Last Updated: 2017-06-19

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. 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.
  • Early Pancrase (pre-late 2000) bouts and many North American non-UFC bouts (pre-1998) 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 a more comprehensive divisional structure.  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.
Absolute
Rank Fighter
1 Georges St. Pierre
2 Anderson Silva
3 Jose Aldo
4 Fedor Emelianenko
5 Jon Jones
6 Matt Hughes
7 B.J. Penn
8 Dan Henderson
9 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
10 Randy Couture
11 Frankie Edgar
12 Urijah Faber
13 Fabricio Werdum
14 Chris Weidman
15 Cain Velasquez
16 Lyoto Machida
17 Wanderlei Silva
18 Chuck Liddell
19 Ben Henderson
20 Demetrious Johnson
21 Robbie Lawler
22 Junior dos Santos
23 Vitor Belfort
24 Quinton Jackson
25 Eddie Alvarez
Women (Open)
Rank Fighter
1 Ronda Rousey
2 Cristiane Justino
3 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
4 Megumi Fujii
5 Tara LaRosa
6 Sarah Kaufman
7 Yuka Tsuji
8 Marloes Coenen
9 Miesha Tate
10 Amanda Nunes
11 Jennifer Howe
12 Ayaka Hamasaki
13 Jessica Aguilar
14 Alexis Davis
15 Barb Honchak
16 Hisae Watanabe
17 Holly Holm
18 Roxanne Modafferi
19 Amanda Buckner
20 Miku Matsumoto
21 Satoko Shinashi
22 Laura DAuguste
23 Claudia Gadelha
24 Sara McMann
25 Hitomi Akano
Heavyweight +
Rank Fighter
1 Fedor Emelianenko
2 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
3 Fabricio Werdum
4 Cain Velasquez
5 Junior dos Santos
6 Josh Barnett
7 Randy Couture
8 Stipe Miocic
9 Ken Shamrock
10 Bas Rutten
11 Royce Gracie
12 Alistair Overeem
13 Mirko Filipovic
14 Dan Severn
15 Mark Coleman
16 Andrei Arlovski
17 Tim Sylvia
18 Masakatsu Funaki
19 Frank Mir
20 Brock Lesnar
21 Semmy Schilt
22 Mark Hunt
23 Antonio Silva
24 Don Frye
25 Travis Browne
Light Heavyweight
Rank Fighter
1 Jon Jones
2 Chuck Liddell
3 Wanderlei Silva
4 Quinton Jackson
5 Tito Ortiz
6 Mauricio Rua
7 Lyoto Machida
8 Rashad Evans
9 Daniel Cormier
10 Dan Henderson
11 Randy Couture
12 Frank Shamrock
13 Vitor Belfort
14 Forrest Griffin
15 Guy Mezger
16 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
17 Yuki Kondo
18 Anthony Johnson
19 Phil Davis
20 Alexander Gustafsson
21 Ryan Bader
22 Ricardo Arona
23 Jason DeLucia
24 Glover Teixeira
25 Paulo Filho
Middleweight
Rank Fighter
1 Anderson Silva
2 Chris Weidman
3 Luke Rockhold
4 Dan Henderson
5 Michael Bisping
6 Rich Franklin
7 Nate Marquardt
8 Chael Sonnen
9 Ronaldo Souza
10 Gegard Mousasi
11 Murilo Bustamante
12 Paulo Filho
13 Yushin Okami
14 Ricardo Almeida
15 Matt Lindland
16 Kiuma Kunioku
17 Kazuo Misaki
18 Yoel Romero
19 Vitor Belfort
20 Dave Menne
21 Evan Tanner
22 Robbie Lawler
23 Demian Maia
24 Jake Shields
25 Jorge Santiago
Welterweight
Rank Fighter
1 Georges St. Pierre
2 Matt Hughes
3 Robbie Lawler
4 Johny Hendricks
5 Tyron Woodley
6 Carlos Condit
7 Pat Miletich
8 Jon Fitch
9 Jake Shields
10 Nick Diaz
11 Hayato Sakurai
12 Rory MacDonald
13 Matt Serra
14 Demian Maia
15 B.J. Penn
16 Josh Koscheck
17 Thiago Alves
