Heavyweight (265) – Light Heavyweight (205) – Middleweight (185) – Welterweight (170) – Lightweight (155) – Featherweight (145) – Bantamweight (135) – Flyweight (125)
Women’s Featherweight (145) – Women’s Bantamweight (135) – Women’s Flyweight (125) – Women’s Strawweight (115)
|Rank||Fighter||OVR||UFC||Last 3 Fights||Next Fight|
|1||Aljamain Sterling||23-3||15-3||W-Henry Cejudo (DEC)|
W-T.J. Dillashaw (TKO)
W-Petr Yan (DEC)
|2||Merab Dvalishvili||16-4||9-2||W-Petr Yan (DEC)|
W-Jose Aldo (DEC)
W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
|3||Henry Cejudo||16-3||10-3||L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)|
W-Dominick Cruz (TKO)
W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
|4||Sean O'Malley||16-1||8-1||W-Petr Yan (DEC)|
NC-Pedro Munhoz (NC)
W-Raulian Paiva (TKO)
|5||Petr Yan||16-5||8-4||L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)|
L-Sean O'Malley (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
|6||Cory Sandhagen||16-4||9-3||W-Marlon Vera (DEC)|
W-Yadong Song (TKO)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
|7||Marlon Vera||20-8-1||14-7||L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)|
W-Dominick Cruz (KO)
W-Rob Font (DEC)
|8||Rob Font||20-6||10-5||W-Adrian Yanez (TKO)|
L-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
|9||Yadong Song||19-5-1||9-2-1||W-Ricky Simon (TKO)|
L-Cory Sandhagen (TKO)
W-Marlon Moraes (KO)
|10||Dominick Cruz||24-4||7-3||L-Marlon Vera (KO)|
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
|11||Ricky Simon||20-4||8-3||L-Yadong Song (TKO)|
W-Jack Shore (SUB)
W-Raphael Assuncao (TKO)
|12||Umar Nurmagomedov||16-0||4-0||W-Raoni Barcelos (KO)|
W-Nate Maness (DEC)
W-Brian Kelleher (SUB)
|13||Pedro Munhoz||20-7||10-7||W-Chris Gutierrez (DEC)|
NC-Sean O'Malley (NC)
L-Dominick Cruz (DEC)
|14||Chris Gutierrez||19-5-2||7-2-1||L-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)|
W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
W-Danaa Batgerel (TKO)
|15||Jonathan Martinez||18-4||9-3||W-Said Nurmagomedov (DEC)|
W-Cub Swanson (TKO)
W-Vince Morales (DEC)
|16||Said Nurmagomedov||17-3||6-2||L-Jonathan Martinez (DEC)|
W-Saidyokub Kakhramonov (SUB)
W-Douglas Andrade (DEC)
|17||Cody Garbrandt||14-4||9-4||W-Trevin Jones (DEC)|
L-Kai Kara-France (TKO)
L-Rob Font (DEC)
|18||Adrian Yanez||16-4||5-1||L-Rob Font (TKO)|
W-Tony Kelley (TKO)
W-Davey Grant (DEC)
|19||Davey Grant||14-6||6-5||W-Raphael Assuncao (SUB|
W-Louis Smolka (KO)
L-Adrian Yanez (DEC)
|20||Montel Jackson||13-2||7-2||W-Rani Yahya (KO)|
W-Julio Arce (DEC)
W-J.P. Buys (DEC)
|21||Javid Basharat||14-0||3-0||W-Mateus Mendonca (DEC)|
W-Tony Gravely (DEC)
W-Trevin Jones (DEC)
|22||Douglas Andrade||29-5||7-5||W-Cody Stamann (DEC)|
L-Said Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Sergey Morozov (SUB)
|23||Cody Stamann||21-6-1||7-5-1||L-Douglas Andrade (DEC)|
W-Luan Lacerda (DEC)
W-Eddie Wineland (TKO)
|24||Victor Henry||23-6||2-1||W-Tony Gravely (DEC)|
L-Raphael Assuncao (DEC)
W-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
|25||Raoni Barcelos||17-4||6-3||L-Umar Nurmagomedov (KO)|
W-Trevin Jones (DEC)
L-Victor Henry (DEC)
|26||Mario Bautista||12-2||6-2||W-Guido Cannetti (SUB)|
W-Benito Lopez (SUB)
W-Brian Kelleher (SUB)
|27||Cub Swanson||28-13||13-9||L-Jonathan Martinez (TKO)|
W-Darren Elkins (TKO)
L-Giga Chikadze (TKO)
