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
1Jan Blachowicz28-8 (17)W-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
W-Dominick Reyes (TKO)
W-Corey Anderson (KO)
Glover Teixeira
09/04/2021
2Jiri Prochazka28-3-1 (27)W-Dominick Reyes (KO)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-C.B. Dollaway (KO)
3Vadim Nedkov13-2 (11)W-Phil Davis (DEC)
W-Ryan Bader (TKO)
W-Rafael Carvalho (SUB)
4Anthony Johnson23-6W-Jose Augusto (KO)
L-Daniel Cormier (SUB)
W-Glover Teixeira (KO)
5Glover Teixeira32-7 (27)WThiago Santos (SUB)
W-Anthony Smith (TKO)
W-Nikita Krylov (DEC)
Jan Blachowicz
09/04/2021
6Ryan Bader28-6 (15)W-Lyoto Machida (DEC)
L-Vadim Nemkov (TKO)
NC-Cheick Kongo (NC)
7Corey Anderson15-5 (7)W-Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov (TKO)
W-Melvin Manhoef (TKO)
L-Jan Blachowicz (KO)
8Dominick Reyes12-3 (9)L-Jiri Prochazka (KO)
L-Jan Blachowicz (TKO)
L-Jon Jones (DEC)
9Aleksandar Rakic14-2 (10)W-Thiago Santos (DEC)
W-Anthony Smith (DEC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (DEC)
10Anthony Smith35-16 (32)W-Jim Crute (TKO)
W-Devin Clark (SUB)
L-Aleksandar Rakic (DEC)
11Phil Davis22-6 (11)L-Vadim Nemkov (DEC)
W-Lyoto Machida (DEC)
W-Karl Albrektsson (TKO)
12Thiago Santos21-9 (16)L-Aleksandar Rakic (DEC)
L-Glover Teixeira (SUB)
L-Jon Jones (DEC)
Johnny Walker
09/25/2021
13Volkan Oezdemir17-5 (13)L-Jiri Prochazka (KO)
W-Aleksandar Rakic (DEC)
W-Ilir Latifi (KO)
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
06/12/2021
16Nikita Krylov27-8 (26)L-Magomed Ankalaev (DEC)
W-Johnny Walker (DEC)
L-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
17Johnny Walker18-5 (17)W-Ryan Spann (KO)
L-Nikita Krylov (DEC)
L-Corey Anderson (TKO)
Thiago Santos
09/25/2021
18Ryan Spann19-6 (16)W-Misha Cirkunov (TKO)
L-Johnny Walker (KO)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
19Misha Cirkunov15-6 (13)L-Ryan Spann (TKO)
W-Jim Crute (SUB)
L-Johnny Walker (TKO)
20Jim Crute12-2 (9)L-Anthony Smith (TKO)
W-Modestas Bukauskas (KO)
W-Michal Oleksiejczuk (SUB)
21Ovince St.Preux25-15 (20)L-Jamahal Hill (TKO)
W-Alonzo Menifield (KO)
L-Ben Rothwell (DEC)
Maxim Grishin
06/26/2021
22Devin Clark12-5 (4)L-Anthony Smith (SUB)
W-Alonzo Menifield (DEC)
W-Dequan Townsend (DEC)
23Alonzo Menifield10-2 (10)W-Fabio Cherant (SUB)
L-Ovince St.Preux (KO)
L-Devin Clark (DEC)
24Paul Craig14-4-1 (14)W-Mauricio Rua (TKO)
W-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (SUB)
D-Mauricio Rua (DEC)
Jamahal Hill
06/12/2021
25Mauricio Rua27-12-1 (22)L-Paul Craig (TKO)
W-Antonio Nogueira (DEC)
D-Paul Craig (DEC)
26Lyoto Machida26-11L-Ryan Bader (DEC)
L-Phil Davis (DEC)
L-Gegard Mousasi (DEC)
27Michal Oleksiejczuk15-4 (11)W-Modestas Bukauskas (DEC)
L-Jim Crute (SUB)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
28Emiliano Sordi23-8 (22)W-Chris Camozzi (DEC)
W-Jordan Johnson (TKO)
W-Bozigit Ataev (SUB)
29Antonio Carlos Jr.11-5 (9)W-Tom Lawlor (SUB)