18 Sean Sherk
19 Karo Parisyan
20 Stephen Thompson
21 Diego Sanchez
22 Jake Ellenberger
23 Martin Kampmann
24 Dave Menne
25 Takafumi Ito
Lightweight
Rank Fighter
1 B.J. Penn
2 Ben Henderson
3 Frankie Edgar
4 Eddie Alvarez
5 Takanori Gomi
6 Rafael dos Anjos
7 Shinya Aoki
8 Anthony Pettis
9 Gilbert Melendez
10 Jens Pulver
11 Vitor Ribeiro
12 Joachim Hansen
13 Tatsuya Kawajiri
14 Gray Maynard
15 Caol Uno
16 Rumina Sato
17 Donald Cerrone
18 Conor McGregor
19 Marcus Aurelio
20 Michael Chandler
21 Kenny Florian
22 Yves Edwards
23 Gesias Cavalcante
24 Tony Ferguson
25 Sean Sherk
Featherweight
Rank Fighter
1 Jose Aldo
2 Urijah Faber
3 Alexandre Franca Nogueira
4 Mike Thomas Brown
5 Hatsu Hioki
6 Conor McGregor
7 Max Holloway
8 Chad Mendes
9 Patricio Freire
10 Pat Curran
11 Frankie Edgar
12 Masakazu Imanari
13 Cub Swanson
14 Ricardo Lamas
15 Takeshi Inoue
16 Naoya Uematsu
17 Yoshiro Maeda
18 Marlon Sandro
19 Jeff Curran
20 Hiroyuki Takaya
21 Wagnney Fabiano
22 Joao Roque
23 Mark Hominick
24 Daniel Straus
25 Tatsuya Kawajiri
Bantamweight
Rank Fighter
1 Dominick Cruz
2 Miguel Torres
3 Renan Barao
4 T.J. Dillashaw
5 Urijah Faber
6 Brian Bowles
7 Ryota Matsune
8 Bibiano Fernandes
9 Cody Garbrandt
10 Eduardo Dantas
11 Masakatsu Ueda
12 Joseph Benavidez
13 Masahiro Oishi
14 Chase Beebe
15 Eddie Wineland
16 Marcos Galvao
17 Akitoshi Hokazono
18 Marlon Moraes
19 Masakazu Imanari
20 Kentaro Imaizumi
21 Kazuhiro Sakamoto
22 Rani Yahya
23 Jimmie Rivera
24 Raphael Assuncao
25 Antonio Banuelos
Flyweight
Rank Fighter
1 Demetrious Johnson
2 Mamoru Yamaguchi
3 Yasuhiro Urushitani
4 Shinichi Kojima
5 Joseph Benavidez
6 Jussier da Silva
7 Ian McCall
8 John Dodson
9 Yuki Shojo
10 Alexis Vila
11 Ryuichi Miki
12 Zach Makovsky
13 Henry Cejudo
14 Josh Sampo
15 Kyoji Horiguchi
16 Junji Ikoma
17 Ray Borg
18 Kiyotaka Shimizu
19 Masaaki Sugawara
20 John Moraga
21 Louis Smolka
22 Masatoshi Abe
23 Robson Moura
24 Setsu Iguchi
25 Wilson Reis
Strawweight
Rank Fighter
1 Rambaa Somdet
2 Yoshitaka Naito
3 Mitsuhisa Sunabe
4 Shinya Murofushi
5 Mikihito Yamagami
6 Atsushi Takeuchi
7 Junji Ito
8 Noboru Tahara
9 Hiroyuki Abe
10 Rey Docyogen
11 Ryohei Kurosawa
12 Takehiro Harusaki
13 Yuichiro Yajima
14 Junji Ikoma
15 Yukitaka Musashi
16 Ryosuke Tanuma
17 Daichi Kitakata
18 Tadaaki Yamamoto
19 Ryuto Sawada
20 Kento Kanbe
21 Takuya Eizumi
22 Takehiro Ishii
23 Masakazu Utsugi
24 Ryo Hatta
25 Yusei Shimokawa
 

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    • Wolf says:

      How is DC rated so low when he has only lost once

    • Zach says:

      How is Mighty Mouse only 20 in the absolute division? He’s tied the record for title defenses. While flyweight isn’t the strongest division 10 defenses that include 2 wins over the likes of Benavidez and Dodson, as well as wins over Horiguchi and Cejudo should count for something. Especially considering these have all been incredibly dominate performances. I would think that should at least land him a spot in the top ten.


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