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)
|Fighter||OVR||UFC||Last 3 Fights||Next Fight|
|1||Jon Jones||27-1||21-1||W-Ciryl Gane (SUB)|
W-Dominick Reyes (DEC)
W-Thiago Santos (DEC)
|2||Ciryl Gane||11-2||8-2||L-Jon Jones (SUB)|
W-Tai Tuivasa (KO)
L-Francis Ngannou (DEC)
|3||Sergey Pavlovich||18-1||6-1||W-Curtis Blaydes (TKO)|
W-Tai Tuivasa (KO)
W-Derrick Lewis (TKO)
|4||Curtis Blaydes||17-4||12-4||L-Sergey Pavlovich (TKO)|
W-Tom Aspinall (TKO)
W-Chris Daukaus (TKO)
|5||Tom Aspinall||12-3||5-1||L-Curtis Blaydes (TKO)|
W-Alexander Volkov (SUB)
W-Sergey Spivak (TKO)
|6||Alexander Volkov||36-10||10-4||W-Alexander Romanov (TKO)|
W-Jairzinho Rozenstruik (TKO)
L-Tom Aspinall (SUB)
|7||Marcin Tybura||24-7||11-6||W-Blagoi Ivanov (DEC)|
W-Alexander Romanov (DEC)
L-Alexander Volkov (DEC)
|8||Sergey Spivak||16-3||7-3||W-Derrick Lewis (SUB)|
W-Augusto Sakai (TKO)
W-Greg Hardy (TKO)
|9||Jailton Almeida||19-2||5-0||W-Jairzinho Rozenstruik (SUB)|
W-Shamil Abdurakhimov (TKO)
W-Anton Turkalj (SUB)
|10||Tai Tuivasa||14-5||8-5||L-Sergey Pavlovich (KO)|
L-Ciryl Gane (KO)
W-Derrick Lewis (KO)
|11||Derrick Lewis||26-11||17-9||L-Sergey Spivak (SUB)|
L-Sergey Pavlovich (TKO)
L-Tai Tuivasa (KO)
|12||Jairzinho Rozenstruik||13-5||7-5||L-Jailton Almeida (SUB)|
W-Chris Daukaus (KO)
L-Alexander Volkov (TKO)
|13||Chris Daukaus||12-6||4-3||L-Jairzinho Rozenstruik (KO)|
L-Curtis Blaydes (TKO)
L-Derrick Lewis (KO)
|14||Augusto Sakai||16-5-1||5-4||W-Don'Tale Mayes (DEC)|
L-Sergey Spivak (TKO)
L-Tai Tuivasa (KO)
|15||Blagoi Ivanov||19-5||3-4||L-Marcin Tybura (DEC)|
W-Marcos Lima (DEC)
L-Augusto Sakai (DEC)
|16||Alexander Romanov||16-2||5-2||L-Alexander Volkov (TKO)|
L-Marcin Tybura (DEC)
W-Chase Sherman (SUB)
|17||Marcos Lima||21-8-1||10-6||W-Waldo Cortes-Acosta (DEC)|
W-Andrei Arlovski (SUB)
L-Blagoi Ivanov (DEC)
|18||Andrei Arlovski||34-22||23-16||L-Marcos Lima (SUB)|
W-Jake Collier (DEC)
W-Jared Vanderaa (DEC)
|19||Rodrigo Nascimento||10-1||3-1||W-Tanner Boser (DEC)|
W-Alan Baudot (TKO)
L-Chris Daukaus (KO)
|20||Martin Buday||12-1||3-0||W-Jake Collier (DEC)|
W-Lukasz Brzeski (DEC)
W-Chris Barnett (DEC)
|21||Waldo Cortes-Acosta||9-1||2-1||L-Marcos Lima (DEC)|
W-Chase Sherman (DEC)
W-Jared Vanderaa (DEC)
|22||Chris Barnett||23-8||2-2||W-Jake Collier (TKO)|
L-Martin Buday (DEC)
W-Gian Villante (TKO)
|23||Justin Tafa||6-3||3-3||W-Parker Porter (TKO)|
W-Harry Hunsucker (KO)
L-Jared Vanderaa (DEC)
|24||Mohammed Usman||9-2||2-0||W-Junior Tafa (DEC)|
W-Zac Pauga (KO)
W-Eduardo Perez (DEC)
|25||Jake Collier||13-9||5-8||L-Martin Buday (DEC)|
L-Chris Barnett (TKO)
L-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
|26||Parker Porter||12-8||4-3||W-Braxton Smith (TKO)|
L-Justin Tafa (TKO)
L-Jailton Almeida (SUB)
|27||Don'Tale Mayes||9-6||2-4||L-Augusto Sakai (DEC)|
