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||Jiri Prochazka||29-3-1||3-0||W-Glover Teixeira (SUB)|
W-Dominick Reyes (KO)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
|2||Jamahal Hill||13-1||7-1||W-Glover Teixeira (DEC)|
W-Thiago Santos (TKO)
W-Johnny Walker (KO)
|3||Magomed Ankalaev||16-1-1||9-1-1||D-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)|
W-Anthony Smith (TKO)
W-Thiago Santos (DEC)
|4||Jan Blachowicz||29-9-1||12-6-1||D-Magomed Ankalaev (DEC)|
W-Aleksandar Rakic (TKO)
L-Glover Teixeira (SUB)
|5||Aleksandar Rakic||14-3||6-2||L-Jan Blachowicz (TKO)|
W-Thiago Santos (DEC)
W-Anthony Smith (DEC)
|6||Nikita Krylov||30-9||11-7||W-Ryan Spann (SUB)|
W-Volkan Oezdemir (DEC)
W-Alexander Gustafsson (KO)
|7||Johnny Walker||21-7||7-4||W-Anthony Smith (DEC)|
W-Paul Craig (TKO)
W-Ion Cutelaba (SUB)
|8||Anthony Smith||36-18||11-8||L-Johnny Walker (DEC)|
L-Magomed Ankalaev (TKO)
W-Ryan Spann (SUB)
|9||Ryan Spann||21-8||7-3||L-Nikita Krylov (SUB)|
W-Dominick Reyes (KO)
W-Ion Cutelaba (SUB)
|10||Volkan Oezdemir||18-6||6-6||L-Nikita Krylov (DEC)|
W-Paul Craig (DEC)
L-Magomed Ankalaev (DEC)
|11||Paul Craig||16-6-1||8-6-1||L-Johnny Walker (TKO)|
L-Volkan Oezdemir (DEC)
W-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
|12||Dominick Reyes||12-4||6-4||L-Ryan Spann (KO)|
L-Jiri Prochazka (KO)
L-Jan Blachowicz (TKO)
|13||Khalil Rountree||11-5||7-5||W-Dustin Jacoby (DEC)|
W-Karl Roberson (TKO)
W-Modestas Bukauskas (TKO)
|14||Azamat Murzakanov||13-0||3-0||W-Dustin Jacoby (DEC)|
W-Devin Clark (TKO)
W-Tafon Nchukwi (KO)
|15||Carlos Ulberg||7-1||4-1||W-Ihor Potieria (TKO)|
W-Nicolae Negumereanu (KO)
W-Tafon Nchukwi (TKO)
|16||Dustin Jacoby||18-7-1||6-4-1||L-Azamat Murzakanov (DEC)|
L-Khalil Rountree (DEC)
W-Da Un Jung (KO)
|17||Nicolae Negumereanu||13-2||4-2||L-Carlos Ulberg (KO)|
W-Igor Potieria (TKO)
W-Kennedy Nzechukwu (DEC)
|18||Kennedy Nzechukwu||12-3||6-3||W-Devin Clark (TKO)|
W-Ion Cutelaba (TKO)
W-Karl Roberson (TKO)
|19||Ion Cutelaba||17-9-1||6-8-1||W-Tanner Boser (TKO)|
L-Kennedy Nzechukwu (TKO)
L-Johnny Walker (SUB)
|20||Jim Crute||12-3-1||4-3-1||D-Alonzo Menifield (DEC)|
L-Jamahal Hill (KO)
L-Anthony Smith (TKO)
|21||Philipe Lins||17-5||3-2||W-Maxim Grishin (DEC)|
W-Ovince St.Preux (KO)
W-Marcin Prachnio (DEC)
|22||Devin Clark||14-8||8-8||L-Kennedy Nzechukwu (TKO)|
W-Da Un Jung (DEC)
L-Azamat Murzakanov (TKO)
|23||Da Un Jung||15-4-1||4-2-1||L-Devin Clark (DEC)|
L-Dustin Jacoby (KO)
W-Kennedy Nzechukwu (TKO)
|24||Marcin Prachnio||16-6||3-4||W-William Knight (DEC)|
L-Philipe Lins (DEC)
W-Isaac Villanueva (KO)
|25||Ovince St.Preux||26-17||14-12||L-Philipe Lins (KO)|
W-Mauricio Rua (DEC)
L-Tanner Boser (TKO)
|26||Alonzo Menifield||13-3-1||6-3-1||D-Jim Crute (DEC)|
W-Misha Cirkunov (KO)
W-Askar Mozharov (TKO)
|27||Maxim Grishin||32-10-2||2-3||L-Philipe Lins (DEC)|
W-William Knight (DEC)
L-Dustin Jacoby (DEC)
|28||Modestas Bukauskas||14-5||2-3||W-Tyson Pedro (DEC)|
W-Chuck Campbell (KO)
W-Lee Chadwick (DEC)
|29||Tyson Pedro||9-4||5-4||LModestas Bukauskas (DEC)|
W-Harry Hunsucker (TKO)
W-Isaac Villanueva (KO)
|30||Zac Pauga||6-1||1-1||W-Jordan Wright (DEC)|
