MMA World Heavyweight 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

1Stipe Miocic20-3 (15)W-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
W-Daniel Cormier (TKO)
L-Daniel Cormier (KO)
Francis Ngannou
2Francis Ngannou15-3 (15)W-Jairzinho Rozenstruik (KO)
W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
W-Cain Velasquez (KO)
Stipe Miocic
3Derrick Lewis25-7 (21)W-Curtis Blaydes (KO)
W-Alexey Oliynyk (TKO)
W-Ilir Latifi (DEC)
4Curtis Blaydes14-3 (10)L-Derrick Lewis (KO)
W-Alexander Volkov (DEC)
W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
5Jairzinho Rozenstruik11-1 (10)W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
L-Francis Ngannou (KO)
W-Alistair Overeem (KO)
Ciryl Gane
6Ciryl Gane7-0 (6)W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
W-Tanner Boser (DEC)
WDon'Tale Mayes (SUB)
Jairzinho Rozenstruik
7Alexander Volkov33-8 (25)W-Alistair Overeem (TKO)
W-Walt Harris (TKO)
L-Curtis Blaydes (DEC)
8Alistair Overeem47-19 (42)L-Alexander Volkov (TKO)
W-Augusto Sakai (TKO)
W-Walt Harris (TKO)
9Junior dos Santos21-9 (16)L-Cyril Gane (TKO)
L-Jairzinho Rozenstruik (TKO)
L-Curtis Blaydes (TKO)
10Chris Daukaus11-3W-Alexey Oliynyk (TKO)
W-Rodrigo Nascimento (KO)
W-Parker Porter (TKO)
11Alexey Oliynyk59-15-1 (54)L-Chris Daukaus (TKO)
L-Derrick Lewis (TKO)
W-Fabricio Werdum (DEC)
12Fabricio Werdum24-9-1 (18)W-Alexander Gustafsson (SUB)
L-Alexey Oliynyk (DEC)
L-Alexander Volkov (KO)
13Timothy Johnson15-6 (11)W-Cheick Kongo (DEC)
W-Matt Mitrione (TKO)
W-Tyrell Fortune (KO)
14Cheick Kongo30-11-2 (18)L-Timothy Johnson (DEC)
NC-Ryan Bader (NC)
W-Vitaly Minakov (DEC)
15Augusto Sakai15-2-1 (11)L-Alistair Overeem (TKO)
W-Blagoi Ivanov (DEC)
W-Marcin Tybura (KO)
Shamil Abdurakhimov
16Valentin Moldavsky10-1 (4)W-Roy Nelson (DEC)
W-Javy Ayala (DEC)
W-Linton Vassell (DEC)
17Ali Isaev9-0 (4)W-Jared Rosholt (TKO)
W-Denis Goltsov (TKO)
W-Kelvin Tiller (DEC)
18Blagoi Ivanov18-4 (12)L-Augusto Sakai (DEC)
L-Derrick Lewis (DEC)
W-Tai Tuivasa (DEC)
19Marcin Tybura21-6 (14)W-Greg Hardy (TKO)
W-Ben Rothwell (DEC)
W-Maxim Grishin (DEC)
20Tom Aspinall10-2W-Andrei Arlovski (SUB)
W-Alan Baudot (TKO)
W-Jake Collier (TKO)
21Walt Harris13-9 (13)L-Alexander Volkov (TKO)
L-Alistair Overeem (TKO)
W-Alexey Oliynyk (KO)
22Sergey Spivak12-2 (11)W-Jared Vanderaa (TKO)
W-Carlos Felipe (DEC)
L-Marcin Tybura (DEC)
23Linton Vassell20-8 (16)W-Ronny Markes (TKO)
W-Sergei Kharitonov (TKO)
L-Valentin Moldavsky (DEC)
24Sergei Kharitonov31-7 (29)W-Oli Thompson (KO)
W-Fernando Rodrigues (TKO)
L-Linton Vassell (TKO)
25Matt Mitrione13-8 (11)L-Tim Johnson (TKO)
L-Sergei Kharitonov (TKO)
NC-Sergei Kharitonov (NC)
26Tai Tuivasa10-3 (9)W-Stefan Struve (KO)
L-Sergey Spivak (SUB)
L-Blagoi Ivanov (DEC)
Don'Tale Mayes
27Fedor Emelianenko39-6 (30)W-Quinton Jackson (TKO)
L-Ryan Bader (TKO)
W-Chael Sonnen (TKO)
28Andrei Arlovski30-21 (20)L-Tom Aspinall (SUB)
W-Tanner Boser (DEC)
W-Philipe Lins (DEC)
29Ben Rothwell38-13 (34)L-Marcin Tybura (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
W-Stefan Struve (TKO)
Philipe Lins
30Alexander Gustafsson18-7 (14)L-Fabricio Werdum (SUB)
