UFC Welterweight 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
1Leon Edwards22-314-2W-Colby Covington (DEC)
W-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Kamaru Usman (KO)
2Shavkat Rakhmonov18-06-0W-Stephen Thompson (SUB)
W-Geoff Neal (SUB)
W-Neil Magny (SUB)
3Kamaru Usman20-415-3L-Khamzat Chimaev (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (KO)
4Belal Muhammad23-313-3W-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
W-Sean Brady (TKO)
W-Vicente Luque (DEC)
5Colby Covington17-412-4L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
6Jack Maddalena17-27-0W-Gilbert Burns (KO)
W-Kevin Holland (DEC)
W-Bassel Hafez (DEC)
7Gilbert Burns22-715-7L-Jack Maddalena (KO)
L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
8Stephen Thompson17-7-112-7-1L-Shavkat Rakhmonov (SUB)
W-Kevin Holland (TKO)
L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
9Ian Garry14-07-0W-Geoff Neal (DEC)
W-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Daniel Rodriguez (TKO)
10Sean Brady16-16-1W-Kelvin Gastelum (SUB)
L-Belal Muhammad (TKO)
W-Michael Chiesa (DEC)
11Michael Page22-21-0W-Kevin Holland (DEC)
W-Goiti Yamauchi (TKO)
L-Logan Storley (DEC)
12Kevin Holland25-1112-8L-Michael Page (DEC)
L-Jack Maddalena (DEC)
W-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
13Joaquin Buckley19-69-4W-Nursulton Ruziboev (DEC)
W-Vicente Luque (TKO)
W-Alex Morono (DEC)
14Geoff Neal15-67-4L-Ian Garry (DEC)
L-Shavkat Rakhmonov (SUB)
W-Vicente Luque (KO)
15Vicente Luque22-10-115-6L-Joaquin Buckley (TKO)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
L-Geoff Neal (KO)
16Michael Chiesa18-711-7L-Kevin Holland (SUB)
L-Sean Brady (DEC)
L-Vicente Luque (SUB)
17Neil Magny29-1122-10W-Mike Malott (TKO)
L-Ian Garry (DEC)
W-Philip Rowe (DEC)
18Kelvin Gastelum17-912-9L-Sean Brady (SUB)
W-Chris Curtis (DEC)
L-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
19Michael Morales16-04-0W-Jake Matthews (DEC)
W-Max Griffin (DEC)
W-Adam Fugitt (TKO)
20Nicolas Dalby23-4-17-3-1W-Gabriel Bonfim (DEC)
W-Muslim Salikhov (DEC)
W-Warlley Alves (DEC)
21Daniel Rodriguez17-47-3L-Ian Garry (TKO)
L-Neil Magny (SUB)
W-Li Jingliang (DEC)
22Randy Brown18-512-5W-Muslim Salikhov (KO)
W-Wellington Turman (DEC)
L-Jack Maddalena (SUB)
23Santiago Ponzinibbio29-711-6L-Kevin Holland (KO)
W-Alex Morono (TKO)
L-Michel Pereira (DEC)
24Kalinn Williams15-36-2W-Carlston Harris (KO)
W-Rolando Bedoya (DEC)
L-Randy Brown (DEC)
25Gunnar Nelson19-5-110-5W-Bryan Barbarena (SUB)
W-Takashi Sato (DEC)
L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
26Rinat Fakhretdinov21-1-13-0-1D-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (SUB)
W-Bryan Battle (DEC)
27Muslim Salikhov19-56-4L-Randy Brown (KO)
L-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
W-Andre Fialho (TKO)
28Elizeu Zaleski24-7-110-3-1D-Rinat Fakhretdinov (DEC)
W-Abubakar Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Benoit St. Denis (DEC)
29Nursulton Ruziboev35-9-22-1L-Joaquin Buckley (DEC)
W-Sendriques Dumas (TKO)
W-Brunno Ferreira (KO)
30Alex Morono24-913-6W-Court McGee (DEC)
L-Joaquin Buckley (DEC)
W-Tim Means (SUB)
31Max Griffin20-108-8W-Jeremiah Wells (DEC)
L-Michael Morales (DEC)
W-Tim Means (DEC)
32Gabriel Bonfim15-12-1L-Nicolas Dalby (TKO)
W-Trevin Giles (SUB)
W-Mounir Lazzez (SUB)
33Carlston Harris19-64-2L-Kalinn Williams (KO)
W-Jeremiah Wells (SUB)
W-Jared Gooden (DEC)
34Phil Rowe10-43-2L-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Niko Price (TKO)
W-Jason Witt (TKO)
35Uros Medic10-24-2W-Tim Means (TKO)
L-Myktybek Orolbai (SUB)
W-Matt Semelsberger (TKO)
36Tim Means33-16-115-12L-Uros Medic (TKO)
W-Andre Fialho (TKO)
L-Alex Morono (SUB)
37Jeremiah Wells12-4-14-2L-Max Griffin (DEC)
L-Carlston Harris (SUB)
W-Matthew Semelsberger (DEC)
38Preston Parsons11-42-2W-Matt Semelsberger (DEC)
L-Trevin Giles (DEC)
W-Evan Elder (DEC)
39Matt Semelsberger11-75-5L-Preston Parsons (DEC)
L-Uros Medic (TKO)
L-Jeremiah Wells (DEC)
40Jake Matthews19-712-7L-Michael Morales (DEC)
W-Darrius Flowers (SUB)
L-Matt Semelsberger (DEC)
41Bryan Battle10-25-1NC-Ange Loosa (NC)
W-A.J. Fletcher (SUB)
