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)

Rank  FighterOVRUFCLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Charles Oliveira33-821-8W-Justin Gaethje (SUB)
W-Dustin Poirier (SUB)
W-Michael Chandler (TKO)
2Dustin Poirier28-720-6L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Conor McGregor (TKO)
W-Conor McGregor (TKO)
3Justin Gaethje23-46-4L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Michael Chandler (DEC)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
4Michael Chandler23-72-2W-Tony Ferguson (KO)
L-Justin Gaethje (DEC)
L-Charles Oliveira (TKO)
5Islam Makhachev22-111-1W-Bobby Green (TKO)
W-Dan Hooker (SUB)
W-Thiago Moises (SUB)
6Beneil Dariush21-4-115-4-1W-Tony Ferguson (DEC)
W-Diego Ferreira (DEC)
W-Scott Holtzman (KO)
7Rafael dos Anjos31-1320-11W-Renato Carneiro (DEC)
W-Paul Felder (DEC)
L-Michael Chiesa (DEC)
Rafael Fiziev
07/09/2022
8Conor McGregor22-610-4L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
9Rafael Fiziev11-15-1W-Brad Riddell (KO)
W-Bobby Green (DEC)
W-Renato Carneiro (KO)
Rafael dos Anjos
07/09/2022
10Gregor Gillespie14-17-1W-Diego Ferreira (TKO)
L-Kevin Lee (KO)
W-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
11Tony Ferguson25-715-5L-Michael Chandler (KO)
L-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
L-Charles Oliveira (DEC)
12Mateusz Gamrot20-13-1W-Diego Ferreira (KO)
W-Jeremy Stephens (SUB)
W-Scott Holtzman (KO)
Arman Tsarukyan
06/25/2022
13Diego Ferreira17-58-5L-Mateusz Gamrot (TKO)
L-Gregor Gillespie (TKO)
L-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
Drakkar Klose
07/30/2022
14Damir Ismagulov24-15-0W-Guram Kutateladze (DEC)
W-Rafael Alves (DEC)
W-Thiago Moises (DEC)
15Brad Riddell10-24-1L-Rafael Fiziev (KO)
W-Drew Dober (DEC)
W-Alex da Silva Coelho (DEC)
Jalin Turner
07/02/2022
16Arman Tsarukyan18-25-1W-Joel Alvarez (TKO)
W-Christos Giagos (TKO)
W-Matt Frevola (DEC)
Mateusz Gamrot
06/25/2022
17Guram Kutateladze12-31-1L-Damir Ismagulov (DEC)
W-Mateusz Gamrot (DEC)
W-Felipe Silva (KO)
18Joel Alvarez19-34-2L-Arman Tsarukyan (TKO)
W-Thiago Moises (TKO)
W-Alexander Yakovlev (SUB)
19Thiago Moises15-64-4L-Joel Alvarez (TKO)
L-Islam Makhachev (SUB)
W-Alex Hernandez (DEC)
Christos Giagos
06/25/2022
20Bobby Green29-13-110-8-1L-Islam Makhachev (TKO)
W-Nasrat Haqparast (DEC)
W-Al Iaquinta (TKO)
Jim Miller
07/02/2022
21Renato Carneiro16-5-18-5L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Alexander Hernandez (SUB)
W-Jai Herbert (SUB)
22Grant Dawson18-1-16-0-1W-Jared Gordon (DEC)
D-Rick Glenn (DEC)
W-Leonardo Santos (KO)
23Drew Dober24-1110-7W-Terrance McKinney (TKO)
L-Brad Riddell (DEC)
L-Islam Makhachev (SUB)
Rafael Alves
07/30/2022
24Alexander Hernandez13-55-4L-Renato Carneiro (SUB)
W-Mike Breeden (KO)
L-Thiago Moises (DEC)
25Mark Madsen12-04-0W-Vinc Pichel (DEC)
W-Clay Guida (DEC)
W-Austin Hubbard (DEC)
26Ilia Topuria12-04-0W-Jai Herbert (KO)
W-Ryan Hall (KO)
