MMA World Flyweight Rankings

Men’s Divisions
Heavyweight (265)Light Heavyweight (205)Middleweight (185)Welterweight (170)Lightweight (155)Featherweight (145)Bantamweight (135) – Flyweight (125) – Pound-4-Pound

Women’s Divisions
W-Featherweight (145+)W-Bantamweight (135)W-Flyweight (125)W-Strawweight (115) – Pound-4-Pound

1Demetrious Johnson32-4-1W-Adriano Moraes (DEC)
W-Adriano Moraes (KO)
L-Adriano Moraes (KO)
2Alexandre Pantoja27-5W-Brandon Royval (DEC)
W-Brandon Moreno (DEC)
W-Alex Perez (SUB)
3Brandon Moreno21-7-2L-Alexandre Pantoja (DEC)
W-Deiveson Figueiredo (TKO)
W-Kai Kara-France (TKO)
4Amir Albazi17-1W-Kai Kara-France (DEC)
W-Alessandro Costa (KO)
W-Francisco Figueiredo (SUB)
5Kai Kara-France24-11L-Amir Albazi (DEC)
L-Brandon Moreno (TKO)
W-Askar Askarov (DEC)
6Askar AskarovFree Agent15-1-1W-Alan Gomes (DEC)
L-Kai Kara-France (DEC)
W-Joseph Benavidez (DEC)
7Kyoji Horiguchi32-5W-Makoto Takahashi (SUB)
NC-Makoto Takahashi (NC)
W-Hiromasa Ogikubo (DEC)
8Brandon Royval15-7L-Alexandre Pantoja (DEC)
W-Matheus Nicolau (KO)
W-Matt Schnell (SUB)
9Matheus Nicolau19-3-1L-Brandon Royval (KO)
W-Matt Schnell (KO)
W-David Dvorak (DEC)
10Manel Kape19-6W-Felipe dos Santos (DEC)
W-David Dvorak (DEC)
W-Zhalgas Zhumagulov (TKO)
11Muhammad Mokaev11-0W-Tim Elliott (SUB)
W-Jafel Filho (SUB)
W-Malcolm Gordon (SUB)
12Tim Elliott20-13-1W-Su Mudaerji (SUB)
L-Muhammad Mokaev (SUB)
W-Victor Altamirano (DEC)
13Adriano Moraes20-5L-Demetrious Johnson (DEC)
L-Demetrious Johnson (KO)
W-Yuya Wakamatsu (SUB)
14Hiromasa OgikuboShooto26-8-2W-John Dodson (DEC)
L-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
L-Kyoji Horiguchi (DEC)
15Tagir Ulanbekov15-2W-Cody Durden (SUB)
W-Nate Maness (SUB)
L-Tim Elliott (DEC)
16Tatsuro Taira15-0W-Carlos Hernandez (TKO)
W-Edgar Chairez (DEC)
W-Jesus Santos Aguilar (SUB)
17John DodsonFree Agent24-14L-Hiromasa Ogikubo (DEC)
W-Tatsuki Saomoto (DEC)
W-Hideo Tokoro (KO)
18Azamat KerefovACA17-0W-Osimkhon Rakhmonov (TKO)
W-Felipe dos Santos (DEC)
W-Rasul Albaskhanov (SUB)
19Matt Schnell16-8L-Matheus Nicolau (KO)
W-Su Mudaerji (SUB)
L-Brandon Royval (SUB)
20Steve Erceg11-1W-Alessandro Costa (DEC)
W-David Dvorak (DEC)
W-Soichiro Hirai (SUB)
21Nathan Maness15-3W-Matheus Mendonca (TKO)
L-Tagir Ulanbekov (SUB)
L-Umar Nurmagomedov (DEC)
22Assu Almabaev18-2W-Ode Osbourne (SUB)
W-Kenneth Maringat (SUB)
W-Zach Makovsky (DEC)
23Cody Durden16-5-1L-Tagir Ulanbekov (SUB)
W-Jake Hadley (DEC)
W-Charles Johnson (DEC)
24Kurban GadzhievACQ19-3W-Imran Bukuev (DEC)
W-Rasul Albaskhanov (DEC)
W-Azamat Pshukov (DEC)
25Jarred BrooksRizin20-2W-Joshua Pacio (DEC)
W-Bokang Masunyane (SUB)
W-Koha Minowa (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Alex Perez24-7L-Alexandre Pantoja (SUB)
L-Deiveson Figueiredo (SUB)
W-Jussier Formiga (TKO)
Jeff Molina11-2W-Zhalgas Zhumagulov (DEC)
W-Daniel Lacerda (TKO)
W-Qileng Aori (DEC)
MMA World Rankings FAQ
MMA World Rankings are comprised of all fighters, regardless of promotion. These rankings are sometimes referred to as "Global Rankings" or "Overall Rankings." RankingMMA has been publishing MMA world rankings since 2006.

So, how do we compile our rankings? What separates us from other web sites that formulate rankings?

We are the only source that uses computerized analytics rankings system & actual fight footage to determine rankings similar. The reason we do this is to avoid ranking bias. By using analytics, fighters are scored no matter the promotion they are in. From there, tiers are created and fighters are ranked from within those tiers.

Here is the rankings criteria that encompasses a fighter ranking:
- 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 down 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 be suspended for performance enhancing substances or fighter conduct, they will be removed from the rankings.

Leave a Reply