W-Gabriel Green (KO)
42Niko Price16-78-7L-Robbie Lawler (KO)
L-Phil Rowe (TKO)
W-Alex Oliveira (DEC)
43Jonny Parsons9-31-0W-Danny Roberts (TKO)
W-Solomon Renfro (DEC)
W-Ricardo Chavez (KO)
44Danny Roberts18-87-7L-Jonny Parsons (TKO)
L-Jack Maddalena (TKO)
L-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
45Carlos Prates18-61-0W-Trevin Giles (TKO)
W-Mitch Ramirez (TKO)
W-Eduardo Ramon (KO)
46Chidi Njokuani23-103-3W-Rhys McKee (DEC)
L-Michal Oleksiejczuk (TKO)
L-Albert Duraev (DEC)
47Trevin Giles16-67-6L-Carlos Prates (TKO)
L-Gabriel Bonfim (SUB)
W-Preston Parsons (DEC)
48Mike Malott10-2-13-1L-Neil Magny (TKO)
W-Adam Fugitt (SUB)
W-Yohan Lainesse (SUB)
49Trey Waters9-12-0W-Billy Goff (DEC)
W-Josh Quinlan (DEC)
W-Jalin Fuller (KO)
50Ange Loosa10-32-1NC-Bryan Battle (NC)
W-Rhys McKee (DEC)
W-A.J. Fletcher (DEC)
51Themba Gorimbo13-43-1W-Ramiz Brahimaj (DEC)
W-Pete Rodriguez (TKO)
W-Takashi Sato (DEC)
52Court McGee21-1310-12L-Alex Morono (DEC)
L-Matt Brown (KO)
L-Jeremiah Wells (KO)
53Jared Gooden23-92-4W-Wellington Turman (SUB)
L-Carlston Harris (DEC)
W-Demarques Jackson (TKO)
54Wellington Turman18-83-6L-Jared Gooden (DEC)
L-Randy Brown (DEC)
L-Andre Petroski (DEC)
55Danny Barlow8-01-0W-Josh Quinlan (TKO)
W-Raheam Forest (TKO)
W-Jarious Gill (TKO)
56Gabriel Green11-52-3L-Bryan Battle (KO)
L-Ian Garry (DEC)
W-Yohan Lainesse (TKO)
57Kevin Jousset10-22-0W-Kenan Song (DEC)
W-Kiefer Crosbie (SUB)
W-Kitt Campbell (TKO)
58Kenan Song16-75-4L-Kevin Jousset (DEC)
W-Rolando Bedoya (DEC)
L-Ian Garry (TKO)
59Josh Quinlan6-21-2L-Danny Barlow (TKO)
L-Trey Waters (DEC)
W-Jason Witt (KO)
60Charlie Radtke9-32-0W-Gilbert Urbina (TKO)
W-Mike Mathena (DEC)
W-Raheam Forest (SUB)
61Sam Patterson11-2-11-1W-Yohan Lainesse (SUB)
L-Yanal Ashmoz (KO)
W-Vinicius Sacchelli Cenci (SUB)
62Billy Goff9-31-1L-Trey Waters (DEC)
W-Yusaku Kinoshita (TKO)
W-Shimon Smotritsky (TKO)
63Gilbert Urbina7-31-2L-Charlie Radtke (TKO)
W-Orion Cosce (TKO)
L-Bryan Battle (SUB)
64Bassil Hafez8-4-10-1L-Jack Maddalena (DEC)
W-Evan Cutts (KO)
W-Anthony Ivy (DEC)
65Adam Fugitt9-41-2L-Mike Malott (SUB)
W-Yusaku Kinoshita (TKO)
L-Michael Morales (TKO)
66Rolando Bedoya14-30-2L-Kenan Song (DEC)
L-Kailin Williams (DEC)
W-Pablo Dhorta (SUB)
67Ramiz Brahimaj10-52-3L-Themba Gorimbo (DEC)
W-Michael Gillmore (SUB)
L-Court McGee (DEC)
68Kiefer Crosbie10-40-1L-Kevin Jousset (SUB)
W-Alex Oliveira (TKO)
W-Brian Lo-A-Njoe (TKO)
69Rhys McKee13-6-10-4L-Chidi Njokuani (DEC)
L-Ange Loosa (DEC)
W-Jim Wallhead (TKO)
70Oban Elliott10-21-0W-Valentine Woodburn (DEC)
W-Kaik Brito (DEC)
W-James Sheehan (DEC)
71Pete Rodriguez5-11-1L-Themba Gorimbo (TKO)
W-Mike Jackson (KO)
L-Jack Maddalena (TKO)
72Yusaku Kinoshita6-30-2L-Billy Goff (TKO)
L-Adam Fugitt (TKO)
W-Jose Souza (TKO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Li Jingliang19-811-6L-Daniel Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Muslim Salikhov (TKO)
L-Khamzat Chimaev (SUB)
Miguel Baeza10-33-3L-Andre Fialho (TKO)
L-Kalinn Williams (TKO)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
Lyman Good21-63-3L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
W-Chance Rencountre (TKO)
L-Demian Maia (SUB)
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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Reasons a fighter is ineligible for UFC Rankings
= Inactivity over 15 months
= Changing weight classes. A fighter must debut in their new weight class in order to officially be ranked there. Upon their debut, they will be removed from their former weight class. If the fighter temporarily competed outside of their division, they will be ranked in their primary division unless the fighter states different.
= Suspension. Should a fighter be suspended for performance enhancing substances or fighter conduct, they will be removed from the rankings.
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71 Comments on this post.
  • Branson Charlston
    26 February 2024 at 11:39 AM
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    Kelvin Gastelum lost via Submission (Kimura) to Sean Brady – not a decision.