L-Hamdy Abdelwahab (DEC)
W-Josh Parisian (TKO)
|28||Jamal Pogues||10-3||1-0||W-Josh Parisian (DEC)|
W-Paulo Renato (DEC)
W-Tim Hiley (DEC)
|29||Karl Williams||9-1||2-0||W-Chase Sherman (DEC)|
W-Lukasz Brzeski (DEC)
W-Jimmy Lawson (DEC)
|30||Chase Sherman||16-12||4-11||L-Karl Williams (DEC)|
L-Waldo Cortes-Acosta (DEC)
W-Jared Vanderaa (TKO)
|31||Josh Parisian||15-6||2-3||L-Jamal Pogues (DEC)|
W-Alan Baudot (TKO)
L-Don'Tale Mayes (TKO)
|32||Junior Tafa||4-1||0-1||L-Mohammed Usman (DEC)|
W-Tsuyoshi Kamiyama (TKO)
L-Nicolas Djurdjevic (TKO)
|33||Lukasz Brzeski||8-3-1||0-2||L-Karl Williams (DEC)|
L-Martin Buday (DEC)
NC-Dylan Potter (NC)
|34||Braxton Smith||5-2||0-1||L-Parker Porter (TKO)|
W-Jakori Savage (KO)
W-Cameron Chism-Brungard (TKO)
|Ineligible for Rankings|
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
|Stipe Miocic||20-4||14-4||L-Francis Ngannou (KO)|
W-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
W-Daniel Cormier (TKO)
|Walt Harris||13-10||7-8||L-Marcin Tybura (TKO)|
L-Alexander Volkov (TKO)
L-Alistair Overeem (TKO)
|Jarjis Danho||7-1-1||1-1-1||W-Yorgan De Castro (KO)|
D-Christian Colombo (DEC)
L-Daniel Omielanczuk (DEC)
|Hamdy Abdelwahab||6-0||1-0||W-Don'Tale Mayes (DEC)|
W-Matthew Strickland (KO)
W-Tyler Lee (TKO)
|UFC Rankings FAQ|
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|UFC Rankings are comprised of all fighters currently signed to the UFC. RankingMMA has been publishing UFC 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 their popularity or hype. 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
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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.
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.
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This is the site I use for ranking checks. UFC’s is corrupt, Tapology’s is shit.
Minor update: Hamdy Abdelwahab, as the other guy said, has been suspended and Blaydes is fighting Pavlovich.
Happy ur back! This is my favorite ranking website 😀
Hamdy Abdelwahab has been suspended for 2 years. Pull from rankings
get your shit together and start updating or give this website to someone else to manage.
so no more updates to this site? what a shame.
Jared Vanderaa was cut last week
Same w Ngannou
Alexei Oleinik was released 7 days ago
Jared Vanderaa 1-5 in the UFC ranked ahead of Josh Parisian who is 2-1? How does that work?
Walt Harris and Ilir Latifi both officially at 15 months of inactivity
Absolutely remarkable that Jared Vanderaa continues to be allowed on this roster after going 1-5 with his only win coming via split against Roque Martinez.
These rankings aren’t correct and fighters from the ufc roster are missing
Who is missing?
