Last Updated: 2014-09-02

Computerized All-Time Mixed Martial Arts Rankings

The all-time rankings reflect the overall careers of MMA fighters. When observing these lists, it is important to consider the following:

  • All-time rankings are division-specific, whereas the current rankings are division-adjusted.  Therefore, a fighter CAN be ranked in more than one division.
  • Longevity at or near the top of the division plays a huge role in where a fighter is ranked.  All of the rankings are career-long, with the exception of the division dominance list, which ranks fighters based on their most dominant period.  Only extreme cases of past-prime bad performances are not completely excused from the rankings.  Divisional strength is also a large factor in accumulating all-time ranking points.
  • Head-to-head results have a minor, but direct effect.
  • These rankings are not updated as often as the current rankings. Please check the last updated date at the top of the page.
  • The nature of the rankings requires them for the most part, to be “slow” in reacting to actions made by current fighters.  Think ‘rolling average’, versus immediate change when looking for effects from recent fights.
  • Fluctuations in the position of active fighters may be a frequent occurrence. This is merely due to how these rankings are calculated. However, fluctuations may also accompany mathematical revisions or data updates.
  • The all-time division dominance has minimum requirements for divisional tenure and as of 11/2012 uses the same revamped model as in the current rankings.
  • Early Pancrase (pre-mid 2000) bouts were open-weight.  Due to the impact of these matches, the “credit” is assigned to fighters within the division that these fighters would’ve competed in had there been weight divisions, but only from early 1998 and on (when UFC started adapting several weight divisions).  Surrounding data (in terms of chronology) is analyzed to determine a division.  If one cannot be definitively determined, the credit will be assigned to the fighter for Heavyweight+.

The career absolute rankings are the sum of the fighter's accomplishments in all divisions.

