UFC Heavyweight Rankings

Men’s Divisions
Heavyweight (265) – Light Heavyweight (205)Middleweight (185)Welterweight (170)Lightweight (155)Featherweight (145)Bantamweight (135)Flyweight (125)

Women’s Divisions
Women’s Featherweight (145)Women’s Bantamweight (135)Women’s Flyweight (125) –  Women’s Strawweight (115)

   FighterOVRUFCLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Francis Ngannou16-311-2W-Stipe Miocic (KO)
W-Jairzinho Rozenstruik (KO)
W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
2Stipe Miocic20-414-4L-Francis Ngannou (KO)
W-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
W-Daniel Cormier (TKO)
3Ciryl Gane9-05-0W-Alexander Volkov (DEC)
W-Jairzinho Rozenstruik (DEC)
W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
Derrick Lewis
08/07/2021
4Derrick Lewis25-716-5W-Curtis Blaydes (KO)
W-Alexey Oliynyk (TKO)
W-Ilir Latifi (DEC)
Ciryl Gane
08/07/2021
5Curtis Blaydes14-39-3L-Derrick Lewis (KO)
W-Alexander Volkov (DEC)
W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
Jairzinho Rozenstruik
09/25/2021
6Jairzinho Rozenstruik12-26-2W-Augusto Sakai (TKO)
L-Ciryl Gane (DEC)
W-Junior dos Santos (TKO)
Curtis Blaydes
09/25/2021
7Alexander Volkov33-97-3L-Ciryl Gane (DEC)
W-Alistair Overeem (TKO)
W-Walt Harris (TKO)
8Augusto Sakai15-3-14-2L-Jairzinho Rozenstruik (TKO)
L-Alistair Overeem (TKO)
W-Blagoi Ivanov (DEC)
9Marcin Tybura22-69-5W-Walt Harris (TKO)
W-Greg Hardy (TKO)
W-Ben Rothwell (DEC)
10Blagoi Ivanov18-42-3L-Augusto Sakai (DEC)
L-Derrick Lewis (DEC)
W-Tai Tuivasa (DEC)
11Walt Harris13-107-8L-Marcin Tybura (TKO)
L-Alexander Volkov (TKO)
L-Alistair Overeem (TKO)
12Sergey Spivak13-24-2W-Alexey Oliynyk (DEC)
W-Jared Vanderaa (TKO)
W-Carlos Felipe (DEC)
13Tai Tuivasa12-36-3W-Greg Hardy (KO)
W-Harry Hunsucker (TKO)
W-Stefan Struve (KO)
14Chris Daukaus11-33-0W-Alexey Oliynyk (TKO)
W-Rodrigo Nascimento (KO)
W-Parker Porter (TKO)
Shamil Abdurakhimov
07/31/2021
15Tom Aspinall10-23-0W-Andrei Arlovski (SUB)
W-Alan Baudot (TKO)
W-Jake Collier (TKO)
16Alexey Oliynyk59-16-18-7L-Sergey Spivak (DEC)
L-Chris Daukaus (TKO)
L-Derrick Lewis (TKO)
17Andrei Arlovski31-2120-15W-Chase Sherman (DEC)
L-Tom Aspinall (SUB)
W-Tanner Boser (DEC)
Carlos Felipe
10/16/2021
18Ben Rothwell39-139-7W-Chris Barnett (SUB)
L-Marcin Tybura (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (DEC)
19Alexander Romanov14-03-0W-Juan Espino (DEC)
W-Marcos Lima (SUB)
W-Roque Martinez (SUB)
Jared Vanderaa
10/09/2021
20Ilir Latifi15-88-6W-Tanner Boser (DEC)
L-Derrick Lewis (DEC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
21Tanner Boser20-8-14-3W-Ovince St.Preux (KO)
L-Ilir Latifi (DEC)
L-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
22Alexander Gustafsson18-710-7L-Fabricio Werdum (SUB)
L-Anthony Smith (SUB)
L-Jon Jones (KO)
Paul Craig
09/04/2021
23Ovince St.Preux25-1613-11L-Tanner Boser (TKO)
L-Jamahal Hill (TKO)
W-Alonzo Menifield (KO)
24Juan Espino10-22-1L-Alexander Romanov (DEC)
W-Jeff Hughes (SUB)
W-Justin Frazier (SUB)
25Greg Hardy7-44-4L-Tai Tuivasa (KO)
L-Marcin Tybura (TKO)
