Last Updated: 2017-01-20

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

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    • oleg says:

      Thanks for pointing it out, got rid of all the references to the DD-Peak list.

    • Toby Latham says:

      “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.” is still there

    • oleg says:

      The All-Time Peak Division Dominance list is gone entirely. There were some issues with the algorithm generating that list, and the results it produced often defied common sense. We’ve been tossing around some ideas for another all-time list to replace the DD-Peak, but haven’t settled on anything yet…

    • Toby Latham says:

      “Hover over the division dominance list to view the weight class info and peak dominance date.”

      This part is gone n

    • Arthur says:

      Ha, ha, ha, – Women (Open)
      This is fuc..ng joke!!!
      … ,,the best” experts do this !

    • oleg says:

      So McGregor is #1 FW of all time because he beat Aldo, and left the division? Should Weidman be #1 MW because he beat Silva? I don’t think you understand how the “all time” rankings work.

    • Steve says:

      Aldo better than mcgregor? Didn’t mcgregor knock him out with one hit for the fastest championship knockout to ever happen? As far as featherweight is concerned, mcgregor is number 1 and has dominated that division with ease.

    • Dominick gibbs says:

      Anderson is the best because he has defeated way more difficult talent and he moved up in divisions to take on even heavier competittors. Gsp got beat up for 30 seconds and stopes the fight. Anderson got beat up for 3 or 4 rounds and still won so better endurance. Plus when was the last time gsp knocked someone out in highlight fashion. Anderson does it like every time he fights


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