    • Theo todd
      6 March 2024 at 10:50 AM
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      Yeah this should be changed, this is unfair to Sean Brady…

      • D.C. Ross
        13 May 2024 at 5:46 PM
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        Thank you, fixed.

  • Altus Herther
    18 February 2024 at 9:39 AM
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    Both Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Yohan Lainesse were released from the UFC roster within the last week

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

  • Winthrop Paulino
    7 September 2023 at 11:34 AM
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    Gilbert Urbina’s recent fight was a win versus Orion Cosce…you gotta get on top of these things bud.

  • Foyot Langer
    20 July 2023 at 4:19 PM
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    Miguel Baeza has surpassed 15 months of inactivity as of 4 days ago

  • Heath Ragerd
    14 June 2023 at 12:47 PM
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    Martin Sano was released today

  • Untrelle Hill
    26 May 2023 at 1:03 PM
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    Hi mate, as of today Ramiz Brahimaj is officially at 15 months of inactivity

  • Lee Ivory
    1 April 2023 at 7:53 AM
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    To echo the other 6 posters who tried to alert you, Martin Sano has surpassed 15 months of inactivity.

  • tY alavekios
    10 February 2023 at 7:21 AM
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    Martin Sano passed 15 months inactivty

    • kellen harrison
      15 February 2023 at 8:07 AM
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      Been a while too since he hit that 15 month mark.

      • Martin Stack
        6 March 2023 at 9:37 AM
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        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

  • Lee Ivy
    23 January 2023 at 9:39 AM
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    Omarghadziev was released

  • Tj FouCh
    20 January 2023 at 6:32 AM
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    along with the racist Mike Jackson, Gadzhi Omarghadziev also was cut

  • Petr Tuliz
    16 January 2023 at 8:26 AM
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    Martin Sano Jr. has surpassed 15 months of inactivity

  • God
    5 October 2022 at 7:40 PM
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    And Conor just announced today he was coming back as a welterweight. And he picked a weight class he will clearly dominate.

    • Uman
      4 August 2023 at 12:51 PM
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      Where is Colby Covington in this

  • Yarnez Hajia
    4 October 2022 at 12:25 PM
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    Amazing how truly bad the last 10 fighters on this division are. Trim the fat, Dana.

  • Javier Lane
    27 September 2022 at 1:14 PM
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    Warlley Alves has surpassed 15 months of inactivity as of yesterday.

    • D.C. Ross
      1 October 2022 at 8:32 PM
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      Updated, thank you.

  • Ike Keither
    23 September 2022 at 7:13 AM
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    Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos is suspended until April of 2023 – in case you want to remove him from the rankings

    • Kyle ian
      27 September 2022 at 1:15 PM
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      Yeah, my question is, shouldn’t suspended fighters automatically get removed from these rankings?

