MMA World Light 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
1Jon Jones26-1 (16)W-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
W-Thiago Santos (DEC)
W-Anthony Smith (DEC)
2Jan Blachowicz27-8 (17)W-Dominick Reyes (TKO)
W-Corey Anderson (KO)
W-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
Israel Adesanya
03/06/2021
3Glover Teixeira32-7 (27)WThiago Santos (SUB)
W-Anthony Smith (TKO)
W-Nikita Krylov (DEC)
4Dominick Reyes12-2 (9)L-Jan Blachowicz (TKO)
L-Jon Jones (DEC)
W-Chris Weidman (KO)
Jiri Prochazka
05/01/2021
5Vadim Nedkov12-2 (11)W-Ryan Bader (TKO)
W-Rafael Carvalho (SUB)
W-Phil Davis (DEC)
Phil Davis
04/16/2021
6Ryan Bader27-6 (15)L-Vadim Nemkov (TKO)
NC-Cheick Kongo (NC)
W-Fedor Emelianenko (TKO)
Lyoto Machida
04/09/2021
7Phil Davis22-5 (11)W-Lyoto Machida (DEC)
W-Karl Albrektsson (TKO)
W-Liam McGeary (TKO)
Vadim Nemkov
04/16/2021
8Thiago Santos21-8 (16)L-Glover Teixeira (SUB)
L-Jon Jones (DEC)
W-Jan Blachowicz (TKO)
Aleksandar Rakic
03/06/2021
9Corey Anderson14-5 (6)W-Melvin Manhoef (TKO)
L-Jan Blachowicz (KO)
W-Johnny Walker (TKO)
Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov
04/09/2021
10Jiri Prochazka27-3-1 (26)W-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-C.B. Dollaway (KO)
W-Fabio Maldonado (KO)
Dominick Reyes
05/01/2021
11Volkan Oezdemir17-5 (13)L-Jiri Prochazka (KO)
W-Aleksandar Rakic (DEC)
W-Ilir Latifi (KO)
12Aleksandar Rakic13-2 (10)W-Anthony Smith (DEC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (DEC)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
Thiago Santos
03/06/2021
13Anthony Smith34-16 (31)W-Devin Clark (SUB)
L-Aleksandar Rakic (DEC)
L-Glover Teixeira (TKO)
Jim Crute
03/27/2021
14Magomed Ankalaev15-1 (9)W-Nikita Krylov (DEC)
W-Ion Cutelaba (KO)
W-Ion Cutelaba (TKO)
15Jamahal Hill9-0 (5)W-Ovince St.Preux (TKO)
W-Klidson Abreu (TKO)
W-Darko Stosic (DEC)
Paul Craig
03/20/2021
16Nikita Krylov27-8 (26)L-Magomed Ankalaev (DEC)
W-Johnny Walker (DEC)
L-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
17Ovince St.Preux25-15 (20)L-Jamahal Hill (TKO)
W-Alonzo Menifield (KO)
L-Ben Rothwell (DEC)
18Johnny Walker18-5 (17)W-Ryan Spann (KO)
L-Nikita Krylov (DEC)
L-Corey Anderson (TKO)
19Jim Crute12-1 (9)W-Modestas Bukauskas (KO)
W-Michal Oleksiejczuk (SUB)
L-Misha Cirkunov (SUB)
Anthony Smith
03/27/2021
20Ryan Spann18-6 (15)L-Johnny Walker (KO)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
W-Devin Clark (SUB)
Misha Cirkunov
03/13/2021
21Paul Craig14-4-1 (14)W-Mauricio Rua (TKO)
W-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (SUB)
D-Mauricio Rua (DEC)
Jamahal Hill
03/20/2021
22Mauricio Rua27-12-1 (22)L-Paul Craig (TKO)
W-Antonio Nogueira (DEC)
D-Paul Craig (DEC)
23Lyoto Machida26-10L-Phil Davis (DEC)
L-Gegard Mousasi (DEC)
W-Chael Sonnen (TKO)
Ryan Bader
04/09/2021
24Devin Clark12-5 (4)L-Anthony Smith (SUB)
W-Alonzo Menifield (DEC)
W-Dequan Townsend (DEC)
Ion Cutelaba
05/01/2021
25Emiliano Sordi22-8 (22)W-Jordan Johnson (TKO)
W-Bozigit Ataev (SUB)
W-Sigi Pesaleli(TKO)
26Alonzo Menifield9-2 (9)L-Ovince St.Preux (KO)
L-Devin Clark (DEC)
W-Paul Craig (KO)
27Tomasz NarkunKSW18-3 (17)W-Ivan Erslan (SUB)
W-Przemyslaw Mysiala (SUB)
L-Phil De Fries (DEC)
28Ed Herman26-14 (21)W-Mike Rodriguez (SUB)
W-Khadis Ibragimov (DEC)