W-Maurice Greene (TKO)
26Marcos Lima18-7-17-5W-Maurice Greene (DEC)
L-Alexander Romanov (SUB)
W-Ben Sosoli (TKO)
27Carlos Felipe11-13-1W-Jake Collier (DEC)
W-Justin Tafa (DEC)
W-Yorgan De Castro (DEC)
Andrei Arlovski
10/16/2021
28Philipe Lins14-50-2L-Tanner Boser (KO)
L-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Josh Copeland (TKO)
29Chase Sherman15-73-6L-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
W-Isaac Villanueva (TKO)
W-Jeremy May (TKO)
Parker Porter
08/21/2021
30Rodrigo Nascimento9-12-1W-Alan Baudot (TKO)
L-Chris Daukaus (KO)
W-Don'Tale Mayes (SUB)
31Jared Vanderaa12-51-1W-Justin Tafa (DEC)
L-Sergey Spivak (TKO)
W-Harry Hunsucker (TKO)
Alexander Romanov
10/09/2021
32Jarjis Danho7-1-11-1-1W-Yorgan De Castro (KO)
D-Christian Colombo (DEC)
L-Daniel Omielanczuk (DEC)
33Jake Collier12-64-5L-Carlos Felipe (DEC)
W-Gian Villante (DEC)
L-Tom Aspinall (TKO)
34Gian Villante17-137-10L-Jake Collier (DEC)
L-Maurice Greene (SUB)
L-Michal Oleksiejczuk (TKO)
35Don'Tale Mayes8-41-2W-Roque Martinez (DEC)
L-Rodrigo Nascimento (SUB)
L-Ciryl Gane (SUB)
36Parker Porter9-61-1W-Josh Parisian (DEC)
L-Chris Daukaus (TKO)
W-Dirlei Broenstrup (TKO)
Chase Sherman
08/21/2021
37Josh Parisian14-41-1W-Roque Martinez (DEC)
L-Parker Porter (DEC)
W-Chad Johnson (KO)
38Justin Tafa4-31-3L-Jared Vanderaa (DEC)
L-Carlos Felipe (DEC)
W-Juan Adams (TKO)
39Harry Hunsucker7-40-1L-Tai Tuivasa (TKO)
W-Cory Moon (KO)
L-Jared Vanderaa (TKO)
40Chris Barnett21-70-1L-Ben Rothwell (SUB)
W-Ahmed Shehu (TKO)
W-Rashaun Jackson (DEC)
41Alan Baudot8-30-2L-Rodrigo Nascimento (TKO)
L-Tom Aspinall (TKO)
W-Todd Stoute (DQ)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Travis Browne18-7-19-7-1L-Alexey Oliynyk (SUB)
L-Derrick Lewis (KO)
L-Fabricio Werdum (DEC)
Shamil Abdurakhimov20-55-3L-Curtis Blaydes (TKO)
W-Marcin Tybura (TKO)
W-Andrei Arlovski (DEC)
Chris Daukaus
07/31/2021
Sergey Pavlovich14-12-1W-Maurice Greene (TKO)
W-Marcelo Golm (KO)
L-Alistair Overeem TKO)
Adam Wieczorek10-22-1L-Marcos Lima (DEC)
W-Arjan Bhullar (SUB)
W-Anthony Hamilton (DEC)
Todd Duffee9-33-2NC-Jeff Hughes (NC)
L-Frank Mir (KO)
W-Anthony Hamilton (KO)
Giacomo Lemos5-00-0W-Sang Soo Lee (TKO)
W-Eli Pinto (TKO)
W-Bruno Chaves (TKO)
Askar Mozharov21-80-0W-Evgeniy Golub (TKO)
W-Fabrice Degand (TKO)
W-Konstantin Linnik (KO)
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46 Comments on this post.
  • ddone8387
    1 November 2020 at 2:18 PM
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    wait, Ciryl Gane beat Boser and he’s top 15, ahead of Tybur and Spivak. Hardy beats Greene and he’s only 27?

    • D.C. Ross
      2 November 2020 at 9:49 PM
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      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?

  • john
    19 August 2020 at 1:12 PM
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    where’s Jon Jones?

    • D.C. Ross
      22 August 2020 at 8:47 AM
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      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.

