Heavyweight (265) – Light Heavyweight (205) – Middleweight (185) – Welterweight (170) – Lightweight (155) – Featherweight (145) – Bantamweight (135) – Flyweight (125)
Women’s Featherweight (145) – Women’s Bantamweight (135) – Women’s Flyweight (125) – Women’s Strawweight (115)
|Rank||Fighter||OVR||UFC||Last 3 Fights||Next Fight|
|1||Leon Edwards||21-3||13-2||W-Kamaru Usman (DEC)|
W-Kamaru Usman (KO)
W-Nate Diaz (DEC)
|2||Kamaru Usman||20-3||15-2||L-Leon Edwards (DEC)|
L-Leon Edwards (KO)
W-Colby Covington (DEC)
|3||Khamzat Chimaev||12-0||6-0||W-Kevin Holland (SUB)|
W-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
W-Li Jingliang (SUB)
|4||Belal Muhammad||23-3||13-3||W-Gilbert Burns (DEC)|
W-Sean Brady (TKO)
W-Vicente Luque (DEC)
|5||Gilbert Burns||22-6||15-6||L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)|
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
W-Neil Magny (SUB)
|6||Colby Covington||17-3||12-3||W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)|
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Tyron Woodley (TKO)
|7||Shavkat Rakhmonov||17-0||5-0||W-Geoff Neal (SUB)|
W-Neil Magny (SUB)
W-Carlston Harris (KO)
|8||Stephen Thompson||17-6-1||12-6-1||W-Kevin Holland (TKO)|
L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
|9||Geoff Neal||15-5||7-3||L-Shavkat Rakhmonov (SUB)|
W-Vicente Luque (KO)
W-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
|10||Vicente Luque||21-9-1||14-5||L-Geoff Neal (KO)|
L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
W-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
|11||Sean Brady||15-1||5-1||L-Belal Muhammad (TKO)|
W-Michael Chiesa (DEC)
W-Jake Matthews (SUB)
|12||Rafael dos Anjos||32-14||21-12||W-Bryan Barberena (SUB)|
L-Rafael Fiziev (KO)
W-Renato Carneiro (DEC)
|13||Neil Magny||27-10||20-9||L-Gilbert Burns (SUB)|
W-Daniel Rodriguez (SUB)
L-Shavkat Rakhmonov (SUB)
|14||Jack Maddalena||14-2||4-0||W-Randy Brown (SUB)|
W-Danny Roberts (TKO)
W-Ramazan Emeev (TKO)
|15||Ian Garry||12-0||5-0||W-Daniel Rodriguez (TKO)|
W-Kenan Song (TKO)
W-Gabriel Green (DEC)
|16||Kevin Holland||24-9||11-6||W-Santiago Ponzinibbio (KO)|
L-Stephen Thompson (TKO)
L-Khamzat Chimaev (SUB)
|17||Michel Pereira||27-11||6-2||W-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)|
W-Andre Fialho (DEC)
W-Niko Price (DEC)
|18||Daniel Rodriguez||17-4||7-3||L-Ian Garry (TKO)|
L-Neil Magny (SUB)
W-Li Jingliang (DEC)
|19||Li Jingliang||19-8||11-6||L-Daniel Rodriguez (DEC)|
W-Muslim Salikhov (TKO)
L-Khamzat Chimaev (SUB)
|20||Santiago Ponzinibbio||29-7||11-6||L-Kevin Holland (KO)|
W-Alex Morono (TKO)
L-Michel Pereira (DEC)
|21||Randy Brown||16-5||10-5||L-Jack Maddalena (SUB)|
W-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
W-Kalinn Williams (DEC)
|22||Muslim Salikhov||19-3||6-2||W-Andre Fialho (TKO)|
L-Li Jingliang (TKO)
W-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
