UFC Lightweight 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)

RankFighterOVRUFCLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Islam Makhachev25-114-1W-Alex Volkanovski (KO)
W-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
W-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
2Charles Oliveira34-922-9W-Beneil Dariush (TKO)
L-Islam Makhachev (SUB)
W-Justin Gaethje (SUB)
3Justin Gaethje25-48-4W-Dustin Poirier (KO)
W-Rafael Fiziev (DEC)
L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
4Dustin Poirier29-821-7L-Justin Gaethje (KO)
W-Michael Chandler (SUB)
L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
5Arman Tsarukyan21-38-2W-Beneil Dariush (KO)
W-Joaquim Silva (TKO)
W-Damir Ismagulov (DEC)
6Beneil Dariush22-6-116-6-1L-Arman Tsarukyan (KO)
L-Charles Oliveira (TKO)
W-Mateusz Gamrot (DEC)
7Mateusz Gamrot23-26-2W-Rafael Fiziev (TKO)
W-Jalin Turner (DEC)
L-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
8Rafael Fiziev12-36-3L-Mateusz Gamrot (TKO)
L-Justin Gaethje (DEC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (KO)
9Dan Hooker23-1213-8W-Jalin Turner (DEC)
W-Claudio Puelles (TKO)
L-Arnold Allen (TKO)
10Benoit St. Denis13-15-1W-Matt Frevola (KO)
W-Thiago Moises (TKO)
W-Israel Bonfim (SUB)
11Renato Carneiro18-5-110-5W-Drew Dober (DEC)
W-Brad Riddell (SUB)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
12Matt Frevola11-4-15-4-1L-Benoit St. Denis (KO)
W-Drew Dober (TKO)
W-Ottman Azaitar (KO)
13Jalin Turner14-77-4W-Bobby Green (KO)
L-Dan Hooker (DEC)
L-Mateusz Gamrot (DEC)
14Drew Dober27-1313-9L-Renato Carneiro (DEC)
W-Rick Glenn (TKO)
L-Matt Frevola (TKO)
15Bobby Green31-15-112-10-1L-Jalin Turner (KO)
W-Grant Dawson (KO)
W-Tony Ferguson (SUB)
16Grant Dawson20-2-18-1-1L-Bobby Green (KO)
W-Damir Ismagulov (DEC)
W-Mark Madsen (SUB)
17Diego Ferreira18-59-5W-Michael Johnson (KO)
L-Mateusz Gamrot (TKO)
L-Gregor Gillespie (TKO)
18Joel Alvarez20-35-2W-Marc Diakiese (SUB)
L-Arman Tsarukyan (TKO)
W-Thiago Moises (TKO)
19Thiago Moises17-76-5L-Benoit St. Denis (TKO)
W-Melquizael Costa (SUB)
W-Christos Giagos (SUB)
20Elves Brener16-33-0W-Kaynan Kruschewsky (KO)
W-Guram Kutateladze (TKO)
W-Zubaira Tukhugov (DEC)
21Guram Kutateladze12-41-2L-Elves Brener (TKO)
L-Damir Ismagulov (DEC)
W-Mateusz Gamrot (DEC)
22Paddy Pimblett21-35-0W-Tony Ferguson (DEC)
W-Jared Gordon (DEC)
W-Jordan Leavitt (SUB)
23Jared Gordon20-68-5W-Mark Madsen (TKO)
NC-Bobby Green (NC)
L-Paddy Pimblett (DEC)
24Drakkar Klose14-2-18-2W-Joe Solecki (KO)
W-Rafa Garcia (DEC)
W-Brandon Jenkins (TKO)
25Joe Solecki13-45-2L-Drakkar Klose (KO)
W-Carl Deaton (SUB)
W-Alex da Silva (DEC)
26Jim Miller37-1726-16W-Gabriel Benitez (SUB)
W-Jesse Butler (KO)
L-Alex Hernandez (DEC)
27Nasrat Haqparast16-58-4W-Jamie Mullarkey (TKO)
W-Landon Quinones (DEC)
W-John Makdessi (DEC)
28Rafa Garcia15-34-3W-Clay Guida (DEC)
W-Maheshate Hayisaer (DEC)
L-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
29Tony Ferguson25-1015-8L-Paddy Pimblett (DEC)
L-Bobby Green (SUB)
L-Nate Diaz (SUB)
30Ismael Bonfim19-41-1L-Benoit St.Denis (SUB)
W-Terrance McKinney (KO)
W-Nariman Abbasov (DEC)