Ok couple grievances:
Josh Parisian with 2 UFC wins behind Zac Pauga and Luka Brzeski with 0 each?
Also feels like Alexandr Romanov is underrated, as he’s 16-0 with wins over Juan Espino and Marcos Rogerio de Lima. Hard to imagine him being ranked behind Alexey Oleinik who has lost 3 of 4
No #29 ranked fighter listed
Incredible how Juan Espino, at almost 42 years old and coming off a loss decides to take an entire year plus off. That is something else…
I can’t for two match-ups in the heavyweight division: Stipe vs Jones, and Tom Aspinall vs Curtis Blaydes. The aftermath of those two fights will give fans a clearer lay of the land for who gets to be the next heavyweight champion.
I hate interim titles, but you are correct that we need to keep the division going while building new stars at the same time. Both fights you mentioned, especially Jones/Miocic would be a huge fight.
In September 2020, Todd Duffee and the UFC parted ways due to inactivity due to injury.
Also, have to imagine Travis Browne is no longer an active fighter on the UFC roster and thus should be removed as well.
photo of ciryl gane for don tale????… very nice!
Fixed, thank you!
Stipe is done. He is like 43 or smth. It would be a huge fight my ass. Get off the crack.
wait, Ciryl Gane beat Boser and he’s top 15, ahead of Tybur and Spivak. Hardy beats Greene and he’s only 27?
Thanks for your opinion on Hardy vs. Gane in the rankings. Gane is higher ranked due to being undefeated while also facing quality competition, in and outside the UFC. Gane had 2 quality wins prior to signing with the UFC, beating 7-0 undefeated Canadian Adam Dyczka and 8-1 Brazilian Roggers Souza. Hardy has improved with each fight and is nearing Top 15 contention. Where do you see Gane ranked currently?
where’s Jon Jones?
Hi John, as soon as Jones debuts in that weight class he will be ranked. For now, he will continue to be ranked at LHW since has fought there in the last 15 months.
Mark Hunt retiree 15 months ago
Hi Tim, although his UFC contract expired, Hunt has never announced his retirement from MMA. I searched the last few months for any recent interviews from Hunt, and could not find anything claiming he is officially retired. Until his inactivity hits 15 months or a retirement announcement occurs, he will remain ranked. Thank you for your comment!
Francis Ngannou is NOT FRENCH. He is CAMEROONINAN.
Francis and Lewis should be switched, Andrei beat up Browne, and both lost against top tier opponents
why are hughes gsp not in the all time wins list? is it only active fighters?
You are correct, the list is only made up of active fighters. I am soon adding fighters not on the UFC’s active roster, so I will be able to create a historical and active list for a variety of statistics.
What up from the future
Brock still top 10 lol
Man what the fuck happened to this division.
where’s shane carwin!?
That’s not a serious question, is it?
He hasn’t fought since 2011 and isn’t currently on the UFC roster. The only hint that he isn’t done fighting was in a Facebook exchange with a fan who praised Carwin’s MMA career, and in reply Carwin asked “Are you saying it is over?”.
Hardly confirmation of a comeback, and certainly not enough to be ranked here.
The UFC signed Walt Harris to replace Daniel Omielaczuk and will fight Soa Palelei at UFC Fight Night 55 11-7-14
R.I.P. Shane del Rosario
Sad day for the mixed martial arts world. Shane was one of the sport’s best ambassadors.
even though big country clearly lost to miocic, it was through decision. nelsons style is to knock somebody in the jaw out cold, and stipe was aware of this and didnt come close and worked him with his speed and range strategically very clever and all but stipe still lost to struve while nelson destroyed the skyscraper. even though they say they are as good as their last fight I still think roy nelson is the more dangerous fighter, no dissrespect to stipe miocic because he bullied nelson just like dos santos did but it wasnt as convincing to me. just my opinion, basicly miocic should be placed above nelson he defeated him fair and square.
Nelson is above Miocic because the ufc.com/rankings says he is. If it were my choice, Miocic would easily be ahead of Nelson based off their last fight.