|23||Gunnar Nelson||19-5-1||10-5||W-Bryan Barbarena (SUB)|
W-Takashi Sato (DEC)
L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
|24||Kalinn Williams||14-3||5-2||W-Rolando Bedoya (DEC)|
L-Randy Brown (DEC)
W-Miguel Baeza (TKO)
|25||Alex Morono||23-8||12-5||W-Tim Means (SUB)|
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (TKO)
W-Matt Semelsberger (DEC)
|26||Max Griffin||19-9||7-7||W-Tim Means (DEC)|
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Carlos Condit (DEC)
|27||Phil Rowe||10-3||3-1||W-Niko Price (TKO)|
W-Jason Witt (TKO)
W-Orion Cosce (TKO)
|28||Niko Price||16-6||8-6||L-Phil Rowe (TKO)|
W-Alex Oliveira (DEC)
L-Michel Pereira (DEC)
|29||Tim Means||32-15-1||14-11||L-Alex Morono (SUB)|
L-Max Griffin (DEC)
L-Kevin Holland (SUB)
|30||Nicolas Dalby||21-4-1||5-3-1||W-Warlley Alves (DEC)|
W-Claudio Silva (DEC)
L-Tim Means (DEC)
|31||Bryan Barberena||18-10||9-8||L-Gunnar Nelson (SUB)|
L-Rafael dos Anjos (SUB)
W-Robbie Lawler (TKO)
|32||Jeremiah Wells||12-2-1||4-0||W-Matthew Semelsberger (DEC)|
W-Court McGee (KO)
W-Mike Mathetha (SUB)
|33||Matt Semelsberger||11-5||5-3||L-Jeremiah Wells (DEC)|
W-Jake Matthews (DEC)
L-Alex Morono (DEC)
|34||Jake Matthews||18-6||11-6||L-Matt Semelsberger (DEC)|
W-Andre Fialho (KO)
L-Sean Brady (SUB)
|35||Michael Morales||14-0||2-0||W-Adam Fugitt (TKO)|
W-Trevin Giles (TKO)
W-Nikolay Veretennikov (DEC)
|36||Robbie Lawler||29-16||13-10||L-Bryan Barberena (TKO)|
W-Nick Diaz (TKO)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
|37||Danny Roberts||18-7||7-6||L-Jack Maddalena (TKO)|
L-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
W-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
|38||Andre Fialho||16-6||2-3||L-Muslim Salikhov (TKO)|
L-Jake Matthews (KO)
W-Cameron VanCamp (KO)
|39||Miguel Baeza||10-3||3-3||L-Andre Fialho (TKO)|
L-Kalinn Williams (TKO)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
|40||Matt Brown||24-19||17-13||W-Court McGee (KO)|
L-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
W-Dhiego Lima (KO)
|41||Rinat Fakhretdinov||20-1||2-0||W-Bryan Battle (DEC)|
W-Andreas Michailidis (DEC)
W-Eric Spicely (KO)
|44||Trevin Giles||16-4||7-4||W-Preston Parsons (DEC)|
W-Louis Cosce (DEC)
L-Michael Morales (TKO)
|46||Gabriel Bonfim||14-0||1-0||W-Mounir Lazzez (SUB)|
W-Trey Waters (SUB)
W-Eduardo Garvon (SUB)
|47||Bryan Battle||9-2||4-1||W-Gabriel Green (KO)|
L-Rinat Fakhretdinov (DEC)
W-Takashi Sato (KO)
|43||Carlston Harris||18-5||3-1||W-Jared Gooden (DEC)|
L-Shavkat Rakhmonov (KO)
W-Impa Kasanganay (TKO)
|42||Court McGee||21-12||10-11||L-Matt Brown (KO)|
W-Ramiz Brahimaj (DEC)
|48||Abubakar Nurmagomedov||17-3-1||2-1||W-Gadzhi Omargadzhiev (DEC)|
W-Jared Gooden (DEC)
L-David Zawada (SUB)
|49||Warlley Alves||14-6||8-6||L-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)|
L-Jeremiah Wells (KO)
W-Mounir Lazzez (TKO)
|50||Mounir Lazzez||11-3||2-2||L-Gabriel Bonfim (SUB)|
W-Ange Loosa (DEC)