|28||Rani Yahya||28-11-1||13-5-1||L-Montel Jackson (KO)|
W-Kyung Ho Kang (DEC)
W-Ray Rodriguez (SUB)
|29||Sergey Morozov||19-6||3-2||W-Journey Newson (DEC)|
W-Raulian Paiva (DEC)
L-Douglas Andrade (SUB)
|30||Julio Arce||18-6||5-4||L-Montel Jackson (DEC)|
W-Daniel Santos (DEC)
L-Yadong Song (TKO)
|31||Brian Kelleher||24-14||8-7||L-Mario Bautista (SUB)|
L-Umar Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Kevin Croom (DEC)
|32||Daniel Santos||9-2||1-1||W-John Castaneda (KO)|
L-Julio Arce (DEC)
W-Zhunus Nizambek (SUB)
|33||John Castaneda||19-6||2-2||L-Daniel Santos (KO)|
W-Miles Johns (SUB)
W-Eddie Wineland (TKO)
|34||Miles Johns||13-2||4-2||W-Vince Morales (DEC)|
L-John Castenada (SUB)
W-Anderson dos Santos (KO)
|35||Heili Alateng||16-8-2||4-1-1||W-Chad Anheliger (DEC)|
W-Kevin Croom (TKO)
D-Gustavo Lopez (DEC)
|36||Kyung Ho Kang||18-9||7-3||W-Danaa Batgerel (DEC)|
L-Rani Yahya (DEC)
W-Pingyuan Liu (DEC)
|37||Aiemann Zahabi||9-2||3-2||W-Ricky Turcios (DEC)|
W-Drako Rodriguez (KO)
L-Vince Morales (DEC)
|38||Ronnie Lawrence||8-2||2-1||L-Saidyokub Kakhramonov (DEC)|
W-Mana Martinez (DEC)
W-Vince Cachero (TKO)
|39||Cameron Saaiman||8-0||2-0||W-Mana Martinez (DEC)|
W-Steven Koslow (TKO)
W-Josh Wang Kim (KO)
|40||Tony Gravely||23-9||4-4||L-Victor Henry (DEC)|
L-Javid Basharat (DEC)
W-Johnny Munoz (KO)
|41||Farid Basharat||10-0||1-0||W-Da'Mon Blackshear (DEC)|
W-Allan Begosso (DEC)
W-Raul Guzman (SUB)
|42||Trevin Jones||13-10||1-4||L-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)|
L-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
L-Javid Basharat (DEC)
|43||Ricky Turcios||12-3||2-1||W-Kevin Natividad (DEC)|
L-Aiemann Zahabi (DEC)
W-Brady Hiestand (DEC)
|44||Chad Anheliger||12-6||1-1||L-Heili Alateng (DEC)|
W-Jesse Strader (TKO)
W-Muin Gafurov (DEC)
|45||Brady Hiestand||7-2||2-1||W-Danaa Batgerel (TKO)|
W-Fernando Garcia (DEC)
L-Ricky Turcios (DEC)
|46||Cristian Quinonez||18-3||1-0||W-Khalid Taha (TKO)|
W-Long Xiao (DEC)
W-Adonilton Matos (DEC)
|47||Johnny Munoz||12-2||2-2||W-Liudvik Sholinian (DEC)|
L-Tony Gravely (KO)
W-Jamey Simmons (DEC)
|48||Danaa Batgerel||9-5||3-4||L-Brady Hiestand (TKO)|
L-Kyung Ho Kang (DEC)
L-Chris Gutierrez (TKO)
|49||Christian Rodriguez||9-1||2-1||W-Rau Rojas (DEC)|
W-Joshua Weems (SUB)
L-Jonathan Pearce (DEC)
|50||Raul Rosas||7-1||1-1||L-Christian Rodriguez (DEC)|
W-Jay Perrin (SUB)
W-Mando Gutierrez (DEC)
|51||Qileng Aori||20-9||2-2||W-Jay Perrin (DEC)|
W-Cameron Else (TKO)
L-Cody Durden (DEC)
|52||Daniel Marcos||14-0||1-0||W-Saimon Oliveira (KO)|
W-Brandon Lewis (DEC)
W-Gaston Manzur (TKO)
|53||Da'Mon Blackshear||12-5-1||0-1-1||L-Farid Bahsarat (DEC)|
D-Youssef Zalal (DEC)
W-Josh Smith (SUB)
|54||Gaston Bolanos||7-3||1-0||W-Aaron Phillips (DEC)|
W-Daniel Carey (TKO)
L-Chris Hatley (DEC)
|55||Marcus McGhee||7-1||1-0||W-Journey Newson (SUB)|
W-Luciano Ramos (TKO)
W-Abram Sellers (TKO)
|56||Journey Newson||9-5||2-4||L-Marcus McGhee (SUB)|
L-Sergey Morozov (DEC)
W-Fernando Garcia (DEC)
|57||Mateus Mendonca||10-1||0-1||L-Javid Basharat (DEC)|
W-Ashiek Ajim (KO)
W-Pedro Nobre (DEC)
|58||Luan Lacerda||12-2||0-1||L-Cody Stamann (DEC)|
W-Marcirley Silva (SUB)
W-Tayron Pedro (SUB)
|59||Fernando Garcia||10-3||0-2||L-Brady Hiestand (DEC)|
L-Journey Newson (DEC)
W-Joshua Weems (TKO)
|60||Steven Koslow||6-1||0-1||L-Cameron Saaiman (TKO)|
W-James Dunn (SUB)
