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

#  FIGHTERORGOVRLAST 3NEXT FIGHT
1Francis Ngannou16-3 (16)W-Stipe Miocic (KO)
W-Jairzinho Rozenstruik (KO)
W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
2Stipe Miocic20-4 (15)L-Francis Ngannou (KO)
W-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
W-Daniel Cormier (TKO)
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)
5Ciryl Gane8-0 (6)W-Jairzinho Rozenstruik (DEC)
W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
W-Tanner Boser (DEC)
Alexander Volkov
06/26/2021
6Alexander Volkov33-8 (25)W-Alistair Overeem (TKO)
W-Walt Harris (TKO)
L-Curtis Blaydes (DEC)
Ciryl Gane
06/26/2021
7Jairzinho Rozenstruik11-2 (10)L-Ciryl Gane (DEC)
W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
L-Francis Ngannou (KO)
8Alistair OvereemFree Agent47-19 (42)L-Alexander Volkov (TKO)
W-Augusto Sakai (TKO)
W-Walt Harris (TKO)
9Junior dos SantosFree Agent21-9 (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)
11Timothy Johnson15-6 (11)W-Cheick Kongo (DEC)
W-Matt Mitrione (TKO)
W-Tyrell Fortune (KO)
Valentin Moldavsky
06/25/2021
12Cheick Kongo30-11-2 (18)L-Timothy Johnson (DEC)
NC-Ryan Bader (NC)
W-Vitaly Minakov (DEC)
13Augusto Sakai15-2-1 (11)L-Alistair Overeem (TKO)
W-Blagoi Ivanov (DEC)
W-Marcin Tybura (KO)
Shamil Abdurakhimov
05/01/2021
14Valentin Moldavsky10-1 (4)W-Roy Nelson (DEC)
W-Javy Ayala (DEC)
W-Linton Vassell (DEC)
Timothy Johnson
06/25/2021
15Marcin Tybura21-6 (14)W-Greg Hardy (TKO)
W-Ben Rothwell (DEC)
W-Maxim Grishin (DEC)
Walt Harris
06/05/2021
16Blagoi Ivanov18-4 (12)L-Augusto Sakai (DEC)
L-Derrick Lewis (DEC)
W-Tai Tuivasa (DEC)
17Walt Harris13-9 (13)L-Alexander Volkov (TKO)
L-Alistair Overeem (TKO)
W-Alexey Oliynyk (KO)
Marcin Tybura
06/05/2021
18Alexey Oliynyk59-15-1 (54)L-Chris Daukaus (TKO)
L-Derrick Lewis (TKO)
W-Fabricio Werdum (DEC)
Sergey Spivak
06/19/2021
19Tom Aspinall10-2W-Andrei Arlovski (SUB)
W-Alan Baudot (TKO)
W-Jake Collier (TKO)
20Sergey Spivak12-2 (11)W-Jared Vanderaa (TKO)
W-Carlos Felipe (DEC)
L-Marcin Tybura (DEC)
Alexey Oliynyk
06/19/2021
21Renan Ferreira7-2W-Fabricio Werdum (TKO)
W-Jared Vanderaa (SUB)
L-Brett Martin (DQ)
22Fabricio Werdum24-10-1 (18)L-Renan Ferreira (TKO)
W-Alexander Gustafsson (SUB)
L-Alexey Oliynyk (DEC)
23Tai Tuivasa11-3 (10)W-Harry Hunsucker (TKO)
W-Stefan Struve (KO)
L-Sergey Spivak (SUB)
Greg Hardy
07/10/2021
24Linton Vassell20-8 (16)W-Ronny Markes (TKO)
W-Sergei Kharitonov (TKO)
L-Valentin Moldavsky (DEC)
25Sergei Kharitonov31-7 (29)W-Oli Thompson (KO)
W-Fernando Rodrigues (TKO)
L-Linton Vassell (TKO)
26Andrei Arlovski31-21 (20)W-Chase Sherman (DEC)
L-Tom Aspinall (SUB)
W-Tanner Boser (DEC)
27Ben Rothwell38-13 (34)L-Marcin Tybura (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
W-Stefan Struve (TKO)
Chris Barnett
05/22/2021
28Alexander Romanov14-0W-Juan Espino (DEC)
W-Marcos Lima (SUB)
W-Roque Martinez (SUB)
29Matt Mitrione13-8 (11)L-Tim Johnson (TKO)
L-Sergei Kharitonov (TKO)