  • Tim
    1 March 2020 at 4:18 AM
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    Mark Hunt retiree 15 months ago

    • D.C. Ross
      3 March 2020 at 9:49 PM
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      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!

  • Bertrand Munki
    21 May 2019 at 9:26 PM
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    Francis Ngannou is NOT FRENCH. He is CAMEROONINAN.

  • Me
    23 February 2017 at 8:24 PM
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    Francis and Lewis should be switched, Andrei beat up Browne, and both lost against top tier opponents

  • Jake Nussbaum
    14 December 2016 at 9:48 AM
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    why are hughes gsp not in the all time wins list? is it only active fighters?

    • D.C. Ross
      15 December 2016 at 9:45 PM
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      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.

  • Ayy
    12 August 2016 at 4:27 AM
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    What up from the future
    Brock still top 10 lol

  • Kyle Hasib
    31 March 2016 at 2:45 AM
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    Man what the fuck happened to this division.

  • stu
    1 March 2016 at 3:15 PM
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    where’s shane carwin!?

    • Michael Stone
      1 March 2016 at 3:33 PM
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      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.

  • Migue
    4 November 2014 at 3:37 PM
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    The UFC signed Walt Harris to replace Daniel Omielaczuk and will fight Soa Palelei at UFC Fight Night 55 11-7-14

  • monty
    10 December 2013 at 5:15 AM
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    R.I.P. Shane del Rosario

    • D.C. Ross
      10 December 2013 at 6:47 PM
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      Sad day for the mixed martial arts world. Shane was one of the sport’s best ambassadors.

  • Sean
    28 July 2013 at 3:30 AM
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    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.

    • D.C. Ross
      28 July 2013 at 10:17 AM
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      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.

  • Joe
    13 June 2013 at 5:59 AM
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    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?

    • D.C. Ross
      13 June 2013 at 9:04 AM
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      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.

  • PAULO ANDRADE
    17 January 2013 at 2:54 PM
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    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.

    • RomAn Cantu
      5 April 2016 at 10:41 PM
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      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.

      • Sam Smith
        10 April 2016 at 7:40 AM
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        Cain won via decision in the 2nd fight, then TKO’d JDS in the 5th round of the 3rd fight..

  • jayo
    12 January 2013 at 1:33 AM
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    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 🙂

    • rankingmma
      12 January 2013 at 6:38 PM
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      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.

      • jayo
        14 January 2013 at 12:43 AM
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        🙂 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!

        • rankingmma
          14 January 2013 at 10:28 AM
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          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.

  • dWd
    10 October 2012 at 12:29 AM
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    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.

    • admin
      10 October 2012 at 12:40 PM
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      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?

      • dWd
        10 October 2012 at 11:01 PM
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        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:****

      • dWd
        16 October 2012 at 12:58 AM
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        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.

        • admin
          16 October 2012 at 2:07 PM
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          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…

      • dWd
        17 October 2012 at 12:22 AM
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        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.

        • admin
          17 October 2012 at 8:03 AM
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          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.

  • dWd
    28 September 2012 at 2:21 AM
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    If Stipe Miocic’ run up the heavyweight rankings ends this weekend,could he make LHW?

    • admin
      28 September 2012 at 10:11 AM
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      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.

  • dWd
    11 September 2012 at 9:46 PM
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    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.

  • admin
    20 August 2012 at 9:39 PM
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    He was released following his loss to Mike Russow.

  • admin
    20 August 2012 at 9:38 PM
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    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.

  • PAULO ANDRADE
    17 August 2012 at 9:14 PM
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    Friends, Junior dos Santos will be in first place for long, long, long, long, long, TIME !

  • Omadus
    20 April 2012 at 8:59 AM
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    Perfect ranking just where it is today Daniel cormier should be top ten though

    • admin
      20 August 2012 at 9:37 PM
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      These are UFC-only rankings. Cormier is currently #1 in the MMA World Rankings.

    • MonsterMash
      11 March 2017 at 10:19 PM
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      Cormier is light heavyweight noob

      • Kane Brookes
        25 March 2017 at 6:16 AM
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        he was a heavyweight when he posted that comment haha you’re a noob

  • Pedrohenri_mengo
    23 January 2012 at 2:06 PM
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    Alistaiir the reem  Overeem the best !        the best figthering the world

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