W-Damon Jackson (KO)
27Drakkar Klose12-2-16-2W-Brandon Jenkins (TKO)
L-Beneil Dariush (KO)
W-Christos Giagos (DEC)
Diego Ferreira
07/30/2022
28Vinc Pichel14-37-3L-Mark Madsen (DEC)
W-Austin Hubbard (DEC)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
Jesse Ronson
10/01/2022
29Scott Holtzman14-56-5L-Mateusz Gamrot (KO)
L-Beneil Dariush (KO)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
30Jared Gordon18-56-4L-Grant Dawson (SUB)
W-Joe Solecki (DEC)
W-Danny Chavez (DEC)
31Joe Solecki12-34-1W-Alex da Silva (DEC)
L-Jared Gordon (DEC)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
32Jim Miller34-1623-15W-Nikolas Motta (TKO)
W-Erick Gonzalez (KO)
L-Joe Solecki (DEC)
Bobby Green
07/02/2022
33Claudio Puelles12-25-1W-Clay Guida (SUB)
W-Chris Gruetzemacher (SUB)
W-Jordan Leavitt (DEC)
34Clay Guida37-2217-16L-Claudio Puelles (SUB)
W-Leonardo Santos (SUB)
L-Mark Madsen (DEC)
35Nasrat Haqparast13-55-4L-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-Dan Hooker (DEC)
W-Rafa Garcia (DEC)
36Rick Glenn22-6-24-3-1D-Grant Dawson (DEC)
W-Joaquim Silva (KO)
L-Kevin Aguilar (DEC)
37Jalin Turner12-55-2W-Jamie Mullarkey (TKO)
W-Uros Medic (SUB)
W-Brok Weaver (SUB)
Brad Riddell
07/02/2022
38Leonardo Santos18-5-17-2-1L-Clay Guida (SUB)
L-Grant Dawson (KO)
W-Roman Bogatov (DEC)
39Rafael Alves20-101-1W-Marc Diakiese (SUB)
L-Damir Ismagulov (DEC)
W-Alejandro Flores (SUB)
Drew Dober
07/30/2022
40Paddy Pimblett18-32-0W-Rodrigo Vargas (SUB)
W-Luigi Vendarmini (KO)
W-Davide Martinez (SUB)
Jordan Leavitt
07/23/2022
41Michael Johnson20-1712-13W-Alan Patrick (KO)
L-Clay Guida (DEC)
L-Thiago Moises (SUB)
42John Makdessi18-711-7W-Ignacio Bahamondes (DEC)
L-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
W-Jesus Pinedo (DEC)
43Terrance McKinney12-42-1L-Drew Dober (TKO)
W-Fares Ziam (SUB)
W-Matt Frevola (KO)
Erick Gonzalez
08/06/2022
44Marc Diakiese15-56-5W-Viacheslav Borshchev (DEC)
L-Rafael Alves (SUB)
L-Rafael Fiziev (DEC)
Damir Hadzovic
07/23/2022
45Matt Frevola9-3-13-3-1W-Genaro Valdez (TKO)
L-Terrance McKinney (KO)
L-Arman Tsarukyan (DEC)
46Jamie Mullarkey14-52-3L-Jalin Turner (TKO)
W-Devonte Smith (TKO)
W-Khama Worthy (KO)
47Chris Gruetzemacher15-53-4L-Claudio Puelles (SUB)
W-Rafa Garcia (DEC)
L-Alexander Hernandez (TKO)
48Rafa Garcia13-22-2W-Jesse Ronson (SUB)
W-Natan Levy (DEC)
L-Chris Gruetzemacher (DEC)
49Benoit St. Denis9-11-1W-Niklas Stolze (SUB)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
W-Arkaitz Gudari (SUB)
50Ludovit Klein18-42-2W-Devonte Smith (DEC)
L-Nate Landwehr (SUB)
L-Michael Trizano (DEC)
Ignacio Bahamondes
07/30/2022
51Mason Jones11-11-1W-David Onama (DEC)
NC-Alan Patrick (NC)
L-Mike Davis (DEC)
52Jesse Ronson22-111-4L-Rafa Garcia (SUB)
W-Nicolas Dalby (SUB)
W-Troy Lamson (SUB)
Vince Pichel
10/01/2022
53Jai Herbert11-41-3L-Ilia Topuria (KO)
W-Khama Worthy (TKO)
L-Renato Carneiro (SUB)
54Christos Giagos19-95-5L-Arman Tsarukyan (TKO)
W-Sean Soriano (SUB)
