Last Updated: 2015-02-18

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


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    • Artem says:

      Where can I view all-time rankings for past times? Thanks!

    • David says:

      The problem here is Hendricks was gassed out byt the GSP fight. Second he LOST ! get over it yankee !. as Dan White ahs said many times , “do not leave it in the hands of the judges”. if this was non title fight then who knows. But the score cards said it all. Was it a close fight, YES.And on another note one does not have to have the best face face after a gith nor during. The Hendrik’ s punch’s landed but few of them. take a ook a this fight again bro. And Dan White? he is so much dis-respect full of the fighters who fight in the UFC. Not give GSP the belt by putting it round his waist after was a real slap in the face. More damage then anything Hendriks could have thrown. try being a class act like GSP and you get dammed for it. Act like a total goon like Henricks and you praise. that`s how most americans think. Oh yah forgot you won all thw world wars and more.

    • jcs says:

      Goes in the books as a win.

    • TheCyndicate says:

      GSP shouldn’t even be considered.
      He got beat by Hendricks, but got a gift decision, then he ran away so he didn’t have to fight him again. That is NOT the actions of The Greatest Fighter of All Time.

    • jcs says:

      Your tone is silly.. 2 positions give you so much grief, really?

    • george hillis says:

      hahaha GSP number 1 wtf are you serious. In my eyes it should go anderson silva, jon jones then gsp

    • oleg says:

      What are you on about? Incomprehensible.


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