Last Updated: 2018-01-19

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 non-UFC bouts (pre-1999) 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 Dan Henderson
8 B.J. Penn
9 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
10 Randy Couture
11 Frankie Edgar
12 Chris Weidman
13 Demetrious Johnson
14 Chuck Liddell
15 Cain Velasquez
16 Fabricio Werdum
17 Urijah Faber
18 Wanderlei Silva
19 Lyoto Machida
20 Robbie Lawler
21 Vitor Belfort
22 Ben Henderson
23 Eddie Alvarez
24 Quinton Jackson
25 Tito Ortiz
26 Junior dos Santos
27 Daniel Cormier
28 Dominick Cruz
29 Mauricio Rua
30 Stipe Miocic
31 Takanori Gomi
32 Rafael dos Anjos
33 Anthony Pettis
34 Josh Barnett
35 Tyron Woodley
Women (Open)
Rank Fighter
1 Ronda Rousey
2 Cristiane Justino
3 Amanda Nunes
4 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
5 Megumi Fujii
6 Yuka Tsuji
7 Tara LaRosa
8 Marloes Coenen
9 Sarah Kaufman
10 Miesha Tate
11 Jennifer Howe
12 Ayaka Hamasaki
13 Jessica Aguilar
14 Alexis Davis
15 Barb Honchak
16 Holly Holm
17 Hisae Watanabe
18 Roxanne Modafferi
19 Amanda Buckner
20 Miku Matsumoto
21 Satoko Shinashi
22 Laura DAuguste
23 Claudia Gadelha
24 Jennifer Maia
25 Valentina Shevchenko
26 Rose Namajunas
27 Sara McMann
28 Hitomi Akano
29 Takayo Hashi
30 Zoila Frausto
31 Cat Zingano
32 Rin Nakai
33 Megumi Yabushita
34 Seo Hee Ham
35 Erin Toughill
Heavyweight +
Rank Fighter
1 Fedor Emelianenko
2 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
3 Cain Velasquez
4 Fabricio Werdum
5 Junior dos Santos
6 Stipe Miocic
7 Randy Couture
8 Josh Barnett
9 Bas Rutten
10 Ken Shamrock
11 Alistair Overeem
12 Royce Gracie
13 Mirko Filipovic
14 Mark Coleman
15 Dan Severn
16 Tim Sylvia
17 Andrei Arlovski
18 Masakatsu Funaki
19 Brock Lesnar
20 Semmy Schilt
21 Frank Mir
22 Mark Hunt
23 Don Frye
24 Antonio Silva
25 Mark Kerr
26 Travis Browne
27 Daniel Cormier
28 Ricco Rodriguez
29 Gilbert Yvel
30 Dan Henderson
31 Igor Vovchanchyn
32 Kevin Randleman
33 Shane Carwin
34 Oleg Taktarov
35 Vitor Belfort
Light Heavyweight
Rank Fighter
1 Jon Jones
2 Chuck Liddell
3 Wanderlei Silva
4 Tito Ortiz
5 Quinton Jackson
6 Lyoto Machida
7 Mauricio Rua
8 Daniel Cormier
9 Rashad Evans
10 Dan Henderson
11 Randy Couture
12 Frank Shamrock
13 Vitor Belfort
14 Forrest Griffin
15 Guy Mezger
16 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
17 Anthony Johnson
18 Phil Davis
19 Ryan Bader
20 Alexander Gustafsson
21 Ricardo Arona
22 Jason DeLucia
23 Glover Teixeira
24 Paulo Filho
25 Kazushi Sakuraba
26 Gegard Mousasi
27 Renato Sobral
28 Keith Jardine
29 Minoru Suzuki
30 Yuki Kondo
31 Kiyoshi Tamura
32 Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
33 Jerry Bohlander
34 Alistair Overeem
35 Rich Franklin
Middleweight
Rank Fighter
1 Anderson Silva
2 Chris Weidman
3 Luke Rockhold
4 Michael Bisping
5 Dan Henderson
6 Rich Franklin
7 Nate Marquardt
8 Murilo Bustamante
9 Gegard Mousasi
10 Chael Sonnen
11 Ronaldo Souza
12 Yuki Kondo
13 Ricardo Almeida
14 Paulo Filho
15 Yushin Okami
16 Yoel Romero
17 Matt Lindland
18 Vitor Belfort
19 Kazuo Misaki
20 Robert Whittaker
21 Kiuma Kunioku
22 Evan Tanner
23 Dave Menne
24 Robbie Lawler
25 Demian Maia
26 Georges St. Pierre
27 Jorge Santiago
28 Jake Shields
29 Mamed Khalidov
30 Manabu Yamada
31 Keiichiro Yamamiya
32 Hector Lombard
33 Mark Munoz
34 Ikuhisa Minowa
35 Yuki Sasaki
Welterweight
Rank Fighter
1 Georges St. Pierre
2 Matt Hughes
3 Robbie Lawler
4 Tyron Woodley
5 Johny Hendricks
6 Carlos Condit
7 Pat Miletich
8 Jon Fitch
9 Jake Shields
10 Hayato Sakurai
11 Rory MacDonald
12 Nick Diaz
13 B.J. Penn
14 Matt Serra
15 Demian Maia
16 Stephen Thompson
17 Thiago Alves
18 Josh Koscheck
19 Sean Sherk
20 Karo Parisyan
21 Diego Sanchez
22 Jake Ellenberger
23 Martin Kampmann
24 Dave Menne
25 Carlos Newton
