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UFC Lightweight Rankings - Complete UFC Fighter Rankings
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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 Makhachev23-112-1W-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Bobby Green (TKO)
W-Dan Hooker (SUB)
Alex Volkanovski
02/11/2023
2Charles Oliveira33-921-9L-Islam Makhachev (SUB)
W-Justin Gaethje (SUB)
W-Dustin Poirier (SUB)
3Dustin Poirier29-721-6W-Michael Chandler (SUB)
L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Conor McGregor (TKO)
4Beneil Dariush22-4-116-4-1W-Mateusz Gamrot (DEC)
W-Tony Ferguson (DEC)
W-Diego Ferreira (DEC)
5Justin Gaethje23-46-4L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Michael Chandler (DEC)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
6Rafael Fiziev12-16-1W-Rafael dos Anjos (KO)
W-Brad Riddell (KO)
W-Bobby Green (DEC)
7Michael Chandler23-82-3L-Dustin Poirier (SUB)
W-Tony Ferguson (KO)
L-Justin Gaethje (DEC)
8Mateusz Gamrot21-24-2L-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
W-Arman Tsarukyan (DEC)
W-Diego Ferreira (KO)
9Dan Hooker22-1212-8W-Claudio Puelles (TKO)
L-Arnold Allen (TKO)
L-Islam Makhachev (SUB)
10Renato Carneiro17-5-19-5W-Brad Riddell (SUB)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Alexander Hernandez (SUB)
11Arman Tsarukyan19-36-2W-Damir Ismagulov (DEC)
L-Mateusz Gamrot (DEC)
W-Joel Alvarez (TKO)
12Grant Dawson19-1-17-0-1W-Mark Madsen (SUB)
W-Jared Gordon (DEC)
D-Rick Glenn (DEC)
13Jalin Turner13-56-2W-Brad Riddell (SUB)
W-Jamie Mullarkey (TKO)
W-Uros Medic (SUB)
14Joel Alvarez19-34-2L-Arman Tsarukyan (TKO)
W-Thiago Moises (TKO)
W-Alexander Yakovlev (SUB)
Zubaira Tukhugov
02/11/2023
15Thiago Moises16-65-4W-Christos Giagos (SUB)
L-Joel Alvarez (TKO)
L-Islam Makhachev (SUB)
Melquizael Costa
01/21/2023
16Diego Ferreira17-58-5L-Mateusz Gamrot (TKO)
L-Gregor Gillespie (TKO)
L-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
17Guram Kutateladze12-31-1L-Damir Ismagulov (DEC)
W-Mateusz Gamrot (DEC)
W-Felipe Silva (KO)
18Brad Riddell10-44-3L-Renato Carneiro (SUB)
L-Jalin Turner (SUB)
L-Rafael Fiziev (KO)
19Drew Dober26-1112-7W-Bobby Green (KO)
W-Rafael Alves (KO)
W-Terrance McKinney (TKO)
20Bobby Green29-14-110-9-1L-Drew Dober (KO)
L-Islam Makhachev (TKO)
W-Nasrat Haqparast (DEC)
21Mark Madsen12-14-1L-Grant Dawson (SUB)
W-Vinc Pichel (DEC)
W-Clay Guida (DEC)
22Paddy Pimblett20-34-0W-Jared Gordon (DEC)
W-Jordan Leavitt (SUB)
W-Rodrigo Vargas (SUB)
23Drakkar Klose13-2-17-2W-Rafa Garcia (DEC)
W-Brandon Jenkins (TKO)
L-Beneil Dariush (KO)
24Vinc Pichel14-37-3L-Mark Madsen (DEC)
W-Austin Hubbard (DEC)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
25Jared Gordon19-67-5L-Paddy Pimblett (DEC)
W-Leonardo Santos (DEC)
L-Grant Dawson (SUB)
26Joe Solecki12-34-1W-Alex da Silva (DEC)
L-Jared Gordon (DEC)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
Benoit St. Denis
02/18/2023
27Jim Miller35-1624-15W-Donald Cerrone (SUB)
W-Nikolas Motta (TKO)
W-Erick Gonzalez (KO)
Gabriel Benitez
02/18/2023
28Claudio Puelles12-35-2L-Dan Hooker (TKO)
W-Clay Guida (SUB)
W-Chris Gruetzemacher (SUB)
29Clay Guida38-2218-16W-Scott Holtzman (DEC)
L-Claudio Puelles (SUB)
W-Leonardo Santos (SUB)
30Nasrat Haqparast14-56-4W-John Makdessi (DEC)
L-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-Dan Hooker (DEC)