W-Marcelo Willian (SUB)
|61||Saimon Oliveira||18-5||0-2||L-Daniel Marcos (KO)|
L-Tony Gravely (DEC)
W-Jose Alday (DEC)
|62||Aaron Phillips||12-5||0-4||L-Gaston Bolanos (DEC)|
L-Jack Shore (SUB)
W-Ariston Franca (TKO)
|63||Rinya Nakamura||7-0||1-0||W-Toshiomi Kazama (KO)|
W-Shohei Nose (KO)
W-Gugun Gusman (SUB)
|64||Toshiomi Kazama||10-3||0-1||L-Rinya Nakamura (KO)|
W-Keremuaili Maimaitituoheti (DEC)
L-Shoji Saito (KO)
|Ineligible for Rankings|
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
|Urijah Faber||35-11||11-7||L-Petr Yan (KO)|
W-Ricky Simon (TKO)
W-Brad Pickett (DEC)
|Kyler Phillips||10-2||4-1||W-Marcelo Rojo (SUB)|
L-Raulian Paiva (DEC)
W-Yadong Song (DEC)
|Casey Kenney||16-4-1||5-3||L-Yadong Song (DEC)|
L-Dominick Cruz (DEC)
W-Nathaniel Wood (DEC)
|Taylor Lapilus||18-3||3-1||W-Demarte Pena (TKO)|
W-Wilson Reis (DEC)
W-Marcos Breno (DEC)
|Frankie Saenz||13-7||5-5||L-Jonathan Martinez (TKO)|
L-Marlon Vera (TKO)
W-Henry Briones (DEC)
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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.
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Kyler Phillips is suspended by USADA currently, so he should absolutely be removed from the rankings
Mana Martinez was released last week.
Both Guido Cannetti and Jose Johnson have been released.
Also time to move Vera down in the rankings.
Jose Johnson was released last week
Absolutely no chance Trevin Jones should be ranked 36th. He is morbidly horrific
In absolute ridiculous fashion, Saidyokub Kakhromonov was released by the UFC…Dipshit Dana at it again.
Ya, why he still listed?
TJ Needleshaw retired a couple days back. Boot him from the list!
You would think but this guy plays favorites
Needle stick O Malley loses to Vera by TKO yet you have him ranked ahead? Make it make sense
Fighters released 2 days ago:
Cristian Quinonez is 1-0 in the UFC, not 0-0
Thank you, fixed
Where’s the dominator?
What is the update frequency for this site. I am new here.
Very inconsistent. Sometimes he updates it right after a fight card ends, but more often it’ll be two or three events between updates
Pls give Umar fight
You have Montel Jackson and Casey Kenney both ranked 28th
Ain’t no way you guys have Jose Aldo as the 2nd best bantamweight fighter right now
Domingo Pilarte is way overrated
Most of his ranking is still carried by his wins over Vince Morales and Adrian Yanez (current top 50).
Johnny Eduardo was released on October 7th
Hey man you still gonna be updating these? Noticed its been a couple weeks. I use your rankings for my fantasy matchmaking so would be bummed if its done for. Hope everythings OK, appreciate your work
Sorry about the delays. Our server was hacked 2 weeks ago.
Hi buddy Felipe Corales is not spelled right – it is actually supposed to be Felipe Colares. Great work – big fan!
Teruto ishihara is no longer with the UFC
The Raoni Barcelos & Timur Valiev fight was so close and probably could have been a draw with a better judging system. With that being said, Raoni can’t be at 14 after the loss to Valiev and Valiev can’t be that low, imo.
Raoni has that win over Said Nurmagomedov, so I think you put Valiev & Raoni above Said Nurmagomedov. These rankings have always been the most accurate rankings I can find.I know how confusing they can be at times though so thanks for the hard work!