L-Anthony Smith (SUB)
L-Jon Jones (KO)
31Mukhomad VakhaevACA9-4-1 (8)W-Evgeny Goncharov (SUB)
W-Sergey Bilostenniy (SUB)
W-Denis Goltsov (TKO)
32Denis Goltsov25-6 (20)L-Ali Isaev (TKO)
W-Satoshi Ishii (DEC)
W-Kelvin Tiller (SUB)
33Salimgerey RasulovFree Agent19-7W-Evgeniy Golub (TKO)
W-Tanner Boser (DEC)
W-Evgeny Erokhin (TKO)
34Juan Espino10-1 (8)W-Jeff Hughes (SUB)
W-Justin Frazier (SUB)
W-Maurice Greene (SUB)
35Alexander Romanov13-0W-Marcos Lima (SUB)
W-Roque Martinez (SUB)
W-Sergio Freitas (SUB)
36Javy Ayala11-8 (10)L-Valentin Moldavsky (DEC)
W-Frank Mir (TKO)
L-Cheick Kongo (KO)
37Ilir Latifi14-8 (10)L-Derrick Lewis (DEC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
38Tanner Boser19-7-1 (12)L-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Raphael Pessoa (TKO)
W-Philipe Lins (KO)
39Philip De FriesKSW18-6 (14)W-Luis Henrique (DEC)
W-Tomasz Narkun (DEC)
W-Karol Bedorf (SUB)
Michal Kita
40Philipe Lins14-5 (12)L-Tanner Boser (KO)
L-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Josh Copeland (TKO)
Ben Rothwell
41Jared Rosholt20-8 (8)L-Ali Isaev (TKO)
W-Kelvin Tiller (DEC)
W-Muhammed DeReese (SUB)
42Greg Hardy7-3 (6)L-Marcin Tybura (TKO)
W-Maurice Greene (TKO)
W-Yorgan De Castro (DEC)
43Roy NelsonFree Agent23-19 (19)L-Valentin Moldavsky (DEC)
L-Frank Mir (DEC)
L-Mirko Cro Cop (DEC)
44Evgeniy GoncharovACA15-3L-Mukhomad Vakhaev (SUB)
W-Tony Johnson (DEC)
NC-Tony Johnson (NC)
45Tony JohnsonACA14-5-1W-Daniel Omielanczuk (KO)
L-Evgeniy Goncharov (DEC)
NC-Evgeniy Goncharov (NC)
46Maurice Greene9-5 (7)L-Greg Hardy (TKO)
W-Gian Villante (SUB)
L-Alexey Oliynyk (SUB)
Marcos Lima
47Daniel OmielanczukACA24-10-1L-Tony Johnson (KO)
W-Tomas Pakutinskas (TKO)
W-Denis Smoldarev (KO)
48Chase Sherman15-6W-Isaac Villanueva (TKO)
W-Jeremy May (TKO)
W-Frank Tate (TKO)
Parker Porter
49Junior AlbiniFree Agent15-6 (13)W-Adnan Alic (KO)
L-Maurice Greene (TKO)
L-Jairzinho Rozenstruik (TKO)
50Marcos Lima17-7-1 (15)L-Alexander Romanov (SUB)
W-Ben Sosoli (TKO)
L-Stefan Struve (SUB)
Maurice Greene
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Vitaly Minakov22-1 (20)W-Timothy Johnson (KO)
L-Cheick Kongo (DEC)
W-Tony Johnson (TKO)
Shamil Abdurakhimov20-5 (13)L-Curtis Blaydes (TKO)
W-Marcin Tybura (TKO)
W-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
Augusto Sakai
Justin Willis8-2 (4)L-Curtis Blaydes (DEC)
W-Mark Hunt (DEC)
W-Chase Sherman (DEC)
Mark HuntFree Agent13-14-1 (10)L-Justin Willis (DEC)
L-Alexey Oliynyk (SUB)
L-Curtis Blaydes (DEC)
Amir AliakbariACB10-1 (7)W-Shelton Graves (TKO)
W-Daniel Omielanczuk (DEC)
W-Denis Smoldarev (TKO)
Sergey Pavlovich14-1 (11)W-Maurice Greene (TKO)
W-Marcelo Golm (KO)
L-Alistair Overeem TKO)
Frank MirFree Agent19-13 (14)W-Roy Nelson (DEC)
L-Javy Ayala (TKO)
L-Fedor Emelianenko (KO)
Francimar Barroso25-7-1 (16)W-Alex Nicholson (DEC)
W-Ben Edwards (DEC)
W-Alex Nicholson (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
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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.

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