Heavyweight (265) – Light Heavyweight (205) – Middleweight (185) – Welterweight (170) – Lightweight (155) – Featherweight (145) – Bantamweight (135) – Flyweight (125) – Pound-4-Pound
W-Featherweight (145+) – W-Bantamweight (135) – W-Flyweight (125) – W-Strawweight (115) – Pound-4-Pound
|#||FIGHTER||ORG||OVR||LAST 3||NEXT FIGHT|
|1||Islam Makhachev||24-1||W-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)|
W-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Bobby Green (TKO)
|2||Charles Oliveira||33-9||L-Islam Makhachev (SUB)|
W-Justin Gaethje (SUB)
W-Dustin Poirier (SUB)
|3||Dustin Poirier||29-7||W-Michael Chandler (SUB)|
L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Conor McGregor (TKO)
|4||Justin Gaethje||24-4||W-Rafael Fiziev (DEC)|
L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Michael Chandler (DEC)
|5||Beneil Dariush||22-4-1||W-Mateusz Gamrot (DEC)|
W-Tony Ferguson (DEC)
W-Diego Ferreira (DEC)
|6||Rafael Fiziev||12-2||L-Justin Gaethje (DEC)|
W-Rafael dos Anjos (KO)
W-Brad Riddell (KO)
|7||Usman Nurmagomedov||17-0||W-Benson Henderson (SUB)|
W-Patricky Freire (DEC)
W-Christopher Gonzalez (SUB)
|8||Michael Chandler||23-8||L-Dustin Poirier (SUB)|
W-Tony Ferguson (KO)
L-Justin Gaethje (DEC)
|9||Mateusz Gamrot||22-2||W-Jalin Turner (DEC)|
L-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
W-Arman Tsarukyan (DEC)
|10||A.J. McKee||20-1||W-Roberto de Souza (DEC)|
W-Spike Carlyle (DEC)
L-Patricio Freire (DEC)
|11||Arman Tsarukyan||19-3||W-Damir Ismagulov (DEC)|
L-Mateusz Gamrot (DEC)
W-Joel Alvarez (TKO)
|12||Diego Ferreira||18-5||W-Michael Johnson (KO)|
L-Mateusz Gamrot (TKO)
L-Gregor Gillespie (TKO)
|13||Dan Hooker||22-12||W-Claudio Puelles (TKO)|
L-Arnold Allen (TKO)
L-Islam Makhachev (SUB)
|14||Renato Carneiro||17-5-1||W-Brad Riddell (SUB)|
L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Alexander Hernandez (SUB)
|15||Olivier Aubin-Mercier||18-5||W-Shane Burgos (DEC)|
W-Steven Ray (KO)
W-Alex Martinez (DEC)
|16||Damir Ismagulov||24-2||L-Arman Tsarukyan (DEC)|
W-Guram Kutateladze (DEC)
W-Rafael Alves (DEC)
|17||Grant Dawson||19-1-1||W-Mark Madsen (SUB)|
W-Jared Gordon (DEC)
D-Rick Glenn (DEC)
|18||Guram Kutateladze||12-3||L-Damir Ismagulov (DEC)|
W-Mateusz Gamrot (DEC)
W-Felipe Silva (KO)
|19||Joel Alvarez||19-3||L-Arman Tsarukyan (TKO)|
W-Thiago Moises (TKO)
W-Alexander Yakovlev (SUB)
|20||Thiago Moises||17-6||W-Melquizael Costa (SUB)|
W-Christos Giagos (SUB)
L-Joel Alvarez (TKO)
|21||Matt Frevola||11-3-1||W-Drew Dober (TKO)|
W-Ottman Azaitar (KO)
W-Genaro Valdez (TKO)
|22||Jalin Turner||13-6||L-Mateusz Gamrot (DEC)|
W-Brad Riddell (SUB)
W-Jamie Mullarkey (TKO)
|23||Brad Riddell||10-4||L-Renato Carneiro (SUB)|
L-Jalin Turner (SUB)
L-Rafael Fiziev (KO)
|24||Drew Dober||26-12||L-Matt Frevola (TKO)|
W-Bobby Green (KO)
W-Rafael Alves (KO)
|25||Bobby Green||29-14-1||NC-Jared Gordon (NC)|
L-Drew Dober (KO)
L-Islam Makhachev (TKO)
|Ineligible for Rankings|
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
|Conor McGregor||22-6||L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)|
L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
|Gregor Gillespie||14-1 (12)||W-Diego Ferreira (TKO)|
L-Kevin Lee (KO)
W-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
|Mairbek Taisumov||Free Agent||27-6 (24)||L-Diego Ferreira (DEC)|
W-Desmond Green (DEC)
W-Felipe Silva (KO)
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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.
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If McGregor isn’t on the list cove of “retirement” yet still talks of him fighting in 6 months… what about Cejudo then.?
Hello, both McGregor and Cejudo are not ranked for the reasons you mentioned. I do have McGregor pending at the bottom because he is still in the USADA testing pool to my knowledge. Cejudo removed himself from the USADA testing pool making his retirement seem more permanent. Here is the link from back in May: https://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/29219964/henry-cejudo-retired-bantamweight-title-now-vacant
Benson Henderson won against Adam Piccolotti
Why no rustam khabiliv on lightweight? Did he leave lightweight and not going to return? Or am i overlooking him somewhere?
Yes, Rustam Khabilov moved up to Welterweight back in November of 2019. He is now ranked in that division.
McGregor fought 9 months ago rank him please
Hi Tim, McGregor is presumed retired. Anytime a fighter announces their retirement they are immediately removed from the rankings. Should McGregor announce his return, he will immediately be back in the rankings. Thank you for your comment!
The fact that Barboza is ranked below Healy, Lauzon, Gomi, Johnson, Tibau, Miller, Dunham, Sanchaz, Maynard, Cerrone, and Diaz is laughable. Even Thompson this looks more like the UFC rankings.
What is Barboza’s biggest career win? For you to proclaim that he should be ranked ahead of Miller, Cerrone, or Diaz is what’s laughable. The two times Barboza stepped up in competition, he was knocked out by Jamie Varner and his win over Danny Castillo arguably should have been a draw.
You say Barboza should be ranked ahead of all those guys, but based off what? Talent alone does not merit a ranking.
….i see McGregor at #4 he is showing up on my list but i dontt see Rustam isnt he like 10-2 in ufc does he fight at a lower weight than lightweight now? Its hard to keep track of every fighters weight jumping….even for hardcore fans
Yes, Rustam is ranked permanently at Welterweight. McGregor has hinted at a return to Lightweight, and since he had an appearance at Lightweight within the last 15 months he was eligible to be ranked there. That 15 months has now passed, so he will be removed from the Lightweight Rankings.