L-Warlley Alves (TKO)
|45||Gabriel Green||11-5||2-3||L-Bryan Battle (KO)|
L-Ian Garry (DEC)
W-Yohan Lainesse (TKO)
|51||Mike Malott||9-1-1||2-0||W-Yohan Lainesse (SUB)|
W-Mickey Gall (TKO)
W-Shimon Smotritsky (SUB)
|52||Trey Waters||8-1||1-0||W-Josh Quinlan (DEC)|
W-Jalin Fuller (KO)
L-Gabriel Bonfim (SUB)
|53||Ange Loosa||9-3||1-1||W-A.J. Fletcher (DEC)|
L-Mounir Lazzez (DEC)
W-John Howard (DEC)
|54||Josh Quinlan||6-1||1-1||L-Trey Waters (DEC)|
W-Jason Witt (KO)
NC-Logan Urban (NC)
|55||Josh Quinlan||14-2||0-1||L-Kailin Williams (DEC)|
W-Pablo Dhorta (SUB)
W-Diego Otalora (TKO)
|56||Takashi Sato||16-6||2-4||L-Bryan Battle (KO)|
L-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
L-Miguel Baeza (SUB)
|57||Yohan Lainesse||9-2||1-2||L-Mike Malott (SUB)|
W-Darian Weeks (DEC)
L-Gabriel Green (TKO)
|58||Preston Parsons||10-4||1-2||L-Trevin Giles (DEC)|
W-Evan Elder (DEC)
L-Daniel Rodriguez (TKO)
|59||Kenan Song||15-6||4-3||L-Ian Garry (TKO)|
L-Max Griffin (KO)
W-Callan Potter (KO)
|60||Ramiz Brahimaj||10-4||2-2||W-Michael Gillmore (SUB)|
L-Court McGee (DEC)
W-Sasha Palatnikov (SUB)
|61||Orion Cosce||8-1||1-1||W-Mike Mathena (DEC)|
L-Philip Rowe (TKO)
W-Matt Dixon (TKO)
|62||Jared Gooden||22-9||1-4||L-Carlston Harris (DEC)|
W-Demarques Jackson (TKO)
W-Douglas Usher (TKO)
|63||Pete Rodriguez||5-1||1-1||W-Mike Jackson (KO)|
L-Jack Maddalena (TKO)
W-Roberto Nava (TKO)
|64||A.J. Fletcher||10-2||1-2||W-Themba Gorimbo (SUB)|
L-Ange Loosa (DEC)
L-Matt Semelsberger (DEC)
|65||Adam Fugitt||9-3||1-1||W-Yusaku Kinoshita (TKO)|
L-Michael Morales (TKO)
W-Solomon Renfro (TKO)
|66||Yusaku Kinoshita||6-2||0-1||L-Adam Fugitt (TKO)|
W-Jose Souza (TKO)
W-Akihiro Murayama (KO)
|67||Themba Gorimbo||10-4||0-1||L-A.J. Fletcher (SUB)|
W-Julio Rodrigues (DEC)
L-Handesson Ferreira (DEC)
|68||Mike Mathetha||3-2||0-2||L-Orion Cosce (DEC)|
L-Jeremiah Wells (SUB)
W-Dimps Gillies (DEC)
|Ineligible for Rankings|
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
|Michael Chiesa||18-6||11-6||L-Sean Brady (DEC)|
L-Vicente Luque (SUB)
W-Neil Magny (DEC)
|Elizeu Zaleski||23-7||9-3||W-Benoit St. Denis (DEC)|
L-Muslim Salikhov (DEC)
W-Alexey Kunchenko (DEC)
|Lyman Good||21-6||3-3||L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)|
W-Chance Rencountre (TKO)
L-Demian Maia (SUB)
|Martin Sano||4-3-1||0-1||L-Matt Semelsberger (KO)|
D-Diego Herzog (DEC)
L-Danasabe Mohammed (TKO)
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|UFC Rankings are comprised of all fighters currently signed to the UFC. RankingMMA has been publishing UFC rankings since 2006.
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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.
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Hi mate, as of today Ramiz Brahimaj is officially at 15 months of inactivity
To echo the other 6 posters who tried to alert you, Martin Sano has surpassed 15 months of inactivity.