31Nazim Sadykhov9-1-12-0-1D-Viacheslav Borshchev (DEC)
W-Terrance McKinney (SUB)
W-Evan Elder (TKO)
32Terrance McKinney15-65-3W-Brendon Marotte (TKO)
W-Mike Breeden (TKO)
L-Nazim Sadykhov (SUB)
33Fares Ziam15-45-2W-Claudio Puelles (DEC)
W-Jai Herbert (DEC)
W-Michal Figlak (DEC)
34Jamie Mullarkey17-75-5L-Nasrat Haqparast (TKO)
W-John Makdessi (DEC)
L-Muhammadjon Naimov (TKO)
35Michael Johnson22-1914-15W-Darrius Flowers (DEC)
L-Diego Ferreira (KO)
W-Marc Diakiese (DEC)
36Ludovit Klein20-4-14-2-1W-Ignacio Bahamondes (DEC)
D-Jai Herbert (DEC)
W-Mason Jones (DEC)
37Mateusz Rebecki19-13-0W-Roosevelt Roberts (SUB)
W-Loik Radzhabov (TKO)
W-Nick Fiore (DEC)
38Daniel Zellhuber15-13-1W-Francisco Prado (DEC)
W-Christos Giagos (SUB)
W-Lando Vannata (DEC)
39Christos Giagos20-116-7L-Daniel Zellhuber (SUB)
W-Rick Glenn (KO)
L-Thiago Moises (SUB)
40Claudio Puelles12-45-3L-Fares Ziam (DEC)
L-Dan Hooker (TKO)
W-Clay Guida (SUB)
41Rick Glenn22-8-24-5-1L-Drew Dober (TKO)
L-Christos Giagos (KO)
D-Grant Dawson (DEC)
42Joaquim Silva13-46-4W-Clay Guida (DEC)
L-Arman Tsarukyan (TKO)
W-Jesse Ronson (TKO)
43Clay Guida38-2418-18L-Joaquim Silva (DEC)
L-Rafa Garcia (DEC)
W-Scott Holtzman (DEC)
44Marc Diakiese17-78-7W-Kaue Fernandes (DEC)
L-Joel Alvarez (SUB)
L-Michael Johnson (DEC)
45Viacheslav Borshchev7-3-12-2-1D-Nazim Sadykhov (DEC)
W-Maheshate Hayisaer (TKO)
L-Mike Davis (DEC)
46Nurullo Aliev9-01-0W-Rafael Alves (DEC)
W-Josh Wick (TKO)
W-Kirill Kryukov (DEC)
47Jai Herbert12-5-12-4-1L-Fares Ziam (DEC)
D-Ludovit Klein (DEC)
W-Kyle Nelson (DEC)
48Lando Vannata12-7-24-7-2L-Daniel Zellhuber (DEC)
L-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-Charles Jourdain (SUB)
49Ignacio Bahamondes14-53-2L-Ludovit Klein (DEC)
W-Trey Ogden (DEC)
W-Zhu Rong (SUB)
50Chase Hooper13-3-15-3W-Jordan Leavitt (SUB)
W-Nick Fiore (DEC)
L-Steve Garcia (TKO)
51Jordan Leavitt11-34-3L-Chase Hooper (SUB)
W-Victor Martinez (TKO)
L-Paddy Pimblett (SUB)
52Trey Ogden16-61-2NC-Nikolas Motta (NC)
L-Ignacio Bahamondes (DEC)
W-Daniel Zellhuber (DEC)
53Manuel Torres15-23-0W-Chris Duncan (SUB)
W-Nikolas Motta (TKO)
W-Frank Camacho (TKO)
54Kurt Holobaugh20-71-4W-Austin Hubbard (DEC)
W-Jason Knight (TKO)
W-Lee Hammond (SUB)
55Esteban Ribovics12-11-1W-Kamuela Kirk (DEC)
L-Loik Radzhabov (DEC)
W-Thomas Paull (KO)
56Francisco Prado12-21-2L-Daniel Zellhuber (DEC)
W-Ottman Azaitar (TKO)
L-Jamie Mullarkey (DEC)
57Austin Hubbard15-73-5L-Kurt Holobaugh (DEC)
W-Roosevelt Roberts (DEC)
W-Aaron McKenzie (DEC)
58Loik Radzhabov17-5-11-1L-Mateusz Rebecki (TKO)
W-Esteban Ribovics (DEC)
W-Zach Zane (DEC)
59Chris Duncan11-22-1L-Manuel Torres (DEC)
W-Yanal Ashmouz (DEC)
W-Omar Morales (DEC)
60Maheshate Hayisaer9-31-2L-Viacheslav Borshchev (TKO)
L-Rafa Garcia (DEC)
W-Steve Garcia (KO)
61Natan Levy8-12-1W-Genaro Valdez (DEC)
W-Mike Breeden (DEC)
L-Rafa Garcia (DEC)
62Trevor Peek9-12-1W-Mohammad Yahya (DEC)
L-Jose Mariscal (DEC)
W-Erick Gonzalez (KO)
63Alex Munoz7-21-2W-Carl Deaton (DEC)
L-Luis Pena (DEC)
L-Nasrat Haqparast (DEC)
64Roosevelt Roberts12-44-4L-Mateusz Rebecki (SUB)
W-Alexandre Almeida (DEC)
