MMA Pound for Pound 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 3 FightsNext Fight
1Khabib Nurmagomedov29-0 (19)W-Justin Gaethje (SUB)
W-Dustin Poirier (SUB)
W-Conor McGregor (SUB)
2Jon Jones26-1 (16)W-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
W-Thiago Santos (DEC)
W-Anthony Smith (DEC)
3Stipe Miocic20-3 (15)W-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
W-Daniel Cormier (TKO)
L-Daniel Cormier (KO)
Francis Ngannou
03/27/2021
4Kamaru Usman18-1 (9)W-Gilbert Burns (TKO)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
W-Colby Covington (TKO)
5Israel Adesanya
20-0 (15)W-Paulo Costa (TKO)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Robert Whittaker (KO)
Jan Blachowicz
03/06/2021
6Demetrious Johnson30-3-1 (17)W-Danny Kingad (DEC)
W-Tatsumitsu Wada (DEC)
W-Yuya Wakamatsu (SUB)
Adriano Moraes
04/07/2021
7Alex Volkanovski22-1 (14)W-Max Holloway (DEC)
W-Max Holloway (DEC)
W-Jose Aldo (DEC)
Brian Ortega
03/27/2021
8Robert Whittaker22-5 (14)W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
W-Darren Till (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (KO)
Paulo Costa
04/17/2021
9Dustin Poirier27-6 (20)W-Conor McGregor (TKO)
W-Dan Hooker (DEC)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
10Max Holloway22-6 (12)W-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
11Deiveson Figueiredo20-1-1 (17)D-Brandon Moreno (DEC)
W-Alex Perez (SUB)
W-Joseph Benavidez (SUB)
Brandon Moreno
06/12/2021
12Francis Ngannou15-3 (15)W-Jairzinho Rozenstruik (KO)
W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
W-Cain Velasquez (KO)
Stipe Miocic
03/27/2021
13Patricio Freire31-4 (22)W-Pedro Carvalho (KO)
W-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
W-Michael Chandler (TKO)
Emmanuel Sanchez
04/02/2021
14Petr Yan15-1 (8)W-Jose Aldo (TKO)
W-Urijah Faber (KO)
W-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
Aljamain Sterling
03/06/2021
15Colby Covington16-2 (8)W-Tyron Woodley (TKO)
L-Kamaru Usman (TKO)
W-Robbie Lawler (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
= 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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