All-Time Rankings Data – Most Qualified Appearances at a Specific Rank Position

19 May , 2017,
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More of a “fun” post, rather than a scientific one…

The All-Time MMA Rankings use a simplified version of the current rankings as supporting data.  Monthly snapshots where a fighter must have registered a recent quality performance in the division serve as the primary data point.  Here is a look at which fighters most occupied each position in the Top 10.


Rank Most Appearances Runner-Up 3rd Place
1 Anderson Silva Fedor Emelianenko Jose Aldo
Mamoru Yamaguchi
2 Joseph Benavidez Frankie Edgar Urijah Faber
3 Urijah Faber Gilbert Melendez Takanori Gomi
4 John Dodson Dan Henderson Lyoto Machida
Yasuhiro Urushitani
5 Junior dos Santos Dan Henderson Dokonjonosuke Mishima
Alexander Gustafsson
6 Dan Henderson Eddie Alvarez Patricio Freire
7 Frank Mir Andrei Arlovski Dan Henderson
8 Dan Henderson Demian Maia Ricardo Lamas
Vitor Belfort
9 Nate Marquardt
Gegard Mousasi
Alex Oliveira
Renato Sobral
Alistair Overeem
Tim Sylvia
Daiji Takahashi
10 Anderson Silva Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Roxanne Modafferi
Mamed Khalidov


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Before asking where a specific fighter is ranked or why they aren't ranked:

- We update the rankings once per week, usually on Sunday or Monday.

- Fighters who have not fought in 450 days or more ARE NOT RANKED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

- Use the "Fighter Search" option in the upper-right of the page. The fighter may be ranked in a different division.

- Most of the divisions have multiple pages beyond this one. See the clickable ranges above and below the ranking table.

Furthermore, we do not maintain the "next fight" data. This is gathered from Sherdog. Any issues regarding this data should be forwarded to them.