L-Mohammed Usman (KO)
W-Jordan Heiderman (TKO)
|31||Ihor Potieria||20-4||1-2||L-Carlos Ulberg (TKO)|
W-Mauricio Rua (TKO)
L-Nicolae Negumereanu (TKO)
|32||Vitor Petrino||8-0||1-0||W-Anton Turkalj (DEC)|
W-Rodolfo Bellato (KO)
W-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (KO)
|21||Tanner Boser||20-10-1||4-5||L-Ion Cutelaba (TKO)|
L-Rodrigo Nascimento (DEC)
W-Ovince St.Preux (KO)
|33||Tafon Nchukwi||6-3||2-3||L-Carlos Ulberg (TKO)|
L-Azamat Murzakanov (KO)
W-Mike Rodriguez (DEC)
|34||Alexander Gustafsson||18-8||10-8||L-Nikita Krylov (KO)|
L-Fabricio Werdum (SUB)
L-Anthony Smith (SUB)
|35||Anton Turkalj||8-2||0-2||L-Vitor Petrino (DEC)|
L-Jailton Almeida (SUB)
W-Acacio dos Santos (DEC)
|Ineligible for Rankings|
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
|Aleksa Camur||6-2||1-2||L-Nicolae Negumereanu (DEC)|
L-William Knight (DEC)
W-Justin Ledet (DEC)
|Mingyang Zhang||16-6||0-0||W-George Tokkos (KO)|
W-Changsheng Huo (TKO)
W-Caibao Zhang (TKO)
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Bro Ed herman retired, remove him, and since you dont check the comments on 185, you should pull nick diaz from MW rankings as he been inactive for about 21 months now fam
William Knight got released a few days ago.
Johnny Walker’s last 3 fight formatting needs to be adjusted
Probably time to remove the now-retired Shogun Rua from rankings…sad day. Great career
Misha Cirkunov after his latest of many losses has finally been released by the UFC
Potieria should be ranked 34th not 35th, right?
Harry hunsucker was cut yesterday
Reyes gotta get pulled from the rankings
Dominick Reyes has surpassed 15 months of inactivity and thus needs to be removed from rankings
Hello mi familia – Shamil Gamzatov was released today.
Almeida’s last fight was at HW and his next fight is at HW…so why is he still ranked in light heavyweight? Seems like it’s a drastic contradiction to how you’ve always ranked guys. You should maybe just rank Jorge Masvidal in lightweight since he fought there in 2011 once.
Please view his last interview, https://www.mmafighting.com/2022/5/21/23125360/comfortable-two-divisions-jailton-almeida-easier-path-ufc-title-heavyweight. He’s still eligible to be ranked at LHW because he’s competed there within 15 months. If you find an actual interview where he says he’s done with LHW then please let me know.
Then, I’m begging for an answer as to why you haven’t ranked Ilia Topuria at Featherweight too.
Thank you for that callout, I was able to find an article stating his desire to compete in both and since he’s competed in both divisions within 15 months, he’ll hold eligibility in both. I will be adding him back today.
Ike Villanueva was released last week in the blood bath
Thank you, updated!
Time to pull Shogun from the rankings as it’s surpassed 15 months since his last fight.
yo my guy, Dom. Reyes did not lose by DEC to Jan. Homie got smashed bro. TKO.
My good man, Gadzhimurad Antigulov was released yesterday. Cheers.
Mate, you have also not created a profile for Antonio Arroyo
Hi TC, Arroyo last fought at Middleweight and is ranked in that division.
