Ranking Points for Highest Ranked Fighter by Promotion

3 Aug , 2016,
Richard Mann
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Highest ranked by promotion

The preceding graph shows the ranking points for the highest ranked fighter for the UFC, Bellator, World Series of Fighting and One Championship in the current rankings release. Ranking points are the result of the FightMatrix computerized rating system and used to determine ranking. In short, the higher number of points means a higher ranking.

As you can see, the UFC has the top ranked fighter in all of the listed divisions. #4 Phil Davis has the most points of anyone not in the UFC, and Bellator welterweight champion #9 Andrey Koreshkov is not far behind.

Fighters not in the UFC do not always have access to top competition. This can lead to a gradual decline in rankings. #33 Ben Askren has gone undefeated in One Championship, but his ranking points have fallen from 376, when he signed, all the way down to 169.

The following list shows the top ranked fighter to have last fought for each promotion. Ranking points are listed in parenthesis.

Heavyweight
UFC: #1 Stipe Miocic (1046)
Bellator: #12 Quinton Jackson (196)
WSOF: #22 Blagoy Ivanov (137)
One: #37 Roger Gracie (82)

Light Heavyweight
UFC: #1 Jon Jones (1342)
Bellator: #4 Phil Davis (594)
WSOF: #23 Vinny Magalhaes (123)
One: #54 Aung La NSang (60)

Middleweight
UFC: #1 Michael Bisping (1450)
Bellator: #19 Rafael Carvalho (194)
WSOF: #12 David Branch (341)
One: #56 Vitaly Bigdash (86)

Welterweight
UFC: #1 Tyron Woodley (978)
Bellator: #9 Andrey Koreshkov (445)
WSOF: #20 Jon Fitch (250)
One: #33 Ben Askren (169)

Lightweight
UFC: #1 Eddie Alvarez (1102)
Bellator: #11 Michael Chandler (304)
WSOF: #9 Justin Gaethje (327)
One: #60 Lowen Tynanes (112)

Featherweight
UFC: #1 Jose Aldo (820)
Bellator: #5 Daniel Straus (404)
WSOF: #20 Lance Palmer (159)
One: #16 Marat Gafurov (204)

Bantamweight
UFC: #1 Dominick Cruz (551)
Bellator: #4 Eduardo Dantas (240)
WSOF: #8 Marlon Moraes (213)
One: #6 Bibiano Fernandes (222)

Flyweight
UFC: #1 Demetrious Johnson (474)
Bellator: #61 Pietro Menga (47)
WSOF: #148 Steve Ramirez (29)
One: #24 Kairat Akhmetov (70)