31Rick Glenn22-6-24-3-1D-Grant Dawson (DEC)
W-Joaquim Silva (KO)
L-Kevin Aguilar (DEC)
32Matt Frevola10-3-14-3-1W-Ottman Azaitar (KO)
W-Genaro Valdez (TKO)
L-Terrance McKinney (KO)
33Rafael Alves20-111-2L-Drew Dober (KO)
W-Marc Diakiese (SUB)
L-Damir Ismagulov (DEC)
Nurullo Aliev
02/25/2023
34Terrance McKinney13-43-1W-Erick Gonzalez (SUB)
L-Drew Dober (TKO)
W-Fares Ziam (SUB)
Ismael Bonfim
01/21/2023
35Fares Ziam13-43-2W-Michal Figlak (DEC)
L-Terrance McKinney (SUB)
W-Luigi Vendramini (DEC)
36Jamie Mullarkey15-53-3W-Michael Johnson (DEC)
L-Jalin Turner (TKO)
W-Devonte Smith (TKO)
Francisco Prado
02/11/2023
37Ludovit Klein19-43-2W-Mason Jones (DEC)
W-Devonte Smith (DEC)
L-Nate Landwehr (SUB)
Jai Herbert
03/18/2023
38Benoit St. Denis10-12-1W-Gabriel Miranda (TKO)
W-Niklas Stolze (SUB)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
Joe Solecki
02/18/2023
39Michael Johnson21-1813-14W-Marc Diakiese (DEC)
L-Jamie Mullarkey (DEC)
W-Alan Patrick (KO)
40Marc Diakiese16-67-6L-Michael Johnson (DEC)
W-Damir Hadzovic (DEC)
W-Viacheslav Borshchev (DEC)
41Mike Davis9-23-1W-Viacheslav Borshchev (DEC)
W-Mason Jones (DEC)
W-Thomas Gifford (KO)
42Joaquim Silva12-35-3W-Jesse Ronson (TKO)
L-Rick Glenn (KO)
L-Nasrat Haqparast (KO)
43John Makdessi18-811-8L-Nasrat Haqparast (DEC)
W-Ignacio Bahamondes (DEC)
L-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
44Ignacio Bahamondes13-42-1W-Zhu Rong (SUB)
W-Roosevelt Roberts (KO)
L-John Makdessi (DEC)
45Jai Herbert12-42-3W-Kyle Nelson (DEC)
L-Ilia Topuria (KO)
W-Khama Worthy (TKO)
Ludovit Klein
03/18/2023
46Chris Gruetzemacher15-53-4L-Claudio Puelles (SUB)
W-Rafa Garcia (DEC)
L-Alexander Hernandez (TKO)
47Rafa Garcia14-33-3W-Maheshate Hayisaer (DEC)
L-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
W-Jesse Ronson (SUB)
48Jordan Leavitt10-23-2L-Paddy Pimblett (SUB)
W-Trey Ogden (DEC)
W-Matt Sayles (SUB)
Victor Martinez
02/25/2023
49Uros Medic8-12-1W-Omar Morales (TKO)
L-Jalin Turner (SUB)
W-Aalon Cruz (TKO)
50Natan Levy8-12-1W-Genaro Valdez (DEC)
W-Mike Breeden (DEC)
L-Rafa Garcia (DEC)
51Christos Giagos19-105-6L-Thiago Moises (SUB)
L-Arman Tsarukyan (TKO)
W-Sean Soriano (SUB)
52Damir Hadzovic14-74-5L-Marc Diakiese (DEC)
W-Yancy Medeiros (DEC)
L-Renato Carneiro (SUB)
53Ottman Azaitar13-12-1L-Matt Frevola (KO)
W-Khama Worthy (TKO)
W-Teemu Packalen (KO)
54Omar Morales11-33-3L-Uros Medic (TKO)
L-Jonathan Pearce (SUB)
W-Shane Young (DEC)
Mateusz Rebecki
01/14/2023
55Gabriel Benitez23-107-6W-Charlie Ontiveros (TKO)
L-David Onama (KO)
L-Billy Quarantillo (TKO)
Jim Miller
02/18/2023
56Nikolas Motta13-41-1W-Cameron VanCamp (TKO)
L-Jim Miller (TKO)
W-Joseph Lowry (DEC)
57Maheshate Hayisaer9-21-1L-Rafa Garcia (DEC)
W-Steve Garcia (KO)
W-Achilles Estremadura (DEC)
58Manuel Torres13-21-0W-Frank Camacho (TKO)
W-Kolton Englund (TKO)
W-Carlos Canada (SUB)
59Trey Ogden16-51-1W-Daniel Zellhuber (DEC)
L-Jordan Leavitt (DEC)
W-J.J. Okanovich (SUB)
60Daniel Zellhuber12-10-1L-Trey Ogden (DEC)
W-Lucas Almeida (DEC)
W-Jafeth Quiros (TKO)
61Viacheslav Borshchev6-31-2L-Mike Davis (DEC)
L-Marc Diakiese (DEC)
W-Dakota Bush (KO)
62Michal Figlak8-10-1L-Fares Ziam (DEC)
W-Agy Sardari (DEC)
W-Steve McIntosh (DEC)
63Genaro Valdez10-20-2L-Natan Levy (DEC)
L-Matt Frevola (TKO)
W-Patrik White (TKO)
64Mike Breeden10-50-2L-Natan Levy (DEC)
