Last Updated: 2015-08-02

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 1997 and on (when UFC started adapting 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 Jose Aldo
5 Matt Hughes
6 Jon Jones
7 B.J. Penn
8 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
9 Randy Couture
10 Dan Henderson
11 Urijah Faber
12 Frankie Edgar
13 Lyoto Machida
14 Chris Weidman
15 Chuck Liddell
16 Junior dos Santos
17 Wanderlei Silva
18 Cain Velasquez
19 Fabricio Werdum
20 Ben Henderson
21 Quinton Jackson
22 Takanori Gomi
23 Gilbert Melendez
24 Rashad Evans
25 Josh Barnett
Division Dominance (Peak)
Rank Fighter
1 Cain Velasquez
2 Chris Weidman
3 Jon Jones
4 Georges St. Pierre
5 Anderson Silva
6 Fabricio Werdum
7 Junior dos Santos
8 Fedor Emelianenko
9 T.J. Dillashaw
10 Jose Aldo
11 Rafael dos Anjos
12 Demetrious Johnson
13 Robbie Lawler
14 Frankie Edgar
15 Ben Henderson
16 Ken Shamrock
17 Chuck Liddell
18 Anthony Pettis
19 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
20 Quinton Jackson
21 Matt Hughes
22 Mike Thomas Brown
23 Wanderlei Silva
24 Masakatsu Funaki
25 Miguel Torres
Heavyweight +
Rank Fighter
1 Fedor Emelianenko
2 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
3 Junior dos Santos
4 Cain Velasquez
5 Fabricio Werdum
6 Josh Barnett
7 Randy Couture
8 Mirko Filipovic
9 Andrei Arlovski
10 Mark Coleman
11 Royce Gracie
12 Tim Sylvia
13 Frank Mir
14 Bas Rutten
15 Dan Severn
16 Ken Shamrock
17 Brock Lesnar
18 Alistair Overeem
19 Mark Hunt
20 Antonio Silva
21 Semmy Schilt
22 Masakatsu Funaki
23 Daniel Cormier
24 Don Frye
25 Igor Vovchanchyn
Light Heavyweight
Rank Fighter
1 Jon Jones
2 Chuck Liddell
3 Wanderlei Silva
4 Lyoto Machida
5 Quinton Jackson
6 Rashad Evans
7 Mauricio Rua
8 Dan Henderson
9 Tito Ortiz
10 Randy Couture
11 Forrest Griffin
12 Vitor Belfort
13 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
14 Frank Shamrock
15 Ricardo Arona
16 Alexander Gustafsson
17 Phil Davis
18 Ryan Bader
19 Anthony Johnson
20 Yuki Kondo
21 Guy Mezger
22 Paulo Filho
23 Keith Jardine
24 Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
25 Daniel Cormier
Middleweight
Rank Fighter
1 Anderson Silva
2 Chris Weidman
3 Rich Franklin
4 Nate Marquardt
5 Dan Henderson
6 Chael Sonnen
7 Ronaldo Souza
8 Murilo Bustamante
9 Paulo Filho
10 Luke Rockhold
11 Yushin Okami
12 Ricardo Almeida
13 Matt Lindland
14 Kiuma Kunioku
15 Gegard Mousasi
16 Kazuo Misaki
17 Demian Maia
18 Jake Shields
19 Robbie Lawler
20 Jorge Santiago
21 Dave Menne
22 Evan Tanner
23 Michael Bisping
24 Hector Lombard
25 Mamed Khalidov
Welterweight
Rank Fighter
1 Georges St. Pierre
2 Matt Hughes
3 Johny Hendricks
4 Robbie Lawler
5 Jon Fitch
6 Carlos Condit
7 Jake Shields
8 Nick Diaz
9 Rory MacDonald
10 B.J. Penn
11 Sean Sherk
12 Pat Miletich
13 Thiago Alves
14 Josh Koscheck
15 Karo Parisyan
16 Hayato Sakurai