Martin Sano passed 15 months inactivty
Been a while too since he hit that 15 month mark.
Help me understand what is the point of some guys being left out of the rankings due to inactivity yet you leave Martin Sano ranked, at 19 months now of inactivity
Omarghadziev was released
along with the racist Mike Jackson, Gadzhi Omarghadziev also was cut
Martin Sano Jr. has surpassed 15 months of inactivity
And Conor just announced today he was coming back as a welterweight. And he picked a weight class he will clearly dominate.
Amazing how truly bad the last 10 fighters on this division are. Trim the fat, Dana.
Warlley Alves has surpassed 15 months of inactivity as of yesterday.
Updated, thank you.
Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos is suspended until April of 2023 – in case you want to remove him from the rankings
Yeah, my question is, shouldn’t suspended fighters automatically get removed from these rankings?
Updated, thank you
Mickey Gall’s contract was up and he has parted ways with the UFC as of today
Claudio Silva was released yesterday.
Ramazan Emeev was released 3 weeks ago…
Ramazan Emeev was released 2 days ago.
Why is Bryan Barberena and Max Griffin not in top 25
Khamzat No. 2 ?? serously?
Kevin Lee was released today.
Thank you, updated
– Siyar Bahazurada retired from MMA in June 2020
– Luan Chagas contract was not renewed after his last fight in 2018
– Alberto Mina was released in 2018
– Pascal Krauss has not had a fight in 8 years
– Bradley Scott retired from mma sometime after his suspension
– Dong Hyun-Kim retired from mma sometime after his last fight
Hi Damon, Thanks for the comment. Big props to all you do at MMAweekly. I was able to make the updates you suggested by finding references for everyone but Krauss and Mina. I think it’s safe to presume Krauss’ retirement, but Mina not 100% sure. As we all saw recently with Matt Wiman (5-year absence) and Jarjis Danho (5 years), I would hate to remove a fighter from the roster without confirmation. If you can find me any link, would be glad to update the site.
Yo damon martin is a legend… not damon obvi but i found mina UFC page and his status says “not fighting” versus “active” https://www.ufc.com/athlete/alberto-mina
wikipedia page also stated he been released, not sure if it can be trusted tho . props!
Thank you Ty! Just what was needed to remove Mina. Heard Mina is a great coach so best of luck to him in his future pursuits.
Bradley Scott is retired from MMA.
Bro what, Chad Laprise was released from the UFC in March 2020 lmao.
hello – emil meek was released from the UFC last week. thank u.
Where are Leon Edward’s and Santiago Ponzinhibio in the welterweight rankings?
Both were removed from the rankings due to inactivity. Fighters are ineligible after 15 months of inactivity. FightMatrix is 450 days, while the UFC is supposed to be 12 months, but they rarely uphold that. At the bottom of each rankings page, I do list the fighters currently ineligible due to suspension, inactivity.
As of today, Leon Edwards technically hasn’t fought for more than 15 months. According to your site’s system doesn’t that mean he should be ineligible for rankings? Or are you making the timeframe a bit longer than usual due to covid? (I am just curious, not hating)
Hi friends, a couple quick notes to help you out here:
1) The 2nd “Abubakar Nurmagomedov” on this list (#67) is actually Gabriel Green
2) Zelim Imadaev has been released
3) James Vick has been released
4) Jeremiah Wells is missing a photo
Thank you for #1, now fixed!
Hey Rustam Khabilov recently retired, might wanna take him off the rankings when you have the opportunity.
Hello, Khabilov was removed from the UFC rankings, but remains in the World Rankings as he signed with Bellator. Thank you for your comment.
on what planet is conor ranked above leon edwards at WW?
Man you missing Santiago Ponzinibbio that ranking is messed up as well . Do more research.
The reason he is missing is he has not fought in over 15 months, which is a requirement to be ranked. Ponzinibbio’s last fight was on 11/17/2018.
Conor In the top 5 for taking out 15 or whatever cerrone wtf is this I used to have a lot of respect
For this ranking site but come on that is illegitimate as fuck
Zaleski is 7-1 in the UFC, How come he’s fighting a NR fighter?