L-Brad Tavares (DEC)
L-Uriah Hall (DEC)
30Karl Albrektsson11-3W-Viktor Nemkov (DEC)
W-Amilcar Alves (TKO)
L-Phil Davis (DEC)
31Magomed Ismailov17-2-1 (12)W-Ivan Shtyrkov (DEC)
W-Aleksander Emelianenko (TKO)
W-Artem Frolov (DEC)
32Cezar Ferreira14-8 (8)W-Nick Roehrick (KO)
L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
L-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
33Ed Herman26-14 (21)W-Mike Rodriguez (SUB)
W-Khadis Ibragimov (DEC)
W-Patrick Cummins (TKO)
Danilo Marques
06/26/2021
34Ion Cutelaba15-6-1 (14)D-Dustin Jacoby (DEC)
L-Magomed Ankalaev (KO)
L-Magomed Ankalaev (TKO)
35Dustin Jacoby14-5-1D-Ion Cutelaba (DEC)
W-Maxim Grishin (DEC)
W-Justin Ledet (TKO)
36Da Un Jung14-2-1 (13)W-William Knight (DEC)
D-Sam Alvey (DEC)
W-Mike Rodriguez (KO)
37Marcin Prachnio14-5W-Khalil Rountree (DEC)
L-Mike Rodriguez (KO)
L-Magomed Ankalayev (KO)
38Khalil Rountree8-5 (5)L-Marcin Prachnio (DEC)
L-Ion Cutelaba (TKO)
W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
39Danilo Marques11-2W-Mike Rodriguez (SUB)
W-Khadis Ibragimov (DEC)
W-Cleiton Caetano (DEC)
Ed Herman
06/26/2021
40Maxim Grishin31-9-2L-Dustin Jacoby (DEC)
W-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (TKO)
L-Marcin Tybura (DEC)
Ovince St.Preux
06/26/2021
41Klidson Abreu15-5 (14)L-Jamahal Hill (TKO)
L-Shamil Gamzatov (DEC)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
42Julius Anglickas10-1W-Gregory Milliard (DEC)
W-Alex Polizzi (DEC)
W-Jordan Young (DEC)
43Tomasz NarkunKSW18-4 (17)L-Phil De Fries (TKO)
W-Ivan Erslan (SUB)
W-Przemyslaw Mysiala (SUB)
44Viktor Nemkov30-8-1 (18)L-Karl Albrektsson (DEC)
D-Bozigit Ataev (DEC)
W-Rashid Yusupov (DEC)
45Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov18-6-1L-Corey Anderson (TKO)
W-Aleksei Butorin (DEC)
W-Karol Celinski (TKO)
46Muslim MagomedovACA9-0 (4)W-Leonardo Silva (DEC)
W-Murat Gugov (DEC)
W-Carlos Eduardo (TKO)
47Nasrudin NasrudinovACA9-0 (5)W-Evgeniy Egemberdiev (TKO)
W-Cory Hendricks (DEC)
W-Jorge Gonzalez (TKO)
48Modestas Bukauskas11-4L-Michal Oleksiejczuk (DEC)
L-Jim Crute (KO)
W-Andreas Michailidis (TKO)
49Kennedy Nzechukwu8-1W-Carlos Ulberg (KO)
W-Darko Stosic (DEC)
L-Paul Craig (SUB)
50William Knight9-2L-Da Un Jung (DEC)
W-Aleksa Camur (DEC)
W-Cody Brundage (TKO)
Fabio Cherant
08/21/2021
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Jon Jones26-1 (16)W-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
W-Thiago Santos (DEC)
W-Anthony Smith (DEC)
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)
Jordan Johnson12-2-1 (6)L-Emiliano Sordi (TKO)
W-Rashid Yusupov (DEC)
D-Maxim Grishin (DEC)
Shamil Gamzatov14-0 (10)W-Klidson Abreu (DEC)
W-Rex Harris (DEC)
W-Eddie Gordon (DEC)
Rashid Yusupov12-3 (8)L-Jordan Johnson (DEC)
W-Vinny Magalhaes (KO)
L-Viktor Nemkov (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.
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