    • D.C. Ross
      1 October 2022 at 8:19 PM
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      Updated, thank you

  • Satchel carmichael III
    16 September 2022 at 9:01 AM
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    Mickey Gall’s contract was up and he has parted ways with the UFC as of today

  • Jay HolTZ
    31 August 2022 at 10:32 PM
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    Claudio Silva was released yesterday.
    Ramazan Emeev was released 3 weeks ago…

  • Torry Cooke
    10 August 2022 at 1:17 PM
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    Ramazan Emeev was released 2 days ago.

    • Ryan
      11 August 2022 at 2:24 PM
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      Why is Bryan Barberena and Max Griffin not in top 25

    • D.C. Ross
      16 August 2022 at 9:19 PM
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      Updated, ty

    21 April 2022 at 1:23 AM
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    Khamzat No. 2 ?? serously?

  • Cal Collins
    1 December 2021 at 12:36 PM
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    Kevin Lee was released today.

    • D.C. Ross
      15 December 2021 at 12:45 AM
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      Thank you, updated

    2 August 2021 at 2:59 PM
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    Some Notes:
    – 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

    • D.C. Ross
      3 August 2021 at 12:33 AM
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      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.

      • Ty Newman
        5 August 2021 at 12:41 PM
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        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!

        • D.C. Ross
          7 August 2021 at 10:20 AM
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          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.

  • Matt
    2 August 2021 at 12:04 PM
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    Bradley Scott is retired from MMA.

  • Matt koHler
    29 July 2021 at 8:17 AM
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    Bro what, Chad Laprise was released from the UFC in March 2020 lmao.

  • Bront thurston
    9 July 2021 at 1:10 PM
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    hello – emil meek was released from the UFC last week. thank u.

  • Ufc fan
    23 November 2020 at 8:07 AM
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    Where are Leon Edward’s and Santiago Ponzinhibio in the welterweight rankings?

    • D.C. Ross
      26 November 2020 at 7:59 AM
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      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.

  • Bernardo
    21 October 2020 at 10:41 AM
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    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)

  • TC
    20 October 2020 at 8:47 PM
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    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

    • D.C. Ross
      21 October 2020 at 11:20 PM
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      Thank you for #1, now fixed!

  • InaccessIbleMaNhole
    4 October 2020 at 4:39 PM
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    Hey Rustam Khabilov recently retired, might wanna take him off the rankings when you have the opportunity.

    • D.C. Ross
      6 October 2020 at 12:18 AM
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      Hello, Khabilov was removed from the UFC rankings, but remains in the World Rankings as he signed with Bellator. Thank you for your comment.

  • Ryan
    21 January 2020 at 9:18 PM
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    on what planet is conor ranked above leon edwards at WW?

    • Santiago Farina
      31 May 2020 at 7:57 AM
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      Man you missing Santiago Ponzinibbio that ranking is messed up as well . Do more research.

      • D.C. Ross
        6 June 2020 at 7:46 AM
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        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.

  • James
    20 January 2020 at 7:10 PM
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    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

  • Ray
    4 August 2019 at 7:56 PM
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    Zaleski is 7-1 in the UFC, How come he’s fighting a NR fighter?

    • D.C. Ross
      11 August 2019 at 11:36 AM
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      My Guess is that the higher ranked fighters are turning down fights against him. Zaleski deserves a big fight at this point.

  • Gill
    26 November 2018 at 5:27 AM
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    Best rankings….. Thanks for updating

  • Richard Edwards
    16 April 2017 at 12:36 PM
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    to bad for rory, the guy he handled so easily is now the champ and he is with bellator. rory total domination over woodley

  • Johny Bravo
    21 January 2017 at 9:45 AM
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    cm punk is higher then nick diaz hehe

  • yossgold
    11 January 2015 at 5:31 AM
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    They update it after every UFC event (at least). Be cool.

  • Joe
    23 October 2012 at 2:49 AM
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    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.

    • admin
      24 October 2012 at 9:18 AM
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      Hmm, good point. I did remove Diaz, Shields, Leben, and Overeem, but those were longer suspensions.

  • dWd
    9 October 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    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.

    • admin
      9 October 2012 at 9:17 PM
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      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.

      • dWd
        15 October 2012 at 2:47 AM
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        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.

        • admin
          16 October 2012 at 1:50 PM
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          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.

  • dWd
    12 September 2012 at 12:35 AM
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    Erick Silva could be ranked higher and Mike Pierce lower.

    • admin
      12 September 2012 at 10:54 PM
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      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.

  • Joe
    20 June 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    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.

    • admin
      20 August 2012 at 9:44 PM
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      Thank you, I appreciate the respectful comments.

  • Poop
    2 June 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    Kampmann should be ahead of Koscheck, easily.

  • Beighz
    4 July 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    Brenneman 8?   lol

    • admin
      8 July 2011 at 2:40 PM
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      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.

    • Honest man
      3 June 2012 at 8:44 PM
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      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

      • Joe
        23 August 2012 at 2:09 AM
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        To be fare, the comments ARE from 2011 🙂

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