Thank you, rankings are now updated.
You’re the real mvp!
Kakhromonov was released
Jose Johnson was released
Raphael Assuncao retired
do you know you need to update this things bro? Silly.
Mate, you have it that John Castaneda beat Nathaniel Wood…but he did not. Wood won by DEC.
Fixed, thank you!
Merab is 5-2 and Cruz is also 5-2.
Frankie Saenz, Jonathan Martinez, Chris Gutierrez & Cody Durden need to be updated after their fights on 8/1/20
Kyler phillips photo needs updated, as that is Gabriel Silva in his photo.
Ricardo Ramos vs Eduardo Garagorri and Douglas Silva de Andrade vs Renan Barao were fought at featherweight. Will you be putting them in the featherweight rankings?
Legacy FC champ, Thomas de Almeida signed to the UFC
When will the bantamweight and featherweight fights from UFC on ESPN +31 be updated on the rankings?
#1 Petr Yan. #2 TJ Dillashaw. #3 Cory Sandhagen. #4 Aljo Sterling. #5 Rob Font. #6 Jose Aldo. #7 Dvalvishilli. #8 Sean O’Malley. #9 Frankie Edgar #10 Dominick Cruz
Hugo Vianna will be the future champion. You bet.
Cody BamBam Bollinger 14-3 made his debut at 135s march 24th He has a win over cameron Dollar at 155s ,Top Prospect for TUF 18 should be in the mix
Bollinger is a solid fighter. I had him in my Top 25 prospects prior to him signing with Bellator. His fight with Shamhalaev was surprisingly one-sided, but the move down to 135 lbs. should be a good career move for him.
Since Bollinger participated in a Bellator tournament he is no longer eligible to be ranked in the “Prospects” section. With a couple of wins though he should be able to make some noise at bantamweight.
Ok,your rankings are more about who’s next in line for a title shot,that’s ok i don’t do it that way i think bowles has seniority until mcdonald beats him or someone ranked ahead of him. and jorgensen above pickett? going back to his WEC victory.
Pickett above Jorgensen is something that I looked closely at. Wineland’s KO of Jorgensen definitely shuffled the rankings up. I feel that Pickett deserves to be ranked above Wineland at this point, thus creating the current hierarchy of Pickett
McDonald shouldn’t be ahead of bowles, jorgensen, and pickett at this stage,you may be proved right,but rankings shouldn’t be done on potential.
McDonald’s win over Miguel Torres gave him just the boost to move up the rankings. Bowles, Jorgensen, and Pickett are all stuck in a slump against high-level competition. Meanwhile, McDonald is undefeated with a finish win over Torres.
i still think bowles is ahead of mcdonald,bowles took torres out when torres was at his peak did he not ? and has only lost to cruz and faber since. unless your ranking them on who’s closer to getting a title shot?
Bowles is still an elite bantamweight, but his recent loss to Urijah Faber was one-sided. Meanwhile, McDonald took a huge step up in competition against Torres and knocked him out in the 1st round. I was not a big believer in McDonald until that win. Bowles just needs to stay healthy and he should be right back in the title picture. Until he does though, he is ranked lower McDonald.
why is Miguel Torres above
also is Cole Escovedo actually 6-2 in the ufc or is that an error?
Escovedo was 6-2 in the WEC, thank you for catching the error.
As for Torres above Johnson…they just fought at UFC 130 and Johnson escaped with a controversial decision. Many have argued that Clay Guida was just gifted a decision against Anthony Pettis because all he simply did was hold Pettis down and inflicted very little damage, while Pettis attempted relentless submissions. Though similar scenarios, the Johnson/Torres fight was much tighter and Torres was the one who was looking for the finish, and also delivered some punishment from the times he was on the bottom. Sherdog and MMAjunkie though Torres should have gotten the nod. Therefore, Torres won’t drop in the rankings based on questionable judging. Just like Evan Dunham’s loss to Sean Sherk, Tyson Griffin’s loss to Nik Lentz, Paul Taylor’s loss to Sam Stout, and countless other fights that have been judged to an unfavorable result.
All of our rankings take into consideration the actual fight’s action, rather than just the end result. Otherwise, we’d basically just go on Sherdog’s Fight Finder and go strictly off wins and losses, which wouldn’t be very accurate. We rely heavily on play-by-play details of events and the fighter’s actual performance to determine how a fighter will be ranked following an event, rather than being swayed by judges’ decisions.
What do you think? Would you rank #7 Johnson above #5 Torres and #6 Pickett(who Johnson lost to)?