-Henrique da Silva (KO)
L-Jared Canonnier DEC)
W-Jonathan Wilson (DEC)
Marcos Lima
15-5-1 (4-3 UFC)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Jeremy Kimball (TKO)
L-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (SUB)
Magomed Ankalayev
9-0 (0-0 UFC)
W-Celso Silva (KO)
W-Wagner Prado (KO)
W-Maxim Grishin (TKO)
Paul Craig
03/17/2018
Marcin Prachnio
13-2 (0-0 UFC)
W-Gilberto Galvao (KO)
W-Jake Butler (TKO)
W-Leandro Ataides (DEC)
Igor Pokrajac
28-13 (4-8 UFC)
L-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
W-Zauri Maisuradze (SUB)
W-Rudolf Pavlin (TKO)
Mike Rodriguez
9-2 (0-0 UFC)
W-Jamelle Jones (KO)
W-Alec Hooben (TKO)
W-James Dysard (TKO)
Nick Roehrick
7-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
W-Jesus Rivera (TKO)
W-Danny Babcock (DEC)
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 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.

  • 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.