W-Darren Smith Jr. (KO)
65Nikolas Motta14-52-2W-Tom Nolan (TKO)
NC-Trey Ogden (NC)
L-Manuel Torres (KO)
66Marquel Mederos9-11-0W-Landon Quinones (DEC)
W-Issa Isakov (TKO)
W-Justice Lamperez (TKO)
67Gabriel Benitez23-117-7L-Jim Miller (SUB)
W-Charlie Ontiveros (TKO)
L-David Onama (KO)
68Bolaji Oki9-11-0W-Timothy Cuamba (DEC)
W-Dylan Salvador (TKO)
W-Jocimar Ferreira (TKO)
69Charlie Campbell8-21-0W-Alex Reyes (TKO)
W-Josh Streacker (KO)
L-Chris Duncan (KO)
70Ottman Azaitar13-22-2L-Francisco Prado (TKO)
L-Matt Frevola (KO)
W-Khama Worthy (TKO)
71Evan Elder8-21-2W-Genaro Valdez (DEC)
L-Nazim Sadykhov (TKO)
L-Preston Parsons (DEC)
72Jesse Butler12-50-1L-Jim Miller (KO)
W-Anselmo Luna Jr. (DEC)
W-Masio Fullen (KO)
73Yanal Ashmouz7-11-1L-Chris Duncan (DEC)
W-Sam Patterson (KO)
W-Dennis Hughes (DEC)
74Kaynan Kruschewsky15-30-1L-Elves Brener (KO)
W-Dylan Mantello (SUB)
W-Thierry Lucas (TKO)
75Kaue Fernandes8-20-1L-Marc Diakiese (DEC)
W-Felipe Douglas (KO)
W-Jose Carvalho (KO)
76Timothy Cuamba8-20-1L-Bolaji Oki (DEC)
W-Michael Stack (TKO)
W-Mateo Vogel (DEC)
77Tom Nolan6-10-1L-Nikolas Motta (TKO)
W-Bogdan Grad (KO)
W-Aidan Aguilera (TKO)
78Victor Martinez13-50-1L-Jordan Leavitt (TKO)
W-Jacob Rosales (DEC)
W-Anselmo Luna (TKO)
79Brendon Marotte8-20-1L-Terrance McKinney (TKO)
W-Lionel Young (SUB)
W-Dion Rubio (TKO)
80Darrius Flowers12-7-10-2L-Michael Johnson (DEC)
L-Jake Matthews (SUB)
W-Amiran Gogoladze (TKO)
81Landon Quinones7-3-10-2L-Marquel Mederos (DEC)
L-Nasrat Haqparast (DEC)
W-Yemi Oduwole (TKO)
82Genaro Valdez10-30-3L-Evan Elder (DEC)
L-Natan Levy (DEC)
L-Matt Frevola (TKO)
83Anshul Jubli7-11-1L-Mike Breeden (KO)
W-Jeka Asparido Saragih (TKO)
W-Kyung Pyo Kim (DEC)
84Mohammad Yahya12-40-1L-Trevor Peek (DEC)
W-Souhil Tahiri (DEC)
W-Mohamed El Jaghdal (SUB)
85Alex Reyes13-40-2L-Charlie Campbell (TKO)
L-Mike Perry (KO)
W-Gil Guardado (TKO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Michael Chandler23-82-3L-Dustin Poirier (SUB)
W-Tony Ferguson (KO)
L-Justin Gaethje (DEC)
Conor McGregor22-610-4L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
Gregor Gillespie14-17-1W-Diego Ferreira (TKO)
L-Kevin Lee (KO)
W-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
Brad Riddell10-44-3L-Renato Carneiro (SUB)
L-Jalin Turner (SUB)
L-Rafael Fiziev (KO)
David Teymur8-25-1L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
Vinc Pichel14-37-3L-Mark Madsen (DEC)
W-Austin Hubbard (DEC)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
Mike Davis9-23-1W-Viacheslav Borshchev (DEC)
W-Mason Jones (DEC)
W-Thomas Gifford (KO)
Chris Gruetzemacher15-53-4L-Claudio Puelles (SUB)
W-Rafa Garcia (DEC)
L-Alexander Hernandez (TKO)
Damir Hadzovic14-74-5L-Marc Diakiese (DEC)
W-Yancy Medeiros (DEC)
L-Renato Carneiro (SUB)
Michal Figlak8-10-1L-Fares Ziam (DEC)
W-Agy Sardari (DEC)
W-Steve McIntosh (DEC)
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105 Comments on this post.
  • hugh jindrak
    19 February 2024 at 9:25 AM
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    Brad Riddell, like Michael Chandler, has also surpassed 15 months of inactivity.