26 Jason Black
27 Tetsuji Kato
28 Dennis Hallman
29 Ben Askren
30 Jutaro Nakao
31 Gil Castillo
32 Frank Trigg
33 Chris Lytle
34 Douglas Lima
35 Dan Hardy
Lightweight
Rank Fighter
1 B.J. Penn
2 Eddie Alvarez
3 Ben Henderson
4 Frankie Edgar
5 Takanori Gomi
6 Anthony Pettis
7 Rafael dos Anjos
8 Shinya Aoki
9 Gilbert Melendez
10 Vitor Ribeiro
11 Jens Pulver
12 Joachim Hansen
13 Tony Ferguson
14 Tatsuya Kawajiri
15 Gray Maynard
16 Donald Cerrone
17 Conor McGregor
18 Caol Uno
19 Marcus Aurelio
20 Rumina Sato
21 Kenny Florian
22 Yves Edwards
23 Khabib Nurmagomedov
24 Michael Chandler
25 Clay Guida
26 Gesias Cavalcante
27 Edson Barboza
28 Sean Sherk
29 Will Brooks
30 Dokonjonosuke Mishima
31 Takafumi Ito
32 Nate Diaz
33 Mitsuhiro Ishida
34 Josh Thomson
35 Jim Miller
Featherweight
Rank Fighter
1 Jose Aldo
2 Urijah Faber
3 Max Holloway
4 Alexandre Franca Nogueira
5 Mike Thomas Brown
6 Hatsu Hioki
7 Conor McGregor
8 Chad Mendes
9 Frankie Edgar
10 Patricio Freire
11 Pat Curran
12 Ricardo Lamas
13 Masakazu Imanari
14 Cub Swanson
15 Naoya Uematsu
16 Takeshi Inoue
17 Jeff Curran
18 Yoshiro Maeda
19 Marlon Sandro
20 Hiroyuki Takaya
21 Jeremy Stephens
22 Wagnney Fabiano
23 Joao Roque
24 Mark Hominick
25 Daniel Straus
26 Tatsuya Kawajiri
27 Bibiano Fernandes
28 Stephen Palling
29 Antonio Carvalho
30 Gilbert Melendez
31 Michihiro Omigawa
32 Tetsuo Katsuta
33 Uchu Tatsumi
34 Brian Ortega
35 Ivan Menjivar
Bantamweight
Rank Fighter
1 Dominick Cruz
2 T.J. Dillashaw
3 Renan Barao
4 Miguel Torres
5 Urijah Faber
6 Brian Bowles
7 Cody Garbrandt
8 Ryota Matsune
9 Eduardo Dantas
10 Masakatsu Ueda
11 Bibiano Fernandes
12 Joseph Benavidez
13 Masahiro Oishi
14 Marlon Moraes
15 Chase Beebe
16 Eddie Wineland
17 Akitoshi Hokazono
18 Marcos Galvao
19 Jimmie Rivera
20 Kentaro Imaizumi
21 Raphael Assuncao
22 Kazuhiro Sakamoto
23 Masakazu Imanari
24 John Lineker
25 Rani Yahya
26 Antonio Banuelos
27 John Dodson
28 Hisao Ikeda
29 Takeya Mizugaki
30 Scott Jorgensen
31 Michael McDonald
32 Noboru Asahi
33 Kenichi Tanaka
34 Jin Akimoto
35 Joe Warren
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 Henry Cejudo
10 Yuki Shojo
11 Alexis Vila
12 Ryuichi Miki
13 Zach Makovsky
14 Ray Borg
15 Josh Sampo
16 John Moraga
17 Junji Ikoma
18 Kyoji Horiguchi
19 Hiromasa Ogikubo
20 Kiyotaka Shimizu
21 Masaaki Sugawara
22 Wilson Reis
23 Robson Moura
24 Louis Smolka
25 Masatoshi Abe
26 Setsu Iguchi
27 Jin Akimoto
28 Mitsuhisa Sunabe
29 Sergio Pettis
30 Brandon Moreno
31 Homare Kuboyama
32 Ali Bagautinov
33 Fumihiro Kitahara
34 Rambaa Somdet
35 Yasuhiro Akagi
Strawweight
Rank Fighter
1 Rambaa Somdet
2 Yoshitaka Naito
3 Mitsuhisa Sunabe
4 Shinya Murofushi
5 Mikihito Yamagami
6 Atsushi Takeuchi
7 Yosuke Saruta
8 Junji Ito
9 Noboru Tahara
10 Hiroyuki Abe
11 Ryohei Kurosawa
12 Rey Docyogen
13 Takehiro Harusaki
14 Junji Ikoma
15 Daichi Kitakata
16 Yuichiro Yajima
17 Ryuto Sawada
18 Marcus Paulo Amaral
19 Yukitaka Musashi
20 Ryosuke Tanuma
21 Tadaaki Yamamoto
22 Ryo Hatta
23 Takuya Eizumi
24 Kento Kanbe
25 Masakazu Utsugi
26 Yusei Shimokawa
27 Takamasa Kiuchi
28 Gilberto Dias
29 Takehiro Ishii
30 Masayoshi Kato
31 Jun Nakamura
32 Yuki Shojo
33 Raymison Bruno Souza De Oliveira
34 Kanta Sato
35 Suguru Hayasaka
 

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    • TDV says:

      There is an issue with Cain Velasquez ranking. He needs his win over Travis Browne factored in. I clicked on him and it has him at 13-2 with his last fight being Werdum. I don’t know if it will affect his ranking but it’s an issue

    • jcs says:

      Maybe one day.

    • Ro says:

      How about having separate lists for each women’s division?

    • 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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