My Guess is that the higher ranked fighters are turning down fights against him. Zaleski deserves a big fight at this point.
Best rankings….. Thanks for updating
to bad for rory, the guy he handled so easily is now the champ and he is with bellator. rory total domination over woodley
cm punk is higher then nick diaz hehe
They update it after every UFC event (at least). Be cool.
I think that Riddle (and Rivera at Bantamweight) should be out of the rankings until they fight next even though their suspension is over.
It looks to me like Riddle’s last win over Clements is taken into consideration, if it’s a NC it should be treated as such.
Just my opinion, keep suspended fighters non-ranked until they fight next.
Hmm, good point. I did remove Diaz, Shields, Leben, and Overeem, but those were longer suspensions.
Good win for Mike Pierce, i thought Simpson’ corner could have done better to settle him down between rounds,tell him to reset and do same again,not get sloppy,but Mike Pierce is definately a gate keeper, the only guys he lost too are top guys.I hope i’m not wrong about Silva though and he’s only a couple big wins away from a title shot.
I still think Pierce should cut down to 155. It is obvious that he is carrying some extra weight around the midsection and his lack of height and reach does not help him one bit. I’m not sure if I’m ready to label Pierce a gatekeeper at this point. He’d have a decent shot at avenging his losses to Koscheck or Fitch if they were to face off again. Should of, could of though, and you are right, at this point Pierce is sitting on the outside of the top contenders list.
As for silva, if he beats Fitch, it’s going to be a race between him and Rory MacDonald to see which prospect claims a title shot first. Considering GSP is still welterweight champion, we will likely see Silva claim that future shot if he can win his next couple of fights.
I may have been wrong about Silva, but i wasn’t wrong about Fitch i’ve always had him top 3 in my rankings. should look at moving Silva down now to around 15 maybe you think? and Demian Maia up. i have Maia at 11 but my rankings look a lot different to yours,i have Fitch and Koscheck higher and Condit and Kampmann lower and of course i still have Diaz and Penn in my top ten.
Maia got a nice boost in the rankings and will hopefully face off with Fitch next. As for Erick Silva, he put on a good performance and his stock did not drop much. I still have him ranked behind a solid grappler like Pierce, but ahead of Story, Alves, Akiyama, Kim, all of whom are struggling or coming off losses themselves.
I do find some merit behind your Fitch and Koscheck ranked above Condit and Kampmann statement. It all had to do with timing. Fitch and Kos were struggling with injuries and recent losses, while Condit and Kampmann struck while the iron was hot. Do I think Fitch would beat Condit? It would be a great fight that I would be slightly leaning towards Fitch to grind out.
Erick Silva could be ranked higher and Mike Pierce lower.
I agree, Silva is a future star. If he can get past Fitch, Silva should skyrocket into the Top 5. Pierce’s only losses in recent years have been close decisions to Fitch, Hendricks, and Koscheck. Pierce below Thiago Silva or Rick Story could be debated, but Story is still trying to bounce from his loss to Brenneman. Dong Hyun Kim, Aaron Simpson, Akiyama, etc. could all leapfrog Pierce with a signature win, but the entire welterweight division has been in neutral for the last few months.
Dude, your rankings are awesome and realistic, some people don’t understand that fighter rankings aren’t just “who I think is better, there’s a lot of “who beat who” other stuff coming into consideration.
Don’t pay attention to any of the haters, people who have a problem with your rankings should try maintaining their own ranking lists and see if they can do a better job.
No one is forcing them to use yours.
Thank you, I appreciate the respectful comments.
Kampmann should be ahead of Koscheck, easily.
Brenneman 8? lol
I moved Brenneman down this week, feeling that Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann deserve a bump up comparing their recent fight history with Brenneman, Story, Alves, etc. Brenneman may not have won pretty, but he won and knocked off one of the fastest rising stars in the 170-pound division.
None of the above comments make sense, i think the rankings here are almost a hundred percent right, Kampmann is not ahead of Koshchek, Brenneman deserves to be at where it is, and why would anyone care about the 25th place and under? your lame
To be fare, the comments ARE from 2011 🙂