    • D.C. Ross
      22 February 2024 at 10:42 PM
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      Updated, thank you.

  • Christian F. Fletcher III
    19 February 2024 at 9:24 AM
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    Feels like Tony Ferguson is way overrated. Loser of SEVEN straight fights. Uncompetitive in almost every single one of those fights, finished in 4 of them. I’d imagine we’d all agree that in a fight against someone like Terrence McKinney or Mateusz Rebecki, he would be beaten into a complete pulp, yet is ranked higher than both those guys, despite being total and complete dog arse now.

  • Lachlan Sinclair
    12 February 2024 at 9:36 AM
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    Michael Chandler as of today is at 15 months of inactivity

    • D.C. Ross
      22 February 2024 at 10:43 PM
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      Updated, thank you.

  • HARRIS HESS
    23 January 2024 at 2:37 PM
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    Probably time to return Gabriel Benitez into the rankings considering he fought 10 days ago and lost to Jim Miller

  • Johno
    18 January 2024 at 2:01 PM
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    Arman is Armenian not a damn Russian and he always represents ARMENIA!

    • D.C. Ross
      22 February 2024 at 10:46 PM
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      Sherdog and Tapology both have Russia listed, but as you mentioned Armenia seems to be listed elsewhere.

  • Matty turm
    25 September 2023 at 3:49 PM
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    Time for you to update Darrius flowers: he lost to Jake Matthews and should be ranked in there somewhere

  • tyler
    9 June 2023 at 8:06 AM
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    why is Diego Ferreira ranked 10? he just beat Johnson who wasn’t ranked and Diego has been away for to long. pretty bad choice

  • ARtak
    5 June 2023 at 6:32 PM
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    Why is Arman under the Russian flag? He clearly fights under the Armenian flag because he’s Armenian.

  • Jarami Judson
    26 May 2023 at 12:59 PM
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    Michael Johnson is 21-19 not 21-18 (following KO loss to CDF) – Also, as of today Joel Alvarez is officially at 15 months of inactivity

  • Nic Marturo
    26 May 2023 at 12:56 PM
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    So Alex Reyes hasn’t had a fight in 6 years, yet still listed?

  • Cort Burrell
    14 May 2023 at 9:37 AM
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    Probably time to add Kevin Lee in here considering he’s been re-signed by the UFC

  • Cane derricko
    1 April 2023 at 7:48 AM
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    Rafael Alves was released last week.

  • Travis Danielson
    1 April 2023 at 7:47 AM
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    Zubaira Tukhugov was released like a month ago, mate.

  • Matt Edger
    1 April 2023 at 7:43 AM
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    Omar Morales is 3-4 in the UFC, with his latest loss being DEC to Chris Duncan.

  • Jori Danelo
    8 March 2023 at 12:35 PM
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    Chris Gruetzmacher has officially surpassed 15 months of inactivity.

  • Bink Boralu
    20 February 2023 at 6:42 AM
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    Rick Glenn passed 15 months. Take out of ranking

    Also why not update Kyle nelson? He 1-4-1 now after draw with Choi. That fight happen on 4th of Feb. come on Mate you so slow to update my god

  • TJ OMARRY
    24 January 2023 at 9:16 AM
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    Ricky Glenn has officially surpassed 15 months of inactivity

  • AJ
    1 December 2022 at 10:39 AM
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    • Ty Todd
      24 January 2023 at 9:16 AM
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      Rick Glenn has surpassed 15 months of inactvity

  • Eliot Lorenzen-Neal
    7 November 2022 at 5:32 AM
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    Ontiveros, VanCamp, Ronson, Mustafaev all released last week in the blood bath.

    • D.C. Ross
      7 November 2022 at 10:09 PM
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      All updated, thank you!

  • CraIG Vatt
    7 November 2022 at 5:31 AM
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    Magomed Mustafaev was released last week

    • D.C. Ross
      7 November 2022 at 10:09 PM
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      updated, thank you!

  • aZAM
    2 November 2022 at 1:51 PM
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    Where Nate Diaz?

    • D.C. Ross
      7 November 2022 at 10:10 PM
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      He was on the last fight of his UFC contract, now a free agent.

    • cdawg
      17 March 2023 at 5:48 PM
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      passed 15 months without fighting

  • Eli Lowe
    17 October 2022 at 7:23 AM
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    Jesse Ronson’s “win” vs Dalby has been overturned to a No Contest after he tested positive for a banned diuretic. And no way should he be ranked ahead of guys like Damir Hadzovic, Omar Morales, or Gabriel Benitez

    • D.C. Ross
      24 October 2022 at 1:00 AM
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      The win was overturned, but it is still considered within his current rank.