17 Diego Sanchez
18 Matt Serra
19 Martin Kampmann
20 Jake Ellenberger
21 Demian Maia
22 Dave Menne
23 Tetsuji Kato
24 Frank Trigg
25 Jason Black
Lightweight
Rank Fighter
1 B.J. Penn
2 Ben Henderson
3 Takanori Gomi
4 Frankie Edgar
5 Shinya Aoki
6 Gilbert Melendez
7 Anthony Pettis
8 Eddie Alvarez
9 Vitor Ribeiro
10 Rafael dos Anjos
11 Joachim Hansen
12 Tatsuya Kawajiri
13 Gray Maynard
14 Jens Pulver
15 Donald Cerrone
16 Kenny Florian
17 Yves Edwards
18 Rumina Sato
19 Caol Uno
20 Marcus Aurelio
21 Michael Chandler
22 Gesias Cavalcante
23 Dokonjonosuke Mishima
24 Nate Diaz
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 Pat Curran
8 Masakazu Imanari
9 Noboru Asahi
10 Patricio Freire
11 Frankie Edgar
12 Ricardo Lamas
13 Jeff Curran
14 Cub Swanson
15 Marlon Sandro
16 Conor McGregor
17 Hiroyuki Takaya
18 Mark Hominick
19 Joao Roque
20 Wagnney Fabiano
21 Takeshi Inoue
22 Yoshiro Maeda
23 Naoya Uematsu
24 Antonio Carvalho
25 Tatsuya Kawajiri
Bantamweight
Rank Fighter
1 Miguel Torres
2 Renan Barao
3 Dominick Cruz
4 Urijah Faber
5 Brian Bowles
6 T.J. Dillashaw
7 Bibiano Fernandes
8 Ryota Matsune
9 Joseph Benavidez
10 Eduardo Dantas
11 Masahiro Oishi
12 Eddie Wineland
13 Masakatsu Ueda
14 Chase Beebe
15 Akitoshi Hokazono
16 Kazuhiro Sakamoto
17 Marcos Galvao
18 Kenichi Tanaka
19 Kentaro Imaizumi
20 Rani Yahya
21 Marlon Moraes
22 Antonio Banuelos
23 Masakazu Imanari
24 Scott Jorgensen
25 Hisao Ikeda
Flyweight
Rank Fighter
1 Yasuhiro Urushitani
2 Demetrious Johnson
3 Mamoru Yamaguchi
4 Shinichi Kojima
5 Jussier da Silva
6 Joseph Benavidez
7 Ian McCall
8 John Dodson
9 Yuki Shojo
10 Ryuichi Miki
11 Alexis Vila
12 Jin Akimoto
13 Masatoshi Abe
14 Junji Ikoma
15 Setsu Iguchi
16 Homare Kuboyama
17 Josh Sampo
18 Robson Moura
19 Masaaki Sugawara
20 Zach Makovsky
21 Yasuhiro Akagi
22 Kiyotaka Shimizu
23 John Moraga
24 Mitsuhisa Sunabe
25 Takeyasu Hirono
Strawweight
Rank Fighter
1 Rambaa Somdet
2 Mitsuhisa Sunabe
3 Shinya Murofushi
4 Yoshitaka Naito
5 Mikihito Yamagami
6 Noboru Tahara
7 Junji Ito
8 Atsushi Takeuchi
9 Rey Docyogen
10 Takehiro Harusaki
11 Yuichiro Yajima
12 Ryosuke Tanuma
13 Yukitaka Musashi
14 Tadaaki Yamamoto
15 Takuya Eizumi
16 Takehiro Ishii
17 Ryo Hatta
18 Junji Ikoma
19 Hiroyuki Abe
20 Masakazu Utsugi
21 Yusei Shimokawa
22 Ken Asuka
23 Yuki Shojo
24 Kento Kanbe
25 Suguru Hayasaka
Women (Open)
Rank Fighter
1 Ronda Rousey
2 Cristiane Justino
3 Marloes Coenen
4 Yuka Tsuji
5 Tara LaRosa
6 Megumi Fujii
7 Sarah Kaufman
8 Jennifer Howe
9 Miesha Tate
10 Alexis Davis
11 Jessica Aguilar
12 Roxanne Modafferi
13 Satoko Shinashi
14 Hisae Watanabe
15 Barb Honchak
16 Amanda Buckner
17 Ayaka Hamasaki
18 Laura DAuguste
19 Miku Matsumoto
20 Zoila Frausto
21 Takayo Hashi
22 Cat Zingano
23 Yuuki Kondo
24 Hitomi Akano
25 Seo Hee Ham
 




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