W-Carlton Minus (DEC)
Thiago Moises
06/25/2022
55Jordan Leavitt10-13-1W-Trey Ogden (DEC)
W-Matt Sayles (SUB)
L-Claudio Puelles (DEC)
Paddy Pimblett
07/23/2022
56Uros Medic8-12-1W-Omar Morales (TKO)
L-Jalin Turner (SUB)
W-Aalon Cruz (TKO)
57Ignacio Bahamondes13-42-1W-Zhu Rong (SUB)
W-Roosevelt Roberts (KO)
L-John Makdessi (DEC)
Ludovit Klein
07/30/2022
58Omar Morales11-33-3L-Uros Medic (TKO)
L-Jonathan Pearce (SUB)
W-Shane Young (DEC)
59Alan Patrick15-45-4L-Michael Johnson (KO)
NC-Mason Jones (NC)
L-Bobby Green (DEC)
60Damir Hadzovic14-64-4W-Yancy Medeiros (DEC)
L-Renato Carneiro (SUB)
L-Christos Giagos (DEC)
Marc Diakiese
07/23/2022
61Manuel Torres13-21-0W-Frank Camacho (TKO)
W-Kolton Englund (TKO)
W-Carlos Canada (SUB)
62Joaquim Silva11-34-3L-Rick Glenn (KO)
L-Nasrat Haqparast (KO)
W-Jared Gordon (KO)
63Alex da Silva21-41-3L-Joe Solecki (DEC)
L-Brad Riddell (DEC)
W-Rodrigo Vargas (DEC)
64Maheshate Hayisaer9-11-0W-Steve Garcia (KO)
W-Achilles Estremadura (DEC)
W-Damu Wu (TKO)
65Natan Levy7-11-1W-Mike Breeden (DEC)
L-Rafa Garcia (DEC)
W-Shaheen Santana (SUB)
66Frank Camacho22-102-6L-Manuel Torres (TKO)
L-Justin Jaynes (TKO)
L-Beneil Dariush (TKO)
67Steve Garcia12-51-2L-Maheshate Hayisaer (KO)
W-Charlie Ontiveros (TKO)
L-Luis Pena (DEC)
68Nikolas Motta12-40-1L-Jim Miller (TKO)
W-Joseph Lowry (DEC)
W-Juan Gonzalez (DEC)
Cameron VanCampo
09/10/2022
69Viacheslav Borshchev6-21-1L-Marc Diakiese (DEC)
W-Dakota Bush (KO)
W-Chris Duncan (KO)
70Trey Ogden15-50-1L-Jordan Leavitt (DEC)
W-J.J. Okanovich (SUB)
W-Cody Carrillo (SUB)
Daniel Zellhuber
09/10/2022
71Alex Munoz6-20-2L-Luis Pena (DEC)
L-Nasrat Haqparast (DEC)
W-Troy Lamson (DEC)
72Genaro Valdez10-10-1L-Matt Frevola (TKO)
W-Patrik White (TKO)
W-Edgar Guzman (SUB)
73Charlie Ontiveros11-80-2L-Steve Garcia (TKO)
L-Kevin Holland (TKO)
W-Washington Luiz (KO)
74Mike Breeden10-50-2L-Natan Levy (DEC)
L-Alexander Hernandez (KO)
W-Nick Compton (DEC)
75Erick Gonzalez14-60-1L-Jim Miller (KO)
W-Samuel Alvarez (DEC)
W-Oziel Lopez (TKO)
Terrance McKinney
08/06/2022
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Magomed Mustafaev14-33-2L-Brad Riddell (DEC)
W-Rafael Fiziev (TKO)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
David Teymur8-25-1L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
Ottman Azaitar13-02-0W-Khama Worthy (TKO)
W-Teemu Packalen (KO)
W-Danijel Kokora (KO)
Joe Lauzon28-1515-12W-Jonathan Pearce (TKO)
L-Chris Gruetzemacher (TKO)
L-Clay Guida (TKO)
Mike Davis8-22-1W-Mason Jones (DEC)
W-Thomas Gifford (KO)
L-Gilbert Burns (SUB)
Daniel Zellhuber12-00-0W-Lucas Almeida (DEC)
W-Jafeth Quiros (TKO)
W-Alexander Barahona (TKO)
Victor Martinez13-40-0W-Jacob Rosales (DEC)
W-Anselmo Luna (TKO)
W-Nico Echeverry (TKO)
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62 Comments on this post.
  • 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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