      • ElI Lowe
        2 November 2022 at 5:50 AM
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        And just. Like. That. Ronson’s busted bum ass was released yesterday. (Along with Charlie Ontiveros, Cameron VanCamp & Magomed Mustafaev)

  • FluTE roTNEY
    30 September 2022 at 7:21 AM
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    The case for Chandler ahead of Makhachev is a perilous one. Makhachev is 11-1 in the UFC, with 11 consecutive wins, 4 straight via finish. His best win (Tsarukyan) handily trumps Chandler’s best win: KO’s of two completely washed bums, Hooker and Ferguson.

    • ROBERT
      5 October 2022 at 3:32 PM
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      Where is Beneil Dariush? He is as far as I know a top 10 lightweight

      • D.C. Ross
        6 October 2022 at 12:59 AM
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        He has been out of action for 15 months, so currently unranked.

    • Matty Ross
      17 October 2022 at 7:20 AM
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      100% agreed. Chandler ahead of Makhachev is f’ing autistic

  • Kent kymming
    17 September 2022 at 9:12 AM
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    Mason Jones was not resigned yesterday after his contract expired

  • Bradley bunt
    9 September 2022 at 7:23 AM
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    Leonardo Santos retired today

  • ALLEN LOWE
    10 August 2022 at 2:09 PM
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    Alan Patrick was released 3 days ago

  • TRACE KAYLEN HORN
    10 August 2022 at 2:05 PM
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    Gregor Gillespie has officially surpassed 15 months of inactivity.

  • Clay Bacon
    3 February 2022 at 9:12 AM
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    Hi mate it appears Vyacheslav Borschev does not have a name or face there at #60

  • Dorian ROSENBACH
    22 September 2021 at 9:23 AM
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    Don Madge signed with PFL 2 days ago.

    • D.C. Ross
      26 September 2021 at 11:33 PM
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      Thank you, removed.

  • Adan DAWKINS
    2 August 2021 at 3:03 PM
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    In February 2020, White got listed as a former fighter on the UFC website.[29][30] – PER WIKI

    • D.C. Ross
      3 August 2021 at 12:34 AM
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      Thank you updated.

  • Shae Cole
    2 August 2021 at 3:01 PM
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    • D.C. Ross
      2 August 2021 at 10:52 PM
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      Thank you, site updated. appreciate the source as well.

  • DJouvensky Lopez
    26 July 2021 at 1:27 PM
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    Hi bro, Luis Peña only defeated alex muñoz 1 time, not twice.

    • D.C. Ross
      31 July 2021 at 9:56 AM
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      Updated, thank you!

  • Rodney murdock
    18 July 2021 at 1:26 PM
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    Damir Ismagulov is 20-1 not 20-2

    • Paul Owens
      26 July 2021 at 1:29 PM
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      Now he has him at 23-1 lol what

      • D.C. Ross
        31 July 2021 at 9:59 AM
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        Thank you for the call out. Often times once a fighter signs with the UFC, whatever is on their current regional record is what’s inputted. If fights are changed/added afterwards, I do my best to track in Excel and transfer here. Thanks again.

      • Volk
        31 July 2021 at 12:10 PM
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        Damir next champion strong, strike not 20-2 really fight 23-1 lost design sued the fighter.

  • Angel Dominguez
    14 July 2021 at 6:25 AM
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    Hi! Can you explain why Teemu Packalen & Jessin Ayari are still listed yet have both been released long ago?

  • Chester mcgrotha
    9 July 2021 at 1:11 PM
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    Howdy, Alexander Yakovlev was released by the UFC last week.

  • InaccessibleManhole
    13 December 2020 at 3:37 PM
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    Hey giving a random update: Matt Wiman was released from the UFC.

  • InaccessibleManhole
    7 November 2020 at 10:53 PM
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    Hey fellas, recent development, Teemu Packalen’s contract expired and according to sources he has no interest in continuing his MMA career as of now. Might be best to remove him from the rankings all together.

  • Nick S
    30 October 2020 at 6:09 PM
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    Love the list but I think you should move Hernandez down. I get that he’s got a win over Dariush but Dariush is fighting much better than him right now and Dariush also has a win over Dober who is above him.

    • D.C. Ross
      31 October 2020 at 10:54 AM
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      I fully agree that Dariush deserves a bump based off his 5-fight winning streak. Currently, it’s just level of competition holding Dariush back as his best win is Dober who you are right recently beat Hernandez. Issue is when Dariush faced Dober, Dober was nowhere close to the top ranked fighter he is now. Hernandez’s wins, all within the last 3 years, over Mercier & Trinaldo, both Top 30 fighters at the time, and the win over Dariush, who was Top 15 at the time, still give him the slight nod as nearly everytime fighters are ranked close, the head-to-head will get the leg up, especially if that fight was within the last 3 years. Appreciate the argument otherwise, and I would not be surprised to see Dariush break into the Top 10 with another quality win.