Just to reiterate, I use the UFC.com/rankings for my Top 10 and then we rank all the rest.
I think the UFC kinda messed up with putting Roy Nelson above Frank Mir … Mir outclassed him when they fought and Roy has yet to beat anyone worthy of sending him above Mir … Mir may have a 2 fight losing streak but they’re to JDS and DC, and Roy’s 3 fight win streak is vs. two guys ranked under 15 (in a 22 ranked guys division) and a cut fighter. How does he rank above Mir?
I agree with you. Nelson has never beaten a Top 10 guy, but thanks to a thin HW division and some recent losses to the guys ahead of him, it seems as if he may be overrated. A lot of people claim that Nelson was sick coming into the Mir fight, but that shouldn’t be an excuse for why Nelson should be ranked above Mir. Nelson is certainly a top talent, but I think is his ceiling is only so high when watching him face guys like JDS, Werdum, and Mir.
Unfortunately Junior dos Santos gave his victory for Cain Velasquez for $ 400,000. He did contacts with Dana White before the fight. All the brazilians knows about that, except UFC and Dana White.
But in the future he will get back his belt because obviously JDS is much better than VELASQUEZ.
Wtf r u talking about jds got a lucky punch on the first fight, and cain finished him in the next two confrontations, not decisions he literally whipped his ass, you obviously don’t know anything about mma.
Cain won via decision in the 2nd fight, then TKO’d JDS in the 5th round of the 3rd fight..
love your site man REALLY DO!! and look no one is ever going to agree 100% with each other…the only thing i would say is that you have…. schaub at 13, and over stipe!! which i cant wrap my head around really cant! , and pat barry but maybe thats just cuz im a massive pat HD barry fan and think he should be up near top ten and def over b,schaub…. but stipe would honestly destroy schaub in my eyes….but rem what i said i love your site LOVE IT!! and you cant please everyone and i know that my friend 🙂
Thanks for the props. I appreciate you coming to my site and commenting! I am always hoping for feedback of any kind.
Schaub over Miocic and Barry is your biggest fault with the UFC HW rankings, and you know what I agree with you in a lot of ways. I think Schaub would probably lose to both guys. The reason Schaub is ranked above them are his wins over Cro Cop and Gonzaga. Miocic has never beaten anyone ranked higher than those guys. Barry’s KO win over Del Rosario was huge, but he’s just 2-3 in his last 5 fights. Schaub’s losses are to Nogueira (Top 10) and Rothwell, while Barry’s losses are to guys ranked lower (Lavar Johnson, Kongo). Maybe Joe Silva will book Barry against someone like Rothwell, Hunt, Schaub to boost him up the ranks.
🙂 haha you know what man,YOU REALLY REALLY know your shit,i thought i was a massive mma fan,pardon the french,but fuck me..you really really do your home work and after reading your reply to me,the sec i read it i was like you know what your rite..and what an idea(i should write a letter to joe silva to have you working with him) cuz barry vs hunt or schaub is a deadly idea…love the site man,and iv looked over all the ranking sites this one is by FAR the best by far..but my only other peeve is with big nog at 5 i dont think he is that good any more,a win over herman is noting great and put him in with hunt or t browine i cant see him winning…but thanks for the feed back and hats off to you and all your hard work you dont get thank enough FACT!
Thanks man, I make my fair share of mistakes too though. Just like this last weekend, I didn’t think Saffiedine had much of a chance against Marquardt, and what do you know it was complete domination for Saffiedine. It’s what makes this sport fun to watch.
I don’t like Bigfoot at No.4,put him one spot above Browne,Browne was obviously hampered by that leg injury. after big losses to Cormier and Velasquez ,guys like Struve,Congo,Rothwell would all light him up and Hunt would make a right mess of him too.
I don’t like him at #4 either, but his wins over Fedor, Browne, Kyle, and Arlovski are hard to ignore. Silva’s losses to Cain and Cormier were extremely one-sided, yet those two fighters are arguably the top 3 fighters in the entire division. I don’t think Struve, Kongo, Rothwell, or Hunt would do much better against them. Kongo gave Cain a decent fight, but that was years.
