Last Updated: 2016-02-10

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 1996 and on (when more pro matches had “known” divisions than vice versa).  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 Jose Aldo
5 Matt Hughes
6 Jon Jones
7 B.J. Penn
8 Frankie Edgar
9 Randy Couture
10 Urijah Faber
11 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
12 Dan Henderson
13 Lyoto Machida
14 Chris Weidman
15 Fabricio Werdum
16 Cain Velasquez
17 Chuck Liddell
18 Wanderlei Silva
19 Ben Henderson
20 Robbie Lawler
21 Quinton Jackson
22 Takanori Gomi
23 Junior dos Santos
24 Mauricio Rua
25 Gilbert Melendez
Division Dominance (Peak)
Rank Fighter
1 Cain Velasquez
2 Chris Weidman
3 Jon Jones
4 Georges St. Pierre
5 Rafael dos Anjos
6 Anderson Silva
7 Luke Rockhold
8 Fabricio Werdum
9 Fedor Emelianenko
10 Junior dos Santos
11 Jose Aldo
12 Demetrious Johnson
13 T.J. Dillashaw
14 Robbie Lawler
15 Conor McGregor
16 Frankie Edgar
17 Ben Henderson
18 Ken Shamrock
19 Chuck Liddell
20 Anthony Pettis
21 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
22 Quinton Jackson
23 Matt Hughes
24 Mike Thomas Brown
25 Wanderlei Silva
Heavyweight +
Rank Fighter
1 Fedor Emelianenko
2 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
3 Fabricio Werdum
4 Cain Velasquez
5 Junior dos Santos
6 Randy Couture
7 Josh Barnett
8 Mirko Filipovic
9 Andrei Arlovski
10 Mark Coleman
11 Frank Mir
12 Bas Rutten
13 Royce Gracie
14 Tim Sylvia
15 Alistair Overeem
16 Brock Lesnar
17 Semmy Schilt
18 Ken Shamrock
19 Antonio Silva
20 Mark Hunt
21 Dan Severn
22 Masakatsu Funaki
23 Daniel Cormier
24 Travis Browne
25 Don Frye
Light Heavyweight
Rank Fighter
1 Jon Jones
2 Chuck Liddell
3 Wanderlei Silva
4 Quinton Jackson
5 Mauricio Rua
6 Lyoto Machida
7 Rashad Evans
8 Tito Ortiz
9 Dan Henderson
10 Randy Couture
11 Forrest Griffin
12 Daniel Cormier
13 Vitor Belfort
14 Frank Shamrock
15 Anthony Johnson
16 Alexander Gustafsson
17 Phil Davis
18 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
19 Ryan Bader
20 Ricardo Arona
21 Yuki Kondo
22 Guy Mezger
23 Paulo Filho
24 Renato Sobral
25 Glover Teixeira
Middleweight
Rank Fighter
1 Anderson Silva
2 Chris Weidman
3 Luke Rockhold
4 Dan Henderson
5 Rich Franklin
6 Nate Marquardt
7 Chael Sonnen
8 Ronaldo Souza
9 Murilo Bustamante
10 Yushin Okami
11 Paulo Filho
12 Ricardo Almeida
13 Matt Lindland
14 Kiuma Kunioku
15 Kazuo Misaki
16 Gegard Mousasi
17 Robbie Lawler
18 Evan Tanner
19 Demian Maia
20 Dave Menne
21 Michael Bisping
22 Jorge Santiago
23 Jake Shields
24 Yoel Romero
25 Hector Lombard
Welterweight
Rank Fighter
1 Georges St. Pierre
2 Matt Hughes
3 Robbie Lawler
4 Johny Hendricks
5 Carlos Condit
6 Jon Fitch
7 Jake Shields
8 B.J. Penn
9 Nick Diaz
10 Pat Miletich
11 Josh Koscheck
12 Rory MacDonald
13 Thiago Alves
14 Hayato Sakurai
15 Sean Sherk
16 Diego Sanchez
17 Karo Parisyan