  • yudhi
    27 October 2020 at 7:40 AM
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    where’s the notorious ???

    • D.C. Ross
      31 October 2020 at 10:47 AM
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      Hi Yudhi, McGregor is unranked at Lightweight because of his move to Welterweight and subsequent retirement. McGregor’s return continues to be mentioned at Welterweight, so until we can get confirmation on a return to 155, he’ll remain unranked. Thank you for your comment.

  • InaccesIbleManhole
    26 September 2020 at 1:55 PM
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    Not giving you guys shit for this, but Evan Dunham was dropped by the UFC awhile back.

  • From Kyrgyzstan
    11 August 2020 at 2:09 PM
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    Omg by bro Rafael Fiziev at 27 i hope he ll be in top 10. Next year ))

  • jerjapan
    4 June 2016 at 10:48 PM
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    Mitch Clark at 45 isn’t right.

  • yossgold
    28 September 2014 at 4:16 AM
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    Sooooooo, Cerrone moves above Khabib who dominated Dos Anjos who dominated Cerrone and is #2 because he beat Alvarez (he may be considered a contender, but it has never been proven)? I don’t get that logic. I get RDA moving to second even though he lost to Khabib on account of Khabib’s inactivity, but I don’t see how Cerrone can move above Khabib until he either beats him or someone ranked above him (i.e. Not Eddie Alvarez).

  • Joe
    27 May 2014 at 7:45 AM
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    Kevin Lee – 6 wins over absolutely no one, no UFC wins; Norman Parke – 3 legit UFC wins, a draw against a BJJ world champ who was on a 6 fight win streak and TUF Brazil winner which many thought he won and without it he’d be on a 9 fight win streak. How on heaven’s earth can he be ranked under Kevin Lee????

    • Joe
      27 May 2014 at 7:47 AM
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      Kevin Lee is ranked WAY too high … he’s done absolutely nothing.

      • D.C. Ross
        28 May 2014 at 11:32 AM
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        Lee does hold a win over Mansour Barnaoui, who is considered one of the top Lightweights prospects in the world right now. Lee looked pretty darn good against Iaquinta as well. Parke is on a solid winning streak, but the jury is still on whether he can beat an accomplished wrestler. Parke should have gotten the decision over Santos. I definitely will go back and look at their last few fights to see if I have Lee ranked too high.

  • D.C. Ross
    29 December 2013 at 8:36 AM
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    He is moving to Featherweight, and because he officially has been booked for a fight at 145 lbs. he was removed from the Lightweight rankings. His profile can now be found in the Featherweight rankings.

  • cblo
    23 September 2013 at 8:35 PM
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    Miles Jury needs to be moved up. Handed ‘Menace’ a whooping and is now 4-0 in ufc.

    • D.C. Ross
      24 September 2013 at 7:47 AM
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      I understand ranking him above Johnson due to his dominating win over him, but do you think Jury should be ranked ahead of Lauzon, Tibau, Barboza, Masvidal, and Pearson as well?

      Let me see what your 11-20 rankings would look like, so I can have a better idea of what you’re thinking. The way I see it is Johnson leapfrogged a bunch of guys because of his win over Lauzon, who was clearly Top 15 at the time, thanks to finish wins over Varner and Guillard.

  • lou
    16 September 2013 at 2:26 PM
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    It seems odd that Michael Johnson is so much higher than Jury, no?

    • D.C. Ross
      16 September 2013 at 3:45 PM
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      I could definitely see the argument that Johnson should be lower in the rankings, but then I would have to drop Lauzon as well, who has recent finish victories over Varner and Guillard. Jury is a top notch talent, but ranking him above guys like Tibau, Varner, Barboza, Pearson, etc. is probably just a bit too soon for him.

      The Lauzon win was huge for Johnson and gave him a big push up the ranks. Meanwhile, Jury has sort of been stuck in neutral. He picked up a dominant win over Ramsey Nijem, but that doesn’t mean a whole lot. Even a win over Ricci won’t move Jury up the ranks too much. Wins over lesser ranked competition just don’t mean as much as a win over Lauzon, which is why Johnson currently sits ahead of Jury.

      Do you think Jury should be ranked ahead of the following: Gleison Tibau, Edson Barboza, Jamie Varner, Ross Pearson, Melvin Guillard, Jorge Masvidal, or Joe Lauzon. Jury is on the brink of a top ranking, but until he beats one of those guys I mentioned, he’s likely stuck around that 20-30 range.

      If you want, provide me with your own Top 25 rankings, so I can maybe see how you would be ranking the division. Thanks for the comment.