Kongo, Rothwell, and Hunt are in need of some quality wins. Hunt is closest right now, but I think most fans are aware of his limitations on the ground. If Rothwell is in shape as he was for the Schaub fight, he is dangerous. Kongo has looked flat ever since losing to Mir. Yes, he did knock out Barry, but that was quite the hail mary victory.
The toughest thing was to put Silva above Mir. It’s Silva’s win over Fedor that is making the difference. There are not many fighters that can claim that right.
What’s your HW Top 10 look like?
I love fedor,one of the best ever,but he fought on too long,much like B.J.Penn he got by on natural ability without being super fit and age catches up with them quicker than say Dan Henderson or Randy Couture who extended their careers by being extremely fit. My rankings can be seen at http:****
I think you have Hunt,Rothwell and Kongo in the right order but Schaub, Bigfoot,Browne and Struve should be below them,Browne only drew with Kongo and Schaub’ KO of Crocop put him in the top ten at the time so he could even slot in between Rothwell and Kongo.
Mark Hunt can throw down with any striker in the heavyweight division, but his ground game is still severely lacking. Look at what Sean McCorkle did to him. He has made some slight gains in his overall takedown defense and submission ability, but I still feel there is absolutely no way he wins against Bigfoot or Struve if the fight went to the floor.
Kongo is falling off fast. You are correct that it was not too long ago that Kongo earned a draw of Browne, but recent back injuries have robbed him of his overall mobility and he just looks gunshy as of late.
I still think you’re discounting Bigfoot’s ability as a high-level heavyweight. His top control is some of the best in the business.
Over the last 3 years:
Bigfoot’s wins = Fedor, Browne, Arlovski, Kyle
Hunt’s wins = Kongo, Rothwell
I realize Bigfoot’s one-sided losses likely merit most of his downgrading in your eyes, but that is exactly the point of why I am yet to be sold on Hunt.
Hopefully, Hunt vs. Bigfoot is booked in the near future…
I’m not saying Bigfoot will never be top 5,i just think from a pure ranking perspective he should go in 1 place ahead of the guy he beat,he can move up the rankings in time as he gets his wins like everybody else right.Same reason Werdum should be only one place ahead of Nelson.
I hear you. I also think Bigfoot is overrated at #4, but it’s mainly because Overeem, Cormier, and Barnett are not currently fighting in the UFC. Bring those guys in and Silva drops down to 7th. Imagine if Fedor was still active though, Silva would clearly still be ranked ahead of him. That is a factoring reason for why Bigfoot is ranked ahead of guys like Mir, Nelson, Struve, Hunt, etc.
If Stipe Miocic’ run up the heavyweight rankings ends this weekend,could he make LHW?
I don’t think he could make 205, but he sure would make a welcome addition to the light heavyweight division that is hungry for new title challengers.
Who knows though, Miocic used to wrestle at 197 lbs. in college. He seems to have packed on some muscle over the years, but if Daniel cormier is willing to make the cut to 205, I’m not sure why Stipe wouldn’t consider it should he run into some trouble at heavyweight.
werdum above big country but still below big nog,imo. and do you really have to remove fighters who are suspended we all know overeem is No.3 and he embarassed werdum not long ago,not even close.
He was released following his loss to Mike Russow.
Carwin dominated Frank Mir in their head-to-head matchup. Mir has put together a solid win streak since the loss, but he will still need to prove himself against a Top 5 fighter to move ahead of Carwin.
Friends, Junior dos Santos will be in first place for long, long, long, long, long, TIME !
Perfect ranking just where it is today Daniel cormier should be top ten though
These are UFC-only rankings. Cormier is currently #1 in the MMA World Rankings.
Cormier is light heavyweight noob
he was a heavyweight when he posted that comment haha you’re a noob
Alistaiir the reem Overeem the best ! the best figthering the world