W-Patrick Cummins (TKO)
29Roman Dolidze8-0 (7)W-John Allan Arte (DEC)
W-Khadis Ibragimov (TKO)
W-Michal Pasternak (KO)
30Magomed Ismailov17-2-1 (12)W-Ivan Shtyrkov (DEC)
W-Aleksander Emelianenko (TKO)
W-Artem Frolov (DEC)
31Michal Oleksiejczuk14-4 (11)L-Jim Crute (SUB)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (KO)
Modestas Bukauskas
03/27/2021
32Ion Cutelaba15-6 (14)L-Magomed Ankalaev (KO)
L-Magomed Ankalaev (TKO)
W-Khalil Rountree (TKO)
Devin Clark
05/01/2021
33Klidson Abreu15-5 (14)L-Jamahal Hill (TKO)
L-Shamil Gamzatov (DEC)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
34Sam Alvey33-14-1 (22)D-Da Un Jung (DEC)
L-Ryan Spann (DEC)
L-Klidson Abreu (DEC)
Zak Cummings
04/10/2021
35Da Un Jung13-2-1 (12)D-Sam Alvey (DEC)
W-Mike Rodriguez (KO)
W-Khadis Ibragimov (SUB)
36Marcin Prachnio14-5W-Khalil Rountree (DEC)
L-Mike Rodriguez (KO)
L-Magomed Ankalayev (KO)
37Khalil Rountree8-5 (5)L-Marcin Prachnio (DEC)
L-Ion Cutelaba (TKO)
W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
38Danilo Marques11-2W-Mike Rodriguez (SUB)
W-Khadis Ibragimov (DEC)
W-Cleiton Caetano (DEC)
39Dustin Jacoby14-5W-Maxim Grishin (DEC)
W-Justin Ledet (TKO)
W-Ty Flores (DEC)
40Maxim Grishin31-9-2L-Dustin Jacoby (DEC)
W-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (TKO)
L-Marcin Tybura (DEC)
41Jordan Johnson12-2-1 (6)L-Emiliano Sordi (TKO)
W-Rashid Yusupov (DEC)
D-Maxim Grishin (DEC)
42Ivan ShtyrkovRizin17-2-1 (12)L-Magomed Ismailov (DEC)
W-Michal Pasternak (DEC)
L-Yasubey Enomoto (SUB)
43Nasrudin NasrudinovACA9-0 (5)W-Evgeniy Egemberdiev (TKO)
W-Cory Hendricks (DEC)
W-Jorge Gonzalez (TKO)
44Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov18-5-1W-Aleksei Butorin (DEC)
W-Karol Celinski (TKO)
W-Batraz Agnaev (SUB)
Corey Anderson
04/09/2021
45Muslim MagomedovACA8-0 (4)W-Murat Gugov (DEC)
W-Carlos Eduardo (TKO)
W-Ilya Shcheglov (DEC)
46Julius Anglickas9-1W-Alex Polizzi (DEC)
W-Jordan Young (DEC)
W-Karl Reed (DEC)
47William Knight9-1W-Aleksa Camur (DEC)
W-Cody Brundage (TKO)
W-Rocky Edwards (TKO)
48Modestas Bukauskas11-3L-Jim Crute (KO)
W-Andreas Michailidis (TKO)
W-Riccardo Nosiglia (KO)
Michal Oleksiejczuk
03/27/2021
49Aung La N Sang26-11 (24)L-Reinier de Ridder (SUB)
W-Brandon Vera (TKO)
W-Ken Hasegawa (TKO)
50Aleksa Camur6-1 (5)L-William Knight (DEC)
W-Justin Ledet (DEC)
W-Fabio Cherant (TKO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Anthony Johnson22-6L-Daniel Cormier (SUB)
W-Glover Teixeira (KO)
W-Ryan Bader (KO)
Yoel Romero
04/16/2021
Misha Cirkunov15-5 (13)W-Jim Crute (SUB)
L-Johnny Walker (TKO)
W-Patrick Cummins (SUB)
Ryan Spann
03/13/2021
Liam McGeary13-4 (12)L-Phil Davis (TKO)
W-Muhammed Lawal (TKO)
L-Vadim Nemkov (TKO)
Tyson Pedro7-3 (7)LMauricio Rua (TKO)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Saparbek Safarov (SUB)
Shamil Gamzatov14-0 (10)W-Klidson Abreu (DEC)
W-Rex Harris (DEC)
W-Eddie Gordon (DEC)
Viktor Nemkov30-7-1 (18)D-Bozigit Ataev (DEC)
W-Rashid Yusupov (DEC)
W-Rakim Cleveland (DEC)
Rashid Yusupov12-3 (8)L-Jordan Johnson (DEC)
W-Vinny Magalhaes (KO)
L-Viktor Nemkov (DEC)
Vinny Magalhaes19-12 (18)L-Rashid Yusupov (KO)
W-Rakim Cleveland (SUB)
L-Emiliano Sordi (TKO)
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.

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