  • Joe
    2 June 2013 at 6:16 AM
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    Pat Healy’s suspension not accounted for?

    (Suspended by NJSACB until July 19th, 2013)

    • D.C. Ross
      3 June 2013 at 8:16 AM
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      Totally forgot, since Healy was included in the ufc.com/rankings, it slipped past me. Thanks for the save.

  • Leo Corrêa
    27 January 2013 at 6:45 PM
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    Khabib Nurmagomedov might be in a better position. Guys, look at his record… why he’s on 9th position in this rank, while fighters like Dos Anjos, Cerrone and Pettis are above it?

    • rankingmma
      27 January 2013 at 7:02 PM
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      Nurmagomedov is not ranked above the guys you mentioned because he has yet to win consistently against top-level competition. His most notable win is over Gleison Tibau, but to most people who watched and scored that fight, it was a very controversial decision. His 19-0 record is remarkable, and I believe he has a very bright future in the sport. Khabib has been calling out Nate Diaz, and that is likely the type of fight that could propel him into title contention.

      Why do you think Nurmagomedov should be ranked ahead of Anthony Pettis or Donald Cerrone? I would understand your argument for possibly ranking him above Dos Anjos, but the other guys not so much.

  • Mario Rabelo
    29 December 2012 at 6:56 PM
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    I liked this ranking a lot. Most people dont see dos Anjos so high but he has showed tremendous development on his last fights. Guillard is a little overated. But everything else looks great. Congratulations!

    • admin
      31 December 2012 at 1:08 PM
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      Thank you. Dos Anjos is on a solid winning streak and a lot of the other fringe contenders have suffered recent losses (Tibau, Dunham, Guillard, Barboza, Bocek). I think dos Anjos could surprise, his loss to Guida was due to injury, and that fight was going to be a close decision. Otherwise, the Tibau loss is dos Anjos’ only recent blemish.

  • MrOrange
    19 October 2012 at 11:46 AM
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    I don’t see Guillard as even a top 15 lw. definately not a top 10.

    • admin
      21 October 2012 at 10:23 AM
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      Guillard’s winning streak in 2010 is the reason he hasn’t fallen farther. When Guillard finished Dunham, he was on the verge of a title shot. People forget that Dunham was scheduled to face Kenny Florian in what may have been a #1 contender fight for the LW division. Guillard’s only losses have come to the elite of the division (Diaz, Miller, Cerrone). All the fighters ranked below him have lost to lesser fighters in recent years. I do think Guillard is overrated, but the guys below him have never beaten a top guy.

  • MrOrange
    12 October 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    To admin

    Ive stuck in there with your site. Glad you have it running much better, good job bro. 🙂

    • admin
      12 October 2012 at 11:29 AM
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      Thank you for the support!

  • dWd
    26 September 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    Q. What do you get if you cross a Jim Miller with a Nate Diaz A. a T.J.Grant

    • admin
      26 September 2012 at 10:15 PM
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      I was sleeping on Grant going into his fight with Dunham. Many people forget that he nearly knocked off Johny Hendricks at WW. Grant can do some damage at LW, and definitely can give guys like Guida, Lauzon, or Guillard a run for their money. Can’t wait for him to get a crack at a Top 10 fighter.

  • dWd
    12 September 2012 at 12:18 AM
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    Nurmagomedov should be ranked ahead of Tibau,who could be ranked higher here.i think barboza is overrated at the moment.

    • admin
      12 September 2012 at 11:02 PM
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      The lightweight division from 10-20 is a complete mess. Nurmagomedov beat Tibau in a very debatable decision. Should Nurmagomedov be rewarded for that decision by being ranked above Rafael Dos Anjos, Jeremy Stephens, Sotiropoulos? At this point, Nurmagomedov moved up the ranks significantly with the close decision win, but I can’t justify putting him with the mid-tier elite of the division just yet.

      Barboza’s ranking is overrated, but his skills aren’t. Barboza won a couple of close decisions over Pearson and Njokuani before the highlight-reel KO of Terry Etim. That knockout definitely had him on the verge of title contention. Considering the recent losses by Tibau, Stephens, and Sotiropoulos, he is still hanging around between 11-15.

      • dWd
        14 September 2012 at 2:42 AM
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        YES HE SHOULD. all those guys you mention, AND mark bocek deserve to be ranked ahead of barboza right now. i will watch the tibau vs nurmagomedov fight again but i don’t remember being anything but impressed with him getting a “unanimous decision” over one of the best in the division.

        • admin
          14 September 2012 at 2:17 PM
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          I am hoping the lightweight scene sorts itself out soon. Bocek needs a signature win. He has proven his merits against mid-level competition and gave Jim Miller all he could handle, but the fact remains, he has never beaten a top 20 fighter (Lentz was around #25).