L-Alexander Hernandez (KO)
W-Nick Compton (DEC)
65Gabriel Miranda16-60-1L-Benoit St. Denis (TKO)
W-Diego Siqueira (SUB)
W-Jefferson Morais (SUB)
66Erick Gonzalez14-60-2L-Terrance McKinney (SUB)
L-Jim Miller (KO)
W-Samuel Alvarez (DEC)
Darrius Flowers
02/25/2023
67Kyle Nelson13-51-4L-Jai Herbert (DEC)
L-Billy Quarantillo (KO)
W-Polo Reyes (TKO)
Doo Ho Choi
02/04/2023
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
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)
David Teymur8-25-1L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
Joe Lauzon28-1515-12W-Jonathan Pearce (TKO)
L-Chris Gruetzemacher (TKO)
L-Clay Guida (TKO)
Victor Martinez13-40-0W-Jacob Rosales (DEC)
W-Anselmo Luna (TKO)
W-Nico Echeverry (TKO)
Jordan Leavitt
02/25/2023
Alex Munoz6-20-2L-Luis Pena (DEC)
L-Nasrat Haqparast (DEC)
W-Troy Lamson (DEC)
Ismael Bonfim18-30-0W-Nariman Abbasov (DEC)
W-Andrey Augusto (DEC)
W-Rangel de Sa (DEC)
Terrance McKinney
01/21/2023
Nazim Sadykhov7-10-0W-Ahmad Hasanzada (KO)
W-Joe Boerschig (KO)
W-Juan Carlos De Leon (TKO)
Evan Elder
02/18/2023
Melquizael Costa19-50-0W-Jose Melo (TKO)
W-Tom Santos (TKO)
L-Italo Gomes (DEC)
Thiago Moises
01/21/2023
Nurullo Aliev8-00-0W-Josh Wick (TKO)
W-Kirill Kryukov (DEC)
W-Alexander Grebnev (DEC)
Rafael Alves
02/25/2023
Franscisco Prado11-00-0W-Jose Vargas (TKO)
W-Adrian Perrone (TKO)
W-Mauricio Pare (SUB)
Jamie Mullarkey
02/11/2023
Alex Reyes13-30-1L-Mike Perry (KO)
W-Gil Guardado (TKO)
W-Thomas Noel (SUB)
Trevor Peek
02/25/2023
Trevor Peek7-00-0W-Malik Lewis (TKO)
W-Khama Worthy (KO)
W-Warren Smith (KO)
Alex Reyes
02/25/2023
Mateusz Rebecki16-10-0W-Rodrigo Lidio (SUB)
W-Arkadiy Osipyan (DEC)
W-Felipe Maia (KO)
Nick Fiore
01/14/2023
Nick Fiore6-00-0W-Stephen Stengel(TKO)
W-George Sheppard (SUB)
W-Andre Borgas (SUB)
Mateusz Rebecki
01/14/2023
Darrius Flowers12-5-10-0W-Amiran Gogoladze (TKO)
W-Tim Hiley (KO)
W-Daniel Gadley (TKO)
Erick Gonzalez
02/25/2023
Jeka Saragih13-20-0W-Won Bin Ki (KO)
W-Pawan Singh (KO)
W-Hatoropan Simbolon (TKO)
Anshul Jubli
02/04/2023
Anshul Jubli6-00-0W-Kyung Pyo Kim (DEC)
W-Mohammad Mahmoudian (SUB)
W-Srikant Sekhar (DEC)
Jeka Saragih
02/25/2023
UFC Rankings FAQ
* These rankings are not official, nor do they reflect any affiliation with, sponsorship, or endorsement by the UFC. The rankings generated by the UFC can be found here.
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
- Performance against top competition
- Estimated ability against future competition
- Strength of competition
- Activity in the last 3 years
- Last 5 fights

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.

Actual fight footage is reviewed, regardless of promotion in order to formulate our rankings.

= Fighter moves up in the rankings after recent fight
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= Inactivity over 15 months
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81 Comments on this post.
  • AJ
    1 December 2022 at 10:39 AM
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    Your website is displaying errors. Go to wp-config.php file in your file manager and set this as false –
    define( ‘WP_DEBUG’, false);

  • 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.

  • 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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