Hover over the division dominance list to view the weight class info and peak dominance date.
Absolute
Rank Fighter
1 Georges St. Pierre
2 Anderson Silva
3 Fedor Emelianenko
4 Matt Hughes
5 Jose Aldo
6 Jon Jones
7 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
8 Dan Henderson
9 B.J. Penn
10 Randy Couture
11 Urijah Faber
12 Frankie Edgar
13 Lyoto Machida
14 Wanderlei Silva
15 Quinton Jackson
16 Gilbert Melendez
17 Chuck Liddell
18 Rashad Evans
19 Cain Velasquez
20 Mauricio Rua
21 Josh Barnett
22 Takanori Gomi
23 Junior dos Santos
24 Ben Henderson
25 Shinya Aoki
Division Dominance (Peak)
Rank Fighter
1 Cain Velasquez
2 Chris Weidman
3 Jon Jones
4 Georges St. Pierre
5 Anderson Silva
6 Junior dos Santos
7 Fedor Emelianenko
8 Jose Aldo
9 Demetrious Johnson
10 Frankie Edgar
11 Ben Henderson
12 Ken Shamrock
13 Chuck Liddell
14 Quinton Jackson
15 Anthony Pettis
16 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
17 Matt Hughes
18 Fabricio Werdum
19 Mike Thomas Brown
20 Wanderlei Silva
21 Masakatsu Funaki
22 Miguel Torres
23 Shinichi Kojima
24 Mirko Filipovic
25 Takanori Gomi
Heavyweight +
Rank Fighter
1 Fedor Emelianenko
2 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
3 Cain Velasquez
4 Josh Barnett
5 Junior dos Santos
6 Randy Couture
7 Fabricio Werdum
8 Frank Mir
9 Mirko Filipovic
10 Tim Sylvia
11 Alistair Overeem
12 Mark Coleman
13 Bas Rutten
14 Antonio Silva
15 Andrei Arlovski
16 Brock Lesnar
17 Mark Hunt
18 Daniel Cormier
19 Masakatsu Funaki
20 Royce Gracie
21 Semmy Schilt
22 Ken Shamrock
23 Igor Vovchanchyn
24 Pedro Rizzo
25 Travis Browne
Light Heavyweight
Rank Fighter
1 Jon Jones
2 Quinton Jackson
3 Wanderlei Silva
4 Chuck Liddell
5 Rashad Evans
6 Mauricio Rua
7 Dan Henderson
8 Lyoto Machida
9 Tito Ortiz
10 Randy Couture
11 Forrest Griffin
12 Vitor Belfort
13 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
14 Ricardo Arona
15 Frank Shamrock
16 Alexander Gustafsson
17 Gegard Mousasi
18 Yuki Kondo
19 Phil Davis
20 Renato Sobral
21 Ryan Bader
22 Keith Jardine
23 Rich Franklin
24 Glover Teixeira
25 Paulo Filho
Middleweight
Rank Fighter
1 Anderson Silva
2 Chris Weidman
3 Nate Marquardt
4 Chael Sonnen
5 Rich Franklin
6 Dan Henderson
7 Yushin Okami
8 Ronaldo Souza
9 Paulo Filho
10 Murilo Bustamante
11 Luke Rockhold
12 Matt Lindland
13 Michael Bisping
14 Demian Maia
15 Ricardo Almeida
16 Robbie Lawler
17 Kazuo Misaki
18 Jorge Santiago
19 Kiuma Kunioku
20 Mamed Khalidov
21 Hector Lombard
22 Gegard Mousasi
23 Jake Shields
24 Tim Kennedy
25 Mark Munoz
Welterweight
Rank Fighter
1 Georges St. Pierre
2 Matt Hughes
3 Jon Fitch
4 Johny Hendricks
5 Jake Shields
6 Carlos Condit
7 Nick Diaz
8 Sean Sherk
9 Josh Koscheck
10 Thiago Alves
11 Diego Sanchez
12 Karo Parisyan
13 Pat Miletich
14 Hayato Sakurai
15 Rory MacDonald
16 Martin Kampmann
17 Jake Ellenberger
18 B.J. Penn
19 Robbie Lawler
20 Ben Askren
21 Matt Serra
22 Jason Black
23 Tetsuji Kato
24 Frank Trigg
25 Tyron Woodley
Lightweight
Rank Fighter
1 Takanori Gomi
2 Frankie Edgar
3 B.J. Penn
4 Ben Henderson
5 Gilbert Melendez
6 Shinya Aoki
7 Vitor Ribeiro
8 Gray Maynard
9 Eddie Alvarez
10 Joachim Hansen
11 Tatsuya Kawajiri
12 Kenny Florian
13 Anthony Pettis
14 Marcus Aurelio
15 Michael Chandler
16 Jens Pulver
17 Caol Uno
18 Gesias Cavalcante
19 Nate Diaz
20 Rumina Sato
21 Josh Thomson
22 Yves Edwards
23 Dokonjonosuke Mishima
24 Clay Guida
25 Rafael dos Anjos
Featherweight
Rank Fighter
1 Jose Aldo
2 Urijah Faber
3 Alexandre Franca Nogueira
4 Hatsu Hioki
5 Chad Mendes
6 Mike Thomas Brown
7 Pat Curran
8 Masakazu Imanari
9 Cub Swanson
10 Jeff Curran
11 Marlon Sandro
12 Yoshiro Maeda
13 Hiroyuki Takaya
14 Noboru Asahi
15 Joao Roque
16 Wagnney Fabiano
17 Patricio Freire
18 Daniel Straus
19 Takeshi Inoue
20 Mark Hominick
21 Ricardo Lamas
22 Bibiano Fernandes
23 Antonio Carvalho
24 Naoya Uematsu
25 Michihiro Omigawa
Bantamweight
Rank Fighter
1 Miguel Torres
2 Renan Barao
3 Dominick Cruz
4 Urijah Faber
5 Brian Bowles
6 Bibiano Fernandes
7 Eduardo Dantas
8 Joseph Benavidez
9 Ryota Matsune
10 Eddie Wineland
11 Takeya Mizugaki
12 Masakatsu Ueda
13 Michael McDonald
14 T.J. Dillashaw
15 Masahiro Oishi
16 Masakazu Imanari
17 Akitoshi Hokazono
18 Kentaro Imaizumi
19 Chase Beebe
20 Marcos Galvao
21 Scott Jorgensen
22 Antonio Banuelos
23 Hisao Ikeda
24 Kazuhiro Sakamoto
25 Raphael Assuncao
Flyweight
Rank Fighter
1 Yasuhiro Urushitani
2 Mamoru Yamaguchi
3 Shinichi Kojima
4 Demetrious Johnson
5 Jussier da Silva
6 Yuki Shojo
7 Ian McCall
8 John Dodson
9 Joseph Benavidez
10 Alexis Vila
11 Ryuichi Miki
12 Junji Ikoma
13 Masatoshi Abe
14 Jin Akimoto
15 Setsu Iguchi
16 Homare Kuboyama
17 Josh Sampo
18 Kiyotaka Shimizu
19 Robson Moura
20 Daiji Takahashi
21 Masaaki Sugawara
22 Mitsuhisa Sunabe
23 Yasuhiro Akagi
24 Takeyasu Hirono
25 Fumihiro Kitahara
Strawweight
Rank Fighter
1 Rambaa Somdet
2 Shinya Murofushi
3 Mikihito Yamagami
4 Noboru Tahara
5 Junji Ito
6 Mitsuhisa Sunabe
7 Atsushi Takeuchi
8 Rey Docyogen
9 Hiroyuki Abe
10 Yuichiro Yajima
11 Takehiro Harusaki
12 Ryosuke Tanuma
13 Tadaaki Yamamoto
14 Ryo Hatta
15 Yoshitaka Naito
16 Takuya Eizumi
17 Takehiro Ishii
18 Yusei Shimokawa
19 Masayoshi Kato
20 Suguru Hayasaka
21 Masakazu Utsugi
22 Junji Ikoma
23 Keisuke Tamaru
24 Yusuke Uehara
25 Kenichi Takeda
Women (Open)
Rank Fighter
1 Tara LaRosa
2 Megumi Fujii
3 Yuka Tsuji
4 Marloes Coenen
5 Ronda Rousey
6 Sarah Kaufman
7 Jennifer Howe
8 Cris Cyborg
9 Jessica Aguilar
10 Roxanne Modafferi
11 Hisae Watanabe
12 Alexis Davis
13 Satoko Shinashi
14 Miesha Tate
15 Amanda Buckner
16 Miku Matsumoto
17 Laura DAuguste
18 Takayo Hashi
19 Ayaka Hamasaki
20 Barb Honchak
21 Hitomi Akano
22 Yuuki Kondo
23 Sara McMann
24 Seo Hee Ham
25 Erin Toughill
 


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