          Terry Etim was a bordline Top 20 fighter prior to Barboza beating him. Also, it wasn’t just a decision win for Barboza, it was a huge knockout.

          It comes down to Barboza’s wins over Etim and Pearson outweighing the guys ranked below him. Rafael Dos Anjos is on a solid run, but his recent loss to Tibau holds him back. Same thing for Tibau, he was looking solid up until the decision loss to Nurmagomedov. Stephens’ biggest win in recent years is Marcus Davis, in a fight he was losing until a 3rd round knockout. All of these fighters have some sort of hiccup on their resume. I’m not trying to discount Barboza’s loss against Varner, but all of the guys below him have experienced the same thing.

          Thanks for the solid info. I agree with a lot of your points. I am not trying to persuade you to why I ranked so-and-so, I’m just trying to point out how I am seeing things at this current stage.

      • dWd
        14 September 2012 at 1:06 PM
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        i just watched the tibau vs khabib fight again,i don’t have a problem with the result,khabib pressed the action the whole way using wild striking to get in on single leg takedowns over and over,tibau stuffed everyone of em and even landed a couple solid knees to khabib as he was coming in ,but khabib walked through them and was rellentless keeping tibau backed up to the cage and defending for the whole fight. tibau did land two takedowns,but khabib popped straight back up and went back on the attack.

        • admin
          14 September 2012 at 2:23 PM
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          I remember it being close as well. It was the fallout of the rankings that I had trouble with. Does Nurmagomedov really deserve to be ranked ahead of Dos Anjos, Sotiropoulos, and Bocek for one controversial decision win? I couldn’t punish Tibau either because he has proven his skills against Dos Anjos and Stephens.

          I am doing the same thing that I previously did with all of the wild Leonard Garcia decisions. I wasn’t going to penalize Chan Sung Jung or Nam Phan because the judges couldn’t get the scorecards right.

          Like I said, I will watch the fight again and see if Nurmagomedov did enough to win the fight. Obviously the judges thought so, but pretty much every website doing play-by-play had Tibau winning that fight.

  • admin
    20 August 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    Siver announced his move down to the UFC featherweight division following his loss to Cerrone.

  • admin
    20 August 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    Penn has been added to the UFC welterweight division.

    • Luke
      17 July 2021 at 11:26 PM
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      Dude Dardouche over Iron Mike? He WAS KICK8NG OLIVERAS ASS

  • Andy
    27 May 2012 at 7:13 AM
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    i cant believe Edson Barboza lost it’s been my favorita since he joined the UFC

    • Craig
      23 April 2022 at 12:55 PM
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      Not to harp on you guys too much but the updates on this website are slow. Like, ridiculously slow. There are some fighters I’ve seen on this list whom haven’t fought in years. Pascal Krauss was on the list despite not competing for seven years. Zhenhong Lu was on the list for years until recently despite never getting to fight in the UFC. Eric Wisely went two or three regional fights before his name was removed from the list. Then you have fighters like Islam Mamedov who still have the PFL logo next to them despite being signed to Bellator. The overall layout is kind of a complete mess.

      Also, I’ve noticed certain comments discussing the same issues I’ve noticed on the site have been mysteriously disappearing. Not pointing any fingers here, could be a bug for all I know, I was just concerned.

      • D.C. Ross
        24 April 2022 at 5:46 PM
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        As we have seen with fighters like Matt Wiman and Nick Diaz, fighters may have layoffs spanning years. There was no official update for Kraus and Lu. If you see errors/udates, please let me know and I will gladly update. As for removing a fighter from the rankings, I usually do not without an actual link to the source. As for comments disappearing, if anything has vulgar language in it, is removed. I apologize about the late updates as of late, wife has been going through cancer treatments, and doing my best to manage work and the family while she hopefully recovers.

  • SVN
    5 May 2012 at 5:14 PM
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    why is edson barboza in n16 and donald cerrone in number 8 if barboza is 4-0 in ufc and cerrone 4-1? and barboza has greatest knockouts than cerrone…

    • admin
      20 August 2012 at 9:43 PM
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      Cerrone has faced stiffer competition thus far in his career. Barboza may be 4-0 in the UFC, but 2 of his wins were razor-thin decisions over Anthony Njokuani and Ross Pearson. Barboza may be the next big thing in the 155-pound division, but he will have to prove himself against high-level competition first.

  • Beighz
    4 July 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    Nate Diaz – OVER-RATED

    • admin
      8 July 2011 at 2:38 PM
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      Overrated at 170 maybe, but at 155 Diaz was fairly solid. He lost to Gray Maynard in a close fight and easily defeated Melvin Guillard. He lost a couple of fights to Joe Stevenson and Clay Guida, who simply held Diaz down for 3 rounds. I think Diaz needs a big win at 155 to show he is still a factor.

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