Hi friends – small formatting adjustment, next to William Knight’s recent fights it shows:
W-Aleksa Camur) (DEC
the ) symbol is in the wrong spot
I wonder who Aleksandar Rakic and Jiri Prochazka will face next, each other or does the UFC want to hold that fight for later?
Hi Romeo, definitely intrigued to see what is next for each. Jiri has the resume to move up quick and it’s great to see some new names rising through the ranks.
Jailton Almeida with back to back wins at heavyweight yet he’s listed in the 205s? How’s that make sense?
When will Chris Weidman be ranked in the light heavyweight division?
where is alexander gustafsson on the ranking u must update the ranking
Hi Nazeem, Gustafsson announced his retirement following his last fight. If he does announce his return, he will be back in the rankings.
Retirement Source: https://www.mmafighting.com/2019/6/1/18648828/alexander-gustafsson-confirms-retirement-ufc-stockholm
Is there a definite way to know if you’ve updated your Rankings post UFC Cards? Your Rankings are the best out there and im always curious what you have to say about Fighter Rankings
Hi Derek, I do my very best to update rankings within 24 hours of a UFC fight card. On the homepage, I also have a date stamp, so it will be easier to know when rankings have been updated. Thank you for the comment!
maulers all shit
Thanks for the heads up, didn’t know Miranda was officially dropping down to MW.
Quick questions …
1. How did Gus fall from the #1 contender’s spot (i.e. ranked #2) with Glover doing worse than him in the title fight and Rashad not exactly shining and beating top contenders?
2. What is the “Finishing Percentage” since it’s clearly not the % of wins by finish – For instance, Gus is 13/16 for a 81.25% finish rate, nor the % of his fights that didn’t go the distance – Gus is 14/18 for a 77.78%. Those are the only two things I could think of that fit, what have I missed?
Lawlor vs Latifi is at MW. As such neither should be listed on here.
Every source I checked are stating the fight will be held at 205 lbs.
Both have it at MW. But you are right that many sites list it as LHW. Weird.
Mauler gona take the belt home to SWEDEN!
The UFC’s top 10 rankings are just pure BS.
Glover #4??? Yeah, he’s a scary potential contender, but how can he be ranked above Rashad?? His best win is James Te-Huna!!! Rashad just beat Dan Henderson!!!
I totally get why you guys use the UFC rankings as your top 10, but I have to say I liked it better when you did the top 10 rankings too. They made much more sense than the UFC rankings (which are more future marketing based than actual track record based).
I hear ya. I am still torn. Hopefully, the current UFC rankings media panel will continue to put out inconsistent rankings and they will ultimately be scrapped…
Kyle Kingsbury is retired
I know it has been mentioned in a few interviews, but there is still no certainty. If you have a link that says so, please let me know.
As of now Kyle Kingsbury, Paul Taylor, Shane Carwin, Sean Sherk, B.J. Penn, Tim Credeur, and Matt Serra are all rumored to be retired, but none of them to my knowledge have come out and stated they are officially retired.
The Mauler is ready to take on Jones! I look forward to this megafight!
Thiago Silva has been suspended 🙂
Yeah, Silva sure is making it hard on himself over the last few years. His days as a contender look to be fading quickly.
Yup, not only as a contender, he’s also ricking his employment … I think if there were a tad more depth in the LWH division these days he’d be out of there … Not many fighters can boast a L-NC-L-NC record in their last 4 fights …
Fighters that come back from suspensions are generally a bit more careful, at least for a while … I guess he’s not the sharpest tool in the shed … or maybe having the childhood he did, left him with some self-destructive demon that he can’t deal with … who am I to judge?
Don’t get too excited too soon about Teixeira,Jimi Manuwa was just as impressive against Kingsbury but you only have him at 21.
The difference is Glover has a ground game. Manuwa still has a ways to go with his takedown defense. Glover does seem a bit high because he hasn’t beat a top name yet, but the mid-level LHWs are all struggling (Bader, Rampage, Forrest, Lil Nog, Thiago Silva).
Darren Stewart was released a couple days back
I’m interested in (real) opinions on Paul Craig? I feel he’s overlooked a little, to choke out 2 not 1 but 2 Dagestani’s is no mean feat!! I feel he should be higher in rank but when you look above him, where does he fit
I listened to you guys, and now the full UFC rosters are in. Thank you for the suggestion.