NC-Sergei Kharitonov (NC)
30Tyrell Fortune10-1W-Jack May (TKO)
W-Said Sowma (DEC)
NC-Jack May (NC)
31Juan Espino10-2 (8)L-Alexander Romanov (DEC)
W-Jeff Hughes (SUB)
W-Justin Frazier (SUB)
32Philip De FriesKSW20-6 (16)W-Tomasz Narkun (TKO)
W-Michal Kita (TKO)
W-Luis Henrique (DEC)
33Mukhomad VakhaevACA9-4-1 (8)W-Evgeny Goncharov (SUB)
W-Sergey Bilostenniy (SUB)
W-Denis Goltsov (TKO)
34Denis Goltsov26-6 (21)W-Muhammed DeReese (TKO)
L-Ali Isaev (TKO)
W-Satoshi Ishii (DEC)
35Salimgerey RasulovFree Agent21-7W-Denise Smoldarev (TKO)
W-Adam Bogatyrev (DEC)
W-Evgeniy Golub (TKO)
36Ilir Latifi14-8 (10)L-Derrick Lewis (DEC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
L-Corey Anderson (DEC)
Tanner Boser
06/05/2021
37Javy Ayala11-8 (10)L-Valentin Moldavsky (DEC)
W-Frank Mir (TKO)
L-Cheick Kongo (KO)
38Tanner Boser19-7-1 (12)L-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Raphael Pessoa (TKO)
W-Philipe Lins (KO)
Ilir Latifi
06/05/2021
39Greg Hardy7-3 (6)L-Marcin Tybura (TKO)
W-Maurice Greene (TKO)
W-Yorgan De Castro (DEC)
Tai Tuivasa
07/10/2021
40Ji Won KangW-Amir Aliakbari (KO)
W-Mehdi Barghi (TKO)
W-Adnan Alic (KO)
41Amir Aliakbari10-2 (7)L-Ji Won Kang (KO)
W-Shelton Graves (TKO)
W-Daniel Omielanczuk (DEC)
42Evgeniy GoncharovACA15-3W-Anton Vyazigin (DEC)
L-Mukhomad Vakhaev (SUB)
W-Tony Johnson (DEC)
43Tony JohnsonACA15-5-1W-Dmitry Poberezhets (TKO)
W-Daniel Omielanczuk (KO)
L-Evgeniy Goncharov (DEC)
44Daniel OmielanczukACA25-10-1W-Daniel James (DEC)
L-Tony Johnson (KO)
W-Tomas Pakutinskas (TKO)
45Marcos Lima18-7-1 (15)W-Maurice Greene (DEC)
L-Alexander Romanov (SUB)
W-Ben Sosoli (TKO)
46Carlos Felipe10-1W-Justin Tafa (DEC)
W-Yorgan De Castro (DEC)
L-Sergey Spivak (DEC)
Jake Collier
06/12/2021
47Maurice GreeneFree Agent9-6 (7)L-Marcos Lima (DEC)
L-Greg Hardy (TKO)
W-Gian Villante (SUB)
48Anatoliy Malykhin8-0W-Alexandre Machado (TKO)
W-Lucas Alsina (TKO)
W-Alexei Kudin (TKO)
49Steve Mowry9-0W-Shaun Asher (TKO)
W-Shawn Teed (TKO)
W-Gokhan Saricam (SUB)
50Chase Sherman15-7L-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Isaac Villanueva (TKO)
W-Jeremy May (TKO)
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
05/01/2021
Ali Isaev9-0 (4)W-Jared Rosholt (TKO)
W-Denis Goltsov (TKO)
W-Kelvin Tiller (DEC)
Justin Willis8-2 (4)L-Curtis Blaydes (DEC)
W-Mark Hunt (DEC)
W-Chase Sherman (DEC)
Denis Goltsov
05/06/2021
Mark HuntFree Agent13-14-1 (10)L-Justin Willis (DEC)
L-Alexey Oliynyk (SUB)
L-Curtis Blaydes (DEC)
Fedor Emelianenko39-6 (30)W-Quinton Jackson (TKO)
L-Ryan Bader (TKO)
W-Chael Sonnen (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)
Jared Rosholt20-8 (8)L-Ali Isaev (TKO)
W-Kelvin Tiller (DEC)
W-Muhammed DeReese (SUB)
Francimar Barroso25-7-1 (16)W-Alex Nicholson (DEC)
W-Ben Edwards (DEC)
W-Alex Nicholson (DEC)
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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.

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