18 Matt Serra
19 Jake Ellenberger
20 Martin Kampmann
21 Demian Maia
22 Dave Menne
23 Takafumi Ito
24 Dennis Hallman
25 Tetsuji Kato
Lightweight
Rank Fighter
1 B.J. Penn
2 Frankie Edgar
3 Takanori Gomi
4 Ben Henderson
5 Anthony Pettis
6 Rafael dos Anjos
7 Gilbert Melendez
8 Shinya Aoki
9 Eddie Alvarez
10 Vitor Ribeiro
11 Joachim Hansen
12 Tatsuya Kawajiri
13 Jens Pulver
14 Donald Cerrone
15 Gray Maynard
16 Caol Uno
17 Rumina Sato
18 Marcus Aurelio
19 Kenny Florian
20 Yves Edwards
21 Michael Chandler
22 Gesias Cavalcante
23 Nate Diaz
24 Dokonjonosuke Mishima
25 Sean Sherk
Featherweight
Rank Fighter
1 Jose Aldo
2 Urijah Faber
3 Alexandre Franca Nogueira
4 Mike Thomas Brown
5 Hatsu Hioki
6 Chad Mendes
7 Conor McGregor
8 Pat Curran
9 Frankie Edgar
10 Noboru Asahi
11 Masakazu Imanari
12 Patricio Freire
13 Ricardo Lamas
14 Jeff Curran
15 Cub Swanson
16 Marlon Sandro
17 Naoya Uematsu
18 Yoshiro Maeda
19 Mark Hominick
20 Hiroyuki Takaya
21 Wagnney Fabiano
22 Takeshi Inoue
23 Joao Roque
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 Bibiano Fernandes
8 Ryota Matsune
9 Joseph Benavidez
10 Eduardo Dantas
11 Masahiro Oishi
12 Eddie Wineland
13 Masakatsu Ueda
14 Kazuhiro Sakamoto
15 Chase Beebe
16 Akitoshi Hokazono
17 Marcos Galvao
18 Kentaro Imaizumi
19 Masakazu Imanari
20 Kenichi Tanaka
21 Rani Yahya
22 Antonio Banuelos
23 Hisao Ikeda
24 Takeya Mizugaki
25 Michael McDonald
Flyweight
Rank Fighter
1 Demetrious Johnson
2 Yasuhiro Urushitani
3 Mamoru Yamaguchi
4 Shinichi Kojima
5 Jussier da Silva
6 Joseph Benavidez
7 Jin Akimoto
8 John Dodson
9 Ian McCall
10 Yuki Shojo
11 Ryuichi Miki
12 Alexis Vila
13 Junji Ikoma
14 Masatoshi Abe
15 Homare Kuboyama
16 Josh Sampo
17 Setsu Iguchi
18 Masaaki Sugawara
19 Robson Moura
20 Zach Makovsky
21 Takeyasu Hirono
22 Kiyotaka Shimizu
23 John Moraga
24 Mitsuhisa Sunabe
25 Daiji Takahashi
Strawweight
Rank Fighter
1 Rambaa Somdet
2 Mitsuhisa Sunabe
3 Yoshitaka Naito
4 Shinya Murofushi
5 Atsushi Takeuchi
6 Mikihito Yamagami
7 Junji Ito
8 Noboru Tahara
9 Hiroyuki Abe
10 Takehiro Harusaki
11 Rey Docyogen
12 Yuichiro Yajima
13 Yukitaka Musashi
14 Ryosuke Tanuma
15 Tadaaki Yamamoto
16 Takehiro Ishii
17 Kento Kanbe
18 Takuya Eizumi
19 Junji Ikoma
20 Masakazu Utsugi
21 Masayoshi Kato
22 Ryo Hatta
23 Yusei Shimokawa
24 Ken Asuka
25 Jun Nakamura
Women (Open)
Rank Fighter
1 Ronda Rousey
2 Cristiane Justino
3 Marloes Coenen
4 Yuka Tsuji
5 Megumi Fujii
6 Tara LaRosa
7 Sarah Kaufman
8 Jennifer Howe
9 Miesha Tate
10 Jessica Aguilar
11 Alexis Davis
12 Hisae Watanabe
13 Roxanne Modafferi
14 Satoko Shinashi
15 Holly Holm
16 Barb Honchak
17 Amanda Buckner
18 Ayaka Hamasaki
19 Miku Matsumoto
20 Laura DAuguste
21 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
22 Zoila Frausto
23 Hitomi Akano
24 Yuuki Kondo
25 Takayo Hashi
 

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